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Harold W. Pittman

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Harold W. "Pete" Pittman, 57, of 12643 Fort Loudon Road, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born July 5, 1939, near Mercersburg, he was the son of Martha Thomas Pittman of Mercersburg, and the late Paul W. Pittman.

He was employed by the former Mercersburg Tannery until his retirement after over 25 years of service.

He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janet Gelsinger Pittman; five sons, Harold W. Pittman Jr. of East Berlin, Pa., Roy E. Pittman of Chambersburg, Terry L. Pittman of Springfield, Mont., Denny A. Pittman of Greencastle, Pa., and Gregory L. Pittman of Baltimore; six sisters, Lavonne M. Rozell of Greencastle, Pa., Romona M. Miller of Staunton, Va., Shirley J. Horst of Shippensburg, Pa., Doroetha G. Yohn of New Oxford, Pa., Nancy L. Sites of Mercersburg, and Wanda K. Lynch of Clear Spring; three brothers, James A. Pittman of Shippensburg, Paul E. Pittman of Newville, Pa., and Garry L. Pittman of Staunton; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Glen E. Hartman and the Rev. Gregory L. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, near Mercersburg.

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

 

Betty L. F. Redmond

Betty Lou Files Redmond, 65, of 54 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at her home.

Born Oct. 19, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Elizabeth M. Armstrong Lady of Hagerstown and the late Harry S. Lady Sr.

She attended Otterbein United Methodist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Sharon E. Forbes of Phoenix and Amanda D. Muller of Aberdeen, N.J.; four sons, Emmert Thomas Files of Hagerstown, Jeffrey R. Pontrelli of Severna Park, Md., Keith D. Files and Kevin L. Files, both of New Jersey; two brothers, Richard G. Lady of Tampa, Fla., and Harry S. Lady Jr. of Hagerstown and three granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by one grandson.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

 

William Reilly

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - William Reilly, 83, of P.O. Box 202, died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Manor Care Health Services.

Born in Wall, Pa., Oct. 8, 1913, he was the son of the late Charles and Jessie Brown Reilly.

He was a retired machinist for Westinghouse Co. Early in life he worked as a coal miner.

He was a member of McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church.

He also was a member of American Legion Post 561 in McConnellsburg, and East McKeesport Lodge 765 F.&A.M.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Reese Reed Reilly; two stepdaughters, Joyce Flynn of McKeesport, Pa., and Mary Ann Reed of Duncansville, Pa.; two stepsons, Lyle Reed and Kenneth Reed, both of Cito, Pa.; one brother, Edward Reilly of Bethel Park, Pa.; seven stepgrandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

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

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Angela Hancock and the Rev. Trent Hancock will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Fulton County American Cancer Society or the Fulton County Library, both in McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg.

 

Joseph Biesecker

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph "Welty" Biesecker, 89, of 10069 Wayne Highway, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at his home.

Born Oct. 18, 1907, in Quincy Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Benjamin W. and Nora L. Talhelm Biesecker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna B. Garvin Biesecker on Oct. 26, 1994.

He was employed as a laborer by Fayetteville Elevator Co., Fayetteville, Pa., until his retirement. He also had been a farmer; laborer for both Ankerbrand Lumber Co. and Carter Lumber Co.

He was a member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Phyllis J. Foreman of Chambersburg, Pa.; one son, Glenn L. Biesecker of Jones, Okla.; two sisters, Leola M. Myers of Waynesboro and Janet E. Bowen of Baltimore; one brother, C. Roy Biesecker of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Michael E. Allwein will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggest memorial donations be made to Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Betty J. Harbaugh

SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Betty Jane Harbaugh, 67, of 6422 Debold Road, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Aug. 14, 1929, in Wigville, Md., she was the daughter of Adeline Bertha Draper Green of Thurmont, Md., and the late Kiefer Guy Green.

She was a member of Deerfield United Methodist Church, Deerfield, Md.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald Heimer Harbaugh; two daughters, Bonnie DeLauter and Linda Sharer, both of Sabillasville; two sisters, Martha Harbaugh and Virginia Miller, both of Thurmont; two granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Thurmont Funeral Home of Robert E. Dailey & Son, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont. The Rev. Lloyd Hahn and the Rev. Julie Brigham will officiate. Burial will be in Creagerstown Cemetery, Creagerstown, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Harold W. Weddle

THURMONT, Md. - Harold Williard "Skeeter" Weddle, 62, of 306 E. Main St., died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at St. Catherines Nursing Home, Emmitsburg, Md.

