December 16, 1999

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Friday, December 17, 1999 Edition

Clayton H. Starliper

Clayton H. Starliper, 79, of 1617 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, and formerly of 2425 Hillside Ave., Orange City, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1919, in Upton, Pa., he was the son of the late Spirdie W. and Mary Blanche Gearhart Starliper.

He retired in 1971 as a maintenance superintendent from Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa. He developed Alpine Mobile Home Park in Lake Placid, Fla.


He was a member of Ebenezer United Brethren Church in Greencastle, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Esther C. Marlin Starliper, whom he married Sept. 9, 1938; a daughter, Nancy D. Coulter-Brantner of Hagerstown; two sons, Kenneth Ray Starliper of Lake Placid, Fla., and Clarence "Sam" Starliper of Shermansdale, Pa.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Lewis of Smithsburg and Helen Gontz of Scotland, Pa.; a brother, Floyd Starliper of Greencastle; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Donald C. Starliper; three sisters; two brothers; and two great-granddaughters.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. in Greencastle. The Rev. Ralph L. Fry will officiate. Burial will be in Brown's Mill Cemetery in Antrim Township, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Nicholas J. Slifer

PHOENIX, Md. - Nicholas John Slifer, 9, of Phoenix, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, of congenital heart disease.

He was the son of Yula Ponticas and Keith Slifer.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Efthymois and Chrysoula Carman Ponticas; paternal grandmother, Verle Gross Slifer; aunts and uncles.

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 8, at The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. Burial followed in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Kennedy Krieger School, 1750 E. Fairmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21231.

Arrangements were by Ruck Towson Funeral Home in Towson, Md.

Charles L. Gelwicks

Charles Lee "Chuck" Gelwicks, 69, of Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, is also survived by his son, Daryll Blake Gelwicks of Hagerstown.

Jim K. Brinkley

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jim K. Brinkley, 79, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of 216 N. Carlisle St. in Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born May 28, 1920, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late James H. and Mary Peiffer Brinkley.

He was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg; and had worked as a professional baseball scout.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served during World War II.

He was affiliated with the Open Door Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Waynesboro Fire Department.

It was his request that there be no service or viewing. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg, Pa.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle.

Catherine O. Wilson

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Catherine O. Wilson, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 2, 1914, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Tennie Bohrer Walters.

Her husband, James C. Wilson, died Dec. 10, 1989.

She attended Oakland School.

She had worked for the National Fruit Co. and Zero Pack, both in Winchester, Va., and retired after 30 years with Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

She was a member of Morgan County Rescue Service Ladies Auxiliary; and worked the polls with the Morgan County Election Board.

She is survived by four daughters, Bonnie J. Spielman, Barbara K. Hess, Debbie A. Cave and Vonnie Rogers, all of Berkeley Springs; three sons, Cecil Wilson of Yakima, Wash., Wayne A. Wilson and Robert Wilson, both of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Willard Walters of Winchester, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sons, James D. Wilson, Freddie C. Wilson and Donald Lee Wilson; two sisters, Lucy Luttrell and Rachel Walters; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Stotlers Crossroads, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Glenn F. Stevens Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs; and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. The funeral home will be open Friday from 11 a.m.

Josephine DeSarro

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