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Obituaries

August 02, 1998

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John G. Skvarka

WATERFALL, Pa. - John G. Skvarka, 80, of Waterfall, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born May 20, 1918, in Somerset, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel and Helen Roskina Skvarka.

For most of his life, he was employed at area garages as a mechanic. Earlier, he worked as a farmer and coal miner.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, as a mechanic for four years.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Dudley, Pa.

He was a member of James B. McKibben Post 561 American Legion, McConnellsburg, and FOVA of McConnellsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Diak Skvarka, whom he married April 13, 1941; three children, Roger Skvarka, Beverly Foster and Jonnie Ellen Zeger, all of McConnellsburg; five sisters and brothers, Joe Skvarka and Steve Skvarka, both of Robertsdale, Pa., Mary Backus of Mobile, Ala., Helen Rozanski of Sarasota, Fla., and Mike Skvarka of Williamsport, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Costello and Ann Armstrong; and a brother, George Skvarka.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Dudley. The Rev. Patrick Leahy will be celebrant. Burial will be in Ave Maria Cemetery, Dudley. The Fulton Honor Guard will conduct graveside military services.

Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. A Scriptural wake service will be held there at 8:30 p.m.

Kathryn E. Feltner

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Kathryn Emily "Katty" Feltner, 85, of Charles Town, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at her son's home in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Feb. 5, 1913, in Lovettsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Howard Garland and Annie Elizabeth Reek Smallwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth N. Feltner, in 1968.

She retired after 40 years as secretary for Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948, Charles Town.

She was a Baptist.

She was a charter member of Women of the Moose Chapter 1028, Charles Town, with 50 years of service; and a member of Academy of Friendship in the Moose.

She is survived by a son, Gary G. Mose of Ranson; a sister, Helen Falls of Charles Town; a brother, Lewis Smallwood of Ranson; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, May Dillow; and two brothers, Howard Smallwood and Willard Smallwood.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. Dr. Wyman Hall will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

John J. Brindle

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - John Jacob Brindle, 73, of 9998 Circle Drive, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at York (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 8, 1925, in St. Thomas, he was the son of the late Kenneth H. and Edna Olive Straley Brindle.

He was employed as a shipping clerk at J. Schoneman Co. for 38 years, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of Mount Olivet United Brethren Church.

He also was a member of Fort Loudon Senior Citizens and Mercersburg Moose Club.

He is survived by his wife, Eva J. Summers Brindle, whom he married in 1949; two sons, Jack W. Brindle of Hagerstown, and James L. Brindle of Chambersburg, Pa.; three sisters, Betty L. Hoover and Mary G. Burkett, both of Greencastle, Pa., and Edna J. Yablonski of Todd, Pa.; two half sisters, Adeline Saltzman of New Mexico and Esther Smith of Chambersburg; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas. The Rev. Stan McCammon will officiate. Burial will be in Park Lawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.

Sarah J. McCammon

Sarah Jane McCammon, 54, of 12930 The Terrace, Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, was preceded in death by her parents, Charles S. and Martha E. Meyers Stanton, and a brother, Charles S. Stanton Jr. She was a member of the National Education Association.

Donald J. Burdge

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Donald J. Burdge, 70, of 1180 Leisure Drive, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at his home.

Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Blairs Mills, Pa., he was the son of the late J. Bryan and Ethel Shearer Burdge.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church, Shippensburg, Pa.

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