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Obituaries 5/22

May 22, 2002

Richard C. Kline


WOLFSVILLE, Md. - Richard C. Kline, 74, of Harp Hill Road, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 3, 1928, in Wolfsville, he was the son of the late Merle R. and Mary E. Delauter Kline.

He was employed by C & W Construction Co. in Smithsburg.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Erma J. Kline of Hagerstown; two daughters, Mary A. Kline of Boonsboro, and Linda S. Mann of Rohrersville; one son, Richard C. Kline Jr. of Myersville, Md.; four sisters, Dorothy Harshman of Frederick, Md., Nancy Warrenfeltz of Smithsburg, Peggy Frushour of Wolfsville, and Doris Reel of Hagerstown; two brothers, George Kline of Sharpsburg, and Howard Kline of New Market, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Wiles; and two brothers, Gareth Kline and Maynard Kline.

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Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Pastor Edward Wade will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wolfsville.

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

Joseph E. Bowling Jr.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph E. Bowling Jr., 76, of 11245 Country Club Road, and formerly of 21 Northeast Ave., died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born March 6, 1926, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late J. Edward and Lucy Sprankle Bowling.

His wife, Beryl J. Tresselt Bowling, died Nov. 1, 1979. They were married Dec. 28, 1948.

He was a 1943 graduate of Waynesboro High School and received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Catholic University in Washington in 1950.

He was employed by Landis Tool. He worked in the engineering department of Pangborn Corp. from 1984 until his retirement in December 1986, and served as president of the corporation and continued as a consultant until 1990.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waynesboro, where he was a member of the Parish Council, board of education and taught in the religious parish program.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2068 in Waynesboro, Waynesboro Country Club and National AARP.

He is survived by seven daughters, Mary Jo Parkolay of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Ruth Erb of Halifax, Pa., Margaret R. Freesland of Myersville, Md., and Dorothy T. Fawks, R. Rebecca Miller, Kathryn M. Bourdeau and Susan B. Kunkle, all of Waynesboro; two sons, Joseph E. Bowling III and John P. Bowling, both of Waynesboro; one sister, Dorothy Willhide of Waynesboro; two brothers, James M. Bowling of Waynesboro, and R. Lawrence Bowling of Enola, Pa., 14 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas J. Hemler will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrew Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of St. Andrew Trust Fund, c/o St. Andrew School, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Elva M. Dodson


Elva M. Dodson, 75, of Hagers-town, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1926, in Fort Valley, Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Cave.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Grace Brethren Church.

She was a member and secretary of Beaver Creek Lions Club, Funkstown Homemakers and Funkstown American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Elmer F. Dodson Sr.; one daughter, Juanita Bailey of Elma, Wash.; two sons, John Harman of Hagerstown, and Michael Harman of Seattle; one stepson, Elmer Dodson Jr. of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki Detrow; one brother, Carson Cave; and five half-brothers, Junior Funk, Lloyd Funk, George Funk, Cecil Funk and Lewis Funk.

Services will be Saturday at noon at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dennis Jackman will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maryland Medical Eye Bank, 815 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201.

William F. Lutman


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - William Franklin Lutman, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at his home.

Born June 2, 1926, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Dewey Conrad and Lola Mae Leary Lutman.

He retired as a mechanic foreman after 49 years at U.S. Silica.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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