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Obituaries for 6/11

June 11, 2003

Grace C. Talmadge

Grace Carroll Talmadge, 86, of 145 High St., Hagerstown, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born May 27, 1917, in Council, Idaho, she was the daughter of the late Charles Ernest and Margaret Adelia Bacus Carroll.

She was employed by NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., retiring in 1981.

She served as a 1st lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail Talmadge of Hagerstown; two nieces and one nephew.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Paul's Cemetery in Clear Spring. The Rev. Reginald Rice will officiate.

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The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Rescue Service, 110 N. Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or the Salvation Army, 534 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Thomas E. Lombard

JOPPA, Md. - Thomas E. "Tom" Lombard, 51, of 331 Ellsworth Place, died of cancer Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 24, 1951, in Frankfurt, Germany, he was the son of Retired Col. Harold F. and Adele B. Bullock Lombard of Waynesboro.

He was a 1969 graduate of McLean High School in McLean, Va. He attended York (Pa.) College.

He was employed by Teamsters Local 639 of Washington, D.C., as a freight foreman.

He served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Nicole L. Lombard of Sykesville, Md.; three brothers, his twin Ted J. Lombard of Peachtree City, Ga., Rick Lombard of Fairfield, Pa. and Pete Lombard of Waynesboro; and his companion, Toni A. Keister of Joppa.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Connelly Funeral Home in Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.




June M. Wiley

KEARNESYVILLE, W.Va. - June Marie Hostler Wiley, 56, of Kearneysville, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Feb. 22, 1947, in Ranson, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roland and Leona Mae Pierson Hostler.

She was a teacher aide for Jefferson County Schools.

She was a member of St. Andrew on the Mount Episcopal Church.

She was a member of Women of the Moose 1028 and did charity work.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Woodrow Wiley Jr.; one daughter, Carla M. Wiley of Kearnesyville; one sister, Joanne Bennett of Winchester; and four brothers, Roland Hostler Jr. and Jerry L. Hostler, both of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., David Hostler of Ranson, W.Va. and Michael Hostler of Frederick, Md.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Fryet.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson. The Rev. Victor Lawson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.




William A. LaForce

GERMANTOWN, Md. - William Arthur LaForce, 85, of Germantown, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Glade Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville, Md.

Born March 25, 1918, in Lee County, Va., he was the son of the late John L. and Martha Smith LaForce.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy May LaForce, in 1981.

He was employed by the Montgomery County Highway Department.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, among other decorations.

He is survived by one nephew and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ada B. Moore; one brother, Alex F. LaForce; and one nephew.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Thom C. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, with military honors by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, Damascus, Md., and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.




Charles E. Porter

BOONSBORO - Charles E. "Chuck" Porter, 54, of 21561 Ridenour Road, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at his home.

Born Aug. 13, 1948, in Washington, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles E. and Esther Wagner Porter.

He was a professional truck driver for 30 years with a record 3 million miles of accident-free driving.

He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Braddock Heights, Md.

He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Koster Porter; one daughter, Christine P. Belfiore of McDonald, Pa.; one son, Charles J. Porter of Claysville, Pa.; two stepchildren, Gail Koster of Middletown, Md. and Philip Koster of Seattle; two grandsons; and his former wife, Martha Strosser of Claysville.

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