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James E. McQuaid Sr.


James “Doc” Edward McQuaid Sr., 68, of Hedgesville, W.Va. went peacefully to be with the Lord at home under the care of Hospice on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Born October 12, 1950 in Harrisburg, Pa. he was the son of the late John T. McQuaid and Carrie Fallinger McQuaid.

He was a 1969 graduate of Middletown Area High School and attended Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.

As a child he was a member of the Sparky’s Program and became a lifelong member of Middletown Area Fire Department in Pa. He became a paramedic in the early 1980s in Berkeley County and proudly served with the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department.

He had been associated with the Berkeley County Ambulance Authority and Ryneal Medical Transport and retired from the VA Medical Center as a physician’s assistant.

He is survived by one daughter, Kasey Murphy and husband Carl; and one son, Jimmy McQuaid Jr. and girlfriend Carrie White, all of Hedgesville; 13 grandchildren, Myranda, Ben, Dustin, Logan, Ashlee, Alexis, Mason, Colton, Bryleigh, Trey, Dougie, Jessica, and Amber; several great-grandchildren; one sister Carol McQuaid of Middletown, Pa.; aunt Lucille Dimler of Middletown, Pa.; and one niece, Michele Rieber of Jonestown, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Jene “Mom” McQuaid, and one brother, John T. McQuaid.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the South Berkeley Chapel, with the Rev. Matthew Day and the Rev. James D. Riley Jr. officiating.

Private interment will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department.

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