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May 10, 2002

Ruth R. Taylor


BOONSBORO - Ruth Rebecca Taylor, 80, of Reeder's Memorial Home, and formerly of Kemps Mill Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at the home.

Born July 3, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Marion Francis Sr. and Clara Mae Mentzer Rickard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lester Taylor Sr., in 1980.

She was a 1941 graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, retiring in 1988.

She was a member of Salem Reformed United Church of Christ, Hagerstown.

She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Hott, Charlotte Cline and Crystal Taylor, all of Hagerstown; three sons, Charles L. Taylor Jr., Carroll L. Taylor and Curtiss L. Taylor, all of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary Cook of Baltimore, Grace Pate of Walkersville, Md. and Jeanetta Silvers of Frederick, Md.; one brother, Marion F. Rickard Jr. of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. Stephen Wagoner will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem Reformed United Church of Christ, 13182 Salem Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Roy M. Pine Jr.


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Roy Michael Pine Jr., 60, of 5556 Oakwood Drive, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at the home of his sister in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 19, 1942, in Little Cove, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy Michael Sr. and Isabel Bernice Taylor Pine.

He worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 10 years; for Pet Ritz Co. in Chambersburg for 20 years; and for JLG of McConnellsburg, Pa.

He attended Mount Tabor Brethren in Christ Church, Mercersburg.

He was a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241, Mercersburg.

He is survived by his companion, Bonnie M. Covert, with whom he lived; three daughters, Amelia A. Forsyth and Patty A. Souders, both of Mercersburg, and Andi M. Pine of Greencastle, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Melinda J. Bean of Chambersburg; two sons, Michael N. Pine of Mercersburg and Zachary S. Pine of Greencastle; one sister, Patricia P. Keller of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Stone Church of Little Cove. The Revs. Roy E. Brake Sr. and Henry D. Barthalow will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg; and Monday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Summit Home Care and Hospice, 176 S. Coldbrook St., Suite 3, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Robert B. Rider


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert B. "Bob" Rider, 71, of 435 Stouffer Ave., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 30, 1930, in South Charleston, Ohio, he was the son of the late William M. and Naomi Smith Rider.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Mitchell Rider, on April 3, 2001. They were married May 5, 1951.

He was a machinist at Chambersburg Engineering Co. for 15 years; and had been employed by Letterkenny Army Depot and Sparkle Car Wash, Chambersburg.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper American Legion, Chambersburg.

He is survived by three daughters, Teresa Guyer of Shippensburg, Pa., and Roberta Miller and Marlena Deter, both of Chambersburg; one son, James Rider of Chambersburg; one sister, Margaret Butler of Springfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Rider Jr.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Revs. Paul B. Baker and Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, with military services by Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Pauline A. West


PALM BAY, Fla. - Pauline Anna Eyer West, 85, of Satellite Beach, and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Palms Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 3, 1916, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Margaret Spangler Eyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom M. West, in 1982.

She had been employed by Stanley Co., Franklin County Court House and the State Highway Department, all in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, and assisted with Social Hall activities.

She was a member of Martha Custis Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 342.

She is survived by two daughters, Lorna Johnson of Viera, Fla. and Linda Schoenleber of Chambersburg; one son, Tom E. West of Satellite Beach, Fla.; one sister, Thelma Sternberg of Wilbraham, Mass.; one brother, Paul R. Eyer of Englewood, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Health First Inc., 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

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