Classes of 20' and 30'


1922 Beulah Halley (Orndorff)
1926 Hannah Anderson (Arnold)
1926 Mary Halley (Gladstone)
1926 Katherine B Manor
1927 Emogene Wenner (Souder)
1928 Clyde (Red) Hawes

1928 Mildred Loy Harper
1929 Catherine Virginia Coffman  (Smith)
1929 Olivia Cost (Ryan)
1929 Beulah Hoar (Miller)
1929 Anna Louise Holder
(Thompson) (Sullivan)
1929 Thelma Hovermale (Devol)
1929 Frances Longbreak (Maxwell)
1929 Geraldine Shewbridge (Jones)
1929 Pauline VanPelt
1930 Virginia Frye (Nicholson)
1930 Harry George Jr.
1930 Frances Moore (Burgee)
1930 Mary Morsberger (Cooper)
1930 Frances Spickler (Meem)
1930 Maragret Titus (Creager)
1931 Dorothy Irene Hill (Burch)
 1931 Elizabeth Moler (Wheeler)
1931 Mary Orndorff (Cummings)
1931 Fannie Shrader (Souder)
1932 Margaret Flook
1932 Norman W Gaither
1932 Paul Lester Keller
1933 Celeste Everhart (Hilderbrand)
1933 Clarence West
1933 Virginia Wiseman (Barger)
1934 Theresa Phillips (Renolds)
1934 Helen Roby (Gaither)
1934 Mary Shumaker (West)
1935 Flora Adams (Main)
1935 Helen "Lucille" Snoots (Kline)
1936 Elmer (Gene) Bowers Jr

1936 Richard Bowers
1936 Nellie Frances Carey (Crone)
1936 Edward Spurrier Class 1936
1936 Evelyn Wright George
1937 Constance Michael (Turner)
1937 Margaret Keenen (Spurrier)
1938 Katherine Ahalt (Sharrer)
1938 Ruth Albert (Cooper)
1938 Emma Copeland (Axline)
1938
Gloria Cornelius (Merriman)
1938
Warren Frocke
1938
Freda Gaither (Shriver)
1938 Ina Kline(Whitley)
1938 Sarah Lucille Moss (Bowings)
1938 Pauline Taylor

1939 Mildred Kidwell (Burch)
1939 Elaine Koogle (Bowers)
1939 James Roby Class 1939
1939 Theresa Thompson (Sheppard)
1939 Floyd Wickham

 

        Classes of 40's


1940 June Allen (Kinna)
1940 George David Arnold
1940 Cleveland Badger
1940 Margaret Bingham
1940 Evelyn Crowl (Parker)
1940 Evelyn Gosnell (Ambrose)
1940 Mary Ellen Griffith (Corun)
1940 Stanley King
1940 Aileen Michael (Kelly)
1940 Mary Price (Webber)
1940 Adrian Reynolds
1940 Amanda Smith
1940 Frances Thompson (Lucas)
1940 Charles Webber unkn
1940 Eugene Webber unkn
1940
Malcolm Webber
1941 Malcolm (Mac) Barger
1941
Catherine Bohrer (Harrington)
1941 Helen  Cooper (Weaver)

1941 Roy Lee Crowl
1941
Leroy Dixon
1941 Ellie Mae Edwards (Wright)
1941 Rita Gaither (Webber)
 1941
Lucille Garrott (Barnhouse)
1941 June Good (Harrison)
1941 Joe Kelley
1941 Charles Mumaw
1941
Howard (Buck) Oden
1941
Charlotte O'Hara (Bolander)
1941
Ralph Junior (Red) Proctor
1941
Donald Rohrback
1941 P
aul (Froggy) Sigler
1941
Mary Sheckells (Grubb)
1941
Frances Shewbridge (Cover)
1941 Millard P Webber (5/17/1956)
1942
Mary Jane Barker (Stewart)
1942
Betty Lou Darr (Cavalier-Ambrose) HM
1942 Paul "Delphy" Gaither
1942
Howard (Hardy) Gosnell

1942
James Heffner
1942
George (Bill) William Kidwiler
1942
Janice Kirk
1942 Rosie Elizabeth Moss
1942 William Albert Mullen
1942 Margaret Crenell Mulkey
1942
James Rice
1942
Betty Jane Utterback(Powers)(Wineholt)
1942 Grace Webber (Reed)
1943 John Breedon
1943
Jacqueline Coffman
1943
Donald (Shelly) Dawson
1943 Ethel Frocke (Peterson)
1943 Norman Haller
1943
John D Lewis Sr
1943 George Frederick McGolerick
1943 Charolet Nalley (Hammond)
1943
Mildred Painter (Dawson)
1943
Doris Price (Caniford)
1943
Mary Plunkert (Noland)
1943
Gloria Riser (Bruns)
1943 H
omer Selby
1943
Jeannetta Hughes (Donovan)
1943 
Allen William "Bill" Johnston
1943 William Richard (Mike) Webber
1944 Shirley Barger (Vieweg) (Shull)
1944 Maurice Brooks Sr.
1944 Jean Caniford (Carper)
1944
Kathryn Hall (Clark)
1944
Viurginia Himes (King)
1944
Norman Mumaw

1944
Mildred Nalley (Walker)
1944
Bettie Jane Nuse (Midgett)
1944
Lillian Penner
1944
Blanche Brawner (Slaughter)
1944 Dorriss Webber (Proctor) HM
1944
Betty Whipp (Lewis)
1945
Audrey Baker (Zaylor)
1945
Clara Virginia Calhoun (Wenner)
1945
Robert Foreback

1945
Ethel Haller (Barger)
1945
James Haller
1945 Anna Mae Heffner
1945 A Dix Horine
1945
Marie Kidwiler (Huffer)
1945
Richard Kline Jr

1945
Norma Nuse (Robinson)
1945 Gilbert Lee (Gig) Orndorff
1945
William King "Elbow" Palmer HM
1945 Kenneth Taylor
1945 Roy Watts
1946 Shirley Foster (Fry)
1946
Betty Lou Hawker (Hatcher)
1946
Mavin Keplinger (Shuffler)
1946 H Clayton Leftwich
1946
Leroy (Bud) Logue
1946 Regina Moler (Bane)
1946 Mary Jane Pace
1946 James Russell Pearrell Jr

1946 Alice Steiner (Carmack)
1947
Jeannetta Biller (Weddle)
1947 Jerry Cooper
1947 Leslie (Moonie) Forrest
1947 Richard Mullen
1947 Marguerite Mullican (Harsh)
1947
Silas (Si) Phillips
1947 Claude Bruce Porter
1947 Albert Roelkey Sr.
1947 Lee Lewis Smith
1947 Glenda "Sally" Stewart (Lackey)
1947 James R Webber Sr
1947
Ernest Wineholt
1948 Robert Booth
1948 Anna Foreback (Dawson) HM
1948 Robert (Bob) Foster

1948 Robert Himes
1948 Samuel Himes
1948 Betty Holder (Grams)
1948 Forrest Glenn Moler Jr
1948
George Moore Jr
1948 Owen Pearrell

1948 Richard Price
1948
Floyd Smith

         Classes of 50's / 60's


1950 Bruce Boyer
1950 Billie Carter

1950 William Cornelius
1950 Shirley LaVon (Kline)
1950 Ernestine Pearrell (Reynolds)
1950 Alma Taulton (Miller)
1950
Clifford Thompson
1951 Douglas Conner
1951 Vivian Edwards (Hughes)
1951 Alan Foster
1952 Ronald "Ron" Thomas Brady
1952 Roma Carey (Gordon)
1952 Mable Chaney (Cooper)
1952 George Hall
1952 Phyllis Ann Hughes (Thompson)
1952 Thomas Daniel Dan Lutman
1952 Robert E McIntosh
1952 David L Orndorff
1952 George Thomas Pearl HM
1952 JoeAnn Rickerds, (Higdon)
1952 Carlton Eugene Stevens
1952
Joan "Billie" Stine (Long)
1952 Harold Wayne (Slick) Summers
1952 Helen Tritapoe (Burgan)
1952 Patricia Twentey Music Teacher

1952 Gary Virts
1952 Albert Richard. Zimmerman
1953 Mary Elizabeth Fisher
1953 Kenneth (Butch) Gaither
1953 Bettymae Sine
1953 Gary (Boogie) Snoots
1953 Frances Spitzer (Rollison-Holder)
1953 Franklin (Frank) Smith
1953 Shirley Taulton (Nelson)
1953 Elaine Tucker (Hall)
1954 Howard Cooper
1954 W Elisworth Cooper Unkn
1954 Donna Custer (Heiss)
1954 Emma Lou Forrest (Bagaent) unkn
1954 Ralph E Gumm unkn
1954 Larry R Mills unkn
1954 Janie L Munday (Hekett) unkn
1954 Lida Mae Pendergraft (Macklin) unkn
1954 Donald Sigler Sr HM Class 1954
1954 Gene Robert Stull
1954
Gene E Summers d: 1/20/1972
1954 Gerald Taylor
1954 V L Washington  unkn
1954 Earl Weddle
1955 JoAnn Virinia Calhoun (Campbell)
1955 Dorothy Fairfax (Robinson)
1955 Paul Gletner

1955 Linda Magalis (Simms)
1955 Dennis Shaff
1955 Harley William “Skeeter” Webber
1956 Gary Lee Cooper
1956 Shirley Danner (Wheeler)
1956 Cleo Longerbean
1956 David Merriman
1956 Eleanor Smith (Paugh)
1957 Margo Cannon (Smith)
1957 Lanny Knight

1957 Shirley Marken (Heath)
1958 Diane Cannon (Wagner)
1958 Edith Cooper McCall
1958 Gerald Walker
1959
Clayton Eugene "Jake" Hagan
1959 Brent Eugene Hahn
1959 Mary Hahn (Weatherall)
1959 Judith Lutman (Shomaker)
1960 Erma "Dolly" Francis Carey
 (Eshbaugh)
1960 Loretta Ann Danner (Darr)
1960 Donna Stewart (Fleming)
1960
Carla Whittington (Clipp)
1961 Carroll Brawner
1961 Nina Moss (Lawson)
1961 George Orye

1962 Robert Childers Jr.  Jan 1987
1962
Doris Dockery
1962 Gary Lewis
1962 C Patricta Werkings (Kern)
1963
Wesley Rice 5/4/1988
1963
Robert (Shack) Shakelford
1964 Brenda Bowers (Bowman-Jordon)
1964 Curtis Leo Cooper

1964 John William Eury Class 1964
1964 Jerry Dodson
1964 Emily Insley (Keller)
1964 Ronald Lowe
1964 James Painter

1964 Carrol (Tony)Webber
1965 George Daniel Kehne Class 1965
1965 Thomas Waters
1965 Donna Sue Wetnight (Wilson)
1966 Kenneth  "Barney" Barnhouse

1966 Albert Goff
1966 Jacqualine Hanke (Hartman)
1966
William (Jack) Merriman Class
1967 Paul Barker Jr Class 1967
1967 Carolyn Clary (Bidle)
1967 James Hoopengardner Jr
1967 Gloria Lerch (Lewis)
1968
Marsha Childers
1968 Albert Cecil Conner
1968 Charles Gum
1968 Virginia Hartman (Walker)
1968 Fred Moore Jr.
1968
Michael Webber
1968 Robert Whipp
1969 Edna Loudell Lowery (Bartlett)

 

 


 
 
 

   Classes of 70's / 2010


1971 Alan Clark
1971 George Clary Sr 11/30/2001
1971 Patti Kay Snoots (Clark)
1971
Cynthia Wilson (George)
1972
Dennis Clifford Loy
1973 Danny Dixon
1973 Robert Hoopengardner Jr.
1973 David Webber unkn
1973
Deanna Vanover
1974 Louise Carter
1974 Debra Danner
1974 Michelle Guyton
1974 Randolph Cooper unkn
1974 Albert Crummitt

1974 Dana Holland unkn
1974
Richard Scott Pry
1974 Wanda Quensenberry unkn
1974 Wesley Setters

1975 Richard Myers
1975 Michael Rutherford
1976 Melissa Danner (Ross)
1976 Mary Henderson
1976 James Holder II
1976 Joseph Keefer
1976 Thomas Edward Mercer
1976 Dr Mark Taylor
1978 James Rhoe
1978 David Keith Sparrow
1978 Charles Edward Eddie Weddle
1979 Kenneth Baker
1979 Paul Henry Holder
1979 James Randy Morseberger
1980 Darrell Droneburg
1980 Kenneth Merriman
1980 Daniel Morris
1981Katherine Bryant (Snyder)
1981 Norris "Danny" Carter Jr..
1981 Wanda Linton (Rife)
1982
Gregory Anderson
1982 Tracey Hughes 
1982 Lisa Orndorff (Lajewski)
1984 William Eugene Brooks
1984
Terri Renee Deneen
1984 Jamie Lee Moats
1984 Reberta Reynolds 
1984 Brian Michael Staub
1984
Cinda May Wickham (Mossburg)

1985 Dana Moore (Hawes)
1986
Christopher Jones
1987
Clarence J Green Jr

1987 William Yingling
1988 Tamara Haynes
1989 Franki Norris (Sechler)
1991
James Houck
1991 Michelle Taulton (Brissey)
1992
Jeanette Caniford

1992 Mark Crocker, Jr
1995 William Buck
1995
Paul Mathew Gaither
1996 Charles McClane
1998
Jennifer Carter
1999 Michael Considine
2000 Andrew Maught
2001
Richard Clevenger
2004 Laura Collins
2004 John "Jake" David Shuron
2004 Preston Tarleton
2006 Jessie Diane Howard
2006 Kyle David Charles Scott HM
2006 Amanda Sines
2008 Samuel Divel
2009
Gage Michael Fouché
2011 Andrew David Garman HM

 Jesse L Ault Sr.
Walter Baker
Ada Bell Former teacher
Virginia Weeks Hardesty
Wayne Hawker Custodian
Lydia Wills Shewbridge Sec
C Elizabeth Betty McCaffrey Teacher

 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 

 

Paul "Delphey" Gaither Class 1942

     Mr. Paul "Delphey" Gaither 87 of Brunswick MD died on Sunday November 25, 2012 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born August 19, 1925 in Brunswick MD. He was the son on the late Paul William Gaither and Mame Ruth Barger and the loving husband of Betty Lee Walker for 66 years. They were married on December 21, 1946.
     Mr. Gaither known to many as Delphey or Coach graduated from Brunswick High School class of 1942 and the University of Maryland class of 1951. He taught in Howard County from 1951-1959 and at Brunswick High School from 1959-1979. Delphey taught track, crosscountry, baseball, basketball and soccer. He also worked for 25 years at the Charlestown Race Track. Some of his many hobbies were cracking walnuts, metal detecting, slots and mushroom hunting.
     He was a member of the Brunswick
VFW and the First Baptist Church of Brunswick. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946 and saw combat duty in the South Pacific Naval Air Corp as a plane Captain on the B-24 Liberator Bomber. He loved the Naval Reunions.
     He is survived by his wife Betty, Daughter Cathy Barnes and Greg of Brunswick, Son's David Gaither and Elaine of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Paul Gaither and Susie of Rosemont, Glenn Gaither and Kelly of Brunswick, Sister Doris Cannon of Frederick MD, Brother in Law Sonny Walker and Darlene of Annapolis MD, Grandchildren, Greg Barnes and Michele of Maine, Mandy Mansell and Joe of Brunswick, Jesse Gaither and Hannah Gaither of Myrtle Beach S.C., Michael Gaither of Brunswick, Great Grandchildren Hunter Barnes and Eli Barnes of Maine, Kai Mansell of Brunswick, and good friend and student Wayne Hough. He was preceded in death by four Brothers, Benjamin, Norman, Harold and Butch Gaither, four Sisters, Freda Shriver, June Keller, Rita Webber and Pauline Leach and a Grandson, Matthew Gaither.
     The family will receive friends on Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 7 to 9 pm and on Thursday the 29 th. from 9 am to 12 noon at which time a funeral service will take place. Officiating will be Pastor Phil Graves. Following the services Mr. Gaither will be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the B.H.S. Athletics Department, ATTN: Athletic Director, John Jarrett, 101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick MD 21716. Professional services provided by the John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick MD.

 

Ralph E. Stine Class 1937

 

Ralph E. Stine passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012. He was born January 25, 1921, near Brunswick, Maryland, to Hiram Franklin Stine and Annie Palmer Stine as the youngest of 11 children.
      He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He served as a commissioned Navy officer during WWII, working in naval mine countermeasures.
     On Christmas Eve, 1942, he married Dawn McKimmey.After the war, he was employed by the Department of Defense as an engineer in various areas. His final employment was with American Optical Corporation as a manufacturing engineer.
     He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Rifle Association, Isaac Walton League, and board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Frederick, MD.He was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Frederick, MD, where he served terms on the church council and many committees. He also served as Parish Administrator and scout master of the church scout troop. In his spare time, he was an avid reader with a particular interest in history.
     He was particularly well versed in Civil War and WWII history.The last of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by both parents, all sibings, and his loving wife of 69 years. He is survived by his son, Emerson (Vicki) Stine; daughter, Donna ( Jim) Kienzler; and grandchildren, Alison ( Jeremy) Gottlieb, Jeffrey (Nicole) Stine, Michael Kienzler, and Richard Kienzler.
     The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, Texas on Saturday, September 22, 2012, where funeral services will be held immediately following, at 3:30 p.m., with Rev. Phillip Bender officiating. Interment in Katy Magnolia Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his favorite charities: the Alzheimer's Association , 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, and the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125. Condolences may be expressed at SchmidtFuneralHome.net.

Dr Mark A Taylor Class of 1976


     Dr. Mark A. Taylor, 53, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died Thursday morning, August 16, 2012, in Martinsburg, Pa., after a 15-year courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
He was born December 27, 1958, in Bethesda, Md., son of Gerald and Dorothy (Jones) Taylor. He married Donna Toothe on Dec. 28, 1985, in Baltimore, Md.
     Surviving are his wife, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage; his parents of Waynesboro, Pa.; a daughter, Sheri of State College, Pa.; two sons, Joshua of State College and Matthew of Hollidaysburg; and three brothers, Greg and wife Ethel, of Frederick, Md., Gary and wife Denise, of Point of Rocks, Md., and John of Waynesboro.He was preceded in death by a niece, Leah
     .Mark was a 1976 graduate of Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Md., and a 1980 magna cum laude graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in biology. He was a 1985 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, with honors in environmental pathology and introduction to family practice. From July 1985 to June 1990 he did his orthopedic residency with West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, W.Va., and in 1990 he had specialized training at the Knee Care Clinic in Fayetteville, Ark.
     Mark retired from private practice in 1997 with Blair Orthopedic Associates. After retirement, he became a professor at St. Francis and West Virginia universities. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg, and had formerly played the guitar in its praise band. He was also active in Boy Scouts of America and was a coach for various sports teams.A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.Memorials may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's disease research at Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777; or The V Foundation, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513

 


Margaret Jane Bingham Class 1940

     Mrs. Margaret Jane Bingham, 91 of Knoxville, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at her home.Born September 29, 1920, in Weverton, MD, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Bingham.
     Margaret grew up in the Weaverton Baptist Church and became one of the original founders of the new church. She was a Life Member of the church and also taught Sunday School and VBS.She was a first-grade teacher and she was truly dedicated to her job.
     She retired in 1986 after 42 years of teaching in Washington County. Throughout the years she loved having her former students come up to her and remembering most of them. During the summer months Margaret loved to travel.
     She is survived by loving guardian and her best friend, Iris Young. She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis McGaha and a brother, Horace Bingham.The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 110
0 North Maple Ave., Brunswick on Sunday, July 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3346 Gapland Road, Rohrersville, MD, with the Rev. Wendell McClellan and the Rev. Clayton Clark officiating.
      Interment will be in Knoxville Reformed Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com

 

Mr. Kenneth "Ken" H. Taylor Class 1945  
Class 1944
As originally published on Friday, May 25 2012

 Mr. Kenneth “Ken” H. Taylor, 84 of Emmitsburg, Maryland, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Gettysburg Center, Gettysburg, PA. He was the husband of Margaret Kokinda Taylor.
     Born February 25, 1928 in Brunswick, MD, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ruth Thomas Taylor.
Mr. Taylor served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He received his J.D. degree in 1974, from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore. He retired as Assistant States Attorney from Frederick County in 1990, after 15 years of service. He was a member of the Francis Scott Key American Legion Post #11 and the Frederick County Bar Association. Ken loved watching baseball and football games.
     He is survived by two sons Andrew Taylor of Emmitsburg and Timothy Taylor and wife Tracy of Frederick, four grandchildren Brittany, Shawn, Michael and Ryan Taylor, great grandchildren Isaiah Taylor, Mikayla Taylor and Madelyn Wierzbicky, a brother Donald Taylor of Middletown and sisters Connie Grams of Rosemont and Helen Jane Palmer of Boonsboro and his sister- in-law Florence Bessire of Bronx, NY. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by a son Mark Taylor and a brother Gerald Taylor.
     The family will receive friends at Stauffer Family Services, 1201 N. Market Street, Frederick on Monday, May 28, from 2-4 p.m., where services will be held Tuesday, May 29, at 10:00 am., with Rev. Columba Gilliss officiating.
Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Mr. Ronald West "Doc" Lowe Class 1964

As originally published on Friday, May 25 2012

Mr. Ronald West “Doc” Lowe, age 68, of Brunswick, Md., died Wednesday, May 23 at his home.
     Born October 4, 1943 in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Levin W. and Margaret Elizabeth Peek Lowe.
 He was a 1964 graduate of Brunswick High School. He was a veteran of the US Army and retired from FEMA.
     He was a member of the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company since he was old enough to lie about his age. An avid Nascar fan and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt. Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Anna Daugherty Lowe of Brunswick; son, Claude Lentner and wife, Melanie, of NC; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Heather and Cassie.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Petersville Road, Brunswick, MD with Rev. Ollie Baer offi- ciating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Frederick, MD.
     Family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 156, Brunswick, MD 21716 or to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799. Frederick. MD 21701.
     The family would like to give special thanks and appreciation to Chuck Smallwood, Dr. Hudhud and his staff, and to the staff of Hospice of Frederick County.

 

Mrs. Lorretta Ann Danner (Darr) Class 1960
As originally published on Saturday, May 05 2012

     Mrs. Lorretta Ann Darr of Brunswick passed away on May 3, 2012. She was the wife of Donald Junior Darr. They had been married for 49 years.
      Born January 12, 1942 in West Virginia. She was the Daughter of Norman Danner and Hazel Cooper.
She is survived by her loving husband Donald. Three Sons, Donald W. Darr and friend Tracey Snoots of Charles Town WV, Ronald Eugene Darr and wife Lisa of Jefferson MD and Wayne Allen Darr of Baltimore MD. Two Sisters, Norma Browning of Ohio and Rebecca Brown of Charles Town WV. Two Grandchildren, Corey Darr of Brunswick MD, and Chad Darr of Jefferson MD.
     She was preceded in death by her parents Norman and Hazel Danner, one Sister Kathleen Painter.
The family will receive friends from 9 am to 11 am on Monday May 7 at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. Funeral Services will begin at 11 am with Pastor Gary Heffler officiating.     
     Interment with follow at Knoxville Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville MD.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of MD. 3120 Lord Baltimore Dr. #106. Baltimore MD 21244
     Professional services entrusted to the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick MD 21716

 

 Dorris (Dot) Elleene Webber (Proctor) HM Class 1944
JUNE 30, 1927-APRIL 20, 2012

Dorris Elleene Webber Proctor, 84, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
     Born Thursday, June 30, 1927, in Knoxville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Estley Leo Webber and Emma Lovetta Cooper Webber.
She attended Brunswick High School.HM Class of  1944 .
     She was a member of New Beginnings Community Church, Elks Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 211 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was a devoted wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved the outdoors, gardening and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James E. Proctor; daughters, Holly Tosadori and husband, Anthony, of Smithsburg, Md., and Karen Williamson and husband, Terry, of Hagerstown; sister, Adelaide Bower; brother, Curtis Webber; grandchildren, Jay Hunt, Evan Hunt, Sean Hunt, Amanda Williamson and Forrest Williamson; three great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey Snoots; and brother, Irvin Cooper.
Services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, with Pastor Mark Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
     The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Beginnings Community Church, 10215 Auto Place Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.


Mr. Harley William “Skeeter” Webber
Class 1955
As originally published on Sunday, March 11 2012

Mr. Harley William “Skeeter” Webber, 74 of Brunswick, MD passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the beloved husband of Truda Arvin Webber for 53 years.
Born October 30, 1937, in Knoxville, MD he was the son of the late Harley Rosel and Ellen Irene Wiltshire Webber.
     Mr. Webber was a retired foreman from the B &O, Chessie System, and CSX Railroad, having worked for more than 44 years before retiring in October 1999.
He was a chartered member of Faith Baptist Church, Knoxville, and former member of Knoxville Church of God where he also taught Sunday School. Harley was a Past Master of Masonic Lodge 191, Brunswick. Harley enjoyed playing baseball and was a former baseball coach for the Babe Ruth League, Brunswick. He was also an avid Baltimore Orioles fan. In his later years he played on a softball league in Olney, MD. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
     In addition to his wife he is survived by his children Jeff Webber and wife Debbie of Middletown, Brian Webber and wife Lori of Frederick and Karen Deadmon and husband Andy of Waynesboro, PA; grandchildren Matt and Rachel Deadmon of Waynesboro, PA and Mike and Kenneth Webber of Frederick.
     He was preceded in death by his five brothers Harold Webber, Melvin Webber, Roy Webber, Herman Webber and Roland Webber and one sister Elanor Green. Harely was the last survivor of his immediate family.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville. Pastor Ed Jordan and Pastor Bill Turney will officiate.
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knox
ville, MD 21758 or the American Cancer Society 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908,

Kyle David Charles Scott  HM Class 2006

     Kyle David Charles Scott, 16, of Brunswick, died on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Middletown.
Born on February 25, 1988 in Frederick, he was the son of Katherine Ann Pry Scott of Brunswick and Richard Henry Scott of Frederick.
     Kyle was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Feagaville. He was a student at Brunswick High School and studied carpentry at the Frederick County Vo-Tech. He was very energetic, enjoyed the outdoors and had his own small business for snow removal and lawn care. He liked working with his hands building a variety of things. He also liked boating and fishing the Chesapeake.
     Surviving beside his parents are one sister, Kayla Paige Scott, of Brunswick, with whom he had a very special relationship; maternal grandparents, David Outerbridge Pry and Martha Lynn Pry of Middletown; paternal grandmother, Mable E. Scott of Frederick; uncles, Anthony J. Simms and Pete Rupp; a cousin, Patrick A. Simms; Kyle's mothers fiancZ, Ronald P. Gilbert Jr., of Brunswick and numerous other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Charles H. Scott.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 5463 Jefferson Pike (Md. 180), Feagaville, with the Rev. John F. Bromhal officiating.
     Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Scott's memory may be made in care of, Margaret Danner, 32 Concord Dr., Brunswick, Md. 21716. Arrangements by Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick, Md

 

 

Mr. John “Jake” David Shuron  Class 2004
As originally published on Tuesday, March 06 2012

     Mr. John “Jake” David Shuron, 26, of Brunswick, MD passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012. He was born January 7, 1986 in Leesburg, VA and was the son of David and Stephanie Powell of Brunswick, MD.
     He was employed at the commissary at Fort Detrick, MD. He was of the Protestant Faith. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1582 of Brunswick.
 Jake had a love for life, enjoyed everyone and never met a stranger, they were all his friends. He also loved playing on line games with his brothers and friends. He was loved by his many friends and family and will be deeply missed.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Chase and Brice Powell of Brunswick; grandparents, John D. and Betty Shuron and Frank and Betsy Zientek; aunts and uncles, Paddy and David Welch, Cathy and David Barnhouse, Janice and Randy Lewis, Richard and Patty Powell, Jeff and Beth Powell, Tonia and Brian Shocky, Maria and Greg Pippin, Frankie and Patty Zientek, Dean Zientek; three special cousins, Nickie Welch, Michael and Charlie Barnhouse and numerous other cousins.
     The family will receive friends on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 5 to 9 PM at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, MD. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM.
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Frederick County Chapter, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Mr. George Thomas Pearl  HM Class 1952

George Thomas Pearl, 77, of Frederick, MD passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at his residence.
     Born April 27, 1934 in Lander, MD, he was the son of the late Lawrence Alvin Pearl and Catherine LaPole Pearl.
He is survived by three sons, Ronald Pearl and wife, Bertie of Brunswick, MD; Kenneth Pearl and wife, Cindy of Knoxville, MD and Douglas Pearl and wife, Susie of Falling Waters, WV; one sister, Catherine Gannon of Frederick, MD; four grandchildren, Eric Pearl and wife, Rhonda, Peggy Pearl, Stacey Cline and husband, Carl and Jeffery Miller and wife, Melissa; seven great grandchildren, Carley Cline, Cameron Cline, Tyler Pearl, Bradley Pearl, Nolan Wickless, Rebecca Miller and Jeffrey Miller.
     He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Shaff and Ethel Wolfe and five brothers, Charles, Lawrence, Robert, Eugene, and Harold Pearl.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, MD with Nicole Wachter officiating.
     Arrangements are by the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, MD.

Mr. Ronald “Ron” Thomas Brady Class 1952
As originally published on Friday, February 24 2012

Ronald Thomas Brady, husband of Joan C. Brady of Hagerstown, Maryland, died on February 22, 2012.
     Ron was born on April 23, 1934, in Brunswick, Maryland. He was the son of the late Walter L. and Catherine B. Brady. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1952. He retired from the Department of Energy in Germantown, Maryland.
     Ron is survived by his four children, son Randall Brady and wife Paige and their daughter Hannah of Driftwood, Texas; daughter Robin L Brady-Slifer and partner Robin A. Brady-Slifer of Point of Rocks, Maryland and their daughters Ryanne Hartman and husband Tony of Ohio, and Bradi Purdum and fiancé Aaron Stocks of Bethesda, Maryland; daugh- ter Roxanne and husband Brian Sheffler and their daughters Christine and Rebecca Sheffler of North Carolina and step-grandson Brian Sheffler II and wife Maria, step-great grandsons Brian III and Henry Sheffler, Step-granddaughter Patricia Chancellor and husband Pete, step-great grandson Luke Chancellor; daughter Rhonda Baddour and husband Dr. Christian Baddour and daughters Skylar, Ciara and Alexa Baddour of Ohio. He is also survived by three step-children, Jeff Luttrell and wife Deedee and their sons Thomas and James Luttrell; Nick Luttrell and wife Sherri and their sonColeman Luttrell and step- daughter Cathy Joy and husband Alan and their son Daniel Joy, all of Frederick, Maryland.
     Ron is preceded in death by his four brothers and one sister.
Ron proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a mem- ber of the AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW, the MOOSE Club Post 1582 in Brunswick, Maryland, and the American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown, Maryland.
     A memorial service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Point of Rocks, Maryland at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family has requested a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Mr. Ronald T. Brady , 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

Mrs. Erma "Dolly" Frances Carey (Eshbaugh) Class 1960
As originally published on Thursday, February 02 2012

     Dolly Carey Eshbaugh, 69, died at home February 1, 2012, after a courageous three year battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She has left her frail earthly dwelling and taken up residence in her mansion prepared for her by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her eternity of peace, rest and bliss has begun.
     Born Erma Frances Carey on April 1, 1942, she was affectionately nicknamed “Dolly” by her Grandfather Carey in infancy. She was born at home in New Addition, Knoxville, MD, to the late Francis Ulysses and Erma Powers Carey.
     A graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1960, she was married to her high school sweetheart, William “Billy” Eshbaugh on August 28, 1965. This union blessed them with two sons.
     After graduation she worked as a clerk in the Frederick County Treasurers office for 10 years. For countless summers she volunteered at Summet Grove Church Camp, New Freedom, PA. Spanning two decades, she and her husband were full time managers of the camp. In later years, she and her husband teamed up in the battery business, retiring as owners of Battery Warehouse in Leesburg, VA, in 2005.
     Upon retiring, she and Billy joined Servants On Wheels Ever Ready (SOWERS), a working ministry of retired Christian RVers who provide free labor for Christian organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The adventure of travel and the joy of serving others brought great pleasure and fulfillment in her retirement years.
     She was a member of Fellowship Bible Church near Charles Town, WV. She lived out her Christian faith in love and service to others. Her warm smile and enthusiasm for life was infectious. She also enjoyed making memories, family get-togethers, church and missions work, crafts and stamping, cooking, reading, yard sales, fairs and festivals, parades and patriotism.
     Continuing in her spirit of giving, Dolly has elected to donate her brain and spinal cord to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for ALS research.
Surviving in addition to her loving husband are two sons, Daren (Wanda) Eshbaugh, and sons Konnor and Barrett, Chambersburg, PA. Also, Erie (Sue) Eshbaugh, and children Evan, Carey, Rachel, and Elliot. Roanoke, VA. She is also survived by a brother, Gene “Clay” Carey, Knoxville. Others left to cherish her memory are her loving and faithful in-laws: Jerry “Jim” (Bonnie), Mike (Jamie), Pat, Joe (Carolyn) Eshbaugh and Donna harding (Lacy) all of Brunswick. Also, Kenny (Sue Ann) Eshbaugh of Boonsboro.
     The family will receive friends at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, WV, off Ri 340/Halitown Rd on Friday February 3rd, from 2-4 and 7-9PM. The service will be held 11AM, Saturday February 4”, at Fellowship Bible Church with her pastor, Rev. Van Marsceau officiating. (Directions to the church from funeral home: Follow Rt 340 West to 1st traffic light. Turn right on Country Club Rd. Follow to stop sign. Turn right on Flowing Springs Rd. Go 1/4 mile and turn left on Daniel Rd. Church is on right.) Interment will be private at Brownsville Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons.
     Believing that flowers are for the enjoyment and pleasure of the living, Dolly would prefer that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV, 25442, or Summit Grove Camp, 140 South Front St., New Freedom, PA, 17349, or The ALS Association, DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855

 

Lt. Col. James Franklin Roby Sr. (Ret.) Class 1939
As originally published on Wednesday, December 28 2011

Lt. Col. James Franklin Roby Sr. (Ret.), 89, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011. He was the devoted husband of the late Sargent Mildred Sarah Roby for 61 years. James was born on May 12, 1922 in Berkeley Springs WV. He was the son of James S. Roby and Mary E. DeGrange. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Brunswick Maryland, which they called home. He graduated from Brunswick HS in 1939 and later graduated from Western Maryland College. He spent his entire career in the military, serving in WWII with the 4th Infantry Division which landed in Normandy on D-Day at Utah Beach, fought at the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge.
     James completed two tours in Korea and was on active duty during the Vietnam War. He was active in his community and coached many little league baseball teams during his active duty time. James was extremely proud of his association with the American Legion and was an Honorary Life Member of Brunswick’s Steadman-Keenan Post 96, and held local and district leadership positions such as Post 96 Commander, Finance Officer, Executive Committee member, Western Maryland District Commander, Frederick County Commander, BOD of Camp West-Mar and also served as in the Legion’s Honor Guard.
     Since retiring, he spent his Memorial and Veterans Days honoring his fellow comrades by placing American flags on gravesites throughout the tri-state area. Every Christmas he and his wife would make “goodie packages” for veterans that were in local nursing homes, assisted living or the VA hospital. James coached American Legion Baseball for several years. Many years he coordinated the very successful Brunswick Veterans Day Parade.
     James Roby was also a Life Member of the FOE 1136 of Brunswick, a member of the Brunswick Moose-chapter 660, BPOE 684 of Frederick and a Life Member of Past Post Commanders Club, also a member of the 40\8 Club. He is survived by one daughter, Deborah and husband Greg, two sons James F. Roby Jr. and wife Sherry and Robert W. Roby and wife Mary: one grandson, Nicholas J. Perry, two granddaughters, Jennifer Ricci and Dana Croft and one great-grandson, Lawson Croft. He is proceeded by his daughter, Mary Francis Roby and two brothers, William Roby and Rev. Dr. Joseph P. Roby and one sister, Mary Ellen Trapanese.
     The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday, January. 4, at John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick. A Christian wake will be held at 7:30 pm. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. A Catholic mass will be held Thursday, January 5 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Petersville, MD. The Rev. Fr. George A. Limmer will serve as celebrant. Full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery will be held in the near future.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Steadman-Keenan Post 96 of Brunswick at 18 S. Maple Ave. Brunswick, MD 21716

Regina Moler (Bayne) Class 1946

Regina Moler (Bayne) passed away in Philidelphia, PA 11/29/2011.  She was preceded in death by her mother Margareta Webber (Moler) and husband Kenneth Bane in 1999

 

 


Rev. James William Painter II Class 1964
As originally published on Thursday, December 01 2011

The Rev. James William Painter II, 65, of Frederick went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2011 after many years of illness.
     Born Dec. 2, 1946, he was the son of the late James E. and Ruth Painter. He graduated from Brunswick High School, Class of 1964, and then learned welding and electronics. James worked for Digital Electronics in Frederick for many years. After three years of seminary school James became an ordained minister of the Church of God. His ordination was later transferred to Faith Baptist Church. The Rev. Painter loved to paint portraits with oils, charcoal and acrylics. He was also a Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactor and he loved to sing. He also particularly loved holidays and other peoples’ birthdays. A vet- eran of the U.S. Army Reserves, The Rev. Painter also went on a mission in 1993 to bring Christian Clowning to Latvia in the former Soviet Bloc. He also loved to fish.
     The Rev. Painter is survived by four children, Jamie W. Painter, Jr. and wife, Tracy, Edward R. Moyers, Nikki Hernandez and husband, Pedro, and Romona Patrick and husband; seven grandchildren; and many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Barnett Painter.
     Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N in Frederick where funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. The Rev. Ed Jordan will officiate. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to Nikki to defray funeral and cemetery costs.
     Arrangements are with Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A. in Frederick.

 

Mrs. Terri Renee Deneen-(Dixon) Class 1984
As originally published on Tuesday, November 08 2011

     Terri Renee Deneen-Dixon, 44, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at her home. She was born on November 29, 1966, her Grandfather Wiles birthday. She is survived by her husband Robbie L. Dixon II of Brunswick, Md; her parents Lester and Betty Deneen of Brunswick; Sisters Marsha M. Deneen of Brunswick and Sarita L. Deneen of Frederick, Md; and her precious & treasured niece Savana J. Cortes also of Frederick, Md.
     Also Grandmother Goldie Virginia Gosnell of Knoxville, Md and Father & Mother-in- law Robert L. and Audrey Dixon of Jefferson and Joanne E. Bullock of Johnson City, Tennessee.
Terri also is survived by aunts and uncles Joseph W. Wiles of Rosemont, Md; Helen Tomlinson of Sandy Utah; Stella & Bud Sigler of Sebring, Florida; Wayne and Tina Gosnell of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Dennis & Sherry Gosnell of Hagerstown, Md. and John & Debbie Stream of Knoxville, Md.
Terri also leaves behind many very special cousins and devoted friends. Also her dogs Schmoo, Jenny Wren, and Navaeh.
     Known by many as “Glitter Girl” Terri has gone on to add her special glow to the streets of gold in Heaven where she has joined her loving Grandfathers George W. Wiles and Charles E. Gosnell and her beloved Grandmother Isabelle V. Wiles.
     Everyone who knew Terri loved her. She was beautiful, loving, and caring. She was a special and sweet spirit who shared whatever she had with anyone in need. Even though she struggled with health issues she maintained an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude.
     She graduated with the Brunswick High School Class of 1984. Terri worked as a beautician for several years and then worked at the local F&M/PNC bank office for 12 years. Her true calling, however, was working in several local nursing homes and at Frederick Memorial Hospital as a CNA/GNA caring for her residents and patients.
     She will be sorely missed by her loving family and many devoted friends. The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, November 9th at the John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. ñ 9:00 p.m.
     Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 199 North Place, Frederick, MD with Bishop David Smith officiating. Interment will be at the Rocky Springs Cemetery, Frederick, Md.
     Friends and family are welcome to return to the church for fellowship after the interment

Charlotte LaRue Nalley (Hammond) Class 1943

Mrs. Charlotte LaRue Hammond, 85, of Brunswick, MD passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Glade Valley Nursing Center at Walkersville, MD.
     Born February 27, 1926 at Brunswick, MD she was the daughter of the late William R. “Pink” Nalley and Margaret Ellen Keller NalleShe was a member of the First Baptist Church at Brunswick, Md.
 She is survived by one daughter, Jo A. Jamison and husband, Charles “Jimmy” of Brunswick; one brother, William K. Nalley of Knoxville, MD; one granddaughter, Cherie L. Baker of Brunswick and two great granddaughters, Heather N. Harper and Alexis Renee J. Baker.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Hammond and one grandson-in-law, Brent J. Baker.
Services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, MD. Rev. Kaye Coates will officiate. Interment will be in Samples Manor Cemetery at Samples Manor, MD.

Mr. Paul Henry Holder Class 1979
As originally published on Thursday, November 03 2011

      Paul Henry Holder, 50, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 suddenly with his wife at his side. He was born on February 19, 1961, in Frederick, MD and was the son of the late James Edward Holder and Mary Pauline Hope Holder of Brunswick, MD.
     He was of the Christian faith.
He attended all schools in Brunswick and graduated Brunswick High in 1979. As a young youth, he served at his favorite job as a volunteer firefighter for Brunswick. He attended the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked as a laborer on the B & O Railroad. In 1983, he joined the United States Navy. He served for 20 years as an Independent Duty Corpsmen traveling the world serving both his Navy and Marine brothers and sisters. His favorite duty station was in Antarctica where he served with his best buddy Douglas Odegard, of Minnesota. He retired from the Navy from Camp Leujeunne, NC in 2003.
     He was a member of the L.O.O.M. Lodge #1582, the F.O. E. Aerie #1136, The V.F.W Memorial Post #3522 of Charles Town, and his beloved Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post #96 in Brunswick. Paul was an avid Philadelphia sports enthusiast. He was devastated that the Philadelphia Phillies did not make it to the World Series this year. One of his last happy times was when his good friend Jerry Higgins and his wife watched them win the sixth game against the Cardinals. He also enjoyed his Philadelphia Eagles and died with his Philadelphia Flyers hat on.
     He leaves behind his beloved wife, Barbara Anne and his mother Mary Pauline Holder. He leaves behind a son Sean Christian Holder Callahan of Purcellville, VA, a daughter Pollykate Holder Cody of Wilmington, N.C., preceased in death by his son Chad Hinton. He also leaves behind beloved stepdaughters Kellianne Meder and Jaime Bendig; grandsons Sean Patrick Meder and Matthew Donovan, all of Philadelphia; sisters in law Sharon Holder, of Frederick; Susan Hobson, of Sarasota, Florida and Patricia Williams, of Philadelphia; brother-in-law Paul C. Hobson, of Sarasota; Uncle Sam Hughes and his daughter Kelley A. Foulger; Special friends Jesse, Pam, ‘lil Jesse, Jordan Lee, Tristan, Chad and entire Ault family, of Brunswick; Ed Galvin, of Seattle; Douglas Odeggard, of Minnesota; Jerry Higgins, of Philadelphia; and Joe Wiles, of Brunswick.
     He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Holder, his infant brother Rodney; his brother, James Holder, II, his grandparents Kate and Henry Holder and maternal grandparents Margaret and Paul Hope; and special friends, Tracey L. Hughes and Jeffrey Stack.
     Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, U.S. 340 at Halltown Road Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, W. VA. Interment will be in the Brownsville Heights Cemetery at Brownsville, MD.
     The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Friday, November 4, 2011 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to an educational fund, Mrs. Barbara Holder, 513 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD 21716.


Mr. Gage Michael Fouché  Class 2009
As originally published on Wednesday, October 19 2011

Mr. Gage Michael Fouché of Brunswick, MD, died unexpectedly Friday, October 14, 2011, at the age of 20. Born February 20, 1991, in Rockville, MD, he was the eldest son of Ashley and Lisa Fouché of Brunswick.
     Gage graduated from Brunswick High School in 2009, and from Wyoming School of Technology in Blairsville, PA in 2010 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Certified Light Duty/ Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanics and Business. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Knoxvillle, MD and Frederick Church of the Brethren in Frederick, MD, and participated in youth groups at both churches.
     Since the age of two, he disassembled and reassembled anything he could get his hands on. At the age of 13, he placed second in a Robotics and Rocket Design competition at NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. He was honored as the most improved student at Brunswick Middle School in 8th Grade by the Lions Club. He loved hunting, 4-wheeling, and family time at the farm. He was naturally innovative and mechanically inclined with an insatiable desire for purposeful information. He was always willing to share his knowledge or lend a helping hand.
     In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers at home, Dalton and Ayden Fouché his maternal grandfather, Marvin Payne, along with Shirley Utz of Charles Town, WV, and paternal grandfather, Ashley Fouché, Sr. of Adamstown, along with Gloria Finn of Easton, MD; aunts and uncles, Michelle and Shane Ryan of Frederick, Karen and Roy Drury of Clear Spring, Mary and Joe Maley of Monrovia, Greg and Debbie Fouché of Adamstown, Nancy and Robin Thrasher of Adamstown, Roger Hatcher of Hagerstown, and Kevin Coe of York, PA; cousins, Reilly and Durham Ryan, Melinda, Amanda, Victoria Hatcher, Julie and Justin White, Katie Coe, Michael Fouché, Cheyenne and Dakota Thrasher, Madison and Molly White; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Audrey Payne and Mary Helen Fouché, and cousin, Madison Ryan.
     With Gage’s sudden and unexpected passing, his family is reminded of the uncertainty of life and that his life is one to be celebrated. He will forever remain in our hearts, and we encourage those who loved him to honor his memory by not letting a day go by without openly expressing their love for family and friends.
     Friends and family may gather on Thursday, Oct. 20th from 6–9 PM at Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD 21758, where a memo- rial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 21st at 11 AM in the Family Life Center at Faith Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gage Michael Fouché Education Fund at any BB&T Bank.

Dr. Lee Lewis Smith  Class 1947

As originally published on Tuesday, October 18 2011

     Dr. Lee Lewis Smith, 81 of Brunswick, went to be with the Lord on Oct.14, 2011 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He suf- fered a massive stroke. Born on February 14, 1930, he was the son of Eugene and Freda Spurrier Smith.
     Graduating in 1947 from the Brunswick schools, he chose education as his career. He received his B.S. degree from Towson State College, and MS and EdD from George Washington University. His military experience of two years was spent at Fort Knox, KY, after which he returned to teaching at Brunswick Elementary School. In 1957 he became principal at Burkittsville Elementary School and returned to BES as principal in 1959. While at BES, the school was selected as one of fifty National Demonstration Centers for its non-graded program. Eight years later, he became principal of South Frederick Elementary School, also developing an evening community school. After completing his graduate work, he became principal of Longfellow Elementary School, an open-space facility in Columbia, MD.
     Being a man of many talents and leadership ability, Dr. Smith brought peo- ple together for the greater good, whether home, school, church, or com- munity and received many awards. He served as a consultant sharing his innovative ideas on the non-graded and team teaching approach all over the United States and Canada. He authored three books on his experiences.
     His many hobbies include woodworking, from duck carving to toys, furniture and even a house.
In addition to barbershop singing, he enjoyed being in the choir and serving as lay leader. He loved sharing time with his family while fishing and camping. He and his wife enjoyed years of traveling as they pursued their ancestors.
     He is survived by Lorna Duane Virts Smith, his wife of 59 years, and their three children: Mindy Niles ( Tim), Westminster, Teri Lee Smith, NC, Robin Green, PA. Dr. Smith has four granddaughters: Christine Niles, Courtney Niles, Heather Alva, and Ashley Alva. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Floyd B. Smith, brothers-in-law Gary M. Virts and Noel O. Virts.
     The family will receive friends on October 19, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 Maple Avenue, Brunswick, MD. Services will be held on October 20, at 11:00am at the Stauffer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00am.
     Interment will follow at the Marvin Chapel Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Shirley Mae Foster (Fry) Class 1946
As originally published on Friday, September 30 2011

     Mrs. Shirley Mae (Foster) Frye, 81, of Perry Hall, MD and formerly of Frederick, passed away peacefully at her home September 27, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles W. Frye.
    
Born on November 28, 1929 in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late John Foster and Edna (Deaner) Foster Everline.
Mrs. Frye was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Frederick. She served as vice principle in Emmitsburg, retiring from the Frederick County School Board after 30 years of service.
Also surviving are four children, Mark W. Frye and wife, Gloria M., Kandy M. Rahochik and husband, Thomas A., Marty P. Frye and wife, Carolyn T., Kay J. Glisan and husband, Dane E.; four grandchildren, Kara DeGeorge and husband, Robert, Kasey Rahochik, Morgan Crane and husband, Justin, Samuel Glisan; one sister, Katy Holzapfel and husband, Richard; two great- grandchildren, Andrew and Addison DeGeorge; and one nephew, Douglas Mohler and wife, Gisele. She was preceded in death by a sister, June Mohler. She loved spending time with her family playing board games, especially Dominos and going out to dinner.
     Family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, on Saturday, October 1st, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with memorial services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Private interment will be held in the Old Brownsville Cemetery.

Mr. Richard P. Mullen  Class 1947
As originally published on Tuesday, September 27 2011

Mr. Richard P. Mullen, 81 of Lovettsville, VA passed away on Sunday September 25, 2011 at his home.
     He was the husband of Nancy Mullen, his wife of 59 years.
Born April 19, 1930 in Frederick, MD he was the son of the late Michael and Ethel Mullen.
     Richard retired as shop superintendent at B&O Railroad (BSX) after 48 years of service.
He served in the US Navy from 1949 to 1949 and was honorably discharged due to family hardship.
     He was a 50 year member of the Moose Lodge in Brunswick, a member of the Eagles Club in Brunswick and the Elks Lodge in Frederick.
He enjoyed fishing, pitching horseshoes, and traveling out west to hunt and fish. He was a collector of coins, baseball cards, & stamps. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms in the spring, playing the ponies at Charles Town and duck pin bowling. He also enjoyed reading John Mosby books about the Civil War era.
     He loved to travel to Myrtle Beach with his family and enjoyed looking for shark teeth on the beach with his grandchildren.
He was an avid Orioles and Redskin fan.
     He was a member of St. Francis of Assissi and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
In addition to his loving wife Nancy, he is survived by his two children Hypatia Tarleton and husband Mark or Rosemont, MD and Richard Mullen Jr. and wife Nevella of Lovettsville, VA; 4 grandchildren Heather Osman & husband, Michael; Cecily Mullen, Morgan Mullen & Megan Tarleton; and two great-grandchildren, Chase Osman & Preston Daniel Kornblum.
     He was preceeded in death by his Grandson, Preston Tarleton & 3 brothers Micheal E. Mullen, William A. Mullen and Robert J. Mullen.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave in Brunswick on Wednesday September 28 from 1 to 4 PM and 6 to 9 PM. A mass of christian buriel will be held on Thursday Sept 29 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 4231 Catholic Church Rd., Petersville with Fr. Larry Gesy officiating.
     Burial will be held in Lovettsville Union Cemetery.


Mrs. Emily Suzanne Insley (Keller) Class 1964

As originally published on Thursday, September 01 2011

Emily Suzanne Keller, 64, died Tuesday August 30, 2011 at her home surrounded by family. She was the wife of Donald L. Keller of Frederick to whom she was married for 43 years
     Mrs. Keller was born November 24, 1946, in Frederick, MD. She was the daughter of Emily Jeanette Insley and the late John Straughn Insley. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Scott L. Keller and wife, Jodi of Littlestown, PA and Colyn L. Keller of Littlestown, PA. Also surviving are her five grandchildren, Corbyn L. Keller, Coltyn D. Keller, Camdyn P. Keller, Kathryn E. Keller and Lance L. Keller all of Littlestown, PA; and one sister, Priscilla Lloyd and husband, Kenneth of Wilmington, NC.
     Mrs. Keller was an accomplished pianist and played the organ at Grace Episcopal Church early in her life. Additionally she helped operate the family business, Insley's Shoes, working at the Frederick store as well as running a store in Charles Town, West Virginia. She taught Sunday school at All Saints Episcopal Church. In addition she was a charter member of the Hoe and Hope Garden Club of Frederick.
     Her true love was her family. She was very involved in her children's activities, helping to start the first junior golf program at Holly Hills Club. Later with her husband Donald, they started the first Mid Maryland basketball team at Monocacy Middle School.
     She was an avid golfer and a fierce competitor. Along with her husband Donald, they won the Maryland State Mixed Two Ball title. She won her club championship at Sugar Mill GC and finished runner up in the Florida Women's Amateur.
     There will be private family interment services.
     A memorial service will begin at 11:00, Friday September 2nd 2011 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 106 W. Church Street Frederick

Mr. Richard Price Class 1948

As originally published on Tuesday, August 02 2011

Mr. Richard Price, 81 of Brunswick, Maryland passed away on Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at his daughter’s home. He was the husband of the late Betty Jane Price who departed his side on June 1, 1998.
     Born September 29, 1929 in Brunswick, MD he was the son of the late Clarke G. Price, Sr. and Lillian Speaks Price.
He graduated from Brunswick High School where he was a member of the school soccer team. He was an outstanding soccer player. He was employed by the Washington Terminal Company for 32 years now known as Amtrack for another 10 years. He retired after 42 years of service as a car repairman. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Redskins, Terps and the Orioles. He was a lifetime member of the Prince George's County Elks Lodge 1778 and he was also a member of the Brothe’s of the Railroad Carman.
     He is survived by his devoted daughter, Holly Jane Alford and husband Kenny of Middletown, his son, Jeffrey L. Price, Sr. and wife Wanda of Columbia, five grandchildren, Jennifer and Kenneth Alford, Jeffrey Price, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Shane Price and wife Kelly and Courtney Curtis and husband Alan, six great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Camdyn, Claire, Elijah and Delaney Price and Luke Curtis, his sister, June Utterback, three brothers, Donald Price and wife Jean, Gary Price and wife Linda and Wayne Price.
     He is preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen R. Price, a brother Clarke G. Price, Jr, a sister Dorothy Caniford and mother-in-law, Lucille Beatty.
The family and friends he touched will always keep a special place in their hearts.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North maple Ave., Brunswick on Wednesday, August 3rd from 2-4 and 6-8PM.Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 4th at 10:00 AM with Rev. Lloyd Fuss officiating.
     Interment will be in Lovettsville Union Cemetery.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the Daybreak staff for their outstanding care and support.
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Daybreak Adult Day Center at 7810 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702 or to the Alzheimer's Association of Frederick County
.

David L Orndorff Class 1952


David L. Orndorff, 77, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
     Born June 15, 1934, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Clyde R. and Beulah Mae Halley Orndorff.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Regina Orndorff, in 2002.
     He graduated from Brunswick High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.
     He retired from the Fort Detrick Power Plant.
He had attended Harmony Church of the Brethren.
     He was past master of Hagerstown Lodge 217 A.F.&A.M., and a member of the Hagerstown Forest 95 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Goodwill Athletic Club, the Owl's Club Inc. & Owl's Nest 1073, the B.P.O. Elks 378, and the Waynesboro Fraternal Order of Eagles.
     After retiring, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, researching genealogy and golf.
He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Orndorff and dear friend, Terry Heffner, of Hagerstown, and Leanne Shoemaker of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Randy Shoemaker and wife, Wanita, of Chambersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Eileen Houlihan of Binghamton, N.Y., and Evelyn Best of Knoxville, Md.; two brothers, Richard Orndorff of Brunswick, Md., and Bernard Orndorff of Lovettsville, Va.; and three grandchildren, Shalynn Stough, Brittany Strait and Kayla Shoemaker.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, Gilbert Orndorff.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be 1 p m. Saturday at the Union Cemetery in Lovettsville, Va.
     Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service will be conducted at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
     Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

 

Mary "Jane" Pace Class 1946

     Mary "Jane" Pace, 81, died July 4, 2011, at Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart. She was born in Brunswick, Md., and lived in Fort Pierce for 36 years, coming from Aiea, Hawaii. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy J. Vicknair of Stuart. Memorial contributions may be made to Dogs and Cats Forever, 4600 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. Services: A celebration of life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 15 at the Gator Trace Clubhouse, Fort Pierce. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.

Published in the TC Palm on July 14,
 

Miss Laura Ann Collins Class of 2004
As originally published on Tuesday, July 12 2011

Miss Laura Ann Collins, 25, passed away July 10, 2011 at her home in Jefferson, MD with her family by her side.
     Born April 12, 1986 in Frederick, she was the daughter of Todd and Donna Collins.
A 2004 Brunswick High School graduate, Laura went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Radford University in Virginia. She most recently attended Frostburg University where she graduated with honors, receiving her Master's in Education.
      In addition to her parents Laura is survived by her sister, Jessica Ann Collins, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, her paternal grandmother, Virginia Collins, of Bridgeville, Delaware, and her maternal grandmother, Ann Zlonkevicz, of Wilmington, Delaware. Laura is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Hugh T. Collins and Pete Zlonkevicz.
     In addition, Laura is survived by her godparents, Ray Collins of Georgetown, Delaware and Tim and Gretchen Collins of Fenwick Island, Delaware as well as her other aunts and uncles, Pete Zlonkevicz, Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico; David Zee of Ambler, Pennsylvania; Mark and Debbie Collins of Jacksonville, Florida; and Harvey and Kate Marvel of Milford, Delaware.
     Laura's many loving cousins include Jennifer and Ruth Garrett; Steve, Matt, and Brian Collins; Kat, Sarah, and Bridgette Casey; Meghan Grimm; Abbie Krechting; and Ryan and Josh Marvel. She is also remembered by many grandnieces and nephews.
     While dealing with her disease, Laura prevailed to achieve her lifelong goal of teaching children, as she substituted at various elementary schools throughout the county and most recently taught kindergarten at the Saint Thomas Moore Academy.
     Laura was a member of Brunswick High School's Future Teachers of America, Radford University's RUA Ambassadors, and Radford University's Christian Youth Group. She was a ten year member of the St. John the Evangelist youth choir. Laura was also an avid long-distance runner, enjoyed her many friendships, and will most be remembered for her kind heart, her cheerful disposition, and her loving nature.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home at 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 and also at St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, 5843 Manor Woods Rd., Frederick (near Buckeystown) on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10:00. Father John Hynes will be the celebrant. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:30.
     Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Joseph- on-Carrollton Manor building fund, P.O. Box 33, Buckeystown, MD 21703 or to the American Cancer Society 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.


