Fallen MTA 88 Member – Obituary
Lester Albertus “Blue Eyes” Nave, 87, of Fairplay, Md., was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Born Jan. 1, 1930, in Williamsport, Md., he was the son of the late Mary Agnes Nalley Nave and Edward “Bud” Nave of Williamsport.
He attended Williamsport High School and was a member of the 1948 state championship soccer team.
He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 17 and loved Sinoqiupe Scout Reservation. He served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout troop leader for Troop 58 of Downsville, Md.
He was a member of St. James (Md.) Brethren Church.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Kathryn Alice Barkdoll Nave; daughter, LaDonna Nave Johanson and her husband, Walter, of Florida; son, Hunter Nave and wife, Roberta, of Clear Spring; three grandsons, Hunter Lynn and his wife, Lacey, of Williamsport, Timothy Johanson of Florida, and Benjamen and his girlfriend, Lexi Smith, of Clear Spring; three great-grandsons, Connor, Toby and Bentley; sisters-in-law, Mary Clever, Charlotte Shank, JoAnne Clark, Janet Norris, Maxine Smith and Elizabeth Barkdoll; and brothers-in-law, Walter “Pete” Barkdoll, Garland Lung, Maurice Grove and Robert Hays.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by twin infant sons, Jack and Paul; his sister, Deloris Hays; and three brothers, William “Bunce” McKinley, Joseph “Buddy” Nave and Howard “Ray” Nave.
He worked at Victor Products and Fairchild before starting his career with Maryland State Police in 1961. He first served at the Bel Air Barrack and many others before coming back to Hagerstown as Barrack commander, then retiring as first lieutenant in 1985. He later worked for the Washington County Board of Education as an activity driver until 2009.
Lester was a lifelong member of HDH Hunt Club, Maryland Troopers Association, Maryland State Police Alumni Association and Thomas Pangborn Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 88.
He loved his family, woodworking, hunting, fishing, traveling, and the Myrtle Beach Camping Gang and his extended family and friends. He was loved and admired by so many.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Sherry Shaffer with hospice for the loving kindness she has shown our Poppy.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. There will be a Fraternal Order of Police service Sunday at 3:45 p.m. The funeral home will be open Sunday after 1 p.m. for the convenience of family and friends.
Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, with Pastor Tim W. Shawyer officiating. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
It is with sadness that I report the death of Lester A. Nave today, December 5th, 2017. around 4:00 am. Lester was a former barrack commander in Hagerstown before his retirement.
On Sunday, December 10, 2017, beginning at 3:45 pm, there will be FOP Memorial Ceremony, and viewing until 6:00 pm at the Osborne Funeral Home, located at 245 S. Conococheague Street, Williamsport, MD 21795.
Monday, December 10, 2017, beginning at 11:00 am. Lt. Lester Nave’s funeral services will begin at the Osborne Funeral Home followed by a graveside gathering at Greenlawn Cemetery.
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