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Robert R. Wyand

SARASOTA, Fla. - Robert Rice Wyand, 89, of Sarasota, and formerly of Keedysville, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996.

He was born Nov. 9, 1907, in Keedysville.

He was the owner of an appliance store in Maryland and upon retirement relocated to Sarasota.

He was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church and Lay Leader of the church in Keedysville and a Sunday school superintendent and men's class teacher. He also was a member of First United Methodist Church and past president of Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class in Sarasota.

He was a past member of Antie-tam Masonic Lodge 197 A.F.&A.M. of Keedysville, a past grand inspector of Grand Lodge of Maryland, and a 50-year member of Boonsboro Lions Club.

He also was a member of Olive Branch Chapter of O.E.S. of Keedysville, a member of the Washington County Historical Society, and a life member of the Baltimore Conference United Methodist Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife Ruby A. Wyand at home; one son, Stephen E. Wyand of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Paul L. Harbaugh

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Paul L. Harbaugh, 69, of 4380 Buchanan Trail West, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996.

Born March 26, 1927, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Guy S. and Ethel Cordell Harbaugh.

He was employed in quality control and engine testing by Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, until his retirement in 1986 after 24 years of service. From 1947 to 1963 he worked at the Frick Co., Waynesboro, Pa., and following his retirement from Mack Trucks was employed by D.L. Martin Machine, Mercersburg, Pa.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II.

He was a member of First Methodist Church, Greencastle, where he served as a church trustee.

He also was a member of the Golden Bulldogs, Hagerstown; Mercersburg American Legion Post 0517; the Greencastle AARP Chapter 3025; and the Greencastle High School Class of 1945. He was an avid camper and enjoyed camping at Saunderosa Camp Ground near Mercersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy B. Barnhart Harbaugh; two daughters, Nancy Lyter of Middletown, Md., and Cynthia Myers of Marion, Pa.; two brothers, Clarence Harbaugh of Rouzerville, Pa., and Earl Harbaugh of Greencastle; one sister, Ruth Woller of Greencastle; two granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. David Armstrong will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville. 

There will be no viewing, however the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund of First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225; or to the Blood Bank at Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr., Hershey, Pa. 17033.

Floyd F. Gladhill

HANCOCK - Floyd F. Gladhill, 75, of Hancock, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Aug. 31 1921, in Millstone, Md., he was the son of the late Daniel R. and Lela V. Rosenberry Gladhill.

He was a retired house painter.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II.

He was a member of American Legion Post 26, Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie E. Snyder Gladhill; three daughters, Sue Staubs of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Diane Golden of Warfordsburg Pa., and Linda McClanathan of Clear Spring; three sons, Dale Gladhill, Robert Gladhill, both of Hancock, and Rick Gladhill of Needmore, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

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

Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home.

Deidra L. Moore

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Deidra L. Moore, 14, of 2204 Sollenberger Road, Chambersburg, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, at her home.

Born Nov. 27, 1982 in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Johnny Paul Moore of Chambersburg and the late Carla A. Gardner Reid.

She was an 8th grade student at J. Frank Faust Junior High School in Chambersburg. She played basketball at the school.

She attended Bethel Assembly of God Church and Christian Life Assembly of God Church, both in Chambersburg.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her step-mother, Robin R. Moore of Chambersburg; maternal grandmother, Pauline Elliott of Chambersburg; paternal grandfather, Charles Gardner of Chambersburg; three brothers, Jonathan P. Moore, Joseph L. Moore and Jeremy D. Moore, all of Chambersburg; four step-sisters, Larissa Reid, Alexis Moore, Crystal Bard and Amber Bard, all of Chambersburg; and three step-brothers, Johnny Paul Thomas, Lorrence Reid and Jordan Moore, all of Chambersburg.

Services will be Friday, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. The Rev. Elmer T. Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

There will be no viewing.

Carla A. Reid

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Carla A. Reid, 36, of 2204 Sollenberger Rd., died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, at her home.

Born Nov. 23, 1960, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Charles W. Gardner of Chambersburg and Patricia Fox of Burlington, N.C., and the stepdaughter of Barbara J. Gardner of Chambersburg.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown Junior College.

She was employed for three years as a nursing assistant by South Mountain Restoration Center, South Mountain, Pa. She also was employed part-time as a nursing assistant by Piney Mountain in Fayetteville, Pa. and a nursing home in Gettysburg, Pa.

In addition to her parents and stepmother, she is survived by one daughter, Larissa Reid of Chambersburg; four sons, Jonathon P. Moore, Joseph L. Moore, Jeremy D. Moore and Lorrence Reid, all of Chambersburg; and four sisters, Darla L.A. Marsh, her twin, of Babenhausen, Germany, Dixie L. Frederick, Lisa M. Gardner and Sharrie L. Miley, all of Chambersburg.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg. The Rev. Elmer I. Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for her children, Community of Healthcare Employees Credit Union, c/o Chambersburg Hospital, 112 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mary J. Parkinson

CLEARBROOK, Va. - Mary Jane Parkinson, 78, of Clearbrook, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Rose Hill Nursing Home, Berryville, Va.

