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Elenore A. Johnson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elenore A. Johnson, 71, of 528 Stanley Ave., died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 3, 1926, in Mt. Cobb, Wayne County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Wash Baranoski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. Johnson, in 1992.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg, where she also was a member of Columbian Ladies.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra Fry of Harrisburg, Pa.; three sons, Joseph M. Johnson of Dover, Pa., Kenneth S. Johnson and Edward R. Johnson, both of Chambersburg; one sister, Elizabeth Hake of Elizabethtown, Pa.; three brothers, Robert Baranoski of Elizabethtown, Joseph Baranoski of Chambersburg and Edward Baranoski of Madison, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Renal Treatment Center, 250 S. Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Reza Javey

BOONSBORO - Reza Javey, 78, of 501 N. Main St., died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1918, in Iran, he was the son of the late Gorghali and Zenab Javey.

He was a retired executive of the Iranian National Oil Co. in Iran.

He was of the Moslem faith.

He is survived by his wife, Jamileh Javey; one daughter, Tuba Greenfield of Boonsboro; three sons, Houshang Javey and Jay Javey, both of Virginia Beach, Va., and Shahram Javey of Los Gatos, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Sunday, April 20, at Boonsboro Cemetery. Jay Javey officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice connected with spinal cord injuries.

Chester G. Holmes

Chester G. Holmes, 72, of 13 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

He was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Keedysville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen R. Baker Holmes, in 1971.

He was a retired employee of Mack Trucks Inc. He was a shipping supervisor and worked from 1963 to 1982.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia A. Miller of Hagerstown, Debra B. Holmes of Maugansville and Victoria L. Holmes of Crystal Springs, Fla.; two sons, David T. Holmes and Chester G. Holmes II, both of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Reginald Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

There will be no visitation.

Martha E. Slifer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Martha Evelyn Slifer, 89, of Penn Hall Retirement Community, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 26, 1907, in Bloserville, Cumberland County, Pa., she was a twin daughter of the late Rev. William Grant Slifer and Mary Blanche Walter Slifer.

She was a 1926 graduate of St. Thomas High School, St. Thomas, Pa.

She was employed by the former Stanley Co. for 1712 years and retired in 1972.

She was a member of St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Thomas. She taught children's Sunday school for 27 years, sang with the choir and was a violinist in the Sunday school orchestra. She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church Women.

She enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by five nieces, three nephews, 20 grandnieces and grandnephews; several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary Evelyn Slifer.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Penn Hall Chapel, Penn Hall Retirement Community. The Rev. Herbert C. Spomer will officiate. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, Pa. 17252; or Penn Hall Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

Dale E. Startzell

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Dale Eugene Startzell, 73, of 3916 Valley View Road, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at his home.

Born May, 9, 1923, in Punxsutawney, Pa., he was the son of the late Lusher and Lena T. Graham Startzell.

He was a 1941 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. He also was a 1951 graduate of Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He was a member of both his high school football team, where he was a starting lineman, and his college team, where he was a defensive cornerback and fullback and started for four years.

He was employed by NASA in Silver Spring, Md., and in Cleveland until his retirement in 1964.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the Army Air Force Corps. He served 27 months in the China-Burma Theater.

He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown.

He was a member of Columbia Lodge 58 A.F.&A.M., Frederick, Md.; VFW, Middletown; life member of AMVETS Post 9, Middletown; member of Ham Radio Club, Frederick; Francis Scott Key American Legion Post 11, Frederick; and REACT C-22, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Lamb Startzell, whom he married on June 21, 1958; one daughter, Cathy Startzell of Middletown; one sister, Sarah Houk of Indiana, Pa.; two brothers, James Startzell of Rockville, Md., and Harry Startzell of Levittown, Pa.; three grandchildren; four nieces; and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Domb Hyde.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley and the Rev. William M. Bucher will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, today from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the garden fund of Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769; Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702-0799; Hagerstown REACT C-22, 301 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740-4507; or The Morning Star Singers, 924 Rose Hill Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Ellis T. Bard

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ellis T. Bard, 76, of 1010 Wallace Ave., died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Penn Hall Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

Born Sept. 19, 1920, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late E. Bruce and Nellie Fox Bard.

He was a 1938 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He retired in 1985 after 30 years as a representative of State Farm Insurance Companies.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserves.

