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Obituaries for 5/28

May 28, 2003

William J. Butler

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - William J. Butler, 90, of 5277 Spruce Road, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at his home.

Born Aug. 17, 1912, in South Mountain, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel and Sofia Kauffman Butler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Virginia Miller Butler, in 1999. They were married Oct. 20, 1938.

He attended South Mountain School.

He was employed in the laundry department of South Mountain Restoration Center for 20 years, retiring in 1975.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1526 of Gettysburg, Pa., South Mountain Fish and Game Association, and Adams Country Fish and Game Association.

He is survived by five daughters, Mildred J. Shaffer of Pond Bank, Pa., Viola M. Miller of Palm Bay, Fla., Carrie M. Kauffman and M. Catherine Bakner, both of South Mountain, and Verna A. Bakner of Mont Alto, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Myra Wagaman and Catherine Boyd; one brother, Earl Butler; and two grandsons.

There will be no services.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.




David A. Alderson

David A. "Dave" Alderson, 52, of 11926 Little Antietam Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 8, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Frank and Patricia Hill Alderson.

He was a graduate of Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Va.

He was employed as a technical sales associate for the Rose and Krieger Division of Phoenix-Mecano Inc.

He had played bass for the Atomic Hillbillies.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of five years, Peggy Bushey; one daughter, Eleanor A. Paczkowski of Annandale, Va.; and two brothers, Dick Alderson of Alexandria and Dan Alderson of Huntington, Md.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Michael Jendrek will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.




Helen R. Blosser

Helen Rae Blosser, 90, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born July 9, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Wilhelm Ebberts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther John Blosser, in 1976.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one son, David L. Blosser of Hagerstown; one sister, Vivian Leatherman of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Beatrice Hammer and Meda Near; two sons, Rufus Blosser and Carl J. Blosser; one sister, Mary Hendrickson; and one great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Robert C. Lehman will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.




Sharon A. Albert

BOONSBORO - In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for Sharon Ann Miller Albert, 53, of Boonsboro, who died Saturday, May 24, 2003, may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 10946 Beaver Dam Road, Suite E, Hunt Valley, MD 21030.




Susi Boheim

HANCOCK - Susi Boheim, 63, of Heavenly Acres Ridge, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 5, 1939, in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Janet Belmard Davis.

She was a 1960 graduate of Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif., and a 1964 graduate of Orange Coast College. She held a certificate in nursing.

She was a homemaker and a published author.

She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock and the Altar Guild.

She was a Girl Scout leader in Hancock.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Boheim; one daughter, Jena E. Wilkins of Hagerstown; one son, Mark E. Boheim of Vancouver, Canada; one sister, Jil D. Mares of Irvine, Calif.; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Davis.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 22, at 4 p.m. at her home, Heavenly Acres Ridge. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. and Lay Associate Steven L. McCarty will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 206, Baltimore, MD 21244.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.




Wilson N. Bakner

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Wilson N. "Jack" Bakner, 85, of Beverly Healthcare, and formerly of 411 Greenwood St., Mont Alto, Pa., died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born April 16, 1918, in Fairview, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Littie Misner Bakner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Belle Jones Bakner, in 2001. They were married in April 1938.

He attended Fairview schools.

A self-employed mason, he built homes in the area, retiring in 1980.

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