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 Mr. Lawrence Kolb Sr.

As originally published on Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Mr. Lawrence C. Kolb Sr., 72, of Thurmont, left his earthly home to his Heavenly Home in the loving care of Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy, Md., on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverley Ann Hurley Kolb.

Born on Aug. 6, 1931, in Emmitsburg, he was a son of the late Emanuel J. and Bessie M. Warrenfeltz Kolb.

Mr. Kolb was a member of St. Anthony's Shrine Parish, Emmitsburg. He was employed as construction superintendent for Bruchey Builders Inc., retiring after years of service. Later, he accepted the position as caretaker for St. Anthony's Church Cemetery, where he proudly took on the responsibility of researching, plotting and mapping the cemetery lots. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War, and was assigned to guard duty at the White House. He was a life member of VFW Post 6658 and Knights of Columbus, Brute' 1860, both of Emmitsburg; South Mountain Rod & Gun Club, Smithsburg; and a member of AMVETS Post 0007, Thurmont.

Surviving beside his wife are four children, Brenda L. Eyler and husband Gregory L. of Thurmont, Lawrence C. Kolb Jr. and wife Michele L. of Orrstown, Pa., Timothy W. Kolb and companion Ms. Terry Burnstad of Thurmont, and Krista D. Kolb of Cambridge, Md.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey L. Eyler and fiancee Sarah Keilholtz, Meaghan L. Eyler, and Tylor I. Kolb; one sister, Marie Kreps; and one brother, Thomas Kolb.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, James and John Kolb, and one sister, Martha Mummert.

Family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont, on Wednesday, August 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a Christian Wake service being held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Anthony Shrine, 16150 St. Anthony's Road, Emmitsburg, with the Rev. James Hannon as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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