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Jerry L. Matlick, 84

Jerry L Matlick, 84, passed away around May 25, 2019, possibly at his home in Fort Ashby, WV.


Jerry was a member of the PEForerunner's Club and a long time employee in Substations and Lines at PE.


He had requested that there be no funeral or obituary, so the information shown is all we have.

Nellie Mae Payne, 86

Williamsport, MD – Nellie Mae Payne, 86, of Williamsport, MD passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Homewood Retirement Center Williamsport, MD.


She was born on December 13, 1932 in Shanktown, MD to the late Joseph Emanuel Sr. and Lenora Irene Young Morgan.


Nellie was a 1950 graduate of Williamsport High School Williamsport, MD. She was active in Sports and was a part of the Maryland State Basketball Championship Team.

She was employed by Allegany Energy of Hagerstown, MD for 38 years until retiring in 1990.


She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Williamsport, MD.  She was formerly a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church where she served on various committees, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

She was also a member of Curves.

Nellie was a past member of the Garden Club at Potomac Edison and the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. 

She enjoyed traveling, cruising, reading, and boating.


She is survived by her husband Charles G. “Griff” Payne whom she married on June 18, 1955; niece Paula Slack of Williamsport, MD; nephew Paul Allen French and his wife Jona of Warfordsburg, PA; great nephew Brandon Lerch of Hagerstown, MD; close friend Dorothy Williams.

 

She was predeceased by two sisters Norma Staubs and Arletta French and two brothers Joseph Morgan, Jr. and David Morgan.

Funeral services will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Williamsport, MD on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor Kim Nunberg officiating.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service on Monday from 10:00-11:00 am.  Burial will be private.

 he family request the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Organ Fund 35 W. Potomac St. Williamsport, MD 21795

 Online condolences may be made to the family at:

www.osbornefuneralhome.net

Joseph W. "Joe" Sweeney, 84

Mr. Joseph W. “Joe” Sweeney, 84, of Greencastle, PA, passed away May 16, 2019 in the Chambersburg Hospital, after a brief illness. 

Born February 12, 1935 in Thurmont, MD, he was the son of the late F. William McClellan Sweeney and Elva Catherine (Rice) Sweeney. 

He graduated from Thurmont High School with the Class of 1953. 

He served in the Army Reserves from 1957 until 1963. 

He married Shirley Jean (Simmons) Sweeney July 4, 1973 in State Line, PA. Shirley passed away February 18, 2009. 

Before retiring, he was employed by the Potomac Edison Co. as a Quality Assurance Technician for 39 years. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club

Joe was a talented musician. He played bass, guitar and also sang. In his earlier years he formed his own band, “Joe Sweeney Country Classics”, and some may remember hearing him on Waynesboro’s radio station, WAYZ. He also had the opportunity to play with various legendary Country artists. Joe continued to play throughout his life but also made time for his other passions. He was a member of T.C.A. and ran his own American Flyer Model Train repair business. He also became quite proficient at painting landscapes and in his younger years, enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was well liked and loved people. He was outgoing, an engaging story teller, and loved to share a good joke. 

He is survived by his son, Marty Sweeney, husband of Gina, Thurmont, MD; 4 daughters: Lisa Sweeney, Thurmont; Annette McBeth, Greencastle; Jody Darner, wife of Gerald, Waynesboro, PA and Tiffany Whitmore, wife of Michael, Thurmont; 7 grandchildren: Tommy DeVaughn, Alicia Sweeney, Rob McBeth, Megan Cox, Zachary Whitmore, Joshua Darner and Zoey Whitmore; 3 great-grandchildren: Kerryn Preudhomme, Owen Tracey and Bella Rae DeVaughn; 3 brothers: Stanley Sweeney, Cumberland, MD; Ronald Sweeney (Rose), Hagerstown, MD and James Sweeney (Diane), Thurmont and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Sweeney. 

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. Greencastle, PA, with Rev. Warren Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Lewistown,MD. 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening and again one hour prior to the services on Wednesday in the funeral home. 

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.

Wilbert Delbert (Del) Hanlin, 94

Wilbert Delbert (Del) Hanlin, 94, passed away peacefully at home April 16, 2019. 

He was born in Gormania, WV to the late Edna and Thomas G. Hanlin and was married to the late Velma F. Baker-Hanlin for 61 years, passing in 2015. 

Living primarily in the Martinsburg area for many years, he had been living with his son in Tonawanda, NY more recently.

Serving in the United States Army during WWII, he was a paramedic, stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines.


 Mr. Hanlin worked for the Potomac Edison company most of his life and was a 50 year + Mason in the Masonic Lodge in Petersburg, WV. He belonged to various organizations throughout the Martinsburg area including the Potomac Edison Forerunners and enjoyed traveling across the globe with his family


Mr. Hanlin is survived by his son, one brother, one sister, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. 
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. 
Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Romney, WV at approximately 2:00 p.m.. 

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Betty Louise Sama, 88

Betty Louise Sama, 88, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Doey's House after a brief illness.

 

Born Monday, September 29, 1930 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Alvin L. Saum and the late Mary Louise (Morin) Saum.

 

She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1948 and from Hagerstown Business College in 1949. She was employed with Fairchild for 6 years and retired in 1992 from The Potomac Edison Co. after 32 years of employment. She was a member of First Christian Church, Ladies of the Elks and Associates Lodge No. 378 and the American Legion Post 42 Ladies Auxiliary. She was an active member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. Betty and Vincent enjoyed traveling. They enjoyed cruises to Hawaii, Mexico, and many other ports of call; they visited England, Scotland, and Wales. They also toured all the National Parks. They played cards and dominos with their friends.

 

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Vincent Sama; aunt, Martha Beauchamp; five cousins, Nancy Cowden, Norman Morin, Jr., John Morin, Barbara Bachtell, Charles Beauchamp, Jr. and close friend RuthAnn Palmer

 

Services will be held Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Jake M. Caldwell officiating.

 

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

 

Private interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Rd Hagerstown, MD 21740.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com



Robert "Bob" Augustus Keedy, 96

Robert Augustus Keedy, 96, of Hagerstown, passed away, Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his home under the care of Hospice of Washington County.


Born November 8, 1922 in Keedysville, Maryland, he was the son of the late, Charles Edward and Carrie Mabel (Poole) Keedy. In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.


Mr. Keedy retired in 1983 from Potomac Edison where he was a Substation Supervisor.


He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of John Wesley United 

Methodist Church, Hagerstown. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison forerunners


His hobbies include birding, reading history and fixing things. Robert was a 6th generation American Keedy. The 1st and 2nd generations of Keedys are buried in a little family cemetery at Eakle’s Mill in southern Washington County. In the 1990s Robert rediscovered the cemetery which had all but disappeared in the underbrush. He cleared the plot and painstakingly reconstructed all the headstones which had been broken and scattered. It is a great family legacy to leave to the extended Keedy family.


He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary Ellen (Hockenhull) Keedy; two children, Betty Willson and husband, Richard of Hagerstown and Charles Keedy and wife, Peggy of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Carrie Willson-Plymire, Jimmy Willson and wife, Christina, Ryan Keedy and wife, Jackie, Meghan Rothwell and husband, Will, Julie Keedy, Allison Thannisch and husband, Wilson and nine great-grandchildren.


Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Rest Haven Funeral Home, Hagerstown is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Lee D. Warren, 87

David "Lee" Warren, 87, passed away on October 18, 2018, in his home in Middletown, MD after a hard-fought battle with cancer. All services will be held at the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Middletown, MD. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, Oct. 26. His funeral service will be on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 am. followed by internment at church cemetery.

Lee is preceded in death by his father and mother, David Sandoe and Thelma Mable, and his brothers, Gerald and Donald. He is survived by Deanie, his cherished wife of 66 years, and his four children: Jenny (Terry) Carnahan of Boonsboro, MD; Vickie (Dale) Biggs of Frederick, MD; David M. (Camille) Warren of Kennesaw, GA; and Daniel (Jill) Warren also of Kennesaw, GA. Lee is known affectionately as Pappaw to his nine grandchildren (Sarah, Nick, Katie, Lauren, Emma, Anna, Luke, Isabelle and Gabriel) and three great-grandchildren (Gavin, Lucas and Finley), with two more on the way. He also is survived by two brothers, Wayne and Kirby Warren, and three sisters, Lorraine Hess, Janice Bartles and Carolyn Bingaman.

Lee was born on July 19, 1931, and raised in Greencastle, PA, by parents who modeled Christian discipleship and a healthy work ethic. He was serving in the U.S. Navy when he and Deanie were married on August 17, 1952, in Hagerstown, MD. Lee was honorably discharged in 1955 after four years of service. After leaving the Navy, he embarked on a distinguished career with Potomac Edison Co. and, in the evenings, earned an associate's degree in Accounting from Hagerstown Junior College under the GI Bill. Lee retired from Potomac Edison in 1995 after a 40-year career. Remarkably, he only took four sick days during his tenure. Additionally, Lee's friendly smile was well-known at the Fountaindale Exxon station. Shortly after moving to Middletown in 1968, Lee was asked by a friend to come "help" at the grand opening of the station where he continued to work part-time for over 20 years. Lee was also a member of Potomac Edison Forerunners and served a term as president.

Lee was dedicated to God and his church. He served at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Middletown faithfully and tirelessly for 50 years. Over the years, he put his woodworking skills to use on many projects for the church, participated in numerous mission trips to Honduras, helped to build several Habitat for Humanity homes, and was a beloved greeter at the door. 

Lee was devoted to his wife and family. Lee and Deanie found great joy in their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and they enjoyed many adventures together. They were avid square dancers for many years, and enjoyed countless weekends spent camping and boating with family and friends along the Potomac River. After retirement, Lee and Deanie enjoyed cross-country trips, exploring the countryside on his Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle.

Lee could do or fix almost anything and was particularly fond of woodworking and turning. But he never enjoyed anything more than working with and helping a friend. 

We miss you, we thank God for you, and we love you, Pappaw.

Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, is in charge of arrangements.

John Andrew Werking, 86

Halfway, MD – John Andrew Werking, 86, of Halfway, MD passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Somerford Place Hagerstown, MD.

 e was born on July 3, 1932 in Hagerstown, MD to the late John Dallas and Frances Matilda Stottlemyer Werking.He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann “Pat” Werking on 2008.  They were married on August 26, 1957.

 

He was a 1950 graduate of Hagerstown High School and also received his Associate’s Degree from Hagerstown Junior College. 

John was employed by Potomac Edison as a Supervisor in the Engineering Department until his retirement in 1996. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Valley Grace Brethren Church Halfway, MD.

 

John was also a lifetime member of BPO Elks #378 Hagerstown, MD and past Exalted Ruler, member of Potomac Edison Forerunners, Beaver Creek Country Club, and a member of Southern Engineering Society of Hagerstown, MD and previously served as President. John volunteered at the Washington County Hospital.

John loved spending time with his family.  He will leave a lasting legacy of a man with great character.  His kindness and generosity will be remembered along with great memories and life lessons.  His faith in God ensures all of us that we will reunite one day for all who put their trust in Jesus.