Born Oct. 7, 1918, in Jones Spring, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Curby A. and Myrtle Everhart Parkinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Irvin Parkinson.

She was a member of the Stephenson United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Benner of Clearbrook; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert A. Parkinson; one grandson, Terry Benner; two sisters, Almara Parkinson and Elsie McKinney; ane one brother, Jess W. Parkinson.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Douglas Paysour will officiate. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery, Ganotown, W.Va.

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

Richard L. Hummer

ZULLINGER, Pa. - Richard L. Hummer, 70, of 11962 Scott Road, Zullinger, and P.O. Box 124, Greencastle, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, in the emergency room at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 6, 1926, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Luther R. and Ethel M. Mackey Hummer.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lou Anna Sites Hummer, who died April 15, 1986.

He was employed as a hydraulic mechanic at Letterkenny Army Depot, near Chambersburg, retiring in 1986.

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

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Greencastle, Pa.

He was a past member of Frank L. Carbaugh Post 373 American Legion of Greencastle, a member of Mercersburg Sportsman Association, and a member of Mount Pisgah Lodge 443 Free and Accepted Masons of Greencastle.

He also was a member of Harrisburg Consistory as a 32 degree mason, South Penn Scottish Rite Club, a member of the Potomac Fish and Game Club of Williamsport, and a life member of Harry D. Zeigler Post 6319 V.F.W. of Greencastle.

He is survived by one daughter, DeVonne I. Hummer of Zullinger; one son, Richard L. Hummer Jr. of Waynesboro; two sisters, Sarah I. Scott of Zullinger, and Grace Abbott of New Brighton, Pa; one half-brother John E. Leberknight of Chambersburg, one granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Brian H. Triller will officiate. 

Graveside military services will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599 of Chambersburg, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. 

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

Military memorial services will be held today at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home by Harry D. Zeigler V.F.W. and Masonic memorial services will be conducted by his lodge at 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stacy L. Hoffmaster

FREDERICK, Md. - Stacy Lynn Hoffmaster, 15, of 46 Hamilton Ave., died Nov. 1, 1996, in Frederick.

Born Nov. 10, 1980, in Frederick, she was the daughter of Vickie Lynn Zittle Hoffmaster and the late Herbert G. Hoffmaster, who died in 1992.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Michael R. Zittle and Christopher M. Hoffmaster, both at home; maternal grandmother, Nancy Zittle of Frederick, paternal grandparents, Herbert and Bonnie Hoffmaster of Frederick; and many aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Home, 1201 N. Market St., Frederick.

There will be no visitation.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Jackson K. Ringer

Jackson Kenneth Ringer, 81, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Stella Maris Hospice, Towson, Md.

He was born in Maryland on Oct. 26, 1915.

He was the former owner of Ringers Home Laundry, Hagerstown.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Hagerstown.

He also was a member of Friendship Lodge 84 A.F.&.A.M.; lifetime member of Tall Cedars of Hagerstown, 95; Past Grand Tall Cedar 1965; Ithiel Chapter 27 R.A.M.; Palestine Council 16 R & S; St. Bernard Commandery 9 K.T.; Ali Ghan Shrine; Oriental Band; Hagerstown Shrine Club; Morris Frock Legion 42; and Hagerstown Elks B.P.O. 378.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis LaRue Hepperie Ringer; two daughters, Patricia LaRue Doering of Fallston, Md., and Jacqueline Lee McCosh; one sister, Agatha Schaffer of Fort Loudon, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Mark Curran will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stella Maris Hospice Program, 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, Md. 21204 or to Cardiac Research at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

M. Kenneth Ring

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - M. Kenneth Ring, 77, of Rt. 6, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 13, 1919, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Alfred C. and Nellie Smallwood Ring.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Grove Ring.

He retired as a self-employed contractor.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, 9th Air Force, having served during World War II as 2nd Lt. Bombardier.

He was a member of the Independent Bible Church.

He was past president of the Berkeley County Taxpayers Associations.

He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Barney of Savannah, Ga.; two brothers, W. Mark Ring and H. Meade Ring, both of Martinsburg; two nieces and two nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Mark Johnson 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.

Olive L. Walker

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Olive L. Walker, 82, of Rt. 1, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at her home.

Born April 15, 1914, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Bertha Furley Bennett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Walker.

She retired as a nursing assistant from Kings Daughters Hospital.

She was a member of Mt. View Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by two daughters, Joann M. Burleson and Kitty R. Misiewicz, both of Bunker Hill; one son, Charles L. Walker of Bunker Hill; one brother, Charles M. Bennett of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Wesley Bennett and Berkeley T. Bennett.

Services were held today at 11 a.m. at Mt. View Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Carl Burleson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. View Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 655, Bunker Hill, W.Va. 25413.

Muriel O. Koontz

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Muriel O. Koontz, 83, of Great Cacapon, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at her son's home in Great Cacapon.

Born July 28, 1913, in the Mt. Nebo section of Great Cacapon, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Gertrude Lucinda Foreback Allen.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert W. Koontz Sr. on March 2, 1991.

