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Obituaries for 6/27

June 27, 2003

Ellis Swope


NEEDMORE, Pa. - Ellis Swope, 87, of 8110 Sipes Mill Road, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born May 20, 1916, in Sipes Mill, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew D. and Iola Mellott Swope.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret A. Bard.

He retired as an operator for PennDOT.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Church in Harrisonville, Pa., was past treasurer, board member and Sunday school teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred J. Schooley Swope, whom he married Dec. 21, 1985; three foster daughters, Glenda J. Mellott of Harrisonville, Pa., D. Kay Musser of Carlisle, Pa. and Bonnie Miller of Greencastle, Pa.; two foster sons, Larry Betz of Harrisonville and Travis Fogal of Needmore, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Charlene Post of Needmore, Pa.; three stepsons, Charles Swope and Karl Swope, both of Needmore, and Kermit Swope of Warfordsburg, Pa.; two sisters, Della Mellott of Needmore and Edna McDaid of Hustontown, Pa.; 10 foster grandchildren; two foster great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Keebaugh, Goldie B. Mellott and Mildred Fogal; and three brothers, Floyd Swope, Clyde Swope and Paul Swope.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Church in Harrisonville. Pastor Dan Porterfield, and the Revs. Bill Swope and Willis Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Cemetery, Harrisonville.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, which will open at 2 p.m. Visitation also will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the church.




Wayne G. Seylar


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Wayne G. Seylar, 78, of 328 Roxbury Road, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Hershey Medical Center from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Cumberland County, Pa. earlier in the day.

Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Leslie Garnet and Alma E. Ferry Seylar.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna C. Perry Seylar, on April 28, 2003.

He was a 1943 graduate of Chambersburg (Pa.) High School. He received an associate's degree from Rider University in New Jersey and a law degree from Blackstone School of Law in Chicago.

A retired accountant, he worked for H. B. Mellott Estates in McConnellsburg, Pa., for 40 years.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Prince Street United Brethren Church and the Primetimers Club. He taught Men's Bible Class and was a former board member of the church.

He was a former member of Good Sam Camping Club; and past president and former board member of Piney Mountain Home.

He is survived by one daughter, Bonita K. McChesney of Chambersburg; one son, Timothy W. Seylar of Shippensburg; and one sister, Viva Brindle of Chambersburg.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Prince Street United Brethren Church in Shippensburg. The Rev. James O. Bolich will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Prince Street United Brethren Church, 17 N. Penn St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.




Carrie E. Cutchin


WESTMINSTER, Md. - Carrie Elizabeth Cutchin, 100, of Westminster, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home.

Born Dec. 24, 1902, in Union Bridge, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sadie Perry DeBow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew B. Cutchin, in 1989.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and Columbia Business College.

She was an inspector for Fairchild Aircraft, retiring in 1962.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster.

She is survived by one daughter, Gloria R. Martin of Westminster; two granddaughters, Barbara Hunter of Alexandria, Va. and Mary Bedford of Tallahassee, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church Ministry and Mortar Building Fund, 21 Carroll St., Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are by Pritts Funeral Home, Westminster.




J. Richard Kremp


FORT LOUDON, Pa. - J. Richard "Dick" Kremp, 79, of 5966 Path Valley Road, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at his home.

Born June 27, 1923, in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late Stanley and Helen Dorothy Romberger Kremp.

He was a graduate of John Harris High School in Harrisburg, Pa.

He retired in 1984, after 32 years, from CSX Railroad, formerly the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad and Conrail.

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

He attended Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church in Fannettsburg, Pa.

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