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John R. Dayhoff

John Richard Dayhoff, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital. 

Born in Hagerstown, he was the son of Donald Richard and Janet Kathryn Detrich Dayhoff of Hagerstown.

He was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Western Maryland College. He was a member of the Gamma Beta Chi fraternity. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, Maryland Banking School and Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He received his masters degree in business administration from Hood College.

He was a vice president of retail banking, branch administration for Farmers & Mechanics Bank & Trust.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where he formerly served on the church council and various other committees, and was a member of the Disciple Sunday School class.

He also was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis and had served on their board of directors; was a member of the board of trustees of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, where he served as treasurer; was past president of the Bank Administration Institute-Blue Ridge Chapter; and a member of the American Cancer Society, serving with Relay for Life and Bone Marrow Registry.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kathleen Louise Grove Dayhoff; one sister, Barbara Jean Curtis of Bowie, Md., and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. The Rev. Ed Heim will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Research for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, funding for Bone Marrow Banks and Bone Marrow searches for patients who need financial assistance. Send to Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, c/o Dr. Richard Jones, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Md. 21287 or St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Md. 21740. Donations will be used for new programs and helping those in need. 

James K. Faircloth

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - James K. Faircloth, 60, of Rt. 2, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Dec. 12, 1936, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Allen and Lucy Miller Faircloth.

He was employed by the City of Martinsburg Sanitation Department.

He was a member of the Mountainside Tabernacle.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy Myers Faircloth; one daughter, Brenda Owen of Martinsburg; one foster daughter, Tammy Young of Martinsburg; two foster sons, Jerry Myers and Tony Faircloth, both of Martinsburg; three brothers, Forest Granville Faircloth, Curtis Cleo Faircloth, and Carl L. Faircloth, all of Martinsburg; and one half sister, Helen Faircloth of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Richard Faircloth.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold L. Hess and the Rev. Edward Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Mountainside Tabernacle Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Betty I. Jones

Betty Irene Jones, 45, of 21632 Miller Church Road, Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, is survived by a sister, Julie Shindel.

Dorotha A. W. Shroyer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dorotha A. Wayde Shroyer, 79, of 609 Folger Street, and formerly of Bedford County, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at her home.

Born Aug. 16, 1917, in Alum Bank, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Cress and Ada Brown Wayde.

She married her husband George Irvin Shroyer on Feb. 18, 1939. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1991.

She attended the New Paris Schools. She received her LPN degree in a special program through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

She ran an assisted-care living facility from her home for many years in both New Paris and Buffalo Mills in Bedford County.

She was a member of Waynesboro Church of God, where she also was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and the Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Ada Snurr of Waynesboro; three sisters, Alice Roth of Ephrata, Pa., Jessie Frey of Millersville, Pa., and Elsie Harbaugh of Nottingham, Pa.; two brothers, Albert Wayde of Red Bank, N.J. and Jay Wayde of Lancaster, Pa.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; one brother; and one grandchild.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Manns Choice Church of God, Manns Choice, Pa. The Rev. Roger Cales and the Rev. Abbott will officiate. Burial will be in Shellsburg Cemetery, Shellsburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, corners of South Church and West Second Streets, Waynesboro. Friends also may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of God, 102 Linden St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Patricia M. Knipple

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Patricia "Patsy" Medler Knipple, 49, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 25, 1947, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of Catherine Taylor Medler of Martinsburg and the late James Franklin Medler.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, James Medler of Martinsburg; seven sisters, Cindy Dorsey, Linda Custer, Brenda Miller, Bonnie Welty, Tina Edwards, all of Martinsburg, Judy Barrett of Marlowe, W.Va., and Kathy McCormick of Harrisburg, Pa.; and one brother, Michael L. Medler, of Inwood, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Sims, and two brothers, John Medler and Tobey Medler.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Earl R. Hairston III will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Leroy F. Landis

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Leroy Franklin Landis, 94, of Rt. 1, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born May 16, 1902, in Falling Waters, he was the son of the late John M. and Mary Fleming Landis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace V. Tosten Landis.

