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Obituaries

May 12, 1999

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John M. Baer Jr.

WOLFSVILLE, Md. - John M. "Sonny" Baer Jr., 65, of Martin Road, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at his home.

Born Aug. 20, 1933, in Wolfsville, he was the son of the late John M. and Hattie M. Eccard Bear Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie J. Baer, in 1991.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc., Hagerstown.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Wolfsville.

He was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Smithsburg. He was a former member of Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association; and Cascade American Legion Post No. 239.

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He is survived by a daughter, Penny Rowland of Wolfsville; two sisters, Lorraine Harne of Wolfsville and Charlotte Morgan of Middletown, Md.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Effie Keller and Catherine Frushour; and two brothers, Robert Bear and Lloyd Bear.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Pastor Randy Reid will officiate. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Cemetery, Wolfsville.

The family will receive friends Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville, MD 21773.

Richard H. Wolf

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Richard H. Wolf, 94, of Mercersburg, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born May 5, 1905, near Mercersburg, he was the son of the late George L. and Susan J. Clapsadle Wolf.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Bashoar Wolf, in 1977.

He was a 1928 graduate of Mercersburg Academy and a 1932 graduate of Shippensburg (Pa.) Normal School, now Shippensburg University.

He taught school in Montgomery Township. In 1945, he opened Wolf's Racket Store of Mercersburg and operated it until his retirement in 1970.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mercersburg.

He is survived by a son, Thomas R. Wolf of Mercersburg; and a granddaughter, R. Ellen Wolf of New York City.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael R. Brendle will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8 Linden Ave., Mercersburg, PA 17236; or The MMP & W Ambulance Club, 132 N. Main St., Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

James H. Tederick

WILMINGTON, Del. - James Heyward Tederick, 84, of Wilmington, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at Elsmere Veterans Affairs Hospital in Elsmere, Del.

Born May 23, 1914, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Asa O. and Catherine Neal Brantner Tederick.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Dora M. Tederick, in 1984.

He worked at Interwoven Mills and he and his wife ran Wheatland Motel for 20 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean during World War II and was a member of USS Brooklyn baseball team.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and Chambers Men's Bible Class. He attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Delaware and was a member of the ABC Sunday School class.

He played semi-pro baseball in Martinsburg, playing with the Blue Sox in the 1940s and 1950s, and later with the Blair Team of the Bi-county League.

He is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Tederick of Martinsburg and Alice Haines of Baltimore; four nieces, including Sheila D. James, with whom he lived; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn Schad and Mary Fultz; and three brothers, Lucien Tederick, Paul Tederick and Thomas Tederick.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military services by Newton D. Baker Post 896 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Berkeley Post 14, American Legion.

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

Ruth R. Leitch

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Services for Ruth R. "Book" Leitch, 93, of Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, who died Sunday, April 18, 1999, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. The Rev. William Harter will officiate. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

Audrey L. Duke

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Audrey L. Duke, 90, of Charles Town, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at her home.

Born Feb. 17, 1909, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George and Grace Amelia Chambers Duke.

She was a 1926 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She was a retired secretary for the U.S. government on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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