Obituaries for 2/25

February 24, 2001

Obituaries for 2/25

Charles L. Wortman

FREDERICK, Md. - Charles "Bobby" L. Wortman, 55, of Frederick, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born May 22, 1945, in Leesburg, Va., he was the son of the late Virgil Wortman and Virginia Shoemaker Pumphrey.

He retired from the special services unit of Alcoa-Eastalco Works.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969 as a scout dog handler.

He was a member of VFW Post 3285, Marine Corps League, Shangri-La-Det, American Legion Post 11, Amvets Post 2, Elks Lodge 684 and Owls Club 4002, all of Frederick, and Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co.


He is survived by his wife, A. Naomia Gaynor Wortman; two sisters, Carla Shifflett and Karen Chin, both of Virginia; cousins; uncles; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick. The Rev. John Parler will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Frederick.

The family received friends Saturday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Russell W. Disney

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Russell W. Disney, 89, of Great Cacapon and formerly of Pasadena, Md., died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Nov. 30, 1911, in Pasadena, he was the son of the late Mahlon and Harriett Wigley Disney.

He attended Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Md.

He retired in 1973 as a maintenance engineer from Davison Chemical in Curtis Bay, Md.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon and High Point Methodist Church in Pasadena.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Marie Herpel Disney; a daughter, Dottie Kucharski of Great Cacapon; two brothers, Preston Disney of Glen Burnie and Roy Disney of Pasadena; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Armiger, Angeline Armiger and Harriett May Guthrie; three brothers, Wilson Disney, Mahlon Disney Jr. and Clifton Disney; and a great-grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St. in Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Great Cacapon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 11 a.m.

Robert E. Sheaffer

A memorial service for Robert Earl "Buck" Sheaffer, 83, of 704 Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, will be held Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Chapel, 8507 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro. The Rev. Edward L. Poling will officiate.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Jack B. Fergerson

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. - Jack B. Fergerson, 82, retired lieutenant colonel, USAF, of Charlotte Hall Veterans Administration Home, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at the home.

Born in Endicott, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jesse and Marguerite Bundy Fergerson.

He was a graduate of Endicott High School and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

He worked for the Pentagon in Washington from 1960 to 1968. After retiring from the military, he was the administrator of Continuing Education for George Washington University and for Hagerstown Junior College.

He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 29 years.

He was a member of Grand Lodge of West Virginia AF&AM Berkeley Lodge 37; Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Valley of San Jose, Calif.; Kalurah Temple Endicott, Eastern Star Hedgesville, W.Va., 67; BPO Elks Lodge 778 of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and American Legion Post 202 of Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Helen McElroy Fergerson; three children, Debborah M. Baxter of Endicott, Denise D. Gorman of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Jack B. Fergerson Jr. of Ashland, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Harriet J. Bronson of Gambrills, Md., and Cyndee L. Scholz of Annapolis; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; four step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson.

Graveside services will be Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at Camp Hill Cemetery in Mount Joy, Pa. The Rev. Bryon Brought will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of St. Mary's County, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements are by Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy.

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