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Obituaries for 9/16

September 16, 2002

Blanche B. Strine

THURMONT, Md. - Blanche Beard Strine, 94, of Thurmont, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home, Boonsboro.

Born March 25, 1908, in Thurmont, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Julia Knott Beard.

Her husband, Paul Richard Strine, died Dec. 22, 1991.

She was a graduate of Thurmont High School and Towson Normal School.

She taught school in Foxville, Md., Lewistown, Md., Sabillasville and Thurmont, Md., for more than 31 years.

She was a member of Weller United Methodist Church, Thurmont, where she was a member of the choir and played the piano.

She is survived by three stepdaughters, Mary F. Snyder of Little River, S.C., Patricia L. Bull of Towson, and Dorothy S. Kline of Thurmont; three stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

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Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, Thurmont. The Rev. David Andrews will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 1 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Mary C. House

Mary Conserilla House, 95, of Frederick Street, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002.

Born Feb. 14, 1907, in Funkstown, she was the daughter of the late Otho and Ella Metz Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leroy House.

She retired in 1973 from Western Maryland State Hospital after 20 years of service.

She was a member of Calvary Temple, Williamsport.

She was a volunteer for the Commission on Aging and the United Way.

She is survived by three daughters, Roberta Shank and Betty Kerlin, both of Hagerstown, and Jean Bucher of West Wego, La.; one son, Charles L. House of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Mary L. House, Doris E. House and Mary E. House; and one son, Richard E. House.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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




Austin J. Ardinger

Austin James "A.J." Ardinger, infant son of William Richard Ardinger Jr. and Cynthia Leann Roland Gibson, both of Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

He was born Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in Baltimore.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Kierstein Peacock, Brittany Gibson and Adriana Gibson, all at home; one brother, Dylan A. Ardinger, at home; maternal grandparents, Betty Bell of Waycross, Ga., and James A. Roland Jr. of Dublin, Ga.; and paternal grandparents, William R. Ardinger Sr. and Diana Ardinger of Hagerstown.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Ray Hope will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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




Thesta E. Fisher

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thesta E. Fisher, 90, a resident of The Shook Home, and formerly of United Towers and 1031 S. Main St., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the home.

Born Sept. 21, 1911, in Needmore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jordan and Eliza Jane Deshong.

Her first husband, Alvin Crouse, died in 1956. Her second husband, George M. Fisher, died in 1989.

She and her second husband owned and operated Fisher's Market.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one son, Herbert D. Crouse of Chambersburg; two grandsons, Daniel Crouse of Hummelstown, Pa., and Mark Crouse of Chambersburg; and two great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa. The Rev. Robert A. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.




James W. Patterson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - James W. "Jim" Patterson, 79, a resident of Rose Manor, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born May 15, 1923, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late George W. and Emma May Paterson Patterson.

He received his GED from the Waynesboro School District.

He was employed by Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, as a sandblaster for more than 30 years. He retired April 6, 1979.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theater.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fairview Ward, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 and William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, both of Waynesboro; and Disabled American Veterans.

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