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Obituaries

May 05, 1999

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Alice R. Downey

WILLIAMSPORT - Alice Rohrer Downey, 78, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at her home.

Born March 5, 1921, in Funkstown, she was the daughter of the late Ray F. and Anna Hollyday Rohrer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Hollinger Downey, in 1979.

She was a 1939 graduate of Hagerstown High School; and a 1943 graduate of Western Maryland College.

She and her husband owned and operated Downey Dairy. She farmed until her husband's death in 1979.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She was a member of Women's Club; and a former member of Zonta Club of Hagerstown.

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She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Downey Hayes of Williamsport; and two grandchildren, Lindsay E. Hayes and Daniel S. Hayes, both of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Rohrer and Mary Stiles; and a brother, Richard Rohrer.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

James F. Seipler

James F. Seipler, 78, of 11326 Greenberry Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Feb. 21, 1921, in Catoctin Furnace, Md., he was the son of the late Cordie Alvin and Helen Stitley Seipler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia E. Hayman Seipler, in 1987.

He was employed by Pangborn Corp. for 40 years, retiring in 1985.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in Germany, England and Scotland.

He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Dixon Troxell Post No. 211 Funkstown American Legion; Pangborn Quarter Century Club; and AARP.

He is survived by a daughter, Gail K. Emery of Hagerstown; a son, Jay L. Seipler of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Hackett.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont, Md.

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

Roxane W. Askins

FREDERICK, Md. - Roxane W. Askins, 33, of 9710 B Bethel Road, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born April 24, 1966, in Frederick, she was the daughter of Don Askins of Boonsboro, and Fay A. Mitchell of Walkersville, Md., and stepdaughter of Roy Mitchell of Walkersville.

She was a 1984 graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High School.

She was account manager assistant for Metlfab Inc. in Frederick for several years, and recently began working for Betchel Corp. in Gaithersburg, Md.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Justin and Jake Wright of Frederick; her fiance, Dwayne Wright of Frederick; one half brother, Corey Askins of North Hills, Calif.; one stepbrother, Roy Mitchell of Hagerstown; one stepsister, Tonya Hollingsworth of Charlottesville, Va.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services and burial will be private.

The family will receive friends at 9 Chapel Place, Walkersville, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Roxane Askins Trust Fund, c/o FCNB, 100 Commerce Drive, Walkersville, MD 21793.

Arrangements are by Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.

Joseph Mossman

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Joseph "Joe" Mossman, 76, of Shannondale, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 23, 1922, in Denver, Colo., he was the son of the late Lorenz Mossman and Magdalen Holman Mossman Koehler.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose E. Mossman, in 1979.

He attended Catholic schools in Baltimore.

He had been employed with DCA Co., Baltimore, in the manufacturing of restaurant equipment and prior to that was employed with Martin-Marietta Co. in Baltimore.

He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 and Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71, both in Charles Town and Shannondale Club LTP in Harpers Ferry.

He is survived by his wife, Martha R. "Marti" Brewton Mossman; one daughter, Deborah Gudis of Marion, Ill.; one sister, Anne Hubback of Timonium, Md.; one brother, Larry Mossman of Glen Burnie, Md.; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lena Kovacs; and one brother, John Mossman.

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