August 25, 1997


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Monday, August 25, 1997 Edition

Hugo A. Sacchet

Dr. Hugo A. Sacchet, 83, of 13319 Briarcliff Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997, at his home.

Born in Longarone, Italy, he was the son of the late Joseph and Solidea Sacchet.

He was a graduate of Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md., and Georgetown Medical School.

Following graduation he interned at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Baltimore. He served 3 1/2 years with the U.S. Air Force serving as flight surgeon in the North African Theater for 18 months.

After completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, he practiced ears, nose and throat from 1948 to 1975. He joined the Veterans Administration as associate chief of staff at Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center and then chief of staff at Washington Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


Following his retirement in 1983, he continued as a consultant at Martinsburg, W.Va., and with the Medical Advisory Board for the State of Maryland Department of Transportation.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 387, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and Fountain Head Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude McDonald Sacchet; three daughters, Anne Teresa Payne of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Susan Marie Maasberg of Traverse City, Mich., and Mary Seton Gray of Lexington, Ky.; one son, Joseph P. Sacchet of Hagerstown; one brother, Albert Sacchet of New York City; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Limmer, as celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to the charity of one's choice.

Delvan M. Avey

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Delvan Max Avey, 73, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at his home.

Born June 1, 1924, in Hedgesville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul Sr. and Edna Lee Moler Avey.

He worked for Western Union Telephone and Telegraph. He then worked at Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp. in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., until his retirement.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife, Velda Madeline Whisner Kline Avey of Great Cacapon; three sisters, Juanita Johnson of Hagerstown, Eileene Mason and Helen Jean Youngblood, both of Hagerstown; three brothers, Paul Avey Jr. of Hagerstown, Les Avey of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Lewis Avey of Martinsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Nick Avey.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Pastor Steven R. Dawson will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 247, Great Cacapon, W.Va. 25422; or to Morgan County Volunteer Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Guy E. Gearhart

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Guy E. Gearhart, 73, of 876 Rustic Hill Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997, at University Hospital/Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born April 2, 1924, in Upton, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Ruth Musselman Gearhart.

He was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for 37 years, retiring in 1980. After his retirement, he worked part-time at the fruit orchard of Emery Etter Jr. in Chambersburg.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He received the Purple Heart and was at the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Marion, Pa., where he served as head usher and Sunday school secretary.

He also was a member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 Veterasn of Foreign Wars in Chambersburg and Hub City Club in Shippensburg, Pa.

He bowled with the former Industrial Men's Bowling League and the former Inner City Bowling League of Chambersburg, Pa., for more than 25 years. He played ball for the former Kauffman Station Team of the Inter-Village Baseball League and was named most valuable player in 1950. He played pool for Huley's Amusements in the former City Pocket Billiard League in Chambersburg and enjoyed hunting.

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