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August 23, 1997

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Saturday, August 23, 1997 Edition

Robert W. Young

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Robert Wesley Young, 68, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born June 25, 1929, he was the son of the late Elmer Wesley Young and Elsie Rebecca Wachter Young.

He retired as coordinator of Rayloc Corp., Hancock.

He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

He was a member of Deford Masonic Lodge 88, Berkeley Springs, where he was master in 1969 and 1970; Scottish Rite of Free Masonry 32, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Osiris Temple, Wheeling, W.Va.; Berkeley Chapter Order of Eastern Star 77, Berkeley Springs; Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs.

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He is survived by his wife, Grace Brakeall Young; three daughters, Bonnie Butts and Barbara Kyne, both of Berkeley Springs and Brenda Young of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Stephen Cuff will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Visitation will be today at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Berkeley Chapter Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Dolores L. George

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Dolores L. "Pete" George, 72, of 1527 Apple Way, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa., after an extended illness.

Born June 24, 1925, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Mary Brown Doerner.

She was a 1939 graduate of Chambersburg High School and a 1943 graduate of Washington County School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse all her life, beginning her career in children's ward of Chambersburg Hospital in 1943. She was later employed by Waynesboro Hospital, Caledonia Manor, where she was director of nursing; and ManorCare, where she was assistant director of nursing. She retired in 1993.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Benjamin R. George II; two daughters, Ann Statler and Sally M. George, both of Chambersburg; four sons, Benjamin R. George III and Peter L. George, both of Chambersburg, John H. George of Orrstown, Pa., and Paul A. George of St. Thomas; one sister, Nancy Gonder of Chambersburg; one brother, Joseph Doerner of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg. the Rev. William H. Harter and the Rev. Linda B. Harter will officiate. Burial will be in Falling Spring Graveyard.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Falling Spring Church Building Fund, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

Blake E. Martin

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Blake E. Martin, 68, of 2999 Letterkenny Road, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

Born Jan. 14, 1929, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Blake E. and Edna M. Senseny Martin.

He was a 1947 graduate of Chambersburg High School; a 1954 graduate of Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg, Pa.; and a 1957 graduate of Dickenson Law School.

He was employed by law office of J. Stewart Glen, later moving to office of Crider, Hankins and Martin. He served as public defender in Franklin County, Pa., for 27 years, retiring in 1993. Following retirement, he was associated with the law office of David G. Cleaver.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he had been a former Sunday school teacher.

He was a member of Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Alliance Club; Pennsylvania Bar Association; American Heart Association; SAR; and served as president of Public Defender's Association, 1979 to 1982; Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; Deitrich-Brechbill Post 612 American Legion, St. Thomas, Pa.; and BPOE 600 Elks.

He was recipient of first Gideon Award, 1994; and received Citizen of the Year Award in 1993 from BPOE 600 Elks.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rice Martin; one sister, Nancy L. Martin of Chambersburg; and a foster brother, C. Paul Gladfelter of Chambersburg.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Ray L. Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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