Born Feb. 10, 1934, in Thurmont, he was the son of the late John Milton and Margaret Katherine Williard Weddle.

He was employed with the family business, John M. Weddle Construction of Thurmont, for 15 years. He retired from Moore's Business Forms of Thurmont, where he was employed for 30 years as a maintenance "A" mechanic.

He was a member of the NRA and the AARP.

He is survived by one son, Ronald W. Weddle of Marathon, Fla.; one granddaughter, Angelica Weddle of Georgia; two nieces; three great nieces; and a great nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Caroline Weddle in 1930; one brother, John R. "Jake" Weddle on Aug. 18, 1990 and one nephew, Jay Richard Weddle in March 1972.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Thurmont Funeral Home of Robert E. Dailey & Son, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont. The Rev. James Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Thurmont Community Ambulance Co., 23 N. Church St., Thurmont, Md. 21788.

 

Mary S. Sturgis

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Mary Salome Sturgis, 94, of Kearneysville, died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Homewood Retirement Village, Williamsport.

Born Oct. 23, 1902, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late C. Frederick and Jennie Harp Warrenfeltz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Sturgis in 1973.

She was a graduate of University of Maryland.

She was a former school teacher. She retired as a statistician for the Department of Public Health in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown and attended the Presbyterian Church in Kearneysville.

She was a former member of AARP 799, Charles Town, W.Va.; Shepherdstown Women's Club and the Jefferson Extension Homemakers Club.

She is survived by several cousins.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Randall Tremba will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Homewood Retirement Center, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

 

Leah Horovitz

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Leah Horovitz, 82, of Jacksonville, died Nov. 2, 1996, at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville.

She is survived by two daughters, Sybil Schiffman of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Marilyn Sims of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren, Laura Schiffman Newberry of Hagerstown, Dan Schiffman of Fairfax, Va., Michael Sims of Jacksonville, Sherry Ferlin of Greensboro, N.C., and Debbie Harris of Philadelphia.

The family will receive friends at the home of Sybil Schiffman on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to River Garden Home, 11401 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32258.
 

Betty L. Files

Betty Lou Files, 65, of 54 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at her home.

Born Oct. 19, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Elizabeth M. Armstrong Lady of Hagerstown and the late Harry S. Lady Sr.

She attended Otterbein United Methodist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Sharon E. Forbes of Phoenix, and Amanda D. Muller of Aberdeen, N.J.; four sons, Emmert Thomas Files of Hagerstown, Jeffrey R. Pontrelli of Severna Park, Md., Keith D. Files and Kevin L. Files, both of New Jersey; two brothers, Richard G. Lady of Tampa, Fla., and Harry S. Lady Jr. of Hagerstown; three granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing.

 

Diane S. Poffenberger

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Diane S. Poffenberger, 46, of Rt. 1, Box 1164, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at her home.

Born May 14, 1950, in Harrisburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Rozella Erdman Silks of Millersburg, Pa., and the late Richard Silks.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Needmore Bible Church.

She was a member of Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Pastor Douglas Poffenberger; one daughter, Danelle Daniels of McConnellsburg, Pa.; one son, David R. Poffenberger of Toccoa, Ga.; and three sisters, Dawn Reese of Harrisburg, Darla Heyne of Shrewsburg, Pa., and Dana Hepner of Millersburg.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Needmore Bible Church. The Rev. Robert Stokes will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church today from 5 to 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

 

Dan O. Shatzer

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Dan O. Shatzer, 76, of 8509 Lincoln Way West, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at his home.

Born July 25, 1920, in St. Thomas, he was the son of the late Paul and Beulah Otenberger Shatzer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Byers Shatzer, in 1948.

