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September 25, 1997


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Friday, September 26, 1997 Edition

Charles M. Danzer

Charles M. "Scoof" Danzer, 72, of 18802 Dover Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1924, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Anna M. Freeman Danzer Sr.

He was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy. He received an engineering degree from Yale University.

He retired from Sciaky Brothers in Chicago after 25 years as a sales engineer. He previously worked for Fairchild Aircraft.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.


He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42, American Legion, BPO Elks Lodge 378, North American Rod and Gun Club, and Conococheague Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his wife, Louise M. Imler Danzer; one sister, Anna Danzer Tilghman of Centreville, Md.; one niece; and three nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Dale Cook will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Matthew R. Hovis

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Memorial services for Matthew Roy "Matt" Hovis, 25, of 312 Geiser Ave., who died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997, will be Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro.

Pastor Carole A. Kipe will officiate.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Toby A. Shrader II

HANCOCK - Toby Alan Shrader II, 21 months, of Hollow Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Dec. 1, 1995, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Toby Alan and Melissa Fogle Shrader of Hancock.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Thomas J. Cross, at home; maternal grandfather, William Fleegle of Warfordsburg, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Robert and Rhonda Shrader of Hancock; maternal great-grandparents, Emory and Hallie Fleegle of Hancock; paternal great-grandfather, Jack Shrader of Hagerstown; and paternal great-grandmother, Rosalie Jones of Little Orleans, Md.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Myrtle Fleegle.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. Burial will be in Antioch Christian Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to the Toby Shrader Family, 14070 Hollow Road, Hancock, Md. 21750.

Mary Toth

YORK, Pa. - Mary Toth, 81, of York, and formerly of Hooversville, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, in York.

Born Oct. 4, 1915, in Windber, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Mutter Knecht.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Toth.

She and her husband owned and operated several coal mines.

She was a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Hooversville.

She is survived by three daughters, Marion Przybyla of Johnstown, Pa., Joanne Holtzman of Hagerstown and Erma Besseck of Pittsburgh; one son, John M. Toth of Hooversville; one sister, Elizabeth Damico of Hagerstown; three brothers, Joseph Knecht of Windber, William Knecht of Hooversville and George Knecht of Somerset, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Knecht Jr., Louis Knecht, John Knecht and Steven Knecht; and one grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Windber. The Rev. Leonard E. Voytek will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends will be received at Hugh W. Marron Funeral home, Windber, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where a wake service will be held.

Thomas A. DeShong

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Thomas A. DeShong, 71, of RD 1, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Harrisburg General Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 17, 1925, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late Thomas O. and Luemma E. Chestnut DeShong.

He was a concrete foreman for C.J. Lagenfelter in Baltimore for 26 years. He also was a carpenter and a bartender at American Legion, McConnellsburg.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the American Legion, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg, Pa.; and VFW, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg.

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