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Kenneth H. Bayne
Kenneth H. Bayne, 79, Oxford Circle, Philadelphia, formerly of Rockville, MD, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Division.
He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received the "Croix de Guerre" medal from the French for his service in the liberation of France from German control.
He retired in 1968 from the railroad. He served as an executive director for the YMCA from 1969 to 1983.
He was a master mason and a member of Montgomery Lodge 195 AF&AM, Rockville, MD.
Surviving are his wife, Regina Miler Bayne at home; two daughters, Barbara Bayne-Brock, Annapolis, MD and Linda Bayne-Andrews, Willard, OH; one son, Richard Fulton, Fredericksburg, VA; tow sisters, Caroline Darling, Boston and Louise Kinsey, Berkeley Springs; one brother, J. Edward Bayne, Annapolis, MD and 10 grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, MD. Services were conducted by the Masonic Lodge. Interment was in Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville, MD.

Jo Ann Romano
Jo Ann (Leighty) Romano, 49, Titusville, NJ and formerly of Carney's Point, NJ, died June 6, 1999 at Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
She was born in Berkeley Springs, a daughter of Woodrow W. and Anna Lou (Hinkle) Leighty, Carney's Point.
She attended Penns Grove High School and Cumberland County College, transferring to Glassboro State (Rowan) College and graduating in 1973 with a BA in Elementary Education.
She began her career in state government with the Vineland Developmental Center in 1972. She was a certified public manager with New Jersey State Government for 27 years.
She liked softball, water-skiing and shopping.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Romano, Titusville, NJ; one son, Jeremy Romano, Plainsboro, NJ; three brothers, Bruce Leighty, David Leighty and Robbie Leighty, all of Carney's Point; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services conducted by Rev. Loy Garber will be held Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at the Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, PA. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery.
The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rone Funeral Home, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, NJ and Thursday, June 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, MD.
Memorial donations may be made to New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Vineland, Welfare Fund (Adopt-A-Room), 524 NW Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360.

Alice F. McBee
1934-1999
Alice Fay McBee, 65, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born January 4, 1934 in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Rosalie Monday Maconaughey.
She was a member of Word of Deliverance Church in Berkeley Springs.
She attended Berkeley Springs Grade School.
She worked as a seasonal worker at Musselman Food Products in Inwood, WV. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are husband of 51 years, Donald S. McBee; one son, Jeffrey Sterling McBee, Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Virginia Ellen Yost, Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Hattie Lineweaver and Shelvy Yost, both of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Thomas W. Maconaughey, Berkeley Springs; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mayme Weller, Anna Stotler and Jessie Kyne; five brothers, James Henry Ambrose, Elvey Ambrose, George Willard Maconaughey, Charles Darlington Maconaughey and Douglas Maconaughey.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Revs. Jack and Shirley Hiles. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads, Morgan County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery Fund, c/o Goldie Hovermale, 12 Camp Harmison Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Paul F. Kesecker
1902-1999
Paul Franklin Kesecker, 96, Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Thursday, June 3, 1999 at his residence in Morgan County, WV.
Born November 14, 1902 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Peter L. and Mary Elizabeth Eckerd Kesecker.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.
He attended Red Hill School and Mt. Trimble School.
He retired in 1968 as a school bus driver for Morgan County Schools. He was an operator of Crossroads Cannery Co. until its closing in 1979. He delivered eggs from 1960-1985 in the tri-county area. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Morgan County Farm Bureau for 55 years.
Surviving are two sons, Leo V. Kesecker and M. Dean Kesecker, both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Mary Stock, Middleburg, PA and Evelyn Carney, Vero Beach, FL; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Viola Kesecker in 1996; two sisters and eight brothers.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Morgan County, with the Revs. Henry L. Fisher and Wayne Frum officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, c/o Goldie Hovermale, 14 Camp Harmison Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Isaac O. Hewett
1919-1999
Isaac Hewett, Tempe, AZ, died May 14, 1999.
Born in 1919, he was the son of the late Rosa Hewett Weems and Isaac O. Hewett.
After graduating from Berkeley Springs High School, he worked for the Bath Candy Company.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in Alaska.
He worked as a barber in the New House Office Building in Washington, DC, until moving to Arizona where he continued to barber until 1992.
He was a member of Harmony Lodge F.A.A.M., the American Legion, and the Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Tempe; one son; one daughter; and two grandsons, all of Gilbert, AZ. Stanley C. Llewellyn
Stanley C. Llewellyn, 81, Great Cacapon, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Veterans Medical Center, Washington, DC.
He was the son of the late Stanley C. Llewellyn and Lillian Wilkinson Llewellyn.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a surgical technician in the 369th Medical Battalion.
He was employed by Celanese Corporation, formerly of Cumberland, MD, and was a retired barber in Silver Spring, MD.
Surviving are two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ethel Barrett, Edith Pfeiffer, Marion Llewellyn and Henrietta Llewellyn; and three brothers, Virgil Llewellyn, John Llewellyn and Robert Llewellyn.
Graveside military services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 9, at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Cumberland.
Arrangements are by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Dorothy K. Eichelberger
Dorothy K. Eichelberger, 78, formerly of Martinsburg, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
She was the daughter of the late Amos Musser and Blanche Wilson Musser.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Martinsburg.
She was a 1940 graduate of Martinsburg High School.
She was the former owner and operator of Dottie's Beauty Salon.
Surviving are one daughter, Melody A. Crowder, Falling Waters; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alvin "Ike" Eichelberger; and one grandson, Timothy Jerrell Crowder.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Christopher D. Fowler officiating. Interment was in the Rosedale Cemetery.

