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Welles R. Bliss

FREDERICK, Md. - The Rev. Welles Royce Bliss, 76, of Homewood Retirement Center, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born May 27, 1920, in Glen Ridge, N.J., he was the son of the late Welles R. and Gladys Marie Heischmann Bliss.

He was a 1938 graduate of Glen Ridge High School. He also was a 1942 summa cum laude graduate of Lehigh University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1945, he received a master's degree from Columbia University. In 1948, he received his S.T.M. from General Theological Seminary.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was wounded at the battle of Tarawa in 1943 and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of captain.

He was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal church in 1948. He was vicar at Christ Church in Totowa Boro, N.J., from 1948 to 1950 and was rector of Grace Church, Nutley, N.J., from 1950 to 1965. He was chaplain and master of Latin and sacred studies at St. James School in St. James from 1965 to 1970. From 1970 to 1973, he was rector of St. Mary's in Belvidere, N.J., and from 1973 to 1981, was rector at Holy Trinity in Collingswood, N.J. During the summers of 1954 to 1980, he was a minister at St. Elisabeth's Chapel in Ortley Beach, N.J. In 1981, he became associate rector at St. Boniface in Sarasota, Fla., where he retired in 1987.

While in the Diocese of New Jersey, he was a member of the Examining Chaplains; trustee of the Youth Committee and Youth Consultation Services; Ecclesiastical court clerk on the Diocesan Council; member of Department of Missions, Radio and TV Commission; Liturgical Commission and was archdeacon of Essex County from 1959 to 1965.

He held offices ranging from fire chaplain in Totowa Boro to president of the Nutley First Aid Squad and Red Cross chairman. He was a trustee of the Hospice of Sarasota from 1982 to 1988.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth duFour Bliss of Hagerstown; two daughters, Julia Elizabeth Barlup of Smithsburg and Jane Frances Bliss of Camden, N.J.; two sons, Michael Welles of Brigantine, N.J., and Peter Royce of King of Prussia, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Marie R. Schlack

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Marie Rebecca Schlack, 76, of Shepherdstown, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Aug. 17, 1920, in Bakerton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Walter Bryan and Katherine Kidwiler Hoffmaster.

Her first husband, Melvin J. Gifft, preceded her in death.

She was a member of Bakerton Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, Richard B. Schlack; one daughter, Janie M. Dodson of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one son, James B. Gifft of Shepherdstown; one stepson, Richard B. Schlack II of Sterling, Va.; one brother, Bryan Hoffmaster of Bakerton; three grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Bonnie Lou Sterling.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bakerton Church of God, Bakerton. The Rev. Franklin D. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery in Samples Manor.

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

 

Claude D. Smith

SMITHSBURG - Claude Durbin Smith, 97, of 11908 Seminole Drive, who died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, was preceded in death by two sons, Claude D. Smith Jr. and Robert W. Smith.

 

Karen M. Cordell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Karen M. Cordell, 48, of 934 S. Fifth St., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 9, 1948, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Clarence O. and L. Mable Nuckels Miller.

She was a 1966 graduate of Chambersburg High School, and was co-chairperson of the class' 30th reunion.

She was a homemaker.

She attended King Street United Brethren Church in Chambersburg, and the Breon Sunday School Class.

She was past president of the Chambersburg Little League Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Cordell, whom she married March 7, 1968; two daughters, Ginger R. Cordell and Heather M. Cordell, both of Chambersburg; one son, Robert D. Cordell of Chambersburg; one sister, Joan L. Miller of Chambersburg; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Patrick B. Jones and the Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17112-1208.

 

Leo J. Plante

WILLIAMSPORT - Leo Joseph Plante, 77, of 10916 Donelson Drive, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 4, 1919, in Woonsocket, R.I., he was the son of the late Eugene and Melvina Beaudoin Plante.

He was employed as an accountant by Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., retiring in 1981.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the Infantry Division as a second lieutenant.

He was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, where he served as a past elder and treasurer.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve R. McCusker Plante; one sister, Lauretta Pauline of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.; one brother, Roland Plante of Plainfield, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hancock. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell will officiate.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, today from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will open at 9 a.m. today.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

 

Arlene D. Meck

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Arlene D. Meck, 55, of 415 W. Main St., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at her home.

Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Everett, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Fannie Mack Shauf.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Philip R. Meck, whom she married March 28, 1959; four sons, Clyde W. Meck and Troy L. Meck, both of Fayetteville, and Phillip W. Meck and Trent D. Meck, both of Chambersburg; four brothers, David Shauf of Chambersburg, Charles Shauf of Rochester, N.Y., Glenn Shauf of Worleytown, Pa., and Walter Shauf of Fayetteville; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death four sisters and one brother.

