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Obituaries

November 30, 1997

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Monday, December 1, 1997 Edition

Mark W. Yontz

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Mark William Yontz, 83, of Flowing Springs Road, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 17, 1914, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late William T. and Nellie Louise Porterfield Yontz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mae "Ginny" Webb Yontz, in 1983.

He was a retired self-employed plumber and a former musician.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army, Co. B., 130th Battalion. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon.

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He is survived by two sons, Mark William Yontz Jr. of Martinsburg and Randy Yontz of North Carolina; one stepdaughter, Patricia McElvey of Montgomery, Ala.; one stepson, Larry W. Peer of Berryville, Va.; one brother, Douglas Yontz of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Gloria Jean Kirby and Stephanie Yontz; seven sisters, Marie Sakeman, Mae Chambers, Dorothy Michael, Margaret Starliper, June Miller, Kathleen Bennett and Virginia Rudy; and one brother, Jack Yontz.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

There will be no visitation.

Paul H. Kunkle

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul H. Kunkle, 84, of 25 Sanibel Lane, and formerly of Carlton Heights, St. Thomas, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 4, 1913, in Williamson, Pa., he was the son of the late John F. and Anna Hagerman Kunkle.

He was a graduate of St. Thomas High School and attended Drexel Institute in Philadelphia.

He was employed, from 1955 until retiring in 1978, by Chambersburg Trust Co., where he held various offices. He last was vice president and trust officer. Following retirement, he served as business development officer from 1987 to 1997 for First National Bank in Greencastle, Pa.

He served in Franklin County government for 10 years as deputy county treasurer, deputy chief clerk and chief clerk of the county commissioners. He was appointed as a county commissioner to fill an unexpired term.

He was a member of King Street United Brethren In Christ Church, Chambersburg, where he was a member of Burtons Men's Bible Class. He also sang on the church choir.

He served as executive secretary of the Franklin County Sunday School Association from 1944 to 1970; from 1957 to 1970, he served as executive vice president and served president from 1974 to 1987, and was most recently president emeritus. He was founder and coordinator of the Caledonia Summer Sunday program for more than 35 years. He served as speaker at County Sunday School Conventions in Pennsylvania and was lay speaker for special services at many local churches.

He served as president of the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association for four years and was serving on its board of directors and was securities investment officer. He was a member of the council of Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren In Christ Church.

He served as president of Chambersburg YMCA; member of Chambersburg Downtown Kiwanis Club, where he served as secretary, vice president, president and was lieutenant governor of Division 13 of the Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International from 1964 to 1965.

He was past president of John H. Shook Home, Chambersburg; past treasurer and director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce; and was past treasurer and director of Salvation Army of Chambersburg. He served as Franklin County campaign chairman of the Red Cross. He served on three fund drives for Chambersburg Hospital, served on the United Way fund campaigns and was on the board of trustees of the Tressler Home for Children in Loysville, Pa.

He received the Outstanding Young Man of the Year Award of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1946.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Josephine H. Spidle Kunkle; four sons, James F. Kunkle of Valdosta, Ga., John S. Kunkle of Mont Alto, Pa., P. Edmund Kunkle of Chambersburg and Donald G. Kunkle of Fort Loudon, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Snider; and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at King Street United Brethren In Christ Church, 172 E. King St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker and the Rev. Patrick B. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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