Obituaries for 12/7

December 09, 2002

Paul D. French

Paul Delano French, 61, of 11518 French Lane, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 11, 1940, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Donald James Sr. and Vivian Gaynel Snyder French.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Protestant Faith.

He was employed by Moller Organ until his retirement.

He was a life member of the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. and a past deputy chief; a life member of the Williamsport Volunteer Ambulance Service; and a member of Potomac Post No. 202 American Legion, Williamsport, Md., and Maverick Pine Hunt Club, Artemus, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Arletta Morgan French; a daughter, Paula A. Slack of Keedysville; a son, Paul A. French of Williamsport; a sister, Catherine L. Hetzer of Williamsport; and a grandson.


He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald J. French Jr.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Salem Reformed Church Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Kathleen M. Brumbaugh

Kathleen Mae Brumbaugh, 78, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at her home.

Born Dec. 23, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Theodore William and Ada Mae Easterday Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Coffinberger, in 1947 and her second husband, Allen Wayne Brumbaugh, in 1998.

She was employed by Washington County Hospital.

She was a member of First Brethren Church where she sang in the choir, played hand bells and was a member of Women's Missionary Service and Roger Gleason Sunday school class.

She was a volunteer at the Prison Ministry and Coffman Nursing Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Tina D. O'Connor of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Cheryl A. Snodderly of Hagerstown; a sister, Julia Humelsine of Hagerstown; three brothers, William Cooper, Gerald Cooper and Richard Cooper, all of Hagerstown; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and 21 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Stoddard, and two brothers, Raymond Cooper and Leon Cooper.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Brethren Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Brian Leiter will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Brethren Church, Elevator Fund, 110 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, or Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Edna G. Emery

QUINCY, Pa. - Edna G. Emery, 87, of Quincy United Methodist Home and Quincy Village, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born April 11, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Wealtha Pendleton Goddard.

She was a graduate of Bay Ridge High School in Brooklyn and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College in 1937.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Quincy United Methodist Church, where she was involved in many activities.

She was a volunteer in the community.

She was a mentor at Mowery Elementary School in Mont Alto, Pa.

She held many offices in the Northern New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served as conference president of the United Methodist Women, was a conference Layperson of the Year in 1988, attended World Methodist Conferences in Dublin, Honolulu, Nairobi and Singapore and served two terms on the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.

She was declared a Valiant Woman by the Church Women United in 1994 in recognition of many years of service at the local and state levels in New Jersey.

She was a member of Nita Anoka until their last meeting as a group in 1997.

She helped establish the West Antietam Unit of the United Methodist Women at Quincy United Methodist Church in Quincy and Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Alto.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, E. Ward Emery; two daughters, Marian E. Ward of Nova Scotia and Virginia E. Moore of Ohio; two sons, Stephen W. Emery of Chambersburg, Pa., and Douglas R. Emery of Florida; a brother, Len Goddard of New York; a foster brother, Stanley Randall of Delaware; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at Quincy United Methodist Church. Pastor Ruth A. Hollister will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

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