Obituaries for 11/7

November 07, 2002

Robert L. Ringer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert L. "Bob" Ringer, 81, of 17 S. Franklin St., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 23, 1921, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Millard L. and Cleta Wiles Ringer.

He was a 1940 graduate of Waynesboro High School, where he participated in football, basketball, track and band.

He worked for the Frick Co. in Waynesboro for four years as a machinist. Later, he worked for Letterkenny Army Depot Systems in Chambersburg, Pa., as a management analyst in the force department and was assigned as the post restaurant officer for 16 years. He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot Systems after 34 years of employment.

He served in the U.S. Marines for four years during World War II in the Southwest Pacific Theater. His tour included service in the Solomon Islands on Florida Island, Tulagi, Guadalcanal and Munda in the New Georgia group.


He was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren.

He was a member, commander and former president of the board of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 of Waynesboro; a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 of Waynesboro; Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1758 of Waynesboro; Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans, Landis McCleaf Marine Corps League of Chambersburg; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 731 of Waynesboro; a member, historian and past president of A.T.H. & L. Fire Co. 1 of Waynesboro; a member of Franklin County Fire Police and Chiefs Association; Pennsylvania Fire Police Association; Franklin-Fulton County Firemen's Association; Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association; captain of Waynesboro Fire Police; emergency management coordinator of the Borough of Waynesboro; a member of Waynesboro Coin Club; Waynesboro Historical Society; and Kittochtinny Historical Society of Chambersburg.

He was active with the Waynesboro Tigers semi-pro football team and served on the coaching staff from 1947 to 1952.

He and his friend, Carl Besore, published three volumes of "A Reflection of Waynesboro, Pa. and Vicinity".

He provided a weekly photo review and rsum, called "By Gone Days", for the Record Herald in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Belle Stover Ringer, whom he married Feb. 2, 1946; one daughter, Nancy Ringer Frame of Waynesboro; one brother, Donald M. Ringer of Waynesboro; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki B.R. Jones.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren. Pastor Prudence B. Yelinek will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or The Alexander Memorial Free Library, 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

William E. Tracy

William E. Tracy, 70, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 17, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles O. and Elda Mae Misner Tracy.

He attended Hagerstown High School.

He was a milkman for Shenandoah's Pride Dairy.

He was a member of Emmanuel Chapel in Smithsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Annabelle McGarvey Tracy; one daughter, Linda M. Rowe of Clear Spring; three sons, James C. Tracy of Smithsburg, Ronald E. Tracy of Williamsport, and Kenneth E. Tracy of Hagerstown; one stepson, William F. Capotosti of Naples, Fla.; one sister, Jane T. Wetzel of Hagerstown; two brothers, Robert L. Tracy of Hagerstown, and Charles O. Tracy Jr. of Greencastle, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one aunt.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Tracy; three sisters, Mary Smith, Dolores Lovelace and Betty McIntyre; three sisters, Mary Smith, Dolores Lovelace and Betty McIntyre; and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Pastor Jonathan Laye will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Ray Barmont

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Ray Barmont, 84, of 8466 Brandt's Church Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Harrisburg (Pa.) General Hospital.

Born May 31, 1918, in St. Thomas, he was the son of the late John D. and Blanche E. Brant Barmont.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leila M. Strike Barmont, in 1982.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

He attended Fort Loudon Senior Citizens.

He is survived by two daughters, Ellen A. Shatzer of Chambersburg, Pa., and June D. Hamell of Macedon, N.Y.; two sisters, Jean Strike and Virginia Zeger, both of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cora Hoke and Mary Bryner; one brother, George Barmont; and one grandchild.

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