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Herbert E. Werdebaugh

HANCOCK - Herbert E. Werdebaugh, 72, of Myers Street, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 1, 1924, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence and Ollie Hovermale Werdebaugh.

He retired from Statton Furniture Manufacturing Co. in Hagerstown.

He was of the Presbyterian faith.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Fritzman Werdebaugh, whom he married on April 8, 1950; one daughter, Darlene Kay Mellott of Hancock; one son, Ronnie Werdebaugh of Warfordsburg, Pa.; one brother, Melvin Werdebaugh of Littlestown, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Hovermale and Dorothy Payne; and one half-brother, Foster Hovermale.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. George Lashley will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Washington County Chapter of the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Robert F. Hope Sr.

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Robert Franklin Hope Sr., 84, of 2817 Point of Rocks Road, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at College View Nursing Home, Frederick, Md.

Born April 1, 1912, in Lucketts, Va., he was the son of the late John Alexander Hope and Mary Pleasant Howser Hope.

He was a retired farmer. He also was a retired welder for Standard Building Systems at Point of Rocks, Md.

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick, Md.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Snoots Hope; one daughter, Mary L. Kelly of Middletown, Md.; four sons, Robert F. Hope Jr. of Libertytown, Md., Carroll L. Hope of Thurmont, Md., Stanley E. Hope of Hagerstown and Thomas E. Hope of Frederick; one sister, Lillian Stowers of Leesburg, Va.; three brothers, Richard Hope of Leesburg, John A. Hope of Knoxville and Forrest K. Hope of Frederick; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Hope.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick. The Rev. Stephen A. Swift will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 114 A St., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Beulah M. B. Stine

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Beulah M. Beck Stine, 98, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 311 W. Third St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 2, 1898, near Gettysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Ida Jane Carbaugh Beck. She lived her early life near Gettysburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Denton Stine, in 1982.

She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Waynesboro.

She is survived by three daughters, Hilda R. Sangree of Enola, Pa., Marilyn R. Stouffer and Gloria M. Stine, both of Waynesboro; one stepdaughter, Helen Kuhn of Chambersburg; five sons, Ambrose J. Stine of St. Thomas, Pa., Preston R. Stine of Waynesboro, Roy H. Stine of Florida, Harold E. Stine of Greencastle, Pa., and Ronald E. Stine of Linglestown, Pa.; 28 grandchildren; and great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Robert Dean Stine, Lawrence C. Stine and Kenneth G. Stine; one stepson, Samuel D. Stine; one granddaughter; and one grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Thursday.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Assembly of God Church, 116 Snider Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Albert W. Stouffer

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Albert W. Stouffer, 66, of 13414 South Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at his son's home at 185 Sour Marsh Trail, Fairfield, Pa.

Born Feb. 28, 1930, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Margaret V. Crunkleton Stouffer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilse G. Jordan Stouffer, on Nov. 21, 1996.

He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of master sergeant. He served several tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam.

He was a member of American Legion Post 239, Cascade; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842, Chambersburg, Pa.; Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association Inc., Fairfield; and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Post 105, Gettysburg, Pa.

He is survived by one son, Gregory S. Stouffer of Fairfield; one brother, John H. Stouffer of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and two sisters, Sandra J. Holland of Elkton, Md., and Karen A. Koontz of Hagerstown.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro, Pa.

Lorelei B. Bowers

BOONSBORO - Lorelei B. Bowers, 75, of Boonsboro, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 24, 1921, in Thompson Township, Fulton Co., Pa., she was the daughter of the late Wylie Erby and Flora Garland Booth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira W. "Willie" Bowers, in 1987.

She was a graduate of Shippensburg University.

She retired as a school teacher from the Washington County Board of Education after 38 years.

She was past president of the Antietam Lioness Club; current president of Boonsboro American Legion Post 10 Ladies Auxiliary; and president of Boonsboro Free Library.

She is survived by three sisters, Nena B. Clark of Williamsburg, Va., Genaiavie B. Stafford of Mercersburg, Pa., and Patricia B. Lees of Naples, Fla.; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Eileen Delores Booth Doles.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Pennsylvania Avenue, Smithsburg. The Rev. Kenneth Harrington will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Free Library, 19 N. Main St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Rosalie T. Huse

LOVETTSVILLE, Va. - Rosalie Tobery Huse, 55, of Lovettsville, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va.

