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Obituaries for 3/9

March 08, 2001

Obituaries for 3/9



Wanda G. Wolfkill

Wanda Gay Wolfkill, 72, of 11723 Clearview Court in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Julia Manor Health Care Center, Hagerstown.

Born May 6, 1928, in Blairs Valley, Md., she was the daughter of the late Russell Ryder and Ruth Forsythe Repp.

She was a former member of Blairs Valley Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, John B. Wolfkill; two daughters, Theresa J. Ferris of Baltimore and Abigail G. Fitzwater of Tomahawk, W.Va.; a son, Trent A. Wolfkill of Hagerstown; two sisters, Lola Moser of Hagerstown and Ilene Miller of Baltimore; a brother, Richard Repp of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 Columbia St., Room 13, Cumberland, MD 21502-1617.

Donald S. Martin

Donald Snyder Martin, 80, of 10705 Oak Forest Drive in Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 10, 1920, in Emmitsburg, Md., he was the son of the late David Nevin and Phoebe Helen Eigenbrode Martin.

He was a 1938 graduate of Emmitsburg High School; attended Towson State Teachers College; and was a 1946 graduate of Bliss Electrical School in Tacoma Park, Md.

He was employed by the U.S. Government at Fort Ritchie with the 7th Signal Command U.S. Army for 28 years as a civilian. He retired in 1983.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. Stationed in England with the 8th Air Corps he flew 35 missions over Germany aboard a B-24 Liberator.

He was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Hagerstown, taught Sunday school; was a deacon and an elder.

He was a member of Friendship Masonic Lodge 84 AF & AM of Hagerstown; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Temple of Harrisburg, Pa.; Franklin County, Pa. Shrine Club; South Chapter 2977 AARP of Waynesboro, Pa.; and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pauline G. Hess Martin; three sons, Donald Wayne Martin of Greencastle, Pa., Dennis W. Martin of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Larry J. Martin of Hagerstown; three sisters, Naomi G. Waynant of Sabillasville, Md., Helen E. Hildenbrand of Belair, Md. and Ester J. Digiacinto of Baltimore; two brothers, Sterling W. Martin of Waynesboro and Homer E. Martin of Baltimore; three grandsons; two stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, David N. Martin Jr., Daniel E. Martin, George J. Martin and David R. Martin.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. Pastor Don Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro, with military services by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard of Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Thomas J. Barry

Thomas J. Barry, 79, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Scranton, Pa., died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at his home.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Theresa C. Durkan Barry.

He was a 1940 graduate of Scranton Central High School. He attended the University of Scranton.

He retired from the U.S. Post Office, where he worked as finance office manager.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Perkins, which sank off the coast of New Guinea.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Hagerstown; and a former member of Nativity of Our Lord Church in Scranton.

He was a member of American Legion Post 211 of Hagerstown; DAV; Elks Club 378 of Hagerstown; and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary M. Allman Barry; a daughter, Maureen Ferguson of Hagerstown; and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Barry.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Hagerstown.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home, 1240 St. Ann St. in Scranton. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church, Orchard Street in Scranton. The Rev. Joseph P. Kelly will be celebrant. Entombment will be in Cathedral Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.

Lowell R. Viertel

WILLIAMSPORT - Lowell Raymond Viertel, 69, of 30 E. Church St., died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 11, 1931, in Stevens Point, Wis., he was the son of Nita Looker Williams Viertel of Wichita, Kan., and the late Ernest Viertel.

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