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Obituaries for 11/2

November 01, 2000

Obituaries for 11/2



Zachary J. LaClair

Zachary James LaClair, infant son of Joseph W. LaClair II and Victoria J. Mohr of 1041 Hampton Circle, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

He was born Oct. 31, 2000 in Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Marissa V. Mohr, Nicole R. LaClair, Colleen K. LaClair, Sara D. Mohr and Stephane A. Mohr, all at home; three brothers, Joseph C. Mohr, J. Thomas Mohr and Joseph W. LaClair III, all at home; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Stephane Chilcote of Hagerstown; and paternal grandparents, Joseph and Shirley LaClair of Honeybrook, Pa.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. Michael J. Jendrek will officiate.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Hospital, Birthing Center, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Audrey W. Rosenberger

QUINCY, Pa. - Audrey W. "Peg" Wagaman Rosenberger, 90, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Foulger Street, Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 22, 1910, in Tomstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Grace M. Miller Wagaman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Rosenberger Jr., in 1951. They were married in December 1940.

She attended Quincy schools.

As a young woman, she was employed by Mont Alto Shirt Factory. Prior to retiring in 1972, she was employed as a machine operator by Carroll Shoe Factory in Mont Alto.

She was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church in Tomstown, Pa.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Bernice Yaukey of Waynesboro and Betty Bakner of Belbrook, Ohio; two brothers, Benjamin A. Wagaman Jr. of Mont Alto and Kenneth M. Wagaman of Quincy; a grandson; five stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; 20 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Wilson; three sisters, Pauline High, Pansye M. Cook and Flo E. Kepner; five brothers, Robert M. Wagaman, Ernest Wagaman, Eugene Wagaman, William Wagaman and Donald Wagaman; and a grandson.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Revs. Donald L. Bender and Gregory A. Helman will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Quincy United Methodist Home Benevolent Care Fund, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, PA 17247.




Helen R. Ocker

HALFWAY - Helen Regina Ocker, 89, of 17512 Olde Stone Court, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born April 30, 1911, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Franklin and Ella Ebersole McCoy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Ellsworth Ocker, in 1989.

She was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy O. Ebersole of Jamesville, N.Y.; and two grandsons, James G. Ebersole and John M. Ebersole.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Gregory Shook will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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




Ruth E. Biddle

Ruth E. Biddle, 74, formerly of 17 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 23, 1926, in Mount Lena, she was the daughter of the late Roy H. and Edna M. Hovis Swope.

She retired from Riggs Hospital; and Hood College.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie Fiorta of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sons, Gary L. Shank of Clear Spring and Wes Shank of Manassas, Va.; five sisters, Louise Swope of Leitersburg, Mary Green and Bertha Sigler, both of Myersville, Md., Hazel Baker of Hagerstown and Betty Gilbert of Braddock Heights, Md.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.




Denton Abbey

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Denton Abbey, 91, of 6361 Chambersburg Road, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville.

Born Aug. 25, 1909, in Hamlin, Pa., he was the son of the late Manton and Jane Sausenheimer Abbey.

He attended graduate school for two years at Franklin School of Science and Arts in Philadelphia.

He retired from Urschel Clinic in Mentone, Ind. as an X-ray and medical laboratory technician.

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