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March 01, 2000

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Charles O. Burns Jr.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Charles O. "Jack" Burns Jr., 85, of 46 N. Carlisle St., died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born March 25, 1914, in Hyndman, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Oliver Burns Sr. and Ruth M. Cook Burns.

He was a 1936 graduate of Penn State University.

He taught school at Washington Street School in Greencastle, in Hyndman and Hagerstown; worked as an administrator in the Somerset County School System; and was employed by the Maryland State Department of Education in Baltimore from 1966 until his retirement in 1978.


He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific.

He was a member of Old Home Week Committee of Greencastle; Greencastle Library Board; and Jerome King Playground Board. He supported Tayamentasacta Environmental Center and donated tools and artifacts to its blacksmith shop.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gladys B. Burton Burns; a daughter, Carol B. Burns of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Sante Fe, N.M.; two sons, John C. Burns of Newark, Md., and Stephen B. Burns of Greencastle; two brothers, James H. Burns of State College, Pa., and Thomas C. Burns of Sevierville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St. in Greencastle. The Rev. Rawley Boone will officiate.

A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Hyndman Cemetery. The Rev. Stephen Craft will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Allison-Antrim Museum Inc., 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, PA 17225; or Conococheague Institute, 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

William P. Orrick

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - William Pendleton Orrick, 93, of Flemington, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, in Flemington.

Born in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Nanny Oliver Bentley and Jesse Lewis Orrick.

He was a 1924 graduate of St. James School and a 1936 graduate of Trinity College.

He taught at St. James School and was its athletic director from 1926 to 1935. He also taught and coached football at Trinity College and taught at Solebury School.

After retirement he was vice president of the American Field Service from 1968 to 1977; escort of the U.S. Department of State International Visitors' Program in 1979; and director of archives for the American Field Service from 1980 to 1996.

He served in the U.S. Navy. He also flew Adm. "Bull" Halsey on his U.S. farewell tour. He was awarded the Air Medal with Citation.

He was a member of Delta Psi (St. Anthony's Hall).

He is survived by his second wife, Kathryn Orrick; three daughters, Margaret Hayt, Nancy Bird and Jessica James Bentley; a son, William Pendleton II; two stepchildren, Richard Duffy and Bronwyn Duffy; a sister, Lucy Bolling; and four grandsons.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at Solebury School in New Hope, Pa.

A family memorial service will be held in Cumberland in the Spring.

Arrangements are by Holcombe/Fischer, Flemington.

Clifford H. Ripple

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Clifford H. "Pip" Ripple, 87, of 30 S. Potomac St., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born July 15, 1912, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late J. Harry and Nellie V. Myers Ripple.

His wife, Clover E. Martin Ripple, died Sept. 4, 1996. They were married Aug. 16, 1941.

He attended Waynesboro High School.

He was employed as a salesman for the Snowberger Oldsmobile dealership and Mel Brown Buick Inc. for 20 years. He retired in 1972 as owner and operator of Star Distributors. He worked part time as a self-employed contractor for Newton Manufacturing Co. from 1986 until 1999.

He served in the European Theater during World War II.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

He was a Golden Eagle member of Fraternal Order of Eagles; a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191; William Max McLaughlin Post 695;, Order of the Owls Nest 1073; B.P.O. Elks 731; Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; George Washington 487 Knights of Pythias; Eagles Club Inc.; South Chapter AARP 2977; and A.T.H. and L. Fire Co., all of Waynesboro. He also was a member of Blue Ridge Sportsman Club, AMVETS of Fairfield Post 172 and AARP.

He is survived by grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gilson B. Ripple.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. W. Sherwood Thomas will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium in Waynesboro.

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