 He is survived by his daughter Robin A. Miller and her husband Jay of Sharpsburg, MD; son J. Brent Bailey and his wife Deanna of Williamsport, MD; grandchildren Dr. Joshua J. Miller and his wife Lindsay, Megan A. Wagner and her husband Benjamin, Shawn M. Miller and his fiancee’ Kendyll, Erica Bailey, and Matt Bailey; great grandchildren Ella Wagner, Anslie Wagner, Charlotte Wagner, Ruby Miller, Jude Miller, Jolene Miller, and Elenore Miller.

 He was preceded in death by his infant son John Andrew Werking, Jr. and his sisters Eva Green and Evelyn White.

 A celebration of life will be held at Valley Grace Brethren Church on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm with Rev. Dan Pritchett officiating.

 Burial will be private.

 The family request the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Valley Grace Brethren Church 17310 Gay St. Hagerstown, MD 21740

 Online condolences may be made to the family at:

www.osbornefuneralhome.net

Betty Mae Saunders, 86

Betty Mae Saunders, 86, of Brunswick, MD passed away at Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy, MD on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Born in Burkittsville, MD, Betty was the daughter of the late John Harold and Luella May (Ausherman) Miller, as well as her late step father, Jay Henry "Cap" Rinker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lee Miller, sister Jean Miller Wolfe, brothers-in-law Louis "Dutton" Saunders, Lauren Bagley, and Leon Wolfe, sisters-in-law Lena Saunders, Louise Painter, and Betty Saunders.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of more than 60 years, John F. Saunders; daughter Cheryl M. Hoffman of Woodsboro, MD; grandson Jonathan Hoffman and his wife, Kaitlynn, of Brunswick, MD; sister June Bagley of Frederick, MD; brother-in-law Renace Painter of Lovettsville, VA; as well as many nieces and nephews.


Betty was a long time employee of Potomac Edison and a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.


Betty was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 12 S. Church Street, Middletown, MD 21769 were a memorial service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Mark Wakefield will preside. The family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the service at the church, beginning at 10:00 AM. Private Inurnment in Locust Valley Bible Church Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in Mrs. Saunders' name, to the above mentioned church; or to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Avenue, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702. Arrangements entrusted to John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, MD.

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2018Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Jan. 12, 2018

Earl Martin Keefer, 68

Earl Martin Keefer, 68, of Fairmont, WV, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness.

Born October 21, 1949, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Pearl (Boppe) Keefer Rowe and the late George Keefer Sr. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Beverly (Toms) Keefer of Fairmont, WV.

Earl was a Christian by faith. He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School in MD. He was a veteran with the United States Marines having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a Maryland State Trooper for 21 years, retiring in 1994. He was a Trooper First Class and a member of the S.T.A.T.E. team when he retired. After retirement, he served as a private investigator in Maryland. Upon moving to West Virginia, he sold real estate working with Picket Fences and later Real Estate Plus.

Earl was a 32nd degree Mason with the Acacia Lodge #157 A.F.&A.M, the Scottish Rite Clarksburg Consistory, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 34, Upper Mon Valley Shrine Club, Taylor County Shrine Club, and the Desert Caravan where he was currently serving as president. He was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club and he was also a member of the American Legion for 47 years, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #7048, as well as a lifetime member of the N.R.A. Earl was an avid hunter and fisherman. For over 26 years, he enjoyed his annual elk hunting trips to Idaho.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, G. Alvey Keefer Jr. of Maugansville, MD; half- brothers, Michael Keefer, Richard Keefer and Jeffrey Keefer all of Berkley Springs, WV; half-sister, Dawn Warrington of Romney, WV; his sister-in-law, Barbara Iseminger and her husband Harold of Hagerstown, MD; niece, Wendy Iseminger of Chambersburg, PA; nephews, Jamie Iseminger and his wife Amanda of Hagerstown, MD, and David Iseminger and his partner Shawn Hagland of Takoma, WA; great-nephews, Trey Wilson and Cole Iseminger; great-niece, McKenna Iseminger; as well as several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505; or to Peoples Hospice, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.

Friends and family may visit the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4PM until 8PM.

The funeral will be held at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd, Hagerstown, MD, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 1PM, with Pastor Ronald Faith officiating.

Friends and family may also visit at the Minnich Funeral Home from 11AM until 1PM prior to the funeral. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, where military honors will be provided by the Joint Veterans Council and Marine League of Hagerstown.


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Mary O. Ritchey, 98

Mary O. Ritchey, 98 of Martinsburg WV, passed away peacefully in her home on March 4, 2018. She was born November 1, 1919 in Hagerstown MD to the Late Fred H. and Evelyn (Wilson) Onderdonk. 

She attended Bunker Hill High School, graduating in 1937 and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Award in May 2007. Mary was a 1939 graduate of Martinsburg Business College. She was employed by Potomac Light and Power Company for 12 years, until 1951 when she married John H. Ritchey who passed away in 1972. 

She returned to work for Potomac Edison Company, retiring in 1985 after 28 years of service. She was a member and director of the Potomac Edison Forerunners. She was the oldest living member of the Inwood United Methodist Church, where she was a member for over 75 years. She was very proud to be a life member of the Golden Rule Chapter #69 Order of the Eastern Star having served as Worthy Matron in 1971/1972 and Secretary for the chapter for 35 years. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile and Martinsburg Lioness Club. 

She was preceded in death by her brother Fred H. Onderdonk Jr. and his wife Evelyn, Stepson John R. Ritchey, Stepdaughter Evelyn Maiers, and her dear friend, Linda Fries. 

She is survived by a Grandson Bobby Maiers of Bedford PA, Nephews Larry Onderdonk of Martinsburg, John Onderdonk of PA and Nieces Eileen Gideon and Janice Tobery both of Frederick MD. & many Great Nieces and Nephews. She will be missed by friends Doug & Lisa Fries, Bob & Sandy Cross, Peggy Wilson and many others whose lives she touched.

Family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM with the funeral service immediately following with Pastor Charles Henry officiating. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.


Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.



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Orpha Elizabeth (Mumma) Stockslager, 91

Orpha Elizabeth (Mumma) Stockslager, 91 , reunited with her beloved Jimmie on December 22, 2017.


Born on July 2, 1926, near Sharpsburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late C. Albert and Mabel (Leatherman) Mumma.  Her husband, James B. Stockslager, preceded her in death  as did a special cousin, James Fisher.


Orpha was a 1944 graduate of Boonsboro High School and loved attending her class reunions.  Traveling, dancing, browsing antique shops and fine dining were her pleasures.  She was a people person and in her later years was known for her sunny outlook.  She was employed by Potomac Edison, retiring in 1988 after working there for 39 years. Orpha was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners retiree group.


A long-time member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, Orpha was active with the Episcopal Church Women and served faithfully on the Altar Guild. She held membership in the Morris Frock Legion Post 42 Ladies Auxiliary and Amvets Post 10 Ladies Auxiliary.  She greatly supported our veterans and their organizations.  


Surviving are many friends, caregivers and cousins, among them Ted and Carolyn Shaw. Gratitude goes to Homewood at Williamsport and Hospice of Washington County for their compassionate care.


Services will be held Friday, December 29 at 12 noon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 West Main Street, Sharpsburg, MD.  The Rev. Mark Wm. Wastler will officiate.  Burial follows the service in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.  Visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service.


Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 364, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown, MD.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

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Philip Jackson Bray - 74

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Philip Jackson Bray

February 24, 1943 - December 08, 2017

Philip Jackson Bray of Hagerstown was born on February 24, 1943 in Washington, D.C. and died on December 8, 2017 at Doey's House.

Phil graduated with honors from Colgate University and Tulane University Law School. After three years of private practice with the Baltimore firm of Venable, Baetjer & Howard, Phil worked for thirty-six years as an attorney in the legal department for Allegheny Power.

He was a former president of the Washington County Bar Association, a member of the Optimist Club of Washington County, and on the John R. Marsh Cancer Education Committee. Also, Phil was an active member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

Phil was an avid tennis player and a long standing member of Fountain Head Country Club.

Phil is survived by one brother, Henry Bray, his wife Nancy and their three children, Bill Bray, Dave Bray, and Beth Perkins. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Jean Hoover, his sister-in-law, Christine Coss, one step son, Douglas Henry, and Doug's three children, Joshua Henry, Will Henry, and Aaron Henry, all of Hagerstown. Phil was preceded in death by his mother, Mary M. Bray, his father, Henry G. Bray, and his beloved wife, Margaret, who made his life special.

The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown at 1 o'clock on Friday, December 15th. The funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Bill Bray at 2 o'clock. A private burial will be at 10:30 that morning.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Doey's House-Hospice of Washington County, Inc. or the John R. Marsh Endowment for Cancer Education through Meritus Healthcare Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.rsthvn.com


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Fred Lewis Stenger   78

Fred Lewis Stenger, age 78, of McConnellsburg, PA passed away on Thursday August 10, 2017 at Select Medical Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. Fred was born June 12, 1939 in McConnellsburg, PA, son of the late Max Lewis and the late Ruby O. (Weller) Stenger. He was a 1957 graduate of the McConnellsburg High School where he was active in the Band, Dance Band, Senior Play, Flashlites Editor, Class Treasurer and Class Vice President. Fred graduated from the Pittsburgh University with a liberal arts degree. He also attained degrees from Penn State University, Washington State University, Clemson University and Hood College. Fred served in the United States Navy from 1960 until his honorable discharge in 1964. He was stationed in Seattle, Washington and the Aleutian Island on the island of Adak. Fred began his career with West Penn Power Co. in Waynesboro, PA. He later had work assignments in Frederick, MD and Hagerstown, MD. While living in Frederick, MD, he was active in the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Frederick Arts Council, Frederick Community Concerts, and was instrumental in the creation of the Fredericktowne Players (amateur theatre group). Fred had a love of music and dance, he played trombone in high school under the direction of John Ench and later for the PITT marching band. He was a member of the McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church Choir for several years. He also enjoyed cooking, golf, football, his dog Beau of Calabash, Stein collecting, water, boating, traveling and genealogy which took him to Germany researching the Stenger family.


Fred was active in the McConnellsburg Community as well, participating in the as a member of the McConnellsburg Lion's Club, an active member in the McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Association, a member of the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church, a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club and enjoyed helping the Hands and Feet Community Project.


Fred is survived by four siblings, Max Eugene (husband of Dianne) Stenger of McConnellsburg, PA , Jim Stenger of McConnellsburg, PA, Faye (wife of Lynn) Strait of Chambersburg, PA and Michael (husband of Susan) Stenger of McConnellsburg, PA. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Fred also had four special friends in Roger and Sue Barnett and Roger and Faye Elvey, all of McConnellsburg, PA.


Fred is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Ruby Stenger.


A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Aug 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Kelso - Cornelius Funeral Home 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, PA with the Rev. Neil Ray officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be immediately following the service at Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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Robert Callan Carder Jr. 74

Robert Callan Carder Jr. 74 of Hagerstown, MD passed away Thursday July 13, 2017. Born March 13, 1943 in Hagerstown, MD he was the son of the late Robert C. Carder and Nellie Draper Carder.


 He graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1962 and attended the University of Maryland.


 He was employed by the Potomac Edison Company for 38 years retiring in 2002 as General Manager, Regulatory Services.


 Bob proudly served on many volunteer agency, committees and boards: Potomac Edison Employee Committee President, President Potomac Heights PTA, Chairman Y's Men's Club and United Way Board of Directors. He served as Chairman of the Southeastern Electric Exchange and President of the MD/DC Utilities Association. He was President of the Maryland Theater, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Board Member of the American Red Cross, Washington County Chapter, Board of Directors American Red Cross Chesapeake Region. He served on the Western Maryland Blues Fest Finance Committee. He was a member of the PE Forerunners Club.


