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Obituaries

August 12, 1997
(Page 2 of 5)

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, and Friday one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorial contributions be sent to Sandy Mount United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, Md. 21048.

Ellsworth F. Fetterhoff Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ellsworth F. Fetterhoff Sr., 76, of 4756 Coontown Road, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Dayton, Pa., he was the son of the late J. Clair Fetterhoff and Minnie E. Lydick Fetterhoff.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot for more than 30 years, retiring in 1979. He also had owned and operated the former Fetterhoff Enterprises out of his home for more than 35 years. He was previously employed by Civilian Conservation Camps in Sheffield, Pa., prior to his military service.

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A World War II veteran, he served with the U.S. Army. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, having been stationed at Scofield Barracks.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

He was a life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg; Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Chambersburg; he was a stockcar driver during the 1950s, racing for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marian Stavana Fetterhoff, whom he married Sept. 26, 1945, at home; two daughters, Janice M. Buterbaugh of Chambersburg and Brenda L. Joyner of Los Angeles; one son, Ellsworth F. Fetterhoff Jr. of Sykesville, Md.; two sisters; three brothers; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Daniel F. Lawler S.J. will be celebrant. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

A viewing will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

There will be a recitation of the Rosary today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Parkinson's Disease Association, 1501 NW Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136; or Corpus Christi Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Gary D. Wilt

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Gary Deane Wilt, 55, of McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at his law office at 200 N. Second St., McConnellsburg.

Born Oct. 4, 1941, in Paw Paw, W.Va., he was the son of L. Mae Mellott of Needmore, Pa., and the late Henry Salem Wilt.

He was a 1959 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, pursuing undergraduate studies at University of Maryland and the Prince George's and Harrisburg area community colleges. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 1970. He was a graduate of Dickinson School of Law.

He had been a practicing attorney in Fulton County since 1973 and had served the county as district attorney and interim public defender. He also maintained law offices in Adams and Bedford counties.

He served four years with the U.S. Army in Japan.

He was a member of bars of Bedford County, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Charlotte Hixson Wilt, whom he married May 29, 1965, at home; two sons, Jared H. Wilt of McConnellsburg and Zachary Wilt at home; sisters and brothers, Blanche Crone of Stephenson, W.Va., Clifford M. Wilt of New Oxford, Pa., Carroll J. Wilt of Gettysburg, Pa., Huldah M. Chesnut of Pataskala, Ohio, Aletha Strait of Harrisonville, Pa., Anne Miller of Ft. Littleton, Pa., N. Edward Wilt of Fairfield, Pa., and Joel Wilt of Oakland, Md.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger H. Wilt.

Private memorial services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 9, at Akersville. The Rev. C.B. Shaal officiated.

Arrangements were made by Pennsylvania Cremation Society.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Akersville Cemetery Association, Box 80A, Crystal Spring, Pa., 15536; or Fulton County Medical Center, 216 S. First St., McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233.

Averill V. Phoenix

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Averill Virginia Phoenix, 83, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at her home.

Born April 11, 1914, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Elizabeth Fox.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a retired employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She is survived by three nieces, Hazy B. Washington and Ruth P. Branson, both of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Ann Taylor of Waynesboro, Pa.; and one nephew, Charles Washington Jr. of Laurel, Md.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Sara Creamer; and one brother, Charles Washington.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred Statesman will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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

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