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Obituaries for 7/13

July 13, 2002

Allen R. Myers

Allen Ray Myers, 85, of 7 E. Washington St., Alexander House, Hagerstown, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born June 17, 1917, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late John Beecher and Mary Jane Taylor Myers.

He was a painter.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion of Williamsport and AARP.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra J. Myers of Hagerstown and Shelia K. Fleming of Clearwater, Fla.; his close friend, Madeline Miller of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be today at 10 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, MD 21795.




Donald E. Rohrer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Donald E. Rohrer, 80, of Menno Haven and formerly of 172 E. Kauffman Road, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at Menno Haven.

Born Sept. 14, 1921, in Brookville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Albert and Elsie Hoke Rohrer.

He was a graduate of Upland Academy in Upland, Calif.

He was a truck driver for Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., and for Gabler Trucking in Chambersburg. Following his retirement, he drove part-time for Willard Agri-Service in Marion, Pa.

He was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church near Chambersburg where he was a member of Berean Sunday School Class and formerly served as a song leader.

He is survived by his wife, Vera M. Meyers Rohrer, whom he married May 30, 1946; a daughter, Dotti A. Hoover of Greencastle, Pa.; four sisters, Dorcas Mitchell, Rachael Schildberg and Marjorie Kott, all of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Anna Mae Kohler of Ashland, Ohio; three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Levi Rohrer and Paul Rohrer.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg. The Revs. Ky R. Searcy and Lawrence Yoder will officiate. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery in Kauffman, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa., and Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund, Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 E. Kauffman Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Wendell R. Peterson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wendell R. Peterson, 85, of Menno Haven, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Menno Haven.

Born Jan. 8, 1917, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., he was the son of the late J. Chalmers and Sadie B. Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet McCleary Peterson, in 1980. They were married in June 1951.

He was a 1947 graduate of Shippensburg State Teachers College, receiving a bachelor of science degree in education.

He was a grade school teacher in Huntingdon County, Pa., for five years, then the principal at Fort Littleton grade school for five years. Following that, he taught math and later became a guidance counselor at Central Junior High School for 10 years. He finished his teaching career as vice principal at Faust Junior High School from 1960 until his retirement in 1975.

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

He was a member of Burnt Cabins Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class. Later, he became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Burton Men's Bible Class and Augsburg Class.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, General James Chamber Lodge 801 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Zembo Temple, both of Harrisburg, Pa., and Franklin County Chapter Association of School Retirees.

He is survived by a sister, Mildred Mellott of Burnt Cabins; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Revs. Ruth E. Smith and Ted Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery with graveside military services by Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg, and Monday at 1 p.m. at the church. A Masonic Service by James Chambers Lodge 801 will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Burnt Cabins Presbyterian Church, c/o Melvin Kerlin, Burnt Cabins, PA 17215, or Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 Commerce St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Lillian J. Coulter

SANFORD, Fla. - Lillian Jacqueline Coulter, 76, of Sanford and formerly of Knoxville, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Colonial Lakes Healthcare in Winter Garden, Fla.

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