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November 23, 1999

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Erma C. Lydic

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Erma Catherine Lydic, 63, of 7189 Stone Bridge Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1935, in St. Thomas, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David Merle and Mabel Gertrude Greenawalt Brake.

She was an Avon sales representative.

She had attended St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Williamson, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Lydic Sr.; a stepson, Norman Lydic Jr. of Greencastle; four sisters, Louise Johnson of Shippensburg, Pa., Helen E. Barges of St. Thomas, Edna Shatzer of Chambersburg and Janet Pine of Marion, Pa.; a brother, the Rev. Roy Brake of Mercersburg, Pa.; two step-grandsons; and two step-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Benchoff and Ruth Horn.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas. Pastor Herb Busick and the Rev. Alan Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 2 p.m. Friday and on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Ellen G. Dinteman

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ellen G. Dinteman, 83, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at Care Haven of Berkeley in Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 18, 1916, in Bunker Hill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Paris Fink and Viola Leah Crim Dinteman.

She was employed by Harry M. Stevens Co.

She was a member of Cedar Grove Christian Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Coleman and Reva Morrison, both of Martinsburg; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Max L. Dinteman.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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

C. Miller Eaton

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - C. Miller Eaton, 82, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at Integrated Health Services in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Aug. 29, 1917, in Rockingham County, Va., he was the son of the late Charles and Rose Ella Morris Eaton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Morris Eaton.

He was a retired farmer.

He was a member of Full Gospel Pentecostal Church at Four Miles Woods.

He is survived by four stepsons, the Rev. Arnold Gooden of Thurmont, Md., Preston Gooden, Wayne Gooden and Lawrence Gooden, all of Martinsburg; four sisters, Lettie Shifflett of Elkton, Va., Anna Slayton, Cora Bradshaw and Clara White, all of Martinsburg; three brothers, Thomas Eaton, Russell Eaton and Raymond Eaton, all of Martinsburg; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, including niece, Glenda Morris, whom he raised.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Revs. Raymond E. Jones and Arnold W. Gooden will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

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

Helen R. Mason

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen R. Mason, 86, of Falling Springs Nursing Home, and formerly of Baptist Road in Hancock, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 29, 1912, in Pearre, Md., she was the daughter of the late John P. and Susanna Donegan McKnight.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Breen T. Mason, in 1968.

A veteran of World War II, she served in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps with the 30th General Hospital.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock; and Ladies of St. Peter's.

She was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion in Hancock.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Sue Burkholder of Chambersburg, Jeannie Fox of Hancock, Zita Ritchick of Hagerstown and Patty Patterson of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sisters, Zita Norris of Frederick, Md., and Agnus Imes of Hagerstown; a brother, Thomas McKnight of New Carrolton, Md., and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick will be celebrant. Burial with military honors by members of Tri-State Honor Guard will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. in Hancock. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Rita G. Kupperblatt

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Rita Germaine Kupperblatt, 64, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Marlboro, N.Y., died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at her home.

Born March 28, 1935, in Derbyline, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ida Carrignan Blais.

She retired as an electrical technician from IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

She served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

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