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April 09, 2002

Constance V. Varga


Constance V. Varga, 78, formerly of Tamarack Drive in Williamsport, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Somerford Assisted Living in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Mitchell and Stella Mills Cornwell.

She was employed by Fairchild Corp., Hagerstown Bicentennial Commission and Pangborn Corp.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She was a member of American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Varga of Williamsport; one son, John McCoy of New York City; two sisters, Anita LaPointe of Melbourne, Fla., and Marcia Betts of El Toro, Calif.; and one granddaughter.

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

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Virginia Avenue Church of God, Hagerstown. The Rev. A. Paul Harne will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Clarence E. Hoover


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clarence E. "Butch" Hoover, 78, of 490 Mickey Inn Road, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at his home.

Born Sept. 15, 1923, in Greene Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond and Eva Raif-snider Hoover.

He was a 1942 graduate of Chambersburg (Pa.) High School and attended Gettysburg (Pa.) College.

He retired in June 1988 from Scotland (Pa.) School for Veterans Children; and was associated with Hoover Turkey Farms Inc., in Greene Township.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a flight instructor during World War II.

He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg, where he served as an elder and deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Lavona Roof Hoover, whom he married Aug. 16, 1947; four daughters, Cynthia Dinsmore of Lancaster, Pa., Jenine H. Grove of Shippensburg, Pa., Nancy I. Hershey of Japan, and Harriett H. Vanderau of Chambersburg; one sister, Patricia West of Chambersburg; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, The Rev. Robert L. Rhoades will officiate. Burial will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to a charity of one's choice.




Erna L. Stepler


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Erna L. Stepler, 100, of 164 Salem Road, and formerly of 819 Middle St., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1901, in Orrstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Whisler Leberknight.

Her husband, Earl L. Stepler, died Feb. 5, 1991. They were married Aug. 25, 1923.

She attended Shippensburg Normal School.

She was a homemaker, and taught school in Orrstown.

She was a member of Second Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, where she taught the Willing Workers Sunday School class.

She is survived by one daughter, Lois J. Lesher of Chambersburg; one son, Kenneth E. Stepler of Chambersburg; one brother, Arthur Leberknight of Harleysville, Pa.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard L. Stepler; two sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. James M. Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Second Evangelical Lutheran Church, 240 E. Washington St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Carl D. Hicks Sr.


GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Carl D. Hicks Sr., 88, of Gaithersburg, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Born March 19, 1914, in Hagers-town, he was the son of the late Jerry D. and Pearl Carl Hicks.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie R. Hicks; two sons, C. Dennis Hicks Jr. of Vienna, Va., and Nathaniel T. Hicks of Damascus, Md.; two brothers, Gerald Hicks of Funkstown, and Jerry Hicks of Columbus, Neb.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, Damascus. Burial will be private.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Greater Washington, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20841.




Layman R. Hildebrand


Layman Roger Hildebrand, 86, of 9701 Larkspur Lane, Hagers-town, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 26, 1916, in Hagers-town, he was the son of the late Fred and Edna Hildebrand.

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