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Obituaries for 2/12

February 12, 2003

Jennie Blaney


BOONSBORO - Jennie Blaney, 81, of Reeder's Memorial Home, and formerly of Baltimore and Ravenwood Assisted Living, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Reeder's Memorial Home.

Born June 22, 1921, in Vineland, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Appolonia Krzytowic Bazan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Briago; and by her second husband, Charles Warren Blaney.

She retired from the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, Md.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Halfway and a former member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Woodlawn.

She is survived by two daughters, Annamarie Poole of Hagerstown and Barbara Dunphey of Glenside, Pa.; two sons, William Briago of Ocean City, Md. and Thomas Briago of Sykesville, Md.; one stepson, Joseph Blaney of Reno, Nev.; two sisters, Sophie Ghagan of Millville, N.J. and Agnes Winiasz of Vineland; and seven grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by three sisters, Stella Curley, Helen Surowiec and Mary Ghagan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rosenhayn, N.J. The Rev. Vincent Carpenelli will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rosenhayn.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown; and Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rosenhayn. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Thursday at 7 p.m.




Harold Gibble


Harold Gibble, 82, of 1105 Corbett St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was born April 11, 1920, in Lancaster, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his companion of 35 years, Effie Belle Brechbiel, in 1999.

He retired from Conrail after 40 years.

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

He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211.

He is survived by one stepdaughter, Edna Ramsey of Bailey, N.C.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Ken R. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Thursday at noon at the funeral home.




Jean A. Johnson


Jean Ardell Johnson, 16, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Baltimore.

Born Nov. 8, 1986, she was the daughter of Gene H. Johnson Sr. and Judy A. White Johnson of Hagerstown.

She was an honor roll student in the 11th grade at South Hagerstown High School, where she was a member of the track team.

She was a member of Maranatha Church of God in Frederick, Md.

She was a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club Community Center in Hagerstown.

She was a Certified Poet with her first publication due to be published in the spring.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Gene H. Johnson Jr. of Hagerstown; four stepsisters, Cindy W. Walker of Hagerstown, Theresa Y. Cambell of Brooklyn, N.Y., Stephanie S. Rice of Charlotte, N.C. and Queen Pittman of Brooklyn; one stepbrother, Maurice W. Lundy of Atlanta; and her maternal grandmother, Juanita Whitefield of Jamaica, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Neil Williams and her paternal grandparents, Queen E. and Jerry L. Johnson.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Maranatha Church of God in Frederick. The Rev. Jerry A. Price will officiate.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mid-Atlantic Inc., 10920 Connecticut Ave., Suite 1600, Kensington, MD 20895-1600; or Johns Hopkins Medicine Fund, 1 Charles Center, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Potomac Street, Hagerstown.




Paul M. Hosier Sr.


BOWMANSVILLE, Pa. - Paul M. Hosier Sr., 60, of 1247-C Mill St., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at his home.

Born in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles and Kathleen Bland Hosier.

He was employed as a correctional officer by the Lancaster County Prison.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He attended Petra Christian Fellowship in New Holland, Pa.

He was a member of Northern Lancaster County Game and Fish Protective Association.

He is survived by three sons, Paul M. Hosier Jr. of Laureldale, Pa.; Darin Hosier of Yorkana, Pa. and David Hosier, at home; one daughter, Candessa Davis of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Phyllis Potts of Littlestown, Pa.; one brother, Ronald Hosier of Glen Rock, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Hosier.

Services will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, Pa.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Northern Lancaster County Game and Fish Protective Association, 180 Forest Road, Denver, PA 17517.




Cody L. Clark


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