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Sharpsburg, Maryland Lucille Lorraine Houser 1933 — 2024 Sharpsburg, MD - Lucille Lorraine Houser, 91, of Sharpsburg, MD passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 2, 1933 in Downsville, MD to the late Stanley Bruce and Mary Elizabeth (Baker) Rowland. Shortly after graduating from Williamsport High School in 1951, Lucille married James Calvin Houser. After fifty-nine years of marriage, James preceded her in death in 2010. Lucille celebrated the birth of each new family member. She loved flowers, gardening, and cooking for her family. Above all, she loved God. She instilled a strong sense of right and wrong in her family while working alongside her husband, a dedicated dairy farmer,... State Line, Pennsylvania Betty Lou Sellers 1942 — 2024 Betty Lou Sellers, 82, of State Line, PA passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Doey's House Hagerstown, MD. She was born on January 12, 1942, in Hagerstown, MD to the late Christian Raymond and Isabel E. "Issy" (Swope) Sellers. Betty was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School. She was employed by Mayflower until her retirement. She was a member Morris Frock American Legion Post #42 Ladies Auxiliary Hagerstown, MD. Betty enjoyed playing bingo, bus trips, traveling to the ocean, and being at home. She is survived by numerous cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Wednesday June 12, 2024,... Hagerstown, Maryland Edna Mae Smith 1938 — 2024 Edna Mae Smith, 85 years old of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Monday June 3, 2024 at Julia Manor. Edna was born on July 22, 1938 in Sharpsburg, MD to the late Russell Hutzell and Virginia Whittington Hutzell. She was a graduate of Clear Spring High School and was formerly employed by ABC Manufacturing. Edna is survived by her 3 sons, Earl Richard (Dickie) Jr. and Vickie Snyder, Gary Wayne and Wendy, and Terry Lee and Kay, as well as two daughters, Donna Marie Schroyer and Scott, and Janet Bivens and Leoy. Also surviving her are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, her sisters, Linda Lou Hill and Charles and Doris Jean Rubeck and Robert and her... Hagerstown, Maryland Martha Katherine Gehr 1941 — 2024 Martha Katherine Gehr, 82, of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Meritus Medical Center. Martha was born on December 27, 1941 in Washington County to the late Henry Samuel and Cora Mae (Barnhart) Walters, and was one of 11 children. She was a homemaker and loved her family. She enjoyed puzzles, bingo and her dogs. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Charles Gehr, her son Daniel James Gipe, her daughter Teresa Ann Breakall, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her sons John Elmer Gipe and wife Hope Ruth, and David Lee Gipe and Diana Collins; her grandchildren David D. Gipe and wife, Carissa, Ashley Cavanaugh and... Boonsboro, Maryland Phyllis L. (Bussard) Pierce 1926 — 2024 Phyllis Louise Pierce, 97, of Boonsboro, MD, passed away on Friday May 31, 2024, at Doey's House in Hagerstown, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 15, 1926, in Antietam Furnace, MD. She was the daughter of the late Roy A. Bussard and Mary C. (Kretzer) Bussard. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Howell G. Pierce in 1990. Phyllis was employed as a housekeeper at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD until her retirement in 1988. She was a lifetime member of the Antietam Church of God in Sharpsburg, MD where she taught Sunday School classes and served as deaconess. She is survived by a daughter, Winnie Talbert and her husband Ernie... Boonsboro, Maryland Donald E. and Esther L. Thomas 2024 Boonsboro, MD - Esther Louise Thomas, 83, of Boonsboro, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Mertius Medical Center Hagerstown, MD. Donald Edward Thomas, 87, of Boonsboro, MD passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Esther was born on August 15, 1940, in Hagerstown, MD to the late Samuel Jacob and Violetta Velzora Young Horning. Donald was born on May 3, 1937, in Boonsboro, MD to the late Carl John and Emma Sue Moser Thomas. They were married on January 27, 1960. Esther was a 1958 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and Donald was a 1955 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She was a Homemaker. She... Hagerstown, Maryland Carletta Yvonne Leather 1936 — 2024 Hagerstown, MD - Carletta Yvonne Leather, 87, of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Doey's House Hagerstown, MD. She was born on June 12, 1936, in Williamsport, MD to the late Arthur S. and Mary E. Young Cunningham. