Obituaries 5/21

May 20, 2000

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Virginia E. Skinner

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Virginia E. Skinner, 92, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown.

Born June 22, 1907, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Jones Keller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis E. Skinner.

She was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Shepherdstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Ethel Franklin of Hagerstown and Ruth Murphy of Everett, Pa.; a son, George E. Skinner of Charles Town, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy E. Swope; two sisters, Rebecca Wolhar and Emma Mae Spong; and two brothers, Richard Keller and Sandy Keller.


Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Philip V. Bayliss will officiate.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Parklawn Cemetery in Rockville, Md.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Chessie F. Fox

Chessie Faye Fox, 26, of 1029 Main Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at her home.

Born Sept. 7, 1973, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Charles L. Fox of Waynesboro, Pa., and Carolyn Faye Fazenbaker Dawson of Hagerstown.

She attended Job Development Center in Smithsburg.

She attended First Assembly of God Church in Greencastle, Pa.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Curt L. Fox of Hagerstown; her stepmother, Nancy L. Fox of Waynesboro; her stepfather, William E. Dawson of Hagerstown; three stepsisters, Anita Seville and Leslee Printz, both of St. Thomas, Pa., and Tonya Hoover of Waynesboro; maternal grandparents, Charles and Faye Fazenbaker of Maugansville; two nieces; three step-nieces; three step-nephews; and aunts and uncles.

Memorial services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the home of Curt and Melissa Fox, 13516 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Dan Jordan will officiate.

The family will receive friends Monday immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Walter M. Damasiewicz Jr.

Walter Michael Damasiewicz Jr., 65, of 909 Marion St., Hagerstown, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 12, 1934, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Walter M. and Helen Nowak Damasiewicz.

He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Maryland.

He was employed by Eakle's Drug Store for 24 years and Chatkins Drug Store.

He was a member of the Maryland Pharmaceutical Association, the American Pharmaceutical Association and the Alumni Association of Maryland University.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Damasiewicz; two daughters, Linda Sagal of Hagerstown and Leslie Bussard of Clear Spring; five sons, Scott Damasiewicz of Baltimore, Michael Damasiewicz of Lilburn, Ga., Walter G. Damasiewicz of San Antonio, Texas, Jeffrey Damasiewicz of Cosmopolous, W.Va., and Philip Damasiewicz of Clear Spring; three sisters, Leona McCabe, Marlene Rogers and Marie Rykiel, all of Baltimore; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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