He was employed by the former Federal Silk Mill, Williamsport.

He was a member of Marlowe Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by five sons, Leroy J. Landis and Jerry C. Landis, both at home, Norman R. Landis, Clarence H. Landis and Lester L. Landis Sr. all of Marlowe, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

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

Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. James Haskiell will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Marlowe, W.Va.

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

Nettie I. Albrecht

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Nettie Inez Albrecht, 89, of Knoxville, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 7, 1907, in Pitts, Ga., she was the daughter of the late L. O. and Sally Jones Peacock.

She was a member of the Self Revelation Church, Washington, D.C.

She is survived by one son, Thomas Albrecht of Bethesda, Md.; three sisters, Vera Bridges of Macon, Ga., Ora Rockwell of Bethesda, and Dorothy Watkins of Pineview, Ga.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Emmet Peacock, Felder Peacock and Jesse Peacock.

Services will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Peacock Foundation, c/o Greg Albrecht, 19921 Bramble Bush Drive, Gaithersburg, Md. 20879.

Carole M. Jones

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Carole M. Jones, 65, of 4575 North Hedgerow Drive, and formerly of Wyoming Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor DeNapoli Ferguson.

She was a 1949 graduate of Smithsburg High School. She also was a graduate of the Bradford Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre.

She operated Carole's Beauty Shop, Wilkes-Barre, for several years. She was later employed by the RCA Corp., Mt. Top, Pa. for several years.

She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served as a corporal during the Korean War.

She was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, where she had been a teacher in the Sunday school class. She also was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Allentown.

She also was a member of Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, American Legion, Plains Township, Pa. and was a charter member of the Women's Memorial, Women in Military Service in America, Washington, D.C.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, William G. Jones; one daughter, Bonnie Bays of Wescoesville, Pa.; one son, William D. Jones of Middleburg, Pa.; a foster daughter, Wendy Fisher at home; one brother, John Ferguson of Revere Beach, Mass.; five grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 822 North 19th Street, Allentown. The Rev. Ronald Yergy will officiate. Burial will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville, Luzerne County, Pa.

Friends may call today from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to The Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, N.Y., 14263.

Arrangements are by H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home.

Fred A. Thompson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Fred Arthur Thompson, 84, of 7985 Tomstown Road, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at his home.

Born July 1, 1912, in Montgomery, Ala., he was the son of the late Thomas Belser and Louise Flynn Thompson. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Elizabeth Thompson on Aug. 23, 1988.

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

He was a member of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Chambersburg, Pa.

He also was a member of B.P.O. Elks 791, Waynesboro and the Eagles Club Inc.

He is survived by one stepson, Todd D. Locke of Riverside, Calif.; one sister, Julia Waldrit of Montgomery; one brother, Joseph A. Burkhardt of New Orleans; three step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home.

Hilda J. B. Lecarpentier

Hilda Jane Breeden Lecarpentier, 75, of 11 West Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 10, 1921, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Gerronder and Maude Gladys Benner Giffin.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert Breeden in 1979 and her second husband, John Lecarpentier in 1996.

She was employed by E.J. Fennel Corp. for many years.

She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bakersville, Md.

She is survived by three sisters, Pauline G. Norris of Keedysville, Armatha A. Durboraw of Hagerstown and Elaine E. Swope of Tilghmanton; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy D. Durboraw and Ruth A. Stull.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 South Conococheague Street, Williamsport. The Rev. Richard Hembrock will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open today after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations be made to the family, c/o Helen G. Wiles, 635 George Street, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Heather D. Brown

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Heather Dawn Brown, 16, of 7975 Charlestown Road, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Jan. 27, 1980, in Grafton, W.Va., she was the daughter of Glen W. and Mary F. Arbogast Brown Jr. 

She attended James Buchanan High School.

She was a member of a non-denominational church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by four sisters, Robin Teets of Stroudsburg, Pa., Debby Reckart of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., Vicki Pillis of Hagerstown and Paula S. Hege of Mercersburg; two brothers, Glen W. Brown III of Horse Shoe Run, W.Va. and Joseph Brown of Mercersburg; two nieces and two nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Sam McCracken will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic-Fibrosis Maryland Chapter Foundation, 10616 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Md. 21030.
 

