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Obituaries for 1/31

January 31, 2003

Matthew M. Pittman


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Matthew McClellan Pittman, 84, of 20722 Great Cove Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 30, 1918, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late McClellan and Mame Gillis Pittman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Marie Truax Pittman, in 1982. They were married Dec. 15, 1963.

He retired from PennDot. He was a farmer.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of American Legion Post 561 of McConnellsburg.

He is survived by one daughter, Patti Himes of Chambersburg; two sons, Wayne R. Pittman of Lebanon, Pa. and Kevin Pittman of McConnellsburg; one sister, Mary Cline of McConnellsburg; one brother, Robert Pittman of McConnellsburg; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce M. Pittman; and two brothers, John Pittman and Paul Pittman.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, with military services by Fulton Honor Guard.

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The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 2 p.m.




James T. VanDaniker


JOPPATOWNE, Md. - James Thomas VanDaniker, 48, of Burnside Court, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Hill Road in Warfordsburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 10, 1954, in Baltimore, he was the son of Rose L. Tyc VanDaniker of Warfordsburg, Pa. and the late George Howard VanDaniker Sr.

He was a 1972 graduate of Edgewood High School.

He had been employed by Curtis Steel in Baltimore.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of Steelworkers Union of Baltimore.

In addition to his mother, his is survived by his wife, Katherine L. Snowden VanDaniker of Joppatowne; one son, James M. VanDaniker of Joppatowne; two sisters, Catherine L. VanDaniker of Warfordsburg, Pa. and Linda T. Snowden of Joppatowne; two brothers, George H. VanDaniker Jr. of Cearfoss and David A. VanDaniker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph M. VanDaniker.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Evangelist Timothy Swindell and Pastor Clint Bahrenburg will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.




Evelyn G. Wolfe


Evelyn Geraldine Wolfe, 81, of 856 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Hector Ross and Mary Daily Haines Keckley.

Her husband, Richard L. Wolfe, died in 1999.

She retired from Washington County Hospital in 1985 after 15 years.

She was a member of Greenbrier Baptist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Linda Edwards of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Diana Flook and Shelia K. Ruth, both of Hagerstown, and Sally Milton of Moultrie, Ga.; two sisters, Martha Whiteman of Romney and Ruby McDonald of Kirby, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Memorial services will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Greenbrier Baptist Church in Boonsboro. The Rev. David L. Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Greenbrier Baptist Church, 20810 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Charles H. Bean Sr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Charles Hugh "Bus" Bean Sr., 76, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Moorefield, W.Va., he was the son of the late Hugh Meam and Mary Florence Saville Bean.

He was a graduate of UVA and the West Virginia University School of Law.

He practiced law in Moorefield, worked with the FBI and had a private law practice in Romney, W.Va. In 1963, he joined the law firm of Martin and Seibert in Martinsburg, W.Va. and retired in 1993. He served as City Court Judge for Martinsburg, was on the Police Civil Service Commission and was assistant prosecuting attorney for Berkeley County, W.Va.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg.

He was a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association and a past president of the Berkeley County Bar Association.

He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally Pancake Bean; one daughter, Elizabeth B. Twigg of Martinsburg; one son, Charles H. Bean Jr. of Ocean City, Md.; one sister, Genevieve B. Taylor of Laguna Beach, Calif.; and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Boyd Bean.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Romney Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Douglas N. Shepherd will officiate. Burial will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney.

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