Obituaries for 6/10

June 10, 2002

Ronald Kunkle

Ronald "Ronnie" Kunkle, 65, of 322 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 5, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Charlie W. Kunkle Jr. of Hagerstown, and the late Josephine "Jo" V. Keller Kunkle.

He was a boiler operator for more than 29 years with the City of Hagerstown Light Department, retiring in 1987. He also retired from Washington County Hospital in 1997 after more than nine years of service.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of State Line United Methodist Church, State Line, Pa.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and Western Maryland Sportsmen's Club, both of Hagerstown.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Constance R. Zeigler Kunkle, whom he married Aug. 3, 1957; three sons, Curtis L. Kunkle, Steven N. Kunkle and Michael S. Kunkle, all of Hagerstown; and two grandsons.


Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben G. Aarsand will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Community Rescue Service Inc., 110 N. Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Elizabeth T. Dawson

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Elizabeth Tressa Dawson, 89, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Valley View Nursing Home,

Born March 30, 1913, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Randolph and Elizabeth Catherine Dawson Spriggs.

Her husband, Emil Thomas Dawson, died Jan. 1, 1993.

She attended public school in Great Cacapon, W.Va.

She worked as a cook at Mount Garfield School, Morgan County; and worked seasonally with National Fruit in Winchester, Va., and Little Miss Tomato Factory in Morgan County. She was a homemaker in recent years.

She was the oldest living member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by three sons, Curtis G. Dawson of Miamisburg, Ohio, Emil J. Dawson of White Plains, Md., and Mark K. Dawson of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Wilma Farris of Great Cacapon; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Velda Bader; and three brothers, Beverly T. Spriggs, James C. Spriggs and Harry E. Spriggs.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Tuesday for the convenience of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Chapel Cemetery Association, c/o Paul Williams, 108 Finch Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Albert A. Pannuty

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Albert A. Pannuty, 71, of Falling Waters, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at his home.

Born June 3, 1931, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Augustine and Edith Wright Pannuty.

He is survived by six sons, Charles Albert Pannuty of Martinsburg, W.Va., Clarence Pannuty of Severna Park, Md., Timothy Pannuty of Pasadena, Md., and David Pannuty, Terry Pannuty and Kevin Pannuty, all of Falling Waters; three daughters, Carolyn Barrett of Hedgesville, W.Va., Debra Long of Falling Waters, and Tina Dean of Inwood, W.Va.; three brothers, Sam Pannuty of Falling Waters, Tony Pannuty of Martinsburg, and Joe Pannuty of Glen Burnie, Md.; four sisters, Sara Householder of Marlowe, W.Va., Ruby Donivan of Martinsburg, and Wanda Smallwood and Pearl Staubs, both of Falling Waters; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Betty Kline.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Pannuty and Clarence Pannuty.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Scott H. Lewis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Scott H. Lewis, 87, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 17, 1914, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry T. and Minnie Lippincott Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Dodge Lewis.

He was a bartender at the VFW.

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

He was a member of Newton D. Baker VFW Post 896 and Martinsburg Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 120.

He is survived by two stepsons, Melvin E. Martin of Inwood, W.Va., and Michael Harrell Martin of Martinsburg; one brother, Elijah W. Lewis of Martinsburg; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and one nephew.

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