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November 28, 2000

Obituaries for 11/28

William J. Anders

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - William James Anders, 44, of Berkeley Springs, who died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, was the son of Andrew and Kathryn Barry Polcawich.

Richard M. Schultz Sr.

Richard Michael Schultz Sr., 79, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Larksville, Pa., he was the son of the late Mary McGowan Schultz and Michael Julius Schultz.

He graduated from Larksville High School, East Stroudsburg College, and Western Maryland College.

He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He served in the European Theater during World War II.


He retired after 37 years of teaching with the Washington County Board of Education. He coached basketball, soccer and gymnastics at Williamsport High School, and soccer, golf, gymnastics and cross country at South Hagerstown High School. He was athletic director at South Hagerstown High School from 1956 until his retirement in 1979.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was past president of Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union, Washington County Teachers Association and Washington County Retired Teachers Association. He was past chairman of Washington County Parks Board.

He was inducted into the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame in 1999; and was co-founder of the Tri-State League.

He was a member of BPOE Lodge 378 in Hagerstown; Hagerstown Lions Club; Morris Frock Post 42 in Hagerstown; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6319 in Greencastle, Pa., and Woodmen of the World.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Fogelsanger Schultz; two sons, Richard Michael Schultz Jr. and Randall Isaac Schultz, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Delores June of Larksville, and Rosemarie Sobel of Naperville, Ill.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to South Hagerstown High School, Richard Schultz Scholarship Fund, 1101 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

H. Kirby Riner

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - H. Kirby Riner, 86, of Hedgesville, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 1, 1913, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Julia and James Newkirk.

His first wife of 48 years, Louise Hite Riner, died in July 1982.

He was a graduate of Hedgesville High School and Fairmont Business College.

He and his wife operated Riner's Grocery Store in Hedgesville. He was foreman for Capitol Cement/Martin Marietta, retiring in 1972 after 42 years. He remained active in the Retirees Association.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II aboard the USS Missouri. He witnessed the surrender on board that ship that led to the end of the war. He was awarded commendations.

He was an active member of the USS Missouri Association.

He was a member of Hedgesville United Methodist Church, and had served as usher, committeeman, and trustee. He was instrumental in the construction of the new church building.

He was a member of the W.Va. State American Legion, was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and was a past member of Hedgesville Lions Club.

He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Lewis of Hedgesville, Rebecca Masters of Coral Springs, Fla., and Christine Holben of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a brother, Donald Newkirk of Clearwater, Fla., a sister, Yvonne Albright of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his second wife, Mary Jean Riner of Bellevue, Wash.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Alvernon Feagans.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Terri Cofiell will officiate. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.

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

Wade Southerly

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Wade "Harvey" Southerly, 70, of 303 Barnett Ave., and Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at the home.

Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Kessell, W.Va., he was the son of the late John E. and Virginia Dare Burns Southerly.

His first wife, Amanda V. Wetzel Southerly, died in 1985. They were married May 1953.

He was a 1948 graduate of Moorefield High School. He attended Berea College in Kentucky for 3 years.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft from 1953 through 1955. He retired in 1984 as an insurance investigator for Equifax, formerly Retail Credit Bureau in Hagerstown. He then was a log auditor clerk for Bowman Trucking Co. in Williamsport from 1984-1993.

He was a member of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., was an elder, deacon, and taught the Men's Bible Class. He then became a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, where he taught Christian Homebuilders Sunday School Class.

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