Obituaries for 9/4

September 04, 2002

Edith B. Denkovich

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Edith Bertha Franzoni Denkovich, 75, of 12276 Nancy Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1926, in Blue Ball, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ludivico and Bertha Zerla Franzoni.

She is survived by her husband, Pete P. Denkovich Sr., whom she married Nov. 11, 1950; two daughters, Tammy D. Taylor of Virginia Beach, Va. and Tina Zomak of Greencastle, Pa.; four sons, Richard P. Denkovich and Kevin J. Denkovich, both of Greencastle, Peter P. Denkovich Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa. and Louis J. Denkovich of Hagerstown; and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas J. Hemler will be celebrant. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.


The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Cecelia A. Jairett

YORK, Pa. - Cecelia Alice Hill Jairett, 65, of 2211 Tall Oaks Lane and formerly of Baltimore and Mount Wolf, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at York Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1937, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Stafford Mohler Hill of Normandy Ridge Retirement Home in York and the late Thelma Irene Kauffman Hill.

She was a 1954 graduate of Waynesboro High School; and a graduate of Maryland Medical Secretarial School in Hagerstown.

She was employed as a medical secretary at Waynesboro Hospital, then as a secretary at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown. She worked for A.A.I. Inc in the Baltimore area.

She was a member of Mount Zion United Church of Christ, York.

She volunteered for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of York and of a local retirement home.

She was active in parent-teacher organizations and was head cheerleader coach for midget football.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, William R. Jairett, whom she married Aug. 9, 1958; one daughter, Tamara L. Jairett-Strickler of York; one son, Timothy W. Jairett of Dover, Pa.; and one grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. James M. Walters will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1770 E. Market, York, PA 17402.

Oscar H. Morter

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho - Oscar Harold Morter, 73, of Bonners Ferry, died of cancer Friday, July 12, 2002, at Selkirk View Nursing Home.

Born March 30, 1929, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of Ada Barr Morter Stitt and Alvey Morter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years in 1998.

He was a 1947 graduate of Greencastle (Pa.) High School.

He raised beef cattle in Bonners Ferry until 2001. Earlier, he delivered Ford cars along the West Coast and in Idaho; and worked on the ranch of Harvey Barr in Washington state.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry.

He is survived by four children, Cindy Emery of Spokane, Idaho, Brenda Hall of Bonners Ferry, Michael Morter of Salem, Ore. and Kim Olson of Puyallup, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Fox of Southampton, N.J., Dorothy Morter and Ethel Neal, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; two brothers, Herman Morter of New Kensington, Pa. and Perry Morter of Ione, Ore.; one stepsister, Hilda Elder of Greensburg, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Clarence Stitt; one brother, Norman Morter; and one stepbrother, Donald Stitt.

Services were held July 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bonners Ferry. Pastors Steve Dornfeld and Dean Peterson officiated. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Endowment Fund, Route 1, Box 297, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805; or Bonners Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1448, Sandpoint, ID 83864.

Arrangements were by Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, Bonners Ferry.

Catherine L. Conner

Catherine LeFever Chapman Conner, 85, of 240 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 13, 1917, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Stella Katherine Renner LeFever.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James William Chapman, in 1968; and by her second husband, Carl Connor.

She was a residential house cleaner.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool.

She is survived by one daughter, Wanda L. Farmer of Big Pool; two sisters, Grace Dietrich of Hagers-town and Pauline Hornbaker of Tempe, Ariz.; three brothers, Franklin Shank of Hagerstown, Frank LeFever of Hagerstown and Harry LeFever of Marshall, Mich.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean Metcalfe will officiate. Burial will be in Shanktown Cemetery, Big Pool.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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