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Lee Miller in 1993. Carletta attended Williamsport Schools. She was employed as a school bus driver with Washington County until her retirement. She was often commissioned for her cake making talents as well. Carletta loved Operation Christmas Child where she decorated gift-filled shoe boxes for children in other countries. She also sponsored five children from World Vision monthly. She is... Berkeley Springs, West Virginia Michael Wayne Chalupka, Sr. 1946 — 2024 Michael Wayne Chalupka, Sr., 78, passed away, Monday May 27, 2024, at his home in Berkeley Springs, WV. Born Wednesday, May 15, 1946, Hagerstown, MD., he was the son of the late Paul and Lizetta (Spiker) Chalupka, and the husband of Dixie Souders Chalupka. He was a 1965 graduate of Hanco*ck High School He retired from AT&T and Homeland Security in 1999. He enjoyed woodworking, finishing stain glass, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with all his grand and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by a son, Michael W. Chalupka, Jr., and wife Laura, of Berkeley Springs, WV.; a daughter, Michelle Chalupka, of Hanco*ck, MD.; six grandchildren, Kenny,... Akron, Ohio Gerald Neikirk 1933 — 2024 Gerald Neikirk, 90, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, Gerald had lived in Paden City West Virginia, Tokyo Japan, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Lake Charles Louisiana, and most recently in the Akron Ohio area. He was retired from PPG Industries where he started his career as a Chemical Engineer. He enjoyed traveling both for work and pleasure, reading, and football. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; brothers, Richard and Edwin Neikirk. Gerald is survived by his daughter, Stephanie M. (Charles) Neikirk-Epes of Buffalo, NY; son, Bradley K. (Ed Theiss) Neikirk of Akron OH; loving partner Carole Boden of Akron OH; grandson, Forest Wolf Neikirk; step... Funkstown, Maryland Gerald LaVerne Gustafon 1945 — 2024 Gerald "Gus" LaVerne Gustafson, 78, of Funkstown, MD passed away peacefully Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Doey's House, Hagerstown, surrounded by loving family. Born on October 12, 1945, in Corry, PA, he was the son of Phyllis Irene (Foster) Richardson. Gus served in the U.S. Air Force. Gus made a career in the U.S. Air Force, having retired in 1983. After which, he started to work for Breyer's/Good Humor, Inc. as a Maintenance Technician, having retired in 2011. Gus loved the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers, driving around in his 2004 Jeep Wrangler, and enjoyed fishing in the creek. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Susan Diane (Rubeck)... Greencastle, Pennsylvania Gloria J. Cline 1942 — 2024 Gloria J. Cline, 81, formerly of Greencastle, PA, passed away Friday May 24, 2024 at Laurel Lakes Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Chambersburg, PA. Born August 14, 1942, in San Angelo, TX, she was a daughter of the late Joseph E. Crosswhite, Sr. and Ruth (Bale) Crosswhite. Gloria had been employed by Sheetz for 16 years, working in a few area stores, until her retirement. An avid reader, she also enjoyed traveling and shopping as well as knitting, crocheting and riding roller coasters with her husband Jerry. Gloria had been an active and faithful member of the Church of God at Mercersburg, PA. Gloria is survived by her daughters, Donna (Wayne) Jones and Mary Jo (Stephen... Winchester, Virginia Jack Ambrose 2024 Jack Ambrose Jack Tabler Ambrose, 89, of Winchester, VA, left his earthly home to sit in the first seat in the first row of the Lord's Kingdom. He was an exemplary gentleman and will be sorely missed by his family. Jack was born in 1934 in Berkeley Springs, WV, the son of the late Harold Ambrose, Sr., and Arvella Ruth McNamee Ambrose. He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School and attended Shepherd College. He retired from Potomac Edison in 1996 after working 43 years as a division leader. After retiring from Potomac Edison, Jack obtained his realtor's license and worked for Oak Crest Realty in Winchester. Jack was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester. He was... Boonsboro, Maryland Eric "Scott" Miner 1967 — 2024 Eric "Scott" Miner, 56, of Boonsboro, MD, a loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at Meritus Medical Center on Thursday May 23, 2024, from complications after surgery. He was born on September 3, 1967, to Donna Marie (May) Miner and the late Wilbur Scott "Bud" Miner. He was employed by Mack Truck in Hagerstown, MD as an assembler for 19 years, and he enjoyed working there with his friends. Prior to that, he was a Fed-Ex driver, and he drove an ambulance for both West Shore EMS as well as County Medical Transport for 15 years where he was given the nickname "Skippy". He graduated from Williamsport High School in Williamsport, MD in 1985. He leaves behind his wife of 28 years,... Greencastle, Pennsylvania Brendan Thomas Wise 1985 — 2024 Brendan Thomas Wise, son of Clarence Jr. and Judith Wise was born May I, 1985 in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Brendan passed to eternity on May 22, 2024 at the Hershey Medical Center after a sudden and brief illness making his sojourn on earth 39 years and 21 days. He was a loving husband and father and his quiet spirit and faithful influence will be sorely missed by his family and church. He was married to Jessica Marie Stelma on June 20, 2009. As they journeyed through this life together they arrived at a point where they requested Christian baptism and joined the Old German Baptist Church, Marsh Run District on April 16, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Wise; children Ethan, Eliana,... Falling Waters, West Virginia Raymond LeMaster Sr. 2024 Raymond Eugene LeMaster Sr., 71 of Falling Waters, passed away on May 21, 2024. Born on August 11, 1952 in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Robert S. and Mildred LeMaster. Raymond was a hard-working family man who loved his family dearly and always supported them. