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Obituaries for 1/24

January 24, 2003

Mildred I. Toms


WILLIAMSPORT - Services for Mildred Irene Toms, 92, of 145 N. Artizan St., who died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, will be today at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.




Walter L. Kendall


QUINCY, Pa. - Walter L. "Jim" Kendall, 84, of Quincy United Methodist Home and 8943 Tomstown Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the home.

Born April 22, 1918, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Llewellyn and Mary Speed Kendall.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia A. "Ginnie" Wagaman Kendall, in 1994. They were married June 8, 1940.

He attended Smithsburg schools.

He joined the Civil Conservation Corps in 1934.

He worked as a machine moulder for Frick Co. and Brass Foundry, both in Waynesboro. He worked for 29 years as a packing specialist for Letterkenny Army Depot, retiring in 1980.

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A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Waynesboro. He had been a member of Blue Rock United Brethren Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Association.

He is survived by one daughter, Veloria J. Gunder of Waynesboro; one son, Jackie L. Kendall of Fayetteville, Pa.; two sisters, Bertha Leisinger of Smithsburg, and Ruth Moser of Myersville, Md.; two brothers, William Kendall of Waynesboro, and Frederick Kendall of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Eckard; three brothers, Stanley Kendall, Ralph Kendall and Harold Kendall; and one grandson.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Donald L. Bender and Pastor Thomas Hennlein will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 123, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Paul E. Reed


BIG POOL - Paul E. Reed, 89, of National Pike, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at his home.

Born Oct. 6, 1913, in Mooresville, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel and Ida Weller Reed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Smith Reed, in 2001.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy.

He retired from the Washington County Extension Service in 1976. He was employed by Wright Construction and was a self-employed farmer.

He is survived by one daughter, Rosemary Marconi of Baltimore; three sons, John Reed of Sleepycreek, W.Va., and James Reed and Peter Reed, both of Big Pool; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Hart.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.




Elizabeth G. Swan


Elizabeth Gertrude "Liza" Swan, 83, formerly of 319 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 8, 1919, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Virgie Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen M. Swan Sr.

She formerly attended AME Baptist Church.

She was a community volunteer.

She is survived by one daughter, Vivian C. Green Chung of Hagerstown; one son, Allen Donald Swan Jr. of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Fowlkes Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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




Helen B. Rafter


DALE CITY, Va. - Helen B. Rafter, of Dale City, and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003.

She was the daughter of the late Mato and Katarina Guerniz Biondic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Rafter.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Rafter of Dale City, and Michael Rafter of Hagerstown; six grandchildren, Alicia Rafter, Maureen Rafter, Tammy Dulla, Tina Kashmir, Vickie Collinsworth and Rosemary Heath; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Rafter; one brother, Michael Biondic; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at Skirpan Funeral Home, Brownsville. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospices of the National Capital Region, 9300 Lee Highway, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA 22031.




Hazel I. Holland


BOONSBORO -Hazel I. Holland, 85, of Sharpsburg Pike, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 8, 1917, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clyde L. and Edith A. Barber Bragunier.

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