Born Oct. 2, 1941, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clifford U. Tobery and Grace K. Roberts Jewell.

She had worked as a nurse in private home care.

She was a member of the New Apostolic Church and choir.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford L. Huse; one daughter, Doris I. Berry Reynard of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three sons, Reed A. Huse of Hagerstown, Charles W. Huse of Frederick and John A. Huse of Charles Town, W.Va.; three sisters, Clara V. Goff and Katherine I. Mock, both of Frederick, and Doris M. Mock of Hagerstown; six brothers, William Kruger of Hagerstown, John T. Tobery and Reed D. Jewell, both of Frederick, Clifford E. Jewell of Gaithersburg, Md., Robert W. Jewell of Thurmont, Md., and Frank W. Jewell of Brunswick, Md.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Ernest T. Hickman of Lovettsville.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie Marie Berry Johnson; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Howard W. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Grace B. Gaver

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Grace Brandenburg Gaver, 96, formerly of Franklin Street, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Dec. 27, 1899, in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Maurice Clayton and Martha A. Bussard Brandenburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Gaver, in 1985.

She was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Middletown.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. Mark A. Wakefield will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hulda P. Block

Hulda Petzing Block, 98, of 1094 Kasinof Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at her home.

Born Oct. 7, 1898, in Shumway, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Herman H. and Amelia A. Strus Petzing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. Block, in 1935.

She was employed by Caterpillar Inc., retiring in 1963 after 29 years.

She was a member of Haven Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. She had been a member of First English Lutheran Church, Peoria, Ill., from 1956 to 1989.

She also was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club.

She is survived by one sister, Margaret Mae Hulse of Hagerstown; 10 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and nephews; and 34 great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Julia Doubet; and three brothers, Walter F. Petzing, John A. Petzing and Oscar F. Petzing.

Services and viewing will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Raymond G. Breeden

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - Raymond G. Breeden, 72, of Orange Park, and formerly of Fairplay, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996.

Born Feb. 6, 1924, in Fairplay, he was the son of the late Benjamin Breeden and Letha Middlekauff Shatzer.

He moved to the Orange Park area in the 1960s, where he started the Breeden Construction Co., which he operated until his retirement.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Estelle Breeden; one daughter, Nancy McNeill of Memphis, Tenn.; one son, Ray Gary Breeden of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Joyce Ortagus, Cathy Patton and Janie Hunt, all of Orange Park; two sisters, Irene Greenfield of Boonsboro and Cornelia Davis of Greencastle, Pa.; one brother, John E. Breeden of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jane Nelson.

Services were held Thursday, Dec. 12, at Helm Funeral Home, Green Cove Springs. The Rev. Charlie Hunt and the Rev. Hal Kitchings officiated. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Green Cove Springs.

Robert L. Sigler

Robert Lee Sigler, 70, of 11408 Rock Hill Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at his home.

Born July 31, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John Henry and Mary L. Lynn Sigler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carleen E. Sigler, in 1989.

He retired in 1988 from Columbia Gas of Maryland.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Church of the Holy Trinity U.C.C.

He was a life member of VFW Post 1936; member of American Legion Post 222, Clear Spring, and National AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda L. McClosky of Hagerstown; three sisters, Elizabeth Ogden and Regina Forrest, both of Boonsboro, and Thelma Jackson of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Maurice Sigler and Glenn Sigler, both of Hagerstown; one grandson; nieces and nephews; and a companion, Louise McCauley of Hagerstown.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. David S. Templeton Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Jack L. Shrader Sr.

Jack Leroy Shrader Sr., 77, of 1945 Day Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 9, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Leroy and Pearl DeHaven Shrader.

He was employed by Certain-Teed and retired after 13 years of employment. He was previously employed by Fairchild Aircraft and Wilcraft Hosiery.

He was a 50-year member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown.

He was past president of Union Cement Lime and Allied Workers International AFLCIO No. 533.

He is survived by his wife, E. Hope Showe Shrader; one son, Jack Leroy Shrader Jr. of Annapolis; and three grandchildren, Meghan Shrader, Chelsea Shrader and Jacqueline Shrader, all of Annapolis.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward W. Simonsen will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown, Md. 21734.

