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Obituaries from 5/28

May 28, 2002

John Barcelewicz


SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - John Barcelewicz, 80, of South Mountain Restoration Center, 10058 South Mountain Road and formerly of Nanticoke, Pa., died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 2, 1921, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Walter and Veronica Barcelewicz.

He was formerly employed as a laborer in a cigar factory.

He was a Roman Catholic.

He is survived by a sister, Stella Barcelewicz of Edwardsville, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of South Mountain Restoration Center, with the Rev. Joseph Carolin as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrews Church Cemetery in Waynesboro.

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the volunteer organization of South Mountain Restoration Center, 10058 South Mountain Road, South Mountain, PA 17261.

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Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home in Waynesboro.




John D. Finney


HANCOCK - John David Finney, 85, formerly of Franklin Street, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Somerford Assisted Living in Hagerstown.

Born July 25, 1916, in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of the late Alfred Merle Finney Sr. and Mary Cairncross Brown Oliver Finney.

His wife, Anna Frances Seville Finney, died in 1999.

He was a 1935 graduate of Hancock High School.

He retired from Western Auto, formerly in Hancock.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club in Hancock and Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion in Hancock, and a former member of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. and Hancock Rescue Squad.

He is survived by one daughter, Carole A. Kerns of Hancock; one son, Zane Finney of Hancock; one sister, Eleanor J. Finney of McKeesport; one brother, Clyde O. Finney of McKeesport; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred M. Finney Jr. and Donald E. Finney; and one grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, Hancock. The Rev. Edward James will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 57 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750; Hancock Volunteer Fire Co., Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Thelma M. Sandino


Thelma Maria Sandino, 25, of 11957 Azalea Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 1, 1977, in Granada, Nicaragua, she was the daughter of Alejandro Sandino and Thelma Matus Wolf of Hagerstown.

She attended Marshall Street School, UCP and ARC Day Care.

She was a Catholic.

In addition to her parents and stepfather, Joe Wolf of Hagerstown, she is survived by a sister, Alejandra Sandino of Hagerstown; a brother, Manuel Sandino of Hagerstown; and maternal grandmother Vilma Miller of Hagerstown.

Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert E. Morey will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

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




Clifford J. Lake


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clifford J. Lake, 73, of 1166 Stanley Ave., died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his home.

Born June 13, 1928, in Indiana, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry C. and Harriett "Maude" Barr Lake.

He was a supervisor of special education for Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Open Door Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by two sisters, Julia Ferringer of Emporium, Pa., and Alberta Morgan of Grampian, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Lake.

A memorial service will be Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Open Door Church in Chambersburg. Pastors Keith Skelton and Terry Rhyne will officiate. Burial will be in Strang Cemetery in South Mountain, Pa.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Wayne A. Sowers


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Wayne "Bus" "Wasi" A. Sowers, 69, of 5246 Cito Road, died Saturday, May 25, 2002.

Born Sept. 15, 1932, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry and Margaret Shives Sowers.

Prior to retirement, he worked at Letterkenny Army Depot as a security guard supervisor. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves after 27 years and also was a school bus driver in Central Fulton School District.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren.

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