August 25, 1998

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William E. Barthlow Jr.

MYERSVILLE, Md. - William E. "Buzz" Barthlow Jr., 56, of Myersville, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 4, 1942, he was the son of the late William E. Barthlow Sr. and Hazel L. Brightwell Barthlow.

He was employed for 31 years by the Food and Drug Administration at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

He was a former scoutmaster in the Wolfsville, Md., area. He hiked the length of the C&O Canal twice and the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

He was involved with Myersville Junior Baseball and was a coach. He umpired for Myersville Junior Baseball and Myersville Mount Zion United Methodist Church baseball tournaments, and recently received a plaque of appreciation. He also umpired for Quincy-Mont Alto, Pa.-area baseball teams.


He was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Smithsburg; Bassmasters, Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum, Western Maryland Railroad Society and K-Line Collectors Club.

He is survived by his wife, June D. Lewis Barthlow; two sons, Chris E. Barthlow Sr. and Brian E. Barthlow, both of Myersville; a sister, Frances Joan Divel of Frederick; a brother, Ray Barthlow of Frederick; a grandson; a stepgranddaughter; 12 nephews and eight nieces.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Alban Barthlow; an infant sister, Mae Elizabeth Barthlow; and a brother, Melvin T. Barthlow.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The Revs. Ronald A. Beverlin and James Flora will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Myersville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Myersville Junior Baseball Association, P.O. Box 218, Myersville, Md. 21773; American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701; or Boy Scouts of America, 18600 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Foom Y. Louie

PAOLI, Pa. - Foom Y. "Jack" Louie, 83, a resident of Mainline Nursing Home, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the nursing home.

He was born Sept. 12, 1914, in Hong Kong.

He came to the United States in 1935.

He owned and operated the Eagle Chinese Restaurant in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Chinese Christian Church in Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Yip Chun Hung Louie of Philadelphia; two daughters, Toy Pin Mark of Valley Forge, Pa., and Toy Ngor Quan of Philadelphia; three sons, Ling Louie of Hagerstown, Ying Kowk Louie of Woodbridge, Va., and Leong Hing Louie of Lutherville, Md.; and grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Aug. 24, at Chinese Christian Church in Philadelphia. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Pa.

Arrangements were by John R. Deady Funeral Home, Philadelphia.

Beverly M. Gilbert

DEARING, Ga. - Beverly May Thomas Gilbert, 55, of 3573 Hillman Gay Road South East, died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at her home.

Born in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of Edwin Thomas and Mildred Thomas of Hagerstown.

She retired as morning manager at Axon's Mini Mart.

She is survived by her husband, William Gilbert; a daughter, Tina Churchey of Dearing; two sons, William Gilbert of Jacksonville, Fla., and Greg Gilbert of Hagerstown; two sisters, Shirley Bartgis of Westminster, Calif., and Darlene Snyder of Hagerstown; three brothers, Ed Thomas Jr. and Mike Thomas, both of Hagerstown, and Henry Thomas of Sacramento, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Services were Monday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at Starling Funeral Home in Harlem, Ga. The Rev. Jimmy Robbins Jr. officiated. Burial was in Harlem Memorial Cemetery, Harlem.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospice Care, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Ga. 30910.

Genevieve D. Burke

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Genevieve D. Burke, 75, of 1790 Wisteria Drive, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at her home.

Born July 21, 1923, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sally Demas Brisco.

Her husband, Benjamin Burke, died in 1961.

She was employed as an explosives operator at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of John Wesley AME Zion Church.

She was a former daughter of Laurel Lodge IBPOE of Women, Lodge 133, in Chambersburg.

She is survived by a daughter, Zada A. Burke of Chambersburg; three sisters, Viola Quivers and Lorraine Jenkins, both of Chambersburg, and Kathleen Robinson of Fayetteville, Pa.; a brother, Chester E. Brisco of Harrisburg, Pa.; a grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

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