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January 29, 2003
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He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.

He was a member of American Legion Post 11, Moose Lodge 371, National Association of Retired Civil Service Post 409 and AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pauline Kolb Toms; two daughters, Darlene L. Stitley of Libertytown, Md., and Kathy M. Vankirk of Martinsburg; three sons, Gary A. Toms of Sharpsburg, Carroll E. Toms of Thurmont, Md., and Michael L. Toms of Libertytown; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six sisters, Evelyn Bussard, Clara Reed, Catherine Rakes, Thelma Toms, Gladys Toms and Golda Toms; and two brothers, Austin H. Toms and Claude M. Toms.

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Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick. The Rev. David G. Oravec will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Friends may call today and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.




Austin D. Poffenberger

Austin David Poffenberger, 94, who died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, was of Buttercup Drive, and formerly of Maryland Avenue and Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Clearview Nursing Home, 9946 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Albert V. Stolpe Jr.

SEA LEVEL, N.C. - Albert Victor "Vic" Stolpe Jr., 85, of Snug Harbor Retirement Home in Sea Level, and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, in Morehead City, N.C.

He was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Boston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Maria Gugliotta Stolpe, in 1984. They were married in 1942.

He was a 1934 graduate of Winthrop (Mass.) High School.

He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine from 1937 to 1981 as a seaman and later as captain.

He was a member of International Order of Masters, Mates and Pilots.

He is survived by two sons, Albert V. Stolpe III of Fairfax Station, Va., and Nils E. Stolpe of Doylestown, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Thursday at Snug Harbor Retirement Home.




Ada B. Moore

FREDERICK, Md. - Ada B. Moore, 86, of Frederick, and formerly of Brink Road in Germantown, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville, Md.

Born Sept. 14, 1916, in Jonesville, Va., she was the daughter of the late John L. and Martha Smith LaForce.

Her husband, Lon Moore, died in 1960.

She retired from A.E.C. in Germantown.

She is survived by one son, John P. Moore of Frederick; one brother, William A. LaForce of Germantown; one grandson, Jeffrey W. Moore; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one son, William J. Moore; and one brother, Alex F. LaForce.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.




Peter E. Mello

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Peter Edward Mello, 60, of Shepherdstown, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at his home.

Born June 13, 1942, in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Louis Peter and Bessie Elizabeth Davis Mello.

He was a cook at Charles Town Races.

He was a member of Galilean Baptist Church.

He was a member of Charles Town Moose Lodge 948 and VFW Post 3522.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Doris Marie Ellinger Mello; two sons, Peter E. Mello Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Louis P. Mello of Shepherdstown; two sisters, Betty J. Wilson of Leetown, W.Va., and Mary A. Stump of Martinsburg; two brothers, Louis G. Mello and Ronald L. Mello, both of Ranson, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Charles Town. Pastor William G. Long will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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




Howard B. Curry

RANSON, W.Va. - Howard Benjamin "Benny" Curry, 55, of Ranson, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born April 25, 1947, in Summit Point, W.Va., he was the son of Irene Price Curry of Charles Town, W.Va., and the late Harold Curry.

He was the foreman for Gerald Bast Jr. Racing Stable at Charles Town Races. He was employed by TWA airline for 20 years, retiring in 1995.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Darlene E. Bailey Curry; one daughter, Denise Curry of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sons, Anthony Curry, Keith Curry and Gene Curry, all of Martinsburg; two stepdaughters, Michelle Brown and Tolerance Curry, both of North Carolina; one stepson, Haven Curry of Charles Town; one sister, Virginia Brown of Ranson; one brother, Thomas Curry of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Revs. John Price, Rick Mann and Robert Gordon will officiate.

Burial will be private.

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




Ethel M. Daubert

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