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March 08, 2000

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Dorsey C. Bryan

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Dorsey Corliss Bryan, 85, of 935 Valley Road, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at his home.

Born Feb. 14, 1915, in Simpson, W.Va., he was the son of the late Daniel Cleveland and Mattie Upton Bryan.

He retired in 1975 from B&O Railroad in Brunswick, Md., after 33 years of service. He also had owned several businesses in the local area.

He was a member of Civilian Conservation Corps during World War II.

He was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of B&O Veterans Association, Moose Lodge 1582 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, all of Brunswick.


He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Pauline Loberta Mowry Bryan; two daughters, Loberta Bryan Staley of Frederick, Md., and Yvonne Bryan Roderick of Ashburn, Va.; two sons, Dorsey D. Bryan of Knoxville and Daniel M. Bryan of Adamstown, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and his caregivers, Diane Eagle, Lori McBride and Teressa Bussard.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mildred Bryan Craft, Maysell Bryan Harrah, Martha Bryan Bayliss, Genevieve Bryan Findley and Ivarean Bryan Pierce; and a brother, Hayward Doyle Bryan.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Carol Strickler and Lee Roderick will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

There will be no viewing. However, the family will receive friends Monday at noon at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715; or Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Lester W. Berger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lester W. Berger, 88, of 200 N. Main St. and formerly of Fort Loudon, Pa., died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 28, 1911, in Coopersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Minnie C. Wendling Berger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice D. Malone Berger, in 1993.

He retired from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda, Md., after 10 years of service. Earlier, he served for 30 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a licensed practical nurse from Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda in 1959.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by three daughters, Alice Cowan of Falmouth, Mass., Clare Berger of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Margaret Neil of Fannettsburg, Pa.; two sons, Robert Berger of Grand Lake Stream, Maine, and Dennis Berger of Martinsburg, W,Va,; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Berger; two sisters; and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave. in Chambersburg. The Rev. Daniel F. Lawler SJ will be celebrant. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery in Chambersburg, with military graveside services conducted by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. Recitation of the holy rosary will be Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Regional Center, c/o St. Peter's Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.

Hallie E. Shifflett

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hallie Etta Shifflett, 97, of Martinsburg, who died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, is survived by a daughter, Gyrle Lou Mongan of Martinsburg.

Alice E. Shrader

Alice E. Shrader, 67, of 304 Westside Ave., died Friday, March 3, 2000, at her home.

Born Aug. 28, 1932, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Giovanna Grasonni Pennesi.

She owned Alice's Sub Shop and, prior to that, she worked at L'Aiglon Apparel Inc. and Southern Shoe Co.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Willing Workers Sunday school class, the kitchen committee and United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband, Robert C. "Bob" Shrader, whom she married Aug. 25, 1973; five daughters, Debra J. Rogers of Williamsport, and Betty E. Shrader, Ruth I. Rickett, Christie L. Jordan and Michele M. Gladhill, all of Hagerstown; a son, Roy A. Shrader of Hampton, Va.; two sisters, Walaka Blumberg and Anna Jenkins, both of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a nephew, Kenny E. Wireman, whom she raised.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Wireman, and a brother, Primo Pennesi.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Winter streets, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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