She attended Great Cacapon public schools.

She was employed as a drill press operator, Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, during the 1950s. She also was employed as a cook by the Great Cacapon Elementary School, retiring in the mid 1960s. She had also been a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Carnahan of Carnegie, Pa.; two sons, Robert W. Koontz Jr. of Great Cacapon, and Roy E. Koontz of Gainesville, Va.; one sister, Daisy Goodwin of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Riley and Opal Wharton.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Orleans Crossroads, W.Va. Pastor Roger E. Burtner will officiate. Burial will be in Great Cacapon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. The funeral home will be open until 9 p.m. today for the convenience of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, Morgan County Camp, P.O. Box 992, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Harry D. Clever

Harry D. "Don" Clever, 79, of 11006 Larch Ave., Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, is also survived by a stepdaughter, Sharon L. Mollo of Hagerstown.

C. Herman Garrett

CHESTNUT HILL, W.Va. - C. Herman Garrett, 80, of Chestnut Hill, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Aug. 25, 1916, if Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Franklin and Sally Ann Hawk Garrett.

He retired from the U.S. Steel Corp., Millville, W.Va.

He was a member of the Chestnut Hill Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lillian Wilt Garrett; three sisters, Pauline Alger, Bertha Deck, both of Ranson, and Nettie Longerbeam of Charles Town, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Geneva Loy, and one brother, Havey Garrett.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher and the Rev. B. Guilford Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.

Dorothy L. Fiery

Dorothy Louise Fiery, 83, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown, who died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

Helen M. Hendrickson

THURMONT, Md. - Helen May Hendrickson, 76, of Thurmont, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at St. Catherine's Nursing Home, Emmitsburg, Md.

Born May 22, 1920, in Frederick County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles F. Lewis and Ethel Virginia Fogle.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Willard of Thurmont; one granddaughter, Kinbra Grimm of Thurmont; and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont. The Rev. Richard A. Zamostny will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont.

Friends may call Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to either the Thurmont Community Ambulance Co., 23 N. Church St., Thurmont, Md. 21788 or The Guardian Hose Co., 21 N. Church St., Thurmont, Md. 21788.

Mary K. K. Alger Travell

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Mary Kenna Knott Alger Travell, 92, of Charles Town, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at the Knott Nursing Home in Charles Town.

Born Jan. 13, 1904, in Linden Springs Farm, Molers Cross Roads, Shepherdstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Jackson Knott Jr. and Kate May Thomas Knott.

She was preceded in death by her husband Shirley E. Alger who died in 1962.

She was a graduate of Shepherdstown High School and attended Shepherd College.

She was owner and operator of the Knott Nursing Home in Charles Town from 1959 until 1985, continuing ownership until her death. She also was a beautician in Charles Town.

She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town.

She was a member of Bee-Line Chapter of the daughters of the American Revolution, also United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 261 of Charles Town.

She also was a member of Wayside Garden Club, a former member of CharlesTown Women's Club and a volunteer for many years at Jefferson County Health Department in the Baby clinic.

She is survived by one son, Shirley Knott Alger of Towson, Md.; two grandchildren jane D. Ishman and Susan H. Pfeffer; two great-grandchildren; and a long-time companion Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Wall of Charles Town.

Services were held today at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. James Chambly officiated. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 West North St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Robert T. Nitterhouse Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert T. Nitterhouse Jr., 80, of 2949 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, as a result of a vehicle-pedestrian accident at the 2900 block of U.S. 11 in Green Township, Pa.

Services were held today at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine officiated.

Military graveside services were provided by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, of Chambersburg.

There was no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Treatment Center, Chambersburg Hospital Health Services, 260 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Amy K. Davis

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - A memorial service for Amy Kane Davis, 71, who died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John E. Harris and the Rev. Dave Wood will officiate. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Donald B. Bishop

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Donald B. "Ike" Bishop, 73, of 7784 Anthony Highway, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1923, in Quincy, Pa., he was the son of the late Jerome Mark and Annie McCleaf Bishop.

He was a 1941 graduate of Quincy High School.

He was employed with Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing as a riveter, and then as a machinist for Guildline of Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in January 1983, he was a mail carrier with Waynesboro Post Office for 20 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps 345th Bombardment Group, known as the Air Apaches. He attended eight reunions with the group.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Quincy.

He also was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post 695, Eagles Club Inc., and Order of the Owls Nest 1073, all of Waynesboro; and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Fay C. Creamer Bishop, whom he married Jan. 28, 1943; one daughter, Karen B. Peiffer of Severna Park, Md.; one son, Stuart M. Bishop of Severna Park; one sister, Ella Ione Tice of Waynesboro; one brother, Charles F. Bishop of Waynesboro; one grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Suzanne P. Perez will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, with military graveside services conducted by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 V.F.W., Chambersburg, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

June I. M. Gutshall

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - June I. Mentzer Gutshall, 80, of Manor Care Health Services, and formerly of 320 Landis Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born June 9, 1916, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Sarah Esther Rock Mentzer.

She married her husband Marion L. Gutshall in 1937. He died June 28, 1991.

