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Obituaries

December 17, 1998

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John C. Schnebly

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - John C. Schnebly, 78, died of pneumonia and complications from multiple sclerosis on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998.

Born Sept. 21, 1920 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Joseph William and Ruth Elizabeth Chesnut Schnebly.

He was employed by Byron Motion Pictures in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1976 as a lab technician.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving on two destroyers, one of which was sunk in the Pacific.

He was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ in Arlington, Va.

He was a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Schnebly; two sons, Andrew Schnebly and Robert Schnebly, two sisters, Margaret Pickerell of San Diego and Jane Flurie of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

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Burial was at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va.

Arrangements were by Murphy's Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, Va.

Anna M. Holder

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Anna Margaret Holder, 82, of 14 Locust Blvd., died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at Frederick Memorial Hospital

Born Feb. 12, 1916, in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Stanley and Irene Elizabeth Baker Minnick.

She retired from Drug Fair in Frederick.

She is survived by her husband, Woodrow N. Holder; seven sisters, Dorothy Himes and Patsy Roelkey, both of Weverton, Evelyn House of Boonsboro, Kitty Lydard of Jefferson, Md.; Helen Brandenburg and Connie Harmon, both of Braddock Heights, Md., and Bonnie Jackson of Myersville, Md.; one brother, Ronnie Minnick of Weverton; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. James K. Hamrich and the Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery in Brownsville..

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may visit any time on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Hook United Methodist Church, c/o Clarence G. West, 504 Schley Ave., Frederick, MD 21701.

John J. Fix Jr.

A service for John Jacob Fix Jr., 42, of Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, will be held today at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsport. Military honors will be provided by Morris Frock Post 42.

John A. Ferro

SMITHSBURG - John Anthony Ferro, 65, of Smithsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 31, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Faye Smeck of Manhattan, N.Y., and the late Frank Ferro.

He graduated from Long Island University; and received his master's degree from City College of New York.

In 1992, he retired from the U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked as a data processing systems designer for House Information Systems.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force; and later was an officer in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Hagerstown.

He was a board member and secretary of Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services. He was a member of American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judith Ferro; and two sons, Frank Ferro and Christopher Ferro, both of Baltimore.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Fullen will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Anna B. Shank

QUINCY, Pa. - Anna B. Shank, 83, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 14393 Walnut Loop, Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 17, 1915, in Shady Grove, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clyde W. and Henrietta Wilkinson Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle E. "Joe" Shank, in 1988.

She was a homemaker. Earlier, she had worked at GEM Garment Factory of Greencastle; and Stanley Co. of Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greencastle.

She was a founding member of Shady Grove Women's Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Martha S. McCleary of Greencastle and Bonita J. Shank of Greencastle; a son, James E. Shank of Waynesboro; a brother, Robert W. Smith of Waynesboro; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; three brothers; and a grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Alan Wilson and the Rev. Donald Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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