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Obituaries for 3/15

March 17, 2003
(Page 4 of 5)

He served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic and Pacific Areas during World War II.

He was a member of Lodge 217 AF&AM, Elk Lodge 378 of Hagerstown, a member and past commander of Funkstown American Legion Post 211, a member of Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa., and a member and past president of Williamsport Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine A. Dorman; one daughter, Krista D. Ochlech of Adamstown, Md.; one son, Keith W. Dorman of Germantown, Md.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Dorman; one sister and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Mark Sandell will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Third Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Ernest F. Doyle


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Ernest Furguson Doyle, 72, of 175 N. Crystal Drive, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at his home.

Born July 14, 1930, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late Albert N. and Bessie Naugle Doyle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Ann Fox Doyle, in 2000. They were married Feb. 6, 1956.

He was employed as a branch chief at Letterkenny Army Depot for 30 years. He also served in the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers as a SP/5 in the Korean War.

He was a member of Evangel Assembly of God in McConnellsburg.

He was a member of National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club and American Legion Post 561 of McConnellsburg.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda A. Hann of McConnellsburg; two sisters, Virginia Glunt of Fayetteville, Pa., and Mable Mellott of Florida; one brother, Walter A. Doyle of McConnellsburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Robert Doyle, Leroy Doyle, Willis Doyle, Harvey Doyle, John Doyle and Lawrence Doyle.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Belvy White will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, with graveside military services by Fulton Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitation also will be Monday at noon at the funeral home.




Donald A. Brown


COALPORT, Pa. - Donald A. "Abee" Brown, 77, of Glendale Boulevard and formerly of Snow Shoe, Pa., died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital in Altoona, Pa.

Born Nov. 19, 1925, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., he was the son of the late Merrill and Irene Mumma Brown.

He worked as a drag line operator for Rock Hill and River Hill Coal Companies for 41 years, retiring in 1990.

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

He was a former member of Burnt Cabins United Methodist Church and attended Fiske United Methodist Church in Fallentimber, Pa.

He was a member of the Masons and the American Legion, both of Orbisonia, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Mason Brown, whom he married June 28, 1952; two children, Evelyn Barr of Hagerstown and Leroy B. Fletcher of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one brother, Warren Brown of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nephews; one great-niece and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, George E. Mills; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home in Coalport. The Revs. David Heckman and Joseph Short will officiate. Burial will be in Askey Cemetery, Moshanon, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Clearfield, PA 16830; or American Red Cross, 121 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801.




Vernon N. Snyder


BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Vernon Neal Snyder, 78, of 1530 Washington St., died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Nov. 15, 1924, in Bolivar, he was the son of the late Raymond Neal and Marie Bussard Snyder.

He was the vice president of N. K. Snyder Construction Inc., N. K. Snyder Hauling LLC and the owner of View Mountain Farm LLC in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Bolivar United Methodist Church.

He was a member and past master of Logan Lodge 25 AF&AM of Harpers Ferry, a member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Martinsburg, W.Va., Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Osiris Temple at Wheeling and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bernice Hagan Snyder; one daughter, Kimberly S. Ott of Midlothian, Va.; one son, Neal K. Snyder of Charles Town; one sister, Evelyn Jones of Harpers Ferry; one brother, Melvin Snyder of Ranson; four grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

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