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March 29, 2001

Obituaries for 3/30



Mark L. Cool

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Mark L. "Beck" Cool, 82, of Beverly Health Care, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 19, 1918, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Emma J. Smith Cool.

He was a 1936 graduate of Waynesboro High School; and attended business college and service school.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army Reserves.

He was employed by Major Supply Management Agency at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., retiring in 1974. He was formerly employed by Wyand Baking Co. and Landis Tool Co., both in Waynesboro.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, the Usher's Club and was assistant secretary of the Sunday school.

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He was past commander of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 and VFW District 21, and a member of A.T.H.&L. Fire Co., BPO Elks Lodge 731, Order of the Owls Nest 1073, Eagles Club Inc., South Chapter AARP, all in Waynesboro, Goodwill Fire Co. in Chambersburg, and National AARP.

He volunteered with the Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services at Martinsburg VA Medical Center. He served on the hospital committee of the VFW Department of Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Guyer Cool, whom he married Aug. 2, 1947; one daughter, Jeanne M. Mireles of Fairbanks, Alaska; one son, Jay M. Cool of Duncansville, Pa.; two sisters, Reberdia Benjamin of Mont Alto, Pa., and Anne Ferguson of Waynesboro; one brother, O. Ray Cool of Waynesboro; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Creager and Jane Ingram; four brothers, Chester Cool, Harper Cool, George Cool and Charles Cool; and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg, with military honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 in Chambersburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Veterans Administration Volunteer Service of Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Route 9, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Robert E. Moats

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert E. Moats, 70, of 70 Mount Vernon Terrace, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 7, 1931, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Jesse J. and Nellie G. Bakner Moats.

He attended Fairview School near Tomstown, Pa.

He was employed as a nursing aide at South Mountain (Pa.) Restoration Center for 33 years, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of Waynesboro Bible Church, and a trustee.

He was a member of Brothers of the Brush and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, both in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Reed Moats, whom he married Aug. 19, 1953; one daughter, Cathy S. Wible of Waynesboro; three sons, Robert D. Moats and Jerry L. Moats, both of Waynesboro, and Darrell L. Moats of Hagerstown; two sisters, Stella Doll of Waynesboro and Vesper Wagaman of Quincy, Pa.; two brothers, Austin Moats and Isadore Moats, both of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Robert L. Fitz will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Quincy.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday.

Beatrice F. Shatzer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Beatrice F. "Bea" Shatzer, 82, of 307 Apple Blossom Way, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at her home.

Born Oct. 7, 1918, in Montevideo, Minn., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Hazel E. Weberg Baker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Buzz" Shatzer, in 1994. They were married March 13, 1940.

She was a graduate of Maynard (Minn.) High School.

She was employed by T.B. Woods, Stanley Co. and Wayne's Sportswear as a seamstress. Prior to retiring in 1972, she was a seamstress at Mercersburg Dress Factory. After retirement, she decorated cakes until 1994.

She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by three children, James E. Shatzer, John W. Shatzer and Judy Crawford, all of Edenville, Pa.; a brother, Gerald Baker of Granite Falls, Md.; nine granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg. Pastor Ky Searcy will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Edenville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday following the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 Kauffman Road East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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