Obituaries 6/7

June 09, 2000

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Wednesday, June 7, 2000 Edition

Alice C. Ringer

Alice Catherine Ringer, 86, of 12 S. Walnut St., died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 13, 1913, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude Grimm Biser.

She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Keenagers of Grace Brethren Church, Senior Citizens of Grace United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens of Haven Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her caregiver and friend, Madaline I. Springer of Hagerstown; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Ringer and Helen Ringer; and two brothers, Dunwold Ringer and Joseph Ringer.


Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard W. Simpson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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


Audrey R. Albright

Audrey Ruth Albright, 77, of Colton Villa Nursing Home, and formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., Potomac Towers, who died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.


Blanche B. Fratscher

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Blanche B. Fratscher, 77, of 45 Eisenhower Drive, and formerly of 8592 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 29, 1923, in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Julia Christian Vacurgis.

Her husband, Louis J. Fratscher, died Feb. 9, 1997.

She was a graduate of Easton High School.

She had been employed at Waynesboro Library.

She was a member of Chambersburg Ladies Bowling League at Nellie Fox Bowling Alley.

She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Naugle of Chambersburg; a sister, Helen Schein of Washington, N.J.; three granddaughters, Beth Cuff of Landrum, S.C.; Lisa Kernan of San Diego and Michelle Naugle of Chambersburg; a great-granddaughter, and a great-grandson.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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


Clarence E. Bernecker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clarence E. Bernecker, 96, of Penn Hall, and formerly of 6360 Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas, Pa., died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Penn Hall.

Born Nov. 26, 1903, in Fort Loudon, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Ettie Bivens Bernecker.

His first wife of 64 years, Catherine Hopkins Bernecker, died Feb. 3, 1989.

He was a 1921 graduate of Lemasters High School, a 1922 graduate of Chambersburg High School and 1924 graduate of Shippensburg Normal School with bachelor of science degrees in elementary education, geography, science, reading, health and industrial arts.

He began teaching in 1925 in Upton, Pa. He then taught fifth through eighth grades in St. Thomas; and taught industrial arts in Tuscarora School District, retiring in 1968.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in St. Thomas, had been a choir director and Sunday school teacher.

He was a member of St. Thomas Community Band, was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 128, was the community "handyman" and had served as enumerator for St. Thomas Township. He was inducted into St. Thomas Alumni Hall of Fame in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lohr Bernecker; one daughter, Helen Hoover of Chambersburg; two sons, David Bernecker of St. Thomas and Glenn Bernecker of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert Dean Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery in Fort Loudon.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 7169 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, PA 17252.


David R. Ehrhart

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - David R. Ehrhart, 50, of 2669 Warm Spring Road, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 1, 1950, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Grayson and Mabel Davis Ehrhart of Chambersburg.

He was a 1968 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He retired in December 1998 from L.E.A.D. after 26 years. He had been employed by Western Auto Store in Chambersburg.

He was a Vietnam veteran.

He was a member of Upper Strasburg Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Kelly Hetzer of Chambersburg; one son, Tavis J. Ehrhart of Chambersburg; one sister, Brenda Heckman of Chambersburg; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Pastor Mark Werner will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

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