Obituaries for 7/25

July 25, 2002

Ethel M. Hawbaker

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Ethel M. Hawbaker, 81, of 496 Brookview Drive, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Menno Haven in Chambersburg, Pa., where she had been a resident for the past two weeks.

Born Jan. 14, 1921, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Bertha P. Cline Meyers.

She worked for seven years at the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, and for 47 years helped her husband operate the family farm.


She was a member of Upton Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday School.

She was a member of the former Greencastle AARP Chapter.

She is survived by her husband, Myron E. Hawbaker, whom she married Aug. 30, 1947; two sisters, Pearl K. Meyers of Menno Haven, and Elva G. Keener of Greencastle; four brothers, John D. Meyers of Greencastle, Irvin C. Meyers and Mark S. Meyers, both of Hagerstown, and Isaac W. Meyers of Madwaska, Maine; and 22 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Martin; and two brothers, Harry O. Meyers and Paul Meyers.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Upton Church of the Brethren near Upton, Pa. Ministers David Shank and Dennis Sollenberger will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle; and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Nelson E. Way

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Nelson Emerson Way, 93, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Middletown, Md., died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Autumn Acres Personal Care Center, Berkeley Springs.

Born Dec. 19, 1908, in Wingate, Pa., he was the son of the late Lawrence Samuel and Luella Mae Silvis Way.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mercedes S. Ellis Way, on June 18, 2001.

He was a 1927 graduate of Tyrone High School in Tyrone, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree in business from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa.

He served from 1942 to 1945 as a field technical representative liaison consultant between the Bel Aircraft Corporation and the U.S. Air Force. He worked until 1964 as a field technical engineer with the Studebaker Corp., then retired in 1969 as a district service manager for Mercedes Benz of North America. For many years, he and his wife were co-owners of Ye Olde Landmark Antiques in Burkittsville, Md., where he was considered an authority on antiques and clocks in the mid-Maryland region. In 1975, he co-authored a book published by Doubleday entitled "Antiques Don't Lie".

He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersville, Md.

He was a member of Boumi Temple A.A.N.M.S., Baltimore; Columbia Lodge 58 AF & AM; and Jacques de Molay Commandery 4 Knights Templar, Enoch Council 10 B & SM, Enoch R.A. Chapter 23 and Tall Cedars of Lebanon 240, all of Frederick, Md.

He is survived by one son, Lawrence A. Way of Middletown; four grandchildren, Paris A. Way-Scott of Hagerstown, Christopher E. Filby and Lisa A. Welty, both of Frederick, and Stacey E. Law of Walkersville, Md.; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra L. Filby; an infant sister; and two brothers, Bond A. Way and Warren E. Way.

Services and burial will be private in Grays Cemetery, Storms-town, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Robert E. Raymer

Robert Eugene Raymer, 77, of 115 W. Magnolia Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 27, 1925, in Rockford, Ill., he was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys Lucas Raymer.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was employed for 30 years by Sea Fares Industrial Shipping in Baltimore.

He was a member of American Legion Post 42, and Sea Fares Union.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Jeannette Raymer, whom he married in 1975; and one cousin.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Jendrek will officiate.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at his home, 115 W. Magnolia Ave., Hagerstown.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.

Betty D. Paquet

ROSEDALE, Md. - Betty Dorsey Paquet, 69, of 8903 Talc Drive, and formerly of Frederick, Md., died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Franklin Square Hospital in Essex, Md.

Born May 14, 1933, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Keilholtz and Naomi Slifer Keilholtz Long.

She was preceded in death by her former husbands, John Marsden and Skip Dorsey.

She worked as a cook and bartender in several local establishments including the Snow White Grill, Frederick Amvets, Moose Lodges in Rockville, Md., and Wheaton, Md., and Decoy's Restaurant in Middle River, Md. She also was involved with private party catering.

She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 783 of Essex, Md., and AARP.

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