Theodore K. Axline

SMITHSBURG - Theodore Kitchener Axline, 78, of 21312 Twin Springs Drive, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Ravenwood Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born March 25, 1918, in Petersville, Md., he was the son of the late Harry and Alma Henderson Axline.

He was employed as a carpenter by Washington D.C. Carpenters Union, Local 132.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville.

He was a charter member of Chewsville Lions Club.

He was the institutional representative of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 62.

He is survived by his wife, Marian E. Marker Axline; one daughter, Susan McAllister of Smithsburg; one son, Theodore K. Axline II of Hagerstown; four sisters, Marion Snoots and Nora Coates, both of Knoxville, Md., Alice McDade of Jefferson, Md., and Kathleen Bartgis of Mt. Airy, Md.; one brother, David Axline of Hanover, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Axline, Eugene Axline and Lee Axline.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Military graveside honors will be conducted by American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 10109 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Jack Gertzog

SMITHSBURG - Jack Gertzog, 63, of Smithsburg, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, at his home.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. I. Gertzog.

He was a 1956 graduate of Yale University. He attended Yale School of Graduate Studies. He received a Research and Teaching Graduate Assistantship as well as his master's degree from the University of Rochester.

He retired from the Food and Drug Administration in 1995. He was the director of the Extramural Scientific Advisors and Consultants Program for Biologics and Drugs. He also owned and operated a small hardwood tree farm and was active in trying to re-establish the North American chestnut tree. As a young man, he prospected for gold in the Yukon Territories, and spent three summers working for the Forest Service in Montana and Colorado.

He was a member or active in a number of scientific, population and ecological preservation and other professional organizations. He authored and gave numerous professional papers in various fields.

He is survived by his wife, Rita McDaniels Gertzog; one daughter, Wendy Gertzog Bair; one brother, Irv Gertzog of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Gertzog and Harold Gertzog.

A memorial service will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Pennsylvania Avenue, Smithsburg. The Rev. David Bumbaugh will officiate. 

The family will receive friends after the service at Chewsville Community Center, Whitehall Road, Chewsville.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
 

Gladys E. Mikesell

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gladys Elizabeth Mikesell, 87, of 12083 Gehr Road, Waynesboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Dec. 19, 1908, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late J. Harry and Addie Peiffer Mikesell.

She graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1926, and graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., in 1930 with a bachelor of arts degree in math and language. She then received her permanent certification from Shippensburg State College and her guidance certificate from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. She also did graduate work at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

She was employed at Waynesboro Area School District from 1930 until retiring in August 1974. From 1957 until retirement she was head librarian at Waynesboro High School, served as cooperating teacher, and as the Blue and Gold Adviser and Student Adviser.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, and served as church librarian for a number of years. She also served on the Christian Education Committee of the church. 

She also was a member of Waynesboro Historical Society, Friends of the Library in Waynesboro, National AARP, Franklin County Retired Teachers Association, and the Pa. Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by a nephew, Dr. Richard Hess Mikesell, of Washington, D.C.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Mikesell, John Mikesell, and H. Orville Mikesell.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seako will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery, near Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing, but the family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the funeral home.

The family wishes the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

William W. Zacharski

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - William W. Zacharski, 82, of Route 3, Hedgesville, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at his home.

Born Nov. 21, 1914, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Anthony and Anna Wojcik Zacharski.

He was employed in physical medicine at Veterans Affairs Medical Center near Martinsburg, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and attended Snyders Chapel.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II.

He was a member of NARFE; Berkeley Post 14, American Legion; the Sierra Club, Berkeley Springs Chapter 77, O.E.S.; DeFord Lodge 88, A.F.&A.M. in Berkeley Springs; and AARP.

He also was a member of the 14th Degree Lodge of Perfection, the Rose Cruix and the Clarksburg Consistory. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Osiris Shrine Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Ethelmae Hines Zacharski, whom he married Aug. 19, 1944; and two sisters, Dorothy Parrott and Leona Pearce, both of Baltimore.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Zacharski; and two brothers, Joseph Zacharski and Leonard L. Zacharski.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. G. Edward Grove, the Rev. Kenneth L. Reed and the Rev. Joe Mercer will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery in Martinsburg with masonic graveside services conducted by DeFord Lodge 88, A.F.&A.M., Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by Berkeley Springs Chapter 77, O.E.S.

