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Obituaries 5/7

May 07, 2002

John L. Herr


BOONSBORO - John Luther Herr, 90, of 8507 Mapleville Road, and formerly of 8 Ford Ave., died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Fahrney-Keedy Home near Boonsboro.

Born Nov. 12, 1911, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Hurley C. and Veda Pearl Thomas Herr.

His wife, Ethel Mae Ebersole Herr, died in 1997.

He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

He was employed for 22 years at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown. He retired in 1975 as superintendent of the Washington County Roads Department.

He was a member of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Boonsboro.

He was mayor of Boonsboro from 1960 to 1970; had been president of Washington County Municipal Officials Association; president of Maryland Municipal League and served on the board of directors and legislative committee for eight years.

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He was president of Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co.; past president of the Washington County Fireman's Association; past president of Boonsboro Lions Club; and a member of AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Cynthia K. Shaw of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one sister, Jane Superka of Hagerstown; one brother, Lloyd Herr of Shippensburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth E. Herr; and one sister, Pearl Itnyre.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Stephon R. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Marvin L. Golden Sr.


HANCOCK - Marvin L. Golden Sr., 82, of Quaker Creek, and a formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born June 10, 1919, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Stanley W. and Cordelia P. Mellott Golden.

His first wife, Dorothy DeShong, died April 1, 1965. His second wife, Rebecca Ann Arbaugh, died February 1987.

He owned and operated a sawmill.

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

He attended Hancock Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Hancock Senior Citizens.

He is survived by a special friend, Sylvia Crabtree; two daughters, Hope Ritz and Marlene Barnhart, both of Warfordsburg, Pa.; three sons, Marvin Leslie Golden Jr., Maple C. Golden and Thomas A. Golden, all of Hancock; five sisters, Junita L. Dorrier of Baltimore, Norma Jean Keefer of Hancock, Lora A. Myers of Needmore, Pa., and Darla M. Hartley and Margo Mann, both of Little Orleans, Md.; three brothers, David E. Golden of Hagerstown, and John R. Golden and Herbert I. Golden, both of Hancock; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Violet Jane Golden; and one brother, Stanley William Golden.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Piney Plains United Methodist Church, Little Orleans. The Rev. Margee Iddings will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, which will be open from 3 to 9 p.m.; and at the church Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Piney Plains Cemetery Association, 13808 Jenny Lane, N.E. Little Orleans, MD 21766; or to Hancock Senior Citizens, 126 W. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.

Pearl V. Elseroad


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Pearl Venida Elseroad, 85, of Charles Town, died Sunday, May 5, 2002.

Born May 30, 1916, in Alexandria, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robeson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elseroad Sr.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by one son, James E. Elseroad Jr. of Pembroke Grove, Charles Town; one stepson, Donald Elseroad of Salisbury, Md.; two sisters, Mabel Nolan and Betty Lucas, both of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ira Fisher; and one brother.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Summit Point (W.Va.) United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Western Cemetery, Baltimore.

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

Sarah E. Kuhn


FOXVILLE, Md. - Sarah E. Kuhn, 76, of Quirauk School Road, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1926, in Spruce Run, Md., she was the daughter of the late Russell H. and Hallie Tyler Lewis.

Her husband, Eugene G. "Jim" Kuhn, died May 14, 1949.

She was employed at Thurmont Shoe Co., Thurmont, Md.

She was a member of Germantown Bethel Church of God, Cascade.

She is survived by three daughters, Judy A. McIntyre and Jeanie M. Fisher, both of Foxville, and Carnella D. Devilbiss of Fairfield, Pa.; one son, Jim Kuhn of Emmitsburg, Md.; two sisters, Pearl Powell of Smithsburg, and Olive Hooks of Edgemont, Md.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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