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Obituaries 4/25

April 24, 2000

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Raymond S. Tracy Sr.

Raymond S. Tracy Sr., 86, of 430 Jefferson St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Revs. William Burgett and Gayle Ruble will officiate. Private burial with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Ellen B. Marquess

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Ellen Brady Marquess, 72, of Reisterstown, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, Md.

Born March 22, 1928, in Holbrook, Md., she was the daughter of the late Patrick Vincent Sr. and Virginia Elizabeth Hipple Brady.

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Her husband, Harry "Pete" Edward Marquess, died in 1987.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glyndon, Md.

She is survived by two sons, Allen Edward Marquess of Reisterstown, and Eric David Marquess of Finksburg, Md.; one brother, Patrick Vincent Brady Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glyndon, with the Rev. Christopher J. Whatley as celebrant. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

The family will receive friends at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, Md., today and Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Co., 108 Main St., Reisterstown, MD 21136; or to Sacred Heart Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon, MD 21071.

David T. Cavalier

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - David Taylor Cavalier, 84, of Harpers Ferry, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 22, 1916, in Harpers Ferry, he was the son of the late Kenneth Kemp Sr. and Charlotte Elizabeth Taylor Cavalier.

He retired from the construction industry. He previously owned and operated Cavalier's Meat Market, Harpers Ferry.

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

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He was a former member of VFW Memorial Post 3522, Charles Town, W.Va.; Steadman-Keenan of the American Legion Post 96, Moose Lodge 1582 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Post 1136, all of Brunswick, Md.

He is survived by a daughter, Diane Lewis of Harpers Ferry; a son, David L. Cavalier of Harpers Ferry; a sister, Nancy Cavalier Perry of Charles Town; two brothers, Frank Schilling Cavalier of Harpers Ferry and Cyrus Wakefield Cavalier of Elkins, W.Va.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Joshua Cavalier; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Dalgarn, Emily Jane Cavalier and Mildred Gordon Cavalier; and a brother, Kenneth Kemp Cavalier Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Cavalier Farm, Harpers Ferry.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to National Congress of American Indians, 2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Thomas E. Burns

Thomas E. Burns, 60, of 7 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at his home.

Born Oct. 24, 1939, in Yarrowsburg, Md., he was the son of the late John W. and Annabell Potter Burns.

He was a driver for Turner Taxi for 33 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Wiles Burns; and a brother, William Burns of Hagerstown.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gunnell H. Porterfield

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gunnell Hurst Porterfield, 83, of Charles Town, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Smal's Elder Care Center in Ranson, W.Va.

Born June 8, 1916, in Charles Town, he was the son of the late Philip Terrill and Mollie Thomson Moore Porterfield.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Virginia Saunders Porterfield and Ruth E. Porterfield.

He was a graduate of Charles Town High School.

He retired in 1979 from Southern Specialty Products Co., Richmond, Va. and had been associated with Halltown Paperboard Co., Halltown, W.Va. He previously owned and operated a riding stable in San Diego.

He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II in the European and Pacific Theaters.

He was a member of Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town.

He was a member of Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, Pug Dog Club of America, Virginia Kennel Club and he bred and raised champion pug dogs.

He is survived by a sister, Anne Green Saunders of Charles Town; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia P. Williams; and a brother, Philip T. Porterfield Jr.

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