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Obituaries

October 12, 1997

Obituaries

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Monday, October 13, 1997 Edition

Charles S. Martin

BOONSBORO - Charles Samuel Martin, 88, of 24 Chestnut Ave., died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born March 13, 1909, in Franklin Township, Pa., he was the son of the late George A. and Bertha M. Beaver Martin.

He was employed as a custodian by Washington County Board of Education in Boonsboro for 14 years and retired in 1974. He retired as a bricklayer after 27 years of service. He also was a bus driver and substitute teacher for Washington County Board of Education. He was a former doorman at American Legion Post 202, Williamsport, meter master and school crossing guard for the town of Boonsboro.

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He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army.

He a member of Boonsboro Bible Church.

He was an agent for the Bricklayers Local 3, Hagerstown.

He was a volunteer at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He a life member of American Legion Post 10, Boonsboro; member and past president of Keedysville Ruritan Club, Williamsport Red Men Club 84, and DAV.

He was organizer of the Babe Ruth League in Boonsboro. He was organizer and first president of South Mountain Little League.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary F. Martin of Boonsboro; one granddaughter, Kathy S. Castle of Boonsboro; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Helen M. Ashbaugh Smith, mother of his daughter; and one sister, Edna Martin.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph Downs and the Rev. Ernest E. Pletcher will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery, Boonsboro. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

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

Memorial donations may be made to South Mountain Little League.

Nancy S. Grogan

Nancy Suzanne Grogan, 71, of 17431 Gay St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born Aug. 1, 1926, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Clinton Roger and Margaret C. Gruber Clagett Jr.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, George A. Grogan Jr.; one daughter, D. Suzanne Grove of Hagerstown; three sons, Gary W. Grogan of Acworth, Ga., Patrick J. Grogan of Hagerstown and Shawn T. Grogan of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Clinton Roger Clagett III.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Catherine Obitts

WILLIAMSPORT - Catherine Obitts, 94, formerly of East Church Street, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown.

Born April 25, 1903, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Annie Rebecca Miller Jacobs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frederick Obitts, in 1990.

She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Williamsport.

She is survived by one daughter, Jeraline Elizabeth Straino of Astoria, N.Y.; one half-brother, James Jacobs of Clover, S.C.; three granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker and Assistant Pastor Debra Roberson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to the services.

Raven L. Johnson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Raven Lydia Johnson, infant daughter of Dana Andrew Johnson and April Haloftis of Martinsburg, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, in City Hospital, Martinsburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Stephan Haloftis, at home; maternal grandparents, Harry and Margaret Peyton of Martinsburg; paternal grandparents, Carolyn Roman and Reggie Johnson, both of Martinsburg; maternal great-grandmother, Pauline Cole of Martinsburg; and paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Coles of Martinsburg.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Pastor Michael Bageant will officiate.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Norman R. Miller

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