September 09, 1999

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Thursday, September 9, 1999 Edition

Virginia M. Hamburg

WILLIAMSPORT - Virginia May Hamburg, 90, of Williamsport, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Paul D. Farrar Jr.

Paul David Farrar Jr., 26, of 20 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, who died Aug. 14, 1999, also is survived by his father, Paul David Farrah Sr. of Forestville, Md.


Doris L. Rodgers

QUINCY, Pa. - Doris L. Klipp Rodgers, 77, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 511 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at the nursing home.


Born Oct. 13, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mabel Frock Klipp.

Her husband, Bernard E. Rodgers, died in 1993. They were married Sept. 17, 1938.

She attended Greencastle schools and graduated from Waynesboro High School.

She did clerical work for the Waynesboro Shoe Factory, Mack Trucks and Fairchild Industries, both in Hagerstown, Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Doubleday in Smithsburg, and Anthony Wayne Hotel in Waynesboro.

She was a Protestant.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Kohler of Waynesboro; one son, Rick E. Rodgers of Los Angeles; one brother, Herbert A. Klipp of Waynesboro; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; and one brother, Rex Klipp.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Harbaugh Reformed Church, Harbaugh Church Road, near Rouzerville, Pa. Chaplain Carolyn C. Belenski will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Kathryn E. Cosey

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kathryn E. Cosey, 92, of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of McKinley Street, and United Towers in Chambersburg, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at ManorCare Health Services.

Born Oct. 14, 1906, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Florence Myers Mosser.

Her husband, Daniel W. Cosey, died in 1989.

She was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

She was a seamstress for Stanley Co. in Chambersburg for 20 years. During World War II, she worked at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church.

She is survived by one son, John R. Cosey of Hummelstown, Pa.; one sister, Genevieve Sprenkle of Hagerstown; four grandsons, Barry K. Cosey of Harrisburg, Pa., Richard A. Cosey of Yuma, Ariz., Bradley J. Cosey and Craig R. Cosey, both of Hummelstown; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Chaplain Kenneth Wenger will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Alfred J. Hobbs

FREDERICK, Md. - Alfred John Hobbs, 80, of Frederick, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at Frederick Health Care Center, Frederick.

Born May 15, 1919, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Ernest Haviland Hobbs and Annie Frances Vanschoonhoven Hobbs.

He retired from the U.S. government, and was an employee of the U.S. Bureau of Standards, Army Map Service, National Institutes of Health and Goddard Space Flight Center.

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

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Elizabeth Jarboe Hobbs; two daughters, Joan H. Spisso of Frederick, and Carol Edith Toomey of Hagerstown; two sons, Alfred V. Hobbs of Hagerstown, and Edwin Philip Hobbs of Middletown, Md.; and six grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Reva L. McDonald

MARTINSBURG, Md. - Reva Lee McDonald, 84, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Canterbury of Shepherdstown.

Born March 18, 1915, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Julia Masters McDonald.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Stella Hatison of Laytonsville, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Georgie Keller; and three brothers, Robert McDonald, John L. McDonald and Arlington McDonald.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

James R. Iden

HANCOCK - James R. Iden, 67, of Sensel Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at his home.

Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Buck Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Ernest and Ethel Stotler Iden.

He was a retired maintenance employee for the Town of Hancock.

He was a Protestant.

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