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Obituaries for 2/28

February 28, 2003

Joseph Anderson


FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Joseph Anderson, 55, of 12914 Main St., died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.

Born June 23, 1947, in Williamsport, he was the son of Joseph Matthew Anderson of Williamsport and the late Mary Acrista Belle McLucas Anderson.

He received a bachelor of arts degree in English and sociology from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., in 1969.

He retired from teaching English at Waynesboro High School in 2000, after 17 years. Earlier, he worked as a teacher in the Prince George's County, Md., School System for 10 years; and was employed for four years by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Gettysburg, Pa.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport.

He was awarded the Delores V. Gonzales Memorial Award in 1992 for "Teacher of the Year."

He was an advisor of the W.A.S.D.'s Honor Society.

He was a member of the American Poultry Association and the American Whippet Club; was the newsletter editor of the quarterly bulletin of the International Waterfowl Breeders Association and volunteered for the Fort Loudon Historical Society. He was active in historic home preservation and spent 25 years restoring the oldest 18th century house, Stoneledge, in the village of Fort Loudon.

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In addition to his father, he is survived by one sister, Sherri Taylor of Williamsport; one nephew, Brent Taylor of Williamsport; and his companion, James Clever of Fort Loudon.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.




Robert C. Putnam


QUINCY, Pa. - Robert C. Putnam, 82, of Quincy Village, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Nov. 9, 1920, in Sheboygan, Wis., he was the son of the late Raymond and Elda Liebner Putnam.

He was a 1938 graduate of Central High School in Sheboygan. In 1950, he received his bachelor of science degree in economics from Siena College near Albany, N.Y.

He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in field offices in Albany, Kansas City, Kan., Baltimore and Washington, D.C., where he became supervisor of the Communist-Hate Group Squad and chief of Communist-Subversive Activities Groups section. He retired in 1972 after 31 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theater, where he completed his naval aviation training and flew torpedo planes.

He attended Central Baptist Chapel in Mont Alto, Pa.

He was a member of Kiwanis International, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019 of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edna Hack Putnam; one daughter, Nancy P. Vermillion of New Market, Md.; one son, Steven R. Putnam of Gaithersburg, Md.; one sister, Betty Kroos of Bradenton, Fla.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Ronald Skidmore will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing; the family will receive friends Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Benevolent Care Fund, Quincy United Methodist Home, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, PA 17247.




Jacquelyn M. DuBois


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jacquelyn Marie DuBois, 43, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at her home.

Born Aug. 18, 1959, in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of Graeme DuBois of Virginia Beach, Va., and Barbara Scheele of Brunswick, Md.

She was a 1977 graduate of Gaithersburg (Md.) High School.

She was employed as a clerk by 7-Eleven convenience store in Berkeley Springs.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one daughter, Sarah J. Watson of Middletown, Md.; one son, Christopher Thompson of Gaithersburg; one brother, Jon E. DuBois of Mount Airy, Md.; nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at DeVol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg.

Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.




D. Maurice Hardesty


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - D. Maurice Hardesty, 87, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at St. John's Nursing Home in St. Augustine, Fla.

Born Dec. 23, 1915, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of the late Clyde W. and Lucia W. Scott Hardesty.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret A. Glesner Hardesty.

He was a 1934 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft.

He is survived by nieces and nephews, including Claude Aikens of Martinsburg.

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