Obituaries 4/12

April 11, 2000

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Wednesday, April 12, 2000 Edition

Sarah E. Thomas

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sarah E. Thomas, 85, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Feb. 16, 1915, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Harrison and Olive Ray Roth Thomas.

She is survived by great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles William Thomas; and one sister, Marie Becker.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Thomas L. Tennis Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.


Friends may call at the funeral home today, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Shawna M. Domer

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Shawna Marie Domer, infant daughter of Jason L. Domer and Renee Wilk of Hedgesville, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

She was born April 7, 2000, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Brooke Domer, at home; two brothers, Hunter Domer and Brent Domer, both at home; maternal grandparents, Kim Tarner of Orlando, Fla., and Earl Wilk of Hagerstown; paternal grandparents, Betty Domer and David Domer, of Martinsburg; great-grandmother, Glenda Haden of Hagerstown; great-grandfather, George Klipp of Glen Burnie, Md.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens. The Rev. Ed Taylor will officiate.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Miriam D. Brent

LANGHORNE, Pa. - Miriam D. Durst Brent, 75, of 987 Duxbury Road, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Middletown, Pa.

Born Oct. 3, 1924, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Urban L. and Carrie M. Mentzer Durst.

She was a 1942 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed by Sherman's Clothing Store in Waynesboro, then as a personal secretary to several executives. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Florian T. Brent, whom she married June 26, 1943; one daughter, Debbie E. Brent of Columbia, Md.; two sisters, Martha J. Durst of Hagerstown, and Mary B. Lennon of DeBary, Fla.; one brother, Arthur J. Durst of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances D. Chastian, Rebecca Durst and Catherine Durst; and three brothers, Lewis L. Durst, Robert M. Durst and French S. Durst.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Jay E. Zimmerman will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday one hour prior to the service.

Wilbur L. Gossard

Wilbur L. Gossard, 66, of 229 West Side Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Sept. 26, 1933, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Catherine E. Richardson Gossard.

He was a retired employee of Long Meadow Bowl. Previously, he worked for Robert Zeigler Heating and Air.

He was a member of Junior Fire Co.; and Cumberland Valley Firemen's Association.

He bowled in area tournaments.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. Betts Gossard; three sons, Steven L. Gossard and Dennis L. Gossard, both of Hagerstown, and Todd L. Gossard of Chestertown, Md.; two sisters, Jane E. Bond of Hagerstown and Helen M. Snay of Falling Waters, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Gossard.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. Major Robert S. Henderson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nancy F. Tucker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nancy F. Tucker, 47, of 1024 Warm Spring Road, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 2, 1953, in Easton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert D. and Jean Perry Fisher.

She was a 1971 graduate of North Dorchester High School in Hurlock, Md.

She was an accountant for the U.S. government at Fort Ritchie.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was a member of the American Legion Post of Cascade; and Veterans of Vietnam War Post 41 of Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Tucker, whom she married Oct. 23, 1999; two sons, John Robert Mastronardi, serving with the U.S. Army in Germany, and James Gregg Mastronardi of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sisters, Mary Fisher Jarrad of Virginia Beach, Va., Bonnie Fisher of Bethesda, Md., Sally Fisher Lockler of Atlanta and Cindy Burton of Perry Hall, Md.; and her stepmother, Alice Fisher of Hurlock.

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