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Monday February 9, 2004

Obituaries

Hazel E. Burger

Hazel Edith Burger, 80, of Amber Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at her home.

Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late McKinley and Lilia Myers Shank.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland Z. Burger.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by one son, Rolland J. Burger of Hagerstown; two brothers, Kenneth Shank of Williamsport and Eugene Shank of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Miller; and one brother, Ernest Shank.

Services will be Thursday at noon at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. Bill Burgett will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Western Maryland Center, Third Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21742.


Ernest C. Eichelberger

Ernest Clark Eichelberger, 83, of 21 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, who died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Ravenwood Nursing Home, was a member of American Legion Clear Spring Post 222 and Veterans of Foreign Wars William D. Byron Post 1936.


Mary E. Young

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Ella Young, 78, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at City Hospital.

Born May 17, 1925, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Henry Holmes and Ida Mills Holmes Sisk.

She attended Westview Baptist Church and was involved with many church activities, including the nursery.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bruce L. Young; two daughters, Margaret Zallar of Crofton, Md., and Judy Wallace of Annapolis; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas W. Holmes.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Johnny Kelly will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Westview Baptist Church Building Fund, 301 S. Louisiana Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401; or to Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60611-1676.


R. Samuel Dillon Jr.

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. - R. Samuel "Sam" Dillon Jr., 88, of Napa Valley, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in Napa Valley.

Born Nov. 27, 1915, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Rezon Samuel Dillon Sr. and Martha McAvoy Dillon.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Rebecca Fox Fuller, in 1979.

He was a 1933 graduate of Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy and a 1937 graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. In 1991, he received a master's degree from the London School of Economics.

He had owned The Alexander Hotel in Hagerstown and hotels in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Among other memberships in Hancock and Hagerstown, he served as president of the National Peach Council and the Maryland Horticultural Society.

He served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Washington County; and served as the Far East Congressional Liaison Officer for the Agency of International Development.

He authored a book of local history titled "A History of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal."

He is survived by four children, Sandy Dillon of Coronado, Calif., Cissy Dillon of Sheridan, Wyo., Anita Dillon of Greenbrae, Calif., and David Dillon of Sacramento, Calif.; and two granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hancock.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Virginia C. Armstrong

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Virginia C. McNeece Armstrong, 89, a resident of Manorcare Health Services and formerly of 479 Green Hill Court, Harrisonville, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 7, 1914, in Gibson County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary McRoberts McNeece. She lived most of her life in Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Hamilton Armstrong, who died in 1983.

She was a 1932 graduate of Mount Olympus High School in Indiana.

She was employed by Hanson Manufacturing, Princeton, Ind. She retired in the 1970s.

She is survived by one brother, John McNeece of Harrisonville.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Princeton.

The family wishes the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.


Naomi L. Masters

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Naomi L. Funk Masters, 72, of 4585 Cold Spring Road and a guest of Beverly Healthcare, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born July 19, 1931, in Quincy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Pansy Baker Funk.

She was a 1949 graduate of Quincy High School.

She was employed as a machine operator at Stanley Co., Chambersburg, Pa., for 45 years. She retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quincy.

She was a member of the Mason-Dixon Travelers Club.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George Masters Jr.; one daughter, Donna C. Masters of Fayetteville; two sisters, Geraldine Smith of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Linda Rosenberry of Fayetteville; three brothers, Lloyd Funk of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Donald Funk of Mercersburg, Pa., and Richard Funk of Waynesboro, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. James M. Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Harold D. Stambaugh

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Harold D. Stambaugh, 65, of Kearneysville, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 28, 1938, in Emmitsburg, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel and Pauline Long Stambaugh.

He was a dairy farmer for many years in Union Bridge, Md.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Union Bridge.

He is survived by his former wife, Barbara Green of Union Bridge; five daughters, Deborah Sanbower of Lovettsville, Va., Robin Wingo of Frederick, Md., Kimberly Coomler of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Cathy Whitmore of Charles Town, W.Va., and Lori Souders of Kearneysville; one son, Harold D. Stambaugh Jr. of Charles Town; four sisters, Violet Smith of Emmitsburg, Carlean Buffington of Taneytown, Md., Betty Garber of Union Bridge and Joyce Stitly of Arnot, Pa.; four brothers, Sterling Stambaugh of Gettysburg, Pa., Samuel Stambaugh Jr. and Larry Stambaugh, both of Thurmont, Md., and Rodney Stambaugh of Union Bridge; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Roland England will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Maurice S. Fritz

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Maurice S. Fritz, 75, of 13956 Loudon Road, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born June 12, 1928, near Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Floyd S. and Velma Weller Fritz.