Mary V. Johnson

MAUGANSVILLE - Mary V. Johnson, 77, of 13715 Village Mill Drive, and formerly of Big Pool, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 20, 1919, in Cherry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Gold W. and Katherine M. McCallister White.

Her husband, Maurice M. Johnson, died in 1985.

She worked at Londontowne in Hancock for 15 years.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy J. Coffman of Gaithersburg, Md., and Brenda L. Hart of Hagerstown; two sisters, Joyce Bare of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Ruth Michaels of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two brothers, Junior C. White of Cherry Run, and George W. White of Berkeley Springs; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Alice Fearnow, Margaret Triggs, Dorothy Welshans, Wanda Eversole and Patrice White; and one brother, Max White.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool. The Rev. Dennis W. Whitmore will officiate. Burial will be in Shanktown Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 11404 Tedrick Lane, Big Pool, Md. 21711.

Floyd E. Burger

Floyd Eugene Burger, 63, of 17420 Cindy Lane, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 29, 1933, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Merle B. and Devona Weddle McElroy.

He was owner of Pete's Transfer in Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42, Korean War Last Man's Club, and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta H. Burger; four daughters, Catherine Artkop of Thurmont, Md., Frances Snyder and Stephanie "Buffy" Burger, both of Hagerstown, and Cheryl Waugh of Padukah, Ky.; three sisters, Audrey Smith and Diane Rivera, both of Hagerstown, and Inez Lefkowitz of Baltimore; stepmother, Emma Burger Hamilton of Hagerstown; 10 stepbrothers and stepsisters; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Robert R. Clark

Robert "Bob" Raymer Clark, 68, of 11016 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at his home.

Born Dec. 4, 1928, in Smethport, Pa., he was the son of the late Lester Joseph and Lillian Phoebe Michaels Clark Sr.

He retired from Roadway Express in 1990 after 16 years of employment.

He was employed by Wal-Mart photo processing from 1994 to 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Rowena A. Clark; one daughter, Kathleen Ann High of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three sons, Dan Robert Clark of Yucca Valley, Calif., Martin Alan Clark of Funkstown, and Dale Richard Clark of Hagerstown; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Joseph Clark Jr.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Anna C. Ward

Anna C. Ward, 82, of Huyetts Crossroads, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at her home.

Born Jan. 29, 1914, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles O. and Myrtle V. Wilson Martin.

She was employed with William H. Reisner Co. in Hagerstown for 20 years.

She is survived by her husband, John R. Ward; one daughter, Sharon E. Blickenstaff of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. William H. Freed Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Noah B. Wadel Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Noah B. Wadel Sr., 79, of 2440 Loop Road, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 18, 1917, in Southampton Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late John P. and Katie Nye Wadel.

His first wife, Lydia Horst Wadel, died in 1958.

He was a retired custodian at Franklin County Area Vocational-Technical School. Early in life, he was a bread carrier.

He was a member of Strasburg Mennonite Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Ebersole Wadel; three daughters, Esther M. Showalter of Greencastle, Pa., Eunice E. Lehman of Chambersburg, and Martha E. Horst of Millen, Ga.; six sons, John S. Wadel, Daniel H. Wadel, Noah B. Wadel Jr. and Robert D. Wadel, all of Chambersburg, Luke M. Wadel of Spring Grove, Pa., and James M. Wadel of Flat Gap, Ky.; two sisters, Lydia Lehman of Shippensburg, Pa., and Anna Crider of Chambersburg; one brother, Laban Wadel of Shippensburg; 49 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Emily R. Wadel; three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Rowe Mennonite Church, Pinola Road, Shippensburg. The Rev. Allen J. Fleagle, the Rev. Lee Roy Yeager, the Rev. Nathan L. Wadel and the Rev. Ellis L. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Rowe Cemetery, adjoining the church.

