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Obituaries for 4/6

April 05, 2001

Obituaries for 4/6



Rosemary R. Walters


LANHAM, Md. - Rosemary Rockwell Walters, 52, of Lanham, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in an automobile accident in Riverdale, Md.

She was born Oct. 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C.

Her husband, James Alan Walters, also died in the accident.

She received a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree in music education from the University of Maryland.

She taught general and choral music at Robert Goddard Middle School and Greenbelt Middle School. She was a substitute teacher in Prince Georges and Montgomery counties schools, with a focus on music; and was the music director and organist at Wallace Presbyterian Church in Hyattsville, Md.

She was the program director, president and area representative of Christian Women's Club.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey David Walters and Philip Matthew Walters; a sister, Carol Rockwell Austin of Hagerstown; a niece and a nephew.

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A memorial service will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Wallace Presbyterian Church, 7201 16th Place in Hyattsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wallace Presbyterian Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville, MD 20781.

Arrangements are by Gaschs Funeral Home, Hyattsville.




Donald E. Ardinger


Donald Edward Ardinger, 81, of West Washington Street, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at his home.

Born June 13, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Frank Eugene and Airy Adna Winters Ardinger.

He was a 1937 graduate of Williamsport High School.

He was founder, co-owner and operator of AC&T Inc. in Hagerstown, retiring in 1982.

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

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport.

He was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion of Williamsport; Conococheague Tribe 84 IO Red Men of Williamsport; Hagerstown Lodge 378 BPO Elks; and a former member of the board of directors of Washington County National Savings Bank of Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hattie Mae Price Ardinger; two sons, Don P. Ardinger of Hagerstown and Ned A. Ardinger of Williamsport; a sister, June Wiederhold of Williamsport; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




James A. Walters


LANHAM, Md. - James Alan Walters, 51, of Lanham, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in an automobile accident in Riverdale, Md.

He was born May 27, 1949, in Lancaster, Ohio.

His wife, Rosemary Rockwell Walters, also died in the accident.

He was a graduate of Lancaster High School. He received a bachelor's degree in music education from Ohio Wesleyan University; and a master's degree in music education from the University of Maryland.

He was the band and orchestra director of Montgomery County Public Schools for 30 years.

He was a deacon at Wallace Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Maryland Music Educators Association; a member and former president of Maryland Band Directors Association; Music Educators National Conference; Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity; and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.

He volunteered with the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra.

He was awarded a certificate for 30 years of excellence in teaching music in Maryland.

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey David Walters and Philip Matthew Walters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Wallace Presbyterian Church, 7201 16th Place in Hyattsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wallace Presbyterian Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville, MD 20781.

Arrangements are by Gaschs Funeral Home, Hyattsville.




Gertrude M. Curry


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gertrude M. Underwood Curry, 73, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born March 27, 1928, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Hunter and Lulu Green Underwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chaplin Curry Sr.

She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church in Summit Point, W.Va.

She is survived by two sons, Chaplin Curry Jr. of Hedgesville, W.Va. and William Curry of Rippon, W.Va.; two sisters, Myrtle Richardson of Charles Town and Beatrice Forshye of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Underwood; and six brothers, Charles Underwood, John Underwood, Green Underwood, Collins Underwood, Stanley Underwood and William Underwood.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Jefferson Funeral Home in Ranson, W.Va. The Rev. John Green will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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




Robert J. Brady


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