Irma R. Reynolds
1922-1999
Irma R. Reynolds, 77, Carlsbad, NM, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX.
She was born March 19, 1922 in Paw Paw, a daughter of the late Arthur Clarence and Georgie Ann Price Hardy.
She was raised and educated in West Virginia.
She worked making shoes in a defense plant during the war. She worked in a lithium plant and retired in 1984.
Survivors include her husband, J.D. Reynolds, Carlsbad; one daughter, Darla Jean Pillers, Seattle, WA; one brother, Lloyd Hardy, Paw Paw; two sisters, Helen Oliver, Carlsbad and Brent McKee, Paw Paw; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at West Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley White officiating. Burial was in the Carlsbad Cemetery.

Emma E. Bohrer
Emma Evelyn Bohrer, 95, Martinsburg, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Heartland of Martinsburg.
She was the daughter of the late George Washington Bohrer and Anna Raigner Bohrer.
She was a seasonal worker for C.H. Musselman Inc.
She was a member of the Johnsontown Bible church.
She was a member of the Hedgesville Senior Citizens.
Survivors include five sons, Stanley Bohrer, Roger Bohrer, Gary Bohrer and David Bohrer, all of Martinsburg and Edgar Bohrer, Bunker Hill; six daughters, Naomi Fisher, Berkeley Springs, Glenna Laing, Mary Byers, Phillis Michael and Ruby Miller, all of Martinsburg, and Helen Tobin, Bunker Hill; one sister, Geneva Langfitt, Salisbury, MD; 41 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira A. Bohrer; one daughter, Opal Laing Kelly; two sons, Winton Bohrer and Ernest Bohrer; one sister, Violet Noland; five brothers, Herman Bohrer, William Bohrer, Russell Bohrer, Melvin Bohrer and Francis Bohrer.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Pleasant View Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Frank Douty officiating.
Contributions may be made to Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission Inc., 602 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home.