She was a 1934 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro; the Rose Circle Sunday School Class of the church, United Methodist Women, taught Sunday school in the primary department for a number of years, and served on various committees within the church.

She also was a member of the South Chapter 2977 AARP and the National AARP and did volunteer work at Waynesboro Hospital and Quincy United Methodist Home.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara J. Shank of Waynesboro; one sister, Joanna Valentine of Waynesboro; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, George W. Mentzer in 1988.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Jay A. Saxe will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing, however the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Aretha E. Brown

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Aretha Eva Brown, 70, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born March 19, 1926, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emanuel W. and Lottie Virginia Miller Orr.

She was a member of the Vanville Christian Church and attended the Church of God.

She was a 4-H leader for many years and a Housewife Duckpin League Bowler for 25 years.

She is survived by her husband, Maxwell E. Brown; one daughter, Kay Skelly of Martinsburg; two sons, Marvin Brown and Jerry Brown, both of Martinsburg; one sister, Rachel Brown of Upper Marlboro, Md.; three brothers, Charles Orr, George Orr and Trammell Orr, all of Baltimore; two granddaughters; four grandsons; one great-grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder 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 the Church of God, 405 VanMetre Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Bradley D. Nash

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Bradley DeLamater Nash, 96, of Harpers Ferry, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born April 7, 1900, in Boston, he was the son of the late Edward Reed and Allie DeLamater Nash.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth B. Cowan Nash on Feb. 5, 1993.

He graduated cum laude in 1923 from Harvard, receiving his bachelor of arts degree.

He served as secretary to Herbert Hoover from 1927 until 1929; was financial advisor RFC, 1932 until 1935; WPB, 1941 until 1942; served as the deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force from 1953 until 1956; deputy under-secretary of transportation, Department of Commerce from 1957 until 1961; consultant with the U.S. Weather Bureau, 1961 until 1963; historian and consultant with the National Park Service, Department of Interior, 1963 until 1964; and was mayor of Harpers Ferry, 1971 until 1977 and 1981 until 1987.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as Lt. Colonel during World War II. He received the Bronze Star.

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He was a member of the West Virginia Railroad Maintenance Authority from 1977 until 1988; was on the board of advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; trustee for the center for Study Presidency, 1975 until 1980, Storer College, Alderson Broaddus College; member of the American Association of Public Administration; was in Who's Who in America, 45th Edition, 1988-1989; was a member of Harvard (NYC); Metropolitan (Washington, D.C.); National Press (Washington, D.C.); Harvard Club in New York City and Washington, D.C.; Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, Md.; trustee of the Harper Cemetery, Harpers Ferry; member of Harpers Ferry Men's Cooking Club; and a member of the 40/8 Voiture 1356, Charles Town, W.Va.

He was the author of four books, "Investment Banking In England, 1924;" A Hook In Leviathan, 1950;" "Staffing the Presidency, 1952 (with Milton S. Eisenhower et al);" and "Organizing and Staffing the Presidency, 1980."

On June 30, 1984, a Wildlife Sanctuary was dedicated on Nash's farm, High Acres on Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry, in the names of Ruth Cowan Nash and Mary Babb Randolph, wife of retired West Virginia U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia J. Ingram Nash; one stepdaughter, Lucy Hoffman Webb of Washington, D.C.; four step grandchildren; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Reed Nash Jr.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, with the Rev. John Bower officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Harper Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Friends will be received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church parlors, 221 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va.

At his request, his body was donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Willowbrooke Center for the Homeless, R#09 East, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Richard Gott

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Richard Gott, 73, of 93 Mt. Union Road, Fayetteville, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, as a result of a vehicle accident on U.S. 30 west of McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pa.

Born March 10, 1923, in Jamestown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Willie Gott and Jean Fairsh Gott.

He was employed with the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1972 after 25 years of service.

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

He was a member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion in Chambersburg, a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 600 in Chambersburg and a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 642, also in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife Emily Frazier Gott at home; one daughter Diane L. Gott of Chambersburg; and one brother J. Ernest Gott of Ft. Myers, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive, Fayetteville. The Rev. Richard B. Cartwright and the Rev. Guy Camp will officiate. 

Burial will be private.

The family requests the omission of flowers but memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201 or to Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive, Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc. 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa.

Douglas A. Orr

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Douglas A. Orr, 87, of 112 Coldspring Road, Fayetteville, formerly of Florida and most recently of Southern Pines, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, in Chambersburg.

Born Aug. 24, 1909, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late James Orr and Malvina Coutier Orr.

He graduated in 1927 from Dearborn High School, in Dearborn, Mich., and attended Wayne State University in Detroit.

He was the former owner of Conocodell Golf Club in Fayetteville. He became a professional golfer at Dearborn Country Club in Dearborn. He was retired.

He was a member of Professional Golf Association, and on staff at several clubs, including the Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg, Pa. 

