Obituaries for 10/16

October 15, 2000

Obituaries for 10/16

Charles S. Fuller

WILLIAMSPORT - Charles S. Fuller, 87, of 16505 Virginia Ave., and formerly of The Terrace, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Nov. 26, 1912, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Crist Waidner Sr. and Grace Viola Seibert Fuller.

He was a 1930 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by Tri State Electrical Supply Co. for 45 years as vice president and was a member of the board of directors.


He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

He was past master of Friendship Lodge 84 A.F & A.M. and served as secretary for 25 years. He was past master counselor and secretary of the Hagerstown Chapter of De Molay, and a member of Hagerstown Lodge 378 B.P.O. Elks. He was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and a past member of the Ali Gahn Shrine Club, Cumberland, Md. He was also a member of Penn Mar Dance Club and Nine and Ninety Social Club.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth E. Byers Fuller; two sisters, Virginia M. Fuller and Nancy A. Kline, both of Hagerstown; four nieces; four nephews; great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Ann Rhodes; three brothers, Crist Waidner Fuller Jr., Lynn Seibert Fuller and John David Fuller.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Friendship Lodge 84 A.F & A.M. will conduct a graveside memorial service.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are made by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

Thomas H. Watkins

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Retired Chief Warrant Officer Thomas M. Watkins, 69, of 5563 Sheller Road, and a guest of Michaux Manor, South Mountain, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at Michaux Manor.

Born July 10, 1931, in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late George W. II and Florence H. Honeywell Watkins. He lived his early life in Williamsport and Ithaca, N.Y.

He was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in education from Penn State University and a master's equivalency from Penn State in vocational education.

He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, including during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served in Korea twice, and also served in Japan and Germany.

Following his discharge from the military, he taught school for 18 years at the Franklin County Area Vo-Tech in buildings trades maintenance, retiring in June 1992.

He was a member of Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, where he served as a church elder, taught Sunday School for a short time, served on the Pulpit Search Committee and sang in the adult church choir.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 919 Free and Accepted Masons, Camp Knox, Ky., and a member of the national AARP.

He also served as scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts in Tolyhanna, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lillian "Deloyce" Watkins; two sons, Peter R. Watkins of Chambersburg, and David L. Watkins of Shippensburg, Pa.; a sister, Barbara Strous of Williamsport, Pa.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George W. Watkins III.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

M. Evelyn Tosten

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - M. Evelyn Tosten, 88, of Menno Haven Inc., and formerly of 2635 Sollenberger Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Menno Haven.

Born April 28, 1912, in New Franklin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Esther R. George Binkley.

Her husband, Henry D. Tosten, died Feb. 23, 1966.

She was employed with Stanley Co. as a presser. She retired in 1950 after nine years of service.

She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God, Chambersburg.

She is survived by a brother, Charles F. Binkley of Chambersburg; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Elmer T. Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Delbert E. Sleighter

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Delbert E. Sleighter, 64, of 1142 Scotland Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

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