October 22, 1998

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Albert H. Forrester

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Albert H. Forrester, 91, of 1355 2nd Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at the home of his daughter, Doris Bikle.

Born May 10, 1907, in Horse Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late E. Cleveland and Berna Rosenberry Forrester.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Sellers Forester, in 1991.

He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, and was a former member of the choir and church council.

He was logger. He later farmed in Letterkenny.

He retired in 1973 as a founding partner in Forrester Tractor Sales and as a partner in Forrester Lincoln-Mercury Inc.

He was a member of Pennsylvania Farm Equipment Dealers Association; Pennsylvania Farmers Association; and was a former director of Salem Cemetery.


He is survived by seven children, Doris Bikle, Harold Forrester, Laura Jean Gunnet, Eleanor Ostrasky, Carls S. Forrester, Gerald R. Forrester, and A. Jay Forrester, all of Chambersburg; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings Stoey Forrester and Ray W. Forrester, both of Shippensburg, Pa., and Mabel Hammond and Harry D. Leedy, both of Chambersburg.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, a granddaughter, a sister and two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The Rev. Beth R. Lupolt will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Greene Township.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg; and Monday 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Carolyn A. Howell

Carolyn Avera Howell, 58, of 11146 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at her home.

Born May 8, 1940, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Donald J. Hartzell and Lucille Etter Straesser.

She formerly was employed at McCrory's at Valley Mall. More recently, she was employed for 19 years as an instructional assistant with Washington County Board of Education at the Job Development Center in Smithsburg.

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar A. Howell Sr., whom she married June 9, 1959; four sons, Edgar Allen Howell Jr. of Woodbridge, Va., Donald J. Howell of Hagerstown, Joseph A. Howell of Smithsburg and Robert L. Howell of Hagerstown; a half brother, Bill Straesser of Altoona; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a half brother, Michael Straesser.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown. The Rev. R. Edward Hampton will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery, Boonsboro.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Friends may call after 11 a.m.

The omission of flowers is requested.

Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Temple Children's Camping Fund, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

J. Rosella Snyder

CLEAR SPRING - J. Rosella Snyder, 81, of 14809 National Pike, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 20, 1917, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sadie Jane Lefever Keyser Sr.

She was a member of Calvary Temple Church in Williamsport.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, David L. Snyder; four daughters, Linda A. Snyder of Greenville, N.C., Judy E. Snyder of Baltimore, Roberta E. Fox of Oquawke, Ill., and Kathryn M. Snyder of Clear Spring; two sons, Richard E. Snyder of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Kenneth L. Snyder of Inwood, W.Va.; two sisters, Dorothy E. Landis of Hagerstown and Margaret N. Bloyer of Williamsport; one brother, Albert L. Keyser Jr. of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys M. Keyser and Mary A. King.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Anita Lynne Home, 13757 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740 or Big Pine Children's Shelter, P.O. Box 1307, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Catherine H. Brooke

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Catherine H. Brooke, 88, of Room 531, Penn Hall, and formerly of North First Street in McConnellsburg, Pa., and Washington, D.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Penn Hall.

Born Jan. 12, 1910, in Crum Lynne, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Bridget Shevelin Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. "Bing" Brooke, in 1970.

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