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March 03, 2001

Obituaries for 3/4

Jessica G. Smith

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jessica G. Smith, 95, of 1627 Alexander Ave., died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Menno Haven Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 1, 1905, in Gettysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward A. Weaver Esq. and the late Ella Dougherty Weaver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Quinton Smith, in 1967.

She was a graduate of Gettysburg High School and Gettysburg College. She earned a master of arts degree from Penn State University.


She taught school in Biglerville, Pa., for 10 years and Chambersburg Area Senior High School for 17 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of Falling Spring Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg, where she was a member and former president of Presbyterian Women's Association.

She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Franklin County Retired Teachers Association, Falling Spring Chapter of AARP, Heritage Association, Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and Franklin County Chapter of the American Association of University Women and had been named Woman of the Year by AAUW.

She is survived by a son, Charles Q. Smith of Chambersburg, with whom she lived.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and a brother.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. The Revs. William H. Harter and Linda B. Harter will officiate.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Falling Spring Graveyard.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends Wednesday following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, Building Fund, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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

Clifford G. Parkinson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Clifford G. "Parky" Parkinson, 79, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born July 8, 1921, in Darkesville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Gilmer Arthur Parkinson and Bertha Everhart Parkinson.

He retired from E. I. DuPont and earlier had worked for A&P.

He served in the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat against the armed enemy during World War II in the European African Middle Eastern Theater of Operations and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in the European African Middle Eastern Theater of Operations.

He attended Baker Heights Baptist Church.

He was a member of Berkeley Post 14 American Legion and Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie Silvius Parkinson; two daughters, Peggy Spiker of Pikeside, W.Va., and Nancy Martin of Martinsburg; two sons, Clifford Wayne Parkinson of Glengary, W.Va., and Franklin Parkinson of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; a brother, Douglas Parkinson of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo Parkinson, Donald Parkinson and Larue Parkinson.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. James Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military graveside services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Baker Heights Baptist Church, 580 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Harold E. Djorup

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Harold E. "Hal" Djorup, Ph.D., 92, of Shepherdstown and formerly of Vero Beach, Fla., died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Berkeley Station Care Givers.

Born Jan. 4, 1909, in New York City, he was the son of the late Christian Djorup and Olgo Paerges Djorup.

He was formerly a professor at City University of New York, where he began teaching in 1929. He also taught at Cooper Union College; and Bernard Baruch College in New York.

For more than 15 years, he was a special examiner for the New York City Civil Service Commission.

During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the USNR in the South Pacific.

He was a member of the Council on Aging of Hyannis, Mass., and a director of the Consumer Assistance Council.

He broadcast a daily radio program, Consumer Action, for more than a year over the station WOCB, the purpose of which was to advise and assist consumers.

He was a member of Fraternal Lodge of Hyannis AF&AM, Cummaquid Golf Club of Yarmouth Port, Mass., and participated in the Vero Beach Senior Life Games.

He is survived by his wife, Alice VanDuser Djorup; two daughters, Susan Reilley of New Tripoli, Pa., and Wendy Pacek of Shepherdstown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two stepchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home. Pastor Andrew T. Reilley Jr. officiated.

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