Mr. Albert Richard Roelkey, Sr.  Class 1947
As originally published on Wednesday, July 06 2011

     Mr. Albert Richard Roelkey, Sr., 80, of Knoxville, Maryland, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011 at his residence.
Born on August 12, 1930, in Knoxville, he was the son of the late David Henry Roelkey, Jr. and the late Helen Hightman Roelkey.
     He was of the Baptist faith.
He farmed for sixty years in Knoxville and also owned and operated Roelkey Septic Service. He was a member of Brunswick Lodge No. 191 A.F. & A.M. and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136 and Brunswick Moose Lodge No. 1582. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
     He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Pat Minnick Roelkey at home; two sons, Albert "Rick" Richard Roelkey, Jr. and wife Cathie, and Charles "Punk" Stanley Roelkey and wife Linda; two daughters, Joyce Elaine Harrison and husband Donny, and Patti Lynn Ayers and husband Tommy, all of Knoxville; one sister, Mary Simpson of Lovettsville; one brother, Robert Roelkey and wife, Ellie, of Boonsboro; three grandchildren, Justin Harrison, Jamie Ayers and Albert "Rick" Roelkey III; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, US 340 at Halltown Road, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, WV, with the Rev. Wendell McClellan officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 P.M., with a Masonic memorial service at 7:30 pm.

 

Mary Elizabeth Halley (Gladstone) Class of 1926

Mary Elizabeth Gladstone, 103, of Leesburg and formerly of Lovettsville and Brunswick, MD, died June 8 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Leesburg.
     The sixth of eight children of Bradley Tyler and Lillie Deahl Halley, she was born Dec. 30, 1907, in Brunswick and graduated in the Brunswick High School Class of 1926. She worked for several area businesses, including J.J. Newberry and H.N. Werntz before becoming a railroad family homemaker and lifelong Christian of the Baptist faith.
     She was the wife of the late Lawrence "Buck" Gladstone and mother of Sylvia L. Carnes of Leesburg and Harold E. Gladstone of Lovettsville. She was predeceased by her sisters Beaulah Orndorff of Brunswick, MD, and Lillie Palmissano of Orrtanna, PA; and brothers Bradley Halley Jr., Russell "Bubby" Halley, Charles Halley, Bradley "Dutch" Halley and Haze Halley, all of Brunswick. Surviving are five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
     The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 13 at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, with a funeral service immediately following with the Reverend Allan Stanford officiating. Interment will be at the Lovettsville Union Cemetery.
     Memorial contribtions may be made to the Leesburg Community Church, 835 Lee Ave. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
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     In Lieu of flowers it was Leona's request that donations be made the charity of ones choice

Mr. Michael Patrick Considine Class of 1999
As originally published on Tuesday, June 14 2011

     Michael Patrick Considine, 29 of Washington DC, formerly of Brunswick MD, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 10, 2011 after a single-car accident. He was the devoted husband to Maria Landaverde Considine.
     Born on October 16, 1981, he was the beloved son of Robin Lynne Considine of Brunswick MD, and Brian Paul Considine and wife Sheila of Fayetteville, PA. Michael was of Catholic faith.
     Michael was a 1999 graduate of Brunswick High School and attended University of Virginia. He played in Brunswick Little League and was a long-time member of the Frederick County 4-H Club and the Maryland Jr. Angus Association where he served as president. He loved animals and exhibited a champion Steer at the Great Frederick Fair; Michael enjoyed traveling the country with his father showing his Angus Cattle. Michael was also an accomplished musician playing Violin, Guitar, Mandolin and keyboard.
     Michael prided himself as a wonderful cook and enjoyed showing off his skills for his family. He also enjoyed the many wonderful foods his wife Maria prepared from her native El Salvador.
     Michael was a devoted Son. He had a special bond with his Mother. They were two peas in a pod; they shared the same sense of humor and often finished each other sentences. Family and friends often heard his mother say "Michael made me a better person than what I would have been without him."
     Michael’s Dad was both Father and Employer. Michael was fortunate to spend each day working with his Dad at their business, SkyAzul located in Middletown, MD. As the Director of Technical Support, Michael took great pleasure from helping customers. He was fluent in Spanish and enjoyed world travel through both his job and family vacations.
     Above all else Michael "Da-Doo" was an incredible father. When his daughter, Sammi was born in 2008, Michael called his mother and told her, "Mom, I have just met the love of my life." In addition, Michael adored his three step-daughters and was rewarded every day with their return adoration. His most treasured time was spent with his children and wife swimming, playing in the park or taking Metro downtown to share his love of Washington DC with his kids.
     Michael is survived by his daughter Samantha Patricia, his three step-daughters; Hillaria, Astrid and Cindy, paternal grandparents Dean and Judith Considine of Middletown, his beloved brother Sean David Mayne and wife Rozalia of Terra Alta, WV, his step-brother Tristan Bowman and step-sisters Lindsay and Cheyenne Bowman of Fayetteville, PA, uncles Brad Considine and wife Karen of Middletown, MD, Ray Considine and wife Carol of Virginia Beach, VA, Mark Considine and wife Sharon of Richmond VA, Jonathan Garcia of Atlanta, GA, aunts Margaret Wile and husband Robert of Fairfield, PA and Tracy Hopkins and husband David of Manchester, England, cousins Ben, Meade, Matthew, Sarah, Megan, Ava and Lauren Considine, Brendan Lewis, Amanda Wile, Benjamin Hopkins and a host of relatives and friends.
     Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Jose and Lydia Garcia of Frederick, MD.
The Family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at John T Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick Maryland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, June 16th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4231 Catholic Church Road, Petersville, Mary-land with Rev. Fr. George A. Limmer as the celebrant and assisting will be Deacon L.T. Teixeira.
     Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mr. Gilbert Lee "Gig" Orndorff Class 1945
As originally published on Sunday, May 15 2011

     Mr. Gilbert Lee Orndorff, 83, of Elliott City, MD passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Born February 5, 1928 in Brunswick, MD, he was the son of the late Clyde R. Orndorff and Beulah Halley Orndorff.
     He was a retired engineer with the B&O Railroad in Brunswick, MD.
Gilbert was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Navy.
     He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Elliott City, MD.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Roselyn Rockwell Orndorff, at home; one daughter, Karen Welsh and husband, Bill of Highland, MD; one son, Gregory Orndorff and dear friend, Cathy of Randallstown, MD; two sisters, Eileen Houlihan of Binghamton, NY; and Evelyn Best of Knoxville, MD; three brothers, Richard "Beasel" Orndorff of Brunswick; Bernard Orndorff of Lovettsville, VA and David Orndorff of Hagerstown, MD; two granddaughters, Kerry Nelka and Caitlin Welsh and one great grandson, Brenden Nelka.
     Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, MD with Father Eugene Bolin officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Lovettsville, VA.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Mr. Donald Lee Sigler, Sr.  HM Class 1954
As originally published on Tuesday, May 10 2011

Donald Lee Sigler, Sr., 74, of Jefferson, MD, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at his residence.
     Born September 14, 1936 in Brunswick, MD, he was the son of the late Dewey Leonard Sigler, Sr. and Tressie Stoneberger Sigler.
     He was a retired brick layer with Eastalco in Buckeystown, MD.
He was a member of St. Francis/St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
     Donald was a lifetime member of the Brunswick Fire Department, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Order of Eagles Club. He was affiliated with Coaches Drive-In and Tresie Pizza.
     He is
survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia 'Tresie' Sigler, at home; two sons, Donald Sigler, Jr. of Brunswick and Mark Allan Sigler of Jefferson, MD; two grandchildren, Donald Sigler, III and Crystal Alexis Frey, both of Brunswick; five great grandchildren, Hailey, Paris, Vivian, Valerie and Aidan, two sisters, Elaine Heffner of Petersville and Mary Mathis of Charles Town, WV; one brother, Thomas Sigler and wife, Noni of Knoxville, MD, two sisters-in-law, Esther Sigler of Brunswick and Peggy Sigler of Charles Town, WV and a special friend, Ralph Welsh Of Brunswick.
     He was preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa Darlene Sigler, one sister, Marie Pearrell and two brothers, Paul 'Froggy' Sigler and Dewey Sigler, Jr.
     Services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11:00 am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Petersville, MD with the Rev. Fr. Larry Gesy as the Celebrant, Deacon L.P. Teixeira and Dr. George Eagle officiating.
     Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Lovettsville, VA.
The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, MD on Thursday from 7-9 pm and on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 am to 9 pm


Mr. Edward Hood Spurrier Class 1936

As originally published on Tuesday, May 03 2011

     Edward Hood Spurrier, 92, of Brunswick, MD, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.
He was born October 13, 1918 in Mt. Airy, MD and was the son of the late John B. and Lucy Hood Spurrier.
     He was a retired brakeman from the B&O Railroad with 40 years of service.
Edward was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick, joining on April 14, 1957. He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, a member of Brunswick Masonic Lodge No. 191 AF&AM, Frederick Lodge of Perfection, 14th Degree, Chesapeake Consistory, Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree, Brunswick Lions Club and the United Transportation Union.
      He is survived by three sons, Michael K. Spurrier and wife, Pat of Bowie, MD; E. Linwood Spurrier and wife, Shirley of Rosemont, MD and Steven H. Spurrier of Brunswick, MD; one brother, Donald Spurrier of Dillsburg, PA; four grandsons
, two granddaughters and fourteen great grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Keenan Spurrier, whom he married Dec. 24, 1939 and passed away August 24, 2010.
     Services
will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Brunswick, MD with Pastor Noni Sigler officiating. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 pm.


Mr. Gary 'Lamie' Norman Lewis Class 1962

As originally published on Sunday, April 17 2011

Gary “Lamie” Norman Lewis, 68, of Knoxville, MD passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.
     Born Janua
ry 23, 1943 in Harpers Ferry, WV, he was the son of the late John Fielding Lewis and Gladys Elizabeth Childs Lewis.
He was a retired painter in the construction industry.
     He was of the Episcopal faith.
Gary was a veteran of the US Air Force serving in the Vietnam War.
     He is survive
d by his daughter, Danielle Lewis of Harpers Ferry, WV; three sisters, Doris Mumaw and Frances Longerbeam both of Harpers Ferry and Barbara “Sissy” Brown of Inwood, WV; three brothers, Jack Lewis of Harpers Ferry, Mann Lewis of Brunswick and Jimmy Lewis of Knoxville, MD; one grandson, Christopher Payne of Harpers Ferry and a special nephew, Jamey Lewis of Knoxville, MD.
     He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Payne and one brother, Freddie Lewis.
Services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, US 340 at Halltown Rd., Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, WV with the Pastor Bucky Chapman officiating.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 PM.

Mr. Paul R. Barker, Jr. Class 1967

As originally published on Tuesday, April 26 2011

Mr. Paul R. Barker, Jr., 62 of Frederick, MD passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 surrounded by his brothers and sisters at the Frederick Memorial Hospital
     Born February 6, 1949 in Frederick, Maryland he was the son of the late Paul R. Barker Sr. and Mildred Virts Barker.

Paul served in the United States Army from 1968-1970.

     He retired from National Geographic. He was an avid bowler and he bowled in many leagues. He also enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid Ravens fan.

He is survived by his five loving brothers and sisters, Carol Coates of Winchester, VA, Diana Aiello of Frederick, Maryland, Sharon Harbaugh and husband Mike of Frederick, Maryland, Mike Barker and wife Kim of Charles Town, WV and Danny Barker of Brunswick, Maryland.
     He will also be remembered by all of his numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick on Saturday April 30th at 11:00 AM where the family will be present to receive friends one hour prior to service time. Pastor Mark Lewis will officiate

Mrs. Virginia A. Hartman (Walker) Class 1968

As originally published on Tuesday, April 19 2011

     Mrs. Virginia A. Walker, 61, of Jefferson, MD., passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of Anthony J. "Tony" Walker, her husband of 42+ years.

Born January 13, 1950 in Frederick, MD., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Nellie Virginia Kidwiler Hartman.

     Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Brunswick High School class of 1968 and was in many school activities including being chosen for the "All County Band." She retired after 24 years of service, as a Purchasing Agent from the Department of the Army, Ft. Detrick, USAMRIID, and the National Institute of Health. Virginia was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Mary Catholic Church. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America - Court Mary Francis, Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1136 Auxillary, Red Hat Society, and Merryland Homemakers. She enjoyed playing women's softball, shopping, spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

      In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Jenifer Kidwell and husband Carl "Tev" of Pleasant Valley and Susan White and husband Eric "Whitey" of Brunswick, five grandchildren: Justin Hitchcock, Tiffany White, Nicholas Kidwell, Carly Kidwell and Hayden White, her siblings Carol Ann Hartman-Rowe of Frederick, Joseph Franklin Hartman and wife Pam of Georgetown, SC, Daniel Virts Hartman and wife Janie of Brunswick, sister-in-law Judy Walker-Florance of Chesapeake, VA. Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law Catherine Walker and brother-in-law Gerald L. Walker. She will be remembered by many friends and family.

     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick on Tuesday, April 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 20, at 10:00 am from St. Mary's Catholic Church, 4231 Catholic Church Road, Petersville, MD. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Justin Hitchcock, Eric White, Tev Kidwell, David Hartman, Chad Hartman and Shannon Hartman.

Mr. George Frederick 'Fred' McGolerick  Class 1943
As originally published on Thursday, April 14 2011

George Frederick "Fred" McGolerick, 85, of Keedysville, Maryland died on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his home.
     Born on July 10, 1925, in Garretts Mills, Maryland, he was the son of the late Emory Carlton and Freida Mae (Mirely) McGolerick. His wife, Evelyn Louise (Holmes) McGolerick preceded him in death on December 12, 2005.
Fred was employed for 41 years as a heavy equipment operator with Lone Star Cement Company in Hagerstown.
     Fred loved to hunt and bowl. He played baseball with the Weverton, Boonsboro and Keedysville teams in the Independent and South Mountain Leagues. He played softball with the St. Mark's Lions in the Hagerstown Commercial League and soccer with the Boonsboro team in the Washington County League. He managed the Weverton baseball team for five years and coached Boonsboro soccer for three years. He was a lifetime member of the North American Rod and Gun Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1136 in Brunswick. He belonged to the Masonic Salem Lodge #196 A.F. & A.M. and the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post #10 in Boonsboro. Fred was also a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren.
     He is survived by two daughters, Brenda J. Hassinger and her husband, James F. of Hagerstown, and Mary Frances Pearson and her husband, Gary S. of Trego, Maryland; one son, Ronald L. McGolerick and his wife, Bonnie L. of Trego; and two grandchildren, Shelley A. Sine and her husband, Rodney W. of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Holly S. Nicodemus and her husband, Douglas C. of Trego. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter Charlotte Louise Nicodemus.
     In addition to his parents and his wife, Fred was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Van Atta and Ethel Holderman.
The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011 with a funeral ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Maryland. Rev. Alan M. Smith, Father George Limmer and Chaplain Michael Seger will officiate. Burial services will be held privately at Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville, Maryland.
     Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21742.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneralHome.com

Mrs. Cleo Yvonne Longerbeam Class 1956
s originally published on Wednesday, April 13 2011

Mrs. Cleo Yvonne Longerbeam (Yonnie) 74 years old, passed away April 11, 2011.
     She was a long time resident of Potomac Street in Brunswick, MD but lived the last 1 1/2 years at Reeders Memorial Home.
Yonnie was born May 19, 1936 in Harpers Ferry, WV.
     Her parents were the late Heyward and Cleo J. Longerbeam and 1 sister Billie Fawley.
Yonnie graduated in 1956 from Brunswick High. She was a long time employee of the Brunswick YMCA as a waitress.
     She is survived by 2 daughters,Roberta Longerbeam of Brunswick and Hope Cooper and son in law Matt and their 3 children Kiel, Amber and Ashley who live in Sharpsburg, and 1 great grand daughter Kaedin Lily Cooper. She was preceeded in death by her infant brother.
     Yonnie enjoyed laughing and joking with anyone around. She was greatly loved by her family and grand children.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 3 East A Street, Brunswick, MD. on Saturday, April 16 at 12:00 p.m.

Mr. Andrew David Garman HM Class 2011
As originally published on Tuesday, April 12 2011

Andrew David Garman, age 18 of Jefferson, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 8, 2011. Born on October 5, 1992 in Frederick, he is the son of David and Allison Garman of Jefferson.
     Andy was a member of Brunswick High School's senior class and National Honor Society. He participated in Marching and Jazz Band playing mellophone and trumpet, and BHS and All-County Concert Bands playing french horn on which he was especially gifted. Theater productions drew Andy to the stage as an actor, singer, set builder, backstage manager and musician in the pit orchestra. He will be remembered for his natural portrayal of the boy next door in a leading role for The 1980’s Musical. In four years of participation on the Academic Team, he helped lead Brunswick to consistent remarkable finishes with his genius for history, geography and general trivia. He planned to study history, music and secondary education at McDaniel College or Shepherd University, hoping to imitate two admired teachers, Mr. Nikirk and Mr. Glidewell.
     Active in St Paul Lutheran Church, Andy participated in Camp Hope house restorations, Hurricane Katrina cleanup, the puppet ministry, the SPY youth group, and St Paul Brass ensemble. He set an example of faith, willing service and joyful living.
     The highpoint of Andy’s Boy Scouting career was celebrated on March 13th 2011 when he was presented the Eagle Scout award along with his best friend Benji Smith. He joined Cub Scout Pack 1066 in 1999 and the Jefferson Ruritan Club Boy Scout Troop 1066 in 2004. He earned Scouting’s God and Church religious award. Andy was an accomplished outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, cycling, hiking, backpacking and canoeing in locations all over the United States. He climbed the 2nd highest peak in the lower USA, Mt Elbert, as an 11 year old. He excelled at passing along his proficiency to those following him on the trail to Eagle. For his Eagle Scout Project, Andy led 28 people in refurbishing the Loudoun Heights Trail to Split Rock, overlooking Harpers Ferry, WV.
     Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Daniel Garman, maternal grandparents, William and Martha Dennis of Keedysville, paternal grandmother Nora Garman of Crownsville and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Louis Garman. Andy lives on in and for others through his choice to be an organ donor. He will be missed by his girlfriend Ellen Roddy and his many little friends, for whom he was the ‘big kid’ they eagerly ran to for playtime. Andy also will be missed for the contagious enthusiasm he kindled within his circles of activity and his gift for mentoring that blossomed with his proficiency as a musician, actor, scholar and Scout.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Community Foundation of Frederick County, 312 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701-5611 with memo line ’Andy Garman’, and indication of a specific organization Andy enjoyed such as ‘Band’, ‘BSA’, ‘Drama’, ‘Mar-Lu-Ridge’, ‘St Paul’.
     Visitation hours with family and friends is planned for Wednesday, April 13 at 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at the Jefferson Community Center, 4603 Lander Road Jefferson. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 4 PM at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 33 E. Church St, Frederick. Rev. Katrina Holland will officiate. A reception celebrating Andy's life will be held immediately afterwards at Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville MD. Arrangements conducted by the Keeney & Basford Funeral Home. Those wishing to view and sign an online guest book may do so at www.keeney basford.com.

 


Ms. Rosie Elizabeth Moss Class 1942

As originally published on Thursday, March 24 2011

Rosie Elizabeth Moss, 88, of Knoxville, MD passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick, MD.
     She was born January 1, 1923 at Knoxville, MD and was the daughter of the late Clarence E. Moss and Alice Stewart Moss.
She was a retired sales clerk with J. J. Newberry at Brunswick, MD.
     She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, both of Knoxville, MD. She also was a member of Brunswick American Legion, Brunswick Senior Center and a charter member of the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Auxiliary
She is survived by one brother, Lenwood Calvin Moss of Frederick, MD; one niece, Linda Lee Moss of Knoxville, MD; and one nephew, Thomas Edward Moss of Hedgesville, WV.
     She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Moss and Sarah Lucille Bowings and two brothers, Clarence Moss and twin brother, Roland Moss.
 Services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, MD with Pastor Jonathan Davis officiating. Interment will be in Reformed Cemetery at Knoxville, MD.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Brunswick Ambulance Co., 200 West Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mr. James R. Webber, Sr. Class 1947

As originally published on Wednesday, March 23 2011

     Mr. James R. Webber, Sr., 81, died at Blue Ridge Hospice Care in Winchester VA on March 19, 2011. James was born on September 27, 1929 in Yarrowsburg, MD to the late Russell Webber & Mary Jane Phillips Webber of Brunswick.

     He worked on the caryard for the railroad in Brunswick, MD.

Surviving are his son James R. Webber, Jr. of Wardensville, WV, and 3 daughters – Brenda Anderson & husband Dee of Ranson WV, Teresa Wilt & husband David of Knoxville, MD and Sherry Webber of Frederick, MD; his loving friend and companion Anna Thornton; grandchildren Charity Webber, Angela Hill, Jeff Lake, Jason Hallar, Nick, Justin & Matt Wilt, Corey & Laurie Webber. He was preceded in death by 3 sons Larry, Mark & David Webber.

     A memorial service will be held 11 AM Friday March 25, 2011 at Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD

 

Mrs. Vivian Edwards (Hughes) Class 1951
As originally published on Tuesday, March 15 2011

Vivian Edwards Hughes, 76, of Pendleton, SC, formerly of Brunswick, MD passed away on December 19, 2010 at NHC Health Care at Anderson, SC.
     She was born January 26, 1934 at Garretts Mill, MD and was the daughter of the late Kenneth B. Edwards, Sr. and Evelyn Badger Edwards.
She was a retired budget analyst with Fort Detrick Army Base at Frederick, MD.
     She was of the Brethren faith.
She is s
urvived by her husband of 55 years, Samuel R. Hughes, Jr. at home; one daughter, Kelley Ann Hughes and husband, Dr. Stephen Foulger of Clemson, SC; one sister, Shirley Buettner (Richard) of Ft. Myers, FL; two brothers, David Edwards (Carmen) of Washington, DC and Frank Edwards (Sharon) of Morehead City, NC; sister-in-law Agnes Edwards of Rohrersville, MD and two granddaughters, Camiell and Isabell Foulger of Clemson, SC.
     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tracey Leigh Hughes and one brother, Kenneth Edwards, Jr.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, US 340 at Halltown Road, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, WV with the Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery at Brownsville, MD
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Mrs. Nellie Frances Carey (Crone) Class 1936

As originally published on Tuesday, March 08 2011

     Mrs. Nellie Frances Crone, 92, of Brunswick, MD passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Vindobona Nursing Home at Braddock Heights, MD.
She was the wife of the Stanley Grove Crone who predeceased her in 1981.
     She was the daughter of the late Lena Nuse Carey and Sheley Carey.
Nellie attended Brunswick High School and later worked at Montgomery Ward Department Store in Baltimore, MD.
Nellie was past member of Little Chapel Petersville, and of the Lutheran faith. Nellie loved her flowers, animals, especially dogs, of which she once owned two pekingese. She enjoyed crafts, reading, music and loved being around friends.
     She is survived by her daughter, Sandra L. Crone at home; son, Dwight Crone and wife, Kathy of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Emily Buri and husband, Jason of Washington, PA and Todd Crone of Knoxville; one sister, Mattie Kelly of Port St. Lucie, FL; one brother, Jack E. Carey and wife, Betty of Mt. Airy, MD; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow Carey and Robert Carey and two sisters, Marie Carey Smith and Pauline Carey Stine.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Union Cemetery at Lovettsville, VA with Pastor Amy Clark officiating.
The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, MD on Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM.
     The family especially wants to thank all the wonderful and caring people who took such good care her at FMH 4G, and the emergency room. Also thanks to all the doctors, and friends who sent cards, flowers and hospital visits when she was sick.

Mrs. Patti Kay Snoots Clark Class 1971

Mrs. Patti Kay Snoots Clark, 57, of Frederick, went peacefully home to her father in heaven, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

     Born May 11, 1953, in Frederick, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur Calvin and Juanita Janet Payne Snoots.

Mrs. Clark had been employed as a custodian with Frederick County Public Schools for 25 years. She was a loving mother, devoted friend and very devoted grandmother who especially enjoyed spending time with her three grandchildren. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed camping in Delaware.

     Surviving is her loving companion, Glenn E. Rice of Frederick; two children, Brian Calvin Clark and fiancée Barbara Mulcahey of Frederick, and Dawn Kay Clark and fiancé Walter James Bennett of Union Bridge; three grandchildren, Brentt Michael Hahn, Kinzey Michelle Hahn and Lacey Ciara Bennett, all of Union Bridge; two stepgrandchildren, Kista Clagett of Hagerstown and Amanda Mulcahey of Frederick; a sister, Judy Diane Carey and husband David of Frederick; and nieces, Kristie Carey and Crystal Marsden. She will be sadly missed by close friends Ruth Oden and Barbara Mulcahey, both of Frederick.

     Mrs. Clark is at Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A., 1201 N. Market St., Frederick, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Hall, Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, officiating.

     Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Mr. George Daniel Kehne  Class 1965
Originally published in the Frederick News-Post on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.


Mr. George Daniel Kehne, 62, of Leesburg, Va., died March 27, 2010, in INOVA Loudoun Hospital. Born on Oct. 28, 1947, in Maryland, he was the son of Cameron and Alice Kehne.
     He was predeceased by his father Cameron Kehne. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Kehne of Leesburg, Va; mother, Alice Kehne of Brandywine, W.Va.; brother, Cameron Kehne Jr. of Brandywine, W.Va.; two sisters, Nancy Sylvis of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Tracie Harmon of Brandywine, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews

 

Anna Louise Holder (Thompson) (Sullivan) Class 1929

     Anna Louise (Thompson) Sullivan, 98, formerly of Knoxville, Md., passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Homewood Retirement Center.
Born on April 2, 1912, she was the daughter of the late John William and Martha Elizabeth (Holder) Thompson. Her husband, James F. Sullivan, preceded her in death in 1996.
     Mrs. Sullivan was a lifetime member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was a member of the kitchen committee.
She is survived by her son, Galen F. Sullivan and his wife, Carol, of Boonsboro; her daughter, Sue Ann and her husband, William Utterback, of Rohrersville; her four grandchildren, Bradley Utterback and his wife, Emily, of Jefferson, Shane Utterback of Hagerstown, Paula and her husband, Paul Rhoderick, of Beaver Creek, and Charlene and her husband, Adam McMillen, of Pleasantville; and her six great-granchildren, Matthew and Colton Rhoderick, Ian and Colin McMillen and Noah and Lilah Utterback. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Nancy Sullivan; her two sisters, Mary Harris and Idell Holder; and her six brothers, Claggett, Orville, Claude, Tilghman, Abner and Charles Thompson.
     A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road in Brownsville. The Rev. Alan M. Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Brownsville Cemetery.
     Friends may visit beginning at noon on Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
     Memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715.

 

Mrs. Dorothy Irene Hill (Burch) Class 1931
As originally published on Thursday, February 24, 2011.

Dorothy Irene Burch, 96, of Hyattsville, formerly of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park.
     She was born Jan. 10, 1915, in Brunswick, and was the daughter of the late Bernard Hill and Flossie Albert Hill.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara A. Dickinson and husband Harry; four grandchildren, Kelly Fields and husband Skip, Kristen Rodgers and husband Max, Karen Minton and husband Kenny, and Michael Dickinson and wife Pam; six great-grandchildren, John and Kate Fields, Ashley, Amber and Kenny Minton and Olivia Dickinson; three sisters-in-law, Frances Shumaker, Alice Hill and Jackie Ebersole; one brother-in-law, Bernard Burch; and family friends, Dorothy and Calvin Thomas and Thomas Sadler.
     She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Raymond O. Burch; and her son, James R. Burch.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with Pastor Noni Sigler officiating. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services.
     Memorials may be made to Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20010

Mr. Albert Cecil Conner  Class 1968
As originally published on Thursday, February 24, 2011.

Albert Cecil Conner, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Brunswick, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, after an extended illness.
    
Born Aug. 19, 1950, he was the son of the late Carleta Clide Conner and Betty Lee Conner-Harrison.
Mr. Conner is survived by a son, Paul Edward Conner; a daughter, Dawn Renee Johnson; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Donald Ray Conner of Tampa, and Carlis Clide Conner of Lost River, W.Va.; two sisters, Barbara Ann Kaetzel of New Market, and Isla Rae Fleming of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; and six nieces and nephews and their six children.
     Last, but far from least, Mr. Conner is survived by his devoted sister-in-law, Diane Kowalczyk, who was Mr. Conner's full-time caregiver over the past 13 years. Ms. Kowalczyk has been a blessing to the entire family in her loving kindness and self sacrifice to Mr. Conner's well-being during his long illness.
     Mr. Conner will be laid to rest in Brunswick Heights Cemetery. Viewing and funeral services will be held at John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Family and friends will be received at the Green Country Inn, 620 Souder Road, immediately following the interment at the cemetery.

Mr. John William Eury Class 1964

As originally published on Thursday, February 17, 2011.

     Mr. John William Eury, 64, of Brunswick, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of Dorothy Claar-Eury for 33 years. Born Oct. 2, 1946, he was the son of the late William H. Eury and Kathleen I. Eury Getz.
     He was a 1964 graduate of Brunswick High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1970. A Vietnam veteran, he was awarded the Purple Heart, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign, National Defense and Good Conduct medals. His unit was also awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of AARP, VFW Post 1936 of Hagerstown, Hagerstown FOE and AMVETS Post 10. He was an active member of Faith Baptist Church of Knoxville and served as an usher and on the building and grounds committees. At the time of his death, he was employed at Clark Welding of Frederick.
     Surviving besides his wife are daughters, Amy Yingling and family of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Vickie Grams and family of Burkittsville; sons Fred Cubberly and family of Dover, Pa., Kenneth Cubberly and family of Marlow, W.Va., Michael Cubberly and family of Battle Creek, Mich., and Johnny Belinda Hann and family of W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Wayne and family of Hagerstown; and a large extended family and dear friends at Faith Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Eury-Parseley.
     Friends will be received at Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 18, where funeral services will begin at noon, with Pastor Edward Jordan officiating. Interment, with military honors, will be in Grace Reformed Church Cemetery, Knoxville.
     Bearers will be William Claar, Herman Claar, Aaron Tyeryar, Gary Balty, Jequan Jackson and Denny Snyder. In lieu of flowers, a donation plate will be available at the church

 

Mr. Charles Edward 'Eddie' Weddle Class 1978

As originally published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

Charles Edward "Eddie" Weddle, 50, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. He was born Oct. 5, 1960, in Brunswick.
     He resided in and around Brunswick his entire life and was a 1978 graduate of Brunswick High School. He was a dedicated husband of 25 years and a loving father, providing a wonderful role model for his four children. He spent his career as a car repairman for the railroad, and received an Amtrak service award for his 20 years of employment with the company. He was an avid fan of the Maryland Terrapins basketball and football teams.
     He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Weddle; children, Andrew, Melanie, Kristen and Casey, all of Knoxville; mother, Catherine Weddle of Brunswick; brothers, Danny Weddle and Kevin Weddle of Brunswick; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl 'Buck' Weddle.
     The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Stauffer Funeral Homes, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersville.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Weddle may be made to the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Mail checks to UMMS Foundation, 110 S. Paca St., Ninth Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Thomas Daniel 'Dan' Lutman Class 1952

As originally published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

Thomas Daniel "Dan" Lutman, 76, of Lovettsville, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at home after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
     Born Tuesday, May 1, 1934, in Frederick, he was the son of the late William Claude Lutman and the late Sarah Virginia Vanpelt. Dan was raised in Brunswick and was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1952. In 1955, he married his wife of 55 years, Adelaide "Tillie" Enfield Lutman. He also completed training as a diesel mechanic in 1955 in St. Louis, Mo. Upon completing his training, he was employed by the Frederick Motor Co. in Frederick until he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1956. He served two years active duty overseas in France. Upon his return to the states, he returned to work for the Frederick Motor Co.
     In 1960, he left the Frederick Motor Co. to take over managing the family farm in Lovettsville, following the death of his brother, William David Lutman.
In 1971, he returned to his chosen profession as a truck mechanic fulltime when he went to work for Loudoun Truck Center in Purcellville, Va., while continuing to maintain the family farm. During his 11-year career at Loudoun Truck, he progressed to shop foreman. In 1982, he went to work for Sheets Wholesale Inc. in Sterling, Va., maintaining a fleet of 25 vehicles until his retirement in 1999.
Dan had a love of restoring and showing antique trucks and tractors. He was a member of the American Truck Historical Society.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Tommy Lutman and daughter-in-law Sue of Lovettsville, and Jeff Lutman and daughter-in-law Kathy of Lovettsville; his daughter, Sara "Sally" Harver and son-in-law Barry of Aspers, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jackie, Ryan and Chris; one great-grandchild, William; two nieces; and a nephew.
     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 11791 Mountain Road, Lovettsville. Pastor Lee Crosby will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet United Methodist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Brown-Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 34 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville.

Mrs. Evelyn Wright George Class 1936

As originally published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.

     Evelyn Wright George passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Frederick. Evelyn was born on March 30, 1919, to John Samuel Wright and Clara Frye Wright. Her childhood was spent in Brunswick, with her parents and a sister, Louise Wright Cooper. She attended elementary school and graduated from Brunswick High School in the Class of 1936.
     Evelyn was a devoted Sunday school teacher in the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lovettsville for many years. Many people will remember her as a fixture in the Lovettsville Post Office, where she served as clerk and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1985.
She leaves her son, William Jr.; nephews, Raymond Lee Cooper, David Peacock, Jimmy Peacock; and a niece, Nancy Peacock Smith. Also her sister in law, Virginia George Peacock. She is also remembered by her friend and roommate at North Hampton Manor, Juanita Linger.
     She was predeceased by her husband, William Ashton George in 1977.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the Brown/Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 34 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville, VA 20180. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in her beloved church, New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 12942 Lutheran Church Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180.
     Interment will follow in the adjoining Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to Lovettsville Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 123, Lovettsville, VA 20180.


Miss C. Elizabeth 'Betty' McCaffrey Teacher
As originally published on Friday, January 21, 2011.

C. Elizabeth "Betty" McCaffrey, 91, of Frederick, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, after suffering a stroke at her home.
     Born in Frederick, on Nov. 18, 1919, she was the eldest of three daughters of the late Bernard Elmer and Mary Elizabeth Engle McCaffrey.
Betty attended St. John's Literary Institute on Second Street and earned her Bachelor's degree at St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg. She continued her studies at Western Maryland College in Westminster, earning a master's degree.
     Betty was a dedicated schoolteacher for several decades in Frederick County Public Schools at Brunswick, Middletown and Gov. Thomas Johnson high schools. After her retirement from the county, she then taught at Prospect Hall and was a literacy volunteer at the library. As a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, she proudly served her church in many capacities over the years. Among them, she was an active member of the church choir, the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
      Betty always kept herself busy with projects, activities, and travel. Playing her Silver '23 Conn saxophone, she was the driving force behind, and an active member in, a local jazz band. She enjoyed playing tennis and then golf for many years and was also an avid card player. She was proud to display her map of states that adorned her refrigerator door; there were only a few states to which she had not traveled. Betty was a proud American making sure to vote in every election. Visits from her former students and friends in the later years buoyed her spirits; she would recount these visits to each of her nieces and nephews during their frequent phone conversations.
     Family meant the world to Betty. Every holiday throughout the year was shared with her sisters and their families. She treated her 10 nieces and nephews as her own children, attending every noteworthy event, graduation and crab feast until she was unable to do so. Her legacy of service, sacrifice and faith will be long-remembered.
     And it is those family members who survive, and will dearly miss, her: one sister, Mary Jane O'Leary and husband Frank of Charlottesville, Va.; a brother-in-law, Richard O'Connor of Frederick; and those 10 nieces and nephews, Kathleen Graf and husband, Chuck, and Michael O'Leary, all of Baltimore, Dennis O'Leary and wife Leslie, Mary O'Leary, and Margaret Maupin and husband Mike, all of Charlottesville, Va., John O'Connor and wife Martha, of Webster, N.Y., Ann VonHagel and husband, Ed, of Arlington, Va., Stephen O'Connor and Michael O'Connor and wife Tammy, all of Frederick, and Richard O'Connor of West Orange, N.J. Also surviving are many great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
     She was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Ann McCaffrey O'Connor; one great-nephew; and one great-niece.
The family would like to acknowledge with appreciation the many kindnesses of her longtime neighbors Bob and Kay Morrow and Walter Clem Jr. Their assistance and attention enabled her to maintain her independence at home, which was something she greatly valued.
     The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Keeney and Basford, P.A. Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Rosary will be said at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 116 E. Second St., Frederick. The Rev. Edward Storck, cousin of the deceased, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Frederick.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. John's Cemetery, 112 E. Second St., Frederick, MD 21701; St. John's Regional School, 8414 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702; or St. John's Prep School, 889 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, MD 21703

Mr. Gary Lee Cooper Class 1956

As originally published on Friday, December 24, 2010.

Gary Lee Cooper, 72, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Vindobona Nursing Home at Braddock Heights.

     He was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Washington, and was the son of Dennis Lee Cooper of Rosemont and the late Mary Loretta Crabill Cooper.

He was a retired conductor with the CSX Railroad in Brunswick.

     He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Gary was a life member of the Brunswick Fire Department and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1582 in Brunswick.

     He is survived by five sons, Timothy E. Clark, Mark Cooper and family, Joseph Cooper and family, and Jeff Cooper and family, all of Brunswick, and Mike Cooper and family of Sharpsburg; one sister, Crystal Cooper Loss and husband Mike of Rosemont; and six grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Clark Cooper; and one brother, Gerald Cooper.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home. The Rev. Amy Clark will officiate.
     Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery at Brownsville.

Mr. Donald Eugene Lerch  Class 1986
As originally published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Donald Eugene Lerch, 42, of Los Angeles, Calif., and formerly of Brunswick, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.
     Born May 1, 1968, in Frederick, he was the son of Genia Hess Bohrer and the late Wesley Eugene Lerch; and stepson of Marshall Bohrer. He graduated from Brunswick High School, class of 1986, having enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to graduation. He served four years on active duty in the Marine Corps, and after his honorable discharge, earned certification as a computer engineer. He loved long fishing trips and was also an avid computer gamer.
     In addition to his parents, Marshall and Genia Hess Bohrer, of Brunswick, Donald is survived by a son, Jamie Lee Rankin of Georgia; three daughters, Aleta Anne Lerch, Catherine Genia Lerch and Sara Elizabeth Lerch, all of California; sister, Staci Michelle Nininger of Frederick; brother, Brian Woodrow Bohrer of Shannondale, W.Va.; sister, Crystal Ann Morison of Ironton, Mo.; brother, Kevin Eugene Lerch of Knoxville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.
     A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. 15 North, Frederick. Pastor Kim Kesecker, spiritual formation pastor of Frederick Christian Fellowship, will officiate. Following the memorial service, committal with military honors will take place in the Garden of Devotion at Resthaven.

William King "Elbo" Palmer HM Class 1945
DEC. 18, 1927-OCT., 16, 2010

McDOWELL, Va. - William King "Elbo" Palmer, 82, of 151 Bull Pasture River Road in McDowell, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the University of Virginia Hospital.
     Born Dec. 18, 1927, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Vincent Palmer and Mary King Palmer.
He was a longtime resident of Middletown Valley in Frederick County, Md.
     Mr. Palmer was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
He retired as a yard master and train master after completing 44 years of service with the B&O Railroad.
     He loved to travel out west with his wife, and loved working in his woodshop making furniture and crafts.
He was a member of Hiner Church of the Brethren in McDowell, where he was a member of the Helping Hands Group.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, James V. Palmer.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Martha Palmer; two daughters, Sherry Bunyard and husband, Jim, of Waynesboro, and Marsha Ward and husband, Carl, of Page, Ariz.; one son, Earl Palmer and significant other, Kim Moretz, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two brothers, Charles Rau of Durham, N.C., and Robert Rau of Corpus Christi, Texas; a great companion, Bob Baucom of Durham, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Robin Vance of Hagerstown, Md., Cindy Thomas of Mineral Wells, Texas, Gene Lakin of New Cumberland, Pa., Patty Black of Waynesboro, Sean Palmer of Park City, Utah, Christian Palmer of Hagerstown and Brendan Palmer of Hagerstown; four great-grandchildren, Sam and Nick Vance, and Xavier and Isaiah Black; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     A memorial service celebrating his life will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at noon at Hiner Church of the Brethren, McDowell.
At Elbo's request, his ashes will be spread at Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado, a spot he dearly loved.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hiner Church of the Brethren, 85 Hiner Church Road, McDowell, VA 24458.
McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Mr. James Randy Morsberger  Class 1979

As originally published on Friday, October 15, 2010.

Mr. James Randy Morsberger, 49, of Brunswick, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Georgetown University.
     Born Sept. 11, 1961, in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Douglas Morsberger and Darlene Stull Morsberger of Brunswick and her friend, Calvin Heflin.
He was a loader operator at Maryland Environmental Services for the past 17 years.
     Randy was a 1979 graduate of Brunswick High School. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion and served as a trustee for the Eagles Aerie 1136 all in Brunswick.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his two children, Jessica Hrouda and husband Andrew of Charles Town and Jared Morsberger of Brunswick; his granddaughter, Abigail Hrouda. He will be remembered by his fianc?e, Vickie Blizzard of Brunswick and her children, Alicia Carey and Angela Naylor and their children, Blake Carey, Dominick and Brandon Naylor; his two brothers, Michael and Kenneth Morsberger; and a special friend, Tim Combie. He will also be remembered by his many friends, extended family and co-workers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home; the Rev. Noni Sigler will officiate.

Mr. Claude Bruce Porter  Class 1947

As originally published on Saturday, September 25, 2010.

     Mr. Claude Bruce Porter, 81, formerly of Brunswick, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Kline Hospice House after an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Nancy Marie Schmidt Porter, who died Jan. 2, 2001.
     Born June 28, 1929, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late Claude H. Porter and Louise V. Porter.
Bruce, as he was known to all, was a lifelong resident of Brunswick. He attended Brunswick schools, graduating from Brunswick High School in 1947. After graduation, he started working as a clerk at the Bank of Brunswick, where he spent the next 47 years, retiring in 1994 as executive vice president. He was one of the last small-town community bankers.
     He was an active member of the Brunswick community during his life. He was a life-long member of the First United (now New Hope United) Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He was an amateur pilot, a member of the Civil Air Patrol and one of the founding members of the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Co. in 1958. He was also a member of the Brunswick Lions Club and the Moose Lodge. In 1992, Bruce was recognized as one of Brunswick's Honored Citizens in the Brunswick Citizen.
     Bruce loved sports, especially football. He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, in good times and bad, since his youth. In the mid-1960s, he was part of a group of local businessmen and civic leaders who formed a committee to establish a football program at Brunswick High School. Their successful efforts brought football to Brunswick High School and he was an active member of the BHS Football Boosters program. He eventually saw his youngest son, Neil, play for, and later become an assistant coach with, the Railroaders. Bruce supported other local youth sports, umpiring Little League baseball games for many years. Bruce also enjoyed bowling, participating for many years in local leagues in Brunswick.
     After his wife's death in 2001 and due to declining health, he became a resident of Heartfields Assisted Living in Walkersville for eight years. He spent the last year of his life as a resident of Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick. During his time at Heartfields, he discovered a talent for painting. He painted numerous landscapes that he enjoyed giving to family and friends. His paintings also won several awards over the years at The Great Frederick Fair.
     In addition to his parents and his wife, to whom he was married for 51 years, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tina Louise Porter, in 1958.
Surviving are four children, Kenneth A. Porter of North Carolina, Vicki Fleetwood of Brunswick, Michele Miller of Middletown and Neil E. Porter of Brunswick; six grandchildren, Amy Porter of Frederick, Brad Porter of North Carolina, Lia Woodruff and Loren Crispell of Brunswick, and Ashlyn and Alaina Miller of Middletown; two great-grandchildren, Brody Crispell and Cade Woodruff of Brunswick; brother, Gary Porter of Harrisonburg, Va.; and aunt, Norma Knepp of Columbus, Ohio.
     Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Keeney and Basford, P.A., Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Pastors Katie Bishop and Noni Sigler will officiate. Interment will immediately follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

 

Mrs. Melissa "Missy" Danner Ross Class 1976

As originally published on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

     Melissa, 52, completed her earthly life Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, gently going to sleep in her husband's arms. She was born May 13, 1958, in Charleston, W.Va., the daughter of the late Mary Irene Sowers Danner and the late Donald Lewis Danner.
She was the wife of Norman, her loving partner, mate and best friend for more than 27 years. Together they lived their lives to the fullest each day while sharing many wonderful journeys and experiences.
     She grew up on Rosemont Drive, outside of Brunswick. Melissa graduated from Brunswick High School and from Eastern Mennonite University with a B.S. in nursing. She was a gifted and talented nurse, practicing for more than 28 years. She began her career at Frederick Memorial Hospital in 1981, where she met her beloved Norman. Following their marriage in 1984, they moved to Delray Beach, Fla., where she worked at Boca Raton Community Hospital for 10 years. They then moved to Charleston, S.C., where she continued hospital nursing for 13 years. Most of her nursing career was in intermediate cardiac care. Her personal reward, skill in and love of nursing was focused on caring for her patients and fellow staff with her gentle touch and calming being.
     Returning to Frederick, she went back to FMH, working in the peri-operative area. The support she received from her nursing teams was phenomenal. Working allowed Missy to be fulfilled in the ability to continue her profession of helping and caring for others, while on her own cancer journey.
     Missy had a basic creed, "Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God." She chose to live with cancer and not let it define her life. Missy loved to meet and accept people, decorate and manage the homes she and Norm shared, love her family and friends, and always, always to care for her Norm.
     Missy was raised in the Christian faith starting in the Church of the Brethren, graduating from a Mennonite University, worshiping in the Episcopal Church with her husband, and finally finding a home at Brook Hill United Methodist Church. Missy had a deep and abiding love for the Lord Jesus, sharing that relationship with all around her. Her church, community, work and families meant so much to her.
     In addition to her loving husband, Norman, she is survived by three sisters and their spouses, Vanessa and Byron Guyton of Burkittsville, Marty and Richard Gue of Frederick, and Beth and Phil Guyton of Myersville. Other family includes brother-in-law, Michael, and Ann Ross of Bar Harbor, Maine, and sister-in law, Claudia, and Dave Overway, of Panama City, Fla. Missy also has numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She found great joy in sending and receiving cards, notes and e-mails, with a Christmas, friend and birthday list of more than 400 people.
     Her family wishes to extend a special thanks to Kanan Hudhud and all the staff at the Cancer Care Center for their excellent care and support. Additionally, many members of the FMH staff, members of the Brook Hill Church, her former school- mates, fellow nurses, neighbors and care givers greatly touched her heart.
     There will be a celebration of her life and death at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick. The Rev. Linda Warhime will officiate. Please dress in the manner in which you knew Missy. Those wishing to honor Missy's spirit, life and love are encouraged to do so by contributing to a scholarship fund for nursing students named in her honor. Charitable donations marked "Melissa Ross, RN" can be sent c/o The Community Foundation of Frederick County, 312 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.
     Interment with immediate family will be at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Burkittsville, and at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor, Maine, with additional ashes cast gently over the water.

Mrs. Margo L. Cannon (Smith) Class 1957

As originally published on Saturday, August 28, 2010.

Margo L. Smith, 71, of Rosemont, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
     She was born May 24, 1939, in Brunswick, and was the daughter of the late Roy Benjamin Cannon and Margaret Green Cannon. 
 Margo was a lifelong resident of the Brunswick area and a member of Faith Baptist Church at Knoxville. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 96.
     Margo retired from mortgage banking.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gilmer Smith; one daughter, Cheryl Reynold; one grandson, Rob Mercer and fiancée Mary Giuliani; one great-grandson, Austin Mercer; and two extremely special friends, Bobby Stoian and Mary Jo Brown.
     Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick; the Rev. Edward Jordan will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery at Lovettsville, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Margaret Rebecca Keenan (Spurrier) Class 1937

As originally published on Thursday, August 26, 2010.

Margaret Rebecca Spurrier, 90, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Vindobona Nursing Home, Braddock Heights.
     She was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Brunswick, where she lived all her life, and was the daughter of the late Jacob Keenan and Jessie Powers Keenan.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick since May 5, 1929. She taught the adult Bible class for many years.
     She was a graduate of Brunswick High School and Shepherd College and a retired elementary school teacher in Frederick County.
She was a charter member of the Brunswick Lioness Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Pythian Sisters and the Potomac Foundation.
     She is survived by her husband, Edward H. Spurrier, whom she married Dec. 24, 1939; three sons, Michael K. Spurrier and wife, Pat, of Bowie, Edward L. Spurrier and wife, Shirley, of Rosemont and Steven H. Spurrier of Brunswick; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Katie Bishop and Pastor Noni Sigler will officiate. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Frederick Union Rescue Mission, Attn: Tommy Scaggs, P.O. Box 3389, Frederick, MD 21705 or to the American Cancer Society, Frederick County Chapter, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Mrs. Lydia Lane Will Shewbridge Secretary to Principal 
As originally published on Friday, August 13, 2010.

     Lydia Lane Will Shewbridge, 88, a resident of Salisbury since 1988, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Gilmour M. and Lena Frank Will, and was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Harrisonburg, Va.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles V. Shewbridge, who died in 1983. She is survived by their daughter, Diane Lane and her husband, Wayne V. Shaff, of Salisbury. Lydia was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her parents; her older brother, Gilmour M. Will Jr., who was killed in action in World War II; and her younger brother Raymond, who died in 1993. She is survived by a number of cousins in Rockingham and Shenandoah counties of Virginia.
     Lydia Lane was a 1939 graduate of Harrisonburg High School and attended First Methodist Church in the city. In late 1939, the family moved to Brunswick, after which she graduated from Strayer's Business College and attended the Stenographic Institute, both in Washington. During World War II she was employed as a court reporter/secretary for the U.S. State Department in the legal department of the Secretary of State, Cordell Hull.
     She married and made her home in Brunswick. In the early 1950s, she began work as secretary to the principal at Brunswick High School. Her tenure was long, 28 years, and she is lovingly remembered by many students. She transferred to the central office of the Frederick County Board of Education, retiring in 1982.
     In the summer of 1984, she began work at Frederick Community College and continued until she moved to Salisbury.
In Brunswick, Lydia Lane was a member of the former First United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, a 50-year member of Brunswick Chapter 97 Order of the Eastern Star, (now functioning in Frederick), and an honorary member of the Brunswick High School Alumni Association. At the Ali Ghan Shrine Temple in Cumberland, she became a member of the Daughter of the Nile. She belonged to the Business and Professional Women's Association in Frederick.
     In August 1988, she moved to Salisbury to be near her daughter and son-in-law. Lydia Lane had enjoyed membership at Bethesda United Methodist Church, where she chaired Circle Elizabeth for six years. She was a former board member of the Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion Historical Society and a member of Wicomico County Republican Women's Club.
     Lydia Lane will be remembered by many in the Salisbury area and by dear friends, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Brown of Sebring, Fla.
     A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Holloway Funeral Home, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dale Vroman will officiate. There also will be a memorial service held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
     Arrangements are by Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury. To send condolences to the family, visit HollowayFH.com. Arrangements in West Virginia are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit EacklesSpencerFuneralHome.com. 
 

Mrs. Blanche Brawner Slaughter Nelson Class 1944
As originally published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

Mrs. Blanche Virginia Brawner Slaughter Nelson, 83, of Charles Town, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at her home. She was the wife of the late Strand Scott Nelson.
     Born Aug. 6, 1927, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Ferris Dotridge Sr. and Ellan Shultz Cannon Brawner.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Pleasantville Church of God. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School. Blanche was the owner of Mostly Country in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., where many of her paintings were displayed and sold. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her family, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her dogs, Sadie and Nellie. She was a wonderful homemaker. Her passion in life other than her family was painting, cooking and baking pies for family and friends.
     She is survived by her children, Linda Snider and husband, Irvin F., of New Oxford, Pa., Deborah Mason-Rooney and husband, John M., of Frederick, Stephen F. Slaughter and wife, Cathy, of Middletown, and Larry G. Slaughter of Charles Town, W.Va.; grandchildren, Laura Slaughter, Mary Slaughter, Michael Slaughter and wife, Julie, Erica Rutters and husband, Bryan, Jessica Storm and husband, Joey, Chris Snider, Stephen W. Mason and wife, Abbey, Meghan Rooney, Stephanie Hausler and husband, Shane, Andrew Slaughter and wife, Stephanie, Rebecca Boyer and husband, Jerome; great-grandchildren, John and Kristin Slaughter, Chloe, Laurel and Ivy Rutters, Isla Storm, Peyton Mason, Emma and Grant Hausler, Owen and Natalie Slaughter, Chase, Cody and Anna Boyer; and her daughter-in-law, Lorna Slaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary R. Slaughter; a granddaughter, Sarah D. Thompson; her brothers, William, John, Ferris Dotridge Jr., Jack and Dennis Brawner; and a sister, Doris B. Wilt.
     The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, from Pleasantville Church of God, 928 Harpers Ferry Road, Knoxville. Interment will be at Brownsville Cemetery

Mrs. Celeste Evelyn (Everhart) Hildebrand Class 1933
As originally published on Thursday, July 29, 2010.

     Mrs. Celeste Evelyn Hildebrand, 95, of Middletown, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Vindobona Nursing Home in Braddock Heights. She was the wife of Luther Harold "Jack" Hildebrand, who died Sept. 20, 1972.
     Born Sept. 13, 1914, near Jefferson, she was a daughter of the late Roy Eugene and Ruth Evelyn Pfeifer Everhart.
She was employed with Woolco Department Store in Frederick for many years. Mrs. Hildebrand was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Burkitts-ville; had served on the church council; was treasurer of the Sunday school; and had served as treasurer of the Gleaner's Class of the Sunday school. She was the leader of the Petersville 4-H club for 25 years and was a former member of the Jefferson Grange.
     She was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1933. She also cared for the elderly for many years.
She is survived by one daughter, Lois E. Shank and husband, Donald, of Middletown; two grandsons, Jerry E. Shank and wife, Teresa, of Monrovia, and Ronald E. Shank and wife, Jennifer, of Middletown; seven great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Katie, Janelle, Brooke, Taylor, Tara and Chase; and two sisters, Cleta Ahalt of Middletown and Jean Axline of Middletown.
     The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Burkittsville. There will also be a viewing one hour prior to the church service Monday. The Rev. Kimberly Nunberg will officiate.
     Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Mrs. Dana Michelle Moore (Hawes) Class 1985

As originally published on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

     Mrs. Dana Michelle (Moore) Hawes, 42, of Brunswick, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Dana remained courageous and held a positive outlook throughout her eight years with breast cancer.
     She is survived by her husband of 15 years, George F. Hawes III; and her daughters, Kendra P. and Kaitlin C. Hawes, whom she cherished. She loved to watch them dance and swim.
 Dana was born July 26, 1967, in Frederick, the daughter of Dennis Eugene and Gloria Hines Moore of Brunswick.
      She was a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. Dana retired in 2009 after 24 years of service with USAMRMC at Fort Detrick. Dana was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1985. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a sports enthusiast and a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins. Dana was an avid bowler on teams at Fort Detrick.
     Surviving in addition to her husband, daughters and parents are two sisters, Dawn Petruzzello and husband, Steve, of Frederick, and Danielle Clary and husband, George "Bubba" Clary, of Brunswick; and mother and father-in-law, Hypatia G. and George F. Hawes Jr. of Lovettsville, Va. She was the aunt of Erika Clary, Andrew Clary and Alaina Petruzzello, who she enjoyed spending time with and was like a second mother to. Dana loved her dogs, Tug and Ripken, and her cat, Durango. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ruth and Gorman Hines; and paternal grandparents, Fred Moore and Anna Lee (Moore) Kidwiler.
     The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, with the Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Interment in Lovettsville Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen, MD affiliate, 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson, MD 21286 or Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716.


Mrs. Emma Copeland (Axline) Class 1938

As originally published on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

       Mrs. Emma Copeland Axline, 88, of Brunswick, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010. She was the wife of the late Warren Axline, who passed away in 1998.
Born July 21, 1921, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Rose Copeland Barton and James Copeland.
      She was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1938, and a graduate of Strayer Business College in Washington.
 She worked for 21 years for the federal government and retired in 1982 from the National Bureau of Standards in Gaithersburg.
     Emma was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved shopping, traveling, cruising and visiting with family at their vacation home in Florida.
     She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brunswick.
Emma was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Frederick Chapter 79, Daughters of the Nile Re Temple 118 in Cumberland, American Legion Auxiliary 96 in Brunswick, Order of the Eagles 1136 in Brunswick, Women of the Moose 660 in Brunswick and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 10421 in Brunswick.
     She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Bolen and husband, Jack, of Rosemont; two grandchildren, Brian Bolen and wife, Karen, and Leslie Gum and husband, Jason; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Bolen; and a great-grandson, Landon Gum. She will also be remembered by her special friends, Jane Ramey, Wanda Zombro, Blondena Good, Marilyn Barnhouse, Mildred Miller and Ursula Schneider. Emma enjoyed meeting friends for breakfast almost daily.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Stauffer Funeral Home in Brunswick with Pastor Noni Sigler officiating.
     Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Mrs. Frances 'Tannie' Louise Thompson (Lucas)  Class 1940
As originally published on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

     Frances "Tannie" Louise Lucas, 88, of Brunswick, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center, Frederick.
She was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Washington County, and was the daughter of the late Clagglett Thompson and Grace Barger Thompson.
     She was a retired seamstress with H.L. Hartz at Brunswick.
She was a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Roundhouse Eight Square Dancing Club and enjoyed camping in Stanley, Va.
     She is survived by one son, Ray Lucas Jr. and wife, Linda, of Frederick; one sister, Libby Brust, of Rohrersville, Md.; two brothers, Raymond Thompson and Jesse Thompson, both of Brunswick; two granddaughters, Angela McCormick and husband, Dave, of Knoxville, and Lesley Quesada and husband, Bernie, of Waynesboro, Pa.; five great grandchildren, Caitlin, Conor, Joseph, Sam and Clementine.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Lucas Sr., and a sister, Betty Jane Cooper.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 8, at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Brownsville Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bernie Quesada, Dave McCormick, Charlie Smith, Claggie Thompson, Joey Thompson, Dale Jones and William Jones.
     The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. For the convenience of friends and family, the funeral home will be open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.

