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Richard A. Kaufman
1944-1999
Richard Allen Kaufman, 55, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, October 4, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.
Born August 2, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Harry and Marcella Thompson Kaufman.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs.
He attended public schools in Peters Township, PA.
He served two tours of duty with the U.S. Army in Vietnam where he was totally and permanently disabled. He served as a rifleman with the 9th Infantry Division and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60 and Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. #4019, both in Berkeley Springs.
He moved from the Pittsburgh area to Berkeley Springs in 1974.
Surviving are his daughter, Devon N. Kaufman-Whittington of Berkeley Springs; two grandchildren, Lauren Whittington and Kayla Savasten, both of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Marcella Petersavage of St. Clairsville, OH; two brothers, Harry Kaufman Jr. of Pittsburgh and Leonard Petersavage of Front Royal, VA; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral liturgy will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John S. Ledford and the Rev. Patrick J. Gillooly officiating. Interment with military graveside honors will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, October 11 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, which will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Monday for the convenience of friends.

John C. Stuckey
1942-1999
John C. Stuckey, 57, of New Freedom, PA, died Saturday, September 25, 1999 at his home.
He was born June 2, 1942, in Winchester, VA, the son of the late Charles and Catherine (Hovermale) Stuckey.
He retired in 1992 from Bell Atlantic where he was in materials management. After retiring, he worked in the tool parts department at Stewart Connectors in Glen Rock, PA.
He was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in York, PA.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Harrington) Stuckey, whom he married January 18, 1964; one son, Dan Stuckey of Lancaster, PA; two daughters, Pam McCann of Dallastown, PA and Donna Forney of Lancaster; three grandchildren; and one brother, Tom Stuckey of Mercersburg, PA.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, September 28, at 1 p.m. at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, York, with Pastor Rick Noll of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family.
The Heffner Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc. York, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 924 N. Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403; or to White Rose Hospice, 2870 Eastern Blvd., York, PA 17402.
 
John P. Mann
1933-1999
John Philip "Jack" Mann, 65, of Berkeley Springs, died on Thursday, October 7, 1999 at his home.
Born November 18, 1933 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Thomas Patrick and Lillian Melissa Wise Mann.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He graduated from Coolidge High School in 1951.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
He worked as an industrial service technician with the Washington Gas Light Company for 38 years, until his retirement on January 1, 1990.
He moved to Berkeley Springs in January, 1990.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Ruby Mansfield Thompson Mann, at home; one son, John Philip Mann, Jr. of Beltsville, MD; two daughters, Bonnie L. Bragaw of Beltsville and Kelly Marie Mann of Portland, OR; one granddaughter, Kassie T. Baldwin of Beltsville; one sister, Betty Roberge of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Thomas P. Mann, Jr. of Lancaster, CA and Michael Mann of Mitchellville, MD; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Mann.
Private funeral services at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Public Library Endowment Fund, 204 North Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Theodore P. McCoy
1920-1999
Theodore P. McCoy, 79, Berkeley Springs died Friday, October 8, 1999 at City Hospital.
Born in Morgan County on May 31, 1920, he was the son of the late Oliver B. McCoy and Edith Cain McCoy.
He was a retired Morgan County bus driver and maintenance man for Eastern Panhandle Training Center.
He attended Highland United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.
He was a member of the Junior Order Council 117 and American Legion Post 60.
He is survived by three daughters, Selvia Swaim, of Florida, Rose Hendershot of Town Hill, PA and Edna Mae Hixon of Hancock, MD; one son, Douglas P. McCoy of Gaithersburg, MD; one sister, Jeffery Ambrose Laudermilk of High Point, NC; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Marie Young McCoy; one grandson, Teddy Swaim; and one sister, Agnes P. McCoy.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, at Hunter Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. William Swope officiating. Interment was in Highland United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Junior Order Memorial Service was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 11 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to War Memorial Home Health, War Memorial Hospital, 1124 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Jesse R. Lilly Jr.
Jesse R. "Gentleman" Lilly Jr., 76, of Glenville, died Thursday, September 30, 1999 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.
A Beckley native, he coached basketball and football teams at Glenville State College and Elkview High School.
He coached basketball at Glenville from 1966 to 1982. He guided his teams to a 271-230 record. He was voted College Coach of the Year for the state by the West Virginia Sports Association in 1972 after his team won the West Virginia Conference tournament title and advanced to the quarterfinals at the NAIA tournament in Kansas City. He served as athletic director at Glenville from 1980 until he retired in 1988.
He was a graduate of Glenville State, where he played basketball, football and baseball. He was the basketball team's leading scorer and team captain. He received a master's degree from West Virginia University.
He also coached football for five years at Glenville State, where his teams compiled a 13-25 record.
He coached football 10 years and basketball three years at Elkview.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a deacon, elder and trustee of Glenville Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Clendenin.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Withers Lilly; three sons, Dr. Thomas S. Lilly of Berkeley Springs, John R. Lilly of Glenville and William W. Lilly of Radford, VA; one sister, Ruth Bennett of Beckley; three brothers, Jack Lilly and Bill Lilly, both of Beckley and Gene Lilly of Staunton, VA; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 3, at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. David Krum and the Rev. Al Billips co-officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jesse Lilly Scholarship Fund, c/o Glenville State College Foundation, 200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351.

