October 10, 1998

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Robert B. Clark

Robert Byron Clark, 81, of 7 Redwood Circle, Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at his daughter's home.

Born Jan. 24, 1917, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Byron and Lillian Cecelia Fisher Clark Sr.

He graduated from New York School Chiropractic and then received a bachelor's degree from Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts. Later, he received a master's degree from Rutgers University and a master's degree in administration at the University of Maryland.


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

He worked as a chiropractor, then as a chemist with Dupont Inc. in Delaware. He taught high school biology and chemistry, and was a school administrator. Before retiring in 1979, he was a microbiologist at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md.

He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church of Hagerstown. He was a member of Silver Haired Legislature in West Virginia and president of AARP Chapter 623 for four years.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Maureen O. Clark; a daughter, Margaret Helen Wade of Hagerstown; two sons, Robert Byron Clark Jr. of Silver Spring, Md., and Paul Lanning Clark of Frederick, Md.; nine grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Pastor James R. Hoffer will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seventh-day Adventist Church of Hagerstown Building Fund, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Kathryn M. Hartman

QUINCY, Pa. - Kathryn M. Embly Hartman, 87, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 806 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born June 19, 1911, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Leslie and Sudie R. Needy Embly.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene B. Creager, in 1945. They were married in 1938. She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Herman H. Potter, in 1973. They were married in 1947. She was preceded in death by her third husband, Clarence J. Hartman, in 1990. They were married in 1981.

She worked as a clerk in the sewing department at J.J. Newberry's in Waynesboro, retiring in 1973 after 24 years of service.

She was a member of Church of the Brethren of Greencastle, where she had been a member of the Berean Sunday School Class since 1961.

She is survived by a daughter, Delores A. Creager of Greencastle; a sister, Mary Eigenbrode of Waynesboro; two brothers, Richard Embly of Waynesboro and Mitchell Embly of State Line, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve West; and two brothers, Robert Embly and Ted Embly.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Church of the Brethren, 36 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Robert M. Thacker will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Washington Township, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Union Rescue Missions Inc., 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Frances Leiter Center for Child and Family Counseling, 248 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.


James W. Breen Jr.

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - James William Breen Jr., 57, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 5, 1941, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Claudia Lilley Breen of Hedgesville and the late James William Breen Sr.

He was formerly employed at Spring Mills 76 Truck Stop.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Young Breen; a daughter, Susan Breen of Hedgesville; a brother, Thomas Charles Breen of Hedgesville; and three sisters, Darlene Ruggieri and Virginia Varchetto, both of Pittsburgh, and Patricia Staub of Charlotte, N.C.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. L. Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Sleepy Creek, W.Va.

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

William F. Sankbeil Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A memorial service for William Frank Sankbeil Jr., 71, who died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Martinsburg. The Rev. Watts will officiate. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 119 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg.

Margaret R. Mehaffey

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