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February 03, 2000

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Thursday, February 3, 2000 Edition




Pearl E. Baer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pearl E. Socks Baer, 80, of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of 8766 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at the home.

Born March 21, 1919, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Hubert M. Socks Sr. and Carrie Myrtle Shank Socks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. Baer, in 1987. They were married in June 1940.

She was a 1937 graduate of Quincy High School.

She was employed as a press operator by Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, then farmed with her husband. She was a school bus driver, and she and her husband owned buses and vans. She was a driver until 1989.

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She and her husband owned Baer's Repair.

She was a member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Grindstone Hill in Chambersburg.

She is survived by a son, Daniel Baer of Greencastle; two sisters, Mae Gift of Markes, Pa., and Helen Freeman of Zullinger, Pa.; a brother, Hubert Socks Jr. of Waynesboro; nieces and nephews.

Service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. Pastors Michael E. Allewein and Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association South Central Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102; or Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4856 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Ralph A. Fleming

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ralph Alexander Fleming, 76, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Wayman and Louise Brown Fleming.

He was a postman for the U.S. Postal Service.

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

He was a member of VFW Post 896; and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Scott Fleming; his caretakers, Guy Warren of Washington and Michael and Stephany Bracy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 9 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, 2060 Rosedale Cemetery Road, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

Donald W. Dawson Sr.

FREDERICK, Md. - Donald William "Shelly" Dawson Sr., 75, of 6409A Weatherby Court, and formerly of Brunswick, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 6, 1924, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Thomas William and Della Mae Grams Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Marino Painter Dawson.

He was a 1943 graduate of Brunswick High School.

He retired as owner and operator of Dawson's TV and Appliances; and Shelly's Cleaners, both of Brunswick.

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

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582; and Steadman-Keenan Post 96 of American Legion, all of Brunswick.

He served as president of Brunswick Little League for 17 years; and was a former Brunswick city councilman.

He is survived by two daughters, Donna Poffinberger of Jefferson, Md., and Pamela Keeling of Knoxville, Md.; a son, Donald W. Dawson Jr. of Frederick; two sisters, Marion McGuinn of Randallstown, Md., and Kathleen Malooley of Hanover, Pa.; an uncle; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Lee Dawson and Robert E. Dawson.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Brunswick. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Lovettsville, Va.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road in Brunswick. The funeral home will be open Saturday from 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Dwane W. Etter

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dwane W. Etter, 78, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 57 Sanibel Lane, Chambersburg, and Greencastle, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late George L. and Gayle Gift Etter.

He retired from Frick Co. with 39 years of service.

He was a member of Chambersburg Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Greencastle Sportsmen Association and Chambersburg Mall Walkers.

He is survived by his wife, Edna M. Statler Etter, whom he married May 28, 1942; a daughter, Barbara J. Getis of Rye, N.Y.; three sisters, Mayetta Elliott and Norma Mummert, both of Chambersburg, and Klee Jane Young of Mercersburg, Pa.; a brother, Willis Etter of Zullinger, Pa.; and a granddaughter.

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