He also was a member of Elks Lodge, Southern Pines, N.C., and a former member of Elks Lodge 600 in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife Mary Evelyn Clarke Orr, whom he married Oct. 16, 1937; two daughters, Mary Kathleen Gardner, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louise Evelyn Orr of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, James Douglas Orr of Fayetteville; one sister, Jean Hackenbruch of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

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. Thomas R. Brenner will officiate.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home.

Anna A. Breakall

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Anna Alta Breakall, 78, of Rt. 1, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Born April 24, 1918, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Lula Broadwater Caldwell.

She was preceded in death by her husband George H. Breakall who died Dec. 24, 1964.

She was a baker for Weavers Restaurant in Hancock.

She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock.

She is survived by three daughters, Josephine Spade of Hancock, Linda Stuard of Burkhill, Ohio, and Judy Swain of Needmore, Pa.; four sons, George Breakall of Elizabeth, Colo., Lester "Boone" Breakall, Carl Breakall and Chad Breakall, all of Warfordsburg; two sisters, Lois Caldwell and Maxine Caldwell both of Hancock; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, three brothers and one great grandson.

Services will be held Friday, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officate. Burial will be in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, in Needmore, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, Md. 21750 or to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Howard C. Ware

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Howard Coleman "Jack" Ware, 81, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 21, 1915, in Kabletown, W.Va., he was the son of the late John C. and Nora M. Mummua Ware.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hulda H. Ware on Jan. 2, 1991.

He attended Charles Town High School.

He was employed as a clerk/cashier by the West Virginia ABC Store, Charles Town, until his retirement after 35 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II.

He was a member of Kabletown United Methodist Church.

He was a former member of VFW Post 3522, Charles Town; Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans; and a member of the Senior Citizens Center, Ranson.

He is survived by one brother, Charles E. Ware of Martinsville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Snyder and Mary C. Baker and one brother Logan R. Ware.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev. Kathleen Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ettie V. Starliper

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Ettie V. Starliper, 91, of 7489 Robinson Road, Mercersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 8, 1905, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Robinson Thomas. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Starliper who died June, 1994.

She attended Clayton Memorial Church of God in Mercersburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Gladys L. Kaiser and Mabel M. Keefer both of Mercersburg, and Lula C. Clark of Greencastle, Pa.; one brother, Clarence Thomas of Fort Loudon, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and six brothers.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. in Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Floyd E. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, in Mercersburg.

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

Walter G. Lyons

Walter G. Lyons, 93, of Crystal Falls Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1903 in Nashville, N.C., he was the son of the late William Ruffin and Mary Hilliard Lyons.

He was a member of the Hagerstown Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He is survived by his wife Ethel S. Lyons; one step-daughter Lalar Milberry of Steelton, Pa.; two sisters, Julia M. Alston of Nashville, and Madeline Lyons of Washington, D.C., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hagerstown Seventh Day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Pastor Tim Roosenberg will officiate. 

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the ommission of flowers but memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Seventh Day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 1457, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.

Arrangements are by the Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.
 

Lillian V. B. McDonald

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lillian V. Biss McDonald, 90, of 105 Garfield St., and formerly of R.D. 2, Cherry Tree, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 13, 1906, on Hillsdale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elmer A. and Nancy Gromley Biss.

She married her husband, Flory A. McDonald in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1968.

She was a 1926 graduate of Cherry Tree High School. She attended Indiana State College, Indiana, Pa., and Juniata College, Huntington, Pa.

She taught elementary school for over 30 years in Green Township School District. She retired in 1967.

She was a member of the former Salem United Methodist Church, Clymer, Pa., until it closed in 1990. She had also been a member of the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren; the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School Class of the church, and the sewers and quilters group of the church.

She also was a member of the South Chapter 2977 AARP and the National AARP.

She is survived by two brothers, Eugene Biss of Woodburn, Ore., and Theodore Biss of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at McDowell Cemetery, Grear Township, Indiana County, near Cherry Tree. The Rev. Brent K. Driver will officiate. 

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Donald C. Haugh

WILLIAMSPORT - Donald Cover Haugh, 89, a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home, and formerly of 1411 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, and also formerly of Clear Spring, who died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, is survived by a nephew, Lawrence Carroll Haugh of Columbus, Ohio.

Anna R. Gerholt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anna R. Gerholt, 93, a resident of the Quarters of the Shook Home in Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at the home.

Born Sept. 25, 1903, near Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Amanda R. Wolf Gerholt.

For 35 years she worked as a housekeeper for the Alvin Witter Family in Mercersburg, and also other families in the Mercersburg area.

She was a member of Faith Temple Church in Cearfoss, and had been attending Brandt's Church of the Brethren of St. Thomas, Pa. for the past ten years.

She is survived by two nieces Ida Clark of Anderson, S.C., and Daisy Zeigler of Greencastle, Pa.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. She is the last of her immediate family.

Services will be held Friday, at 2 p.m. in Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. W. David Kent, Rev. Sterling C. Keeney, and Rev. Rick E. Hostetter will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Brandt's Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 251, St. Thomas, Pa. 17252.

Mary L. Kershner

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Mary Louise Kershner, 80, of 697 Leitersburg Rd., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa.