Mr. George David Arnold Class 1940

As originally published on Thursday, June 10, 2010.

     George David Arnold, 86, of Frederick, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Vindobona Nursing Home, Braddock Heights. He was the husband of Regina Zecher Arnold. They were married Dec. 28, 1946, and celebrated 63 years of marriage.
     Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Knoxville, he was the son of the late David J. and Clara Wiles Arnold. He was a 1940 graduate of Brunswick High School and attended Strayer Business College. Mr. Arnold farmed in the Brunswick and Jefferson areas for many years and was a past director of the Brunswick Co-Op. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Burkittsville.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, David F. Arnold of Mount Airy and Kathleen Arnold, Michael Z. Arnold of Frederick, Richard L. Arnold and Sally of Middletown, and Robert E. Arnold and Kimberly of Myersville; grandchildren, Aaron D. Arnold and Kristin, Regina McClellan and Darnel, Sara A. Arnold and Justin R. Arnold; and great-grandchildren, Brenden G. Arnold, Colin D. Arnold and Lana N. McClellan.
     He was predeceased by a grandson, Harry L. Arnold, on Oct. 11, 1999.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, from the funeral home. The Rev. Kimberly Nunberg will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Church, Burkittsville, MD 21718.

Jeannetta Hughes (Donovan) Class 1943

Born 12/25/1925 - Deceased 4/19/2007

Allen William Johnston Class 1943

Mr. A.W. "Bill"Johnston of Pawleys Island, SC died on Sunday, May 16, 2010. He was born August 21, 1925 in Brunswick, MD. son of the late William and Hazel (Ambrose) Johnston. He is survived by his only love and wife of 64 years, Shirley Bell of Pittsburgh, PA. and four children: Sherry Mitchell (Wayne) Avon, IN, Marilyn Agnew and William Johnston of Murrells Inlet, SC and David Johnston of Hixson, TN, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In the spring of his graduation year - Brunswick High School 1943 - he tried out for the Baltimore Orioles and was farmed out to the interstate league as catcher, but the war changed his plans.

During World War II he served in the Marine Corps 1st Division 7th Regiment fighting in the battles at Peleliu and Okinawa as a demolition specialist. At the end of the war, he participated in the repatriation of the Japanese from North China. Bill played baseball for the 7th Regiment who later went on to win what they called The Little World Series where his catcher's mitt and big bat were standouts.

His railroad career started with the B&O and he rose through the ranks serving as General Manager-Eastern Region in Baltimore, MD; Manager of the Washington Terminal Co. at Union Station, Washington,DC; General Manager-Western Region in Cincinnati, OH and General Manager-Central Region in Pittsburgh, PA. During that period, he represented the railroad industry on the Presidential Emergency Board on the arbitration of
 the railroad "firemen off" issue and also on the Presidential Board on the "shop craft" issues. He was selected to lobby state legislators for the repeal of the full crew laws in the states of Ohio and Indiana and after several years, on all three counts, the railroads were successful. In January 1979, The Association of American Railroads Board of Directors elected him as Vice President of Operations and Maintenance representing the railroad industry on operating and safety issues, including the successful lobbying of congress for the elimination of cabooses on Class 1 Railroads. He retired from that position in August 1988 and relocated from Fairfax, VA to Litchfield, SC in September 1989. He has been a consultant to the Federal Railroad Administration on the Triad Missile Defense System (rail, sea, air) for the military.

An active member of St. Paul's Waccamaw Community United Methodist Church, he has also has served in many community positions including President of the Litchfield Country Club POA, President of the Waccamaw Neck Council and Director of the Midway Fire and Rescue Board including four years as Chairman. He was also on The Board of Directors of the Washington Terminal Company, a subsidiary of Amtrak. He was awarded the honor of Distinguished Citizen for 1983 by his home town of Brunswick, MD.

He was a member of the following lodges and organizations: The Masonic Lodge (62 years), The Scottish Rite, The Syrian Shriners, The First Marine Division, The China Marine Association, Past Commandant of the Grand Strand Detachment #873, Military Order of the Marine Corps Devil Dogs, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Rifle Association, Association of American Railroad Superintendents, Charter Member of The World War II Memorial, Washington, DC, National Republican Party, South Carolina State and Georgetown County Republican Parties, Railway Engineering Association and the National Defense Transportation Association.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 11:00 AM. Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Deceased 5/16/2010

Mr. Thomas F. Waters Class of 1965
As originally published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

     Mr. Thomas F. Waters, 62, passed into eternal life at home on Sunday, May 9, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He was the husband of 30 years to Karen Musial Waters. Born on Sept. 26, 1947, he was the son of the late Floyd K. Waters and Dora Viola Waters.
     He was a graduate of Brunswick High School in 1965 and a graduate of Hagerstown Business College. Because of an immense love of dance, Tom started his own dance studio, Tom's Dance Studio in 1959 in Brunswick. He would also teach in Loudoun County, Va., and would later move his studio to Market Street in Frederick. The studio, which later became Artistic Dance Centre, would be an icon for 50 years in Frederick County.
     After Tom's illness prevented him from personally teaching in 2006, Lauren Waters, his daughter, would become director of Artistic Dance Centre and keep the legacy alive with the help of her brother, Nathan Waters. Countless students have passed through the doors of the studio and many thought of Tom as their "second dad," their "mentor," their "friend." Although tap was Tom's first love, his well-rounded program of all disciplines of dance would provide many students the chance to go on professionally in careers in New York City, cruise lines and theater. The studio's dance company, The Dance Contraption, won top awards at the Dance Masters Convention in 1983 in Los Angeles, including choreography and costuming awards for Tom. Artistic Dance Centre will close at the end of the dance season in July with many memories and well wishes for those who touched the lives of the Waters family.
     A celebration of Tom's life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Weinberg Center. A full-length documentary chronicling Tom's life and the impact that he has had on the Frederick County Arts community will be shown. Proceeds from the gala evening will fund a scholarship in Tom's name.
     Surviving in addition to his wife is his son, Nathan Waters of Frederick; his daughter, Lauren Waters of Frederick; and his precious granddaughter, Haley Kelley-Waters. He is also survived by two sisters, June Alger and husband, Jack, of Brunswick, and Susan Alexander and husband, Ron, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Sharon Musial Coddington of Louisville, Ky.; niece, Holly Delauter and husband, Joe, of Thurmont; nephews, Kenny Alger and wife, Terry, of Brunswick, and Corey S. Stup of Louisville, Ky.; and grand-nephews, Brad Alger and wife, Stephanie, of Columbia, Andy Alger of Brunswick and Kaleb Welch of Thurmont; and mother-in-law, Ann Musial McElfish of Frederick. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd K. Waters, in 1990, and his mother, Dora Viola Waters, in 2007.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Keeney and Basford PA Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 116 E. Second St., Frederick, with Deacon John L. Manley officiating and the Rev. Clark Carr co-officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery between Third, Fourth and East streets. Weather permitting, a procession on foot will follow the funeral to the gravesite, for those who are able.

Mr. Preston Tarleton Class 2004

As originally published on Sunday, May 2, 2010.

     Preston Tarleton, 23, of Rosemont, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010.
Born July 8, 1986, in Leesburg, Va., he was the son of Mark and Hypatia Tarleton of Rosemont.
     Preston was a member of St. Francis of Assisi/St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He was a 2004 graduate of Brunswick High School and a 2008 graduate of Shenandoah College with a degree in business administration. He was employed at TNT Service Group.
     Preston played Little League baseball in Brunswick, MARVA Babe Ruth, four years on Brunswick High School's varsity team and four years at Shenandoah College.
     He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed crabbing. He also loved going to concerts and being around his family and his friends.
     In addition to his loving parents, Mark and Hypatia, he is survived by his two sisters, Megan Tarleton of Rosemont and Heather Osman and husband, Mike, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; a nephew, Chase Osman; paternal grandparents, Francis D. Tarleton Sr. and Doris M. Tarleton; maternal grandparents, Richard P. Mullen and Nancy G. Mullen; his uncles, Don Tarleton and wife, Dolores, James Tarleton and wife, Theresa, Rick Tarleton and fianc?e, Monica, and Richard Mullen Jr. and wife, Nevella; and an aunt, Tracey Kelvington and husband, David. He will also be remembered by all of his cousins and his special friends.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 3, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. A celebration of Preston's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Holy Family Catholic Community, 732 Burkittsville Road, Middletown. The Rev. Lawrence Gesy will officiate.
     Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Petersville
.

Mrs. Frances A.Shewbridge (Cover) Class 1941
As originally published on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.


    
Mrs. Frances A. Cover, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank C. Cover Jr. and the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Shewbridge.
     A longtime resident of Brunswick, Mrs. Cover resided in Washington County with her special granddaughter, Jacqueline Ellis and her husband, Chris, and their children, Helena and Kristen. Prior to that, Mrs. Cover lived with her daughter, Sue Ann Yingling, and her family near Rosemont for 15 years.
     Mrs. Cover was a member of First United Methodist Church in Brunswick and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her son, Frank C. Cover III of Feagaville; her daughter, Sue Ann Yingling and husband, William, of Leonardtown; six grandchildren, Jacqueline Ellis, David Yingling, F. Clinton Cover IV, Michael Cover, Virginia Cover Glidewell and Curtis Cover; and many great-grandchildren.
     In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James C. Shewbridge; and a grandson, W. Allen Yingling Jr.
     A graveside service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 23, at Mount Olivet Cemetery. The Rev. Timothy S. May Sr. will officiate. Those wishing to attend should assemble by 10:15 a.m. near the FSK Chapel at the cemetery.

Mr. Robert E. McIntosh Class 1952
As originally published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

     Mr. Robert E. McIntosh, 76, of Frederick, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Mary McIntosh of Frederick.
      Born Jan. 8, 1934, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Edward R. and Pauline S. McIntosh. Bob grew up in Brunswick and entered the U.S. Army shortly after high school. After his military service, he worked as a computer specialist for many years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 371, AMVETS Post 2, American Legion FSK Post 11 and was a Freemason. He and Mary enjoyed their summertime vacation house in River Bend Park and he loved the water and boating.
     Surviving in addition to his loving wife are four children, Diane Whitmore, Karen Hoffman and husband, David, Sandy Stapleton and husband, Tim, and Kenny McIntosh and wife, Holly; sisters, Rebecca Welch and Jackie Ebersole and husband, Claire; brother David McIntosh and wife, Carol; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
     Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 1, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. 15 N., Frederick, where funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Floral tributes are welcome or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
     Arrangements are with Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody, P.A., Frederick
.

Mr. William Albert Mullen Class 1942
As originally published on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

     Mr. William Albert Mullen passed away Saturday March 20, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Frederica Mullen; father of Christine Zitzow, Cathleen Michaloski, William P. Mullen, Mary Tiermey Cauceglia, and John Mullen; and grandfather to eight grandchildren, Kimberley, Claire, Sara, Julia, Christopher, Joseph, Trish and Katie. He was the second of four sons born to Edward and Ethel Mullen of Brunswick, and is survived by his brother, Richard.
      William was a veteran of World War II, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland (1950) before relocating to Philadelphia where he had a long and successful career in the railroad industry and ended his career as a noted expert trial witness for railroad accidents.
     A memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 26, at Our Mother of Good Counsel, Bryn Mawr, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Purple Heart Foundation.


Mrs. Elaine Mae Koogle (Bowers
)  Class of 1939
As originally published on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

Elaine Mae Bowers, 88, of Frederick, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Richmond, Va. She and her late husband, Richard Clay Bowers, were married almost 65 years.
     Born March 7, 1922, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Paul William Koogle and Viola Greene Koogle. Mrs. Bowers was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.
She was a 1939 graduate of Brunswick High School and attended nursing school at Sibley Hospital in Washington. However, before graduation, she married a young Army officer and they moved to Camp Lee, Va. When her husband went to serve his country in Europe, Mrs. Bowers moved back to Brunswick and was a nurse at Dr. Schnauffer's clinic in Brunswick.
     Mrs. Bowers worked for State Farm Insurance in the Frederick regional office and retired in 1984 to enjoy her family, traveling and dining out.
Surviving Mrs. Bowers are her son, Richard C. Bowers Jr. and wife, Vicki Effland Bowers, of Chester, Va.; three grandchildren, Sandra Wood, Sarah Bowers and Matthew James Bowman; and two great-grandchildren, Celia Wood and Trinity Bowman. She will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bowers was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Lane Jordan.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Funeral services will be held in the Mount Olivet Mausoleum Chapel at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15. Entombment will follow.

Mr. Clifford William Thompson Class 1950
As originally published on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

     Clifford William Thompson, 77, of Marco Island, Fla., and Knoxville, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at his home with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Rose Marie Thompson for 58 years. Born March 6, 1932, in Loudoun County, Va., he was the son of the late Alfred and Arbutus Waters Thompson.
     Clifford was employed by the CSX Railroad as a car foreman retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1582 in Brunswick and the BPO Elks Lodge 684 in Frederick.
     He is survived by two loving children, Deborah and husband, Richard Gross, of Hagerstown, and Keith Wayne and wife, Kathy Thompson, of Knoxville; grandchildren, James Thompson and wife, Kaya, of Hedgesville, W.Va., Jason Thompson of Hancock, James Lapole of Boonsboro, Elizabeth Lapole and Michael Gardner of Hagerstown, Alexis Heming of Knoxville, Victoria Berry and husband, Carl, of Fredericksburg, Va., Nikki Chauvin and husband, Mark, of Baltimore; great-grandchildren, Colby Gardner, CJ Berry and Olivia Chauvin.
     He is also survived by three sisters, Elsie Wood of Rosemont, Virginia Fry of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Lorraine Ambrose and husband, Ralph, of Brunswick; and sister-in-law, Patsy Thompson of Frederick. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Thompson. 
     He is survived by a special sister and brother-in-law, Betty Ann and Paul Muncy of Mertzon, Texas; and childhood friends, Albert Porter and Herman Deener; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Brownsville Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Alan M. Smith officiating.

Mr. Floyd Calvin Wickham Class 1939
As originally published on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

     Mr. Floyd Calvin Wickham, 88, of Jefferson, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Vindobona Nursing Home surrounded by his family. Married July 26, 1952, he was the husband of Betty Lee Myers Wickham. Born Aug. 6, 1921, in Knoxville, he was the son of the late Harry F. Wickham and Mable M. Gant Wickham.

     Mr. Wickham graduated from Brunswick High School in 1939. He was a lifelong prominent dairy farmer in Jefferson. He was a co-owner of Jefferson Quality Eggs. He loved to dance and had a great love for horses. Floyd was a life member of the Petersville Luther Chapel and served on the church council, a charter member of the Petersville Ruritan Club, Farmers Club and Silver Bit Riding Club. Mr. Wickham was a former board of directors member of the Bank of Brunswick and a former board of directors member of the Brunswick Co-op. He was also a member of the Frederick County Farm Bureau, a member of the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, Frederick Elks Lodge 684 and a member of the Brunswick Moose Lodge 1582.

     In addition to his wife, Mr. Wickham is survived by daughters, Linda F. Morris and her husband, LeRoy, of Jefferson, and Brenda K. Cunningham and her husband, David, of Jacksonville, Ala.; grandchildren, Todd Cunningham and Tyler Cunningham of Jacksonville, Ala.; nieces and nephews, Marlene Riggan of Braddock Heights, Beverly True of Thurmont, Audie Murphy of Myersville and Daryl Murphy of Adamstown; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Wickham was preceded in death by daughters, Vicki Lee Wickham and Cinda May Mossburg; brother, Paul E. Wickham; and sister, M. Pauline Kifer; sister-in-law, Marie Wickham Stonesifer; and brother-in-law, David D. Kifer.

     Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Keeney and Basford, P.A., Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Muriel Heichler officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery in Petersville. Serving as pallbearers will be Kenny Bowers, Kenny Eagle, Daryl Murphy, Denny Shafer, Luther Souers and John Wenner.

Mr. Norman Willard Gaither Class 1932
As originally published on Monday, February 15, 2010.

  Mr. Norman Willard Gaither, 95, of Brunswick, died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Washington County Hospital,   Hagerstown. He was the husband of the late Helen E. Gaither.
      Born Sept. 17, 1914, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Paul and Mamie Barger Gaither.
He was an avid baseball fan and was a former semipro pitcher. He enjoyed fishing. He was retired from the B & O Railroad where he worked as a conductor. He was a Deacon Emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Brunswick, a Mason, the former Worthy Grand Patron of the Maryland State Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the American Legion and the Elks. He served in the U. S. Army and was a D Day veteran of WWII.
      Surviving is his daughter, Barbara Desiderio and husband, George, of Falls Church, Va.; brother, Paul Delphy Gaither of Brunswick; two sisters, Pauline Leach of Silver Spring and Doris Cannon of Frederick; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 17, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The Reverend Mark Edward will officiate. Entombment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

  Mr. James W. Hoopengardner Jr. Class 1967

As originally published on Saturday, February 6, 2010.

Mr. James W. Hoopengardner Jr., 61, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at home.
     Born Nov. 7, 1948, in Frederick, he was the son of the late James W. and Marjorie Cooper Hoopengardner of Brunswick.
He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors. Jim was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.
     Mr. Hoopengardner was employed by Frederick Brick Works for 14 years before he retired.
He is survived by two daughters, Jamie Garrison of Frederick and Holly Hoopengardner of Prince George's County.
     In addition, he is survived by two brothers and three sisters who will miss him dearly, Thomas E. Hoopengardner and wife, Christine, of Frederick, Paul L. Hoopengardner Sr. and wife, Tina, of Brunswick, Doris Harding and husband, Arthur, of Brunswick, and Robin Fowler and Teresa Ahalt, both of Frederick.
     He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephew.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert L. Hoopengardner; and one nephew, Thomas E. Hoopengardner Jr.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 Maple Ave., Brunswick. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the funeral home, with Pastor George G. Earle and the Rev. Noni Sigler officiating.
     Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
Pallbearers will be Arthur L. Harding, Thomas E. Hoopengardner, Paul L. Hoopengardner Sr., Paul L. Hoopengardner Jr., George E. Hoopengardner and Richard Lancaster.


Norris 'Danny' Carter Jr.
Class 1981
As originally published on Saturday, January 16, 2010.

Mr. Norris "Danny" Carter Jr., 47, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. He was the husband of Lettie Carter.
     Born Jan. 8, 1963, in Frederick, he was the son of Helen Smith Carter of Point of Rocks and the late Norris B. Carter Sr.
Danny was an active member of Faith Assembly Church of God.
     He was formerly employed with Canon as an electronic technician.
He loved being around his family and he always had a big smile on his face.
     In addition to his wife and his mother, he is survived by his two daughters, Krista Carter and Myrissa Carter, both of Brunswick; his stepmother, Cindy Carter of Adamstown; and maternal grandparents, Melvin and Kathleen Avancini. He will also be remembered by his numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and all of his special friends.
     He was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Maria-Adel Carter; and his paternal grandparents, Norris and Edna Carter.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Heffler officiating.
     Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Mount Olivet Cemetery.


Mr. Clayton Eugene "Jake" Hagan Class 1959

As originally published on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Clayton Eugene "Jake" Hagan, 70, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Frederick.
     He was born July 3, 1939, in Gapland, and was the son of the late Howard Luther Hagan and Mary Josephine Hawes Hagan.
He was a retired painter with the federal government at Dulles Airport, former deputy sheriff for Frederick County and a security guard for Bill Boone and Tim May.
     He was a member of the Brunswick Ambulance Co.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bonnie Hagan, at home; three daughters, Lori Baker, Mary Sines and husband, David, all of Brunswick, and Janice Carter and husband, J.R., of North Carolina; one brother, Gerald Hagan of Brunswick; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Boyce.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick, with Pastor Tim May officiating.
     Memorial donations may be made to the Brunswick Ambulance Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716.
Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick

Mrs. JoAnn Virginia Calhoun (Campbell) Class 1955
As originally published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

Mrs. JoAnn Virginia Campbell, 72, of Frederick, died at home Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lee Campbell, who died in 1997.
     Born Sept. 4, 1937, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Vincent and Emma V. Danner Calhoun.She enjoyed dancing, traveling, reading, classic movies and sewing. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. 
She was a member of Brunswick Moose Lodge Chapter 660 and the Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick.
     Surviving are two daughters, Robin Lee Campbell-Krouse and husband, Ernest Steven, of Frederick, and Mary Ann (Campbell) Jonke and husband, David Courtney, of Frederick; two grandchildren, Cydnie JoAnn Krouse and Madison Olivia Jonke, both of Frederick; and a first cousin, Joyce Weddle and husband, Ronnie, of West Virginia. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents who raised her, Bessie B. and Samuel A. Danner.
     The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

Mr. Kenneth G. "Barney" Barnhouse Class 1966
As originally published on Friday, January 8, 2010.

Mr. Kenneth G. "Barney" Barnhouse, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     Mr. Barnhouse was the son of the late Lucille V. Garrott and Harry E. Barnhouse. 
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia Jane; and his daughter, Sarah Barnhouse DiSandro.
     He went to sleep with a smile and woke up with a smile. In his words, he "had a great time." To family and friends: Enjoy life.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, for close friends and family.
    

Mrs. Carla Whittington (Clipp) Class 1960
As originally published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009.


Carla Clipp, 68, of Frederick, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Brunswick, and was the daughter of the late Carl Edward Whittington and Lillian Brown Whittington.
She was a retired bank teller with the Damascus Community Bank and a retired clerk with the B&O Railroad in Brunswick.
     She is survived by one daughter, Terri Cooper and husband, Jason, of Knoxville; one son, Jerry Clipp and wife, Christine, of Worland, Wyo.; one sister, Tanya Pascone of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Marty Whittington of Greencastle, Pa., and Michael "J" Whittington of Lexington, Ky.; and seven grandchildren, S.T. and Dalton Cooper, and Gary, Krysta, Haley, Cassidy and Branden Clipp.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Thomas Clipp Sr.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick.
Bishop Steve Duke will officiate.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, and two hours prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Olivia E. Cost (Ryan) Class 1929
As originally published on Friday, November 13, 2009.

Mrs. Olivia E. Ryan went home to be with her Savior on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.
     Born June 9, 1912, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Cost. She was the wife of the late Patrick Ryan.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carroll and Grafton Cost, and sister, Dorothy Jane Cost, all of Frederick.
     Olivia was a pediatric nurse at Frederick Memorial Hospital for many years where she retired. She loved children so much. Olivia "lived to give" to anybody she came in touch with. She loved her family to the highest degree, as well as her blessed God. Her love was good and her heart was pure. If you knew her, you loved her.
     She will be missed by her children, Patsy Pinholster and husband, Jack, of Georgia, Ted Ryan and wife, Sandy, of California; Julie Chismar and husband, Doug, of Florida, and Dickie Ryan and wife, Sherry, of Frederick. Her six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren will miss her with all their hearts.
     She was a member of Transfiguration Church in Braddock Heights, where she lived for many years, and had many loving friends.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Nov. 21, at Boonsboro Cemetery, Main Street and Cemetery Lane.

Miss Pauline Taylor  Class 1938
As originally published on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

Pauline Taylor, 88, of Frederick, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at her residence.
     She was born May 8, 1921, in Brunswick, and was the daughter of the late George Taylor and Ora Moore Taylor.
She was a retired school bus driver with the Frederick County Public Schools. She was of the Church of God faith. She was the last of her immediate family.
     Living are two great-nieces, Gail L. Taylor Miller and Patti Zientek; and one great-nephew, Paul L. Taylor Jr.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Doe and Louise; three brothers, Stanley, Palmer and Beanie; and two nephews, Paul and Kenneth.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery at Samples Manor, Md

Mrs. Wanda Linton (Rife) Class 1980
Originally published in the Frederick News-Post on Thursday, April 23, 2009.

Mrs. Wanda C. Rife, 46, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Kline Hospice House. She was the wife of Raymond Rife III.
     Born May 3, 1962, in Frederick, she was the daughter of Janice Linton of Knoxville and her husband, the late Kenneth Linton, and her stepfather, Richard Stocks of Brunswick.
She was employed with AOPA in Frederick and a part-time employee at the Moose Lodge in Brunswick.
     She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Moose Lodge, the Eagles and the American Legion, all in Brunswick.
She enjoyed playing the banjo, her koi fish pond, her bonsai trees and collecting snow globes.
     She is also survived by her two boys, Raymond Rife IV and Russell Rife, both of Brunswick; two brothers, Dale Stocks and John Funk; and two sisters, Pamela Dixon and Gale Jackson. She will also be remembered by her numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and all of her special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. The family will be present to receive friends one hour prior to service time.
     Interment will be private.

Mrs. Frances Spickler (Meem) Class 1930
As originally published on Saturday, October 31, 2009.

Mrs. Frances "Fannie" S. Meem, 95, of Dickerson, passed away at Kline Hospice House on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. She was born March 7, 1914, in Weverton, to Harry P. and Ruth G. Spickler.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Meem Jr.; a sister, Louise S. Kern; a brother, William P. Spickler; and recently by her daughter-in-law, Margaret R. Meem.
Surviving are two sons, Harry C. Meem III of Richmond, Va., and Ross L. Meem and wife, Teresa, of Dickerson; a granddaughter, Lael M. Scott and husband, Bert, of New Windsor; a great-grandson, Thomas L. Scott; and stepgrandchildren, Rick, Jerry and Rhonda.
     Frances attended school in Brunswick and graduated from Shepherd College in 1935. She taught elementary school in Montgomery County at Dickerson and Germantown. She was a life member of the Chevy Chase Chapter of the DAR, a member of the Shepherd University Alumni Association, KKI Sorority and the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association. Frances was a charter member and held several offices of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department.
     For many years, she served as music director at the Dickerson Methodist Church and enjoyed flowers, playing the piano and watching the trains pass her home in Dickerson.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Md. 109), Barnesville; HiltonFH.com.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Dickerson Methodist Church, 20341 Dickerson Church Road, Dickerson.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.


Mr. Charles Mumaw Class 1941

As originally published on Thursday, October 15, 2009.

     Mr. Charles Mumaw, 85, of Frederick, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy. He was the husband of Frances Schultz Mumaw.
Born June 6, 1924, in Weverton, he was the son of Alpha C. and Alice Coulter Mumaw.
     Mr. Mumaw was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He was a career federal employee with 33 years of service, beginning as apprentice machinist at the Navy Yard, Washington, becoming a tool and diemaker, an inspector at Fort Detrick and retired from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, as quality assurance manager.
     He was a private pilot; Civil Air Patrol flight officer; Commander of Coast Guard Auxiliary; member of Masonic Lodge 58, 32nd degree Mason Scottist Rite, Baltimore; member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; member of AARP; member of American Legion Post 0011 and life member of VFW Post 3285.
     He enjoyed his grandchildren, flying, sports, hunting, fishing, boating, traveling in an RV and using his handyman skills. He was a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren and then member of the Frederick Church of the Brethren for many years.
     He is survived by four children, Patsy Sirasky and husband, Neil, of Perry Hall, Charles E. Mumaw Jr. and wife, Linda, of Hampstead, N.C., Janice Crabbs and husband, Marty, of Frederick, and Gregory Mumaw and wife, Jodene, of Smithsburg; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Bonam of Canton, Ohio; and a brother, Luther Mumaw of Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 48 years, Jewell Irby Mumaw; and a brother, Norman Mumaw.


 
Mrs. Elizabeth Moler (Wheeler) Class 1931

As originally published on Thursday, October 15, 2009.

Elizabeth Moler Wheeler, 96, of Brunswick, passed away on Oct. 13, 2009 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born on May 5, 1913, she was the daughter of Frederick Shipley and Pearl Shewbridge Moler, and the last of her immediate family.
      Graduating from Brunswick High School in 1931, she later married Elmer F. Painter, now deceased, and became the mother of one son, Dale S. Painter, who predeceased her in 1995. She married a second time to Howard F. Wheeler, who was also deceased in 1998.
     Elizabeth took great pride in taking care of the home place on A Street. She also had a talent for art and rug making, and felt crossword puzzles increased her knowledge. She loved her self-proclaimed title of "Queen Elizabeth" and enjoyed having visits with everyone. Many of her younger years were spent taking care of nieces and nephews.
     Fondly known as "Aunt Liz," she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews of her deceased siblings, Ewell (Jack) Moler, Madeline Virts, Howard (Chum) Moler, Maxine Zimmerman and J. Frederick (Bumps) Moler; special nieces and nephews, Duane and Lee Smith, Nancy Virts, Regina Bayne, Marcella and Dick Boone, Bonny and John Wenner, and Mark and Emily Moler and their families, who found numerous ways to honor her and enjoy her sense of humor. These include Ritchie, Bryan and Michael Veverka, with whom she resided during her last several years; and special memories shared by Mary Gayle Domer and children, Coady, Abigayle and Matthew Domer and family, Nikki, Lee and Ryan; Mindy, Tim, Christine and Courtney Niles; Teri, Heather and Ashley Alva; Susan, Donn, Matthew and Katy Miller; Chris, Jim, Daniel and Joshua Chevalier; Lynne, Barry, Philip and Dorothy Muirhead; Debbie, Danny, Daniel, Jeffrey and Andrew Crabb; Amy and Steve Dinges; and Danny and Jennifer Wenner.
     Her survivors include her granddaughter, Karon Voyles Patsch of Rowlett, Texas; and two great-granddaughters, Layson White and Caden Voyles, also of Texas; and a stepdaughter, Shirley Utterback.
Elizabeth was predeceased by stepsons, Jack and Gene Wheeler; and nephews, Arlette Zimmerman and Noel Virts; and by Gary Virts, who was her guide and comfort whenever she needed him. Through her 96 years, Elizabeth felt she was the "jolly one" of the family and will be greatly missed.

     A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Stauffer Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Chevalier officiating.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Smith, Tony Wheeler, Mark Moler and Dick Boone. Pallbearers will be Donn Miller, Matthew Domer, Bryan Veverka, Michael Veverka, Barry Muirhead and Jeffrey Crabb.

Mr. David Keith Sparrow Class 1978
As originally published on Sunday, October 11, 2009.

Mr. David Keith Sparrow, 49, of Brunswick, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia.
     Keith was the beloved son of the Rev. David and Mrs. Gladys Sparrow; brother of the Rev. Dr. Cassandra Sparrow; loving father of LaCheyna "C.C." Sparrow, and David Keith Sparrow II;, and grandfather of Christa Natalia. He is also survived by Terry Sparrow; and a host of other family and friends.
     Born March 20, 1960, in Franklin, Va., Keith graduated from Brunswick High School, class of 1978. He enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly thereafter and was honorably discharged in 1981. After his military service, he found his life's passion in real estate, world travel, jazz music, fishing, auto racing and sports cars.
          At Keith's request, there will be no viewing; interment will be private. 
     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Maranatha Community Church of God, 123 Byte Drive, Frederick.
          Floral tributes are welcome and may be delivered to Resthaven Memorial Gardens prior to 10 a.m. Thursday.
     Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody, P.A., Frederick.

James "Jerry" Russell Pearrell Jr. Class 1946

     James "Jerry" Russell Pearrell Jr., 80, of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was born July 4, 1929, in Knoxville, and was the son of the late James R. Pearrell Sr. and Edith Wisner Pearrell.
      He was the retired postmaster at the Brunswick post office and worked at the Brunswick Citgo station.
He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church.
     He also was a member of Brunswick Lions Club, Brunswick Lodge No. 191 A.F. & A.M., Knights of Pythias and the Brunswick Fire Co.
     He is survived by his wife of 59 years, E. Mae Pearrell, at home; one son, Ronald Demory and wife, Dottie, of Frederick; three brothers, Johnny Pearrell of Brunswick, Richard Pearrell and David Pearrell, both of Knoxville; two grandsons, Chris Demory of Arlington, Va., and Wesley Demory of Columbia; two great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Angie Pearrell of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He was preceded in death by three sons, David, Larry and Mark Pearrell; one sister, Ernestine Reynolds; and one brother, Owen Baker Pearrell.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with the Rev. Vicky Starnes officiating. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the funeral home. The Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Theresa A. Thompson (Sheppard)  Class 1939
As originally published on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

     Theresa A. Sheppard, 87, on the morning of Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, left her earthly dwelling and took up residence in her mansion prepared for her by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her eternity of peace, rest and bliss has begun.
     Theresa was born on Aug. 19, 1922, to Melvin and Virginia Hull Thompson. She was married to the late Orbie S. Sheppard. After graduation from Brunswick High School in 1939, she worked at National Savings and Trust in Washington. She worked for a time at the bank in Brunswick, the YMCA, White's grocery store and the Potomac Furniture Co. Her most cherished job was that of secretary to the First Baptist Church in Brunswick. She worked there for 18 years until her retirement in 2006 at the age of 84.
     Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sisters, Susie Fravel, Irene Harper and Helen Eshbaugh, as well as her brother, "Bud" Thompson. She is survived by one sister, Betty Grove.
Also surviving are her sons, Larry and his wife, Sandra, of Burkittsville, and Gary and his wife, Karen, of Bronson, Mich. She has left behind two grandchildren, Stephanie Sheppard Halling and husband, Chris, of Burkittsville, and Kimberly Sheppard Southern of Battlefield, Mich. In addition, she has five great-grandchildren. They are Dalton, Madison, Wyatt, Tanner and Cole. She will be missed by special nieces, Pat Eshbaugh and Joann Keller as well as many other nieces, nephews and dear friends.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at the funeral home with interment at Lovettsville Union Cemetery with Pastor Mark Edwards officiating

Mrs. Joan "Billie" Stine (Long) Class 1952
As originally published on Sunday, September 27, 2009.

Joan Elaine "Billie" Stine Long, 75, of Knoxville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at her residence.
     She was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Brunswick and was the daughter of the late William E. Stine and Dorothy Donovan Stine. She was a retired drug abuse administrator with the Maryland State Health Department. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick. She was graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1952. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Women of the Moose Chapter 660 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 1136, both of Brunswick.
      She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Franklin P. Long Sr., at home; two sons, Michael Welty of Philadelphia, Pa., and Joseph Welty of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Billie Joan Welty and Jesse Muse Welty; and a cousin, Marylu LaPole Manning of Baltimore.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with Pastor Noni Sigler officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Middletown.
      The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home
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Mrs. Diane Cannon (Wagner)  Class 1958
As originally published on Saturday, September 19, 2009.

Mrs. Diane Cannon Wagner, 69, of Leesburg , Va. , died on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at her home surrounded by loved ones.   
     She was born Saturday, July 13, 1940, in Brunswick . She was a daughter of the late Charles Cannon and the late Mildred Brown Cannon.
 Mrs. Wagner was a graduate of Brunswick High School in 1958. She retired form C&P Telephone Company in 1992 after 35 years. She was a member of Purcellville Baptist Church .
     She is survived by her husband of 47 years, George A. "Buddy" Wagner.
Also surviving is her son, Mr. George A. "J.R." Wagner and daughter-in-law, Tammy, of Leesburg; her brother, Charles Cannon and Frances of Lovettsville, Va.; sisters, Rita and Joe Anderson of Frederick and Lorraine and Walter Morries of Baltimore; two grandchildren, Jay Allen Wagner and April L. Stanley; and five great-grandchildren.
     The family will receive friends from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, Va.
 Graveside services and interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Va., with Dr. David Janney officiating.
     Those who wish to attend, should meet at 2 p.m. at the funeral home and process to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care, 8245 Boone Blvd., Suite 401 , Vienna , VA 22182 ; or to Purcellville Baptist Church , 601 Yaxley Drive , Purcellville , Va.

Ms. Theresa Mahilda Doris Phillips (Reynolds) Class 1934
As originally published on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

Theresa Mahilda Doris Reynolds, 94, of Brunswick , passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at Northampton Manor Health Care Center in Frederick .

      Born in Brunswick , Sept. 3, 1915, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Ruby E. Simons Phillips.

Theresa was the oldest charter member of the Faith Baptist Church and the last of her immediate family. She lived a long and happy life by surrounding herself with the love of her family and many friends.
     She is survived by three children, Raymond B. Reynolds and wife, Pat, of Alexandria, Va., Sue A. Kubat and husband, Bill, of Knoxville and Jerry M. Reynolds of Frederick; six loving grandchildren, Amy Pence of Vienna, Va., Kate White of Alabama, Joel Reynolds of Arkansas, Ryan Reynolds of Hagerstown, Emily Reynolds of Brunswick and Mark Kubat of Baltimore. She is blessed by 11 beautiful great-grandchildren, Charlie and Ben Pence, Brigid White, Rachel, Luke, and Eli Reynolds, Rylee and Rowan Nelson, Hayden and Haley Reynolds and Phoebe Painter-Kubat.
     She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Melva Everhart, Mary Ambrose, Viola Arvin, Daisy Phillips, Thelma Goladay, Dorothy Phillips, and Maxine Langley and one brother, Allen Phillips. She is survived by many of their children, who will miss her very much. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Josephine Stair.
     The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 19. A funeral service will follow at 12:15 p.m. with Rev. Joel Reynolds officiating at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road , Brunswick .
     Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Park Heights Cemetery , Brunswick , with Rev. Ed Jordan will officiate.

Miss Margaret Crenell Mulkey Class 1942
As originally published on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

     Miss Margaret Crenell Mulkey, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Golden Living Health Care Center, Frederick. Born May 27, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Ralph A. Mulkey and the late Margaret Geneva Myers.
     A graduate of Brunswick High School , Class of 1942, Miss Mulkey attended Temple Business College . She was employed by the State Department for 12 years. Afterwards she joined the Foreign Service. Her posts included Italy , England , France and Egypt . Her love of England took her back to England for another 12 years while working with the Central Bureau for Visits and Exchanges. Returning to the States, she worked at the National Parks and Conservation and then for the Housing Authority. Margaret then returned to England for another seven years. She loved to travel and visit with her many good friends.
     Miss Mulkey is survived by cousin, Earskon Myers Jr. and his wife, Edna, of Brunswick and their sons, Earskon Myers III (Trey) and Alexander Myers (Blake); cousin, Donald Ray Mulkey of Arlington, Va. and cousin, Wayne Davis of Fountain Inn, S.C.
     All funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by Keeney and Basford, P.A., Funeral Home, Frederick . Online condolences may be shared with the family at KeeneyBasford.com

Mr. Samuel Newton Himes Class 1948
As originally published on Sunday, September 13, 2009.

     Mr. Samuel Newton Himes, born Oct. 22, 1930, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

     Sam worked at the Washington railroad terminal then the B&O and CSX Railroad in Brunswick as an electrician for 44 years. He served in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Infantry Division, 72nd Tank Battalion, during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

       He attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church . He was a life member of the VFW, the American Legion and the NRA.
  He leaves behind a wife of 58 years, Evelyn Reynolds Himes. He is also survived by three children, Samuel Himes Jr. and wife, Kim, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Marty Himes and wife, Earlene, of Knoxville, and Deena Wisner, also of Knoxville; grandchildren, Bruce Himes and wife, Karen, Dan Wisner, Derek Wisner, Dean Wisner, Darby Wisner (all four of the Wisner grandchildren are currently serving in the U.S. Army) and Samuel Himes III; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Williamson of Middletown.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton Clay and Lauretta Himes; a sister, Estella Appleby; and a granddaughter, Michele Himes.
  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave. , Brunswick . Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church , 3346 Gapland Road , Rohrersville. Pastor Wendell McClellan will officiate. Interment will follow in Brownsville Cemetery .


Mrs. Donna Sue Wetnight (Wilson) 
Class 1965
As originally published on Saturday, August 22, 2009.

     Donna Sue Wilson, 62, of Knoxville , passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at her residence.
Born April 11, 1947, she was the daughter of the late John Douglas Wetnight and Mary Frances Russell Wetnight.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brunswick.
She was a retired paralegal.
     She is survived by one son, Robert Wilson and wife, Stacey; one grandson, Tyler Wilson, all of Keedeysville; and one aunt, Eleanora Russell of Brunswick . Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road , Brunswick , with the Rev. Mark Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens , Frederick .
     The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Mr. Robert G. "Bob" Foster Sr. Class 1948
As originally published on Friday, August 21, 2009.

 
     Robert G. "Bob" Foster Sr., 78, of Martinsburg , W.Va. , died at home surrounded by family Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009.
Born Nov. 13, 1930, in Brunswick , he was the son of the late Charles Keyser "Bud" Foster Jr. and Clara Katherine (Shull) Foster.
     In his youth, Mr. Foster was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Brunswick , where he was baptized and confirmed. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg for more than 50 years. Bob graduated from Brunswick High School , Class of 1948. His football career was cut short when he broke one leg in the first game of his junior year and the other leg in the first game of his senior year. These mishaps did not diminish his lifelong love of sports, although they did lead him to prefer baseball. The Baltimore Orioles were his team of choice, and as a young man, he and his brother used their family train pass to follow the team to away games in various cities.
     Mr. Foster was employed by the B & O Railroad as a crew dispatcher from 1948 through 1961 and he maintained an interest in B & O memorabilia throughout his life. After leaving the railroad, he worked for the 3M Company until his retirement in 1987. Bob had an excellent memory for details and his 3M coworkers continued to consult him by telephone on product standards after his official retirement.
     Bob was an officer of the 3M retirement club, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a bingo caller at Heartland Nursing Home. He was a volunteer with Martinsburg City Hospital and with Hospice of the Panhandle for 25 years.
     Mr. Foster enjoyed trivia and was a fan of "Jeopardy!" He was fond of black-and-white movies from the '30s through the '50s. He was known for his quick wit and his mastery of the one-liner. Bob appreciated big band music so much that he took clarinet lessons in order to play "Red Roses for a Blue Lady." Over the years Bob owned several cats, all named Tom, and three Boston Terriers. He enjoyed wildlife, particularly deer, and in his own backyard he fed squirrels and birds. He liked to walk and often ran errands on foot.
     He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Meta Hope (Foster) Foster; one daughter, Roberta Gayle (Steven) Wennerstrom of Heathrow, Fla.; two sons, Robert Gary Jr. of Martinsburg and Rodney Glenn of Middletown; grandchildren, Jessica Andruss (Brian Campbell), Jason (Liz) Foster, Elizabeth Wennerstrom and Alex Foster; and one great-grandchild; a brother, David C. Foster of San Francisco, CA; former daughter in-law, Kelly Foster of Frederick; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
     He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Freitas and a brother, Alan L. Foster.
The family will receive guests and visitors from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg , W.Va.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Monsignor Fryer at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church and followed by a luncheon. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Hebron Cemetery , Winchester , Va.


Mr. Richard Myers Class 1975

As originally published on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
 

 Richard Myers, 52, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital . He was the son of the late, Alvin L. and Olive M. Myers.
     Born in Frederick , Nov. 17, 1956, Mr. Myers lived in Brownsville , Washington County. Mr. Myers was predeceased by a brother, Allen L. Myers.
 Mr. Myers was a farm worker and graduated from Brunswick High School , Class of 1975.
     Mr. Myers is survived by two brothers, Robert Myers of Brownsville and Terry Myers of Keedysville.
 Mr. Myers has donated his body to the medical field to help others.
     The family will hold a memorial for Richard at a later date

Mr. Joe Kelley Class 1941
As originally published on Thursday, June 18, 2009.

Mr. Joe Benjamin Kelley, 86, of Middletown , passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Vindabona Nursing Home. He was 86 years old.
      He was predeceased by his wife, Aileen Michael Kelley in August 2006; one brother, Hewes Davis Kelley (Pat) and his wife, Miriam; and one nephew, Jay Patrick Kelley.
Born Nov. 24, 1922, in Brunswick , he was the son of the late Hewes Patrick Kelley and Mary Amanda Kelley. He was a graduate of the Old Brunswick High School , Class of 1941. He was married to Aileen in July 1943 and remained married for 63 years, devotedly caring for his wife after her stroke.
      He retired from the B & O and Chessie Railroad System with 41 years of service from September of 1941 to November of 1982. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army from Feb. 18, 1943 to Oct. 19, 1945 and was honored with the Purple Heart Commendation for the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church of Greater Brunswick.
     He loved working in his shop, drawing and printing, flying his airplane, reading, and spending time with his family. He was a simple, quiet man, a devoted husband, cherished father and grandfather. He is survived by his only son, Michael Hewes Kelley of Jefferson and his wife, Susan Poole Kelley; two granddaughters, Tracey Kelley Franklin and husband, Michael Franklin, of Middletown, and Tina Kelley Bennett and husband, John Bennett, of Frederick; two great-granddaughters, Kaylee Marie Franklin and Danica Rae Bennett; one sister-in-law, Eloise Summers of Berryville, Va.; one niece, Sandra Baker and husband, Maniel, of Berryville, Va.; great-nephews and -nieces, Scott and Chad Baker of Va., Jacob Hewes Kelley, Jessica Kelley Dankmeyer and Laura Elizabeth Kelley of Hagerstown; and very dear friends and neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Guyton of Middletown.
     A private viewing and funeral services will be arranged by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick .
Internment will be in the Park Heights Cemetery , Brunswick

Mr. Elmer Bowers Jr. Class 1936
As originally published on Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

Mr. Elmer Eugene Bowers Jr. "Gene," 89, of Frederick , passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at his home. He was the  husband of Margaret Mae Bowers.
     Born Nov. 5, 1919, in Point of Rocks, he was the son of the late Elmer Eugene Sr., and Lilly May Hickman Bowers, and stepson of the late Catherine Reed Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was an active member of the Brookhill United Methodist Church and a former member of the Bethany Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday School for 33 years. He was a graduate of Brunswick High School and served his country during World War II in the U. S. Army, having received the "Certificate of Merit" for the European Theater of Operations and reached the rank of Sergeant Major. He was a life member of the American Legion Stedman-Keenen Post 96, Brunswick , and a past member of the Brunswick Rotary Club. Gene went to work for Litten Chevrolet Sales in Brunswick after graduating from high school. He worked there until the 1970s and then was employed for Renn Pontiac for a short time. He further worked and retired from the Frederick County Department of Motor Vehicles Motor Pool. Gene's passion was God, family and baseball. He played baseball in the Maryland State League until he was almost 40. He coached little league, Babe Ruth league and was a player agent. He never missed watching an Orioles game.
     In addition to his loving wife, Margaret, of 65 years, Gene is survived by a son, Gary Eugene Bowers and wife, Linda, of Casper , Wyo. ; a daughter, Cheryl Ann "Sherry" Stull of Frederick ; two grandchildren, Wayne Eugene "Wes" Stull of Frederick and Jaime Michele Bowers and husband, Jason Freedman, of Owings Mills; and a sister, Janet Wine and husband, Francis. He will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews, Kitty Crum, OJ Keller IV, Frances Mills, Richard C. Bowers Jr., Tim Wine, Kristi Burr, Jeanie Wine and Nancy.
     Mr. Bowers was preceded in death by his twin brother, Richard C. Bowers; niece, Brenda Lane Jordan; half sisters, Ann Pence and Otho J. Keller; and half brother, James Hickman Walter.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Keeney and Basford, P.A., Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St. , Frederick . Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, at the Brookhill United Methodist Church , Frederick . The Rev. Dr. Conrad O. Link will officiate. Interment will be at the Resthaven Memorial Garden , Frederick .
     Pall bearers for services will be Wes Stull, Jeff Stull, Jason Freedman, Nick Stevens, Gene Horner and Dave Douglas

Ms. Louise Carter Class of 1974
As originally published on Friday, June 5, 2009.

     Ms. Louise Elizabeth "Jitter" Carter, 52, of Brunswick , entered into eternal rest at her home on Wednesday, June 3, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her lifelong companion, Chester Jenkins; her father, Parker J. Carter; and a brother-in-law, Kevin Brawner.
     She is survived by daughters, Crystal Jenkins of Hagerstown and Shani Jenkins of Brunswick . She will be fondly remembered by her only grandchild, Nathan Harbin.
In addition to her children, she is survived by her mother, Hazel M. Carter; four brothers, Ronald Carter of Knoxville, Kent Carter of Charles Town, W.Va., Edward Carter of Brunswick and Jeffrey Carter of Charles Town, W.Va.; and two sisters, Carolyn and Edward Eury of Brunswick and Ruth Brawner of Ranson, W.Va. She will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
     Louise spent her entire life in Brunswick . She was a 1974 graduate of Brunswick High School . She was employed by Fairchild and Airpax before starting her career in food service with Frederick County Public Schools. She worked at Brunswick High School through her eight years of employment. She also worked part time at the Brunswick American Legion.
     Her personal time was spent with Chester , her companion and best friend of 28 years. Together, they were loving and devoted parents to their two daughters. Louise also had tremendous pride and joy for being a "nanny" to her grandson, Nathan, which was obvious to anyone who knew her. Throughout her life, she was inseparable with her mother and loving sisters, who always remained by her side.
     Her hobbies included playing bingo with her mother, going on family outings and spending time at her summer home in Riverbend.
 Friends and family will be received at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick , followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Roland England will officiate. Interment will be held at Brownsville Heights Cemetery

Mr. Richard Clevenger Class 2001
As originally published on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

 Richard Lewis Clevenger "Richie," 25, of Lovettsville , Va. , died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his residence. Born Sept. 16, 1983, in Ranson , W.Va. , he was the son of Robert E. and Sharon L. Clevenger.
     Richie was a 2001 graduate of Brunswick High School where he attended vocational masonry and brickwork classes at Frederick Community College . He was employed at many different places, including Sam's Machine Shop, Classic Plumbing, JHG, Metropolitan Environment, Bob's Garage and Moore Excavating. He loved working on cars and had an uncanny ability to learn things more quickly than most. Richie was a very special son who would give unconditionally to anyone. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.
     In addition to his parents, Richie is survived by his stepmother, Jackie Clevenger; brother, Daniel A. Stauffer of Point of Rocks; and sister, Milinda Clevenger and her boyfriend, Sherman M. Martin, of Ranson, W.Va.; as well as stepsisters, Linda Jackson of Boonsboro and Michele Dove of Indiana. In addition to his many other family members, he is also survived by his grandmother, Constance Horn of Point of Rocks; uncles, Earl R. Clevenger and family, Homer Horn Jr. and family, Jess Horn and family and Robert Dove; niece, Anessa J. Stauffer; and nephew, Chris Dove "Little Richie." He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Homer F. Horn Sr. and Richard C. Clevenger.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Keeney and Basford, P.A., Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St. , Frederick . Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home, with Pastor Edward Hartman officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Stauffer, Milinda Clevenger, Danny Hoffman, Sherman Martin, Michael Horn, Ricky Beall and Jim Delaplaine. Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Horn, Matthew Horn, Robert Clevenger and Patsy Weedon. Interment will be in St. Paul 's Episcopal Cemetery, Point of Rocks.


Mrs. Roma Marlene Carey (Gordon) Class 1952
As originally published on Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

Roma Marlene Gordon, 74, of Brunswick , passed away on Monday, May 11, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital .
     Born Oct. 7, 1934, in Brunswick , she was the daughter of the late Howard Joseph Carey and the late Hazel Maude D'ascenzio.
She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Brunswick .
     She was a Brunswick Elementary School aide and a teller at F&M Bank in Brunswick
 Mrs. Gordon was a graduate of Brunswick High School , Class of 1952, and attended Strayer College in Washington , D.C. She helped start Learn 'n Play at First United Methodist Church, and was very active with church, school, museums, the blood mobile, as a Den mother and a Frederick County homemaker. She was a charter member of the Lioness Club and a member of Brunswick No. 97 Order of the Eastern Star, and AARP.
     She is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Gordon, whom she married on Nov. 27, 1954, at the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick; two sons, Kevin Douglas Gordon and wife, Eileen and George Kendall Gordon and wife, Karen, all of Jefferson; two grandsons, G. Kendall Gordon II and Nicholas Joseph Gordon; one granddaughter, Jamie Blair Gordon; and one great-grandson, Blaine Jackson Gordon.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road , Brunswick . Rev. Vicky Starnes and Pastor Noni Sigler will officiate. Interment will be in Lovettsville Union Cemetery .
     Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the funeral home

Miss Jeanette Caniford Class of 1992
As originally published on Monday, June 2, 2008.

     Miss Jeanette D. Caniford, 34, of Hagerstown , died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at her mother's home in West Virginia .
She is survived by her special friend, Frank Boward.
     Born Feb. 27, 1974 in Frederick , she was the daughter of Patti Hawes Mumaw and husband, Donald, and the late Robert P. Caniford.
     Jeannette was a manager at Citi Mortgage. She was a member of the V.F.W Post #3522, the American Legion Auxiliary Post #71 and the Red Feather Tribe #59. She enjoyed collecting baskets and scrapbooking.
     In addition to her mother and special friend, she is survived by her twin sister, Joanne Caniford Howe and husband, Jonathan of Fairfield, Pa.; her niece and nephew, Janel and Jarrett Howe of Fairfield; uncles, Earl F. Caniford of Martinsburg, Charles Caniford and wife, Carol of Charles Town, Archie Caniford of Ranson, Donald Caniford of Charles Town, Kenneth Hawes and wife, Cindy of Ranson; and aunt, Deborah Free and husband, Charles of Brunswick. Many cousins also survive.  
     She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Patsy and Fletcher Dellinger and John Hawes Sr.; paternal grandparents, Ethel and Earl Caniford; and her uncle, John Hawes Jr.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick, where services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday, June 4, with Rev. George Earle officiating.
     Pallbearers will be Frank Boward, Ron Rutherford, Jim Joyce, Ronnie Lowe, Jerry Ebersole and Matt Domer.
Interment Park Heights Cemetery , Brunswick

Mrs. Anna Foreback HM (Dawson) Class 1948    
As originally published on Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

Anna Louise Dawson, 78, of Brunswick , passed away on Monday, April 27, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital .
     She was born March 18, 1931, in Brunswick , the daughter of the late William Henry Foreback and Adlai Willis Foreback.
She was a retired manager from Patricia's Florist in Brunswick and also an aide at Brunswick Elementary School .
     She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick . She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Steadman-Kennan Post No. 96 of the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136 and the Women of the Moose Chapter No. 660.
     She is survived by two daughters, Linda Lucas and husband, Ray Jr., of Frederick, Lou Ann Garvey and husband, Tom, of Lancaster, Pa.; three sons, Robert Dawson Jr. and wife, Cathey, of Brunswick, Roger Dawson and wife, DeAnna, of Brunswick and Ryan Dawson and wife, Rosemary, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one sister, Helen Minnich of Brunswick; one brother, Donald Foreback of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by caregivers, Joy Houck, Bonnie Byrd and Larry Stitely.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Dawson Sr.; two sons, Richard Dawson and Randy Dawson; three brothers, Howard, Charles, and Robert Foreback; and fianc?, Owen Baker Pearrell.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Bethany Lutheran Church , Brunswick . Pastor Andrea Ernest will officiate. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery , Brunswick .
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 1, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road , Brunswick .
Pallbearers will be Robert Dawson III, Richard Dawson II, Michael Dawson, Seth Dawson, Kenneth Dawson, David McCormick and Bernard Quesada. Honorary pallbearer will be Ryan Dawson Jr.

Ms. Mary Henderson  Class 1976
As originally published on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

     Ms. Mary Marguerite Henderson, 51, of Burkittsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital
 Born in Frederick County on Feb. 6, 1958, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mabel Weedon Henderson.
     She was a member of the Mount Zion AME Church , Knoxville , and assisted with the Lord's kitchen at the church and was a graduate of Brunswick High School .
 She is survived by one son, Michael Henderson and wife, Mary, of Hagerstown; one granddaughter, Sierra Henderson; eight brothers and sisters, Roy Henderson of Burkittsville, Daniel Henderson and friend, Pat, of Hagerstown, David Henderson and friend, Sharon, of Burkittsville, Van Allen and wife, Patricia, of Frederick, Richard Henderson and wife, Bonnie, of Petersville, Hilda Smith of Berlin, N.J., Virginia King and husband, Thomas, of Hagerstown, Betty Weedon and husband, Maurice, of Frederick; and a maternal friend, Barbara Terry Koroma of Lanham. She is also survived by the following aunts and uncles, Christine Ambush, Bessie Holliman and Uncle Gene, Virginia Simms, Roxie Weedon, Uncle Richard and Uncle Cornelius. She was taking care of her loving uncle, Uncle Richard, at the time of her death. She is also survived by many cousins and friends.
     She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Bailey Henderson.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, from Mount Zion AME Church , 202 Jefferson Pike in Knoxville . The Rev. Jonathan Davis will officiate. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
     Interment will be made in the AME cemetery in Burkittsville.  

She was a friend and I would like it to be known and not forgotten about Mary's death...thanks Curtis...Rhonda

Mr. Paul Matthew Gaither Class 1995
As originally published on Sunday, April 19, 2009.
  

