Obituaries for 5/5

May 07, 2001

Obituaries for 5/5

Olaf H. Thorn

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Olaf Henry Thorn, 91, of Charles Town, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Shenandoah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Charles Town.

Born April 29, 1910, in Belington, W.Va., he was the son of the late Henry and Simmia Swick Thorn.

He hauled and operated heavy equipment.

He was a Methodist.

He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers 132.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice Elizabeth Bush Thorn; a brother, Kenneth Thorn of Belington; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Arle Thorn, Gerald Thorn, Paul Thorn and Kermit Thorn.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Robert E. Carbaugh

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert E. Carbaugh, 66, of 1679 Crottlestown Road, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.


Born Jan. 23, 1935, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Kenneth Carbaugh of Fayetteville, Pa., and the late Helen Sowers Carbaugh.

He was a heavy equipment operator working in road construction.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, Burt J. Asper Post 46 of Chambersburg, Fort Loudon American Legion and Operators Engineer Local 37 Union.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gloria M. Dull; a daughter, Catherine Carbaugh of Fayetteville; a son, Robert E. Carbaugh Jr. of New Jersey; four sisters, Betty Carlin, Jean Brookens, Martha Dennick and Debra Yeager, all of Chambersburg; two brothers, Harvey Carbaugh of Chambersburg and Richard Carbaugh of St. Thomas, Pa.; a half sister, Pamela Martin of Fayetteville; a half brother, Bradley Beck of Fayetteville; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James A. Carbaugh.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave. in Chambersburg. The Rev. George Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg, with graveside military honors by VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will open Monday at 2 p.m.

Daniel S. Martin

BOONSBORO - Daniel S. Martin, 77, of South Main Street, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his home.

Born July 6, 1923, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late David Jesse and Mary Ruth Trumpower Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Belle Scadden Martin, in 1998. They were married Nov. 13, 1948.

He was a 1942 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

He was the owner and operator of A.B. Welding in Beaver Creek. He also was employed by Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., retiring in 1960.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of American Legion Post 168 of Thurmont, Md., and the VFW of Emmitsburg, Md.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon A. Garber of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Vicki A. Barden of Keedysville; a son, Brett W. Martin of Thurmont; three sisters, Pearl Repp of Clear Spring and Vivian Hoile and Luella Miller, both of Hagerstown; three brothers, Joseph Martin of Mount Lena, Gene Martin of Hagerstown and Ray Martin of Rouzerville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney C. Martin; three sisters, Salome Decuter, Etta DeHart and Louise Renner; a brother, Kenneth Martin; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Beaver Creek Cemetery, with military services by Post 168 American Legion of Thurmont. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Thomas A. Zimmerman

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Thomas A. Zimmerman, 65, of 105 Tiffany Lane, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital, in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 10, 1935, in Bedford County, Pa., he was the son of the late Clifford and Cynthia Johnson Zimmerman.

He was a graduate of Robert P. Smith High School in Yellow Creek, Pa., and attended Penn State University from 1953 to 1957.

He began his employment with New Enterprise during college and worked for the parent company for 25 years before being transferred to Valley Quarries in Chambersburg, where he was chairman and CEO.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg.

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