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Obituaries 3/19

March 19, 2003
(Page 3 of 3)

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Michael A. Stotler


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Michael Anthony "Scruff" Stotler, 36, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at his home.

Born Aug. 27, 1966, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of Mary M. Vanorsdale Stotler of Berkeley Springs.

He attended public schools in Berkeley Springs.

He was employed as a carpenter by All County Flooring in Berkeley Springs.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Judy M. Kline of Waynesboro, Pa., Sylvia J. Thompson of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and Peggy L. Stotler of Berkeley Springs; one brother, James A. Stotler Sr. of Berkeley Springs; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Dave Kidwell will officiate.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9:30 a.m.

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Virginia D. Ball


STATE LINE, Pa. - Virginia D. "Ginger" Ball, 62, of 15465 Pennsylvania Ave., died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born May 12, 1940, in Cambria County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James H. and Evelyn M. Blakney Litzinger.

She was a graduate of Ebensburg (Pa.) High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Greencastle, Pa.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 in Greencastle.

She is survived by her husband, George C. Ball Sr., whom she married Aug. 2, 1962; two sons, George C. Ball Jr. of State Line, and James T. Ball of Greencastle; one daughter, Roxanne Smith of Greencastle; seven sisters, Sally Sokira of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Catherine Farkas of Camp Hill, Pa., Joan Petrunak of Greencastle, Rosemary Mason of Little Rock, Ohio, Caral Wasser of Ebensburg, Rebecca Detwiller of Strongstown, Pa., and Pam Krall of Colver, Pa.; one brother, James H. Litzinger Jr. of Nanty Glo, Pa.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph L. Stahura will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Greencastle VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. and the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 395 S. Ridge Ave., P.O. Box 218, Greencastle, PA 17225; or American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Melvin T. Sease


QUINCY, Pa. - Melvin T. Sease, 92, of Quincy United Methodist Home and 11596 Old Route 16, Rouzerville, Pa., died Monday, March 17, 2003, at the home.

Born July 10, 1910, in Rouzerville, he was the son of the late Jacob D. and Annie Whitmore Sease.

He attended schools in Rouzerville and Washington Township, Pa.

He worked as an assembler at Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., retiring in 1974.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rouzerville, where he was a member of the choir and the church council.

He was a member of Rouzerville Fish and Game Club and Waynesboro Fish and Game Club.

He tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals and played baseball in the Southern Franklin County Twilight League.

He was a Washington Township supervisor from 1944 to 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn R. "Kate" Martin Sease, whom he married in January 1935; one daughter, Lora J. Greenawalt of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rouzerville. The Rev. Philip Van Dam will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville.

The family will receive friends Thursday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 240, Rouzerville, PA 17250.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Ellsworth D. Reeder


BOONSBORO - The family of Ellsworth Durbin Reeder, 81, of 7946 Barnes Road, who died Monday, March 17, 2003, will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Richard Dodson


RANSON, W.Va. - Richard Dodson, 74, of Ranson, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1928, in Loudoun County, Va., he was the son of the late John Robert and Mollie Zetta Nichols Dodson.

He owned Richard Dodson Septic Tank Cleaning Service in Ranson for 44 years.

He was a member of Full Gospel Pentecostal Church at 4 Mile Woods in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a member of Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Deloris V. Wilt Dodson; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Parlett of Annapolis, and Darlene K. Page of Mocksville, N.C.; one son, David L. Bussard of Myerstown, W.Va.; one sister, Mattie Coleman of Knoxville, Md.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Hardy, Peggy Heffner and Genevieve Ritenour; and three brothers, Marvin Dodson, John Dodson and Roy Dodson.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Full Gospel Pentecostal Church. The Revs. Ollie Baer and Chuck Donivan and Pastor Ken Alder will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

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