He was a molders helper and employed by T.B. Woods in shipping, prior to retirement in 1977.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Local 695 of UAW; AMVETS Post 224, Chambersburg, Pa.; Dietrich-Brechbill Post 612 American Legion, St. Thomas; American Legion Wesley Yeager Post 606, Fort Loudon, Pa.; Landis McCleaf Detachment Home Association, Chambersburg; and VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred I. "Peggy" Wolfe Shatzer, whom he married on April 15, 1959; one daughter, Freda Warren of Jonestown, Pa.; two sons, Larry Shatzer of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Donald Shatzer of Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Judy Cook of Chambersburg; five sisters, Janet McFadden of St. Thomas, Rosaline Byers of Bethany Beach, Del., Helen Miller of Edenville, Pa., Mary G. Picking of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Eva Fox of North Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Robert Shatzer of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lois June Shatzer.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas. The Rev. Paul Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Good Shepherd, 2700 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Della M. Heckman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Della M. Heckman, 97, of 2219 Letterkenny Road, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at The Shook Home, Chambersburg.

Born Oct. 23, 1899, in the Welsh Run, Pa., area, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Minnie Winger Martin. She lived her early life in Cearfoss.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aden E. Heckman, in 1961.

She was a homemaker. She also assisted her husband in the family poultry business.

She was a member of Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Edna M. Keller of Chambersburg; one sister, Cora Sipes of The Shook Home; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

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

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Pastor Kenneth L. Gibble and the Rev. Charles E. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be a viewing at the funeral home Thursday one hour prior to the service.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, Fourth Street, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Pauline C. Summers

BOONSBORO - Pauline Catherine Summers, 90, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, and formerly of 413 N. Main St., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at the home.

Born March 21, 1906, in Frederick County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Larenzo Reeder and Bessie Sigler Reeder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Veniah E. Summers, in 1965.

She retired from the Washington County Board of Education.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonsboro.

She was a member of Boonsboro Homemakers Club.

She is survived by one son, Leonard E. Summers of Hagerstown; two sisters, Mary Shifler and Janet Otto, both of Boonsboro; two brothers, Charles Reeder of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Floyd Reeder of Adamstown, Pa.; one granddaughter; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin Reeder, Austin Reeder and Robert Reeder.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III and the Rev. Louis R. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

The family requests memorial donations be made to Fahrney-Keedy Organ Fund, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713; or Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

 

Cathleene R. Ardinger

Cathleene R. Ardinger, 44, of 438 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 1910, 1952, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of Anita E. Gaskill Shaw of Westminster, Md., and the late William H. Shaw Sr.

She was a 1971 graduate of Westminster Senior High School. She also was a 1973 graduate of Hagerstown Medical Secretarial School.

She was employed as a care provider by Anita Lynne Home Inc. in Hagerstown for the past nine years.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Roy L. Ardinger; one son, Donald E. Hull of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Tina Miller and Leeann Ardinger, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Rhonda L. Shaw of Westminster; five brothers, William H. Shaw Jr. of Pittsburgh, Barry L. Shaw of Frederick, Clarence B. Shaw of Hanover, Pa., Daniel S. Shaw of Westminster, and Allen K. Shaw of New Oxford, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

 

Dorothy V. Misner

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Dorothy V. Misner, 88, a guest of Piney Mountain Home since Nov. 7, 1996, and of 4745 Carbaugh Road, Fayetteville, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born June 7, 1908, in South Mountain, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Emma Carbaugh. She resided in South Mountain all her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem M. Misner, in 1974.

She was employed in the housekeeping department of the Samuel Dixon State Hospital, presently the South Mountain Restoration Center, South Mountain.

She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ward One, Chambersburg, Pa.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Imogene Greenwood of South Mountain, whom she resided with, and Brenda Lawrence of Gettysburg, Pa.; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Orville E. Misner and Milton B. Misner; and two brothers, Ira J. Staley and Merry Staley.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. Bishop Rodger F. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain.

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

 

Roy A. Lint

Roy Allen Lint, 71, of 20209 Robinwood Court, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 19, 1925, in Adelaide, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl and Irene Lint.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Pearl Lint, in 1982.

He retired from Western Maryland Center as a business administrator.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42; VFW Post 1936; Potomac Fish and Game Club; Elks Lodge, Westminster, Md., and past exalted ruler; and Maryland Bar Association.

