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November 15, 1999

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Monday, November 15, 1999




Phyllis G. Thoerig

MT. SAVAGE, Md. - Phyllis Geraldine "Gerri" Roberts Thoerig, 82, of Mt. Savage, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Memorial Hospital.

Born March 6, 1917, in Westfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles P. and Norma G. Brooks Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore "Ted" Thoerig.

She was a graduate of Plainfield High School and Katherine Gibbs School.

She held administrative positions at John A. Beeler Organization; George A. Dewey and Sons, Inc.; Mutual Building and Loan Association; New Yorker Magazine; and East Orange Record. She also worked at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.

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She is survived by two sons, Barry R. Thoerig of Stafford, Va., and Michael B. Thoerig of Clear Spring; eight grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Brooks Roberts and one granddaughter, Angela Marie Thoerig.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland.

The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare Society, 716 Furnace Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.

William F. Wade

William F. Wade, 55, of 427 Guilford Ave., died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1944, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Edgar F. and Mary E. Sowers Wade.

He was a member of South Hagerstown High School class of '62.

He was employed with Monumental Life Insurance Company as an insurance representative.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 Sons of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Mary O. Saunders Wade; four sons, Paul D. Wade of Williamsport, John F. Wade of Hagerstown, Michael A. Wade of Frederick, Md., and J. Daniel Wade of Cumberland, Md.; one stepson, Michael E. Sease of Hagerstown; one brother, Richard Wade of Stamford, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Trumpower.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Western Pike.

Visitation will be held Tuesday one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Washington County Chapter of the Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Alzheimer's Association of Western Maryland, 5 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Eugene V. Ojanen

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Eugene V. Ojanen, 67, of 7747 Lincoln Way East, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at his home.

Born Sept. 1, 1932, in Alavus, Finland, he was the son of the late Nester and Saimi Niemi Ojanen.

He was a self-employed contractor in the Chambersburg, Fayetteville and Scotland, Pa. areas.

He served in the Finnish Army.

He is survived by his wife, Minerva Forrester Ojanen; one step-son, David C. Forrester of Greencastle, Pa.; one brother, Lauri Ojanen of Finland; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Kevin Witter will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 East King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Alonza E. McClure

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Alonza E. McClure, 85, of 1463 Black Gap Road, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June, 14, 1914, in Fayetteville, Pa., he was the son of the late George W. and Harriet Fickes McClure.

He was employed with Borough of Chambersburg, as a heavy equipment operator and retired in 1972.

He was a member of National A.A.R.P.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Caldwell McClure, whom he married in 1964; two daughters, Patsy Deardorff and Doris Robinson, both of Greencastle; two stepsons, Samuel Rice of Chambersburg and Ronald Rice of Wolfsburg, Germany; one stepdaughter, Nancy Goodermuth of Hanover, Pa.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, George, W. McClure Jr.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

The family requests omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112-1208.

W. Roy Mickey

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