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Obituaries 1/25

January 24, 2000

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Mary H. Day

Mary Honore Day, 72, of 559 Jefferson St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Sept. 1, 1927, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Oliver C. and Margaret Coysh Stivers.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Palmer of Hagerstown and Judith Lambert of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Wingler of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, Russell Stivers of Whippany, N.J.; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 Columbia St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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David Ross Gilchrist Sr

AKRON, OHIO - David Ross Gilchrist Sr., 68, of Akron, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2000.

He was born July 8, 1931, in Akron.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean War.

He was the owner of Gilchrist & Son Painting Co. He last worked at Rockynol Community Service in Akron.

He was a member of Ralph Huff Post 1062, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He is survived by a son, David R. Gilchrist Jr. of Kansas; a brother, Bill Gilchrist of Texas; two sisters, Jean Smith and Evelyn Bee, both of Akron; a good friend, Helen Pasco; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Military graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. by Ralph Huff Post 1062 at Hillside Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home, 760 E. Market St., Akron.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice/Summa, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, Ohio 44333.

John T. Helsley

HANCOCK - John Thomas Helsley, 65, of High Street, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at his home.

Born July 25, 1934, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late George W. and Rachael Harr Helsley.

He was employed by Hancock Truck Stop in Hancock. He previously was employed as production manager with theaters in Washington, D.C.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by friends.

Services will beWednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 142 W. Main St., Hancock. Tim Swindell will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Morgan County, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Felicia H. Cogan

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Felicia Henderson Cogan, 67, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born May 1, 1932, in DeQueen, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Marguerite Lee Henderson.

Her husband, Myles I.C. Cogan, D.D.S., died Oct. 7, 1997.

She was a cum laude graduate of Hockaday School; received a B.A. from University of Tulsa; and a M.A. from Trinity University, both with honors. As an undergraduate, she was president of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and a member of Mortar Board, the leadership honor society.

She spent six years as a newspaper feature writer on the staff of Tulsa Daily World and the San Antonio Light. She was selected to be a member of the press corps traveling on Trans World Airlines' 1958 inaugural trans-Atlantic passenger jet flight.

She taught for five years at Southern Methodist University; and in 1971 joined the English faculty at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va., retiring in 1997 as an associate professor.

She served as Liberal Arts program head and director of the honors program. In 1977, she founded Shenandoah Valley Writers' Guild and was a board member. She was listed in the Marquis Who's Who Among Teachers, received the Master Teacher Medal from the National Community College Leadership Program, and received the President's Medal of Commendation from LFCC.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown, and a lay reader, and a member of the Altar Guild and Vestry.

She was president of the Millbrook Orchestra Auxiliary and secretary of the Millbrook Orchestra Board; president of the Jefferson County Republican Women's Club; regent of the Pack Horse Ford Chapter; Daughters of the American Revolution; treasurer of United Daughters of the Confederacy; and DC (adult leader) of Shenandoah Valley Pony Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Courtenay Cogan Diederich of Middletown, Md.; and three grandchildren, Marc Diederich, William Diederich, and Clare Diederich.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium, Shepherdstown. A private service will be held.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Parish Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, German Street, Shepherdstown.

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