Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Francis Levine Bollinger, 88, of Westminster died Thursday, September 24, 2015

Francis Levine Bollinger, 88, of Westminster died Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Union Memorial Hospital.

Born September 25, 1926 on the family farm in Westminster, he was the son of the late Edward and Daisy Jeanette Owings Bollinger.

He was the husband of Mary Jean Nye Bollinger. They were married July 17, 1948 and had been married for 67 years.

He was a farmer and local businessman. He owned and operated Francis Bollinger & Son Excavating. He was a member of Door to Virtue Masonic Lodge #46 for over 60 years. He was also a member of the Boumi Temple Shrine, the Scottish Rite and Western Maryland Shrine Club.

He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors and spending time in the mountains of Western Maryland. He had an incredible memory and was a wealth of local knowledge of days gone by.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Catherine J. Shelton and husband Michael, Nancy A. Bollinger-Jones, Sondie J. Clarke and husband Wayne, Janice M. Bollinger-Redding and husband Doug and son Jeffrey F. Bollinger.

He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brother George A. Bollinger and sister Audrey Crist.

He was preceded in death by brothers Edward O. Bollinger, Stanley W. Bollinger and son-in-law Ernest Jones, Jr.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, MD where a masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7:30PM.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, 11:00 AM with the Rev. Pat Dols, officiating.

Interment will follow in Deer Park Cemetery. Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD is handling funeral arrangements.
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