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Obituaries for 10/14

October 14, 2002

Milton L. Chaney

Milton Lynn Chaney, 54, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 6, 1948, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Howard and Edna Dayoff Chaney.

He was employed by General Electric Co.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Western Maryland Sportsmen's Club and Williamsport Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84.

He is survived by one daughter, Stacey Swartz of Hagerstown; one sister, Mildred Edwards of Hagerstown; four brothers, Robert Chaney, Berry Chaney, William D. Chaney and Leroy Chaney, all of Hagerstown; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Everett Powell will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

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




Owen S. Wolff

Owen Shoemaker Wolff, 99, a resident of Julia Manor Health Care, and formerly of 12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at the health care center.

Born July 3, 1903, in Amberson, Pa., he was the son of the late David N. and Carrie M. Shoemaker Wolff.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie E. Burk Wolff, on March 20, 1964, and his second wife, Edith Thompson Wolff, in September 1980.

He drove a milk truck at one time, then installed landing gears for Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown, and Vetrol Industries, Media, Pa.

He attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by one son, Ellsworth O. Wolff of Hagerstown; one daughter, Julia W. Springer of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Johnson.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Amberson Union Cemetery, Amberson. The Rev. Harold Posey will officiate. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 1599.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Rescue Service Inc., 110 N. Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Ltd., Chambersburg.




Raymond E. Heckman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Raymond E. "Amos" Heckman, 83, of 3 Stanley Court, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Falling Spring Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for several weeks.

Born May 26, 1919, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Grace Mae Friese Heckman.

He was employed by H.C. Gabler for 34 years as a petroleum truck driver, then worked for the middle school for 12 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

He was a member and past master of George Washington Lodge 143; and a member of George Washington Royal Arch Chapter 176; Tall Cedars of Lebanon Valley Forrest 145; Scottish Rite of Valley of Harrisburg; VFW Post 1599; BPOE 600; Moose Club of Chambersburg; and Amvets 224 of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Griffin Heckman; one son, Thomas E. Heckman of Fayetteville, Pa.; one daughter, Barbara J. Pogue of Chambersburg; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Schilling and Alice Shadle.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal Hively will officiate. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 1599.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 W. Commerce St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Ltd., Chambersburg.




Jack L. Hockensmith

Jack LaMar Hockensmith, 74, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Preston Roy and Ruth C. Garner Hockensmith.

He was a 1945 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was the owner and operator of Hockensmith Floor and Wall Coverings for 40 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

He was involved in Little League and was instrumental in building Valley Little League in Chewsville. He volunteered as an umpire for Maryland District 1 Little League for more than 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Thelma V. Warner Hockensmith; two daughters, Lori Hubble of Hagerstown, and Brenda Mowen of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sons, Denny Hockensmith of Boonsboro, Rick Hockensmith and Tim Hockensmith, both of Hagerstown, and Steve Hockensmith of Smithsburg; one sister, Janice Horner of Daytona, Fla.; one brother, Robert Hockensmith of Hagerstown; 14 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Mumma; and three brothers, Preston Hockensmith, Arnie Hockensmith and Roger Hockensmith.

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