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Obituaries 4/13

April 12, 2000

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Thursday, April 13, 2000 Edition


Frances A. Atkins

SYKESVILLE, Md. - Frances Amelia Atkins, 87, of Sykesville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Nov. 30, 1912, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Dorsey and Maude Estelle Matthews Atkins.

She had been a bookkeeper for the Maryland State Police; and for Henryton State Hospital and Springfield Hospital, both in Maryland.

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She is survived by three cousins, Ruth Veverka of New York, Alfred H. Tonry of Martinsburg and J. Richard Tonry of Pennsylvania.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Cemetery. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 150, Baltimore, MD 21208.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Dorothy M. Sutler

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Dorothy May Sutler, 62, of Harpers Ferry, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Aug. 12, 1937, in Gloucester County, England, she was the daughter of the late Reginald Harry and Violet Elsie Russell Godwin.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Otis C. Sutler Jr.; a daughter, Beverly Ann Elkins of Haymarket, Va.; a son, Shawn Sutler of Harpers Ferry; three sisters, all in England; a brother in England; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va. Chaplain Edward Leis will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson.

Mary C. Hoch

BALTIMORE - Mary Conrad Hoch, 97, of Baltimore, and formerly of Essex, Md., died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Wesley Home.

Born Jan. 21, 1903, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Ester Sinn Conrad.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin L. Hoch Sr.

She was an accomplished musician.

She was a member of Essex United Methodist Church.

She had played the organ for weddings and funerals for 40 different churches.

She had been the organist for the Eastern Star; and Wesley Home for church services.

She is survived by a sister, Charlotte E. Boyers of Hagerstown; a brother, Charles C. Conrad of Hagerstown; a granddaughter, Elsie Lee Dannettel; and great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Conrad O. Hoch and Edwin L. Hoch Jr.; a sister, Louella Conrad; and four brothers, Homer Conrad, John Conrad, Irvine Conrad and Benjamin Conrad.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with a service at 8 p.m. at Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Ave. in Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Essex United Methodist Church, 524 Maryland Ave., Essex, MD 21221.

Marguerite A. Gallagher

WILLIAMSPORT - Marguerite Adelle Gallagher, 91, of Homewood Retirement Village, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Homewood Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 2, 1908, in Bennington, Vt., she was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Anna Dunn Thomayer.

Her husband, Robert F. Gallagher, died in 1966.

She was the former owner of Gallagher's Liquor Store in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Williamsport.

She was a member of Halfway Homemakers and AARP.

She is survived by two nieces, Joan Searfoss of Albany, N.Y. and Dorothy Hustad of Edina, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Alfred E. Smith as celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., today from noon to 9 p.m.

Gerald I. Radbill

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gerald I. "Gerry" Radbill, 59, of Chambersburg, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 28, 1941, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of Gertrude Weisberg Radbill of Chambersburg and the late Daniel A. Radbill.

He was a graduate of Baltimore University.

He was part owner of the former Tobey's Department Store; and was a New York Life agent.

He was a member of Sons of Israel Congregation.

Active in Little League, he served as president for two years and as treasurer.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan Wingert Radbill; two daughters, Lynn Crosby of Baltimore and Renee Radbill of Chicago; a son, Lane Tyler Radbill of Chambersburg; two brothers, Michael Radbill of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Robert Radbill of Frederick, Md.; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by two sons.

Services will be today at 1 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home. Rabbi Nina Mandel will officiate. Burial will be in Sons of Israel Cemetery.

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