Obituaries for 10/24

October 24, 2002

Lloyd W. Benshoff

QUINCY, Pa. - Lloyd W. Benshoff, 84, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 305 Greenwood Ave., Mont Alto, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1917, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Bernice M. Mickley Benshoff.

His wife, Mary E. Bonebrake Benshoff, whom he married Jan. 23, 1943, died May 21, 1997.

He attended Quincy schools.

He worked on the family farm until 1964, then was a supervisor for the Borough of Waynesboro until his retirement in 1982.

He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro.

He is survived by two sisters, Luella M. Helman of Waynesboro, and Pauline L. Anthony of Mont Alto; two brothers, Arden L. Benshoff of Waynesboro, and Clayton R. Benshoff of Mont Alto; and nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie G. King, Marie I. McCleary and Lois V. Hess.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Bill Schuit will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Pa.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Luther Ridge Assisted Living, 2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or Quincy United Methodist Home Benevolent Care Fund, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, PA 17247.

Robert A. O'Brien

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert A. O'Brien, 77, of 319 Woodvale Drive and formerly of Penn National in Fayetteville, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Manorcare Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born Nov. 5, 1924, in Watertown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harry and Florence Marquart O'Brien.

He worked for New York Telephone Co. for 37 years, retiring in 1984.

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

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg where he was a Eucharist minister.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus, BPO Elks 600 of Chambersburg, Rocky Spring Golf Club of Chambersburg and Penn National Golf Club of Fayetteville. He won many senior golf tournaments.

He was a volunteer with Meals-on-Wheels of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geraldine Blackburn O'Brien; four daughters, Mary Ellen Leech of Fort Wayne, Ind., Nancy Dowling of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Maureen Minavio and Michelle O'Brien, both of Rochester, N.Y.; two sons, Thomas O'Brien of Chicago, and Michael O'Brien of Palm Bay, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Watertown. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg, where a rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. The family also will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Calarco Funeral Home, Watertown.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Meals-on-Wheels of Chambersburg, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 325 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Robert F. Brandenburg

OCALA, Fla. - Robert F. Brandenburg, 70, of Ocala, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Munroe Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Hagerstown.

He retired as comptroller for Jamison Door Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War in the 2nd Army Band.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Kay Brandenburg; three daughters, Kimberly Levin of Ellicott City, Md., Krista Shea of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Karen Brandenburg of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one son, Steven Brandenburg of St. Petersburg; and eight grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ocala Palms Country Club.

Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel West.

Barbara R. Hicks

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Barbara Romaine Hicks, 70, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born April 17, 1932, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late Taylor Whittington and Alice Evelyn Ott Whittington Board.

Her husband, Henry Romaine, died in 1972.

She was a graduate of Charles Town High School.

She was a Protestant.

She formerly owned and operated beauty salons in Charles Town and Florida.

She is survived by two sons, Michael H. Romaine of Wheeling, W.Va., and Ralph R. Romaine of Hallandale, Fla.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Whittington.

A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Larry Stevens will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

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