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Obituaries for 1/31

January 31, 2002

Obituaries for 1/31



Jean C. Bogdanski


Jean Crosson Bogdanski, 78, of 13229 Glendale Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at her home.

Born April 7, 1923, in New Brunswick, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Margaret O'Donnel Crosson.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus; a volunteer of Meals-on-Wheels; and a Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Charles Bogdanski; six daughters, Eileen Wilson of Towson, Md., Jean Remmert of Frederick, Md., Joan Thomas of Severna Park, Md., Claire Bogdanski of Baltimore, Margaret Bogdanski of West Hartford, Conn. and Patricia Klug of Severna Park, Md.; one sister, Eleanor Casey of Toms River, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Hund.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Michael J. Jendrek will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Peter L. Vann


HANCOCK - Peter Lee Vann, 62, of Willow Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at his home.

Born Aug. 29, 1939, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Darl and Edna Spade Vann.

He was a 1957 graduate of Hancock High School.

He retired in 2001 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, as a powertrain technician.

He was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church; and attended the Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church in Hancock.

He was a member of Hancock Rescue Squad Inc.; and Hancock Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie McCusker Vann, whom he married Feb. 14, 1976; two daughters, Medea Merki of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. and Madene Keefer of Hancock; one stepdaughter, Becky Watson of Hancock; four sons, Mark Vann, Andrew Vann and Timothy Vann, all of Hancock, and Michael Vann of Sharpsburg; three sisters, Betty Yost of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Darlene Murray of Clear Spring and Della Schneeberg of Pasadena, Md.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Exline Road, Hancock. The Rev. Phillip Unger will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock; and Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. The funeral home will open today at 3 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Volunteer Fire Co., 2 Fulton St., Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Rescue Squad, 57 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.

M. Geraldine Knepper


QUINCY, Pa. - M. Geraldine Chamberlin Knepper, 87, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 25 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at the home.

Born April 3, 1914, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Martha A. Dull Chamberlin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph John Knepper, in 1979. They were married March 2, 1929.

She attended Quincy schools.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Antrim Faith Baptist Church in Waynesboro; and a former member of Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, where she taught Sunday school.

She attended Greencastle (Pa.) Senior Center; and was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Genevieve H. Fortney Kennedy of Greencastle and Margaret L. Stauffer of Paradise, Pa.; two sons, Charles H. Knepper of Waynesboro and John D. Knepper of Hedgesville, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 22 stepgreat-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lena M. Chamberlin and Loretta Chamberlin; one brother, Ellsworth Chamberlin; and one grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Herbert S. Busick Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Rock Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Mary B. Palmer


MYERSVILLE, Md. - Mary Blanche Palmer, 100, of Grindstone Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 10, 1901, in Frostown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Joseph and Laura Viola O'Neal Moss.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Elmer Palmer, in 1975.

She was a homemaker.

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