Posted on : Thursday April 5, 2018

FREDERICK, Md.–David Richard Dom, 95, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Cumberland, Md., died on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Kline Hospice House. He was the husband of the late Elva May Dom for 55 years.

Born December 3, 1922, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Jesse and Lillian May (Whitson) Dom. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his son, Richard Dom, and his older brother, Roy Dom.

David was a 1941 graduate of Fort Hill High School, and worked most of his career for the B&O Railroad as a machinist. His most important work, however, was for the Lord. David was a faithful member of Bedford Road Baptist Church, and then LaVale Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He most recently attended Valley Baptist Church in Jefferson, Md.

After retirement, David continued his work for the Lord by volunteering for over 35 years with his wife at Skycroft Baptist Conference Center in Middletown, Md. He also participated in two mission trips with the Maryland Baptist Convention to Burundi and Rwanda. Although his job was at the railroad, his real love was woodworking – making furniture for his home and those of his children. In his last few years, he enjoyed a ministry of wooden tulips and basket-making, sharing the message of his faith.

He is survived by his three daughters, Diana Liebau and husband George, Fort Pierce, Fla., Ellen Bennett and husband Gary, Frederick, Md., and Lisa Lang and husband Jeff, Salisbury, Md.; seven grandchildren, Ed Liebau, Jesse Dom, Jessica Moon, Heather Moon, Christopher Bennett, Daniel Bennet, and Donna Pulvirenti; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Brown, Westminster, Md.; brother, Paul Dom, Cumberland, Md.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on immediately following visitation at 11 a.m., led by Larry Nelson, longtime friend and fellow Christian. Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap. There will be no graveside service.

The family will be eternally grateful for the loving care provided to our father over the past few years by Lily Brigham. Additionally, we would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Frederick County and Kline Hospice House for the tender and compassionate care provided to our father. We are happy knowing he received such excellent care at the end of this life.

We would invite donations to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702, or to the charity of your choice, in memory of our father.

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