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January 02, 2003

Delores I. Barrick

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Delores I. Barrick, 70, of 1649 Nugget Way, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 22, 1932, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Helen V. Robinson Suders.

She was employed by 20 years by Home Health Aid of Lutheran Social Services in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Harbor Light Temple of Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, James J. Barrick, whom she married Nov. 20, 1948; two daughters, Judy A. Fahrney of Waynesboro, Pa., and Linda S. Zullinger of St. Thomas; three sons, Arthur J. Barrick of Fort Loudon, Pa., Melvin L. Barrick Sr. and Michael J. Barrick, both of Chambersburg; two brothers, Harry R. Suders Sr. of Greenvillage, Pa., and Theodore M. Suders of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia J. Brantner; and one brother, William A. Suders.


Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert M. Thacker will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Oscar B. Shoemaker

Oscar Bruce Shoemaker, 84, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1918, in Millstone, Md., he was the son of the late John M. and Mary Elizabeth Cassidy Shoemaker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Agnes Shoemaker.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Punta Gorda Church.

He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly A. Staley of Hagerstown; one sister, Orpha C. Weaver of Hagerstown; and one granddaughter, Tressy L. Simmons.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert Judge will be celebrant.

Burial will be private in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday at 10 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032-9982.

Cora B. Prather

ORLANDO, Fla. - Cora B. Prather, 91, of Orlando, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 23, 1911, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Cora Procter Malatt.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James A. Prather Sr.

She is survived by two sons, James A. Prather III and Douglas G. Prather of Orlando; three sisters, Dorothy Beard and Addie M. Lewis of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mary Carter of Pennsylvania; four brothers, Frank Malatt of Martinsburg, Melvin Malatt of Inwood, W.Va., Douglas Malatt of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Donald Malatt of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Carter.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Street United Methodist, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

James L. Cunningham

ST. JAMES, Mo. - The family of James Luther Cunningham, 75, of St. James, and formerly of Hagerstown, who died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, will receive friends Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.

Karen J. Wanamaker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Karen J. Wanamaker, 57, of 2391 Heidi Circle, died of ovarian cancer Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 21, 1945, in Hackensack, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Nelson R. and Doris Lynch Offringa.

She was a 1963 graduate of Minisink Valley Central School in Slate Hill, N.Y., and a 1980 graduate of the former Roger Williams College in Bristol, R.I.

She was a unit secretary at Chambersburg Hospital for 13 years.

She served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. She was selected as the 1966 "WAVE of the Year" for the Fifth Naval District in Norfolk, Va.

She was a member of Open Door Church in Chambersburg and a former member of Chambersburg Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband, John C. Wanamaker, whom she married Sept. 16, 1966; two sons, Charles D. Wanamaker of Turnersville, N.J., and Jeffrey S. Wanamaker of Yokota, Japan; two sisters, Deborah E. Yanda of Hume, N.Y., and Laurie A. Gardner of Waterloo, N.Y.; one brother, the Rev. Stephen N. Offringa of Middletown, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at Open Door Church in Chambersburg. The Rev. Keith Skelton will officiate.

Private burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

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