Potomac Edison / Allegheny Power, First Energy Retirees and Active Employees

Donald L. Whipp, 86

Donald L. Whipp (86) went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 17, 2021 following a four year battle with cancer and lung disease.Don was born in 1934 in Frederick, (MD) and moved to The Villages (FL) in 2005.

He graduated from Frederick (MD) High School in 1952 and served nearly three years in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Europe, including almost two years in the divided city of Berlin. Following military service, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism. He was a reporter and editor for various newspapers in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

In 1963 he joined the Potomac Edison Company, a subsidiary of Allegheny Energy. During his 34-year career with Allegheny, he worked at offices in Hagerstown (MD), Greensburg (PA), and New York City, where he retired as Director of Corporate Communications. 

During his professional career, he was active in many regional and national organizations related to his industry and profession. He was active in United Methodist churches in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Covenant United Methodist Church in Florida.

He was a member of American Legion Post 347. He enjoyed golf, gardening, bird watching, hunting, fishing and travel. His travels with his wife Yoby included numerous cruises, and month-long house exchanges in South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. 

He was predeceased in 2004 by his wife of 45 years, Roma Gene (Rice) Whipp, his son Brian Whipp in 2020, and his parents and sister.

 He is survived by: Wife Yoby Whipp, The Villages (FL), daughter Carol (Dave) Stanfield, Frederick (MD); daughter Donna (Page) Gravely, Middleburg (VA); grandchildren Roman Gravely, Middleburg (VA); Megan Maddox (Dave) and great granddaughter, Millie Maddox, Walkersville (MD); step-children Djuana (Eddie) Holtman, Jimmy (Melonie) Whittemore and Perry Whittemore; step-grandchildren Dylan (Kailene) Holtman, Trey and Tanner Whittemore, and Tyler Pirkle; step great-grandchildren Lincoln Holtman and Bradley Pirkle all of Georgia.

The family would like to thank Cornerstone Hospice for their wonderful care.

A memorial service will be held at New Covenant in The Villages (FL) on Thursday, August 26th at 11am.


John Wayne Lancaster, 86

John Wayne Lancaster, 86, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Berkeley Medical Center.

Born October 30, 1932, he was the son of the late William Frank Lancaster and Nan (Rissler) Lancaster.

Wayne was a Sergeant in the Korean War serving 2 years in the US Army. He retired as a Division Manager from Potomac Edison after 44 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Freemasons, WV Volunteer Economical Developer of the year in 1986, Chairman of City Hospital Board of Trustees in 2005, President of Berkeley Development Authority, member of WVU Hospital Board and Chairman, President of Martinsburg Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce, President of Martinsburg Rotary Club, and a member of various Otterbein Church Organizations, he was on the Martinsburg City Police Board, Chairman of the Board of Farmers and Mechanics Insurance Company and board member of Farmers and Merchants Bank.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean (Maddox) Lancaster; two sons, Kyle Lancaster and wife, Laurie, and Kevin Lancaster and wife, Lori; five grandchildren, Cody, Cameron, Brett, Milan and Peyton Lancaster; and two step-grandchildren, Matthew and Scott Johnson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Frank Lancaster II.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Patricia Sebring officiating. Interment will be in Edgehill Cemetery Charlestown, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane Kearneysville, WV 25430.

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Eugene Wilson McCauley, Jr, 81

On June 26, 2019, Eugene Wilson McCauley, Jr., passed at Ravenwood Nursing Care Center at the age of 81. 
Born in Cumberland, MD, on September 3, 1937, Gene was the son of the late Eugene Wilson McCauley, Sr. and Edith (Heatwole) McCauley. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Joan (Taylor) McCauley.
His younger years were spent in Romney, WV until his family moved to Petersburg where he graduated from high school. He then continued his education at Potomac State College, Keyser, WV, and West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, where he received his BA Degree from the School of Business. Go Mountaineers!
While still at the university, he married Nadine “Debbie” Glass, the same year he accepted a position with Potomac Edison. After several moves, the family relocated in Hagerstown where Gene retired from Potomac Edison (Allegheny Power) in 2002 as Assistant Treasurer, after 43 years of service. 
Through the years, he was an active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church as elder, deacon, handbell choir member, and the Presbyterian Men’s Organization.
He was very much a family guy who loved and supported the “kids”.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Mike (Ruthie); and daughter, Kami (James); grandchildren, Sarah, Josh, Kasey, Tyler, Justin, Jeff and Jeremy; great grandchildren, Alexis, Elizabeth, Wyatt, Alex, Abby, Amelia, Journey and Iris; brothers, Jim (Carol) and John (Jenny); nieces, nephews, stepsisters, caring cousins, and former daughter-in-law and friend, Denise.
There will be a visitation one hour prior to the 11am service on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795. Rev. Mark Sandell will officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
To Gino - you made the world a much better place for your family and friends. We love you!

