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Obituaries for 2/4

February 04, 2002

Obituaries for 2/4



Manuel S. Medina


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Manuel Santiago Medina, 92, of Harpers Ferry, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Eastpoint Nursing Home, Baltimore.

Born March 20, 1909, in Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Rosa Santiago and Ramona Medina.

He was formerly employed as a security guard for the Federal Reserve Office, Baltimore.

He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He had been a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 948, Charles Town, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Connie Prado Medina; a daughter, Connie L. Polonky of Baltimore; a sister, Rosa Cuevas of Annapolis; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Manuel S. Medina; a sister, Carmen Rubio; and a brother, Louis Medina.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Owens will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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




Evelyn L. Nigh


WILLIAMSPORT - Evelyn Louise Nigh, 70, of 16710 Virginia Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at her home.

Born Nov. 26, 1931, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Ida Pearl Lohman Viar.

Her husband, Ray E. Nigh, died Jan. 28, 1996.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by Rudd Carrier Corp., Falling Waters, W.Va., at the time of her death. She was previously employed by Fairchild Aircraft, Mack Trucks and Melart Jewelers.

She was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Judith L. Nigh of Laurel, Md.; two stepsons, Jerry E. Nigh and Jay E. Nigh, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Paul Viar of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Carl R. Viar of Hagerstown; two stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James H. Viar and Edward Leon Viar.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis E. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Lemuel T. Seabright


BOONSBORO - Samuel T. Seabright, 85, of 6604 Gilardi Road, and formerly of Bladensburg, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Reeder's Memorial Home.

Born Aug. 17, 1916, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Arthur T. and Elsie L. Hayes Seabright.

His wife of 40 years, Dorothy E. Welch Seabright, died in 1977.

He retired in 1979 from the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army's 88th Blue Devil Division in Italy.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was past Master of York Lodge 225 AF&AM Masons, Cheverly, Md.; and a member of Dixon-Troxell Post 211 American Legion, Funkstown, AMVETS Post 10, VFW Post 1936 and Eagles Club 694, all in Hagerstown; North American Rod and Gun Club and South Mountain Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by a son, Jerry T. Seabright of Rohrersville; four grandchildren, Jeffrey T. Seabright of Sharpsburg, Joel E. Seabright of Boonsboro, James T. Seabright of Middletown, Md., and Jennifer Poling of Boonsboro; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Reiley.

Services will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md., at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co., 5 St. Paul St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Judy A. Penner


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Judy Ann Penner, 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Dec. 14, 1942, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Charlotte Gallion Barrow.

She was employed at Londontown Manufacturing, Hancock.

She attended First Church of Nazarene, Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd C. Penner; a daughter, Tanya Henry of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Lloyd Charles Penner Jr. of Berkeley Springs, and Kevin Penner of Burnt Cabins, Pa.; three sisters, Jo Ann Perry of Frederick, Md., Connie Ratliff of Akron, Ohio, and Rebecca Barrow of Berkeley Springs; a brother, Freddie Johnson of Berkeley Springs; seven grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Kiser.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Rodney Truax will officiate.

Viewing will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




James P. Patton


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