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

He was a life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, American Legion, and Junior Hose and Truck Co., all of Chambersburg. He was a member of BPO Elks 600, Eagles Club Inc., Falling Springs Chapter 2840 of AARP, and Penn State Club of Franklin County, Pa. He served as president of Franklin County Life Underwriters. He was an avid golfer and was past president of Chambersburg Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Jayne Verdier Bard, whom he married on March 15, 1944; one son, James E. Bard of Chambersburg; two sisters, Kathleen Heckman of Newville, Pa., and Roselyn Wheeler of Dothan, Ala.; one brother, Bennett R. Bard of Chambersburg; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by five brothers.

A memorial service will be Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, Chambersburg. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service Saturday.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; Penn Hall Nursing Home, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to the charity of one's choice.

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

Elmo K. Clark

ORBISONIA, Pa. - Elmo K. Clark, 89, of Woodland Retirement Center, and formerly of Hustontown, Pa., died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at the center.

Born Aug. 31, 1907, in Dublin Mills, Huntingdon County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jesse L. and Lillie Brown Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman D. Clark, in 1989.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Hustontown United Methodist Church.

She was a 50-year member of Fulton Chapter 519 Order of Eastern Star, McConnellsburg, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Marlene Hawk of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Helen Greenland of Orbisonia and Ruth Hamilton of Three Springs, Pa.; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jack M. Clark; one sister; three brothers; and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor George Clippinger will officiate. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Hustontown.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday two hours prior to the service. Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Elmer G. Pentoney

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Elmer G. Pentoney, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.

Born March 27, 1907, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Issac and Mary Jane Widmyer Pentoney.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn A. Michael Pentoney, in 1984.

He was a retired farmer.

He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Nease of Luray, Va.; one son, Mike Pentoney of Berkeley Springs; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Nettie Yost, Eva Everett and Jennie Cain; and six brothers, James Pentoney, Emory Pentoney, Raymond Pentoney, John Pentoney, William Pentoney and Edgar Pentoney.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Sphores Cross Roads, Morgan County. The Rev. Wayne Frum and the Rev. Henry Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Sphores Cross Roads Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St, Berkeley Springs, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Sphores Cross Roads Cemetery Fund, c/o Goldie Hovermale, Box 12, Camp Harmison Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Ruby M.L. Bodkin

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Ruby May Luckett Bodkin, 87, of 350 S. Church St., and formerly of Bolivar, W.Va., died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born April 18, 1910, in Clarke County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Lewis Leon and Vallie May Dunn Upwright.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Earl Luckett and Osbern Bodkin.

She was a member of Bolivar United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Wilt of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; one son, Marvin Luckett of McGaheysville, Va.; one sister, Ethel Cox of Kearneysville, W.Va.; one brother, Charles Alvin Upwright of Leetown, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Upwright and Leon Upwright.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Daniel L. Montague III will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bolivar United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Ann Rinaldi, secretary, 222 Jefferson Ave., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414; or Jefferson County Meals on Wheels, c/o Charles Town Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

George E. Snyder

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - George Edward Snyder, 78, of Route 4, Box 311, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1918, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was the son of the late Herman Edward and Kathryn Irene Zimmer Snyder.

He was a 1941 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

He was self-employed as a civil engineer in Ohio County, W.Va., and retired in 1981.

He was a veteran of World War II and served as a first sergeant with U.S. Army combat engineers in the Pacific Theater. He received four Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Nelson Lodge 30 A.F.&A.M., Wheeling, and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Amanda Radcliffe Snyder; one daughter, Judy Ann Gower of Williamsport; one sister, Martha Krupinski of Coolville, Ohio; one brother, Harry F. Snyder of Wheeling; and one half-brother, William Downer of Vienna, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Rodman J. Snyder.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 505 Virginia Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport.

Elizabeth P. Walsnovich

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Elizabeth P. "Betty" Walsnovich, 68, of 9958 Rabbit Road South, and formerly of Eldora, Pa., died Friday, April 18, 1997, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa., of a heart attack.

Born Oct. 21, 1928, in Donora, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Pichonsky Weisdack. She lived her early life in Sunnyside, Pa.

She was a 1936 graduate of Donora High School.

In her early life, she was employed by G.C. Murphy's and then Corning Glass, both of Charlerio, Pa. After moving to Greencastle, she was employed by Baer Packing, Greencastle, for a short time.

She was a member of Antietam Humane Society, Waynesboro, Pa., and National AARP.

