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John J. Morrow

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John J. Morrow, 92, of Menno-Haven, and formerly of 1426 Alexander Ave., died Monday, March 31, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 6, 1905, in Altoona, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel E. and Gertrude Morrison Morrow.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Hollar Morrow, on Nov. 12, 1971.

He was a 1923 graduate of Altoona High School and a 1928 graduate of U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He received his master's degree in education from Duke University in 1959.

His Air Force career began in 1929 with pilot training at Brooks and Kelly Fields. He later served in the Pacific Theater, where he was stationed at Saipan, Guam, Japan, Korea and Okinawa.

He participated in 50 combat missions while assigned to the A-4 7th Bomber Command in the Pacific and returned to the United States as inspector general, Air Training Command. After graduating from the National War College, he was assigned as chief of staff at the U.S. Military Academy.

His last assignments were with the Office of Deputy Chief of Staff Intelligence, HQ, USAF, in the Pentagon. He retired as a colonel with HQ Allied Air Forces Central Europe Fountainebleau, France.

He taught math at Penn State Mont Alto from 1959-1970.

He received the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross; Bronze Star; eight Air Medals and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, where he was a former elder and a member of the Evangelism Committee.

He also was a member of the Falling Spring Horse Valley Acres Inc.

He is survived by two daughters, Jane Morrow of Chambersburg and Virginia Dress of Athens, Ga.; two sons, Philip E. Morrow of Anchorage, Alaska, and Robert Morrow of Carlisle, Pa.; one sister, Amy L. Morrow of Holidaysburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. The Rev. William H. Harter and the Rev. Linda B. Harter will officiate. Burial will be in the Post Cemetery, U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to the Family Life Center of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Marlene Custer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Marlene Custer, 61, of Martinsburg, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 14, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Flo Gentry Rackham.

She retired as a secretary from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She was a member of Johnsontown Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Kenneth W. Custer Sr.; four sons, Kenneth W. Custer Jr. of Martinsburg, Terry Custer of Cabot, Ark., Anthony Custer of Hancock and John Alexander of Cincinnati; one sister, Emma Winegardner of Hurst, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Rackham.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 211 35 St., S.E., Charleston, W.Va. 25301; or The Diabetes Association, West Virginia Affiliate, 1036 Quarrier St., Room 404, Charleston, W.Va. 25301.

Donald J. Hudson

WILLIAMSPORT - Donald Joseph Hudson, 63, of 16740 Buford Drive, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1933, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Calvin Robert and Margaret Victoria Wolfe Hudson.

He was a 1961 graduate of Tennessee Technology University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 25 years. He then was employed by the City of Hagerstown for seven years, retiring in 1995.

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

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Halfway.

He was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion, Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Delores Gapp Hudson; two daughters, Pamela Thrailkill of Hagerstown and Donna Hudson, at home; four sons, Stephen Hudson, Michael Hudson and Douglas Hudson, all of Williamsport, and Kenneth Hudson of Las Vegas; three sisters, Patricia Fabri of Frostburg, Md., Sister Dolores Hudson of Cumberland, and Mary Margaret Wilhelm of Bedford, Pa.; five brothers, William Hudson of Hagerstown, Thomas Hudson of Short Gap, W.Va., John Hudson, Harold Hudson and James Hudson, all of Cumberland; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 17628 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Keith W. Boisvert will be celebrant. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, today from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Christian wake will be held at 8:30 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open today after 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund, 17628 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Myron H. Ridgely

PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Myron "Pete" H. Ridgely, 64, of Port Richey and formerly of Hagerstown, died March 18, 1997, in Port Richey.

Born Sept. 15, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Guy and Edna Ridgely.

He was the owner of Auntie Anne's Pretzels stores in Tampa, Fla., and Port Richey and Rye Field Deli, Clearwater, Fla. He previously was co-owner of Tri-Fab Inc., Waynesboro, Pa. He was employed by Danzer Metal Works, Hagerstown.

