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Obituaries for 11/15

November 15, 2002

Roy L. May Sr.

WILLIAMSPORT - Roy L. May Sr., 92, of 16505 Virginia Ave., and formerly of 18432 Breathedsville Road, Boonsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Homewood in Williamsport.

Born Feb. 5, 1910, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Bessie Belle McNamee May.

He was employed by Beachley Furniture Co. Inc. for 44 years, retiring in 1972.

He served with Company B 29th Division of the Maryland National Guard during World War II. He was named the outstanding soldier in the company.

He was a member of Manor Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon.

He was a member of District 12 Ruritan and Fairplay Fire Co. District 12.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Margaret Leatherman May, whom he married Dec. 14, 1929; one daughter, B. Lorraine Draper of Boonsboro; one son, Roy L. May Jr. of Boonsboro; one sister, Gladys L. Patterson of Birmingham, Ala.; four brothers, Glenn G. May of Sun City, Fla., Paul F. May of Boonsboro, Earl E. May of Hagerstown, and Robert L. May of Williamsport; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel V. Basore, Thelma K. Winebrenner and Esther P. Lint; and three brothers, Ralph E. May, John C. May and Charles W. May.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Manor Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Loyal H. Vanderveer and R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manor Church of the Brethren, 18511 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Carmella D. Goeins

Carmella Denise Goeins, 32, of 620 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 24, 1970, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of George Leon Goeins of Hagerstown, and Catherine V. Lee Campbell of Hagerstown.

She was a 1988 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

She attended Bethel AME Church in Greencastle, Pa.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Raeya Disney and Bailey Goeins, both at home; three sisters, Starlet Goeins, Latisha Campbell and Renata Goeins, all of Hagerstown; and two brothers, Francis Campbell Jr. of Hagerstown, and Lionel Goeins of Princess Anne, Md.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Greater Campher Memorial Temple, Hagerstown. Bishop Derek Kee will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday at noon at the church.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Catherine E. Palmer

Catherine E. Palmer, 84, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Myersville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Nannie C. Moser Palmer.

She worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during World War II as an upholsterer. She later worked as a seamstress for Love Manufacturing, L'Aiglon and E.J. Fennel, all in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Myersville.

She was a member of the AARP.

She is survived by one sister, Charlotte Beyersdorfer of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Palmer.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Myersville. Pastor David Howell will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.




Robert L. Rissler

DUFFIELDS, W.Va. - Robert Lorain Rissler, 81, of Duffields, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at his home.

Born March 28, 1921, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Brown L. and Clara Hockensmith Rissler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Melvin Rissler, in 1986.

He was a graduate of Charles Town (W.Va.) High School; Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Roanoke College, Salem, W.Va.; and West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. He received both his juris doctor with honors and the Order of the Coif from George Washington University Law School.

He retired in 1981 as the deputy assistant of the General Council from the U.S. General Accounting Office, where he worked for nearly 40 years in personnel management and legal matters. While there, he received two Meritorious Service Awards.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Elk Branch Presbyterian Church, where he was a ruling elder and clerk of session.

He was listed in Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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