Paul Matthew "Matt" Gaither, 31, of Knoxville , Md. , died Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Nashville , Tenn. He was the husband of Takako E. Gaither.
     He was born July 25, 1977, in Maryland , a son of Paul and Susie Gaither. He graduated from Brunswick High School , Frostburg State University and the University of Maryland , Baltimore School of Law.
He is survived by his wife, Takako E. Gaither; parents, Paul and Susie Gaither, all of Knoxville , Md. ; and brother, Michael Gaither of North Carolina . He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Elsie Lucas; and paternal grandparents, Delphey and Betty Gaither, all of Brunswick
     He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bo Lucas.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at New Hope United Methodist Church , 7 S. Maryland Ave. , Brunswick . There will be no viewing.
     Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. George E. Earle Jr.
Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick

Ms. Bettymae Sine Class 1953
As originally published on Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

     Ms. Bettymae L. A. Sine, 74, of Brunswick , formerly of Middletown , died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Northampton Manor Nursing Center , Frederick .
 Born Jan. 7, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Sine. 
     Ms. Sine was a retired worker for both the Washington , D.C. , and Maryland state governments.
Surviving are brothersDonald W. Sine of Belleair Bluff , Fla. , and Douglas L. Sine of Walkersville; a sister, Virginia Hedges of Silver Spring; as well as her longtime companion, Robert Wheeler of Brunswick ; special friends, Sam and Vivian Hughes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ms. Sine was preceded in death by brothers Chester L. Sine and Charles W. Sine Jr., and sisters Anne L. Tresek and Ethel J. Sine.
     Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799 , Frederick , MD 21702 .
Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick .

Ms. Jean Caniford (Carper) Class 1944
As originally published on Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

Ms. Jean Lucille Carper, 81, of Harpers Ferry , W.Va. , passed away Monday, April 13, 2009, at home.
     Born June 15, 1927, in Brunswick , she was the daughter of the late William Lee and Edna Louise Cummings Caniford.
She was of the Episcopal faith.
     Ms. Carper worked as a financial analyst for Tracor Applied Sciences Inc. She was a member of the Charles Town, W.Va., Loyal Order Women of the Moose No. 1028; American Legion Post No. 71; VFW Post No. 3522; and Ranson Senior Center. She was the first female pin setter at the Brunswick Bowling Alley; an avid reader and enjoyed bingo and bowling.
     She is survived by one son, Michael L. Wetzel of Columbia, S.C.; three daughters, Sharon L. Cogle of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Peggy A. Coates and husband, Junior, of Brunswick, and Jojean "Jay" Poma and husband, Willy, of Charles Town, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Shari Lopez, Billy Cogle, Tandrea Coates, Ashley Poma, Trey Coates and Zachary Poma; six great-grandchildren, Justin, Julia and Jace Lopez, Warren, Samantha and Madison Cogle; one brother, James Caniford and wife, Janice, of Boca Raton, Fla.; close friend, Vicky Henry and friend and caregiver, Ardalia "Daley" Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and William Caniford and sisters, Geraldine and Helen Caniford.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Victor F. Lawson officiating. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery , Brunswick . The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the funeral home.
In addition to flowers, the family requests donations be made to Jefferson County C.O.A. Senior Center , 103 W. Fifth Ave. , Ranson , WV 25438 or a charity of one's choice.   

Mrs. Helen Roby (Gaither) Class 1934
As originally published on Sunday, August 26, 2007.


Mrs. Helen E. Gaither, 89, of Brunswick , died Friday, August 24, 2007 at the Washington County Hospital , Hagerstown . She was the wife of Norman "Johnny" Gaither.
     Born August 25, 1917 in Frederick , she was the daughter of the late James Parkinson and Barbara Eckerd Roby.
Mrs. Gaither was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brunswick , where she taught Sunday School and was choir director. She was President of the Brunswick High School Class of 1934, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Frederick Chapter #79, as grand representative of the state of Maryland to other states. Helen enjoyed playing the piano, the organ and baking. She loved spending time with her family and especially shopping with her daughter.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Barbara Desiderio and husband George of Falls Church, Va. ; her devoted niece, Jo Ellen Fisher and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Franklin Roby and her sister Mary Payne.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, August 27, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Avenue , Brunswick , where services will be held

Douglas Conner Class 1951
Deceased 3/3/2009 Maggie Valley, NC

Douglas M. Conner, 75, of Maggie Valley passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Haywood Regional Medical Center . He was born in Frederick County, Md., June 6, 1933, to the late Willie Monroe Conner and Marie Hester Myers.
     He had a lifelong career in the military, serving until his retirement in the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard. After his retirement he made his home in Maggie Valley .
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Morningstar Conner, and two nephews.
     He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy, and her husband, David Watson, of Mission Hills , Calif. ; three sisters, Delores Elaine Brawner of Brunswick , Md. , Patsy Joyce Reynolds of Brunswick , Md. and Shirley Irene Behnke of Texas ; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., tonight, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery .


Harold Wayne (Slick) Summers Class 1952
Deceased 3/18/2009 Franklin, IN

March 19, 2009

Harold W. Summers Passed away March 18, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital following a lengthy illness. Harold was born in Brunswick, Maryland January 29, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Blanche Summers, brother Gene, and first wife Jean. In his younger years Harold was active in all types of sports, especially basketball and baseball. After high school he played baseball for Brunswick of the Maryland State League. Harold was employed at the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Frederick, Maryland for three years. Following his employment with Coca Cola, Harold was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Brunswick as a yard clerk. Harold was drafted in to the Army in August 1956. He completed basic and advanced training at Fort Jackson, SC. He married the former Jean Ford in December 1956. Harold and Jean had three sons, Michael, Johnny and Terry. Harold remained in the Army for 23 years, retiring in August 1979. Harold was a member of the American Legion in Franklin, IN, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6978, Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple. Harold was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Wurzburg, Germany in March 1965. He transferred his membership to Mystic Circle Lodge in 1967. He transferred his membership to Franklin Lodge #107 after moving to the Indiana Masonic Home in 1992. Harold married the former Carole Walker of Indianapolis on April 2, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Carole, sons Michael, Johnny and Terry, stepchildren Tammy Brown, Cindy Bradley, Sherry Tavis, Brian Bradley and Donald Walker. Visitation will be Friday, March 20, 2009 from 4:00-7:00pm in Ransford Chapel at the Indiana Masonic Home with the Masonic service at 7:00pm. Harold will be laid to rest at Washington Park East Cemetery on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 10:00am with graveside services and military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center – Washington Park East.

 
Mrs. Shirley Marken (Heath) Class 1957

As originally published on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

Shirley Ann Marken (Heath), 69, of Knoxville , passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at her residence.
     She was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Brunswick , and was the daughter of the late Samuel M. Marken and Catherine Fisher Marken.
She was a retired assistant manager with the B&O Railroad at Brunswick .
     She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Brunswick.
She was a lifelong member and two-term past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 1136. She enjoyed time spent at the Eagles and traveling with them. She enjoyed playing cards with the Queen's Anne and will be greatly missed. She also enjoyed playing bingo.
     She is survived by one daughter, Terry Miller and companion, David Smith, of Brunswick; one son, Samuel Heath and companion, Pat Sandy, of Brunswick; two grandchildren, Jessica Hines and husband, Tony, of Knoxville and Lisa Heath of Brunswick; two dearly loved great-grandchildren, Anthony "TJ" Hines Jr. and Elizabeth Hines; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Lon Beatty Heath; one sister, Marthaline "Bobby" Hughes; two brothers, Oatha "Oakie" Marken and James "Jimmie" Marken; and lifelong companion, Elwood "Dutch" Miller.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Order of the Eagles, Central Avenue , Brunswick .
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ladies Auxiliary, FOE 1136, P. O. Box 26 , Brunswick , MD 21716 .
     Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road , Brunswick

Mr. Norman Haller Class 1943
As originally published on Monday, February 16, 2009.

  Mr. Norman "Monk" Haller, 84, of Knoxville , died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital . He was the husband of the late Bertha Best Haller, who died in 1996.
Born June 27, 1924 in Frederick , he was the son of the late Amos Benjamin Laurence and Katherine Angevine Haller.
Mr. Haller served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Eagles # 1136, a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion Brunswick. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed dancing and bingo.
     He was a member of the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Jefferson.
Surviving is a daughter, Rae Haller, of Frederick; son, Jay Haller and his wife, Lynn, also of Frederick; grandchildren, Ed Lobo and wife, Melissa, and Samantha and Christopher Haller; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Jay Lobo. 
     Mr. Haller was preceded in death by a brother, William Haller and a sister, Ethel "Pat" Barger.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave. , Brunswick . Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home. Reverend Tim May will officiate. Interment will follow in Brownsville Cemetery .

Mrs. Rita Virginia Gaither (Webber) Class 1941
As originally published on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

     Mrs. Rita Virginia Webber, 85, of Brunswick , died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital . She was the wife of the late Millard Phillips Webber, who died May 17, 1956.
  Born April 16, 1923, in Brunswick , she was the daughter of the late Paul William and Mamie Ruth Barger Gaither.
Mrs. Webber retired from the National Geographic Society in 1988. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brunswick , where she was a Sunday School teacher.
      Mrs. Webber is survived by two daughters, Sharon N. Good of Brunswick, and Janie W. Shafer and husband, John, of Knoxville; two grandsons, Erik M. Good of Martinsburg and Millard Wesley Shafer of Knoxville; two brothers, Norman "Johnny" Gaither, and Paul Delphy Gaither and wife, Betty, both of Brunswick; two sisters, Pauline M. Leach of Silver Spring, and Doris Cannon of Frederick; sister-in-law, Charlotte Gaither of Brunswick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Capt. Jennifer J. Shafer Odom; son-in-law, Earl L. Good Jr.; brothers, Benjamin D. Gaither, Harold D. Gaither and Kenneth W. Gaither; and sisters, Freda N. Shriver and June R. Keller.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave. , Brunswick . Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home.
     Interment will be in Brownsville Cemetery .
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church , 3 E. A St. , Brunswick , MD 21716

Mrs. Gloria Eileen Cornelius (Merriman) Class 1938
As originally published on Thursday, February 5, 2009.

Gloria Eileen Merriman, 87, of Brunswick , passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital .
     She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Brunswick and was the daughter of the late Lewis H. Cornelius and Daisy Russell Cornelius.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick .
     She is survived by one son, George M. Merriman Jr. and wife, Katie, of Breckenridge, Colo.; one brother, L.H. Cornelius Jr. and wife, Veta, of Glen Burnie; one granddaughter, Kelli Lombard and husband, Aaron, of Durango, Colo.; one grandson, George M. Merriman and wife, Jennifer, of Boulder, Colo.; great-granddaughter, Remley Elizabeth Merriman; devoted daughter-in-law, Diane Merriman of Brunswick; best friend, Betty Reynolds of Brunswick; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, George Merriman Sr., in 1961, and seven brothers and sisters. 
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at Grace Episcopal Church, 114 E. "A" St., Brunswick . Fr. Frank Fortkamp will officiate.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 114 E. "A" St., Brunswick, MD 21716 or Brunswick Jr. Baseball, c/o Mike Tome, 206 Fourth Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716.
Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick .

Mrs. Phyllis Ann Hughes (Thompson) Class 1952
As originally published on Thursday, February 5, 2009.

Phyllis Ann Thompson, 74, of Brunswick , passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Vindobona Nursing Home, Braddock Heights .
     She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Sandy Hook and was the daughter of the late Samuel Robert Hughes Sr. and Hazel Powers Hughes.
She was a retired secretary with Loudoun County Hospital , Leesburg , Va.
     She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church , Brunswick .
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raymond Thompson, of Braddock Heights ; one sister, Pauline Andreczjack, of Douglasville , Ga. ; one brother, Samuel R. Hughes Jr., of Pendleton , S.C. ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by one sister, Jeannette Donovan.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Samples Manor Cemetery . The Rev. Vicky Starnes will officiate.
     Memorial donations may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church , 7 S. Maryland Ave. , Brunswick , MD 21716 .
Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick .

A. Dix Horine, 80 Class 1945

JUNE 5, 1928-JAN. 23, 2009

A. Dix Horine, 80, of 17825 Bluebell Drive , Hagerstown , Md. , went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Washington County Hospital , Hagerstown .
      Born Tuesday, June 5, 1928, in Brunswick , Md. , he was the son of the late Arlington Lee Willard Horine and Margaret E. Duvall Horine.
 He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Bliss Electrical School in Takoma Park , Md. , where he received his degree in Industrial Electrical Engineering. He was employed with Fairchild Aircraft Inc., retiring in 1993 after 45 years of service. He was a member of Tri-State Fellowship.
     He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Geraldine Horine; two daughters, Linda Greasley of Elkridge, Md. and Maureen Witmer of Greencastle, Pa.; three sons, Steve Horine of Greencastle, Dan Horine of Rohrersville, Md. and Pete Grunberg of Hagerstown; one sister, Virginia Lee Harris of Quincy, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Tri-State Fellowship, 13153 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown , with Pastor Randy Buchman officiating.
     Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tri -State Fellowship, c/o the Brent and Anna Anderson Missionary Fund, 13153 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown , MD 21740 .

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


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fisher Class 1953

As originally published on Sunday, December 28, 2008.

Mary Elizabeth Fisher, of Brunswick , departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 23 in Hagerstown . She was the daughter of the late Alice Lavinia Brooks Fisher and Charles Frederick Lee Fisher.
     She is survived by one son, George Fisher, of Baltimore; a daughter, Catherine Fisher Myers and husband, Marvin, of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Prestina M. Mulligan, Russell D. Fisher and Nichelle R. Yeboah; eight great-grandchildren, Shea Fisher, Trey Fisher, Mikaela, Kianna, Cohen, Dakoa, Trenton and Yehaneha Mulligan; and a sister, Ruth Fisher Onley. She was predeceased by one brother, Charles Fisher; and four sisters, Alice Thomas, Lillian Millberry, Pearlean Berkley and Catherine Dorsey. She has numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Her special friends were Ava and Esther at Montevue.--
     Mary lived at the Brunswick House for 25 years before being in Assisted Living at the Montevue Home in Frederick . After she became ill, she was transferred to Citizens Nursing Home, and--after a brief hospital stay in December, she was transferred to NMS Nursing Home in Hagerstown , where her daughter worked.
     Mary was a member of the Penecostal Church in Brunswick for many years. She loved to walk and she loved her dolls and artificial flowers, and she collected salt and pepper shakers.
Mary will be sadly missed by her caregiver and niece, Mary Onley Hoy, who wishes to thank Montevue Home, Daybreak and Citizens NH and NMS for the loving care they provided. God has now called her to a better place. To God Be The Glory!
     Funeral services will be provided by Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home. A Christian wake will be held starting at 10. Friends and visitors will greet the family at this time

Mr. Forrest Glenn Moler Jr.  Class 1948
As originally published on Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Forrest Glenn Moler Jr., 77, of Knoxville , passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Ocala , Fla.
     He was born Aug. 6, 1931, in Brunswick , and was the son of the late Forrest Glenn Moler Sr. and Helen Loy Moler.
Forrest owned and operated Moler's Market for 35 years, having closed the business following a stroke.
     He was a member of the New York Hill United Methodist Church in Brunswick .
 Forrest was a 1948 graduate of Brunswick High School . He helped start football at Brunswick High School , supported midget football and the Brunswick Little League.
     He served on the board of directors of the Bank of Brunswick. He also was an honorary member of the Brunswick Fire Co. and supported the ambulance company. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1582 and Brunswick Masonic Lodge 191 AF and AM, both of Brunswick . He received many citations for outstanding service to the Brunswick community.
     Forrest was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ferne Rice Moler, at home; one son, Zandy Glen Moler and wife, Carol, of Knoxville; one sister, Jacqueline McCoy and husband, James, of Timonium; one brother, Robert Moler and wife, Ardeth, of Knoxville; one aunt, Mildred Loy of Leesburg, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren in Brownsville . Pastor Noni Sigler and the Rev. Alan Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery .
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road , Brunswick . Brothers of the Brunswick Masonic Lodge will hold a service at 7:30 p.m.
     Pallbearers will be Charles Shrum, Brent Bell, Dave Wolfe, William Miller, Terry Wolfe and Charlie Smith. Honorary bearers will be former Brunswick bank directors, Roland Biser, William Hemp, David Brock, James Draper, Robert Hooper, William Sauser, John Croghan, Charles Thorton, Robert Moler and Floyd Wickham

Mrs. Virginia Frye (Nicholson) Class 1930
As originally published on Monday, December 22, 2008.

Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Nicholson, formerly of Brunswick , died peacefully of pneumonia on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, in Winter Park , Fla. She was 96 years old.
     She was born in Frederick County on Sept. 17, 1912, to the late Louis Elmer Frye and Annie G. Snoots. She was the wife of James Edward Nicholson, who died in 1974. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1930 and attended Strayer Business College in Washington , D.C.
     Mrs. Nicholson was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick .
For many years, she and her husband owned and operated Nicholson's Service Center in Petersville. Later they moved to Feagaville. She and her husband belonged to the Brunswick Moose Lodge, active with the Brunswick Fire Hall, belonged to the Woodsboro Dance Club and attended many dances. They were known as the "old smoothies."
     Mrs. Nicholson lived with her daughter in Florida for several years and enjoyed going to dances where her daughter sang and her husband were members of an 18- piece big band, just as they were when they lived in Frederick . After a stroke, she went to live at Village Oaks of Tuscawilla, an assisted living facility in Winter Springs , Fla. She remained active there, while participating in many activities. Her sense of humor often kept the residents and staff laughing and they fondly nicknamed her "peanut."
     Mrs. Nicholson was very active with the Women of the Moose, Chapter 347 in Frederick where she served as musician. Moving to Florida , she became active with the Women of the Moose, Chapter 1404, in Sanford , Fla. where she also served as musician. Later in life, she had a very dear friend, Louis Wynkoop, who was also active with the Moose Lodge in Sanford . He passed away in 1998.--
     Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her daughter, Connie Twigg Silliman and son-in-law, Dr. Thomas E. Silliman Sr.; grandson, Troy E. Twigg and wife, Jill; great-grandchildren, Olivia Elizabeth Twigg and Adam Joseph Twigg, all of Florida; niece, Bonnie Spann and husband, Jim, and children Kendra and Corey of Palm Harbor, Fla.
     Also surviving is ex-son-in-law, Charles Ronald Twigg of Gaithersburg, fondly remembered by Mrs. Nicholson. Dr. Silliman's children, considered as her extended family, are Dr. Thomas Silliman Jr. and his wife, Becky, and children Jeremy, Shannon, Justin of Florida; Barry Silliman and wife, Nancy, and children Stephanie and Jesse of Walkersville; Gregory Silliman of Seven Fields, Pa.; and Gail N. Snyder and husband, Brian, and son Jeremy Carl of Dublin, Ga. Mrs. Nicholson was preceded in death by her brother, Leslie Frye of Knoxville in 1985.--
     The viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, with the funeral immediately following at 11 a.m. at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Rev. Tom Claggett will officiate.
     Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery , Frederick
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 Mr. Malcolm Barger Class 1941
As originally published on Tuesday, December 9, 2008.

     Mr. Malcolm Barger, 84, of Homewood/Crumland Farms, Frederick, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. He was the husband of Pat Haller Barger, his wife of 56 years who preceded him in death in 2003.
      Born Nov. 19, 1924, he was the son of the late Marshall E. and Claudia Mohler Barger.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. After the war, he was employed for several years with Litton Chevrolet of Brunswick as a parts manager, and then was a fireman for the railroad. He then spent 35 years as the Sales Manager of Industrial Products with the M.J. Grove Lime Co. of Frederick .
     Following his retirement, he was an avid golfer with the seniors group at Beaver Creek Country Club in Hagerstown . He also spent many hours as a tour guide with the Brunswick Railroad Museum . Many came to know him as "Mac the Fireman."
     Surviving are three sons, Laurence E. Barger and wife Patricia of Boonsboro, C. Jeffrey Barger and wife Brenda of Damascus, and Steven W. Barger and wife P.J. of Frederick; one daughter, Kay I . Etzler and husband Bill of Monrovia, 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers, C. Riley Barger and Marshall J. Barger; and two sisters, V. Deloris Barger and N. Janice Good.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave. , Brunswick .
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Grace Episcopal Church, 114 A St. , Brunswick . Rev. Frank Fortkamp will officiate.
     Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery , Frederick .

Mr. Andrew Maught Class 2000
As originally published on Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mr. Andrew "Andy" Franklin Maught, 26, of Jefferson , passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.
     Born August 3, 1982, in Frederick , he was the son of Charles and Daphne Maught of Jefferson.
Andy was a 2000 graduate of Brunswick High School and a 2005 graduate of West Virginia State College. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling and he was an avid Oriole and Steeler fan.
     Andy's life was baseball. He had a great love and passion for the sport. He was on the last 12-year-old team from Brunswick to win the Little League State Title in 1995. He played for Brunswick High School , where they won many regional and district championships. His senior year in high school, Andy was picked for an all-star team where he played at Camden Yards. He was awarded the Merriman Scholarship to play ball at West Virginia State . While playing at West Virginia State he was named 1st Team All State . He then played for the Brunswick Orioles where they won the 2004 World Series and he was named the MVP.
     In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by a brother, Matthew Maught, and a sister, Danielle Maught, both of Jefferson; a paternal grandmother, Thelma Maught, of Jefferson; a maternal grandmother, Regina Carey, of Knoxville ; and three uncles, Allen Carey, Randy Carey and Vince Carey.
     He will also be remembered and missed by all of his friends and his baseball family.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Andrew "Jack" Maught and Ralph Carey.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave. , Brunswick . Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, with Pastor Katrina L. Holland officiating.
     Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery , Jefferson


Mr. William Merriman Class 1966

Mr. William "Jack" Mason Merriman of Jefferson , born 11/26/1948 died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at age of 59. He was the husband of Jennifer " Pearl " Merriman.
     Mr. Merriman worked for the Montgomery County Government for 35 years, retiring in 2002 as fleet manager. Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially his grand puppy "Sophie."
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Ashley Merriman of Frederick, his mother-in-law Mary Pearl of Jefferson, and his sisters-in-law Winifred Pearl of Jefferson, Evelyn Stephenson and husband Mark and Lana Crutchley and husband Michael all of Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends on Monday, September 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick, where services will be held Tuesday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville.

Mrs. Franki Norris (Sechler)  Class 1989
As originally published on Sunday, November 16, 2008.

Mrs. Franki Renee Sechler, 37, of Frederick , died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at the Kline Hospice House. She was the wife of    Kenneth D. Sechler.
     Born June 12, 1971 in Middletown , she was the daughter of Carol A. Brandenburg Norris of Frederick and the late Franklin W. Norris.
     Mrs. Sechler was a member of the Brook Hill United Methodist Church and sang in the Praise Band.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by four children, Brittainey, Bethany, Courtney and Curtis Sechler; her step-dad, John Benda; aunts and uncles, Leah Martin, Grace Garver and husband Junior, Harold Brandenburg and wife Linda, Charles Brandenburg and wife Wanda, Virginia Axline, Fern Sigler and Leona Rohrer and husband Conrad.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick . A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, from the Brook Hill United Methodist Church , 8946 Indian Springs Road , Frederick .
     Interment will be in Locust Valley Bible Church Cemetery , Middletown .
An educational fund has been established for the children and contributions may be expressed to The Sechler Family Fund c/o B.B.&T Bank, 819 E. Main St. , Middletown , MD 21769 .

Samuel Nicholas DivelMr. Samuel Divel Class 2008
As originally published on Monday, November 17, 2008.


    Samuel Nicholas Divel "Hambone," 19, of Brunswick , passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at the Frederick Memorial Hospital , after a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis.
     Born Dec. 23, 1988 in Frederick , he was the son of Jeanette Beachley Divel of Brunswick and Fiancee David of Frederick and Kenneth Divel Jr., and wife Melanie Divel of Frederick .
     Sam was a very adventurous person, he loved his family and friends. He loved camping at Cherry Run, four wheeling, fishing, hunting, and music. He loved to draw, he was a big Ravens' fan, loved the Ford Mustang and watching "Pinks." Sam additionally was a proud graduate on June 5, 2008 of Brunswick High School .
     In addition to his parents, Sam is survived by his sisters, Ashley Beachley of Brunswick and Autumn Divel of Frederick; his brothers, Brian Divel and fiancee Chloe Setters of Jefferson, Bruce Jacobs of Brunswick and Kenneth Divel of Frederick; his grandparents, Florence and Gene Beachley of Brunswick and Kenneth and Joan Divel of Frederick. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and all his "red neck" friends.
     Sam was preceded in death by his great- grandparents, Charles and Ethel Smith, Frank and Ethel Beachley, Marshel and Elsie Divel; step-grandmother, Helen Divel, William and Hazel Barthlow; and his special cousins, Barbara Shankle and Ronnie DeGrange.
     Visitation with family will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Keeney and Basford, P.A., Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St. , Frederick .
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, from the funeral home. Deacon Bill Turney will officiate. Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery , Frederick .
     Pall bearers for service will be: Derrick Beachley, Joey Beachley Jr., Kenneth Beachley Jr., Bunky Travis, Michael Beachley, Ricky Beachley, Darrick Divel Sr., and Brian Divel.
     Sammy's family greatly appreciates the support and care for Sam given from Dr. James Lee, his immediate nurses and the staff of Frederick Memorial and the Johns Hopkins Hospitals .

Mrs. Shirley Taulton ( Nelson) Class 1953
As originally published on Tuesday, November 4, 2008

 Mrs. Shirley June Nelson, 73, of Knoxville , passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Frederick Memorial Hospital .
     She was born June 6, 1935, in Brunswick and was the daughter of the late Robert Earl Taulton and Nellie Madora Speaks Taulton.
She is survived by one son, Darrol O. Nelson, Jr., of Rockville ; two sisters, Betty "Patsy" Fink of Middletown and Constance "Connie" Davis of Tuscarora; and one brother, Robert Lee Taulton of Jefferson .
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrol Oren Nelson, Sr., and one brother, David M. Taulton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road , Brunswick with Layman Robert Taulton officiating.
     Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick .
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Mrs. Constance Michael (Turner) Class 1937
As originally published on Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

Mrs. Constance (Connie) Michael Turner, 89, of Jefferson, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Robert (Bob) Turner in January 1985, and one sister, Aileen Michael Kelley in August 2006.
     Born Aug. 29, 1919, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Ray Arlington Michael and Louyse Gatrell Michael.
She was a graduate of the old Brunswick High School, class of 1937, and attended her 69th class reunion in 2006. She was a retired shop clerk from the B&O and Chessie Railroad System with 37 years of service. She was also a volunteer at the Brunswick Senior Center and loved traveling on bus tours. She was a life member of the First Baptist Church, the Pythian Sisters Temple, Moose Fraternity and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles, all of Brunswick.
     She is survived by one sister, Eloise Michael Summers of Berryville, Va.; a niece, Sandra Baker and husband, Maniel, of Berryville, Va.; a great-aunt, Wilma Gatrell Smith of La Valle; a nephew, Michael H. Kelley and wife, Susan, of Jefferson; two great-nieces, Tracy Kelley Franklin and husband, Mike, of Middletown; and Tina Kelley Bennett and husband, John, of Frederick; two great-nephews, Scott and Chad Baker of Berryville, Va.; several great-great-nephews and a great-great-niece; and three special friends, Sharon Morgan, Emma Axline and Julie Hipkins.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home. Rev. Victoria Starnes will officiate.
     Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery in Petersville.

Jessie Diane Howard Class 2006

Obittuary_etc: Ms. Jessica Diane Howard, 18, of Frederick, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, of acute myeloid leukemia.
     Born August 29, 1988, in Olney, she was the daughter of James Kermit Howard Jr. of Hagerstown and Phyllis Jean Vincent Howard of Frederick.
Jessica recently graduated from Brunswick High School. While there, she was a member of the marching band, prep band, jazz band, concert band, indoor drum line and the orchestra. She also choreographed the production of "Stomp." Jessica was a very talented girl who enjoyed music and theatrics. She was a Beatles fanatic and essentially a blast from the past. Jessica also very much loved and enjoyed her dog, Zeke.
     Surviving, besides her loving parents, are her two brothers, Justin Michael Howard and Shaun Christopher Howard; maternal grandparents, Sisty and Joyce Vincent; paternal grandparents, James and Grace Howard Sr.; Aunt Lou Lou and Uncle Les Nicholson, Uncle Mark Vincent, Kenneth Howard, Jack Howard and wife Tiffany; and cousins, Kimmie, Tiffani, Scottie, Kenny, Keith, Kristina and Kevin. She will also be remembered by her two best friends, Hannah and Devin; and her father's companion, Lori, and her two sons.
     She was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Nicole Howard; and Aunt Diane Vincent and Uncle Freddie Worley.

Mrs. Mary Jane Barker (Stewart) Class 1942
As originally published on Friday, September 12, 2008.

Mary Jane Stewart, 83, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at her residence.
     She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Brunswick, and was the daughter of the late Guy and Iva Strowbridge Barker.
She was a 1942 graduate of Brunswick High School. She retired from the Department of the Army in 1980 as a civilian secretary for the Department of Defense.
     She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10421, and the Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 96.
     She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wendell M. Stewart of Brunswick; one daughter, Shirley Ann Dunbar of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Wendy Cannon of Phoenix, Ariz., and Rebecca Vejar Cannon of Guaymas, Mexico; one brother, Charles W. Barker and wife, Doris, of Port Orange, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Lee Grossman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with the Rev. Vicky Starnes officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home.
     Pallbearers will be Kevin Brewington, Robert Brewington, Paul Brewington, Adam Brewington, John Butler and Chris Butler.
     The family request memorial donations be made to the Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or New Hope United Methodist Church, 7 S. Maryland Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mr. Leslie (Moonie) Forrest Sr. Class 1947
As originally published on Monday, August 25, 2008.
 

Leslie Franklin "Moonie" "AJ" Forrest Sr., 79, of Myersville, died Saturday, Aug. 23, at Golden Living center, Frederick. He was the husband of Thelma Hildebrand Forrest.
     Born Oct. 27, 1928, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Earl Leslie and Willa Frances Steiner Forrest.
Mr. Forrest began his career as an auto mechanic with Litton Chevrolet in Brunswick until 1964, and upon completion of the new Brunswick High School took a position teaching auto mechanics until his retirement in 1988. He than became a school bus mechanic until his final retirement in 1993.
     His hobbies included automobiles, fishing and dogs.
He was also a member of the Maryland National Guard.
     Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Leslie Franklin Forrest Jr. and wife, Martha, of Myersville; two grandchildren, Stephanie Forrest Lyons and husband, Scott, of Alphratta, Ga., and Lance Jacob Forrest of Frederick; two sisters-in-law, Linda Fogle and husband, Jerry, of Braddock Heights, and Delores Hovermale of Frederick.
     Friends may call anytime Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The family will receive friends at the funeral from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, from the funeral home. The Rev. Tracey L. Wiser, pastor of the Harmony Church of the Brethren, Myersville, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Harmony Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Myersville


Mr. Alan Clark Class 1971

As originally published on Sunday, August 24, 2008.

Alan Dwight Clark, 56, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at his residence.
     He was born July 25, 1952, in Brunswick, and was the son of the late Joseph D. Clark and Daisy Bollinger Clark.
He was retired from the National Park Service with the C&O Canal.
     He is survived by one daughter, Brandy Hoffman and husband, Edward; one son, Alan D. Clark Jr., and wife, Yvonne of Hagerstown; two sisters, Geneva Payton of North Beach and Martha Keyes of Leesburg, Va., one brother, Earl Clark of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Christopher Clark, Alan D. Clark III and Cody Clark all of Hagerstown and a very special friend, Debbie Ridenour of Hagerstown.
     Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick, with Pastor Pete Verphy officiating. Pallbearers will be Edward Hoffman Jr., Edward Hoffman Sr., David Haupt, William Tucker, Christopher Clark and Alan Clark III. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.

Mr. Silas Carroll "Si" Phillips Sr.  Class 1947
As originally published on Thursday, July 24, 2008.

 Mr. Silas Carroll "Si" Phillips Sr., 77, of Frederick, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home in Monocacy Village. He was the  husband of B. Jean Pearce Phillips. They married March 27, 1954.
      He was born in Strasburg, Va., Sept. 6, 1930, he was a son of the late Carroll Dwayne and Lorretto E. Smith.
Mr. Phillips attended elementary school in Brunswick and graduated Brunswick High School, Class of 1947. He proudly served his country from 1949 to 1953 in the United States Navy during the Korean War, aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt an Aircraft Carrier.
     He was retired from the B&O Railroad, where he worked in maintenance as a car shop foreman for many years.
Mr. Phillips joined the Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post 96 in 1953, where he served as the commander five times and served in many other offices for more than 30 years and was made an honorary life member. He also served as the commander for Frederick County and the Western Maryland District.
     He was a life member and Chef De Gare of La Societe Des Quarante Hommes Et Huit Chevaux 40/8 Voiture #155 of Frederick and Carroll County Maryland, and served as treasurer and in several other offices. He was a member of the Frederick Amvets Post #2, the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 10421, Brunswick, Korean War Veterans Chapter #142, Frederick, the Army Reserve in Hagerstown, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1582, Brunswick, and a life member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #1136, Brunswick.
     He was an avid golfer and member of the Beaver Creek Golf and Country Club, member of the Al Satia Club of Hagerstown, and the Jeffersonian Patriotic Club of Frederick.
     He was a life member of the South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the North American Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Phillips was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Phillips was a member of the Antietam Lodge # 197 AF & A. M. in Keedysville, he was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and member of the Frederick Scottish Rite and Baltimore Scottish Rite.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Silas C. "Jake" Phillips Jr., and wife, Jennifer, of Thurmont and DeWayne W. Phillips and special friend, Donna Napolitano, of Frederick; four grandchildren, Jaymes, Andrew, Joel and Helen Olivia Philips; and four sisters, Lorretta Lurz, of Baltimore, Mary Frances McNelis and husband, Bill, of Ocean Pines, Rita Delawter and husband, Bill, of Mount Pleasant and Carol Jo Browning and husband, Maurice, of Damascus, also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert A. Phillips.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, from Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 118 E. Second St. The Rev. Richard Murphy, will be the celebrant.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
Pallbearers will be: Silas C. Phillips Jr., Jaymes Phillips, Andrew Phillips, Joel Phillips, Joel Lurz and Jeffrey Lurz.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702, or St. Johns Catholic Church, 116 E. Second St., Frederick, MD 21701 or to Fidos For Freedom, P.O. Box 5508, Laurel, MD 20736


Mrs. Freda Gaither (Shriver)
Class 1938
As originally published on Friday, July 11, 2008.

     Freda N. Shriver, 88, formerly of Brunswick, went peacefully home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Homewood at Crumland Farms, Frederick, surrounded by her daughters.
     Born May 7, 1920, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mamie Gaither.
Freda dedicated her life to raising her daughters to know the Lord and have a strong faith. One of her greatest joys was in helping to care for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After her children were grown, Freda realized her desire to become a licensed practical nurse, and loved working with the elderly at Vindabona Nursing Home where she served with compassion, always putting the patient first.
     She was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Brunswick. Freda served her Lord for many years as a sunday school teacher, a leader in the Women's Missionary Union and leading the Sunbeams children's ministry.
     For 67 years, she was the devoted wife of James S. Shriver who died November 9, 2007.
She is survived by her three daughters, Nancy S. Virts, wife, of the late Gary Virts of Brunswick, Janet S. Johnston and husband, Frank, of Chambersburg, Pa., and Katherine Shriver and husband, Fred Gang, of Winchester; thrree grandchildren, Chris Chevalier of Hagerstown, Susan Miller of Jefferson and James Johnston of Chambersburg; four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kathryn Miller of Jefferson and Daniel and Joshua Chevalier of Hagerstown; three sisters, Pauline Leach of Silver Spring, Doris Cannon of Frederick, and Rita Webber of Brunswick; and two brothers, Norman and Delphy Gaither, both of Brunswick.
     She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Benjamin Gaither of Silver Spring, and Harold and Kenneth Gaither, both of Brunswick; and her sister, June Keller of Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward Jordan officiating.
     Internment will take place in Lovettsville Union Cemetery with Roy Cannon, Mike Eshbaugh, Archie Quesenberry, Gary Balty, Robert Wilt and Kevin Fouche as pallbearers.

Mr. Christopher Jones Class 1986
As originally published on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

Christopher Wayne Jones, 39, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died June 27, 2008, at Bay Front Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Fla. Born July 23, 1968 in Maryland, he was the son of Carroll Jones of Brunswick and the late Shirley Jones.
     Christopher loved music and watching movies. He enjoyed taking care of disabled people and spoke sign language with the deaf. He had a love for his nieces and nephews -- they meant everything to him.
     He was predeceased by his mother, Shirley Jones. He is survived by his father, Carroll Jones of Brunswick; two brothers, Allen Jones of Fayetteville, Ark.; Jerry Jones of Warmsprings, Va.; four sisters, Sharon Smith of Brunswick, Jacquelyn Jones-Riland of Frederick, Lisa Horner of Burkittsville and Cheryl Jones Dant of Waynesboro, Pa.; 10 nieces and nephews; and a very special cousin and surrogate brother, Damien Teal of Raleigh, N.C.
     A visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. July 10, at Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, Va. A memorial service will began at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Buddenhagen officiating. Burial will take place at Ketoctin Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions can be sent to the Fredrick County Community Living Center, 620-B Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703.
     Visit HallFH.com to express online condolences to the family.

Ms. Tamara Haynes  Class 1988
As originally published on Saturday, July 5, 2008


Tamara E. Haynes, 38, of Aberdeen, S.D. formerly of Brunswick, passed away Monday, June 30, 2008, at her home.
     Born June 23, 1970, in San Antonio, Texas, she was the daughter of Edgar "Ed" D. and Elizabeth "Lisa" Haynes of Brunswick.
     Tamara was a 1988, graduate of Brunswick High school, a 1992, graduate of UMBC and she received her masters in social work from UMAB in 1993. She was a member of the National Honors Society.
     She loved her dog and her cat.
In addition to her parents, Ed and Lisa she is survived by a special friend, Steve Lakefield of South Dakota; a sister, Theresa "Terri" Babb of Brunswick; a brother, Todd Haynes and wife, Sandie, of Middletown; two nieces, Miyah Babb and Kara Haynes; a nephew, Brett Haynes and a grandmother, Gwen Archer. She will also be remembered by her aunts, uncles and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her grandparents and an uncle.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. where a prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. were a rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Church Road, Petersville on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Gesy officiating and the Rev. Mr. Lawrence Teixeira assisting.
     Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery

Curtis L. Cooper Class Class 1964


APRIL 2, 1946-APRIL 3, 2008
BRUNSWICK, Md. - Curtis Leo Cooper, 62, of Brunswick, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.
     Born April 2, 1946, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Irvin Norman Cooper Sr. and Violet Elizabeth Dinterman Cooper.
He retired from Cantrell-Cutter in Capitol Heights, Md., as a printer.
     He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick.
     He was a member of American Legion Post 136 of Greenbelt, Md. and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582 of Brunswick.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Betty B. Cooper; two daughters, Lisa Kalishek of Mount Airy, Md. and Michelle Cooper at home; two sisters, Mary L. Athey of Lovettsville, Va. and Shirley Edmonds of Arlington, Va.; one brother, Irvin N. Cooper Jr. of Australia; and five grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Cooper; and one sister, Sharon Ashbaugh.
A memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick. The Rev. Frank Fortkamp will officiate.
 

Mr. Roy Lee Crowl  Class 1941
As originally published on Sunday, March 16, 2008.

Roy Lee Crowl, 83, of Brunswick, died Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy. He was born June 19, 1924 in Brunswick as a son of Roy Hedges and Hazel Boyer Crowl.
      He was a retired dairy farmer, a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church, formerly a member of New York Hill United Methodist Church, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136, a member of the Loyal Order Moose Lodge No. 1582, all of Brunswick. Crowl was also a past president of the Ruritan Club in Petersville.
      He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Winifred Hoffman Crowl; sister, Bernice Klein of Mount Airy; sister-in-law, Betty Boyce of Brunswick; special niece, Treasa Stocks; and several other nieces and nephews.
      Crowl was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 17, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.
     A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the funeral home, Rev. Vicky Starnes will officiate. Burial will be held in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
 Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 7 S. Maryland Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716 or Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.
     Flowers are also welcomed.
Bearers will be David Kline, Michael Boyce, Alan Crowl, Barry Stocks, Craig Crowl and Lee Connor

Ms. Flora Adams (Main) Class 1935
As originally published on Tuesday, March 11, 2008.

Flora "Pat" Main, 90, of Brunswick, died Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy.
     Born May 24, 1917 in Brunswick, she was the daughter of Raymond Percy Adams and Anna Louise Heller Adams.
Along with her husband, they operated the Hawaiian Night Club for 37 years, and for the next 18 years, she was employed at Compher's Cross Roads Inn. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Women of the Moose Chapter No. 660, Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136, Ladies Auxiliary of Steadman-Kennan Post No. 96 of the American Legion, Red Hat Society and the Pythian Sisters, all of Brunswick.
     Surviving are one daughter, Patsy Davies and husband, Ladd, of Frederick; one son, Gary Main Sr. and wife, Judy, of Frederick; five grandchildren, Sherri Mullen of Brunswick, Kenny McClain, Michael McClain, Gary Main Jr., all of Frederick, and Scott Main of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and five great-grandchildren, Tiffany Mullen, Rory McClain, Zack Main, Cody Main and Bryce Main.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Martin Van Ray Main Jr.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12 at Grace Episcopal Church at Brunswick, with Father Frank Fortkamp officiating. Interment will be at St. Marks Cemetery, Petersville.
     The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771; or Grace Episcopal Church, 114 E. "A" Street, Brunswick, MD 21716.
     Pallbearers will be Kenny McClain II, Michael McClain, Scott Main, Ken Kite and Kenny McClain I
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Virginia Wiseman (Barger) Class 1933

Deceased 3/8/1975 and buried a Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick, MD as reported by her daughter


Mavin L Keplinger (Shuffler) Class 1946


Mavin Lorraine (Keplinger) Sluffler 78, died Monday, February 4, 2008 at Wonder's Care Home in Hanover.  She was the companion of the late Glen H Provance and the wife of the late Irving Shuffler.  The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at John W Keffer Funeral and Crematory, Inc, 2114 W Market St. wtih Mr Paul Luecke, of the United Church of God, officiating. 
Burial will be in Mt Rose Cemetery,  Mrs Shuffer was born June 20,1929 in Williamsport, Md. a daughter of the late Maynard and Jean (Myers) Keplinger.
     She attended Easton Elementary School and was a 1946 graduate of Brunswick High School in Maryland.  Mavin had been an Avon representative for over 40 years, receiving many awards including being inducted into the Avon President's Club.  
     She was a member of the United Church of God. Mrs. Shuffler is survived by three sons, Douglas Shuffler of Abbottstown, Karl Juan Shuffler of Houston, Texas, and Thomas M. Shuffler of Waynesboro; three grandchildren, Karl Juan Shuffler, Jr., Stefanie Shuffler, and Brittany Shuffler; a sister, Nancy Keplinger; and a brother, Mason Keplinger.
      Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of God, Good Works Program, P.O. Box 45254, Cincinnati, OH 45254, for distribution to various charities. www.kefferfh.com
Published in the Evening Sun from 2/6/2008 - 2/7/2008.     

Shirley Barger (Vieweg) (Shull) Class 1944

 Shirley Barger Vieweg Shull, 80, succumbed to cancer Wednesday, Jan.30,2008 in Encinitas, CA. She was born July 8, 1927, to Charles and Laura Barger.
     She graduated from BHS, class 1944.
Shirley married Howard Vieweg Sr. in June of 1952. The family moved to Encinitas in 1958, where she worked at the Encinitas Medical Group until 1970.
     She then went to work for Speciality Medical Clinic in La Jolla, until 1979.
She married Ernest Shull in October of 1978. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Sequim, Wash., and moved back to Vista,CA in 2005.
     Shirley never stopped caring about and giving to others, a nurse to the end.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie and her sister, Doris Bennett. She is survived by her sons, Charlie and Howard Vieweg; grandchildren, Celeste, Chris, Stephanie, Trevor and Ariel; one great-granddaughter,Karina; and a niece, Georgia Pecktal

Ethel Frocke (Peterson) Class 1943

Deceaased April 2006 as reported by a class mate

Mr. Stanley King Class 1940
As originally published on Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

Stanley Wilmer King, age 86, of Taneytown, died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at the Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. Born Dec. 18, 1921 in Toliva, Pa., he was the son of the late Wilmer O. and Bessie (McClain) King. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Jane (Wilt) King in 1995.
Stanley was owner and operator of King's Plumbing and Heating for more than 40 years. He was a graduate of Brunswick H.S. in Brunswick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps., serving during WWII. He was a past department commander of the American Legion Department of Maryland, and was active in American Legion affairs since the early 1950s, serving as past commander of the Hesson-Snider American Legion, Post 120 in Taneytown, and a member of the 40 / 8. Stanley was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown, where he served many terms on the church council, and the church cemetery board. He served on the board of Tressler Lutheran Services, and was active in the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the E.L.C.A. In 2005 he received the Luther Award for his service to Trinity Lutheran Church.
     He was a member and past president of the Taneytown Lions Club, where he was honored in 2004 as a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was an active and long-time member of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Dept., and was an ambulance driver, and member of the fire police. He was past-president of the Carroll County Fire Police.
     Surviving are a daughter, Anne K. Whaples of Cambridge; grandson, Matthew W. King of Cambridge; step-grandson, Graham Whaples of Severna Park; sisters, Doris Gentile of Gambrills, and Lois King of Baltimore; nephews, Tony and Robert Gentile, Dr. George Baumgardner; and nieces, Carolyn Breitbach, and Lori Burkland.
     He was predeceased in addition to his wife, by an infant son, by a son-in-law, Randy N. Whaples in 2007, and by a nephew, Ralph Gentile.
     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 West Baltimore St., Taneytown, with his pastor the Rev. Nicholas Brie officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
     Legion Post 120 services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The Taneytown Volunteer Fire Dept. will be holding a service at 8 p.m. that day at the funeral home.

Mr. Clarence Green Jr. Class 1987
As originally published on Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

Mr. Clarence "C. J." Green Jr., 38, of Frederick, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.
     He was born Sept. 13, 1969 in Olney, the son of Carolyn Ray Green of Frederick and the late Clarence Green Sr.
C. J. was a graduate of Brunswick High School. He was a brick mason working many years with his dad. He was a member of the F.O.E. #1106, enjoyed NASCAR racing, fishing and crabbing with his children.
     In addition to his mother, he is survived by two children, Amanda Marie Green and Andrew Brady Green of Boonesboro; his sister, Sharmarie Green of Laurel, Del., his fiancŽe, Karen Mohhler of Brunswick; half-brother and sisters, Dwayne K. Green of Charles Town, W.Va., Kim A. Green of Knoxville and Tammie Morris of Charles Town, W.Va.; and uncle, Wayne Ray. Many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He will be remembered by Sunshine Allen, Steve Smith and many friends.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, with Rev. Edwin Hartman officiating.   
     Interment Furnace Mountain Cemetery, Lucketts, Va.

Mrs. Margaret Titus (Creager) Class 1930
As originally published on Monday, January 21, 2008.

     Margaret Louise Titus Creager, 93, formerly a resident of Northampton Manor of five years, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Guy R. Creager, to whom she was married for 50 years.
     Born Feb. 7, 1914 near Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Lee Fitzhugh and Mary G. Stoneburner Titus.
Mrs. Creager was a graduate from Brunswick High School and Towson University. She taught in the public schools of Frederick County during the 1930s and the 1940s, and after her marriage, she devoted most of her life to being a homemaker. Mrs. Creager was a devout Lutheran in her early years and belonged to the Bethany Lutheran Church of Brunswick. She later became a member of the Walkersville Lutheran Church, and currently she was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick.
     Mrs. Creager is survived by her daughter, Joanne Creager Meitzler of Frederick and fiancŽe, William Cooperman of Allentown, Pa.; her son, Dr. Allan R. Creager and wife, Shirley, of Finksburg; three grandchildren, Patricia Anne Davis and husband, Doug, of Jefferson, Matthew Creager Meitzler and wife, Sherry, of Thurmont, and Sarah Eatmon Creager of Finksburg; one great-grandson, Kobi Sheng-An Meitzler; and sister, Barbara Titus Reidt of Frederick. She is additionally survived by several nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Creager was preceded in death by her sister, Ellener Titus Norris, who died in 1984.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Keeney and Basford, P.A., Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
     Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, from the funeral home. Rev. Dr. David G. Oravec, her pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
     Pallbearers for service, George T. Norris, nephew; Dwight T. Taymon, nephew; Dr. Frederick T. Farra, nephew; Richard C.C. Basford, cousin; George D. Basford, cousin; and Doug Davis, grandson-in-law.


Ms. Jennifer Carter  Class 1998
As originally published on Wednesday, January 2, 2008.

     Ms. Jennifer "Jenny"-- Maria-Adel Carter, 27, of Point of Rocks,--died on--Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, from injuries in a motor vehicle accident. She was born in Frederick, on March 21, 1980, she was a daughter of Helen Carter of Point of Rocks and the late Norris B. Carter Sr.
     Jenny was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1998, and had been attending Frederick Community College, where she was returning to pursue a degree in Photography. She enjoyed photography--and playing the guitar.
     She had worked as an intern computer tech for-- NCI in Virginia.
Surviving in addition to her mother is one brother, Norris B. "Danny" Carter Jr., and his wife Lettie, of Brunswick; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Mary Avancini of Stanford, W.Va.; and paternal grandmother, Edna-- Carter of Shippensburg, Pa.; two nieces, Krista and Rissa; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Norris D. Carter.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, from the funeral home. The Rev. Edward J. Hartman will officiate. Pallbearers will be Billy Hildebrand, Donnie Hildebrand, Mike Ducolon, Dustin Taulton, Russell Whitmore and Kevin Sanders.--Entombment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick


Sarah Lucille Moss (Bowings) Class 1938
As originally published on Friday, January 11, 2008.
 

     Mrs. Sarah Lucille Bowings, 87, of Knoxville, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 18, 1920 in Knoxville as a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Alice Stewart Moss.
     She had worked for many years as a presser for Frederick Tailoring, Sagner's and Muse Tailoring. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the AARP, Juniors Fire Company Auxiliary, and the Francis Scott Key American Legion Auxiliary.
     Surviving is one brother, Lenwood Moss and wife, Sherley of Walkersville; one sister, Rosie Moss of Frederick; a niece, Linda Moss of Knoxville; a nephew, Thomas E. Moss of Kearneysville, W.Va.; three great-nephews, Timothy Moss and Carrie, Daniel Moss and Heather and Shawn Moss and Emily; also surviving are two great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews.
     She will also be remembered by a former sister-in-law, Dorothy Moss, of Knoxville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to services. The Rev. Ronald E. Reaves, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,1415 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21702

Ruth M. Albert (Cooper), Class 1938
DEC. 18, 1919-DEC. 28, 2007

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Ruth May Cooper, 88, of 527 Brunswick St., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Frederick Memorial (Md.) Hospital.
     Born Dec. 18, 1919, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late James Ezra Albert and Gertrude Weddle Brown.
     She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Stanley S. "Hank" Cooper, in 1983.
She was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
     She was a homemaker.
She was of the Methodist faith.
     She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 Auxiliary of Brunswick.
She is survived by two sons, Stanley L. Cooper of Knoxville, Md., and Larry M. Cooper of Brunswick; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Reba J. Cooper; two sons, James W. Cooper and Roy W. Cooper; two sisters, Marion Wood and Louise Powers-Bell; and two brothers, Lee Albert and Ray Albert.
     Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. Burial will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mr. Michael Webber  Class 1968
As originally published on Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Michael A. Webber, age 57, passed away December 13, 2007, after a long battle with kidney disease.
     Born June 1, 1950 in Frederick County, he was the son of late Evelyn and Roland Webber. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1968. He worked at Coplay/Essroc Cement Company for 30 years. After retirement in 1998, he and his wife, Phyllis, moved to Florence, S.C. Michael was an avid movie fan, enjoyed Disney and Epcot. He bowled with the Pee Dee USBC. He was a loving, devoted husband and a kind loving person to all.
     Michael is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of 22 years, a brother, Kenneth of San Antonio, Texas, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, a host of cousins, and many, many friends.
     Memorial services will be held in the Spring, when his ashes will be placed with his parents' at Knoxville.

Mrs. Katherine Ahalt (Sharrer) Class 1938
As originally published on Sunday, December 9, 2007


    
Mrs. Katherine Marie Sharrer, 85, of Frederick, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 with her family by her side at Sunrise Assisted Living in Frederick. She was the loving wife of Donald F. Sharrer for 65 years. Born in Burkittsville, on February 24, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Maude Stup Ahalt.
     Mrs. Sharrer was a graduate of Brunswick High School and the Frederick Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.
     She had worked for several years as a nurse at the Frederick Memorial Hospital and was retired after 25 years as an instructional aid at the Scott Key Center.
     Her family would like to extend a thank you for the wonderful care given to her by the staff at Sunrise Assisted Living.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are seven children, Donald F. Sharrer Jr., and his wife, Barbara, of Roanoke, Va., Katherine M. Ketterman and husband, George Jr., of Myersville, David M. Sharrer and wife, Beverly, of New Market, Mary V. McCuller and husband, Donald Sr., of Gettysburg, Pa., Sarah B. McCarty and husband, Michael, of Boonsboro, Cecilia A. Clark and husband, Hunter, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and John M. Sharrer and friend, Staci, of New Market; two brothers, Norman Ahalt and wife, Dorothy, of Frederick, and George Ahalt and wife, Jane, of Myersville; three sisters, Alberta Hill and husband, Clifford, of Thurmont, Ginger Sullivan, of Minn., and Pearl Pennington, of Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Ahalt and Harry Ahalt; one sister, Ruby Blevins and one great-grandson, Benjamin Ketterman.
     The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 118 East Second Street, Frederick. The Rev. Richard Murphy, pastor of the church, wil be the celebrant. Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery, Frederick.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Key Center, 1050 Rocky Springs Road, Frederick, MD 21702 or to Catholic Daughter's #278, C/O Regent Ruth Dreeden, 12 E. Second St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Mrs. Edna Loudell Lowery (Bartlett) Class 1969
As originally published on Sunday, November 18, 2007.


Edna Loudell Bartlett, 56, of Frederick, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at her home. She was the loving wife of David E. Bartlett.
     Born February 23, 1951 in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Floyd C. and Virginia (Sis) Lowery.
Loudell retired from the U.S. Government with 27 years of service on May 3. She was a Budget Analyst at Fort Detrick.
     Loudell was a 1969 graduate of Brunswick High School. She loved playing basket bingo and enjoyed collecting Longaberger Baskets. She also enjoyed watching her boys as well as her grandchildren play sports.
     In addition to her husband, Dave, she is survived by three sons, David Dinges and wife, Shannon, of Charles Town, W.Va., Steve Dinges and wife, Amy, of Jefferson, and Paul Brohawn and fiancŽ, Jackie Kujawski, of Walkersville; one daughter, Jennifer Bartlett, of Frederick; 10 grandchildren, Cody, Allie, Zachary D., Zachary K., Ryan, Dakota, David, Collin, Zoe and Aidan; three sisters, Linda Thee and husband, Clyde, of Brunswick, Pattie Nichols and husband, George, of Kearneysville, W.Va. and Misti Glascock and husband, Robert, of Strasburg, Va.; three brother-in-laws, Randy Bartlett and wife, Dorinda, of Frederick, Wayne Bartlett, of Huntsville, Ala. and Dennis Bartlett, of Huntsville, Ala.; four nephews, Floyd, Jamie, Brian and Jonathan; five nieces, Georgia, Amanda, Jennifer, Danielle, Lauren; her in-laws, Betty and Ed Storks; and a special cousin, Melinda Barnhouse. She will also be remembered by her five great nieces MaKayla, Tess, Emilie, Tara and Shanna, and all of her special friends.
     She is preceded in death by a daughter, Patches Michelle Brohawn; her grandparents, Harry and Lacy Loudell Powers and Charles and Martha Lowery; and great nephews, Joseph and Jeffery Thee.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Orvac officiating.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David Dinges, Steve Dinges, Paul Brohawn, Floyd Thee, Jamie Thee, Brian Nichols, Randy Bartlett and Ray Mangold.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.


Ms. Catherine Virginia Coffman (Smith) Class of 1929

As originally published on Thursday, November 8, 2007.


    
Catherine Virginia Coffman Smith age 95 was born to Russell Blaine Coffman and Sara Elizabeth Burke Coffman in Edinburg, Va., on November 23, 1911. She moved with her family to Brunswick, in 1912 and lived in Frederick County until her move to Colorado in 2001. Catherine was in excellent health until a stroke on Sunday, October 21, 2007.
     She graduated from Brunswick High School class of 1929 and from The Frederick Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1932. Catherine married George William Smith II August 1, 1943 and they had two children, George William Smith III, of Thurmont, and Susan Blaine Craig, of Elbert, Colo.
     Catherine worked in the nursing profession from 1932 until retiring in 1974.
During that time, she was employed by Dr. William Schnauffer owner of the Brunswick Private Hospital and Frederick Memorial Hospital, specializing in pediatrics.
     Catherine was always ready for a joke, a good time, and loved adventure. She was an excellent swimmer, ice skater, roller skater and horseman; however, she could never ride a bicycle, which really annoyed her. She parasailed at age 86, swam and rode horses well into age 89.
     She was a Charter member of Order of the Easter Star, Brunswick Chapter 97, Auxiliary of the Citizen Nursing Home, Buckeystown Methodist Church, and Johnsville Senior Citizens Group


Ms. Mary Orndorff (Cummings) Class 1931

As originally published on Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Mary Elmira Cummings, of Lovettsville, Va., died Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick.
     Born July 14, 1914 in Brunswick, she was the daughter of Daniel David Orndorff and Carrie Carter Orndorff.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick and a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1931.
     Surviving Mary are her two daughters, Donna Cummings of Brunswick, and Patricia Potts and husband, Larry, of Leesburg, Va.; one son, Todd Cummings and wife, Cathy, of Lovettsville, Va.; 13 grandchildren, Debbie Johnson, Vicki Fowler, Kevin Shomaker, Kristi Karle, Kathy Craft, Kendall Shomaker, Carter Potts, Colleen Giardina, Cameron Potts, Kelly van Weezal, Mary Cummings, Sarah Cummings and Tyler Cummings; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
     Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Lee Cummings; one son, Dale Lee Cummings; a daughter, Doris Elaine Shomaker; and two brothers, Jess David Orndorff and Lawrence Langdon Orndorff.
     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with the Rev. Lee Crosby will officiate.
     Interment will be at Old Brethren Cemetery at Brownsville.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Cummings, Carter Potts, Kevin Shomaker, Kendall Shomaker, Walter Giardina and Ricky Karle.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mr. James Haller  Class 1945
As originally published on Monday, October 15, 2007


    
James Wendle Haller, 79, of Brunswick, passed away on October 13, 2007, at his home. He was the husband of Beverly Langley Haller for 57 years. Jim was born August 21, 1928, in Brunswick to Margaret "Ruth" Selby Haller and Irving "Jim" McComas Haller. He was a member of St. Francis/St. Mary's Catholic Church.
     Jim retired from the B&O Railroad after 19 years of service. He then worked for the FAA at Dulles International Airport as an electrician and retired in 1988. Jim served in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Iowa. He was a member of the Brunswick Moose, American Legion, and Eagles. Jim always enjoyed the many hunting, fishing, and crabbing trips with his sons, grandsons, nephews and friends.
     In addition to his loving wife, Jim is survived by his sister, Dorothy Vint of Ferndale, and three sons, James D. and his wife, Patti, of New Cumberland, Pa.; Michael "Ed" and his wife, Denise, of Knoxville; and Richard "Dicky" G. of Brunswick. Jim has five grandsons, Jason Wendle of New Cumberland, Pa.; Chad Edward of Knoxville; Jeremy Michael of Dillsburg, Pa.; Ryan James of Knoxville; and Bret Michael of Knoxville. He also has three great-granddaughters, Bailey Ryanne, Winifred Dorothy, Sage Dakota, and one great-grandson, Lako James. Jim is also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews.
     Serving as pallbearers will be the five grandsons and John "Don" Marklin, a dear friend. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Avenue, Brunswick. Friends may visit with family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Father Limmer and Deacon Teixeira will be officiating a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at St. Francis Catholic Church, First Avenue, Brunswick. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick.

