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In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of more than 29 years, Janice Marie Burker; a daughter, Sherry A. Walker of Frederick, Md.; a sister, Sandra K. Rhodes of Boonsboro; four brothers, Jerry L. Burker Sr. of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Rickie D. Burker of Hagerstown, Garry L. Burker of Smithsburg, and Earl L. Burker of Fairplay; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate.

The family will greet friends following the services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Regina J. DiGennaro


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

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Owens will be celebrant. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md., at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or to St. James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 370, Charles Town, WV 25414.




William T. Dunn


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William "Buck" Thomas Dunn, 71, of Charles Town, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his home.

Born March 13, 1930, in Sandy Hook, Md., he was the son of the late Edwin and Edith Painter Dunn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Erscel Dunn.

He was retired from the Department of Energy, Gaithersburg, Md.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.

He was a member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Friendship Fire Co., Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post 96, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582 and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 1136, all of Brunswick, Md.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Agnes Deaner, Eileen Hanes, Bessie Ryman, and Loretta Longerbeam; and four brothers, Donnie Dunn, Clyde Dunn, James Dunn, and Frank Dunn.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry. The Rev. James K. Hamrick will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery, Samples Manor, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Fire Co., P.O. Box 126, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.




Maurice E. Brandt


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Maurice E. "Ed" Brandt, 82, of Chambersburg, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his home.

Born May 5, 1919, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Maurice T. and Iva Mayhugh Brandt.

He was a minister at Free Brethren Church, McConnellsburg, Pa., retiring after 38 years. He also worked for several local businesses after retirement, including Christian Light Bookstore and Forrester Lincoln Mercury, both in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Free Brethren Church.

He is survived by his wife, Felissa Stine Brandt, whom he married Nov. 16, 1939; a daughter, Linda Steach of Everett, Pa.; a son, Harold Brandt of St. Thomas, Pa.; three sisters, Lois Hann of Mercersburg, Pa., Pearl Jones of Waynesboro, Pa., and Helen Beaver of Greencastle; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Glen Brandt and Aden Brandt; four sisters and two brothers.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Revs. Paul Martin and Ronnie Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Welsh Run Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Visitation will be held Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Free Brethren Church, 160 Hawks Hill Lane, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.




Ralph E. Hornbaker


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Ralph E. Hornbaker, 69, of 14232 Shimpstown Road, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his home.

Born Aug. 10, 1931 near Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Lewis H. and Eva May Wertabaugh Hornbaker.

He was formerly employed at Greencastle Packing Co., Greencastle, Pa.; and then at Mercersburg Tannery. In 1957, he began working for Modern Home Appliances, Chambersburg, retiring in 1975.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

He was a member of Maple Grove Church of God, Mercersburg.

He was a musician and led The Green Valley Boys, a bluegrass band. He later led the Hornbaker Old Fashioned Gospel Singers for 25 years.

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