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Donald A Gruentzel, Sr., 81

CUMBERLAND, Oct. 1 – Donald A. Gruentzel Sr., 81, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in Goochland. He was the husband of the late Marilyn Ann Lovell Gruentzel.

Born in Wisconsin, November 24, 1927, Mr. Gruentzel was the son of the late Lester M. and Winston Sally Gruentzel. He was a US Army veteran, a graduate of Creighton University School of Law and retired following a distinguished career as an FBI Agent.

He is survived by three sons, Donald A. Gruentzel Jr. and wife, Vivian of Cartersville, Philip J. Gruentzel and wife, Susan of Westminster, MD and Thomas M. Gruentzel and wife, Nancy of Mount Airy, MD; a daughter, Kristina Gruentzel Bennett of Cumberland; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Gerard Lovell of Nashville, TN and three sisters-in-law, Maryellen Lovell of Nashville, TN, Barbara Lovell of Morris, IL and Lura Lovell of Tucson, AZ.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday with a wake service beginning at 8 p.m.

The family will also receive friends at Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home in Rockville, MD on Sunday, from 3 until 5 p.m.

A committal service and entombment will take place at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, Silver Springs, MD, at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5.

Shorter Funeral Home of Farmville is serving the family.

www.shorterfuneralhome.com