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Obituaries

November 13, 1997

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Joseph A. Avellino

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joseph A. Avellino, 84, a resident of The Inn at Luther Ridge, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at Franklin County Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

Born Jan. 16, 1913, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Philomena Iandaoli Avellino.

He was a graduate of the former Southern High School, Philadelphia. He attended and played football at LaSalle College, Philadelphia. He later played semi-pro football in the Philadelphia area.

During World War II, he worked as a ship fitter at Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard. He retired after 25 years as owner and operator of the former Kitchen Krafters, Philadelphia.

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He attended church at Luther Ridge Retirement Community. He was associated with Corpus Christi Catholic Church of Chambersburg.

He was a former member of Philadelphia Lions Club; and a member of the former Formica Fabricators of Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Green Avellino; one daughter, Phyllis Romando of Maple Shade, N.J.; one son, Joseph J. Avellino of Turnersville, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Sharon Toomey of Fayetteville, Pa., and Barbara Ciavarella of Wayne, Pa.; one stepson, George W. Geyer IV of Sewell, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters; and five brothers.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jude T. Dawson-Amoah will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Inn at Luther Ridge, 2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Edna M. Grossnickle

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Edna M. Grossnickle, 80, of 3218 Brethren Church Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born May 31, 1917, in Garfield, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Della Pomery Harne.

She retired in 1987 from Dan Dee Restaurant in Frederick, Md., after 22 years.

She was a member of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Md.

She enjoyed flowers, crafts, quilting, making braided rugs, latch hook rugs, sewing and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde L. Grossnickle; one son, Wayne Wade Grossnickle of Myersville; two sisters, Ethel Pryor of Boonsboro, and Catherine Baker of Lovettsville, Va.; one brother, Francis Harne of Middletown, Md.; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The Rev. David Eberly and the Rev. Rachel Black will officiate. Burial will be in Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Myersville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Donations may be made in memory of Brandy Dawn Grossnickle to The Heifer Project International, c/o Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Raleigh E. Eversole Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Raleigh E. Eversole Jr., 87, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 19, 1910, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Raleigh E. and Oda Palmer Eversole Sr.

He retired as owner and operator of Raleigh Restaurant.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda White Eversole; two daughters, Jean Tasker of Hagerstown and Juanita Burditus of Martinsburg; one son, Raleigh E. Eversole III of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Lane of Baltimore and Betty Peacemaker of Martinsburg; one brother, Earl "Jump" Eversole of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Kearns; and a brother, Bernard Eversole.

Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

James E. Leonard

INWOOD, W.Va. - James E. Leonard, 67, of Route 2, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 14, 1930, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Franklin and Elsie Reed Leonard.

He was a bricklayer.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during the Korean War.

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