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed hunting, Nascar, and watching Bonanza and Gunsmoke. He worked for many years at Kitchen's Orchard Farm and Garden State Tanning. Raymond is survived by his wife of 44 years Karen LeMaster; his sons: Raymond LeMaster, Jr. (Christina), Brandon LeMaster (Tonya), and Cory LeMaster (Cora); grandchildren: Connor LeMaster, Robert Callison, Jr, and Taven LeMaster;... SMITHSBURG, Maryland James Lee Bowyer 1955 — 2024 James "Jim" L. Bowyer, 68, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born November 21, 1955, he was the son of the late Earnest and Gloria Bowyer. Jim graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1974. He enlisted in the US Army, serving from 1974 till 1977. He was a Vietnam era Veteran. Jim held several engineering and management positions throughout his 40-year career. In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Janice Bowyer, and niece Danielle Bowyer. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Karen, sons, Shawn (Wendy) and Jason... Hagerstown, Maryland Robert Morris Kelley 1951 — 2024 Robert ("Bud") Morris Kelley, age 73, passed peacefully at home on Sunday, May 19, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hagerstown on January 7, 1951 to parents, now deceased, Earl P. Kelley and Carletia L. Davies. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Pat; sons Jason (Heather Cotton) and Devin (Dolores); brothers Clarence ("Bunky") Guessford (Charlene) and Erik Brunner (Debbie Bland); sisters Cheryl Jacobs (Harry Gowl) and Joni Suller (Richard); stepbrothers Jim Davies (Vickie) and Chris Davies (Sue Palmer); step-sisters Mary Gorman and Carol Kline (Duane); grandchildren Emma and Owen Kelley; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his... Hagerstown, Maryland Lawrence Earl Bungor 1943 — 2024 Lawrence (Larry) Earl Bungor, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024, at home with his loving wife Hazel (Miller) Bungor at his side. Born on September 5, 1943, in Takoma Park, MD, he was the son of the late Earl and Lucile (Fulton) Bungor. Larry and Hazel cared for Lucile for 8 years prior to her death. In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his son, Joseph Lesley Bungor, and brothers-in-law Richard Miller, Gordan Shockey, and Alva Yeager. Larry grew up in Washington, DC and attended private school in Takoma Park, MD. Larry worked at the Naval Research Lab in Maryland, before moving over to the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC where he worked as... Williamsport, Maryland JoAnn Marie Miller 1935 — 2024 JoAnn Marie Miller, 89, of Williamsport, MD passed away on Friday May 17, 2024, at her home. She was born on February 28, 1935, in Hagerstown, MD to the late Howard J. and Kathleen Marie (Stotlemyer) Grove. JoAnn was a 1953 graduate of Hanco*ck High School in Hanco*ck, MD and played basketball there. She was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport, MD and helped in facilitating funeral services and receptions for other members of the church. She also crafted many flower arrangements for the church. JoAnn was employed as the office manager at Dr. Byrkit's office in Williamsport, MD for 35 years until her retirement. JoAnn was a member of the Williamsport Garden... Williamsport, Maryland Allen Edmond Swope 1937 — 2024 Williamsport, MD - Allen Edmond Swope, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. He was born on May 13, 1937, to his deaf parents Ellen Virginia (Peake) Swope and Walter Edmond Swope, in the historic Civil War Donnely farmhouse near Williamsport. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Cheryl Marie (Jacobs) Swope; they were married for 67 years. They married at a young age and grew up together. She was instrumental in every aspect of his life and career and very involved with him in contributing to community service. She was there with him every step of the way. He was also predeceased by his brother John Walter Swope, son-in-law Mickey Knight, and daughter-in-law... Sharpsburg, Maryland Michael James Hawkins 1951 — 2024 Sharpsburg, MD - Michael James Hawkins, 72, of Sharpsburg, MD passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at his home. Michael was born on October 8, 1951 in Washington, D.C. to the late James Abraham and Marion Catherine (Ross) Hawkins. He received a Master's degree from the University of Florida before receiving a Ph.D. from Louisiana State in 1999. Michael was employed by Ball State University as an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department, specializing in travel, tourism, culture, and Latin America, from 2000 until his retirement in 2018. He would take several trips to Europe with his college students during the summers. Michael also taught elementary school in the Boonsboro area for...
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