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Obituaries for 8/2

August 01, 2000

Obituaries for 8/2



Kathleen D. Stitzel

Kathleen D. "Kitty" Shaw Stitzel, 69, of 368 Woodpoint Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Edwin Stitzel, in 1989.

She retired from Hartford Insurance Co. in Alexandria, Va.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

She is survived by a daughter, Suzan Lucas of Garner, N.C.; two sons, Charles Stitzel of Virginia Beach, Va. and Larry Stitzel of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Josephine Weaver and Eileen Rider, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Ragan Shaw and Floyd Shearer, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Edward E. Harriman Sr.

HALFWAY - Edward E. Harriman Sr., 86, of Greenberry Road, who died Saturday, July 29, 2000, is survived by a grandson, Edward Scott Harriman of Roanoke, Va., and nieces. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Harriman.

Charles Pottorff Sr.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - Charles Pottorff Sr., of Warner Robins, and formerly of Wichita, Kan., and St. Augustine, Fla., died Sunday, July 16, 2000.

Born in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William F. and Rebecca A. Pottorff.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown and St. Augustine, Lear Jet in Wichita, Kan., and retired from civil serivce at Robins Air Force Base.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the C.I.C. in the Mediterranean Theater.

He was a member of Tharpe Memorial Baptist Church, was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member.

He is survived by his wife, Evelina J. "Britti" Pottorff; two sons, Charley Pottorff of Manhattan, Kan., and David Michael Pottorff of Warner Robins; one sister, Florie Hylan of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Paul Pottorff of Hagerstown; and three nephews.

Services were held at Tharpe Memorial Baptist Church in Perry, Ga. The Revs. Conrad Pirkle and Don Robert officiated. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery in Macon, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the local Alzheimer's Association.

Ruth C. Nutter

BOONSBORO - Ruth C. Nutter, 81, of Boonsboro, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Clearview Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 28, 1919, in Salisbury, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ernest C. and Edith C. Bozman Shores.

Her husband, Melvin H. Nutter, died in 1973.

She retired from Hecht's department stores.

She was a member of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Salisbury.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Eckenrode of Boonsboro; one sister, Naomi Moore of Linthicum, Md.; and seven grandchildren, Joe Eckenrode, Patrick Eckenrode and Tom Eckenrode, all of Florida, Theresa Moyer of Frederick, Md., Catherine Eckenrode and Len Eckenrode, both of Silver Spring, Md., and Chris Eckenrode of Boonsboro.

There will be no viewing.

Services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville, Md. Pastor David Howell will officiate. Buarial will be in Parson's Cemetery in Salisbury.

Lena I. Snyder

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lena I. Snyder, 90, of 7046 Mentzer Gap Road, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 1, 1909, in Quincy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry Elmer and Addie Rossman Snyder.

She was a 1927 graduate of Quincy High School.

She was employed by Quincy Post Office as a clerk and prior to retirement, served as postmaster.

She was a volunteer for the Quincy Ox Roast.

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Fitz, of Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Grace Little, Violetta Geesaman, Cora Hoffman, Frances Bohn and Carrie Snyder; and three brothers, James Snyder, Donald Snyder and Leslie Snyder.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Suzanne P. Perez will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery in Quincy.

The family will receive friends Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clyde M. Beatty

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clyde M. Beatty, 75, of Greenvillage Road, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 26, 1925, in Amaranth, Pa., he was the son of the late Calvin and Ollie Fischer Beatty.

He retired in February 1984 from the Equipment Management Division at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.

He served in the Pacific with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He was a member of Buck Valley Christian Church in Buck Valley, Pa.

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