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Jane Rowe Fisher, 67

Jane Rowe Fisher, 67, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at Doey's House after a long, fought battle with cancer.

Born in Hagerstown, MD on July 3, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Ethel Rosie (Weaver) and Isaac R. Rowe.

Jane was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, class of 1969. She later retired from Potomac Edison as an Accounting Clerk, was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and loved to play cards.

Jane is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Gordon Lee Fisher; brother, Ronald Rowe and wife Linda of Mechanicsburg, PA; and her sister, Nancy Rouse of Hagerstown.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Inc., 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742. Rev. Duane Musgrove will be officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jane's name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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Warren Wesley White, Sr. 92

Warren Wesley White, Sr. of Martinsburg WV entered Eternal Life on June 12, 2016 after a short illness.

He was born July 25, 1923 in Topeka, KS to Wesley and Elsie White and was raised in Barstow, CA.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Solomons (CVE 67) as Electrician's Mate First Class. He married, the love of his life, Louise Cookus in 1946 in Shepherdstown, WV and embarked on a career as a Lineman with Potomac Edison in Hagerstown, MD. He retired from Potomac Edison as the Martinsburg District Line Superintendent after more than 41 years of service. He loved his God, his country and his family.

Warren’s wife, Louise Cookus White, his son Warren W. White, Jr., and his second wife Dee White preceded him in death. He is survived by daughters Connie White (Bob Carneal) of Ladysmith, VA and Laura White of Martinsburg, WV and son Bill White (Leslie) of Tacoma, WA. He has seven grandchildren (Katie and RW Carneal, Sarah White and Justin, Brian, Brandon White, and Jackie Zieg) and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his younger brother David White (Julia) of Moraga, CA. He was a member of the V.F.W, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Last Man Standing Club, Kiwanis, Elks, Masonic Lodge #140 (Past Master), Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star, Charter member of the National WWII Museum, and former Fire Commissioner for Martinsburg, WV.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, June 26 at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Martinsburg on Monday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.

A Graveside service with Mililtary Honors will be held in Rosedale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, Inc. (P.O. Box 843, Martinsburg, WV 25402) or C-Cap Loaves & Fishes (336 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401), or St. Luke's UMC (700 New York Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401).

Lynn Eugene Keller, 83

Lynn Eugene Keller, 83, of Walkersville, MD, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.
Born January 25, 1933 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ellen (Christ) Keller.

Lynn worked at Potomac Edison.

He is survived by one daughter, Joanna Haught and husband, David, of Walkersville, MD; two sisters, Jean Keller and Mary Helen Helmer, both of Hagerstown, MD; two brothers, Carroll Keller of Maugansville, MD, and David Keller of Skippack, PA; two granddaughters, Hannah and Holly Haught, both of Walkersville, MD; one grandson, Timothy Rideout of Las Vegas, NV; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Lynn was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis; and eight brothers, Gerald, Michael, Kenneth, Robert, Ronald, Richard, James and Thomas.

Services will be held 11:30am Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD. Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 14, from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home.


HARRY GARLAND SAUFLEY, 80, of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home. Born in Grottoes, VA, he was the son of the late Floyd and Cora Edna Saufley. 

Harry served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and Funkstown Lions Club. Harry did a lot of volunteer work over the years and loved coaching basketball and baseball. He was an outstanding athlete and played for Virginia Tech varsity basketball as a walk on. He received his BS degree from Virginia Tech and Masters degree from James Madison University. Most of his career was spent working for Potomac Edison Company in management. He loved spending time with his family. 

Harry is survived by his wife, Martha McWilliams Saufley; one daughter, Karen Lynne Steinbach and son-in-law, James Steven Steinbach of Finksburg, MD; two sons, Eugene Scott Saufley and wife Amy Hockensmith Saufley of Williamsport, MD and James Garland Saufley and wife Gia Galvez Saufley of Towson, MD; one granddaughter, Katie rae Saufley Yoder and husband Todd Yoder of Falling Waters, WV; two grandsons, Corey Saufley of Williamsport, MD and Matthew Steinbach of Finksburg, MD; and four brothers, Warren Saufley and wife Sue of Grottoes, VA; Carl Saufley and wife Kitty of Mooresville, NC; Robert Saufley and wife Betty of Weyers Cave, VA and Richard Saufley and wife Ann of Marion, Virginia. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Ritchie and Mary Crotts and three brothers, Paul Saufley, Nelson Saufley, and Tom Saufley. 