 Bob had boundless enthusiasm and love for photography, traveling and the blues. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren, friends and spending time with them.


 He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Carolyn Carder, son Stephen Carder, daughter Sarah Orchard and her husband Nick, grandchildren. Callan, Chloe, Ruby, sister and brother in law Diane and Roy Snyder, brother in law Melvin Sword, sister in law Lori Sword and son Damon, father in law George Sword, many wonderful friends and his four legged companion Baxter.


 "I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith, I have finished the race." II Timothy 4:7


 A casual celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday July 23, 2017 at Cortland Mansion, Hagerstown, MD from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers memory donations may be made to the American Red Cross Washington County Chapter., 1131 Conrad Court. Hagerstown, MD 21740


 Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com

David Allen Raymer, 85

David Allen Raymer, 85, of Hagerstown, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Somerford Place.

Born July 23, 1931 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Joseph Allen and Mildred (Davis) Raymer.

David served in the U.S. Navy and with the U.S. Marines in Korea in 1951 and 1952 as a Hospital Corpsman. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League.

He was an instructor for the electrical Apprentice Program for 13 years, and a member of the Washington County Electrical Board for 19 years.

He retired from Potomac Edison Company after 43 years of service. He was also a former member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

David was a member of Elks Lodge No.378 and the American Legion Post 42; and a former member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church, where he served as a Trustee and Sunday School teacher. In 2003, he became a member of the Virginia Ave. Church of God.

David loved working in his wood shop and could fix just about anything.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Shank Raymer; his first wife, Nancy Raymer; and his son, Michael A. Raymer.

David is survived by his daughter, Susan Wood-Haines; a son-in-law, Stephen Haines; three brother-in-laws, David Miller and wife Eleanor, Johnny Wyand, and James Shryock; a stepson, David Shank and wife Cindy; two step-grandsons and their wives; one step great-grandson; and his best friend, Merle Guyton and wife, Becky.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00am on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Inurnment will be private in Rest Haven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David's name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to the Virginia Ave Church of God's Sign Fund, 17306 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be made at www.rsthvn.com

Paul Martin Usary , 85

Paul Martin Usary , 85, of Williamsport, MD, passed away, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Meritus Medical Center.


Born Friday, April 15, 1932 in Limestone, TN, he was the son of the late Clyde A. Usary and the late Kathleen (Martin) Usary.


He graduated from East Fairmont High School and then from Fairmont University in 1959, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Administration. After graduation, he taught in Front Royal for four years at Warren County High School. He retired as Director of Personnel from Potomac Edison after 33 years of service. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, where he was Crew Chief on a jet fighter. He was a member of Elks 373, the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the Potomac Edison Forerunners.


He is survived by his two sons, Steven Usary and wife, Deborah Giumarra of Huntsville, AL and Richard Usary and wife, Deana of Boonsboro, MD; granddaughters, Alicia M. Roberts and Sarah Jean and Kathleen Jewel Usary; sister-in-law, Mary Frances Usary; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Della Jean Usary; and brothers, Joseph Thomas Usary and Richard Clyde Usary.


Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


Inurnment will be held privately at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, MD.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

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Mildred Mae LeFevre, 98

Mildred Mae LeFevre, 98, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away the 24th of December, 2016 at Ravenwood Nursing Home.
Born October 23, 1918 in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Anna M. (Stottlemyer) LeFevre.
Mildred was a 1936 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a 1939 graduate of Hagerstown Secretarial School. She sang in the choir at Christ Reformed Church for over 40 years. Mildred was the senior member of the PE Forerunner Club. She worked for Potomac Edison for over 44 years of service retiring in 1983.
She is survived by one sister, Helen Elizabeth DeLauder; two nephews, Jeffrey William DeLauder and companion, Barbara Roulette, and Andrew Milton DeLauder and fiancee Kristin McGehee Vann; and one grandniece, Kelli DeLauder.
In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, William M. DeLauder.
Services will be at 1pm, Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD. Rev. Dr. Gregg R. Meserole will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St. Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

Nevin " Buck" Owens Sigler, 98

Nevin Owens Sigler, 98, of Falling Waters, WV, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the VA Medical Center.
Born August 30, 1918 in Berkeley County, WV, he was the son of the late Robert B. Sigler and Sally Bowers Sigler.

He was employed as an electrical mechanic for Allegheny Power Company.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, he was a prison of war, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
Nevin was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church and the Bedington United Methodist Church,odge #37 of Hedgesville and the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Junella Belle Sigler; one son, Nevin Wayne Sigler and wife Toni of Bedington; one daughter, Bonnie Smallwood and husband David of Falling Waters.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert W. and Curtis Sigler.
Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 prior to the service at the Harmony United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 27, at the church with Rev. Terri Cofiell officiating. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery with Military and Masonic graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harmony United Methodist Church 9455 Williamsport Pike., Falling Waters, WV 25419.
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Ernest “Ernie” Merle Young, 86


Ernest “Ernie” Merle Young, age 86 of Greencastle, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Williamsport Retirement Village in Williamsport, MD.

Ernest was born on July 28, 1929 in Everett, PA, he was the son of the late Earl C. and Rosa (Spade) Young. He and his late wife of 62 years, Mary Elizabeth (Burke) Young were married on June 18, 1950 in Somerset, PA. She died on June 21, 2012.

Ernest “Ernie” worked as a coal miner, later he worked at Fairchild in the photography department and then he worked for Potomac Edison as a lineman. He retired from Potomac Edison in Hagerstown, MD.

He was a 32nd degree mason and was a member of the Antietam Lodge No. 197 AF & AM of Keedysville, MD. Ernie also was a member of the Tall Cedars Lebanon Hagerstown Forest No. 95, member of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Maryland, member of the Palestine Council No. 16 R & SM, Hagerstown, a member of the Ithiel Royal Arch Chapter No. 27 of Hagerstown, member of The PE Forerunners Club and a member of the Waynesboro Fish And Game Club.

He graduated from Everett High School and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving family are one son Ernest M. Young Jr. and wife Mary of Fairplay, MD; two daughters, Cynthia “Cindy” Young of Greencastle, PA, Sharon Quinn and husband Bo of Boonsboro, MD; one step-grandson Darryle Moore and wife Cindy; two step-great- grandchildren; two brothers Raymond Young and Harold Young, one sister Ruth Chamberlain, all of Breezewood, PA and several nieces, nephews and friends. Ernie’s sense of humor brightened all of our lives and we will always carry his memory in our hearts.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by brothers John Young, Earl Young, Charles Young and sisters Emma Beegle, Dorothy Ensley, Sara North and Evelyn Beegle.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 4 at 11:00 AM at the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home 45 S. Carlisle St. Greencastle, PA with Rev. Gayle Ruble Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia United Brethren Church Cemetery near Greencastle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com

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Mrs. Mary Anna (Rhoades) Handley, 89

Mrs. Mary Anna (Rhoades) Handley, 89, of Frederick, passed away on May 23, 2016 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.  Born on Sept. 19, 1926 in Frederick, she was the daughter of the late Clinton M. & Elizabeth A. (Culler) Rhoades, and the last surviving grandchild of the late Mayor Lloyd C. Culler and Annie M. Culler.


Mary Anna was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend.  She was married for nearly 57 years to W. Delphey Handley who passed away in 2005.


She graduated from Frederick High School class of 1943.  She attended Miss Willard’s Secretarial School after graduation.  She was recruited from there to work for the Army Air Force at the Pentagon from 1943 to1947.  She attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service for two years during that time.  She worked at Fort Detrick from 1948 to 1949 and 1953 to 1955.  She was employed at Internal Medicine Associates of Frederick from 1967 until her retirement in 2000.  She was the office manager there for many years.


She was a lifelong member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.  She was also a member of the Historical Society of Frederick County, Friends of Baker Park and Friends of Waterford Park.  She was a founding member and served on the reunion committee for the FHS Class of ’43.  She and her husband were very active with the North End Civic Association for many years.She was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club   


She is survived by a daughter, Betsie Handley and son-in-law Tom Lupp, Frederick; nephews Michael C. Rhoades (Karen), Ocean Pines, MD & Jamie Rhoades (Jean), Middletown, niece Phyllis H. Fisher (Pat), Cumberland, and a brother-in law and his wife Philip and Lois Handley, Cumberland.  She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, grandparents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers and their wives, L. Clinton and Mary Jane Rhoades and Charles C. and Darlene Rhoades, all of Frederick.


The family will receive friends from 7 to 9pm on Thursday, May 26th, at the Keeney and Basford P.A. Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick, where funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, May 27, with pastor, Dr. Mike O'Donnell, officiating.       Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at keeneybasford.com.

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Robert F. Shindle, 93

Robert F. Shindle, 93, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born February 27, 1923 in Williamson, he was a son of the late Motte and Katherine Brumbaugh Shindle.

Robert was a 1941 graduate of Waynesboro High School. A World War II veteran, he served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Robert was employed as an accountant for what is currently West Penn Power until his retirement in 1988 and he was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg where he served in numerous leadership capacities, and the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution. A sports fan, Robert enjoyed watching Penn State, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Athletics. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling the world and antiquing. His priorities in life were God and his family.

Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Grace Schlossnagel Shindle, whom he married on July 16, 1949; his daughter, Katherine Barnard and husband Brooks of Flower Mound, TX; his grandson, Benjamin Barnard of Flower Mound, TX; and two sisters, June and Phyllis Shindle, both of Waynesboro, PA.

A Celebration of Life Worship to honor Robert will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 11, 2016 at First Lutheran Church, 43 West Washington St. Chambersburg, PA 17201. Rev. Jane Nicholson will officiate. A reception visitation will follow the service at the church. A committal service will be held on Friday at 2:30 PM in Green Hill Cemetery, 953 South Potomac St. Waynesboro, PA 17225. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg at the above address.


Margaret E. “Betty” Knepper, 79


Margaret E. “Betty” Knepper, age 79, of State Line, PA passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at her home. Betty was born July 16, 1936 in New Grenada, PA, the daughter of the late S. McDowell and Mary R. (Stevens) Houck. She married Carl Knepper on December 10, 1961 at the Waterfall Zion United Methodist Church in Waterfall, PA.


Betty is survived by her husband: Carl Knepper of State Line, PA, one son: Kelly (husband of Sabrina) Knepper of Chambersburg, PA; one granddaughter Betsy… Knepper Friese of Chambersburg, PA and one step-granddaughter Kayla Garula of Chambersburg, PA. She is also survived by one sister Helen Black of Chambersburg, PA.


Betty was an active member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

Betty is predeceased by her parents and one brother, Donald Houck.

An evening of visitation will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12 at the Waterfall Zion United Methodist Church, 23222 Zion Church Rd., Waterfall, PA with Pastor Rachel Horst officiating. Burial will be in Center United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hustontown, PA. The family has entrusted Betty’s care to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

Roy Edward Goodman, 86

Roy Edward Goodman
(May 20, 1929 - December 26, 2015)

Roy Edward Goodman, 86, of Lexington, NC, formerly of Frederick, Md, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Hinkle Hospice House.


Born in Frederick County on May 20, 1929, he was the son of the late Minnie Jane Goodman Basham and James Edward Goodman.


