Opal Leslie, 76, of Cowen, died Monday, October 18, 1999, in Webster
Memorial Hospital, Webster Springs, after a short illness.
She was a member of Rebekah Lodge 105, Cowen, American Legion, VFW,
Cowen Garden Club, Cowen Woman's Club and Cowen Pentecostal Church.
She was a retired Cowen postmaster and a Navy veteran of World War
Surviving are four sons, Terry Leslie and Tim Leslie, both of Cowen,
Tom Leslie of Berkeley Springs and Ted Leslie of Martinsburg; and eight
Services were held Friday, October 22, at 1 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home,
Cowen, with the Rev. Carmel Sanson officiating. Burial was in Handschumacher
Virginia D. Somers
Virginia Delores Somers, 83, of Berkeley Springs, WV died on Saturday,
October 23, 1999 at Heartland, Martinsburg, WV.
Born October 28, 1915 in Morgan County, WV, the daughter of the late
James Leslie and Mary Virginia Widmyer Cain.
She was a homemaker and lifelong farmer in Morgan County.
She worked at Diamond Ridge Canning Factory which her dad owned.
She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
She was a member of the Mahnes Chapel United Methodist Church, Morgan
County Senior Center, Pleasant View Community Center and the Retired Senior
Surviving are nine sons, Shearl "Joe" Somers of Winchester, VA, Randy
Somers of Gerrardstown, WV and Bob Somers, Gary Somers, James L. Somers,
Dale Somers, Dennis Somers, Louis Somers and David Somers, all of Berkeley
Springs; two daughters, Phyllis Fox of Hedgesville, WV and Carol Emerson
of Berkeley Springs; one half sister, Iva Lee Hantz of Edinburgh, VA; 25
grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband
Wilfred Clyde Somers in 1957; one sister, Martha Cain; one brother, Virgil
Cain and two infant half brothers.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, October 25 at 2 p.m. at
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Fisher and Rev. Wayne
Frum officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306
Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Harold E. King
Harold E. King, 91, of Paw Paw, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at the
VA Medical Center in Martinsburg.
He was born January 6, 1908 at Paw Paw, the son of the late George
W. King and Frances Largent King.
He was a carpenter.
He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a charter member
of the Harley Bohrer American Legion Post #128 in Paw Paw.
He was a member of the Paw Paw Church of Christ.
He is survived by three nieces.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 29, at the Fraley-Kimble
Funeral Home in Paw Paw, with Pastor Eldridge Kerns officiating. Burial
was in Camp Hill Cemetery at Paw Paw.
Russell A. Miller
Russell A. "Petie" Miller, 78, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, October
27, 1999, at his home.
Born January 20, 1921, in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late
A.J. "Jack" Miller and Audie Helsey Miller.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He retired from E.I. DuPont, Inc.
He was a member of Council 35, J.O.U.A.M.
He is survived by two sons, Donald Lee Miller of Morgan County and
Michael Lewis Miller, of Martinsburg; two daughters, Betty Kirby of Inwood
and Vickie Henry of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews; and a friend, Martha Lee Armbrester of Martinsburg.
He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Dale Miller; two sisters;
and six brothers.
Services were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at the Brown
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Devin B. Ward officiating. Interment was in
the Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery, Spring Mills.
Contributions may be made to Panhandle Home Health, 1161-2 Winchester
Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard
Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Charles R. Lutman
Charles R. Barker Lutman, 78, of Hancock, MD, died Wednesday, October
27, 1999 at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
Born August 18, 1921, in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late
Ira and Anna Barker Lutman.
He retired from Washington County Board of Education as a custodian
for Hancock Middle Senior High School. He was a former employee of Fairview
and Dillon Orchards, and worked part time for Grove Funeral Home in Hancock.
He drove a school bus for a number of years for Washington County schools.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie I. Cain Lutman of Hancock, whom
he married in March 1945; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Services were held Saturday, October 30 at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral
Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. George Lashley officiated.
Burial was in Highland United Brethren Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 14734
Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Volunteer Fire Company,
2 Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750.
Dodson S. Waugh
Dodson S. Waugh, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, November 1,
1999 at his home.
Born September 8, 1921 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late
Cecil W. Waugh and Nellie Adams Waugh.
He was owner and operator of Dodson Waugh Trucking, Berkeley Springs.