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

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday one hour prior to the service.

 

F. Annett Davis

BOONSBORO - F. Annett Davis, 80, of 8507 Mapleville Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1916, in Douglas, Wyo., she was the daughter of the late Frederick E. and Myrtle M. Vandiver Wilson.

Her husband, Cecil E. Poole, died in 1986.

She was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Fahrney Keedy Chapel.

She also was a member of Women of the Moose, Chapter 342, and the College of Regents.

She is survived by her husband, Irvin L. Davis; three sisters, Mildred R. Alstrup of Media, Pa., Edna J. Westmoreland of East Hartford, Conn., and Juanita M. Winchell of Hudson, N.Y.; two brothers, Harvey G. Wilson of Hagerstown, and Donald L. Wilson of Torrington, Conn.; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 17636 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

A memorial service will be held at Fahrney Keedy Chapel Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chapel at Fahrney Keedy Home, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

 

Ada B. Geiger

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ada Braithwaite Geiger, 71, of Jacksonville, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, in Jacksonville.

Born in Liverpool, England, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Singleton Braithwaite.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Hess Geiger.

She is survived by two daughters, Effie Phillips of Asheville, N.C., and Jenny Miller of Jacksonville; one son, Capt. John Lockhart of the U.S. Air Force in Phoenix; two sisters, Marion McIver and Ellen Keegan, both of Liverpool; and six grandchildren.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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

 

Dorothea S. DeShong

BALTIMORE - Dorothea S. DeShong, 92, of Baltimore, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, in Baltimore.

Born July 18, 1904, in McConnellsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Oakman and Bertha Sipes Oakman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis R. DeShong, in 1976.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Alverta Mordan of Baltimore; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by two daughters and four sisters.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa. The Rev. David Reams will officiate. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m.

 

Claire L. Olsen

Claire Lenor Olsen, 56, of 14005 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1939, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Grace Spinney Lewis.

She worked with the San Mar Foster Care Program as a health care provider and foster parent.

She was a member of Williamsport Church of God, Williamsport.

She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. Pastor Dale C. Cosden will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the memorial service Saturday.

 

James L. Luckhardt

INWOOD, W.Va. - James Leslie Luckhardt, 54, of Inwood, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at his home.

Born March 1, 1942, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ella Hayes Luckhardt.

He was employed as a carpenter.

He was an active member of Full Gospel Pentecostal Church at Four Mile Woods, W.Va.

He is survived by one son, J. Pacer Luckhardt of Baltimore; one sister and brother-in-law, Marcelle and the Rev. Raymond E. Jones, with whom he resided; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at noon at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Oscar Motilal will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

 

Carl J. Reed

MOUNT LENA - Services for Carl James Reed, 75, 8900 Lums Lane, Boonsboro, who died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, will be today at 2 p.m. at Community Mennonite Church, National Pike, Mount Lena. The Rev. Ray Phillips and the Rev. Lewis Coss will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Honor Guard.

 

Grace I. Frey

WOLFSVILLE - Grace I. Frey, 81, of Wolfsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 27, 1915, in Myersville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Noah P. and Mary Etta Grossnickle Garnand.

Her husband, James Peter "Pete" Frey, died in 1970.

She retired from Cavetown Planing Mill Co. after 40 years of service.

She was a member of Myersville Church of the Brethren.

She also was a member of East End Senior Citizens Club in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two sons, James Richard Frey of Wolfsville, and Ronald L. Frey of Hagerstown; three grandsons, James Peter Frey II of Greybill, Wyo., Mitch L. Frey of Berlin, Md., and Neil L. Frey of Johnstown, Pa.; and three great-grandsons.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The Rev. Al Morningstar will officiate. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Cemetery in Wolfsville.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Myersville Church of the Brethren, c/o Gaynel Miller, 1042 Brinker Drive, No. 202, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
 

John H. Cormany

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John H. Cormany, 83, of 870A Menno Village, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield, N.C.

Born March 25, 1913, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Eber and Annie Heckman Cormany.

He was a 1930 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was employed with T.B. Woods Sons Co. in Chambersburg for 47 years, retiring in 1983. He served as secretary-treasurer and assistant to the president.

He was a charter member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, and a former trustee and member of the administrative board. He was church treasurer for more than 30 years.

