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Obituaries for 2/5

February 05, 2003

Martha C. Eichelberger


SHARPSBURG - Martha Cordelia Eichelberger, 79, of 108 E. Antietam St., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Otho Everett and Charlotte Mose Kretzer. She was raised by her grandparents, the late Jerome and Ella Mae Mose.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dallas Eugene Eichelberger, in July 1995.

She was a 1941 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft, and retired in 1985 from employment with Dr. Edson B. Moody, both of Hagerstown.

She was a member of Burnside Church of God, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by one daughter, Colleen M. Bowers of Hagerstown; two sons, Dallas L. Eichelberger of Fairplay, and Dennis E. Eichelberger of Sharpsburg; two sisters, Mary Luttrell of Winchester, Va., and Margaret Dockeney of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one brother, Lee Kretzer.

Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the family. The Revs. Paul G. Hawbaker and Bruce S. Workman will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Camp Christy Recreation Diabetes Camp for Children, c/o Public Relations Department of Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Paul V. Wolff Sr.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul V. Wolff Sr., 69, of 166 E. Kauffman Road, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 9, 1933, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Mamie Garner Wolff.

He worked for 20 years at Frick Co. in Waynesboro, and in the paint shop at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring after 23 years of employment. He operated Wolff's Painting Service for 10 years.

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

He was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church near Chambersburg, where he taught the Adult Sunday School class and was president of the Men's Fellowship.

He was a member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle and a former member of the Greencastle Sportsman Association.

He is survived by his wife, Marie I. Barnhart Wolff, whom he married Feb. 27, 1954; two daughters, Connie M. Vinck of Lewisberry, Pa., and Suzette S. Thomson of Chambersburg; five sons, Paul V. Wolff Jr., Tony J. Wolff, Duane A. Wolff and Richard D. Wolff, all of Greencastle, and Randy E. Wolff of Chambersburg; two sisters, Ruth Folk of Chambersburg, and Edna Wolff; two brothers, Johnny Wolff of West Virginia, and Cecil Wolff of Greencastle; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles Wolff.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg. Pastor Ky R. Searcy will officiate. Burial with military honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle; and Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Greencastle VFW Post 6319 will hold a memorial service Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ashley Wolff Surgical Fund, c/o The First National Bank of Greencastle, P.O. Box 8, Greencastle, PA 17225; or Building Fund, Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 E. Kauffman Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Geraldine M. Shetter


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Geraldine Mae Smetzer Shetter, 78, of 3774 Wayne Road, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at her home.

Born March 31, 1924, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Eva M. Wade Smetzer.

She was a 1942 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed as a seamstress by Stanley Co. in Chambersburg for 45 years, retiring in 1986.

She was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro, where she attended the Helping Hands Sunday School class.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George S. Shetter; one sister, Virginia Toms of Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Isabella Kint; and one brother, Harry E. Smetzer.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Bill Schuit will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery near Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends today at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Linda K. Banzhoff


Linda K. Banzhoff, 53, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 7, 1949, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Arthur H. Morris of Hagerstown and the late Irma J. Morris.

She was employed as a private duty nurse by local nursing homes.

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