He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Air Force, and served in the
He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Weber Waugh; two brothers, Charles
E. Waugh of Berkeley Springs and Donald R. Waugh of Charles Town; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Waugh, Bobby Waugh
and Jimmy Waugh and five sisters, Caroline Gibson, Francis Wills, Nancy
Garner, Doris Grove and Jackie Waugh.
Services will be held Thursday, November 4 at 1 p.m. at the Hunter-Anderson
Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, officiated by Rev.
Hennis Fox. Interment will be in Spohrs Cross Roads Cemetery. Graveside
military services will be conducted by the Honor Guard, American Legion
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Wednesday,
November 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Kenis E. Perry
Kenis Edward Perry, 66, of Chambersburg, PA, formerly of Stroudsburg,
PA, died on Sunday, October 31, 1999 at the Chambersburg Hospital.
Born January 3, 1933 in Pikeville, KY, he was the son of the late Milton
Orville and Sarah Margaret Reynolds Perry.
He was of the Protestant faith and attended services at the Chambersburg
He attended public schools in Pikeville.
He served in the U.S. Army from June 16, 1953 until his honorable discharge
on March 31, 1954.
He was a guitarist and during the 1960s, played lead guitar with his
band "The Happy Guitars."
He was a member of the Stroudsburg Lions Club.
He worked for 28 years as a mechanic in the automobile repair business.
He owned and operated K&L Motors, Stroudsburg, and Perry's Exxon Service
Five years ago, he moved to the Chambersburg area.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Madeline Bishop Perry, at home;
one son, Lonnie Perry of Chambersburg; two daughters, Pamela Heeter of
Stroudsburg and Stacey Dimenichi of Allentown, PA; three sisters, Stella
Mae Thompson of Pikeville, Ruth Foshee of Clanton, AL and Ruby D. Bowden
of Titus, AL; four brothers, Charles F. Perry of Berkeley Springs, Robert
L. Perry and Thomas Perry, both of Stroudsburg and Joseph Perry of Wetumpka,
AL; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters,
Mabel Unger and Marie Christian and three brothers, William Perry, Roger
Perry and Victor Perry.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, November
3 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs,
with Chaplain Capt. John Brooks officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at
the funeral home, which will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chambersburg Salvation Army,
159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Cranston J. Van Meter
Cranston J. "Preach" Van Meter, 78, of Cumberland, MD, died Wednesday,
October 27, 1999 at Memorial Hospital.
Born on July 16, 1921, in Maysville, WV, he was the son of the late
James W. Van Meter and Carrie J. (Stump) Van Meter. He was also preceded
in death by four brothers.
He was an employee of the Celanese Corporation in Cumberland where
he worked in the engineering department. He retired in 1984 with 37 years
of service. He was an employee at the Kight Funeral Home.
He was a member of the Living Stone Church of the Brethren.
He was a Navy veteran serving in World War II in the Pacific Theater.
Surviving are his wife, Georgia M. (Bohrer) Van Meter; five sons, James
T. Van Meter, David G. Van Meter and Dale L. Van Meter, all of Cumberland,
Ronald L. Van Meter, Sr. of Hancock, MD and Robert M. Van Meter of Columbia;
two daughters, Barbara Jean Van Meter of Frederick, MD and Sheila M. Cuppett
of Cumberland; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl
V. Van Meter of Cumberland; four sisters, Edna B. Weaver of Short Gap,
WV, Tressie V. Snyder and Nina M. Warlick, both of Baltimore, MD and Nellie
L. Hott of Short Gap; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Living Stone Church of the Brethren
on Saturday, October 30 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy L. Monn officiating.
Interment was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were handled by the Kight Funeral Home, 309-311 Decatur
Augustus B. Ruppenthal
Augustus B. "Gus" Ruppenthal, 85, of Winchester, VA and formerly of
Warfordsburg, PA, died Friday, October 29, 1999 at Hillcrest Manor in Winchester.
Born November 7, 1913, in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the
late Charles Berry and Mina Pearl Duckwall Ruppenthal.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Sanford Ruppenthal,
He was an orchardist with A.B. Ruppenthal Orchards in Fulton County,
PA. He was employed by Farm Credit of Winchester.
He was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship in Hancock.
He was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 519 Fulton
Chapter of McConnellsburg, PA; James W. Bowers Lodge No. 173 AF & AM
of Hancock since 1943 and master seven times; a member of Tall Cedars of
Lebanon Hagerstown Forest No. 173; Ancient Scottish Rite; and a member
of Franklin County Beekeepers Association until 1993. He also was a former
member of Hancock Rotary Club.