Mr. Carroll (Tony) Webber Class 1964
As originally published on Friday, October 12, 2007.



Carroll Anthony "Tony" Webber, 60, of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Marlene Webber. They were married for 35 years.
     Born December 12, 1946 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John and Mary Webber.
He was a member of St. Mary's and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
     Tony retired after 32 years from the Government, where he worked for the US Park Service as the head of maintenance.
He was a lifetime member of the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years where he held every administrative position. He was currently serving as vice president.
     He was also a member of the Eagles in Brunswick. He loved to travel and he has traveled to all 50 states and 17 countries.
In addition to his loving wife, Barbara, he is survived by a son, Todd Webber, of Knoxville, and fiancŽe Kimberly, of Brunswick; a daughter, Amy Cullen and husband Christopher, of Frederick; two grandchildren, Kursten Marlene Cullen and Virginia Dominique Beacht; and a brother, Rhett Webber and wife Rose, of the Philippines. He will also be remembered by all of his other family and friends.
     Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, where the family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The procession will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the funeral home and will travel to the services where a Mass of Christian Burial will start at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Church Road, Petersville, with Deacon Lawrence Teixeira officiating.
     Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Sam Cullen, Edward Beacht, AJ Smothers, Roy Lipscomb, Richard Massari, Earskon Myers, Dwain Webber and Keith Webber. There will be three honorary pallbearers, Bubby Spence, Freda Leopold and Lyndi 'Damico
.

Mrs. Fannie Shrader (Souder) Class of 1931
As originally published on Saturday, September 29, 2007.


    
Mrs. Fannie Maxine Souder, 92, of Rosemont, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at her home. She was the loving wife of the late T. Woodrow Souder, who died July 29, 1981.
     She was born October 16, 1914 in Germantown, and was the daughter of the late David Clifford Shrader and Emma Crum Shrader Hoffmaster.
Mrs. Souder, a homemaker, was a member of the Jefferson United Church of Christ, for many years. She was a member of the Merryland Tract Homemakers and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
     She was a graduate of Brunswick High School in the class to 1931, and she attended Frostburg University. She was a judge for county fairs and community shows.
     She enjoyed her family, as well as her Yorkie, "Tillie," who was her loving companion. She was an avid collector and enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching and painting.
     Surviving are her children, Sharon Israel and husband Robert of Poland, Ohio, Kay S. Cooper and husband Gary R. of Rosemont, Patricia Struthers of Fenton, Mich., and Thomas Souder and wife Brenda of Byron, Mich.; ten grandchildren, David Israel and Sandy of Lima, N.Y., Michael Israel of Poland, Ohio, Sheryl Hoekstra and husband James of Lewisville, N.C., Amy Davies and husband Jeff of Poland, Ohio, Teresa Fawley and husband Terry of Jefferson, Kimberly Remsberg and husband Dennis of Ijamsville, Debra Cameron and husband Alan of Linden, Mich., Cindy Struthers of Durand, Mich., John Souder and wife Jackie of Byron, Mich., and Mathew Souder and wife Carol of Martinsburg, W.Va.; twenty great grandchildren, Chad Israel and wife Danielle of Buffalo, N.Y., Jeremy Israel and wife Angie of Italy, Sara Delaney and husband James of California, Robert and Jay Hoekstra of Lewisville, N.C., Drew and Will Davies of Poland, Ohio, Robin Bowers and husband Kelly of Jefferson, Abby Riggleman and husband Ricky of Jefferson, Emily Utterback and husband Bradley of Jefferson, Deni and Adell Remsberg of Ijamsville, Tiffani and Ashleigh Cameron of Linden, Mich., Zachery Struthers of Durand, Mich., Jessica James and Jacob Souder of Byron, Mich., and Cody Souder of Martinsburg, W.Va.; nine great-great grandchildren, Hayley, McKenzie and Calyn Israel of Buffalo, N.Y., Elijah and Marissa Israel of Italy, Gabrielle, Schuyler and Aidan Bowers of Jefferson, and Noah Utterback of Jefferson. She will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews, special friends and devoted caregivers.
     In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Thelma Shrader, her sister, Betty Spicknall, her brother, Meredith Hoffmaster and her son-in-law, James Struthers.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.
 Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 1 at Jefferson United Church of Christ in Jefferson with the Rev. Guy Wenck officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Reformed Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews, Bob, Sam, Willie and Mark Spicknall and Lee and Larry Bussard.

Mrs. Donna Custer (Heiss) Class 1954
As originally published on Sunday, September 16, 2007.



    
Donna Maria "Custer" Heiss, of Riverdale, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007. Wife of the late Neile E. Heiss; Mother of John "J.R." Heiss, Gary Heiss,--and Donna Gene Trupe. She was a grandmother and great-grandmother.
     Relatives and friends may call at Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A. 4739 Baltimore-- Ave.,-- Hyattsville, MD 20781. A funeral ceremony will be held at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, P.A., 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, MD on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 1:00PM. Interment St. Mark's Cemetery in Petersville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia--& Lymphoma Society--Donor Services P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202, or Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2002 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Ms. Anna Mae Heffner Class 1946
As originally published on Monday, September 3, 2007.


Anna May Heffner, 78, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Frederick.
     She was born Aug. 9, 1929, in Brunswick, to Benjamin Franklin Heffner and Ellinda Dinterman Heffner.
She was a retired production line supervisor with Airpax at Frederick. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
     Survivors include one aunt, Virginia Dinterman, of Brunswick; one uncle, Leroy Dinterman, of Adamstown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts, uncles, a niece and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with Father Frank Fortkamp officiating. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Shirley Lee Danner (Wheeler) Class of 1956

As originally published on Sunday, August 19, 2007.

Shirley Lee Danner Wheeler, 68, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Friday, August 17, 2007 at her home.
     Born October 11, 1938 in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Danner and Virginia Spring Danner.
She had worked for the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Parks Service.
     Mrs. Wheeler was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown and also volunteered as secretary/treasurer for the Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown and Brunswick.
     She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter #948.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and sewing.
     She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward Nelson Wheeler; two sons, Edward Nelson Wheeler II, of Durham, N.C., and Wilson Andrew Wheeler, of Harpers Ferry; two daughters, Christina Arvin, of Boyce, Va., and Robin Marcus, of Charles Town, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Hagan and husband, Joseph of Hagerstown.
     At her request her body was donated to the Humanity Gift Registry.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of her family.

Deana Vanover Class 1973

Deceased March 21, 1999 reported by class mate

Debra Danner Class 1974

Deceased date unknown reported by an Alumni

Mr. David Merriman Class 1956

As originally published on Monday, July 23, 2007.

Mr. David Kenneth Merriman, 69, of Brunswick, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
     Born May 16, 1938, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late Lee Robert Merriman and Kathleen Hawkins Merriman.
He was a retired security guard with NIH in Bethesda. Mr. Merriman was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie No. 1136, Loyal Order of the Moose No. Lodge No. 1582 and Steedman-Keenan Post No. 96 of the American Legion, all of Brunswick.
     He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by one sister, Ginny Lloyd of Brunswick; brother, Billy Merriman of Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Merriman was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Merriman.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with pastor Gary Heffler, officiating. Interment to follow at St. Marks Cemetery, Petersville. Pallbearers will be Billy Merriman Jr., Lester Lloyd, Kevin Nuse, Larry Swope, Billy Winn and Tom Rufty. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday.

Mr. James Holder Class 1976

As originally published on Friday, June 29, 2007.


     James Edward Holder II, 48, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at his residence. He was born July 22, 1958, at Leesburg, Va., and was the son of the late James Edward Holder and Mary Pauline Hope Holder.
     He was of the Protestant faith.
He was a retired laborer of the B & O Railroad, Brunswick.
     He was a member of L.O.O.M. #1582 with a Fellowship Degree, Past Commander of S.A.L. Squadron #96, was a member and former officer of the Eagles Aerie #1136, and Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers.
     He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1976
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon A. Holder at home, one brother, Paul Henry Holder and wife Barbara Ann, of Brunswick; two sisters-in-law, Paula Waldo and husband Carl and Carol Coover and husband Michael; one brother-in-law, Mike Williams and wife Geraldine; one niece, Pollykate Holder; one nephew, Sean C. Holder Callahan; two special friends, Kelley A. Fouger and Diane Scarlett; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
     In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, Rodney; grandparents, Kate and Henry Holder and Margaret and Paul Hope; and one special friend, Tracey L. Hughes.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, U.S. 340 at Halltown Rd., Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, W.Va., with the Rev. David Howell and Dr. Wayne Algaier officiating. Interment will be in the Old Brownsville Cemetery at Brownsville

Mrs. Helen “Lucille” Snoots (Kline) Class 1935

As originally published on Friday, July 13, 2007.

 

    
Mrs. Helen "Lucille" Kline, 88, of Frederick, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the Glade Valley Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Owen W. Kline.
     Born on August 15, 1918 in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Willie William Snoots and Felicia Grandel.
Mrs. Kline was a member of the First Baptist Church of Frederick and a past member of the First Baptist Church of Brunswick. She devoted her life to her family and service to others in need. She retired as a clerk with National Geographic in Rockville, and a past member of the Eastern Star.
     She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Bunch and husband Del of Neptune Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Felicia Bunch Saucier and husband Stephen of Columbia, Andrew David Bunch of Columbia, Crystal Ann Bunch and husband David Osswald of Amityville, N.Y. and Dean Allen Bunch of Frederick; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marshal Snoots and Herman Snoots.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, with Dr. Larry Eubanks Sr. and the Rev. Burnis Barrett officiating.
     Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Mr. Daniel Morris Class 1980

As originally published on Thursday, July 12, 2007.

Daniel Ray Morris, 56, of Brunswick, died July 10, 2007, at Washington Hospital Center.
      He was born June 29, 1951, in Louisville, Ky., to Hontas DeWitt Morris and Elizabeth Hurst Morris.
He was a retired sheet metal mechanic with W.E. Welch and Associates in Ijamsville.
     Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Barbara E. Morris, at home; one son, Zachary R. Morris, at home; two sisters, Carla Elliott of Laurel, Del. and Debra Waddell of Delaware; and one brother, Paul D. Morris of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Brenda Davis; and two brothers, Philip Morris and Gerry Morris.
     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, with the Rev. Roland England officiating. Interment will be at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m

Mrs. Mary Shumaker (West) Class 1934
As originally published on Sunday, July 1, 2007.



Mrs. Mary Mae West, 93, of Frederick, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clarence G. West, who passed away May 19, 2007.
     Born in Sandy Hook on May 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Charles Luther and Renos (Riley) Shumaker. A graduate of Brunswick High School, Mae was a retired department manager for F.W. Woolworth Five and Dime, having worked for many years. She was a lifelong member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed arts, crafts, and music.
     Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Coblentz and husband Tom of Knoxville; a son, Jerry West and wife Diane Worthington of Portland, Maine; five grandchildren, Bridget Doucette of Danvers, Mass., Michelle Goulart of Glouchester, Mass., John West of Saunderstown, R.I., Eric West of Huntington, Vt., and Jennifer Coblentz of Frederick and fiancŽ Chris Rabel of Baltimore. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren.
     The last surviving member of her immediate family, Mae was preceded in death by four sisters: Hazel Deaner, Inas Powers, Bessie Orndorff and Bertha Powers; and four brothers, Clarence, Garland, James Lee and Roy Shumaker.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Avenue, Brunswick, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, with the Rev. Douglas Fraim officiating. Burial will follow in Old Brownsville Church Cemetery with George Moss, Gary Smith, Norman Richardson, Bobby Harrison, Chris Rabel and Jerry West serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Bettie Jane Nuse (Midgett) Class 1944
As originally published on Wednesday, June 20, 2007.



Bettie Jane Nuse Midgett, 80, of Steilacoom, Wash., formerly of Brunswick, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007.
     She was born December 7, 1926, in Brunswick, a daughter of Earl Charles Nuse and Hazel Virginia Crowl Nuse.
She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church at Brunswick. She was a 1944 graduate of Brunswick High School.
     Survivors include one son, Jerry Tomlin, of Steilacoom, Wash., and one sister, June Powell, of Baldwin Park, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick, with the Rev. Andrea Ernest officiating.
     The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick

Mrs. Carole Adkins (Gordon) Class 1980
As originally published on Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Carole Ann Adkins Gordon, 45, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007.
     Born January 31, 1962, in Florida, she was the daughter of Jane Adkins of Brunswick and the late Austin Adkins.
She was a beautiful, strong woman who was devoted to making sure her kids and family knew what they meant to her.
     Carole loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed listening to country music and Kid Rock. She also enjoyed motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons.
     She was a one time member of the Brunswick Ambulance Company.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her best friend and father of her youngest daughter, Stanley E. Landers of Jefferson; a daughter, Andrea Rankin and husband Kevin of Frostburg; a daughter, Krystal Ann Landers Parsley and husband Timothy Lee of Jefferson; five grandchildren; two sisters, Dixie Addis and husband John of Georgia and Norma Droneburg of Brunswick and an adopted sister, Donna Hahn of Brunswick.
     She will also be remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael S. Gordon and a brother-in-law, Darrell Droneburg.
     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick with the Rev. Noni Sigler officiating.
     Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick

Maurice Brooks Sr. Class 1944

Maurice M. Brooks Sr., 80, of Gerradstown, W.Va., formerly of Brunswick, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Brenda Bowers (Bowman-Jordon) Class 1964

     Mrs. Brenda Bowman Jordan, 59, of Toms River, N.J., died on Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Jordan was a registered nurse, who retired from her work as a case manager in special child health services of the Ocean County, New Jersey Health Department. A graduate of the University of Maryland school of Nursing, Mrs. Jordan held public health positions in Maryland, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, New York and New Jersey. Mrs. Jordan was a member of the Morning Star Presbyterian Church in Bayville, N.J.
     Surviving are her husband, William H. Jordan Jr.; her son, James M. Bowman of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; her parents, Richard and Elaine Bowers of Frederick, Md.; her brother, Richard C. Bowers Jr. of Chester, Va.; a stepdaughter, Katherine Banholzer of Glen Allen, Va.; a stepson, William H. Jordan III of McLean, Va.; and four grandchildren, Trinity Elaine Bowman, Sofia Banholzer, Alexa and William H. Jordan IV.
     A Celebration of the Resurrection will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11 at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, Md.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Morning Star Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box G, Bayville, NJ 08721.

Mrs. Grace Webber (Reed) Class of 1942
As originally published on Thursday, May 31, 2007

.Mrs. Grace V. Reed, 84, of West Valley, N.Y., formerly of Frederick, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
     Born August 8, 1922, in Knoxville, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Raymond and Mary Lou Runkles Webber. She was the wife of the late Charles Thomas Reed Sr.
 Mrs. Reed had worked as an office clerk for the Encyclopedia Americana Publishing Co. She was of the Lutheran faith. Her hobbies were arts and crafts.
      She is survived by three grandchildren, Lisa Michelle Proctor and husband Brett of New York, Barbara Ann Brown and husband Steve of Bowie and Charles Thomas Reed III and wife Natalie of Rockville. A sister of Clarence Edgar Webber of Boonsboro. She was also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was predeceased by a son, Charles T. Reed Jr.
Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville. Funeral services will begin at noon. The Rev. Jeff Jones will officiate. Interment will be in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

Mr. Clarence G. West Class 1933
As originally published on Tuesday, May 22, 2007.


Mr. Clarence G. West, 92, of Frederick, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the husband of Mary Mae Shumaker West, his wife of 67 years.
Born November 17, 1914, in Sandy Hook, he was the son of the late Charles Clarence and Inez K. Gordon West.
     Mr. West was a lifelong member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer over 20 years. He worked insurance jobs in the early '40s. He retired in 1979, after 30 years, as a bookkeeper from C. Oland Meitzner Inc. Among his many enjoyments were model railroading, flowers, birds and word puzzles.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Sandra Coblentz and husband Tom of Knoxville and Jerry West and wife Diane Worthington of Portland, Maine; five grandchildren, Jennifer Coblentz of Frederick and fiance Chris Rabel of Baltimore, Bridget Doucette of Maine, John West of Rhode Island, Eric West of Vermont and Michelle Goulart of Maine; and nine great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Nuice.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24, with the Rev. Douglas Fraim officiating.
     Interment will be in Old Brownsville Church Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Sandy Hook United Methodist Church

Mr. Darrell Droneburg  Class 1980

As originally published on Sunday, May 13, 2007.

     Mr. Darrell Lee Droneburg, 45, of Brunswick, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Norma Jean Adkins Droneburg, his wife of 24 years.
     Born on February 5, 1962, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Russell Franklin Droneburg and Carol Lee Remsburg Droneburg Daugherty and husband Ronnie of Knoxville. Darrell was the Assistant Superintendent of Public Works for the City of Brunswick. He enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting and all sports including golf, but truly loved riding his Harley. Darrell also liked to work with his hands by woodworking, airbrush painting and working on cars.
     Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two children, Darrell L. Droneburg Jr. and friend Jessie Taulton and Michelle R. Droneburg, all of Brunswick; a brother, Jimmy Daugherty and friend Patrisha Cavell of Knoxville; and his mother-in-law Jane L. Adkins, of Brunswick. Darrell will also be remembered by his "adopted children," to whom he was lovingly known as "Poppa Cheez." They include Myke Taulton, Kalen Scott, Brian Thackson, Russell Rife, Clark Fink, Nick Demos, "Rev," Brian Neal, Eric Minnick and Tim Abbott.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick, where services will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 15.
     Interment will be private.

Mrs Cinda May Wickham (Mossburg) Class 1984

:    Mrs. Cinda May Wickham Mossburg, 28, of 4240A Gene Hemp Road, Jefferson died Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 1994 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Thomas Edward Mossburg. 
     Born April 10, 1966, in Frederick, Mrs. Mossburg was the daughter of Floyd C. and Betty Lee Myers Wickham of Jefferson. 
     Mrs. Mossburg was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1984.  She had been employed at Fort Detrick, and for the past five years had been associated with Banner Life Insurance Co.  She was a member of Petersville Luther Chapel.
     Surviving, in addition to her husband and parents, are two sisters, Brenda Cunningham and her husband David of Jacksonville, Ala., and Linda Morris and her husband LeRoy of Jefferson; two nephews, Todd and Tyler Cunningham of Jacksonville, Ala.; two aunts and one uncle, Anna Mae Murphy and her husband Howard of Adamstown and Mrs. Marie Stonesifer of near-Brunswick; and a number of great-aunts, uncles and cousins.
     Mrs. Mossburg was preceded in death by a sister, Vickie Lee Wickham.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 28, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.  Friends may also call on Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Friday, July 29, at 10 a.m. in Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home.  Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville

Mr. Thomas Mercer Sr. Class of 1976
As originally published on Monday, May 7, 2007.

Mr. Thomas Edward Mercer Sr., 49, of Upper Marlboro, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007.
     He is survived by his parents, Wallace and Edna Mercer of Point of Rocks.
Born October 19, 1957, in Holyoke, Mass., he was a graduate of--Brunswick High School. He was a loving father, son and brother.--He was employed by Solid Rock Foundation--Concrete Company.
     Surviving, besides his parents, is one daughter, Tamara Mercer; one son, Thomas Mercer Jr.; one brother, Wallace Mercer IV; two sisters, Jeanmarie Bartlett and Eileen Markum; one special brother-in-law, Ronnie Markum; and a host of other relatives and friends from the Solid Foundation Concrete Company.
     He-- was preceded in death by a daughter, Tabitha Mercer; and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Mercer.
Family will receive friends at New Community Church, 12435(c) Mattawomen Dr., Waldorf, Tuesday, May 8.
     A memorial service will--held from 10 to 11 a.m.
A private--interment-- will be held at Arlington Cemetery.
     Services were entrusted to to Bluford Funeral Service

Ralph Junior (Red) Proctor Class 1941
AUG. 19, 1921-APRIL 26, 2007

BROWNSVILLE - Ralph Junior "Red" Proctor, 85, of Brownsville, Md., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Washington County Hospital.
     Born Aug. 19, 1921, in Weverton, Md., Red was the son of the late Ralph A. and Elizabeth Barger Proctor.
He attended Weverton Elementary School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1941. Red was an avid baseball player from his youth into his early adult years. Although his baseball playing was interrupted by World War II, he returned to playing in 1945 and through this activity met his future wife.
     Red worked as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown for 20 years and at the U.S. Naval Air Facility at Andrews Air Force Base for 17 years.
     He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Trinidad for two years. Red was a member for many years at Weverton Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher for 56 years, superintendent and as a member of the Board of Trustees. In recent years, he was a member of Victory Baptist Church near Boonsboro. He was a devoted Christian all his adult life and spent countless hours witnessing for the Lord and visiting the sick and shut-ins. He was a student of Moody Bible Institute and had studied under President Miles at Washington Bible College.
     He was a charter member of the Pleasant Valley Ruritan Club and was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro.
     Red is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Harrison Proctor; two daughters, Dawn Proctor Deener and husband, Robert, of Boonsboro, and Nancy Proctor Alga of Brownsville and husband, James Alga; one son, Barry Lynn Proctor of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren, Marissa Deener, Robert A. Deener and wife, Haley, Chasen Deener and Michelle Alga; one great-grandson, Aden Deener; one brother, James Proctor and wife, Doris, of Hagerstown; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Proctor Danner.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church. The Rev. Edward J. Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro

Gary Virts Class 1952

 Mr. Gary Marlin Virts, 67, of 744 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 18, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Shriver Virts, his wife of 40 years.
      Born July 11, 1934, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late Orion Jacob and Madeline Moler Virts.
 Mr. Virts was a retired civil engineer with 30 years of service for the Division of Public Works in Frederick County.
      He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Knoxville. For the last three years, he was a member of and assisted in starting Real Life Community Church in Hagerstown. He was a member of the choir, "One God and One Voice."
      Mr. Virts was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959.
 Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Chris Chevalier and husband James of Hagerstown, and Susan Miller and husband Donn of Jefferson; one sister, L. Duane Smith and husband Lee of Ellicott City; four grandchildren, Matthew Brandon Miller, Daniel James Chevalier, Kathryn Danielle Miller and Joshua Gary Chevalier; one aunt, Elizabeth Wheeler of Brunswick; two nieces, Teri Alva of North Carolina, and Melinda Niles and husband Tim of Hampstead; and one nephew, James Johnston of Chambersburg, Pa.
      Mr. Virts was preceded in death by one brother, Noel Orion Virts.
 The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Faith Baptist Church, Knoxville, with the Rev. Frank Boyd and Jack Marcomy officiating.
      Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.

H. Clayton Leftwich Class of 1946

     Harry Clayton Leftwich, 77, of Springdale, Pa. died March 21, 2007 at Harmar Village, Pa. He was born Jan. 16, 1930 in Clifton Force, Va., to the late' Harry" C. and Grace (Farrier) Leftwich. Clayton graduated from Brunswick High School with the Class of 1946, having spent his childhood here when his father was director of the YMCA.
     After attending Virginia Tech and WV Wesleyan College, he graduated from Kutztown Uni­versity with a degree in art educa­tion. Clayton served in the Navy from 1952-1956, principally on the transport USS Botetourt. Since 1956 , he has been employed by the Allegheny Valley School District, teaching art and mechanical drawing in the junior and senior high schools, retiring in 1989 after 33 years.
     As a teacher, he is remembered as caring and gentle, treating students like part of an extended family" He is credited with laying the foundation of the Spring­dale art program with his innovative ideas.
     He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, Ameri­can Legion, and on the board of the Springdale Free Public Library. He specially enjoyed his collection of hats and pigs.
     Survivors are his wife of 53 ears, Barbara Guess Leftwich;  daughter, Carrie (Bernard) Martin of Templeton; daughter-in-law Judy Noah Leftwich of Mur­rysville; son Neil (Judy) Leftwich of Avondale, AZ.; grandchildren Rebecca Mundok of Pittsburgh, Emily, David, Rachel Leftwich of Murrysville, and a sister Mary( Earl) Hopper of DesPeres, MO. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Leftwich in October 2006.
     Funeral" services were held March 24 with burial in Springdale  Cemetery

Mr. William Richard (Mike) Webber  Class of 1943
As originally published on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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William Richard "Mike" Webber, 81, of Rohrersville, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at Fahrney-Keedy Home near Boonsboro 
Born June 10, 1925, in Knoxville, Mike was the son of the late Ralph Edgar and Edna Catherine Merriman Webber.
     He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943.
 Mike retired from the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry National Park in 1980.
      He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier.
Mike was a member of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church near Rohrersville.
      He was a member of the Brunswick Masonic Lodge 191 and the Brunswick Fraternal Order of Eagles 1136.
 Mike is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Jeanette Reynolds Webber; three daughters, Gail Stern and husband Ira of Montgomery Village, Holly Benson and husband Gene of Smithsburg, and Wendee McFalls and husband Dave of Waynesboro, Pa.; six grandchildren, Reanna Nicole Tarleton, Stephen Thomas McFalls, Nicholas Aaron Benson, McKenzie Nichole Benson, Jared Andrew Stern and Nathan Daniel Stern; a niece/"daughter" Debbra Huffer and husband Warren of Jefferson, and a nephew, Wayne Hawes and wife Donna of Brunswick.
      Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro. The Rev. Raymond Scheck will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Locust Grove.
     The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 6:15 p.m.

Mr. Carroll Brawner Class 1961
As originally published on Monday, April 9, 2007.



Mr. Carroll D. Brawner, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Randolph County Medical Center in Arkansas.
     He is survived by his wife, Jan McSwain Brawner of Pocahontas.
Born on July 7, 1943, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late John Brawner and Nell Fae Booth Brawner.
     Mr. Brawner served in the United States Navy. He was a computer operator with the airlines.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, David Brawner of Denver, Colo., Shane Brawner of Granbury, Texas, and Jason Stamper of Hagerstown; one daughter, Tammy Johnson of Brunswick; one brother, Charles Thomas Brawner of Hancock; two sisters, Wanda Lora of Colonel Beach, Va., and Patricia Washington of Springfield, Va.; and 10 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, with the Rev. Roland England officiating.
     Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick

Ms. C. Patricia Werkings (Kern) Class 1962
As originally published on Monday, April 2, 2007.

 Ms. Charlotte Patricia Kern, 62, fondly known as Patti, of Frederick, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was born June 25, 1944, in Frederick, the daughter of the late Pat and Eugene Werking.
She was a teacher for more than 20 years at North Frederick Elementary School. She had previously taught at Brunswick Elementary, Maryland School for the Deaf, Good Shepherd Pre-School, and Virginia Beach Country Day School.
     She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick and a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She also was a member of the Sarah Group, Girl Scouts of America, FCTA Representative and The FISH Ministry.
     She is survived by one daughter, Tricia Jarrell of Frederick; one granddaughter, Morgan Jarrell of Frederick; one sister, Diane Wenner and husband David of Brunswick; one nephew, David Wenner Jr. and wife Jennifer of Brunswick; and loving cousins and friends.
     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a beloved son, Jody Kern.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, A Street and First Avenue, Brunswick, with the Rev. Andrea Ernest and the Rev. Dr. David Oravec officiating.
     Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick.
The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Richard Bowers Class of 1936
As originally published on Saturday, March 24, 2007.

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Richard Clay Bowers, 87, of Frederick, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2007 at his home. He was the   husband of Elaine Koogle Bowers.
     Born November 5, 1919 in Point of Rocks, Md., he was the son of the late Elmer Eugene Bowers, Lillie May Hickman Bowers and a stepmother, Catherine Reed Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.
     He was a graduate of Brunswick High School and numerous military schools, including a 1968 graduation from the Command & General Staff College.
 He was a retired Colonel from the United States Army. He was a veteran of W.W.II and served in the Third Army as a platoon and company commander. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal while serving the 16th Armored Division in Czechoslovakia. After the war he remained active in the Army Reserve, including the headquarters company of the 558th/559th Signal Corp in Frederick. He was a Life Member Reserve Officer Association.
     He was a Life Member of the American Legion Post 96 in Brunswick. He served as Deputy Vice Commander of the Maryland American Legion. A Life Member of the VFW in Frederick. A Life Member of the P.T.A. at Brunswick Elementary School. Past President of the Brunswick Lion's Club. He was also known for organizing the Veteran's Day Parade in Brunswick before his retirement.
     Mr. Bowers worked for Litton Chevrolet in Brunswick for many years and then went to work in the underwriting department of State Farm Insurance in Frederick where he retired in 1984.
     He enjoyed traveling, dining out and working in his yard.
In addition to his loving wife Elaine he is survived by a son, Richard C. Bowers Jr. and wife Vicki of Chester, Va.; three grandchildren, Sandra Wood, Sarah Bowers and Matthew Bowman; two great grandchildren, Celia Wood and Trinity Bowman; a brother, Elmer Eugene Bowers Jr. and wife Margaret; a sister, Janet Wines and husband Francis. He will also be remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews.
     He is preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Lane Jordan and a sister, Ann Pence.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, on Sunday, March 25, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 26, 2007 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Oravec officiating.
     Memorial contributions may be sent to the Oncology Care Consultants, Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, Attn: Sharon Evans, 501 W. 7th St., Suite A, Frederick, MD 21701 or to the Morning Star Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box G, Bayville, NJ 08721.
     Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD.

Mrs. Mildred Kidwell (Burch) Class 1939
As originally published on Sunday, March 18, 2007


 Mrs. Mildred Ellen "Millie" Burch, 84, of Knoxville, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Vindobona Nursing Home, Braddock Heights.
     Born June 21, 1922, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Dallas and Mary Rice Kidwell.
She was a retired accountant with Phillips Insurance of Brunswick.
     Mrs. Burch was a 1939 graduate of Brunswick High School and a 1941 graduate of Strayer College with a Bachelor of Commercial Science in accounting. She was a member of the First United Methodist of Brunswick, Past Matron of Brunswick Chapter 97 Order of the Eastern Star in 1952, past president of the Past Matrons and Past Patrons Association of Central Maryland, as well as a member of the Past Matrons and Past Patrons of Association of Brunswick, a member of Re Temple 118 Daughters of the Nile, member of the Century Temple 4 of Pythian Sisters, past charter president of Brunswick Lioness Club, past president of Brunswick Elementary PTA and life member of Maryland Congress PTA.
     She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bernard B. Burch at home; a daughter, Ernestine Wilson and husband Rob of Boonsboro; sister, Virginia Moats of Silver Spring; brother, Bud Kidwell of Orange, Va.; granddaughter, Misty Bitler of Brunswick; great-granddaughter, Jenilyn Powers of Brunswick; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with the Rev. Noni Sigler and the Rev. Roland England, officiating. Interment at St. Marks Cemetery, Petersville.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bearers will be Rob Wilson, Jeff Kidewll, Gary Smith, Bob Smallwood, John Younkins and Bo Overton.
     Memorial contributions may be made for leader dogs to Brunswick Lions Club, P.O. Box 31, Brunswick, MD 21716, or Shriners Hospital to Boumi Temple, P.O. box 9695, Baltimore, MD 21237

Mr. Warren Frocke Sr. Class 1938
As originally published on Wednesday, March 14, 2007


  Mr. Warren Eugene Frocke Sr., 85, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Brunswick, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.
     He was born April 6, 1921, in Brunswick, son the late Asbury Boyd Frocke and Addie Marie Foster Frocke.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick. He was a 50-year member of each of the following: Steadman-Keenan Post No. 96, VFW Post No. 10421, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1582, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136, all of Brunswick; and the Internal Association of Machinists.
     He is survived by two daughters, Tracey Rubinstein of Glen Burnie and Mary Jane Rice of Jefferson; two sons, John Boyd Frocke and Warren Eugene Frocke Jr., both of Keedysville; and five grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Louise Crist; and one grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick. Burial will follow at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick. Pastor Andrea Ernest will officiate.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Steadman-Keenan Post 96, 18 S. Maple Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mr. John Breeden Class 1943
As originally published on Tuesday, March 13, 2007.

Mr. John W. Breeden, 81, of Jefferson, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at his home with his family.
     He was the husband of Gloris Dolores Barger Breeden. They were married 57 years.
Born December 22, 1925, in Eagles, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jobe O. Breeden and Lela C. Simons Willard.
     Mr. Breeden graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Jefferson. He was also a member of the Jefferson Ruritan Club.
     Mr. Breeden served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was employed at the Litten's Chevrolet Garage in Brunswick for 11 years as an auto mechanic. Then he was employed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 38 years. He retired from there on June 2, 2000.
     Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Jayne G. Dallas and husband Mike of Germany; a son, John W. Breeden II and wife Karen of Germantown; three grandchildren, Cristina, Alexandra and Anna Dallas; three sisters, Lorraine Layman of Frederick, Betty Smith of Jefferson and Drucilla Lake of Brunswick; and two brothers, Robert Breeden and wife Cathy of Brunswick and Jobe Breeden and wife Betty of Gapland.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.
     Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, with the Rev. Sarah Andrews officiating.
Interment will be in Jefferson United Methodist Cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to either Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21701; or their local church, Jefferson United Methodist Church c/o Rev. Sarah Andrews, 5551 Doubs Rd., Adamstown, MD 21710.

Ms. Marsha Childers Class 1969


Ms. Marsha L. Childers, 55, of Romney, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2007, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.
     She was born on December 27, 1951, in Brunswick, the daughter of Robert M. Childers Sr. and Minnie Woods Childers. Ms. Childers was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1969, and a member of the former New York Hill United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Minnie W. Childers of Brunswick; a daughter, Sandra M. Lake and husband Toby; a son, David M. Winstanley, all of Winchester, Va.; two sisters, Linda Weddle of Brunswick, and Sheree Stevens of Frederick; five grandchildren, Bobby Painter, Brendan Lake, Julia Lake, Tobi Lake, and Christina Whitacre, all of Winchester, Va.; an aunt, Mrs. Edna Tout of Mount Sterling, Ky.; a niece, Jacki Hinkel and husband Michael of Brunswick; a nephew, Rob Weddle and wife Kate of Orlando, Fla.; and many cousins.
     She will be remembered by former husbands, Alfred Leonard of Hamilton, Va., and Bruce Winstanley of Winchester, Va.; and special friends, Doris Shepherd, Brenda Gabbert and Kathy Grady.
Ms. Childers was preceded in death by her father, Robert M. Childers Sr.; a brother, Robert M. "Bobby" Childers Jr.; a niece, Kim Leigh Weddle; and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Weddle.
     A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the United Methodist Church, Park and Ninth avenues in Brunswick. The family will also receive friends Sunday evening, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in Winchester, Va. Inurnment will be private and at her family's convenience.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of David Winstanley, 525 N. Braddock St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Gloria Riser (Bruns) Class 1943

Retired, Mother

     Of California, MD, formerly of Gaithersburg, MD died February 7, 2007 at her home. She was born June 7, 1926 in Brunswick, MD, to the late Robert and Grace Riser. She was 80 years old
She worked at NIH for many years.
     She is survived by her daughter, Leslie McCasker of Lovettsville, VA; son, Clinton Bruns of Lexington Park, MD; and two grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 1 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686.
      Interment will be private. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or the American Cancer Society, St. Mary's County Unit, P.O. Box 1032, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

Ms. Ina Kline (Whitley) Class 1938
As originally published on Tuesday, February 6, 2007.


Ms. Ina M. Whitley, 85, of Arlington, Va., died February 3, 2007.
     She was the loving mother of George M. (Phyllis) Whitley Jr. of Vienna, Va.; dear daughter of the late William M. and Lola A. Kline; and the beloved sister of Ruth Staples of Brunswick. She is also survived by two devoted grandchildren, Scott E. (Nadege) Whitley of Chantilly, Va., Kelly W. (Nils) Warga of Ashburn, Va.; and five great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of Westover Baptist Church.
After retirement, Ina took up oil painting and won several prizes for her artwork.
     Friends may call the Arlington Funeral Home, 3109 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington, Va., on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
     Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Mr. Howard Cooper Class of 1954
As originally published on Friday, February 2, 2007.

     Mr. Howard Murray Cooper returned home to be with his Heavenly Father at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
Born in Brunswick on August 1, 1936, he was the son of Howard Ellsworth Cooper and Minnie Elizabeth Watts Cooper. He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1954.
     Mr. Cooper was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, as well as a retired locomotive engineer with the CSX Railroad.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and attended the Roosevelt 7th Ward. He served several callings since joining the church in 2001.
      Born and raised on the east coast, he loved the west and lived in Roosevelt, Utah, for almost nine years. He enjoyed camping with his family, hiking, hunting, fishing and being a tour guide for family and friends visiting the area. He also enjoyed riding and caring for his two horses, Gris and Juliet.
     His wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann Lerch Cooper, survives him. Howard and Barbara would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 27 of this year. Seven children, Melissa of Roosevelt, Utah, Lisa of Colorado Springs, Colo., Shawnee and boyfriend Mark of Linden, Va., Martelle and husband Tom of Hyndman, Pa., Michelle and fiance Tom of Biglerville, Pa., Howard (Matthew) and wife Hope of Sharpsburg and Michael and fiance Christine of Frederick; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren also survive him. Mr. Cooper's brother, Tom, resides in Gaithersburg.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum, 9501 U.S. 15N, Frederick. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in the Veterans Garden of Honor I at Resthaven. Dr. Wayne Allgaier, of Brunswick, will dedicate Mr. Cooper's grave.
     A service was held at the Roosevelt 7th Ward in Neola, Utah, on Monday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m., with Bishop Val Killian officiating. The family received friends at Hullinger Mortuary in Roosevelt on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.
     Arrangements in Frederick are with Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A.

Ms. Amanda Sines Class of 2006
As originally published on Tuesday, October 10, 2006.


Amanda Lauren Sines, 17, of Middletown, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2006.
     Born December 4, 1988, in Frederick, Maryland, she was the daughter of Millard "Petey" Sines III and Gloria "Dee" Sines of Middletown. She was a 2006 graduate of Brunswick High School. Amanda loved spending time with her friends and family and was always putting others first. She was employed by Vindobona Nursing Home and was a waitress at Old Town Diner. She loved playing on the computer and MySpace.
     In addition to her loving parents, Petey and Dee, she is survived by a sister, Sandy Sines and boyfriend John Gue of Braddock Heights; a brother Millard "Pete" Sines IV and girlfriend Julia Johns; maternal grand father, John Ramsburg Sr.; paternal grandmother, Becky Wyndham and husband Don; paternal grandfather, Millard Sines Sr.; three nieces, Emily Sines, Brittany Gue and Destiny Ruppert; a nephew, Aaron Gue; and two special friends, Heather Lear and Magan Sigler. She will also be remembered by her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other friends.
     She was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Grace Ramsburg.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, from 2 to 4 and7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Thursday, October 12, 2006, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Fraley and the Rev. Dan Fraley officiating. Interment will be in Burkisttsville Union Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her cousins, Josh Myers, Nelson Myers, William "Bill" Sines, Jamie Sines, Richard Sines and Brian ‘Jason" Sines.

Doris Dockery (Athey) Class 1962

This appeared in the Dec 7, 2006 Citizen

     Doris A. Athey, 62, of Leesburg, a homemaker, died at home on November 26, 2006.  Born February 24, 1944 in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late James Clarence and Florence Church Dockery.

      She is survived by her husband, Charles Andrew Athey of Leesburg; 2 sons, Richard Athey of Leesburg, and Everett "Bunky" Athey of Lucketts; a daughter, Sanddra Arbogast of Purcellvillep a brother, James Dockery of Brunswick; three sisters, Willa McGaha and Judy Tiller, both of Brunswick and Rhonda Elick of Frederick; and four grandchildren.

      Services were held November 30 at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg.  Interment in Union Cemetery, Leesburg.

Mr. Frank Cleveland Badger Class 1940
As originally published on Saturday, December 30, 2006.

     Mr. Frank Cleveland Badger, 86, of Linwood, died Thursday, December 28, 2006, at Carroll Hospital Center after an illness of several weeks. Born October 6, 1920 in Washington County, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Isabelle McGolrick Badger. He was the husband of Joy Ryan Hay Badger, his wife of 30 years. Mr. Badger was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
     He worked for the B & O Railroad, then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he graduated from the Maryland State Police Academy and was employed with the Maryland State Police for more than 33 years, retiring in 1971 as a 1st Sgt. He then worked as a bailiff for the Carroll County court system, retiring when he was 80 years old.
     He was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, Westminster, the Maryland State Police Alumni and Prudence Lodge, A.F. & A. Masons of Mt. Airy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid sports fan.
     In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Susan Hash and husband Donald Sr. of Mt. Airy; Melody Dix and husband Richard of Spring Hill, Fla.; Christina Brittain and husband Bill of Myersville; five grandchildren, Angela Lief, Donald Hash Jr., Daniel Winters, Rebecca and Patrick Turner; three great grandsons and a sister, Pauline Gambino and husband Richard of Somerset, Pa. He was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Edwards.
     A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 23 N. Court St., Westminster, with Rev. Samuel W. Edleman, assistant priest, officiating. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.
     The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge, 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 1. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Union Bridge Volunteer Co., P.O. Box 1050, Union Bridge, MD 21791 or to Ascension Episcopal Church, 23 N. Court St., Westminster, MD 21157

Mrs. June Good (Harrison) Class 1941
As originally published on Thursday, December 28, 2006.

     Mrs. June V. Harrison, 83, of Brunswick, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Harrison, who died in 1991.
     Born on January 30, 1923, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Mary G. Nuse Good. Mrs. Harrison was a homemaker. She was a member the New Hope United Methodist Church of Greater Brunswick, as well as the Brunswick American Legion Auxiliary and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
     Surviving is her daughter, Sharon Thompson and husband Jim of Lino Lakes, Minn.; son, Gary Harrison and wife Vonnie of Knoxville; daughter, Debra Campbell and husband Richard of Smithsburg; five grandchildren, Stacy Anderson of Cheyene, Wyo., Emily Harrison of Knoxville, Angela Norford and husband David of Hagerstown, Jennifer Campbell of Smithsburg and Charles Campbell and wife Stacey of Hagerstown; five great-grandchildren, Charles Anderson, Serena, Steven and Justine Stallock and Makala Harrison; and a brother, Maurice Good and wife Virginia of Westminster.
     Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Blake Anderson; and two brothers, Harold Good and Franklin Good.
     Services and interment will be private.
The family will receive friends at a luncheon at noon on Saturday, Dec. 30, at New York Hill United Methodist Church, Ninth and Park Avenues, Brunswick.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716.
     Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick, and online condolences may be expressed to the family at
http://www.staufferfuneralhome.com/

Mr. Mark Crocker Jr. Class 1992
As originally published on Saturday, December 23, 2006.

     Mr. Mark Allen Crocker Jr., 32, of Sabillasville, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, in Braddock Heights, Md.              
 Born May 8, 1974, in Frederick, he was a son of Mark A. Crocker and his wife Jocelyn of Sabillasville and Brenda L. Clark Boone of Orrtanna, Pa.
     Mr. Crocker was a member of Edgewood First Church of God. He had been employed as a carpenter with Crocker Homes, Inc. An avid outdoorsman, he also enjoyed working on cars.
     Surviving, besides his parents, are his paternal grandparents, Russell and Janet Crocker of Frederick; maternal grandmother, Mary I. Clark Hengst of Orrtanna, Pa.; three sisters, Rebecca Ness and husband Stephen, Stacey Crocker and fiancŽ Andy Smith, all of Thurmont, and Elizabeth Boone of Baltimore; a brother, Allen Crocker of Sabillasville; and paternal step-grandparents, Jacqueline H. Ebersole and husband Clair of Rosemont. Numerous other families also survive.
     Mr. Crocker is at the Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A., 615 E. Main St., Thurmont. There will be no visiting or calling at the funeral home.
Private services and inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.
The family requests that memorials be made in honor of Mr. Crocker to the charity of one's choice.

Mr. Danny Dixon Class 1973
As originally published on Saturday, December 9, 2006.

     Mr. Danny Lee Dixon, 51, of Walkersville, Maryland, and formally of Brunswick, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2006, at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. He was the husband of Wendy Dixon.
     Born August, 28, 1955, in Frederick, Maryland, he was the son of Ikuko Gloria Dixon of Brunswick and the late Donald Dixon.
     He was employed with Farmers and Mechanics Bank in Frederick for 29 years.
Danny enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. He was an avid Redskins fan.
     Danny loved vacationing with his family at their condo in Myrtle Beach. He also enjoyed being involved in Babe Ruth baseball and was proud of managing the team that took third in the 2004 World Series.
     In addition to his loving wife Wendy and mother Ikuko Gloria, he is survived by four sons, Sean Remsberg of Frederick, Brad Remsberg and wife Julia of Frederick, and Tyler Dixon and Kyle Dixon, both of Walkersville; a brother, Dennis Dixon of Virginia; and a sister, Roxanne Picasso and husband David of California. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick on Monday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Glade Cemetery, Walkersville with the Rev. Vicky Starnes officiating.
     Interment will be in Glade Cemetery, Walkersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Frederick County Chapter, 2 East Frederick Road, Walkersville, MD 21793

Margaret Flook Class 1932
 

     PETERSVILLE -- After decades of travel and military service, Margaret Flook, a self-proclaimed "unclaimed treasure," was returned home yesterday for a memorial service and burial at St. Mark's Church.
     Ms. Flook, a World War II veteran, died at the age of 91 in East Aurora, Colo. on July 1,.2006  She had Alzheimer's disease.
     Born in Petersville on Sept. 18, 1915, she enlisted in the Army Nursing Corps in 1940. Ms. Flook's service number was N 702, which indicates she was one of the first women to enlist, said Bob Hedges, one of her nephews.
     Ms. Flook remained in the Army until 1962 when she retired with the rank of major while serving as Nursing Service Education Coordinator at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Colorado.
     She remained in Colorado because she had a strong network of friends there, most of whom she had served with, said Chuck Hedges, another nephew.
     Ms. Flook, along with other friends who had never married, established a group they called Unclaimed Treasures. Adele Marchant, one of Ms. Flook's nieces, said the group epitomized Ms. Flook's personality.
     "I think she had an extreme wit about her -- a dry, but loving wit É She was very charming at all times, but you also knew when your borders were reached."
     Travels near and far
Ms. Flook traveled far during her service. After she retired she and her friends continued to see the world.
     She came east annually to visit family members, Chuck Hedges said.
Because her aunt was a seasoned traveler, Arianne Regester, another niece, said she once asked Ms. Flook's opinion on whether to go on a safari.
     Ms. Regester said Ms. Flook's advice was typical Margaret. She said, "'Save your money -- go to the zoo, and look at the animals.'"
     Ms. Flook also went to Israel, Jerusalem, the Mediterranean and several Scandinavian countries, Ms. Marchant said.
     "She just loved knowledge. (She was) one of these people who wanted to learn constantly."                         Ms. Flook never stopped learning. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1932, and in 1937 received her registered nurse diploma from Church Home and Hospital in Baltimore. While in the Army, Ms. Flook received a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Minnesota in 1953 and a master's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1955.
     After retiring from the Army, Ms. Flook was an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado at Denver from 1962 to 1976. While teaching, she co-authored the book "Maternity Nursing Today."
     Ms. Flook dedicated her career both to the military and to children. She was head nurse of the pediatric wards at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, Second Field Hospital in Munich, Germany and Fitzsimmons Army Hospital.


Mr. Paul Lester Keller Class 1932
As originally published on Saturday, October 14, 2006.

     Mr. Paul Lester Keller, 91, of Knoxville, died Thursday, October 12, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Pauline Keller, his wife of 66 years, who died in May 2004.
     Born January 10, 1915, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Charles Thomas Keller and Mary Margaret Ingram Keller.
     He was a retired engineer with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was a past master of Brunswick Lodge A.F. & A.M. 191. He was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick. In his earlier years he loved to hunt and fish and always loved spending time with his family.
     He is survived by one son, Jerry L. Keller and wife Catherine of Lovettsville, Va.; two daughters, Barbara Ann Umbaugh and husband Leonard of Frederick, Md., and Marian Kay Weaver and husband Jesse of Knoxville, Md. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
     He was predeceased in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday Oct. 16, at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, with Father Frank Fortkamp officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville.
     The family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
     Pallbearers will be Jerry Keller, Jason Keller, Jesse Weaver, Danny Pendergraft, Jeffrey Merriman and James Bowden.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, 112 E. "A" St., Brunswick, MD 21716; or to the charity of one's choice

Mrs. Gloria Lerch (Lewis) Class of 1967
As originally published on Thursday, October 12, 2006.

     Mrs. Gloria Jean Lewis, 57, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at her residence in Jefferson, Maryland, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of John Douglas Lewis Jr. for 37 years.
     Born September 13, 1949, in Frederick County, Jean was the daughter of the late Edward and Esther Ketterman Lerch Sr.
     Jean was a devoted Christian and a member of the Locust Valley Bible Church where she served as Ladies Aide President for a number of years. She was a 1967 graduate of Brunswick High School and worked at GEICO until she left to become a housewife and raise her two boys. She served as an aide at the Brunswick Elementary School when her boys were young. She cherished the time spent with her family, friends and her Locust Valley Church family. She was an inspiration and comfort to all who knew her. No one was a stranger to her and she was always the first to lend a helping hand.
     In addition to her loving and devoted husband, Doug, she is survived by her two sons, Jason Lewis of Jefferson and John Lewis and wife Regina of Feagaville; twin grandsons, Hayden Dale and Deacon Douglas Lewis of Feagaville; her little dog, Tobi; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Murray Cooper of Roosevelt, Utah, Judy and Larry Irons of Sykesville, Linda and Jimmy Staples of Rohresville and Kathy and Steve Davis of Charles Town, W.Va.; one brother, Bucky and Esther Lerch of Chambersburg, Pa.; one sister-in-law, Debbie Lewis; one brother-in-law, Allen Lewis and wife Lisa of Brunswick; and two aunts and uncle, Elener Harne of Middletown and Betty and Lee Leatherman of Knoxville. She will also be remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews and her loving caregivers, Melody Mills and Betty Turley.
     In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Doug and Betty Lewis; paternal grandparents, James and Elsie Lerch; and maternal grandparents, John and Cora and Ketterman.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 15. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 16, at Locust Valley Bible Church, 1319 Marker Road, Middletown, with Dr. Curvin D. Stambaugh officiating. Interment will be at Locust Valley Bible Church Cemetery.
     The family would like to express their gratitude to the Brunswick Primary Care Physicians, the FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center (especially Dr. Gregory Rausch) and Hospice of Frederick County for the loving care and kindness they provided during Jean's lengthy illness.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's name to the Locust Valley Bible Church, 1319 Marker Road, Middletown, MD 21769. Online condolences may be sent to the Lewis family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Gerald Taylor Class 1954

       Mr. Gerald “Jerry” L Taylor 69 of Frederick, MD died Sunday December 11, 2005 at Kline Hospice House.  He was the husband of Ruth V Martin
    
Born January 18, 36 in Brunswick, M. he was the son of Ernest H and Ruth E Thomas Taylor
Mr. Taylor was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, hiking and ice skating.  He served his country in the U. S. Marine Corp.
    
 Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters Christine Lash and husband William and Linda Staudenmeier and husband Robert, all of Frederick, three grandchildren Alexis Staudenmeier, Jason and Morgan Lash, two brothers Kenneth Taylor of Emmitsburg and Donald Taylor of Middletown, and two sisters connie Grams of Rosemont and June Palmer of Middletown.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main Street, Thurmont, MD on Tuesday December 13, 2005 from 6-8 PM, where services will be held Wednesday December 14, 2005 at 2 PM, with the Rev. Ron Reeves officiating.

    
 Interment in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont, MD
Contributions may be expressed in the Kline Hospice

Mrs. June Allen (Kinna) Class 1940
As originally published on Saturday, September 23, 2006.

     Mrs. June J. "Nana" (Allen) Kinna, 84, of Frederick, died peacefully Wednesday evening, September 20, 2006, at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther J. Kinna on December 25, 1989.
     Born on June 13, 1922, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Carrie (Wynkoop) Allen.
     Mrs. Kinna was of the Methodist faith. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1940. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and baby-sat for various families throughout her lifetime. She was affectionately known to all as either "Nana June" or "Aunt June."
     One of Mrs. Kinnas' favorite pastimes was attending yard sales with her daughter.
Surviving are three children, Kandy (Carol) Brown and husband Robert of Frederick, Jeffrey L. Kinna and wife Sharon of Thurmont and Kelly Burdette Farris and husband Scott of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren, Robert Brown Jr. and wife Kirsten of Walkersville, Christine Brown Baker and friend Andy Fugitt of Jefferson, Corey Kinna of Thurmont, Nicholas Kinna and wife Melissa of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Buffy Burdette and fiancŽ Michael Krall and Justin Burdette, all of Frederick and Madeline, Olivia and Charlton Farris, all of Louisville, Ky.; 12 great-grandchildren, Cassie, Zach, Kyle, Abbie, Hailee, Cyrus, Noland, Cadence, Devon, Layla, Breanna and Zach.
     Mrs. Kinna also leaves behind two special nephews, Carroll Guy (Buddy) Strailman of Boonsboro and Philip Heerd of Hedgesville, W.Va.; several other nephews; and special friends, Raymond Goodsell and wife Lillie, and Joyce Grimes.
     Family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, on Sunday, September 24 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Richard Ellis of New Hope Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Brown, Corey Kinna, Nicholas Kinna, Michael Krall, Scott Farris and Philip Heerd

Mr. William James Buck Class 1995
As originally published on Saturday, September 16, 2006.

 Mr. William James Buck, 30, of Brunswick, Md., passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2006, at University of Maryland Hospital.
     Born December 22, 1975, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of Thomas and Brenda Boland of Brunswick.
William was a Brunswick High School graduate and a member of the Eagles in Brunswick. He also loved his dog, "Rafikie."
     In addition to his loving parents, Thomas and Brenda, he is survived by a brother, Melvin Buck and wife Ladawn; a nephew, Gavin Buck; a niece, Payton Buck; and grandparents, Joyce and Cliffton Boland, all of Pa.
     He is preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Roberta Boback and an uncle, Ronald Boback.
A private memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
    
Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick..

Mary E. Virts  (Eagle), 89 Class of 1935
APRIL 26, 1917-SEPT. 13, 2006

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Mary Elizabeth Eagle, 89, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
     Born April 26, 1917, in Sandy Hook, Md., she was the daughter of the late George Virts and Nellie Himes Virts Huffman.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Samuel Eagle, in 1998.
     She was a graduate of Brunswick (Md.) High School and the Beauticians School in Woodstock, Va.
She was a retired hairdresser. She also retired as a bookkeeper from Broker's Frozen Food in Washington, D.C.
     She attended the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne Eagle Dillow of Charles Town; one son, Jeffrey Eagle of Purcellville, Va.; two brothers, Robert Virts of Jacksonville, Fla., and William Huffman of Olney, Md.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
     Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bolivar United Methodist Church. The Rev. Douglas Fraim will officiate. Burial will be in the Reformed Cemetery in Middletown, Md.
    
The family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Mr. James Rice Class 1942
As originally published on Wednesday, August 23, 2006.

     Mr. James Alfred "Jim" Rice, 81, of Walkersville, Md., died Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Geraldine Marie Jones Rice, his wife of 41 years.
     Born January 13, 1925, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of Howard Donaldson Rice Sr. and Ida Virginia Shaw Rice.
     Mr. Rice served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as a cartographer for 28 years with the State of Maryland and also was the manager of the Frederick Roller Rink from 1954 to 1968. Jim was a member of the Walkersville Kiwanis, where he was past secretary, past president and past Lt. Governor; the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co., where he was past secretary and past president; the Walkersville Rescue Co., No.24, Woodsboro American Legion; past member of AMVETS Post No.2; and past Commander Disabled American Veterans.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann Wentzel and husband Adrian of Middletown, Rose Mary Cooper and husband Don of Frederick and Lindy Lou Gordon and husband Ralph of Florida; a son, Alden Austin Rice and wife Lori of Walkersville; six grandchildren, Chad W. Weddle (whom he raised), Dawn Kelly, R. Jason Weller, Heather Rice, Brandon Rice and Jeremy Gordon; and one great-granddaughter, Alexa Weller; and two brothers, John Rice and Herbert H. Rice and wife Betty Jean.
     He was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard Rice Jr., Carl F. Rice, Wesley C. Rice an Richard G. Rice, and a sister, Margaret Knapp.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 40 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville, Md., Friday, August 25, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Saturday, August 26, at 12 noon, with the Rev. Gerald Hanberry officiating.
     Interment will be at Glade Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co., 79 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, MD 21793 or to Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Co., P.O. Box 202, Walkersville, MD 21793.

