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May 21, 2001

Obituaries for 5/19



Charles S. Wilhide


QUINCY, Pa. - Charles S. Wilhide, 90, of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of Clay Hill, Pa., died Friday, May 18, 2001, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 18, 1910, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Jacob M. and Hallie Waters Wilhide.

He attended Hagerstown schools.

He retired in 1974 from the private duty work he did for families in the Waynesboro and Chambersburg areas. He also worked at the Chambersburg YMCA giving massage therapy. Earlier, he was employed by Sears and Roebuck in Hagerstown in the garage; and then as an orderly and aide by Camp Ritchie.

He was a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Marion, Pa.

He was a member of National AARP; and the former Chapter 739 AARP of Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Susan Gsell Wilhide, whom he married Nov. 25, 1956; a niece and a nephew.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Olivia Martz and Evelyn Harget; two brothers, Horatio Wilhide and Milton Wilhide; and a nephew.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. in Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. John A. Toms will officiate. Burial will be in Brown's Mill Cemetery in Kauffman Station, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 166 Colorado St., Marion, PA 17235.




William J. Martin


William James "Willie" Martin, 79, of 17104 Reedy Parkway, Hagerstown, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 18, 1921, in Nemacolin, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Myrtle Marie Lint Martin.

He was employed by Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, retiring in 1983.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of St. James Brethren Church in St. James.

He is survived by his wife, Neva Kathleen Liller Martin; a daughter, Belinda K. Dosey of Hagerstown; a son, James Robert Martin at home; three stepsons; two brothers, Wayne Martin and Thomas Martin, both of East Liverpool, Ohio; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Rocky Gap Veteran's Cemetery in Rocky Gap, Md., with military graveside services. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, MD 21781; or John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Dorothy A. Lehner


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Dorothy Adele Lehner, 78, of Harpers Ferry, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Shenandoah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Lynnbrook, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Julia Finch Gilligan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Lehner Jr.

She worked in retail for Roses Department Store.

She was a Catholic.

She is survived by two daughters, Judith Anne Lehner Loudenback of Sterling, Va. and Pamela J. Copp of Harpers Ferry; two sons, John D. Lehner III of Ellicott City, Md. and Richard Alan Lehner of Falls Church, Va.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanne Creo; and a brother, Raymond Gilligan.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Va.

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




Regina J. DiGennaro


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Regina Josephine DiGennaro, 81, of Pembroke Grove, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at her home.

Born March 20, 1920, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Ricardo P. and Mary Margaret King Manili.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. She was a former member of St. Margaret's in Seat Pleasant, Md., where she was a member of Ladies Sodality; and assisted with bingo.

She was a member of PTA; Women of the Moose Chapter 1028 of Charles Town; and AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Orazio "Ernest" P. DiGennaro, whom she married June 1, 1941; four children, Mary Margaret Day of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Dominic DiGennaro of Summit Point, W.Va., Anthony DiGennaro of Stafford, Va. and Loretta DiGennaro of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Peggy Shaffer of Michigan; a stepsister, Catherine Plummer of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Grogan; a stepbrother, Harold DeForge; and a grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Owens will be celebrant.

Burial will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md.

The family will receive friends Sunday at 3 p.m. at 376 Happy Retreat Lane, Pembroke Grove in Charles Town, where a Christian Vigil will be held at 6 p.m.

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