Jo Ann Romano
Jo Ann (Leighty) Romano, 49, Titusville, NJ and formerly of Carney's Point, NJ, died June 6, 1999 at Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
She was born in Berkeley Springs, a daughter of Woodrow W. and Anna Lou (Hinkle) Leighty, Carney's Point.
She attended Penns Grove High School and Cumberland County College, transferring to Glassboro State (Rowan) College and graduating in 1973 with a BA in Elementary Education.
She began her career in state government with the Vineland Developmental Center in 1972. She was a certified public manager with New Jersey State Government for 27 years.
She liked softball, water-skiing and shopping.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Romano, Titusville, NJ; one son, Jeremy Romano, Plainsboro, NJ; three brothers, Bruce Leighty, David Leighty and Robbie Leighty, all of Carney's Point; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services conducted by Rev. Loy Garber will be held Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at the Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, PA. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery.
The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rone Funeral Home, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, NJ and Thursday, June 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, MD.
Memorial donations may be made to New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Vineland, Welfare Fund (Adopt-A-Room), 524 NW Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360.

Franklin R. Young
1939-1999
Franklin Roger Young, 60, Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at his brother's home in Hancock, MD.
Born March 26, 1939 in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of the late Franklin Luther Young and the late Virginia Fink Young Dailey.
He had attended Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church, Berkeley Springs and Berkeley Springs High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during the late 1950s.
He worked as a plumber's assistant.
Surviving are one daughter, Cindy Diane Landers, Hancock; two sons, Steven Ray Young and Marvin "Andy" Stickel, both of Hancock; one sister, Carol Ann Downs, Berkeley Springs; one brother, John Wesley Young, Hancock; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Arlene Tritapoe and his step-father, Dayton Dailey.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, at Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post #26, East Main Street, Hancock.
Services and burial in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1319 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Barbara E. Kesecker
1905-1999
Barbara E. "Bobbie" Kesecker, 93, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, June 4, 1999 at Heartland of Martinsburg.
She was born July 25, 1905 in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Wetherhult Boggs.
She was a member of Michaels Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was a former restaurant manager.
Survivors include two step-daughters, Hazel Drake, Selbyville, DE and Ethel Young, Osprey, FL; two nieces; one nephew; and two step-grandsons.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kesecker in 1977 and one nephew.
Funeral services were Monday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis Fox officiated. Burial was in the Snyders Church Cemetery.

Edna C. Courtney
1912-1999
Edna Charlotte Courtney, 86, Great Cacapon, WV, died Thursday, June 3, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born June 7, 1912, in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Edward Jacob and Annabelle Virginia Mercer Adams.
She was a member of Chapel of Praise Church in Warfordsburg, PA.
She had been a homemaker most of her life.
Surviving are five daughters, Anna Marie Duckwall, Great Cacapon, Mary Louise Parkinson, Martinsburg, WV, Rita Higgins, Berkeley Springs, Anna Mae Foote, North Carolina and Dora Wynn, New Carrolton, GA; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard Allen Bohrer; her second husband, Ernest Courtney; three daughters, Edna Mae Bohrer, Edna Charlotte Bohrer and Carol Ann Bohrer; one sister, Nellie Waugh; four brothers, Earl Adams, Nelson Adams, Charles Adams and James Adams; and one grandson, Robert Allen Canby.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Jack Hiles, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Kathleen L. Golden
1922-1999
Kathleen Louise Golden, 76, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, June 7, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born December 18, 1922 in Sir Johns Run, WV, she was the daughter of the late John Wade and Ruth Ambrose Woolford.
She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.
She had worked as a seamstress at Jacob's Brothers Sewing Factory in Hancock, MD. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Hayes Charles Golden, at home; one daughter, Cheryl Golden Demosky, Hagerstown, MD; one son, Larry Hayes Golden, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Virgie Ambrose Crowl, York, PA; one brother, Lawrence Woolford, Hancock; five grandchildren, Andrew Golden and Stephen Golden, both of Martinsburg, WV, Penny Golden Harrison, Berkeley Springs, Kevin Demosky, Hagerstown and Kenneth Demosky, Greencastle, PA; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Ambrose and Margaret Woolford Fisher.
Funeral services and burial at Duckwall Church of Christ Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ, 509 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Shirley L. Long
1936-1999
Shirley Liah Long, 62, Flintstone, MD, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Born December 17, 1936, in Geneva, OH, she was the daughter of Effie Laurel (Hawes) Beck Dickson, Flintstone and the late Fred LeRoy Beck. She was also preceded by one brother, Harmon Beck.
She was a retired loan officer at First National Bank of Maryland and was currently employed at War Memorial Home Health, Berkeley Springs. She was a member of the Women's Business Association of America.
Surviving are two daughters, Theresa L. Gillapsie and Donna L. Dolly, both of Flintstone; a twin brother, Sydney C. Beck, Masury, OH; three grandchildren, Brandie L. Dolly, Ladonna Dolly and Lucas M. Gillaspie, all of Flintstone; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are being conducted today, Wednesday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, with the Rev. Fred Iser officiating.

