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Randall L. Weagley, CFSP

Randall L. Weagley, CFSP

Funeral Director/Mortician

Randy has been a funeral director and embalmer since 1987.  He joined the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Firm in May, 2009 after having previously served for 7 years as the President of Joseph Gawler’s Sons Funeral Directors, Inc. in Washington, DC.

Randy is a native of Hagerstown and a 1984 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. Following high school, he earned his Business Degree at Hagerstown Community College. Randy continued his professional funeral service studies and earned his degree in Baltimore, Maryland. Randy also holds the proud distinction of participation in the Dale Carnegie Studies Programs.

Serving for 10 years as the Manager of a funeral firm in Laurel, Maryland, Randy was an active community member. He served as President of the Laurel Lions Club and further was Zone Chairman and an active participant with the Lions of District 22-C. He also was active with the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce having risen to service as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Weagley has maintained active ties to various Hospice organizations in Maryland, the American Cancer Society and also served on the Board of Directors for the Sibley Hospital Senior Association Widowed Persons Service in Washington, DC.

Randy spent 11 years serving in various management positions with a funeral company based from Houston, Texas. In the Maryland and Washington, DC Divisions, Randy worked as Area Vice President with direct management responsibilities for as many as 22 individual funeral homes and cemeteries. In 2002, Randy was promoted to the position of President at Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Inc.  Holding distinction for 158 years, Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Inc. is often referred to as the funeral home of the presidents.  Gawler's has also been the chosen funeral home for many other notable individuals in the Nation’s Capitol, such as Congressional Representatives and Senators, Members of the Supreme Court, State Officials, Cabinets Members, Senior Foreign Dignitaries and other known business leaders.

Mr. Weagley’s Professional Accreditations include professional mortuary licensure in the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Randy is certified as a Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Cellular:  301-660-0324


Thomas E. Bikle

Tom Bikle is a lifelong resident of Boonsboro and is a fourth generation from the Bast family to have had the privilege to serve families at the funeral home.  He graduated from Boonsboro High School, served his Country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, has been a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, and served as president of the Boonsboro Cemetery Board.  For over twenty five years, Tom volunteered in the community as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service; where he also served as Chief of Operations and Administrative President.  He and his wife, Lisha, have one son, Joshua, and they enjoy traveling and volunteering in their community.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

Bill Dellinger

Bill Dellinger was born and raised on a farm on Sharpsburg Pike close to Hagerstown. After completing a degree at University of Maryland, he entered the Navy and served four years during the Vietnam era. Bill then worked for the Washington County Department of Social Services for 10 years and then entered the insurance industry. He has been employed with Quality First Insurance Agency for 23 years. Bill married his wife Vicky in 1973 and they have one daughter, Rebecca, and two grandchildren. Bill and Vicky are members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro and in their free time enjoy gardening, travel, antique shopping, but have the most fun spending time with their grandchildren.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

R. Thomas Fralin Jr.

R. Thomas Fralin Jr. served as pastor of Brownsville Church of the Brethren from 1978-1999. He then served as associate pastor at Frederick Church of the Brethren, where he is a member, until his retirement in 2006. For more than twenty years, he has served as chaplain of the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. 69. and has also served as a volunteer chaplain for Hospice of Washington County. He and his wife have two children, five grandchildren and have lived in Sharpsburg since 1995. Tom enjoys gardening, photography, travel and most importantly, grandparenting. He joined the funeral home in 2000 and currently serves as interim pastor at Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

Henrietta K. (Retta) Fralin

Henrietta K. (Retta) Fralin, Tom's wife of 46 years, was employed as library media specialist at Pleasant Valley Elementary School for 25 years, retiring in 2004. She is a member of the Frederick Church of the Brethren. She has been with the funeral home since her retirement and is currently works as an organist/pianist at the Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Retta enjoys reading and cheering her five grandchildren on at their many sporting events.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

Ruann Newcomer George

Ruann Newcomer George was born and raised in the community of Benevola. She is now the fifth generation of Newcomers living on the family farm and the seventh generation living in the community. In fact, her great, great, great, great grandfather, Peter Newcomer, served in the militia of Washington County in the Revolutionary War. In 2000, Ruann retired from middle school instrumental teaching in Loudoun County, Virginia Public Schools after 33 years of service. Ruann and her husband Jack, a semi-retired small business owner, have been married for 36 years. Ruann is a member of Benevola United Methodist Church where she serves as organist and choir director. She serves our community as State Regent for the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution and as a Chief Judge at the Boonsboro High School for the Washington County Board of Elections. Ruann joined the funeral home staff in 2000.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

Richard W. Gross

Richard W. Gross was born and raised on the family farm in Mt. Carmel, Maryland, near Boonsboro. Richard retired from Allegheny Power after 33 years of employment, then worked for Fireside Home Remodeling for 5 years, then retired, after 12 years of service, from Miller Lumber Company. He is a former Boonsboro Town Councilman serving his community for 24 years in many capacities. He is a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Rohrersville where he plays the organ. He also plays the organ at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and Sharpsburg UCC. A drummer for the Rohrersville Band, Dick is the second oldest active member. Richard is also a long-time volunteer for the first grade classes at Smithsburg Elementary School. Richard and his wife Deborah Thompson, a Wal-Mart employee, have been married four years and currently live in Hagerstown. He has been with the funeral home since 1999.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

Ralph Jamison

Ralph Jamison grew up in Knoxville, Maryland and relocated to Boonsboro in 1961. He served as pastor of Chestnut Grove Bible Church for seven years and pastor of Knoxville Bible Church from where he retired after 25 years of service. He also worked for 20 years at Harper & Row Publishing in Hagerstown. Ralph continues to serve his community by preaching at Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren and Sharpsburg Bible Church where he and his wife of 11 years, Dorothy, are members. In his free time, Ralph enjoys reading, gardening and teaching adult Sunday School classes. Ralph joined the funeral home staff in 2003.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

Bonnie Palamar

Bonnie Palamar was born and raised in Keedysville. After earning her cosmetology license, she owned and operated her own beauty shop in Keedysville for many years. After selling the business she worked as the staff cosmetologist at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, from where she retired after 18 years of service. She lives in Hagerstown, Maryland, with her husband of 43 years, Tom, who retired from the Board of Education. Bonnie has three children, Thomas, Jr., Kelli and June. In addition to her duties at the funeral home, where she has worked since 1993, she also cares for her grandchildren while their parents work and she is a member of the Ladies of the Elks. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys line dancing and bingo.

Telephone: 1-301-432-8388

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