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January 20, 2003

Jane E. Feaster

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

Born Feb. 19, 1925, in Hagerstown, 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 was employed by 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.

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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.




Fannie L. Puffenbarger

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Fannie L. Puffenbarger, 96, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Care Haven of Berkeley.

Born Oct. 25, 1906, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Pressley Lewis and Alice Pitzer Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Elmer Puffenbarger.

She was a member of Arden United Methodist Church where she attended Williard Brown Sunday school class and was a member of United Methodist Women.

She was a member of Arden Tabler Homemakers Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen F. Merceruio of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a son, Lewis W. Puffenbarger of Falling Waters; a sister, Mabel Lewis of Martinsburg; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ivy Puffenbarger, Ethel Flintjer and Ruth Puffenbarger, and a brother, Bernard Lewis.

Services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Arden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sharon Bourgeois will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arden United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 4464 Arden-Nollville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Orazio P. DiGennaro

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Orazio P. "Ernest" DiGennaro, 86, of Pembroke Grove, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at his home.

Born Oct. 10, 1916, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Pietro and Maria Filponi DiGennaro.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Regina Josephine DiGennaro, in 2001.

He was a 1934 graduate of Maryland Park High School in Seat Pleasant, Md.

He was a traffic chief at the Washington Terminal of Union Station in Washington, D.C.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus, South Jefferson Ruritan Club, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town and AARP.

He served as a councilman of Ward 3 in Seat Pleasant for several years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary M. Day of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Loretta DiGennaro of Alexandria, Va.; two sons, Dominic DiGennaro of Summit Point, W.Va., and Anthony DiGennaro of Stafford, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Grogan, and a grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. The Revs. George W. Pucciarelli and Patrick Gillooly will be celebrants. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md.

The family will receive friends Wednesday after 3 p.m. at his home, 376 Happy Retreat Lane, Pembroke Grove, Charles Town, where a Christian Vigil will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 370, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

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