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Obituaries

November 16, 1997

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Saturday, November 17, 1997 Edition

Chester B. Harshman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Chester Basore Harshman, 85, of 7460 Wayne Highway, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 21, 1912, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Jacob Benedict and Elizabeth Rebecca McFerren Harshman. He lived in Waynesboro his entire life.

He was a farmer and farmed his own land in Quincy Township, Pa., all of his life until retiring in 1979.

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He was a life member of Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one brother, Roy N. Harshman of Waynesboro.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie M. Harshman, Ada E. Helman and Mary Vesta Harshman.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., corner of South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro. The Rev. Robert Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

He requested the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Quincy United Methodist Home, Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 217, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

Eugene A. Dumer

WATERFALL, Pa. - Eugene A. Dumer, 66, of Box 65, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 11, 1930, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Louis and Marie Strominger Dumer.

He retired from IBEW Local 24 Electrical Union in Baltimore, where he worked as an electrician.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, McConnellsburg, Pa.

He was a member of Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area on Aging Advisory Council; St. Stephen's Seniors Club; and IBEW Local 24 in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Porter Dumer; two stepsons, Leo Jones of Three Springs, Pa., and Tom Cochran of Waterfall; one sister, Marie Hunt of Pasadena, Md.; one step-granddaughter; and four nieces.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Frederick Dumer.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Joseph Orr will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Hills Cemetery, Baltimore.

The family will receive friends at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m. The funeral home will be open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen's Catholic Church Building Fund, 303 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233.

Svend D. Sheppard

WESTERNPORT, Md. - Svend David "Shep" Sheppard, 76, of 26009 Rock St., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va.

Born April 17, 1921, in Faxe, Denmark, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Louise Emilie Elisabeth Olsen Sheppard.

He retired from Western Maryland Railway in 1979 as a yardmaster with 39 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He received the Bronze Star.

He was a member of Hagerstown 217 AF&AM Lodge; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Cumberland Consistory Scottish Rite 320; York Rite Bodies; Ali Ghan Shrine Hagerstown Club; Sayara Unit; Hill Billy Clan 42; Loyal Order of Moose; life member of VFW Post 1936; member of American Legion Post 222, Clear Spring; AMVETS 17, Thurmont, Md.; Eagles Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa.; Izaak Walton Club; Williamsport Redmen Club; Western Maryland Old Timers Club; Railroad Retirees Association of Cumberland, Md.; Greencastle Sportsman Club; life member of South Mountain Sportsmans Club; member of At Last Hunt Club; Alsatia Club Inc.; AARP; UTU 50-year membership plus; and a former member of Civil Air Patrol.

He is survived by a close friend, Dora Kyle Wilson; two daughters, Diana C. Fritz of Anaheim, Calif., and Peggy M. Schildt of Walkersville, Md.; two sons, Bradford L. Sheppard of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Jan S. Sheppard of Williamsport; two sisters, Ida Inger Tewalt of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Karn Angle of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Svend D. Sheppard II; one sister, Betty Young; one brother, Carl R. Sheppard; and two grandsons.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Westernport. The Rev. Matthew Riegel will officiate. At his request, he will then be cremated.

Friends will be received at Boal Funeral Home, 111 Church St., Westernport, today from 6 to 9 p.m., where Hagerstown 217 A.F.&A.M. will have a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tri-Towns Rescue Squad, Westernport, Md. 21562; or Hagerstown Lodge 217 Building Fund, c/o Joseph Stouffer, P.O. Box 166, Hagerstown, Md. 21741-0166.

Grace C.H. Portner

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