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October 18, 1997


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Sunday, October 19, 1997 Edition

Walter F. Misner

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Walter Francis Misner, 83, of 208B Elder Ave., died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Nov. 11, 1913, in Tomstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Almay and Rebecca Welsh Misner.

He attended Quincy area schools.

In his early years, he worked on a farm and then he worked as an electrician. He worked most of his life as an orderly at many of the area's hospitals. He last worked for Waynesboro School District as a janitor at Waynesboro Area High School, retiring in 1976.


He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, joining in 1947.

He is survived by his wife, Ina Gardenhour Misner of Quincy, Pa., whom he married Nov. 25, 1933; one daughter, Frances Tate of Waynesboro, three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is the last of his immediate family.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, corner of South Church and West Second Streets, Waynesboro. The Rev. Roger Cales will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday one hour prior to the funeral services.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

John W. Fitz Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John William Fitz Jr., 77, of 14324 Harbaugh Church Road, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, in Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1920, in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa. on the family farm, he was the son of the late John W. Sr. and Nora B. Hess Fitz.

He was a 1938 graduate of Washington Township High School.

He worked on the family farm in his early life; he then worked at Beck and Benedict Hardware, Waynesboro; L.E. Beck and Sons, Greencastle, Pa. He worked at Frick Co., Waynesboro, for 15 years as a stockroom clerk, leaving in 1983. Prior to retiring in 1993, he worked in the maintenance department at Sears in Hagerstown for five years. He also was the Harbaugh Church Cemetery caretaker for more than 30 years.

He was a member of the former Harbaugh Reformed Church near Rouzerville, Pa., where he served as Sunday School superintendent, taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and served on the consistory. He was a member of Incarnation United Church of Christ, Emmitsburg, Md., where he sang on the church choir and served on the consistory.

He is survived by his wife, Leone R. Martin Fitz, whom he married on Oct. 24, 1943; one son, Richard W. Fitz of Chambersburg, Pa.; three sisters, Fannie Harbaugh of Rouzerville, Arlene Patterson of Waynesboro and Jennie Harbaugh of Greencastle, Pa.; two brothers, Andrew Fitz and Ralph Fitz, both of Waynesboro, four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth L. Fitz; two half sisters, Ruth Heffner and Naomi Carson; and one half brother, Merle Fitz.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Harbaugh Reformed Church on Harbaugh Church Road, near Rouzerville. The Rev. Sharon Forbes and the Rev. Thomas Burns will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 South Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to Incarnation United Church of Christ, 124 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, Md. 21727; or Dr. John R. Marsh Cancer Fund, c/o Washington County Hospital, 251 East Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

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