Obituaries for 7/6

July 06, 2002

Frances L. DeGrange

FREDERICK, Md. - Frances L. DeGrange, 78, of Frederick, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Connellsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank W. Yanos Sr. and Hazel E. Suter Yanos.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elwood DeGrange, in 1984.

She was a 1941 graduate of Somerset High School.

She retired in 1976 from the Board of Education in Frederick County, Md., where she worked as a secretary for more than 18 years. Earlier, she had been employed by the Postal Department and later by Fort Detrick.

She was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick and the Catholic Daughters of America.

She was a member of NARFE, AARP and the Frederick Seniors Center.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald E. DeGrange of Westminster, Md., and Gerald R. DeGrange of Middletown, Md.; a sister, Dorothy J. DeGrange of Frederick; two brothers, Frank W. Yanos Jr. and Lawrence A. Yanos, both of Frederick; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha E. Shelhorse and Mary Ann Byron.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 2 p.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Frederick. The Rev. Wayne G. Funk will be celebrant. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, where a rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint John the Evangelist, 116 E. Second St., Frederick, MD 21701, or Frederick Senior Citizens Center, 520 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Ruth M. Wenk

INWOOD, W.Va. - Ruth M. Wenk, 64, of Inwood, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 12, 1938, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Martin E. and Charlotte Virginia Prather Braithwaite.

She attended Leetown School and Charles Town High School.

She was a member of Leetown Baptist Church and attended Inwood Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Arthur L. Wenk; two daughters, Kathy L. Kirk of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Malinda D. Crawford of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; three sons, Roger W. Wenk and Carlton L. Wenk, both of Inwood, and Joshua L. Wenk at home; three sisters, Anna M. Magaha of Germantown, Md., Norma Light of Inwood and Virginia Magaha of Boyds, Md.; a brother, Max L. Braithwaite of Kearneysville, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl J. Braithwaite, who died in infancy, and Amelia K. Wilson, and a grandchild.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by South Berkeley Chapel Funeral Home, Inwood.

Patricia L. Scalia

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Patricia L. Scalia, 68, of 66 Keystone Ave., died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 5, 1933, in Huntingdon, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Basil and Catherine Blett Scalia.

She was a 1952 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

She retired from South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa. Earlier, she was employed by United Telephone Co. in Chambersburg and the former J. Schoeneman Co. in Chambersburg.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith.

She was a member of Retired Public Employees of Pennsylvania.

She is survived by a son, B. Keith Scalia of Chambersburg; two sisters, Catherine Ruby of Chambersburg and Dorothy V. Lutz of Fayetteville, Pa.; two brothers, Robert C. Scalia of Chambersburg and Joseph Scalia of Tyrone, Pa.; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

John W. Miller

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - John W. Miller, 44, of 4966 Wright Road, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at his home.

Born Sept. 12, 1957, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Elmer W. and Erma C. Pogue Miller of Fayetteville.

He was a 1975 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and received an associates degree in computer technology from York Technical Institute in York, Pa.

He was employed by the Franklin County Transportation Authority in Chambersburg. Earlier, he worked at Rick's Automotive in Fayetteville and TB Woods Sons Inc. in Chambersburg.

He attended Greenwood Assembly of God in Fayetteville.

He was serving as president of Chambersburg Suburban Baseball League and the Fayetteville Athletic Association. He also coached baseball, girls softball and elementary basketball.

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