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Obituaries for 1/18

January 20, 2003

Edward J. Gilbert

Edward John Gilbert, 71, of 1117 W. Irvin Ave., Hagerstown, died Dec. 9, 2002.

A memorial mass will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Boulevard in Hagerstown.




William R. Schlotterbeck

William Ralph Schlotterbeck, 89, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 14, 1913, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William Luther and Anna Baker Schlotterbeck.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Arlene Smith Schlotterbeck, in 1998.

He was retired from M.P. Moller Organ in Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army.

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He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 212 and AMVETS, both of Hagerstown; Woodmen of the World, Eagles Club Inc. in Waynesboro, Pa.; and AARP.

He is survived by a son, Ronald L. Schlotterbeck of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son Jack Eugene Schlotterbeck, in 1996.

Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.




Ralph D. Toms

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ralph Daniel Toms, 80, of 15313 Wayne Highway, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Cavetown, he was the son of the late Deasamore O. and Gertie R. Barkman Toms.

He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Louise Toms, in 1968.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by two brothers, Maurice Toms and Raymond Toms, both of Hagerstown and his companion, Vera Kirkpatrick of Chambersburg, Pa.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Brown and Cleo Smith, and four brothers, James Toms, Alvey Toms, Archie Toms and Stanley Toms.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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




June E. Feaster

June Elizabeth Feaster, 77, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 19, 1925, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Leroy and Zella Elizabeth Boward Anthony.

She was a 1942 graduate of Hagerstown High School and was vice president of her class.

She had been employed with the City of Hagerstown for 10 years and by Farmers & Merchants Bank in Hagerstown for 10 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Shepherd Feaster, and a niece.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Snyder.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Quentin J. Fleming will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Community Rescue Service, P.O. Box 22, Hagerstown, MD 21741.




Dorothea M. Kinna

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Dorothea Mae Kinna, 80, of 7 Lombardy Drive, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare Center, Frederick, Md.

Born May 15, 1922, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Amanda Smith Morgan.

She retired from American Optical Co. in Frederick.

She was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Middletown. She was a former member and Sunday school teacher at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.

She is survived by a son, Roy E. Kinna III of Frederick; three sisters, Mildred Boyer and Jacqueline Kitchen, both of Boonsboro, and Jane Smith of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown. The Rev. Mark A. Wakefield will officiate. Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery, Middletown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.




Calvin C. Varner

AMBERSON, Pa. - Calvin C. Varner, 75, of 21870 Amberson Road, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 23, 1927, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry J. and Anna Meredith Varner.

He was a retired automobile mechanic.

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

He is survived by his wife, Jean D. Porter Varner, whom he married March 9, 1948; a daughter, Carol A. Horton of York, Pa.; three sons, Calvin D. Varner of Roxbury, Pa., Harry C. Varner of Pleasant Hall, Pa., and Allen E. Varner of Amberson, Pa.; two sisters, June Harlow of Shippensburg and Delores J. Holch of Amberson; a brother, Donald M. Varner of Amberson; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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