wwwobits for 7/22

July 21, 2000

Obituaries for 7/22


Helen M. McAllen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen Marie McAllen, 82, of 716 Hillcrest Ave. and formerly of Fannettsburg, Pa., died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 15, 1918, in Doylesburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey J. and Edith M. Hockenberry Briggs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin McAllen, in 1956.

She was a graduate of the former Fannettsburg High School in Fannettsburg.

She was a member of Doylesburg United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara McAllen and Denise Helman, both of Chambersburg, and Eva Maley of Roxbury, Pa.; three sons, Matthew H. McAllen of Willow Hill, Pa., Joseph A. McAllen of Chambersburg and Luther McAllen of Shippensburg, Pa.; a sister, Eva Besheba Flood of Dry Run, Pa.; a brother, Charles Briggs of Dry Run; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Guyer; a brother, Luther J. Briggs; and a grandson.


Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St. in Dry Run. The Rev. William R. Bair will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Path Valley Cemetery in Fannett Township, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Milton W. Garland

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Milton Ward Garland, 104, of 208 W. Main St., died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born Aug. 23, 1895, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Annie Fuller Garland.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence W. Whisler Garland, from whom he was divorced, in 1983.

He was a 1915 graduate of Harrisburg Technical High School. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., from 1915 to 1917. After serving in the military, he completed his bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1920.

An employee of Frick Co. in Waynesboro for more than 80 years, he began as a field installation trainee in July 1920. He was superintendent of Field Erection from 1923 until 1946, and then became chief engineer in 1946. In 1960, he was promoted to vice president of Engineering, until 1965 when he became vice president of Technical Services. Although he retired in 1967, he continued to work in his office every day for the past 33 years as a consultant in technical services for Frick York International.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I from 1917 to 1919.

He was a member of Waynesboro Presbyterian Church.

An inventor and author, he was known as Mr. Refrigeration for his pioneering work in refrigeration compressors for industrial and commercial use. He held 41 patents of refrigeration related items, either alone or with others.

In 1995, he was awarded a Doctor of Engineering degree by Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

He was a member and fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, receiving the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award in 1995; a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers; and a member and past president of Franklin County Chapter of Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695; BPO Elks Lodge 731; Waynesboro Fish and Game Association; and Waynesboro YMCA, all of Waynesboro.

He is survived by his second wife, Alice M. McIntire Garland, whom he married July 1, 1967; a daughter, Jean L. Woloshyn of Big Bear City, Calif.; a son, M. Ward Garland of Quartz Hill, Calif.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers and a grandson.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Robert S. Edmundson and Mr. Adam C. Hungerford, MDE will officiate.

Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E. Main St. Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Dorothy M. Gemmill

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dorothy M. Gemmill, 88, of 527 Kraiss Ave., died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 14, 1912, in Otisville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mayfield.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg.

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