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Alvin Theodore "Al" O'Very Sr., 74, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 1, 1943, in Saint Louis, Mo., Mr. O'Very was the son of the late Alvin R. O'Very and Merry Lee (Zorn) O'Very.
A graduate of McLure High School, Al was a United States Naval veteran during the Vietnam Era having served on board the USS Enterprise on the flight deck. He was a member of the original crew when the USS Enterprise was first commissioned. Al was a former employee of the Kelly-Springfield Tire and Rubber Company and retired from Lion's Manor Nursing Home. He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, SS. Peter and Paul Shrine. Al was also a member of the Queen City Lodge 131 A.F.&A.M., the Ali Ghan Shrine Club, the Scottish Rite, and the Knights of Saint Andrew. Al was an avid outdoorsman.
Al is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cynthia O'Very; his daughter, Lisa O'Very; and his sons, Alvin "Ted" O'Very and Michael O'Very. He also leaves behind his sisters, Merry Geisler and Sandy Walls; and his brother-in-law, Bill Lang and wife, Darlene. Al is also survived by his grandchildren, Alec and Olivia Wilson, Taylor, Teddi, and Chloe O'Very, and his great-grandson, Zayden.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Queen City Lodge 131 A.F.&A.M. will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Father James Watson, O.F.M. Cap. officiating.
Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Color Guard.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Laura Crawford, a close family friend, for all the help she has given to the family.
Published on October 3, 2017
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