Obituaries for 7/26

July 26, 2000

Obituaries for 7/26

Earnest G. Dingle

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Earnest G. Dingle, 78, of 15246 Ressler Lane, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his home.

Born March 4, 1922, in Lantz, Md., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Edith Kurtz Dingle.

He was a 1941 graduate of Thurmont (Md.) High School; and attended Waynesboro Business College in 1942.

He was employed as maintenance supervisor in the Department of the Army facilities at Site R, Fort Ritchie Department of Defense, from 1953 until his retirement in 1984.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Blue Ridge Summit.

He was a member of Cascade American Legion Post 239; South Chapter 2977 AARP in Waynesboro, Pa.; National AARP; and National Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. He was active with Waynesboro Senior Center. He organized the annual Fort Ritchie Retired Engineers Reunion from 1988 through 2000.


He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Irene Coyle Dingle; one son, Earnest G. Dingle Jr. of Dillsburg, Pa.; five brothers, Raymond F. Dingle and Stanley R. Dingle, both of Blue Ridge Summit, Clarence J. Dingle and Victor F. Dingle, both of Cascade, and David B. Dingle of Sabillasville, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Goldie M. Dingle; and three brothers, Joseph H. Dingle, Ivan S. Dingle and Lester R. Dingle.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Ridge Summit. The Rev. Daphne S. Killhour will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Beartown, Pa., with military services by Charles M. Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599 Honor Guard.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Chapel Memorial Fund, P.O. Box B, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214.

Delbert L. Haines

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Delbert L. Haines, 77, of 14835 Wyndham Road, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born June 29, 1923, in Washington Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Percy S. and Lulu M. Shoop Haines.

He had worked as a sales clerk in Joe the Motorist's Friend auto parts store in Waynesboro. From 1955 until his retirement in 1985, he was a delivery person for Waynesboro Builder's Supply and a part-time bartender at AMVETS Post 172 in Fairfield, Pa., for 20 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a social member of Catholic War Veterans in Bonneauville, Pa., a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758 in Waynesboro, National AARP; and AMVETS Post 172, American Legion Post 121 in Emmitsburg, Md.; William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 in Waynesboro and Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association in Blue Ridge Summit.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary L. Barkdoll and Alice Marie Aldridge, both of Waynesboro, and Betty Richey of Starr, S.C.; one son, Robert Haines of Waynesboro; two sisters, Gladys L. Cramer of Falling Waters, W.Va. and Mary Ellen Gale of Waynesboro; one brother, Harry R. Haines of New Oxford, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma I. Moats and Hazel Fitzgerald; and two brothers, Wilbur Haines and George S. Haines.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro, with military services by the honor guard of Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, Pa.

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

Randy E. Starr

HOUMA, La. - Randy E. Starr, 31, of 506 Vanessa Drive, and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Monday, July 24, 2000, in an auto accident near La Rose, La.

Born Sept. 13, 1968, in Chambersburg, he was the son of R. Sheldon and Marie E. Sollenberger Starr of Chambersburg.

He was a 1986 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. He received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1993 from Penn State University, State College, Pa.

He was employed by Schlumberger Ltd., La Rosa, as an engineer, for four years. He had worked for Schlumberger, Ltd., Elk City, Okla., for more than three years; and on the family farm in Chambersburg.

He served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve.

His home church was Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg.

He was a former member of Boy Scout Troop 127 Chambersburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Terry L. Starr and Michael A. Starr, both of Chambersburg; paternal grandparents, the Rev. Barton M. and Mildred E. Poe Starr of Chambersburg; maternal grandmother, Ada M. Myers Sollenberger of Chambersburg; two nieces and two nephews.

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