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Obituaries

June 14, 1999

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M. Mildred Strait

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - M. Mildred Strait, 83, of 314 E. Market St., McConnellsburg, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Seidle Nursing Home in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 26, 1915, in McConnellsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Alexander and Daisy Wink Alexander Washabaugh.

She was a 1933 graduate of McConnellsburg High School.

She had worked for United Telephone Co. as an operator; and at the former H-P Store, McConnellsburg, as a clerk.

She was a member of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Melvin Strait Jr. of Mechanicsburg; one grandchild, Rebecca Firestone; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, George B. Alexander.

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Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Ethel F. Mellott

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Ethel F. Mellott, 78, of Pioneer Drive, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Needmore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David and Maude Clark Stevens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Mellott, in 1942.

She retired from J. Schoeneman Co. in 1984, where she had worked as a seamstress for 37 years. She had also worked at Letterkenny Army Depot.

She was a member of Fort Loudon United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church Women, was former member of the choir and served on church committees.

She was a member of Norland AARP Norland Chapter.

She is survived by seven nieces and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fort Loudon United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Rauhut will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas and at 10 a.m. at the church on Friday. The funeral home will be open Thursday from 2 p.m.

Richard E. Upperman

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Richard Eugene Upperman, 55, of 38 Carlton Circle, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at his home.

Born Oct. 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles and Ada Hocker Upperman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Overcash Upperman, in 1987; and by his second wife, Carolyn Jean Wright Upper, in May 1999.

He was employed by Erie Insurance as an appraiser.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Marine Corps League; Military Order of Devil Dogs; AMVETS Post 224; American Legion 612; St. Thomas and 606, Fort Loudon; Chambersburg Club; V.F.W. Post 1599, Chambersburg; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonary, George Washington Lodge; Franklin Fire Co. No. 4; and St. Thomas Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by one son, Christopher Upperman of St. Thomas; two stepsons, Roy Guessford Jr. of Greencastle, Pa., and Rodney Guessford of Williamsport; two stepdaughters, Robin Miller of Hagerstown and Kimberly Hovanec of Greencastle; three brothers, Arthur Upperman of Carlisle, Pa., Charles S. Upperman of Horse Valley, Pa., and Donald D. Upperman of St. Thomas; five sisters, Alva Kline, Arlene Hull, Peggy Stine and Janis Stoy, all of Chambersburg, and Matilda Stine of Fort Loudon; two grandchildren, and seven stepgrandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas United Methodist Church. The Rev. James E. Gilliam will officiate.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold C. Kinzer

HALFWAY - Harold Clem Kinzer, 77, of 11118 Mount View Circle, Halfway, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 4, 1921, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Patrick and Mary Summers Kinzer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Springer Kinzer, in 1972.

He was employed as a data processor for the Washington County Commissioners, retiring in 1989. He previously worked for Prudential Life Insurance Co. as an agent, and for Fairchild Aircraft Corp.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 11th Armored Div. of Gen. Patton's 3rd Army. He received the Purple Heart. He also took part in the liberation of two concentration camps. He re-enlisted in 1948 and was a recruiter in Hagerstown. He served in the Korean Conflict in Pusan and received the Oak Leaf Cluster for wounds received near the Chosin Reservoir.

He was a member of Calvary Temple, Williamsport.

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