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Obituaries for 9/11

September 11, 2002

Doris M. Ham

WILLIAMSPORT - Doris M. Ham, 89, of Williamsport Nursing Home, and formerly of 5303 Catalpha Road, Baltimore, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Williamsport Nursing Home

Born July 13, 1913, in Carbondale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Patrick F. and Margaret Anne Trainor McDonough.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick G. Ham, in 1957.

She was employed by the Social Security Administration for 30 years.

She was a member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Baltimore.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Anne Rohe of Stevensville, Md.; one son, Patrick F. Ham of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at Cathedral Cemetery Chapel, Scranton, Pa. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Retirement Village, 154 N. Artizan St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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




Vena C. Zirk

STEPHENS CITY, Va. - Vena Cleota Mowry Zirk, 80, of Stephens City, and formerly of Inwood, W.Va., and Hagerstown, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002.

Born Dec. 6, 1921, in Petersburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mamie Lee and James Webster Mowry of Petersburg, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Leroy Zirk, in 1999. They were married Oct. 20, 1939.

She was a homemaker. She retired in 1982 from Leggett's Department Store as the drapery department manager.

She is survived by three daughters, Georgianna L. Hartley of Stephens City, Judy Willingham of Williamsport, and Joyce W. Mills of Ashland, Va.; two sons, Marion W. Zirk of Star Tannery, Va., and James S. Zirk of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sisters, Blondena Good of Knoxville, Md., and Kathleen Hatfield of Ladysmithe, Va.; one brother, James Mowry of Petersburg, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Borror and Pauline Bryan; two brothers, Vivan Mowry and Woodrow Mowry; and two grandsons.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, Winchester, Va. David Owings will officiate. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.




Harry G. Blickenstaff

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Harry G. Blickenstaff, 92, of Myersville, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 12, 1910, in Wolfsville, he was the son of the late Harry G. and Rebecca Kline Blickenstaff.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys A. Blickenstaff, in 1997.

He worked for Workers Project Association, Landis Tool Co. and Fairchild Industries.

He was a member of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by two sons, Marvin Blickenstaff and George Blickenstaff, both of Myersville; one sister, Judith Bussard of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Moser, Loretta S. Himes and Pauline S. Wolfe; and four brothers, Toncellia Blickenstaff, Harold Blickenstaff, Samuel Blickenstaff and Hugh Blickenstaff.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville. Pastors Donna and Tim Ritchie Martin and the Rev. Randall Reid will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Myersville.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 575, Myersville, MD 21773.




Margaret J. Maas

TANEYTOWN, Md. - Margaret Josephine Maas, of Taneytown, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy J. Maas Sr.

An antiques dealer, she owned The Carousel Antiques in Taneytown. She worked for the real estate offices of Alan Reed, Harry Dougherty Jr. and J.F. Erb; and worked in real estate in Washington, D.C.

She was a former member of the Carroll County Board of Realtors.

She is survived by one son, Mark D. Maas of Big Pool, Md.; one granddaughter, Amy, of Big Pool; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Leroy Maas Jr.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home, Westminster, Md. The Rev. James Hamrick will officiate. Burial will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Taneytown Fire Department, 36 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787; or Beverly Health Care, c/o Leigh Fox, 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Hollis W. Sloat

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hollis Wilson Sloat, 89, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born in Front Royal, Va., he was the son of the late William B. and Lucy Darr Sloat.

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