He is survived by one sister, Alwilda McClintock of Bethlehem, Pa.; a close friend, Virginia Lefever of Hagerstown; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Harold P. Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where the Elks Lodge will have a memorial service.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Pauline L. Palmer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Pauline L. Palmer, 88, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 5, 1908, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James S. and Minnie Armstrong LeMaster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Palmer, in 1992.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg.

She is survived by one son, Richard Stewart Palmer of Martinsburg; one grandson, Shawn Whittington; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Riser and Hilda LeMaster; and one brother, Guy LeMaster.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley 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.

 

Earl Miller

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Earl Miller, 76, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Aug. 11, 1920, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles and Florence Dorsey Miller.

He retired from Martinsburg Water Department.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Mountainside Tabernacle Church, Martinsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Georgie M. Butts Miller; two sons, Trammell E. Miller of Martinsburg and Roger Lee Miller of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Faircloth and Lucy Faircloth; and three brothers, Thurman Miller, Luther Miller and Charles Miller.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Paul C. Stanley and the Rev. Robert Caplinger will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

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

 

Mary N. Nussear

Mary Norma Nussear, 73, of 1108 Murdock Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Avalon Manor, Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Henry Arthur Nussear and Hilda Irene Nally Nussear Perry.

She was employed by Goodwill Industries.

She was a member of Salvation Army Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one brother, Clifton E. Perry of Hagerstown; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by a stepfather, Paul Clifton Perry.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Price's Cemetery, Pa. 316, Waynesboro, Pa. Major Samuel VanDenberg will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 534 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
 

William F. Henry

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - William Francis Henry, 46, of Falling Waters, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1950, in Brownsville, Pa., he was the son of Wilferd F. and Loys R. Cunningham Henry of Weston, W.Va.

He was employed by Bell Atlantic for 25 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters.

He was a scoutmaster for Troop 16 of Shenandoah Council, Boy Scouts of America.

He was a member of Telephone Pioneers; Weston Lodge 10, A.F.&A.M.; Scottish Rite and Nemesis Temple of the Shrine.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jeanellen Thompson Henry; three daughters, Heather Marie Henry and Amanda Leigh Henry, both at home, and Sarah E. Henry of Inwood, W.Va.; two sons, William Russell Henry and James Matthew Henry, both at home; three sisters, Patricia Wiley of Hurdle Mills, N.C., Linda Fox of Weston, and Ellen Keith of Creedmoor, N.C.; two brothers, Rodney Henry of Orlando, Fla., and Michael Henry of Cedar Grove, N.C.; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church, off Grade Road, Falling Waters. The Rev. Don Gribble will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va., today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Harmony United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1510, Falling Waters, W.Va. 25419; or Boy Scout Troop 16, P.O. Box 1510, Falling Waters, W.Va. 25419.

 

Louise H. Beekley

WILMINGTON, Del. - Louise H. Beekley, 62, of Surrey Park, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, of cancer at Wilmington Hospital.

She was a 1956 graduate of Smith College.

In 1957, she went to Wilmington where she established the music therapy department of Delaware State Hospital. As a homemaker, she was involved in many church and community activities.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John S. Beekley Jr.; one daughter, Lisa B. Arnold of Towson, Md.; one son, John S. Beekley III of San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Virginia H. Achey of Greensboro, N.C., Julie H. McPartlin of Schenectady, N.Y., and Hester Henry of Southbury, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert E.H. Beekley.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church on Mt. Lebanon Road off Concord Pike, Wilmington. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Delaware Division, 92 Read's Way, Suite 205, New Castle, Del. 19720.

 

Charles D. Biser

CASCADE - Charles Delbert Biser, 74, of 14559 Pennersville Road, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 7, 1922, in Ringgold, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Elizabeth Grossnickle Biser.

He was employed as postmaster at the Cascade Post Office for 28 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and in the U.S. National Guard in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Germantown Church of God in Cascade.

