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Obituaries 3/25

March 24, 2000

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Dennis R. Sanbower

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dennis R. Sanbower, 56, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Caledonia Manor in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born July 28, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Helene Virginia Buhrman Sanbower of Hagerstown and the late David Kyd Jim Sanbower.

He was employed as a welder.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Tim Sanbower of Chambersburg; a sister, Linda K. Gates of Cavetown, Md.; and a brother, D. Scott Sanbower of Inwood, W.Va.

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Graveside services will be today at 10 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

Doris M. Howard

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Doris M. Gordon Howard, 78, of 620 Menno Village, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg.

Born July 18, 1921, in Pitcairn, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Velma Henry Gracey and Raymond Gracey.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Seth Gordon, and her second husband, James Howard.

She was a graduate of the former Hustontown High School, Hustontown, Pa.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, W.B.C.C.I. and Good Sam Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Williamson of Chambersburg; two sons, Larry Gordon of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and William Gordon of Harrisburg, Pa.; a sister, Betty Donahue of Waterfall, Pa.; three brothers, Robert Gracey, John Gracey and Edward Gracey, all of Waterfall; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Robinson.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 741 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Vernon T. Edward will officiate. Burial will be in Centerview Cemetery, Hustontown.

The family will receive friends at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg; American Lung Association of Central Pa., 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg and First Baptist Church, 741 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Chambersburg.

Mary C. Stull

LEWISTOWN, Md. - Mary Catherine Snook Stull, 94, of 11118 Hessong Bridge Road, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 19, 1906, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Francis and Elsie Kate Todd Snook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph S. Stull, in 1985.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Utica, Md., where she was a member of the Sunday school, youth fellowship and Womens League and was the organist for 30 years.

She was a member of Lewistown Homemakers.

She exhibited sewing and cooking items in the household department at the Frederick Fair.

She had been a 4-H leader and a member of Lewistown PTA. She also was active with Lewistown community fundraisers.

She taught piano lessons for more than 60 years.

She is survived by a son, Michael F. Stull of Frederick, Md.; a granddaughter, Kathryn N. Stull of Nevada City, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edwin R. Stull.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Utica, Md. The Rev. Robert S. McEllroy III, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St. in Thurmont, Md.. Visitation also will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, c/o Melvin Heim, 6811 Sunnybrook Drive, Frederick, MD 21702.

Venecy Sylvester

CLEAR SPRING - Venecy Sylvester, 69, of 13025 Spickler Road, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 4, 1930, in Tummelton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Julius and Maude Miller Sylvester.

He retired as a self-employed painter and contractor.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received a Purple Heart Metal among other honors.

He was a member of VFW Post 1936 of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Thomas Sylvester of Clear Spring; three daughters, Sharon V. Green and Patricia A. Sylvester, both of Hagerstown, and Kimberly S. Wolff of Williamsport; five sons, Roy A. Sylvester, Russell E. Sylvester, David L. Sylvester and Anthony G. Sylvester, all of Clear Spring, and William C. Sylvester of Hagerstown; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Raphael Sylvester, Alveeta Rodeheaver and Mary Harvey.

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