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John G. Kriner

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John G. Kriner, 85, of 34 W. Main St., died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1911, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles D. and Rhoda M. Wallech Kriner.

He retired in 1974 after 22 years of services from Waynesboro School District, where he worked as a maintenance man. Prior, he had been employed as a carpenter, building many homes in the area.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Eagles Club Inc.

He is survived by one daughter, Rosanne M. Pulaski of Waynesboro; one son, Terry L. Kriner of Mont Alto, Pa.; one sister, Ellen B. Stine of Greencastle, Pa.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro. The Rev. James Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, corner of South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro, Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Everard A. Phillips

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Everard A. Phillips, 59, of 3842 Scotland Ave., died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at University Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, Derry Township, Pa.

Born March 15, 1938, in St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies, he was the son of the late Aldaphos and Claris Seymore Phillips.

He was employed as a counselor assistant by Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Chambersburg.

He attended King's Apostle Holiness Church of God, Cove Gap, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Phillips of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Barbara Phillips of Miami, Celine Barkley of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Charmaine Phillips of Kingston, Jamaica; five sons, Clifton Phillips of Winchester, Va., Everall Phillips of Lewisburg, W.Va., Everard Phillips Jr. of Orlando, Clayton Phillips and Loxley Phillips, both of Kingston; one sister, Vera McNeil of London, England; one brother, Leonard Davidson of Roanoke, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Patricia Tillman will officiate. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, 191 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Janet M. Cuddy

Janet Marie Cuddy, 77, of 300 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1919, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph D. and Louise E. Yeager Ridgley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cuddy.

She was employed by Robert Hall Clothes.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was a member of Hits and Misses Bowling League at Long Meadow Bowl.

She is survived by three daughters, Emma Myers and Donna Kesecker, both of Hagerstown, and Reba King of Winchester, Va.; one sister, Dorothy Palmer of Hanover, Pa.; one brother, Joseph Ridgley of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy Ruth.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Eddie Blackmon will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Pearl H. Batcheler

WILLIAMSPORT - Pearl Hughes Batcheler, 74, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George Lewis and Lola Pearl Hughes Pruett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Batcheler.

She was a 1966 graduate of Old Dominion University.

She spent most of her life in Virginia Beach, Va. She taught elementary school in the Virginia Beach public school system.

She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Williamsport. She was a former active member of First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach.

She was a volunteer at Virginia Beach Hospital Auxiliary. She also was active with Homewood Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda B. Clark of Hagerstown; two sons, James L. Batcheler of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Robert P. Batcheler of Oxford, Mich.; one sister, Mary Virginia Geiger of Baltimore; one brother, G. Lewis Pruett of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Homewood Retirement Center Chapel, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell and the Rev. Willard F. Rahn will officiate.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends at Homewood Community Center on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 36th and Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451; or Williamsport Food Bank, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

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

Bertha M.M. Freyman

SEVERNA PARK, Md. - Bertha Maye Maun Freyman, 85, of Severna Park, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at North Arundle Hospital, Glen Burnie, Md.

Born Dec. 2, 1911, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John A.S. and Bertha M. Rider Maun. She lived her early life in Waynesboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. Freyman Sr.

She assisted her husband in establishing the Arundle machine shop.

She is survived by one daughter, Bertha E. Chowanetz of Severna Park; one stepson, Alfred C. Freyman Jr. of Severna Park; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary C. Fiore; and one brother, Charles S. Maun.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate. Burial will be Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Harriet T. Kennedy

Harriet T. Kennedy, 84, of 308 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at 5236 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, Pa., the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Kennedy.

Born Feb. 13, 1913, in Worleytown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Emmert and Iva Myrtle Stickell Nisewonder.

She was a homemaker. In her early life, she had been employed by the former Greencastle Canning Factory, Greencastle Hosiery Mill and McLaughlin Hotel of Greencastle, Pa.

