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June 10, 2000

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Paul A. Castle Sr.

WILLIAMSPORT - Paul Albert Castle Sr., 65, of Williamsport, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 5, 1934, in Trego, Md., he was the son of Martha G. Smith Nick and the late Daniel Albert Castle.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 30 years, retiring in 1992.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of American Legion Post 10, Amvets Post 10, BPOE Elks 378, Moose Lodge 2435, UAW and AARP.

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In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Florence L. Castle; two sons, Paul A. Castle Jr. and Michael Anderson, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Vivian Knight of Keedysville and Wanda Knight of Boonsboro; two brothers, George Messner of Boonsboro and Clinton Messner of Keedysville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Paul A. Harne will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport, with military honors conducted by members of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Angelina Fratianni

Angelina Fratianni, 87, a resident of C.J. Senior Care and formerly of 304 S. Cannon Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1912, in Bisaccia, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Felino Selimine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Fratianni, in 1962.

She retired from the Laundry Department of Washington County Hospital.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She also was a member of Catholic Daughters and the Sodality.

She is survived by a sister, Flora Rohrer of Hagerstown; a brother, Joe Robucci of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Denise Bishop, Lettie Mowery and Dennis J. Mowery, all of Hagerstown; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Grace Fratianni and Frances Mowery; a son, Danny Fratianni; a brother, Tony Robucci; and her stepfather, Angelo Robucci.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday at noon at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Raymond E. Martz

BOONSBORO - Raymond Eugene Martz, 60, of 211 Della Lane, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home.

Born Oct. 12, 1939, in Mapleville, Md., he was the son of Mildred Easterday Martz of Boonsboro and the late Edgar E. Martz.

He was a member of Boonsboro Bible Church, where he was a member of Men's Bible Class.

He was employed by Brants Cabinet Works for more than 20 years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Crystal N. Cousins of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren, Dustin A. Cousins, Brandon J. Cousins, Jeremy N. Cousins, Trenton A. Cousins and Ashlynn N. Cousins, all of Hagerstown.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Revs. Robert O. Welty and Joseph Downs will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Bible Church, 6741 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713; or Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Company, P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Harold C. Ruthrauff Jr.

Harold Charles Ruthrauff Jr., 80, of 10402 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 15, 1919, in Westminster, Md., he was the son of the late Harold C. and Dorothy Agnes Loss Ruthrauff Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Myers Ruthrauff, on Oct. 13, 1983. They were married April 24, 1943.

He attended Hagerstown High School.

He was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown. He also attended Meadowview Mennonite Church.

He was a retired member of UAW Local 842, and a former local Boy Scout scoutmaster.

He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Elizabeth Sollenberger of Sharpsburg, Jewel Ann Ruthrauff of Williamsport and Amy Sue Ruthrauff of Hagerstown; three sons, Harold C. Ruthrauff III of Chambersburg, Pa., Robert Lee Ruthrauff of Ocean City, Md., and Terry Myers Ruthrauff of Keene, N.H.; two sisters, Patricia A. Wiebel of Hagerstown and Geraldine E. Harter of Morgantown, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy L. Herbert and Marion E. Bishop.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Roy H. Petre will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Lions Club, P.O. Box 333, Williamsport, MD 21795; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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