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Obituaries for 11/23

November 22, 2000

Obituaries for 11/23



Anna M. Shore

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Anna May Shore, 88, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at New Hope 2 Home in Cumberland.

Born March 30, 1912, in Blaine, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Hugh S. Strachan and Lydia Riley Strachan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carleton Dorsey Shore.

She had been a secretary for Washington County Hospital, where she was employed for more than 30 years.

She was a member of Zion Reform Church in Hagerstown, and sang in the choir. She also sang with the choir of Davis Memorial Methodist Church in Cumberland.

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She is survived by a daughter, Lynda Hutzell of Hagerstown; two sons, Dr. Carleton A. Shore of Cumberland and John L. Shore of Lancaster, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hugh Strachan, Herman Strachan and Lincoln Strachan.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave. in Cumberland. The Rev. William Bice will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Justin D. Bridendolph

BERMUDA DUNES, Calif. - Justin Delano Bridendolph, of Bermuda Dunes, and formerly of Clear Spring and Anchorage, Ala., who died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, was 66.




Bonnie J. Schmidt

Bonnie Jean Schmidt, 54, of 1419 Kensington Drive, Hagerstown, who died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, was the daughter of the late Franklin Victor and Hazel May Elliott Jones.




Myrtle P. Gossert

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Myrtle P. Gossert, 65, of 1018 Swamp Fox Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 27, 1934, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Thresea Wildeson Kline.

She retired from Lutheran Social Services in Chambersburg, as a home health aide.

She attended New Franklin Assembly of God Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of New Franklin Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary of New Franklin, Pa.; and Women of the Moose 1128 of Chambersburg.

She decorated wedding cakes for people in the local area.

She is survived by her husband, Wallace W. Gossert Sr.; a daughter, Pauline K. Burkett of Chambersburg; four sons, John R. Gossert and Wallace W. Gossert Jr., both of Chambersburg, David E. Gossert of Falling Waters, W.Va. and Timothy L. Gossert of Fayetteville, Pa.; a sister, Ada Louise Thompson of Chambersburg; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Sean A. Hinton will officiate. Burial will be in Fetterhoff Chapel Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Ralph H. Lewis

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Ralph Howe Lewis, 91, of Harpers Ferry, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Homewood of Crumland Farms in Frederick, Md.

Born June 4, 1909, in Batavia, N.Y., he was the son of the late Fred A. and Emma Howe Lewis.

He was a curator of museums for the National Park Service for 35 years, retiring in 1971. After retirement, he worked as a volunteer for the Park Service.

He was a member of Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, and held offices.

He published a history of Camp Hill-Wesley Church in 1999.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Lanckton Lewis; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Lewis Corrigan of Arlington, Va.; a son, Steven Houghton Lewis of Winchester, Mass.; a sister, Winifred Hutton of North Fort Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lewis.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, 510 Washington St., Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Douglas Fraim will officiate.

Burial will be in Batavia, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.




Dereava Hiett

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Dereave "Sue" Hiett, 49, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at her home.

Born Aug. 22, 1951, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Albert W. Grubb and Bernice J. Owens Timberlake.

She was a 1969 graduate of Martinsburg High School; and a graduate of Hagerstown Junior College.

She retired as a manager from AT&T after 23 years.

She supported Eastern Panhandle Training Center; was a member of Chapter 738 Women of the Moose; and Telephone Pioneers of America.

She is survived by her stepfather, Lewis T. Timberlake of Martinsburg; her companion, Larry Redman; four sisters, Zalma Grubb, Robin Mulledy and Bonnie Grubb, all of Martinsburg, and Debra Ashby of Inwood, W.Va.; two brothers, Medford Grubb and Glenn Grubb, both of Martinsburg; and nieces and nephews.

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