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Obituaries for 4/17

April 17, 2003

Robert W. Ranck


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Robert William Ranck, 75, of Cameo Drive, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Jan. 11, 1928, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Oscar W. and Veda Heefner Ranck.

He was a graduate of Hustontown (Pa.) High School.

He retired in 1999 as vice president of operations of E.F. Goetz Construction in Chambersburg, after 38 years of employment. He worked at Hearthside Homes in Chambersburg.

He served in the U.S. Navy in 1945.

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia M. Wilson Ranck, whom he married Dec. 29, 1951; five children, Robert Ranck of Newburg, Pa., Veda Trump, Timothy L. Ranck and Kay Wagner, all of Chambersburg, and Susan Unger of Fayetteville, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. The Rev. Garry L. Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Hustontown Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




Helen L. DiPane


COOPERSBURG, Pa. - Helen Leavy DiPane, 73, of Coopersburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Lehigh Center Nursing Home in Macungie, Pa.

She was born in Van Nuys, Calif.

Her husband, Alfred J. DiPane, died in 1993.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Limeport, Pa., where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary societies.

She volunteered at Lower Bucks County Senior Center in Pennsylvania.

She is survived by one daughter, Rosalie Hendley of Allentown, Pa.; one son, Daniel DiPane of Hagerstown; five sisters, Marie Graycar of Redwood City, Calif., Katherine Smith of Rochester, Ill., Joanne Hiller of Brick N.J., Margaret Crawford of Freehold, N.J., and Agnes Kouten of Wadmalaw Island, S.C.; two brothers, Thomas Leavy of Ocala, Fla., and Edward Leavy of Roseville, Mich.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick, N.J. Burial will be in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick, N.J.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.




Ethelene M. Watson


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Ethelene M. "Sissy" Watson, 72, of Martinsburg, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at her home.

Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Levi and Elsie Clipp Gray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Watson.

She retired from the Internal Revenue Service.

She attended Silver Grove United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, James E. Grey of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; one brother, Charles Gray of Orlando, Fla.; two grandsons, Ronnie Grey and Jason Grey; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Silver Grove United Methodist Church. Pastor Donnie J. Cardwell will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.




Clarence F. Pugh III


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clarence F. "Clancy" Pugh III, 66, of 437 W. King St., died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 12, 1937, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Iris Wible Pugh of Menno Haven and the late Clarence F. Pugh Jr.

He retired in 1996 as manager of facility at Mack Trucks after 35 years.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Friendly Coin Club, Mack Management Club and Southern Engineering Society.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Shirley Gilbert Pugh; two daughters, Lisa Myers of Chambersburg, and Kimberly Martin of Mount Joy, Pa.; one sister, Ilona Weibley of Shippensburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Bonnie E. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




Helen V. Licklider


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Helen Virginia Licklider, 93, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born July 21, 1909, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lee and Florence Dehaven Snyder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Licklider.

She was a seamstress for garment companies, Katz's Department Store and Emmerts Ladies Shop.

She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Willing Workers class.

She was a member of Golden Rule Chapter 69 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia L. Ring of Martinsburg; two grandsons, Kurt E. Ring of Tennessee, and Gregory L. Ring of Kansas; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Bruce Snyder.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. John R. Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

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