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Obituaries for 5/12

May 12, 2003

David E. Baker Jr.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - David E. Baker Jr., 81, of 242 Strickler Ave., died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home.

Born May 5, 1922, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late D. Earl and Mary A. Reecher Baker.

He was a 1940 graduate of Washington Township High School.

He took his machinist apprenticeship at Frick Co. in Waynesboro. He returned after serving in the military and retired April 1, 1988, as a machinist.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He attended Wayne Heights Brethren Church.

He was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, BPO Elks Lodge 731 and Eagles Club Inc., all of Waynesboro, and the National AARP.

He is survived by his wife of more than 48 years, Lola M. Kipe Baker; two sisters, Mary B. Fox of Rouzerville, Pa., and Doris G. Melius of Drexel Hill, Pa.; one brother, Gene C. Baker of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn R. Baker.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. Harold W. Walton will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wayne Heights Brethren Church, 120 Strickler Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Ronald F. Ritchie


Ronald Fridinger Ritchie, 68, of 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Dec. 31, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Raymond Alder Ritchie Sr. and Violet Leon Fridinger Ritchie.

He was employed by Fridinger-Ritchie Co. Inc.

He was a Lutheran.

He was a member of the Alsatia Club.

He is survived by one son, Ronald F. Ritchie Jr. of Williamsport; and two grandchildren, Steven R. Ritchie and Stephanie A. Ritchie.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond A. Ritchie Jr. and Robert L. Ritchie.

Services will be Wednesday 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 Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Isadore E. Baker


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Isadore E. Harshman Baker, 89, of 7-B Penn St., died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 1, 1913, in Rouzerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Amos J. and Reathie G. Wolff Harshman.

She attended Rouzerville School.

Her husband of more than 70 years, Claude E. Baker, died Aug. 3, 2001.

She worked at Waynesboro Knitting Mill as a presser, and later was a homemaker.

She was a member of United Methodist Church of Rouzerville.

She is survived by one son, Eugene T. Baker of Greencastle, Pa.; two granddaughters, Vicki Hilton of Waynesboro, and Lori Baker of Greencastle; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one aunt.

She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Shirley L. Baker; and two brothers, LeRoy D. Harshman and Melvin L. Harshman.

Services will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Matthew Meisenhelter will officiate. Burial will be private in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Rouzerville, P.O. Box 3, Rouzerville, PA 17250.




Silas R. Alsip Sr.


BOONSBORO - Silas Raymond Alsip Sr., 86, of 141 S. Main St., died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1916, in Pondsville, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph R. Silas and Nora Biddle Shingleton.

He retired from Chessie/Western Maryland Railroad Co. after 31 years of service.

He was a member of Blair's Valley Church of God.

He was a member of Williamsport Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84; Masonic Lodge in Keedysville; Sons of American Legion 10 in Boonsboro; and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Tosten Alsip; one daughter, Ruth Stone of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Mary V. Shirley Young of Fairplay; two sons, Silas R. Alsip Jr. of Hagerstown, and Phillip E. Alsip of Clear Spring; one stepson, Richard Shirley of Texas; one sister, Ruth South of Hagerstown; one brother, Lawrence Alsip of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Alsip and Louise Tracey; and two brothers, Joseph Alsip and his twin, John Alsip.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Patricia Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Reeders Nursing Home, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Mabel V. Walker


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