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Obituaries for 12/13

December 13, 2002

Mary Ann Seiders

BIG COVE TANNERY, Pa. - Mary Ann Seiders, 57, of 1858 Cito Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born April 8, 1945, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Evelyn Harris Mellott.

She worked at Stanley Co. in Chambersburg.

She attended Laurel Ridge Christian Church in Big Cove Tannery.

She is survived by her husband, John C. Seiders; one daughter, Tina Washabaugh of Big Cove Tannery; one brother, Alvey Mellott of Big Cove Tannery; one sister, Rita Spoonire of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Weaver.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, Pa. The Rev. David Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

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The family will receive friends Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Ridge Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212.




Eunice L. Williams

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Eunice Leora Williams, 89, of The Inn at Luther Ridge, and formerly of 836 Eastland Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Quincy (Pa) United Methodist Home.

Born Sept. 13, 1913, in Blandburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Walter H. and Katherine Cowher Williams.

She was a 1931 graduate of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1935, graduating cum laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

She was an administrative assistant in the dean's office at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1946 until her retirement in 1978. She worked for Wright's Aeronautics in New Jersey during World War II. She taught school.

She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, Pa.

She was a member of East Shore Women's Club of Harrisburg, Phi Beta Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Kay Carrier of Erie, Pa., Anne Caldana of Port Matilda, Pa., Christine Simcisko of Moshannon, Pa., Joe Williams of Arnold, Pa., William Patton of Penfield, N.Y., and Phyllis McCullough of Waynesboro.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth W. Patton and Violet G. Alexander; and one brother, the Rev. Clifford C. Williams.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at The Inn at Luther Ridge, Chambersburg. The Rev. Herbert Spomer will officiate.

Burial will be Friday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at Williams Cemetery, Martha, Pa.

There will be no public viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to The Inn at Luther Ridge, 2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Rita M. Harner

EASTON, Md. - Rita M. Nordike Harner, 46, of Easton, and formerly of Boonsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 5, 1956, in Easton, she was the daughter of Roy Dean Nordike of Easton and the late Helen Rosalee Ewing Nordike.

In addition to her father, she is survived by five daughters, Laura S. Harner of Hagerstown, Julie L. Harner of Boonsboro, and Monica R. Harner, Sherry M. Harner and Sandra R. Harner, all of Easton; six sisters, Therese N. Reid of Rhodesdale, Md., Mary H. Lowery of Tilghman, Md., Carol R. Chrysovergis of Baltimore, and Jane V. Pajula, Kay E. Wilson and Joan N. Dyott, all of Easton; one brother, Joseph D. Nordike of Easton; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Nordike.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Easton. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Zeller Funeral Home, New Market, Md.; and Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church in Easton.

Memorial donations may be made to Harner Family Fund, c/o Amy Hutchinson, Talbot Bank, P.O. Box 949, Easton, MD 21601.




William M. Pittman Sr.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - William M. Pittman Sr., 83, of Valley View Nursing Home and formerly of East Pittman Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at the home.

Born April 29, 1919, in Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of the late Harry E. Pittman Sr. and Lillian E. Surber Pittman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hess Pittman, on June 3, 2002.

He was a stone cutter for Gordon's Memorials for more than 40 years, and a self-employed farmer.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Damascus Christian Church.

He was formerly on the board of directors of the Damascus Cemetery Association and Timber Ridge Burial Association; and was a former member of Needmore Grange.

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