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Obituaries

October 07, 1998

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Thursday, October 8, 1998 Edition

Clarence A. Stem Jr.

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Clarence A. "Buddy" Stem Jr., 74, of 14464 Charmain Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at his home.

Born Nov. 12, 1923, in Charmain, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Hazel Fitz Stem Sr.

He served in the 8th Division of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. During this time he was stationed in England. He earned several medals including: the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

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He worked at Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown; and at Strand Movie Theater and Arcade Movie Theater, both formerly of Waynesboro. He was last employed at the former GAF Corp., now ISP Minerals, Blue Ridge Summit, as a foreman in the shipping department for 40 years.

He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Fountaindale, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Emma C. Trout Stem, whom he married July 12, 1967; two daughters, Wanda K. Rickett of Waynesboro and Nancy M. Creager of Blue Ridge Summit; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Stem.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Jeffery Swanger will officiate. Burial will be in Fountaindale Union Cemetery, Adams County, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mary C. Baker

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary C. Knott Baker, 80, a resident of Greaton House, and formerly of 17-A W. North St., Waynesboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Shady Grove, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Bernard Walter and Elizabeth M. Cordell Knott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle W. Baker Sr., in 1995. They were married Sept. 2, 1939.

She attended Brown's Mill School, Kauffman Station, Pa.

She had been employed as a machine operator at Stanley Co., Chambersburg, Pa. Prior to retiring in 1976, she was employed at Connie's Sportswear, Waynesboro as a floor lady.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, and taught Sunday school in the primary department.

She was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 Ladies Auxiliary, Waynesboro.

She is survived by four sons, Merle W. Baker Jr. of State College, Pa., Eugene W. Baker of Waynesboro, Paul W. Baker of Merritt Island, Fla., and Douglas L. Baker of Riverview, Fla.; four sisters, Araminta E. Wallech of Hagerstown, Anna E. Leidig of Alexandria, Pa., Doreen L. Roub of Baltimore and Janet E. Zeigler of Waynesboro; five brothers, Ralph E. Knott of Lexington, Ind., Glen L. Knott of York, Pa., Paul E. Knott and Norman C. Knott, both of Waynesboro, and Charles L. Knott of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret L. Thomas, Dorothy H. Knott and Jean M. Calimer; and three brothers, Marlin W. Knott, Kenneth M. Knott and Donald L. Knott.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Lynn D. Trutt will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Vivian M. Brandenburg

WILLIAMSPORT - Vivian M. Brandenburg, 86, of 1605 Virginia Ave., formerly of 950 Mulberry Ave. in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born March 4, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Grandville and Jenny Edith Harp Brandenburg.

She was a 1930 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by Fleisher's Department Store and later by W.F. Pryor Publishing Co.

She was a life member of Christ's Reformed Church United Church of Christ; a member of Berean Sunday School class, and taught Sunday school in the primary department from 1930 to 1955.

She is survived by cousins.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen A. Brandenburg; and a brother, Albert H. Brandenburg.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ's Reformed Church U.C.C., 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Marvin G. Clingerman

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