October 21, 1997


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Wednesday, October 22, 1997 Edition

Michael E. Schoppert

RANSON, W.Va. - Michael E. Schoppert, 41, of Ranson, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

Born Jan. 15, 1956, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of Dorothy Woods Edwards of Martinsburg and the late Charles H. Schoppert.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Melody Orr Schoppert; two brothers, Charles E. Schoppert Sr. of Kearneysville, W.Va., and George S. Schoppert of Martinsburg; and two aunts.


Services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Fred A. Greenfield will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Margo Jeffries

SMITHSBURG - Margo Jeffries, 58, of 22840 Federal Lookout Road, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

She was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Baltimore, Md.

She attended Harvest Baptist Church, Hagerstown.

Services will be today at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. The Rev. James E. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Woodrow Troutman

Woodrow "Woody" Troutman, 85, of 11813 Partridge Trail, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, and Frostburg, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 7, 1912, in Wellersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late James D. and Christina Shaffer Troutman.

He was retired from General Motors Corporation, prop shaft department, Cleveland.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Rizer Troutman; one daughter, Carol Troutman, at home; two sisters, Thelma Doke of Street, Md., and Mary Soltis of Uniontown, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alan Troutman and Zane Troutman.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg. The Rev. Ellis Kretschmer will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

William C. Day

SHREWSBURY, Pa. - William Curtis Day, 78, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at York Hospital.

Born Aug. 17, 1919, in White Hall, Md., he was the son of the late Ralph and Rachael S. Nelson Day.

His wife, Doris M. Dickmyer Day, preceded him in death.

He was a 1937 graduate of New Freedom High School. He attended Elizabethtown College on an athletic scholarship, graduating in 1941 with a bachelor of science degree.

He played semi-pro baseball for New Freedom from 1937 to 1940 , and played for the York Adams County League. In 1941 he played pro baseball for the Lancaster Red Roses.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was assigned to the 210th General Hospital, and received the rank of first lieutenant in 1943 at Fort Gulick, Panama. Before his discharge in 1945, he was a microbiologist at Moore General Hospital and Lawson Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

He was awarded a master's degree in science from the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology and biochemistry in 1952.

He worked as a virologist until 1953, and then worked at Fort Detrick Biological Labs in Frederick, Md., as an aerobiologist. There he received an award as Outstanding Scientist in 1956. In 1971, he was transferred to Edgewood Arsenal in Edgewood, Md., where he was a microbiologist and biotechnologist. He retired from civil service in February 1986.

He was inducted into the New Freedom Hall of Fame.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Day of Shrewsbury; one son, Eric V. Day of Myersville, Md.; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 24 Second St., New Freedom, Pa. The Rev. John C. Feaster will officiate. Burial will be in New Freedom Cemetery.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2997 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion, Pa. 17356; or to American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

William C. Mundey Jr.

LONG BEACH, Calif. - William C. "Bill" Mundey Jr., 77, of 711 E. Sunrise Blvd., died Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 17, 1920, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Rev. William Charles Mundey Sr. and Ruth Virginia Campbell Mundey.

He retired from Langalon Amusements of Long Beach.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by one son, William C. Mundey III of Brunswick, Md.; two sisters, Grace V. Pattgen of Melbourne, Fla., and Helen R. Mundey of Hagerstown; one brother, Paul F. Mundey Sr. of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

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