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Obituaries

September 01, 1999

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Tuesday, September 1, 1999 Edition




Gloria E. Clagett

DERWOOD, Md. - Gloria Elizabeth Clagett, 67, of Derwood, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999.

Born Sept. 4, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Helen Winters of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Roger Clagett III.

She was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She was retired.

She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl D. Keller of Clarksville, Md., and Laura E. Darden of Jamestown, N.C.; a son, H. Todd Clagett of Gaithersburg, Md.; a sister, Janet Carty of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

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Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16420 S. Westland Drive, Gaithersburg.

Burial will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, P.O. Box 8625, Gaithersburg, MD 20898.

Arrangements are by De Vol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg.

Elias B. Hartle

Elias B. Hartle, 84, of 68 Winter St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at his home.

Born Dec. 19, 1914, in Middleburg, Md., he was the son of the late Stanley W. and Eleanor Barnhart Hartle.

Retiring after 43 years at Fairchild Aircraft, he had worked in the Tool and Die Department.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

He was a member of BPO Eagles Lodge No. 694; and North American Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Heiberger Hartle; two daughters, Lee Andrea Brining of Hagerstown and Lou Ellen Koch of Belleville, Ill.; a son, David E. Hartle of Fairplay; two sisters, Yvonne Metcalf of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Ravenel Barnhart of Greencastle, Pa.; a brother, Richard L. Hartle of State Line, Pa.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Airetta Leister, Ruth Myers, Beatrice Bonebrake and Gertrude Cullison; and three brothers, Stanley Hartle Jr., Leroy Hartle and Cecil Hartle.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Washington County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Alice M. Weller

Alice M. Weller, 90, of 600 1/2 Guilford Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born Nov. 26, 1908, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Bessie Virginia Ritter Weller.

She was employed by Maryland Ribbon Co., retiring after 23 years. She previously worked at Interwoven Hosiery.

She was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, sang in the choir and taught the Mary Ohler Sunday School Class.

She was a patron of the Maryland Theatre.

She is survived by one brother, Milton E. Weller of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Travis D. Knoll will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Melvin L. Welsh Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Melvin L. Welsh Jr., 42, of 4689 Railroad Road, and formerly of 640 Mickey Inn Road, died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at York (Pa.) Hospital, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

Born Nov. 9, 1956, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Naomi R. Kendall Androchek of Chambersburg and the late Melvin L. Welsh Sr.

He was a welder for Danco Products in Greencastle, Pa.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Josephine M. Thompson Welsh, whom he married Oct. 7, 1974; a daughter, Tamar R. Moatz of Chambersburg; two sons, Melvin L. Welsh III and Bobby A. Welsh, both of Chambersburg; a sister, Rose M. Welsh of Chambersburg; two brothers, Gordon E. Welsh and Mark E. Welsh, both of St. Thomas, Pa.; a foster sister, Sherry McDonald of Chambersburg; and twin granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Daniel J. Androchek; and a stepsister, Debbie MacNeill.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m.

Arlene E. McCurdy

SMITHSBURG - Arlene E. McCurdy, 76, of 12936 Bradbury Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Colton Villa Nursing Center in Hagerstown.

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