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Obituaries

October 23, 1997

Obituaries

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Friday, October 24, 1997 Edition

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 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.

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

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

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

LaVerne Carpenter

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - LaVerne Carpenter, 66, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy Pat and Anna Perry Kelley.

She was employed as a salesperson at Stanley Home Products for 40 years; and as a cook at American Legion Post 60 for 20 years.

She is survived by three sons, Richard B. Carpenter Jr., James D. Carpenter Sr., and Edwin D. Carpenter, all of Berkeley Springs; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mereer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Jack and Shirley Hiles will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Vonda J. Collier

DAYTON, Ohio - Vonda J. Collier, 46, of Dayton, and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at Grand View Hospital, Dayton.

Born July 8, 1951, in Carlisle, Pa., she was the daughter of Helen G. Williamson Rebuck of Fayetteville, Pa., and the late Calvin H. Rebuck.

She was a 1970 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring, Chambersburg.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Joy M. Cook of Ashcamp, N.Y., and Cynthia L. Bigler of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dannis J. Rebuck.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. William H. Harter will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Edward A. Walker

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Edward A. Walker, 77, of 1588 Fort Loudon Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born July 18, 1920, in Milwaukee, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Minnie Easter Walker.

He retired in 1982 from Letterkenny Army Depot after 39 years. For the past 10 years, he owned and operated Walker's Kero-Sun Center of Fort Loudon.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the Rhineland and Central Europe. He received a Purple Heart.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of Fort Loudon. He taught Sunday school, the Men's Bible Class and was a member of the choir. He was a former consistory member.

He was a member of Mount Parnell Lions Club, Fort Loudon Ruritan Club and Chambersburg Elks Club. He was former member and president of Fort Loudon Community Center.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Byers Walker, whom he married on Nov. 2, 1945; and one daughter, Nancy Walker of Hythe, England.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, Fort Loudon. The Rev. Barron P. Barley will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, with military graveside services by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa., Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 13189 Main St., Fort Loudon, Pa. 17224; or Lutheran Social Services, Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Josephine L. Traver

CLEAR SPRING - Josephine Louise Traver, 83, of 11064 Dam 5 Road, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at her home.

Born June 12, 1914, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late George "Hooper" and Minnie Zimmerman Wolfe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin "Nip" Traver, in 1972.

She was a graduate of Towson Normal School, Towson, Md.

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