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Obituaries for 11/18

November 17, 2000

Obituaries for 11/18



Regina E. Eckard

Regina E. Eckard, 88, formerly of 13026 Salem Ave., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born Jan. 9, 1912, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Nora Cashman Koogle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Eckard.

She was employed by Victor Hosiery for 49 years.

She was a member of the Calvary Grace Brethren Church.

She is survived by a sister, Julia Henson of Waynesboro, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Clapsaddle, and two brothers, George E. Koogle and John Denny Koogle.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Douglas A. Courter will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

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Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Justin D. Bridendolph

BERMUDA DUNES, Calif. - Justin Delano Bridendolph, 76, of Bermuda Dunes and formerly of Clear Spring and Anchorage, Ala., died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000.

Born March 4, 1934, he was the son of Martin and Vertie Bridendolph.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1974 when he retired. During his retirement, he worked for New York Life Insurance Co. and Nordstrom's Fashion Clothing.

He is survived by a daughter, Diana Erwin of Wasilla, Ala.; three sons, Rodney Bridendolph of Bonaire, Ga., William Bridendolph of Bermuda Dunes and Glenn Bridendolph of Reno, Nev.; his former wife, Nelma Bridendolph; sisters and brothers of Clear Spring and Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; and his caretakers, Barbara Bridendolph, his cousin, and Randall Bailey, both of Anchorage.

He was a member of Mason's Lodge 17 of Anchorage, among other organizations where he served as an officer. He also was a leader in his community neighborhood watch.

A memorial service will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Palm Springs Mortuary, 69055 E. Ramon Road in Cathedral City, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eisenhower Hospital and Cancer Center, 42201 Beacon Hill, Suite B, Palm Desert, CA 92211.




Lydia J. Prahl

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lydia J. Prahl, 95, of 18 Clover Circle, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services.

Born June 14, 1905, in Arlington, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Rackett Tuthill.

Her husband, Charles J. Prahl, died in 1957.

She was a housewife.

She had attended Chambersburg Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary M. Tuthill, with whom she lived for the past 29 years, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ida Feuerstein, and a brother, Frank S. Tuthill.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, N.J.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in Chambersburg.




Margaret P. Davis

ORLANDO, Fla. - Margaret P. Davis, 77, of Lake Margaret Drive, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, in Orlando.

She was born in Hagerstown and moved to central Florida in 1959.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by three daughters, Janice LeCain and Judy A. Daly, both of Roanoke, Va., and Debbie Obermeyer of Orlando; two sons, Carl Davis and Gary W. Davis, both of Orlando; a sister, Catherine Egolf of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory.




Ruth A. Crowell

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Ruth Anna Crowell, 79, of Charles Town, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Pemberton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Elizabeth Hisler Bowker.

She was a graduate of Pemberton High School.

She was a homemaker. Earlier, she worked for the Civil Service during World War II at Fort Dix, N.J.

She was a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Cecil C. Crowell; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Strange of Austin, Texas; two sons, Gary L. Crowell of LaPlata, Md., and Kevin L. Crowell of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; a sister, Myrtle Short of Wilmington, Del.; two brothers, Calvin Bowker of Pemberton, N.J., and J. Howard Bowker of New Jersey; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Williams; a brother, Raymond Bowker; and a grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Pastor Ray Love will officiate.

Burial will be private.

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




Paul E. Caldwell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul E. Caldwell, 58, of 846 Blanchard Ave., and also Merida, Mexico, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his home in Mexico. He lived six months of the year at his Chambersburg address and six months in Mexico.

Born June 16, 1942, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Walter T. Caldwell of Tucson, Ariz., and Janice L. Stoner Caldwell Schaff of Chambersburg.

He was a 1960 graduate of Chambersburg High School and attended Shippensburg University for two years.

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