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Obituaries 3/1

February 29, 2000

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Guy L. Spangler

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Guy L. Spangler, 79, of 14013 Dickeys Road, who died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, is survived by a half-sister, Mary Fahrney of State Line, Pa.; and three half-brothers, Richard Spangler of Smithsburg, Clarence Spangler of Mercersburg and Ray Spangler of State Line.

Rita A. Gertzog

SMITHSBURG - Rita Ann Gertzog, 68, of Smithsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her home.

Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Jamestown, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Roland A. and Margaret E. Greenwood McDaniels.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Gertzog, in 1996.

She graduated from Hornell High School in New York; and State University of New York Agricultural and Technical Institute at Alfred.

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She was employed as a laboratory technician at Rochester University in New York; and at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Md.

She was a member and past president of Unitarian Universalist Church.

She was a member and past secretary of League of Women Voters.

She is survived by a daughter, Wendy Bair; and a granddaughter, Lauren Ashley Bair.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. Chaplain Patricia R. Robinson will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to a charity of one's choice.

Norman L. Logan Sr.

WILLIAMSPORT - Norman Leroy Logan Sr., 85, of 16505 Virginia Ave. and formerly of 1913 Maplewood Circle, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 8, 1914, in Trainer, Pa., he was the son of the late John Passmore and Helen Elizabeth Hague Logan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy May Abbott Logan, in 1998.

He was employed by Keebler Biscuit Co. in Baltimore. He retired in 1987, from DuBois Chemical Company in Baltimore.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Paige Logan Nitzell of Hagerstown and Barbara Spaulding Logan of Silver Spring, Md.; three sisters, Mildred Hudgins, Vera Sweeney and Alma Williams, all of North East, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Norman Leroy Logan Jr.; three sisters, Blanche Habel, Ethel Logan and Dorothy Allen; and three brothers, Ralph Logan, Theodore Logan and Clifford Logan.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Homewood Benevolent Fund, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Robert V. Johnson

KEEDYSVILLE - The Rev. Robert Victor Johnson, 97, of 5 Columbine Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 11, 1903, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Anders Johannesson and Ida Lyckman.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Irene W. Johnson, in 1999.

He was a 1930 graduate of Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.; and a 1933 graduate of Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Grove, Mo.

He was ordained a minister in Pinckneyville, Ill., on June 17, 1933. He pastored at churches in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. His last charge, from which he retried in 1978, included Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Boonsboro, Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Sharpsburg and Mount Vernon United Church of Christ in Keedysville.

He was a member of Mount Vernon United Church of Christ.

He is survived by two daughters, Irene Ann Misiti of Newburgh, N.Y. and Cynthia E. Dressel of Bethesda, Md.; three grandchildren, Kim Downey of Brookfield, Conn., Denise Sentementes of Trumbull, Conn. and John Robert Misiti of Newburgh; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hilda C. Johnson, Alma Johnson and Anna Wilson; and two brothers, Carl Johnson and Arthur Lyckman.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. C. Richard Masters will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tom Samet

FREDERICK, Md. - Tom Samet, 52, of Frederick, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at his home, after an 11-month battle with brain cancer.

Born in 1948 in Cleveland, he was the son of Dorothy and Sanford Samet.

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