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Obituaries for 4/26

April 26, 2001

Obituaries for 4/26



Calvin A. Snyder


CLEAR SPRING - Calvin A. "Johnny" Snyder, 86, of 12435 Indian Springs Road, died Tuesday, April 24, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1914, in Sylvan, Pa., he was the son of the late Archie B. and Dora Vernon Snyder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Marie Hull Snyder, in 1994.

He owned and operated C.A. Snyder General Merchandise Store in Indian Springs, retiring in 1979. He owned and drove a school bus for the Washington County Board of Education, and was employed by Thompson Funeral Home in Clear Spring.

He was a member of Blairs Valley First Church of God in Clear Spring, was on the board of elders, cemetery board, and a Sunday school teacher.

He was a member of Fort Frederick Ruritan Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Karen L. Duft of Stafford, Va.; five grandchildren, including K. Lynne Snyder of Clear Spring, whom he raised, Kelly A. Duft of Fredericksburg, Va., Curtis L. Snyder and D. Cris Snyder, both of Clear Spring, and Scott Snyder of Phoenixville, Pa.; and eight great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence C. Snyder.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Blairs Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring. The Revs. Paul Moore, Robert Timmons and Sterling Keeney will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday at 10 a.m. The church will be open from noon today.

Memorial donations may be made to Blairs First Church of God, 13722 Blairs Valley Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Donald M. Longerbeam


HALLTOWN, W.Va. - Donald Montgomery Longerbeam, 62, of Halltown, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born April 22, 1939, in Millville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Walter Woodrow Longerbeam and Blanche Mae Hardy Longerbeam.

He worked in maintenance for Canam Steel Corp. in Point of Rocks, Md.

He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Bolivar, W.Va.

He is survived by one sister, Ruth Constance Martin of Dargan; two brothers, Larry Longerbeam of Martinsburg, and Calvin Woodrow Longerbeam of Halltown, W.Va.; a friend, Josephine Wilt of Ranson; two nieces and six nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson. The Rev. James Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.




Helen M. Kildea


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen M. Kildea, 80, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 1111 Westgate Drive, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Menno Haven.

Born July 23, 1920, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Patrick and Ellen M. Powers Quinn.

Her husband, Thomas A. Kildea, died Nov. 26, 2000.

She was a 1937 graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia.

She retired in 1979 from Drexel University Library in Philadelphia, where she was department head of the Interlibrary Loan Department.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by two daughters, Eileen M. Miller of Chambersburg and Mary Ellen Brown of Thompson's Station, Tenn.; one son, Thomas C. Kildea of Wallingford, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Patrick Kildea; one granddaughter; and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:45 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Revs. Luis R. Rodriguez and James Gorman will be celebrants. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pa.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg.




Grace E. Rowland


Grace Elizabeth White Rowland, 89, of 17402 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, and formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Williamsport Retirement Village.

Born Sept. 12, 1911, in Buckhannon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ison Tasker and Carrie Elizabeth Nordeck White.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Dr. George P. Rowland Jr.

She was a 1935 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

She had been a teacher and registered nurse.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Williamsport and Firestone Park Presbyterian Church in Akron.

She had volunteered with Firestone Park Good Neighbors.

She is survived by two daughters, Grace Weekley of Gerrardstown, W.Va. and Mary Pelletier of Wichita, Kan.; one son, George P. Rowland III of Bowling Green, Ky.; four brothers, David White, Joseph White, Clark White and Ison T. White Jr.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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