March 21, 1998

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Saturday, March 21, 1998 Edition

Irina Boitsova

GREENVILLE, Del. - Irina Boitsova, 38, of Greenville, died Monday, March 9, 1998, in Wilmington, Del., as the result of a car accident.

She was born in Ukraine.

She entered Kiev Ballet Academy at age 6 and graduated in 1978.

She was prima ballerina of the Donetsk Ballet from 1978 to 1992.

In 1994, she became ballet master and principal dancer of the 13 member Russian Ballet Theater of Delaware. She resigned but continued to give Delaware performances with the International Ballet Theater.


A member of the International Ballet Theater in Wilmington, a touring company of Russian dancers, she danced the dual roles of the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" at The Maryland Theatre in December.

She first performed in Hagerstown in 1990 with the Donetsk Ballet Co. at The Maryland Theatre. She taught in City Ballet School's summer program in 1991 and 1992 and planned to return this year.

She is survived by her husband, Alexander "Sacha" Boitsova; her parents, Vera and Stepan Matiash of Ukraine; one son, Daniel Boitsova at home; and one brother, Anatoly Nagarniuk of Ukraine.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Greenville. A Parastas service will be at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, near Talleyville, Del.

Memorial donations may be made to Boitsova/IBT, 1282 Presidential Drive, Greenville, Del. 19807.

Leroy M. Bussard

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Leroy M. Bussard, 62, of Williamsport Pike, who died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Bussard, in 1995.

Lydia S. Fogal

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lydia S. Fogal, 90, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

Born March 23, 1907, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Florence E. Cromwell Lower.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Fogal.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one brother, John W. Lower Jr. of Chambersburg; and one sister, Mary Ellen Baker of Cape Coral, Fla.

Services will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Daniel F. Lawler S.J. will officiate. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The viewing will be Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Franklin County Nursing Home, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Nancy H. M. Turnbull

SMITHSBURG - Nancy H.M. "Biddy" Turnbull, 81, of Smithsburg, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

She was born May 23, 1916, in Tynemouth, England.

She received her master's degree, with honors, from Durham University in England.

After 40 years as a teacher, she retired in 1979. Her teaching career consisted of 21 years in England, with several years as an evacuee in a farm house during the war. Later, she received teaching awards in Australia and New Zealand.

In the 1960s she was offered a teaching position in Washington County. For 17 years she taught social studies at North Potomac Junior High; interspersing her classroom teaching with programs on local educational television.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church, where she sang in the choir for nine years.

She was a member of the local and national branches of the Retired Teachers Association; AARP; Catholic Daughters of America; Catholic Golden Age; RSVP, where she contributed many volunteer hours; and American Diabetes Association.

She is survived by nieces Jane Boyd and Anne Moir; nephews John Turnbull and Andrew Turnbull; and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Hagerstown. Monsignor Robert Passarelli and the Rev. George Limmer will be celebrants.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave., Smithsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's School, 218 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Diabetes Association, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Carol A. Himes

SMITHSBURG - Carol A. Himes, 53, of Smithsburg, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at her home.

Born in Smithsburg, Aug. 7, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Raymond L. and Helen V. Pryor Pepple.

She attended Smithsburg High School.

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