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Obituaries

November 30, 1999

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Walter A. Snyder

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Walter A. Snyder, 68, of Middletown, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at his home.

Born Oct. 1, 1931, in Watertown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Walter Carl and Ethel Avery Snyder.

He retired as a master craftsman, working for several firms, and also for himself.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a life member of Hutchinson Hose Volunteer Fire Department of Williamsville, N.Y.; and a member of American Legion and AMVETS Post 9.

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He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret Anne "Peg" Snyder; a daughter, Susan S. Mitchell of Rohrersville, Md.; three sons, Walter C. Snyder of Dickerson, Md., Robert A. Snyder and John M. Snyder, both of Frederick, Md.; and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road in Barnesville, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

Lucy H. Detzel

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lucy Hayden Detzel, 83, of 23 Sanibel Lane, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at her home.

Born Oct. 29, 1916, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Gloyd and Mary M. Christ Hayden.

Her husband, George W. Detzel, died Nov. 30, 1997.

She graduated from Chambersburg High School after attending Corpus Christi grade school.

She had worked for DESCOM at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. She formerly worked at the Stanley Co.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

She was a life member of VFW Post 1599 auxiliary, and a member of Falling Spring Chapter AARP, Elks Lodge 600, American Legion Post 46 auxiliary, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Joseph Ambrose Eckinger and Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will officiate.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Mary E. Behel

EAST WATERFORD, Pa. - Mary E. Behel, 84, of East Waterford, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital in Lewistown, Pa.

Born April 13, 1915, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Zinc and Bertha B. Keith Lafferty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Behel, in 1982.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. Burdge of East Waterford; a son, William D. Behel of East Waterford; a sister, Sara Gram of Altoona; a brother, Chet Lafferty of Altoona; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister; and a brother.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St. in Dry Run, Pa. Pastor Terry Lafferty will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday at noon at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association Franklin County Chapter, c/o Mrs. Doris J. Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Ronald H. Lucas

Ronald H. Lucas, 67, of 1204 Wabash Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 12, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lewis Lucas and Genieve Brandt Lucas Jones.

He had worked at Mack Trucks Inc. as a machinist.

He was a member of Conococheague Tribe 84 IORM, Potomac Post 202 American Legion in Williamsport, Funkstown Loyal Order of Moose 2435 and Mack Union 171.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn A. Ramer Lucas; two daughters, Pamela Sirbaugh of Hagerstown and Cynthia Lucas of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, Rustin W. Lucas of Ferrum, Va., and Ronald L. Lucas of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one stepson, Kim A. Ramer of Funkstown; his stepmother, Cornelia Lucas of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Lucas.

Services will be held Thursday at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. The Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Miriam B. Holden

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Miriam B. Holden, 93, of Menno Haven and formerly of 508 Warm Spring Road, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Menno Haven.

Born Feb. 27, 1906, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Anna A. Fuller Hoffman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeremiah G. Holden, in 1996.

She was a clerk at Big "D" Discount Store and Endicott Johnson.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church in Chambersburg. She was a member of Buds of Promise Sunday School class. She was a member of Women's Christian Temperance Union.

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