Obituaries for 10/28

October 28, 2002

William V. Albowicz

CLEAR SPRING - William Vincent Albowicz, 60, of 124-126 Cumberland St., died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at his home.

Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of Mary Waskie Albowicz of New Jersey, and the late Vincent William Albowicz.

He was the owner/operator of Hoff Liquors Inc., a business that he shared with his wife for 38 years.

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

He devoted more than 20 years of service to the Clear Spring town government, serving as mayor from 1980 to 1983, and council member from 1976 to 1979 and from 1989 to the present. He championed a number of town causes, including the protection of Clear Spring's natural resources and the preservation of its historic landmarks. He created the Leonard P. Snyder Public Library. He campaigned on behalf of Maryland Speaker of the House Casper R. Taylor Jr. and served as his local campaign coordinator.


He was a member of Clear Spring District Historical Society and Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring. He supported the works of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County and was a member of AARP.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Julianna Marie Biniek Albowicz; two daughters, M. Kay Albowicz of Arlington, Va., and Nikole Albowicz of Clear Spring; two sons, Vince Albowicz of Las Vegas, and Marc Albowicz of San Diego; two brothers, Joseph Albowicz of Old Bridge, N.J., and George Albowicz of Toms River, N.J.

There will be no viewing. However, the family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Clear Spring.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. The Rev. David Clark will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, MD 21722; or to the Clear Spring District Historical Society, P.O. Box 211, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Mabel E. Pool

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mabel E. Pool, 75, of 4551 Charlestown Road, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born June 6, 1927, in Cove Gap, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Smith and Addie McMullen Mullenix.

Her husband, Norman "Jack" Pool, died Oct. 18, 1975.

She was a 1945 graduate of the former Lemasters (Pa.) High School.

She was a former employee of the Mercersburg Dress Factory. For a number of years she was employed by Mercersburg Academy. From 1974 to 1986, she had a Public Opinion newspaper delivery route in Cove Gap.

She was a member of Upton (Pa.) Full Gospel Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary G. Cowan of Mercersburg; three sons, Dennis R. Pool of Mercersburg, Kenneth E. Pool of Varney, W.Va., and Greg L. Pool, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base; nine grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Craig A. Pool; and one sister, Frances Mullenix.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, Mercersburg. The Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, Pa.

Viewing will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Julie T. Hovermale

SHARPSBURG - Julie T. Hovermale, 80, of 305 W. Chapline St., died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at her home.

Born June 27, 1922, in Ganotown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Holmes Conrad and Martha Bell Clark Chrisman.

She was employed by Crown Cork and Seal Co., Winchester, Va., until her retirement in 1986. After her retirement, she worked for Weis Markets in Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of Woodbriar Golf Club, Martinsburg, and the AARP.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ronald Wayne Hovermale Sr.; two sons, Jack T. Hull of Martinsburg, and Gary C. Hull of Sharpsburg; two stepsons, Ronald W. Hovermale Jr. of Elmira, N.Y., and John J. Hovermale of Hartwood, Va.; one brother, Charles Chrisman of Darkesville, Va.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Leona Benner, Virginia Dodge, Viennia Abshire, Naomi R. Chrisman and Viola Chrisman; and one brother, Hunter Chrisman.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Charles Donavan will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to SPCA, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.

Margaret B. Hopkins

LEESBURG, Va. - Margaret Bringle Hopkins, 84, of Leesburg, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Northern Virginia Community Hospital.

Born in Salisbury, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Mary and Charles Bringle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John G. Hopkins III.

She was a graduate of St. Leo's Nursing School in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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