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Donald Twigg

June 23, 1938 — June 4, 2023


Donald Twigg

Donald Twigg, 84, of Hagerstown, MD, took the final checkered flag of life on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at Doey’s House of Washington County.


Born on June 23, 1938, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late, H. William and M. Kathryn (Warrenfeltz) Twigg.  In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Twigg and Bob Twigg.


Don was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, and the American Motorcycle Association. Don was nationally recognized as a professional motorcycle racer from 1968 through 1975. His passion for motorcycles came from his father, who was the founder of Twigg Cycles in 1936. His time at Twigg Cycles led him to become a self-taught machinists, building not only his racing motorcycles, but race engines for local and nationally recognized racers. After his time at Twigg Cycles, Don went to Florida where he was recognized for his exceptional service in managing and operating both elderly care and adolescents' facilities. Don was also an avid NASCAR fan, rooting for the Elliott family from Bill to Chase. In addition to his love of NASCAR, he enjoyed golfing, spending time with his family, and going to the beach in Daytona.


Don will be loved and cherished for the many gifts he provided his family, but none more important than the love for his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a pure heart and a great mind. The family motto was, “Dad is a quiet, thoughtful man, but when he has something to say we all better listen”. Don’s best lesson to the family was how to properly love and care for a wife. His love for Polly was unprecedented and should be a model for all men.


Don is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Polly A. (Burke) Twigg; children; Salli Jo James and husband Eddie, Michael L. Twigg and wife Robin, Bradly A. Twigg and wife Allison; seven grandchildren; Tiffany Lang, Ryan Fanning, Tawny James, Brock Twigg, Stefanie Koehn, Meredith Twigg, Janey Hamadi and nine great grandchildren.


The family has opted for no immediate funeral service.


The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the nursing staff of Meritus Medical Center for their excellent care and compassion.


In Don’s honor, donations may be made to Meritus Healthcare Foundation, 1116 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or  or Hospice of Washington County, 1710 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740.


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