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Obituaries 5/11

May 11, 2002

Dallas E. Shoop


Dallas Edison Shoop, 71, of 17133 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clifford H. and Florence E. Mowers Shoop.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. and previously was employed by Fairchild Corp. He also was the owner and operator of Shoop's Service Garage.

He was a member of Medairy Lodge 140 AF&AM, Tall Cedars, Hagerstown Forest 95, Western Maryland Sportsman's Club, Williamsport Redmen, South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Funkstown Moose Lodge and UAW Local 842.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda L. Embly of Hagerstown; a son, Douglas E. Shoop of Hagerstown; two granddaughters; and his companion, Thelma Nicodemus.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Ketterman and Leona Shoemaker, and two brothers, Roger Shoop and Thurman Shoop.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. Rev. Harne will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. by Medairy Lodge 140 AF&AM.

Robert F. Hicks Jr.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert F. Hicks Jr., 67, of 3 W. Main St., died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 24, 1934, in Silver Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Robert F. Hicks Sr. and Lillian Tracey Ellis Hicks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn C. Taylor Hicks.

He was a 1952 graduate of Bel Air, Md., High School and attended the University of Maryland.

He was a retired self-employed landscape architect.

He was a member of Caledonia Lodge 486 Free and Accepted Masons of Bakersfield, Calif.

He is survived by three sons, Robert F. Hicks III of Baltimore, Michael B. Hicks of Kensington, Md., and Bradley D. Hicks of Arcadia, Calif.; a sister, Hope E. Mahony of Emmitsburg, Md.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leon T. Ellis, Fred D. Ellis and Charles O. Hicks.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. James T. Williams will officiate.

Graveside services will follow the services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bel Air Memorial Gardens in Bel Air.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Zembo Temple, 2801 North Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Richard A. Ridenour


CLEAR SPRING - Richard A. Ridenour, 86, of 12025 National Pike, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at 1610 Davis Lane, Hustontown, Pa.

Born April 15, 1916, in Thurmont, Md., he was the son of the late John A. and Hazel Ruth Flohr Ridenour.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl E. Ridenour, in 1989.

He was a 1936 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by Uncle John's Cabin, Fairchild Aircraft and Brandt's Cabinet, among others.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Mikus of Keedysville and Diana McDaid of Hustontown; a son, Richard Z. Ridenour of Hagerstown; two sisters, Carolyn E. Hill and Darus K. Urich, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Harold E. Ridenour of Lady Lake, Fla., and Harry A. Ridenour of Boonsboro; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, George T. Witmer and Ronald E. Witmer; two sisters, Vera G. Powell and June C. Ridenour; and a brother, J. Kenneth Ridenour.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Jack Hill will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Mary L. Webber


KNOXVILLE, Md. - Mary Lillian Webber, 78, of 130-B Jefferson Pike, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at her home.

Born Aug. 5, 1923, in Sandy Hook, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Maude Noos Price.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leo Webber.

She retired from the Knoxville Post Office as a postal worker.

She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of Steadman-Keenan Post 96 of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 and VFW Post 10421, all of Brunswick, Md.

She is survived by two sons, Rhett O. Webber of Kunsan Air Base, Korea, and Tony Webber of Knoxville; a sister, Frances Webber of Brunswick; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Karl Wagner.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. George Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Lori A. Handzlik


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