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Obituaries

October 11, 1997

Obituaries

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Sunday, October 12, 1997 Edition

Joseph C. Grossnickle

SMITHSBURG - Joseph Clarence Grossnickle, 86, of 13721 Frank's Run Road, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born March 7, 1911, in Beaver Creek, he was the son of the late Howard Stanley and Maggie Druscilla Eccard Grossnickle.

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He retired from Farmers and Merchants Bank in Smithsburg, where he had been branch manager. He was employed with the bank for 20 years.

He was a member of Fahrney Keedy Fellowship Church of the Brethren in Mapleville.

He also was a member of Smithsburg Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Barrick Grossnickle, whom he married Jan. 20, 1943; one sister, Helen Moser of Boonsboro; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edna B. Startzman; and one brother, Wilbur L. Grossnickle.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont, Md. The Rev. Newton Poling will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery in Rocky Ridge, Md.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Fahrney Keedy Fellowship Church of the Brethren, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713; Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service, P.O. Box 411, Smithsburg, Md. 21783; or to a charity of one's choice.

Ronald L. Moore

HANCOCK, Md. - Ronald Lester Moore, 56, of Toll Gate Ridge, Hancock, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, in Cumberland, Md.

Born Jan. 10, 1941, in Indian Springs, Md., he was the son of Gerldean E. Risinger Moore of Hagerstown and the late Lester Franklin Moore.

He was retired from WD Byron Tannery, Williamsport.

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Kay Gossard Moore; one daughter, Cealie K. Smith of Hilldale, Pa.; three sons, Vonn B. Moore of Boston, Mass., Jason S. Moore and Justin D. Moore of Hancock; three brothers, George H. Moore of Big Pool, Md., Brian D. Moore of Hagerstown, and Kenneth F. Moore of Williamsport; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. George Pugh and the Rev. Andy Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Helen G. Hovermale

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Helen G. Hovermale, 63, of Route 4, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Oct. 18, 1933, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Minnie Pearl Wertz Leader.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul N. Bivens, in 1969.

She was retired from Washington County Board of Education.

She was a member of Hancock Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of Prayer Fellowship Group, Hancock; and Stonecraft Christian Womens Club.

She is survived by her second husband, Robert L. Hovermale of Berkeley Springs, whom she married in 1974; three daughters, Pauline Keefer and Vickie Miller, both of Berkeley Springs and Marjorie Roman of Hancock; three sons, Edward Bivens and Rodney Bivens, both of Hancock and Ted Bivens of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Mildred Hann of Hancock and Margaret Pryor of Clarksburg, Md.; one brother, Walter Leader of Owings Mills, Md.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Swain; three brothers, Marshall Leader, Myron Leader and Watson Leader.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 East Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Robert W. McCarter will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock; and at the church one hour prior to the service. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Monday from 2 to 9 p.m.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St., Hancock, Md. 21750, or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Ethel B. Stouffer

MARION, Pa. - Ethel B. Stouffer, 84, of Marion, who died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, is survived by a brother, Joseph Wagaman of Waynesboro, Pa.

David A. McQuay Sr.

PARKVILLE, Md. - David A. "Tony" McQuay Sr., 50, of Parkville, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997.

His wife, Rita J. McQuay, 43, also died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997.

Born in December 1946, he was the son of Milton and Dorothy McQuay of Williamsport.

He is survived by his grandfather, John Milton McQuay; one son, David A. McQuay Jr.; two sisters, Lisa Gossard and Sheri McQuay; one niece; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Stephen McQuay.

Services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Ursula's Church, Parkville. Burial will be in Moreland Memorial Park, Parkville.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Evans Chapel of Memories, Parkville.

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