Obituaries 2/18

February 17, 2000

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Martha J. DeLauney

Martha Juanita Dill DeLauney, 69, of 8435 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 12, 1930, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Ono and Emma Mae Recher Dill.

She was employed by Londontown Manufacturing Co. in Boonsboro, retiring in 1994. She was a former caregiver.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

She was a member of Williamsport Redmen Tribe 84; Amalgamated Textile Workers Union; and Quilters Guild.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charles Willard DeLauney; two daughters, Linda J. Sellman of Boonsboro and Debra L. Graser of Taneytown, Md.; a son, the Rev. Robert W. DeLauney of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Davis and Betty Furr; and three brothers, Paul Dill, Harold Dill and Mitchell Dill.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. A. Louise Banks will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Keith W. Race

Keith Walter Race, 71, of 20444 Race Lane, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 22, 1929, in Casper, Wyo., he was the son of the late Frank Harold and Marjorie Angeline Phinney Race.

He was a graduate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

He was a former employee of Oliver Co. in Charie City, Iowa, for 13 years. He retired from Mack Trucks in 1987.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus; Mack Management Club; and past president of Golden Bull Dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Dodd Race, whom he married in 1950; two daughters, Lou Ann Race Kellner of Monkton, Md. and Joan M. Race of Spring Grove, Pa.; six sons, Keith Tracy Race of Fort Collins, Colo., Karney D. Race of Hagerstown, Bradford O. Race of Boonsboro, Jeffrey J. Race of Frederick, Md., Bruce P. Race of Kailua, Hawaii and Paul R. Race of Hanover, Pa.; a sister, Juanita Moody-Crawford of Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown, with prayers offered at 7 p.m. by Rev. George A. Limmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 830, Washington, D.C. 20015; or St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

John W. Clark

Dr. John Wilson Clark, 77, of 13027 Gordon Circle, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone, he was the son of the late Herbert Charles Clark and Jessie Sanderson Wilson.

His first wife, Jeanne McLavy Clark, died in 1980.

He was a 1940 graduate of Balboa High School in Balboa, Canal Zone; and a 1944 graduate of Haverford (Pa.) College. He earned a dental degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1948, and a medical degree from N.Y. Medical College in 1955.

He was a local surgeon since 1962. He served as chief of plastic surgery for Washington County and consulted with hospitals in Waynesboro, Pa., Chambersburg, Pa., McConnellsburg, Pa., Cumberland, Md., and Frederick, Md.

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

He was a member of John Staige Davis Plastic Surgery Society of Maryland; American Medical Association; American Society of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate; Washington County Medical Society and Plastic Surgery Society of Peru. He was a fellow of American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

He served on the directorship of Cleft Lip and Palate Clinics; Handicapped Children's Services-Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Oro-Facial Clinic of Hagerstown. He was on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors from 1979 to 1981, was district chairman of Mason Dixon Boy Scouts of America and was a founder and member of Mason-Dixon Canoe Cruisers.

He is survived by two daughters, Jeanne Clark Graham of Hagerstown and Ann Clark Lafferty of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, David Worth Clark of Berwyn, Pa., and John Worth Clark of Denver; his former wife, Barbara Sowers Thomas of Hagerstown; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Patrick A. Pierce will officiate.

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