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Obituaries

June 30, 1998

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Melvin E. Detrich

Melvin Eugene Detrich, 69, of 1026 Georgia Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1928, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clarence Lee and Mabel Grace Raith Detrich.

He was employed by Kmart for 18 years, and with Potomac Dye and Printing for 22 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

He is survived by four sisters, Betty Jane Kelly and Vanette Sensenbaugh, both of Hagerstown, Betty Jean Fox of Bellefonte, Pa., and Sarah Summerville of Keedysville; nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by two brothers, William B. Detrich and Harold A. Detrich.

Burial and services will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd.

Carmel J. DeBono

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Carmel Joseph DeBono, 66, of 201 Franklin Farm Lane, and formerly of 6 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Franklin County (Pa.) Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 7, 1931, in B'Kara, Malta, he was the son of the late Carmel and Helen Scieberras DeBono.

He retired from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif., in 1993. He also worked for other aircraft manufacturing companies.

He had been a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by one daughter, Melody Joy Stone of Toronto, Canada; and two brothers, Sam DeBono and Joe V. DeBono, both of Missi, Ontario, Canada.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Chambersburg, Pa.

Marie E. Amaral

MANASSAS PARK, Va. - Marie Elizabeth Amaral, 71, of Manassas Park, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Oak Springs Nursing Home in Warrenton, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel A. Amaral Jr.

She was a member of Manassas Park Senior Citizens.

She is survived by three sons, John Amaral of Sterling, Va., and James Amaral and Chip Amaral, both of Manassas Park; two brothers, Russell Anderson of Torrington, Conn., and Charles Anderson of North Reading, Mass.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Amaral and Charles Amaral.

Services will be held Thursday at noon at Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, 9320 West St., Manassas, Va. Burial will be in Culpeper National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Howard M. Iseminger Sr.

Howard Michael Iseminger Sr., 92, of 18730 Northridge Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born May 22, 1906, in Funkstown, he was the son of the late Keller and Ada Kidd Iseminger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby I. Iseminger.

He owned and operated Iseminger's Exxon Service Station at Park Circle from 1932 until he retired in 1975.

He was a member of Hagerstown Lodge 217 A.F.&A.M. and Cumberland Scottish Rite.

He is survived by one son, Howard M. Iseminger Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one brother, Bertrand Iseminger of Funkstown; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Iseminger.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd.

Charles A. Butler

DARKESVILLE, W.Va. - Charles Alvin Butler, 86, of Darkesville, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 2, 1911, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Franklin and Sadie Bell McDonald Butler.

His wife, Goldie A. Braithwaite Butler, preceded him in death.

He retired from C.H. Musselman Plant in Inwood, W.Va., after more than 35 years.

He was a member of Darkesville United Methodist Church, the Golden Circle Class, and was a trustee and superintendent of the church school.

He also was a member of United Commercial Travelers and South Berkeley United Methodist Men.

He is survived by three sons, John Braithwaite of Birmingham, Ala., Robert Braithwaite of Ridgeway, W.Va. and Howard Braithwaite of Darkesville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty L. Mann; one sister, Evelyn Hess; and four brothers, Thurman Butler, Edgar Butler, Filmore Butler and Addison Butler.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Patricia Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Cemetery in Frederick County, Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Darkesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 746, Inwood, W.Va. 25428.

L. Edna Reed

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