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February 27, 1999

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Albert E. Rascicot

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Albert E. Rascicot, 78, of Kearneysville, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at his home.

Born Dec. 17, 1920, in Canada, he was the son of the late Albert E. and Marie Rose Rascicot.

He retired from Childrens Hospital in Boston.

He is survived by his wife, Arvella Unger Rascicot; a daughter, Sally Halpem of West Warehouse, Mass.; two sons, Robert Rascicot of Keystone Heights, Fla. and Albert Rascicot of West Bridgewater, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Una A. Cummings of Winchester, Va. and Agnes Elliott of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; four stepsons, Charles Mobley of Gerrardstown, Max Mobley of Winchester, Samuel Mobley of Summit Point, W.Va. and Thomas Mobley of Greensprings, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 24 stepgrandchildren; and 23 step-great-grandchildren.

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Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Orpha L. Cook

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Orpha Lee Cook, 72, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at her home.

Born July 18, 1926, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Lillian Ott Miller.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She worked a clerical position with Hallmark Stores.

She is survived by her husband, John Henry Cook; a daughter, Diane Bogden of Charles Town; a son, Mike Cook of Ranson, W.Va.; a sister, Corinne Miller of Charles Town; a brother, Kenneth Miller of Charles Town; three grandchildren; a stepgrandson; and a step-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Sue Cook; and a sister, Elsie Bennett.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson.

Russell C. Pape

WARDENSVILLE, W.Va. - Russell C. Pape, 80, of Wardensville, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born May 6, 1918, in Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Christian and Clara Sorenson Pape.

He retired from Harnischfeger, Inc.

He served on the Milwaukee Narcotics Squad as a detective; fire and rescue for the Wisconsin State Fair speedway; and was a union steward at Harnischfeger.

He served with the U.S. Army in the Asian Theater in World War II; he was a member of the First Cavalry Division; and served on General Douglas MacArthur's Honor Guard. He also served in the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Pellmann Pape; two daughters, Marilyn Volland of Greenfield, Wis. and Christie Miller of Warminster, Pa.; two stepsons, Richard Thomas and Robert Thomas, both of Winchester, Va.; a sister, Irene Smith of Wisconsin; a brother, Melvin Pape of Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

A memorial service will be held in April in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

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