Mrs. Aileen Michael (Kelley) Class 1940
As originally published on Wednesday, August 23, 2006.

     Mrs. Aileen Michael Kelley, 83, of 7303 Marker Road Middletown, Maryland, wife of Joe B. Kelley, died peacefully Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at Northhampton Manor Nursing Home, Frederick. She died on her mother's birthday.
     Born March 24, 1923, in Brunswick, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Ray Arlington Michael and Louyse Gatrell Michael.
     She was a graduate of the Old Brunswick High School, class of 1940, and a 1944 graduate of Allegheny Hospital School of Nursing in Cumberland, Md. She started her nursing career at Schnaffer's Hospital on Virginia Ave. in Brunswick, and she retired from the Frederick Memorial Hospital in 1974. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brunswick, Md., and a life member of Pythian Sister Temple in Brunswick. She was also a tour guide for White Star Bus Tours, where she made many friends.
     In addition to her loving husband Joe, she is survived by a son, Michael H. Kelley and wife Susan Poole Kelley of Jefferson, Md.; two sisters, Connie Michael Turner of Jefferson and Eloise Michael Summer of Berryville, Va.; and two dear granddaughters, Tracey Kelley Franklin and husband Mike of Middletown and Tina Kelley Bennett and husband John of Frederick; a niece, Sandra Summers Baker; and two nephews, Scott M. Baker and Chad J. Baker, all of Berryville, Va.; a great-aunt, Wilma Gatrell Smith of La Vale, Md.; and numerous cousins.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, Friday, August 25, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Saturday, August 26, 2006, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Victoria Starnes officiating.
     Interment will be at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brunswick Ladies Auxiliary Vol. Ambulance Co., 200 West Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD 21716, or to the Pythian Sisters of Brunswick, Attn. Anna Thonrton, 118 5th Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mrs. Cynthia Wilson (George) Class 1971
As originally published on Sunday, August 20, 2006.

Mrs. Cynthia Kaye George, 53, of Knoxville, died Friday, August 18, 2006, at her residence.
     Born July 31, 1953, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late William C. and Lora Osborne Wilson.
She was of the Protestant faith.
     She is survived by her husband, John S. George at home; her son, Richard W. George and wife Clemence of Catonsville; three sisters, Janice Marsh and husband Donald of Rosemont, Sandra Moffett and husband Richard of Charles Town, W.Va. and Penny Swan and husband David of Purcellville, Va.; one brother, Steve Wilson and wife Lori of Thurmont; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. George was preceded in death by a sister, Susie and a brother, Billy.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 23 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
     Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association of Maryland, 3120 Timanus Lane #106, Baltimore MD 21244


Mrs. Evelyn Crowl Parker Class 1940

As originally published on Sunday, August 20, 2006.

Mrs. Evelyn Jane Parker, 82, of Jefferson, died Friday, August 18, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     Born November 24, 1923, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Walter J. Crowl and Amanda Hoffman Crowl.
     She was a member of the New York Hill United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose Chapter No. 660, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 113, Steadman-Kennan Post No. 96 of the American Legion, all of Brunswick and the United Transportation Union Auxiliary.
     She is survived by Homer C. Parker, her husband of 64 years; two daughters, Faith Mentzer and husband Frank of Boonsboro and Donna Huffer and husband Jimmy of Jefferson; four grandchildren, Clifford Jones and wife Kim, Heath Mentzer and wife Janice, Dr. Heather Huffer-Charchut and husband Steve and Holly Finney and husband John; three great-grandchildren, Parker Jones, Jathan Mentzer and Hayden Mentzer; and a special nephew, Daniel Colgan III.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Colgan and a brother, Robert Crowl.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. A funeral service will take place Tuesday August 22 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Victoria Starnes officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
     Memorial contributions may be made to New York Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mr. Albert Crummitt Class of 1974
As originally published on Saturday, August 19, 2006.

     Albert Sylvester "Albie" Crummitt Jr., 49 and Sharon Louise Granger Crummitt, 48, both of Keedysville, died suddenly Wednesday, August 16, 2006. They enjoyed 29 years of marriage.
     Albie was born May 10, 1957, in Frederick, and was a son of Albert Sylvester Crummitt Sr. of Elloree, South Carolina and Marie Bernadette Simons Hawkins of Charles Town, West Virginia. He was a 1974 graduate of Brunswick High School and worked for Sears based in Odenton. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group and enjoyed fishing.
     Sharon was born in Washington, D.C., December 29, 1957, and was a daughter of Leonard and Evelyn Louise Walter Granger of Frederick. She graduated in 1975 from Frederick High School and owned and operated Milestone Leasing and Management based in Middleton. She enjoyed horseback riding, antiques, gardening and crafts, and had a strong love for animals.
     Albie and Sharon had a common interest in motorcycles. Recently they rode in a benefit ride sponsored by the Shriners and Moose Lodges to help with children.
     In addition to their parents, Albie and Sharon are survived by two children, Matthew Crummitt of Keedysville and Sarah Crummitt of Hagerstown; Albie's siblings, Tina Hall and husband Charles Sr. and Dickie Crummitt, all of Charles Town West Virginia, Lisa Hawker and husband David of Jefferson, Jeff Crummitt and wife Lisa of Smithsburg, Melinda Hoy of Frederick, Dale Crummitt and wife Lynn of Elloree, South Carolina, and Chuck Crummitt and wife Karen of Jefferson; and his stepfather, Harry Hawkins of Charles Town; Sharon's brother, Randy Granger and wife Terry of New Market; grandmother, Leitha Granger of Frederick; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
     The couple will also be fondly remembered by many extended family members and friends, including, Claude Huntsman, Chris Henry, Amanda Webb, Steven Neisser, and Dee Michaels.
     They were preceded in death by Albie's second mother, Diane E. Crummitt, in 2005.
The family will receive friends at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick, on Sunday August 20 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Etchison Memorial Chapel at the funeral home on Monday, August 21 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Jennifer K. Smith of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church will officiate.
     Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick

Mr. Carlton Eugene Stevens Class 1952
As originally published on Saturday, July 22, 2006.

     Mr. Carlton Eugene "Gene" Stevens, 72, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at the Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy. He was the husband for 53 years to Betty Jones Stevens.
     Born in Knoxville, Md., on January 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Lena Viola Ecker Stevens. Retiring in the mid 1980s after a long career as an accountant for the National Institute of Health, Gene went on to work for Central Tractor in Frederick and then for D.W. Ogg Equipment Company.
     A former member of the Brunswick Eagles and the Brunswick Moose Lodge 1582, Gene was an avid NASCAR fan with Jeff Gordon being his favorite driver. He enjoyed WWE wrestling, inner-tubing on the Potomac River and spending time in Ocean City, Md.
     Besides his loving wife, Gene is survived by his children, Raymond Stevens of Brunswick, David Stevens and wife Carol of Frederick and Brenda Blamer and husband Fred of Brunswick; two grandchildren, David E. Stevens Jr. and Heather K. Marcionette; step grandchildren, Diane L. Thornley and Fred J. Miller; great-grandson Christian Stevens; and three step great-grandchildren Paige, Cameron and Sydney Thornley. He will also be remembered fondly by Aaron and Ivy Frye.
     Gene was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Stevens.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Avenue, Brunswick, where services will be held on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 11 a.m., officiated by Debbie Williams. Interment will be private.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Company, 200 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD 21716 or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702


Fred A. Moore Jr. Class 1966

JULY 15, 1948-JULY 10, 2006

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Mr. Fred Allen "Freddie" Moore Jr., 57, of Brunswick, Md., died peacefully on Monday, July 10, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer.
     He was the husband of the late Janet L. Moore, who died May 7, 2003.
Born July 15, 1948, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Fred A. Moore Sr. and Anna Lee Eury Moore Kidwiler.
     Fred was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1966. He had previously been employed by Jenkins Motors in Frederick, Md. Fred looked forward each year to his trips to Ocean City, Md., for the Maryland State Firemen's Convention, which he was briefly able to attend in June. One of his proudest moments was in March, when he was recognized with an honorary life membership in the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Co. 19, to which he was so devoted. He also was a member of Brunswick Moose Lodge 1582 and Brunswick Eagles Aerie 1136.
     He is survived by his fiance, Linda Lust of Brunswick; two daughters, Tiffani Moore of Brunswick and Toni Baker and husband, Melvin, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two sons, Billy Harrison and wife, Amanda, of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Shaun Harrison of Thurmont, Md.; and grandchildren, Teddie Baker, Kierstin Chapman and Brandon Harrison. He also is survived by three sisters, Patricia Snoots of Brunswick, Carol Brown of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Gloria Crowl and husband, Alan, of Jefferson, Md.; a brother, Dennis Moore and wife, Gloria, of Brunswick; and stepsister, Karen Cornelius and husband, Norman, of Knoxville, Md. He also is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He leaves behind numerous devoted friends, especially Clair and Jackie Ebersole, Tony Barnhouse, Audrey Williams and Paula Wiles.
     In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harry T. Kidwiler; and brother-in-law, Gary "Boogie" Snoots.
     The family will receive friends Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held Friday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Victoria Starnes officiating. Interment will be in Samples Manor Cemetery, Samples Manor.
     The following members of the Brunswick Ambulance Co. will serve as pallbearers: Tony Barnhouse, Clair Ebersole, Geri Reynolds, Nelson Smith, Paula Wiles and Cassie Weldon. Honorary pallbearers from Co. 19 will be Linwood Moss, James Fitez and Raymond Wigington.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716; or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.
     Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Linda Magalis (Simms) Class 1955

As originally published on Tuesday, July 4, 2006.

Linda M. Simms, 68, of The Woods in Hedgesville, died July 3, 2006 at her residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
     Born July 8, 1937 in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Richard M. Magalis and Eva Funk
Magalis.
     Mrs. Simms was a graduate of Salisbury State Teachers College and taught for eight years in Frederick County, Md.   She was always an advocate of youth school activities and volunteered for 19 years at the Fine Arts Department of Glenelg High School, Glenelg, Howard County, Md.
     Mrs. Simms is survived by her husband of 45 years, Charles A. Simms and two sons, Brian M. Simms of Catonsville, Md., and Eric C. Simms of Columbia, Md.
     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2006 at The Hedges Chapel in the Woods with the Rev. Jack Vineyard officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 and/or the Children's Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 658, Millwood, NY 10546.
     Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Mr. James Rhoe Class of 1978
As originally published on Sunday, June 25, 2006.

     Mr. James Steven Rhoe, 45, of Charles Town, W.Va. and formerly of Brunswick, Md., died Saturday, June      24, 2006 at his residence.
     He was born July 11, 1960 in Ranson, W.Va. and was the son of the late Helga Rhoe and James W. Rhoe of Charles Town, W.Va.
     He was an assistant supervisor with the Clark Construction Company in Bethesda, Md.
He was a 1978 graduate of Brunswick High School and a member of the National Rifle Association.
     In addition to his father, he is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie L. Rhoe and Jennifer Weatherholtz and husband, Robert, all of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one brother, Gary A. Rhoe of Winchester, Va.; four grandchildren, Dione, Daylin, Kaliyah and Kaleigh and his life partner, Sandra Kay Housden, at home.   
     He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Rhoe.
Services will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, U.S. 340 Halltown Road, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, with the Rev. Douglas Fraim officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Petersville, Md.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m

Rev. Preston Lucas Class of 1934
As originally published on Friday, June 9, 2006.

     Rev. Preston E. Lucas, 91, of 1136 Central Ave., Columbia, Pa., died Wednesday morning in the Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness.
    He was the husband of Emma Barton Haverstick Gerfin Lucas for 18 years and the late Anna Marie Faretty Lucas, his wife of 49 years who preceded him in death in 1988.
     Born near Stanley, Virginia, he was the son of the late Lee and Ruth Alger Lucas. > Rev. Lucas graduated from the Brunswick High School in 1934 and graduated from the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania (now the Philadelphia College of Bible) in 1938. Pastor Lucas received the call to the Gospel Ministry early in life and responded to a full-time commitment to that vocation in October of 1933. He preached many places and had many interesting experiences as a student minister. He was assigned his first full-time pastorate in 1938. Pastor Lucas began his ministry in the Maryland Conference of the Churches of God and later served many churches in the East Pennsylvania Conference from 1943, last serving the Columbia Church of God from 1985 through 1993. Pastor Lucas served on the Commission of Missions and Church Development and helped established the Lititz First Church of God. He was president of the Conference in 1963 and had the privilege to ordain six young men to the Gospel Ministry, one of them being his son, Thomas L. Lucas. He served on the Board of Trustees at the Church of God Home in Carlisle, Pa., and was secretary of that board for six years. He also represented his Conference as a delegate to the sessions of the General Conference of the Churches of God on at least five different occasions between 1965 and 1986.

     In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Lucas and wife Judy of Dillsburg, Pa., James P. Lucas and wife Stacey of Savannah, Ga., and Ruth and husband Charles A. Moyer of Mount Joy; stepchildren, Shirley and husband Larry Basham Marietta, Velma and husband John Ruth, Mount Joy, and John Haverstick and wife Fran of Augusta, Alaska; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Zette Smith of Brunswick, Md.
      Funeral services will be held from the Central Manor Church of God, 387 Penn St. (Route 999) Washington Boro, on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Windsor Cemetery, York County. There will be no viewing Sunday evening. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 12 noon until the time of service.
     At the request of the family, please do not send flowers. Contributions to the Columbia First Church of God, 43 N. Seventh St., Columbia PA 17512, in PastorLucas's memory, would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements are by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

Mrs. Mary Virginia Morsberger (Cooper) Class 1930
As originally published on Thursday, June 8, 2006.

     Mary Virginia Morsberger Cooper, age 93, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.
     Born on January 18, 1913 in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late John Henry Morsberger and Golda Arnette Morsberger.
She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church at Brunswick. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters and the Brunswick Senior Center.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Daugherty of Knoxville; two sons, Harold G. Cooper of Jefferson and Donald R. Cooper of Sharpsburg; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn I. Cooper; four sisters, Bertie Michaels, Dorothy Cooper, Norma Cooper Bossen and Helen Morsberger; and three brothers, Richard Morsberger, Douglas Morsberger and John Morsberger.
     A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 11:00 a.m., at Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick. Pastor Andrea Ernest will officiate.
     The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md. on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 839 Quince Orchard Blvd., Suite E., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Mrs. Mildred Nalley (Walker) Class of 1944
As originally published on Thursday, May 25, 2006.

Mildred Blanche Walker, 79, of 15 East H. Street, Brunswick, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick.
      She was born April 15, 1927, in Brunswick, daughter of the late James W. Rooney Sr. and Milley M. Nalley.
She was employed by National Geographic Magazine for 20 years doing special file analysis.
     She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 96 of Brunswick, the Moose Lodge Auxiliary #1582 of Brunswick and the AARP.
     She is survived by a daughter, Lisa and husband Mark Shankle of Brunswick; grandchildren, Larissa and Lucy Shankle of Brunswick; brothers, James W. and wife Patsy Rooney of Brunswick and Raymond and wife Brenda Rooney of Brunswick; numerous nieces and nephews; and devoted friends, Rita Webber, Rudie Staples, Mary Deavers and Betty Delphey Gaither, all of Brunswick.
     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Earl Walker, who passed away in 1995.
     A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 27, 2006, 11 a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 114 East A Street, Brunswick. The Rev. Frank E. Fortkamp will officiate.
     Interment will be at Locust Valley Cemetery, Middletown.
Visitation will be at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, n Friday, May 26, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mrs. JoeAnn Rickerds (Higdon) Class 1952
As originally published on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

JoeAnn Higdon, 71, of Knoxville, died on Tuesday, May 16 at her residence. Born on     
     October 24, 1934 in Knoxville, Mrs. Higdon was a daughter of the late George D. Rickerds and Leoda Coblentz Rickerds.
She was a retired switchboard operator with the Washington County School Board. She was a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren.
     She is survived by two nieces, Beth O. Lowery at home and Sherry L. Purkey of Frederick; one nephew, R. Shane Lowery and Karen Metz of Knoxville; great-nieces, Dawn M. Conner of Hagerstown; Stacy Lowery and Eddie Eury of Brunswick and Heather B. Lowery of Knoxville; great-great-nephew, Eli-Jah Bonitto; great-great-nieces, Roxi Conner, Kayla Eury, Ashley Lowery and several other nieces and nephews.
     She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Russell Eugene Higdon.      
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren in Brownsville, Md.
     Pastor Dan Johnson will be officiating. Interment will be at Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, Md., on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, Western Md. Hospital, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., 3rd floor, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Leroy E. Logue Class 1946
Herald Mail 5/13/2006

      Leroy E. "Bud" Logue, 77, of 17399 Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown, Md., surrounded by family, friends and Pastor, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 11, 2006.
     Born Friday, May 10, 1929, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Roy Turner Logue and Pearl McQuay Logue.
He retired as postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service in Williamsport in 1989 after 40 years of service.
     A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army 10th Headquarters from 1951 to 1953. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service upon his discharge.
     He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, NARFE, AARP and the Postmasters Union.
 He was a member of Virginia Avenue Church of God, and had been a previous member of Christ Fellowship Assembly of God Church, having served as a deacon for many years.
     Bud's only desire was to make certain his family was ready to meet their Lord, and he questioned each one while lying in the hospital.
 He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley Ann (Yantz) Logue; two daughters, Debra Anthony and husband, David, of Hagerstown, and Tamara Reisinger and husband, Mark, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; three grandsons, Brent Anthony of Raleigh, N.C., Scott Anthony and wife, Jennifer, of Hagerstown, and Derek Reisinger of Mechanicsburg; one granddaughter, Marsha Reisinger of Mechanicsburg; two sisters, Jean Troxell of Frederick, Md., and Betty Runner and husband, Jim, of Fayetteville, N.C.; two nieces; and one nephew.
     Services will be Monday, May 15, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Virginia Avenue Church of God, 17306 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. A. Paul Harne and the Rev. Shawn Bushman officiating.
     The family will receive friends Sunday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, and Monday one hour prior to services.
     Interment with military honors will be Monday, May 15, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, Md.
 Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Avenue Church of God, 17306 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Mrs. Catherine Bohrer (Harrington) Class 1941
As originally published on Monday, May 1, 2006.

     Catherine Bohrer Harrington, 82, of Jefferson, died Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Vindobona Nursing Home.         
She was born on May 5, 1923 in Brunswick and was the daughter of the late Ira Irvin and Edna Cannon Bohrer.
     She was the wife of B. Richard Harrington of Jefferson.
After graduating from Brunswick High School in 1941, she worked for New York Life Insurance Company in Washington, D.C.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Timothy Lee Harrington and wife Paula of Norman, Okla.; daughter, Debra Charlene Stohr of Bear, Del.; granddaughters, Liz Harrington and Marie Torbert; grandson, Brandon Robert Stohr; great-granddaughter Kailyn Torbert; and brother, Jay W. Main Jr. of Brunswick. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Irvin Bohrer.
     She was of the Protestant faith, and a member of Naomi Chapter 20, Order of the Eastern Star at Stanton, Del. She was one of the founding members of the Brunswick Arts Association, and enjoyed a wide range of artistic painting and handicraft work.
     The family will receive visitors at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick, on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Jordan officiating. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 108 Byte Dr., Frederick, MD 21702 or to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702

Leroy Dixon Class 1941

Reported by  relative no additional information as to date etc.

William L Cornelius Sr. Class 1950
Glenn Burnie paper

"William l. Cornelius, sr. 73, of Linthicum Hgts., Md. Died of cancer on October 1, 2005, at his home.  He was born August 9, 1932, in Brunswick, Md., and also lived in Glen Burnie for many years before retiring in 1989 and moving to Ft. Myers, Florida.  He and his wife Ginny moved to Linthicum Hgts. in 2001 to be near their family.  They were married for 51 years. 

Mr. Cornelius formerly served as a staff sergeant in the air force; he also served in the air force reserves for two years. 

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Mabel Chaney and Donald Cornelius.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, William Cornelius, Jr., two daughters, Vera Spilker and Cheryl Collier, and seven grandchildren."

 

Ms. Nina Moss (Lawson) Class 1961
As originally published on Saturday, April 22, 2006.

     Nina Lee Lawson, of Braddock Heights, died on Friday, April 21, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     Mrs. Lawson was born on June 25, 1942, in Brunswick. She was a daughter of the late Paul M. Moss and Margaret "Pansy" Dunn Moss.
     She was a beautician with Ivan's Beauty Shop at Brunswick.
She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church at Brunswick. She was the 1961 graduate of Brunswick High School and graduate of Martinsburg Beauty School. She was a member and Past Grand Chief of Mountain City Temple No. 14 of the Pythian Sisters at Frederick. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Chapter No. 660 and fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136, both of Brunswick. She was an avid bingo player.
     She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Carroll L. Lawson, at home; one daughter, Dottie Brotzman and husband Archie of Easton, Pa.; three sons, Lenny Lawson and wife Maxie of Brunswick, Todd Lawson and wife Kristie of Hagerstown and Eric Lawson, at home; two sisters, Reta Mucer and husband Gerald of Brooksville, Fla. and Mary Sue Bohrer and husband Paul of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three brothers, David Moss of Frederick, George Moss and wife Lois Ann of Brunswick and Tony Moss of Brunswick; ten grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Ashlee and Archie IV Brotzman, Lisa, Christopher, Brendan and Joshua Lawson and Ashley and Chuck Wilburn; and many nieces and nephews.
     A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006, at 1:00 p.m., at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md. Chaplain Warren Litchfield will officiate. Interment will be in St. Marks Cemetery, Petersville, Md. Pallbearers will be Paul Bohrer, George Moss, David Moss, Gary Smith, Curtis Lawson and Jack Nightingale.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Pythian Sisters will conduct a memorial service on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Frederick County Chapter, 33 East Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

Kenneth W. Baker, Class 1979

JUNE 9, 1961-MARCH 24, 2006

PAEONIAN SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kenneth Wayne Baker, 44, of Paeonian Springs, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at his home.
 Born June 9, 1961, in Ranson, W.Va., he was the son of William Howard Baker of Ranson and Joyce Bechtol Baker Myers of Brunswick, Md.
     He was a self-employed carpenter.
He served in the U.S. Army with the military police.
     In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Stacy Baker of Waldorf, Md.; one sister, Denise Kronson of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; maternal grandmother, Elvinia Bechtol of Brunswick; his stepfather, Marvin Myers of Brunswick; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
     He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Wilbur Bechtol.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. Roland England will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon, W.Va.
     The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Alice Axline  (McDade)  Class 1933
As originally published on Saturday, March 25, 2006.

     Mrs. Alice Margaret McDade, 89, formerly of Naples, Florida, died Friday, March 24 at the Copper Ridge Nursing Home, Sykesville. She was the wife of Thomas Lemuel McDade, who died March 16, 1993.
     Born October 15, 1916 in Petersville, she was a daughter of the late Harry D. and Alma Jane Henderson Axline.
     Mrs. McDade was a member of St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burkittsville and the Brunswick Chapter #97 Order of Eastern Star.
     Surviving are two sisters, Nora Coates of Knoxville and Kathleen Bartgis and husband Nick of Mt. Airy; and a brother, David Axline of Apex, N.C. Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Snoots; and four brothers, Theodore Axline, Charles Axline, Lee Axline and Eugene Axline.
     Mrs. McDade is at the Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A., 1201 North Market Street, Frederick, where the family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. Monday, March 27 at which time services will begin with her pastor, Kimberly Nunberg, officiating.
     Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Burkittsville. Bearers will be all nephews, Charles Axline, David Coates, Dennis Axline, Jeb Bartgis, Ted Axline and David Axline.
     The family requests that memorials be made in memory of Mrs. McDade to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140-4131

Owen B. Pearrell, 75 Class 1948
Herald Mail 12. 29, 1930-MARCH 13, 2006

  KNOXVILLE, Md. - Owen Baker Pearrell, 75, of Knoxville, died Monday, March 13, 2006, in Frederick, Md.
      Born Dec. 29, 1930, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late James Russell and Edith Wisner Pearrell.
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Sigler Pearrell.
      He was a retired electrician, working for the B&O Railroad in Brunswick and Dulles Airport.
 He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.
      He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick.
      He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582 and Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post 96, all of Brunswick, and a member of Chapter 142 Korean War Veterans Association of Frederick.
      He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Ryan of Charles Town, W.Va., and Bonnie Pearrell of Adamstown, Md.; two sons, David Heffner of Brunswick and George D. Heffner of Loudoun Heights, Va.; four brothers, Jerry Pearrell, Richard Pearrell and David Pearrell, all of Knoxville, Md., and Johnny Pearrell of Brunswick; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Roxe A. Pearrell; and one sister, Ernestine Reynolds.
 Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick. The Rev. Noni Sigler will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lovettsville, Va.
     The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.
 Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-1799
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Joseph A. Keefer Jr., 47 Class 1976

JULY 9, 1958-MARCH 10, 2006

     KEEDYSVILLE - Joseph Alvin Keefer Jr., 47, of 3528 Chestnut Grove Road, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Washington County Hospital.
 Born July 9, 1958, in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Alvin Keefer Sr. and Rose Marie Greenwalt Keefer.
     He was employed by Keefer's Carpentry in Martinsburg, W.Va.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
     He was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by three daughters, Faith M. Esworthy and Jessica N. Keefer, both of Hagerstown and Jolene A. Keefer of Altoona, Pa.; three sons, Joseph A. Keefer III of Hagerstown, and Bryan S. Keefer and Michael A. Keefer, both of Norfolk, Va.; four sisters, Brenda J. Conner of Boonsboro, Mary C. Stone of Brunswick, Md., and Deborah M. Woods and Joann A. Nick, both of Keedysville; one brother, Robert L. Keefer of Keedysville; and three grandchildren.
     Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Burkittsville, Md.
     The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home

Mr. Leonard Lucas Class 1936
As originally published on Saturday, March 11, 2006.

     Leonard Sylvester Lucas, 88, of Brunswick, Md., died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md. Born August 31, 1917 in Custer County, Okla., he was a son of the late Lee Lucas and Ruth Alger Lucas.
     He was a retired conductor with the B & O Railroad at Brunswick with 47 years of service.
He was a member of the Brunswick First Church of God, former Sunday School Superintendent for a number of years and served on the Board of Trustees. He was a 1936 graduate of Brunswick High School. Mr. Lucas was a life member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1582 at Brunswick, former member of Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department, member of B & O Veterans Association and an avid gardener.
     Surviving is his wife, Earlene Barger Byrn Lucas at home; one sister, Zetta M. Smith of Brunswick; and one brother, the Rev. Preston Lucas of Columbia, Pa.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Cullen Lucas; one son, Donald Lucas; one daughter, Peggy Lucas; two sisters, Sally K. Itnyre and Lean C. Young; and two brothers, Raymond L. Lucas and Ray E. Lucas Sr.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 12, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Brunswick First Church of God, 503 Brunswick St., Brunswick, Md. The Rev. Ernest Witmer will officiate. Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
     Bearers will be Wade Lucas, Ray Lucas Jr., Art Lucas, Earl Lucas, John Taulton and Sam Cullen.
The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick First Church of God, 503 Brunswick St., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mr. Donald J. Rohrback  Class 1941
As originally published on Thursday, February 16, 2006.

On February 11, 2006, Donald J. Rohrback, of Forest Hill, died at his home. He was 83.
     Mr. Rohrback was born in Knoxville, Md., on September 11, 1922. He was the son of the late Jesse P. and Daisy Rohrback (nee Cooper).
He was a graduate of Brunswick High School and a US Navy Air Corp veteran of World War II. He retired in 1981 after 40 years of service with the State of Maryland -- State Highway Administration as a Highway Engineer. He was a member of the American Legion and the Maryland Highway Association. He enjoyed reading, birds, traveling, fishing and airplanes.
     Mr. Rohrback is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bertha P. Rohrback (nee Wilson); children Wanda Raver and her husband Wayne, of Baltimore, Sondra Law and her husband Tom of Smithsburg, Linda Gibson and her husband Mike, Baltimore, and Don Rohrback and his wife Judi, Forest Hill; grandchildren, Dennis Raver, Mike Gibson Jr., Troy Raver, Heather Gabinet, Amy Rohrback, Adam Raver, Daniel Raver, Allen Law and Annalee Law, all of Baltimore; great-grandchildren, Matt Gibson, Valerie Raver, Alex Gibson and Nathan Raver, all of Baltimore; Siblings, Lawrence Rohrback, of Baltimore, Betty Lyons, of Hagerstown and Dennis Rohrback of Severn. He was preceeded in death by sisters Margaret Kurlick & Garnetta Rudy.
     Friends may call at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel -- Bel Air, 3 Newport Dr. (Rts. 23 & 24 -- Forest Hill) on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Centre United Methodist Church, 2409 Rocks Road, Forest Hill, with Pastor David Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Don Rohrback, Dennis Raver, Troy Raver, Adam Raver, Daniel Raver, Mike Gibson Jr. and Allen Law.

Mr. Charles McLane III  Class 1996
As originally published on Saturday, February 4, 2006.

     Mr. Charles David "Charlie" McLane III, 27, of Waynesboro, Pa., formerly of Brunswick died on Friday, February 3, 2006 at Waynesboro Memorial Hospital. He was the fiance of Heather Jacobson of Waynesboro.
     Born on March 4, 1978, in Frederick, he was the son of Charles David "Dave" McLane and wife Diane of Brunswick and Pamela Dawson Keeling and husband Pat of Knoxville. He was a sales rep for 84 Lumber. Mr. McLane was a 1996 graduate of Brunswick where he excelled in sports playing soccer and was a varsity baseball and basketball player for 4 years. He also played baseball at Bluefield State in W.Va., and was a Maryland Terps fan. Most of all, Charlie loved spending time with his family and friends.
     Surviving in addition to his fiancee and parents are a son, Patryk Torin McLane and stepson Lukas Griffin Jacobson both of Waynesboro; 2 sisters, Shelley McLane of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Shawn McLane of Lovettsville; a brother, Willie McLane of Knoxville; 2 step brothers, Michael Webber and fiancee Heather Walker of Hagerstown and Alex Keeling and wife Jennifer of Elizabeth, N.C.; a stepsister, Chiara Keeling of Knoxville; a grandmother, Evelyn Marie McLane of Brunswick; aunts and uncles, Monica Cady, Donna Poffinberger, Peggy Griffiths, Tim McLane, Dan "Duck" McLane and Don Dawson. Mr. McLane was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles David McLane Sr., Mildred Painter Dawson and Donald "Shelly" Dawson.
     The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, February 6, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick. A Memorial Mass will be offered at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Church Road, Petersville with Rev. Larry Gesy officiating
     Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 300 E. Joppa Rd., Suite 1103, Towson, MD 21286 or to the Patryk T. McLane College Fund, c/o M&T Bank, Waynesboro Center Square Office, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Mrs. Thelma E.Hovermale (Devol) Class 1929
As originally published on Sunday, January 22, 2006.

     Thelma Elmeda Hovermale DeVol, 94, of Cary, NC died on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Wakemed Cary hospital. A native of Brunswick, MD, she was born on September 12, 1911 to the late Howard Burman and Victoria Wilson Hovermale. In addition to her parents, her husband, Morris B. DeVol, brother, Howard W. Hovermale and sister, Ashby E. Schlulze also preceded her in death.
     Thelma was the kind of person you knew had "never met a stranger". She was someone who freely gave to others, regardless of whether they deserved it or not, her total and unconditional love. Slow to criticize and devoted to her family; it is these qualities we will remember far above her worldly accomplishments.
     During her career, Thelma worked for the US government as a secretary for the Department of Labor. She was affiliated with the Methodist faith and was an avid animal lover.
Surviving are her sister-in-law, Rita D. Hovermale of Cary; niece, Laura B. Harris and husband, Josh Harris of Clayton; nephews, Howard S. Hovermale and wife, Amy Hovermale of Angier and Gary R. Hovermale and wife, Sue of Wadesboro. Also surviving are seven great-nieces and great-nephews and her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, "Happy", who brought so much joy and companionship into her life.
     A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at the chapel of Brown-Wynne Funeral home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The Reverend Dr. H. William Green will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick, MD.
     The family will receive friends on hour prior to the memorial service, beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the charity one's choice. Tributes may be made to the family at
www.brownwynne.com.
     Local arrangements by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, MD

Mr. Ray Lucas Sr.  Class 1938
As originally published on Friday, January 20, 2006.

Ray Ervin Lucas Sr., 86, of Brunswick, Md., died peacefully Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was born in Stanley, Va., on May 26, 1919, and was the son of the late Lee and Ruth Alger Lucas.
He was a retired leadman at PEPCO of Rockville, Md., for 29 years.
     He was a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. He was a member of Brunswick Lodge No. 191 of A.F. & A.M. and was a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, SJ. He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1582 at Brunswick and a lifetime member of Brunswick Fire Department. He enjoyed camping, square dancing and spending time with his family and friends.
     He is survived by his wife, Tannie Lucas at home; one son, Ray Lucas Jr. and wife Linda of Frederick, Md.; one sister, Zettie Smith of Brunswick; two brothers, Preston Lucas of Columbia, Pa., and Leonard Lucas of Brunswick; two granddaughters, Angela McCormick and husband Dave of Frederick, and Lesley Quesada and husband Bernie of Waynesboro, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Conor and Caitlin McCormick and Joseph Quesada; two brothers-in-law, Jesse Thompson and wife JoAnn and Raymond Thompson and wife Phyllis, all of Brunswick; one sister-in-law, Libby Brust of Rohrersville, Md.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Lucas; and two sisters, Sally Itnyre and Lena Young.
Services will be on Sunday, January 22, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md., on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic Memorial will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
     Bearers will be Joey Thompson, Claggie Thompson, Dale Jones, William Jones, Wade Lucas and Charlie Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Brownsville Church of the Brethren for the kitchen fund, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715.

Mr. Clifford Loy Class 1972
As originally published on Sunday, January 15, 2006.

Dennis Clifford Loy, 51, of Hagerstown, died Sat., Jan. 14, at his home. He was the husband of Robin Baulch Loy.
     Born in Frederick, Aug. 16, 1954, he was the son of Malcolm Lee and Hattie Smith Loy of Jefferson. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jefferson, and was employed as a long-haul truck driver.
     Surviving, besides his wife and parents, are one daughter, Kelli Sue Dick and husband B.J. of Fayetteville, Pa.; three sisters, Diana Price and husband Michael of Fayetteville, Pa., Sharon Maloney and husband Ray of Middletown and Marsha Sowers and husband Darren of Brunswick; one stepgrandson, Johnathan Dick; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
     The family will receive friends on Mon., Jan. 16, at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, from the funeral home. The Rev. Tracy L. Wiser will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Paul's Lutheran Church cemetery, Jefferson.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Mr Wesley Settlers Class 1974
As originally published on Saturday September 13

Mr. Wesley Edward Setters, 47, of 3895 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, MD, died Thursday September 11, 2003 at Frederick Memorial Hospital

Miss Michelle Elaine Guyton Class 1974
As originally published on Saturday August 25, 2001

Miss Michelle Elaine Guyton, 44 of 507B W Main St. Middletown, Md died Friday, Aug 24, 2001 at her home.

Mr. Franklin Smith Class 1953
As originally published on Tuesday, December 27, 2005.

Mr. Franklin Carvel Smith, 70, of Knoxville died on Monday, December 26, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Catherine Tyler Smith, his wife of 49 years.
     Born on March 2, 1935, in Jefferson, he was the son of the late Millard Samuel Sr. and Vivian Trego Smith. Mr. Smith was a life long dairy farmer. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Petersville as well as the Frederick County Farm Bureau, Brunswick Co-Op, Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers, past president of the Frederick County Board of Election Supervisors, Ruritan Club in Petersville, Sons of the American Legion in Brunswick, the Brunswick Eagles and the United Democrats of Frederick County. He and his wife enjoyed country music and going to dances as well as spending time with his grandchildren.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are children: Sheree Hemp and husband Doug of Jefferson, Marvin Smith and friend Pam Moulton of Frederick, Anita Smith of Yellow Springs, and Craig Smith of Frederick; grandchildren: Laura, Jessica, K.C. and Patience; sisters, Helen F. Smith and Gladys V. Smith both of Rosemont. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, Millard S. Smith Jr. and sisters: Amanda Smith, Catherine Sanbower and Doris Smith.
     The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., on Wednesday, December 28, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, where services will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, December 29, with Rev Thomas W. Claggett, III of All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick officiating.
     Interment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
     Online condolences may be made to the Smith family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Marie Kidwiler (Huffer) Class 1945
As originally published on Tuesday, December 27, 2005.

Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Huffer, 78, of Knoxville, entered into rest on Friday, December 23, 2005, at her residence. She was the wife of Harry L. "Rainey" Huffer, her husband of 58 years.
     Born on December 10, 1927, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Marie Smith Kidwiler. Mrs. Huffer was a 1945 graduate of Brunswick High School and attended the University of Maryland Nursing School in 1946. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick where she was a Sunday School teacher, choir member and past President and active of the United Methodist Women. Marie was an active 53 year member and past President of the Worthy Patrons of the Eastern Star. She also a member of the Lioness Club of Brunswick. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be remembered by many other family and friends.
     Surviving are 2 children: Vicki Lynn Sowers and husband Michael of Burkettsville, and David Alan Huffer and wife Kelly of Lovettsville; 4 grandchildren: Craig Michael Sowers and wife Kate, Kimberly Rochelle Sowers and friend John David Robinson all of Frederick, Miranda Lee Huffer and Samantha Irene Huffer both of Lovettsville; a great grandson, Aidan James Sowers of Frederick. Mrs. Huffer was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Virginia Hartman and one brother.
     A Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, at the First United Methodist Church, 7 Maryland Ave., Brunswick, with the Rev. Vicky Starnes officiating. A private inurnment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
     Arrangements are being handled by Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Huffer family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Helen Eagle (Kable) Class 1937
As originally published on Tuesday, November 29, 2005.

Helen A. Kable, 84, of Shiloh, Pa., died November 24, 2005 at Rest Haven-York. She was the wife of the late Ivan T. "Cap" Kable.
     Mrs. Kable was born on January 13, 1921 in Brunswick, Md. Daughter of the late G. Maynard and Amanda (Kefauver) Eagle.
She was the senior director of the September House Senior Center. She was also a member of Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church.
     She is survived by a son, Kim Kable, husband of Mary Anne, of Crownsville, Md. and a brother, G. Robert Eagle of Brunswick, Md. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary E. Kable.
 Mrs. Kable willed her body to the Humanity Gifts Registry program. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2005 at Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2201 Church Rd. York, Pa.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2201 Church Rd. York, PA 17404 or to a charity of your choice.
John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. 2114 W. Market St., York is in charge. www.kefferfh.com

Mr. George Wenner Jr. Class 1938
As originally published on Thursday, November 24, 2005.

George Washington Wenner, Jr., 83, of 605 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick, Md., died Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was born January 28, 1922 in Frederick, Md., the son of George Washington Wenner, Sr. and Violet Hickman Wenner.
     He was a retired engineer with the B&O Railroad with 41 years of service. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of World War II serving the US Army Air Forces.
     He is survived by four daughters, Mary Calhoun Rice and husband Calvin of Silver Spring, Md., Sally Ann Lachina and husband Tim of Cleveland, Ohio, Therese Pearrell and husband David of Knoxville, Md., Bridget Wenner and husband Jody Williams of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three sons, George W. Wenner III and wife Katryn of Glen Bernie, Md., Michael Wenner of Brunswick, Md., and John Joseph Wenner of Brunswick, Md.; a sister, Evelyn McLane of Brunswick, Md.; and six grandchildren and one great grandson.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 53 years, Clara Calhoun Wenner.
A mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church at Petersville, Md. with the Rev. Fr. Larry Gesy and Deacon Teixeira.
     There will be visitation at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md. on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
     Arrangements are by the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md.

Ms. Betty Lou Hawker (Hatcher) Class 1946
As originally published on Tuesday, November 22, 2005.

Ms. Betty Lou Hawker Hatcher, 75, a resident of Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro, died on Sunday, November 20th, 2005 at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
     Born January 1, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Allen Eugene and Martha Marie Lapole Hawker. Ms Hatcher was a graduate of Brunswick High School; and worked as a telephone operator with C&P Telephone Company. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
     She is survived by her daughter, Sandra L. Rudy, and husband John, of Boonsboro; four grandchildren, Heather A. Winpigler, Shane E. Winpigler, Shandi B. Winpigler, and Mark A. Rudy; one great-grandson, Cody V. Wysling; one sister, Gloria A. Hawker Morgan, and husband David E. of Hurlock, MD; two sister-in-laws, Louise Karn, of California, and Vivian Mertz, of Texas; nieces and nephews, Robin R. Vanskiver, Steven L. Morgan, Norma Jean Smith, Penny Karn, Jeannette Cox, Norman Karn Jr, Steve and Daniel Tobler.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Karn.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd at Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Jefferson, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick MD 21702

Mr. Howard Oden  Class 1941
As originally published on Saturday, November 19, 2005.

Howard Paul "Buck" Oden, 81, of Brunswick, Md., died Friday, November 18, 2005 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     Born December 19, 1923 in Brunswick, he was the son of the late William "Pete" Oden and Bertha Hammond Oden. He was a retired boiler maker with the B & O Railroad and a retired security guard with the IRS in Martinsburg, W.Va. He was a member of VFW Post 10421, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582 and Steadman-Kennan Post 96 of the American Legion, all of Brunswick. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
     Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Betty Ann Oden at home; two daughters, Kathy Dinterman and husband Charles Jr. of Knoxville and Mary Lidie and husband David of Hagerstown; one son, William "Artie" Oden and wife Karen "Poppy" of Brunswick; one sister, Janie E. Groves of Charles Town, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Paula Dinterman, Wendy Remsburg, Jeff Oden, Johnny Winpigler, Michael Winpigler and Angela Lidie; eight great-grandchildren; and special friends Bobby and Frances Eagle of Brunswick.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul Robert Oden; and three sisters, Frances Darr, Ruby Reed and Catherine Landis.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md., with the Rev. Edward Hartman officiating. Interment will be in St. Pauls Cemetery, Point of Rocks. Pallbearers will be Johnny Winpigler, Michael Winpigler, Jeff Oden, Randy Dinterman, Bobby Remsburg and Charles "Jr." Dinterman.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home of Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Bruce Boyer Class 1950
As originally published on Wednesday, November 16, 2005.

Bruce E. Boyer, 73 of Frederick, Maryland, passed away Monday, November 14, 2005 at Homewood at Crumland Farms. He was the husband of the late Shirley M. Dansberger Boyer who passed away in May 2005. They were married on June 20, 1953 in Frederick. They were married for 51 years.
     Born April 19, 1932 in Frederick, he was the son of the late W. Blessing and N. Gertrude Boyer.
He has been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Frederick, since 1967. He previously served on many church committees and he delivered donated clothes to CROP in New Windsor for over 15 years. He also previously played on the church softball team.
     He enjoyed sports and was an Orioles fan. He was an avid Rook player.
He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1950 and after his graduation he was drafted into the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He was stationed at Camp Gordon, Georgia, and at Fort Wadsford on Staten Island, New York. He and his late brother Eugene ran the B&B Milk Transpiration for 12 years. He sold his share of the business to his brother and went to work at Fort Detrick in the Accounting Department. After that he then went to work at N.I.H for four years and later worked at I.R.S. for 1 1Ú2 years. He then drove a tractor trailer for P.I.E. Nationwide for 18 1Ú2 years where he retired in 1993.
     He is survived by a son, Larry Boyer and wife Sheila of Hagerstown, Md.; two daughters, Diane Woodard of Knoxville, Md., and Glenna Green and husband Dennis of Woodsboro, Md.; three granddaughters, Susan, Becky and Kim Woodard; and a sister, Betty Piper.
     He is preceded in death by a brother, Eugene "Gene" Boyer.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md., on Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 705 West Patrick Street, Frederick, Md., with the Rev. Dr. Harold B. Wright II.
     Serving as pall bearers will be Mike Moser, Steve Moser, Harold Martz Sr., Neil Corselius, Mike Lesperance and Dennis Boyer.
Internment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Mrs. Dorothy Williams (Ayres) Class 1935
As originally published on Wednesday, November 9, 2005.

Mrs. Dorothy G. Williams Ayres, 87, of Middletown, died on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at Homewood at Crumland Farms, Frederick. She was the 54-year wife of the late Leonard E. Ayres who died in 2002.
     Born on October 18, 1918, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Betty E. Koogle Williams. Mrs. Ayres was raised by her aunt Bessie Boyer (her mother's twin sister) and John W. Boyer. After moving to Middletown in 1980, she attended Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. Prior to her retirement as the executive secretary for the chief engineer at the Washington terminal at Union Station, she lived in Silver Spring for 27 years. Mrs. Ayres was a very kind and gentle person who looked forward to visiting with family and friends. She and her husband enjoyed eating out at fine restaurants.
     Surviving are two sisters, Anne Randallette of Kensington and Bettie Sapp of Fairfield, Pa.; a brother, Noel Williams of Brunswick; as well as a number of nieces and nephews including nephew John Hedges and wife Pat of Walkersville. Mrs. Ayres was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruth; sisters Sally Williams and Jane Hedges; brothers Herschel Williams, William Williams, Donald Williams and Beachly Williams; and a great niece, Cathy A. Hedges.
     A memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick with the Rev. Beverly Stang, Chaplain at Homewood at Crumland Farms, officiating.
     Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 108 Byte Dr., Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702.

Mr. Robert (Shack) Shackelford Class 1963
As originally published on Sunday, November 6, 2005.

Mr. Robert "Shack" Moyers Shackelford, 61, of Knoxville, Md., died Thursday, November 3, 2005.
     Born in Maryland on October 2, 1944, he was the son of the late Allen Franklin and Bertha Cooley Shackelford.
Mr. Shackelford was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Brunswick Aerie #1136, the American Legion Steadman-Keenan Post #96 and the Frederick County Humane Society. One of Shack's biggest pleasures was spending time with animals. He retired from the B. & O., Chessie System, as a car inspector.
     He is survived by his lifetime companion of 27 years Sylvia Mullenix; her children William Mullenix and wife Cindy and Holly Vaughn and husband Rick; his brother Wayne Shackelford and wife Dixie, all of Knoxville; niece and nephews Anthony Shackelford, Deborah Shackelford, Thomas Shackelford Jr. and Allen Shackelford. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Shackelford.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, Md., on Monday, November 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, November 8 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Fralin officiating. Interment will be in Brownsville Cemetery.
     Contributions may be expressed to the Humane Society of Frederick County, 5712 Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Shackelford family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Kenneth (Butch) Gaither Class 1953
As originally published on Tuesday, November 1, 2005.

Kenneth " Butch" W. Gaither, 70, of Brunswick, Md. died Saturday, October 30, 2005 at his home.
     Born January 9, 1935 in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Paul William Gaither and the late Mamie Barger Gaither.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Petersville, Md.
     Mr. Gaither was a retired teacher with the Frederick Board of Education where he taught for more than 20 years. He taught at TJ High School and Brunswick High School.
He was a member of the Eagles of Brunswick, enjoyed golfing and loved spending time with his special group of friends. He was also an avid Maryland Terps fan.
     He is survived by a son, Kenneth "Kenny" Hylton and wife Kathy of Texas; two brothers, Norman "Johnny" Gaither and wife Helen of Brunswick and Paul "Delphey" Gaither and wife Betty of Brunswick; four sisters, Pauline Mildred Leach and husband Leonard of Silver Springs, Md., Freda Naomi Shriver and husband James of Brunswick, Rita Virginia Webber of Brunswick, Doris Lorraine Cannon of Frederick, Md.; two grandchildren, Barbara and Warren Hylton, both of Texas; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Gaither of Brunswick, numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by his large group of close special friends.
     He is preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin D. Gaither and Harold D. Gaither and a sister, June Ruth Keller.
Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple on Wednesday November, 2, 2005 from 2-9 p.m. where the family will be present to receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, Md. on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed Jordan and Pastor Noni Sigler officiating.
     Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
Pall bearers will be Paul Gaither, James Gaither, Wesley Shafer, Erik Good, Roy Cannon and Donn Miller.
     Memorial contributions may be sent to Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD, 21758 or to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.
     Online condolences may be expressed to the Gaither family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Wayne Hawker  custodian at Brunswick High School f
As originally published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005.

    Wayne Larry Hawker, 58, of Burkittsville, Md. died Monday, October 24, 2005 at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Nancy Claar Hawker, they were married for 36 years.
     Born, March 24, 1947 in Jefferson, Md., he was the son of the late Richard W. Hawker, Sr. and the late Pauline Tribby Hawker.
Wayne was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Knoxville, Md. He sang in the church choir for over 20 years and also maintained the church grounds for 19 years.
     He was the custodian at Brunswick High School for 29 years.
In addition to his loving wife, Nancy he is survived by two daughters, Penny Smith and husband Cliff of Burkittsville, Md. and Polly Littleton and husband Mike of Brunswick, Md.; five grandchildren, Tasha Hawker, Isaiah Hawker, Shayla Littleton, Samuel Smith and Schuyler Smith; three brothers, Richard Hawker Jr. and wife Peggy of Jefferson, Md., Joe Hawker and wife Edie of Frederick, Md. and Kenny Hawker and wife Connie of Jefferson, Md.; two sisters, Mary Davis and husband Randy of Yellow Springs, Md. and Patricia Beachley of Jefferson, Md.; his mother-in-law, Marian Chamberlin; in laws, Bill Claar, Lois and Gary Balty, Lori Claar, Joy and Dale Williams, Dorothy and John Evry and Herm Claar. He will also be remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews and all of his special friends.
     Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, Md. on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 from 2-9 p.m. where the family will be present to receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, Md. on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed Jordan officiating.
     Interment will be in Burkittsville Union Cemetery, Burkittsville, Md.
Serving as pall bearers will be Phillip Hawker, Terry Connell, Herm Claar, Matthew Gregory, John Moore, Ron Lambert.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Faith Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD 21758 or to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Mrs. Madeline Harper (Porter)  Class 1931
As originally published on Friday, October 7, 2005.

Madeline Rose Porter, 91, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at National Lutheran Home, Rockville.
     Born October 21, 1913 in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Harper and Delia V. Myers. Ms. Porter graduated from Brunswick High School, class of 1931. She was a homemaker and retired as a waitress from the Hawaiian Nite Club.
     She is survived by daughters Sharon Huffman and husband Bill of Rockville, Rita Fry and husband Bob of Frederick, and Faye Henegar and husband Bob of Dublin, Va.; son Arthur J. Porter of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Faye Dowell of Locust Grove, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Mark, Michael, David and Elizabeth Huffman, Debbie Kline, Michele Amoss, John Fry, Judy Via, Paul Henegar, Jennifer Hodge and Rachel Dalton; and 23 great-grandchildren.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Levi Porter, who passed away in 1967 after 34 years of marriage; sisters Helen Danes, Daisy Grams and Virginia Stunkle; and brother Earl Harper.
     Funeral services will be held Monday, October 10, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick, Md.
Pastor Andrea Ernest will officiate, assisted by Vicar Loius Florio. Interment will be in Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville, Md.
     Friends may call at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md., Sunday, October 9 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Mr. Michael Rutherford Class of 1975
As originally published on Saturday, September 24, 2005.

Michael "Mike" Leon Rutherford Sr., 47, of Brunswick, Maryland, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
     Born September 29, 1957 in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of Austin L. and Shirley E. Rutherford of Brunswick.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Brunswick and attended Brunswick First Church of God.
     He was a 1975 graduate of Brunswick High School. He was previously employed with Mark Brew Plumbing & Heating, Inc., in Clarksburg, Md., and also previously employed with Masters Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md., as a plumber.
     He enjoyed playing rock music with several local bands and recorded several of his own CD's
He was an avid deer and small game hunter and enjoyed fishing.
     In addition to his parents, Austin and Shirley, he is survived by a daughter, Jasmine Amy Rutherford of Kennesaw, Ga.; a son, Michael "Mikey" Leon Rutherford Jr. of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Kenneth W. Rutherford and wife Laurie of Cascade, Md.; a sister, Teresa L. Rutherford and fianc? Patrick Allen of Keedysville, Md.; and his former wife Stephanie A. Stewart who is the mother of his children. He will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and a special nephew, Jeremy Stocks.
     Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick on Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 2 to 9 p.m. where the family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ernest E. Witmer officiating.
     Internment will be in Lovettsville Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.

Mr. Adrian Reynolds Class 1940
As originally published on Saturday, September 17, 2005.
 

     Mr. Adrian William "Ed" Reynolds, 82, of Frederick, died Friday, September 16 at his residence. He was the husband of Evelyn Lucille Grams Reynolds, who died February 4, 1999.
     Born September 21, 1922 in Sandy Hook, Md., he was a son of the late William and Millie Haines Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds graduated Brunswick High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Division. He had been employed as a lineman and engineer with the C&P Telephone Co. for over 40 years. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Frederick, the Masonic Temple, the American Legion Post #282, Woodsboro, and the C&P Pioneers Club. He was a longtime baseball coach of the Frederick National Little League Lions, an avid gardener and sports fan. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and family gatherings. He was loved and respected by his family and many friends.
     Mr. Reynolds was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are three children, Patricia A. Lipps and husband Ronald of Frederick, Adrienne L. Yount and husband James of Adamstown, and Edward W. Reynolds and wife Patricia of Woodsboro; a daughter-in-law, Terri Reynolds of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Ronald Lipps, Jr., Kevin M. Lipps and wife Lauren, Jamie Lamoreaux and husband Matt and Tammy Fink and husband George and four great grandchildren, Kathryn Lipps, Eric and Nichole Sherlock and Emily Lamoreaux. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Allan Reynolds.
     Mr. Reynolds is at the Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A., 1201 N. Market St., Frederick where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, September 18.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 19 at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
     The family requests that memorials be made in memory of Mr. Reynolds to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852.

Mr. Albert Goff Class 1966
As originally published on Sunday, August 21, 2005.
 

Albert "Al" M. Goff, 57, of Knoxville died Friday, August 19 at his home. He was the husband of Edith E. Goff. They were married for 34 years.
     Born December 4, 1947 in Manheim, W.Va., he was the son of Milton H. Goff and Wanda Sigley Goff of Brunswick.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick.
     Mr. Goff served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. He retired as an explosives engineer. He loved hunting and gun smithing. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1966.
     In addition to his loving wife Edith and his loving parents, Milton and Wanda, he is survived by three children, Robert A. Goff, Milton C. Goff and wife Mary and Tina M. Goff-Kain, all of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Charles R. Goff, David A. Kain and Beau H. Goff; a brother, Stephen A. Goff of Arnoldsburg, W.Va.; a niece, Ivory S. Goff; and a nephew, Alexander S. Goff.
     He will also be remembered by numerous friends.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, Md., on Monday, August 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 23 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Victoria Starnes and the Rev. Clark Carr officiating.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
Memorial contributions may be made in Albert Goff's name to his family at 724 Valley Road, Knoxville, MD 21716.
     Online condolences may be expressed at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Mrs Audrey Baker (Zaylor) Class 1945

Audrey Baker Zaylor, 74, of West Simsbury, Conn., wife of Donald T. Zaylor, died March 14, 2004. She was born January 2,1930, in Lovettsville, daughter of the late Tom and Goldie (Fry) Baker, and had lived in West Simsbury for the past 38 years.

     Mrs. Zaylor was a graduate of BHS class of 1945 and Mars Hill College, Ashville, NC and was employed as Assistant to the Head of School at Miss Porter's School in Farmington for many years prior to her retirement.

     Besides her husband she is survived by five sons; three daughters; a brother, Russell Baker of Leesburg, VA; two sisters, Doris Groh and Mary Keech, both of Catonsville MD; and 15 grandchildren.

     Funeral services were March 19 with burial in Simsbury Cemetery.

Mrs. Helen Cooper (Weaver) Class 1941
As originally published on Sunday, July 17, 2005.

Helen Louise Cooper Weaver, 81, of Walnut Cove, N.C., formerly of Knoxville, Md., died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Forsyth Medical Center.
     A graveside service for Mrs. Weaver will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Brownsville Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Doris Doub officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
     Mrs. Weaver was a native of Frederick County, Md. She was born on June 24, 1924 to the late William I. and Mabel Darr Cooper. She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Rural Hall, N.C. Helen served as a secretary to the Knoxville Cemetery for many years, also serving on the Brunswick Food Bank. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Pete" Weaver.
     She is survived by a son, Mark I. Weaver; and a daughter, Donna W. Gaynor, both of Walnut Cove; two sisters, Alice Oaks of Gapland, Md., and Delores Caufman of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one brother, Jackie Cooper of Knoxville, Md.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
     Burroughs Funeral Home, of Walnut Cove, N.C. and Williams Funeral Home, of Brunswick, Md., are serving the Weaver family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 210 Cloverdale Ave., Suite 1C, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Mr. Gene Robert (Rat) Stull Class of 1954
As originally published on Monday, July 11, 2005.

     Mr. Gene "Bob" R. Stull, 69, of Frederick, died on Friday, July 8, 2005 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy A. Stull. Born on March 9, 1936 in Frederick County, he was a son of the late James W. and Emma G. (Ausherman) Stull.
     Mr. Stull was a member of Parkway Community Church of God , Frederick. He was employed for 27 years with Eastern Airlines and later with the Frederick County government, from where he retired. He devoted his life to his family. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Lodge, both of Brunswick. He was an enthusiastic NASCAR and sports fan.
     Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, D. Jean-Marie Creighton and husband Bruce of Ijamsville; one granddaughter, Mackenzie Brooke Creighton; two step-grandchildren, Krista Renee Creighton, Jonah Lee Creighton; one sister, Darlene Morsberger of Brunswick; his mother-in-law, Alverta Carty of Frederick; a special great-niece and great-nephew, Jessica Morsberger and Jared Morsberger; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, James W. Stull.
     Family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, on Tuesday, July 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David L. Meador officiating. Interment in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick. Pallbearers will be Randy Morsberger, Kenny Morsberger, Mike Morsberger, Troy Twentey, Blaire Ogle and Chad Ogle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Support Group, P.O. Box 213, Walkersville, MD 21793.

