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October 12, 2000

Obituaries for 10/13



Theodore Funk

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Theodore "Frank" Funk, 56, of 301 Park St., died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro, Pa., from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Born Dec. 24, 1943, in Waynesboro, he was the son of Bertha M. Gourley Mull of Waynesboro and the late Theodore Funk.

He was a 1961 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He was manager of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 in Waynesboro and also was owner of Funk's Gun Shop in Mont Alto for the past three years. He was previously manager of Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association for six years.

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He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Eagles Club Inc., B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731, Order of the Owls Nest 1073 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, all of Waynesboro. He also was a member of Lance McCleaf Detachment Home Association in Chambersburg, Pa., South Mountain Fish and Game Association, Brothers of the Brush in Waynesboro, Mont Alto Fire Co., Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Club and National AARP.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Constance M. Monn Funk, whom he married April 4, 1970; three daughters, Billie Summers of Mercersburg, Pa., Amanda McCardell and Roxanne Lehman, both of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, Eric Funk of Hagerstown; one sister, Rosalie Funk Miller of Waynesboro; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Lorraine Diffenbacher.

Services will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Price's Church Cemetery in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, 346 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Ethel J. Brown

PAEONIAN SPRINGS, Va. -Memorial donations in memory of Ethel J. Brown, 65, of Paeonian Springs, who died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, may be made to Sandy Hook United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 205, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.




Melvin C. Shanholtz

Melvin Cecil Shanholtz, 79, of 1057 Georgia Ave., died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1921, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Isaac Evin and Rebecca Frances Marshall Shanholtz.

He retired from Western Maryland Railroad in 1980.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the European and African theaters.

He was a member of the Salvation Army.

He was a member of the Goodwill Club Inc.

He is survived by three brothers, Paul William Shanholtz and James Richard Shanholtz, both of Hagerstown, and Charles Franklin Shanholtz of California; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Russell and Lillian Easterday; and three brothers, Lewis Shanholtz, Roy Lee Shanholtz and Raymond Shanholtz.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Major Robert S. Henderson will officiate.

There will be no visitation.




John Reusing

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - John Reusing, 67, of Ellicott City and formerly of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Gilcrest Hospice Center in Baltimore.

Born Sept. 18, 1933, in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late John N. and Sara D. Reusing.

He was a 1951 graduate of Reading High School; and a 1960 graduate of Midwestern University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in government.

Most recently, he worked for the Baltimore Addiction Center; and for the office of the mayor of Baltimore to provide treatment services for ex-offenders.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1953 to 1955; and the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Reading.

He had been a tennis coach for the 1st Marine Air Wing in Korea, and the Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He is survived by four daughters, Alexis Jackson of Tampa, Fla., Rondelle Jackson of Baltimore, Grace Reusing of Elkridge, Md. and Sarah Reusing of Ellicott City; a brother, Robert Reusing of Massachusetts; his former wife, Olivia Spencer of Havre de Grace, Md.; and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Reusing and Martin Reusing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Reading. A reception will follow from noon to 3 p.m. at Abe Lincoln Hotel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alexis L. Jackson Trust, c/o Grace Reusing, Esq. Trustee, P.O. Box 8431, Reading, PA 19603-8431.




Clarence E. Ott

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clarence E. Ott, 86, of 109 Franklin Farm Lane, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 26, 1914, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Peter C. and Anna Mary Dansberger Ott.

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