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Obituaries

September 27, 1997

Obituaries

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Sunday, September 28, 1997 Edition

James L. Houser

NEW OXFORD, Pa. - James L. Houser, 62, of 219 Tapeworm Road, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at Hanover Hospital, from injuries received in a farm accident.

Born April 30, 1935, in Adams County, Tyrone Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Edgar G. and Hazel P. Hewett Houser.

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He is survived by his wife, Ruth A. Millar Houser; two daughters, Melanie Cornman of York, Pa., and Connie A. Touloumes of New Oxford; one son, Bill Lockman of New Oxford; three sisters, Esther Baker of Abbottstown, Pa., June Neiman of Hampton, Pa., and Emma Lery of Hanover, Pa.; two brothers, Paul L. Houser of Abbottstown, and Richard Houser of Thomasville, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Feiser Funeral Home Inc., 302 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford. The Rev. Douglas C. Hahn, will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Church Cemetery.

A viewing will be at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Rose M. Testa

INWOOD, W.Va. - Rose M. Testa, 65, of Inwood, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at her daughter's home.

Born Oct. 18, 1931, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Nunziato and Maria Pagano Zangla.

Her husband, Gabriel P. Testa, preceded her in death.

She was a retired secretary, working for the Pentagon.

She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy M. Wachter of Inwood; three sons, David P. Testa of Laurel, Md., Joseph J. Testa of Beltsville, Md., and John A. Testa of Severn, Md.; one sister, Nancy Endsley of Mount Rainier, Md.; three brothers, Victor Zangla of Oxon Hill, Md., Angelo Zangla of Brentwood, Md., and Rosario Zangla of Temple Hills, Md.; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Inwood, with the Rev. Brian Shoda as celebrant. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Charlotte F. Nesler

Charlotte Florence Nesler, 77, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown, and formerly of 18514 Orchard Hills Parkway, Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1920, in Bayonne, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia May Frank.

Her husband, George W. Nesler Sr., died in 1992.

She was a member of Haven Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia L. Holbert ot State Line, Pa.; two sons, George W. Nesler Jr. and Ronald H. Nesler, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lydia Jannace and Pearl Rose; and one brother, Pete Frank.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben Aarsand will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ravenwood Lutheran Village, 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

John W. Belotte

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John W. Belotte, 82, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at City Hospital.

Born May 25, 1915, in Barbour County, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Nicola Belotte and Theresa Pignanelli Belotte Perry. He was the stepson of the late Salvatore Perry.

His wife, Sara E. Wright Belotte, died Aug. 3, 1997.

He was a 1934 graduate of Roosevelt Wilson High School in Clarksburg, W.Va.

He was employed with Rolland Glass Co., a division of Fourco Glass Co. for 42 years, and served as chairman of Rolland Local 6 for 26 years.

He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was a member of St. John's Parish and Immaculate Conception Parish and St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

During the 1930s and 1940s, he participated in baseball and softball activities in the Clarksburg area.

He was a member of East View Lions Club, Elks Club, Clarksburg Local 52, Loyal Order of Moose and a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer in East View and a member of East View Prayer Group.

He is survived by one daughter, Dotty Lu Rutan of Staunton, Va.; one son, Tim Belotte of Martinsburg, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with the Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. as celebrant. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mable I. Henderson

BURKITTSVILLE, Md. - Mable Isabell Henderson, 80, of 5800 Brownsville Pass Road, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at her home.

Born April 15, 1917, in Sunnyside, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry and May Weedon Sr.

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