She enjoyed animals and painting.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Nick Walsnovich; two sons, Dr. William J. Walson of Monmouth, Ore., and Mark L. Walsnovich of Delaware; one sister, Mary Chider of Greencastle; one brother, George Weisdack of Sunnyside; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Cider; and two brothers, John Weisdack and Edward Weisdack.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. Dr. William J. Walson 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.

Memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Evelyn I. Liston

WILLIAMSPORT - Evelyn Irene "Ted" Liston, 90, of 28 S. Conococheague St., died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 4, 1907, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Mary Elizabeth Ensminger Pryor.

She was employed by L'Aiglon Manufacturing Co. in Hagerstown and retired in 1957.

She served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport.

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

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel M. White, Effie P. Brown and Mabel Sword.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown.

Friends may call 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 Williamsport Ambulance Service, 30 W. Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md., 21795; or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Edith S.O. Noll

WAYNE, Pa. - Edith Susan Oller Noll, 97, of 626 Brookside Ave., died Friday, April 18, 1997, at her home.

Born July 8, 1899, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Zaidee Sprenkle Oller. She lived her early life in the Waynesboro area, then moved to Philadelphia, Norristown, Pa., and Wayne.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Noll, in 1968.

She graduated from high school.

She is survived by two sisters, Rello B. Oller of Wayne and Zaidee S. Bartle of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lelia Decker and Alma G. McKean; and two brothers, Ernest Oller and Herman Oller.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Robert D. Cahill will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Richard J. Norkunas

BOONSBORO - Richard Joseph Norkunas, 50, of 19134 Swinging Bridge Road, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, near his home.

Born Oct. 6, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of Sophie Plenski Norkunas of Ashley, Pa., and the late Francis Norkunas.

He was a graduate of the University of Baltimore, Coppin State College in Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University.

He was employed by Maryland State Department of Education as a teacher and administrator at the Maryland Correctional Institute near Hagerstown.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Boonsboro.

He was active in developing special educational and testing programs for correctional facilities in Maryland. He had chaired the Adult Basic Education Curriculum Committee for Correctional Education in Maryland. He had received the Spirit of Correctional Education Award.

He was a member of Washington County Sportsman's Association, Maryland Classified Employees Association and Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.

He was an avid sportsman and gardener.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Eileen Wildes Norkunas, whom he married on Aug. 1, 1970; two sons, Ethan R. Norkunas and Matthew W. Norkunas, both at home; one sister, Rose Handzo of Rockaway, N.J., and Mountaintop, Pa.; one brother, Francis Norkunas of Ashley; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church at the corner of Main and Ford streets, Boonsboro. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, today from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Christian prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

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

George E. Snyder

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - George Edward Snyder, 78, of Route 4, Box 311, who died Saturday, April 19, 1997, is survived by two grandchildren.

Bruce E. Matteson

Bruce E. Matteson, 37, of Jefferson Boulevard, Hagerstown, who died Monday, April 14, 1997, is survived by a maternal grandmother, Nora Eakle of Latrobe, Pa.

Chester G. Holmes

Chester G. Holmes, 72, of 13 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, who died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport, is survived by a daughter, Victoria L. Davis of Crystal Springs, Fla., and 11 grandchildren.

David T. Munson

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - David T. Munson, 64, of Route 3, Cherry Run Road, died Monday, April 21, 1997, at his home.

Born June 24, 1932, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Elder Theodore and Mother Anna Mae Jackson Munson.

He retired in 1976 from LTV Corp. in Martinsburg, W.Va., as a welder. He was formerly employed by Fairchild Industries in Hagerstown. He worked as a builder and was owner/operator of Munson's Mobile Home Park in Cherry Run, W.Va. He later became active in real estate investments.

He was a lifelong member and active senior deacon with the Supreme Council of The House of Jacob Inc. in Hancock.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol Virginia Risinger-Munson; five daughters, Cynthia Dempsey, Deborah Murphy and Angela Shade, all of Hedgesville, Brenda Westwood of Morgantown, W.Va., and Alice Wilt of St. Thomas, Pa.; three sons, David Munson and Michael Munson, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Phillip Munson of Hedgesville; two sisters, Doris Davis of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Joy Lee Peoples of Williamsport; two brothers, Lawrence Munson of Safety Harbor and Joseph Munson of Middletown, Md.; 25 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Kimberly Munson.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Supreme Council of The House of Jacob Inc., Hancock. Bishop K. Paul Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church 30 minutes prior to the service Thursday. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Supreme Council of The House of Jacob Inc., Building Fund, P.O. Box 306, Hancock, Md. 21750.

