On Sept. 6, Adolph “Ed” Baer at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown at 90. He survived Kristallnacht and many Nazi atrocities. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1952 and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 to 1954. He moved to Hagerstown in 1959. He is survived by wife Hannah. They recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his children Sandy Baer of Baltimore, Dede and husband Ben Glassband of Owings Mills and Michael and wife Gail Baer of Scottsdale, Ariz., and grandchildren Matthew, Alyson and Ryan Glassband and David, Rachel and Amy Baer. He was part owner of Fisher Pharmacy (1959), Medical Arts Pharmacy (1962) and Hancock Pharmacy (1970), where he was known to many as “Doc.” He was a substantial benefactor to B’nai Abraham Synagogue and contributor to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the YMCA and Hagerstown Community College.
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