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June 12, 2000


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Tuesday, June 13, 2000 Edition

Robert E. Spencer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert E. Spencer, 82, of 369 Glen St., died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 26, 1918, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late William Earl and Florence Anderson Spencer.

He was a 1937 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He retired from Letterkenny Amy Depot, Chambersburg, as assistant fire chief after 32 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, was a member of the Administrative Board; a trustee; and president and treasurer of Hoover Men's Bible Class.


He was a member of General James Chambers Lodge 801 F&AM, Chambersburg; Harrisburg Consistory and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, both of Harrisburg; Franklin County Heritage Society, Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, both of Chambersburg; Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223 of Shippensburg, Pa.; a member of Chambersburg Borough Planning and Zoning Committee and volunteered with Chambersburg Toy Mission.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Zullinger Spencer, whom he married Aug. 31,1941; a daughter, Patricia Morris of Chambersburg; a son, Rodney N. Spencer of Shippensburg; a granddaughter; two nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Dunfee and Eva Martin.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg. The Revs. A. Robert Cook and Ronald Mateer will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing; the family will receive friends Thursday at noon at the church.

General James Chambers Lodge 801 F&AM will conduct a Masonic service prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Dorothy L. Hoffman

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dorothy L. "Dotty" Hoffman, 80, of Williamson Road, who died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at her home is also survived by a son, Raymond Hoffman of Greencastle.

Mildred Parsons

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mildred Parsons, 80, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at City Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1919, in McDowell County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Lee Lewis.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, C.P. Parsons; and one sister, Grace Lewis of Nitro, W.Va.

She donated her body to health sciences.

William B. O'Donnell

William Bernard O'Donnell, 72, of 644 W. Washington St., died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 16, 1928, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Ambrose B. and Pauline McCarty O'Donnell.

He attended W.C.A.R.C. Day Care Center.

He is survived by one nephew, Kenneth Engelke of Baltimore.

A service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. The Rev. Robert C. Lehman will officiate. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, 7146 Golden Ring Road in Baltimore.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tara G. Daly

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Tara Gabrielle Daly, infant daughter of Raymond L. Jr. and Angela M. Coates Daly of Brunswick, died at birth Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Marie Daly of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; a brother, Derek Armand Daly of Brunswick; maternal grandparents, Earl C. and Kay C. Coates of Brunswick; paternal grandparents, Raymond L. Daly Sr. of Florida and Mary Edgar Daly of Harpers Ferry.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Maple Ave. in Brunswick. The Rev. Hedy L. Drummond will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.

Alan R. Hart

BIG POOL - Alan Reed Hart, 46, of 13447 Pecktonville Road, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 12, 1953, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Edna E. Reed Hart of Big Pool and the late Leon Hart.

He was a 1971 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

He was employed by L. W. Wolfe for 9 years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Victoria Ahalt; three brothers, Gary L. Hart, Dale R. Hart and Clair A. Hart; a niece whom he raised, Samantha; three aunts; cousins; nieces and a nephew.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Sterling Keeney will officiate. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool.

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

Cecelia H. Bayles

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