Mr. Robert Foreback Class of 1945
As originally published on Saturday, July 9, 2005.

Robert "Pops" Willis Foreback, of Winchester, Va. and formerly of Purcellville, Va., died July 7, 2005 in Winchester Medical Center at age 77.
     Pops was born October 14, 1927 in Brunswick, Md. to the late William and Adlai Foreback. He was also preceded in death by one son, Timothy M. Foreback, and two brothers, Howard and Charles Foreback.
     Pops retired after 40 years of service with VDOT, he was a life member of the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company and member of the Purcellville American Legion and the Purcellville Baptist Church.
     He is survived by sons, Robert C. Foreback of Inwood, W.Va., Victor Foreback of Charles Town, W.Va., Michael Foreback of Stephens City, Va., and Sammy Foreback of Flint Hill, Va.; daughter, Tina Hummer of Winchester, Va.; brother, Donald Foreback of Houston, Texas; sisters, Helen Minnick of Brunswick, Md. and Anna Dawson of Brunswick, Md.; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
     The family will receive friends Sunday, July 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home of Purcellville, Va. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday July 11 at 11 a.m. with interment following in Riding Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Stephens City, Va.
     Memorial contributions may be given to the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company or the Purcellville Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home of Purcellville, Va.

Mrs. Mary Hahn (Weatherall) Class 1959
As originally published on Sunday, July 3, 2005.

Mrs. Mary Ann Hahn Sigler Weatherall, 64, of Frederick, formerly of Brunswick, died on Friday, July 1, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick.
     She was born April 23, 1941 in Petersville, the daughter of Louise Trail Hahn and the late Millard F. Hahn. Mrs. Weatherall was a retired secretary with NIH at Bethesda.
Surviving are her mother, Louise Trail Hahn of Jefferson; husband, Steven Weatherall of Nottingham, England; two daughters, Sherri Sigler of Brunswick and Jeanie Hawes and husband Dorrell of Charles Town, W.Va.; on son, David Ray Sigler of Baltimore; a brother, Ronnie Hahn and wife Gwen of Knoxville; three granddaughters, Krissy Sigler, Katie Hawes and Laura Hawes; and one nephew, Tony Hahn.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Millard F. Hahn.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md. Internment will be in Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Jefferson, Md. There will be no visitation.
     Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick. MD 21702.

Miss Virginia Koogle ( Burke) Class 1939
As originally published on Wednesday, June 15, 2005.
 

     Virginia Lee Burke, 82, of Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md., and formerly of Brunswick, Md., died on Monday, June 13, 2005 at Wa s h i n g t o n County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.
     Born September 22, 1922 in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late George Grayson Koogle Sr. and Mary E. Catlett Koogle.
She was a bookkeeper for 28 years at the Cage Brothers Garage in Brunswick and then retired from the Brunswick Exxon. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, where she was also a member of the Sarah Group, Steadman-Keenan Post No. 96 of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1136, Loyal Order of Moose No. 600, Pythian Sisters Chapter No. 4, and Order of the Eastern Star, all of Brunswick.
     She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Lee St. Clair and husband Donald of Beltsville, Md., Ann Elizabeth Smallwood and husband Robert of Knoxville, Md.; one brother, Ernest W. Koogle and wife Barbara of Port Orange, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kelly M. While and husband Tim of Smithfield, Va., Ricci G. Konig and husband Mark of Baltimore, Md., Amanda A. Haskin of Knoxville, Md.; six great-grandchildren, Bryan St. Clair, Roy St. Clair, Mallory While, Bailey, Kennedy and Gracie Haskin. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Pearl Slagle; brother, George Grayson Koogle Jr.; and grandson, James Luther St. Clair.
     A funeral service will be held Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m., from the Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick, Md., with Pastor Andrea Ernest officiating. Interment in Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown, Md. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, First Ave. and A Street, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Helen L. Thompson (Eshbaugh) Class 1935
Herald Mail JULY 5, 1919-JUNE 2, 2005

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Helen L. Eshbaugh, 85, of Brunswick, died Thursday, June 2, 2005.
     Born July 5, 1919, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Melvin V. and Virginia Hull Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Jerry J. Eshbaugh Jr., in 1997.
     She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Brunswick.
     She is survived by two daughters, Donna J. Harding and Pat Cabe, both of Brunswick; five sons, Jerry Eshbaugh, Bill Eshbaugh, Mike Eshbaugh, Joe Eshbaugh and Kenny Eshbaugh, all of Brunswick; three sisters, Susie Fravel, Theresa Shepherd and Betty Grove; seven grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Harper, and one brother, Howard Thompson.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Faith Assembly of God, Brunswick. Pastor Gary Heffler will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.
     The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Assembly of God, 3700 Burkittsville Road, P.O. Box 6, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mr. Robert Hoopengardner Class 1973
As originally published on Tuesday, May 24, 2005.

Robert "Bobby" Louis Hoopengardner, 49, of 47 Mount Overlook Drive, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., formerly of Brunswick, died on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at his home.
     Born July 21, 1955 in Knoxville, he was the son of James W. Hoopengardner Sr. and Marjorie Cooper Hoopengardner.
He was a self-employed carpenter in the construction industry. He was a member of the New York Hill United Methodist Church at Brunswick, Md.
     He is survived by his wife, Teresa Hoopengardner of Frederick; daughters, Shanna and Brooke Hoopengardner, both of Frederick; sisters, Doris Harding of Brunswick, Robin Fowler of Frederick and Teresa Ahalt of Frederick; brothers, James W. Hoopengardner Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Thomas E. Hoopengardner of Frederick, and Paul L. Hoopengardner Sr. of Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Thomas E. Hoopengardner Jr.
     A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Noni Sigler will officiate. Interment Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Griffith (Corun) Class 1940
As originally published on Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

     Mary Ellen Griffith (Corun), 84, of 4723 Old Middletown Road, Jefferson, died on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at Northampton Manor, Frederick. Born April 20, 1921 in Frederick, she was a daughter of the late Arthur G. Griffith and Hulda Wynkoop Griffith.
     She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co. both at Jefferson.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia E. Corun and friend Richard Powell of Brunswick; a son, John R. Corun III and wife Eileen of Baltimore; sister, Lois Nelson of Laurel; sister-in-laws, Jeanne Wheeler and Ruth Griffith both of Brunswick; several nieces and nephews; and a very dear friend, Marie Hemp of Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John R. Corun; and three brothers, Mervin Griffith, Kenneth Griffith and Donald Griffith.
     A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Lutheran Cemetery in Jefferson, with the Rev. Virginia Price officiating. Interment in Jefferson Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702. Arrangements by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick

Harry M. Burns, Class of 1931
Hearld Mail Hagerstown 4/20/2005

JULY 14, 1912-APRIL 18, 2005
BRUNSWICK, Md. - Harry Marion "Dutch" Burns, 92, of 1100 Peach Orchard Lane, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick, Md.
     Born July 14, 1912, in Stanley, Va., he was the son of the late Harry Austin and Helen Kibler Burns.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Kelley Burns.
     He was a retired boilermaker and carman with the B&O Railroad and formerly owned and operated Burns Liquor Store for 20 years.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
     He was a member and past governor and pilgrim of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582, a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 and Metro CB Club.
     He is survived by one son, Harry N. Burns of Jefferson, Md.; four grandchildren, Harry N. Burns Jr. and Sherry L. Burns-Heffner, both of Jefferson, Melanie D. Burns-Kentner of Montgomery, Ala., and Emily S. Burns of Nashville, Tenn.; and nine great-grandchildren.
     Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick. The Rev. Vicky Starnes will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends today and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mr. Charles McLane Sr. Class 1937
As originally published on Wednesday, April 13, 2005.

Charles David McLane Sr., of 609 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, died on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     Born Sept. 29, 1920 in Brunswick, he was the son of David William and Margaret Donovan McLane.
He had been a Maryland State Police Officer, Maryland Parole Office, and retired as a special agent with the Maryland Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Enforcement Unit. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Brunswick where he was Lay Coorporator appointed by Father Hiltz and carried on for Father Gesy until his illness. He also served on the Board of Directors. He was a 1937 graduate of Brunswick High School. He volunteered on the Board of Directors of the Brunswick Library and the Brunswick Museum. He was also a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
     He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn Wenner McLane of the home; two daughters, Peg Griffiths of Brunswick and Monica Cady of Hayward, Calif.; three sons, Dave McLane and wife Diane, and Tim McLane both of Brunswick, Dan McLane and special friend Lynn Brewer of Jefferson; one brother, Bill McLane and wife Jean of Bel Air; nine grandchildren, Amy Griffiths, Colleen Cady, Shelley McLane, Shawn McLane, Andy Griffiths, Charlie McLane, Katie Rymer, Kelley Bender and Willie McLane; and one great-grandson, Jameson Bender. He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Leonard Cady.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Petersville, Md. The Rev. Fr. Larry Gesy, assisted by Deacon Tex, will celebrate the mass. There will be no visitation. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery at Petersville.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Maryland, 3120 Timmanus Lane, No. 106, Baltimore, MD 21244. Arrangements by John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick

Mr. Gregory Anderson Class 1982
As originally published on Thursday, March 3, 2005.
 

     Gregory Alan Anderson, 40, of 401 E. "F" St., Brunswick, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at his residence.
Born March 2, 1964, in Frederick, he was the son of Robert Lee Anderson Jr. and Nona Haines Anderson.
     He was a heavy equipment operator with Mid-Maryland Excavating in Burkittsville. He was of the Lutheran faith. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136 and Steadman-Keenan Post No. 96 of the American Legion, both of Brunswick, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 948 of Charles Town, W.Va.
     He is survived by his mother, Nona Haines Anderson of Knoxville; his longtime companion, Jean Twigg of Brunswick; two daughters, Ashley Mann and Lisa Marie Anderson of Brunswick; one son, Gregory Alan Anderson Jr. of Brunswick; one brother, Robert L. Anderson III and wife Andrea K. Anderson of Knoxville; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father.
     A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, with Pastor Stacey Brady officiating. Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Timmy Ault, Zackie Philyaw, Dewey Tibbs, Dave Wolfe, Tim Beachely and Sean Ganely.

Ms. Dorothy Brooks (Hoffman) Class 1936
As originally published on Friday, February 25, 2005.
 

     Dorothy Elizabeth Hoffman, 86, of Brunswick, went to her eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005. She was the wife of the late Alvie L. Hoffman, who passed away in 1980. They were married for 39 years.
     Born on Aug. 18, 1928, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Brooks and Mattie King Brooks.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Ann Shores and her husband James of Jefferson; a daughter, Joyce Lee Grams and husband Donald of Charles Town, W.Va.; a son, Jerry W. Hoffman and wife Mary of Gaithersburg; a son, Alvie Leon Hoffman and wife Doris of Germany; a son, David Lee Hoffman and wife Michelle of Brunswick; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Julie, Terri, Antonette, David and Kevin; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Dalton and Sarah; two sisters, Annie Hoffman of Brunswick, and Eileen Goetz of Brunswick; and two brothers, Maurice Brooks of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Leonard Brooks of Brunswick. She will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Kenneth L. Hoffman.
Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, from 2-9 p.m., where the family will be present to receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb., 26, 2005, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Frank Fortkamp officiating.
     Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
Serving as pallbearers will be James Shores, Jeffrey Shores, Randy Shores, John Fowler, Dennis Kieft and Raymond Hoffman.

Mr. Earl Nokes Class 1934
As originally published on Saturday, February 19, 2005.
 

     Earl Franklin Nokes, 89, of Frederick, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at College View Center in Frederick. He was born April 27, 1915 in Frederick, to the late Edgar Henry Nokes and Ruth Almire Foster Mokes.
     Mr. Nokes retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
Mr. Nokes is survived by two daughters, Carol Anne Nokes Hays and her husband, Robert of Culpeper and Earlene Lelia Nokes Himes and her husband, Marty of Knoxville; and two granddaughters, Misty Ann Turner and her husband, Cole of Culpeper and Robin Yvonne Walters and her husband, Jeff of Front Royal.
     He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Robert Joshua Phillips and his wife Christen, Joseph William Phillips, Jennifer Ann Phillips, Matthew Cole Turner, Daniel Lee Walters and his fiancZ, Misti, Alicia Marie Walters and James Robert Walters; and two great-great-grandchildren, Preston and Alexander Phillips.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Josephine Nokes; two sisters, Evelyn R. Nokes and Francis J. Nokes; and four brothers, Harry E. Nokes, Francis J. Nokes, Clinton F. Nokes and James C. Nokes.
     A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper with Cole Turner officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Found and Sons Chapel.
     Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery.
Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Beulah Hoar (Miller) Class 1929
As originally published on Wednesday, February 9, 2005.
 

     Mrs. Beulah Virginia "Jerry" Hoar Miller, 95, formerly a longtime Brunswick resident, and more recently of Frederick, died on Sunday evening, Feb. 6, 2005, at Heartfields at Frederick.
     She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Miller, who preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1987.
Born on June 24, 1909, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late James William and Gertie M. Merryman Hoar.
     She was the oldest surviving member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 79, Frederick.
Surviving is her nephew, Harold Taylor and wife Shirley of Frederick; niece, Sylvia K. Gay of Long Beach, Calif.; and nephew, Wade Reed Jr. of Pennsylvania; as well as numerous grandnieces, a grandnephew and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
     Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.
Friends called at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be on Wednesday morning, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. Her pastor, the Rev. Andrea J. Ernst, will officiate.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, Bethany Lutheran Church, 109 First Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716; or to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

Ms. Frances Spitzer (Rollison-Holder) Class 1953
As originally published on Wednesday, February 2, 2005.
 

     Frances Lorraine Rollison -- Holder, "Frankie," 69, of Brunswick, died on Jan. 28, 2005, in Frederick. Born on Oct. 18, 1935 in Brunswick; she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Rothenhoefer Spitzer.
     Mrs. Holder worked for Loudoun County Public Schools as a bus driver. She was a past member of Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad in Leesburg, and Purcellville, Va. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sherman Rollison and her second husband, Marvin Holder.
     She is survived by six children, Julie Wallace of Leesburg, Mike Rollison and his wife Karen of Waterford, Va., Mark Rollison of Waterford, Va., Donna and her husband Doug Rollison of Winchester, Va., Brenda and her husband Donnie Sutphin of Brunswick, and Bonnie and her husband Robert Burke of Lovettsville, Va. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley V. Stine of Frederick; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews.
     Friends were received Monday at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, Va., where funeral services were held on Tuesday. Interment was in Lovettsville Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.
     Donations may be made to the Brunswick First Church of God, 503 Brunswick St., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Mrs. Kathryn Hall (Clark) Class 1944
As originally published on Thursday, February 3, 2005.
 

     Kathryn Hall Clark, 77, of Osprey, Fla. and formerly of Brunswick, died peacefully on Jan. 27, 2005 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Born Kathryn Cecelia on Sept. 3, 1927 in Petersville, she was the daughter of Kathryn Mary Quinn and George Thomas Hall.
     She attended Brunswick High School before going on to Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va. She later trained as a medical technician at Garfield Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC where she worked until she married Dr. Gilbert R. Clark. Upon completion of his internship, they moved to Waterloo, Iowa where he practiced pathology and she was a homemaker.
     Following the death of her eldest daughter, Ann, in 1978, she became a founding member of one of the earliest U.S. chapters of the Compassionate Friends located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Compassionate Friends, a national nonprofit organization, assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child.
     In 1984, she and her husband moved to Osprey, Fla. Over the years, they cruised widely from the Florida Gulf Coast to the Chesapeake Bay on their yacht, "The Spindrift." A day rarely passed that she could not be found doing a crossword puzzle. For many years until her death, she was an avid candy maker and duplicate bridge player.
     Mrs. Clark's husband of 50 years, Gilbert Reed Clark, passed away eight months ago. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Clark and her brother, George Thomas Hall Jr. Her survivors include two daughters, Joan Clark of Richmond, Va., and Kathryn Clark Campbell of Brookings, S.D.; two sons, Gilbert Michael Clark of Houston, Texas and Reed Andrew Clark of New York, N.Y.; one sister, Patricia Ann Hall of Silver Spring; and seven grandchildren.
     A memorial service will be held later this month in Osprey, Fla. with interment of ashes at a later date in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 838 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Fla. 34229 or St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Va. 23226.

Ms. Evelyn Gosnell (Ambrose) Class 1940
As originally published on Friday, January 14, 2005.
 

     Evelyn Bertella Ambrose, 85, of Knoxville, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va. She was born on January, 10, 1920 in Knoxville; the daughter of Howard W. and Lillian Virts Gosnell.
     She was a retired bus aide for 24 years with the Scott Key Center in Frederick. She also had worked at the old YMCA and B&O Railroad in Brunswick.
She was a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick and later joined the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Gapland. She was a 1940 graduate of Brunswick High School. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136 at Brunswick, Carmans Lodge, the Degree of Pocahontas at Baltimore and Ladies Auxiliary of the Steadman-Kennan Post No. 96 of the American Legion at Brunswick.
     She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mildred Gosnell of Lovettsville, Va.; one aunt and uncle, Pauline and Eurly Gosnell of Knoxville; two nieces, one nephew and many cousins. She will also be remembered by close friends, Willa and Gene McGaha, Clay Carey, Bill and Ina Stroupe, Joyce Utterback and Ann Feaster.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond N. Ambrose; one son, William "Butch" Ambrose, and two brothers, Millard Gosnell and Howard Gosnell.
     A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Rd., Brunswick with the Rev. Wendell McClellan and the Rev. Douglas Strachan officiating. Interment will be in the Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville.
     The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Bearers will be David Beeson, Johnny Axline, Doug Palmer, Mike Dallas, Clay Carey, and Woody Conner Jr. Honorary bearers will be Wayne Gosnell, Silas Phillips, Richard Orndorff, and Wayne Moler.

Mrs. Carolyn Clary (Bidle) Class of 1967
As originally published on Thursday, November 4, 2004.
 

Carolyn Elizabeth Bidle, 54, of Myersville, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at her home. She was the wife of Dale W. Bidle.
     Born in Jefferson, on Dec. 17, 1949, she was a daughter of Myrtle Wright Clary of Jefferson, and the late Jesse M. Clary Sr.
She was a 1967 graduate of Brunswick High School, was employed at the National Geographic Society and retired after 20 years with Farmers and Mechanics Bank in Frederick.
     She played softball for Farmers and Mechanics Bank and was a member of the Orioles Nest. She, along with her friend, Jessica Cline, started the fund raising for the Shelli Grossnickle Fund for Lyme Disease.
     She was recently vice president/secretary of Bidle's Excavating and Hauling Inc. of Myersville.
Surviving besides her mother and husband are one son, Bryan R. Wiles and fiancee Patricia Stine of Middletown; three stepsons, Dale W. Bidle of Georgia, Joshua W. Bidle and fiancee Shelli Grossnickle of Myersville, and Benjamin D. Bidle and fiancee Jessica Cline of Boonsboro; one grandson, Jacob Levi Wiles; one sister, Margaret Arnold and husband Tom of Jefferson; and one brother, Jesse M. Clary Jr. and wife Becky of Keedysville.
     She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and a very special companion, Mickie, her Jack Russell terrier.
She will also be remembered by the family of Walter and Evelyn Bidle as a special daughter-in-law.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, George R. Clary Sr. on Nov. 30, 2001, and Robert W. Clary Sr. on Aug. 30, 2004.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 from Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown, where the Rev. Randall Reid, pastor of Salem United Methodist Church in Wolfsville, will officiate.
     Bearers will be Dale Bidle, Bryan Wiles, Joshua Bidle, Benjamin Bidle, Jesse Clary Jr., Michael Clary, Gene Rau and Thomas Arnold.
Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shelli Grossnickle Fund for Lyme Disease, c/o Middletown Valley Bank, Myersville Branch, P.O. Box 635, Myersville, MD 21773.


Mrs. Betty Lou Darr (Cavalier-Ambrose) HM Class of 1942

As originally published on Thursday, November 4, 2004.
 

Mrs. Betty Lou Darr Cavalier-Ambrose, 79, of 1080 Martha's Court West, Knoxville, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at her residence. She was the wife of      Howard M. Ambrose, at home.
     Born Aug. 31, 1925, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Luther "Lute" Darr and Vivian Porter-Darr.
She was the former owner and dance instructor of Betty Lou's Dance Studio. She opened studios in Brunswick, Middletown, Frederick and Harpers Ferry, W.Va. She also was an artist and bookkeeper.
     She was a 1943 graduate of St. John's Catholic School at Frederick, and attended Georgetown University. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Brunswick; Ladies Auxiliary of Steadman-Kennan Post 96 of the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582, both of Brunswick; Frederick VFW Auxiliary; and Frederick Elks Club and president of Brunswick Historical Society and director of the Brunswick Railroad Museum.
     Surviving in addition to her husband are a stepdaughter, Bonnie K. Levy and husband Bernie of Minnesota; a stepson, Michael A. Ambrose and wife Tammy of Jefferson; a stepgrandson, Bryon Willard and family of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a goddaughter, Shelli Lewis-Crampton and husband Brian and their son Dalton, all of Knoxville; and numerous family and friends.
     She was preceded in death by a former husband, Kenneth "Bubby" Cavalier Jr., and a sister, Pauline Collier Lawson.
The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, in Brunswick, on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where prayers will be given at 7:30 p.m.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersville, with the Rev. Father Larry Gesy and Deacon Teixeira as celebrants.
     Bearers will be Brian Crampton, Frank Long, Frank Cavalier, Thomas Lawson, Kenneth Lawson and Carl R. Lawson.
Interment will be at St. Mark's Cemetery in Petersville.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

Mr. Lanny Knight Class of 1957
As originally published on Tuesday, October 12, 2004.

Mr. Lanny Gene Knight, 64, of Delaplane, Va., formerly of Brunswick, departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004.
     Born on July 2, 1940, in Sandy Hook, he was the son of Bernice Louise Knight and the late Samuel Gilbert Knight. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Gilbert (Junie) Knight Jr.
     Lanny graduated from Brunswick High School in 1957. He obtained his AA degree from Frederick Community College and his bachelor of arts degree in history from George Mason University in 1993. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1957-1961. He was employed at AT&T for 35 years, and was currently employed at Computer Science Corp.
     Lanny was an avid runner and participated and finished the JFK 50 mile hike on many occasions. His many passions included the rivers, swimming, kayaking, boating, diving and enjoying the peace he felt there.
     He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Knight; children, Kimberly Knight of Pa., and Edith Borg and Michael Raumer, both of Va. He was the brother of Shirley Peg Moulton and husband Wes, Margaret Hambrunch and husband Bill, and Bobby Knight. He had three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. James Heffner Class 1942
As originally published on Monday, October 4, 2004.
 

     Mr. James William Heffner, 79, of Monocacy Village, Frederick, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, from injuries he sustained in an accident after his wheelchair was struck by a vehicle.
     He was the husband of Anna Mae Hawes-Heffner, whom he married in 1942.
Born February 25, 1925 in Brunswick, a son of the late Charles C. and Nora V. Hildebrand Heffner.
     He graduated from Brunswick High School and served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. In the Navy, he transported troops onto Omaha Beach, during the invasion of Normandy.
     He was a machinist on the B & O and Chessie Railroads until he retired in 1985. He enjoyed sports, including the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles, and the Frederick Keys. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 3285 and the American Legion Post 11, both of Frederick. His favorite times, since the loss of both legs was cruising around Monocacy Village in his candy apple red wheelchair visiting friends and neighbors. Also, he was a daily visitor to the Monocacy Village and Village Lanes Bowling Center.
     He was a member of the Maranatha Community Church of God and will be missed by many people, some whom have called him their inspiration. He never gave up and even though handicapped, he lived his life to fullest, despite his limitations. He loved people of all ages, especially children, and also his dogs Maggie and Millie. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
     Surviving besides his wife at home, are a daughter, Janet Lenore Heffner of Frederick; a grandson, Keith A. Campbell and wife Jennifer of Ellicott City; a granddaughter, Deborah A Smith and husband Mark of Frederick; a nephew, William M. Kubat, wife Sue and their son Mark, all of Brunswick; nephew, John Crovo of Clarksburg; great-grandchildren, Chad Edward Smith and Brandon Matthew Smith, both of Frederick, Alison Deborah Campbell, Alexander James Campbell, and Shannon Nicole Campbell, all of Ellicott City.
     Mr. Heffner was preceded in death by his brother, Malcolm Heffner; two sisters, Violet Kubat and Ivy Crovo; and two nieces, Judith and Patricia Crovo.
Mr. Heffner is at the Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A., 1201 North Market Street, Frederick, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, October 5.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Jerry Price, Maranatha Community Church of God, officiating.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
Pallbearers will be Keith Campbell, grandson; William Kubat, nephew; Chad Smith and Brandon Smith, both great-grandsons; and Mark Smith, grandson-in-law.
     In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be directed to Maranatha Community Church of God for the church handicapped bus, which transported Mr. Heffner to Sunday services.

Mr. Gerald Walker Class of 1958
As originally published on Sunday, October 3, 2004.
 

Mr. Gerald L. "Buddy" Walker Sr., 64, of Rosemont, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Catherine A. Walker. They were married for 44 years.
     Born on Jan. 13, 1940, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Lenwood "Bud" Walker and the late Mary "Ag" Walker.
Mr. Walker was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brunswick.
     He retired as an iron worker from Iron Workers Local 5 in Washington, D.C., where he was employed for 40 years. He was a member of the International Association of Bridge, Structure and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 5.
     He belonged to the Brunswick Fraternal Order of Eagles and was also a member of the Brunswick Moose Lodge.
     He participated in basketball at Brunswick High School from 1955 through 1958 where he carried the high score record for the most points scored. He also enjoyed softball and was an avid jogger. He had completed five JFK 50 mile runs.
     In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four devoted sons, Gerald L. "Booty" Walker Jr. and wife Terri of Jefferson, Christopher J. Walker and wife Barbara of Jefferson, Anthony A. Walker of Rosemont, and Timothy A. Walker of Frederick; a devoted daughter, Victoria A. Benjamin and husband James of Cumberland; nine grandchildren, Heather, Kristina, Brittany, Matthew and Luke Walker and James, Jonathan, Abigail and Joel Benjamin; one brother, Anthony J. Walker and wife Virginia; one sister, Judith A. Florance and husband Wilson; two nieces, Jennifer and Susan; and one nephew, Gregory.
     Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Monday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Church Road, Petersville, Md., with Father Larry Geisey officiating.
     Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
Pallbearers will be the four sons, Gerald, Christopher, Anthony and Timothy Walker, and also serving will be James Benjamin, Anthony Walker and Gregory Florance.
     Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1993 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, Md. 21784.

James F. Longbrake,Class 1938
APRIL 6, 1920-SEPT. 25, 2004

KNOXVILLE - James Franklin Longbrake, 84, of 4004 Petersville Road, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.
     Born April 6, 1920, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Franklin and Daisy Schroyer Longbrake.
He was a 1938 graduate of Brunswick High School.
     He was a retired clerk.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
     He was a member of Lutheran Chapel, Petersville.
He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, and Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post 96, all of Brunswick.
     He is survived by two sisters, Virginia L. Cramer of Knoxville, and Sarah Chicchirichi of Charles Town, W.Va., two nephews, one great-niece and one great-nephew.
     He was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel Grimes and one brother, Baughman Chew.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar, W.Va.
     Visitation will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brunswick Ambulance Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716; or to Brunswick Fire Co., P.O. Box 156, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Mrs. Alice Steiner  (Carmack) Class 1946
As originally published on Friday, September 17, 2004.
 

Mrs. Alice Eileen Steiner Carmack, 76, died at her residence in Frederick, after a brief illness with cancer, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15.

She was the wife of Marion D. Carmack for 56 years.

Born at Steiners Hill, Jefferson, on June 9, 1928, Mrs. Carmack was a daughter of the late Francis Leo and Ruth E. Smith Steiner.

Mrs. Carmack was a graduate of the Brunswick High School, Class of 1946, and from the Marinello Beauty School in Baltimore, in Dec. of that same year. She had later been associated with the Ecker Beauty Shop in downtown Frederick.

She had served as secretary for a number of years of the PTA of East Frederick Elementary School, and was a member of the East Frederick Homemaker Club.

During her youth, Mrs. Carmack was a member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Jefferson, and had been a long-time devoted member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick.

She was a member of the Good Samaritan of the Frederick Memorial Hospital, and a life member of the Frederick County Agricultural Society.

The loves of her life were her family, her church, and her home, and of sharing her husband's passion for the Lions Club, locally, nationally and internationally.

For many years, she was a guiding force and helpmate for his many duties to the many Lions organizations for travel both domestic and internationally and in the performance of his obligations in the name of Lionism.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Faith Ann Hale and husband, Eugene R. of Knoxville, Nancy Lee Eppley and her fiancZ, William R. Harding, Middletown, and Terry C. Lambert and husband, Donald E., of Frederick; one son, Robert S. Carmack and his wife, Linda, of Frederick; two sisters, Leona Steiner Beers of Seaford, Del., and Winifred Steiner Kohlhoss of Poolsville; 11 grandchildren, Shelly Hale Grenier and husband, Travis, Leslie Hale Ellis and husband, Michael, Jason A. Eppley, Joshua A. Eppley and wife, Heidi, Benjamin S. Carmack, Shannon E. Carmack, Evan R. Carmack, Matthew S. Lambert, Bradley S. Lambert, Amanda B. Lambert, and Jessica P. Lambert; three great-grandchildren, Emma G. Grenier, Kyle T. Grenier, and Ellie Rose Ellis; and number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., on Friday, Sept. 17, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m., from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick. The Rev. Stacey L. Brady, associate pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Carmack's grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Marion D. and Alice E. Carmack Endowment Fund, in care of the Community Foundation of Frederick County, 312 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701, or to the Frederick County Hospice, Inc. P. O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-1799, or the Multiple District 22, Lions Vision Research Fund, Inc., at the Wilmer Eye Institute, P. O. Box 1714, Baltimore, Maryland 21203-1714.

Mr. George Kidwiler Class 1942
As originally published on Saturday, August 21, 2004.
 

     Mr. George "Bill" William Kidwiler, 79, of Knoxville, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at his home. He was the husband of Beulah Heath Kidwiler. They were married for 57 years.
     Born on Nov. 16, 1924 in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late George T. Kidwiler and the late Hazel Cooper Kidwiler.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Brunswick, Md.
     He was a dispatcher on the B&O railroad for 43 years where he was a member of the B&O Veterans Employee Association.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. He also served in the Brunswick American Legions Color Guard and was a member of the 7th Armed Division Association.
     He was an avid Pro duckpin bowler and enjoyed playing cards at the VFW. He was a member of the VFW Post #10421 and the American Legion Post #96 both in Brunswick.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Linda L. Henson and husband Donald of Knoxville, Md.; two grandchildren, Paula Seiple and Rhonda Pyles and husband Shane; and six great grandchildren, Anthony and Hunter Seiple, Khristena Daugherty, Shawn, Joshua and Jonathon Pyles. He will also be remembered by a special niece, Karen Cornelius and husband Norman.
     He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry T. Kidwiler; a daughter, Dorothy Kidwiler; and infant twins.
Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 from 2 to 9 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 111 First Ave., Brunswick, Md., with Pastor Andrea Earnest officiating.
     Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
Pall bearers will be Dr. Benjamin Weiser, Danny Weiser, Sam Folland, Dwight Crone and Steve Cascio. Honorary Pall Bearers will be members of the VFW.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 111 First Ave., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

 Mrs. Martha Webber (Haugh) Class 1936
As originally published on Saturday, August 14, 2004.
 

     Mrs. Martha Louise Webber Haugh, 86, a lifelong resident of Dill Avenue, and most recently a resident of Northampton Manor Nursing Home, Frederick, died on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004. She was the wife of the late Raymond Haugh, who died in 1964.
     Born in Knoxville, Md., on June 29, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Clarence R. and Mary Lou Runkles Webber.
Mrs. Haugh worked in the food service industry for most of her working career. She was employed by Kmart in Frederick, and worked in the cafeteria and eatery department of the store. After her employment with Kmart, she became a cashier and worked at both Carmack J's and Wal-Mart in Frederick.
     Surviving family members are one son, Roscoe David Wood Jr. and wife Rosemary of Frederick; one granddaughter, Brandy Baldwin and husband Gary of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one great-grandson, David Baldwin; one sister, Grace Reed of Goose Neck, N.Y., and two brothers, Morgan Webber, and Edgar Webber and wife Lois all of Knoxville. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Haugh was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Ketzel.
     There will be no calling at the funeral home. Funeral services and interment will be private.

Mrs. Lucy Carver (Myers) Class 1931
As originally published on Saturday, August 7, 2004.
 

Mrs. Lucy Jane Myers, 90, of Rosemont, Md., died Friday, August 6, 2004, at her residence.
     Born, January 21, 1914, in Brunswick, Md., she was a daughter of the late Claude Carver and Gertrude Lucas Carver.
Mrs. Myers was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church at Brunswick, and taught Sunday School for over 50 years, including youth, young adult, adult and mission groups. She was a member of the Brunswick Historical Society. For many years she helped serve meals to the Petersville Ruritan Club. Her passion was reading books and being a faithful servant of the Lord. She traveled the world through books.
     She is survived by one son, Earskon F. Myers Jr. and wife Edna of Rosemont, Md.; two grandsons, Earskon F. "Trey" Myers III and Alexander Blakeley "Blake" Myers, of Rosemont, Md.; one sister, Betty Ridenour and husband Leon of Thurmont; one sister-in-law, Beulah Carver of Buckhannon, W.Va.; one brother-in-law, Horace Bingham of Portsmouth, Va.; four nieces, Crenell Mulkey, Judy Vona, Barbara Campbell and Mary Lemmons; and three nephews, David Ridenour, Rick Ridenour and Keith Bingham.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earskon F. Myers Sr.; one son, Thomas Lee Myers; one sister, Mary Bingham; and one brother, Noah "Ras" Myers.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 10, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Brunswick, Md. The Revs. James Rousey and Edward Jordan will officiate. Burial will be at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick, Md. Bearers will be Earskon F. "Trey" Myers III, Alexander "Blake" Myers, Rick Ridenour, David Ridenour, Thomas Watson and Wade Watson.
     The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md., on Sunday, August 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, August 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3 East "A" St., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Miss Alta Nuce Class of 1931
As originally published on Wednesday, July 21, 2004.
 

Miss Alta Frances Nuce, 88, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Northampton Manor Health Care Center, Frederick.
     Born Sept. 18, 1915, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late William W. Nuce and Grace Crowl Nuce.
She was a retired school teacher with Washington County, Md., Frederick County, Md., and Loudoun County, Va. schools.
     She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church at Brunswick. She also was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, 50 year member of the Humane Society, Women's Temperance Christian Union, Senior Collation, ASPCA, Alzheimer's Association since 1988 and the Maryland Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. She was an avid cat lover.
     Funeral services will be held Friday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md. Pastor Andrea Ernest will officiate. Interment will be at Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mr. Gary Snoots Class of 1953
As originally published on Monday, July 5, 2004.
 

Mr. Gary L. "Boogie" Snoots, 68, of Brunswick, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at his home.
     He was the husband for 45 years to his loving wife, Patricia A. Moore Snoots, whom he married on July 20, 1958.
Born September 12, 1935, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Darrol L. Snoots and the late Dorothy Shelton Snoots.
     Gary was a member of the New York Hill United Methodist Church in Brunswick.
He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1953. He served three years in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961, serving two of those years in Germany.
     He retired from the B&O/CSX Railroad in 1994 after serving for 33 years. The last 26 years, he was a Tower Operator in Brunswick.
In the 1970s, he was a part-time school bus driver for the Board of Education in Frederick County. He spent many years in youth baseball in Brunswick. He served as Manager/Coach in Little League, Babe Ruth, American Legion and also the men's slow pitch softball league.
     At the time of his death he was employed by Stauffer Funeral Home.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1136, AARP, Transportation and Communications Union and the Tuesday Night Glade Valley Bowling League at Village Lanes in Frederick.
     His hobbies included hunting, fishing and bowling, and he was an avid Washington Redskins fan.
His favorite of all was spending time with his family and his grandchildren. Gary was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kevin Michael Snoots and wife Karen of Frederick, Jeffrey Todd Snoots of Brunswick, and Gregory Allen Snoots and wife Robin of Brunswick; two daughters, Tracey Ann Snoots and fiancZ Donnie Darr of Frederick and Tiffani Michelle Moore of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Corey Michael Snoots, Tyler Daniel Snoots and Brady Allen Snoots; two sisters-in-law, Carol L. Brown of Morrisville, N.C., and Gloria J. Crowl of Jefferson; two brothers-in-law, Fred A. Moore and Dennis E. Moore of Brunswick; and many nieces and nephews.
     He will also be remembered by his longtime friends Helen and Diane Alger and Ronnie and Joyce Weddle.
Pallbearers will be Corey Snoots, Tyler Snoots, Dennis Moore, Randy Brown, Robert Grams and Bill Utterbach. Honorary Pallbearer will be his youngest grandson Brady Snoots.
     Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Tuesday, July 6, from 2 to 9 p.m., where the family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 7, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Clark D. Carr and the Rev. Noni Sigler officiating.
     Burial will be at Lovettsville Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New York Hill United Methodist Church, Ninth and Park avenues, Brunswick, Md. 21716; or the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company, 223 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 21716

Mr. John Douglas Lewis Sr. Class of 1943
As originally published on Wednesday, June 23, 2004.

Mr. John D. "Poon" Lewis Sr., 80, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Betty Jane Lewis.
     Born May 7, 1924, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Harry L. Lewis and the late Edna J. Thompson Lewis.
He was in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.
     He was a member of the American Legion in Brunswick, and he worked on the railroad in Brunswick for 42 years. He enjoyed baseball and coached Little League and took them to the state and regional playoffs.
     He is survived by three children, John Douglas Lewis Jr. and wife, Gloria, of Jefferson, George Allan Lewis and wife, Lisa, of Brunswick, and Debora J. Painter of Brunswick; four grandchildren, Jason C. Lewis, John J. Lewis and wife, Regina, LeEllen Lewis and Lana Lewis; and one sister Theresa V. Johnson.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry "Sparky" Lewis and Mason Lee Lewis; and one sister, Madiline Lewis.
The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Thursday, June 24, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 25, at the funeral home.
     Burial will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to New York Hill United Methodist Church, Ninth and Park avenues, Brunswick, Md. 21716
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Mrs. Eleanor Smith (Paugh) Class 1956
As originally published on Saturday, June 19, 2004.
 

     Mrs. Eleanor May "Ellie" Smith Paugh, 65, of Boonsboro, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Donald Kemp Paugh Sr., who died May 13, 2001.
     Born in Frederick County on Nov. 23, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Guy V. and Mary C. Zimmerman Smith.
Mrs. Paugh retired after 34 years at Frederick Memorial Hospital as a pharmacy technician. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1956, a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Jefferson and was attending Luther Chapel in Petersville. She was vice president and director of Merryland Tract Homemakers Club, member of AARP, Frederick Chapter 636, and Red Feather Pocahontas Tribe 59.
     She had a great love for her entire family, enjoyed going shopping, playing cards and loved to travel. Another interesting hobby was collecting and making scrapbooks and photo albums.
     Surviving are her children; two sons, Wade B. Clem and wife Darla of Middletown, Kevin D. Clem of Dunedin, Fla., and one daughter, Lori M. Snyder of Boonsboro; a stepson, Donnie Paugh Jr. and wife Cheryl of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and stepdaughter, Donna Zimmerman and husband Phil of Keymar; two brothers, C. Vernon Smith and wife Lucy of Middletown and Kenneth D. Smith of Wolfsville; two grandchildren, Amber N. and Matthew D. Snyder; three stepgrandchildren, Tara J. Clary, Danny Paugh and Darren Paugh Sr.; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Bradley Earp, Jesse Clary and Darren Paugh Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
     She will also be remembered by Patsy Smith of Knoxville; Maryann Norris, Louise Rice, Bobby Hargett; and one aunt, Alvina "Bonnie" Wolfe. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, with the family receiving friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, at the funeral home. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer, pastor of Luther Chapel in Petersville, will officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Luther Chapel c/o Mrs. Linda Morris, 4232 Gene Hemp Road, Jefferson, Md. 21755; or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 637, Jefferson, Md. 21755; or a charity of one's choice.

Mr. Billie Carter Class 1950
As originally published on Monday, June 14, 2004.
 

Billie Franklin Carter, 71, of 12 East "C" St., Brunswick, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at his residence.
     He was the husband of Joyce Carter, his wife of 52 years.
Born Oct. 6, 1932, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late George William Carter Sr. and Blanche Itnyre Carter.
     He was a retired meat cutter with Roelke's Market in Brunswick. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Brunswick.
Surviving are his daughters, Kathy Escamilla and Sam, and Kristy Baker and husband, Jimmy, all of Brunswick; a son, Keith Carter of Hagerstown; a sister, Peggy Ann Carter of Brunswick; five grandchildren, Brian Carter, Brandon Carter, Alexia Hindman, Adam Escamilla and Kacie Escamilla; three great-grandchildren, Kera-Jen and Breanna Hindman and Christian Carter; and special companion, Scooter.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George W. Carter Jr.; and two sisters, Betty Jane Roelke and Patsy Ruth Frankel.
There will be no visitation.
     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at First United Methodist Church, Brunswick, with the Revs. Nona Sigler and Robert Minnick officiating.
     Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville.
Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick

Mrs. T. Lorayne Ridenbaugh (Feaster) Class of 1936
As originally published on Wednesday, March 24, 2004.
 

Mrs. T. Lorayne Feaster, 84, of 620 Brunswick Street, Brunswick, died Monday, March 22 at Homewood at Crumland Farms, Frederick. She was   
     the wife of Chester O. Feaster who died in April 1990. They were married for 49 years.
Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Frederick, was she the daughter of the late Walter A. Ridenbaugh and Mabel Tederick Ridenbaugh.
     She was the oldest member of New York Hill United Methodist Church where she was the recipient of the John Wesley Award for exceptional service to her church and where she played the organ for 20 years.
     She also served as organist for Feete Funeral Home for many years. She served on the Brunswick History Committee, volunteered at the Brunswick Museum and was the first president of the Brunswick Library. She was also a 1936 graduate of Brunswick High School.
     Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia L. Myers and husband Ronald, two grandsons, Bryan Scott Myers and friend Carol Hann, and Mark Andrew Myers, all of Brunswick; and two special cousins, Thelma DeVol and Helen Miller.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at New York Hill United Methodist Church, Brunswick, with the Rev. Clark D. Carr officiating.
     Interment will be Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Wednesday, March 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New York Hill United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 217, Brunswick, Md. 21716

Brian Michael Staub Class 1984

Born October 14, 1966 died November 20, 1989

Willaim Eugene Brooks Class 1984

Born July 10, 1966 died January 30, 1988

James Lee Moats Class 1984

Born October 6, 1966 died November 26, 1984

Mrs. Marguerite Mullican (Harsh) Class 1947
As originally published on Tuesday, February 24, 2004.
 

Mrs. Marguerite Mullican Harsh, 74, of 1201 Maple Terrace Lane, Brunswick, died Sunday, Feb. 22 at Kline Hospice House.
     Born July 15, 1929, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Edwin J. Sr. and Mary Darr Mullican.
She was a retired insurance clerk.
     She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church where she was baptized on Sept. 13, 1930.
She was a 1947 graduate of Brunswick High School.
     She is survived by a stepdaughter, Nancy Harsh Baker and husband George of Brunswick; a stepson, Dennis Harsh and wife Galen of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Naomi Harsh Orye of Brunswick; grandchildren, William Joseph Slattery Jr. and wife Casey, Galen Harsh Jr. and Benjamin Baker; and nieces, Anna McCoy and Susan Mullican.
     She was the last member of her immediate family.
She was preceded in death by her former husband of many years, Benny Harsh; stepson, Benny Harsh Jr.; sister, Anne Harsh; and brother, Edwin Mullican.
     The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
     Funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, First Avenue and A Street, Brunswick with the Rev. Andrea Ernest officiating.
     Bearers will be Paul Orye, Drew Orye, Kenneth Hovet, Bill Slattery, Ronnie Heltzel and David Celli.
Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 111 First Ave., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Mr. Floyd Smith Class 1948
As originally published on Wednesday, January 28, 2004.
 

Mr. Floyd Bradley Smith, 72, of 529 West 'B' Street, Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 26 at his residence.
     Born Aug. 13, 1931, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Eugene Bradley Smith and Freda Spurrier Smith.
He was a retired auto body mechanic with Jenkins Motors in Frederick with 25 years of service.
     He was a member of New York Hill United Methodist Church at Brunswick, Petersville Ruritan Club and life member of e Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department.
     Mr. Smith was a veteran of Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Patricia Ann Smith, at home; a daughter, Lisa Kay Smith, at home; two sons, Steven Bradley Smith and wife Cindy of Dunmore, Pa., and Paul Eugene Smith, at home; one brother, Lee L. Smith and wife Duane of Ellicott City; and six grandchildren.
     He also will be remembered by Robin Brady of Point of Rocks; and Allen and Ernestine Phillips of Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at New York Hill United Methodist Church, Brunswick. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.
     Interment will be in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Mount Airy.
The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 30 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to New York Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, Md. 21716.
Bearers will be Tim Phillips, Jon Steiner, Chris Steiner, Bruce Austin, Alex Papanicolas and Donald Deener.


Mr. Jerry Cooper Class of 1947
As originally published on Wednesday, January 21, 2004.
 

Mr. Jerry Elsworth Cooper, 73, of 903 East C Street, Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 19 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the husband of the late Mabel Chaney Cooper.
Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Knoxville, he was a son of the late William I. Cooper and Mabel Darr Cooper.
     He was a retired carman with the B&O Railroad at Brunswick with 44 years of service. He was a member of the New York Hill United Methodist Church at Brunswick and a 50-year member of Brunswick Lodge 191, A.F.&A.M.
     He was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
     Survivors include, a daughter, Lora F. Shores and husband Randy of Knoxville; a son, Greg M. Cooper of Brunswick; three sisters, Helen L. Weaver of Walnut Cove, N.C., Alice M. Oakes of Rohrersville, and Delores M. Caufman of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one brother, Jackie L. Cooper of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Pvt. David Shores and wife Kim of Fort Hood, Texas, and Dawn Shores of Knoxville; and twin great-grandsons, Austin and Tyler Shores.
     Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Dora Jane Coyle.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 23 11 a.m., at Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville, where the Rev. Noni Sigler and the Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.
     Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to New York Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, Md. 21716.
Pallbearers will be Tom Sigler, Bob Oakes, Leonard Brooks, Joe Gordon, Harold Webber and John Nelson.
     Honorary pallbearers will be Herman "Nook" Deener and Cliff Thompson.

Mrs. Ada Bell Former Teacher
As originally published on Saturday, January 10, 2004.
 

Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Bell, 83, of Frederick, died Friday, Jan. 9 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was the wife of Albert Nathan Bell, who died in 1994.
Born Oct. 9, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Coleman and Mabel Smelser Hildebrand.
     Mrs. Bell was a 1942 graduate of Hood College, and earned master's degrees in French from Middleburg College, Connecticut, and a master's degree in guidance from Shippensburg University. She worked for many years at Brunswick High School where she taught French and English.  
    
She later retired from Howard County Public Schools after working for many years as a guidance counselor at Glenwood Middle School. Following her retirement, she continued to be a substitute teacher at Glenwood for about 10 years.
     She was formerly a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church; and was a member of the Hood College Alumni Association; and a number of teaching and professional organizations.
     She loved pets, reading and enjoyed traveling with her family; and enjoyed her friends and fellowship at the Frederick Senior Center.
She is survived by one son, H. Scott Bell and wife Lori of Middletown; one daughter, Karen Lynne Bell of Frederick; one brother, George Edward Hildebrand and wife Rowena of Buckeystown; one nephew, Ronald E. Hildebrand; and one niece, Doris Jean Brown.
     She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Lynne Bell.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
     Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Monday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
     In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, Md. 21702.

Mr. Robert Himes Class 1948
As originally published on Saturday, December 20, 2003.
 

Mr. Robert Evans Himes, 73, of Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 18, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
     Born Sept. 9, 1930, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Robley E. and Charlotte A. Baer Himes.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
     He retired from Hagerstown Paint & Glass Company.
He was a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren.
     He is survived by two sons, David K. Himes and wife Vicki of Knoxville, and Brian W. Himes and wife Kim of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Amy Folden and husband Bill of Jefferson, Kris and Melissa Himes, both of Boonsboro, and Chaz Himes of Hagerstown; five great-grandchildren, Bryn and Blake Folden, both of Jefferson, Bailey Himes of Hagerstown, and Alyssa and Austin Himes, both of Boonsboro; and step-granddaughter, Whitney Furr of Knoxville.
     Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Dan Johnson will officiate. There will be no viewing.
     Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715.
     Arrangements are being handled by Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Mr. Robert Booth Class 1948
As originally published on Wednesday, December 17, 2003.
 

Mr. Robert O. Booth, 73, of 316 Redwood Ave., Frederick, died Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Beverly Health Care Center, Frederick.
     He was the husband of the late Geraldine E. Booth.
Born Oct. 31, 1930, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Sherman O. and Hazel E. Corder Booth.
     Mr. Booth was a member of Maranatha Community Church of God.
He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1948.
     He worked at Washington Terminal Railroad and the federal government, retiring on disability in 1970.
Surviving are one brother, Gerald E. Booth of Silver Spring; three daughters, Patricia M. Rutledge of Greencastle, Pa., Judy L. Alderburn of New Market, and Cathy L. Fisher of Haymarket, Va.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, James A. Booth; and one son, Gary Booth.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Maranatha Community Church of God, 123 Byte Drive, Frederick. The Rev. Jerry Price will officiate.
     Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County.

Mr. Roy Watts Jr. Class 1945
As originally published on Tuesday, December 9, 2003.
 

Mr. Roy T. Watts Jr., 76, of Greencastle, Pa., formerly of Hagerstown and Palm Coast, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 7, at his home.
     He was the husband of Thelma L. House Watts.
He was a 1945 graduate of Brunswick High School, and a 1949 graduate of Spring Garden Institute, Philadelphia.
     Born June 6, 1927, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Roy T. and Lovetta C. Cooper Watts.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired in 1984 from the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Fort Detrick, Frederick.
     He was a member of the Church of Christ, Hagerstown, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Elks Post 378 and AARP.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Carol Rodgers; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; two granddaughters; one step-granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
     Graveside services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mr. Harry George Jr. Class 1930
As originally published on Monday, December 8, 2003.
 

Mr. Harry George Jr., of Brunswick, Saturday, Dec. 6, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the husband of Bowie Marley George. They were married for 52 years.
He was the son of the late Harry Yakey and Lena Leslie George.
     He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving from 1942 to 1946. A local businessman and an entrepreneur, he was the owner of S.W. George and Company of Brunswick.
     He attended Brunswick High School and was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy and Washington and Lee University.
     He was a member of the Harper's Ferry Cooking Club, the January Club, and the Cotillion Club as well as a life member of Steadman Keenan Post 96 of the American Legion in Brunswick. He also served as chairman of the advisory board of F&M Bank. He was a member of St. James United Church of Christ of Lovettsville, Va.
     Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Bowie George of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, Harry George III and wife Darlene of Frederick and Randolph Bowie George of Brunswick; and two grandchildren, Lena and Olivia Eyring of Greensboro, N.C.
     Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.
     Bearers will be Fred Lee George, Renace Painter, Richard Mullen, Mark Tarleton, Jesse Thompson, and Danny Hurwitz. Honorary bearers will be Bill Hopwood, Lester Fraley, Andy Williams, Jeff Merriman, and Mitch McMurray.
     The Steadman Keenan Post Honor Guard will perform military honors at the gravesite with John Nelson sounding Taps.
In lieu flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Reformed Cemetery Company, c/o Carol Miller, Treasurer, 11861 George's Mill Road, Lovettsville, Va. 20180.

 

Mrs. Betty Holder (Grams) Class 1948
As originally published on Tuesday, November 11, 2003.
 

Mrs. Betty June Grams, 74, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Nov. 8 at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
     She was the wife of Robert L. Grams, her husband of 55 years.
Born Aug. 26, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Kate Nelson Holder.
     Mrs. Grams was a member of New York Hill Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Joy class.
She enjoyed quilting, gardening, flowers and spending time with her family. She collected snowmen.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert L. Grams Jr. and wife Gale of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Jennifer Grams and Rick Grams; two sisters, Louise Harrison and Virginia McPherson; a brother, James Holder; and many nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Woodrow Holder.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
     Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at New York Hill United Methodist Church, Ninth and Park avenues in Brunswick, with the Rev. Clark D. Carr officiating.

Mrs. Geraldine Shewbridge (Jones) Class 1929
As originally published on Saturday, November 8, 2003.
 

Mrs. Geraldine Virginia Shewbridge Jones, 92, of Brunswick, died Thursday, Nov. 6, at her home.
     Born Oct. 17, 1911, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Clarence D. and Ella Ellsworth Cole Shewbridge.
Mrs. Jones was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
     She was trained as a nurse at Frederick Memorial Hospital and worked there for most of the 40 years she spent in nursing, retiring from FMH in 1970 as director of nursing.
     She also opened and directed the Schnauffer Hospital in Brunswick, until its closing. For her contributions and service she was selected as a "Distinguished Citizen of Brunswick."
     She is survived by one son, Dr. Kenneth Jones and wife Catherine of San Diego; one grandson, J. Christopher Jones and wife Pablina of San Diego; and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, including her niece and long-time caregiver, Sharon Frye.
     She was preceded in death by three brothers, Reginald, Charles and Kermit Shewbridge; and two sisters, Dorothy Frye and Elinor Shewbridge.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Grace Episcopal Church, 114 A St., Brunswick with the Rev. Frank Fortkamp officiating.
     Interment will be in Harper Cemetery in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore, Md. 21297-0191.

Mr. James Youtz Class 1934
As originally published on Thursday, November 6, 2003.
 

Mr. James McLane "Punk" Youtz, 86, of Brownsville Heights, formerly of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the husband of the late Marjorie Virts Youtz.
Born Dec. 11, 1916, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late Robert McLane and Mary Elizabeth Ways Youtz.
     He was a 1934 graduate of Brunswick High School.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy.
     He retired from the car department of B&O Railroad at Brunswick after 37 years of service.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church at Brunswick and served on the church council for 30 years. He was also a member of Steadman-Kennan Post 96 of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10421 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582, all of Brunswick, BPO Elks Lodge 684 of Frederick, and Brotherhood of Railway Clerks.
     Surviving are one daughter, Vicki Cooper and husband Jackie of Brownsville Heights; and one grandson, Darren Cooper of Brownsville Heights.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick Samuel and Thomas Robert Youtz; one aunt, Henrietta Westall; and one uncle, James A. Westall.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick, with the Rev. Frank Fortkamp officiating.

Capt. Dennis Shaff Class of 1955

As originally published on Monday, October 20, 2003.

Capt. Dennis P. Shaff, 66, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Frederick, died Friday, Oct. 17 at Fairfax Hospital.
     He was the husband of Patricia Shaff.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Laura Shaff and Janine Graves and husband Steven, all of Frederick; one son, Michael Shaff and wife Lissa of Frederick; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wayne Shaff.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Demaine Funeral Chapel, Edsall and Backlick Roads, Springfield, Va. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.
     Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Petersville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of one's choice.


Mrs. Ethel Haller (Barger) Class of 1945
As originally published on Monday, October 20, 2003.
 

Mrs. Ethel D. Barger, 76, of Jefferson, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at her residence.
     She was the wife of Malcolm E. Barger. They were married for 56 years.
Born June 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Amos B.L. and Katherine Angevine Haller.
     She was a cafeteria manager for Frederick County Public Schools, retiring in 1990. During her 20 years of service she worked at a number of schools.
     She was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
She was a member of the Frederick Senior Recreation Association and Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick, where she was a member of the church vestry.
     She enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Laurence E. Barger and wife Patricia of Boonsboro, C. Jeffery Barger and wife Brenda of Damascus, and Steven W. Barger and wife P.J. of Frederick; one daughter, Kay I. Etzler and husband Bill of Monrovia; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Norman Haller of Rosemont.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, William L. Haller.
She will be remembered by friend, Kitty Kefauver of Brunswick.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Grace Episcopal Church, 114 A St., Brunswick, with the Rev. Frank Fortkamp officiating.
     Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 114 A St., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Mrs. Frances Strickler (Kidwell) Class of 1930
As originally published on Friday, October 17, 2003.
 

Mrs. Frances Virginia Kidwell, 93, of Burkittsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at her daughter's home in Frederick.
     She was the wife of the late Wilson T. Kidwell, who died Oct. 5, 1990.
Born March 18, 1910, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Frances Strickler.
     She was a homemaker.
She was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
     She enjoyed bowling.
Surviving are three sons, James E. Kidwell and wife Sandra of Richmond, Va., C. Thomas Kidwell and wife Nancy of Finksburg, and Gary F. Kidwell and wife Delores of Baltimore; four daughters, Lorna V. Rote of Westminster, Shirley L. Moran of Timberlake, N.C., Maryellen Winpigler and husband Charles of Frederick, and Wanda M. King and husband Harold of Burkittsville; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by three sons, William Alfred, Gilbert Wilson and Robert Leroy; one grandson, one son-in-law, and four brothers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate.
     Interment will be in Locust Valley Cemetery, Burkittsville.
Bearers will be grandsons, Ronald O. and Dale R. Winpigler, Richard W. King, Paul Cross, James Gladhill and James Jirout.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799 Frederick, Md. 21702.

Mrs. Betty Whipp (Lewis) Class 1944
As originally published on Friday, October 3, 2003.
 