He is survived by his second wife, Marie S. Stoner Ruppenthal of Winchester;
three daughters, Martha Dehart Stone of Millboro, VA, Mina Bonnie Boyer
of Marietta, PA and Carole R. McCarty of Hancock; nine grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Ruppenthal, Ralph
Ruppenthal and James Ruppenthal.
Services were held Monday, November 1 at 10 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home,
141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Edward James officiated. Burial with
Masonic graveside services were held in Damascus Cemetery in Big Cove Tannery,
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Christian Fellowship, c/o Darlene
Smith, 8238 Millstone Road,Hancock, MD 21750; or American Heart Association
of Washington County, 322-324 E. Antietam Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Blanche M. Kline
Blanche M. Kline, 90, of Ellicott City, MD, formerly of Ranson, died
Thursday, November 4, 1999, at Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, MD.
She was born September 25, 1909 in West Virginia.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one daughter, Doris Jeanne Berniker; one brother,
Charles Hinds; and a friend, Trudy Weeks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Kline.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 5, at the Meadowridge
Memorial Park, Elkridge, MD, with the Rev. J.W. Park officiating.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were by the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, Ellicott City.
Mary L. Roby
Mary Lou Roby, 71, of Falls Church, Va, died Tuesday, November 2, 1999
at Arlington Hospital in Arlington, VA.
Born February 5, 1928 in Washington, D.C. she was the daughter of the
late Louis F. and Mary Logan Leech.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She attended public schools in the District of Columbia.
She was a member of AARP.
She worked as a bookkeeper with Sheetmetal Workers Union Local #2 and
had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are her husband, Somerset Dyson "Sam" Roby, of Falls Church,
VA; one daughter, Karen L. Recknor, of Roanoke, VA; one brother, Robert
Leech, of Deale Island, MD and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister,
Phyllis Leech and one brother, Richard "Rip" Leech.
Funeral services were conducted at noon on Tuesday, November 9, at
Glenwood Cemetery, 2219 Lincoln Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. with Father
Joseph Catrombone officiating.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306
Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Ellis E. Poling
Ellis Emory Poling, 87, of Baker, died Friday, November 5, 1999 at
Born March 23, 1912, in St. George, he was the son of the late William
Francis Poling and Lillie Davis Poling.
He was a self-employed timberman.
He was a member of the Wardensville congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses,
He is survived by his wife, Violet Marie Ludwick; five sons, Lester
Poling of Berkeley Springs, David Poling of Baker, Ronald Poling of Inwood,
Cloyce Poling of Edinburg, VA and Dorsey Poling of Fincastle, VA; three
daughters, Doris Combs and Wanda Taylor, both of Baker and Janet Poling
of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Beulah Heckler of Elkins, Lena Steward
of Parkersburg and Dorothy Ernst of Moorefield; 23 grandchildren; and 24
He was preceded in death by one son; five sisters, two brothers; and
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 8 at the McKee
Funeral Home Chapel, Baker, with the Rev. Donald M. Ihre officiating. Interment
was in Malick Cemetery, Augusta.
Margaret B. Johnson
Margaret Bernice Johnson, 85, of Annandale, VA, died Monday, November
1, 1999 at the Pine Ridge Assisted Living Residence in Warfordsburg, PA.
Born June 30, 1914 in Spartansburg, SC, she was the daughter of the
late John Wiley and Mary Katherine Vreeland Vick.
She was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith.
She worked as a private-duty nurse. She was an artist and painted pictures
of sea shells.
She was a seamstress and dressmaker. She was a musician and played
the violin at church services until about two years ago. She was a homemaker
in recent years.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, John Vincent Johnson, of Annandale,
VA; one son, Vincent David Johnson; one daughter, Vicky Margaret Fike,
both of Newark, DE; one sister, Katherine Butterfield, Warfordsburg, PA
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 4,
at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs,
WV with Pastor Brian D. Jones officiating. Interment was at 11 a.m. on
Friday, November 5, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE.
Fielding T. Sherrill
Fielding Turner Sherrill, 83, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Norbeck,
MD, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester,
Born April 25, 1916 in Sherrill's Ford, NC, he was the son of the late
Walter Stamey and Cordie Sue Lester Sherrill.
He was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley
He attended public schools in North Carolina and moved to the Washington
Metropolitan area in the early 1930s.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Alderton-Dawson American
Legion Post #60, Berkeley Springs and the Norman Price American Legion
Post #68 in Brookeville, MD.
