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Obituaries for 9/6

September 05, 2000

Obituaries for 9/6

Donna Lee E. Wetzel

INWOOD, W.Va. - Donna Lee E. Wetzel, 84, of Inwood, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Lily of the Valley Personal Care Home in Tablers Station.

Born Aug. 6, 1916, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Light Mason.

She was a graduate of Bunker Hill High School and Shepherd College.

She taught school for 41 years in Berkeley County, W.Va.

She was a member of Inwood United Methodist Church; and Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

She was a member of Berkeley County PTA.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ralph Wetzel; a daughter, Judy A. Williams of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Kathryn Fearnow of Williamsport and Evelyn Coffman of High Point, N.C.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by three sisters, Madeline Gardner, Peggy Daughtery and Freda Coe; and three brothers, Harry Mason, Russell Mason and James Mason.

She donated her body to West Virginia University Anatomical Board for medical research.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Inwood United Methodist Church. The Revs. Sheril Merki and Nectar Badillo will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Donna Lee Wetzel Memorial Fund, c/o City National Bank, P.O. Box 2569, Martinsburg, WV 25402, to be donated to the local Bethany House.

Joseph R. Gamble Jr.

GERMANTOWN, Md. - Joseph Roland Gamble Jr., 58, of Germantown, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md., after suffering a heart attack aboard his boat.

Born Sept. 26, 1941, in Maryland, he was the son of the late Joseph Roland Sr., and Bessie Pierce Gamble.

He served as a firefighter for the District of Columbia for 24 years; and retired as a bus driver for the Montgomery County school system.

He was a member of the Emerald Society.

He is survived by three daughters, Joanne L. Gamble of Hagerstown, Suzanne Christine Bennett of Frederick, Md., and Kathleen Kirkpatrick; his companion, Arlene Waters of Germantown; and three grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus. Burial will be private.

Visitation was Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to The Burn Unit Division 4H- I.C.U., Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011.

Ronald C. Glass

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Ronald C. Glass, 64, of 6993 Path Valley Road, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 9, 1936, in Richmond Furnace, Pa., he was the son of Grace M. Price Glass Liberatore of West Palm Beach, Fla., and the late Robert E. Glass.

He was a 1954 graduate of St. Thomas (Pa.) High School.

He was a truck driver for St. Thomas Towing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Jackson; and a brother, Raymond Glass.

Services will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. William Bair will officiate. Burial will be in Carrick United Methodist Church Cemetery in Metal Township, Pa.

Visitation will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Joyce L. Blizzard

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joyce L. Blizzard, 54, of 6792 White Rock Road, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her home.

Born June 26, 1946, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Richard H. and Carrie V. Black Blizzard.

She was a member of Pond Bank Mennonite Church in Chambersburg, where she taught Sunday School.

She was a volunteer at Menno Haven in Chambersburg; and a member of Menno Haven Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by five sisters, Patsy A. Jordan, Merna L. Traxler and Janet L. Groft, all of Chambersburg, and Linda K. Groft and Carrie M. Welsh, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; three brothers, Richard E. Blizzard of Waynesboro, Gerald R. Blizzard of South Mountain, Pa., and Charles D. Blizzard of Chambersburg; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Pond Bank Mennonite Church, 6555 Duffield Road in Chambersburg. The Revs. Marlin Ebersole and Menno Sollenberger will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg; and Thursday at noon at the church.

Charles H. McBeth

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles H. McBeth, 64, of 2961 Philadelphia Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born Jan. 21, 1936, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Horace and Sara Richardson McBeth.

He was a 1953 graduate of Greencastle (Pa.) High School.

He worked for Harrisburg Dairies in Chambersburg.

He served in the Navy.

He was a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

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