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Obituaries for 9/22

September 23, 2002

Ruth Mariotti

Ruth Mariotti, 82, formerly of 308 Radcliffe Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Beverly Health Care.

Born April 22, 1920, in Brownsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude Ina Sargent Combs.

Her husband, Amerigo John Mariotti, died Feb. 13, 1980.

She is survived by a daughter, Anita Mariotti of Hagerstown; a brother, William Combs of Florida; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Mariotti; five sisters, Amy Plubell, Hedy McMasters, Della Mickey, Thelma Newcomer and Elda Leneke; and two brothers, Fred Combs and Gene Combs.

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Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jay Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Beverly Health Care of Hagerstown, 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Lottie V, Eckstine

FUNKSTOWN - Lottie Virginia Eckstine, 80, of 16 E. Maple St., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 27, 1922, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Bertram Earl and Margaret Cornwallace Swain.

Her husband, Winfred J. Eckstine, died in 1985.

She attended Good Shepherd Ministries in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two sons, J.R. Eckstine of Funkstown and Thomas E. Eckstine of Lusby, Md.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Plum of Greencastle, Pa.; three sisters, Bess Swain Custer of Brandon, Fla., Evelyn Hudson of Alexandria, Va., and Bertie Rubright of Philadelphia; a brother, Bertram Swain of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Snyder, and a brother, John Walter Swain.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Steven S. McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, in Sharpsburg.

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




Homer E. Flowers

HANCOCK - Homer E. Flowers, 68, of Rice Road, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 21, 1934, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Carl Flowers and Margaret Roman Flowers Mann.

His wife, Geraldine M. Simpson Flowers, died June 7, 1993.

He retired from Rayloc in Hancock, where he worked as a machine operator. He also retired from the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant, having served from 1951 to 1971. He was a master mason.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion and Hancock VFW Post 10502 in Hancock.

He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly J. Howell of Hancock; three sons, Michael J. Flowers Sr. of Salisbury, Md., Dennis R. Flowers of Hagerstown and Robert W. Flowers of Clear Spring; two sisters, Shelvy Jean McCusker of Hancock and Delores Lucas of Warfordsburg, Pa.; three brothers, Carl Flowers and Belvin Mann of Hancock and Larry Mann of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Lee Flowers.

Services and burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Hospital, Cardiac Care Unit, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are be Grove Funeral Home in Hancock.

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