During the early 1930s, he worked at Federline Grocery Store in Bethesda,
MD. He served as a Montgomery County policeman in the early 1940s. He was
the first franchisee and District of Columbia distributor for Arnold Bakery.
He then worked as a salesman for the General Baking Company in Washington,
DC until 1966.
He moved to Berkeley Springs in 1966 where he owned and operated Sherrill's
Grocery Store in North Berkeley from 1966-1974. He served as a Morgan County
Magistrate in the early 1970s. He sold farm equipment for Unger and Stonesifer
John Deere Equipment in Berkeley Springs. He owned and operated the Pine
Hill Flea Market, Berkeley Springs' first indoor flea market from 1975
until his retirement in 1992.
He was Past President of the Berkeley Springs Lions Club and a member
of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council #117, Berkeley
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara L. Sollers of Parkton, MD and
Kathleen E. Ambrose of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Steven A. Sherrill of
Charles Town and Robert F. Sherrill of Silver Spring, MD; five grandsons;
four granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara
Kathleen George Sherrill on December 8, 1995; two sisters, Margaret S.
Miller and Lucille Haire; and four brothers, Walter S. Sherrill, Jr., Leonard
Sherrill, Charles Sherrill and Francis Sherrill.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 8 at the
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with
Pastor Daniel L. Wright and Pastor Owen B. Womack officiating. Interment
with military honors were held in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone,
Memorial contributions may be made to Morgan County Senior Life Services,
404 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Edward J. Boyle
Edward Joseph Boyle, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died on Friday, November
12, 1999 at Eden Enterprises in Berkeley Springs.
Born October 15, 1918 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late
Frank W. and Nellie Streiff Boyle.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Springs.
He was a 1936 graduate of Taylor-Allderice High School, Pittsburgh.
He worked with Union Carbide where he traveled extensively. During
his employment with Union Carbide, he spent time in Bangkok, Thailand as
managing director of a joint venture between Union Carbide and Thailand.
In 1977, he retired from his position in New York City, NY, as World Wide
Director of Safety and Security for Union Carbide. He was a member of the
Union Carbide Retirees Association.
He served with the 176th Field Artillery, Battery F, of the National
Guard and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He earned a
North Carolina Governor's Volunteer Recognition Certificate in 1986 for
his work with literacy programs in Lee County, NC. The Boyles moved to
Berkeley Springs on October 15, 1997.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth Hannah Wyld Boyle, at home;
one daughter, Kathi R. Boyle of Pittsburgh; one son, Thomas W. Boyle of
Berkeley Springs; one sister, Dorothy B. Frost of Fairfax, VA; two brothers,
Francis J. Boyle of Apopka, FL and Charles J. Boyle of Pittsburgh; four
grandchildren; one great grandson and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 15,
at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs,
with the Rev. Dr. James A. Hewitt, III officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Endowment Fund of St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411;
the Morgan County Public Library, 204 N. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs,
WV 25411 or to Sisters Place, Inc., 460 Reef Street, Clairton, PA 15025.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306
Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Roberta L. Breon
Roberta L. "Birdie" Breon, 44, of Waynesboro, PA, died Wednesday, November
10, 1999, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital.
Born February 16, 1955, in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of
Luther L. Sr. and Alverta Misner Vulgamott of Waynesboro.
She worked as a cashier for gas stations and convenience stores in
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, William R.
Shockey Jr. of Shippensburg, PA and Jesse D. Shockey of Fayetteville, PA;
four sisters, Susan Auchmoddy of Waynesboro, Georgia May Gochenauer of
Edenville, PA, Theresa Ann Davies of Berkeley Springs and Jean Burkett
of Chambersburg, PA; three brothers, Luther Vulgamott Jr. of Fort Loudon,
PA, David Vulgamott of Waynesboro and Ronald Vulgamott of Shady Grove,
PA; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Friday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at Grove
Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro. The Rev. Vaughn E. Kipe officiated.
Dorothy A. Hull
Dorothy Agnes Hull, 85, a resident of Avalon Manor Nursing Home in
Hagerstown, MD and formerly of Hancock, MD died Saturday, November 13,
1999, at Washington County Hospital.
Born May 25, 1914, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Simon
and Cora Bivens Younker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester R. Hull, in 1991.
She was a homemaker.
She attended Orchard Ridge First Church of God in Hancock.
