Obituaries for 5/8

May 08, 2003

Robert R. Lesher

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert R. Lesher, 94, of 57 Mount Vernon Terrace, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 30, 1908, in Carlisle, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles David and Emma Catherine Skinner Lesher.

He was a 1928 graduate of Carlisle High School and a graduate of Carlisle Business College and American Institute of Business Administration in Chicago. He completed courses with several colleges in accounting and business law, becoming a licensed public accountant.

He worked for the Frick Co. in Waynesboro for 33 years in executive capacities, the last of which was general credit manager. He was recognized for his expertise in international financing.


A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He received the Pacific Theater Ribbon and American Theater Ribbon.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of Joe McLaughlin VFW Post, the local and National AARP, and a former member of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute in Washington, D.C., where he was chairman of its End Products Credit Group.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy K. Lesher; one daughter, Sigrid L. Blain of Henderson, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be private. The Rev. Edward L. Lochstampfor will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, Pa.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Jody Erwin

Jody Erwin, 39, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born July 15, 1963, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Allen Eugene and Betty Jo Falls Erwin.

Services will be private.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Clearview Nursing Home, 9946 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown.

Betty L. Doster

BOONSBORO - Betty Lee Doster, 63, of 21043 Park Hall Road, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 19, 1939, in Detour, Md., she was the daughter of the late James C. Few Sr. and Louise K. Snook Few.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Glenn Doster, in 1990.

She was employed by Halfway Antiques.

She is survived by one son, M. Wayne Pirkle Sr. of Boonsboro; one stepdaughter, Cindy Doster of Georgia; one stepson, Donnie L. Doster of Frederick, Md.; two half sisters, Cathy West of Frederick, and Shirley Blank of Boonsboro; one brother, Edward J. Few of Franklin, Ga.; two half brothers, James C. Few Jr. and Robert Few, both of Frederick; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Ronald C. Werst of Williamsport.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Mary Ellen Hicks

Mary Ellen Hicks, 67, of 2002 Maplewood Drive in Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at her home.

Born Oct. 19, 1935, in Chicago Heights, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Walter T. and Adele Wilkens Illgen.

She was a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Alonzo Carlton Hicks Jr.; two daughters, Ellen L. Acuff of Wauwatosa, Wis., and Donna K. Dooley of Herndon, Va.; one son, Gary W. Hicks of Eldersburg, Md.; two grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.

A memorial service will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Fred Harris will officiate.

The family will receive friends Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Duane E. Delzer

CASCADE - Duane E. Delzer, 75, of Military Road, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 4, 1928, in Menno, S.D., he was the son of the late Charles H. and Bertha Hehn Delzer.

He was employed as a union electrician for the U.S. government.

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

He attended Germantown Bethel Church of God in Cascade.

He was a member of DAV Association.

He is survived by four daughters, Dora D. McIlvaine of Bordentown, N.J., Joyce Davis of Kenilworth, N.J., Betty J. Newton of New Columbia, Pa., and Barbara J. Delcamp of Mifflinburg, Pa.; one son, Charles T. Delzer of Cascade; two brothers, Allen A. Delzer of Wichita, Kan., and Melvin D. Delzer of Mitchell, S.D.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery, Cascade. Pastor R. Bruce Henneman will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Emalee Blevins

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