Born Nov. 6, 1916, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Elsie Showalter Helm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Kershner Sr. on Aug. 22, 1995.

She helped her husband in the operation of the family farm.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greencastle.

She was a former member of the Senior Women's Club of Greencastle and a former member of the Good Sams Camping Club of Chambersburg, Pa. She was an avid gardener.

She is survived by two sons, Charles W. Kershner Jr. and Robert L. Kershner, both of Greencastle; two sisters, Elva Martin of Quincy, Pa., and Edna Hem of Waynesboro, Pa.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Corine Beaver.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Donald M. Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

Hattie V. Malatt

DOWNSVILLE - Hattie Virginia Malatt, 77, of 8601-A Downsville Pike, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 19, 1919, in Downsville, she was the daughter of the late John Eli and Minnie Hutzell Cline.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Malatt in 1993.

She was a member of the Williamsport Assemblies of God.

She is survived by one son, Roger L. Malatt of Downsville; one sister, Betty J. Bloyer of Williamsport; one brother, Harold T. Cline Sr. of Halfway; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one niece whom she raised, Eileen Rhodes of Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Malatt and Larry Malatt; one sister, Martha Williams; and four brothers, Wesley Cline, Raymond Cline, Kenneth Cline and Vernon Cline.

Services will be held at Saturday at 11 a.m. at Williamsport Assemblies of God, Falling Waters Road, Williamsport. The Rev. Daniel A. Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

Gertrude Greenawalt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gertrude Greenawalt, 90, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 1614 Edgar Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Menno Haven.

Born Aug. 28, 1906, in St. Thomas Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late N. Miller and Mary Hawk Greenawalt.

She was employed as a legal secretary for 60 years, first for Sen. D. Edward Long and later for attorney J. Glenn Benedict.

She was a lifetime member of St. John's United Church of Christ.

She is survived by four nieces, Charlotte L. Foster of Long Beach, Calif., Janet S. Myers, Elaine Harris and Barbara Kann, all of Chambersburg; and five nephews, Richard G. Stuff of Houston, Donald F. Stuff, Carl O. Stuff, Rodney G. Stuff and Michael C. Stuff, all of Mercersburg, Pa.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Jeffrey L. Roth will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Susan E. Dobrosky

DERBY, Conn. - Susan Elizabeth "Bo" Dobrosky, 36, of 194 Olivia St., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at St. Raphael's Hospital.

Born Feb. 27, 1960, in Fort Monmouth, N.J., she was the daughter of Barbara Manter Barrett of Pennsylvania and the late Herman R. Barnett.

She was a 1979 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses for the past 10 years.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, John J. Dobrosky; four daughters, Elizabeth Ann Dobrosky, Kelly Ann Dobrosky, Sarah Ann Dobrosky and Kiernan Ann Dobrosky, all of Derby; three sisters, Teresa Dumpe and Sandy Barnett, both of Hagerstown, and Jennifer Barnett of New Jersey; and one grandmother, Marian Coonley Mosteller of Maine.

Services were held in Connecticut.

Arrangements were by Celentano Funeral Home, New Haven, Conn.

Rowland A. Hammond Jr.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Rowland Armstrong "Army" Hammond Jr., 91, of Billmyer Road, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia, Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Sept. 11, 1905, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Rowland A. and Mable Lee Miller Hammond.

He was a self-employed farmer for many years in Shepherdstown and Kearneysville, W.Va.

He was a member of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.

He was the oldest member of Shepherdstown Fire Department.

He is survived by one sister with whom he lived, Mable Lee Hammond; nieces and nephews; and a great-niece with whom he lived, Heather Dick.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Ann Ruth Watson, Emma Hammond, Edith Hammond, Mary Baker Jones and Hester Hammond; and three brothers, Thomas Hammond, Harry "Piney" Hammond and Edgar Hammond.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Randall Tremba will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Shepherdstown Fire Co., P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

Margaret C. Toms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Margaret C. Toms, 89, of Washington, D.C., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at the home of her daughter.

Born March 5, 1907, near Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Columbus W. and Anna Flook Haupt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grayson E. Toms in 1982.

She was a member of Pleasant Walk United Methodist Church.

She also was a member of the International Sunshine Society, Daisy Branch, of Howard County, Md.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, with whom she lived, Barbara Ann Gray and David Gray, of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Paul G. Haupt of Silver Spring, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville, Md. The Rev. Norman D. Kemmerer will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Myersville.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home.

Vittoria M. d'Ecclesiis Garrison

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Vittoria Maria d'Ecclesiis Garrison, 68, of 510 Cleveland Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1928, in Naples, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Adelina dePalma d'Ecclesiis.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband, Harland Lawrence Garrison, whom she married on May 20, 1953; two daughters, Victoria V.A. Plume and Rosemary L. Kourliouros, both of Waynesboro; one son, Harland L. Garrison Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa.; one sister, Vincenza Miller of Canton, Ohio; one sister and two brothers in Italy; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by eight sisters and brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas J. Hemler will be celebrant. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to A.L.S. Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, P.O. Box 507, Norristown, Pa., 19404.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Margaret V.W. Snoots

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Margaret Virginia "Marge" Webber Snoots, 74, of 609 Valley Road, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at her home.

