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Obituaries

April 05, 1999
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Raymond P. Hoover

WEST READING, Pa. - Raymond P. Hoover, 82, of HCR Manorcare, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at HCR Manorcare.

Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond O. and Eva Raifsnider Hoover.

He was a graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from January 1941 to March 1942, piloting warplanes flying between Canada and England.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by one sister, Patricia West of Chambersburg; one brother, Clarence E. Hoover of Chambersburg; seven nieces and one nephew.

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He was preceded in death by one sister.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Norland Cemetery. The Rev. Ruth I. Smith will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

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

James M. Copoulos

KEEDYSVILLE - James M. Copoulos, 73, of 87 S. Main St., died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 20, 1925, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Michael E. and Bertha B. Speak Copoulos.

His wife, Betty Covell Copoulos, died in 1992.

He was employed by Green Tree Services at Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown; and formerly by AFW Welding in Frederick and Town Center Sub and Pizza in Boonsboro.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army in North Africa. He received a Purple Heart.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Keedysville.

He was a member of Dixon-Troxell Post 212 American Legion in Funkstown, and Keedysville Ruritan Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Teresa O. Copoulos of Keedysville; one son, Stephen Copoulos of Keedysville; three sisters, Athena Roche of Baltimore, Christina Panagakos of Randallstown, Md., and Frances Myers of Owings Mills, Md.; one brother, John Copoulos of Ellicott City, Md.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Copoulos.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Linden Hill Cemetery in Frederick.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Erica E. Mason

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Erica Elizabeth Mason, 21, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va.

Born April 26, 1977, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Jerry Robinson and Kathy Mason, both of Martinsburg.

She was a 1995 graduate of Hedgesville High School.

She was employed at AB&C in Ranson, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Geraldine Mason of Martinsburg; paternal grandfather, Donald G. Robinson of Martinsburg; one brother, Shawn Mason of Martinsburg, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Thomas Boggess will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Floyd T. Shoemaker

HANCOCK - Floyd Thornton Shoemaker, 77, of Maple Ridge Road, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born May 21, 1921, at Millstone, Md., he was the son of the late Thornton J. and Leathie L. Hull Shoemaker.

He retired as a carpenter after 23 years with the National Park Service.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II in the Normandy and Central Europe campaigns. He received the Purple Heart.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock; DAV Chapter 14 Ralph S. Tagg; William D. Byron V.F.W. Post 1936 of Hagerstown; Military Order of The Purple Heart, 79th Division, 314th Infantry Association of WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Mae E. Myers Shoemaker, whom he married in 1947; three daughters, Mary Darlene Largent of Hagerstown, Pamela Estalee Johnson of Mercersburg, Pa., and Brenda Charmaine Jones of Chesterfield, Va.; one son, John Roy Shoemaker of Three Springs, Pa.; one sister, Virgie Cain of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one brother, David F. Shoemaker of Berkeley Springs; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ira Shoemaker.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Dennis Whitmore will officiate. Burial will be in Stone Bridge Brethren Cemetery, Hollow Road, Hancock, with military honors by Tri-State Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from noon.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750.

Sarah K. Detwiler

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sarah K. Detwiler, 97, of Penn Hall Nursing Center, and formerly of 997 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Penn Hall.

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