Evelyn I. Liston

WILLIAMSPORT - Evelyn Irene "Ted" Liston, 90, of 28 S. Conococheague St., who died Saturday, April 19, 1997, also was preceded in death by two sisters, Genevieve Young and Minnie Wolfe; and a brother, Frank Pryor.

Jerry J. Eshbaugh Jr.

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Jerry James Eshbaugh Jr., 80, of 202 Seventh Ave., died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Va., of leukemia.

Born June 29, 1916, in Marionville, Pa., he was the son of the late Jerry James Eshbaugh Sr. and Bessie Ruckman Eshbaugh.

He was employed as a milkman for Souder and Chick Dairy for 20 years. He was an agent for Nationwide Insurance Co. for 12 years. He also was a brakeman for B&O/Chessie System railroad for 10 years, retiring in 1981.

He enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in 1936 and was stationed in Quantico, Va., where he became a member of the Quantico Marine Band. He was a member of the original Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. He also was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy for two years.

He received his early music training from the Salvation Army in his hometown of Kane, Pa. When he moved to Brunswick, he performed with several area bands, including The Rohrersville Band, The Tall Cedars Band of Hagerstown, The Yellow Springs Band of Yellow Springs and Hagerstown Municipal Band.

He was an accomplished trombonist and featured soloist at many concerts. He retired from the trombone in 1963. In 1990, he resumed his musical career with Rohrersville Band, Yellow Springs Community Band and Harmony Cornet Band.

He was a past member of Brunswick Town Council. He was a member of Brunswick Recreation Commission.

He was a 50-year member of Brunswick Lodge 191 A.F.&A.M. and Chapter 97 O.E.S. He was a 50-year member of Post 96 American Legion and served for 25 years as the honor guard bugler.

He was honored for being the oldest living member of Quantico Marine Band in 1996. He was recognized as a Good Neighbor by the City of Brunswick.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Louise Thompson Eshbaugh; one daughter, Donna Harding of Knoxville, Md.; five sons, Jerry James Eshbaugh III, Bill Eshbaugh, Michael Eshbaugh, Joe Eshbaugh and Kenny Eshbaugh, all of Brunswick; one sister, Violet; one brother, Howard; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 6, Brunswick, Md. 21716; or Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Co., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

John H. Martin

MAUGANSVILLE - John H. Martin, 93, a resident of Mennonite Old People's Home, and formerly of Leitersburg, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at the home.

Born March 23, 1904, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Hettie B. Horst Martin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Luella Coss Martin, in 1973; and his second wife, Ada Burkholder Strite Martin, in 1993.

He was a member of Stouffers Mennonite Church, near Smithsburg.

He is survived by three daughters, Elva C. Petre of Waynesboro, Pa., Lois C. Bates of Waynesboro, Va., and Naomi C. Strite of Downsville; two sons, David C. Martin of Smithsburg and Daniel E. Martin of Waynesboro, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Louise B. Hunsecker of Chambersburg, Pa.; four stepsons, Clarence B. Strite and Gerald B. Strite, both of Chambersburg, Russel B. Strite of Gettysburg, Pa., and Mahlon B. Strite of Waynesboro; one sister, Naomi H. Shank of Menno Haven, Chambersburg; 34 grandchildren; 140 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Martha C. Halteman; six sisters; three brothers; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Stouffers Mennonite Church, near Smithsburg. The Stouffers Mennonite Church ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Stouffers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements are by David Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Judith M. Jacques

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Judith Miller Jacques, 76, formerly of Martinsburg, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, in Mineral, Va.

Born Feb. 3, 1921, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lavinia Anderson Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lewis Jacques.

She is survived by two daughters, Judith Horton of Mineral and Janice Manuz of Middleburg, Fla.; one sister, Lorraine Beckwith of Martinsburg; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Brian Jacques and Richard Jacques; three sisters, Mae Ware, Catherine Saylor and Mary Harris; and two brothers, Lee R. Miller and Orloff Miller.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg. The Rev. Dougles J. Hollida will officiate.

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

James C. Salmon

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Charles Salmon, 88, of Martinsburg, and formerly of West Deer Township, Pa., died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 18, 1908, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Charles Lewis Salmon and Hazel Caler Salmon Jacobs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Muir Salmon.

