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Obituaries for 9/5

September 04, 2000

Obituaries for 9/5



Tom D. Gelwicks

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tom D. Gelwicks, 93, a resident of Shook Home, and formerly of 6001 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at the home.

Born Jan. 22, 1907, in St. Thomas, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary Alice McGowan Gelwicks.

His wife, Mary S. Smith Gelwicks, died in 1998.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

He also was a member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW in Chambersburg, Detrich-Brechbille Post 612 American Legion in St. Thomas, and Zembo Temple in Harrisburg, Pa.

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He is survived by his daughter, Donna Fogal of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald C. Nolder will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery in St. Thomas, with military graveside services conducted by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.




Wilburn G. Osborne

HALFWAY - Wilburn George "Bill" Osborne Sr., 74, of 10803 Roessner Ave., died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at his home.

Born May 1, 1926, in Mead, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert Dewey and Lura Clyde Robbins Osborne.

His wife, Aune Anne Arpe Osborne, died in 1988.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. in 1988.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater on the USS Bordelon, DDR 881 and USS Hank DD 702.

He was a member of Pikeside United Methodist Church in Pikeside, W.Va.

He also was a member of W.D. Byron Post 1936, AMVETS Post 10, Aerie 694 F.O. Eagles, Lodge 378 B.P.O. Elks, Goodwill Athletic Club, all in Hagerstown, Dixon-Troxell Post 211 American Legion in Funkstown, Conococheague Tribe 84 I.O. Red Men, Williamsport, North American Rod and Gun Club, Tin Can Sailors Association, and AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Gwendolyn E. Edwards of Williamsport; three sons, Bill G. Osborne Jr., R. David Osborne, both of Hagerstown, and M. Charles Osborne of Clear Spring; three sisters, Phyllis Wasson of Martinsburg, W.Va., Faye LeBeau of Winchester, Va., and Deannie Townsend of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Harold R. Osborne of Falling Waters, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Foltz; and two brothers, Edward Clayton Osborne and William Roy Osborne.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Wednesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Military services will be conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, MD 21795.




William S. Willingham

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - William "Bill" Samuel Alexander Willingham, 80, of Shepherdstown, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born Dec. 14, 1919, in Virginia, he was the son of the late James E. and Zora E. Broy Willingham.

He retired from Halltown Paperboard Co. in Halltown, W.Va., and previously farmed with his brother, Clifford Willingham in Shepherdstown.

He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown.

He is survived by two sisters, Ida V. Frye of Shepherdstown, and Margaret M. Mong, a resident of Canterbury of Shepherdstown; a niece, Ethel M. Mauck of Shepherdstown, who was his caretaker; and other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances K. Willingham; and seven brothers, Ernest Willingham, Frank Willingham, John Willingham, Robert Willingham, Wesley Willingham, Clifford Willingham, and Blackburn Willingham.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Perry Hanson will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville, Va.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 2008, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.




Ernest J. Richard

BEAUFORT, S.C. - Ernest J. Richard, 85, of Beaufort, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in Beaufort.

Born June 27, 1915, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph T. and Mary E. Shiffer Richard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeweline L. Denamore Richard.

He and his late wife owned and operated Ernie's Pizza, Shepherdstown, W.Va., until their retirement in 1984.

He was a member of Golden Rule Chapter 69, O.E.S. and a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

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