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Obituaries for 6/8

June 08, 2002

Robert K. Daley

Robert Kenneth Daley, 80, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at his home.

Born Feb. 14, 1922, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Lee C. Daley Sr. and Mary Burkett Daley.

He was the owner and operator of Robert K. Daley Excavating Co.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the 99th Infantry in the European Theater.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of BPO Elks 378; Moose Lodge of Chambersburg; Legion of the Moose; American Legion Morris Frock Post 42; Alsatia Club; and VFW Post 1936.

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He is survived by his wife, Elsie M. Harbaugh Daley; one son, Gary R. Daley of Hagerstown; one nephew and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lee C. Daley Jr.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Revs. Robert S. Barton and Gregory Ott will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown, with military honors by American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4444; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Esther C. Coldsmith

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Esther C. Hawbaker Coldsmith, 91, of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of Williamson Road, Greencastle, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 15, 1911, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard H. and Carrie M. Strite Hawbaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Oliver Coldsmith, in 1975.

She was a homemaker. She also helped in the Country Store at Quincy Home.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greencastle.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet L. Coldsmith of Quincy United Methodist Home; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Galen Hawbaker.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Stacy Crawford and Chaplain Daniel Derk will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Benevolent Care Fund, Quincy United Methodist Home, P.O. Box 217, Quincy, PA 17247.




Thomas W. Johnson

Thomas Wright Johnson, 72, of 13915 Tropicana Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 18, 1929, in Owego, N.Y., he was the son of the late Wright and Ruth Gardner Johnson.

He was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University; and later attended the University of St. Louis.

He was employed by Central Chemical Co., retiring in 1995.

He served in the U.S. Army in Okinawa and Japan.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 378; Loyal Order of the Moose of Owego; VFW of Owego; Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion of Hagerstown; and AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marcella E. Johnson; one daughter, Judith Taylor of Nicholas, N.Y.; one grandchild; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Johnson; one sister, Jane Wissenbach and one brother, John Johnson.

A memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. George Limmer will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Joseph G. Ryan Sr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Joseph Gerald Ryan Sr., 68, of Charles Town, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 8, 1933, in Belington, W.Va., he was the son of Edith L. McCauley Ryan of Charles Town and the late Gerald G. Ryan.

He was a self-employed truck driver.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Myrna L. Ball Ryan; two daughters, Louise Doran of Albany, N.Y. and Lorrie Tallent of Martinsburg; two sons, Joseph G. Ryan Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and Wilbur L. Ryan of Crestline, Calif.; one sister, Jean Martin of Charles Town; one brother, James Ryan of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Eleanor A. Bower

BROOMES ISLAND, Md. - Eleanor Alice Bower, 67, of 9450 River View Road and formerly of Bethesda, Md., died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born Dec. 21, 1934, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of late Thomas W. and Selma Christina Johnson Belland.

She was employed as a cartographer by the Defense Mapping Agency in Bethesda.

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