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Obituaries for 2/8

February 10, 2003

Mary V. Rowe


QUINCY, Pa. - Mary V. "Peanie" Green Rowe, 85, of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 433 W. Fifth St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born May 9, 1917, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Rosie Viola Hurd Green.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Rowe Jr., in 1991. They were married Aug. 30, 1935.

She attended school in Waynesboro.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waynesboro where she attended the adult Sunday school class.

She is survived by nine daughters, Mary E. Kennedy, Sue A. Gates, Betty A. Kauffman, Linda L. Campbell and Shirley Spencer, all of Waynesboro, Dolly M. McFerren of Fayetteville, Pa., Alice F. Blickenstaff of Smithsburg, Doris A. Freeman of Quincy and Debbie A. Crouse of Greencastle, Pa.; three sons, George W. Rowe III, Robert L. Rowe Sr. and Terry L. Rowe, all of Waynesboro; five sisters, Carrie Matthews of Quincy United Methodist Home, Phyllis Misner of Waynesboro, Alice Eyler of Fairfield, Pa., Stella Gratton of Waynesboro and Rosilee Beaver of Rouzerville, Pa.; 44 grandchildren, including Larry W. Baker of Waynesboro, whom she raised; 55 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by two daughters, Frances C. Baker and Peggy A. Jones; two sisters, Elizabeth Green and Margaret Stull; and two brothers, James Green and Ralph Green.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Revs. Dwan N. Newsome and Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Zembo Temple, 2801 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.




Roland O. Sorensen Sr.


SILVER SPRING, Md. - Roland O. Sorensen Sr., 85, of Silver Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, Md.

He was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Cushing, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine B. Sorensen.

He was a manager with the Environmental Protection Agency.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Beneva L. Sorensen; a son, Roland O. Sorensen Jr. of Hagerstown; three step-daughters, Christine M. Feher of Ellicott City, Md., Michele M. Hayes of Silver Spring and Marguerite M. Noga of Stone Mountain, Ga.; three step-sons, Raymond J. Mondor of Silver Spring, Paul A. Mondor of Washington, D.C., and Mark E. Mondor of Cockeysville, Md.; a sister, Rhoda Valentine of Madison, Wis.; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a step-son, Alan G. Mondor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Silver Spring. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville, Md., and Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.




Josephine B. Dodson


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Josephine Belle Dodson, 65, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at her home.

Born Nov. 3, 1937, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Winter Franklin and Georgia Virginia Piper Staubs.

She was a member of Cross Roads Community Church in Falling Waters.

She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Dodson, whom she married Nov. 21, 1959; five children, Elizabeth Johnson of Arizona, Sandra K. Tomlin of Charles Town, Pearl R. Dodson of Falling Waters, W.Va., Amy L. Leonard of Martinsburg and William C. Lawyer of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister, Eula V. Jones of Martinsburg; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gary C. Lawyer; three sisters, Mazie M. Henderson, Betty Jones and Margie Knipple; and four brothers, George F. Staubs, Richard Gray, Raymond Gray and Calvin C. Staubs.

Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Pastor Everett Powell will officiate. Burial will be in Middleway Masonic Cemetery, Middleway.

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




Charles C. Mahone


BOONSBORO - Charles Clifford Mahone, 88, of 18 School House Court, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 3, 1914, in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of the late Alphonzo and Annie Florence Hause Mahone.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Virginia Mellott Mahone, in 1996.

He retired from the Western Maryland Railroad after 38 years. He formerly was employed by American Legion Post 211 of Williamsport.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He was a member of American Legion Post 10 of Boonsboro; Elks Lodge 378, Western Maryland Old Timers Club and Ruritan Club of Keedysville.

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