He also was a member of Acacia Lodge 155 F.&A.M., where he was a past master.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline Laura Davis Biser, whom he married Feb. 15, 1941; three sons, Ronald W. Biser of Thurmont, Md., C. Delbert Biser Jr. of Waynesboro, Pa., and Michael R. Biser of Cascade; two sisters, Elizabeth Stine of Waynesboro, and Margaret Pryor of Nevada; one brother, Carroll Biser of Rockville, Md.; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Jordan, June Oaks and Rae Sipes.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade. The Rev. Paul Tobias will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Md. 21719.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

 

Lena V. Whitacre

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Lena Victoria Whitacre, 84, of Charles Town, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Knott Nursing Home, Charles Town.

Born Aug. 15, 1912, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Helen V. Moler Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Allen Whitacre, in 1979.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, and a former member of Susanna Wesley Class.

She is survived by three sisters, Katherine Tutwiler of Clarksburg, W.Va., Mary Turdell of Baltimore and Ruth Creager of Waynesboro, Pa.; one brother, Raymond S. Myers of Halltown, W.Va.; one granddaughter; one grandson; a cousin; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Thurman Lee Whitacre; two sisters, Helen M. Milton and Margaret Myers; and four brothers, Calvin Lee Myers, Lewis Myers, Franklin Myers and Frederick Myers.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

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

 

Miriam K. Atwood

WILLIAMSPORT - Miriam Kirk Atwood, 85, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Aug. 5, 1911, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David and Nellie Gerbig Kirk.

Her husband, Benjamin Gibson Atwood, died in 1979.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, and of the church choir.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Brown of Westerville, Ohio, and Nancy Hamilton of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Winafred Ascanio of Merritt Island, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Barron; and one brother, Charles A. Kirk.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Christopher J. Chantelau will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

William R. Motz Sr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - William Ray Motz Sr., 88, of 400 Clayton Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at his home.

Born Nov. 11, 1907, in Ringgold, he was the son of the late John F. and Elsie Frances Miller Motz.

He was a 1926 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

Following high school graduation, he was employed at Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro as a timekeeper, and as manager of the company's print shop. Prior to retiring in 1973 with 46 years of service, he served as paymaster and assistant to President M.A. Hollengreen.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, and attended Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro.

He also was a member of B.P.O. Elks No. 731 and Eagles Club Inc., both in Waynesboro, and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Huff Motz, a resident of ManorCare in Chambersburg, Pa., whom he married Aug. 11, 1928; one sister, Sarah J. Mouer of Waynesboro; three grandchildren, W. Christopher Motz and Katherine M. Motz, both of Waynesboro, and W. Chad Motz of Thorburn, Nova Scotia; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dr. William Ray Motz Jr.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard L. Thorp will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

 

Allen B. Henry

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Allen Britt Henry, 57, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born March 7, 1939, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lester and Edith Britt Henry.

He was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Everhart Henry; one daughter, Renee Parsons of Glengary, W.Va.; two sons, Timothy Henry and Todd Henry, both of Martinsburg; one sister, Dorothy Henry of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one brother, Lester Henry of Cherry Run, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Butts.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. Hennis Fox will officiate.

A viewing will be held at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Richard P. Murphy

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Richard P. "Dick" Murphy, 66, of 11324 Country Club Road, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 18, 1930, in Lorton, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas E. and Gertrude S. Shepherd Murphy.

He was a 1947 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, Va. He received his bachelor of arts degree from William and Mary College in 1950. He played football for the college.

He was a sales manager for Koons Organization Auto Dealers in Falls Church, Va., and then became general manager for Chris Hanburger Ford Dealership in College Park, Md. After moving to Waynesboro, he owned and operated the Ford and Mercury dealership. Prior to retiring in 1993, he owned and operated Murphy's Auto Sales in Zullinger, Pa.

While living in Virginia, he was a life member of Pohick Episcopal Church, Lorton. After moving to Waynesboro, he became a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

He was a charter member of Bailey's Lions Club in Crossroads, Va., and a member and past president of Bailey's Volunteer Fire Co. for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce S. Smith Murphy, whom he married on May 7, 1966; two sons, R. Thomas Murphy and Scott H. Murphy, both of Waynesboro; one brother, Judge William R. Murphy of Mary Point, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle S. Murphy.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Pohick Episcopal Church, Lorton. The Rev. James White and the Rev. Stephen D. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 112 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or the American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

 

Merritt C. Dickey Jr.