He was a retired auto mechanic.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Listek of Natrona Heights, Pa.; two sons, James F. Salmon of Martinsburg and Robert E. Salmon of Princeton, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Salmon and Charles Salmon.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, today from 6 to 8 p.m., where a service will be at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Robert S. Hill Jr. will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Siwicki-Yanicho Funeral Home, Russelton, Pa., Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., where a service will be at 8:30 p.m. The Rev. David Brewer will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville, Pa.

Emma V.W. Brown

FREDERICK, Md. - Emma V. Wetzel Brown, 86, a resident of Collegeview Nursing Home, and formerly of Sabillasville, Md., died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 19, 1910, in Lantz, Md., she was the daughter of the late James and Alice Smith Wetzel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse R. Brown, in 1996.

She was employed as a supervisor in the laundry department at Victor Cullen State Hospital in Sabillasville for more than 30 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of Germantown Church of God, Cascade.

She was a member of Thurmont (Md.) Senior Citizens and National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte B. Nusbaum of Frederick; one son, Robert L. Brown of Sabillasville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Eyler and Catherine McKissick; and one brother, Albert Wetzel.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Paul Tobias will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.

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

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

Judy A. Rowe

WILLIAMSPORT - Judy A. Rowe, 51, of 14920 Bottom Road, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 23, 1945, in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Hubert and Hazel Lilly Comer Slater.

She was owner and operator of J.R.'s Personal Touch Cleaning.

She is survived by her husband, Larry G. Rowe Sr.; two daughters, Katherine Atha of Williamsport and Hazel Frisch of Clear Spring; two sons, Larry Rowe Jr. of Williamsport and Chris Howlett of Hagerstown; six sisters, Brenda Seckman, Janice Holt and Rosemary Talbert, all of St. Albans, W.Va., Beverly Jennings of Dunbar, W.Va., Diane Kelly of Hurricane, W.Va., and Carolyn Stottlemyer of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three brothers, James Slater of McConnellsburg, Pa., Hubert Slater Jr. of Hagerstown and Lee Slater of Milton, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor John C. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Joyce A. Butts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Joyce Ann Butts, 61, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

She was the daughter of Nellie Locke Rickel and stepdaughter of Calvin Rickel of Martinsburg and the late Leo Owens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Butts.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Women of the Moose 738, Martinsburg.

In addition to her mother and stepfather, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann Rice of Mt. Airy, Md., and Laura Ann Rice of Hagerstown; one brother, Richard "Dick" Owens of Inwood, W.Va.; one grandson; and a close friend, Donald Backhaus of Falling Waters, W.Va.

Services and burial will be private.

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

The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Orchard Boyd Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Emanuel F. Wolfe

WILLIAMSPORT - Emanuel Foster Wolfe, 83, of 10404 Mikie Drive, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1913, in Funkstown, he was the son of the late William D. and Sadie Blanche Davis Wolfe.

He was last employed by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., for 20 years and retired in 1976. He was previously employed by Stickell's Flour & Feed Mills in Hagerstown for 18 years. He also worked on several farms in the Funkstown and Hagerstown areas.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served for two years during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of Mountain View Baptist church and was a member of Jolly 60s Ministry.

He was a member of National AARP and Marlowe Ruritan Club, Marlowe, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathryn E. Mong Wolfe; one daughter, Dolores M. Hayes of Hagerstown; one son, Emanuel E. Wolfe Sr. of Boonsboro; two sisters, Genevieve Everhart and Gloria M. Pleasant, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Donald J. Wolfe of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, William David Wolfe; four sisters; and seven brothers.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor William Clark and Pastor Tom Tennis will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church Building or Land Fund, Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Missionary, Debra Beaver, c/o Mountain View Baptist Church, 12107 Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Fred Bastian

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Fred Bastian, 73, of 522 Nelson St., died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Sunbury, Pa., he was the son of the late Guy and Grace Treas Bastian.

He was a 1942 graduate of Sunbury High School. He attended Bucknell University.

He retired in 1981 as a construction inspector for Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore district.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, 390th Bomb Group, who served as a flight engineer during World War II.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg.

He was a life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46; Landis McCleaf Detachment Marine Corps League; and Chambersburg Club. He was a member of 390th Bomb Group, Friendship Fire Co. and South Mountain Fish and Game.

He is survived by his wife, Helen M. Christian Bastian, whom he married on Jan. 1, 1943; one daughter, Becky Ann Jones of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, Jerry F. Bastian of Norwood, Mass.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 S. Second St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Richard A. Randall will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Columbarium in Trinity Episcopal Church. Military honors will be conducted by members of VFW Post 1599.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.


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