May 19, 1999

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Thursday, May 20, 1999 Edition

Janice E. Coffeen

Memorial donations for Janice Elizabeth Lantz Coffeen, of Hagerstown, who died Friday, May 7, 1999, may be made in her memory to The National Humane Education Society, 521-A E. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20176.


Bertha Weik

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bertha Weik, 94, of Penn Hall Manor and formerly of Chalfont, Pa., died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Menno-Haven in Chambersburg.

Born Jan. 30, 1905, in Dettinger an den Erms, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Jakob F. and Pauline Gollmer Ege.


She was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Weik, in 1992.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Chalfont Methodist Church.

She was active in a senior citizens group at the church.

She is survived by a daughter, Doris Naugle of St. Thomas, Pa.; a son, Carl W. Weik of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Rosa Weiff of Germany; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, and four brothers.

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Penn Hall Chapel, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Chaplains Bob Keener and Ray Geigley will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Penn Hall, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Olivia W. Farah

Olivia W. Farah, 85, of 1003 The Terrace, Hagerstown, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at the home of her daughter, Vivian Domian.

Born Sept. 18, 1913, in Broummana, Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Murad and Najibe Rizk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wadih J. Farah, in 1979.

She and her husband owned and operated several hotels in Lebanon.

She is survived by two daughters, Jacquline Anid of Pasadena, Calif., and Vivian Domian of San Dimas, Calif.; a son, J. Ramsay Farah, M.D. of Hagerstown; a sister, Olga Hallett of Binghamton, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Andrew S. Mohl will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rotary International Foundation, c/o Rotary Club of Longmeadows, 480 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St.

Logan W. Gladfelter

CLEAR SPRING - Logan Wade Gladfelter, stillborn infant of Christopher and Leann Long Gladfelter of Clear Spring, died at birth Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Alisha Gladfelter and Alyce Gladfelter, both at home; maternal grandmother, Wanda Olden of Hagerstown; maternal grandfather, Stuart Long of McConnellsburg, Pa.; maternal great-grandmother, Shirley Martin of McConnellsburg; maternal great-grandparents, Oscar and Lorraine Long of McConnellsburg; paternal grandmother, Myrna Long of McConnellsburg; paternal great-grandparents, Parker and Katherine Bivens of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; and paternal great-great-grandmother, Emma Carbaugh of McConnellsburg.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, near Chambersburg, Pa.

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

Richard K. McDowell

Richard K. McDowell, 57, of 119 John St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at his home.

Born April 25, 1942, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late David E. and Evelyn B. Wolfinger McDowell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca A. Houpt McDowell, in 1998.

He owned and operated Dick's Glass Shop for 31 years. He previously worked for Two Guys Department Store and Victor Ditto.

He was a member of First Christian Church.

He was a member of Funkstown Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by four daughters, Trudy Marie Thomas, Teresa Ann Fair and Elizabeth Starr Hay, all of Hagerstown, and Pamela Sue Fair of Smithsburg; a son, James David McDowell of Hagerstown; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

George C. Hosford

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - George C. Hosford, 66, of 6138 Greenbriar Lane, and formerly of Kensington, Conn., died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at his home. His death was attributed to heart failure.

Born Nov. 26, 1932, in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Wesley O. and Lousia Churchill Hosford.

He was a 1952 graduate of Newington High School in Newington, Conn.

A Korean War veteran, he served in the U.S. Army.

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