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Merritt Carnot Dickey Jr., 79, of 13419 Waterloo Road, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Born April 12, 1917, in Clinton, Maine, he was the son of the late Merritt and Josie Bremner Dickey Sr.

His wife, Dorothy M. Harbaugh Dickey, died July 28, 1996. They were married June 19, 1943.

He attended Clinton area schools in Maine.

He was employed as a machinist at Glide Line "Amp. Inc." until his retirement in 1986. He also ran an automobile repair business from his home for 25 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army from September 1941 to December 1945 as a corporal with the Composit School of Military Intelligence Training Corp. He also was coordinator for the school's reunion.

He was a member of American Legion Post 15, and Eagles Club Inc., both of Waynesboro, Pa.; and was founder, director and a life member of Blue Ridge Summit Sportsman Club. He was named Franklin County Federation of Sportsman Clubs Sportsman of the Year in 1981.

He is survived by one daughter, Diana Dickey Koski of Lee, N.H.; one son, Duane Dickey of Waynesboro; three sisters, Christine Gurney of Benton, Maine, Maxine Boardman of Skowhegan, Maine, and Aletha Veilleux of Waynesboro; one brother, Kenneth Dickey of Zaphyr, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Rev. Eugene Cline will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Fountaindale Union Cemetery in Fairfield, Pa.

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

 

Cathleene R. Ardinger

Cathleene R. Ardinger, 44, of 438 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, was born July 10, 1952, in Frederick, Md.

 

Mary H. Dobbins

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Mary Hartzell Dobbins, 84, of Shepherdstown, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Canterbury Home, Shepherdstown.

Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Shepherdstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Mary L. Hartzell Dobbins.

She received her A.B. degree from shepherd College in 1931 and her master's degree from Columbia University, New York City, in 1937.

She retired in 1976, after 44 years as a teacher at Shepherdstown Junior and Senior High School, she helped to form and direct the girls, boys and mixed choruses. She helped to form the Shepherdstown High School Alumni Association in 1950. She was a student counselor for 20 years.

After her retirement, she helped to tape the oral history of Shepherdstown, as related by native senior citizens.

She was a life long member of Christ Reformed Church, Shepherdstown, and was active in the music department.

She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma; honorary member of the Teachers Society; and a member of Historic Shepherdstown Commission; and national, state and county Retired School Personnel.

She is survived by several cousins.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at Christ Reformed Church, Shepherdstown. The Rev. Bronson Staley will officiate. Burial will be Elmwood Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Shepherdstown Junior High School, Library Book Fund, P.O. Box 70, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

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

 

Gladys T. McClanathan

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Gladys Thomas McClanathan, 72, of 8796 Little Cove Road, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born March 9, 1924, near Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Robinson Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl E. McClanathan Sr., in 1992.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Pauline Cunningham of Middleburg, Fla., Vonnie McClanathan of Mercersburg, and Linda Kazmierski of Greencastle, Pa.; four sons, Earl E. McClanathan Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa., Marvin E. McClanathan of Scotland, Pa., David L. McClanathan of Greencastle and Ronald N. McClanathan of Mercersburg; one sister, Etta Starliper of Mercersburg; one brother, Clarence Thomas of Fort Loudon, Pa.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Henry Hunsberger will officiate. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery of Little Cove, Pa.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Lloyd E. Perkins Jr.

Lloyd E. Perkins Jr., 60, of 16715 National Pike, Hagerstown, and formerly of Frostburg, Md., died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 23, 1936, in Uniontown, Pa., he was the son of the late Lloyd Sr. and Rose Muir Perkins.

He was a retired gear cutter for Mack Trucks of Hagerstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Robin McGowan of Cumberland, Md.; two sons, Anthony D. Perkins of Ironton, Minn., and Robert Perkins of Aberdeen, Md.; two brothers, James R. Perkins of Enterprise, Ala., and Joseph W. Perkins of Frostburg; stepmother, Joy Perkins of Midland, Md.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

His remains were cremated.

Family visitation was private.

Arrangements were by Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg.

 

Louise B. Thompson

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Louise Burleigh Thompson, 89, of Charles Town, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Jan. 29, 1907, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary D. Stoutsenburger Burleigh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Thompson, in 1980.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, where she was a charter member of the Womens Club.

