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Obituaries for 6/5

June 05, 2003

Earl C. Starliper

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Earl C. "Skinny" Starliper, 75, of 12485 Buchanan Trail West, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at his home.

Born Sept. 15, 1927, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Jesse and Blanche Yeager Sweeney Starliper.

He was a self-employed excavator for 28 years.

He was a member of Church of God in Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 of Mercersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. "Patsy" Strayer Starliper, whom he married Feb. 2, 1969; five sisters, Dorothy Hays of Orlando, Fla., Audrey Shaffer and Martha Daley, both of Mercersburg, Leona Gordon of St. Thomas, Pa. and Cecile Angle of Smithsburg; one brother, Walter Starliper of Mercersburg; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Robinson, Katherine Snyder and Evelyn Starliper; and three brothers, Harry Starliper, Junior Starliper and Charlie Starliper.

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Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church of God of Greencastle. The Rev. Floyd E. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg; and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of God of Greencastle, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA 17225.




Larry A. Dick Sr.

Larry Allen Dick Sr., 55, of 11348 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at his home.

Born June 11, 1947, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Ralph Willard and Mary Edith McLucas Dick.

He attended Boonsboro High School.

He was employed as a truck driver for AC&T in Hagerstown.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Conococheague Tribe 84 Improved Order of Red Men of Williamsport; Sons of AMVETS of Falling Waters, W.Va. and Moose of Funkstown.

He is survived by two sons, Larry A. Dick Jr. of Boonsboro and Wayne E. Dick of Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Liz Kitchen of Funkstown; five sisters, Edith V. Sliva of Oakdale, Calif., Pauline C. Minnick of Boonsboro, Wanda L. George of Lake Wales, Fla., Tawaka D. Shirah of Lowell, N.C. and Beverly A. Fisher of Cumberland, Md.; three brothers, Ralph R. Dick of Funkstown, Kenneth L. Dick and James L. Dick, both of Boonsboro; two granddaughters; 10 stepgrandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, William Reyer Jr.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. W. Bruce Dick will officiate.

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

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




Pearl L. Yeager

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pearl L. Yeager, 86, of 613 Hamilton Ave., died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1916, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Sadie Zimmerman Stumbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. "Lum" Yeager, in 1985.

She was employed by Stanley Co. for 33 years as a presser.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 46.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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




David H. Mason

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - David Hout Mason, 87, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Feb. 28, 1916, in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of the late John Norman and Bessie Hout Mason.

He was a graduate of Emory and Henry College and attended graduate school at the University of Virginia.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Elks Lodge 778.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mildred Rush "Micky" Mason; one daughter, Martha Semmes of Leesburg, Va.; two sons, David Mason Jr. of Portland, Ore. and John Mason of Mercer Island, Wash.; one brother, J. N. Mason Jr. of Roanoke; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Rosalie O. Ehrhart

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rosalie O. Lesher Ehrhart, 91, of Chambersburg, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the home of her son, Richard Lesher, on Cider Press Road, Chambersburg.

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