He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Dwayne Damuth and Donna and Bill Welty all of Lexington; two sisters, Ella Robertson and Lois Redden, one brother, Basil Basham and wife Carol all of Princeton, W.Va., his three beloved grandchildren, Jeff Welty and wife Elizabeth, Stacy Huss and husband Jeff, Jenny Holder and husband Brad; and the joy of his life, his great grandchildren, Avery and Parker Welty, Naomi Huss and Finley and Josie Holder.


He was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Frederick. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and was a lifetime member of the Marine Corp League-Shangri-La Detachment, Frederick and Bull Dog Detachment, Hagerstown. He was a Korean War Veteran and member of the KWV Chapter 142 in Frederick. He was an auxiliary officer for the Frederick Police Dept. and an active member of the Senior Citizens Center in Lexington, where he made many friends in the short time he was in North Carolina. He was retired from the Potomac Edison Company and a member of the Forerunners Club.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday , January 4, 2016 at Stauffers Funeral Home, 1621 Opossum Town Pike, Frederick,Md. Interment will be private in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive family and friend at the Amvets Club, 702 E. South St., Frederick, immediately following the services.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Roy’s memory to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 or to Hinkle Hospice House, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington,NC 27292.

Piedmont Funeral Home is assisting the Goodman family with local arrangements, and Stauffer Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements in Frederick, MD.

Semper Fi (Always Faithful)

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Donna Mae (Rockwell) Smith, 74

Donna Mae (Rockwell) Smith, 74, of Hagerstown, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Adler Center for Caring, in VA.

Born November 23, 1941, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late James Nelson Rockwell, Sr. and Beulah (Keyser) Rockwell. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James N. Rockwell, Jr.

She was a 1959 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. After graduating, Donna starting working for Allegheny Power and stayed there up until her retirement.

She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church; Ladies Auxiliary at Funkstown American Legion Post 211; League of Women Voters; Ladies of The Elks and Associates of Hagerstown Lodge #378; the North American Rod & Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary, The Woman's Club and the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. Donna was active in the BPW. She was treasurer of The Valley Art Association, which is suiting because of her love for painting.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, John A. Smith; a nephew, James N. Rockwell, III and his wife, Pamela; a great niece, Rebecca Rockwell; a great nephew, Bryan Rockwell; a cousin, Pamela Hunter and husband Matthew, and their children, Patrick and Ryan.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00pm on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Gregg Meserole officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 6-8pm on Thursday at the funeral home and again one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W Franklin St, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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Robert Franklin Deadrick, 89

Robert Franklin Deadrick, 89, of Fountain Hills, AZ, and formerly of Hagerstown, MD, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, after a brief illness.


Born Nov. 25, 1925, in Petersburg, WV, he was the son of the late Wilson C. and Nellie R. (Smith) Deadrick.


After graduating from Petersburg High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged after serving as an aviation radioman second class. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University in 1950, and then began his 36-year career as an executive with Potomac Edison, retiring in 1986. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.


He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet E. (Rohrbaugh) Deadrick.


He is survived by his son, Robert B. Deadrick and wife, Debbie, of Fountain Hills, AZ; his son, Douglas S. Deadrick and wife, Robin, of Salem, NH; three grandchildren, Wendy Curran and husband, Michael, Chris Deadrick and Drew Deadrick; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Faith Curran, all of Mesa, AZ.


He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Fleming and LeeAnna Deadrick; and two brothers, George and Frank Deadrick.


He is survived by one sister, Mary Boyd and husband, Gene, of Houston, TX.


He was a member of BPOE, and a Scout leader with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He was also a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.


Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley/Eckstein Center, 9808 N. 95th St., Scottsdale AZ 85258 (hov.org), or to the American Cancer Society.

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JEAN ANN DOUTY OBERHOLZER, 78

JEAN ANN DOUTY OBERHOLZER, 78 of Hagerstown, MD passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Meritus Medical Center. 

Born April 28, 1937 in Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Hannah Willetts Douty. Jean was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, MD, American Legion Auxiliary Post 211, Elks Auxiliary 378, Potomac Edison Forerunners, and Hagerstown High Class of 1955 Reunion Committee. 

Jean is survived by one daughter, Brenda Oberholzer of Hagerstown, MD; one son, Brian Oberholzer and wife Tara of Hagerstown, MD; seven grandchildren, Miranda, Megan and Mike, Lindsay and Jon, Sierra, and Brianna; one sister, Jane and husband Richard Lirette of Pensacola, FL; one brother, Pete and wife Laurel Douty of Pensacola, FL; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Oberholzer of North Beach, MD and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Donald Lee Oberholzer in 2012. 

Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, July 31, 2015 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown, MD. The Rev. Ron Reaves, Pastor Darrell Layman and Pastor Gary Zook will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 30, from 6-8 at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. Hagerstown, MD. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742. 
The family wishes to give a special thanks to the staff at Meritus Medical Center, especially to those of 4 South, where she spent her final days, for their excellent care and compassion, and to Hospice of Washington County. 

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com 
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Robert Sherwood Stone, 91

Robert Sherwood Stone, 91, Middletown, died Saturday July 11 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Wastler Stone . They were married for 59 1/2 years


Born in Frederick on February 24, 1924 he was a son of the late Harry G. and Carrie Brandenburg Stone. He was employed as an accountant with the Potomac Edison Co., Frederick, until his retirement. 


He was a member of Locust Valley Bible Church, Middletown; Potomac Edison Forerunners; Valley Young at Heart Exercise Group and a blood donor. He was a US Army veteran and also served with the National Guard Medical Co. for a number of years.

Surviving, besides his wife, are: 3 daughters - Diane and Earl Gill - Newnam, GA; Denise and Dr. Verna Nellsch - Livingston, TX; Mary and Michael Pasquerette - Sharpsburg 7 grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren He was predeceased by by siblings: George H. Stone, Mildred C. Smith, Raymond L. Stone, Chester C. Stone, Elsie M. Peterson 


The family will receive friends on Tuesday July 14 from 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.


Funeral services will be held 2 PM on Wednesday July 15 from the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Curvin D. Stambaugh will officiate. Interment will be made in Christ Reformed Church Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Assn. 103 Byte Dr. ,#103, Frederick, MD 21702 or to Hospice of Frederick Co., POB 1799, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD 21702 Guestbook at DBthompsonfuneralhome.com

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Velma Frances Baker-Hanlin, 84

Velma Frances Baker-Hanlin, 84, of Martinsburg, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Canterbury Center, Shepherdstown.
Born December 23, 1930 in Romney, WV she was the daughter of the late Edward Baker and Leila D. Haines-Baker.
Mrs. Hanlin had been hospitalized and in a rehab/nursing facility since early May where she passed, due to health complications.
She married W.D. (Del) Hanlin in 1954, and had a son, Craig in 1961. She received numerous degrees (and honors) from attending Shepherd College, University of West Virginia, University of Maryland, and a few others.
She was well-known as an educator/school teacher in the Washington County, MD school system where she taught for many years and was highly admired. She was one of the early pioneers of the Head-Start System in the 1960’s and continued to teach in the younger-early grades where she retired in the early 1990’s.
Mrs. Hanlin was involved in various activities and was loved and well-known in this region by many, as an artist, with numerous paintings to her credit. She was also a master gardener and was involved with women’s clubs and the Red Hatters, to name a few. She performed volunteer work, helping with numerous charitable and church organizations; she was a member and in the church choir at Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg. She was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.
She is survived by her husband, her son, her sister, various nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Brown Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 6 at 11:00AM at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Ken Walker officiating. Graveside service will be on Monday at 2:30PM in Ebenezer Church Cemetery in Romney.

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Michael Richard Watson - 70

Michael Richard Watson 

Resided in Falling Waters, , passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at his residence after his long battle with cancer.


He was born Sept. 8, 1944, in Logansport, IN to Margery Porter of Monticello, IN and the late Carl E. Watson. He attended Burrows Grade School and Delphi High School (Class of '62). He was a proud Boilermaker, graduating from Purdue University with a B.S. in Forestry (Class of '67) and Frostburg University with a M.S. in Management (Class of '74).


Mr. Watson left Indiana to pursue his dream as a forester. He worked at Potomac Edison and was later promoted to system forester and general manager at Allegheny Power. He was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.He was internationally known for his vegetation management work and went on to be an environmental consultant which brought him to Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

He was a member of the board of directors of ISA Research Trust and past president of the Utility Arborist Association. He was an avid golfer and a world traveler who enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was also a talented wood craftsman whose proudest work was his home.

He was preceded in death by his father, his first wife, Patricia Anne Watson, and sister, Lynn Sue Green of Lafayette, IN.

Surviving are his present wife, Anita Watson of Falling Waters, WV; children, Mike Palladino (wife: Misha) of Hagerstown, MD, Anthony DePalo (wife: Darla) of Mercersburg, PA, Taft Sargent, Dania Azman Al Rashid of Chapel Hill, NC, and Sharafina Azman Al Rashid of St. Louis, MO; sister, Nancy Sharp of Monticello, IN; and brother, John Watson (wife: Carolyn) of Burroughs, IN. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Family will receive friends 6-8pm Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Graveside services will be 1pm on Tuesday, May 26 at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. -

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Genevieve Ward Wyant, 97

Genevieve Ward Wyant, 97, of Jefferson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD, passed away Thursday February 19, 2015, at Meritus Medical Center.


Born January 30, 1918, in Shenandoah, VA, she was the daughter of the late George W. & Mamie E. (Hammers) Wyant.


She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School, class of 1936.


She retired in 1983 from Potomac Edison Electric Company after 43 years of service.

She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star & a life member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Hagerstown. She was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Owen E. Wyant & Jesse H. Wyant; & one sister, Louise Wyant Boykin.


She is survived by one brother, Robert P. Wyant & wife, Louise, of Smithsburg, MD; nieces, Jane Strickland & husband, George, of Wendell, NC, Melanie Scalese & husband, Jay, of Elkridge, MD, Carole Farmer & husband, Robert, of Wilson, NC, Suzanne Suffecool & husband, Kenneth, of Greencastle, PA, & Julianne Whittington & husband, William, of Waynesboro, PA; nephew, Christopher Wyant & wife, Debbie, of Hagerstown; & thirteen great-nieces & great-nephews, including Michelle Phillips & husband, Jamie, of Hagerstown, whom she helped raise.


A private family service will be held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Reid officiating, at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Genevieve to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown MD 21740.


Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home of Smithsburg. 

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Walter R. Hollingsworth (Richard) age 91

Walter R. Hollingsworth (Richard) age 91, formally of 21441 Leiter St., Hagerstown, Md., died, February 3rd, 2015. Born January 2, 1924 near Leitersburg, Washington County, Maryland. He was the eldest son of the late Sheridan (Dick) W. Hollingsworth and Mary Edna (Newcomer) Hollingsworth.

He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Md. and served on church council and numerous committees through the years, he also served as Choir Director from 1954 to 1994.

He was a member of the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Company from 1957 to 1972 and served as Secretary and and Fire Police for many of those years. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

During World War II he served as a tail gunner aboard a B-24 bomber in the U.S.Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater of Operations with the 15th Air Force stationed in Italy. He was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart for his injuries suffered after being shot while on his 5th bombing mission over Germany.

He worked for Potomac Edison for 38 years retiring in 1984 and was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners. After retiring he devoted much of his time to his favorite hobbies of auto restoration and painting cars.

