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Obituaries for 4/14

April 14, 2003

Charles R. Lowman Sr.


Charles Richard Lowman Sr., 71, of 14014 Marsh Pike in Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born June 6, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clarence and Irene Carpenter Lowman.

He was a self-employed carpenter/building contractor.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and A.A. for 21 years.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Lowman; two daughters, Kendra L. McElroy and Rhonda Barrett, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Allen Lowman of Williamsport, and Charles R. Lowman Jr. of Clear Spring; one brother, Robert Lowman of Hagerstown; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Brian Lowman; and one sister, Delores Witmer.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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




Angela M. Day


Angela M. Day, 64, of 19433 Spring Valley Drive in Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 13, 1938, in Swedesboro, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Racite.

She was a graduate of Trenton (N.J.) State College.

She was the owner of Days Shoppes and Day Chop Shop in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church.

She was a member of Professional Picture Framers of America and American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas D. Day Jr.; one daughter, Mary Jo Sommerville of Hagerstown; one son, Thomas D. Day III of Williamsport; one stepdaughter, Mary K. Burke of Kure Beach, N.C.; one sister, Sue Catalano of Salem, N.J.; one brother, Dominic Racite of Swedesboro; one granddaughter; three stepgranddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Racite; and one grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. The Revs. Thomas Polk and Michael Jendrek will be celebrants. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Suzanne A. Ebersole


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Suzanne A. Ebersole, 70, of 1506 Lincoln Way East, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Leona Carmack Stoner.

Her husband, Clair E. Ebersole, died March 7, 2002. They were married Feb. 18, 1951.

She was employed as a clerk for the former JJ Newberry, former County Market, and Western Auto, all of Chambersburg.

She was a member of 40/8 and Detrich-Brechbill Post 612 Ladies Auxiliary, St. Thomas, Pa.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda D. Mower of Chambersburg, Cynthia D. Dingledein of Fayetteville, Pa., and Barbara J. Horn of Horse Valley, Pa.; one brother, Albert Stoner of Fayetteville; one half-brother, Eugene Stoner of Monterey, Mich.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert C. Kochert will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.




Frank C. D'Ambrosio


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Frank C. D'Ambrosio, 87, of 127 Grandview Ave., died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1915, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles and Maria Delia D'Ambrosio.

He was employed as a systems analyst for Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by two sons, Daryl D'Ambrosio of Shippensburg, Pa., and Gregory D'Ambrosio of Chambersburg; one sister, Maria Hamilton of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. James R. O'Brien will be celebrant. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Melvin M. Bishop


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Melvin M. Bishop, 73, of Fayetteville, died Friday, April 11, 2003.

Born July 31, 1929, in Valley Point, W.Va., he was the son of Gladys Liston Bishop of Carmichaels, Pa., and the late John Bishop.

He was employed in top management for the RCA Corp. for 37 years, retiring in 1987.

He served as a petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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