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Obituaries

July 27, 1999

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Thursday, July 27, 1999 Edition




Paul M. Byrne

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Paul M. Byrne, 59, of 6113 Frontier Drive, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at 4276 Warm Spring Road, Greencastle, Pa., the home of his mother where he had been visiting.

Born Oct. 15, 1939, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Mary A. Hurdle Byrne and the late Charles J. Byrne.

He was a 1957 graduate of Wakefield High School, Arlington, Va.

He retired in 1995 from National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., as a scientific instrument maker, after 16 years of service. He received numerous awards for instrument design. He had been previously employed by St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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He was a member of Chambersburg Club, Chambersburg, American Legion, Bethesda, and American Field Trials Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Kevin M. Byrne of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Barbara A. Wells of Marion, Pa., and Mary A. Wilson of Trappe, Md.; three brothers, Charles J. Byrne III of Gaithersburg, Md., Stephen M. Byrne of Shippensburg, Pa., and David A. Byrne of Waynesboro, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Welby E. Burns

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Welby E. "Bill" Burns, 62, of 1069 Lincoln Way West, Lot 10, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 16, 1937, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Ray C. Sr., and Bessie Margaretta Mills Burns.

He retired in 1996 from Hess Self-Serve Gasoline Station, Chambersburg, as a cashier after 13 years.

He was a member of Hume-McNeal-Byers AmVets Post 224, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta "Louise" Kump Burns, whom he married in 1971; four sisters, Betty Schooley and Barbara Pitras, both of West Palm Beach, Fla., Arlene Rice of Fayetteville, Pa., and Linda L. Helman of Shippensburg, Pa.; a brother, V. Michael Burns of Richmond, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Clyde R. Sprankle

Clyde R. Sprankle, 86, of 1745 Edgewood Hill Circle, Hagerstown, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Reeder's Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born June 24, 1913, in Broadfording, he was the son of the late Clyde Herman and Lydia Gertrude Bartles Sprankle.

He was employed by Breakstone Dairy in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Trinity Bible Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Josephine V. Sprankle; one daughter, Sandra Sprankle Rainbow of Keedysville; one sister, Helen Clingan of Boonsboro; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Sprankle and Paul Sprankle.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Urner L. Golden

HANCOCK - Urner Lynn Golden, 52, of Sensel Road, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident June 28, 1999.

Born Jan. 1, 1947, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Roy C. and Anna Grace Stottlemyer Golden.

He was a graduate of Hancock High School.

He was employed by Nassaux-Hemsley Inc., in Chambersburg, Pa., as a land surveyor, licensed in four states.

He attended Hancock United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, Williamsport; and organizations associated with land surveying.

He is survived by one daughter, Angie L. Rhodes of Hancock; one son, Joseph Lynn Golden of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Leitha MacRoy of Hagerstown and Anona Miller of Arvonia, Va.; four half-brothers, Alvie Golden, of Warfordsburg, Pa., Emory Golden of Big Pool, Elzie Golden of Hancock, and Glen Golden of Berkeley Springs; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two half sisters, Gladys Myers and Cornelia Mills; and two half brothers, Arnold Golden and Leo Golden.

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