Obituaries for 3/15

March 14, 2001

Obituaries for 3/15

Anna B. Pryor

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Anna B. Brake Pryor, 77, of 861 Anthony Ave., died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born Dec. 18, 1923, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary C. Miller Brake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Pryor, in 1981. They were married Feb. 24, 1945.

She was a 1941 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was a homemaker. She was employed by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro during World War II.

She was a member of Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ in Waynesboro, served as an elder and was past president of Consistory and Women's Guild.

She was a member of Waynesboro Country Club; and National AARP.

She was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 Ladies Auxiliary. She was president of Junior Auxiliary Group, was twice president of Ladies Auxiliary and she was awarded the Gold Life membership card in 1966. She served as council president of Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York counties, as district president, central vice president, and as department chair. She was department president, national chairperson of Pages at the Boston National Convention, NEC and Area B VA&B chairperson, and Eastern Division chairperson civil defense; and was a delegate to department and national conventions and Eastern Division National vice president and past chapeau and secretaire-cassiere of York County Salon 487. She served on national committees and appointments.


She was treasurer and member of the board of directors of Franklin County Easter Seal Society, and received the state Brace-for-Ace award in 1967.

She held offices, including vice president, with the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council, and received the Girl Scouts Thanks Badge in 1977. She was the Girl Scouts representative on the Waynesboro Area United Fund board of directors and received the Women of Distinction Award from Penn Laurel Girl Scouts Council in 1998.

She was a former secretary and board member of Waynesboro Chapter American Red Cross; a member and past president of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary, and was the auxiliary representative on the Waynesboro Hospital board of directors.

She was a member of the advisory board of Penn State Mont Alto Campus.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Commander Robert L. Brake.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Carol A. Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

It was her request to have no public viewing; however, visitation will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of the Apostles, United Church of Christ, 336 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Earl C. West

Earl C. West, of 33 W. North Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

He was born in Frederick, Md.

He retired from Carl Gordon Construction.

He is survived by his companion, Donna K. Lockley.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Bernice A. Gunder

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bernice A. Scott Gunder, 69, of 8301 Mentzer Gap Road, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at her home.

Born Oct. 17, 1931, in Zullinger, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey Scott Sr. and Mazie Elizabeth Kindle Scott.

She attended Washington Township High School.

She was a sewing machine operator at Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.; and Wayne Sportswear, Connie's Sportswear, and Austin Hill, all in Waynesboro. She retired in 1979.

She was a member of Blue Rock Brethren in Christ Church, and was secretary of Mixed Couple Sunday School Class.

She was a member of Whirly Birds Square Dancing Club; and Senior's Bowling League at Sunshine Bowling Lanes in Rouzerville, Pa.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Paul B. Gunder; two daughters, Marilyn Bakner and Pamela Pepple, both of Waynesboro; a son, Paul D. Gunder of Fairfield, Pa.; a sister, Patsy A. Moats of Waynesboro; two brothers, Rolland I. Scott of Waynesboro and Edward W. Scott of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey D. Scott Jr. and Harold G. Scott.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Blue Rock Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road in Waynesboro. The Rev. John W. Shubert will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home; and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Gene L. Doub

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Gene L. Doub, 65, of Myersville, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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