September 01, 1998

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Wednesday, September 2, 1998 Edition

Sidney S. Metzner

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Sidney Samuel Metzner, 72, of Harmony Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at his home.

Born May 17, 1926, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Jack and Lillian Cherry Metzner.

He was a graduate of Central High School, Philadelphia. He received a bachelor of science in commerce and engineering from Drexel Institute of Technology. He received his master's in business administration from George Washington University, and had completed the doctoral curriculum in business administration at George Washington University.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served with the 69th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions in the Battle of Arden Forest.


He was a member and past president of B'nai Abraham Congregation of Hagerstown.

He was co-founder of Conservit Inc.; and was chairman of the board.

He was a member of a state commission advising the state on the problem of abandoned vehicles.

He was a member of Fighting 69th Association; Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries; and was on a variety of committees; American Iron and Steel Institute, and was director of the Metal Scrap Research and Educational Foundation.

He was past president of Hagerstown Junior Basketball League; and had served on the boards of the Salvation Army, The Maryland Theatre, and First Federal Savings and Loan Association.

He was an adjunct assistant professor of the graduate school of Frostburg State University; and adjunct assistant professor of economics of the University of Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne R. Metzner, whom he married March 23, 1947; a daughter, Carol Ann Metzner of Germantown, Md.; four sons, Stephen Elliott Metzner and Lewis Craig Metzner, both of Hagerstown, Jeffrey Lee Metzner of Englewood, Colo., and Jack Eric Metzner, of Myersville, Md.; a sister, Gloria Schwartz of Agoura, Calif.; a brother, Stoney Metzner of Tempe, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and two nieces.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Rabbi Janice Garfunkle will officiate. Burial will be in B'nai Abraham Cemetery.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Charlotte L. Fales

KEEDYSVILLE - Charlotte Lorraine Fales, 64, of 4731 Mount Briar Road, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at her home.

Born Jan. 16, 1934, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Daniel G. and Theresa L. Zimmerly Mumma.

She formerly was employed as a nursing assistant at Washington County Hospital; and had provided private home care.

She was a member of Mount Briar Church of God.

She had been a volunteer with Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co.

She is survived by her husband, Neil L. Fales, whom she married Nov. 4, 1951; a daughter, Noreen L. Haupt of Boonsboro; two sons, Scott C. Fales of Stafford, Va., and Curt N. Fales of Boonsboro; a sister, Audrey Morris; four brothers, George Mumma, Hubert Mumma, Lawrence Mumma and Layman Mumma; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and five brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph C. Burdette Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where friends may call today any time after 11 a.m.

Marie M. Shank

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Marie Martha Barnhart Shank, 83, of Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 24, 1914, in Warfordsburg, she was the daughter of the late James McCllan and Mary Ella Divelbliss Barnhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd L. Shank, in 1993.

She was retired from Musselmans Inc. in Biglerville, Pa., where she was a cannery worker.

She was a member of Harbor Light Temple in Chambersburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Verna M. Stevens of Needmore, Pa., Deloris Meek of Harrisburg, Pa., and Phyllis Patterson of Chambersburg; three sons, Lauren J. Shank of Chambersburg, E. Dean Shank of St. Albans, W.Va., and Thomas Boyd Shank of Ortanna, Pa; one brother, William Barnhart of St. Thomas, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Barnhart.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Buck Valley Methodist Church in Buck Valley, Pa. The Rev. E. Dean Shank and the Rev. Arnold W. Gooden will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining Buck Valley Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock; and on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. The funeral home will be open Thursday from noon to 9 p.m.

Clyde W. Foster

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