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Obituaries

January 21, 1998

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Thomas H. Long

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Thomas H. Long, 59, of Welty Road, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at his home.

Born Sept. 17, 1938, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Elsie Long.

He graduated from high school and college in the Pittsburgh area. He received a degree in accounting.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Haiti in the late 1950s.

He was employed as a salesman at Molla Furniture, New York, N.Y., in the 1970s. From the early 1980s to the early 1990s, he was employed as an accountant for Buchanan Auto Park, Rouzerville, Pa.

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He was a professional ice skater; a member of South Chapter 2977, Waynesboro; and Waynesboro Historical Society.

He was the last of his immediate family.

Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Pastor Roger K. Myers will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Historical Society, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematory, Waynesboro. Thomas R. Cook

Thomas R. Cook

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Thomas Ray Cook, 78, of 415 Greenwood Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at his home.

Born Sept. 17, 1919, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Ruth I. Kepner Cook.

He graduated from Waynesboro High School.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. military in the European Theater.

He was employed as a security supervisor at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa., for 31 years.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro; and a life member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319, Greencastle, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Dolores Linn Cook, whom he married Jan. 24, 1948; one son, Robert J. Cook of Mont Alto; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda K. Cook, in 1971; one son, Thomas R. Cook Jr., in 1968; and two sisters, Hilda Stevenson and Miriam Cook.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Sarah G. Lindsay

LaVALE, Md. - Sarah G. Lindsay, of Helman Drive, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at her home.

Born in St. James, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Helen Laura Izer Gearhart.

She was employed by W.H. Reisner Manufacturing Co. in Hagerstown as assistant treasurer. She worked for Erickson Tool Co. in Cleveland for 11 years.

She was executive director of Cumberland Chapter of American Red Cross, retiring in 1975 after 19 years. She then logged more than 3,800 hours as a volunteer.

She served two terms on the board of directors of Cumberland chapter of American Red Cross, was board secretary and later chairperson; she helped organize the first high school bloodmobile visit in Allegany County. She organized and was counselor and adviser to the Red Cross Youth Council; was a resource person for the Berkley Project for 10 years, presenting the blood program to children in the fifth and sixth grades; was training officer for the chapter staff and volunteers; was volunteers consultant-generalist for the Pittsburgh Division covering 60 chapters in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

She was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church, the Esther Circle of United Methodist Women of the church, and was vice president and program chairperson. She served on church committees and was a Sunday school a teacher, education chairperson and superintendent. She was secretary of children's work for the Women Society of Christian Service of the Baltimore Conference for the Cumberland-Hagerstown District.

She was a charter member of and helped organize the LaVale Rescue Squad, the first rescue squad in the Cumberland area. She was a first aid instructor at Washington County Chapter of American Red Cross.

She was a member of the Women's Civic Club of Cumberland, served on committees and was president from 1980 to 1982. She was past president of and served on committees for the Western District, Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs. She was a charter member of Re Temple 118 Daughters of the Nile, was the first recorder and later was historian and queen, and was a supreme officer from 1970 to 1972. She served two terms as president of White Rose Circle; was a former member of Lakewood Chapter 509 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Ann Rutledge Chapter 453 Order of the Eastern Star, Lakewood, Ohio.

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