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August 23, 1999

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Raymond E. Plumb

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Raymond E. Plumb, 87, of 2197 Path Valley Road, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at his home.

Born Jan. 10, 1912, in Mitchell, Ind., he was the son of the late John A. and Kate M. Morris Plumb.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelda I. Collins Plumb, whom he married in 1958.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a forester for the U.S. Forestry Service. He later worked at Mercersburg Academy on the grounds crew.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Dorothy L. Johnson of Montpelier, Ohio; a stepson, Ronald N. Harris of Fort Loudon; a sister, Ruth Toffan of Duluth, Minn.; five stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.


Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, Pa. The Rev. John Springer will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday at 9 a.m. The funeral home will be open Wednesday from 2 p.m.

William D. Fink

SMITHSBURG - William D. "Bill" Fink, 69, of West Water Street, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at his home.

Born Aug. 22, 1929, in Millstone, Md., he was the son of the late William A. and Myrtle Burnett Fink.

He attended Hancock School.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft and Rohr Industries, Hagerstown. He was a self-employed barber for 31 years and owned and operated Smithsburg Barber Shop for 17 years.

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

He was a member of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda L. Fink; two daughters, Cathy L. McFerren and Virginia M. Pearson, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; a son, Donald L. Fink of Gaithersburg; a sister, Mary Bell of Hancock; a brother, Ary G. Fink of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Eva Parousis, Virginia Daley and Emma Murray; and a brother, Ernest Fink.

Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Monsignor Robert Passarelli will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

The family received friends Monday at the funeral home.

Zachary J. Didawick

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Zachary Jordan Didawick, 5 months, son of George Michael Didawick and Cindy Sue Farris Stotler of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at his home.

He was born March 22 in Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Michael Lee McKinley Stotler of Berkeley Springs; maternal grandparents, Cari Farris and Bernice Farris of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; paternal grandparents, George H. Didawick Jr. and Janice F. Didawick of Berkeley Springs; and paternal great-grandmother, Hattie M. Didawick of Berkeley Springs.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Revs. Kelly Scott and Dan Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lester G. Kendle

Donations in memory of Lester George Kendle, 81, of 18010 Putter Drive, Hagerstown, who died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, also may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Margaret J. Miller

UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Margaret J. Miller, 81, of Uniontown, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born July 22, 1918, in Dunbar, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James F. and Margaret Ellen Maust Adenhart.

She was preceded in death by husband Guy Edward Zong.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown.

She is survived by her husband, John D. Miller Sr.; two daughters, Margaret Malin of Hagerstown and Barbara Cross of McKeesport, Pa.; three sons, James Adenhart of Fairplay, Harry Miller of Grosse Isle, Mich., and Charles Zong, at home; a niece whom she raised, Beatrice Provance of Satellite Beach, Fla.; a grandson whom she raised, Robert Kochera of Hagerstown; three stepsons, Donald Zong of MacClenny, Fla., John D. Miller Jr. of Uniontown and David Miller of Jefferson, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Janet Johnson of State College, Pa.; a sister, Martha Boone of Bowie, Md.; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, five stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Emma Maust, Dorothy Mueseler, Florence Stall and Louise Boone; and a brother, James Adenhart.

A prayer service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, Uniontown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. William J. Kiel will be celebrant.

Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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