She had attended Macedonia United Brethren Church, near Greencastle.

She and her husband had served several years as foster parents for numerous children.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lester F. Kennedy; one daughter, Lois R. Kayhoe of Waynesboro; five sons, Richard E. Kennedy of Waynesboro, Ronald L. Kennedy of Conshohocken, Pa., Allen G. Kennedy and Thurman F. Kennedy, both of Hagerstown, and Bradford W. Kennedy of Modesto, Calif.; 29 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

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

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa.

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

Earl J. Keefer

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Earl J. Keefer, 66, of 100 Walnut Bottom Road, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at his home.

Born April 2, 1931, in Sylvan, Pa., he was the son of the late William R. and Mary E. Mills Keefer.

He was employed as a laborer by Waynesboro Construction Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., and was retired. He was formerly employed by Williamsport Tannery in Williamsport.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and served with the U.S. Army.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie D. Keefer Keefer, whom he married on Sept. 30, 1934; four daughters, Karen Stine, Lisa Keefer and Kimberly Ann Keefer, all of Hagerstown, and Glenna Pryor of Funkstown; three sons, Earl R. Keefer of Quincy, Pa., Michael L. Keefer and Mark E. Keefer, both of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Debra Weaver of Newburg, Pa., and Donna Cover of Shippensburg; three stepsons, Gary Bard of Chambersburg, Pa., Richard Bard of Shippensburg, and Roger Bard of Fayetteville, Pa.; four sisters, Ruby Weaver of Warfordsburg, Pa., Bessie Shillings of Hagerstown, Violet Harris of Hancock, and Mary Dickens of Clearville, Pa.; two brothers, John Keefer of Mercersburg, Pa., and Merle Keefer of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring, Chambersburg. Pastor James Dodge will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

Shirley B. Robison

Shirley B. Robison, 61, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997.

Born Nov. 5, 1935, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Ruby Heil Sr.

She was formerly employed by L'Aligon Manufacturing, Dorbee Manufacturing and Maryland Ribbon. She also was former co-owner of Funkstown Fountain and R&J Discount Store. She also worked in a domestic capacity for several family members and friends.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown.

She was actively involved in outreach with fellow cancer survivors.

She is survived by her husband, James H. Robison; five daughters, Vicky Yates of Sharpsburg, Jessie "Susie" Kretzer, Jewel Collins, Janice Robison and Jamie Cannon, all of Hagerstown; two sons, Frederick Reeder of Tucson, Ariz., and Robert Reeder of Hagerstown; and 12 grandchildren, including James Aleshire, whom resided with her.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Robison Jr.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Davis and the Rev. Andre Blythe will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Edward A. Mumma

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Edward A. Mumma, 54, of 345 Antietam Drive, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at his home.

Born July 17, 1942, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Helen Fisher Mumma of Hagerstown and the late Charles E. Mumma.

He was a 1960 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown. While in high school, he played basketball, winning many awards and trophies. He also was a 1964 graduate of LaSalle College in Philadelphia with a degree in political science and prelaw.

For the past 29 years, he was employed by Grove Worldwide, Shady Grove, Pa., as a traffic manager. He began there in 1968 to start the International Traffic Department.

He was a member of St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Hagerstown Traffic Company Association; National Defense Traffic Association; Maryland Fraternal Order of Police; and was a social member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Waynesboro.

He helped with various sports programs in Franklin County, Pa., and at Waynesboro YMCA. He was interested in thoroughbred horse racing and NASCAR racing. He studied the family history of the Mumma farm in Sharpsburg.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Glenda Kay Whitlock Mumma, whom he married on Sept. 9, 1966; two sons, Eric Charles Mumma and Christopher Edward Mumma, both of Waynesboro; two brothers, Richard Mumma and Thomas Mumma, both of Hagerstown; one niece; and one nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas J. Hemler will be celebrant. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where a wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or American Kidney Fund, P.O. Box 96507, Washington, D.C. 20077-7095.