Marie E. Springer
1912-1999
Marie Elizabeth Springer, 87, of Clear Spring, MD, died Friday, October 8, 1999 at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.
Born July 12, 1912, in Charles Town, WV, she was the daughter of the late William and Ella Milburn Willis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Charles Springer Sr. in 1978.
She was employed by Dorbee Manufacturer and Ross Garment Company.
She was a member of International Ladies Garment Workers.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ella Hawbaker of Mercersburg, PA and Shirley Ann Howell of Shepherdstown, WV; three sons, Edward Charles Springer Jr. of Berkeley Springs, WV, Carroll Lee Springer of Hagerstown, MD and Robert Alan Springer of Clear Spring; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Tuesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Ernest Thompson officiated. Burial was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Joseph S. Cohill
Joseph Stephen Cohill, 45, died August 28, 1999 at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.
He was the son of Mrs. William J. (Pat) Cohill of Hancock, MD and the late William Joseph Cohill.
He served in the Navy during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and had volunteered visiting sick and injured veterans and helping to ready the USS Missouri for service as a floating museum.
He held two associate degrees and was to complete his final year at the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, graduating in May of 2000.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Theresa Cohill VanDerBos of Hancock and Elizabeth Cohill of Denver, CO; two brothers, John Vincent Cohill of Hancock and William Gerard Cohill of San Francisco, CA; and two nephews. 

Clara V. Householder
1908-1999
Clara Viola Householder, 91, of Hedgesville, died Monday, October 11, 1999 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
Born January 27, 1908 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Elder Bowers and Alice Virginia Albright Bowers.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Snyders Bible Chapel where she taught Sunday school class and was church treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid.
She is survived by two sons, Edward Daniel Householder and Roger Vernon Householder; three grandchildren, Regina Householder Sherman, Daniel Lee Householder and Michael Vernon Householder; eight great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; one sister, Alice Mae Kesecker of Berkeley Springs; and one brother, Alva Ellis Bowers of Hedgesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Daniel Household-er; three sisters, Mary Amanda Risinger, Emma Jane Weigle and Ada Florence Bowers; and six brothers, Jacob Henry Bowers, Charles Chester Bowers, Thomas Alfred Bowers, George William Bowers, Roy Raymond Bowers and John Russel Bowers.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 14, at 2 p.m. at Snyders Bible Chapel, Morgan County, with Pastor Joseph Mercer officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, tonight, Wednesday, October 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church, Thursday, October 14, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Snyders Bible Chapel, c/o Scott Crawford, Treasurer, Rt. 6 Box 540, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Annabelle D. Shade
1913-1999
Annabelle Dawson Shade, 85, of Stephens City, VA, died Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at Winchester, VA Medical Center.
Born October 17, 1913, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Dawson and Vergie Copenhaver Dawson.
She had worked in sales at Leggett Department Store.
She is survived by three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynwood H. Shade on November 20, 1990, whom she married September 22, 1934; and one son, Roger L. Shade on November 22, 1983.
Memorial services were held Monday, October 11, at 11 a.m., at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James H. Utt officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester.

William E. Smeltzer
1920-1999
William E. "Bill" Smeltzer, 79, of Paw Paw, WV, died Friday, October 15, 1999, at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
He was born August 23, 1920 in California and was the son of the late Edward and Dera Williams Smeltzer.
He was employed at Rayloc for 15 years.
He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Harvey Bohrer Post 128 American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Wanda Noland Smeltzer, who he married in 1965; one daughter, Anna Maria Gordon of Washington; and one son, Ross Smeltzer of California.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 17 at Woodrow Cemetery at Paw Paw, with Rev. Herman Goede officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw.

