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Obituaries for 3/25

March 25, 2003

Julia T. Ortwein


Julia Teresa Ortwein, 88, of 12827 Cathedral Ave. in Hagerstown, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at her home.

Born Jan. 2, 1915, in Bethlehem, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Rosalia Kernya Molnar.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Alfred Ortwein.

She retired after 50 years working in the garment industry.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and a former member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Bethlehem.

She was a member of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; Catholic Golden Age; Homemakers-Leitersburg; Holy Ghost Senior Citizens in Bethlehem and volunteered for a thrift shop and a soup kitchen.

She is survived by one daughter, Roseanne Grimm of Hagerstown; one son, Alfred Ortwein of Lewes, Del.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Bartha, Mary Casciano, Helen Petrohoy and Anna Wingert; and one brother, Louis Molnar.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Michael Jendrek will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Union Cemetery, Hellertown, Pa.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Towson, MD 21204.




Barbara J. Jackson


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Barbara J. "Beeky" Dade Jackson, 55, of 205 Wayne Ave., died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1948, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of Janet I. Waltz Wilson of Waynesboro, and the late James Dade.

She attended Waynesboro High School and took medical courses at Franklin County Career and Technology Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was employed at South Mountain (Pa.) Restoration Center from 1974 until she retired in 1999. She worked part time at Penn State Mont Alto Campus as a food service worker and was last employed at Direct Mail Processors in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. Paul AME Church in Waynesboro, where she was vice president of the Snowden/Watts Missionary Society, served in the Trustee Board, and sang in the Senior Choir and the Mass Choir.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert L. "Bob" Jackson Sr.; one daughter, Alice E. Jackson of Waynesboro; two sons, Brian L. Dade and Robert L. Jackson Jr., both of Waynesboro; four sisters, Janet I. Carter of Chambersburg, Carol A. Dover of Fayetteville, Pa., Kathleen D. Mesidor of Waynesboro, and Laura L. Worsham of Mont Alto, Pa.; one brother, Clifford E. Wilson of York, Pa.; two aunts; one uncle; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth A. Wilson.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul AME Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. D.L. Montgomery will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro; and Friday at 10 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul AME Church, 30 W. King St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




J. Albert Rohrer


MONT ALTO, Pa. - J. Albert Rohrer, 81, of 25 Reynolds Ave., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 27, 1921, in Shirleysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late John G. and Mary Taylor Rohrer.

He graduated from Mount Union (Pa.) High School in 1939.

He was employed as a farmer for Goodacres in the Quincy, Pa., area and at Kottcamp Plumbing and Heating in Chambersburg, Pa., for 20 years. He retired in 1985 from the Local 520 Plumbers & Pipefitter's Union in Harrisburg, Pa., after 20 years.

He was a member of New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church in Chambersburg, where he was a member of the Adult Sunday School class and was a trustee for six years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty M. Robertson Rohrer; three daughters, Kay Mitchell, Rita Smith and Karen Smith, all of Mont Alto; three brothers, Wayne T. Rohrer of Shirleysburg, Dale E. Rohrer of Mount Union, and Paul E. Rohrer of Mont Alto; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg. Pastor Omer E. King will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mont Alto.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




William L. McNamee


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - William Lewis McNamee, 68, of Golfview Boulevard, and formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 30, 1934, in Williamsport, he was the son of Genevieve Geneva Swain of Williamsport, and the late John Calvin McNamee Jr.

His wife, Wilma Mae Shipley McNamee, died in 1990.

He was employed by Boilermaker Local 193 of Baltimore, retiring in 1995. He owned and operated McNamee's Market in Williamsport from 1967 to 1975.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

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