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Obituaries

October 11, 1998

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Monday, October 12, 1998 Edition

Daniel S. Secrest

CLEAR SPRING - Daniel S. "Dan" Secrest, 86, of 14007 Spickler Road, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at his home.

Born July 24, 1912, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Elmer D. and Annie Mae Snyder Secrest.

He was a lifelong farmer. He retired from Four States Livestock Co. after 39 years of service. He was a sales clerk for Lewis Renner Co. for 25 years and was employed by Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Clear Spring for 12 years.

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He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring for 74 years, where he served as deacon and elder. He served as treasurer for 26 years, superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and manager of St. Paul Cemetery for 36 years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, B. Marie Wiles Secrest; four daughters, Mildred M. Keefer and C. Louise Kitchen, both of Clear Spring, H. Lucille Kauffman of Hagerstown, and Mary Ellen Fritz of Seven Valleys, Pa.; one sister, Sarah Secrest Zimmerman of Big Pool; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Samuel Shields Secrest.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Clear Spring. The Rev. Richard Yates and the Rev. Steve Robertson will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Laura S. Bender

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Laura S. Miller Bender, 92, of 6850 Grindstone Hill Road, and formerly of 6709 Grindstone Hill Road, Chambersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at her home.

Born Nov. 19, 1905, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin E. and Mary Jane Creager Miller.

Her husband, William E. Bender, died in 1987. They were married March 24, 1923.

She was employed as a seamstress by Stanley Co. in Chambersburg from 1934 to 1944, and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Grindstone Hill in Chambersburg.

She also was a member of National AARP, Falling Spring Chapter of AARP in Chambersburg, and Ladies Auxiliary to AMVETS Post 224 in Chambersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Esther L. Schultz and Anna L. French, both of Chambersburg; three sons, Russell A. Bender, Robert W. Bender and Owen E. Bender, all of Chambersburg; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lelia Stoner and Ruth Miller; and three brothers, Roy Miller, Joe Miller and Harry Miller.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. Michael E. Allwein will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Grindstone Hill Building Fund, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Joseph A. Sallurday Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joseph A. Sallurday Sr., 74, of 1850 Edgar Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at his home.

Born July 20, 1924, in Hawk Run, Pa., he was the son of the late Alphonse and Sarah Vallelli Sallurday.

His wife, Winifred Lockley Sallurday, died in 1973. They were married June 6, 1945.

He was a 1942 graduate of Central High School in Scranton, Pa.

In 1970, he moved from Scranton to Chambersburg, where he was employed by Logistics Support Systems Analyst at Letterkenny Army Depot, and where he retired in 1979. He also was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot in Tobyhanna, Pa. After retiring from the U.S. government, and prior to his illness, he worked in quality assurance with Computer Science Corp. in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Rhinelands, Ardennes and Central Europe with Company C 315th Engineering Battalion 90th Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars and Victory Medal.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

He was a fourth-degree knight, and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1426, Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Tarquino-Washington Catholic War Veterans Post 1930, Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, all in Chambersburg; American Ukranian Veterans Association of Lackawana County, Pa., Seventy-Eighth Division Veterans Association, and Fraternal Order of Police.

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