Obituaries for 9/2

September 02, 2002

John H. Diven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John H. Diven, 75, of 971 Duncan Ave., died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at his home.

Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Upper Horse Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles H. and Bertha Sheriff Diven.

He retired in 1984 from Letterkenny Army Depot after 37 years as a parts expediter.

He was a veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Blue Mountaineers Camping Club, National Association of Retired Federal Employees; VFW Post 1599; DAV C.W. McCleary Chapter 78, where he was past commander; Cumberland Valley Hose Co. 5; American Legion Post 46; and REACT Citizen Band Radio Club.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Barton Diven, whom he married June 25, 1955; three daughters, Belinda D. Long of East Waterford, Pa., Jacqulin L. Hill of Willow Hill, Pa., and Nancy D. Forrester of Chambersburg; one sister, Carrie M. Shirk of Mifflintown, Pa.; and three grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Shope.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Ltd., Chambersburg. The Rev. John Dromazoe will officiate. Burial will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the funeral home, which will be open Tuesday after 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to First United Methodist Church, 285 South 2nd St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Elizabeth J. Perry

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Elizabeth J. Perry, 80, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at 2221 Hafer Road, the home of her son, Jere F. Perry.

Born Nov. 3, 1921, in Greene Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Ursula Metz.

Her husband, John L. Perry Sr., died March 27, 1984.

She was employed by Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa., for 25 years. She retired in 1984.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Fayetteville.

She is survived by three sons, John L. Perry Jr. of Mont Alto, Pa., Jere F. Perry and Randy L. Perry, both of Fayetteville; one daughter, Bonnie L. Sease of Fayetteville; one sister, June Hancock of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Almon D. Baird will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 61 W. Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222.

Caesar V. Doleman

Caesar V. Doleman, 82, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare Center.

Born April 8, 1920, in Hagers-town, he was the son of the late Ceasar C. and Leitie A. Allen Doleman.

He was a 1938 graduate of North Street School, Hagerstown.

He was employed by Henson Flying Service of Hagerstown for 15 years. He later retired from International Business Machine, Hagerstown, where he worked for more than 25 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy, where he earned several medals.

He was a member of American Legion Post 211, Funkstown; Pride of Hagerstown Elks Lodge 278; the North End Senior Citizens and the Kiwanis Club, both of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of more than 61 years, Arnetta V. Flythe Doleman; one son, Anthony E. Doleman of Hagerstown; two brothers, Charles A. Doleman and Isaac C. Doleman, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Marie A. White of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen B. Taylor and Adelade Doleman.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer AME Church, Hagerstown. Pastor Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church with Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks service beginning at 7:45 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Ebenezer AME Church Building Fund, 40 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Paul C. Johnson Sr.

Paul Conway Johnson Sr., 56, of 359 Henry Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 18, 1945, in Charleston, Mo., he was the son of the late Bennie and Ethel B. Curran Corbitt.

He attended schools in Missouri.

He worked for the Board of Education, Fairchild Aircraft and the YMCA.

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