A viewing will be held at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., 112 W. King St., Shippensburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

For religious reasons, the family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to C.R.O.S.S. 712 Pinola Road, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

Winfield A. Treadwell

Winfield A. "Tread" Treadwell, 85, of Resh Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of Takoma Park, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 20, 1911, in Tampa, Fla., he was the son of the late Winfield H. and Nona Dann Treadwell.

He was retired owner of Treadwell Excavating Service in Takoma Park.

He was a member of Williamsport Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He was a private pilot and a member of Aeronautical Pilots Owners Association.

He was past president of Optimist International Club, past governor of Loyal Order of Moose in Silver Spring, Md., and a member of Improved Order of Redmen Club in Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mellicent K. Treadwell; three daughters, Treadene T. Keightley of Humansville, Mo., Jeanette T. Darnell of Sugar Grove, N.C., and Terri L. Milburn of Manassas, Va.; two brothers, Harold A. Treadwell of Sarasota, Fla., and Harry D. Treadwell of Washington, D.C.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel T. Kidwell and Stacchia T. Moore.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Brian Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in George Washington Cemetery in Hyattsville, Md.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Seventh-day Adventist Church, 16421 Lappans Road, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Jerry L. Dalton

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jerry L. Dalton, 60, of 2792 Black Gap Road, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Piney Mountain in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born Aug. 12, 1936, in Danville, Va., he was the son of the late Tony S. and Janie M. Overcash Dalton.

He was a 1954 graduate of George Washington High School in Danville. He attended the Danville Extension of Virginia Polytechnical Institute in Danville for two years.

He was a district salesman for Zenith Corp. for 12 years. He then worked as a coordinator with Plummer Engineering Corp. in Chambersburg for several years, and worked part-time at Imberhaven Golf Co. Inc. in Carlisle, Pa.

He served with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

He also was a member and past president of Chambersburg Country Club in Chambersburg, and a member of B.P.O. Elks 600 in Chambersburg, and Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 V.F.W. in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wallace Dalton, whom he married June 27, 1959; one son, Michael Wallace Dalton of Schenectady, N.Y.; and two brothers, Pat Dalton of South Boston, Va., and Garland Dalton, who resides near Tacoma, Wash.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Lee Dalton Jr.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Franklin/Fulton Division, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arden E. Martin

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Arden E. "A.E." Martin, 67, of 5685 Montgomery Church Road, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born May 25, 1929, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edward T. and Beulah Devilbiss Martin.

He was a brakeman with the former Western Maryland Railway in Hagerstown, retiring after 31 years of service.

He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Shockey Martin, whom he married July 3, 1952; two daughters, Beverly S. Witmer of Mont Alto, Pa., and Judy L. Daley of Greencastle; two sons, Michael E. Martin of Upton, Pa., and Bruce W. Martin of Mont Alto; one sister, Glenda A. Whetzel of Hagerstown; one brother, Marion T. Martin of Raven, Va.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kate Evans and Joyce K. Evans; and two brothers, Robert H. Martin and Ronald L. Martin.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Lorne G. Lichty will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Glenn S. Spielman

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Glenn Switcher Spielman, 81, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Integrated Health Services in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Sept. 15, 1915, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence and Melvie Palmer Spielman.

His wife, Lillian Kackley Spielman, preceded him in death.

He was a truck driver for Consumer Coal Co.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary Avey of Martinsburg, and Ethel Crouse of Berkeley Springs; and one brother, Fred Spielman of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Stella Spielman; and one brother, Belford Spielman.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Hubert Plummer will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Martinsburg.

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

Frances Auzine Foster

Frances Auzine Foster, 71, of Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 19, 1925, in Fort Valley, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ollie Ritenour Shipe.

Her husband, William J. Foster Sr., died in 1984.

She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Doris A. Francis of Hancock; three sons, Richard Amos of Helendale, Calif., William J. Foster Jr. of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Robert G. Foster of Hagerstown; one sister, Mildred Price of St. Louis; one brother, Philip Shipe of Salisbury, Md.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy L. Lane; two sisters and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 17426 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard A. Gross will officiate. Private burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Charles R. Wishard Sr.

