Obituaries for 8/10

August 09, 2000

Obituaries for 8/10

Virginia C. Murray

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Virginia C. "Jo" Craig Murray, 89, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly a resident of Hearthstone Retirement Home, 102 S. Potomac St., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born May 30, 1911, in Welsh Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late H. Wallace and Grace Duffield Craig.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Murray, in 1984. They were married in February 1948.

She was a 1932 graduate of Waynesboro High School and a 1935 graduate of Hahnemann School of Nursing.

She was employed as a private duty nurse for Hahnemann Hospital from 1935 to 1978.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by three sisters, Elizabeth Bitner and Isabelle Bates, both of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Louisa Decker of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a brother, Watson D. Craig; and an infant brother.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. James T. Williams will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Robert Calimer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert Calimer, 85, of 30 E. North St., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1914, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late William and Myrtle Kurtz Calimer.

He worked in the area tool and machine companies including Wayne Tool Co. and both Landis Machine and Landis Tool Co. He is best known for his work as a blacksmith and farrier. In the 1950's and 1960's he was a self-employed blacksmith working from Martinsburg, W.Va. to York, Pa. He shod horses for President Eisenhower at the Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. and also for President Kennedy at Camp David. In addition to his farrier trade, he is known for his work as a blacksmith restoring horse drawn carriages and wagon wheels. Despite retiring in 1979, he continued working as a blacksmith for many years.

He attended Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church in Five Forks, Pa.

He was a member of Mason-Dixon Antique Automobile Club; and National Antique Automobile Club of America.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ethel Brown Calimer; two sons, Robert G. Calimer of York and William D. Calimer of Waynesboro; three grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Calimer and Herman Calimer; and a stepbrother, Mark Baker.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. Pastor Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Rev. Elmer E. Bass Jr.

STOYSTOWN, Pa. - Rev. Elmer "Sam" E. Bass Jr., 51, of Stoystown, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center.

Born Nov. 10, 1948, in Ilion, N.Y., he was the son of Emma J. Jerin Bass of Hagerstown and the late Elmer E. Bass.

He was the former pastor of Central City Full Gospel Church and Victory Lighthouse Church.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Air Force; and a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. He also served as a police officer in Confluence, Rockwood and Windber boroughs.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Violet Moore Bass; three children, Ronald Bass of Central City, Pa., Michele Trybus of Stoystown and Sherry Bass at home; stepfather, Floyd Price of Hagerstown; a sister, Catherine Rummel of Hagerstown; stepbrother, Earl Coleman of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Rev. Earl Coleman.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Central City Full Gospel Church. The Rev. John Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in McGregor Cemetery, with military graveside services by Central City VFW and American Legion Posts.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Mulcahy Funeral Home in Central City, Pa.; and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Adaleine H. Foreman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Adaleine H. Foreman, 87, a resident of Menno Haven and formerly of 740 E. Washington St. and 57 Glen St., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Menno Haven.

Born Dec. 20, 1912, in Hamilton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank N. and Bessie J. Miller Hollinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Foreman, in 1972. They were married Oct. 20, 1945.

She was a 1931 graduate of Chambersburg High School; and a 1933 graduate of the former Shippensburg State Teachers College.

She was a teacher from 1935 to 1960 for the Chambersburg School District.

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