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Obituaries

November 05, 1997

Obituaries

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Tuesday, November 6, 1997 Edition

Nelson I. Ommert

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Nelson I. Ommert, 90, of 13643 Molly Pitcher Highway, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 21, 1907, in Williamson, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Annie Etter Ommert.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Kershner Ommert, in 1953.

He retired, in 1974, after 25 years with Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, Pa., where he worked as a blacksmith and welder. He also operated a lawn mower business out of his home.

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He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Greencastle.

He was a member of Greencastle Senior Men's Group; a life member of Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 of Greencastle; and a social member of Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion of Greencastle.

He is survived by one daughter, Alice Jean Hayward of Durham, N.C.; one son, Carroll R. Ommert of Staton Island, N.Y.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Donald McBride will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Jeffrey S. Harger

THURMONT, Md. - Jeffrey Scott Harger, 47, of Thurmont, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born June 23, 1950, in Newburgh, Ind., he was the son of Wilbur Augustus and Marion Hall Harger.

He was employed as an information manager.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of master sergeant.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Aimee Lynn Friedberg Harger; one daughter, Diedra Vanessa Harger of Hagerstown; three sons, Joseph D. Harger and Jeffrey S. Harger Jr., both of Indiana, and Zachary Harger of Wisconsin; one stepdaughter, Kathrine M. Huegel of Thurmont; six sisters; one brother; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. at Fort Myers Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery. The Rev. Darryl S. McGraw will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to TRIO/Transplant Recipients International Organization, Nations Capital Area Chapter, P.O. Box 7633 Arlington, Va. 22207.

Charles W. Thomas

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Charles Wilbur "Big Web" Thomas, 67, of 1199 Black Gap Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 18, 1929, in Mount Union, Pa., he was the son of the late William Henry and Maude Mae Peck Thomas.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, where he worked as a mechanic in the artillery section, after 35 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Mount Union United Methodist Church, Fayetteville.

He was a member of Letterkenny Rod and Gun Club, Chambersburg; and South Mountain Fish and Game Club, South Mountain, Pa.

He is survived by one daughter, Kim C. Gilbert of Chambersburg; four sons, Dennis W. Thomas of Chambersburg, Charles M. Thomas, Randy W. Thomas and Christopher C. Thomas, all of Fayetteville; 11 sisters, Mary C. McCleaf of Hagerstown, L. Louise Orndorff of Gettysburg, Pa., A. Mae Reed, V. Ruth Juray and Marie A. Thomas, all of Chambersburg, Grace I. Heckman, Nancy R. Bumbaugh, Nellie S. Pensinger, Blanche E. Thomas and M. Joanne Thomas, all of Fayetteville and A. Kathaleen Spoonhour of Mont Alto, Pa.; five brothers, George L. Thomas of Akron, Ohio, Clarence R. Thomas, James L. Thomas and Frank C. Thomas, all of Fayetteville, and Edgar L. Thomas of Chambersburg; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert L. Basom and the Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Union Cemetery, Fayetteville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Mount Union United Methodist Church, c/o 7881 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

D. Ivy Martin

D. Ivy Martin, 75, of 17949 Oak Ridge Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late William Stanley Mumma Sr. and Florence Ensminger Mumma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Richard Martin, in 1986.

She attended public schools in Washington County and Columbia Business College.

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