SMITHSBURG - Charles R. "Chub" Wishard Sr., 47, of Pondville Road, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1949, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Crawford A. and Lillian I. Woodring Wishard Sr.

He was owner and operator of Wishard Garage in Smithsburg.

He was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club in Smithsburg, and Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie C. Daymude Wishard; one son, Charles R. "Chuckie" Wishard Jr. of Smithsburg; four sisters, Pat Bender of Chambersburg, Pa., Helen Adams of Greencastle, Pa., Doris Baer of Mercersburg, Pa., and Cindy Wishard of Mont Alto, Pa.; four brothers, Crawford Wishard Jr. of Mercersburg, Pa., Paul Wishard of Waynesboro, Daniel Wishard of Greencastle, and Dick Wishard of Hagerstown; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Wishard Daymude; and one nephew.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. Bryan R. Bailey, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Vickie C. Wishard, 22236 Pondville Road, Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

G. Pauline Rotz

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - G. Pauline "Snook" Rotz, 78, of 12154 Main St., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 24, 1918, in Fort Loudon, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Gertrude Kahn Nelling.

Her husband, Joseph L. "Boots" Rotz, died in 1969.

She worked as a teacher's aide in the Tuscarora School District for a number of years.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Fort Loudon, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years.

She was a life member of Fort Loudon Community Center.

She was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara A. Hurst of Fort Loudon; five sons, Joseph S. Rotz III, John L. Rotz, Richard N. Rotz, William D. Rotz, and Carl E. Rotz, all of Fort Loudon; two sisters, Thelma Miller of Fort Loudon, and Maxine Garner of Chambersburg; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, one brother, and a great-grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Fort Loudon. The Rev. Barron P. Barley will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery in Fort Loudon.

Visitation will be held at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m.; and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mildred Uhler

Mildred "Deanie" Uhler, 85, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 30, 1911, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Gordon and Lydia Elizabeth Shatzer Uhler.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one sister, Martha E. Embly of Hagerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Isabell Fisher, Olive Martin, Grace Gossard, Hazel White and Erma Russell; and one brother, George G. Uhler Jr.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Avalon Manor Nursing Home, 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Charles E. Napple

SMITHSBURG - Charles E. Napple, 80, of Smithsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born May 10, 1916, in Fairmont, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary E. Dillon Napple.

His wife, Ellen W. Napple, died in 1987.

He was employed with N.O.L. in White Oak, Md., retiring in 1973.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by one daughter, Katherine D. Thoenen of Germantown, Md.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Monticello Memorial Park in Charlottesville, Va. The Rev. William Bice officiated.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Charles A. Jankowitz

Charles A. Jankowitz, 89, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Stanley and Magdalene Sprorack Jankowitz.

He retired from Western Union.

He served with the U.S. Coast Guard for four years.

He was a member of the Catholic Church.

He was the last of 13 children, and is survived by nieces and nephews.

Prayer services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Fullen will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Leona D.M. deQuillfeldt

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Leona Delores McGehee deQuillfeldt, 71, of 162 Tabernacle Road, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 7, 1925, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Paul Anderson and Leona Mabel Turner Leggett.

Her first husband, Thomas A. McGehee Sr., preceded her in death.

She was employed with Letterkenny Army Depot during World War II, and with Randeb Plastic Co. in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y.

She was a member of Hope Guild in Amityville, N.Y.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred Wood deQuillfeldt of Falling Waters; three daughters, Robin S. Tosten of Hagerstown, Bonnie L. Rice of Alvaton, Ky., and Jennifer B. Castro of New York; one son, Jeffrey L. McGehee of Livingston, N.J.; one brother, Paul Leggett of Chambersburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas A. McGehee II; and one grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 p.m. until the funeral service. The funeral home will be open Tuesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.
 

Esther Zimmerman

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Esther Zimmerman, 103, formerly of 3599 Lemar Road, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, in the Brethren Home of New Oxford, Pa.

Born Sept. 27, 1893, in Markes, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Nancy Yeager Hollar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Ray Zimmerman, in 1961.

