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Obituaries for 9/22

September 21, 2000

Obituaries for 9/22



Elliott L. Viar

SMITHSBURG - Elliott Leith Viar, 21, of 6 E. School Lane, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Dec. 11, 1978, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Ellis L. Viar of Hagerstown and Debra Jean Stanley of Smithsburg.

He attended Smithsburg High School.

He was employed by DS&S Drywall.

He attended Virginia Avenue Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Jesse Diane Kennedy Viar; a daughter, Kaylynn Jean Viar, at home; a sister, Jessica E. Viar of Smithsburg; a brother, Erik L. Viar of Smithsburg; his stepfather, H. Douglas Stanley of Smithsburg; paternal grandmother, Flo M. Viar of Hagerstown; maternal grandparents, Jesse and Beulah Bell of Myersville, Md.; aunts; uncles; a niece and cousins.

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Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. Tim Ritchey Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Grossnickel Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Myersville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kaylynn Jean Viar, c/o Douglas Stanley, P.O. Box 309, Smithsburg, MD 21783.




Gerald E. Dysinger Sr.

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Gerald E. "Gedd" Dysinger Sr., 80, of 6211 Lincoln Way West, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1919, in Conneaut, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ralph and Edith Hampton Dysinger.

He worked at Letterkenny Army Depot, retiring in 1977.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantry Badge.

He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241; Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517, both of Mercersburg, Pa.; Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 of St. Thomas; Moose Lodge 1790 of Mercersburg; BPOE 600 of Chambersburg; NARFE; and AARP 2287 of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Verna Krugh Dysinger, whom he married Oct. 11, 1942; two sons, Guy E. Dysinger of St. Thomas and Gerald D. Dysinger Jr. of Fort Loudon, Pa.; a sister, Thelma Buser of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and his aunt, Dorothy Skinner of Fort Loudon, who raised him.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave. in Mercersburg. Pastor James F. Young will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg, with military services by the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 honor guard of Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or American Cancer Society, Franklin Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Ronald L. Trovinger

PASADENA, Md. - Ronald Lee Trovinger, 60, of 71 Lakeshore Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at his home.

Born May 13, 1940, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Edith Trovinger and the late Benton Trovinger.

He attended Ben Franklin Middle School in Brooklyn, Pa.

He retired from a local union as a driver after 30 years of employment.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 20 years, Joan F. Shinoski Trovinger; two daughters, Deborah A. Raith and Hilda M. Freeman, both of Pasadena; a sister, Janet Folmer of Hagerstown; two brothers, Gerald Trovinger of Brooklyn and Benton Trovinger of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road in Pasadena. The Rev. Tim Hadley will officiate.

Burial will be private.




Patricia A. Owens

LEETOWN, W.Va. - Patricia Ann Owens, 65, of Leetown, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia in Charles Town.

Born Dec. 15, 1934, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Floyd Powell and Nellie A. Gantt Owens.

She is survived by two brothers, Floyd P. Owens Jr. and Billy F. Owens, both of Leetown; two nieces and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles G. Owens.

She was a member of Leetown United Methodist Church.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Paul Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery in Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




John A. Harbaugh

WILLIAMSPORT - John A. Harbaugh, 84, of Williamsport Nursing Home, and formerly of Hall Street, Sharpsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at the home.

Born July 11, 1916, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clarence Fleet and Maude Elizabeth R. Trovinger Harbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Dorsey Harbaugh, in 1999.

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