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Obituaries

March 09, 1998

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Monday, March 09, 1998 Edition

Lelia M.F. James

QUINCY, Pa. - Lelia May Friedly James, 92, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., and South Mountain, Pa., died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at the home.

Born Aug. 31, 1905, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Elva S. Shillito Friedly.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, H. Clay Cooper, in 1932; and her second husband, Boyce E. James, in 1967.

She was a 1924 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro.

She was a member of Mount Vernon Chapter 398 Order of the Eastern Star, Waynesboro.

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

She was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys F. Price; one brother, Charles Friedly; and an infant sister.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor James T. Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday one hour prior to the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 1013 Mumma Road, Suite 303, Lemoyne, Pa. 17043.

Richard M. Fuss

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Richard Melvin "Rich" Fuss, 84, of 221 Hamilton Ave., died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Piney Mountain Nursing Home, Fayetteville, Pa.

Born Nov. 5, 1913, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Guy G. and Hattie Sheffler Fuss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thorneta L. Woolridge Fuss, in 1982.

He was employed as a machine operator by Waynesboro Knitting Mill for more than 35 years and retired in 1978. He also was a bartender for a number of years at Mathia's Tavern in Waynesboro.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, Eagles Club Inc. and Order of the Owls Nest 1073, all of Waynesboro, and National AARP. He was a life member of ATH&L Co. No. 1 Fire Department, Waynesboro.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan A. Mowdy of Waynesboro and Trudy D. Belew of Smithsburg; two sons, Terry R. Fuss of Westminster, Md., and Dennis E. Fuss of Waynesboro; one brother, Lambert Fuss of Greencastle; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joe Fuss; one brother, James C. "Pete" Fuss; and two grandsons.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor James T. Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

George D. Gift

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - George Dickel Gift, 95, of 216 Charles Ave., died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Mayview Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Born March 5, 1903, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles William and Annie Margaret Dickel Gift. He lived his early life in Waynesboro.

He was employed by Norfolk and Western Railroad in Portsmouth, Ohio, and then Norfolk Naval Ship Yard in Portsmouth, Va., as a machinist in shop 31. He retired in 1969 after 30 years of service.

He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Portsmouth, Va.

He was a member of National Association Retired Federal Employees and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine W. Walter Gift, whom he married on Feb. 6, 1960; one daughter, Jacque Harrell of Chesapeake, Va.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Sonny Gift; and one stepdaughter, Doris Malone.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Robert H. Karalfa will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to the service.

James W. Baker

James William Baker, 65, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William R. and Sadie Turner Baker.

He was employed by A&B Garage.

He attended Gateway Ministries.

He is survived by one daughter, Sheila J. Domer of Hagerstown; one stepson, Virgil Leroy Burkett of Sunnyville, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. Rodney K. Rhodes will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Russell F. Dennis

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