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Obituaries

February 28, 1999

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Frank J. Piluk

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Frank J. Piluk, 72, of HCR 81, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at his home.

Born April 20, 1926, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Mary Giza Piluk.

He was a retired self-employed stonemason for 45 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in both the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Baltimore, and attended St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Joan L. Adelsberger Piluk; one stepdaughter, Vikki Tyler of Chester, Pa.; two brothers, Joseph Piluk and James Piluk, both of Bel Air, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Walezak, and Josaphine Piluk; three brothers, Steve Piluk, George Piluk, and John Piluk.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, High Street, Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick will officiate.

There will be no visitation or viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Needmore Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 150, Needmore, PA 17238 or to Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750.

Iva C. Masser

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Iva C. Masser, 90, of 225 Apple Drive, Greencastle, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Nov. 11, 1908, in Wilbur Force, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Mary Patterson Coukell.

She was a 1927 graduate of High Bridge High School, High Bridge, N.J. She then graduated from Glassboro Normal School with a degree in elementary education.

She taught elementary school in Somerville, N.J., and taught kindergarten for one year and did substitute teaching in the Greencastle-Antrim School District.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Greencastle, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of High Bridge Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school prior to moving to Greencastle.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harry F. Masser, whom she married in 1935; one son, John F. Masser of Greencastle; one sister, Ethel Longley of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle Street, Greencastle. The Rev. Donald E. Reese will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the building fund of Grace United Church of Christ, 128 East Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA 17225.

Robert L. Frey

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert L. Frey, 51, of 1587 Newcomer Road, Chambersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born March 9, 1947, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Adin L. and Janet Martin Frey of Chambersburg.

He was a 1965 graduate of Chambersburg High School, Chambersburg.

He was owner/operator of Frey's Farm Dairy, Chambersburg. He and his wife also owned and operated the Drying Shed, Chambersburg.

He was a member of Chambersburg Mennonite Church, where he taught Sunday School and had served on various church committees.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hilsher Frey, whom he married in 1967; two sons, Kurtis L. Frey and Clifford L. Frey, both at home; three sisters, Linda Horst of Clear Spring, Fern Diller of Greencastle, Pa., and Miriam Hawbaker of Mercersburg, Pa.; two brothers, Eugene R. Frey of Lancaster, Pa., and Wilmer L. Frey of Colorado.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jerry A. Roth will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 555 Goshen, IN 46527.

Mary A. Gaumond

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Mary Arlene Gaumond, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 17, 1918, in Watertown, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Howard J. and Louella P. Scee Rockefeller.

She was a homemaker for many years. Prior to that she was a licensed insurance agent in Watertown. She then worked with North American Insurance Company as a secretary. She then published articles, wrote a poetry column and worked in layout with a local newspaper in Bowie, Md.

She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Stotler's Crossroads, W.Va.

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