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Obituaries 4/3

April 03, 2002

Roger D. Shelleman


Roger Daniel Shelleman, 80, of 501 W. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1921, in New Oxford, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Cecil Shelleman Sr. and Lottie Cromer Shelleman.

He was a general manager of Service Glass & Mirror in Frederick, Md., and was self-employed.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and a former member of Moose Lodge 212.

He is survived by two daughters, Anne E. Myers and Donna M. Slick, of Hagerstown; two sons, Roger Lee Shelleman of Columbia, Md., and Joseph D. Shelleman of Grand Junction, Colo.; one stepson, James D. Lindsay of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and his companion, Arlene McCall of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie L. Clugston; three brothers, Melvin L. Shelleman, Charles C. Shelleman and George Shelleman.

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A memorial service will be today at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown MD 21740.




Thomas S. Clopper Jr.


FUNKSTOWN - Thomas Stayton "Dodge" Clopper Jr., 79, of 200 Stouffer Ave., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at his home.

Born Feb. 23, 1923, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Mary Louise Haller and Thomas Stayton Clopper Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Row Clopper, in 1994.

He retired in 1985 from Mack Trucks Inc. after 23 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, and received the Purple Heart and three Bronze Service Stars.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown.

He was a member of Clopper Michael Post 10 American Legion; Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.; AMVETS Post 10; Red Men Logan Tribe 155 of Boonsboro; Antietam Fire Co. of Hagerstown; Moose 2435; DAV; and Senior Citizens Club of Funkstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda A. Kendle of Funkstown; one son, Edward T. Clopper of Hagerstown; one brother, Charles F. Clopper of Boonsboro; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy L. Kretzer and Christine E. Shoemaker.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown. The Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate. Burial will follow in Funkstown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




Herbert C. Rhodes


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Herbert Calvin Rhodes, 69, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Baltimore, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at his home.

Born Oct. 22, 1932, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Harley Ray and Nellie Blanche Baldwin Rhodes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Hartman Rhodes, in 1992.

He was a construction worker.

He served during the Korean War.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Marsha Mincher of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Steven Rhodes of Richmond, Va., and Richard Rhodes of Chester, Va.; three stepchildren, JoAnn Bogese of Chester, Sharon Dumaop of Jacksonville, Fla., and Darlene Soter of Baltimore; two sisters, Mary A. Antos and Elizabeth Rhodes, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Harley R. Rhodes Jr. of Ridgely, W.Va., and Harvey Rhodes of Falling Waters, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Crutchley; and one brother, Roy Rhodes.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, Baltimore. Burial will be in Meadowridge Memorial Park, Dorsey, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Local arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.




Edgar H. Arvin


Edgar Harry Arvin, 94, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Julia Manor Nursing Home.

Born July 22, 1907, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry Edgar Arvin and Belle Small Ring Arvin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louella Mae Griffith Arvin; and by his second wife, Pauline I. Arvin.

He was employed by Roessners for 18 years; and Western Maryland Railroad for 30 years.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He is survived by seven daughters, Shirley Hilliard of Williamsport, Margaret Harbaugh of Falling Waters, W.Va., Barbara Handwerk of Norristown, Pa., Donna Smith of Martinsburg and Sharon Mackereth, Linda Boward and June Wallech, all of Hagerstown; three sons, Edgar W. Arvin of Williamsport, Richard Arvin of Funkstown and James Arvin of Linden, Pa.; one stepson, Glen Presgraves of Hagerstown; 36 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and a close friend, Barbara Midtgraard of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren.

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