Services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 21006 Twin Springs Drive, Chewsville, MD. Pastor Linda Warehime will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Edgewood Cemetery, in Grottoes, VA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Funkstown Lions Club – Luther Knight, 16331 Shinham Rd. Hagerstown, MD 21740 and Bethel United Methodist Church. Online condolences are accepted at - See more at:

James "Jim" Traver Harp, 93 

James "Jim" Traver Harp, passed away peacefully at his home in York, PA on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the age of 93. 

Jim died in the loving care of Marie (Beckie) Harp, his wife of 37 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, James T. Harp, Jr. of Hagerstown, two grandchildren Tyler and Abby Harp, also of Hagerstown and a niece Cindy Harp Draper of Smithsburg. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard D. Harp of Myersville, and his first wife Marcella Hann Harp.

Jim was born in Hagerstown on December 31, 1921 to Elmer and Grace Harp. He was a graduate of Middletown High School and served as a Master Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. During World War II, Jim was a crew chief for B17 bombers in Knettishall, England. After his service, Jim became the manager of automotive equipment for Potomac Edison, retiring in 1981, after 41 years with the company. Jim was a member of the Quiet Birdmen, Potomac Fish and Game Club, the VFW in Greencastle, the Morris Frock American Legion in Hagerstown, and was a member of the Myersville Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be held for family and friends at the Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Graveside services will follow at the Myersville Mount Zion United Methodist Church cemetery. 

Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorial donations be made to the Myersville Mount Zion United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice

William Edward "Bill" Elgin, 89

William Edward "Bill" Elgin, 89, of Waynesboro, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Falling Springs Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 12, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Edward Fisk and Mary (Cline) Elgin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph F. Elgin; a granddaughter, Erin Swisher Youngbar; and a grandson, Matthew J. Elgin.

Married for 69 years, he was a faithful and wonderful husband of J. Rebecca "Becky" (Bowers) Elgin, his high school sweetheart.

Bill was a 1943 graduate of Hagerstown High School, serving as senior class president. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, was assigned by the Navy to Stevens Institute of Technology, graduated in 1946 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and was commissioned as an active duty officer.

After his military service, he worked for the Potomac Edison Company for 23 years. In 1970, he accepted a position with the Navy Department as a power consultant on the island of Guam. While serving in that capacity, he received a commendation from the governor of Guam for his outstanding performance, as well as a meritorious service award from the U.S. Navy.

While in Guam, he and his wife were able to enjoy traveling in the Far East. In 1977, Bill and Becky returned to the states, settling in Northern Virginia, where Bill worked for the Department of Navy until he retired in 1987.

Moving to Waynesboro, Bill attended Otterbein Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday School teacher and was very involved in the church's biblical counseling ministry. He was also an active supporter of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of southern Pennsylvania.Bill was a loving and caring father of four children, William J. Elgin and wife, Carolyn, Daniel E. Elgin and wife, Bonnie, Nancy L. Churchill Souders and husband, Foster, and Peggy A. Swisher and husband, Jim. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and six nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Otterbein Church, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Michael Newman officiating. Following the service, there will be an opportunity to visit with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein Church.


Walter Frederick, Jr. 92

Walter Frederick, Jr., age 92 of Quincy Village and formerly of Cumberland Maryland and Keyser, WV was called home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Born June 10, 1922 in Keyser, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Walter Fletcher and Marie E. Steed Frederick, Sr.

He was a 1940 graduate of Keyser High School and attended Potomac State College of West Virginia University. 

On May 24, 1944, he married his late wife, Jane C. Homan. They were married at the Grace United Methodist Church in Keyser; theirs was one of the first war time marriages at the church.

He served three years and three months in the US Army Signal Corps as a Radar Technician in the European and Pacific Theatres and three years in the Signal Corps Reserve.

He was employed by Potomac Edison Company, Cumberland, Maryland for 19 years. He then was employed by PPG Industries Inc. for fourteen years. He also worked as an adjunct Professor of Electro Mechanical Technology at Allegany College of Maryland for eight years.

He was a member of Potomac State College of West Virginia University Alumni Association, Life member of West Virginia University Alumni Association, Life Member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering, Honorary Fraternity, Life Member of Davis Lodge #51 A.F.& A.M., Keyser, West Virginia with over 50 years of service and a member of Salem Chapter #18 Royal Arch Masons, Cumberland, Maryland.

