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Obituaries for 2/15

February 17, 2003

William D. Cover


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - William D. Cover, 87, of 402 S. First St., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 10, 1916, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Harry Cover and Florence Yost Cover.

He worked as a farmer part of his life and was a carpenter for C.M. Reeder and Fulton Builders.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Mt. Zion Lodge No. 774.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Mellott Cover; three sons, R. Kirk Cover and Allen Cover, both of McConnellsburg, and Rodney Cover of Greencastle, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard "Dick" Cover, and a grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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John H. Williams


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John H. "Jack" Williams, 76, of Penn Hall Renaissance Building Apt. 336 and formerly of 2980 Edenville Road, Chambersburg, and Cornwall, England, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Penn Hall.

Born May 15, 1926, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Frederick and Jane Strike Williams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Pomroy Williams, in 2000. They were married in January 1961.

He retired as an electronics mechanic from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.

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

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, George Washington Lodge 143 F&AM of Chambersburg, the Rose Society of Chambersburg and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and was a volunteer of Chambersburg Hospital and Penn Hall Nursing Center.

He is survived by a daughter, Heidi Shover of Wellsboro, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Allen of Cambourne, England, and Sheila Gluyas of Releath, England; and two granddaughters.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. The Revs. John J. Dromazos and Dianne B. Salter will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, with military graveside services by Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg and Monday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




John J. Fignar


PORTLAND, Maine - John Jay Fignar, 52, of 218 State Street and formerly of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at his home.

Born Nov. 5, 1950, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Rosemarie Macenka Fignar of Hagerstown and the late John Fignar Jr.

He was a 1968 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and later graduated from Frostburg University, receiving a master's degree in education.

He was employed by the Washington County Board of Education for 10 years and later, was instrumental in introducing dinner theaters to the Hagerstown area including the ownership and operation of Henry's Dinner Theater.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Erin E. Smith of Smithsburg; a son, Jeffrey S. Fignar of Hagerstown; a sister, Dr. Jacqueline Fignar-Wood of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, James E. Fignar and Jeff J. Fignar, both of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Thomas Polk will officiate. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery, Ringgold.

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




Ethelyn A. Mason


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Ethelyn Anna Lopp Mason, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at her home.

Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William P. Lopp and E. Jeannette Hovermale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence H. "Bud" Mason, in 1996.

She had worked at Interwoven Mill and retired as custodian from the Morgan County School System in 1989.

She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Ann Rankin of Winchester, Va., and Carol S. Fox and Kathryn Burkhart, both of Berkeley Springs; seven sons, H. Sterling Mason, Norman Mason, Lewis Mason, Kenneth Mason and John L. Mason, all of Berkeley Springs, C. David Mason of Millville, N.J., and Gary Mason of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a sister, Betty Weber of Vienna, Va.; a brother, Bill Lopp of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy L. Mason.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Jim McMahan will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

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