A homemaker, she lived at the Lemar Road residence for 100 years prior to entering the home.

She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Williamson, Pa. She taught Sunday school for 50 years in the primary department of the former Trinity Lutheran Church of Lemasters, Pa.

She was a member of the Lemasters Homemakers Association, and a member of the Fort Loudon Senior Citizens Center. She was active in Republican politics in Peters Township, Franklin County, Pa., and served on the election board for more than 50 years.

She is survived by one son, the Rev. Garnet L. Zimmerman of Waynesboro, Pa.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Steve E. Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, Pa.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5327 Warm Spring Road, Williamson, Pa. 17270.

William R. Hasson

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - William Robert Hasson, 81, of Hollywood, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Aventura Hospital in Dade County, Fla.

Born Feb. 7, 1915, in Hyattsville, Md., he was the son of the late William R. Hasson and Ella Victoria Reese Hasson Fitch.

He was a retired welder at the U.S. Naval Yard in Washington, D.C.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by three sisters, Rosalie Hasson Leap of Hollywood, and Eleanor V. Connolly and Lily Watson, both of Hyattsville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roland Hasson and Harry Hasson.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va.

Mary E.K. Flory

QUINCY, Pa. - Mary E. Kauffman Flory, 91, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 25 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 21, 1905, near Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Reba Bartle Kauffman.

She was a 1923 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

Her husband, Lester B. Flory, died in 1966. They were married Oct. 15, 1927.

She moved to Trinity House in the early 1980s, before entering Quincy United Methodist Home in 1993.

She was employed at Landis Machine Co. as a secretary for eight years.

She was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one son, Missionary Robert D. Flory of Mont Alto, Pa.; one grandson, John T. Flory of Mont Alto; three nieces; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Flory; two sisters, Arlene Baker and Margaret Kauffman; and one brother, Rudolph Kauffman.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Robert Stover will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to World Evangelization, P.O. Box 328, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Joseph N. Rowe

Joseph Newcomer Rowe, 83, of 212 Brookside Terrace, Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 13, 1913, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Daniel Gehr and Cora Edna Newcomer Rowe.

He became affiliated with Maryland General Realty in 1961 and was the owner from 1981 to 1990. He was past president of the Greater Hagerstown Board of Realtors. From 1975 to 1993 he served on the By-Laws Committee, in 1977 he was a member of RPAC Committee, in 1990 he received the organization's distinguished service award, and in 1968 he was named Realtor of the Year.

He was president of the Maryland Association of Realtors 1970-1971, and was regional vice president of the National Association of Real Estate Board. He was state director and member of the board of directors for the Maryland Association of Realtors in 1981. He held all elected offices in the Maryland association and chaired many committees.

He was an appointed member of the Hagerstown Redevelopment Authority from 1985 to 1994.

He was a member of First Christian Church, serving as a deacon and member of the board of directors.

He was past president of the Chewsville Lions Club, a member of the Hagerstown Lions Club, B.P.O.E. 378, American Legion Morris Frock Post 42, and American Federation of Musicians No. 770. From 1950 to 1992 he was bass player and business manager for the musical group "The Imperials." He was a real estate instructor at Hagerstown Junior College from 1970 to 1987.

He is survived by one daughter, Susan Patricia Rowe of Hagerstown; one brother, Carroll Daniel Rowe of Oldfields, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Erin Elizabeth Smith of Smithsburg, and Jeffrey Scott Fignar of Hagerstown; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate. Entombment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, with military honors conducted by American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Center, Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Suite 5064, 601 N. Caroline St., Baltimore, Md. 21287.

Irene M. Weber

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Irene M. Weber, 85, of 1051 B. Smith Ave., died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Mary Carpenter Martin.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bank Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard D. Weber, whom she married Oct. 4, 1934; two daughters, Charlotte W. Wood of Harrisonburg, and Lucille M. Weber of Grottoes, Va.; three sisters, Anna Mellinger of East Berlin, Pa., Esther Hess of Nottingham, Pa., and Elizabeth Huber of Lancaster, Pa.; four brothers, Adam Martin of Chambersburg, Pa., Ralph Martin of Waynesboro, Va., Mark Martin of Manheim, Pa., and Lewis Martin of York, Pa.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bank Mennonite Church. The Rev. David Burkholder and the Rev. Charles Heatwole will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gospel Sunrise Inc., Box 99, Dayton, Va., 22821.

