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November 08, 1999

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Tuesday, November 9, 1999

Ernest L. VanSickle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Ernest Lee VanSickle, 72, of 2410 Rogers Drive, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at his home.

Born May 10, 1927, in West Newton, Pa., he was the son of Mildred Lowery VanSickle Price of Ruffsdale, Pa., and the late Earl VanSickle.

He attended North Huntington High School, Ruffsdale.

He had been employed at Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh and Jeannette Glass, Jeannette, Pa. He then was employed at Mack Trucks Inc. in Hagerstown, as a machinist and then as a fork lift operator, retiring in 1990.


He served in the U.S. Army, with Company C, the 770th Military Police Battalion, during World War II.

He was a member of Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Greencastle.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Hagerstown, Harry D. Ziegler VFW Post 6319, Greencastle, Mack Trucks Golden Bull Dogs Club, Hagerstown, and National AARP.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ethelmae S. Dorko VanSickle, whom he married in 1950; one daughter, Suzanna E. Mayhugh of Greencastle; one son, Randolph S. VanSickle of Greencastle; one sister, Betty DePerna of Ruffsdale; four granddaughters; one grandson; one great-grandson; one great-granddaughter and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Thomas Price; one daughter, Cathleen VanSickle; and one son, Roger VanSickle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Greencastle. The Rev. Joseph L. Stahura will be celebrant. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, with a Christian Wake Service at 8 p.m.

Russell L. Younker

Russell Leonard Younker, 74, of 732 Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 21, 1925, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Simon and Cora Bivens Younker.

He owned and operated Mr. Russell Hair Stylist, Hagerstown, since 1952.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II, and received the purple heart. He also served in the Korean War.

He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, and was chief usher.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Jean Younker; one daughter, Cynthia E. Teach of Hagerstown; two sons, Russell L. Younker Jr. of Hagerstown and Gary L. Herbert of Simpsonville, S.C.; four sisters, Dorothy Hull, Daisy Cassidy and Ida Hart, all of Hagerstown, and Esther Barnhart of Hancock; two brothers, Herbert Younker of Savage, Md., and David Younker of Selah, Wash.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Reva Brannon and Rena Hart; and three brothers, Monroe Younker, Roy Younker and Alvin Younker.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dennis L. Upton will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Ethel H. Fear

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ethel Ham Fear, 96, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born July 25, 1903, in Fischer, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Eleanor Stickrod Ham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Fear.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Va.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean Clements of Martinsburg and Donna Fear of Frankfort, Ky.; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Southlawn Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Gerald M. Miller will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Norman W. Butts Sr.

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Norman Willard Butts Sr., 74, of Gerrardstown, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 17, 1925, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late George H. and Mary Miller Butts.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Germany during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was associated with Bunker Hill Brethren in Christ Church.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Newton D. Baker Post 896; American Legion Berkeley Post 14, and AARP.

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