Obituaries for 1/6

January 06, 2003

Edwin B. Nichols

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Edwin Blair Nichols, 64, of 10 E. Second St., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at his home.

Born Nov. 24, 1938, in Altoona, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Raymond and Mildred M. Castle Nichols.

He attended Altoona schools.

He was employed by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro for 42 years. He started work in the foundry and retired from the shipping department in 2001.

He attended Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695; Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; Eagles Club Inc.; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191; Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758, all of Waynesboro; and Blue Ridge Sportsman Association of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Harbaugh Nichols, whom he married Aug. 1, 1975; two daughters, Debra K. Miller of Waynesboro and Robbin L. Shetron of Abbottstown, Pa.; four sons, Stephen P. Nichols of Waynesboro, Edwin B. Nichols Jr. of Thurmont, Md., Douglas E. West of Waynesboro and David W. West of Elizabethtown, Pa.; two sisters, Marge Ott and Diane Kennedy, both of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Joyce Nolan, Shirley Latterie and Judy Mentzer; one brother, Calvin Nichols; and one grandson.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Mary S. Smith

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary Stevens Smith, 48, of 11868 Rinehart Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1954, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of Illeana Barlup Stevens of Shady Grove, Pa., and the late Raymond N. Stevens.

She was a 1972 graduate of Greencastle (Pa.) High School. She was pursuing a bachelor's degree in information technology at York (Pa.) College.

She was the grant administrator for the National Cancer Institute headquartered at Fort Detrick, Md. Earlier, she was the executive secretary for Giessen Commissary District in Germany; and she also had worked for the Lebanon Veterans Hospital.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758 Ladies Auxiliary of Waynesboro.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Smith; one son, Ian S. Johnson of York; two sisters, Ruth I. Stevens of Waynesboro and Suann J. Stevens of Shady Grove, Pa.; one brother, James H. Stevens of Zullinger, Pa.; one niece; and cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Allan E. Sones will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thomas M. Monroe Jr.

MYERSVILLE, Md. -Thomas M. Monroe Jr., 78, of Myersville, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Oct. 31, 1924, in Bremen, Germany, he was the son of the late Thomas M. Monroe Sr. and Helen R. Schledt Monroe.

He received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his master's degree from Western Maryland College.

He owned and operated a beef cattle business in Frederick County, Md. Later, he taught French in Frederick County Public Schools for 18 years.

He served in Company B 405th Infantry 102 Division of the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bettie J. Monroe; two daughters, Beth Carey and Nortie Mock; one son, Thomas M. Monroe III; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Majors.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville. Pastor David Howell will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702; or Reeders Memorial Home, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Donald Cross

Donald Cross, 82, of 1008 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 15, 1920, in Beaver Creek, he was the son of the late William and Minnie Fulton Cross.

He was a pipe maker for more than 37 years at M.P. Moller Co.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria W. Nokes Cross; one daughter, Helen M. Cross of Hagerstown; two sons, Ralph R. Cross of Hagerstown and Donald L. Cross of Downsville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, W.Va. 9, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Clayton W. Marker Jr.

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