Obituaries for 4/5

April 04, 2001

Obituaries for 4/5

Howard G. Stottlemyer

Howard G. Stottlemyer, 88, of 11128 Glenside Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 17, 1912, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Elmer Charles and Minerva Alta Kline Stottlemyer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna R. Snyder Stottlemyer, in 1997.

He was a 1931 graduate of Hagerstown High School; a 1933 graduate of Columbia Business College; and a 1944 graduate of Towson State Teachers College.

He was employed by Western Maryland Railway as a payroll clerk, retiring in 1976. He worked part time at Eyerly's, The Bon-Ton, and Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home for 22 years.

He was a member of Christ's Reformed Church United Church of Christ, and the consistory.

He was a member of Friendship Lodge 84 AF & AM; past master and past high priest of Ithiel Royal Arch Chapter 27; past thrice illustrious master of Palestine Council 16 R & SM; past commander of St. Bernard Commandery 9 KT; right eminent past grand commander of Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Maryland in 1985; a member of Knights of the York Cross of Honor Francis Scott Key 14; Maryland York Rite College 58; Maryland Council 9 Knight Masons; Hagerstown Forest 95 Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Super Excellent Masters Degree Concordia 1; Ish-Sodi Cryptic Rite of Freemasonry; Queen Esther Chapter 3 Order of the Eastern Star; and Washington County Hospital Auxiliary.


He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by a niece, Letitia Belle Schlotterbeck of Mount Airy, Md.; two nephews, Lynn R. Stottlemyer of Bowie, Md. and Erman Stottlemyer; two great-nieces; three great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva. N. Stottlemyer and Irene C. Diebert; and three brothers, Earmin Stottlemyer, George H. Stottlemyer and Myrle Stottlemyer.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Manor Church Cemetery in Tilghmanton, Md.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a masonic memorial service will be conducted by Friendship Lodge 84 AF & AM at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ's Reformed Church United Church of Christ, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Margaret M. Rocks

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Margaret Mary Foster Rocks, 94, of 216 W. Second St., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home.

Born Sept. 3, 1906, in Ambridge, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Margaret E. Gainan Foster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh N. Rocks, in 1989. They were married in 1932.

She was a 1925 graduate of Ambridge High School; and a 1927 graduate of Edinboro (Pa.) Normal School with a degree in elementary education.

She taught school for five years in the Ambridge School District.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, where she was the organist from 1937 to the late 1960's; a substitute teacher in the Parochial School in Waynesboro; a member of the Parish Council; and a member and past president of the Parish Council of Catholic Women.

She was active with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Waynesboro; a member of Legion of Mary; and Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

She was a member of Waynesboro Community Concert Association; sang in community choirs; and was a member of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by four daughters, Margaret Camilletti Bosold of Wheeling, W.Va., M. Angela Shriver of Waynesboro, Ellen Fulton of Laurel, Md. and Mary C. Rocks of Waynesboro; two sons, Hugh F. Rocks of Berwyn, Pa. and Dr. Thomas G. Rocks of Waynesboro; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Adams; and two brothers, Dr. George H. Foster and Francis T. Foster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Edward G. Stafford will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro, where a Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Educational Trust Fund, c/o St. Andrew's Parish, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Robert F. Greene

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Robert F. Greene, 85, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 7, 1915, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Edward and Lula Myers Greene.

He retired from Schmidt's Bakery after 33 years. He worked at Montgomery Ward.

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

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW; Berkeley Post 14 American Legion; and Izaak Walton League of America.

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