December 28, 1997

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Mary P. Heltzel

Mary Penny Heltzel, 74, of 242 Pangborn Blvd., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born March 3, 1923, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Nicola and Rosaria Prosper Dattilio.

Her husband, Paul Nevin Heltzel, died in 1996.

She attended New York University and graduated from Towson State College. She received her master's degree from George Peabody University in Nashville, Tenn.

She was employed by Washington County School System from 1950 to 1987, where she served in the positions of teacher, television instructor and principal. Following her retirement, she served as a volunteer, contributing more than 2,000 hours in the libraries and computer labs of Pangborn and Potomac Heights Elementary Schools.


She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, The Catholic Daughters of American and the Sodality.

As a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, she served as president of Pi Chapter in Hagerstown, and as a member of the bylaws committee for Alpha Beta State Organization. She also was active in Washington County Retired Teachers Association, Maryland Retired Teachers Association and Washington County Association of Elementary School Principals.

She also was a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary, Greencastle Sportsmans' Association and AARP.

She is survived by one sister, Grace Amendolara of Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y.; six brothers, Louis Dattilio, Joseph Dattilio, Tony Dattilio and Carmon Dattilio, all of Hagerstown, Dominic Dattilio of Westminster, Md., and Paul Dattilio of Manchester, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Philomena Dattilio; and one brother, John Dattilio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. George A. Limmer as celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, or to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Dorothy C. Koch

Dorothy Claire Koch, 88, of 11338 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, was buried in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Ind. The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund, 17628 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Gladys V. Cardwell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gladys V. Cardwell, 89, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at City Hospital.

Born Aug. 12, 1908, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Lillie Cox Keller.

Her husband, Leo C. Cardwell, died in 1962.

She retired from Dundalk Florist in Dundalk, Md., and was formerly employed by Chesapeake Shoe Co. in Baltimore.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one brother, Douglas Dennison of Charles Town, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Greenhorn; and four brothers, J.E. Keller, Charles Keller, John Dennison and Curtis Bennett.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998 at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate. Private burial will be in Bel Air Memorial Gardens in Bel Air, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Jessie L. Sibole

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jessie Leona Sibole, 93, of Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born May 4, 1904, in Gerrardstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James L. and Uela Crim Sibole.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Methodist Church in Gerrardstown.

She is the last of her immediate family and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Blanche Racey, Edna Sibole and Ruby Sibole; and eight brothers, Ray Sibole, Denver Sibole, Steamen Sibole, Eldridge Sibole, James Sibole, Merle Sibole, Russell Sibole and Clifford Sibole.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. Lauren Lay will officiate. Private burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Ida M. Gruver

CARLISLE, Pa. - Ida Mae Gruver, 73, of 621 N. Pitt St., and formerly of 280 E. Washington St., Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Carlisle Hospital in Carlisle.

Born Sept. 12, 1924, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Estella Hollingshead Barnhart.

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