CUMBERLAND – Floyd A. Propst, 96, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Madeline (Basile) Propst for 70 years.
Born in Gilpin, MD, on January 2, 1921, Floyd was the son of the late Charles Andrew Propst and Lucy (Thompson) Propst. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Guy, Elmer, and Fred Propst; and two sisters, Ivy Propst, and Elsie Lemaster.
In his early years, Floyd worked as an independent truck driver and delivered for J/C Oreck, Farm Feed Supply, and Southern States. He hauled coal for 43 years. He also owned and operated Propst’s Garage, on Valley Road in Cumberland, as a mechanic, and retired in 1986. He loved the outdoors and hunting, and he enjoyed planting a garden and growing beautiful flowers. He loved country music and would often sing and play guitar with family and friends. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed going to Frederick, MD, to visit with his youngest daughter, Brenda.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Madeline; and daughters, Mary Louise Slonaker, of Cumberland, Lorraine Sturtz and husband Robert, of Frederick, and Brenda Erickson, of Frederick; and one son, Donald Propst and wife Linda, of Ellerslie, MD. He has many special nieces and nephews, and one grandchild, Mark Slonaker and wife Annie, of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by a sister, Medie Mclaughlin and husband Ray, of Baltimore, MD.
Floyd was one of the oldest living residents in his neighborhood. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
“Dad, you were always our hero.”
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for the love and care exhibited toward Floyd.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Thursday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to noon. A funeral service will follow immediately at the funeral home at noon. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.