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Obituaries

April 20, 1999

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John P. Easterday

RIPPON, W.Va. - John Paul "Pete" Easterday, 80, of Rippon, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born in 1919 in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul B. and Naomia McDonald Easterday.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Virginia "Baby" Hough Easterday.

He attended Jefferson County schools.

He worked for the past 20 years for Mrs. Ora Cooper, at Rion Hall Farm, Charles Town. He had been a painter employed by the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

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He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town.

He was a member of Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71, Charles Town, VFW Memorial Post 3522, Charles Town, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 948, all of Charles Town; and Brunswick (Md.) Eagles Club.

He is survived by a sister, Louise Hood of Venice, Fla.; three brothers, Donald Easterday of Cedar Grove, W.Va., Kenneth Easterday of Lacey, Wash., and Douglas Easterday of St. Louis; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. John Alfriend will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Eugene B. Grossnickle

Eugene B. Grossnickle, of Hagerstown, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at his home.

Born in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond and Myrtle Baker Grossnickle.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was self-employed in milk transportation.

He is survived by his wife, Helen V. Grossnickle; two daughters, Judith Ann Galvach of Woodbridge, N.J., and Jeri Lynn Gomez of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Corinne Ruth of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

William K. McCarty Sr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William Kenneth "Ken" McCarty Sr., 71, of Charles Town, died Monday, April 20, 1999, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Nov. 23, 1927, in Airmont, Va., he was the son of the late John William and Lula Mae Martz McCarty.

He was a graduate of Lincoln (Va.) High School.

He retired from the Metro-Transit System in Washington, D.C.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of two senior bowling leagues in Charles Town; Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948, both of Charles Town; Northern Virginia Senior Softball League, Fairfax County, Va.; Concord Masonic Lodge 0307, Vienna, Va.; Scottish Rite Mason; served on the board of directors of Ebenezer Cemetery, Bluemont, Va.; was a member of Kena Shrine Temple, Fairfax, Va.; and a member of Kena 500 Unit "Little Autos," Fairfax, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Joyce Davis McCarty; three daughters, Deborah L. McCarty of Indianapolis, Stacey L. McKenzie of Vienna, and Amy M. French of Waterford, Va.; a son, William K. McCarty Jr. of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Sadie E. Kemp of Mount Airy, Md., and Roberta P. Underwood of Berryville, Va.; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ollie McCarty, and a brother, Robert McCarty.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Charles Town Presbyterian Church. The Rev. William Everhart will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bluemont, Va.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Concord Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, Jefferson County Chapter, Robert Ott, 420 Forrest Ave., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Charles R. Dukehart

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Charles R. "Charlie" Dukehart, 86, of 255 Antietam Drive, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at his home.

Born Feb. 3, 1913, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Adam C. and Gertrude Funk Dukehart.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine E. Mumma Alden Dukehart, in 1995. They were married Sept. 4, 1993.

He was a 1931 graduate of Loyola High School, Baltimore. He graduated from a college in Dunkirk, N.Y. He attended Passionist Seminary in New York.

He worked in the family business, A.C. Dukehart and Sons Construction in Waynesboro. He retired in 1975.

He was a member of Saint Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2068, Waynesboro; Auxiliary member of Legion of Mary; BPO Elks Lodge 731, Waynesboro; and National AARP.

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