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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Jan Gummel

Jan Gummel

Friday, September 28th, 1945 Friday, April 19th, 2019

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Obituary for Jan Sigurd Gummel

Jan Sigurd Gummel

Jan Sigurd Gummel of Inwood, WV, passed away on April 19, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. A graduate of The Bullis School, located in Potomac, MD, he was a kind-hearted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Born September 28, 1945, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Martha I. Gummel. An avid photographer who loved to travel, he was also passionate about Ferraris and was a long-time member of the Ferrari Club of America.

He is survived by his loving wife Susanne M. Dahlgren of Inwood, WV; sons Colonel Quinn A. Gummel, USAF (ret.) and wife Sally (San Antonio, TX), and Torin A. Gummel and wife Lauren (Shady Side, MD), stepson Dr. Michael R. Betts and wife Tara (Springfield, PA); his sister, Marjorie Ann Gummel (Stevensville, MD) and her family; two grandchildren, Quinn A. II and Teghan M. Gummel; and two step-grandchildren, Sabrina E. and Vivian I. Betts.

He is also survived by Roberta S. Gummel (Castine, ME), widow of his brother, Edward L. Gummel; cousin Anders R. Lofstrand and wife Joanne (Myersville, MD); brother-in-law Bengt Dahlgren and wife Ulla-Britt (Sweden); and sisters-in-law Mariette Lund and husband Mats (Sweden), Anne-Madeleine Tarver (Rockledge, FL); Marie-Charlotte Mellot and husband Paul (Hagerstown, MD), and their families; and his favorite cat, Tazio Nuvolari.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Details for a celebration of life are forthcoming. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home (Martinsburg, WV).

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Edward C Pease

Uncle, you will be missed. I know you are in a better place. Ed, Beth, Jessica, & Ashton
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Barbara Roza

My sincere condolences for the loss of Jan. Maintain your strength and cherish the memories. He will be missed at future car events
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Stephen White

Judy and I are deeply saddened by Jan's passing. We will remember with fondness our long friendship with him and Sussi.
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Carol Riggleman

Susanne, l am truly sorry for your loss. I pray the many good memories of your life with Jan will sustain you through the coming years. God bless, Carol Riggleman
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