His wife of 54 years, Anna N. Robinson Fritz, died Oct. 8, 2003.

He worked for 40 years for the former Fry Coal and Stone Co., now known as Martin-Marietta Co. of Boonsboro. He retired in 1991.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by one daughter, Carolyn S. Hardy of Fort Loudon, Pa.; three sons, twins Donald M. Fritz of Greencastle, Pa., and Ronald F. Fritz of Mercersburg, and Floyd S. Fritz of Mercersburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Marcella Bricker; and one brother, Haskin Fritz.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. The Rev. Paul A. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Viewing will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Cecil C. Miner

QUINCY, Pa. - Cecil C. Shifflett Miner, 94, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 263 Park St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 3, 1909, in Elkton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Myrtie Ann Davis Shifflett.

Her husband, Roland P. Miner, died Jan. 16, 1998. They were married Nov. 20, 1929.

She was a cafeteria helper in Waynesboro Area Senior High School, retiring in December 1970.

She was a member of Ringgold Church of Christ and a member of the Willing Workers Sunday school class.

She was a member of Senior Citizens Center, Smithsburg, Smithsburg AARP and the National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Edith M. Nelson of Frederick, Md.; one sister, Mabel West of Mustang, Okla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Donald E. Conley will officiate. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Ringgold Church of Christ, 14426 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.


Estalene B. Knight

HANCOCK - Estalene B. "Sissy" Knight, 80, of West Main St., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at her home.

Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Harry Hoyle and Gertrude Mann Hoyle Mitchell.

Her husband, Clarence W. Knight, died May 6, 1988.

She retired in 1986 from Londontown Manufacturing, formerly in Hancock.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hancock Ward.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon L. Knight of Hancock; two sisters, Juna Haumand of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Shirley Liggett of Hancock; one grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hancock. Bishop Gerald Hendershot will officiate. Burial will be in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, north of Hancock.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and at the church one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. The funeral home will be open Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Effie M. Ward, Treasurer, 211 Maryland Ave., Hancock, MD 21750.


Robert F. Curtis

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert F. Curtis, 83, of Penn Hall Nursing Center, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 20, 1920, in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of the late Rev. Harold W. and E. Leslie Curtis.

He received his master's degree from Geneva University in Switzerland and his doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Prior to his retirement, he was a political science professor at Wilson College, Chambersburg.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, where he was active in youth activities.

He also was active in Operation Concern in Franklin County.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean C. Crego Curtis of Penn Hall Nursing Center; one sister, Barbara Lewis of Shrewsburg, Mass.; and two brothers, Donald Curtis of Greenfield, Mass., and Wallis Curtis of Berkeley, Calif.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert A. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Ann V. Doleman

Ann Vesta Doleman, 72, of 210 N. Jonathan St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare Center.

Born June 4, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Booker and Ellen B. Doleman Taylor.

She was a 1950 graduate of Waynesboro (Pa.) High School. She was a 1958 graduate of Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

She joined the teaching staff of Middletown Township (N.J.) School District, where she taught in the primary grades. She retired in 1977.

She served in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War.

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., where she was active in Pioneer Girls Ministry. In 1977, she went to teach the children of Wycliffe Bible Translators stationed in the Philippine Islands. Upon returning home in 1982, she became a licensed practical nurse and retired in 2000 from Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Hagerstown, where she was a Sunday school teacher and choir member.

She was a member of American Red Cross, Hagerstown; The Blood Pressure Group with Hagerstown Community College, where she held the position of treasurer; and the local AARP. She served and volunteered with many organizations in the Hagerstown community.

She is survived by one aunt, Marie White of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; one uncle, Isaac C. Doleman of Hagerstown; and several cousins.

Services will be Thursday at noon at Harvest Baptist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. James E. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Harvest Baptist Church, 951 Woodland Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to a charity of one's choice.


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