Gloria J. Adelsberger
Gloria Jean Adelsberger, 56, Halfway, MD, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.
Born in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of Martha Marie Winters Bernhard, Needmore, PA and the late Leonard Van Bernhard.
She graduated from Warfordsburg (PA) Junior-Senior High School; and attended Hagerstown Community College.
She was employed as a medical secretary for the Diabetes Education Center at Robinwood for the Washington County Hospital. Previously, she worked at Montgomery Wards; Sears and Roebuck; Citicorp; Kevin Anders CPA; The Rehabilitation Center at Robinwood in Hagerstown; and General Motors Corp. in Martinsburg, WV.
She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.
She was a member of Antique Car Club of America, Hershey, PA; Mason-Dixon Chapter of the Antique Car Club, Hagerstown; AARP; M&M's Sunday School Class of Emmanuel Methodist Church; and The Ice Cream Bunch.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas Lester Adelsberger; two sons, Kevin L. Adelsberger, Fairplay, MD and Jeff L. Adelsberger at home; two sisters, Janice Layton, Everett, PA and Carolyn Shives, Needmore; one brother, Richard Bernhard, Needmore; one grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dennis Upton officiated. Burial was in Tonoloway Baptist Cemetery, Warfordsburg.
Arrangements were by Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD.
Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Dora H. Henry
1910-1999
Dora Helen Henry, 89, of Williamsport and formerly of Hancock, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Homewood in Williamsport.
Born April 26, 1910, in Mount Morris, PA, she was the daughter of the late Casby Lewis and May Fox Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of four years, Homer E. Tabler, Jr., in 1951; and by her second husband of 35 years, Charles E. Henry, Jr., in 1996.
She was employed for 15 years by the U.S. Treasury Department as a bank examiner in Washington, D.C., and later by several Washington County banks.
She and her late husband, Charles E. Henry, Jr., owned and operated Henry's Antiques in Hancock for 35 years.
She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock.
She is survived by a daughter, Laura Mae Tabler Maloy of Williamsport; a brother, Issac Johnson, Mount Morris; and a grandson, Ryan Edward Maloy, Williamsport.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Addie Dulaney and Lillian Fox; and two brothers, Paul Johnson and Billy Johnson.
Services were held Tuesday, June 15, 10 a.m., at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. and Lay Associate Steven L. McCarty officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Sarah B. Bryan
1919-1999
Sarah Belle Bryan, 79, a resident of Julia Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown, MD, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at the nursing home.
Born September 6, 1919 in Berkeley Springs, WV, she was the daughter of the late William Carson and Flora Mae Stotler Dailey.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one son, Stanley Thomas Bryan, Hagerstown; three sisters, Pearl Johnson, Jane Bohrer and Betty Tritapoe, all of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Junior Dailey, Omaha, NE; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Stanley Bryan; and two brothers, William Dailey and Eugene Dailey.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD, with the Rev. Richard W. Simpson officiating.
Contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were by the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 Conococheague Street, Williamsport.