He was a member of Longmeadow Rotary Club; Elks Club; and Ducks Unlimited.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Ridgely; two daughters, Kim Benner of Sharpsburg and Jodi Davis of Frederick, Md.; one sister, Helen Schafer of Hagerstown; two brothers, Guy Ridgely of Funkstown and Elwood Ridgely of Hagerstown; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Michalé Ridgely; one sister, Dorothy Finfrock and two brothers, Charles Ridgely and James Ridgely.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Ringgold Church of Christ, 14426 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown. Pastor Don Conley will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hagerstown.

Janet L. Crist

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Janet L. Crist, 77, of Piney Mountain Home, and formerly of Scotland, Pa., died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at Piney Mountain Home.

Born Feb. 5, 1920, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Minnie M. Fahnestock McCans.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard G. Crist, in 1976.

She was a 1938 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She had worked for the former Stanley Co. for 43 years.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one son, Jeffry Crist of Arizona; one sister, Joan Knepper of Fayetteville; one brother, Arthur R. McCans of Chambersburg; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Cemetery, Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jude Dawson-Amoah will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Franklin County Chapter, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 106, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

James H. Baker Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Howard Baker Sr., 82, of Martinsburg, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born May 8, 1914, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jacob H. and Hattie Rentch Baker.

He retired from Martin Marietta. He was the owner and operator of Baker TV Repair.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Linton Baker; four daughters, Joyce A. Luber of Winchester, Va., Gloria G. Glesner of Riverdale, Md., Linda L. Brown of Martinsburg, and Sherry G. Heck of Bedington, W.Va.; one son, James Howard Baker Jr. of Martinsburg; one sister, Margaret Birgam of Charles Town, W.Va.; one brother, William C. Baker of Martinsburg; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Dale Baker; and one brother, Charles Baker.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Walter F. Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Oscar L. Jones

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Oscar L. Jones, 86, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 15, 1911, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Andrew J. and Maggie Carpenter Jones.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Williams Jones. They were married in 1939.

He was a graduate of the Hampton Institute.

He retired from dietetics at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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

He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where he was church organist and coordinator of music; and was in the senior choir and Voices of Tomorrow.

He also was a member of the Retired Men's Chorus; American Federation of Musicians Local 770; Marshall-Holly-Mason Post 120; NARFE, and was president from 1982 to 1983; AARP; NAACP; Sumner/Ramer Reunion; Eastern Panhandle Travel Club; and Senior Citizens Advisory Council. He was past commander and adjutant of American Legion Post 102; was Scout Master of Troop 45 from 1938 to 1943; was a past member of board of directors of the Senior Center; and played in dance bands from 1933 to 1987.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Lee of Martinsburg; one sister, Christine Hill of Denton, Md.; a close friend, Virginia Taylor of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Evangeline Byrd, Alyce Greene, Inez Turner, Alda Jones and Jacqueline Brown; and five brothers, Russell Jones, William Jones, Jesse Jones, Norman Jones and Herman Jones.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. The Rev. Alfred E. Statesman will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

The family will meet at the home of his daughter, Linda Lee, on Friday at 12:15 p.m. before going to the church.

The casket will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services on Friday.

M. Catherine Etter

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - M. Catherine Etter, 82, of 202 Village Square and formerly of 18 Steiger Ave., Mercersburg, Pa., died March 3, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 11, 1914, in Lemasters, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alvin C. and Ethel M. Small Etter.

She was employed as a bookkeeper by the former L.S. Cook & Son John Deere Co. and for over 20 years worked at the former Brener's Furniture Store, both of Chambersburg. She worked for 11 years in the installment loan department of Chambersburg Trust Co.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Mercersburg.

She is survived by five cousins, Dorothy V. Fritz, Vera Zimmerman, and Louise Washinger, all of Chambersburg, Richard L. Etter of Ripon, Calif., and Bobbie Reese of Hanover, Pa.

She was the last member of her immediate family.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, Pa. The Rev. W. David Kent will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Norman Sheffield Sr.

