OAKLAND — Clinton Wayne Englander, longtime Oakland civic and business leader, died at home on Oct. 30, 2012, at the age of 94.
Born on Oct. 8, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Hazel (White) and Bernard Englander.
He was a graduate of Wayne State University where he earned his degree in Pharmacy. He served in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Aviation Cadet and transferred to USNR as a Sonar Officer serving in the Pacific Theater. He attained the rank of Lt. Commander.
He married Jean Jackson of Lonaconing in 1944 and they settled in Oakland where he established Englander's Pharmacy. Following the death of his wife in 1958, he married Ann Lawrence Lawton, of Oakland, in 1963. He played a leading role in serving the community through important work in multiple civic organizations. He was President of Garrett County Hospice and the Maryland State PTA. He served on the Oakland Town Council, Garrett County Arts Council, Southern Garrett Rescue Squad, the vestry of St. Matthew's Church and was active in the Garrett County Democratic Party.
In addition, he was a member of the Deep Creek Yacht Club, the American Legion Proctor Kildow Post 71 and the Garrett County Choral Society. He was honored as Maryland Pharmacist of the Year. He was a driving force in the creation of WMSG Radio Station in Oakland as well as being a founding investor in Marsh Mountain (now WISP ski area). One of his greatest accomplishments was being one of the founders of both Garrett College and Hospice of Garrett County.
An avid alpine and nordic skier, he also was passionate about competitive sailing, SCUBA diving, biking and swimming. He spent a lifetime expanding his mind through travel as well as Garrett College classes, especially in literature and the arts. He became an accomplished painter and played classical guitar.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and is survived by his wife, Ann Englander; his children, Margaret Englander, of San Francisco, Marilyn Englander, of San Rafael, Calif., Clair Englander, of Vashon, Wash., Barbara Englander, of Oakland and Wayne Englander, of Portland, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Carol Lawton, of Appleton Wis. and Deborah Scheuber Lawton, of Turgi, Switzerland; the respective spouses and partners of all the children; a niece, Laura Stutzmann, of Mountain Lake Park; and six grandchildren, Khobi Brooklyn, Benjamin Karnow, Jean Karnow, Avio Brooklyn, Annie Robinson and Lupita Englander.
Friends will be received at the Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. 2nd St., Oakland, on Friday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. in St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2nd and Liberty Streets, Oakland.
A private interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
A celebration of his life is planned for the summer of 2013.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. 271, Oakland, MD 21550 or the I Can Swim Program, c/o Garrett College Foundation, 687 Mosser Rd., McHenry, MD 21541. www.burdockfredlockfh.com.