In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Janet Alice (Rodgers) Hollingsworth who passed away on August 11th, 2007 and eldest son Dwight W. Hollingsworth who passed away on December 25th, 2009.

He is survived by his brother Gene Hollingsworth of Round Hill, Va., Sons, Gary L. Hollingsworth and wife Jen of Smithsburg, Md., Keith R. Hollingsworth of Hagerstown, Md., Terry L. Hollingsworth and wife Mary Lou of Waynesboro, Pa. and Brian D. Hollingsworth and wife Glenda of Hagerstown, Md., also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Md. with Pastor Terry Culler officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by the Maryland National Guard Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Hagerstown on Friday from 7-9 P.M. and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Current Fund, 21513 Leitersburg/Smithsburg Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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James William Nichol, Sr.  91

James William Nicol Sr., 91, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Ravenwood Nursing Care Center, Hagerstown.


Born August 29, 1923, in Braddock, Pa., he was the son of the late James Wilson and Ethel (Sechler) Nicol. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret L. (Menzie) Nicol; and one sister, Emma Jane Brown Bernstein.


Mr. Nicol was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in Company B 1266th Engineer Combat Battalion as a staff sergeant.

He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He later served as Scoutmaster.


He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and went on to become a certified public accountant.


He was employed by Allegheny Power for 30 years, beginning his career at West Penn Power in Greensburg, Pa., and retiring from Potomac Edison as comptroller in 1988.


Mr. Nicol was a member of LifeHouse Bethel Church and Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, both of Hagerstown. He was also a member of Potomac Edison Forerunners Club


He is survived by five children, James W. Nicol Jr. and wife, Karin, of Hagerstown, Daniel R. Nicol and wife, Marie, of Falling Waters, W.Va. Sally N. Widmeyer and husband, John, of Hagerstown, Jonathan Nicol and wife, Caroline, of Charleston, W.Va., and Suzy L. Nicol and husband, Mike, of Baltimore; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, February 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor Curt Snyder officiating.

Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Maryland National Guard and local VSO Honor Guards.


Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, Doey's House Campaign, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown MD 21742.

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Nancy Moreland Strosnider, 77

Nancy Moreland Strosnider, 77, of Stephens City, VA died on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at her home.


Nancy was born on December 9, 1936 in Capon Bridge, WV, the daughter of Margaret Morris Moreland of Capon Bridge, WV and the late Wynford V. Moreland. Nancy retired as an Agent from State Farm Insurance having worked for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Winchester, VA and graduated from the Capon Bridge High School class of 1954 where she won the 1953 State Champion Apple Pie Contest. Nancy was a volunteer at the Page One Thrift Shop in Luray, VA and during the winter she resided in Sebring, FL for 14 years. She was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.


Nancy married Ernest J. Strosnider on August 25, 1956 in Capon Bridge, WV.


Surviving with her husband of 58 years and her mother are her children: Dr. Jeffrey C. Strosnider and his wife Paula of Rio Rancho, NM; Judy Webber and her husband Dale of Greencastle, PA; Jason Strosnider and his wife Marci of Chesapeake, VA; her brother: James Moreland; her sisters: Marilyn Conneway and Naomi Strother all of Capon Bridge, WV; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Funeral service will be at the Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory in Capon Bridge, WV on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:30 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Warren Brubaker. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery near Gore, VA.


Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1-2:30.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or Fairview Cemetery, 8962 Northwestern Pike, Gore, VA 22637.

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Kenneth L. Peiffer, 88

Mr. Kenneth L. Peiffer, 88, of 11616 N. Landis Avenue, Waynesboro, PA, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 in his home.

Born August 10, 1926 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Aaron G. and Ruth (Sprenkle) Peiffer.

Mr. Peiffer was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and later served in the United States Army during World War II.

He and his wife, the late Mrs. Helen T. (Thompson) Peiffer, were married August 20, 1946. Mrs. Peiffer passed away November 12, 1993. He had lived at his present residence for the past 25 years.

Mr. Peiffer was employed for Allegheny Power for 39 years, retiring in February 1989. He was  a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, The Scottish Rite, Queen City Lodge #131 AF &AM, Cumberland, MD, and was a volunteer coordinator for the Salvation Army.

Mr. Peiffer enjoyed woodworking, making clocks, golfing and yard work.

He is survived by two children, Ronald A. Peiffer and his wife, Karen of Severna Park, MD and Martha L. Owens and her husband, Bill of Belcamp, MD; three grandchildren, Ryan Drawbaugh, Jennifer Bartlebaugh and Tom Peiffer; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Peggy Wagaman of Waynesboro, Trudy Moore of Falls Church, VA, Jane Hoffman of Waynesboro and Shirley Barnes of Chambersburg, PA; two brothers, Jerry Peiffer of Waynesboro and Fred Peiffer of Mercersburg, PA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Ruth Schildt; and twelve siblings.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 26, 2014 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post #1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, in the funeral home where Masonic services will be held at 7:45 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com

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Patricia A. 'Patsy" Nuse - 83

Patricia A. 'Patsy" Nuse 
(February 26, 1931 - September 13, 2014) 


Patricia A. “Patsy” Nuse, 83, of Charles Town, WV died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.


She was born Feb. 26, 1931 in Charles Town, W V. She was the daughter of Webster Ramey and Virginia Green Ramey Metz.


Mrs. Nuse retired after 45 years from Potomac Edison Company as a Customer Service Representative. She was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.


She was a life -long member of the Asbury United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Susanna Wesley Class and the United Methodist Women.

She graduated from Charles Town High School.

She was a member of the Independent Fire Company Auxiliary.


She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Lyn Nuse, of Concord, NC; nieces, Jane Ochs and husband Dave and Patricia J. Wood and husband Gilbert; nephews, Charles F. Moler and wife Pat and Bruce W. Moler and wife Donna and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

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n addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. “Jack” Nuse who died Feb. 6, 1988 and sister, Louise Ramey Moler.


Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, WV with the Rev. Duane Jensen officiating. Interment at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, WV


Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. at the church on Friday.


Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 West North Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 or Independent Fire Company, PO Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414


Arrangements by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, WV

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James Eugene “Hum” Poffenberger, 73, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home.

He was born, May 23, 1941, in Williamsport, Md., to the late James Luther and Goldie Mary Mellott Poffenberger.

He was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School.

He was employed by Allegheny Power in Hagerstown, Md., until his retirement. He was previously employed by Mack Trucks of Hagerstown, Md. He was also a former member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church, Williamsport, where he previously taught Sunday school.

He was a member of Potomac Post No. 202 American Legion, Williamsport.

He was previously a mentor for Maryland's Tomorrow and also involved with the Big Brother's, Hagerstown.

Survivors include sister, Hilda J. Poffenberger of Williamsport; two nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. James was a mentor and good friend to Mike Farrar and his wife, Kim, and Tom Eyler; a grandfather figure to Brianna and Brenden Farrar; and two very close friends, Cathy Wallace and Orpha Stockslager.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy R. Faith and Edna V. Wiley; and one brother, Jackie Poffenberger.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Susan Boehl officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Military honors will be provided by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be made to: www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

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Margaret L. Nicol, 88

Margaret Lillian (Menzie) Nicol, 88, of Hagerstown went to be in the radiant presence of her Lord on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Ravenwood Nursing Home, Hagerstown.


Born Nov. 12, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert Menzie and Lillian (Cibula) Ramsey. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert D. Menzie.

Mrs. Nicol was a homemaker, and a member of Lifehouse Church Bethel and the Hagerstown Women’s Club. She was a former member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club


She is survived by her husband, James W. Nicol; five children, James W. Nicol Jr. and wife, Karin, of Hagerstown, Daniel R. Nicol and wife, Marie, of Falling Waters, W.Va., Sally N. Widmeyer and husband, John, of Hagers-town, Jonathan Nicol and wife, Caroline, of Charleston, W.Va., and Suzy L. Nicol and husband, Mike, of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.


Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor Curt Snyder officiating.

Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.


Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, Doey’s House Campaign, 747 Northern Ave., Hagers-town, MD 21742.


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Constance Marie Quartucci, 76

CONSTANCE MARIE QUARTUCCI, 76, of Hagerstown, MD passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home.

Born on July 24, 1938 in Midland, MD, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Laura B. McGann Manley.

Connie was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Halfway, MD., and a homemaker. She was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.


She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, William J. Manley and Francis P. Manley.


Connie is survived by her husband, Jim Quartucci; two sons, Brian A. Quartucci and wife Stacy of Urbana, MD., David W. Quartucci of Mercersburg, PA.; three sisters, Mary Devore and husband Roy of Frostburg, MD., Ann Young and husband John of Valley, Alabama, and Patricia Powers and husband Jim of Palm Harbor, Florida; one brother, James Manley and wife Mary Catherine of Dana Point, California; five grandchildren, Cody, Michelina, Hunter, Bryce, and Delainey; and many nieces and nephews.


Services will be held Monday, July 7, 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave. Hagerstown, MD. The Rev. Christopher Moore will officiate. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.


The family will receive friends Sunday, July 6, from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. Hagerstown, MD. 21740


In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD. 21740 or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave. Hagerstown, MD.21740


Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com

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David Butler

David Butler, Hagerstown, MD, died in May, 2014 at the Somerford House & Place in Hagerstown. Dave was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. His wish was to donate his body to science and to have no memorial service. This information was supplied by his daughter.

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Patrica M. Larsen, 81

Patricia McCarthy Larsen, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born May 6, 1933, in Warren, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Hugh and Inez Ellen (Christensen) McCarthy. She was a 1951 graduate of Warren High School.


She was a homemaker.


Patricia was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown. She was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

She was a longtime leader of the Maugansville Girls 4-H Club.


Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Raymond H. Larsen; two daughters, Barbara Rippeon and husband, Jeff, and Crissy Cline, all of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren, Toni Lewis and husband, Chad, Christopher Fritts and wife, Laura, Matthew Metzger and fiancee, Kim Gray, Laura Rippeon, Josh Cline, Amber Cline and Cody Rippeon; and two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Felicia.


A funeral service will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Chaplain Mike Simane officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 19, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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Eula H. Swain, 89

Eula (Huffer) Swain, 89, a resident of Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, Md., passed away peacefully Friday evening, May 23, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.


Born Dec. 17, 1924, in Boonsboro, Md., she was the daughter of the late Alfred C. and Otilia (Pearce) Huffer Sr.

Eula graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1942 and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in 1946 with a Bachelor of Music Education. She attended the College of William and Mary and Columbia Business College. 


She taught music at South Potomac Junior High School in Hagerstown, Md., and also taught private piano students.

She also was a certified professional secretary and retired from the Potomac Edison personnel department. She was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. 


She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, and a former member of the Williamsport Library Board, Shenandoah University Alumni Board and Hager Chamber of International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Eula is survived by her husband of 66 years, Howard Marcellus (Mark) Swain of Williamsport; a daughter, Marcia Swain of Williamsport; a brother, Alfred C. Huffer Jr. of Delmar, Md.; her grandchildren, Nicholas Moser and his wife, Cherie, of Fairplay, Md., and Julie (Moser) Hebig and her husband, David, of Allentown, Pa.; and great-grandchildren, Colson and Connor Hebig, and Hanna and Emily Moser. She also is survived by her nephew, Andreas Huffer of Greencastle, Pa.; her niece, Lisa (Huffer) Harbaugh and her husband, Gregory, of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and great-nephew, Zachary Harbaugh.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Doris (Huffer) Hutton.