He was active in Boys Scouts of America Troop #4, Centre Street Church, Cumberland, Maryland where he was a holder of Boys Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award and was past Chairman of the Boy Scout Committee Troop #4. 

Mr. Frederick was an active member of Centre Street United Methodist Church for over 40 years where he sang in the choirs since 6th grade. He also served as Chairman of the Administrative Council for 3 terms, Chairman of Trustees for 1 term, member of the Sanctuary Choir, and President Fellowship Club for 4 Terms.

He is survived by his son Charles Frederick and his wife Kathy of Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, four grandchildren: Rebecca Frederick of Washington D.C.; Catherine Frederick of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Kathryn Heslin of Frederick, Maryland and her fiancé Pablo Pagan of Hagerstown; Benjamin Heslin and his wife Alison and great granddaughter Maggie Heslin of Mountain Home, Idaho.

A Celebration Funeral Service of his life will be held on Monday November 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc. corners of S. Church and W. Second Streets, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, where the family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to services. Interment will follow at in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, Maryland at 1 P.M. The family requests donations be made to the following charities: Troop 4, BSA, C/O Centre Street United Methodist Church, 217 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD, 21502; Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund 6596 Orphanage Road Waynesboro, PA 17268


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George F. “Gus” Henicle, 75

George F. “Gus” Henicle, 75, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away peacefully on July 23, 2014. 

George was the devoted husband of Joyce Henicle.

George was a strong man, with a quick and playful sense of humor, who consistently made people smile. He was blessed to love his job at Potomac Edison, where he worked for 40 years. When George retired in 1999, he continued to enjoy his life. He kept himself busy with his large garden, swimming with his pool buddies, and visiting his many faithful friends. 

In addition to his wife Joyce, George is survived by a son, Scott of Hagerstown; a daughter, Lori Kleppe and her husband, Kevin, of East Windsor, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Hope and Payton, who loved him dearly.

Private services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. 

The family would like to thank Hospice of Washington County for their support and caring. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory can be made to Hospice of Washington County at 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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


Benjamin F. Elkins Sr., 87

Benjamin Franklin Elkins Sr., 87, of Cumberland, Md., (formerly of Romney, W.Va.), passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the home of his daughter.

Ben was born in Cumberland, to the late Forrest Darrell Elkins and Gladys Shelvia (Rankins) Elkins on Dec. 22, 1926. He graduated from Sutton High School (W.Va.) in 1944. After high school, he served in the United States Navy. Back in Cumberland, he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in secondary education and a Master of Science in management from Frostburg State College in 1955 and 1972, respectively. During college, he worked at the Potomac Edison Company. He moved up and within the company to manager of sales training and manpower development in Hagerstown, Md.; assistant division manager in Romney, W.Va., and manager of the valley area until his retirement in 1996 after 34 years of service.

After retirement, Ben settled in Romney, and stayed active and engaged. He focused on serving his community as three-term board member then president of the Hampshire County Board of Education, board member for the Burlington United Methodist Family Services, president of the Mason-Dixon Council Boy Scouts of America, president of the Hampshire County Development Authority, president of the Potomac Comprehensive and Diagnostic Center, and past-president of the Romney Rotary. He was most fond of his time as a volunteer in mission with the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. This mission work took him to many different countries, with Russia being most special (62 plus trips to Russia).

Ben was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Barbara (Chilcotte) Elkins; son, Benjamin Elkins Jr.; his parents, and two brothers (William and Robert). He is survived by one brother, James Elkins and a son, F. Steven Elkins (wife Barbara) of Hagerstown; daughter, Carol (Elkins) Gaumer (husband Greg) of Cumberland, daughter, Sharon Elkins of Waynesboro, Pa., and daughter-in-law, Donna Elkins (wife of deceased son, Ben). He was loving grandfather to seven, Kristin (Shoemaker) Baker, Benjamin Elkins III, Christopher Elkins, Gregory Elkins, Patrick Elkins, Brady Gaumer, Alexis Gaumer and great-grandfather to three, Kaiden and Kameron Baker, Sophia Elkins.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home P.A. McMullen Highway in Cresaptown, Md.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. also at Scarpelli Funeral Home in Cresaptown, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland.

Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.

