Obituaries for 4/9

April 08, 2001

Obituaries for 4/9

Alan K. Wiles

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Alan Kent Wiles, 31, of Highland School Road, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at his home.

Born March 17, 1970, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Merhl F. Wiles Jr. and A. Gail Summer Wiles, with whom he resided.

He was a graduate of Middletown High School.

He was a member of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville.

He was a member of The Sons of the American Legion, Glen Eyler Post 282, Woodsboro, Md.

He earned a black belt in karate. In 1993, he was the Maryland state champion in breaking and placed third in the state for sparring.

He taught snowboarding at Whitetail Ski Resort, Mercersburg, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Merhl Lee Wiles of Smithsburg; a sister, Heather Wiles of Myersville; paternal grandparents, Merhl F. Wiles Sr. and Mary Wiles of Myersville; maternal grandparents, Mark and Alice Summers of Walkersville, Md.; two nieces and a nephew.


Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Wolfsville Road, Myersville. The Revs. Tim Ritchie Martin and Robert E. Steinke will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-0799 or to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.

Joseph R. Pitcox

FORT LITTLETON. Pa. - Joseph Raymond Pitcox, 85, of Great Cove Road, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 30, 1915, in Hamlin, Texas, he was the son of the late Joseph Randolph and Nellie Mae Moore Pitcox.

His wife, Laura Adams Mixell Pitcox, died Dec. 21, 1993. They were married Sept. 27, 1957.

He worked as a roofer and was a former union member.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Italy. He was qualified as a sharpshooter.

He was a member of Fort Littleton Bible Church, where he was an elder.

He was a member of Hustontown Area Senior Citizens.

He is survived by a stepson, Earl A. Mixell of Fort Littleton; five grandchildren, Earl S. Mixell and Steven E. Mixell, both of St. Thomas, Pa., Kay Nicholson of Bristow, Va., John J. Mixell of Fort Littleton, and Robert B. Mixell of Gaithersburg, Md.; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. The Rev. Deb Strait will officiate. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Park, York, Pa.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Robert D. LeMaster

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Robert David LeMaster, 66, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at his home.

Born in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Lula Davis LeMaster.

He retired from Pikeside Bowling Lanes, where he was employed as a mechanic.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Wise LeMaster; a son, David James LeMaster of Martinsburg; a daughter, Donnie May Wise; two brothers, Donald K. LeMaster of Martinsburg, and Howard L. LeMaster of Baltimore; a sister, Lula Bohrer of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George LeMaster; and a sister, Elizabeth Roach.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Rosedale Cemetery. The Combined Military Honor Guard will conduct graveside military rites.

Friends may visit today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosedale Chapel.

Edith L. Young

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Edith L. Young, 91 of 9701 Viers Drive, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at National Lutheran Home.

Born in Union Mills, Md., she was daughter of the late Luther E. and Katherine V. Hartan Mackey.

Her husband, the Rev. Harry M. Young, died March 11, 1994.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara L. Young of Philadelphia; two sons, the Rev. Martin T. Young of Ellwood City, Pa., and David G. Young of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Luthean Church, Rockville.

Her body was donated to the Anatomy Board of Maryland.

The family requests the omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to Edith L. Young Memorial Fund, c/o Adult Literacy Council of Washington County, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

John P. Robinson

MAUGANSVILLE - John P. "Doc" Robinson, 88, a resident of the Mennonite Old People's Home, and formerly of Fairview Road, Clear Spring, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the home.

Born in the Clear Spring area, he was the son of the late John Henry and Mary Esther Rubeck Robinson.

His wife of 52 years, Catherine L. Horst, died in 1995.

He was a farmer and in later years, a custodian at Maugansville Elementary School prior to his retirement in November 1977.

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