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Obituaries 3/9

March 11, 2002

John D. Ausherman


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - John Donald "Don" Ausherman, 85, of Fayetteville, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Jan. 14, 1917, in Duffield, Pa., he was the son of the late John Matthew and Laura Besore Ausherman.

He was a 1936 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from the early 1940s until 1945. He was drafted as a flight instructor and stationed in Oklahoma.

Before entering the military, he was a car mechanic in Fayetteville and an airplane mechanic at Sunset Airport in Chambersburg, Pa., where he taught himself to fly. Following his military service, he was a private flight instructor for Spartan Aircraft in Tulsa, Okla. When he returned to Fayetteville, he joined Ausherman Brothers Realtors as a salesman. He retired in the late 1980s.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Fayetteville where he was secretary, sang in the choir and served on various committees.

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He was a member of Caledonia Lions Club of Fayetteville.

He is survived by his wife, Maude E. Cool Ausherman a resident of Beverly Health Care, Fayetteville, whom he married April 14, 1943; one daughter, Carol Sue Henry of Watagua, Texas; one son, Richard L. Ausherman of Orrtanna, Pa.; and two grandsons.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 606, Fayettevlle, PA 17222.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.




Robert T. Snurr Sr.


Robert T. Snurr Sr., 86, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Apt. 813, Hagerstown, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 10, 1915, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Luther A. and Mary E. Sponsler Snurr.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary A. Witmer Snurr, in 1992. They were married July 29, 1938. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Laura A. Stoneberger Snurr, on Sept. 25, 2001. They were married Oct. 31, 1995.

He attended Waynesboro schools and Waynesboro Business School.

He retired in 1980 from Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa. as a quality assurance inspector. Earlier, he was employed by Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, and the City of Hagerstown.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Venice, Italy. He received the Army of Occupation Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, among other medals.

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of National AARP.

He was a member of a number of area bowling leagues, winning several trophies.

He is survived by three sons, Robert T. Snurr Jr. of Waynesboro, Pa., Allen E. Snurr of Cumberland, Md. and Joseph L. Snurr of Cotter, Ariz.; one sister, Vivian A. Anderson of Waynesboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Esther M. Wise and one great-grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Terry B. Broadwater will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God Church, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Ruby C. Barrett


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ruby Catherine Barrett, 65, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at her home.

Born June 28, 1936, in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of the late Ellis Adrian and Ruby Catherine Kipps Albright.

She retired from City Hospital in Martinsburg after 21 years of service.

She was a member of Open Arms Ministry, taking many troubled youths and adults into her home and providing them with shelter.

She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Jones and Robin Brumbaugh McNulty, both of Martinsburg and Laurie Barrett Risley of Inwood, W.Va.; three sons, Ken Dabbs of Washington, D.C., Ronald Barrett of Inwood and Robert Barrett of Martinsburg; two sisters, JoAnne Wickard of Carlisle, Pa. and Jeannette Jones of Martinsburg; three brothers, Richard Albright of Bryans Road, Md., Joseph Albright of Nanjemoy, Md., and William Albright of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Dabbs and one brother, Robert Albright.

Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor David Risley will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Ronald C. Miner


MONT ALTO, Pa. -Ronald C. "Ron" Miner, 63, of 21 Spruce St., died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born Oct. 3, 1938, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Charles Nevin and Frances Bowers Miner of Waynesboro.

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