Dolores V. Polley

WILLIAMSPORT - Dolores Virginia Polley, 56, of 15446 Falling Waters Road, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1941, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Calvin and Helen May Boyer McKinsey.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Polley Sr.; two daughters, Betsy Virginia Polley, at home, and Sandra Jean Hill of Hagerstown; three sons, Robert Lee Polley Jr., Ronald Leroy Polley and Douglas Wayne Polley, all of Williamsport; four sisters, Betty Grove and Loretta Thompson, both of Hagerstown, Jeanntte Vaughn and Valerie Polley, both of Williamsport; two brothers, John McKinsey Sr. of Hagerstown and Robert McKinsey Sr. of Williamsport; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Daniel A. Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Elizabeth A.K. Besecker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Knepper Besecker, 40, of 1972 Wenger Lane, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 9, 1956, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Wilmer and Agnes Keating Knepper of Chambersburg.

She was a 1974 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. She also was a 1986 graduate of Franklin County Vo-Tech Nursing Program.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse for the past two years by ManorCare Nursing Home, Carlisle, Pa. She had previously been employed by several other area nursing homes.

She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, Chambersburg, where she sang with the choir.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Dennis E. Besecker, whom she married on Sept. 2, 1977; one daughter, Emily Ann Besecker, at home; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; one sister, Colleen Wallace of Greenvillage, Pa.; one brother, Dennis Knepper of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; six step-grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; and a brother, Daniel Knepper.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg. The Rev. William H. Harter will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa.

Catherine C. Wagner

Catherine C. Wagner, 82, formerly of Williamsport, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Avalon Manor, Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Mt. Savage, Md., she was the daughter of the late Owen and Clara Carter.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mt. Savage.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

There will be no services or viewing.

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

Gareth W. Kline

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Gareth W. Kline, 58, of Middletown, who died Thursday, April 3, 1997, is also survived by a daughter, Lisa Kline Mills of Knoxville, Md.; and three grandsons.

Paul G. Shriver

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Paul Gilbert Shriver, 88, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Shenandoah Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Oct. 26, 1908, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles L. and Amanda Richard Shriver.

He had been employed by General Motors in Martinsburg. He was previously a farmer.

He was a life member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, Hott Memorial Sunday School Class and Men's Chorus.

He was a baseball player for Blairton and Interwoven baseball teams.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Naomi Dick Shriver; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Gilbert Shriver; four sisters, Grace Shriver, Dicy A. Watson, Inez M. McIntyre and Helen V. Foltz; and two brothers, Calvin H. Shriver and C. Lester Shriver.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, 2060 Rosedale Road, Martinsburg. The Rev. Theodore D. Higby will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 700 New York Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Mary D.F. Mowen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary D. Fox Mowen, 85, a resident of ManorCare Nursing Home, and formerly of State Line, Pa., and Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born April 14, 1911, in Lemasters, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Emma Henry Fox.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl C. Mowen, in 1980.

She was employed by Waynesboro Knitting Mill.

She is survived by one son, Clifford L. Mowen of State Line; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; four nieces; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda Black and Ruth Clary.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. Pastor R. Edward Hampton and Pastor Eric H. Mowen will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Gregory A. Wine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Gregory A. Wine, 49, formerly of Grand Rapids, died Friday, April 11, 1997, in Grandville, Mich.

He was the son of Helen A. Wine of Grand Rapids and the late Marion A. Wine.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kimberly Wine of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Jonathan Wine of Martinsburg; one sister, Cynthia Leversay of Walker, Mich.; one niece; one nephew; one aunt; and his former wife, Katrina L. Wine.

Services will be today at 1 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 4235 Prairie St., West Building, Grandville. The Rev. Danner will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Memorial Park, Grandville.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Robert E. Hurley

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert Edward Hurley, 73, of 8958 Tomstown Road, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 15, 1923, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward Isaac and Edythe Mae Renard Hurley. Shortly after his mother's death, he entered Quincy Orphanage where he lived until he was 18 years old.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lorraine Creager Hurley, in 1963.

