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Obituaries 2/24

February 24, 2000

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Thursday, February 24, 2000 Edition




Charles M. Bonner Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles Martin Bonner Sr., 78, of 95 Hamilton Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 16, 1921, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Leslie G. and Hattie V. McLaughlin Bonner.

His first wife, Mary Belle Heintzelman Bonner, died Oct. 9, 1971.

He was a 1940 graduate of Quincy (Pa.) High School.

He worked for York Safe and Lock Co. and for Machine Tool Co. He retired in 1984 from the production department of Landis Machine Co. after 37 years.

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He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a medic in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church.

He was a member of Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy J. Washabaugh Bonner, whom he married June 28, 1972; a son, Charles M. Bonner Jr. of Chambersburg; a stepdaughter, Donna L. Zeis of Chambersburg; three stepsons, G.T. Edmondson of Chambersburg, G. Michael Edmondson of Raleigh, N.C., and Rodney L. Edmondson of Melbourne, Fla.; a brother, Harold W. Bonner of Phoenix; two grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Marlene R. Brown Stevens; a sister, Pearl Zody; a brother, Guy L. Bonner; and a granddaughter.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, Pa. The Rev. Donald C. Bender will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday at the church at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

J. Seth Stine

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - J. Seth Stine, 88, of 10788 Wharf Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 12, 1911, in Shady Grove, Pa., he was the son of the late Abram and Barbara Cook Stine.

He was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

He drove a milk truck, was a dairy farmer from 1941 to 1976; then raised beef cattle.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Greencastle.

He was a member of Jr. O.U.A.M. Lodge 443 in Marion, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, M. Elizabeth "Betty" Grossnickle Stine, whom he married in 1932; one son, Allen Stine of Waynesboro; two sisters, Louise Peters of Catonsville, Md., and Ada Grace of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; two brothers, Glenn Stine of Waynesboro and Harold Stine of Chambersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles A. Stine; a sister, Florence Lesher; and a brother, Norbert Stine.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. Pastor Mary C. Wehr will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Grace United Church of Christ, Elevator Fund, P.O. Box 448, Greencastle, PA 17225.

Esta M. Rickard

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Esta Mae Rickard, 91, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Shenandoah Health Village Center in Charles Town.

Born Oct. 8, 1908, in Stanley, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Elizabeth Stoneberger Taylor.

Her husband, Charles A. Rickard, died in 1971.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Lenis M. Martin of Charles Town; two sons, Charles Junior Rickard of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Daniel E. Rickard of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a half sister, Daisy Meadows of Luray; 24 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 45 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Elva Jackson and Helen V. Harder; a sister, Ethel Weakley; and two brothers, Lloyd Taylor and Glenn Taylor.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Steve Marshall and Mark Peters will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fred M. Wolfinger Jr.

Fred Mitchell Wolfinger Jr., 95, of 589 Dunn Irvin Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 6, 1904, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Fred M. Wolfinger Sr. and Hazel Viola Small Wolfinger.

His wife, Pearl Wolfinger, died March 18, 1986.

He retired from the U.S. Navy, having served in World War I and World War II.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of VFW 1936; American Legion Morris Frock Post 42; AMVETS Post 10 and Eagles of Hagerstown.

He is survived by a son, William M. Wolfinger of Mechanicsville, Md.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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