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Obituaries

April 15, 1998

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Thursday, April 16, 1998 Edition

James E. Strang

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - James Edgar Strang, 77, of 4555 Coldsprings Road, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 14, 1921, in South Mountain, Pa., he was the son of the late James Edward and May A. Wagaman Strang.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.

He was employed in his early life as a forest warden for the department of forestry. Prior to retiring in 1983, he worked at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for 32 years as a warehouseman.

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He was a member of Adams County Fish and Game Association; and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie Knouse Strang, whom he married Oct. 11, 1954; one daughter, Laura V. Stine of South Mountain; two sons, Rusty E. Strang and Michael L. Strang, both of South Mountain; two sisters, Kathleen Kauffman and Gloria Grove, both of South Mountain; one brother, Harry Strang of South Mountain; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Claudine Bakner, Hubert Strang, Kenneth Strang, Denton Strang; and three infants.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. David L. Keener will officiate. Burial will be in Strang Cemetery, South Mountain.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Christopher S. Richardson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Christopher S. "Chris" Richardson, 10, of 8875 Monn's Gap Road, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa., the result of a truck and bike accident near his home.

Born Oct. 30, 1987, in Waynesboro, he was the son of Robert W. Richardson Jr. and Tina M. Welsh, both of Waynesboro.

He was a fourth-grade student at Fairview Elementary School, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Fairview Chapel Church, Tomstown, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Amanda S. Richardson, at home; one brother, Robert W. Richardson III, at home; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Freeman of Waynesboro; paternal grandparents, Robert W. and Mary Jo Richardson Sr. of Zullinger, Pa.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Wayne L. Kuhns will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, Pa.

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

Edwin H. Frehn

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - Edwin H. "Jake" Frehn, 56, of Hustontown, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born May 6, 1941, in Springfield Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles O. and Goldie Fraker Frehn.

He is survived by a niece, Shirley D. Snyder of Hustontown, with whom he lived for the past 12 years; and two sisters, Anna Shore of Fort Littleton, Pa., and Marcella Trego of Newark, Del.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Frehn and Harry Frehn.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown.

There will be no public viewing.

Friends may call Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110; or South Central Blind Association, 242 E. John St., Bedford, Pa. 15522.

Calvin C. Reeler

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Calvin Christopher Reeler, 74, of 1051 Putnam St., died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 24, 1923, in Harpers Ferry, he was the son of the late Francis Benjamin and Sadie Frances Jackson Reeler.

He was a 1950 graduate of Storer College, receiving a degree in Business Administration.

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

Before retirement, he worked as a supply specialist with Veterans Medical Center at Martinsburg, W.Va., for 35 years.

He was a member of Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ruby Brown Reeler; two daughters, Rhonda Marie Smith and Lauren Anita Stubbs, both of Charles Town, W.Va.; three sons, Calvin C. Reeler Jr. of Ranson, W.Va., Anthony C. Reeler of Charles Town and Lloyd F. Reeler of Harpers Ferry; one sister, Josephine Harper of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, Lionel B. Reeler of Orlando, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Inez Spriggs; and two brothers, Charles R. Reeler and Oscar D. Reeler.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Edward R. Greene will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

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

Charles M. Hutton

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