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William F. Hauptman
May 10, 2023
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On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, William F. Hauptman, died at the Kline House in Frederick not far from his home with his loved ones with him.
He was born at Old Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC on January 8, 1927 to Gerhardt and Elizabeth Hauptman.
He is predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Dorothy V. (Lamson). He is survived by five children Cynthia, Christine, Victor (Margaret), Bill (Trudy) and Jacqueline (Russ). He has six wonderful grandchildren John (Haley), Matthew, Kyle (Kaitlyn), Rachel (Ryan), Leanne (Evan), and Robert (Mary).
He has three incredible great grandchildren Hayden, Jordan, Reece and another little one on the way. He also leaves behind many loved extended family and friends. He was a World War II Navy Veteran who received his father's permission to join when he was 17 years of age. He served in the South Pacific receiving the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Upon his return he completed his education and went on to graduate with his Masters from George Washington University. He was a teacher, supervisor and administrator for the Montgomery County Public Schools and also taught and coached at Montgomery College.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 171 and the VFW Post 1007 and a member of the MCPS Retired Teachers Association. He was a sports enthusiast - playing them all his life and then enjoying being an avid fan in his later years. He traveled the world and country. He had lifelong friends and made new friends always. His family will miss him dearly. He was our compass in life and will continue to be. He was a man of deep faith, integrity, charity and strength.
Family will receive friends Monday, May 15 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home at 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD. On Tuesday, May 16 funeral services and burial will take place at 11:00 am at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church located 1 block north of the intersection of Route 26 and Route 75 in Libertytown, MD (do not use the church address for GPS directions).
Immediately following family and friends will gather at the American Legion, 10201 Lewis Drive, Damascus to have a meal, drinks and share memories. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Peters Church.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website at www.molesworthwilliams.com