Virginia R. Clark
1932-1999
Virginia R. Clark, 66, Hagerstown and Great Cacapon, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at the home of her daughter, Rebecca L. Clark.
Born December 30, 1932, in Forty Fort, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Ruth Helena Bloom Boyle.
She had worked as a collator for Arnold Graphics in Hagerstown.
She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. 
She was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
She is survived by four daughters, Rachel M. Sorrell and Rebecca L. Clark, both of Hagerstown, Kathleen A. Tustin, Fernley, NV, and Kelli S. Trussell, Mercersburg, PA; two sons, David R. Olds, Great Cacapon, and E. James Clark, Jr., Hyattsville, MD; two sisters, Margaret R. Green, Montross, PA and Ann E. Boyle, Lynwood, WA; two brothers, John B. Boyle, Prey, MT and Anthony V. Boyle, Culpeper, VA; and six grandchildren.
Services announced by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac Street, Hagerstown.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Beatrice N. Hackett
1933-1999
Beatrice Nied Hackett, 66, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at her home.
Born April 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose Evans Nied.
She was a member of Saint Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs.
She had a Ph.D. in anthropology.
Surviving are her husband, Clifford P. Hackett, at home; three daughters, Nancy Kirby, Leesburg, VA, Carole Katinas, Washington and Claire Adams, Arlington, VA; five sons, Andrew, Christopher, Roger and Peter Hackett, all of Washington, and David Hackett, Sterling, VA; one sister, Dorothy Nied, Washington; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 14, at Saint Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, with the Rev. John S. Ledford officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial gifts may be made to her favorite causes: Doctors Without Border (for Kosovo refugees), Catholic Religious Services (for Kosovo refugees), St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church for WV Refugee Work.

Mary H. Mezzatesta
1947-1999
Mary Helen Gibbs Mezzatesta, 51, Romney, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at her residence.
Born October 27, 1947 in Parkersburg, she was the daughter of the late J.W. Gibbs Sr. and Ruth Minnick Gibbs.
She was an educator for 28 years with the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind and Hampshire County Schools instructor and recently adult and basic education teacher.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Romney; WV GPWC Educator Association; Cancer Coalition; Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Romney; was a board member of Habitat for Humanity and a counselor at Rhododendron Girls State.
She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and West Liberty State College with a bachelor of arts in music.
Surviving are her husband, Delegate Jerry L. Mezzatesta, whom she married May 29, 1971, in Winchester, VA; one son, Jeffrey L. Mezzatesta, Romney.
Services were conducted Friday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Romney, with the Rev. Jack Sanders officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 841 Country Club Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505 or Family House, WVU Hospital, P.O. Box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26505.
The arrangements were under the direction of the McKee Funeral Home, Augusta.

Philip D. McIntire
1943-1999
Philip Daniel "Danny" McIntire, 56, White Post, VA, died June 10, 1999 in the University of Virginia Hospital.
Born January 31, 1943 in Winchester, VA, he was the son of Philip T. McIntire and Anna Catherine Gano McIntire.
He had been a beef cattle producer with P.T. McIntire & Sons, Inc. until 1990 when he started his own beef cattle business.
He was a member of Shenandoah Farms Baptist Church, and past member of Boyce Baptist Church.
He was a past member of the Virginia National Guard.
He was a member of the American Angus Association.
He was a member of the 1960 National Champion 4-H Livestock Judging Team.
Survivors include his wife Shirley J. Tharpe McIntire; four step-children, Frankie Fincham, Sandra Spitler and Gary Fincham of Frederick County, VA and Stevie Fincham, Washington, MI; a brother, Ronald Scott McIntire, White Post, VA; seven step-grandchildren; and two nephews.
His mother, Anna Catherine Gano McIntire, and a brother, Allen Douglas McIntire, preceded him in death.
A graveside service was held Sunday, June 13, 3 p.m. in Shenandoah Memorial Park with Rev. Jack Wampler, Sr., and Rev. Clint Lawyer officiating.
Jones Funeral Home, Winchester, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Farms Baptist Church, 5852 Howesville Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630; Boyce Baptist Church Building Fund, 7 West Main St., Boyce, VA 22620, or to Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Research, c/o Leukemia Society of America, 2102 Executive Drive, Box 21, Hampton, VA 23666.


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