Born Nov. 17, 1922, in Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd A. Webber and Annie Porter Webber Daugherty.

Her husband, Arthur A. "Bud" Snoots, preceded her in death.

She retired after 30 years with International Ladies Garment Workers Union AFL-C10, and was last employed at Ross Garment in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Knoxville Church of God.

She also was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Steadman-Keenan Post 96 American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, and Women of the Moose Lodge 660, all of Brunswick, Md.

She is survived by one daughter, Kaye Deener of Knoxville; two sons, Lloyd A. Snoots of Benson, Ariz., and Boyd R. "Buddy" Snoots of Phoenix; one sister, Mary E. Cooper of Frederick, Md.; three brothers, Arthur "Ott" Webber of Hagerstown, William "Bill" Webber of Cascade, and Lawrence Webber of Smithsburg; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis L. Webber.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Douglas May and the Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Reformed Cemetery in Knoxville.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

James F. Messersmith

FREDERICK, Md. - James Franklin Messersmith, 87, of Citizens Nursing Home, and formerly of East Second Street and Brooklawn Apartments, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 2, 1909, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James W. and Carrie Shaw Messersmith.

He was a graduate of the Surry School and Columbia Business College, Hagerstown.

He had been employed by the advertising department of the Herald-Mail Co., Hagerstown and the Potomac Edison Co., and was a ticket agent for Blue Ridge Bus Lines. He also owned and operated a camera shop on North Market Street, Frederick. He was appointed to the Board of Election Supervisors as elections administrator. In 1979, he was presented a Governor's Citation for his 16 years as administrator and his presidency of the Maryland Association of Election Officials.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was in the invasion of Normandy, and served in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pacific theaters.

He was one of the nine original members of the Hagerstown Polo Players, whose games were held on Sundays at Byron Field, Williamsport. He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42, American Legion, Hagerstown; past member and president of the Frederick Kiwanis; a past member of the Cotillion Club of Frederick; and of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Radcliffe Messersmith; three sisters, Luella Washabaugh of Pittsburgh, Mary Bear of Sun City West, Ariz., and Virginia M. Strine of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Gladys H. Weedon.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joshua R. Messersmith and Howard E. Messersmith.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Charles Beekley will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends one half hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arthur S. Bramble

Arthur Stanley Bramble, 82, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 7, 1914, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Luther Soloman and Hattie Wadsworth Bramble.

He was employed by the Cumberland Evening Times.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was a member of the Teamsters.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Belle Bramble; three daughters, Imogene Shank of Hagerstown, Karen Reyes of Pearce, Ariz., and Betty Ann King of Cochise, Ariz.; one sister, Lilliam Fairall of Cumberland; one brother, Hubert Bramble of Cumberland; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Belle Bramble.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd.

F. Sydney Cushwa

F. Sydney Cushwa, 94, of 1158 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, at his home.

Born Jan. 30, 1902, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Victor M. and Susan Fechtig Cushwa.

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

He is survived by one sister, Sarah J. Lyon of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George Limmer was celebrant. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Mabel R. M. Martin

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mabel R. Martin Martin, 84, of Menno Haven Nursing Home, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at the home.

Born June 18, 1912, in Shippensburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice Martin Martin. She lived in the Pinola, Pa., area and the Cearfoss area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Martin, on Sept. 4, 1996. They were married on Nov. 16, 1933.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Mennonite Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth E. Eby and Alice K. Martin, both of Hagerstown; five sons, Nevin L. Martin of State Line, Pa., Lee E. Martin and Merle W. Martin, both of Greencastle, Pa., R. Larry Martin of Waynesboro, Pa., and Duane A. Martin of Hagerstown; one sister, Alice M. Hurst of Chambersburg; two brothers, Raymond C. Martin of Shippensburg and Gilmer L. Martin of Chambersburg; 27 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Chester Martin, on Nov. 25, 1974.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mennonite Church with Bishop Glenn Martin and Minister Ira Martin officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa., and one hour prior to the services in the church on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven/Menno Village, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201-1499.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Howell C. Happ Jr.

BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. - Howell C. Happ Jr., 58, of Ridge Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at his home.

Born March 25, 1938, in Beaumont, Texas, he was the son of the late Howell and Marjorie Watt Happ.

He was a real estate broker, appraiser and property manager.

He served as president and director of the Frederick County Association of Realtors and helped establish the Frederick County Multiple Listing Service.

He served as president of the Braddock Heights Optimist Club and served several terms as treasurer of the Braddock Heights Community Association during the time when the association purchased and operated the community pool. He was instrumental in establishing the Property Owners Association of Greater Frederick Inc.