She was a former member of Charles Town Senior Womans Club and Wayside Garden Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy T. Smith and Joan T. Moler, both of Charles Town; five grandhcildren, Judith M. Robertson, Jane M. Greaser, Steven S. Smith, Stephanie S. Furgiuele and Katherine S. Fadeley; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Bert Valdes will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

The family will receive friends at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where a vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 370, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

 

Melvin B. Stevens

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Melvin B. Stevens, 86, of 757 Fairground Ave., died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Franklin County Nursing Home in Guilford Township, Pa.

Born Feb. 13, 1910, in Needmore, Pa., he was the son of the late David N. and L. Maude Clark Stevens.

He retired in 1976 after 30 years with E.D. Plummer and Sons of Chambersburg. After his retirement, he was a night watchman for E.D. Plummer and a sewer line inspector for Dennis Black Engineering in Chambersburg.

He was member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Needmore.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934 in Marionsville, Pa.

He was a member of Mason Dixon and Gettysburg Antique Automobile Clubs.

He was an avid bowler.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel May Daniels Stevens, whom he married on June 15, 1935; one daughter, Shirley Corso of Chambersburg; one son, Roger A. Stevens of Camp Hill, Pa.; one sister, Ethel Mellot of St. Thomas, Pa.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Stuart A. Troutman will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

 

Robert L. McGinley

Robert Lee McGinley, 69, of 21 Garlinger Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 27, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Joseph La-Mar and Marguerite Hazel Pettit McGinley.

He attended Hagerstown High School.

He retired from Pangborn Corp.

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

He was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1936.

He is survived by his wife, Cecile A. McGinley; one daughter, Sharon Weckerly of Hagerstown; one son, Allen McGinley of Hagerstown; one sister, Frances L. Durbin of Hagerstown; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave., Reisterstown, Md. 21136.

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

 

Thomas W. Willis

Thomas Wesley Willis, 76, of 17738 Burnside Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at his home.

Born April 5, 1920, in Castlewood, Va., he was the son of the late Robert K. and Margaret Hawkins Willis.

He was a retired Montgomery County employee.

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

He is survived by his wife, Margie L. Willis; two daughters, Glynis Mercer of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Debra Rogers of Brookville, Md.; two sons, Thomas W. Willis Jr. of Monrovia, Md., and Randy Willis of Germantown, Md.; one sister, Loretta Williams of Bristol, Va.; three brothers, Calvin Willis of Castlewood, Jack Willis of Bristol and Robert Willis of Richmond, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Daris Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Md.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, Md. 21742-6710.

 

Audrey L. Park

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Audrey L. Park, 62, of Fannettsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at her home.

Born Feb. 7, 1934, in Everett, Pa.; she was the daughter of the late George M. and Lillian Hendersen Woy.

She was a graduate of Everett High School, Everett.

Before her retirement, she was a computer programmer with Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church in Fannettsburg.

She is survived by her husband, O.Ray Park; two daughters, Karen May of Danville, Pa.; and Cheryl Park of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run, Pa. The Rev. Ted Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Lower Path Valley Cemetery in Fannettsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Metal Township Fire and Ambulance Co., Fannettsburg, Pa. 17221.

 

Lloyd H. Ritter Jr.

Lloyd H. Ritter Jr., 75, of 20025 Gilbert Hills Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at his home.

Born March 18, 1921, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lloyd H. and Bessie V. Harbaugh Ritter Sr.

He retired after 36 years as a dispatcher with Western Maryland Railway.

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during both wars.

He was a member of the Railroaders Old Timers Club; B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378; American Legion Morris Frock Post 42; AARP; and a former member of the Civil Air Patrol.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Phillips Ritter; two daughters, Carolyn L. Dunne of Hagerstown and Kathleen J. Ahalt of Burkittsville, Md.; two sons, David L. Ritter and Donald P. Ritter, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Betty Tilley of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Robert Ritter of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services are pending the arrival of a relative from overseas. The Rev. Jay Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

 

Frank D. Kelley

CANAL FULTON, Ohio - Frank D. Kelley, 87, of the Chapel Hill Community, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996.

Born May 21, 1909, in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Edward R. and Marian Peter Kelley.