Frances E. Barthalow
1935-1999
Frances E. "Booty" Barthalow, 64, of Hancock, MD, died Sunday, October 17, 1999 at her daughter's home in Boonsboro, MD.
Born January 9, 1935, in Great Cacapon, WV, she was the daughter of Elsie May Unger Powell of Hagerstown, MD and the late Boyce Nichelson Powell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Earl Barthalow, in 1991.
She was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Auxiliary Post 1483, Berkeley Springs, WV and McConnellsburg Post 561 American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her companion, Frederick Monroe LaNeave of Hancock; four daughters, Beverly Garland Fox of Greencastle, PA, Brenda Garland Bishop of Boonsboro, Peggy Garland Twigg of Keyser, WV and Frances Poorbaugh Cravets of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Marlene Vlasach of McKees Rock, PA and Joan McCusker of Clear Spring, MD; one brother, Boyce Powell of Clear Spring; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Powell and one brother, Gary Powell.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19 at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Jeff Hawbaker officiated. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.

Howard J. Myers Sr.
1912-1999
Howard Joseph Myers, Sr., 87, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, October 18, 1999 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born August 12, 1912, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late George Myers.
He was retired from the maintenance department of the Baltimore County Government.
He was a 50 year member of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge #93, Gleaner Chapter #49, Order of the Eastern Star and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara L. Ferguson of Florida; three sons, Donald l. Myers of Berkeley Springs, Gordon L. Myers of Pasadena, MD and Howard J. Myers, Jr. of Essex, MD; two sisters, Ruth Beale of Wilmington, DC and Eve Turney of Fallston, MD; 25 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, MD with the Rec. William Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home, today, Wednesday, October 20 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Local arrangements by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Howard J. Grove
1905-1999
Howard J. Grove, 94, of Hancock, died at his home on Monday, October 18, 1999. 
He was born on August 9, 1905.
The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, October 20, at Grove Funeral Home in Hancock, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral home will also be open from 3-9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.
Services will be held on Thursday, October 21, at 1 p.m. at the Hancock United Methodist Church.
A full obituary will be published next week.

Barbara E. Snidemiller
1924-1999
Barbara E. Snidemiller, 74, of Berkeley Springs, WV died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.
Born October 27, 1924 in Luton Bedfordshire, England, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Stanley and Beatrice Maud Toyer.
She was a Protestant.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Holliday and Donna Snow, both of Berkeley Springs; three sons, Steve, Joe and Robert Snidemiller, all of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Edna Mechem in England; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Snidemiller in 1987; one son, Paul Snidemiller; one sister, Lily Doris Day; and two brothers, Herbert and Sidney Toyer.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 20, at 2 p.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney Truax officiating. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

John D. Harmison
1921-1999
John D. "Jack" Harmison, 78, of Grafton, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at WV University Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
Born April 14, 1921, in Brunswick, MD, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Hazel (Collier) Harmison.
He was a funeral director. He began his career in the funeral business in 1940 at the age of 19. He was the former owner of Hunter Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs, from 1970-1979. He moved to Grafton in 1979 and was employed by the Davis Funeral Home - Bartlett Chapel until his retirement in 1983. He then worked for the former Hoke Funeral Chapel for 10 years until 1993 and was employed at the McGlumphy Mortuary in Clarksburg from 1994 until 1999.
He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club in Berkeley Springs.
He was a Methodist by faith.
He is survived by five children: Edward Harmison of Overbrook, KS, Susan Matthews of Ottawa, KS, Robert "Robbie" Harmison, Sandra "Weedle" Stemple and Nancy Johnson, all of Grafton; eight grandchildren, Heather, Jonathan, Holly Harmison; B.J. Harmison; Megan, Kristen and Ethan Stemple and Makia Johnson; two brothers, Fred "Bill" Harmison of Martinsburg and Charles "Carty" Harmison of Ravenswood and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank C. Harmison and one sister, Dru Nelson.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, October 20, at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton. The Rev. H. Edgar Suite will officiate. Interment will be in Bluemont Cemetery.

