Obituary: James E. “Mace” Ireland

James E. “Mace” Ireland (September 23rd, 1926 – October 26th, 2020

James E. “Mace” Ireland, 94, of Silver Run, died Monday, Oct 26, at his home.  He was the widower of Dorothy S. Ireland, his wife of 66 years, who died Feb 10, 2013.  Born Sept 23, 1926 in Baltimore City, Mace was the son of the late Charles & Mildred (Bayner) Ireland.  Along with his wife, he had been owner/operator of the family dairy farm.

Surviving are his daughter, Barbara D. Ireland & Barry Buchoff of Timonium; his son, Charles L. Ireland & Ginger of Westminster; his sister, Arlyn Yingling of Union Mills; his grandchildren:  Greg Ireland, Aaron Ireland, Michael Buchoff  and his great grandchildren:  Carli Ireland, Eoghan Ireland, Zoe Ireland and Victoria Buchoff.   Mace was predeceased by his grandson, Vaughn C. Ireland.  He was a member of St. Mary’s UCC, Silver Run.  He loved farming and his family.

Due to COVID-19, Funeral Service is in St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, Silver Run, on Friday, Oct 30 at 11 A.M. with The Rev. Samuel F. Chamelin officiating. Viewing is Thursday, Oct 29, from 5 – 7 P.M. at Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown.  For both Viewing and Funeral Services, COVID-19 restrictions and regulations will be in place.   Masks must be worn and social distancing will be followed and attendance will be limited. Interment is in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Silver Run.  Memorials in James’ name may go to St. Mary’s UCC – 1441 E.  Mayberry Rd., Westminster, MD  21158  or Silver Run Community Food Pantry – 3978 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD  21158.  Online condolences  may be shared on

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