Gerald E. Widmyer

Gerald E. Widmyer


Gerald “Dumpey” Widmyer, age 82, of Berkeley Springs W.Va. departed this life on October 16, 2021 at War Memorial Hospital due to Covid.

Born September 28, 1939 he was the son of the late William “Bill” Widmyer and Sadie Moon Rankin Hardin Widmyer.

Dumpey worked for Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Club and retired from The Bath House in Berkeley Springs State Park as a masseuse.

Dumpey never left his hometown. He enjoyed playing music, it was his passion to play at the nursing homes entertaining all the residents at Julia Manor and The Berkeley Springs Center, he also played music in churches, reunions and back porches. His favorite hymn was Precious Memories.

Dumpey also liked watching wrestling and daytime soaps along side of him was his dear cat Spike and little dog Thorn who he has rejoined in heaven.

Dumpey is survived by one brother, Herb Harden and wife Marion of Hagerstown, Md., one sister in law, Ruth Widmyer of Bunker Hill W.Va., a girlfriend Patty Keener, her son Frank and girlfriend Dee who cared for Dumpey in his later years and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cloris Unger Widmyer and second wife Nina May Widmyer, four brothers, Robert Hardin, Lyle Hardin, Richard “Dick” Hardin and Vernon B Widmyer, two sisters Julia Hardin Ringer and Shirley Widmyer Crabtree.

Services for Dumpey will be held November 14, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Greenway Cemetery behind Charlottes Café off 522, officiated by Rev. William “Bill” Swope of Wesleyan Chapel Church and Jeremy Wert playing a song with family. The Tri-State Honor Guard will attend. Friends and family are welcome to join together at The JR Order on Harrison Ave., Berkeley Springs for food and fellowship.

Funeral arrangements were made by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home,  95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

In lieu of flowers contributions, it would greatly be appreciated for the Humane Society to receive funds at PO Box 705, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 for Dumpey loved the animals!