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James Beverly "Bev" Barmoy of Cumberland died on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
James was born Oct. 8, 1927, to Norman H. Barmoy and Mary Jane (Austin) Barmoy in Meyersdale, Pa. James, or "Bev" as he was known to most, graduated in 1955 from Meyersdale High School and immediately began a 22-year career with the Western Maryland Railroad System as an operator/train dispatcher. Simultaneously, he attended Allegany Community College and Frostburg State University, earning a B.S. in Education and two master's degrees in higher education. Upon graduation from FSU, Bev served as a driver's education instructor for the Salisbury, Pa., High School District. Ultimately, Bev attained the position of assistant to the registrar at Frostburg State University where he remained employed until retirement in 1992. Bev served on the Meyersdale Maple Festival Board and directed the Annual Maple Festival Pageant, "The Legend of the Magic Water." He was a member of the Meyersdale Joint School Board and a lifelong member of the Amity United Church of Christ in Meyersdale. He was an avid antique car enthusiast. Bev was devoted to his family and had a wide circle of friends who will miss him greatly.
Bev is predeceased by his parents, Norman H. and Mary Jane (Austin) Barmoy; brother, John "Jack" William Barmoy, and his wife, Sally (Wilson) Barmoy; sister, Olga "Jane" Page; and nephew, Ronald Douglas Page.
Bev is survived by his brother, Dr. Ronald M. Barmoy, and wife, Jeanne (Frostburg); brother-in-law, Joseph Edmund Page (College Park); niece, Mary Jane Tomlinson (Savage); niece, Jackie Knauss (husband, Mike, Sitka, Alaska); nephew, Robert J. Page (Hyattsville); nephew, Herbie "Butch" Barmoy (wife, Chris, LaVale); niece, Debra Burdette (LaVale); niece, Juli Barmoy (husband, Joe, Juneau, Alaska); niece, Ronda J. Barmoy (Frostburg); nephew, Brad H. Barmoy (wife, Michele, Frostburg). Bev was also a great-uncle to 11 and a great-great-uncle to nine.
Friends will be received for a celebration of life on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale.
Graveside service will follow at the Meyersdale Area Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be offered in memory of Bev to the Amity United Church of Christ, Meyersdale, or charity of choice. Arrangements are by Price Funeral Service Inc., Meyersdale (www.WilliamRowePrice.com).
Published on August 18, 2017
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