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Obituaries

March 18, 1998

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Richard D. Anderson

Richard D. Anderson, 75, of 503 Washington Square, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1922, he was the son of the late Russell D. and Lottie A. Long Anderson.

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

Before retiring in 1976, he owned and operated Anderson's Liquor Store at the corner of Washington and Locust streets.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was an usher for 17 years.

He was a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42; VFW Post 1936, Hagerstown; Eagles Aerie 694; and Western Enterprise Fire Dept.

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He is survived by his wife, Virginia M. Randall Anderson; one daughter, Carolyn E. Barkdoll of Hagerstown; four sisters, Romana Moser of Boonsboro, Edna Rohrer of Westminster, Md., and Faybelle Keslinger and Patricia Waters, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Kenneth W. Anderson of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Suzanne L. Jacobs and Theresa M. Anderson; and two brothers, Edwin A. Anderson and Harold J. Anderson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. George Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 42.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Prayers will be offered at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Andrew E. Wagaman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Andrew E. "Andy" Wagaman, 79, of 12039 East Ave., died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Aug. 24, 1918, in Guilford Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Carbaugh Wagaman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hope C. Shindle Wagaman, in 1991. They were married July 27, 1990.

He attended Quincy schools.

He was self-employed as a handy man. Earlier, he drove a truck for A.R. Warner Construction, then Lanehart Construction, Greencastle, Pa., and farmed.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by one son, Andrew L. Wagaman of Fort Littleton, Pa.; four stepsons, John H. Myers Jr. of Delray Beach, Fla., R. Larry Myers and Harry S. "Chip" Myers, both of Greencastle, and Donald E. Myers of Rouzerville, Pa.; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; two step granddaughters; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Freeman of Waynesboro; and three brothers, David Wagaman and Paul Wagaman, both of Waynesboro, and Bennett Wagaman of Upton, Pa.

He was preceded in death by three infant sons; two sisters; and seven brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery, Washington Township, near Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Betty J. Ruffner

Betty Jane King Ruffner, 74, of 17937 Pin Oak Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Quincy Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Lydia A. Monn Strausner.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin E. King, in 1963.

She was a 1943 graduate of Quincy High School, Quincy, Pa.

She retired after 38 years from Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, Pa.

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

She was a member of Little Heiskell, Areme Chapter 58, Sharpsburg; Order of the Eastern Star; American Business Women's Association, Conococheague Chapter, Greencastle, Pa.; and a charter member of Lioness Club of Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Ruffner; one son, Michael E. King of Waynesboro; two sisters, Estella Serba of Waynesboro, Va., and Margaret Gardenhour of Waynesboro, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Annie V. Wile; and four brothers, Ray P. Strausner, Ralph J. Strausner, Carl J. Strausner and Clifford P. Strausner.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplin will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown.

George Norris

George "Rocky" Norris, 65, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at his home.

Born Nov. 3, 1932, in Neuilly, France, he was the son of the late Whitton E. and Carolyn G. Norris.

He was a graduate of Antioch College in Ohio.

He served on the board of directors of Lycher, Inc.

He was a bronze life master with American Contract Bridge League.

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