Obituaries for 5/13

May 14, 2001

Obituaries for 5/13

Donald E. Ridenour

Donald Edward Ridenour, 67, of Hagerstown, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg. W.Va.

Born March 10, 1934, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Earl D. Sr. and Irene Wolfe Ridenour.

He was a 1952 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He was retired from C&P Telephone Co. of Maryland after 28 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Korean Conflict.

He was a former member of Smithsburg United Methodist Church and was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and served as the commander of Local Chapter 14, was a member of First Hagerstown Hose Fire Co., Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown, Williamsport Red Men Tribe 84, VFW Post 1936 and the Life Member organization.


He was a member of American Legion Post 42, Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378, Citizen Flag Alliance, Telephone Pioneers of America, C.W.A. and C.W.A. Retired Member's Club, a member of AARP, Hagerstown Moose Lodge 212 and holds the highest degree that can be obtained, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, and transferred to Funkstown Lodge 2435 and was a member of Moosehaven in Orange Park, Fla.

He is survived by a sister, Virginia M. Kindle of Smithsburg; a special friend, Romaine Stottlemyer of Hagerstown; two nieces; and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl D. Ridenour Jr.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery and military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jerry L. Carpenter

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Rev. Jerry Lee Carpenter, 65, of Shepherdstown, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Born Jan. 13, 1936, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Harry Nathaniel Carpenter and Anna Laura Hamilton Carpenter Nick and raised by his grandmother, Viola V. Carpenter.

He was a 1954 graduate of Shepherdstown High School and attended Shepherd College and graduated from the Mid-Atlantic Christian Growth Institute in 1973.

He was ordained to the ministry in 1974. He served as pastor of the Downsville Church of the Brethren, Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren and Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren. He also served as moderator of the Mountain View Church, Johnsontown Church of the Brethren and Moler Avenue Church.

He worked at Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a supply clerk for 31 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.

He was a member of Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Martha Tempest Gardner Carpenter; two daughters, Lynn Marie Bibbee of Hagerstown and Catherine Wanda Allen of Shepherdstown; a son, Howard N. Carpenter of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four brothers, Harry N. Carpenter of Sleepy Creek, W.Va., and the Rev. Frankie Nick, John Nick and Leon Nick, all of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; six sisters, Jane Nelson of Keedysville and Betsy Rinker, Joyce Painter, Shirley Martin, Thelma Bartlett and Mary Armstrong, all of Harpers Ferry; three grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin, the Rev. Larry J. Carpenter, and Melvin Nick, and his stepfather, Lester Nick.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Eddie Edmonds will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery with military graveside services being conducted by the Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shepherd Springs Outdoor Ministry Center, P.O. Box 369, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Audrey V. Kriner Jr.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Audrey V. "Art" Kriner Jr., 74, of Hollywood, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.

Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Audrey V. Sr. and Mary Middlekuff Kriner.

He was a 1944 graduate of Waynesboro High School, Waynesboro.

He worked as a flight inspector at Fairchild Aircraft in Pennsylvania until 1959. He then worked at Air International supervising the assembly of Puff the Magic Dragon gunships, then worked as a quality control manager for Eastern Airlines from 1965 until 1975.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hollywood.

He was president of the Off-shore Power Boat Racing Association, served as treasurer and vice president of Florida Off-shore Race Championship Events, and was employed part-time at Engine Rebuilders Warehouse in Miami and later turned to promoting and producing races.

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