He attended Quincy, Pa., schools.

He learned his trade as a printer from Quincy Orphanage. After leaving the orphanage, he worked for the Record Herald, Waynesboro, and then Caslon Press of Waynesboro. He then was a printer at Robson and Kaye Printing Co. in Chambersburg, Pa., and went to Baltimore to work for U.S. Government Printing Office. After returning to the area, he worked for Kerr Printing in Chambersburg. He worked at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, in the printing department and retired in 1983.

He was veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army, Headquarters Co., 2nd Battalion, 80th Infantry Division, in the European Theater. He was the recipient of three Bronze Stars, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and Middle Eastern Campaign.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fairview Ward, Waynesboro, where he was also a member of AARONIC Priesthood and the Melchizedek Priesthood.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He served as an advisor for Explorer Post 31.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Manahan Hurley, whom he married on Aug. 25, 1965; stepmother, Mable M. Zinn Hurley Mell of Newville, Pa.; one daughter, Deanna Mae Gossert Bonebrake of Waynesboro; one son, R. Eugene Hurley of Waynesboro; one sister, Helen M. Hopple of Camp Hill, Pa.; one half-sister, Blanche Leona Kelley of Newville; one half-brother, Carl J. Hurley of Newville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louetta Mae Hurley; and one brother, Glenn Hurley.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11887 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro. Bishop R. Eugene Hurley will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Vivian B. Moody

Vivian B. Moody, 84, of 458 Park Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at the home of her niece, Margaret E. Washington.

Born Jan. 24, 1913, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Margaret Broom Bell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Moody, in 1987.

She was a resident of Baltimore for more than 50 years and was a beautician during that time.

She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Joe Fowlkes will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Baltimore.

Friends will be received at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service Tuesday.

Walter M. Beard

Walter McCullian Beard, 86, of 13709 Lois St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 1, 1910, in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth Bouders Beard.

He was employed by Callas Construction and retired in 1975.

He enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie B. Beard; two daughters, Dorothy Kemmet and Mary Beard, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Lester Beard of Chambersburg, Pa., and Gary Showe of Kissimmee, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 15 sisters and brothers.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. Richard W. Simpson will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the charity of one's choice.

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

Victor C. Robinson

Victor Clark Robinson, 75, of 45632 National Pike, Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Roy McKinley and Charlotte Mae Clark Robinson.

He was a 1941 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He retired from Fairchild Industries after 46 years.

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

He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Clear Spring.

He was a member of the reunion committee of the class of 1941 of Hagerstown High School.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene K. Coberly Robinson; two daughters, Vickie L. First of Columbus, Ohio, and Charlene Gale Carter of Perry Point, Md.; two sons, Steven D. Robinson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dwayne C. Robinson of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; four sisters, Vera V. Marker of Middletown, Md., Charlotte Reta Hamby of Hagerstown, Grace E. Linebaugh of Funkstown, and Jeane Shindle of Williamsport; one brother, Ned D. Robinson of Smithsburg; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Guy F. Robinson; and two brothers, Guy F. Robinson and Leroy M. Robinson.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Roger I. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery in Clear Spring, with military graveside honors conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

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

Boyd S. Godlove Jr.

Boyd Scott "Pete" Godlove Jr., 72, of 853 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 13, 1924, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Boyd Scott Godlove Sr. and Helen Leota Dorsey Godlove.

He was employed by Iron Workers Union Local 5.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of Hagerstown Lodge 217 A.F.&A.M. and Board of Policy-Liberty Lobby.

He is survived by one sister, Nancy G. Ebersole of York Haven, Pa.; three nieces; four nephews; 23 grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward W. Godlove.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by Hagerstown Lodge 217 at 7 p.m.

