March 04, 1998

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Thursday, March 05, 1998 Edition

Catharine D. Bomberger

LANCASTER, Pa. - Catharine D. Bomberger, 97, of 613 State St., died Monday, March 2, 1998, at St. Anne's Home, Columbia, Pa.

Born in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Sarah Downs Schnebly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Bomberger, in 1977.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Lancaster.

She is survived by one son, Col. Richard W. Bomberger Jr. of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a former daughter-in-law, Mary Bomberger Burke, with whom she lived.


A memorial service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster. The Rev. John H. Emmert will officiate. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Boonsboro Cemetery, Boonsboro.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

The omission of flowers is requested. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Anne's Home, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, Pa. 17512.

Arrangements are by Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster.

James S. Jett

RICHMOND, W.Va. - James Saylor Jett, 84, of Richmond, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at Ridgewood Nursing Home.

Born June 14, 1913, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roland and Sally Jett.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Jett.

He worked for the City of Martinsburg, retiring after more than 30 years.

He was a member of Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church, Martinsburg.

He was featured in the Martinsburg Journal regarding his knowledge of the city's history.

He is survived by granddaughters, Dolores A. Gibbs of Washington, D.C., and Sylvia E. Johnson of Hagerstown; grandsons, Walter B. Boyd III and Jerome James Boyd, both of Martinsburg, and William Lewis of Hagerstown; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Ann Jett Boyd; and one sister Lucy Jett Wyatt.

Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens. The Rev. Don Smith will officiate.

The family will receive friends today one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Lillie M. Coble

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Lillie M. Coble, 83, of Greencastle, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at her home.

Born April 26, 1914, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Moria Byers Lowens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Coble, in 1997.

She attended Lemasters High School.

She was employed by Windsor and Sylvania Shoe factories in Greencastle, retiring in 1974.

She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lemasters, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Audrey Weaver of Hagerstown; two sons, William T. Coble and Robin Coble, both of Greencastle; two sisters, Margaret Kissinger and Esther Ernst, both of Mercersburg; one brother, Edward Lowens of Menno-Village; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia United Brethren Church, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle. The Rev. Gayle Ruble will officiate. Burial will be in Coble's Cemetery, St. Thomas, Pa.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg; and Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Home Care, Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Robert H. Murray Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert H. "Bob" Murray Jr., 55, of 1128 Marvern Drive East, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at his home.

Born Sept. 29, 1942, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Robert H. Murray Sr. of Chambersburg and the late Lois Ann Clippinger Murray.

He was a 1960 graduate of Chambersburg High School; and attended the former Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg, Pa., for two years.

He was employed by Franklin County Transportation; and Chambersburg Broadcasting Co., both of Chambersburg.

He was of the Presbyterian faith.

He was a life member of Goodwill SFE and H. Fire Co. 3, Chambersburg, and was secretary for the past 10 years. He was a member of Chambersburg Fireman's Relief Association; Franklin/Fulton Fireman's Association; life member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and a member of Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Mundorff Murray, whom he married Aug. 15, 1965; one son, Robert W. Murray of Chambersburg; and one brother, Gordon P. Murray of Spring Run, Pa.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Rennes F. Bowers III will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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