His wife, Elizabeth Maurer Kelley, preceded him in death.

He was a 1927 graduate of McKinley High School in Canton.

He owned Kelley's Studio and Camera Shop in Hagerstown, where he lived until returning to Stark County, Ohio, in 1987.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II as a photographer in France and England.

He was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 378 in Hagerstown.

He is survived by three nieces, Barbara Carroll of Canton, and Janet Davis and Carolyn Lowrie, both of Indiana; three nephews, Pat Kelly and Mike Kelly, both of California, and Richard Davis of Florida; and one niece and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Kelly Davis; and one brother, Robert P. Kelly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Canton. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Canton.

Friends may call at Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon, Ohio, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Kathleen M. Gunderman

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Kathleen Margaret Gunderman, 68, of Gerrardstown, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at her home.

Born Dec. 28, 1927, in Loudoun County, Va.; she was the daughter of the late Charley G. and Bessie Ann Hardy Dodson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Gunderman, in 1989.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret A. Fleener of Gerrardstown; two sons, John F. Spickler of Chapmansboro, Tenn., and Ralph G. Spickler Sr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one sister, Pearl Hammond of Texas; four brothers, Jack Dodson of Charles Town, W.Va., Roy Dodson of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Charles Dodson of Martinsburg, and Donald Lee Dodson of South Carolina; nine grandhchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded n death by one daughter, Patricia Spickler; and three brothers, Buster Dodson, Major Dodson and Clyde Dodson.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Johnny Faircloth will officiate. Burial will be in Middleway Masonic Cemetery, Middleway, W.Va.

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.

 

Ellen L. Babbington

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Ellen Lucille Babbington, 69, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Nov. 25, 1926, in Cairnbrook, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David and Louetta Thompson Snyder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Francis Babbington.

She is survived by four daughters, Ellen Lucille Kent of Winchester, Theresa Ann Shultz of Riverdale, Md., Maureen Marie Korns of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Mary Cecilia Babbington of Hedgesville; two sons, James Francis Babbington and Joseph Francis Babbington, both of Hedgesville; three sisters, Mary Beri of Windber, Pa., Dorthuella Klonicke of Somerset, Pa., and Blanche Baker of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, John Snyder of Massillon, Ohio, and Andrew Snyder of Cleveland; four grandhcildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Frances Babblington; and 10 sisters and brothers.

Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

 

Jay E. McCleary

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jay Edgar McCleary, 70, of 5717 Cumberland Highway, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born July 11, 2926, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Milton A. McCleary and Hazel K. McKenzie McCleary.

He was employed as a clerk by Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring in 1983 after more than 40 years of service. He then was employed by J. Frank Faust Junior High School, Chambersburg.

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

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg.

He was a member of American Red Cross; Oscar M. Hykes Post 223 American Legion, Shippensburg, Pa.; National Association of Retired Federal Employees 1063, Chambersburg; and a lifetime member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel K. Bishop McCleary, whom he married on June 11, 1946; one daughter, Bonnie E. Maldonado of New Cumberland, Pa.; one son, David E. McCleary of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jeffrey L. Roth will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; American Red Cross Chapter Office, Professional Arts Building, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or American Diabetes Association, Franklin County Chapter, c/o Doris J. Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

 

Irene M. Brindle

FAYETEVILLE, Pa. - Irene M. Brindle, 93, a resident of Piney Mountain, and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Piney Mountain.

Born Nov. 11, 1902, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry Benjamin and Media Frantz Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Brindle, in 1965.

She retired in 1965 as a seamstress with the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Greencastle Church of the Brethren.

She enjoyed crocheting and making afghans.

She is survived by two daughters, Mable Shindle and Jorretta McKibben, both of Greencastle; two sons, Robert T. Brindle and Marvin L. Brindle, both of Greencastle; three sisters, Elsie V. Wishard of Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro, and Margaret K. Lesher and Lorraine Stine, both of Greencastle; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Robert Thacker and the Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery in St. Thomas, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Building Fund of the Macedonia United Brethren Church, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

 

Pauline C. Summers

BOONSBORO - Pauline Catherine Summers, 90, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, and formerly of 413 N. Main St., who died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, is survived by a brother, Floyd Reeder of Adamstown, Md.


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