Patricia A. Delaney

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Patricia Ann Delaney, 53, of Route 4, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, in Morgan County, W.Va.

Born Feb. 11, 1944, in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John and Gloria Bettehlo Rosa and stepdaughter of Mary Rosa of Providence, R.I.

She was employed as a recreation center supervisor at The Woods Resort.

In addition to her stepmother, she is survived by two daughters, Beverly J. Battista of Manassas, Va., and Lisa A. Hengemihle of Hedgesville; one son, Richard P. Raposa of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one foster daughter, Shelly Wilburn of Hedgesville; one sister, Madeline McElroy of Massachusetts; two brothers, John Rosa of Sommerset, Mass., and Ray Rosa of Rhode Island; two grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; and former husband and friend, Raymond J. Delaney.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Eddie H. Edmonds will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Willis C. Lane

Willis Carson Lane, 68, of 422 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Center, Washington, D.C.

Born Aug. 27, 1928, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Levering Joshua and Beulah Mae Hurtman Lane.

He was a 1946 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Air Force and was involved in the Berlin Airlift.

He was a member of Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 42, AARP, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 694.

He was a life member of VFW Post 1936 and AMVETS Post 10.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra Hines of Maugansville and Cathy Harnish of Waynesboro, Pa.; two sons, Dennis Lane of Greencastle, Pa., and Douglas Lane of Hagerstown; two sisters, Lillian Smith of Hagerstown and Alma Fay Durling of Indialantic, Fla.; three brothers, Alfred Lane and Orval Lane, both of Hagerstown, and Neil Lane of Delaware; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel A. Lane; and one brother, Cletus Lane.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Steven Lane will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, with military honors conducted by VFW Post 1936.

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

Regina G. McCann

Regina Graham McCann, 72, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center.

Born July 18, 1924, in Annapolis, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen Haggett Graham.

She was employed by Dr. Ralph Williams as a secretary for 15 years. She worked for Dr. J. Ramsey Farah as a secretary, retiring after 10 years.

She was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She was a past commander of the Civil Air Patrol, and was a member of the Appalachian Trail Club.

She is survived by four daughters, Kathleen M. Bachtell of Smithsburg, Linda M. Mulieri and Patty L. McCann, both of Hagerstown, and Peggy Ann Eyler of Williamsport; one sister, Mary Louise Roberts of Annapolis; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Andrew S. Mohl and the Rev. Jack Fullen as celebrants.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Y-Me of the Cumberland Valley, 622 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Ruth A. Powell

Ruth A. Powell, 77, of 12808 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Grace Knodler.

She had been employed by Winter Street School in the custodial department.

She was a member of Miller's Tabernacle.

She is survived by her husband, Richard D. Powell; one daughter, Patricia A. Reed of Hagerstown; one son, William D. Powell of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

She was the last of nine children.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. C. Walter Hock will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Christopher L. Stevens

THURMONT, Md. - Christopher Lee Stevens, 26, of 7007 B. Spahrs Quarry Road, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, in Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 7, 1971, he was the son of Donald Lee Stevens of Thurmont and Cathy Campbell Baker of Frederick.

He was employed by Parker Free Construction Co.

He hunted.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Christopher Lee Stevens Jr. and Shasta Sheree Stevens, both of Walkersville, Md.; one brother, Jeffrey Allen Stevens of Frederick; one half-brother, Gregory Menso of Frederick; maternal grandmother, Iris Campbell McCrea of Frederick; two aunts; and three uncles.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Chester and Florence Young Stevens.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. The Rev. Duanne L. Beck will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Church Cemetery, Mt. Airy, Md.

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

George W. Christman Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - George W. Christman Sr., 84, of 1939 Wayne Road, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at his home.

Born July 23, 1912, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Alvie C. and Blanche Grove Christman.

