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August 30, 1999

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Alyssa B. Pittsnogle

Alyssa Bre'ana Pittsnogle, 2, of 62 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her home.

Born March 17, 1997, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Brian David and Tarynn M. Smith Pittsnogle.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Dylan Ryan Pittsnogle, at home; maternal grandmother, Nancy Lee McCauley of Hagerstown; maternal grandfather, Samuel T. Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn McClanahan of Hagerstown; paternal grandfather, William Pittsnogle of Hagerstown; paternal great-grandparents, Melvin and Fanny Rouzer of Hagerstown; one aunt, one uncle, and great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Sandra Pittsnogle; and maternal great-grandfather, Harold McClanahan.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Revs. Tom Stottlemyer and Victor Fowlkes will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Chester Peterson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chester Peterson, 95, of Menno Haven, and formerly of Washington, D.C., died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 22, 1904, in Dorchester, Mass., he was the son of the late Albin and Selma Bjork Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Theodora Cowen, in 1990.

He was a 1926 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

He was a teaching assistant in the Electrical Department at M.I.T.; then worked for National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Naval Engineering Experimenting Station in Annapolis; and H.A. Wilson Co. in Newark, N.J. He then returned to the National Bureau of Standards, working in the fields of electrical engineering, physics and metallurgy, retiring in 1971.

He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, Chambersburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Karin Messina of Sharon, Mass., and Kerstin Roberts of Ottawa, Kan.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, and one brother.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Sanctuary of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. The Rev. William H. Harter will officiate. Family inurnment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Mass., on Saturday.

A viewing will be held Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Chapel in the Sanctuary.

Memorial donations may be made to Benevolent Fund c/o Menno Haven Inc., 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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

Lillian M. Henneberger

Lillian Maybelle Henneberger, 90, of 38 Fairground Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her home.

Born July 22, 1909, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Alburtus and Cora Belle Beard Henneberger.

She retired from Washington County Free Library after 20 years. She formerly was employed by Dr. Osborne and Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She was a member of Antietam Travel Club and volunteered at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

She is survived by two nieces, Cora G. Burger and Beverly L. Longanecker, both of Hagerstown; and two nephews, Alfred A. Henneberger Jr. of Smithsburg, and Phillip D. Bowers of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Mae Bowers; and two brothers, Alfred A. Henneberger and Frank B. Henneberger.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Rowena R. Gostisha

WILLIAMSPORT - Rowena Roach Gostisha, 88, of Homewood Health Center, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 3, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Ella Hunsberger Roach.

Her husband, Franz C. Gostisha, died in 1997.

She was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School and University of Maryland School of Nursing.

She served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II in the European and South Pacific theaters.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

She is survived by one brother, George W. Roach of Hagerstown; two nieces; one nephew; three grandnieces; two grandnephews; and one great-grandnephew.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jane Lackey in 1986.

Her body was donated to the Maryland State Anatomy Board.

Warren J. Mitchell

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