BLADENSBURG — Gaylord C. Rine, 92, a lifelong resident of Bladensburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Bladensburg, to the late Harper and Claudia (Frazee) Rine. Gaylord was a lifelong farmer and had also worked 18 years for the Farmer’s National Co. He served as a former Jackson Township Trustee and drove school bus in the 1950s for the Bladensburg School.
He had been involved in many organizations over the years. He was a 75-year member of the Bladensburg Church of Christ, a 59-year member of the Farm Bureau, a 56-year member of the Union Grange in Bladensburg and a member of the National Farmer’s Organization.
Gaylord along with his wife, Ethel, where huge supporters to many organizations in the Bladensburg community. Some of which were the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department, Bladensburg Youth Leagues, the Bladensburg Church of Christ and the Bladensburg Sertoma Club where he was awarded the Service to Mankind Award in 2010.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Ethel (Farmer) Rine; his four children, Cheryl (Mark) LaClair; Ronald (Debbie) Rine, Donna Denman and Ed (Linda) Rine; along with 15 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Gaylord was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mandy Rine in 1992; a great-grandson, Michael Burch in 2011; son-in-law, Frank Denman in 2013; two brothers, Parker and Dwight Rine; and a sister, Mildred Donaldson.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bladensburg Church of Christ, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow in Bladensburg Cemetery. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Bladensburg is handling the funeral services for the Rine family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bladensburg Church of Christ or the Bladensburg Sertoma Club.
To express a condolence or share a memory with the Gaylord C. Rine family, please visit www.dilleylasater.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.