He was a farmer from 1933 to 1967. He was employed by Callas Construction Co. in Hagerstown from 1968 to 1980. He was employed by Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. in Chambersburg from 1981 until his retirement in 1986.

He was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

He was a former member of Franklin County Farmers Association, Pennsylvania Farmers Association, Atlantic Breeder Cooperative, Inter-State Milk Producers Cooperative, Holstein Fresian Association of America, and the registered Holstein Cattle Association, Brattleboro, Vt.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred S. Helman Christman; three daughters, Florence E. Purnell and Hazel M. Zullinger, both of Chambersburg, and Shirley A. Bitner of Greencastle, Pa.; four sons, George W. Christman Jr., Richard E. Christman and Nelson D. Christman, all of Chambersburg, and Charles E. Christman of State Line, Pa.; three sisters, Edna Knoll and Catherine Knoll, both of Chambersburg, and Mildred Bigham of Fayetteville, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ambrose G. Christman and Warren P. Christman.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Warren Heintzelman and the Rev. Floyd E. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Miller Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Dorothy J. Shupp

WILLIAMSPORT - Dorothy Jean Shupp, 67, of 14724 Clear Spring Road, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 17, 1929, in Pinesburg, she was the daughter of the late Ivan McAllister and Susie Leigh Holland.

She was employed by Maryland Ribbon Co. for more than 15 years.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Lee Shupp; one son, Terry Lee Shupp of Greencastle, Pa.; two sisters, June Shank of Williamsport and Nancy Carter of Boonsboro; three brothers, Jack Holland and Ray Holland, both of Williamsport, and Larry Holland of Elkton, Md.; and one step-grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Jonathan Laye will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Chapel, 12011 Bayer Drive, Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

J. Carroll Tischinger

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - Julius Carroll Tischinger, 86, of Cockeysville, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, in Towson, Md.

He was born May 22, 1910, in Baltimore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mary Avery Tischinger.

He was employed as a credit reporter by Dun & Bradstreet.

He was a judge at horse shows.

He is survived by two daughters, Joan "Jay" Holmes of Hagerstown and Noel Avery Caron of Cockeysville; one son, John Tischinger of Parkville, Md.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday, April 14, at Texas United Methodist Church, Cockeysville. Burial was in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Cockeysville.

Memorial donations may be made to Texas United Methodist Church, 9 Galoway Ave., Cockeysville, Md. 21030.

Lester L. DeHaven

INWOOD, W.Va. - Lester Lee DeHaven, 65, of Route 2, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 12, 1931, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arthur and Bessie Rodgers DeHaven.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Armbrester DeHaven.

He was a retired carpenter foreman at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He served with the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Inwood.

He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Ann Ripple of Inwood; one son, Terry Lee DeHaven of Stephens City, Va.; two brothers, Lyndon DeHaven of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Arthur DeHaven of Hedgesville, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Carrie Kurtz, Stella Furley, Pearl Owens and Gertrude Bratt; and four brothers, Allen DeHaven, Earl DeHaven, Ray DeHaven and Melvin DeHaven.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Pastors Devin B. Ward, Tim Butler and Kenneth Click will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Inwood Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 74, Inwood, W.Va. 25428.

Hasso G. Deiseroth

GERMANTOWN, Md. - Hasso G. Deiseroth, 56, of Germantown, and The Woods, Hedgesville, W.Va., died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 6, 1940, in Erfurt, Germany, he was the son of Wally Deiseroth of Germany and the late Harry Deiseroth.

He was a retired customer engineer for IBM.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Rena R. Killiches Deiseroth; and one brother, Peter Deiseroth of Duderstadt, Germany.

Services are private with burial at sea.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

Josefine B. Hellmann

Josefine B. Hellmann, 93, of 300 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

She was born June 17, 1903, in Gottenheim, Germany.

Her husband, Herman Hellmann, died in 1972.

She was employed as a private chef in New York state.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.