A funeral ceremony will be Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at noon at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Eula's nephew-in-law, the Rev. Gregory Harbaugh, will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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Ravenna J. Hoover, 80

Ravenna June Hoover, 80, of Maugansville, Md., passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Charlotte’s Home II in Maugansville.

Born Monday, June 26, 1933, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edgar Sponseller and the late Helen G. (Trumpower) Sponseller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Stanley T. Hoover, in 2010. She was a past member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club with her husband.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1951, and was employed at Rosen’s, and later with Dr. George Jennings and at Fairchild Aircraft. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the 1951 Reunion Committee for Hagerstown High School. Ravenna was an avid cook and enjoyed watching cooking shows.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl J. Wolfensberger and husband, Steven, of Hagerstown; sister, Marian Burgess of Palm Desert, Calif.; stepsister, Katherine P. Hopkins of Texas; granddaughter, Tara Myers and husband, Phillip; grandson, Corey Wolfensberger and wife, Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Landon Myers, and Gracyn Wolfensberger.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Sponseller.

Services will be held privately. Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

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Joseph R. Staley, 87

Joseph Richard Staley, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home.


Born Thursday, May 27, 1926, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Irving E. Staley and the late Emma Grace (Dorcus) Staley.

He attended school in Frederick, and went on to attend Duke University and later graduated from Gettysburg College.

Joe was employed by Potomac Edison for 38 years in various management jobs, retiring as manager of engineering applications and research in 1984.

While working for P.E., he lived in Martinsburg, W.Va. He was active in the community, the Lutheran Church and served as president of the Martinsburg Jaycees. He was transferred to Charles Town, W.Va., as local manager and was active there in the church and civic organizations, including starting the chamber of commerce and serving as its president, and was also president of the Retired Business Men’s Association, and was named Jefferson County’s Outstanding Man of the Year.

He moved to Hagerstown in 1962 and has been active in the Suburban Kiwanis Club and in various board and committee capacities. He served on the advisory board of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program since its inception in 1973. He was a active member of Haven Lutheran Church and served as president of the church council. He also was a life member of BPO Elks Lodge 378 and Fountain Head Country Club, where he served on the board. He also was a life member of the historical society and also a Mason. He was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

He has devoted much time and financial support to numerous charities. During his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling and antiquing.


He is survived by his wife, Diana Rae Staley; son, Eric R. Staley of Homosassa, Fla.; daughter, Marcia Croghan of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; granddaughters, Traci Lee Trenary of Winchester, Va., and April Elaine Morris of Hagerstown; numerous stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and special friends, Jackie and Bruce Winter. He loved all of them.

Services will be held privately.

Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Memorial donations may be made to Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.
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Harold Edwin "Pete" Brant, 79

Harold Edwin “Pete” Brant, 79, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born April 17, 1934, in Cumberland, MD, Mr. Brant was the son of the late Curtis “CR” Russell Brant and Wilhelmina Anna “Minnie” (Mortzfeldt) Brant. He was also preceded in death by a brother: Curtis E. Brant, 2002. A United States Army Veteran, Pete retired from Potomac Edison with 30 years of service. 


He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church. Pete was also a member of the Potomac Lodge #100 A.F.&A.M., the Scottish Rite having recently received a 40-year pin, and the Ali Ghan Shrine Club. He also belonged to the Ali Ghan Drum and Bugle Corps. Pete played the drums/bugle and later led the Corps. When he could no longer march, Pete drove the truck to pull the band float in the parades. Sometimes he drove the band bus so that he could still be a part of the parade. Pete went daily to Sheetz, met his coffee buddies, Buck Taylor, Don Middleton, and Jim Simpson, for chitchat and coffee. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club


Pete is survived by his wife of 55 years: Irene M. (Shaffer) Brant; and his son: Scott E. Brant, Cumberland, MD. He also leaves behind his sisters: Delores A. House, Cumberland, MD; and Dorothy L. Schramm, McKeesport, PA: his sister-in-law: Bonnie Brant, Cumberland, MD; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and from 7:00 P.M., to 9:00 P.M. The Potomac Lodge #100 A.F.&A.M., will conduct a service at 7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Rebecca Vardiman officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Ali Ghan Shrine Transportation Fund; or, to the Shriners' Children's Hospital, c/o: Ali Ghan Temple, Post Office Box #1416, Cumberland, MD 21501-1416.

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Edgar  S. Crawford, Jr., 81


Edgar Sanders Crawford Jr., 81 of Frederick, Maryland passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Kline Hospice House. He was the husband of 55 years to Connie Crawford.

Born November 20, 1932 in Urbana, Maryland, he was the son of the late Bernard and Ethel (Sanders) Crawford. Ed worked for Potomac Edison in Frederick until his retirement. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, No. 684, Frederick, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 3285 and a Charter Member and Past President for the Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick. He was also an active member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. Ed was an avid golfer prior to his illness and loved tending to his garden.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter, Mindy Brennan and husband Kevin and their children, Lauren Smith and husband Bryan and Brooke Brennan; brother Bernard Crawford; niece Cathy Marshall and nephew Michael Crawford.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6-8pm at the Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church Street, Frederick. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 10am, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick at 312 E. Church Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701 or to Hospice of Frederick County, Kline Hospice House at PO Box 1799, Frederick, Maryland 21702.

Published in The Frederick News-Post on Apr. 10, 2014
 

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Richard “Dick” Stambaugh, 75

Mr. Richard "Dick" Allen Stambaugh, 75, of Thurmont, MD passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Margaret Stambaugh. 

Born on July 11, 1938 in Thurmont, MD he was the son of the late Albert Vernon and Armatha Beard Stambaugh. 

Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  Prior to his retirement, he worked for Potomac Edison as a Lineman for 32 years.  Richard was an avid outdoorsman and really enjoyed fishing, particularly fly-fishing.  He was a member of the AMVETS Post 7 in Thurmont, the American Legion in Thurmont, the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman Club, and the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter Anna Verhoeff and son-in-law Rodney of Nebraska, and daughter Kimberly Stambaugh of Maryland.  He was predeceased by son Richard "Hobie" Stambaugh, Jr. in 1991. 

The family will receive family and friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 9-10 AM where a memorial service will begin at 10 AM, followed by a reception. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Salvation Army, 223 West 5th St., Frederick MD 21701 or AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont MD 21788.

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Charles N. South. 94

Williamsport, MD - Charles Newton South, 94, of Williamsport, MD passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown, MD.

Born, February 4, 1919 in St. James, Maryland to the late Clarence Andrew South, Sr. and Mary Beatrice Gigeous South. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Frances Brant South in 2001.

He was a 1937 graduate of Williamsport High School and a graduate of the Hayes Combustion Institute with a Diploma in Combustion Engineering. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a Sergeant in the European Theater of Operations in World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery while serving in the 801st Tank Destroyer Battalion under General George Patton.

He worked for Potomac Edison Company for 42 years. He retired as the Assistant Superintendent of the R. Paul Smith generating station in Williamsport, MD. He was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club and Potomac Edison Quarter Century Club. He was a former town Councilman for the Town of Williamsport and a former member of the Williamsport Planning and Zoning Board.

Charles was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church and had served on the Administrative Board (Church Council) and the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the Methodist Men. He was a member of Potomac Post #202 American Legion Williamsport, MD, Last Man’s Club and VFW Post #1936. Charles was a Charter member of the Williamsport Ambulance Service. He was a member of AARP. He was a former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #17 of Williamsport, MD.

Survivors include son, C. Christian South and his wife Rebecca of Williamsport, MD;
grandson, C. Christian South, II and his wife Heather of Hagerstown, MD; grandson, John T. South and his wife Jaime of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington; great grandchildren Carter South, Ireland South, Colin South, Emma South and Riley South and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother Clarence A. “Buck” South, Jr. and a sister Regina South McGuffin.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The funeral home will be open after 1:00 pm on Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Susan Boehl officiating. Military graveside services will be provided by Amvets Post #10 and Marine Corp League of Hagerstown, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church Building Fund 25 E. Church St. Williamsport, MD 21795 or Friends of Troop #17 c/o Jay Lauver Treasurer 28 Springfield Lane Williamsport, MD 21795.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net

Thomas Lee Fawcett 88

Thomas Lee Fawcett, 1925-2013
 
Known by many as “Spigot” or just plain “Lee”, Thomas Lee Fawcett was born and raised in Frederick County, Virginia on July 13, 1925. Described as ‘a good man, funny and full of practical jokes, but mostly “what you saw “ was “what you got.” Lee, 88, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2013 at Westminster-Canterbury where he and his wife of 63 years had lived for the past six years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Snapp Fawcett, and two children, son, Robert Fawcett, and daughter, Carol Melby, two grandchildren, Esther Melby of Morton, Washington, and Julia Melby, of Ghana, West-Africa, a sister, Lucy Lamp of Richmond, Va. He was preceded in death by an older brother, Denzil Fawcett and his parents, Katherine Everly Fawcett and Charles Julian Fawcett.
Lee graduated from Stephens City High School in 1943. He served in WW II in the 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division and led his unit through Northern Italy to receive a bronze star as a staff Sargeant.
Lee was a life member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Opequon, VA where he served for many years on the church council, and more recently a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester, VA. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Mountain Falls Hunt Club, and the Isaac Walton League. He worked for Potomac Edison Power Company for forty years and was a member of The Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, 2:00 p.m., December 20, 2013 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Martha Miller Sims and the Rev. James Utt officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be offered to  Grace Lutheran Church, 26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or to Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund, 300 Westminster Canterbury Drive, Winchester, VA 22603.

 

Stanley F. Green, 85

Stanley F. Green 

Stanley F. Green, 85

Stanley Franklin Green, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, Md.

Born Jan. 23, 1928, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late David Stanley and Hazel Leona Michael Green.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred C. Jones Green, in 1973; and his second wife, Dorothy Deneen Green, in 2008.

He attended Allegany High School and took business classes at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the South Pacific.

He was employed by the Potomac Edison Co. in Hagerstown for 43 1/2 years until retiring in 1987.

He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and gardening.

He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee, a member of the Methodist Men and served on other various committees.

He was a Boy Scout troop leader with Troop 1 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He was a member of Potomac Edison Quarter Century Club and 4 Runners Club. He was also a member of AARP and Dixon Troxell American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown, Md.

He is survived by daughter, Sondra J. Shank of Boonsboro, Md.; daughter, Debra K. Banner of Hagerstown; daughter, Judi C. Green of Smithsburg, Md.; daughter, Jennifer A. Plum of Hagerstown; son, Steven J. Deneen of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; son, Dennis S. Green of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Deena Caniford, Michael Shank, Lt. Col. Christopher Kretsinger, Jeremiah Kretsinger, Nathan Cross, Justin Cross, Tasha Deneen, Katherine Mann, 2nd Lt. Shane Mann, Tessa Deneen, Aaron Green and Ty Plum; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Corey David Green; and a brother, Donald O. Green.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Williamsport United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Susan Boehl officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Military services will be provided by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church Building Fund, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, MD 21795

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

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Howard Wilson "Sonny" Ruths, Jr 74

 

Howard Wilson Ruths, Jr., 74, of Stephens City, Virginia, died Monday, May 13, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Ruths was born in 1939, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Howard W. and Kathryn M. Ruths, Sr.  He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Class of 1957 in Smithsburg, Maryland.  Mr. Ruths was a Foreman Operating for Potomac Edison / Allegheny Power Company, serving for over 32 years, and retiring in 1997.  He was a member and Vestry Member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stephens City.  Mr. Ruths was a member of Salem Lodge #196 AF&AM in Smithsburg, Maryland; Post 239 Sons of the American Legion in Cascade, Maryland; Eagles Incorporated of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; Smithsburg (MD) Community Volunteer Fire Company; Winchester Eagles Aerie #824, Elks Lodge BPOE #867, Moose Lodge #1260 and the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

He married Sudie Loretta Winders on October 14, 1957, in Smithsburg, Maryland.

