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December 27, 2000
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Gordon M. Bigler

SHIPPENSBURG, Md. - Gordon M. Bigler, 77, of 99 Hotpoint Ave., Shippensburg, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at home.

Born March 3, 1923, in Shippensburg, he was the son of the late Roy O. and Sarah Ellen Zeigler Bigler.

His wife, Vada L. Hamilton Bigler, died July 24, 1991.

He retired from Two Guys Department Store in Hagerstown. He operated gas stations in Shippensburg and worked at the former Town and Country Department Store in Chambersburg, Pa. After retirement, he worked at Bigler's Grocery Store in Shippensburg.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving he served in the 29th Infantry Division, and was in the D-Day invasion.


He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg; and the Cumberland Valley Hose Co. and Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223, both in Shippensburg.

He is survived by one son, Randy G. Bigler of Huntsville, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Trudy J. Collier of Newburg, Pa.; three brothers, Leon M. Bigler, Glenn Bigler and Jerry A. Bigler, all of Shippensburg; one sister, Janet Fuller of Shippensburg; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg. The Rev. Robert R. Yankovitz will officiate.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shippensburg, with military services by the Shippensburg VFW and American Legion posts.

Viewing will be at funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Wendell C. Wageley

Wendell Cecil Wageley, 90, formerly of 1616 Lauren Road in Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 13, 1910, in Pitcairn, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry William and Pauline Marie Pyne Wageley.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Men's Sunday School class.

He is survived by a sister, Doloros E. McKann of Williamsport; and a niece, Polly McKann Sennstrom of Salem, Va.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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

Susan E. Bowker

LANCASTER, Mass. - Susan E. Bowker, 66, formerly of Acton, Concord and Harvard, Mass., and Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Hartsock.

She was employed as a customer service representative with A+ America in Littleton, Mass.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dick Bowker; one daughter, Kendra Bowker Slack of Merrimac, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Nashoba Hospice, P.O. Box 319, Harvard, MA 01451-0319.

Donald H. Pine

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Donald H. "Jack" Pine, 76, of 863 Stouffer Ave., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 8, 1924, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Lewis and Anna Robinson Pine.

He attended Mercersburg High School.

He retired in January 1986 from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, where he was a body and fender worker.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.

He was a member of Clarence Armstrong Post 6241 VFW and Harry Lackhove Post 517 American Legion, both in Mercersburg; Franklin Fire Co. No. 4 and Loyal Order of Moose 842, both in Chambersburg; and Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fire Association.

He is survived by his wife, Vada Keyser Pine, whom he married Sept. 2, 1947; one daughter, Donna Mickley of Chambersburg; one son, Robert Pine of Mercersburg; six sisters, Dorothy Robinson, Thelma Houpt, Nancy Cook, Mary McDonald, Audrey Greco and Lorraine Higgins, all of Mercersburg; four brothers, Wade Pine, Earl Pine, Harold Pine and Lewis Pine, all of Mercersburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr., will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alice M. Starliper

Alice Mildred Starliper, 95, of 1401 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Avalon Manor Health Care Center.

Born Oct. 10, 1905, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late John William and Anna Azella Hebb Starliper.

She retired from Dorbee Manufacturing Co.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Temple Builders Sunday School class.

She was a former member of West End Senior Citizens, Washington County Fire Co. Auxiliary, Halfway Fire Co. Auxiliary and Women's Democratic Club.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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