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Obituaries

April 10, 1999

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Clyde T. Fischer

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Clyde Theodore Fischer, 71, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born March 30, 1928, in Amaranth, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Judson and Virgie Blanche Fischer Decker.

He was a retired employee of Fairchild Industries.

He was a member of Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019 and Moose Lodge 1483.

He is survived by four daughters, Vicki Lynn Fischer of Berkeley Springs, Kathy Ann Fowler of Great Cacapon, W.Va., Brenda Lee Barker of California and Anita Carol Knesser of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Stephen Wayne Fischer and Richard Theodore Fischer, both of Great Cacapon; two sisters, Ethel Virgie Shambaugh and Linda Glendora DeShong, both of Berkeley Springs; four brothers, Lewis Judson Decker of Engleside, Texas, James Albert Decker of Austin, Texas, Forrest Clem Decker of Berkeley Springs and Norman Roy Decker of Great Cacapon; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Eugene Fischer; a sister, Olive Geraldine Kidwell; and a brother, Earl Douglas Decker.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Rodney Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene Cemetery, Needmore, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open Monday at 10 a.m.

Delilah J. Gosnell

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Delilah J. Gosnell, 94, of Harrisburg, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at her home.

Born April 14, 1904, in Mapleville, Md., she was the daughter of the late James and Rose Nunemaker Keadle.

She was a homemaker.

She was the oldest surviving member of Linglestown United Methodist Church, Linglestown, Pa., where she was a member of the Salt and Pepper Club.

She was a member of AARP and a charter member of Linglestown Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed crocheting and making afghans.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet G. Cassel of Duncannon, Pa., and Jean C. Peeples of Harrisburg; a son, James R. Gosnell of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hoover Funeral Home, Harrisburg. The Rev. Dean Kinch will officiate. Burial will be in Shoops Cemetery, Harrisburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday one hour before the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

James J. Kyne

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James J. Kyne, 67, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at his home.

Born Jan. 27, 1932, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George H. and Gladys Michael Kyne.

He was employed for 40 years by W.S. Frey, where he worked as maintenance leader.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was a member of Berkeley Post 60, American Legion; Newton D. Baker Post 4019, VFW; and Berkeley Springs Lodge 1483, Loyal Order of the Moose.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Yost Kyne; a daughter, Phyllis Hovermale of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; a sister, Gladys Sword of Hagerstown; two brothers, Vincent L. Kyne of Berkeley Springs and Mack Kyne of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary E. Fredmen and Margaret Rankin; and five brothers, Vernon Kyne, George Kyne, Robert Kyne, Alfred Kyne and John Kyne.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Matthew T. Rowgh will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with a vigil service beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Lydia E. Whitacre

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lydia E. Whitacre, 76, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born July 4, 1922, in Columbia Furnace, Va., she was the daughter of the late Perry and Vembia Sine Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Whitacre.

She formerly owned and operated Whitacre Grocery Store and Farm Operations, and worked for Perfection Garment as a seamstress. She worked at various other stores in Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

She was a foster parent.

She was a member of Middleway Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons, George O. Whitacre of Katy, Texas, Bruce F. Whitacre of Charles Town, W.Va. and Timothy A. Whitacre of Lisbon, Conn.; a sister, Gladys Lewis of Inwood, W.Va.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Williams; and a stepbrother, Joe Shipp.

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