Surviving with his wife are his sons, Howard “Bud” W. Ruths, III and wife, Debbie of Georgetown, Tennessee, Edgar “Ed” B. Ruths and wife, Bobbi, Lynn S. Ruths and wife, Sebrina “Beanie”, all of Stephens City, Virginia; grandchildren, Jennifer McCoy and husband, Nathan, Tiffany Snow and husband, Aaron, Janessa McCormick and husband, Drew, Alexis Ruths, Isaac Ruths, Taylor Ruths, Tanner Ruths and Zach McCarty; one great granddaughter, Rilyn McCormick; and his sister, Sharon F. Olsen of Cascade, Maryland.

His daughter, Susan May Ruths and sister, Shirley E. Ruths, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home located at 1600 Amherst Street, Winchester, Virginia and again Monday from 10:00-11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church (Jones Chapel) in Stephens City, Virginia.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church (Jones Chapel) in Stephens City, Virginia with Rev Robert Clark, Jr. assisting the Rev Cameron P. Keyser.  Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Stephens City, Virginia.

Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons, with Frank Schaller, Joel Scaller, Andrew Olsen, and Corey Snyder as Honorary Pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1087, Stephens City, Virginia, 22655.

Ralph R. Shirley, 69

DEC. 21, 1943-JAN. 10, 2013

 
 
  • Ralph R. Shirley
Ralph Richard Shirley, 69, of Garden Spot Drive in Hagerstown, Md., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

Born Dec. 21, 1943, in Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Ralph Frederick Shirley and Catherine Belle Weller Shirley.

Dick was a 1961 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He retired from General Motors Corp.and previously was employed by Jamison Door Co. and Colonial Hardwood and Flooring.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed attending auctions and traveling. 

He was a life member of The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 of Williamsport, and a member of Elks Lodge 378 of Hagerstown and Four Locks Hunting and Fishing Club. He was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda M. McElroy Shirley of Hagerstown; a sister, Janet M. Andrews of Hagerstown; two brothers, Allen Fred Shirley of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Ardell "Tuck" Stottler of Hagerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lee Shirley I.

Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Robert Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may visit the funeral home after 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toAmerican Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc. has been privileged to serve the family.

Ralph Richard Shirley, 69, of Garden Spot Drive in Hagerstown, Md., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

Born Dec. 21, 1943, in Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Ralph Frederick Shirley and Catherine Belle Weller Shirley.

Dick was a 1961 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He retired from General Motors Corp.and previously was employed by Jamison Door Co. and Colonial Hardwood and Flooring.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed attending auctions and traveling. 

He was a life member of The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 of Williamsport, and a member of Elks Lodge 378 of Hagerstown and Four Locks Hunting and Fishing Club.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda M. McElroy Shirley of Hagerstown; a sister, Janet M. Andrews of Hagerstown; two brothers, Allen Fred Shirley of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Ardell "Tuck" Stottler of Hagerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lee Shirley I.

Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Robert Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may visit the funeral home after

1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc. has been privileged to serve the family.

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Donald D. Anderson, 86

 

 

 

Donald Douglas Anderson Jr. of Winchester, Virginia passed this world for the other side on 11/11/2012. He was 86 years of age. Don was born April 27, 1926 in Newcastle Pennsylvania the son of the late Donald D. Anderson Sr. and Blanche Dix Anderson both of Winchester, Virginia. Don was preceded in death by his only daughter Donna Dawn Anderson Sims of Richmond, Virginia. Surviving him is his wife of nearly 63 years Selma Bowers Anderson along with two sons Mark D Anderson and his wife Cheryl and D. Scott Anderson and his wife Kay all of Winchester, Virginia. He had four grandchildren and 1 great grand child.


During the course of his life Don attended Handley High School and upon completing his course of studies immediately entered the armed forces of the United States Navy. He served during World War II as a radio operator on LST’S and the cruiser Miami. After returning from war Don worked and retired after 36 years from Allegheny Power. Being spirited and able to continue working after retirement he began employment for Shenandoah University with their department of public safety where he enjoyed working for an additional 12 years.

During his life Don was affectionately know by his close friends as “Andy”. He enjoyed volunteering his time to the community having served the Boy Scouts of America for more than 25 years in capacities including Scout Master and Committee Member of Troop #3 sponsored by the Braddock Street United Methodist Church where he held membership for over 60 years. His church enjoyed his dedication to ushering for many years, being the president of his Sunday school class and serving as an official board member of the church. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1283 since 1983. He had been a faithful blood donor to the American Red Cross most of his adult life. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.


Don was a dedicated member from 1952 to present of the Winchester Hiram Masonic Lodge #21 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He served as the Worshipful Master of Winchester Hiram Masonic lodge #21 in 1973. He was bestowed honorary membership by his brethren after 50 years of service. Don enjoyed Blue Lodge Masonry, but also enjoyed Masonic affiliations with other appendant bodies in masonry. He was a Master of the Royal Secret of the 32nd degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of the Consistory in the Valley of Alexandria. He was also a member of John Dove Chapter #21 of Royal Arch Masons in Winchester, VA. Over the years he had been a counselor with the Order of DeMolay and with the Order of Job’s Daughters. He was recently presented a certificate and pin for 60 years of service to the Masonic craft.


The family will accept visitors at the Jones Funeral Home on Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester, VA between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM on Friday 11/16/2012 honoring Dons wishes by having a Masonic funeral service at 7:30 PM, following which will be a life review where family and friends will have an opportunity to view a visual slide presentation and speak. Funeral services will be on Saturday 11/17/2012 at 11:00 AM at the Jones Funeral Home officiated by Kirk Nave and Sara Pugh both of Braddock Street United Methodist Church.


Prior to his passing Don requested his close friends serve as Pallbearers which include, Skeeter Knee, Richard Burcham, Rick Frye, Tom Pugh, John Hawse, Jim McFarland, Jack Lowe, and Gene Bennett.


Private Interment with family will follow and conclude with a grave side moment in Mount Hebron Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Braddock Street United Methodist Church thereafter.


Memorial contributions may be made to CCAP, 112 North Kent Street, Winchester, VA 22601

 

Robert B. Murdock, 80
Robert B. Murdock

       August 4, 1932 - October 19. 2012


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Brevoort Murdock, 80, of 18717 Dover Drive in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at  Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., due to complications following valve replacement surgery.

Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Raymond Murdock and Emily Brevoort Murdock.

A 1950 graduate of West View High School in Pittsburgh, he later graduated from the University of Chicago College in 1952 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1955. 

Before his retirement in 1994, he was vice president of legal services of the Potomac Edison Co., having served with it and Allegheny Power affiliates for 33 years.

During his career as an attorney, he was a member of the American, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington County bar associations as well as past president of the Maryland/D.C. Public Utilities Association, the Public Utilities Association of The Virginias and the Washington County Bar Association. He also was a past president of the Greater Greensburg Jaycees in Pennsylvania. He was a past vice president of environmental affairs of the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce.

A believer in community service, he was the founding chairman of the Hagerstown Commercial and Industrial Commission, the city's first economic development endeavor. In addition, he was a past chairman of the Hagerstown Planning Commission and served for 12 years as a trustee of the Washington County Hospital Association. He also was a past member of the Board of Directors of Hagerstown Boys Club and Hagerstown Goodwill and a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where he was a former trustee and a past chairman of the administrative board.

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Fountain Head Country Club, Hagerstown Torch Club, BPO Elks Lodge 378 and PE Forerunners.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Florence (Flossie) Moran Murdock; two sons, Robert B. Murdock Jr. and wife, Dana, of Bedford, N.H., and Thomas Moran Murdock and wife, Melissa, of Eldersburg, Md.; and five grandchildren, Emily and Mary Murdock of Eldersburg, and Adam, Rachel and Grace Murdock of Bedford.

Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. William Warehime officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 139 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.
Donald L. Oberholzer, 77

DEC. 27, 1934-OCT. 11, 2012

Donald L. Oberholzer


 

Donald Lee Oberholzer, 77, of 302 Radcliffe Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at his home.

Born Dec. 27, 1934, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob Shank and Annie Florence Wilkinson Oberholzer.

He graduated from Hagerstown High School, class of 1952.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was employed as a field coordinator with Allegheny Power.

He was a life member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

He  was a member of BPO Elks 378, AMVETS Post 10, Red Men 84 of Williamsport, Moose Lodge of Waynesboro, Waynesboro American Legion 15, and Potomac Edison Forerunners.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean Oberholzer; one daughter, Brenda Oberholzer of Hagerstown; one son, Brian Oberholzer and wife, Tara, of Hagerstown; one sister, Phyllis Oberholzer of Chesapeake Beach, Md.; five grandchildren, Miranda, Megan, Lindsay, Sierra, and Brianna; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael K. Louia will officiate. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 24 E. Baltimore St., P.O. Box 148, Funkstown, MD 21734.

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

 

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Jack G. Dunn, 78

 

Jack G. Dunn        January 13, 1934 -October 6, 2012

Jack Gordon Dunn, 78, of Moss Spring Avenue, Greencastle, Pa., and Southern Pines, N.C., died at his home  Oct. 6, 2012, after a four-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Winchester, Va.

He graduated from Handley High School with the Class of 1953, where he was voted most popular in his class.

Jack proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and after completing his tour of duty, he graduated from Roanoke College in 1960.

Jack began his 31-year career with the Potomac Edison Co., later known as Allegheny Power, in area development, and retired in 1996 as an internal auditor.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Nancy (Klingensmith) Neff Dunn; sons, Michael Dunn and his wife, Mary, Bonaire, Ga., and Richard Dunn, Hagerstown, Md.; daughter, Jill Dunn Hastings and her husband, Chris, Shippensburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, Jackson, Carla, Samuel, Suzanne, Madeline, Britton, Bryce, Ireland, Marina and Kiah; sisters, Nancy Love, Purcellville, Va., and Betty Triplett, Lovettsville, Va.; sisters-in-law, Norma Burke and husband, Dan, and Diane Klingensmith, Seven Lakes, N.C.; nieces, Louise Dunn Wine, Emily Love Majtyka, Lucinda Burke Harden, Beth Klingensmith Grant; and nephew, Daniel Burke. He also leaves behind many special friends, too many to mention. He had a special bond with the “Big Chill” friends, Robert and Bessie Solenberger, Bill and Liz Minor, Jim and Betty Carroll, Dave and Joyce Rickard, Kitty and Wilbur Kersey, John and Mary Scott Arnold, and Ron and Lillian Binner; a golfing buddy, Richard Roschli, State Line, Pa.; and a fellow Marine and college friend, Lt. Col. John Dempsey, Daufuski Island, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Maryanne Marcus Dunn, in 1999; his mother, Emily Dunn Triplett; a brother, Donald Eugene Dunn; and brothers-in-law, Allen Love and Robert Klingensmith.

