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Obituaries 4/16

April 16, 2002

Zachary W. Tobery


Zachary Wayne Tobery, 7, of 116 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, who died Friday, April 12, 2002, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, also is survived by his maternal grandfather, Ernesto Martinez Sr.

Margaret E. Myers


Margaret Ella Myers, 76, of 709 Chestnut St., Hagerstown, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank W. Nield Sr. and Margaret Heim Nield.

Her husband, Leland G. Myers, died May 17, 1989.

She was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Energizers; Keenagers Senior Citizens Group; and Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorthea Myers of Hagerstown, and Marjorie Tressler of Waynesboro, Pa.; one son, Barry Myers of Ft. Ashby, W.Va.; two sisters, Anna Grace Wilson and Jennie Shaffer, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Frank W. Nield Jr. of Williamsport, and Arthur J. Nield of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Nield Rowe.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty Dunlop will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Hugo R. Rivas


RANSON, W.Va. - Hugo Rolando Rivas, 38, of Ranson, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

Born Jan. 25, 1964, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Julio R. Rivas of Rockville, Md., and Maria Cristina Birrillas Venzor of Houston.

He was a graduate of Garfield Senior High School, Woodbridge, Va., and of Montgomery County (Md.) Fire Academy.

He was a lieutenant with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Co. in Gaithersburg, Md. He was a member of the FEMA Team, helping at the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 attack and at Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Bombing in 1995.

He was a member of Bolivar (W.Va.) Pentecostal Church of Christ.

He was a member of International Association of Fire Fighters.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 12 years, Karen L. Bass Rivas; two daughters, Christina M. Kelly and Amber R. Rivas, both at home; three sons, Ronald A. Kelly of Ranson, Patrick W. Kelly, U.S. Navy, stationed in Great Lake, Ill., and Alex R. Rivas, at home; maternal grandmother, Tomasa Leiva of Washington, D.C.; four sisters, Sylvia Saldana, Tammy Venzor and Isabel Venzor, all of Houston, and Glenda Burdette of Rockville; three brothers, Oscar Venzor, U.S. Army, Raul Rivas of Rockville, and Bobby Rivas of Maryland; one grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bolivar Pentecostal Church of Christ. The Rev. B.G. Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Bolivar Pentecostal Church of Christ, R# 05, Box 1286, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

Helen M. Stoner


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Helen Margaret Stoner, 84, of The Myers Home, 5955 Charlestown Road, formerly of West Main Street and 65 Mount Vernon Terrace, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the home.

Born March 26, 1918, in Shippensburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alfred Walter and Fannie Virginia Rampley Poff.

Her husband, Samuel B. Stoner Jr., died Nov. 3, 1997. They were married June 2, 1939.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

She had worked as a salesperson at retail stores.

She is survived by one brother, Alfred Poff of Chambersburg, Pa.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Lutheran Care Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Vera C. Murray


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Vera C. Murray, 80, of 267 Lincoln Way West, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 14, 1922, in Summerhill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Clara Miller Pringle.

She was a 1946 graduate of Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, Pa.

She was a homemaker and was actively involved with her husband's ministry.

She was a member of First Pentecostal Assembly of God, Mercersburg, Pa.

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