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Obituaries for 11/21

November 20, 2000

Obituaries for 11/21



Thomas N. Reidout Jr.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Thomas N. Reidout Jr., 80, of 1409 Vernon St., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas N. Sr., and Anna Johnson Reidout.

He was employed by the federal government for 43 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II with the 97th Engineer Regiment in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.

He was a member of Bethel AME Church of Mercersburg.

He was a member of Lewis H. Himes American Legion Post 830 of Mercersburg.

He is survived by four sisters, Dorothy Reidout of Waynesboro, Pa., Betty Quivers, Margaret Quivers and Doris Carson, all of Chambersburg, Pa.; two brothers, George Reidout and John Reidout, both of Chambersburg; nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. D.L. Montgomery will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Mercersburg, with a service by the guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.

A viewing will be Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.




Harold A. Burnett

HANCOCK - Harold A. Burnett, 82, of Fulton St., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Home near Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born March 19, 1918, in Brosious, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles and Lillie Ganoe Burnett.

He retired as manager of Park-n-Dine Texaco. He had previously worked for Fulton Radio Sales.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II.

He was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club; Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock; and Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Magdalene M. Fox Burnett; a daughter, Barbara L. Flowers of Hancock; a son, Charles A. Burnett of Hancock; a brother, Roger Burnett of Hancock; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Burnett; and a brother, Donald Burnett.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church. The Rev. Duane Jensen will officiate. Burial will be in Alpine United Methodist Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the church. The funeral home will be open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock United Methodist Church, 168 W. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.




Florence R. Gossard

CLEAR SPRING - Florence Rosalie Gossard, 83, of 15640 Broadfording Road, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 3, 1917, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Adolphus H. and Mary Kate Palmer Smith.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Longmeadow Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown.

She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy Janice Henry and Charlotte Shank, both of Williamsport, Mary Margaret Massie of Chesapeake, Md., Beverly Thomas of Hagerstown and Linda Webb of Clear Spring; a son, John T. Gossard Jr. of Greencastle, Pa.; a half-brother, William Baker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 24 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leroy Gossard; and a half-brother, David Baker.

There will be no viewing.

A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport. The Rev. Dennis Newcomer will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Western Maryland Hospital Center Occupational Therapy Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Charles E. Beall

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles Edward Campbell Beall, 82, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at City Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Francis Lauck and Augusta Light Beall.

He was a graduate of Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School and West Virginia University.

He retired as owner of F.L. Beall Food Brokers, Servisoft, and as president of A & S Warehouse Co.

He was a mayor of Hedgesville.

He was a member of the board of directors of Kings Daughters Hospital, Martinsburg, and served as president of Rotary. He was chairman of the West Virginia Library Commission for 40 years and worked to see Martinsburg Public Library built. In 1977 he was named Outstanding Trustee in America by the American Library Association. He was chairman of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Library Commission for 44 years. He was presented with the Key to the City of Martinsburg by the City Council and Mayor. The library's Genealogy Room was named in his honor.

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