William E. Wills Jr.
1929-1999
William Earl Wills Jr., 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born in Morgan County, March 7, 1929, he was the son of the late William Earl Wills Sr. and Naomi Whitford Wills.
He attended the Calvary Bible Church, Berkeley Springs.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and retired in 1962. He served during the Korean Conflict.
He was employed for over 30 years as a communications electronics engineer for Kentron International Inc., Hagerstown, working in communication systems development and engineering, system implementation, operation and support services and equipment innovations.
He was a member of American Legion Post 60 and VFW Post 4019.
Surviving are his wife, Berniece Michael Wills; two sisters, Glenna Henry of Berkeley Springs and Gail Kesecker of Englewood, FL; one brother, Eugene Wills of Englewood, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, October 20, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. James Downey officiating. Interment will be in the Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs. Graveside military services will be conducted by the American Legion honor guard.
Contributions may be made to the Calvary Bible Church, P.O. Box 278, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Janice L. Willet
1959-1999
Janice Lynn Willet, 40, of Amelia, VA, died Saturday, October 9, 1999, at her home.
She was born April 15, 1959, the daughter of Lola Beddow Stanley and Roy M. Jackson of Clearwater, FL. She was the stepdaughter of Ed Stanley of Amelia.
She is survived by her husband, Rusty Willet; one daughter, Christy Willet; one son, Chip Willet, all at home; and two brothers, Ricky Jackson of Roanoke, VA and J.W. Jackson of Clearwater, FL.
Hillsman Hix Funeral Home in Amelia handled arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation. 

Levearl A. Schriever
1927-1999
Levearl A. Schriever, 71, of Warfordsburg, PA, died Saturday, October 17, 1999 at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, PA.
Born November 25, 1927, in Amaranth, PA, he was the son of the late Andy and Beatrice Engle Schriever.
He was retired from Ryder/PIE, Hagerstown, as a line driver. He was a former chairman of the Brush Creek Township Board of Supervisors. He was a lifelong farmer.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hancock Ward. He was branch president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Buck Valley Branch, for more than 15 years.
He was a former member of the board of directors of Suburban Bank, Hancock. He was on the Southern Fulton School Board for 24 years.
He is survived by his wife, Belva E. Plessinger Schriever, whom he married in 1949; three daughters, Lois E. Morgan of Hazelton, ID, Diana F. Schriever of Warfordsburg and Maxine R. Willet of Burke, VA; two sons, Walter L. Schriever of Warfordsburg and Daniel R. Schriever of Crofton, MD; four sisters, June Bohlman of Hancock, Ruth Oakman and Dorothy Turner, both of Warfordsburg and Nancy Hiatt of Brighton, CO; one brother, Ralph Schriever of Warfordsburg; 16 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a twin daughter, Donna K. Schriever; and a sister, Norma Hill.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 20, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hancock Ward. Bishop Gerald Hendershot will officiate. Burial will be in Jerusalem Christian Cemetery, Warfordsburg.
Arrangements by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock.

Kenneth R. Kerns
1955-1999
Kenneth Ray Kerns, 44, of Warfordsburg, PA, died in Fulton County, PA.
He was born March 9, 1955 in McConnellsburg, PA, the son of Robert J. and Carrie Divelbliss Kerns of Warfordsburg.
He was a Protestant.
He was employed as a truck driver for Kerns Trucking Company and K.L. Grimm Trucking Company.
He was a 1973 graduate of Southern Fulton High School.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, Kenneth Robert Kerns, Shawn Casey Kerns and Corey Kerns, all of Hancock, MD; two sisters, Gloria Hoffman of Berkeley Springs, WV and Alicia Stotler of Williamsport, MD; three brothers, Robert E. Kerns, Roger Lee Kerns and Gary Kerns, all of Warfordsburg; one granddaughter, Kayla Brooke Kerns; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 15, at 11 a.m. at the Highland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mary Gebe Stevens officiating. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, handled arrangements.

Taylor L. Saville
Taylor Lynn Saville, infant daughter of Steven Lynn Saville Jr. and Nita Ann Barron of Boonsboro, MD, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
She was born October 2, 1999 in Baltimore.
She is survived by her maternal grandparents, Christine and William Hebb of Boonsboro and Rick Barron of Kearneysville; maternal great-grandparents, Fay Virts-Fleming and Richard Fleming of Brownsville, MD, Lester Virts Sr. of Hedgesville and Ralph and Peggy Mills of Kearnsysville; maternal great-great-grandmother, Altie Mills of Brownsville; paternal grandparents, Steven and Laura Saville Sr. of Keedysville, MD; paternal great-grandparents, Hubert and Leona Saville of Keedysville and Leona Canoles of Berkeley Springs; three aunts and two uncles.
She was preceded in death by paternal great-grandfather, Henry Canoles Sr.
Private services and interment at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were by the Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.



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