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Obituaries for 9/12

September 11, 2000

Obituaries for 9/12



Mabel F. Routzahn

WILLIAMSPORT - Mabel Frances Routzahn, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, and formerly of 143 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, died Sunday Sept. 10, 2000, at the home.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Leslie J. and Mabel O. Cartee Routzahn.

She was a graduate of John Harris High School, Harrisburg, Pa., and a business school in Harrisburg.

She worked at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and then at R.J. Funkhouser Inc. as a traffic manager. After retirement she volunteered at the Washington County Free Library.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, and the church choir.

She was a former member of B.P.W.

She is survived by cousins.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Edward Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Visitation will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Ravenwood Lutheran Village, 1183 Luther Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.




Blaine D. Copenhaver

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Blaine Donald Copenhaver, 66, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Winchester Medical Center.

Funeral services are today at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Edward T. Reckner will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family received friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




James L. Hoover

James Leroy Hoover, 85, of Avalon Manor Nursing Home, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Roy H. and Bessie Mae Sprankle Hoover.

He had retired after 10 years at Maryland Ribbon Co. in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Jeannette Garrish Hoover, whom he married June 12, 1948; four daughters, Linda K. Schilling of Hagerstown, Joyce A. Weaver of Fayetteville, Pa., Connie L. Stotlemyer of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Patricia M. Hoover of Frederick, Md.; two sons, Steven W. Hoover of Hagerstown and Roy A. Hoover of Fairplay; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Madeline Brown, Cietta L. Miller and Virginia Hoover; a brother, Lester Hoover; and a great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport. The Rev. Joseph Downs will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




Emmett W. McGuirk

Emmett William McGuirk, 89, of 13035 Little Antietam Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of Baltimore, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at his home.

Born March 5, 1911, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Carson McGuirk.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred McGuirk; and by his second wife, Nettie Louise Hurley McGuirk.

He retired from Armco Steel in Baltimore.

He served as a medic with the U.S. Army during World War II and saw action in the European Theater.

He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Baltimore.

He was a member of VWF Post 9743 and Catholic War Veterans, both in Baltimore.

He is survived by a stepson, Gary Gushee of Baltimore; a sister, Catherine Oliver of Baltimore; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Lake View Memorial Park, 2724 Liberty Road, Sykesville, Md.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




Suzanne Gilliotte-Blumenthal

A memorial service for Suzanne Gilliotte-Blumenthal, who died Thursday, July 6, 2000, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Wilson College Chapel on the campus of Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Kenneth W. Simcox

Kenneth William Simcox, 65, of 13909 N. Meadow Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 5, 1935, in Chester, W.Va., he was the son of Harriet Bourne Simcox of Chester, W.Va., and the late G. Kenneth Simcox.

He was a graduate of West Liberty State College with a B.A. degree and was a graduate of West Virginia University with a master's degree.

He retired in 1995 from the Washington County Board of Education, for which he had worked since 1959 as a counselor and administrator. He then worked a half year as principal at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown.

He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, and was Eucharistic minister.

He volunteered at St. Maria Goretti and the Community Free Clinic.

He was a member of Retired Administrators Group, and the board of directors at Northwood Club Inc.

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