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Obituaries for 5/18

May 18, 2003

Judith D. Yost


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Judith Diana Yost, 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Feb. 13, 1944, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and F. Juanita Clark Richard.

She was a 1962 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a Methodist.

She is survived by her husband, David C. Yost, whom she married Feb. 25, 1961; a daughter, Lori E. Shaffer of Berkeley Springs; two sons, David R. Yost and Christopher F. Yost, both of Berkeley Springs; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Edward Grove will officiate.

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Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.




William A. Howard


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - William Allen Howard, 90, of Shepherdstown and formerly of Chevy Chase, Md., died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Charles Town, W.Va., of congestive heart failure.

He was born in New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Marion Rowcliffe Howard, in 2002.

He received a medical degree from Tulane University Medical School where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical fraternity. He interned at the University of Iowa Hospital and did his residency in pediatrics there and at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.

He was a private practice pediatrician in Northwest Washington for 50 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He received the Legion of Merit.

He authored and coauthored numerous medical studies and contributed to textbooks in pediatrics, allergy and immunology. He served as vice president of the American Academy of Allergy and president of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces, was a member and co-chairman of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and was a member of Chevy Chase Club.

He is survived by three children, Marion M. Howard of Millington, N.J., Alison H. Humes of Leesburg, Va., and William R. Howard of Shepherdstown; a sister, Beth H. Blanchard of Fairfax, Va.; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, William A. Howard Jr.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Harrison West will officiate.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, or Children's Hospital Foundation, 111 Michigan Ave., Suite 2700, Washington, DC 20010.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Louise T. Burgess


FREDERICK, Md. - Louise Trout Burgess, 88, of 406 Birmingham Drive, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Frederick.

Born May 30, 1914, in Frederick County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Claude Charles and Rizpah Matilda Dofler Trout.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Forbes H. Burgess, in 1972.

She received a bachelor's degree in biology from Hood College in 1934 and graduated as a registered nurse from Sibley School of Nursing.

She retired from the State of Maryland as the nurse at the Maryland School for the Deaf.

She was a member of Frederick Presbyterian Church.

She was a volunteer in the emergency room at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

She received many ribbons at the Great Frederick Fair for her crocheted work.

She is survived by five children, Anne B. Huffer of Hagerstown, Louise B. Shipley, Charles N. Burgess and Christopher R. Burgess, all of Frederick, and Forbes H. Burgess of Lancaster, Pa.; two sisters, Annabelle E. Troxell of Frederick and Katherine R. Mudd of Bethany Beach, Del.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Austin D. Trout and Kenneth C. Trout.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Ginger G. Memmott will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701.




John L. Bradley


GAITHERSBURG, Md. - John Lee Bradley, 71, of Gai-thersburg, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Md.

Born Dec. 1, 1931, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late John W. and Nellie Pierce Bradley.

He was a graduate of Charles Town High School and Bentley College of Accounting.

He was employed as a contract administrator by METRO in Washington, D.C.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

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