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Obituaries for 7/21

July 20, 2000

Obituaries for 7/21



John R. Wantz

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - John R. "Ray" Wantz, 64, of 12200 Path Valley Road, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in the emergency room of Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 7, 1935, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Preston and Effie Slack Wantz.

He was a graduate of Forrest Park High School in Baltimore.

He was employed as a project manager for 30 years in the heating and air conditioning business for W. G. Cornell Co. in Bladensburg, Md. In 1992, he worked as a master plumber in Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Updegrove Wantz, whom he married Feb. 18, 1956; a daughter, Jennifer Lyn Spivack of San Clemente, Calif.; two sons, William Wantz of Westminster, Md. and Martin Wantz of Birdsboro, Pa.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Wantz.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Shirley E. Haga

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Shirley E. Brain Haga, 72, of 5411 Anthony Highway, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her home.

Born Feb. 13, 1928, in Girardville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Florence Wilkinson Brain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion B. Haga, in 1979. They were married in June 1953.

She was a 1945 graduate of Girardville High School; and a 1948 graduate of the nursing school in Ashland, Pa.

She was employed as a registered nurse at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia; Washington General Hospital in Washington, D.C.; Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro, Pa. and South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa., retiring in 1972.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Mont Alto.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan K. Haga of Mont Alto; two sons, Christopher L. Haga of Frederick, Md. and Michael J. Haga of Fayetteville, Pa.; three sisters, Katherine Beck of Elizabethtown, Pa., Ruth Renik of Lebanon, Pa. and Jean Marcelle of Boothwyn, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Brain of Elizabethtown and John Brain of Huntington Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Robert L. Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Mont Alto Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 491, Mont Alto, PA 17237; or to Medic 2, P.O. Box 447, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Marjorie F. Archer

Marjorie Foerster Archer, 84, of 1607 Woodlands Run, Hagerstown, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 20, 1915, in Lansing, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Robert O. and Edith Foerster Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James M. Archer, in 1994.

She is survived by two daughters, Bobbette S. Shafer of Middletown, Md. and Janice Shank of Keedysville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown.

Pearl A. Shupp

CLEAR SPRING - Pearl Agnes DeLauney Shupp, 87, of 13613 National Pike, and formerly of 238 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000.

Born April 19, 1913, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Aaron Birdinary and Elnora Virginia Grove DeLauney.

Her husband, William Harry Shupp Jr., died in 1986.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Clear Spring.

She is survived by two daughters, Harriet L. Thompson of Clear Spring and Patsy Hinkle of Hagerstown; two brothers, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Brenda Vann.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Louise Johnson.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at noon.

Stanley Spade

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - Stanley Anthony "Sam" Spade, 72, of Friendswood, and formerly of Indian Springs, died Saturday, July 1, 2000.

Born June 1, 1928, in West Providence Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl Stanley and Ina Daisy Clark Spade.

He attended Clear Spring High School.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as a technical sergeant.

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