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Obituaries for 1/30

January 30, 2001

Obituaries for 1/30



James R. Whalen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James R. Whalen, 53, of 244 N. Main St., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at his home.

Born June 6, 1947, in Chicago, he was the son of the late William and Marion Himmelwright Whalen.

He was a graduate of DePaul University with a master's degree in English, and attended the University of Hamburg in Germany. He received a master's degree in German from Middlebury College, Vt.

He taught from 1972 to 1978 in a German Gymnasium in Soltau, Germany. He taught for one year in Bucks Co. and retired from the C.A.S.D. after 20 years as a German and English teacher.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

He was a member of P.S.E.A., N.E.A., A.A.R.P., Federation of German Teachers and National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia P. Chidichimo Whalen; a brother, Tom Whalen of Chicago; four nephews, and a niece.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. The Rev. Luis R. Rodriguez will be celebrant. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., wiht a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Hezikiah C. Benner

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Hezikiah Crum Benner, 65, of Kearneysville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born March 7, 1935, in Kearneysville, he was the son of the late Harry Hunter and Isabel Marshall Benner.

He was a graduate of Shepherdstown (W.Va.) High School.

He operated the Hezben Dairy Farm in Kearneysville and delivered straw for 21 years. He received awards for his accomplishments in the dairy industry.

He was a member of Kearneysville Presbyterian Church, and he served as an elder.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy C. Price Benner; a son, H.C. Benner II, at home; cousins; and an aunt.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Kearneysville Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Cushwa will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Kearneysville Presbyterian Church in care of Virginia Creamer, R#03, Box 356, Kearneysville, WV 25430.




Donald V. Magaha

Donald Vincent Magaha, 69, of 404 Village Place, Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 23, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James Roy and Orpha Zellers Magaha.

He retired from Coffman Lumber in 1990 and was previously employed with building contractor Dale Martin Inc.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Williamsport Redmen and Funkstown Moose.

He is survived by his wife, Laura G. Jerry Magaha; a brother, Roy A. Magaha of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Dayoff; and three brothers, James Magaha, Ralph Magaha, and Glenn Magaha.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jay Herman Fisler will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers; memorial donations may be made to Community Rescue Service, P.O. Box 22, Hagerstown, MD 21741.




Lucille E. Edwards

Lucille Elizabeth Edwards, 86, formerly of 17832 Sherman Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.




Richard H. Holder

KEEDYSVILLE - Richard Henry "Dick" Holder, 79, of 4431 Trego Road, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at his home.

Born July 19, 1921, in Bakersville, Md., he was the son of the late John William and Ethel Eliza DeLauter Holder.

He had been a farmer. He retired in 1982 from CSX Transportation in Brunswick, Md., after 23 years.

He was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Brunswick Moose Lodge 1582.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Idell Thomspon Holder; a son, George W. Holder of Keedysville; a grandson, Jeffrey Holder of Jefferson, Md.; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, James W. Holder, Charles L. Holder, Glen W. Holder, David D. Holder and Robert L. Holder.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Hospital Home Health Care, 1799 Howell Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Roy Perry

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Roy Perry, 71, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

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