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - Norman Sheffield Sr., 62, of HCR 75, Box 296, who died Monday, March 31, 1997, was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Blaine Sheffield and Robert James Sheffield.

Joseph R. Cline

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Joseph R. Cline, 59, of Harp Hill Road, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 23, 1937, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late Grayson R. and Mildred Naille Cline.

He owned and operated Joseph R. Cline and Son Excavating, Myersville, for 35 years.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wolfsville, Md.

He also was a member of Elks Lodge 684, Frederick, Md. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Blank Cline; two daughters, Julie F. Zebroski of Woodsboro, Md., and Judy L. Cline of Germantown, Md.; one son, Jerry "Jake" R. Cline of Myersville; one sister, Raetta M. Stotelmyer of Wolfsville; two brothers, Richard "Sonny" N. Cline and Floyd E. Cline, both of Myersville; six grandchildren; three nieces and five nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Howell and the Rev. Ronald A. Beverlin will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Friends may call today after 3 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. 21702.

Robert J. Wyand

SARASOTA, Fla. - Robert J. Wyand, of Sarasota, and formerly of Keedysville, died Dec. 31, 1996, in Florida.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, Keedysville. The Rev. Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville.

Margaret L.M. Miller

Margaret Lillie Mae Miller, 88, of 18034 Putter Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1902, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lillie Mae Wachter Bentz.

She is survived by her husband, Austin M. Miller Sr.; one son, Austin M. Miller Jr. of Frederick; one sister, Helen Bruchey of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Joseph R. Foster will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

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

James L. Jones Sr.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - James L. Jones Sr., 75, of 229 S. Fayette St., died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late John W. and Florence M. McCullough Jones.

He was employed by the former C.B. Zitzman Grocery, Mercersburg. He was employed in the transportation department at Letterkenny Army Depot until his retirement in April, 1983, after 42 years of service.

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

He was a charter member and former commander of Lewis H. Himes American Legion Post 830 of Mercersburg, where he was recently recognized as being a 50-year member of this organization. He also was a member of the AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. "Betty" Cuff Jones, whom he married Jan. 3, 1951; three daughters, Sandra E. Burhanan and Nancy Jones, both of Mercersburg, and Florence M. Jones of Biglerville, Pa.; three sons, James L. Jones Jr., Charles W. Jones and Curtis E. Jones, all of Mercersburg; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Usley Jackson and one brother, Samuel Jones.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Patricia A. Tillman will officiate. Burial with military graveside services by Charles Nitterhouse, VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, Pa., will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Mercersburg.

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

Gareth W. Kline

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Gareth W. Kline, 58, of Hawbottom Road, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born March 7, 1939, in Wolfsville, Md., he was the son of the late Merle R. and Mary E. Delauter Kline.

He was a 1957 graduate of Middletown High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, having served from 1957 until 1965.

He was a member of Amvets Post 9, Middletown and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. Baker Kline; two daughters, Wanda L. Kline and Tammy L. Clark, both of Middletown; four sisters, Doris Reel of Hagerstown, Peggy Frushour of Wolfsville, Nancy Warrenfeltz of Smithsburg and Dorothy Harshman of Frederick; three brothers, Richard Kline of Myersville, Md., George Kline of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Howard Kline of Virginia; five grandchildren; a special friend, J.J. Horseman of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Maynard Kline.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The Rev. Michael Knight will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home today after 3 p.m. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital, Attn: Ken Coffey, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Samuel B. Dunkin

CASCADE - Samuel Benjamin Dunkin, 90, of 25227 Military Road, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born April 7, 1906, in Foxville, Md., he was the son of the late David Isaac and Viola Ellen Hays Moser Dunkin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Marie Bowman Dunkin, on July 25, 1968. They were married Dec. 28, 1932.

He was employed by Watson's Sawmill, Foxville. Prior to retiring in 1974, he was employed by the Western Maryland Railroad as a trackman and operated machines on the tracks for 38 years.

He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of God.

