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.
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
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.
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.
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/.
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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/.