Arrangements are by McMullen Funeral Home, Route 10, Harrisonburg.

Floyd E. Burger

Floyd Eugene Burger, 63, of 17420 Cindy Lane, Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, is survived by one son, Thomas Burger of Washington, D.C.

Margaret R. Roberts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Margaret "Mickey" Rowe Roberts, 69, of Huntington, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born Jan. 30, 1927, in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Orion A. and Lottie Cottrill Rowe.

She was a graduate of Poca High School and attended Morris Harvey College.

She retired from the accounting department of C.I. Whitten Transfer.

She was a member of Beverly Hills United Methodist Church, the John Wesley Sunday School Class and the U.M.W.

She was a volunteer for Hospice of Huntington and Contact of Huntington.

She bowled with "Beard's Young at Heart" Bowling League.

She is survived by her husband, Richard R. Roberts; one sister, Alice Roberts of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two brothers, Marion W. Rowe of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Gene D. Rowe of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Orion A. Rowe Jr., Lynwood A. "Jack" Rowe and an infant, William Rowe.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Beverly Hills United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Nolan will officiate. Burial will be in Beach Grove Cemetery in Eleanor, W.Va.

Friends may call at Beard Mortuary, 3001 Third Ave., Huntington, Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice, Contact or to Beverely Hills United Methodist Church.

Henry J. Deblois

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Henry Joseph Deblois, 77, of Charles Town, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at his home.

Born April 8, 1919, in Winthrop, Maine, he was the son of the late Samuel and Exzelia Audette Deblois.

He was a bricklayer in the Washington, D.C., area, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Charles Town Baptist Church.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy as seaman first class.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Grace E. Tschudy Deblois; one daughter, Carol Ann Bennetti of Severna Park, Md.; two sons, Alan Henry Deblois of Charles Town, and Timothy Brunner Deblois of Poolesville, Md.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Julia Sprague, Jennie Drapeau, Bernadette Deblois and Adrienne Jolicour; and three brothers, Wilfred J. Deblois, Edgar Deblois and Fernand Deblois.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

S. Louise Shilling

SMITHSBURG - S. Louise Shilling, 83, of Jefferson Boulevard, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 27, 1913, at Welsh Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George C. and Maude Stickell Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Shilling, in 1975.

She was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co. for 39 years.

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

She was a member of Chewsville Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two brothers, Marlin E. Myers of Emlenton, Pa., and Lauren Myers of Greencastle, Pa.; four grandchildren, Belinda S. Stull and Keith R. Shindle, both of Hagerstown, Dana J. Richmond of Pittsburgh, and Kirk D. Shindle of Atlanta; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter Jane E. Shilling Shindle; and three brothers, John Myers, George Myers and Wilbur Myers.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

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

H. Bryce Hopkins

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - H. Bryce Hopkins, 80, of 4499 Tulip Tree Lane, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 27, 1916, in Seven Mile Ford, Va., he was the son of the late James Edward and Nannie Hopkins Hopkins.

He served with the Farmers Home Administration as county supervisor for Frederick and Washington counties, retiring in 1976.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He participated in the battle of Ramagen. He was then promoted to the rank of major and served as company commander of the 797th Engineers Reserve Unit, U.S. Army.

He was a member of Frederick Presbyterian Church.

He also was a member of Loyal Order of Moose 371, Francis Scott Key Post 11 American Legion, both in Frederick; and the 86th Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Simmons Hopkins, whom he married May 17, 1941; two daughters, Patricia H. Ashton of Frederick and Dorothy L. Hopkins-Lippy of Fairfield, Pa.; one son, Richard Bryce Hopkins of Centreville, Va.; one sister, Eula H. James of Elizabeth, Colo.; two brothers, H. Palmer Hopkins of Beltsville, Md., and Archie B. Hopkins of Bel Air, Md.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick. Those attending are asked to assemble at the chapel in Mount Olivet Cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

The family will receive friends at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, 1201 N. Market St., Frederick, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick Presbyterian Church, 115 W. Second St., Frederick, Md. 21701; or to the charity of one's choice.

