Obituaries from B3 2/19

February 20, 2003

Philip T. Keller

Philip Thomas "Tom" Keller, 68, of 11522 Dellwyn Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Arthur Daniel and Ellen Katherine Christ Keller.

He was a 1952 graduate of St. Mary's High School.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was employed by the Pennsylvania/Conrail Railroad for 35 years, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

He coached Junior League Basketball and National Little League.

He was a 4th-Degree in the Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gloria Smith Keller; three daughters, Colleen M. Breuning of Plantation, Fla., Barbara J. Balfour of Westfield, Pa. and Sarah E. Highbarger of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, Douglas A. Keller and Mark T. Keller, both of Hagerstown; three sisters, Jean Keller, Phyllis Burgess and Mary H. Helmer, all of Hagerstown; seven brothers, Gerald Keller of Sharpsburg, Ronald Keller and Carroll Keller, both of Hagerstown, James Keller of Keedysville, Lynn Keller and Michael Keller, both of Hagerstown and David Keller of Pottstown, Pa.; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by three brothers, the Rev. Robert Keller, Richard Keller and Kenneth Keller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. Prayers will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Joseph S. Pryor

SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Joseph Stanton Pryor, 68, of 16829 Skunk Hollow Road, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at his home.

Born March 3, 1934, in Highfield, he was the son of the late Hamilton and Margaret Fitz Pryor.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet M. Jones Pryor, in 1989. They were married in May 1957.

He attended Smithsburg High School.

He worked in the Maintenance Department of Fort Ritchie in Cascade, Md., retiring in 1986.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Germantown Church of God in Cascade.

He was a member of South Mountain Fish and Game Club, Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association, AMVETS Post 172 in Fairfield, Md., Cascade American Legion Post 239, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, and Eagles Club, all of Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wolfe Pryor, whom he married Feb. 6, 1997; two daughters, Sharon Dudderar of Fairfield and Laurie Earhart of Waynesboro; three stepdaughters, Sherry Smith of Damascus, Md., Donna Liton of Frederick, Md. and Kelly Sigel of Greencastle, Pa.; one stepson, Thomas Smith of Smithsburg; three sisters, Marcella Hershberger and Dorothy J. Brown, both of Smithsburg, and Sherry Humbert of Farmham, Va.; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded death by six sisters, Linda Ridenour, Amanda Brown, Mary Pryor, Ruth Keene, Naomi Cooper and Anna M. Pryor; and three brothers, Charles Pryor, Robert Pryor and Chester Pryor.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Bruce Henneman will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Cascade.

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

Harold W. Harper Sr.

WILLIAMSPORT - Harold William Harper Sr., 60, of 8443 Neck Road, and formerly of Falling Waters, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 8, 1942, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Richard Raymond and Mildred Catherine Hastings Harper.

He was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School.

He was employed by General Motors Parts Division in Martinsburg, W.Va. for 33 years, retiring in 2001.

He attended Virginia Avenue Church of God, Hagerstown.

He was a member of Local 1590 UAW of Martinsburg; Post 202 Sons of American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose, both of Williamsport; NRA; AARP and Izaac Walton League.

He is survived by one daughter, Pamela J. Rhodes of Williamsport; one son, Harold W. Harper Jr. of Inwood, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary Jane Armstrong of Williamsport, Angela Ryce and Patsy Henson, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Donald J. Harper of Hancock and Carl V. Harper of North Carolina; one granddaughter and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard E. Harper, George H. Harper and Ernest Harper.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Eden Pines Assisted Living Alzheimer's and Dementia Unit, 310 Cameo Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Walter J. Fogle

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