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Obituaries for 3/2

March 01, 2001

Obituaries for 3/2



Lillian M. Bowen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lillian M. Bowen, 90, of 247 North 6th St., died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born Aug. 16, 1910, in Wilkes Barre, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Bowen Sr., in 1993.

She was a nurse and instructor for the Red Cross. She had been a registered nurse at Chambersburg Hospital.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

She was a former secretary for Community Concerts of Chambersburg; a former secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Children's Aid Society; and a former president of Chambersburg Hospital Junior Auxiliary.

She raised funds for Red Feathers, the forerunner of United Way. She was involved with YMCA of Chambersburg.

She was one of the original Children's Traffic Crossing Guards; and a volunteer for the Fresh Air Program of inner-city children.

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She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Bigler of Chambersburg; a son of Chambersburg; a sister, Ruth Pearson of Norman, Okla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Pricilla L. Dailey

WINCHESTER, Va. - Pricilla L. Dailey, 60, of Winchester, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Sept. 7, 1940, in Ridge, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence R. and Hazel Brannon Dailey.

She was a private duty health care sitter; and previously worked for National Fruit.

She was a member of Winchester Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She was a member of the Izaac Walton League.

She is survived by two brothers, Donald R. Dailey of Hagerstown and Ellwood R. Dailey Sr. of Frederick County, Va.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. A pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 3271, Winchester, VA 22604.




Charles E. Thomas Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles Edgar "Sonny" Thomas Sr., 50, of 43 Verbana Terrace, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born April 13, 1950, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Leon A. Thomas Sr. of Sharpsburg and Anna C. Koontz Thomas of Hagerstown.

He had been employed by Potomac Dye and Finishing and Landis Tool in Waynesboro; and was currently employed by Craig Paving.

He was a member of Smithsburg Auto Buffs; and Saturday Night Kmart Kruzins.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Ann M. Thomas of Martinsburg; two sons, Kenneth L. Hawbaker Sr. of Hagerstown and Charles E. Thomas Jr. of Martinsburg; his fiance, Rickie A. Judd of Martinsburg; paternal grandmother, Ethel Holmes of Hagerstown; two sisters, Patricia Ann Izer and Judith Ann Flora, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Leon A. Thomas Jr. of Hagerstown and John W. Thomas of Chambersburg; a stepsister, Pam Thomas of Sharpsburg; a stepbrother, Kenneth W. Thomas of Keedysville; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Shirley A. Thomas; and a stepbrother, Russell L. Thomas.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. Thomas Stottlemyer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dreams Come True, Inc., 1201 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Joseph P. Galant

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joseph Paul Galant, 62, of 527 Briar Lane, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born June 7, 1938, in Altoona, Pa., he was the son of Cecylia Kaczor Galant of Holidaysburg, Pa., and the late Michael Galant.

He was a 1958 graduate of Altoona High School; and a 1962 graduate of Polish National Alliance in Ambridge, Pa., where he majored in biology.

He was regional vice president and personal financial analyst of Primerica in Altoona. He retired in 1990 from the Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Resources after 30 years.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg, and served as Eucharist Minister.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1426 of Chambersburg; and Polish National Alliance.

He played clarinet and saxophone in two polka music groups, The Sounds of the Decades and The Hallmarks.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Veronica Panek Galant, whom he married Sept. 5, 1964; two daughters, Veronica Stenger of Enola, Pa. and Theresa Galant of Lancaster, Pa.; and two brothers, Michael Galant Jr. of Massillon, Ohio and Stanley Galant of Altoona.

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