All Master Masons will meet at the Lodge Hall in Berkeley Springs at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Edward S. Tomlin

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Edward Seymour Tomlin, 62, of Cattail Road, Charles Town, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Oct. 26, 1934, in Loudoun County, Va., he was the son of the late Willard W. and Ruth C. Wagaman Tomlin.

He retired after 21 years of service with the Jefferson County Department of Highways.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy L. Painter Tomlin, at home; one daughter, Dorothy DeHaven of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four sons, Charles Tomlin, Franklin Tomlin and Douglas Tomlin, all of Charles Town, and Joseph Tomlin of Martinsburg; one sister, Dessie Rodis of Martinsburg; two brothers, David Tomlin and William Tomlin, both of Charles Town; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Tomlin.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Assembly Pentecostal Church in Millville, W.Va. The Rev. Joseph Fraley and the Rev. David Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery in Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Pearl P. Ellis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Pearl Pauline Ellis, 79, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 19, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ash and Lucy Powell Ellis.

She retired from Perfection Garment Co. after 40 years.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church for more than 50 years.

She is survived by one son, Jack A. Ellis of Martinsburg; one sister, Christine E. Stanley of Martinsburg; six grandchildren, Karla Johnston, Bonnie Merceruio, Timothy Ellis, Tamara Cutlip, Lisa Barrett and Heidi Miller; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Viola Rockwell, Lucy Painter, Mary Martin and Daisy Faircloth; one brother, Bruce Ellis; and one grandson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church. The Rev. R. Shawn Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Second Baptist Church, 911 N. High St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Earnest E. Perry

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Earnest E. Perry, 69, of 353 W. Main St., Fayetteville, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 11, 1927 in Fayetteville, he was the son of Laura Sprow Perry and the late Ernest A. Perry.

He retired after working 40 years at Letterkenny Army Depot.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He attended the former Mount Union E.U.B. Church in Fayetteville.

He was a former member of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Co. and a former deputy fish warden for Pennsylvania.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary A. Orris Perry; one daughter, Michelle L. Sollenberger of Fayetteville; four sons, Dennis E. Perry, Drew A. Perry, and Dwight A. Sollenberger, all of Fayetteville, and Monte R. Perry of Upper Strasburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Terry Wible will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery in Chambersburg with graveside services conducted by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles T. Brosius IV

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles T. Brosius IV, 56, of Martinsburg, died Friday Dec. 13, 1996, at his home.

Born July 8, 1940, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Charles Thomas and Ellen Ayers Brosius III.

He was a retired computer manager.

He is survived by two daughters, Darby Bianco, of Great Falls, Va., and Debbie Cisarik, of Centerville, Va.; two sons, Charles T. Brosius V of Fairfax, Va., and Michael R. Brosius of Radford, Va.; one sister, Susan Jamieson, of Lewisville, Texas; one brother, Robert Brosius, of Toronto, Canada, and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, Md. The Rev. George Reid will officiate. Burial will be in the Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Md.

The family will receive friends at the Hilton Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Local arrangements are by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Steve W. McManus

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Steve William McManus, 50, of Great Cacapon, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1946, in Great Cacapon, he was the son of the late William T. and Pauline M. Fields McManus.

He was a sheet metal mechanic who worked with private contractors at the U.S. Fish and Game Conservatory in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He attended public schools in Great Cacapon and Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Geraldine F. Fields McManus; one daughter, H. Amber McManus, at home; two sisters, Barbara I. Stotler and Deborah M. Stotler, both of Great Cacapon; three brothers, Eugene F. McManus and Terry L. McManus, both of Great Cacapon, and Albert L. McManus of Paw Paw, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard McManus.

Services were Tuesday at the residence. Steve Dawson, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Fields Family Cemetery in Berkelely Springs, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fields Family Cemetery, c/o Deborah Stotler, P.O. Box 108, Rockford Road, Great Cacapon, W.Va. 25422.

Arrangements were by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Melven E. Ward

ANANDALE, Va. - Melven E. Ward, of Annandale, Va., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at Fairfax Nursing Center in Fairfax, Va.

He was the son of the late Venable W. and Mattie Lackey Ward.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna, Va. A service will be conducted at the funeral home at 8 p.m.

