Obituaries for 11/6

November 05, 2000

Obituaries for 11/6

Pauline M. Kniss

BIG POOL - Pauline Mae Kniss, 84, of 12647 Pectonville Road, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 14, 1916, in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Lillian Burns Brown.

Her husband, Russell H. Kniss, died in 1971.

She was affiliated with the Pentacostal faith.

She is survived by four daughters, Edna M. Crider and Betty Speelman, both of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Darlene Faith of Big Pool, and Joyce Keefer of Hagerstown; two sons, Russell Kniss of Dillsburg, Pa., and Richard Kniss of Aspers, Pa.; a sister, Edna Valentine of Fairplay; a brother, Robert Brown of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Dugan Funeral Home Inc., 111 S. Main St., Bendersville, Pa. Burial will be in Wenksville Cemetery.


Viewing will be held Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Emma M. Sprecher

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Emma May Sprecher, 61, of Shoppert Road, died Saturday, May 4, 2000, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 24, 1939, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Richard Allen and Myrtle Catherine Patterson Miller.

She was employed by General Motors Parts Division in Martinsburg for more than 35 years.

She was a member of Calvary Temple, Williamsport.

She was a member of Martinsburg Local of the UAW.

She is survived by two daughters, Leslie E. Hughes of Falling Waters, and Pippa Q. Cool of Hagerstown; three sons, Donald L. Hughes of Fairplay, Richard M. Hughes of Hagerstown, and Timothy S. Hughes of Greencastle, Pa.; a sister, Catherine Strunk of Boonsboro; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Mont Alto, Pa. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, which will be open after noon for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Herbert Platt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Herbert "Herbie" Platt, 80, of 691 Cumberland Ave., died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 10, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Irving and Nettie Osder Plotnick.

His first wife, Anita Grossman, died in 1971.

He was a graduate of James Madison High School and the New York Business College.

He was self-employed in women's clothing manufacturing in New York City for more than 20 years. He was employed part time from 1992 to June of this year by Franklin County Transportation as a van driver.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942, and served on a destroyer escort until 1945.

He was Jewish.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Landis-McCleaf Marine Corps League, Chambersburg Club, and Scotland School for Veteran's Children.

He was a former manager and member of BPOE 600, a member of 40 & 8, a recipient of the Four Chaplins Award, Amvet of the Year 2000 and was Elk of the Month 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Pamalee Pugh Platt; a daughter, Robin Teincuff of Dove Canyon, Calif.; a son, Joel Platt of Oakton, Va.; two stepdaughters, Mary Oxendine of Florissant, Mo., and Theda Doleman of Frederick, Md.; a stepson, Miles Hockensmith III of Leesburg, Va.; a sister, Eleanor Hersh of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Rabbi Danelle LeShaw and Rev. William H. Harter will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will conduct graveside military services.

For religious reasons, flowers are to be omitted.

Mary E. Fox

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Fox, 77, of 129 S. Washington St., died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at her home following an illness of several months.

Born Oct. 30, 1923, in Harrisburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George H. Goetz and Margaret Stover Goetz Elliott.

She was a 1941 graduate of Greencastle High School.

Earlier in her life she worked at Greencastle Packing Co. She operated the Yarn-N-Things Shop for several years. She also did clerical and bookkeeping work at Fox Buick of Greencastle.

She was an active member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greencastle, where she was a member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA), served on the altar guild and on various other church committees.

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