Obituaries 2/15

February 14, 2000

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Grace W. Jones

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Grace Winifred "Freddie" Guss Jones, 79, of Kirkland, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Overlake Medical Center.

Born Dec. 15, 1919, in Northport, Long Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Uriah A. and Lulu Grace Foreman Guss.

She was a 1937 graduate of Mercersburg (Pa.) High School; and a 1950 graduate of Eastern Washington University with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She earned a master of arts degree in librarianship from the University of Washington in 1966.


She worked as a librarian for Seattle public libraries and at Meany Junior High School and Garfield High School in the Seattle school district, retiring in 1980. She was presented the Golden Acorn Award by the mayor of Seattle for public service.

She was member of Inglewood Presbyterian Church.

She was member of Washington Education Association; and involved with Girl Scouts.

She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Jones, whom she married Jan. 14, 1951; a daughter, Rebecca S. Takacs; a son, Jeff L. Jones; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Thomas; and a brother, Conrad F. Guss.

Memorial services were held at Green's Funeral Home Sunset Chapel in Bellevue, Wash.

Arthur L. Lajoie

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Arthur Louis Lajoie, 88, of 222 Tamarack Way, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his home.

Born Aug. 17, 1911, in Lawrence, Mass., he was the son of the late Louis and Marie Breton Lajoie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Therese Bouchard Lajoie.

He retired from the U.S. Weather Bureau, Washington, D.C., as a meteorologist technician.

A U.S. Army veteram, he served in World War II.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Brunswick.

He is survived by three daughters, Celeste Tyndall of Walkersville, Md., Annette Lajoie of Gambrills, Md., and Bernadette Almasy of Brunswick; a son, Louis Lajoie of Emmitsburg, Md.; a sister, Rita Rogers of Methuen, Mass; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edmond Lajoie.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Petersville, Md. The Rev. Lawrence Gesy will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Petersville.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m., at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

John P. Winter

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - John P. Winter, 67, of Flickerville Road, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

He was the son of the late William Gordon and Margaret Grace Minter Winter. He was raised by his grandparents, Samuel and Laura Winter.

He was a 1950 graduate of Warfordsburg High School.

He worked for PennDOT for 27 years, retiring as a certified welder in 1993.

He was a member of Cedar Grove Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, I. June Strait Winter, whom he married March 15, 1957; three daughters, Jacqueline L. Kerns of Hancock, Jenny L. Mellott of Warfordsburg, and Judy L. Stotler of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; a son, Ronald John Winter of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Mary Eleanor Barnhart of Chambersburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, B. Jan Mellott; a son, Donald James Winter; a brother, Sammy Winter; and a granddaughter.

At his request, he was cremated.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 3013 Pleasant Grove Road, Warfordsburg. The Rev. Denver A. Plessinger will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Cedar Grove Christian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Charles E. Keesecker

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Charles E. Keesecker, 46, of Route 4, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his home.

Born Feb. 15, 1953, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Shaw Keesecker.

He was employed by Garden State Tanning in Williamsport.

He was a member of Johnsontown Bible Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bettie Marcum Keesecker; two daughters, Frances Keesecker and Jessie Leigh Keesecker, both at home; a son, Charles R. Keesecker, at home; two sisters, Rosemary Hawse of Hagerstown and Betty Lou Keesecker of Sandy Hook, Md.; four brothers, Johnny Keesecker of Sharpsburg, Joseph Keesecker of Falling Waters, W.Va., Samuel Keesecker of Hagerstown and Kenneth Keesecker of Sandy Hook; a half brother, William Shaw of Pennsylvania; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

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