wwwobits for 5/23

May 22, 1999

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Sunday, May 23, 1999 Edition

Rozella M. Lane

Rozella Mae Lane, 75, of 1200 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 22, 1999, at her home.

Born July 31, 1923, in Oxford, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leon and Mae Ingram Brigham.

She was owner and operator of Rozella's Beauty Salon and Antietam Beauty Salon for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert E. Lane; a son, William Robert Lane of Clear Spring; a sister, Laura Bauder of Norwich, N.Y.; two brothers, Leon Brigham of Earlville, N.Y. and Kenneth Brigham of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Maude Wright; and a brother, Duane Brigham.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.


The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 Columbia St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Alfred L. Place

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Alfred Lewis Place, 62, of Winchester Grade Road, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at his home.

Born Feb. 20, 1937, in Town of Northeast, Duchess County, N.Y., he was the son of Zenneda Barber Place of Amenia, N.Y. and the late Alfred Place.

He was a 1955 graduate of Pine Plains High School, Pine Plains, N.Y.; and attended Community College at Pawling, N.Y.

He worked as a master metal technician with White Post Restorations in White Post, Va.

He served in the U.S. Army during the late 1950s and was stationed in Korea.

He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley Springs.

He was a member of Risinger-Stotler VFW Post No. 4019 in Berkeley Springs.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Margaret Julia Nelson Place; a daughter, Alison Ebert of New Bern, N.C.; four sons, Donald G. Place of Peekskill, N.Y., Gregory Place of Valatie, N.Y., Jon A. Erickson of Scituate, Mass. and Karl E. Erickson of East Nassau, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Storms of Petersburg, N.Y. and Shirley Hines of Baltimore; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be offered Monday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. Stephen J. Cuff will officiate. Burial will be in Amenia.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, where a prayer service will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. by Tri-State Honor Guard. The funeral home will be open today from noon to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Building and Memorial Fund, 401 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Marian E. Shochet

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Marian Elizabeth Graaf Shochet, 80, of Tuscawilla Hills, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at the home of her daughter.

Born June 2, 1918, in Lehighton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Willis and Lottie Mae Leininger Graaf.

She was a graduate of Penn State University in State College, Pa.; and received her master's degree in Psychology from American University in Washington D.C.

She retired as an administrative officer with Lutheran Social Services in Washington D.C.

She served in the U.S. Army Corp., during World War II.

She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town, where she was a member of Trinity Circle Women.

She was a member of the Board of Trustees Lutheran Home in Rockville, Md.; a member of Golden Corral Ladies League in Charles Town; Golden Corral Senior Citizens League in Charles Town; Charles Town Bridge Club; and Penn State Alumni Association.

She is survived by her husband of 52 and a half years, Albert Irvin Shochet; a daughter, Joann Shochet Perkins of Charles Town; a son, Albert I. Shochet Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Pauline Graaf and Vivian Holland, both of Lehighton and Joan Gavin of Venice, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 119 S. Seminary St., Charles Town. The Rev. Richard E. Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour before the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 119 S. Seminary St., Charles Town, WV 25414; Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 300 S. Preston St., Ranson, WV 25438; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

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