John Benjamin Funk

Male 1905 - 1993


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  • Born  20 Apr 1905  Hillsboro, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Mar 1993  Hanover, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I13955  Virts
    Last Modified  11 Jan 2015 

    Father  Harry Benjamin Funk,   b. 22 Jun 1872, Martinsburg, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1930, Brunswick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Annie Bell Catherine Demory,   b. 7 Feb 1885, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1969, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Jun 1904 
    Family ID  F1695  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Doris Leanore Dindore,   b. 24 Nov 1909, Wood County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1953, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jun 1931  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Annie Leanore Funk,   b. 27 May 1932,   d. Bef 1993
     2. Living
     3. John Demory Funk,   b. 16 Apr 1943, Brunswick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1996, Sykesville, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  11 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F5246  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Evelyn Robinson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Dec 1953 
    Children 
     1. John Benjamin Funk,   b. 5 Apr 1955,   d. 17 Sep 1972
     2. Living
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F5247  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Benjamin Funk and Doris Leanore Dindore
    John Benjamin Funk and Doris Leanore Dindore
    John Benjamin Funk was born April 20, 1905 in Hillsboro, Virginia to Harry Benjamin and Annie Bell Catherine Demory Funk. He died March 16, 1993 in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He married Doris Leanore Dindore on June 27, 1931. She was born November 24, 1908 and died July 17, 1953 in Frederick, Maryland. He married Evelyn Robinson in December 1953. John and Doris are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland.

    photo courtesy of Harry B. Funk
    John Benjamin Funk with President John F. Kennedy
    John Benjamin Funk with President John F. Kennedy
    John Benjamin Funk was born April 20, 1905 in Hillsboro, Virginia to Harry Benjamin and Annie Bell Catherine Demory Funk. He died March 16, 1993 in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He married Doris Leanore Dindore on June 27, 1931. She was born November 24, 1908 and died July 17, 1953 in Frederick, Maryland. He married Evelyn Robinson in December 1953. John and Doris are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland.

    Photo courtesy of Harry B. Funk

  • Notes 
    • JOHN B. FUNK
      Democrat, Frederick County.
      Secretary of State, 1947.
      Member of Senate, 1939-46. Chair, Finance Committee.
      Member, House of Delegates, 1935-39.
      Born on April 20, 1905. Engineer.
      Source: 1945-46 Maryland Manual (Annapolis, Hall of Records Commission, 1945), 134.

      Frederick Post, March 17, 1993

      Mr. John Benjamin Funk, 87, formerly of Brunswick, died Tuesday, March 16, at Hanover General Hospital, Hanover, Pa. He was the husband of Evelyn Robinson Funk of Towson. His first wife was Doris Dindore Funk who died in 1953. Born April 20, 1905, in Hillsboro, Va., he was a son of the late Harry B. and Annie B. Demory Funk. Mr. Funk was a graduate of Brunswick High School class of 1922. He earned his BS degree in engineering and was Phi Beta Kappa at Washington and Lee, of Virginia in 1926. He served as Brunswick City Engineer from 1929 until 1984. He served in the Maryland Assembly for 12 years from Frederick County, and in 1947 he became Secretary of State for Maryland. He also was chairman of the State Planning Commission and director of the State Roads Commission. He was confounder of the Brunswick History Commission. Mr. Funk was also nationally known for the Potomac Club Orchestra. He was a Mason with his 50-year pin, and former member of Brunswick Lodge 91. Surviving wife his are three sons, John D. Funk of Sykesville, Harry B. Funk of Lutherville, and William B. Funk; and one granddaughter, Allison Maxwell of Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Funk was preceded in death by one daughter, Anne L. Maxwell; one son, J. Ben Funk; one brother, Raymond D. Funk; and one sister, Eva V. I. Magalis. The family will receive friends 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Frederick County Chapter, 125 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1429] The Frederick News-Post, March 17, 1993.

    2. [S572] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940.