Josephine B. Sorensen

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Josephine B. "Jo" Sorensen, 79, of Silver Spring, and formerly of Westbury, Long Island, N.Y., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Md.

Born in Westbury, Long Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Barbara Bernhardt.

She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Roland O. Sorensen Sr.; one son, Roland O. Sorensen Jr. of Hagerstown; two sisters, Hanna Twombly of Barre, Vt., and Catherine Weiss of Port Orange, Fla.; two grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Viola Bernhardt, Mimi Bernhardt, and Frannie Bernhardt; and one brother, Arnold Bernhardt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Leisure World, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 839-E Quince Orchard Blvd., Gaithersburg, Md. 20878.

Calvin P. Pierce

INWOOD, W.Va. - Calvin Paul Pierce, 79, of Route 2, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 25, 1917, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edward and Molly Swartz Pierce.

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

He was a member of Middleway United Methodist Church and the Men's Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Reva Shackelford Pierce, of Canterbury Nursing Home; one daughter, Diane E. Everhart; one son, Edward L. Pierce of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; one sister, Alda Johnson of Middleway, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Charles L. Frum will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Cemetery in Frederick County, Va., with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.

Raymond R. Diffendal

SPRING HILL, Fla. - Raymond Robert Diffendal, 76, of Spring Hill, and formerly of Smithsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at his home.

Born in Smithsburg, he moved to Spring Hill 13 years ago.

He was a retired truck driver from Mack Trucks.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209; American Legion; and Pearl Harbor Survivors Membership Club.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Diffendal; one daughter, Judy Donaghue-Staubs of Spring Hill; two sons, Ray Diffendal Jr. and Joe Diffendal, both of Spring Hill; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, 280 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Lester F. Jacot

Lester F. Jacot, 90, of 229 Rockwillow Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 15, 1906, in Plainfield, N.J., he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Block Jacot.

His first wife, Helen E. Jacot, died in 1972.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 32 years, retiring in 1971.

He was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. He served as an usher for many years.

He was a member of United Auto Workers 171.

He is survived by his wife, June Huffman Jacot; one daughter, Helen F. Stull of Hagerstown; one sister, Angela Karpinski of Bound Brook, N.J.; one brother, Joseph Jacot Jr. of Piscataway, N.J.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dale R. Carver and the Rev. Gerald D. Carbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Charles L. Schill Sr.

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Charles L. Schill Sr., 58, of Scravel Road, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 16, 1938, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Charles E. and Rosaline Masser Schill.

He previously was employed as a truck driver for Meadows Van and Storage in Frederick and Red Ball Moving Co. in Hagerstown, and retired from D.M. Bowman Trucking in Hagerstown.

He was an avid hunter.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Metzer Schill; two daughters, Charlotte Lucas and Kimberly Delp, both of Hagerstown; one son, Charles L. Schill Jr. of Clear Spring; one sister, Rosie Garrison of Frederick; one brother, Joseph Schill of Middletown; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The Rev. Alan Greijack and the Rev. Dale Cosden will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Walk United Methodist Cemetery in Myersville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Church of God Building Fund, Md. 63 and Kemps Mill Road, P.O. Box 506, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Glen E. Robertson

RICHMOND, Va. - Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Glen Edward Robertson, 68, of Richmond, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Robertson; one sister, Hazel Stonebraker of Hagerstown; one brother, Ronald Robertson of Jamestown, N.Y.; four nieces; and three nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road, Richmond, today from 2 to 4 p.m.

Florence I. Manahan

Florence Irene Manahan, 88, of 624 Antietam St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born Nov. 8, 1908, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Emma Shirley Semler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Teddy Manahan, in 1982.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Manahan of Maugansville, and nieces and nephews.

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

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

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


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