Auto Glass Industry Loses Two More

Lee Essman Sasscer, 87, died Nov. 17, 2021, in White Plains, Maryland. Born in Washington, DC, Sasscer co-owned A-1 Auto Glass Co. in La Plata, Md. with his oldest son.

Daniel W. “Boone” Hettrick passed away at 52.

He is survived by children, Robin Sasscer Maude of La Plata and Charles Lee Sasscer Sr. of Cottodale, Fla.; brother, Russell Sasscer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Heather Warner, Charles Lee Sasscer, Jr. and Wesley Murray; and five great-grandchildren. Sasscer was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Peggy Louise Finch, and son, Jeffrey Sasscer.

“He dedicated his life to both his pursuit of providing excellent service to the community and being a beloved family man,” his obituary states. “His knowledge and guidance were the foundation of his family. He will be missed by many friends and family.”

Sasscer was buried after a Life Celebration on Nov. 24 at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, Md.

The auto glass industry also lost Daniel W. “Boone” Hettrick, 52, owner of Absolute Auto Glass, who died Nov. 21.

A lifelong Hubbard, Ohio resident, according to his obituary, Hettrick opened Absolute Auto in 1999.

He enjoyed time with his family, cooking, hunting, fishing and gardening.

Hettrick is survived by his father, Norman “Bud” and his wife, Linda Hettrick of Hubbard; his mother, Karen Hettrick of Brookfield; his life partner of 26 years, Susan Swogger; stepson, Brandon Harb of Boardman; daughter, Makenzie Hettrick of Hubbard; brother, Adam Hettrick of Hubbard and sister, Lisa Taafe and her husband, James, of Hubbard. Hettrick was preceded in death by his brother, Norman “Buddy” Hettrick.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Cummins Funeral Home. Per Hettrick’s wishes, services will not be held.

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1 Response to Auto Glass Industry Loses Two More

  1. I want to personally send my condolences to both families. In this time of morning as we’ve entered the holiday season remember not what you all have lost but all the happiness both individuals brought to both of your families. Embrace the great that was given and all of the amazing memories and smiles. Again I send my deepest condolences to both families. We as people do not stop and take enough time to reflect on our own paths and the people within it, and especially take the time out and express sympathy to those we may never have known and or what their families could be going through or feeling right now. With that said hug those you love because you never know what the next moment will be. Smile and be grateful, uplift the person next to you even if it’s just a few words, those few words may be needed and could change their day. Happy holidays to everyone and stay blessed!

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