Wayne Vernon Holter, 75, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home.
Born Nov. 3, 1936, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late D. Vernon and Helen (Hoffman) Holter.
Wayne graduated from Frederick High School in 1954 and went on to Western Maryland College, where he graduated in 1958. Wayne then graduated with his Masters of Education degree in 1964.
He served his country with the U.S. Army in the 558th Signal Company, which was called to active duty in 1961 by President Kennedy during the Berlin crisis.
Wayne taught at Middletown and Brunswick high schools before becoming an administrator at Linganore, Walkersville and Thomas Johnson Evening High School. After his retirement, he worked as a Realtor with McIntosh Realty in Frederick.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown, Md., where he was a former teacher of the Adult Discussion Group.
In 1983, Wayne authored the book "Moran Fire and Steel." He also wrote many articles about knives and guns, as they were his passion and hobby, and he spoke of them until he could no longer speak. He was a member of a custom knife-making group, The William F. Moran Jr. Museum and Foundation Inc., in Frederick.
Wayne's final big adventure was building a tree house for his grandchildren.
The Holter family extends special thanks to friends and relatives who supported Wayne through his illness, and especially to Hospice of Washington County.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sarah (Ifert) Holter; one daughter, Julie Ann Selin and husband, Timothy, of Boonsboro; one son, Charles Vernon Holter of Greencastle, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Patricia Holter of Greencastle; and five grandchildren, Jacob, Chase and Emma Holter, and Alyssa and Madison Selin.
A funeral ceremony will be Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown, Md. The Rev. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, and Monday one hour before the funeral ceremony at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.
Wayne V. Holter, 75
NOV. 3, 1936-OCT. 31, 2012
Holter (October 31, 2012)