She is survived by a half-sister, Hedwig Beha of Fort Furtwangen, Germany; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Limmer as celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

George E. Fischer

BOONSBORO - George Ernest "Ernie" Fischer, 85, of 7615 Overlook Drive, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 8, 1912, in Fort Howard, Md., he was the son of the late John George Andrew Fischer and Christine Senell Fischer.

He was founder and president of G.E. Fischer Printing Inc. in Fullerton, Md. He was former vice president and, more recently, president and owner of Baltimore Grain Forwarders Inc.

He was past president of Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Propeller Club of the United States and Audubon Society.

A veteran of World War II, he served as a captain with the U.S. Army in the European Theater, including the Battle of the Bulge.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hack Fischer; one daughter, Juanita Bittle Guerassio of Baltimore; two sons, Wayne Helwig of Pennsylvania and Joseph G. Bittle Jr. of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by one son, Earl G. Bittle; and one sister, Dorothy Fischer.

Services were held Wednesday, April 9, at Lassahn Funeral Home, Overlea, Md. Burial was in Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore County, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Diabetes Association.

Richard C. Galati

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Richard Charles Galati, 66, of Hedgesville, and formerly of Jane Lew, W.Va., died Monday, April 14, 1997, at his home.

Born March 21, 1931, in Whitesville, N.J., he was the son of the late Charles L. and Helmar Sellsbourg Galati.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret L. Galati, in 1990.

He had been employed by Jersey Sandbolt Construction Co. in New Jersey.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of NRA.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta H. Galati; three daughters, Barbara J. Vitkauska of Phoenix, Va., Sue Ellen Blake of Far Hills, N.J., and Catherine Wright of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Richard J. Galati of South Toms River, N.J.; one stepdaughter, Penny A. Carrillo of Inwood, W.Va.; three stepsons, Dennis J. Shawyer of Inwood, Ricky L. Shawyer of Severn, Md., and James W. Shawyer II of Hedgesville; three sisters, Ellie Thompson of Jackson, N.J., Nettie Perkig of Marysville, Calif., and Margie Del Ross of Wrightstown, N.J.; two brothers, Edward Galati of Old Bridge, N.J., and Arthur Galati of Custer, S.D.; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Galati.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, 2060 Rosedale Road, Martinsburg. The Rev. Ada Ambrose 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.

Samuel F. Shirley

RANSON, W.Va. - Samuel Fairbanks Shirley, 62, of Ranson, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

Born March 3, 1935, in Ranson, he was the son of the late Lester Ray Shirley and Agnes Virginia Miller Shirley.

He was a 1953 graduate of Charles Town High School, Charles Town, W.Va.

He had been employed for 44 years by Charles Town Race Track in the mutual department. Before that he was the bugler at the race track.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a member of Charles Town Race Track Mutual Clerks Union.

He is survived by his former wife, Mae Shirley of Charles Town; two daughters, Roxann Berry of Fairfax, Va., and Patricia Robertson of Charles Town; one son, Michael A. Shirley of Ranson; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Ranson. Pastor William Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Nellie V.S. Angle

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Nellie V. Shinham Angle, 92, of 7977 Royer Road, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 4, 1904, near Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John M. and Cora E. Winger Shinham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Angle, in 1984.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Welsh Run Church of the Brethren in Mercersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy J. Mills of Edenville, Pa., and Eleanor Miller of Mercersburg; four sons, John E. Angle and Harold R. Angle, both of Greencastle, Kenneth R. Angle of Mercersburg, and Charles L. Angle of Smithsburg; one sister, Cora E. Angle of Marion, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald E. Angle; one sister, Mary Brant; four brothers, J. Elmer Shinham, David Shinham, George Shinham and Frank Shinham; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Welsh Run Church of the Brethren, 11420 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg. The Rev. C. Henry Hunsberger will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, today from 7 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Welsh Run Church of the Brethren, c/o Joseph Long, treasurer, 12169 Mercersburg Road, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.


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