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Obituaries

November 25, 1999

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Louis F. Turner

Louis Ferrel Turner, 81, of 11900 Turners Lane, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Paramount, Md., he was the son of the late Amos and Alice Mae Baker Turner.

He was retired from Manbeck's Bread Co. after 27 years of service. He had been employed by Stroehman Bread Co. for several years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl Genevieve Lowans Turner; three daughters, Carole Huffman and Peggy Zeigler, both of Hagerstown, and Shirley Kelbaugh of Williamsport; a sister, Bessie Munson of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Long, June Jenis and Peggy Grimm and two brothers, Ralph Turner and Junior Turner.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Kenneth Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

John E. Peiffer Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John E. Peiffer Jr., 80, of 13509 Old Mill Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 29, 1919, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late John Edward and Bertha Irene Horst Peiffer.

He was a 1938 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He worked for his father, who had a wholesale and retail poultry and egg business. In 1947 he took over the ownership of Peiffer's Poultry and Egg business. The business closed in 1973. He then worked for Grove Manufacturing Co. in Shady Grove, Pa., retiring in 1984.

He served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was one of the first persons in Waynesboro to have a television set and one of the first users of the Class D citizens band radios in Waynesboro.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro, the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association and the AARP.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, G. Virginia Eigenbrode Peiffer; a daughter, Melodie A. Bingaman of Waynesboro; three sons, John E. Peiffer III of Exton, Pa., Dennis L. Peiffer of Inwood, W.Va., and Barry L. Peiffer of Ocean Fort, N.J.; two sisters, Ethel McCarry of Port Arthur, Texas, and Thelma Haywood of Hart, Mich.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen C. Mummert, on Nov. 22, 1999.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Ronald Fearer will officiate. Private graveside services will be held Saturday. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate.

Per Mr. Peiffer's request, there will be no public viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

James W. Kontra

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James W. Kontra, 30, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 18, 1969, in Norristown, Pa., he was the son of Andrew Kontra and Sandra Rahm Kontra of Pottstown, Pa.

He was employed by GTE in McLean, Va.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He attended Independent Bible Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Julie Jones Kontra; a daughter, Tara Kontra at home; a son, Dylan Kontra at home; a sister, Tammi Kontra of Hagerstown; and a brother, Trent Kontra of Pottstown.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Brent Alderman will officiate.

Military graveside services will be held by Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW, Berkeley Post 14, American Legion and Amvets Post 38.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Helen C. Palladino

Helen C. Palladino, 86, of 11510 Englewood Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1913, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Fred L. and Erma C. Miller Rudy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Palladino, in 1994.

She was retired from Henneberger Gift Shop and had worked for many years at McPhail's Paint and Glass Shop as the bookkeeper.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son, Robert J. Palladino of Hagerstown; a sister, Mary V. Bean of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara M. Itreyer and a brother, Lloyd L. Rudy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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