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January 16, 2002

Obituaries for 1/16



Harriett E. Robinson


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Harriett E. Robinson, 91, of 115 E. North St., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Dec. 15, 1910, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Nancy E. Rummell Robinson.

She graduated from Waynesboro High School and Shippensburg (Pa.) State Teacher's College.

She taught third and fifth grades in the Waynesboro Area School District for 40 years. After her retirement, she volunteered at Waynesboro Hospital.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary; Waynesboro Community Concert Association; Mount Vernon Chapter 398 Order of the Eastern Star of Waynesboro; and American Associate of Retired Teachers.

She is survived by 14 nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Carl Buterbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 6 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Lewis A. Ulsh


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lewis A. "Lew" Ulsh, 79, of 151 W. North St., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Millerstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Lewis G. and Selma Branyan Ulsh.

He was a graduate of Millerstown High School.

He was an inspector-construction representative with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 43 years, inspecting government contracts at Fort Ritchie, Camp David and Letterkenny Army Depot, among others. He received sustained superior performance and exceptional performance awards.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, serving with the amphibious invasion force in the Pacific Theater. He was in Japan three weeks after the second atomic bomb was dropped and during the surrender ceremony. He was awarded five medals and three stars.

He was the first recipient of the Construction Representative of the Year Award for the Baltimore District.

He was a member of the VFW of Millerstown; and Masons Tennis Lodge 371 of Thompsontown, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian E. Lins Ulsh, whom he married June 14, 1952; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.

Graveside services will be at the convenience of the family in Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Pa.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




John H. Hines Jr.


KEEDYSVILLE - John Hubert Hines Jr., 82, of 5204 Porterstown Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 20, 1919, near Boonsboro, he was the son of the late John Hubert Sr. and Anna M. Philhower Hines.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft after 30 years. He also was a self-employed plumber and had worked for Frank Summers Construction Co.

He is survived by his companion of 40 years, Isabelle Virginia Jane Baker; a son, John H. Hines III of Keedysville; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Hines.

Graveside services will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Boonsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Helen S. Smith will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713; or to the Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home.




Nada M. Smith


Nada M. Brown Smith, 98, of West Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, and formerly of Smithsburg, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare of Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 13, 1903, near Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Lewis H. and Emma C. Smith Brown.

Her husband, George Omer Smith, died in 1961.

She is survived by six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Carlton B. Smith and Roger L. Deatrich Sr.; six sisters; and four brothers.

Private services will be at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond Shriver will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.




Alyce E. Ballard


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Alyce E. Ballard, 81, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born March 26, 1920, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late David L. and Anna Roman Bell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Ballard.

She retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

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