Arrangements through the Scarpelli Funeral Homes, 15205 McMullen Highway, SW, Cresaptown

John D. Burkett, 81

Mr. John D. Burkett, 81, of Frostproof, Florida died on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, of cancer. He was born on April 11, 1933 in Cumberland, Maryland to John and Sarah Burkett and was a 1951 graduate of Allegany High School. He moved to Frostproof twenty-six years ago from Hagerstown, Maryland. 

He was retired after forty years as a superintendent for The Potomac Edison Company. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #211 in Funkstown, Maryland, B.P.O.E. #372 in Cumberland, L.O.O.M. in Winter Haven, and a past president of the Auto Racing Club in Hagerstown. He was a member of Sun Ray United Methodist Church in Frostproof. 

John is survived by his wife of fifty-two years Helen Paxton Burkett. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. at Sun Ray United Methodist Church with Pastor Curtis Cain officiating. Graveside services and inurnment will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. at Sunset Memorial Park in Cumberland with Pastor Gerald M. Hott officiating. 

Memorials of remembrance may be made to Sun Ray United Methodist Church 316 Raymond Avenue, Frostproof, FL 33843 or Good Shepherd Hospice 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870.


Mark Phebus 58    Son of PEForeruners members Clark and Wilma Phebus

Mark Garfield Phebus, 58, of Jonesborough, Tennessee and formerly of Frederick, Maryland, died tragically October 23, 2012.He was a graduate of Thomas Johnson High School (1972) and Frederick Community College. He served in the United States Navy and was retired from a career at Potomac Edison.He is survived by his wife Joanne, son Jonathan and his wife Amanda, and grandchildren Jacob and Adina, as well as his parents Clark and Wilma and brothers Clark and Eric.He was predeceased by his son Benjamin and his sister Nanette.

 An informal reception for friends and family will be held at the home of Clark and Beverly Phebus, 4709B Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, on Saturday, October 27, from 2 - 5 PM.Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Johnson City Alliance Church, 2837 Boones Creek Road, Gray, TN 37615, either to the general fund or designated for the building fund or missions.An online guest book is available at: Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.

Helen E. Arnold, 92
FEB. 26, 1920-JUNE 23, 2012

Copyright ©June 26, 2012, Herald Mail

Helen Elizabeth Arnold, 92, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 26, 1920, in Brownsville, Md., she was the daughter of Pauline and Charles Arnold. She was an only child and there are no known living relatives.

She is survived by her good friend, Judith Lewis Martin; and her godsons, Jeffrey and Richard Martin.

Miss Arnold was a graduate of Boonsboro High School and Columbia Business College. She was a longtime employee of Potomac Edison Co., where she retired as an executive secretary responsible for the company library. She was very proud of her involvement with the construction of the R. Paul Smith power plant in Williamsport, Md., and the power plant in Front Royal, Va.

During World War II, she worked at the M.P. Moller pipe organ plant, constructing airplane wings for the Fairchild Trainer.

Miss Arnold was a fine seamstress, and was best known for her activities with the local rose society and local garden clubs. She was both a contestant and judge at many rose shows.

We wish to thank Hospice of Washington County and the staff of NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown for their fine care of Miss Arnold.

A visitation for friends and colleagues will be Friday, June 29, 2012, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md. Burial will be at her family's burial plot at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brownsville.

The omission of flowers is requested. Donations in Miss Arnold's name may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742..




Gilbert P. Bohn, 85 
 SEPT. 4, 1926-MARCH 14, 2012

Gilbert P. Bohn, 85, of 16505 Virginia Ave. in Williamsport, Md., went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Gilbert was born Sept. 4, 1926, in the Bronx, New York City, N.Y. 
The only child of Alfred F. and Louise Faber Bohn, he graduated with the Class of 1943 from Hagerstown High School.
Gilbert served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
After the war, he attended and graduated in 1950 from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Gilbert then received his Master of Science degree in management from Frostburg State College in 1974.
Gilbert retired from Potomac Edison in 1989 after 39 years of service.
Gilbert is survived by his wife, Ruth. They were married for 61 years. They had three devoted sons, David and wife, Martine, of Germantown, Md., James of Greencastle, Pa., and Jonathan and wife, Alexandra, of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Jason Bohn, Danielle Bohn and Jamie Forrest; two step grandchildren, Jeremiah Itnyre and Sarah Baker; and four great-grandchildren, Cadence Bohn, Noelle Bohn, Brennan Forrest and Camden Baker.
Gilbert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 70 years.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 4 p.m. at Carlisle Chapel at Homewood, with Chaplain Jeffrey Shull presiding.
There will be no viewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders,
5 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home,
415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown
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