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January 23, 2002

Obituaries for 1/23

Esther R. George


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Esther Ruth Snyder George, 79, of 3001 Luther Drive, and formerly of Florida, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 6, 1922, in Mount Carmel, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Moses and Esther Welker Snyder.

She worked for Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, retiring in 1972. She had worked as a seamstress in local dress factories; and during World War II, she repaired engine motors at the Miami Naval Base.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Amberson, Pa.; and a member of United Methodist Church in Deltona, Fla., and sang in the choir.

She sang with a group at local nursing homes.

She is survived by her husband, Miles E. George, whom she married Dec. 29, 1940; a daughter, Dale Smith of Wickenburg, Ariz.; two sons, Ronald George of Spring Run, Pa., and Vincent George of Mont Alto, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Karen George; an infant son, Larry George; four sisters, Estelle Henakis, Erma Walter, Marguerite Klinger and Martha Shoop; and four brothers, Harold Snyder Sr., Wilmer Snyder, Homer Snyder and Robert Snyder.

Services will be held at a later date in Bloomsburg, Pa.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.




Lynn S. Spickler


CLEAR SPRING - Lynn Shank Spickler, 88, of Fairview Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Nov. 7, 1913, in Fairview, Md., he was the son of the late Frisby Tilghman Spickler Jr. and Mary Ellen Shank Spickler.

He was a self-employed milk hauler and farmer. He owned and operated Shank and Spickler Grocery.

He was a member of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Wilson Ruritan Club; and BPO Elks Club 378 of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eliza Louise Shupp Spickler of Clear Spring; a son, Donald L. Spickler of Clear Spring; two grandchildren, Donna K. Spickler of Williamsport and Douglas S. Spickler of Atlanta; and a niece.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring. The Revs. Mary Amundson and Thomas Perry will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, Clear Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, c/o Robert Eckstine, 14422 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.




Rose L. Asper


BOONSBORO - Rose Linda Asper, 58, of 17900 Meade Court, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at her home.

Born Nov. 2, 1943, in Shelbyville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Edgar P. and Elsie L. Crisp Wells.

She was employed by Maryland National Bank, and First National Bank of Maryland.

She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Edward E. Asper; a daughter, Crystal D. Wright of Boonsboro; two sons, Edward E. Asper Jr. of Boonsboro, and Robert A. Asper of Hagerstown; a sister, Lynette Gibson of Columbus, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce K. Wayne.

Services will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. William R. Burgett will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 17906 Garden Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Richard D. Swaim


WILLIAMSPORT - Richard David "Dick" Swaim, 58, of Williamsport, died of cancer Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at his home.

Born July 18, 1943, in Washington, he was the son of the late Russell and Elva Swaim.

He was employed for 30 years by Giant Food.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of American Legion Post 202 of Williamsport; and Moose Lodge 1775 of Wheaton, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Swaim; two daughters, Karen L. Young of Severn, Md., and Christine L. Bassham of Niceville, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Cassandra Sampier of Williamsport, and Julia R. Sampier of Silver Spring, Md.; five grandchildren; three nephews; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gregory Swaim and Phillip Swaim.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10:45 a.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Md.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Md.




Robert Olson


POTOMAC, Md. - Dr. Robert Olson, of Potomac, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Casey House Hospice of Rockville, Md.

He was the son of Nolan F. Olson of Ontonagon, Mich.

He was employed as a psychiatrist by Brooklane Health Services, working with children and adolescents.

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