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Obituaries for 12/16

December 27, 2001

Obituaries for 12/16



Virginia M. Brown


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Virginia M. Brown, 60, of Shepherdstown, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Fannie Dozier Washington.

She was employed by the Jefferson County Board of Education as a cook.

She is survived by her husband, Charles J. Brown Jr.; two daughters, Marsha Holmes of Martinsburg and Charline Brown of Shepherdstown; a son, Charles J. Brown III of Shepherdstown; seven sisters, Betty Washington, Rosa Lee Shanton and Patricia Harrison, all of Shepherdstown, Wanda Brown and Mary Graham of Brooklyn, N.Y., Anna Hall of Queens, N.Y., and Eleanor Braxton of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother, Thomas Washington Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charlie Brown; a sister, Joan Williams; and a grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church in Shepherdstown. The Rev. Joe D. Liles Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memorial Park.

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The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, 2060 Rosedale Road, Martinsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John Baptist Church, Lift Fund, West German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.




Isaac H. Forsythe


WILLIAMSPORT - Isaac Howard "Ike" Forsythe, 69, of 10 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at his home.

Born May 26, 1932, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Howard Russell and Eola Morella Davis Forsythe.

He attended Williamsport High School.

He worked at Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, retiring in 1981. Earlier, he worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of BPOE Elks 378 of Hagerstown and IORM Tribe 84 of Williamsport, where he served as past Sachem.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean Joanne Byers Forsythe; two daughters, Jo Ann Delauter of Hagerstown and Angela Dee Forsythe at home; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Lynn Forsythe; a sister, Freda Sara Fox; and two brothers, Earl F. Forsythe and Homer L. Forsythe.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate.

Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, or Washington County SPCA, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Janet S. Nitterhouse


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Janet S. Nitterhouse, 87, of 340 Lortz Ave., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 20, 1914, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Wise Sites.

She was a 1933 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, the former Stanley Clothing Co. and Flohr's Laundromat, all of Chambersburg.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth L. Nitterhouse, whom she married Feb. 14, 1946; a daughter, Wanda J. Nitterhouse of Harrisburg, Pa.; a sister, Thelma Whiteman of Chambersburg; a granddaughter; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Jagow, and five brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 17 S. 19th St., Camp Hill, PA 17011.




David C. Kohler Jr.


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - David C. Kohler Jr., 86, of 239 W. Main St., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 27, 1915, in Fayetteville, Pa., he was the son of the late David C. Kohler Sr. and Elva Jones Kohler.

He was an automotive inspector at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for 30 years, retiring in 1974.

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

He was member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Pa., where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class.

He was a member of George Washington Lodge 143, F&AM of Chambersburg, Harrisburg Consistory Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg, Pa., Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223 of Shippensburg, Pa., Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, Victoria Council 443 Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Marion, Pa., and Letterkenny Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah M. Raudabaugh Kohler, whom he married Nov. 23, 1942; a brother, John F. Kohler Sr. of Fayetteville; four nieces; and seven nephews.

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