He was active in local politics; was a coin collector; and enjoyed relic hunting, fishing and horticulture.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley Louise Baker Happ; two sons, Howell C. Happ III and Daryl Scott Baker Happ, both of Braddock Heights; two sisters, Jean Happ Hudson of Rockville, Md., and Mary Elizabeth Warshowsky of Indialantic, Fla.; one brother, John Waller Happ of Winchester, Va.; one granddaughter; two aunts; one uncle; seven cousins; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. The Rev. Ginger G. Memmott will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Daryl Happ Sports Achievement Award, c/o Braddock Heights Optimist Club, P.O. Box 381, Braddock Heights, Md. 21714; the Marjorie Watt Happ Scholarship Fund, c/o Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, Md. 21701; or to Hospice of Frederick County Inc., P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702.

Anna A. Breakall

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Memorial donations in memory of Anna Alta Breakall, 78, of Route 1, who died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, Md. 21750, or to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Richard B. Snowden Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Richard Beall Snowden Sr., 70, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Takoma Park, Md., and Boynton Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Vincent and Mayme Beall Hudson Snowden.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Margaret Kees Snowden.

He was an upholsterer by trade, which culminated in the family business.

He served during World War II in Europe and the Pacific.

He is survived by three sons, Richard B. Snowden Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Douglas S. Snowden of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Stephen C. Snowden of Martinsburg; three sisters, Dorothy Catanzaro of Ramona, Calif., Betty Pritchard of Aberdeen, Md., and June Bishop of Fruitland Park, Fla.; four grandchildren; and his companion, Millie Dunmire.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Snowden and Mary Jane Toms; and one brother, Shull V. Snowden.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Falling Waters Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Spring Mills. The Rev. David E. Byers and the Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Eileen F. Zimmermann

Eileen Frances Zimmermann, 66, of 17632 York Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1930, at North Arlington, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Gallagher McHugh.

She was employed with Manpower, and was previously employed by Allstate Insurance and Bancker Construction in Long Island, N.Y.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Armand F. Zimmermann; four daughters, Ellen Jane Gercke of Hagerstown, Patricia Anne Loverro of Oregon, Mary Therase Sharp of Las Vegas, and Karen Beth Jaye of Smithsburg; three sisters, Anne Lehneis of Doylestown, Pa., Evelyn Downs of Brookville, Fla., and Mary Hanson of Ashland, Wis.; one brother, James McHugh of Chicago; and nine grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. George A. Limmer, as celebrant. Entombment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., today from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home today at 7 p.m.

Henrietta S. Mauck

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Henrietta S. Mauck, 81, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at City Hospital.

Born April 11, 1915, in Luray, Va., she was the daughter of the late Isaac Elmer and Cora Alice Rothgeb Mauck.

She was a seasonal employee at C.H. Musselman Co. and a member of Vanville Church of Christ.

She lived with the Port and Edith Chapman family in Bunker Hill, W.Va., for more than 40 years.

She is survived by three sisters, Margaret Dinges of Charles Town, W.Va., Lorine Fellers and Dora Batt, both of Martinsburg; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Dinges, Catherine Price and Louise Seekford; and four brothers, David Mauck, Philip Mauck, Warren Mauck and Earl Mauck.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Thomas Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Leaksville United Christian Church Cemetery in Leaksville, Va.

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

Walter G. Lyons

Services for Walter G. Lyons, 93, of Crystal Falls Drive, Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Pastor Tim Roosenberg will officiate.

J. Orville Elliott

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - J. Orville Elliott, 80, of Michaux Manor Living Center and formerly of Worleytown Road, Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Feb. 11, 1916, in Welsh Run, Pa., he was the son of the late J. Melvin and Elizabeth Divilbiss Elliott.

He was a lifelong farmer. He also worked as a brakeman on the former Western Maryland Railroad, Hagerstown, retiring in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Mayetta Etter Elliott of Greencastle; one daughter, Beverly A. Alleman of Chambersburg, Pa.; three sons, Ronald E. Elliott and Daniel O. Elliott, both of Greencastle, and Kenneth L. Elliott of Chambersburg; two sisters, Beulah Martin of Chambersburg and Helen Yanss of Yardley, Pa.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Harold Elliott, and six sisters and brothers.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Raymond Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Welsh Run Church of the Brethren Cemetery, near Welsh Run.

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

Anna M. Perry

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anna May Perry, 87, of 5461 Greenvillage Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 16, 1909, in Scotland, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Gondz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira I. Perry on April 5. 1981.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Coldspring United Brethren Church, Fayetteville, Pa.

She is survived by three sons, Glenn W. Perry of Shippensburg, Pa., Donald R. Perry of Newburg, Pa. and Raymond E. Perry at home; one sister who resided with her, Mary V. Gondz; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters and one son.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Daryl M. Elliott and the Rev. Christopher T. Little will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Elmer P. Kirby Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elmer P. Kirby Jr., 77, of Franklin County Nursing Home, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 5, 1919, in Hinton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elmer P. and Lula Dolan Kirby Sr. and the stepson of the late Elda Kirby.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by three nephews, Gary L. Kirby of Honolulu, Thomas L. Kirby of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Dan H. Kirby of Baltimore.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles L. Kirby, in 1979.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg. The Rev. Stuart I. Troutman will officiate. 

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Jackson K. Ringer

Memorial services for Jackson Kenneth Ringer, who died Dec. 25, 1996, will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Mark Curran will officiate.


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