October 22, 1997


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Thursday, October 23, 1997 Edition

James R. Robinson

HANCOCK, Md. - James Russell "King" Robinson, 91, formerly of Hancock, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 27, 1906, in Belle Grove, Md., he was the son of the late John W. and Minnie Truax Robinson.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace A. Snyder Robinson, in 1994.

He was employed by Fulton Orchards in Hancock and by B&O Railroad.

He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hancock.

He is survived by eight daughters, Mary E. Younker, Dolly M. Divelbliss and Kay A. Lynch, all of Hancock, Grace A. Budd of Gaithersburg, Md., Ruth D. Stanley of Spotsylvania, Va., June M. Winters and Sharon C. Robinson, both of Hagerstown, and Karne H. Derowin of Taftville, Conn.; one son, John R. Robinson of Laie, Hawaii; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Stahle; and one brother, Ira S. Robinson.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, Md. 21750.

Virginia S. Sahnow

RANSON, W.Va. - Virginia Stewart Sahnow, 89, of Ranson, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

Born Aug. 8, 1908, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Bushrod Napoleon and Agnes Emma Barr Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Sahnow.

She had been employed by the Arlington County, Va., school board.

She was a Baptist.

She is survived by one daughter, Anna Mae Hardy of Ranson; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Cecelia Ware, Della Walters, Hattie Magaha and Betsy Janes; and four brothers, Robert Stewart, Arthur Stewart, Oliver Stewart and Orville Stewart.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, 114 N. Mildred St., Ranson. Dr. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

John W. Ott II

A memorial graveside service for John W. Ott II, 57, of Odessa, Texas, who died June 14, 1997, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown. The Rev. Bruce Dick will officiate.

Richard B. Wachs

Richard Barrick Wachs, 42, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Washington County Hospital, after suffering from brain cancer.

He was the son of Betty Barrick Wachs and the late Ernest V. Wachs.

He was a professional musician with an interest in electric and acoustical guitar. He performed widely in the Hagerstown area. He also performed in Nashville, and studied contemporary blues and rock and roll music.

He worked in computer sales for the Tandy Corp. in Baltimore.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, William Howard Wachs and Ernest V. Wachs Jr., both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Gretchen Wachs Rodriquez and Mary Wachs, both of Santa Fe, N.M.; and a niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Andrew Ryan Wachs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Everett A. Dingman

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Everett A. Dingman, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Oct. 21, 1916, in Peru, Ind., he was the son of the late Charles A. and Mary Simpson Dingman.

His wife, Alice P. Haddaway Dingman, died in 1992.

He was a retired warehouseman for Hecht Co. in the Washington, D.C., area.

He is survived by one adopted daughter, Cindy Morris of Baltimore; one adopted son, Charles Dingman of Berkeley Springs; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Graveside services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va. The Rev. William T. Ennis Sr. will officiate. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery by 1:15 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Berkeley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Dora E. Chrisman

Dora Elizabeth Chrisman, 80, of 10830 Roessner Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

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