January 06, 1999

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Thursday, January 07, 1999 Edition

Naomi H. Shank

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Naomi H. Shank, 92, a resident of Menno-Haven in Chambersburg, and formerly of Marion, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 25, 1906, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Hettie Horst Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Shank, in 1969.

She had worked as a nurse's aide at Mennonite Old People's Home in Maugansville.

She was a member of Marion Mennonite Church in Marion, where she served for 26 years as a deacon's wife and was active in the church's sewing circle.


She is survived by a stepdaughter, Ruth E. Diller of Greencastle, Pa.; three stepsons, Glenn H. Shank of Chambersburg, Marlin W. Shank of Marion and Raymond W. Shank of Harrisonburg, Va.; 28 stepgrandchildren; 63 stepgreat-grandchildren; and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three stepsons, Paul Shank, John Shank and Charles Shank; and nine sisters and brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Marion Mennonite Church, 4365 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg. Bishop Merle Cordell, Bishop Mahlon Eshleman and Chaplain Vernon Isner will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Menno-Haven, Chambersburg. Chaplain Samuel Troyer will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle; and Saturday one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Menno-Haven Benevolent Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

E. Bernice Gamble

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - E. Bernice Gamble, 98, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 642 Lincoln Way East, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Menno Haven.

Born Oct. 8, 1900, in Dry Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Sharpe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul M. Gamble Sr., in 1981.

She had worked for Western Union as a telegrapher for more than 30 years.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg.

She was a past matron of Martha Custis Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Chambersburg.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet Madeline of Hubbard, Ohio; a son, Paul M. Gamble Jr. of Audubon, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Private burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Carl Cato Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Carl Cato Jr., 71, of 60 Topaz Drive, and formerly of Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 29, 1927, in Garrett, Texas, he was the son of the late Alfred C. and Mary M. Huffstetler Cato Sr.

He was a graduate of Ennis High School, Ennis, Texas.

He retired in 1985 as a logistics manager with the Department of Defense at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass. Previously, he served 21 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1967 as a senior master sergeant. He served during World War II, the Korean War and in Vietnam.

He was a life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; a member of Hume McNeal Byers AMVETS Post 224; and Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46, all of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine M. Gramley Cato, whom he married March 8, 1957; two daughters, Linda Phillips of Frederick, Md., and Nanci Niebauer of Poolesville, Md.; a son, James C. Cato of Panama City, Fla.; a sister, Mabel Fraze of Ennis; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be today at 9 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Ray Kauffman will officiate.

Military graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Stover Cemetery in Arronsburg, Pa.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Summit Home Health Care, 176 Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Margaret L. Hoffman

FREDERICK, Md. - Margaret Louise Hoffman, 78, of 7930 Yellow Springs Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1921, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ralph Henry and Nellie Lapole Bowlus.

She retired in 1976 from American Optical Co. in Frederick after 18 years.

She was a Lutheran.

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