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Obituaries for 12/16

December 16, 2002

Lois I. Lynch

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Lois I. Lynch, 85, of Fulton County Medical Center Extended Care Unit, 216 S. First St., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at the medical center.

Born April 8, 1917, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Jannette Mellott Keefer.

Her husband, Hayes Lynch, died in 1999.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Big Cove Tannery.

She is survived by three sons, Homer Lynch of Big Cove Tannery, and Carl Lynch and Fred Lynch, both of McConnellsburg; three daughters, Jean Davis of McConnellsburg, Sandra Yost of Hagerstown, and Shirley Woods of Mt. Joy, Pa.; one half-sister, Elizabeth Seville of McConnellsburg; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lynch; three sisters; two brothers; and one half-brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Belvy White and Pastor Hank Mansell will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.




Donald J. Meck

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Donald J. "Don" Meck, 72, of 4977 Rolling Road, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1930, in Six Mile Run, Pa., he was the son of the late Lorenzo H. and Marguerite "Margie" Clark Meck.

He graduated from Thaddeus Stevens Trade School in Lancaster, Pa., as valedictorian.

He was employed as senior project engineer for Pangborn Corp. in Hagerstown prior to retirement.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Thomas (Pa.) United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Elizabeth Long Meck, whom he married Dec. 24, 1953; two daughters, Beverly D. Meck Sanders and Sherrie D. Meck Hess, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Lorenzo Meck of Six Mile Run; one sister, Jane Meck Wilson of Saxton, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Meck.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Alvin Hezlep will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa., where VFW Post 1599 will conduct graveside military honors.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m., and Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.




Clark R. Blubaugh

QUINCY, Pa. - Clark Russell Blubaugh, 95, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 38 N. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 22, 1907, in Blue Rock, near Waynesboro, he was the son of the late David A. and Rebecca Ann Monn Blubaugh. He lived in Hagerstown for several years.

His wife, Vivian R. Rouzee Blubaugh, died July 19, 1996. They were married March 1, 1942.

He attended high school in Hagerstown.

He worked for seven years at M.P. Mohler Pipe Organ Co. in Hagerstown as a pipe tuner and then in the mid-1930s he worked as manager of Chocolate Park Swimming Pool in Cascade. Prior to retiring in 1972, he worked as a grinding machine inspector for Landis Tool Co., in Waynesboro, for 37 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater in Germany and France with the Small Ordnance 3560 Division of the First Army.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 and Waynesboro Fish and Game Club, both of Waynesboro.

He is survived by one brother, Paul A. Blubaugh of Quincy Village; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Percy D. Blubaugh; and twin sisters, Iola O. Gibble and Irene B. Shuck.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Benevolent Care Fund of Quincy United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, PA 17247.




Robert E. Clark Jr.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. - Robert E. Clark Jr., 46, of 176 Holly Creek/Cool Spring Road, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in Philadelphia.

Born June 16, 1956, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Robert E. Clark Sr. of Chambersburg, and the late Agnus Amour Clark.

He was employed as a truck driver for Bryant Trucking.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by one daughter, Dawn Clark; and five sisters, Maureen Zink, Sharon Murray and Donna Windal, all of Chambersburg, Linda Bilger of Shippensburg, Pa., and Sandra Acevedo of Philadelphia.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Clark.

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