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July 25, 1997

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Saturday, July 26, 1997 Edition

Marlin L. Musselman

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Marlin Lee Musselman, 57, of 12907 Crookston Lane Apt. 13, Rockville, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 24, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Antrim Township, Pa., he was the son of Mildred Hissong Musselman of Hagerstown and the late Oliver L. Musselman.

He was a 1957 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

He was a retired finance officer.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was a former member of Lexington Park Baptist Church, Lexington Park, Md.

He was a former member of Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary's County, Md.

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In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Linda S. Pecone of Catonsville, Md.; one son, Mark S. Musselman of Timonium, Md.; one brother, Lynn O. Musselman of England; two grandchildren; aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by one son, Matthew Lee Musselman, in 1970.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dale R. Carver will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at the church one-half hour before the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 291 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are being made by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.

D. Pauline Hoch

D. Pauline Hoch, 83, of 9703 Clover Heights Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born Feb. 6, 1914, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harvey G. and Esta M. Stottlemyer Delauter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh E. Hoch, in 1980.

She retired from Fairchild Aircraft.

She was formerly a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church. She attended Park Road Bible Church.

She is survived by one sister, Beulah Deibert of Hagerstown; one brother, Guy Delauter of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Olive L. Metz and Goldie C. Hantz; and one brother, Austin Delauter.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. William Burkhiser will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Della F. Shaffer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Della F. Shaffer, 81, of 740 S. Second St., Chambersburg, died Friday, July 25, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, where she had resided since October 1994.

Born April 12, 1916, in Ortanna, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Richard J. Hankey and Cora Fritz Hankey.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond B. Shaffer Sr. of Chambersburg, whom she married Sept. 14, 1939; one daughter, JoAnn E. Mickey of Orrstown, Pa.; three sons, Frederick G. Shaffer of Biglerville, Pa., Raymond B. Shaffer Jr. of Waynesboro, Pa., and Jack W. Shaffer of Chambersburg; and one sister, Regina Dading of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Shaffer; and one sister.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. William M. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Flohr's Church Cemetery, Cashtown, Pa.

A viewing will be held Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Russell W. Brown

FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Russell Warren Brown, 73, of 302 Gladhill Road, Fairfield, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

He had been in failing health for the past year and critically ill since July 5, 1997.

Born Aug. 27, 1923, in Sabillasville, Md., he was the son of the late Winfield H. and Hazel M. Warren Brown. He lived his early life in the Sabillasville area.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1947 as part of a military police assignment in Germany.

He was employed by Blue Ridge Pipe and Nipple Co., Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., as machinist for 28 years. He then worked in the maintenance department at Grove Manufacturing, Shady Grove, Pa., for 10 years, retiring in 1984. Following his retirement he returned to Blue Ridge Pipe and Nipple Co. part time for three years.

For 50 years, he was an active member of Jacobs' United Church of Christ, where he served on the consistory of the church.

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