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Obituaries for 6/12

June 12, 2002

E. Richard Pryor

E. Richard "Dick" Pryor, 75, of Woodland Way, Hagerstown, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1926, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Albert R. and Lillian B. Carson Pryor.

He was a 1944 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He retired from Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove, Pa.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown; Retired Grove Group; and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Irene E. Smith Pryor; two daughters, Pam A. Eads of Hagerstown, and Nan Scoggins of Waynesboro; two granddaughters; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Harner and Janet Miller; and three brothers, Charles Pryor, Kenneth Pryor and Roland Pryor.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Carol A. Kipe will officiate.




William G. Roth

William Grant Roth, 57, of Avalon Manor Nursing Home, who died Sunday, June 9, 2002, is also survived by one son, William Jason Roth of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today at noon at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.




Harold C. Shuck

SARASOTA, Fla. - Harold C. Shuck, 88, of 5966 Midnight Pass Road and 24 Myrtle Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va.

Born Nov. 2, 1913, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ira W. and Blanche Crunkleton Shuck.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene A. Blubaugh Shuck, in 1990. They were married Oct. 10, 1936.

He was a 1931 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in economics with a minor in accounting in 1935 from Penn State University. He attended Rutgers University and Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

He was employed by First National Bank and Trust Co. in Waynesboro, now M&T Bank, from 1935 and was bank president from 1966 until retiring in 1976. He was vice president of the bank board from 1976-83, chairman of the board from 1983-87 and chairman emeritus from 1987-95.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the Pacific.

He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, where he was Sunday school superintendent, church treasurer, taught Young Men's Bible Class and Mixed Adult Sunday School Class and was treasurer of the Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren in Christ Church. He was a member of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, Sarasota.

He was a member of Waynesboro YMCA and was treasurer and secretary of the board of trustees. He was a member and treasurer of Waynesboro Hospital board and the board of directors of Palm Bay Club of Siesta Key, Sarasota; a member, secretary and treasurer of Waynesboro Beneficial Fund Association; a member and former president of Waynesboro Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow; and a member, auditor and chairman of Advanced Gifts Division of Waynesboro Community Chest. He was a member, treasurer and president of the board of American Red Cross Waynesboro chapter; a member of the boards of trustees of Huntington (Ind.) College and Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa.; Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto Campus Advisory Board; Waynesboro Country Club; a member with N rating of U.S. Power Squadron of Sarasota; a member of the teaching staff of Celestial Navigation; a member and past president of the board of directors of Waynesboro Day Care Center; a member of the board of directors of Waynesboro Welfare Association; a member and past president of Franklin County Bankers' Association; a member and treasurer of Waynesboro Council of Christian Education; a member, treasurer and first president of Waynesboro Council of Churches; a member and past president of Franklin County Chapter American Institute of Banking; a member of Waynesboro Historical Society; and a clarinetist with Wayne Band of Waynesboro.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara J. Shook of Waynesboro; three granddaughters, Jennifer S. Romanosky of New Holland, Pa., L. Christine Kellish of Lancaster, Pa., and Julie R. Reichard of Waynesboro; two stepgrandchildren, Mark B. Shook of Downingtown, Pa., and M. Kristen Shook of Waynesboro; four great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson; and his close friend, Mary Jane Weagly of Waynesboro.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilber L. Sites will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Beneficial Fund Association, 323 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Gloria E. Gabe

Gloria Eleanor Gabe, 77, of 16320 Kaiser Court, Hagerstown, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at her home.

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