Obituaries for 4/26

April 26, 2003

Patricia A. Heishman

Patricia A. Lucas Heishman, 66, of Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, also is survived by a great-grandson.

John S. Scott

The family of John Schuhmann Scott, 46, of 50 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, who died Thursday, April 24, 2003, requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick County Hepatitis Clinic, 350 Monteveue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702-8245, or the Epilepsy Foundation, Hampton Plaza, Towson, MD 21286-3012.

Joan K. Cole

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Joan Kirkbride Cole, 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at her home.


Born July 5, 1932, in Woodbury, N.J., she was the daughter of the late David Melvin and Mary Emma Lamson Kirkbride.

She was a 1950 graduate of Woodbury High School.

She worked as a collection clerk for Montgomery Ward in Baltimore. Later, she was a homemaker.

She was a Methodist.

She is survived by her husband, Danny H. Cole of Berkeley Springs; two daughters, Cynthia D. Ferguson and Robyn K. Coleman, both of Pasadena, Md.; a son, Maurice F. Bay of Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Katherine Stiles of Pass Robeles, Calif., and Margaret Francis of Pittman, N.J.; a brother, David M. Kirkbride of Mantua, N.J.; five grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and her stepmother, Dorothy Kirkbride of Glassboro, N.J.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Clarence G. Walter

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clarence G. "Bud" Walter, 83, of Penn Hall Nursing Complex and formerly of 430 Woodstock Road, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Penn Hall.

Born Nov. 28, 1919, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Clarence C. and Mary E. John Walter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Kent Walter, in 1999.

He was a 1937 graduate of Chambersburg High School and a 1941 graduate of Shippensburg State Teachers College.

He retired in 1975 from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg where he had been a personnel management specialist in the civilian personnel division.

He served for more than three years in the U.S. Army during World War II and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of master sergeant.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg where he served on the church council and committees, attended Sunday school and sang in the choir.

He played the saxophone in the local bands of Zel Smith, Walt Sheldon, Johnny Knepper, Phil Young, Bill Dayton and the Sounds of Decades. He led his own band while in college.

He was a member of Musician Union Local 770 AF&M of Hagerstown; Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW and BPO Elks 600, all of Chambersburg; the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1063; a past president of Falling Spring Chapter 2840 of the American Association of Retired Persons; and a volunteer of Franklin County Toy Mission.

He is survived by a daughter, Constance A. Bonbrest of Lowell, Fla.; a son, Gregory A. Walter of Harrisburg, Pa.; a sister, Mildred Pierce of Chambersburg; a brother, Robert C. Walter of Chambersburg; a half brother, Max Palmer of Chambersburg; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Walter and Lawrence Walter.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Steven Dorsett will officiate.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Norland Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Mary A. Bussard

CARLISLE, Pa. - Mary A. Snow Bussard, 78, of Carlisle and formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Sarah Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle.

Born Aug. 23, 1924, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sybil Jackson Snow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Bussard Sr.

She was a graduate of Potomac High School in Cumberland.

She retired from Troy Laundry in Carlisle where she worked in customer service for more than 25 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia A. Bussard of Carlisle; a son, Charlie E. Bussard of Carlisle; a sister, Lorraine Haggerty of Chester, Va.; a brother, Charles Snow of Frederick, Md.; five grandsons; six nieces; and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Howard Bussard Jr.; two sisters, Melvenia Harrell and Pauline Snow; and a brother, Joseph Snow Jr.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at noon at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1517 Cedar Cliff Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Betty R. Puffenburger

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Betty R. Puffenburger, 69, of Hedgesville, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Heartland of Martinsburg, W.Va.

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