Burial will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Ruth A. Seiders

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth A. Seiders, 71, of 120 Hilltop Drive, Chambersburg, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at her home.

Born July 24, 1925, in Gettysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late J. Claude Rudisill Sr. and Agnes L. Gebhart Rudisill.

She retired in 1989 after 30 years with Pet Inc. of Chambersburg.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, William K. Seiders Jr., whom she married Oct. 12, 1942; one daughter, Shirley Armstrong of New Franklin, Pa.; two sons, William K. Seiders III and Tony A. Seiders, both of Chambersburg; one sister Marcella Clingan of Hanover, Pa.; three brothers, J. Claude Rudisill Jr. and Rodney A. Rudisill, both of Gettysburg, and John Rudisill of Manchester, Md.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Rudisill.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Patrick B. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Betty M. Gross

BOONSBORO, Md. - Betty Mae Gross, 69, of 36 High St., Boonsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, in Washington County Hospital.

Born July 18, 1927, at Broadfording, she was the daughter of the late David Franklin Gallion Sr. and Della B. Marr Gallion.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin L. Gross, whom she married in September, 1950; one daughter, Debra A. Kimbrough of Hagerstown; one son, Alvin W. Gross of Boonsboro; four sisters, Jane Kendall, of Waynesboro, Pa., Mary McLaughlin of Williamsport, Irene Bartles, of Hagerstown, and Louise Thompson of Leitersburg; one brother, David Gallion Jr. of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall Gallion.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. John W. Zsittnik will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Rescue Service, 511 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740, or Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co., P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

William H. Wachtel

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William H. Wachtel, 82, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 8, 1914, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Martin L. and Nelle Hess Wachtel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Sutton Wachtel. 

He was a 1932 graduate of Martinsburg High School and a 1936 graduate of West Virginia University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

He was previously employed as an insurance agent.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

He was a Royal Arch Mason, Lebanon Chapter 2. He was a member of Robert White Lodge 67, AF&AM; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; and the Izaak Walton League. He was a member and past president of the Potomac Highlands Travel Council.

He also was a member of BPO Elks 778 and Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose.

He was the local originator of the March of Dimes and the founder of Boy Scout Troop 43, St. John's Lutheran Church. He was an organizer of the Martinsburg Baseball Little League; Pony League; the PeeWee Basketball teams and the Martinsburg Boys and Girls Club.

He is survived by two sons, Richard S. Wachtel and Gregg M. Wachtel, both of Martinsburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Martin L. Wachtel II.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsburg Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1184, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25402.

Andrew F. Ridenour

Andrew Francis "Andy" Ridenour, 84, of 1747 Edgewood Hills Circle, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at his home.

Born Feb. 5, 1912, in Mount Lena, he was the son of the late Elmer S. and Elizabeth M. Schaul Ridenour.

He was employed with Railway Express for 35 years and was the owner of Dual Motel for 31 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1936. He was a member of Eagles Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa.; American Legion Post 42; B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378; Knights of Columbus, fourth degree; and a former member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 212.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy W. Ridenour; one daughter, Dottie Ann DiPoli of Waldorf, Md.; two sons, A. Wells Ridenour of Boonsboro and David E. Ridenour of Hagerstown; one sister, Helen Gibney of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378 will conduct a memorial service at 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Zion Reformed Church, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Leola V. Miller

WILLIAMSPORT - Leola V. Miller, 84, of 16505 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at her home.

Born May 9, 1912, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Eva G. Snyder Ebersole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger F.G. Miller, who died in 1993.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She was a member of Potomac Garden Club, Women's Club and an assistant treasurer of Homewood Residents Association.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith A. Hill of Hagerstown; one son, John Franklin Miller of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; one sister, Eva G. Wolf of Lafollette, Tenn.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac and Randolph streets, Hagerstown. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. Hagerstown, today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Medow Metha Hovermale

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Medow Metha Hovermale, 91, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born April 10, 1905, at Unger's Store, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Etta Bishop Stotler.

She was employed at A.C. Unger's Canning Factory in Unger's Store, A.C. Unger's Canning Factory in North Berkeley Springs and Little Miss Canning Factory in Berkeley Springs.

She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church, in Morgan County, W.Va. She also was a homemaker in recent years.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Viola E. Steiner, of Berkeley Springs and Geraldine M. Trail, of Hancock; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-granchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Medford Stotler and Bennie Stotler; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. William C. Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morgan County.