Mrs. Betty J. Lewis, 76, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was the wife of John D. Lewis Sr. They were married for 57 years.
Born Aug. 25, 1927, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of late Elmer and Else Welch Whipp.
     She worked at American Optical as a final inspector until 1964 before becoming a homemaker.
She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1944.
     She was a member of New York Hill United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed crocheting, playing the organ and the piano, surfing the Internet and spending time with her family.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, John D. Lewis Jr. and wife Gloria Jean of Jefferson, and George Allan Lewis and wife Lisa of Brunswick; one daughter, Debora J. Lewis of Brunswick; one sister, Jean Marie Whipp of Shrewsbury, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jason Lewis of Jefferson, John Lewis and wife Regina of Feagaville, and LeEllen Lewis and Lana Lewis, both of Brunswick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Carlyle Whipp and Warren Whipp.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.
     Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at New York Hill United Methodist Church, Ninth Avenue, Brunswick. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.
     Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to New York Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Mr. Clyde (Red) Hawes Class 1928
As originally published on Wednesday, September 17, 2003.
 

Mr. Clyde V. "Red" Hawes, 92, of 452 Knoxville Road, Knoxville, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the husband of Kathleen Deaner Hawes, his wife of 58 years.
Born Oct. 11, 1910, in Knoxville, he was a son of the late Clyde V. Hawes and Mary Thomas Hawes.
     He was a retired rural letter carrier for the Knoxville post office. He was a member, Sunday school teacher, deacon and treasurer for more than 50 years at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church at Gapland. He was a past president of Maryland Rural Letter Carriers Association.
     Mr. Hawes was active in Little League and Babe Ruth baseball for more than 30 years. He was inducted into Frederick County Sports Hall of Fame. He also was manager and player/coach in the Old Tri-County and Frederick County baseball leagues.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Susan Hawes Whitmore and husband Michael of Jefferson; two sons, Val Hawes and wife Sarah of Frederick, and Drew Hawes and wife Kristi of Knoxville; adopted daughter, Shirley Tribby Darr of Knoxville; one sister, Virginia Henretty of Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Todd Hawes and wife Kirsten, Jason Gum and wife Heather, Noah Hawes, Jennifer Kovak, Michelle Richardson and husband Terry, Candice Whitmore and Michael Whitmore Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Dallin Hawes, Ashlee Richardson and Patrick Richardson.
     He was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Hawes, Hilda Hawes and Edna Hawes; and one grandson, Garrott Hawes.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church at Gapland, with the Rev. Wendell McClellan officiating.
     Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, and Thursday, Sept. 18, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3346 Gapland Road, Rohrersville, Md. 21779.

Mr. Wesley Setters Class 1974
As originally published on Saturday, September 13, 2003.
 

Mr. Wesley Edward Setters, 47, of 3895 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, died Thursday, Sept. 11, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     Born Sept. 11, 1956, in Frederick, he was a son of Edward and Mary Belle Droneburg Setters.
He was employed by GS Communications for 18 years as a line technician.
     He was a 1974 graduate of Brunswick High School.
He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jefferson.
     He enjoyed music, animals and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Chloe Setters of Jefferson; two sisters, Susan Leatherman and husband Edwin of Waynesboro, Pa., and Julie Duncan and husband Greg of Brunswick; one aunt, Irene Droneburg of Frederick; five uncles, Gene, Henry, John, Paul and Charlie Setters; one great-aunt, Ruth Ingram; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He will also be remembered by his former wife, Bonnie Hargett of Jefferson; and friend, Jana Kelly.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Charlotte Droneburg; and his uncle, John Droneburg Jr.
     Friends may call from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, with the Rev. Carroll L. Boyer officiating.
     Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frederick County Humane Society, 5712 Industry Lane, Frederick, Md. 21704

Mrs. Hannah Anderson (Arnold) Class 1926
As originally published on Thursday, September 11, 2003.
 

Mrs. Hannah Arnold, 97, of 1518 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, at College View Center, Frederick.
     She was the wife of the late Carl L. Arnold.
Born Dec. 18, 1905, in Petersville, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah Anderson and Carrie Sigler Anderson.
     She operated a beauty shop in her home for 50 years.
She was a member of the Lutheran Chapel at Petersville, Century Temple of the Pythian Sisters, Pocahontas Club, Eagles Auxiliary at Frederick and Maryland Track Homemakers.
     She is survived by one niece, Jennie M. Dodson of Knoxville.
She will also be remembered by Marian Reynolds of Knoxville.
     She is preceded in death by one sister, Olive Hoar.
Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate.
     Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville.

Sergeant William Yingling Class of 1987
As originally published on Monday, September 8, 2003.
 

Sergeant William Allen Yingling Jr., 34, of Frederick, died Friday, Sept. 6, at his home in Jefferson.
     He was the husband of Jenni H. Nakamoto Yingling.
Born Nov. 25, 1968 in Mountain View, Calif., he was the son of Sue Ann and William A. Yingling Sr. of Rosemont.
     Sgt. Yingling has been employed by the Frederick Police Department for 11 years. He worked for the patrol division, where he served until his promotion to corporal. He was later assigned to the Frederick County Narcotics Task Force and in Sept. 1999 and promoted to sergeant. He returned to the Patrol Division as supervisor of Patrol Shift "G". He became supervisor of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and later was made supervisor of the Directed Patrol Unit (DPU). Sgt. Yingling was assigned to the Frederick Police Department Honor Guard. He was a certified Intoximeter Operator and a departmental Field Training Officer.
     Sgt. Yingling earned three Unit Citations for outstanding work in the Drug Enforcement and Directed Patrol Units. He received the department's Education Achievement Award as well as many letters of appreciation.
     He was a 1987 graduate of Brunswick High School and a 1991 graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He was a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstructionists.
     He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Brunswick, and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 91, Frederick. He performed numerous times at the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts; sang lead tenor at the University of Maryland Chorale, and often sang the National Anthem at official events.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by his grandmother, Frances Cover, of Rosemont; one brother, Deputy David Yingling and his wife Deputy Julie Yingling of Lexington Park; father and mother-in-law, Saneuki and Jeanne Nakamoto of Frederick; brother-in-law, Richard Nakamoto; sister-in-law, Sharon Nakamoto Davis and husband Officer Matthew Davis, of Frederick; one nephew Trevor Davis and one niece, Leilani Davis, both of Frederick; two uncles and a cousin, Jackie Ellis of Sharpsburg; and a number of other cousins.
     He will be remembered by Richard Nakamoto's fiancee' Samantha Jenson of Frederick.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Road, Thurmont.
The Rev. Michael Fauconnet and the Rev. Clark Carr will officiate.
     Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 91, P.O. Box 3683, Frederick, Md. 21705-3683 or Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Road, Thurmont, Md. 21788.

Mrs. Glenna "Sally" Stewart (Lackey) Class 1947
As originally published on Sunday, August 24, 2003.
 

Mrs. Glenna "Sally" Stewart Lackey, 72, of Brunswick, recently of Frederick, died Friday, Aug. 22, at her home in Frederick.
     She was the wife of the late Ted J. Lackey.
Born Oct. 26, 1930, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Rosie E. Mock Stewart.
     She retired after 25 years of service as office manager for Dr. Robert R. Roberts of Frederick. Previously she was employed with Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Burkittsville, and a member of the church choir. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW and American Legion of Brunswick.
     She enjoyed baking and shared her baked goods with a variety of local Brunswick community organizations.
Surviving are two daughters, Lora Cossolotto and husband Matthew of Yorktown Height, N.Y., and Wanda Lackey of Leesburg, Va.; tand hree grandchildren, Shannon B. Sandusky of Frederick, Matthew A. Sandusky of Leesburg, and Katherine H. Cossolotto of New York.
     She also will be remembered by her granddaughter Shannon's fiancZ, Stephen Trey of Frederick; Robert and Caitlynn Miller of Brunswick, Loretta and Emanuel Terminella of Arlington, Va., Dawn Terminella of Springfield, Va., William and Margaret Stunkle of Ranson, W.Va., and their daughters, Barbara and Alice Stunkle.
     She was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.
Family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friends may call all day Monday.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., in Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Md. 17 at Picnic Woods Road, Burkittsville, with her pastor the Rev. Tim S. May officiating.
     Bearers will be Miguel Fernandez, Kevin Gross, Wayne Guyton, Robert Miller, Emanuel Terminella and Stephen Trey.
Interment in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702; or Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, 6213 Picnic Woods Road, Burkittsville, Md. 21718.

Mrs. Jeannetta Biller (Weddle) Class if 1947

As originally published on Sunday, August 10, 2003.

Mrs. Jeannetta Lee "Jennie" "Yettie" Weddle, 72, of 12 Ninth Ave., Brunswick, died Saturday, Aug. 9, at her home.
     She was the wife for 53 years of Charles Nelson Weddle, who died Feb. 11.
Born Sept. 10, 1930, in Bolivar, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Hammond Biller Kronk and Harry Walton Biller Sr.
     She was a 1947 graduate of Brunswick High School.
Mrs. Weddle had worked at the American Legion Post 96, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, and the New York Hill Grocery, all in Brunswick.
     She was Methodist.
Mrs. Weddle was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary 1136, where she served as secretary and past madam president. In 1998, she received the Alta B. Smith Woman of the Year Award at the FOE National Convention. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 96.
     Surviving are four children, Sharon Carey and husband Vernon of Knoxville, Charles and wife Charlene of Orlando, Fla., John and wife Cristie of Knoxville and Angela Armstrong and husband, Paul of Brunswick; two sisters, Esther Sigler of Brunswick and Ruth Kennedy of Frederick; three brothers, Harry W. Biller and wife Wanda of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Richard Biller and wife Janet of Sterling, Va., and William Kronk and wife Linda of Martinsburg, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Charles Carey and wife Heather, Brandon Carey, Tia Weddle, Jeremey Weddle, Tim Weddle, Charles N. Weddle III, Kaitlin Armstrong, Amber Weddle and Casey Armstrong; three great-grandchildren, Kyle, Blake and Adam Carey; her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronnie Weddle and wife Joyce, Virginia Dyer and husband Jim, Catherine Weddle, Linda Weddle and Bonnie Carnes; her stepbrothers and stepsisters, Wayne Smallwood, Juanita Shafer, Lorraine Ferrell, Myrtle Huffer, Mary Atland, Mary Catherine Shelton and Eugene Kronk; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Terri Benson and husband Bob and children Kim Crummit and Josh Benson.
     Mrs. Weddle also will be remembered by grandson Brandon's fiancZe Alicia Sipe, and friends Rita Maloney, Rita Miller and daughter Chelsea, Joyce Joiner, and Arvin and Joanne Schuyleman.
     She was preceded in death by her stepfather, William Kronk; brother, Robert Biller; sister, Mary Louise Biller; stepsister, Norma Lee Kenney; brothers-in-law, Dewey Sigler, Melvin Weddle, Earl Weddle, James Weddle and John Carnes.
     The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Monday.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at New York Hill United Methodist Church, Ninth and Park avenues, Brunswick, with the Rev. Clark D. Carr officiating.
     Bearers will be Charles Carey, Brandon Carey, Charles N. Weddle Ill, James Benson, Charles Jamison, and Arvin Schuyleman.
Honorary bearers are Vernon Carey, Charles N. Weddle II, John W. Weddle, Paul J. Armstrong, Richard Biller, Harry W. Biller, Tim Weddle, and Jeremey Weddle.
     Interment will be in the Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702

Lucille V.Garrott (Barnhouse) Class of 1941
Herald Mail August 7, 2003

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Lucille V. Barnhouse, 79, of 109 9th Ave., Brunswick, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Kline Hospice House.
     Born April 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Sarah Harmon Garrott. She retired from NIH, where she held various positions, her last being with the Eye Institute, where she handled grants.
     She is survived by one son, Kenneth G. Barnhouse of Brunswick; three sisters, Elizabeth Barnhouse of Lucketts, Va., Evelyn Wilson and Audrey Williams, both of Brunswick; and one granddaughter.
     She was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard M. Garrott, Marion F. Garrott and Clifford L. Garrott.
     Her wishes of no viewing and cremation will be honored.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at New York Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.
     Memorial donations may be made to New York Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, MD 21716; or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.
     Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.

Mrs. Clara  Virginia Calhoun (Wenner) Class 1945

As originally published on Saturday, August 2, 2003.

     Mrs. Clara Virginia Wenner, 76, of 605 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, died Thursday, July 31, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington.
     She was the wife of George W. Wenner Jr., her husband of 53 years.
Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late James A. Calhoun Sr. and Clara Brown Calhoun.
     She was a member of St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church in Brunswick.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Mary Calhoun Rice and husband Calvin of Silver Spring, Sally Ann Lachina and husband Tim of Cleveland, Bridget Wenner and husband Jody Williams of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Therese Pearrell and husband David of Knoxville; three sons, George W. Wenner III and wife Katryn of Glen Burnie, Michael Wenner of Brunswick and John Joseph Wenner of Brunswick; one sister, Catherine Johnston of Leesburg, Va.; one brother, Frederick Charles Calhoun of Purcellville, Va.; and six grandchildren.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary M. Butler, and one brother, James A. Calhoun Jr.
     The family will receive friends at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Petersville Road on Monday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. Larry J. Gesy officiating.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Gambro Health Care Dialysis Center, 196 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, Md., 21702.

Mr. Richard Kline Jr. Class 1945

As originally published on Thursday, July 31, 2003.

Mr. Richard Creighton Kline Jr., 76, of Glen Burnie, died Monday, July 28, at the Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Fla., of complications from a stroke.
     He was the husband of Charlotte Kline of Spring Hill Fla. and Glen Burnie.
Born June 24, 1927, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Zoe Virginia and Richard Creighton Kline Sr.
     He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1945.
Mr. Kline served as a 3rd class Mechanist Mate in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
     He also was an executive at Amtrak and a lifelong railroadman. He was the head of the mechanical departments for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, CSX Railroad and Amtrak. After retiring from Amtrak in 1993, he became a consultant for Carolina Southern and other railroads around the country.
     Mr. Kline was a past president of the Glen Burnie Chapter of the Kiwanis Club; a 32nd degree member of the Masonic Howard Lodge of Elkridge; a member of the Scottish Rite of Wheeling, W.Va.; and American Legion Post 168, Thurmont.
     He attended and taught at General Motors Diesel Electric School and ALCO Diesel Electric Schools.
He was a member of the Methodist church in Brunswick.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Richard E. Kline and wife Laura of Glen Burnie; one daughter, Lori Ann Murrell and husband Joe of Florida; two sisters, Delores Kline of Frederick, and Carolyn Cogle of New Jersey; six grandchildren, Khristian, Cherish, Lacey, Corey, Anna and Richard Alexander.
     Mr. Kline was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley L. Kline.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill Chapel, 14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Fla.
     A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Singleton's Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville.     
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a local hospice

Albert Richard. Zimmerman Class of 1952

LIBERTYTOWN, Md. - Albert Richard Zimmerman, 69, of 9022 Walnut St., died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at his home.
     Born April 2, 1934, in Jefferson, Md., he was the son of the late Charles and Iola Arvin Zimmerman.
He retired as a school bus driver with the Frederick County (Md.) Board of Education.
     He served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Middletown, Md.
     He was a member and former district officer of Johnsville Ruritan Club; a member of Maryland State Dairy Herd Improvement Association; Sire Power Association; Maryland-Virginia Co-op.; and served on the board of directors of Southern States.
     He is survived by his wife, Grace Evelyn Zecher Zimmerman, whom he married June 1, 1956; four children, Lauren Palmer of Keedysville, Sue Palmer of Wolfsville, Carl Zimmerman of Libertytown, and Charles Zimmerman of Union Bridge, Md.; two sisters, Winifred Ropp of Frederick, and Carolyn Stalnaker of Florida; two brothers, Robert Zimmerman of Frederick, and Gary Zimmerman of Florida; and 14 grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherylynne Zimmerman and Georgia C. Barnes; one sister, Eleanor Killing; and one brother, Gene Zimmerman.
     Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown. The Rev. James Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be in Christ Reformed Cemetery, Middletown.
     The family will receive friends today and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 401 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231-2410.

Mrs. Mary Rockwell Hovet Class 1934

Deceased Spring 2003 -  Anyone having obituary please send it to me to put on the site.

 Mrs. Marjorie Virts (Youtz) Class 1936

As originally published on Monday, June 23, 2003.
 

Mrs. Marjorie Elizabeth Youtz, 84, of Brownsville Heights, formerly of Brunswick, died Saturday, June 21 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was the wife of James M. Youtz, her husband of 63 years.
Born Sept. 6, 1918, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Stanley T. and May Hamilton Virts.
     She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick, where she was active until she became ill.
Mrs. Youtz was a 1936 graduate of Brunswick High School.
     She was also a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 660 and the ladies auxiliary of American Legion Steadman-Keenan Post 96, both of Brunswick.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Vicki L. Cooper and husband Jackie L. of Brownsville Heights; one grandson: Darren M. Cooper of Brownsville Heights; and several cousins.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin Virts and Carlton L. Virts.
The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on Tuesday, June 24 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, First Avenue and A Street, Brunswick, with Pastor Bruce Barth officiating.
     Bearers will be Darren Cooper, Walter Baker, Delmar Brown, Joe Henry, Wayne Smallwood and Harry Bussard.
Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, First Avenue and A Street, Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Mrs. Patricia Twentey Music Teacher
As originally published on Friday, June 13, 2003.
 

Mrs. Patricia Halley Twentey, 73, of Derwood, died Wednesday, June 11, at Montgomery Hospice Casey House after an extended illness.
     She was the wife of R. Kenneth Twentey, her husband of 49 years, former Math teacher at BHS.
Born Feb. 17, 1930, in Jacksonburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Paul C. and Pearl Lantz Halley.
     Mrs. Twentey retired from teaching in 1986. She began teaching music in 1952 at Brunswick High School and then taught in Prince George's and Montgomery counties.
     She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Gaithersburg.
She also was a member of Silver Spring Eastern Star, Ladies Oriental Shrine of Wheeling, W.Va., and Maryland, Frederick and Montgomery County Retired Teachers' Associations.
     She served on a number of church official boards, taught Sunday school and participated in many youth and adult music groups and programs.
She enjoyed traveling, genealogical research and working with her computer.
     Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Janet M. Gross and husband William of Huntingtown, Kevin P. Twentey and wife Tracy of Viewtown, Va., and Elizabeth McFarland and husband John of Adamstown; one sister, Marilyn Seeley of Fort Collins, Colo.; four grandchildren, Daniel, Rebecca, Melissa and Katelyn; three stepgrandchildren, Erica, Leslie and Andrea; a half-sister, Paula Taitt of Severna Park; a niece, Laura Seeley; and a nephew, Dana Seeley.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 15 at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 E. Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 16, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Drive, Gaithersburg, with the Rev. Gerald A. Green Jr. officiating.
     Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, in Mount Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Myersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Mrs. Margaret Rohrback (Kurlick) Class of 1939
As originally published on Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
 

Margaret Jeanette Kurlick, 82, of 1639 Langley Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, June 1, at her home.
     She was the wife of Nicholas Kurlick, who died Sept. 23, 1988.
Born Nov. 20, 1920, in Keedysville, she was the daughter of the late Jessie P. and Daisy M. Cooper Rohrback.
     She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1939.
She was retired from Western Electric Co.
     She was a member of Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by one daughter, Colleen J. Walling of Crofton; two sons, Nicholas J. Kurlick of Havre de Grace, and Craig A. Kurlick of Hagerstown; one sister, Lovetta V. Lyons of Hagerstown; three brothers, Donald Rohrback of Forest Hill, Dennis Rohrback of Severn, and Lawrence Rohrback of Reisterstown; and four grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one sister, Garnetta Rudy.
Family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Wednesday, June 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Church of the Nazarene, 141 N. Edgewood Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21740. The Rev. Steve L. Johnson will officiate.
     Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Nazarene; Hospice of Washington County, Western Maryland Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Third Floor, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Mrs. Judith Lutman (Shomaker) Class 1959
As originally published on Tuesday, May 20, 2003.


Mrs. Judith Ann Lutman "Judy" Shomaker, 61, of Lovettsville, Va., died Saturday, May 17, in Baltimore.
     She was the wife of Joseph Edward Shomaker, her husband of 40 years.
Born July 6, 1941, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late William Creal and Anna Laura Bingham Lutman.
     She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1959, and then from Sheppard College in 1963 with a bachelor of arts degree in teaching.
She taught at Walkersville and South Frederick Elementary before retiring in 1970 to become a stay-at-home mother and raise her three children.
     Mrs. Shomaker loved being involved with her children's school sporting events. She was a big supporter of Loudoun Valley High's sports and even kept up with them once her children graduated.
     Years ago, she volunteered for the Republican party during elections.
She was a member of Christian Community Church at St. Paul's in Purcellville, Va.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Creal Ann Shomaker and husband Richard L. French of Leesburg, Va., Joseph Edward Shomaker II and wife Tami Rose of Purcellville, and Courtney Lutman Shomaker and husband W. Travis Jones of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers-in-law, William Shomaker and wife Millie of Lovettsville, and Donald Shomaker of Paw Paw, W.Va.; and three grandchildren, Brock Edward Zeman, Joseph Edward Shomaker III and Crews Alexander Jones.
     Friends may call Tuesday, May 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Loudoun Funeral Chapels, Brown Funeral Home, 34 E. Broadway St., Lovettsville, where services will follow on Wednesday, May 21, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roland England officiating.
     Interment will follow in New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville.
Donations may be made to Christian Community Church at St. Paul's, 12623 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville, Va. 20132.

  

.Mrs. Frances Moore (Burgee)  Class 1930
As originally published on Thursday, March 6, 2003.


Mrs. Frances Moore Burgee, 90, formerly of 611 Magnolia Ave., Frederick, died Saturday, March 1, at Citizens Nursing Home,
Frederick.
     She was the wife of William Gabriel Burgee, whom she married May 25, 1942, and who died in 1982
Born Jan. 15, 1913, in Samples Manor, she was the daughter of the late John Hamilton and Margaret Waters Moore.
     Mrs. Burgee was a member of Parkway Church of God and taught the Loyal Workers Bible class.
She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1930, Towson State College in 1932, and Shepherd College in 1954, with a bachelor of science degree. She taught English and social studies in Maryland for 35 years at Hughesville in Charles County, Brunswick Elementary School and for 14 years at West Frederick Junior High School.
     She retired in 1969 In her retirement years, Mrs. Burgee was involved in volunteer work at Frederick Memorial Hospital and area nursing homes.
     Her interests included reading, gardening, crafts, traveling and her grandchildren.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Brent Burgee and wife Terry Ellis Burgee of Randolph, Vt.; three grandchildren, Brooke Ellis Burgee, Bethany Ann Burgee and Tyier Hamilton Burgee, all of Randolph; three nieces, Patricia Snoots, Carol Brown and Gloria Crowl, all of Brunswick; two nephews, Fred Moore and Dennis Moore, both of Brunswick; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
     Mrs. Burgee was preceded in death by a brother, Fred A. Moore, in 1964
Friends may call at Robert E. Dailey &Son Funeral Home, 1201 N. Market St., Frederick. The family will receive friends 3 to 5. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the funeral home, with her pastor, Pastor Howard Ruley of Parkway Community Church, Frederick, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
     The family requests that memorials in Mrs. Burgee's name be made to the American Heart Association, 839 Quince Orchard Blvd., Suite E, Gaithersburg, Md. 20878

Mrs. Anna Welty (Hurley) Class of 1939

Mrs. Anna V. Hurley, 81, of Nixa, Mo., formerly of Brunswick, died Sunday, March 2, at her home.
     She was the wife of the late John S. Hurley. They were married in 1946
.Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mabel V. Morrison Welty.   
      Mrs. Hurley was a 1939 graduate of Brunswick High School.
Prior to her marriage, serrved as a nurse in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
     Mrs. Hurley retired from the Springfield, Mo., public school system where she was a school nurse
Mrs. Hurley was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Welty; and one sister, Ella Kridler.
     Surviving are one son, John S. Hurley II and wife Lyssa of Springfield; one daughter, Eileen Gentry and husband Jerry of
Ozark, Mo.; two brothers, James M. Welty of Brunswick, and Roger Welty of Florida; two sisters, Ivalee Fisher of California,
and June Rowan of South Carolina; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     Memorial services were held Thursday, March 6, at Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield, with the Rev. Kenneth L.
Chumbley officiating.
     Interment will be in Christ Church columbarium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice


Mrs. Mary Plunkert (Noland) Class 1943

As originally published on Tuesday, December 24, 2002.

Mrs. Mary Noland, 77, of Bolivar, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 23, at her residence.
     She was the wife of the late Charles B. Noland.
Born Dec. 5, 1925, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late George Plunkert and Vivian Moberly Plunkert Flanigan.
     She retired as a clerk with the U.S. government after 40 years.
She was a member and treasurer of St. John's Lutheran Church, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
     She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 660, Brunswick.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Anne Hitcho and husband Michael of Charles Town, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Josh Jackson and wife Leslie of Frederick, and Kerri Burkhart and husband Larry of Winchester, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
     She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ebersole; one brother, George Plunkert Jr.; and stepfather, Carson Flanigan.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church at Harpers Ferry, with the Rev. Richard Neal and Vicar Sharron Lucas officiating.
     Interment will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 668, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425

Mr. Robert Whipp Class of 1968
As originally published on Sunday, December 15, 2002.

Mr. Robert Young "Bobby" Whipp, 53, of 4003 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, died Friday, Dec. 13, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     He was the husband of Linda C. Lake Whipp.
Born Nov. 2, 1949, in Frederick, he was a son of Henry D. Jr. and Alma J. Young Lankin of Jefferson.
     Mr. Whipp was a 1968 graduate of Brunswick High School.
He had served in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam War.
     He had been employed with Rentals Unlimited and was a mechanic and maintenance supervisor.
Mr. Whipp was a life member of Jefferson United Church of Christ, and had served as a trustee, with the consistory of the church and had been active with the choir of the church.
     He was a former member of Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co. and Jefferson Ruritan Club.
Mr. Whipp was an avid Redskins and Yankees fan and enjoyed drag racing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog Hank.
     Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are one son, Robby Whipp and wife Tracey of Knoxville; one daughter, Lesley C. Whipp of Jefferson; one brother, Ronald L. Whipp and wife Lori of Knoxville; one grandchild, Sydney Whipp; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, including his nephew, Kyle Bogard of Brunswick; his mother-in-law, Drucilla Lake of Brunswick; a brother-in-law, Thomas A. Lake and wife Cyndi of Detour; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Hemp and husband Billy of Jefferson, and Andrea Vermillion and husband Skip of Brunswick.
     He also will be remembered by his daughter's fiance, Chad Bohn of Braddock Heights; friends, Bill and Becky Keeney of Point of Rocks, and Richard Bryant of Potomac.
     The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Jefferson United Church of Christ. The Rev. Guy A. Wenck, pastor, will officiate.
     Interment will be in Reformed Cemetery, Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson United Church of Christ, Memorial Fund, 3837 Jefferson Pike, P.O. Box 579, Jefferson, Md. 21755; or Brian Tumor Research Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute at NIH, Attn: Dr. Howard Fine, Building

Mrs. Alma Taulton (Miller) Class 1950
As originally published on Sunday, December 1, 2002.

     Mrs. Alma Gertrude "Nin" Miller, 70, of 1915 Reed Road, Knoxville, died Friday, Nov. 29, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington.
She was the wife of the late Lester Paul Miller Sr.
     Born Sept. 13, 1932, in Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Catherine Beachley Taulton.
She was a former housekeeper for Dr. Byron Koa in Brunswick and was a child care provider.
     She was a member of the Brownsville Heights Church of the Brethren, Brownsville.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen Lynn Miller of Knoxville; three sons, Lester P. Miller Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., David L. Miller of Charles Town, W.Va., and John C. Miller Sr. and wife Sandra of Boonsboro; two sisters, Dorothy Merchant of Hagerstown and Delores Taulton of Brunswick; three brothers, Wayne Taulton and Robert Taulton, both of Brownsville, and Gerald Taulton of Garretts Mill; three grandchildren, John C. Miller Jr. of Knoxville, Hope Lynn Gouge of Union Bridge and Jeffrey Allen Miller of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and one great-granddaughter, Rebecca Sue Miller of Hagerstown.
     Mrs. Miller also will be remembered by her friends, Debbie and George Baugher, and Harold and Shirley Babington.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Koontz and Thelma Pettis; and four brothers, Leon Taulton, Merle Taulton, Frank Taulton and Floyd Taulton.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Johnson officiating.
     Interment will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Chambers (Fleetwood) Class of 1938
As originally published on Saturday, November 23, 2002.

Mrs. Mary Louise "Tillie" Fleetwood, 81, formerly of 501 Maple Terrace Lane, Brunswick, died Friday, Nov. 22, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
     She was the wife of the late Terrence Dudley Fleetwood.
Born Nov. 1, 1921, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Anthony M. Chambers and Mary Moore Chambers Dorsey.
     Mrs. Fleetwood was a retired clerk after 34 years with Moler's Market in Brunswick.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of Steadman-Keenan Post 96 of the American Legion, and Women of the Moose, all of Brunswick.
     Surviving are three daughters, Carol Geisbert and husband Clifford of Thurmont, Sandra Hardy and husband Richard of Sharpsburg, and Linda Spring and husband Larry of Clifton, Va.; two sisters, Betty Sulcer of Frederick, and Nancy Grams of Middletown; eight grandchildren, Adam Geisbert, Carrie Geisbert, Cliff Geisbert Jr. and wife Melissa, Jack Hardy and wife Tiffany, Christopher Spring and wife Susan, Bryan Spring, Nicholas Spring and Myra R. Merriman; five great-grandchildren, Jordan Geisbert, Ariel Geisbert, Jacob Hardy, Lauren Spring and Christopher Spring Jr.; and one daughter-in-law, Mayra Merriman of San Antonio, Texas.
     Mrs. Fleetwood was preceded in death by one son, Paul A. Merriman; one granddaughter, Jennifer Geisbert; and an aunt, Mary Chambers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick, with the Rev. Frank Fortkamp officiating.
Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
     Memorial donations may be made to either Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, Md. 21702; or Grace Episcopal Church, 112 E. A St., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Mr. Owen Ayers Jr. Class of 1938
As originally published on Friday, November 22, 2002.

Mr. Owen William "Bill" Ayers Jr., 81, of Floral City, Fla., a former long-time resident of Frederick, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, at his home.
     He was the husband of Bette Varnum Ayers, his wife of 58 years.
Born Oct. 18, 1921, in Woodlawn, Pa. he was a son of Owen William and Olwen Morris Ayers.
     Mr. Ayers grew up in Brunswick. After two years of college, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and, upon completion of flight training, was presented with both Navy and Army Air Corps wings.
     During World War II, he was based in India, where he was assigned to the 7th Emergency Rescue Squadron. He flew the PBY 10A, an amphibious airplane, in rescue missions into Indo-China enemy territory. For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two OLC and the French Croix de Guerre with one OLC, which he received for his rescue of high-ranking French diplomats in Indo-China.
     After the war, he left active military service, but continued in the active reserves of the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel prior to his retirement from the reserves in the early 1970s.
     After the war, Mr. Ayers and his wife made their home in Frederick until 1960, when they re-located to Florida. While in Frederick, he worked for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and was a member of the Frederick Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Owen William Ayers III of Panama City; two daughters, Cathi Ayers of Floral City, and Marilyn Ayers of Tallahassee, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 15, in the National Veteran's Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Military honors were provided by members of the honor guard from McDill Air Force Base, who presented Mrs. Ayers with a U.S. flag and presidential commendation.
     Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Martha Virts (Sweadner) Class 1936
As originally published on Monday, November 11, 2002.

Mrs. Martha Mary Sweadner, 82, of Deerfield, Walkersville, died Saturday, Nov. 9, after a long illness, at Northampton Manor Nursing Home, Frederick.
     She was the wife of Duval W. Sweadner, who died in 1988.
Born May 4, 1920, near Knoxville, she was a daughter of the late Edgar Cornelius Sr. and Martha Murphy Virts.
     Mrs. Sweadner was a 1936 graduate of Brunswick High School.
She was an active member of Libertytown United Methodist Church for 50 years. She was a Sunday school teacher, served as church treasurer, and held numerous offices in the Women's Society of Christian Service. She also served as treasurer and president of the Frederick District United Methodist Women.
     She was a 4-H club leader in Petersville and later Libertytown, and was a member of the 4-H All Stars.
In 1972, Mrs. Sweadner graduated from the Frederick Community College nursing program and worked at Springfield Hospital Center until her retirement in 1980.
     She enjoyed both the Food for Friends and Senior Citizens in Libertytown and Walkersville. After moving to Walkersville in 1991, she joined the Walkersville United Methodist Church. She became a resident of Northampton Manor in January 2001.
     She enjoyed cooking, needlepoint, latchhook and traveling.
Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne L. Schuyler of Andalusia, Ala., and Myra C. Eckstine and husband Bill of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; two sons, Gareth D. Sweadner and wife Marie E. and Mark W. Sweadner and wife Deanna K., all of Libertytown; five grandchildren, Kelle Rinehart, Danielle Sweadner, Jason Sweadner, Matthew Sweadner and Jonathan Sweadner; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Wright and Nicholas Rinehart; two brothers, Edgar C. Virts Jr. of Petersville, and D. Richard Virts of Brunswick; one nephew; and several cousins.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Road, Libertytown.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Marcia Mayor, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Libertytown.
     The family requests memorial contributions be made to Libertytown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 337, Libertytown, Md. 21762, or Walkersville United Methodist Church, 22 Main St., Walkersville, Md. 21793.

Mr. Paul Gletner Class 1955
As originally published on Friday, November 8, 2002.

Mr. Paul William "Putz" Gletner, 67, of 106 E. A St., Brunswick, died Thursday, Nov. 7, in Lovettsville, Va.
     Born May 27, 1935, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late George V. and Evelyn Remsburg Huffer Gletner.
Mr. Gletner was a member of St. Francis of Assissi Roman Catholic Church, Brunswick.
     He was employed by the YMCA in Brunswick for 28 years until his retirement.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Barbara Gletner of Lovettsville; two nieces, Kathy Wilson and husband Roel Weyzen of Lovettsville, and Mary Kay Kobayashi and husband Turner of Berryville, Va.; one nephew, Donnie Gletner and wife Dee Dee of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; one great-nephew, Nikolas Gletner of Shepherdstown; one great-niece, Rebekah Gletner of Shepherdstown; and an aunt and uncle, Harry and Marie Huffer of Brunswick.
     Mr. Gletner was preceded in death by one brother, Donlan Gletner.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The Rev. Steve Butler, pastor of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Lovettsville, will officiate.
     Interment will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loudon Clinical Office of Hospice of Northern Virginia, 209 Gibson St., NW, Suite 202, Leesburg, Va. 20176

Mr. Alan Foster Class of 1951
As originally published on Thursday, October 31, 2002.

 Mr. Alan Leonard Foster, 69, of Mesa, Ariz., died Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Hospice of the Valley, East Mesa, Ariz.
      He was the husband Jackie Hickman Foster who died in 1993. They were married in 1954. Born March 9, 1933, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late Charles K. and Clara K. Shull Foster.
     Mr. Foster was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Brunswick. He was a 1951 graduate of Brunswick High School, where he had been active in sports and Boys State Club.
      He attended Towson State College, and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Foster was employed at the Frederick Safeway store from 1959 until 1963, when he became employed at the Frederick office of State Farm Insurance Co. During September 1971, he transferred to the Phoenix, Ariz. office of State Farm, where he worked until his retirement as a senior underwriter in 1995.
      He was an avid supporter of the Phoenix Zoo, the local animal shelter in Phoenix, the Brunswick Veterans’ Day Parade, the Brick Walk in Brunswick, and his class of 1951 alumni group. Mr. Foster also sent many cards, phone calls, gifts and flowers for Masses to his friends in Brunswick.
     Surviving are two brothers, David C. Foster and wife Carol of Pacifica, Calif., and Robert G. Foster and wife Meta of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two nieces, Beverly Tabor and Roberta Wennerstrom; and four nephews, Robert G. Jr., Jeffery, Gregory Alan and Rodney Foster. Mr. Foster will also be remembered by his friends Mr. and Mrs. James Cooper; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martinez and their daughters, Desi and Erica. Mr. Foster was preceded in death one sister, Patricia Ann Freitas, in 1987.
      Mr. Foster was cremated and his ashes placed with those of his wife at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Ariz.
 The date and time of a memorial Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church, Brunswick, will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Mr. Foster’s name may be made to either St. Francis Catholic Church or Brunswick High School.

 

Mrs. Virginia Himes (King) Class 1944
As originally published on Wednesday, October 23, 2002.


Mrs. Virginia Naomi King, 77, of 432 Vermont Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 21, at Ravenwood Nursing Home in Hagerstown.
     She was the wife of Arnold W. King.
Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late William Moore and Martha Jones Himes.
     Mrs. King was employed by the Washington County Board Education for 16 years in the cafeteria, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.
     Mrs. King was a member of AARP.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Joy Shurnitski of Hagerstown; two sons, Wayne King of Hagerstown, and David King of Falling Waters, W.Va., formerly of Frederick; one sister, Esther Harwood of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. King was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Thompson and Hazel Harwood; and one brother, Earl Himes.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.
     Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The Rev. Wayne Schwanke will officiate.
Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740

Mrs. Mary Foster (Cage) Class of 1936
As originally published on Saturday, September 14, 2002.
 

Mrs. Mary L. Foster Cage, 82, of Port Orange, Fla., and formerly of Brunswick, died Thursday, Sept. 12, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was the wife of the late William Addison Cage, who died January 1994.
Born March 11, 1920, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Robert Thomas Foster and Lulla May Wiggington Foster.
     Mrs. Cage was a graduate of Brunswick High School and Hood College of Frederick. She received her master's degree in reading from George Washington University.
She was a teacher and reading specialist employed with Frederick and Howard county school systems, retiring after 34 years of service. She taught at Brunswick High and Glenwood Middle schools.
     After her retirement to Florida, she was a volunteer to a variety of community and charitable organizations.
Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Cage and wife Jacqueline R. of Mount Airy, and Addison F. Cage and wife Lori R. of Damascus; three grandchildren, Molly, Tracey and Bradley Cage; and nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Cage was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel F. Wellwood.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy, with the Revs. Dennis E. and Carol C. Yocum officiating.
     Inurnment will he held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 839 Quince Orchard Road, Suite E, Gaithersburg, Md. 20878.
     Memorial services in Port Orange to be announced.
Arrangements by Stauffer Funeral Home, Mount Airy

Ms. Tracey Hughes Class 1982
As originally published on Tuesday, September 10, 2002.

     Ms. Tracey Leigh Hughes, 38, of 1320 Weverton Road, Knoxville, died Sunday, Sept. 8, at her home.
Born Aug. 3, 1964, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Samuel Robert Jr. and Vivian Edwards Hughes of Brunswick.
     She was a mortgage specialist with Wells Fargo in Frederick.
She was a Brethren.
     She was a 1982 graduate of Brunswick High School. She attended Madonna College in Livonia, Mich., and Towson State University.
     Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Kelley Ann Foulger and husband Dr. Stephen Hans Foulger of Clemson, S.C.; two nieces, Camiell and Isabell Foulger of Clemson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Samuel R. Sr. and Hazel Powers Hughes; maternal grandparents, Kenneth B. Sr. and Evelyn Badger Edwards.
     There will be no visitation.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Ed Jordan will officiate.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Ambulance Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 21716; or American Diabetes Association, 3120 Lord Baltimore Drive, #106, Baltimore, Md. 21244; or Brownsville Church of Brethren Disaster Fund, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715

Mrs. Frances Longbreak (Maxwell) Class of 1929
As originally published on Tuesday, August 27, 2002.

Mrs. Frances L. Maxwell, 89, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Aug. 24.
     She was born Nov. 13, 1912, in Brunswick.
She was a former employee of the General Accounting Office retiring in 1968 and a former member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bladensburg.
     Surviving are one son, Michael D. Maxwell and wife Peggy; one daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Maxwell and her two children, Michael and Terri; three grandchildren, Kathy, Michael and Sherry; two sisters, Gertrude Goodwin and Anna Jane Mock; and five great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas P. Maxwell.
The family will receive friends at Gasch's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, at 12:30 p.m

Mrs. Lisa Orndorff (Lajewski) Class of 1982
As originally published on Monday, August 26, 2002.
 

Mrs. Lisa Anne Lajewski, 37, of Frederick, died of brain cancer Saturday, Aug. 24, at her home.
     She was the wife of Daniel Joseph Lajewski Jr.
Born Nov. 11, 1964, in Frederick, she was a daughter of Clyde Richard and Joan Dallas Orndorff of Brunswick.
     Mrs. Lajewski was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick.
She enjoyed reading, cross-stitching, classic movies and spending time with the family dog, Liza.
     Mrs. Lajewski was a 1982 graduate of Brunswick High School, and was employed for more than 18 years as a program analyst in the Records Management Division of the FBI, Washington.
     Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are three brothers, Keith Orndorff and wife Janet, Tim Orndorff and wife LuAnn, and Michael Orndorff, all of Frederick; and two nephews, Bradley Richard Orndorff and Alexander Michael Vecchio.
     The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 106 W. Church St., Frederick, with the Rev. Joell Beth Szachara officiating.
      Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to All Saints Episcopal Church Building Fund, 108 W. Church St., Frederick, Md. 21701, to Hospice of Frederick County Inc., P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702-1799, or to Heartly House, P.O. Box 831, Frederick, Md. 21705-0831.

Michelle Lynn Taulton ( Brissey,) Class of 1991 Greenville

Mrs. Michelle Lynn Taulton (Brissey)
     Mrs. Michelle Lynn Brissey, 28, of 157 Bonnie Woods Drive, Greenville, South Carolina, died Tuesday, May 14, at Hospice House in Anderson, South Carolina.
     She was the wife of Jimmy A. Brissey, Jr.
Born August 16, 1973, in Frederick, Maryland, she was a daughter of John T. Taulton, Sr. and Deborah A. Lantz Taulton of Jefferson, Maryland.
     Mrs. Brissey was a 1991 graduate of Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Maryland and a 1995 graduate with honors from Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland with an Associates Degree.
     She was an associate of Ford Motor Credit in South Carolina.
Mrs. Brissey was a member of Forrestville Baptist Church in South Carolina.
     Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are one daughter, Sandra Lynn Brissey, at home; and one brother John T. Taulton, Jr. (Tom) of Jefferson, Maryland.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Forrestville Baptist Church.
     Interment will be in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Kenneth Merriman Class 1980
As originally published on Friday, August 2, 2002.

     Mr. Kenneth William Merriman, 39, of 4101 Olive School Road, Knoxville, died Wednesday, July 31, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
          He was the husband of Carolyn Umbaugh Merriman.      
     Born Oct. 8, 1962, in Brunswick, he was a son of Betty Greenfield Merriman of Brunswick, and the late Bobby Merriman.
          Mr. Merriman was formerly employed as a service technician with McHenry Equipment in Frederick.
     He was a member of First Baptist Church at Brunswick. He also belonged to Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 of Brunswick, and the National Rifle Association.
          Mr. Merriman was a 1980 graduate of Brunswick High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing the guitar.
     Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are one daughter, Amber Diane Merriman, at home; two brothers, Donald R. Merriman and wife Debbie, and Thomas Merriman, all of Brunswick; two sisters, Penny McLane and Karen Cunningham, both of Brunswick; three half-sisters, Terry James and husband Tom of San Diego, Calif., Cindy Payne and husband Pat of Leesburg, Va., and Kathy Sears and husband Carl of Brunswick; seven nieces; eight nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
         Mr. Merriman also will be remembered by his friend, Michael Null.
Mr. Merriman was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Anna Greenfield; and paternal grandparents, Lee and Kate Merriman.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at First Baptist Church, 3 E. A St., Brunswick. The church will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the church, with the Rev. Daniel T. Spiker officiating.
 Interment will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Merriman Memorial Fund, c/o Cindy Payne, 42527 Farm Lane, Leesburg, Va. 20176.
Arrangements are being handled by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.

 

Lillian J. Penner (Coulter) Class of 1944

SANFORD, Fla. - Lillian Jacqueline Coulter, 76, of Sanford and formerly of Knoxville, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Colonial Lakes Healthcare in Winter Garden, Fla.
     Born Aug. 26, 1926, in Pleasantville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jacob S. and Ivy Blanche Penner.
Her husband, Lawrence Coulter, preceded her in death.
     She was a 1944 graduate of Brunswick High School and a 1948 graduate of Frostburg State College.
She was a farmer's wife, school bus driver and substitute teacher.
     She was active in 4-H as a leader and in the Sandy Hook and Pleasant Valley PTA. She was one of the PTA members instrumental in the building of a modern elementary school in southern Washington County. She was involved in the SHARE program in Sanford.
     She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Golden Rule Fellowship group.
     She also was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Hagerstown.
She is survived by two sons, Michael S. Bowers of Palm Bay, Fla., and Patrick S. Bowers of Knoxville; two stepdaughters, Joan Best and Sharon Coulter, both of Knoxville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Holly.
A memorial service will be held at Brownsville Church of the Brethren at the convenience of the family.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715.

Jerry C. Dodson Class 1964
Herald Mail 7/10/2002

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Jerry Calvin Dodson, 55, of 4110 Shady Lane, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove, Md.
     Born Aug. 19, 1946, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Jennie Watcher Dodson of Knoxville, and the late Roy E. Dodson.
He was an engineer for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 99.
     He was of the Lutheran faith.
He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, both of Brunswick.
     Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
     The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Frederick County Chapter, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1007, Frederick, MD 21701.

Mr. Gary Virts Class of 1952
As originally published on Thursday, June 20, 2002.
 

     Mr. Gary Marlin Virts, 67, of 744 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, died Tuesday, June 18, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Shriver Virts, his wife of 40 years.
     Born July 11, 1934, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late Orion Jacob and Madeline Moler Virts.
Mr. Virts was a retired civil engineer with 30 years of service for the Division of Public Works in Frederick County.
     He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Knoxville. For the last three years, he was a member of and assisted in starting Real Life Community Church in Hagerstown. He was a member of the choir, "One God and One Voice."
     Mr. Virts was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Chris Chevalier and husband James of Hagerstown, and Susan Miller and husband Donn of Jefferson; one sister, L. Duane Smith and husband Lee of Ellicott City; four grandchildren, Matthew Brandon Miller, Daniel James Chevalier, Kathryn Danielle Miller and Joshua Gary Chevalier; one aunt, Elizabeth Wheeler of Brunswick; two nieces, Teri Alva of North Carolina, and Melinda Niles and husband Tim of Hampstead; and one nephew, James Johnston of Chambersburg, Pa.
     Mr. Virts was preceded in death by one brother, Noel Orion Virts.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Faith Baptist Church, Knoxville, with the Rev. Frank Boyd and Jack Marcomy officiating.
     Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Real Life Community Church, P.O. Box 4212, Hagerstown, Md. 21741; or American Cancer Society, Frederick County Unit, 1011 E. Patrick St., Suite B, Frederick, Md. 21701.

Mrs. Doris Price (Caniford) Class of 1943
As originally published on Saturday, June 15, 2002.

     Mrs. Doris A. Caniford, 75, of Brunswick, who resided in Adamstown, died Friday, June 14, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
     She was the wife of the late Jack F. Caniford.
Born July 26, 1926, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Clark G. and Lillian Speaks Price.
     Mrs. Caniford was a 1943 graduate of Brunswick High School. She retired from the National Geographic Society in 1991.
     She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 97, Brunswick, and Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Ranneberger and husband Phil of Adamstown; one sister, June L. Utterback of Knoxville; four brothers, Donald H. Price and Gary Price, both of Knoxville, Richard Price of Gettysburg, Pa., and Wayne Price of Lexington; two grandsons, P. Bradley Ranneberger and wife Cindy of New Market, and Gregory F.C. Ranneberger and wife Allyson of Libertytown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Caniford was preceded in death by one brother, Clark G. Price Jr.; and her sister-in-law, Betty Jane Price.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at the funeral home, with Pastor Lori Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville.
     Memorial contributions may be made to either National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kennilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, Md. 21204; or Frederick County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Suite B, Frederick, Md. 21701
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Mrs. Amanda Smith Class 1940
As originally published on Monday, June 10, 2002.

Mrs. Amanda R. Smith of 3746 Petersville Road, Knoxville, died Saturday, June 8, at Citizens Nursing Home, Frederick.
     Born in Jefferson, she was a daughter of the late Millard S. Sr. and Vivian Trego Smith.
Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brownsville. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
     She was caretaker and supervisor for Bookings and Farmers Woods, Petersville.
Mrs. Smith was a Democrat and served at the polls as clerk. She was supervisor of St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville. She was a member of the Tri-State Bluegrass Association Inc.
     She enjoyed gardening and tending to her many flowers.
Surviving are two sisters, Helen F. Smith and Gladys V. Smith, both of Petersville; one brother, Franklin C. Smith of Petersville; one aunt, Albina Wolf of Frederick; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Sanbower and Doris L. Smith; and one brother, Millard S. Smith Jr.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles R. McGinley officiating.
     Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2150 Boteler Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715.

Mrs. Donna Stewart (Fleming) Class  of 1960
 Herald Mail As originally published on Wednesday, June 5, 2002.

Mrs. Donna S. Stewart Fleming, 59, of Oceanside, Calif., died Wednesday, May 29, at Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, after a short illness with cancer.
     She was the wife of Larry Fleming, her husband of 41 years.
Born Jan. 1, 1943, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of Doris Hoar of Brunswick.
     Mrs. Fleming was a 1960 graduate of Brunswick High School.  She was vice-president of information technology for Pacific Marine Credit Union, Oceanside, at the time of her death.
     Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are two sons, Todd Fleming and wife Christine of Cudahy, Wis., and Craig Fleming and wife Diane of Oceanside; one brother, Doug Stewart and wife Kathy of Jefferson; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Adam, Ashley and Amber.
     Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at First United Methodist Church, 7 S. Maryland Ave., Brunswick, with the Rev. Clark D. Carr officiating.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Brent E. Hahn  Class of 1959
Herald Mail 5/31/2002

Brent Eugene Hahn, 60, of 1601 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.
     Born Dec. 6, 1941, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of Willie Eugene Hahn of Frederick, Md., and the late Elva Marybell Main Hahn.
     He was a 1959 graduate of Brunswick High School.
He was employed as assistant manager by Funkstown American Legion Post 211; and was previously employed by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and Washington County AMVETS Post 10.
     He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the Marksmanship Medal.
He had a band, Silvertones, and played in other bands, including country and western.
     He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42; VFW Post 1936 and a past member of the Color and Honor Guards; Williamsport Red Men; Conococheague Tribe 84; and AMVETS Post 10 and a past captain of the Color and Honor Guards.
     He is survived by his wife, Dee Hahn; one daughter, Stacey Hahn of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Jason Hahn of Fort Lawn, S.C.; one stepdaughter, Belinda King of Hagers-town; one stepson, Jimmy Showe II of Hagerstown; two sisters, Joyce Kanche of Tigard, Ore., and DeeEtte Crutchley of Brunswick, Md.; one grandchild; seven stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one niece; two nephews; one cousin and one aunt.
     Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. Pastor Clyde Hardin will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, with military honors by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and AMVETS Post 10.
     The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Brent Hahn Memorial Fund, c/o Dee Hahn, 1601 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Mr. Ernest Wineholt Class 1947
News Post Thursday, May 16, 2002


    
Mr. Ernest L. Wineholt, 72, of 538 Brunswick St., Brunswick, died Tuesday, May 14, at College View Center, Frederick.
He was the husband of the late Betty Jane Powers Wineholt.
     Born Feb. 12, 1930, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late George and Eugenia Wineholt.
Mr. Wineholt attended Brunswick Elementary and Brunswick High schools, graduating in 1947.
     He enlisted Oct. 4, 1949, in the U.S. Navy, trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, and was assigned as a radarman third class aboard the USS Bexar APA-237. He was discharged Sept. 24, 1952 at the U.S. Receiving Station, San Diego, Calif., with a total of three years, 11 months and 21 days of service.
     Mr. Wineholt's service awards included the Navy Good Conduct, Korean Service, United Nations Service, and National Defense medals. Upon his return, he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in the Brunswick area, until he retired in May 1981.
     He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Brunswick, and a life-member of Steadman-Keenan Post 96, of the American Legion, having served as post commander, past adjutant, Frederick County commander, and Western Maryland District commander. He later served as past adjutant for 13 years, officiating the Veterans Day Parade, and was a staff member for Boys State for 18 years. In addition, he also served a term as president of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1136 and was secretary for 10 years.
     Surviving are one brother, Ellwood Wineholt of Brunswick; two stepchildren, Patti Haller and husband Jimmy of New Cumberland, Pa., and Michael Powers and wife Linda of Libertytown; four grandchildren, Tammy Powers of Libertytown, Shelly Ford and husband Randy of Frederick, Jason Haller of New Cumberland, and Jeremy Haller and wife Tara of Etters, Pa.; one great-granddaughter, Megan Ford of Frederick; and several nieces and cousins.
     Mr. Wineholt was preceded in death by one brother, George Wineholt.
Mr. Wineholt will also be remembered by many friends.
     The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and 9 a.m. Friday, May 17, until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
Memorial contributions may be made to either American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Suite B, Frederick, Md. 21701; or First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 7 S. Maryland Ave., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Mary L. Price (Webber) Class 1940

Herald-Mail 5/10/2002

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Mary Lillian Webber, 78, of 130-B Jefferson Pike, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at her home.
     Born Aug. 5, 1923, in Sandy Hook, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Maude Noos Price.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leo Webber.
     She retired from the Knoxville Post Office as a postal worker.
She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of Steadman-Keenan Post 96 of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 and VFW Post 10421, all of Brunswick, Md.
     She is survived by two sons, Rhett O. Webber of Kunsan Air Base, Korea, and Tony Webber of Knoxville; a sister, Frances Webber of Brunswick; and two grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Karl Wagner.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. George Snyder will officiate.    Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville.
     The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Katherine Bryant-Snyder Class 1981
As originally published on Thursday, March 14, 2002.

Mrs. Katherine Bryant-Snyder, 39, of Reston, Va., formerly of Knoxville, died Tuesday, March 12, at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va.
     She was the wife of Joseph George Snyder.
Born Feb. 8, 1963, in Frederick, she was a daughter of Emory D. and Nancy Dunbar Bryant of Knoxville.
     Mrs. Bryant-Snyder was a human resources manager at TRW Inc. in Reston.
She was Roman Catholic. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from George Mason University.
     Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are one sister, Suzette Richwagen of Rosemont; two brothers, David Bryant of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Michael Bryant of Middletown; and two nephews, James Bryant and John Bryant, both of Harpers Ferry.
     There will be no visitation.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Petersville, with the Rev. Lawrence J. Gesy officiating.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Brain Aneurysm, 295 Cambridge St., Boston, Mass. 02114.
Arrangements are being handled by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.

Mrs. Beaulah Halley (Orndorff) Class of 1922
As originally published on Thursday, April 11, 2002.
 

Mrs. Beaulah Mae Orndorff, 98, of 20 E. D St., Brunswick, died Tuesday, April 9, at her home.
     She was the wife of the late Clyde Raymond Orndorff.
Born May 11, 1903, in Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Bradley T. and Lillie Deihl Halley
     Mrs. Orndorff was a homemaker.
She was a member of Rosemont Alliance Church, Knoxville, where she taught Sunday school for many years, served on the church board, and was active in the Women's Missionary Prayer Group.
     Surviving are two daughters, Eileen O. Houlihan of Binghamton, N.Y., and Evelyn O. Best and husband Lee of Knoxville; four sons, Gilbert L. Orndorff and wife Roselyn of Ellicott City, Clyde Richard Orndorff and wife Joan of Brunswick, Bernard C. Orndorff and wife Nancy of Lovettsville, Va., and David L. Orndorff and wife Regina of Hagerstown; two sisters, Mary E. Gladstone of Leesburg, Va., and Lillie Palmisano of Orrtanna, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Orndorff was preceded in death by five brothers.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Rosemont Alliance Church, Knoxville, with the Rev. William Beaupain officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Lovettsville.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rosemont Alliance Church, 3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville, Md. 21758.

Virginia A. Younkins (Cooper) Class 1931
Herald Mail 3/6/2002

     FREDERICK, Md. -Virginia Almeda Younkins Cooper, 89, of Frederick, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Northampton Manor Nursing Home, Frederick.
     Born March 22, 1912, in Brownsville, she was the daughter of the late Orville B. and Martha F. Carter Younkins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, the Rev. Herbert Austin Cooper, in 1999.
     She attended Bethany Bible School and received practical nursing training at Bethany Hospital in Chicago.
She was past president of the Women's Fellowship at Brothers Valley, Barron Ridge and Pleasant View Brethren churches. She was Junior Choir director and member of the choir at Brothers Valley Church.
     She organized and led the Girls 4-H Club of Burkittsville, Md.; worked with the Church World Service Center in New Windsor, Md.; and in 1975 and 1979 organized trips to the Holy Land.
She was a member of the Frederick Church of the Brethren.
     She is survived by two sons, Larry C. Cooper of Landenberg, Pa., and Lynn Cooper of Myersville, Md.; three grandchildren, Michael Cooper of Oakland, Md., Douglas Cooper of New Market, Md., and Laura C. Love of Nottingham, Pa.; two great-grandchildren; and one niece.
     She was preceded in death by one sister, Olive Younkins Higdon.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Paul Mundey will officiate. Burial will be in Old Brownsville Church Cemetery, Brownsville.
     The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick, MD 21701; or to a charity of one's choice.

Roberta L. Reynolds Class 1984
Herald Mail 2/16/2002

     FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Roberta Louise "Robbi" Reynolds, 35, of 20 Path Valley Road and formerly of Brunswick, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at her home.
     Born Nov. 17, 1966, in Leesburg, Va., she was the daughter of JoAnna Wolfe of Mercersburg, Pa. and the late Lester Reynolds Jr.
She was formerly employed by Mack Trucks in Hagerstown.
     She was of the Catholic faith.
She attended James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg; and was a 1984 graduate of Brunswick High School.
     She was a member of Brunswick American Legion Auxiliary.
In addition to her mother, she is surviv