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Richard J.

Richard J. "Dick" McPartland

Aug 25th, 1935 - Feb 24th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Aug 25th, 1935
  • Death Date: Feb 24th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Feb 26th, 2021
  • Location: to be announced at a later date
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Biography: Richard J. "Dick" McPartland, 85, of Littlestown, died Wednesday, Feb 24, at Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Donna (Fazenbaker) McPartland of Littlestown for 62 years.  Born Aug 25, 1935 in Lonaconing, MD, Dick was the son of the late John R. & Monica (Arnold) McPartland.  He was a graduate of Central High School of Lonaconing, earned his Bachelors of Science from Frostburg State University and received his Masters in Education from Towson State University.  Dick was a principal at Northwest Middle School of Taneytown. He worked over 30 years for Carroll County Board of Education.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are his daughters, Renee L. Borromeo & Nino of Littlestown; Marcia A. Patrick & Steve of Severna Park, MD; his 6 grandchildren:  Joshua Borromeo & Jessica, Maiata Carlton & Brett, Eliza Borromeo,  Brayden Borromeo, Monica Patrick and Griffin Patrick; his 2 great grandchildren, Dominic & Vincent Borromeo; and his 3 sisters: Mary Fratino of Crofton, MD; Sally Borgman of Lonaconing and Pat Hyde of Westminster. Dick was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown.  He was an athlete who enjoyed skiing, biking, softball, yard work, playing pool and spending time with his family.

Due to COVID-19, a service will be announced at a later date. Memorials in Richard's name may be sent to American Diabetes Association- 3544 Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA  17110 or American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be shared on

Carole Ahrens
Mar 6th, 2021 3:21 am
Donna, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your beloved Dick. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Please pass my condolences on to Pat, too.
Linda Renner
Mar 4th, 2021 4:07 am
I am very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Molly A Musselman
Mar 2nd, 2021 6:00 pm
Mr McPartland was an awesome Principal at Northwest Middle School he was stern but in a super nice way. I am so saddened to hear of his Passing. May he RIP Prayers to his family Molly Musselman
John Shorb
Feb 27th, 2021 5:00 pm
I am saddened to learn of the passing of Richard McPartland. He was a wonderful math and science teacher for our class at Taneytown Jr-Sr High School and we all have special memories of him. He also coached our JV basketball team when I was in 10th grade and was an outstanding coach. His dedication to quality teaching is unquestionable. Sincere condolences to his wife and family.
David Flora
Feb 27th, 2021 3:09 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. McParland was my first principal and was always supportive. He will be missed.
Dana Wertz
Feb 26th, 2021 11:35 pm
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. McPartland was a wonderful man who loved his family deeply. I am blessed and honored to have known him. My Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with his wife Donna and their beautiful, loving family.
Thomas J Van de Bussche
Feb 26th, 2021 6:30 pm
Sending Prayers. Rest in Peace Professor.
Anne King Whaples
Feb 26th, 2021 5:35 pm
Mr. McPartland taught me algebra and geometry at Taneytown High (Class of 1968). He was a wonderful teacher. So sorry for your loss.
Dave Owings
Feb 26th, 2021 1:46 pm
Mr. McPartland was instrumental in my becoming a teacher. I owe him a debt of gratitude I could never repay. He has touched so many people in his life. I'm so sorry for your loss
Teresa Arnold DiMauro
Feb 26th, 2021 12:46 pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Such a wonderful family.
Nancy Miller
Feb 26th, 2021 2:21 am
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers

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