The family will receive friends Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday for the convenience of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Rescue Squad Building Fund, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Mary Jane Statler

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Mary Jane Statler, 71, of 9386 McClanahan Road, Greencastle, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996 at her home.

Born May 10, 1925, near Shady Grove, Pa., she was the daughter of Florence Simmers Fox and the late John J. Fox.

She was a 1943 graduate of Greencastle High School.

She was a former employee at Frick Co. in Waynesboro and was a homemaker.

She was a charter member of the Calvary Bible Church near Greencastle and actively served on numerous church committees.

She was a volunteer at Quincy United Methodist Home and was a skilled seamstress.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles H. Statler; four daughters, Cheryl Burkholder of Fayetteville, Pa., Julie Statler, of Macungie, Pa., Torncee Phillippy, of Chambersburg, Pa., and Carol Rockwell, of Greencastle, Pa.; three sons, Terry L. Statler of Chambersburg, Tim C. Statler, of Greencastle, and John R. Statler, of Shady Grove, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Calvary Bible Church, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. The Rev. Glen A. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., in Greencastle, and at the church one hour before the service on Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of The Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201, or to the Calvary Bible Church, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Dorothy A. Fishack

Dorothy A. Fishack, 64, of Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1931, in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Clyde B. "Jim" and Lois Miller Fishack.

She worked at the State Board of Education in Baltimore, retiring in 1994.

She was a member of the Maryland Classified Employees Association and AARP.

She is survived by one sister, Belva L. Trantules of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard M. Fishack.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Richard Hembrock will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday fom 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Meade W. Stahle

LAVALE, Md. - Meade W. Stahle, 77, of LaVale, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Md.

Born Feb. 28, 1919, in Buck Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Lewis and Bertha Wigfield Stahle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Myreta Stahle, in 1991.

He retired from Kelly Springfield Tire Co.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served in World War II.

He was a member of LaVale Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Sue Pritts of Cumberland and Lois Myers of Short Gap, W.Va.; one brother Dale Stahle of Hanover, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louella Schomburg; and one brother Cloyd Stahle.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary,1302 National Highway, LaVale. The Rev. Doug Strother will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the Hafer Chapel today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Della V. Lentz

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Della V. Lentz, 79, formerly of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born May 27, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late O.A. and Cora Morrow Lentz.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay Gregory of Martinsburg; two sisters, Hilda Detter of Martinsburg, and Mary Custer of Ocala, Fla.; two brothers, Lester Lentz of Berryville, Va., and Stuart F. Lentz of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Houser; and one brother, James R. Lentz.

Private graveside services will be held at Rosedale Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Rimmer will officiate.

Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Freda J. Dofflemyer

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Freda J. Dofflemyer, 75, of Ocean City, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Julia Reese.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings L. Dofflemyer, in 1991.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, during World War II. She owned apartments in Ocean City.

She was a former member of the Women's Club of Ocean City.

She is survived by three sons, William L. Dofflemyer and Gregory B. Anspacher, both of Ocean City, and Robert L. Dofflemyer of Waldorf, Md.; one sister, Betty Wolfe of Clear Spring; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ullrich Funeral Home, U.S. 50, Berlin, Md. The Rev. Merle L. Fisher Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21801.

Mary M. Shaw

SHARPSBURG - Mary Magdalene Shaw, 74, of 17420 Millers Sawmill Road, Sharpsburg, died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 3, 1922, in Antietam, she was the daughter of the late Otho Lester and Hattie Virginia McCoy Burgan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob William Shaw, in 1983.

She attended the Burnside Church of God in Sharpsburg.

She was a member of Brunswick Moose Lodge 1582, Brunswick Eagles Club 1136, Antietam Post 236 Ladies Auxiliary and AARP.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth L. Shaw, at home; one sister, Ethel I. Miskell of Dargan; three brothers, Floyd Richard Burgan and Garvin Wayne Burgan, both of Antietam, and Everett E. Burgan of Dargan; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leoda V. Crampton and Alice T. Lohman, and one brother Charles L. Burgan.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Burnside Church of God, Mills Road, Sharpsburg. Pastor Ernest E. Witmer will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open Thursday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 307, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782, or the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 297, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782.


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