February 03, 1998

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Wednesday, February 4, 1998 Edition

Harry W. Mentzer Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Harry W. Mentzer Jr., 83, of 215-B Elder Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 17, 1914, in Rouzerville, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry W. and Amanda Young Mentzer Sr.

He was employed in his early life at Famous Texas Lunch, Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in 1975, he was a clerk and produce manager at ACME Markets, Waynesboro for 40 years.


He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Waynesboro; and Bible Sunday School. He taught Sunday school for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of more than 57 years, Ruth Myers Mentzer a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, whom he married Aug. 28, 1940; two daughters, Carolynn M. Nau of Germantown, Md. and Victoria M. Jones of Waynesboro; one sister, Catherine Mentzer Taylor a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, Chambersburg; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Carlee Victoria Johns, in 1997; one sister; and four brothers.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Dwan N. Newsome and the Rev. Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, Pa.

There will be no public viewing; but the family will receive friends Friday one half hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

John J. Dobbie

Dr. John James Dobbie, 82, of 13219 Hillandale Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born March 16, 1915, in Fairmont, W.Va., he was the son of the late Minor and Rosetta Dobbie.

He graduated from West Virginia University and the Medical College of Virginia. He served a three-year residency in orthopedic surgery at Medical College Hospital and Crippled Childrens Hospital in Richmond, Va.

During World War II, he was stationed at hospitals in the European Theater. On his return, he served on the staff at Walter Reed Hospital.

He came to Hagerstown in 1950 and for 10 years was the only orthopedic surgeon practicing in Washington County.

He was a member of American Medical Association; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery; and former chief of staff at Washington County Hospital. He was a member of Western Maryland Center Foundation and volunteered at the Community Free Clinic.

He was team physician for the football and basketball programs at North Hagerstown High School.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, a former senior warden, vestry member and board member of St. John's Shelter for the homeless.

He was a member of Fountain Head Country Club and The Assembly.

He is survived by his wife, Mary S. Dobbie of Hagerstown; one daughter, Jane Stuart Fishman of Columbus, Ohio; one son, John Graham Dobbie of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Owens.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Kenneth J. Dorsch will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Alzheimer's Association, 5 Public Square, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Rondal W. Cash

TULSA, Okla. - Rondal W. Cash, 80, of Tulsa and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa.

Born Aug. 12, 1917, in Covington, Va., he was the son of the late Paul and Ethel Morris Cash.

He was a 1936 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was formerly employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Cash; two daughters, Linda Ann Eesley of Layton, Utah, and Andrea Mclaughlin of Leeds, Ala.; two sons, Steven Cash of Plano, Texas, and David Cash of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Hazel Cash of Hagerstown, and Charlotte Stuckey of Nebo, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nephews.

Services and burial will be today in Tulsa.

Walter E. Wiles

SARASOTA, Fla. - Walter Elwood Wiles, 84, formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, in Sarasota. He had multiple sclerosis.

He was born in Hagerstown.

He operated several business in Hagerstown until he retired to Florida in 1976.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II in Europe.

He was a member of Disabled Veterans of America, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and Elks Lodge 378.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Wiles of Sarasota; one son, Tony Wiles of Reston, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Waters of Funkstown and Annabelle Dentler of Waynesboro, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

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