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Obituaries

September 27, 1999

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Loretta G. Skinner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Loretta G. Skinner, 75, of 270 Mickey Inn Road, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born June 9, 1924, in Hopewell Township, Bedford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Cloyd and Pearl Leonard Donaldson.

She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Bedford County Memorial Hospital as a licensed practical nurse.

She is survived by her husband, Roy J. Skinner, whom she married in 1971; one son, Darryl Foor of Ruther Glen, Va.; two stepdaughters, Diane R. Skinner of Chambersburg and Tracey E. Skinner of Baltimore; two sisters, Vera O'Neal and Elsie Clabaugh, both of Everett, Pa.; one brother, Cloyd Donaldson, Jr. of Clearville, Pa. one granddaughter, one grandson, and one great-grandson.

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She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Stuart Troutman will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no public viewing.

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

John G. Dicks Jr.

John G. Dicks, Jr., 73, of 1147 Cottage Court, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born June 8, 1926, in Atlanta, he was the son of the late John G. Sr., and Mabel Clarice Alberson Dicks.

He graduated from High School in College Park, Ga., and attended Georgia Tech. He also graduated from Coyne Electrical Institute in Chicago.

He was a veteran the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II. He also worked for the Department of Army in the field of communications for more than 35 years. In his last position with the U.S. Government, he was responsible for strategic communications in the continental U.S. His work with telephone switching systems and satellite telephony became the forerunner for much of today's technology.

He owned several businesses over the years and was involved in technology, telephony and video and was an instructor for Virginia State University and Hagerstown Junior College.

He was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.

He was active in Boy Scouts of America; Alliance for the Mentally Ill; American Legion, Amateur Radio Club; and a number of computer-related organizations. He also participated in the Y.M.C.A. as a volunteer and received the Certified Managements certificate.

He is survived by his wife, Betty F. Dicks; one daughter, Joan L. Wright of Hagerstown; two sons, John G. Dicks III of Richmond, Va., and Robert P. Dicks of Atlanta; one sister, Susan Dicks of Augusta, Ga. and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard W. Simpson and the Rev. William Kercheval will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to Alliance of the Mentally Ill, 265 Mills Street, Suite 200, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Paul E. Glunt

BURNT CABINS, Pa. - Paul E. Glunt, 92, of P.O. Box 23, 206 Gristmill Road, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born May 13, 1907, he was the son of the late Jacob and Mae Mock Glunt.

In his early years, he worked at Burnt Cabins Grist Mill for 25 years. He also worked at Letterkenny Army Depot for 35 years, where he retired.

He attended Burnt Cabins Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Burnt Cabins Civic Association and Burnt Cabins Historical Association.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Kearns Glunt; two daughters, Leona Delvin of Shade Gap, Pa., and Georgia Ross of Burnt Cabins; two sons, Richard C. Glunt of Ft. Littleton, Pa., and Glendall Glunt of Zephyhills, Fla.; two brothers, Guy Glunt and Reynolds Glunt, both of Carlisle, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Woods; two brothers, Willis Glunt and Malcolm Glunt and one grandson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Inc., 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Ted Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Burnt Cabins Cemetery, Burnt Cabins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.

W. Riley Daniels III

CAMPBELL, Calif. - W. Riley Daniels III, 68, of 2415 Eva Court, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bester Daniels.

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