Advertisement

Obituaries 4/22

April 22, 2002

David H. Martin


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - David H. Martin, 71, of 5420 Grindstone Hill Road, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at his home.

Born Nov. 26, 1930, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Christian D. and Sara Bell Etter Martin.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of Hades Church of the Brethren, Chambersburg.

He was assistant chief, president, vice president and a member of New Franklin Volunteer Fire Co. He was a member of Cumberland Valley Antique Engine Association, where he served as president, vice president and board member. He was also a member of Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association, and coordinator of the Brethren Disaster Relief. He was a member of Maryland Cooperative Milk Producers and Dairymen Inc.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth V. Martin Martin, whom he married July 20, 1949; three sons, Cedric R. Martin of East Berlin, Pa., and Jeffrey E. Martin and Timothy L. Martin, both of New Franklin, Pa.; three daughters, Carolyn D. Martin of Chambersburg, Jeniece K. Ruth of New Franklin, and Twyla J. Johnson of Fayetteville, Pa.; three brothers, Elmer Martin of New Franklin, Clarence Martin of Upton, Pa., and Donald Martin of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Rachel Shatzer and Sara Jane Laughman, both of St. Thomas, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Advertisement

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Hades Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Dean Gearhart, Donald Clapper and Charles Martin will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg, which will be open after 2 p.m., and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Matilda R. Joachim


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Matilda Raymonda Joachim, 93, of Charles Town, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 24, 1909, in Lucknow, India, she was the daughter of the late Sebastian and Jacqueline Pereira Godinho.

Her husband, Benjamin C. Joachim, died in 1979.

She was an art teacher while in India.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where she was associated with the Rosary Group and was a religious teacher.

She was a volunteer at Wright Denny Intermediate School and assisted the activities director at the IHS Home in Charles Town.

She is survived by four daughters, Angela Roberts of Ilsamorada, Fla., Marguerite Joachim, at home, Denise Davis of Charles Town, and Jacqueline Joachim of Lucknow; one sister, Rosalind Francis of Bombay, India; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Peter Joachim; one daughter, Christine Joachim; and one granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Owens will be celebrant. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be Tuesday after 3 p.m. at the church, with a vigil at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 370, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Elwood W. Zeigler


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elwood W. Zeigler, 83, a resident of Penn Hall Nursing Center, and formerly of Sanibel Lane, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Penn Hall.

Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Russell and Pearl Adams Zeigler.

He was a 1936 graduate of Highspire High School, Highspire, Pa.

He retired from the U.S. Army as a chief warrant officer. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After retirement, he worked at the commissary in New Cumberland, Pa.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 and BPO Elks Lodge 600, both of Chambersburg; and the AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Isabell Sharpless Zeigler, whom he married in 1977; one daughter, Laraine K. Jansen of Venice, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Nancy Lewis of Chambersburg; one stepson, John Rote of Chambersburg; five stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Zeigler; one sister; and one brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. A. Robert Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

David R. Mohler


KNOXVILLE - David Ray Mohler, 54, of 19517 Garretts Mill Road, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at his home.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|