He was a member for more than 43 years and served as treasurer of the Chambersburg Kiwanis Club. He also was a member of the Franklin Board of Associates with Dauphin Deposit Bank and Trust Co. in Chambersburg. He was a former Boy Scout leader.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen Sites Cormany, whom he married July 16, 1938; three sons, John Michael Cormany of West Chester, Pa., Philip M. Cormany of Rockville, Md., and David A. Cormany of Pittsburgh; one brother, Robert E. Cormany of Chambersburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Frank O. Monroe will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Clear Spring.

There will be no viewing.

The family requsts the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Menno-Haven Inc., 2075 Scotland Ave., or to Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 125 Park Ave., both Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Benjamin Gates Jr.

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Benjamin "Gus" Gates Jr., 74, of Rouzerville, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at his home.

Born in Waynesboro, Pa., on Aug. 30, 1922, he was the son of the late Benard and Minnie Rebecca Creager Gates.

He held various construction jobs, one of which involved work at the Site "R" Tunnel Complex. He then was self-employed as a drywall hanger for a number of years. Prior to retiring in 1994, he was a drywall hanger for North American Housing at Point of Rocks, Md.

A vetern of the U.S. Army during World War II, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater as a communications specialist.

He attended Grace Baptist Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Train Collectors Association, and National AARP. He also enjoyed traveling, Waynesboro history, playing the banjo and the harmonica.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bette J. DeBold Gates; four daughters, Mary Gates Kenney of Frostburg, Md., Rebecca Shank of Chambersburg, Pa., Joyce Dodson and Lorri Willard, both of Rouzerville; four sons, Darrell Gates, Benjamin W. Gates, W. "Chip" Gates and Zachary Gates, all of Rouzerville; one sister, Agnes Gates Carr of Hagerstown; one brother, Charles Gates of Waynesboro; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mollie Rebecca Gates and one brother, Percy Gates.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. John F. Huff, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville, with military graveside services conducted by Charles M. Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599, Chambersburg Honor Guard.

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 Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Red Run Park Express Train Fund, c/o Washington Township Municipal Authority, 11102 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 444, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

 

Paul M. Barney

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Paul Mitchell Barney, 83, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born Jan. 11, 1913, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late David S. and Bessie Hess Barney.

He retired from Martin Marietta.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army, and received the Purple Heart.

He attended Pilgrim Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by two sons, Paul W. Barney and Larry J. Barney, both at home; one brother, David S. Barney of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Locke and Amelia Barney; and two brothers, Homer Barney and Bruce Barney.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

 

Eleanor S. Kear

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Eleanor S. Kear, 64, of Hyattsville, Md., and 14286 Wingerton Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 14, 1932, in Glen Ridge, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Percy and Esther Robertson Austen.

She graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and received her master's degree in economics from New York University.

She formerly was employed with the U.S. Commerce Department in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Greencastle, Pa., and Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Hyattsville.

She was an avid staistician and did financial analysis and enjoyed studying financial portolios. She also enjoyed sewing and knitting.

She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Kear of Hyattsville, whom she married June 10, 1961; two brothers, Alfred Austen of Center Valley, Pa., and William Austen of Charles County, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 385 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, with the Rev. Joseph Stahura as celebrant. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

 

Mary L.W. Callaway

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary Lou West Callaway, 66, a resident of Shook Home, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.

Born July 11, 1930, in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Mary Virginia Griffith Callaway.

Early in life, she was employed at Stanley Company, Chambersburg. She then worked with her husband in the Callaway Furniture Store in Delaware for 25 years.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda D. Ardinger of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Bonnie J. Sellers of Chambersburg; one son, Richard R. Swope of Salem, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Donna F. Garcia of Delaware, and Beverly A. Geffon of Florida; one stepson, Paul R. Callaway Jr. of Delaware; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta Belle Kelly; and one brother, Rodney F. West.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg. Theodore Hughes, chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the benevolent fund of Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.

 

Donald G. Mauck Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Donald G. Mauck Sr., 70, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at his home.

Born June 4, 1926, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Vernon E. and Eva Brown Mauck.

He retired from Schmidt Baking Co.

He was an active member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, where he served for 50 years as head usher.

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

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anna Dunn Mauck, at home; one daughter, Gwen A. Frazee of Martinsburg; one son, Donald G. "Mike" Mauck Jr. of Martinsburg; one sister, Wanda Sankbell of Martinsburg and four brothers, Eugene Mauck, Charles Mauck, Gerald Mauck and Gary Mauck, all of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Mauck.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert T. Wellman and the Rev. Walter F. Bowers 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.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg; St. Luke's United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 700 New York Ave., Martinsburg, or to the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, 602 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

 

Lawrence A. Trace

Lawrence Allen "Larry" Trace, 54, of 11723 Peacock Trail, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at his home.

