Obituaries from 8/31/02

September 02, 2002

Jack N. Berkebile Sr.

MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, Md. - Jack Neville Berkebile Sr., 78, of 607 N. St., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his home.

Born Dec. 14, 1923, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel and Mabel Berkebile.

He retired from Chemical Tanklines in Baltimore, where he was employed for 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Garrett County, Md.

He is survived by three daughters, Catherine Minnick of Clear Spring, Alice Berkebile of Hagerstown and Barbara Howard of Spokane, Wash.; a son, Jack N. Berkebile II of Florida; three sisters, Sharlet Chaser of Hooverville, Pa., Sally Ruth of Baltimore and Sarah Klamar of New Jersey; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Berkebile and Henry Berkebile.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.


There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

George R. Schwensen

BALTIMORE - George R. Schwensen, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Foloray Schwensen; two children, Bonny Ann Fritz and Guy R. Schwensen; a brother, John Raymond Schwensen Jr.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Irene McClain.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home P.A. in Baltimore. Burial will be in Moreland Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Norman C. Watkins

ROBERTSDALE, Pa. - Norman Chester Watkins, 90, of HC 1, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 19, 1912, in Wood Township, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Jennie Parks Watkins.

His wife, Hilda Mary Johnson Watkins, died in 1996.

He retired in 1976 from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. He also was a farmer and in earlier years worked in the Broad Top coal mines.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by four daughters, Norma Kendall of McConnellsburg, Pa., Wanda Brown and Linda Miller, both of Robertsdale, and Edith Hartman of Hagerstown; a son, William Watkins of Robertsdale; a sister, Bessie Ciampa of Three Springs, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. Burial will be in Wells Valley Presbyterian Cemetery, Wells Tannery, Pa.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Shirley A. Callahan

WOODLAWN, Md. - Shirley A. Callahan, 76, of 1915 Englewood Ave., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson, Md.

Born April 21, 1926, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Ludford C. Sr. and Gertrude Neal Jones.

Her husband, Edward J. Callahan, died in 1986.

She retired from Citicorp in Baltimore.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by three daughters, Leslie A. Brang of Mercersburg, Pa., Patricia N. Bryan of Westminster, Md., and Stacey L. Barrett of Quarryville, Pa., and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathrine E. Selway, and four brothers, Ludford C. Jones Jr., Charles R. Jones III, Forrest N. Jones and the Rev. Herbert Jones.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. The Rev. Michael R. Brendle will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Baltimore, Gilchrist Center, 6601 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21204.

Bernard Odom

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bernard Odom, 55, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at his home.

Born July 23, 1947, in Northhampton, N.C., he was the son of the late Clyde and Annie M. Whitaker Odom.

He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by a daughter, Yolanda Odom, an aunt, a niece and cousins.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Constance L. Work

TRENTON, Mo. - Constance Lorraine Moseley Work, 82, formerly of Hagerstown, Faulkner, Md., and Middletown, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Elizabeth C. Boidy Moseley.

Her husband, Boyd Work Sr., died in 1969. They were married May 29, 1937.

She attended high school in Mount Rainier, Md.

She was employed for 22 years at J.J. Newberry and Co. and then McCrory's Department Store as an executive secretary prior to retirement.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet Chambers of Trenton; a son, Boyd Work Jr. of Springfield, Va.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Tillman.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at noon at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Boyd Work Jr. will officiate.

Friends will be received at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

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