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Obituaries for 4/12

April 14, 2003

Robert Shestack


Robert Shestack, 90, of Hagerstown, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 12, 1912, in Poland, he was the son of the late Morris and Esther Rashkovsky Shestack.

He was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Temple University Pharmacy School in Philadelphia and Sargents School of Physical Therapy Medicine in Boston.

He was the founder of the Physical Therapy Department at Washington County Hospital where he worked for 30 years. He also was a consulting physical therapist for King's Daughters Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., and a physical therapist at Fahrney Keedy Nursing Home in Boonsboro. During his retirement, he was the physical therapist at the Hagerstown YMCA.

He was a member of the Congregation B'Nai Abraham.

He wrote several books on pharmacology for nurses and numerous physical therapy books. His book, "Physicians Handbook on Physical Therapy," has been translated into seven languages. He also wrote a handbook on Judaism.

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He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary O. Shestack; a daughter, Debby Cohen of Rockville, Md.; and a granddaughter, Robyn Cohen of Rockville.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sonia Poupko, Dorothy Botwinick and Ida Shestack.

Services will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at Golstein, Rosenbergs, Raphael and Sacks Inc. in Philadelphia. Rabbi Lezerowski will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Sharon Cemetery in Springfield, Pa.

There will be no visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Charles E. Smith, Jewish Day School, 1901 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Mary A. Motz


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary A. Motz, 91, of 203 N. Potomac St., died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 12, 1912, in Welsh Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary Jane Keiffer Gorman.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ross R. Flagle, in 1980.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Brethren Church in Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Myers R. Motz, whom she married in 1987; a stepdaughter, Pearl Walker of Waynesboro; a stepson, Earl Motz of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; four brothers, Harry E. Gorman of Welsh Run, Pa., J. Kenneth Gorman of Greencastle, Pa., Ralph C. Gorman of Hagerstown and Glenn O. Gorman of St. Thomas, Pa.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Maher; a son, Charles Flagle; and a granddaughter.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. The Rev. Ralph L. Fry Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, Pa.

Visitation will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Ebenezer United Brethren Church, 3661 Williamson Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.




Earl F. Knott


Earl Francis Knott, 63, of 422 Freemont St., Hagerstown, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at his home.

He was born April 20, 1939, in Thurmont, Md.

He was employed by Maryland Metals Inc., retiring in 2003. Earlier, he worked at Thurmont Shoe Co. for 31 years.

He was a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ellen Ann Knott; three daughters, Crystal Knott, Cindy Showe and Tanya Knott, all of Hagerstown; and two sons, Doug Knott and Curtis Knott, both of Hagerstown.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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




James R. Carbaugh


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - James R. Carbaugh, 90, of 4855 Buchanan Trail West, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 29, 1912, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Catharine McFadden Carbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Goldie R. Crunkleton Carbaugh, in 1948.

He had been a farmer west of Greencastle since 1939.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Flowers Carbaugh, whom he married in 1951; a niece; a nephew; great-nieces; great-nephews; great-great-nieces; and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Claire E. Gelsinger.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Martin H. Horn will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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




Lois A. Madden


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lois A. Madden, 91, of Menno Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Hustontown, Pa., died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Menno Haven.

Born Nov. 7, 1911, in Hustontown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ira Loraine and Cora Belle Wible Madden.

She worked as a school teacher in Taylor Township, Pa., for 44 years.

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