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Obituaries for 10/22

October 22, 2002

Walter J. Ludlow

Walter James Ludlow, 76, of 13334 Fairgreen Circle, Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 5, 1926, in Cincinnati, he was the son of the late Walter James and Olive Ruth Joseph Ludlow.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn M. Ludlow.

He graduated in 1950 from University of Cincinnati with a degree in chemical engineering.

He retired in 1986 from E.I. Dupont after 33 years of service as a chemical engineer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Colvin Ludlow; three sons, W. James Ludlow of Fogelsville, Pa., Michael Steven Ludlow of Downers Grove, Ill., and Mark Edward Ludlow of Texas; one stepdaughter, Jolene K. Springer of Hershey, Pa.; one stepson, Barry R. Springer of Harrisonville, Miss.; one sister, Ruth Rogge of Fairfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

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Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m., at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Wayne Schwanke will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UDALL Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence, 600 N. Wolf St., Carnegie 214, Baltimore, MD 21287.




Ralph W. Stottlemyer Sr.

Ralph William Stottlemyer Sr., 81, of 521 Liberty St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 16, 1921, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Chester and Cora Hawbaker Stottlemyer.

He retired from Archway Cookies, where he was employed for 15 years, and was previously employed with Manbeck Bread for 40 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 29th Division, Company B.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was past commander of VFW Post 1936, and a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, where he served as captain of the color guard.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Creighton Stottlemyer; three sons, Ralph W. Stottlemyer Jr., Douglas A. Stottlemyer Sr. and Jerry L. Stottlemyer, all of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbur Stottlemyer.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward L. Poling will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Kirk T. Otto

HOUSTON - Kirk T. Otto, 51, of 20130 Misty Pines, and formerly of Sharpsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Hermann Hospital Center in Houston as a result of an accident.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Page and Betty Otto of Sharpsburg.

His wife, Connie Presnall Otto, died in 1999.

He attended elementary school in Sharpsburg and was a 1970 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

He owned and operated Precision Hermetics in Houston.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1970 to 1974.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Jessica R. Otto; one son, Jonathan K. Otto; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Greg Harbaugh will officiate.




Lois M. Marshall

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Lois M. Marshall, 81, of 210 E. Market St., died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born June 22, 1921, in Finleyville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Mary Thomas Mort.

Her husband, Walter "Jack" Marshall, died Nov. 1, 1976.

She was employed as a seamstress at Mercersburg Dress Co., then worked in the cafeteria at McConnellsburg High School. She then worked as a secretary for the Legal Services for Franklin/Fulton County Achievements.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in McConnellsburg.

She was a member of the Woman's Auxiliary of the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

She is survived by two daughters, Tessa Rasp of McConnellsburg, and Sue A. Herbert of St. Thomas, Pa.; six sisters, Flora Berzansky of Riddlesburg, Pa., Betty Bryant, Mona Markowski and Beulah Lashinsky, all of Round Knob, Pa., Marianne Ingham of Pittsburgh, and Ruby Croak of Bradenton, Fla.; and three grandsons.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Mort and Victor Mort.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Hank Mansell will officiate.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233.




Earl D. Pike

Earl Dewitt Pike, 87, of 842 Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

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