He was a former member of the Cascade American Legion Post 239 and Loyal Order of Moose, Hagerstown. He was a life member of Blue Ridge Summit Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche M. Ray Dunkin, whom he married March 6, 1986; one daughter, Mary M. McCullough of State Line, Pa.; four sons, Samuel D. "Buddy" Dunkin and David E. Shilling, both of Cascade, Lester Shilling of Sabillasville, Md., and Braden Shilling of Shady Grove, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Esther L. Crist of Sharpsburg; two stepsons, Clarence A. Crist and George W. Crist, both of Sharpsburg; one sister, Fern Fox of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren, step grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley United Methodist Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Five Co. or the Blue Ridge Mountain Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 647, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. 17214.

Louella Koenig

SEMINOLE, Fla. - Louella Koenig, 77, of 12260 93rd Court, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at Columbia Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla.

Born Dec. 2, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Harbaugh and Louella Catherine Eiler Schindel.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, C. Fred Koenig; one daughter, Jane S. Koenig of Marietta, Ga.; one son, John F. Koenig of St. Charles, Ill; one brother, Dr. William H. Schindel of Dallas; and one grandson.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Leo W. McCumbee

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Leo W. "Cracket" McCumbee, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born July 27, 1918, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Cecil L. and Mary E. Moss McCumbee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Wills McCumbee, in 1986.

He retired from Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp. after 37 years.

He is survived by three daughters, JoAnn Boden of Clear Spring, Linda Bingaman and Darlene Waugh, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four sons, Kenneth McCumbee, Richard McCumbee, Pete McCumbee and Roger McCumbee, all of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Mary Easton of Berkeley Springs; one brother, William "Mutt" McCumbee Sr. of Berkeley Springs; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one son and two brothers, Cecil McCumbee Jr. and Franklin McCumbee.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Jack Hiles and the Rev. Shirley Hiles will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Viewing will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 304 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va., 25411.

Lucy M. Wolff

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lucy M. Wolff, 101, of 201 Franklin Farm Lane, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 16, 1895, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Roberta Peters Cool.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Wolff Sr., on Feb. 20, 1977.

She is survived by one daughter, Pauline Newman of Kissimmee, Fla.; one son, James A. Wolff of Fayetteville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy Bass; and two sons, Robert Wolff and Frank Wolff.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

James H. Mills

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James H. Mills, 73, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at his home.

Born May 1, 1923, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Sandy Alexander and Lula K. Huff Mills.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Brown Mills.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

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

He was past commander of Berkeley Post 14, American Legion.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police; BOP Elks 778; Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose and Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW.

He is survived by one daughter, Betty Kemp of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; two sisters, Charlotte May and Rosalie Wyndham, both of Martinsburg; one brother, Billy Mills of Martinsburg; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mae Stevens, Dorothy Pietch, Rosalie Mumford and Elsie Crawford; and two brothers, Sandy Mills Jr. and Clifford Mills.

Services and burial will be private.

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

Geraldine Z. DeStafeno

Geraldine Z. DeStafeno, 75, of 728 Antietam Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Aug.13, 1921, in Oxford, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Cumo Zeuli.

Her husband, Samuel H. DeStafeno, died in 1972.

In 1958, she and her husband and partner, Vincent Cosmic, formed Dari-Desserts Inc. in Vermont. They subsequently purchased other cheese manufacturing companies in Vermont.

She was a co-founder of Jefferson Cheese Manufacturing in 1973. She retired in 1988.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Elaine C. Olson of Orange, Calif.; one son, Bruce N. DeStafeno of Clear Spring; one sister, Gloria Felczhak of Kingston, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Andrew Mohl will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arthur E. Froemel

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Arthur Edward Froemel, 61, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Nursing Home, Martinsburg.

Born June 1, 1935, on Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert and Helen Boda Froemel.

He was employed as an electrical engineer.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during the Korean War.

He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Froemel of Olney, Md., and Karen A. Howard of New Market, Md.; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Howard and Robert W. Howard III.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Froemel.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Community Church, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.


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