Born Feb. 11, 1942, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Maxine Ellen Jones Trace of Williamsport and the late Glenn Wilson Trace.

He graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1960.

He retired from the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C., in August 1996.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1984, retiring as a senior chief petty officer. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

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

He was a former president of Valley Little League, a member of the Funkstown American Legion and a member of the former Moose Lodge 212.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Monica A. Fish Trace; one daughter, Kathy S. Pepple of Greencastle, Pa.; one son David A. Trace of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Glenda L. Austin of Hagerstown and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Edward H. Heim officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Josephine P. McFerren

Josephine P. Snider McFerren, 84, of 1303 Hunter Hill Apartments, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, in the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born July 4, 1912, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Mamie Stewart Snider.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. McFerren, in 1983.

She was employed as a bookkeeper for Miller's Furniture Store in Waynesboro and worked with her husband at the Famous Furniture Store in Waynesboro. She retired in 1977.

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

She is survived by one brother, Joseph Snider of Yardley, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Roger K. Myers officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

 

Charles R. Ganoe

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Charles Ray Ganoe, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Charles Sterling and Mary J. Wachter Ganoe.

He was a retired machinist-inspector for Mack Trucks in Hagerstown.

He served in the U.S. Army, Company B, 50th Armored Infantry Battalion, during World War II. He was honorably discharged with the rank of technician fifth grade and was awarded a Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Theater Service Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26, Hancock.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sarah Ellen Exton Ganoe; one daughter, Sally Ann McCumbee of Berkeley Springs; one son, Ray Lee "Pee Wee" Ganoe of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Kenneth "Cockey" Ganoe of Winchester, Va., and Eugene Ganoe of Colorado; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Vaughn Ganoe; and one brother, Aphas "Abe" Ganoe.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Jack and Shirley Hiles, pastors, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, with full military graveside honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday for the convenience of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Rescue Squad Building Fund, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

 

Paul W. Apple

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Paul Washington Apple, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at his home.

Born April 27, 1909, at Orleans Crossroads, W.Va., he was the son of the late Julius C. and Mary Elizabeth Norris Apple.

He retired in 1974 after 50 years as an engineer with the B&O Railroad.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 934.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pauline Virginia Wachter Apple; two daughters, Donna Jean Corbett of Hancock and Sylvia A. Schetrompf of Berkeley Springs; one son, Paul William Apple of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Delores Foreback of Berkeley Springs and Amanda Apple of Baltimore; two brothers, Vernon Apple of Ridgeley, W.Va., and Willard Apple of Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Davis; one brother Howard Apple, and one granddaughter.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 S. Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Ralph H. Funkhouser will officiate and Pastor Wayne Frum will assist. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

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

The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today for the convenience of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Morgan County Rescue Squad Building Fund, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

 

Charles M. Dodd Jr.

FREDERICK, Md. - Charles Moss Dodd Jr., 77, of 600 Taney Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Western Maryland Center in Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 18, 1918, in McKaig, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Moss Dodd Sr. and Rosie Masser Dodd.

He was employed at Frederick Trading Co. as an architectural hardware consultant.

He was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

He also was a member of Francis Scott Key American Legion Post 11, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 684 and the Doors and Hardware Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Abrecht Dodd; two daughters, Susan D. Urban of Frederick, and Sally Dodd Burdett of Walkersville, Md.; two sisters, Marie Clem of Walkersville and Myrlee Burtner of Middletown, Md.; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Wayne G. Funk officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association, 1840 York Road, Timonium, Md. 21093-5156.

 

Alcesta F. Clever

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Alcesta F. Clever, 70, of 3500 Mountain Road, Mercersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, in Chambersburg Pa.

Born Dec. 28, 1925, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late Bliss and Elizabeth Pine Lynch.

She retired in 1988 from Corning Glass in Greencastle, Pa., after 27 years of service.

She was a past president and trustee of the Ladies Auxiliary Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 of Mercersburg and held all elective positions of the auxiliary. She also was a member of Ladies Auxiliary Wesley Yeager American Legion Post 606 of Fort Loudon, Pa.

She is survived by two daughters, Roberta I. "Bobbie" Walker and Nancy L. Peck, both of Mercersburg; one sister, Catherine Pittman, of Mercersburg; one brother Lloyd Lynch of Mercersburg; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Mt. Tabor Brethren In Christ Church, Punchbowl Road, Mercersburg, with the Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. and the Rev. Alvin E. Goetz officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.


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