Jack was known for his quick wit and never-failing sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and will continue to be loved and sadly missed. Jack was a huge influence in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. He was proud that his oldest son, Mike, and grandson, Jackson, are also Marines.

He loved sports and coached his sons in youth sports. He always had coaching advice for his grandchildren. Jack and his late wife, Maryanne, had a loving 43-year relationship. He and his current wife, Nancy, were blessed to find one another after the death of their spouses. They lived their 10 years together to the fullest, and enjoyed bicycling vacations in Europe and Arizona, and spending the winters at their residence in Southern Pines. Jack enjoyed outdoor sports and was a past member of the Hagerstown Young At Heart Tennis group.

He was a 31-year member of the American Legion, currently post 0373, Greencastle; Hagerstown BPO Elks Lodge 378; Loyal Order of the Moose, Winchester; and past president of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Greencastle, Pa., Jack served as a greeter and a member of the Mutual Ministry Committee.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, with two visitations, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. A funeral service will be Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1186 Jason Drive, Greencastle, at 11 a.m., with one hour receiving of friends prior to the service.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675: Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Inc., 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202; or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

Copyright © 2012, Herald Mail

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Joan T. McCauley, 81
SEPT. 24, 1930-AUG. 17, 2012
 
Joan Taylor McCauley, 81, of 16505 Virginia Ave. in Williamsport, Md., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Sept. 24, 1930, in Petersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Esmond Franklin Taylor and Lois Gertrude Keller Taylor.

Joan was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Williamsport for 40 years, where she served as treasurer and was involved with many activities throughout the years.

Her love of music was evident, as she sang in the choir, played the organ, accompanied choir members and participated in any musical activity that she could. She usually tried to attend music events in the area, especially the Sophisti'Cats of Williamsport High School. She was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene W. McCauley Sr.

She is survived by one son, John W. McCauley and wife, Jenny, of Virginia; two daughters, Patricia L. Roberts of Virginia, and Lois L. Murray and husband, Joe, of Florida; two stepsons, Eugene W. (Gene) McCauley Jr. and wife, Nadine (Debbie), of Hagerstown, and James H. (Jim) McCauley and wife, Carol, of Ohio; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport. The Revs. Dr. Norman G. Price and Mark Sandell will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. She is a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Capital Campaign, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795; or Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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

Online condolences will be received at http://www.minnichfh.com/

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Robert M. Ahalt, 94
JUNE 24, 1918-AUG. 10, 2012
 
Mr. Robert Marshall Ahalt, 94, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 24, 1918, on his family farm in Broad Run, Md., he was the son of the late Marshall Conrad and Erma Brandenburg Ahalt.

He was a 1936 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II with the 99th Field Artillery Division in the Battle of the Bulge, and was discharged in 1946.

He was employed by the Potomac Edison Co. in Frederick, Md., transferring to Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as service manager, and later to the Martinsburg office as right-of-way agent.

He retired to a small farm in Shepherdstown. During his retirement, he enjoyed raising beef cattle and gardening.

He was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burkittsville, Md., and a current member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Middletown.

He was a charter member of AMVETS Post 9 of Middletown, and a member of the Quarter Century Club of the Potomac Edison Co and the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Margaret Remsburg; two sons, Gregory Robert Ahalt and wife, Debra Rennee, of Martinsburg, and Gary Marshall Ahalt and wife, Alice Louise, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Jessica Rennee Graham and husband, Michael Anthony, of Inwood, W.Va., and Robert Conrad Ahalt of Martinsburg; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Justin Graham and Jocilyn Rennee Graham.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Emory L. Ahalt of Jefferson, Md., and Truman R. Ahalt of Westminster, Md.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.

Graveside funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Christ Reformed Church Cemetery. The Rev. Chris Frigm will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown, MD 21769 or to the American Heart Association.

An online guest book is available at http://www.dbthompsonfuneralhome.com/.

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G. Thomas Sanders Jr.

G. Thomas "TOM" Sanders Jr. went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2012, near Denver, Colo., while on a trip out West with his loving wife and best friend of 47 years.

Tom was born Sept. 19, 1944, to the late George T. Sanders and Eva Elsey Sanders in Winchester, Va. He graduated from Randolph Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va., in 1962. He went on to further his education at Hagerstown Junior College before being hired at Potomac Edison, where he was employed for 32 years. He then started his own business, Sanders Electrical Connection, in 1994.

Tom is survived by his wife, Susan; two children and spouses, son, Scott and Kristin Sanders and daughter, Kristen and Howard Thompson; four grandchildren, Ben and Rachael Thompson and J.C. and Michala Sanders; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Moe Scott; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Katrina Scott.

Tom enjoyed spending as much time as possible at his river cabin outside Front Royal. He enjoyed sharing his favorite spot with family and as many friends as possible. He also enjoyed taking trips in his Corvette with his wife, Susan, to as many new places as possible.

His family was his greatest interest and concern. He always looked forward to hearing about the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. Tom's own accomplishments began as a very active volunteer firefighter and EMT. He started in Hagerstown, Md., with Pioneer Hook and Ladder Truck 1, continuing with the Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. He was instrumental in assisting with the creation of the Volunteer Rescue Squad in Luray, Va. He served many years with the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department as an assistant chief and an instructor.

Tom was one of the leaders of the State Police Explorer Post in Martinsburg. He initiated the white water canoe race in Front Royal. He was a big supporter of the 167th Family Readiness Group, the 4-H Foundation Board, and a member of the Hedgesville United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club

Tom was a longtime member of the Hedgesville Lions Club, serving as president, vice president and tail twister, enjoying that position the most. He received the Leonard Jarrett Award for his service with the club.

Tom will be lovingly missed at the "River House" by the "Crazy Eights," his hunting and fishing buddies and his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel, 287 Arden Nollville Road, Inwood, WV 25428, with the Rev. Terri Cofiell and Dr. Rev. George Earle Jr. officiating. Interment will be private.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, and an hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home in Inwood.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hedgesville Lions Club, P.O. Box 882, Hedgesville, WV, 25427 and the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 35, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.

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 From Hagerstown Herald Mail 3/28/2012
 

Clara R. Hollinger, 74
JAN. 16, 1938-MARCH 27, 2012
 
Clara Rosalie (Holshey) Hollinger, 74, of Hagerstown, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at her home after an extended illness.
 
Born Jan. 16, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Lillian (Rowe) Holshey.
 
She was a 1955 graduate of St. Mary High School in Cumberland, and went on to attend Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va.
 
Prior to her illness, she was active in her church at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and had also volunteered with the Frederick, Md., Red Cross. Rosalie remained active in the PEforerunners Club.
 
She is survived by her husband, Dale W. Hollinger, whom she married May 29, 1965. In addition, she is survived by several cousins; a sister-in-law, Lois Hollinger of Mount Wolf, Pa.; two nephews; a niece; six great-nephews; and one great-niece.
 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Edward F. Hollinger Sr.
 
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Christopher Moore officiating. Inurnment will be private and held in Rest Haven Cemetery.
 
Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel,
1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown
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Dale would like to thank Rosalie's long-time caregivers, Arlene G. Horst and Virginia Hampton, for their love, care and compassion, and also to the ICU units of Meritus Medical Center as well as Ashley and the fifth floor crew, for their excellent care and concern during Rosalie's final weeks.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National MS Society, 2219 York Road, Suite 302, Timonium, MD 21093, or to St. Joseph's Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
 
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Clyde L. Strite Jr., 97
 
DEC. 9, 1914-MARCH 7, 2012
 
Clyde L. Strite Jr., 97, of Williamsport, Md., died March 7, 2012 at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown, Md.
 
Born Dec. 9, 1914, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Clyde Strite and Sudie Minnich Strite.
 
Cumberland (Allegany, Maryland) He graduated from Waynesboro High School, Class of 1933. Mr. Strite was employed by Potomac Edison Co. for 46 years. His assignments included Waynesboro, Martinsburg, W.Va., Strasburg, Va., Frostburg, Md., Luray, Va., and Hagerstown. He retired in 1980.
 
He is survived by his children, Larry A. Strite and wife, Nancy, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Emily Potts and husband, Russell, of Winchester, Va.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Mary Ellen Strite; a brother, John Strite; and two sisters, Louise Harrison and Frances Hauptman.
 
Mr. Strite was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Williamsport, a member of Masonic Lodge Equality, Lodge 44, Martinsburg, Hagerstown Shrine Club, Ali Ghan Temple of Cumberland, Md., and Royal Order of Jesters Court 117 of Cumberland. He was a member of Hagerstown Elks Club Lodge 378, Kentucky Colonels, and Improved Order of Red Men No. 84.
 
A memorial service will be held March 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor W. Gregory Martin officiating.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church,
35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795
.
 
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.
 

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Edward B. Zimmerman Jr.
NOV. 21, 1937-JAN. 19, 2012
Edward Black Zimmerman Jr., 74, of 17435 Amber Drive in Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 21, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Edward Black Zimmerman Sr. and Helen Zimmerman Zimmerman.

He was a 1955 graduate of Hagerstown High School and graduated from Hagerstown Junior College in June 1968.

He retired from UPS in 2000 after 34 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Marines from 1955 to 1963.

He was a member of B.P.O. Elks 378, Williamsport (Md.) American Legion Post 212, Eagles Club of Waynesboro, Pa., Improved Order of Red Men Williamsport Lodge 84, Tri-State Ravens Nest 12, Marine Corps League. Antietam Fire Company and The Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

He loved sports, particularly the Ravens and NASCAR. He also loved to travel, and classic cars.

He is survived by his wife of 49-plus years, Joanne Zimmerman; daughter, Tammy Zimmerman of Rockville, Md.; sister-in-law, Tessa McCarty of Hagerstown; and nephew, Douglas Lefevre.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Lefevre.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Church of the Holy Trinity, 17805 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown. The Rev. Timothy Leighton will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. BPO Elks Lodge 378 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 800 Wyman Park, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211.

Online condolences are accepted at http://www.minnichfh.com/.
Copyright © 2012, Herald Mail

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From the Hagerstown Herald-Mail October 26, 2011
 

Norman O. White, 87
MARCH 28, 1924-OCT. 25, 2011
 
Norman Orville White, 87, of Williamsport, Md., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Lorien Mays Chapel in Timonium, Md., after an extended illness.

Born March 28, 1924, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Norman Wesley and Almeda Pearl Hartell White.

He was a 1942 graduate of Fort Hill High School.

He was a supervisor with R. Paul Smith Power Plant, Williamsport, retiring in 1986.
He previously was a shift supervisor of the River Plant in Cumberland.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport and a past member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cumberland.

He was a member of the North American Rod & Gun Club. He was a long-term president of the Van Lear Civic Association. He was a past member of the Fort Hill Rifle & Pistol Club, Cumberland. He was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

Survivors include daughter, Donna E.W. Hallengren of Timonium; granddaughter, Kelsey L. Hallengren of Timonium; grandson, Karson D. Hallengren of Timonium; sister, Sue Cross of Mansfield, Ohio; and brother, Mark White of Mansfield.

He was predeceased by one brother, John White.

A memorial service will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. W. Gregory Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.osbornefuneralhome.net/.