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Obituaries for 6/30

June 30, 2003

Hazel O. Shaw


Hazel Oconia Mae Clarke Shaw, 97 years, of 1175 Professional Court, Suite 141, Hagerstown, and formerly of Walnut Towers, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at her residence.

Born Jan. 12, 1906, in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Octavius Lee and Annie Jackson Wilkinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Benson Shaw, in 1982, whom she married June 25, 1954.

She was employed by the Hagerstown Shoe Co., retiring in 1976 with 48 years of service.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

In addition to her activity as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, she volunteered at the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office and at Bester Elementary School, where she tutored first-graders.

She is survived by two nieces, Anne M. Clarke Gates of Salisbury, Md., and Delsie J. Clarke Swope of La Grange, Ga.; great-niece, Rebecca L. Swope Slonaker of La Grange, all of whom she raised; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

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She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Estella Clarke Henley, Geneva Clarke Guss and Sadie Evelyn Clarke Light; and seven brothers, Vernon Lee Clarke, Ernest Linwood Clarke, Irvin Leslie Clarke, Russell Allen Clarke, Waverly Chandler Clarke, Bernard Atlea Clarke and Norris Blanton Clarke.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 30 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, with Mr. Robert B. McKinley officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.




Naida A. Martz


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Naida A. Rock Martz, 93, of 4 Pen Mar St., died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Quincy (Pa.) United Methodist Home.

Born March 30, 1910, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Nellie Sprow Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Omar L. Martz, in 1976. They were married July 3, 1934.

She attended Quincy schools.

She was employed as a waitress at William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 in Waynesboro for 45 years.

She was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro, where she was a member of Fidelis Sunday School Class and the Ladies Aide Society.

She was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 Ladies Auxiliary and South Chapter AARP 2977, both in Waynesboro.

She is survived by two sisters, Milda Blubaugh and Eanie Carson, both of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Dottie Clarke, Karen Sprankle and Nancy Smith; one sister, Bernice Beaver; and three brothers, Wrenis Rock, Millard Rock and Clifford Rock.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Bill Schuit will officiate. Burial will follow in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Senior Center, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Ronald S. Boring


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -Ronald Stanton Boring, 74, of 598 Oak Ridge Drive and formerly of Johnstown, Pa., died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Laurel Run Nursing Home in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born Dec. 9, 1928, in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Kenneth D. and Marie A. McGough Boring.

He retired as a truck driver from Ryder Pie in Hagerstown.

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

He was a member of Teamsters Local 384, American Legion Post 561 in McConnellsburg, and McConnellsburg VFW Post 655.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra E. Howard Boring, whom he married Sept. 25, 1954; three daughters, Cheryl L. Boberg of Wichita Falls, Texas, Debra K. Bolinger of Fort Littleton, Pa., and Michelle E. Wright of Chambersburg; one sister, Cordelia Keller of Erie, Pa.; three brothers, Bruce Boring of Johnstown, Robert Boring of Fort Myers, Fla., and Thomas Boring of Royersford, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Jerry Timbrook will officiate.

Burial will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown, with military services by Menoher VFW Post 155 Ritual Team. The Rev. Ronald Reed will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 2 p.m. Visitation also will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




Paul F. May


BOONSBORO - Paul F. "Mac" May, 81, of 18426 Breathedsville Road, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at his home.

Born Sept. 4, 1921, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Bessie Belle McNamee May.

He retired from Neikirk's of Hagerstown.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was associated with the Christian Science faith.

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