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Obituaries 2/25

February 24, 2000

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Enid W. Strider

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Enid Willard Strider, 82, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Hill Crest Manor in Kearneysville, W.Va.

Born July 8, 1917, in O'Fallon, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Napoleon Bonaparte and Edna Spering Willard.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Col. Nicholas "Sam" Samuel Strider.

She had worked as a secretary for FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover; and was executive secretary to the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army.

She was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of the Forty and Eight Society; Wayside Garden Club; volunteered at Meals on Wheels and Jefferson Memorial Hospital; and during World War II was a gray lady volunteer.

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She is survived by a daughter, Christine Talbott Schwalenberg of St. Genevieve, Mo.; three sons, Dr. Michael Willard Strider of St. Leonard, Md., Steven Craig Strider of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Scott Douglas Strider of Manassas, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Minor.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Charles Town Presbyterian Church, Charles Town. The Rev. William Everhart will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, 114 N. Mildred St., Ranson, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 300 S. Preston St., Ranson, WV 25438; or to Charles Town Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Washington St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Randolph L. Brandenburg

Randolph Leroy "Brandy" Brandenburg, 92, of Beaver Creek, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at his home.

Born March 14, 1907, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Roy George and Lelia Mae Ridenour Brandenburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vada Stouffer Brandenburg, in 1979.

He was employed as a stationary engineer by Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, retiring in 1972. He previously was employed by Fairchild Industries and Potomac Edison.

He served in the National Guard.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown, and was a past deacon.

He was a member of Friendship Lodge 84 AF & AM of Hagerstown; Tall Cedars of Lebanon 95 of Hagerstown; Golden Bulldogs; Funkstown AARP; Mack Retirees UAW Local 171 of Hagerstown, and served as secretary for 29 years; BPOE Elks Lodge 378; and Loyal Order of Moose of Funkstown.

He is survived by a daughter, Janet B. Marshall of Hagerstown; a sister, Betty Miller of Roseville, Calif.; a granddaughter, Teri L. Baker of Boonsboro; a grandson, Philip A. Marshall of Hagerstown; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Fischel and Jeanette Powell; and a brother, Ralph Brandenburg.

There will be no viewing.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church in Hagerstown. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.

Paul W. Rickel

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Paul W. "Hobart" Rickel, 76, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 17, 1923, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles W. And Ruth N. Jones Rickel.

He retired as a mobile engineer servicer for the VA Medical Center in 1985, after 25 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW; and Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eva F. Cloud Rickel; a daughter, Carolyn R. Miller of Martinsburg; a sister, Peggy L. Unger of Martinsburg; four brothers, Charles W. Rickel Jr. of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Raymond E. Rickel of Falling Waters, W.Va., Robert K. Rickel of Martinsburg and Donald F. Rickel of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose M. Rickel Foltz; and two brothers, Thomas Rickel and Calvin L. Rickel.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. Chaplain Donald E. LaFaber will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military services by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where members of Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arthur G. Hornbaker

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