Obituaries for 9/2

September 01, 2000

Obituaries for 9/2

Ephraim M. Rada Sr.

Ephraim Margarejo Rada Sr., 63, of 16207 Dundee Court, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 9, 1937, in Lopez, Quezon, Philippines, he was the son of Eladia Margarejo Rada of Avon Park, Fla., and the late Porfirio A. Rada.

He was a graduate of Philippino Union College.

He was employed by the Adventist Denomination for 37 years.

He was a member of Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he was an elder and served in other aspects of the church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 39 years, Julianita I. Rada; a daughter, Dinah Rhesa of Hagerstown; four sons, Norman Rada of Hagerstown, Ephraim Rada Jr. of Glendale, Calif., Rinaldi Rada of Spotsylvania, Va., and Bobby Rada of Stuarts Draft, Va.; nine grandchildren; five brothers; and two sisters.


Services will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. The Rev. James R. Hoffer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Charles R. Hollinger

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Charles R. Hollinger, 73, of 5934 Lincoln Way West, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 5, 1926, in Lititz, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles C. and Ella Hollinger.

He was a construction worker for Herr and Saco Construction Co. in Landisville, Pa.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the VFW of Lancaster, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Reddig Hollinger; three daughters, Barbara M. Arnsparger of St. Thomas, Victoria J. Smith of Fort Louden, Pa., and Bonnie S. Ream of Lancaster; three sons, Terry Holle of Fayetteville, Pa., Carl R. Hollinger of Akron, Pa., and Douglas E. Hollinger of Lititz; a sister, Lois Risser of Lititz; two brothers, Eugene Hollinger and John Hollinger, both of Lititz; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Kenneth E. Wagaman Sr.

QUINCY, Pa. - Services for Kenneth E. Wagaman Sr., 83, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of Fairview Avenue in Waynesboro, Pa., who died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, have been changed. The funeral service will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St. in Waynesboro.

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

Richard C. Hoff

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Richard C. Hoff, 87, of 16 N. Grant St., died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born July 13, 1913, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Garfield L. Hoff Sr. and Ida E. DeCouvy Hoff.

He was a 1931 graduate of West High School in Akron. He received his B.A. from the University of Akron in 1936. During his years as an undergraduate, he was active on the Buchtelite Editorial Staff and in the Spanish Club; and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, among others.

He worked as director of personnel for JLG Industries in McConnellsburg, Pa., from 1973 until his retirement in 1983. Earlier, he was employed as director of industrial relations with Frick Co. in Waynesboro, and was the director of personnel development and training at Harris-Seybold, Harris-Intertype Corp. and Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp. in Cleveland. During his retirement, he operated a free-lance personnel consulting business.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 until his discharge in 1946 as a captain. During World War II, he served in North Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean as a cryptographer and security and intelligence officer.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

He served as general chairman of Northern Ohio Personnel and Executive Conference and an officer of the Cleveland Personnel Association and the Cleveland Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. He was a member of the Optimist Club, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Easter Seal Society, YMCA, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, American Legion, Junior Achievement, Chamber of Commerce, Community Chest and United Way, Cumberland Valley Chapter of the American Society for Personnel Administration, and the Mental Health Center of Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lillian J. Alkire Hoff; two daughters, Mary Jo Banning of Findlay, Ohio, and Deborah K. Hoff of Waynesboro; a son, Richard G. Hoff of Windsor, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Garfield L. Hoff Jr.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Jay E. Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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