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Obituaries

October 17, 1998

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Sunday, October 18, 1998 Edition

Michael L. Wolfensberger

Michael Lee Wolfensberger, 46, of 16733 National Pike, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at his home.

Born Aug. 21, 1952, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Dorothy Marie Berry Wolfensberger of Hagerstown and the late Kenneth Bryan Wolfensberger.

He was employed with The Dagman Hotel. He was previously employed with W. D. Byron and Sons, Inc. for a number of years.

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He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles 694.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Hallee Anne Wolfensberger at home; a son, Sean Michael Wolfensberger at home; a dear friend, Christina Sealock of Hagerstown; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

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

Oren E. Stouffer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Oren E. "Bing" Stouffer, 85, of 789 Anthony Highway, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 2, 1913, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late David O. and Sarah Seavers Stouffer.

He worked at Glasgow Construction Co. in Philadelphia as a carpenter for more than 50 years, retiring in 1975. Following his retirement, he operated a stand at the Fayetteville Flee Market, Fayetteville, Pa.

He was a member of Rehobath Lutheran Church, Shippensburg.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Gettysburg, Pa.; and Carpenters Union Local 1595 in Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie M. Ulrich Stouffer; a daughter, Patricia A. Albrecht of Chambersburg; a brother, Kermit Stouffer of Shippensburg; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister; and two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. and the Rev. Richard E. Sigler will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Monday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fayetteville Fire Department, 101 W. Main St., Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

 

Laurin E. Potter Sr.

Laurin E. Potter Sr., 89, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at his home.

Born Sept. 24, 1909, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Orville David and Sarah Pamela Norris Potter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine L. Marker Potter, in 1969.

He was an employee of Hagerstown Shoe Co., retiring in 1972 after 46 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

He was a 55-year member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion; a 69-year member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hagerstown; and a member of BPO Elks Lodge 378.

He is survived by a son, Laurin E. Potter Jr. of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Hope Hopson of Frederick, Md., and Crystal Snyder of Laurel, Md.; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Smith; two brothers, Preston Potter and Cecil Potter; and a half brother, Paul Norris.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. BPO Elks Lodge 378 will offer a memorial service also on Monday evening.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Barbara H. Kaplan

Barbara Helen Kaplan, 85, of 11218 Greenmount Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Aug. 10, 1913, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank Benjamin and Emma Florence Pittman Bitner.

She and her husband owned and operated Kaplan's Grocery in Williamsport.

She attended Congregation B'Nai Abraham, and was a member of the Sisterhood.

She was a past matron of the former Areme Chapter of the Eastern Star, now closed; and later became a member of Olive Branch Chapter 34 Order of the Eastern Star, Keedysville. She also was a member of Pocahontas of Conococheague Tribe 84, Williamsport; Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary; and AARP.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Melvin I. Kaplan; a sister, Virginia V. Minnich of Waynesboro, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

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