She is survived by four daughters, Lena Ganoe of Berkeley Springs,
WV, Ruby Swain of Hancock, Agnes Deck of Fort Loudon, PA and Norma Jane
Hull of Hagerstown; seven sons, Wilbur Hull and Amos Hull, both of Boonsboro,
MD, Lester Benjamin Hull of Mount Union, PA and Andy Hull, Daniel Hull,
Ralph Hull and Jesse Hull, all of Hancock; three sisters, Daisy Cassidy
and Ida Hart of Hagerstown and Ester Barnhart of Hancock; two brothers,
Herbert Younker of Savage, MD and David Younker of Selah, WA; 15 grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Hull; two sisters, Reva
Brannon and Rena Hart; and four brothers, Monroe Younker, Roy Younker,
Alvin Younker and Russell Younker.
Services were held Monday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at Stone Bridge Church
of the Brethren, Hollow Road in Hancock. The Rev. Jeff Hawbaker officiated.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Orchard Ridge First Church of God
Building Fund, c/o Louise Mellott, 14128 Orchard Ridge Road, Hancock, MD
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home in Hancock.
Vickie J. Shaffner
Vickie June Shaffner, 44, of Earlysville, VA, died Tuesday, November
9, 1999 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
She was born April 24, 1955 in Berkeley Springs, a daughter of Russell
G. Kerns and Mary K. Unger of Cumberland, MD.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Shaffner of Earlysville; two
sons, Justin R. Shaffner and Jonas U. Shaffner, both of Earlysville; two
sisters, Joann E. Compton of Berkeley Springs and Karen L. Evans of Cumberland;
one brother, Dwight R. Kerns of Troy, VA; two half sisters, Teresa Spicer
and Michelle Moyer; and one half brother, Russell Kerns, Jr.
She was employed for 26 years at G.E. Fanuc.
She was a member of the non-Denominational Christian Church.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 12, at Ryan Funeral
Chapel in Quinque, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. Steve Marshall
and Franklin Zimmerman officiated.
Memorial contributions may be given in her name to the American Cancer
Society, 3042-D, Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22906.
Margaret V. Lombardi
Margaret "Meg" Lombardi, 79, of Wheaton, MD, died October 29, 1999
in Olney, MD.
She was born November 24, 1919, in Bridgeport, OH, the daughter of
the late Richard and Paulina (Frasnelli) Tarter.
She was a graduate of St. Anthony's High School in Bridgeport and St.
Joseph's Academy House School in Wheeling. Her degree of Registered Nurse
was earned at Wheeling Hospital.
During World War II, she served as an Army nurse overseas, receiving
the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal before retiring at the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
For the next five years, she was a private-duty nurse.
She was a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America,
a memorial foundation for all women who have served their country.
She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's.
She is survived by one son, Mark Stephen Lombardi of Wheaton; two daughters,
Lisa Marie Lombardi of Hedgesville and Karla Sue Lombardi of Silver Spring,
MD; one sister, Ann Zani of Southpoint, OH; one brother, Francis Tarter
of Kirkwood Heights; four nieces and eight nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, Joseph R. Lombardi;
six sisters; and four brothers.
Memorial donations may be made to The Association of Retarded Citizens
(The A.R.C.) of Montgomery County, 11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852-2554;
or The Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100,
Chicago, IL 60611-1676.
A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony's at a later date.
Lewis E. Glaser
Lewis E. Glaser, 79, of New Windsor, MD, died Thursday, November 11,
1999 at his home.
Born November 18, 1919, in Hancock, MD, he was the son of the late
Lewis and Ruth McFadden Glaser.
He retired in 1982 from Bell System as district marketing manager.
He served in the U.S. Army and Reserves, retiring with the rank of
colonel. He was a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College
and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
A World War II veteran, he served in the Southwest Pacific Theater.
His decorations included the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Service
He was past commander of the 1601st Maneuver Area Command, Fort Meade,
MD; past president of Optimist Club of Catonsville, MD; member of the Reserve
Officers Association; Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club of Hancock; Webster B.
Harrison Post 26 American Legion of Hancock; and National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Hendershot Glaser, whom he married
January 24, 1946; three daughters, Jeanne Hunt of Rockville, MD, Joyce
Widmayer of Columbia, MD and Joan Eells of Coconut Creek, FL; one son,
Steven Glaser of Berkeley Springs, WV; one sister, Ruth Glaser of Maugansville;
one brother, Darrow Glaser of Hagerstown, MD; seven grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by one brother, Verne Glaser.
Services were held Monday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral
Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. Chaplain Thomas Wesley officiated. Burial
with military honors was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.