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Obituaries

December 15, 1999

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William Rockwell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William Rockwell, 73, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at his home.

Born Nov. 30, 1926, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late William and Ella Files Rockwell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma L. Hibbert Rockwell.

He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired from the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center; and formerly was employed by B&O Railroad.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

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He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of the Moose.

He is survived by two sons, William N. Rockwell of Hedgesville, W.Va. and James F. Rockwell of Stephens City, Va.; a half-brother, Charles Jones of Maryland; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Patrick Rockwell; and a sister.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military services by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW, and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

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

Patricia J. Boward

Patricia Jane "Pat" Boward, 69, of 475 McDowell Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 5, 1930, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Howell and Alcie Theresa Mays McElroy.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Fare Jackson; and her second husband, Jack Leroy Boward.

She was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Factory.

She was a member of AMVETS LOLR; and Eagles Club and Owls Club, both of Hagerstown.

She is survived by four daughters, Patricia J. Shoemaker, Brenda A. Baker, Deborah A. Kline and Tena M. Harris, all of Hagerstown; four sisters, Lorraine Sigler, Nancy Sharer and Peggy Young, all of Hagerstown, and Inez Lefkowitz of Baltimore; two brothers, Richard McElroy and Ronald McElroy, both of Hagerstown; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Devona McElroy; a daughter, Teresa E. Barton; a sister, Eunice Eccard; and four brothers, Robert Fout, Joseph McElroy, Kenneth McElroy and Clifford McElroy; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. Kenneth Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

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

John C. Fogal Jr.

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - John Cecil Fogal Jr., 53, of Hustontown, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Oct. 17, 1946, in Needmore, Pa., he was the son of Clara Eader Fogal of Waterfall, Pa., and the late John Fogal Sr.

He worked as a custodian at Forbes Road Elementary School in Waterfall.

He attended Dublin Mills Community Church in Hustontown.

He had been timekeeper at Forbes Road High School basketball games; coached Pee Wee and Little League in the Broad Top, Pa. and Waterfall areas; coached an American Youth Soccer Organization soccer team; and was a coach of Bi-Valley Girls Softball Team in the Waterfall area.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sioux Hamilton Fogal, whom he married June 24, 1978; two daughters, Beth Fogal and Karen Fogal, both of Fort Littleton, Pa.; a son, Matthew Fogal of Hustontown; a sister, Ruth Shore of Waterfall; and three brothers, David Fogal and Kelly Fogal, both of Waterfall and Dale Fogal of Shippensburg, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Fogal.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at M. R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown. The Rev. Charles Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be in Wells Valley Methodist Cemetery in Wells Tannery, Pa.

Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Forbes Road Auditorium Fund, c/o Forbes Road High School, Waterfall, PA 16689.

Joseph R. Brown

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Joseph R. Brown, 67, of Kearneysville, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 15, 1932, in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late Grover and Bessie M. Hill Brown.

He was a self-employed electrician and plumber.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by two daughters, Sally M. Fravel of Kearneysville and Linda R. Brown of Martinsburg; a son, Larry R. Brown Sr. of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a sister, Ellen Becker of Pennsylvania; five brothers, Robert Brown, Donald Brown and Ken Brown, all of Pennsylvania, Carl Brown of California and Eddie Brown of Arizona; and five grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

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