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Obituaries for 7/4

July 04, 2003

Edgar L. Bartles


Edgar Lee Bartles, 81, of 875 Pine St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Bunker Hill, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul E. Bartles Sr. and Elda V. Bratt Bartles.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary M. Bartles, on May 26, 2003.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was the owner and operator of Mar-Bar Welding and Machine Company.

He was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of American Legion, Williamsport Post 202.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra Lynnette Kinzer of Williamsport and Lori Beth Bartles of Sharpsburg; two sons, Gregory Lee Bartles of Boonsboro and Dean Lynn Bartles of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Robert Bartles of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Michelle L. Saunders of Hagerstown, Mary E. Grabill of Williamsport and Joshua A. Moore, Caleb Bartles and Jacob I. Bartles, all of Clearwater; and four great-granddaughters, Megan E. Saunders, Emily L. Grabill and Katie E. Grabill, all of Williamsport, and Alycia M. Kinna of Hagerstown.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, Md. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers, and memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10831 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.




John P. Luce


UVILLA, W.Va. - John Putnam Luce, 68, of Uvilla, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born April 8, 1935, in Newburgh, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank and Barbara West Luce.

He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Moore School of Electrical Engineering.

He owned and operated radio stations WXVA and WZFM in Charles Town, W.Va., for 12 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He was the former president and member of Charles Town Lions Club; past president of Frederick (Md.) Airport Association; a member of Experimental Aircraft Association; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Mary C. Armentrout Luce; one son, Michael L. Luce of Braddock Heights, Md.; one stepson, Larry W. Kimble of Hawaii; and his former wife, Susan Luce of Braddock Heights.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The Rev. Herschal Gibbs will officiate.

Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Daniel R. Fry


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Daniel Richard "Danny" Fry, 53, of Shepherdstown, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his home.

Born Oct. 29, 1949, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elmer Ray and Sarah Fry.

He was a 1967 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He was a train engineer for CSX Corp. for 25 years.

He was a member of Brotherhood of Relief and Compensation Fund Union.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Stubberfield; one sister, Sandra Riggleman; one niece and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Stoker and John Fry.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Michael L. Landis


LEMASTERS, Pa. - Michael Lee Landis, 46, of 4777 Steele Ave., died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his home.

Born March 30, 1957, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of William J. and Marian E. Fritz Landis of Lemasters.

He was a 1978 graduate of Franklin Learning Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

He was employed by Occupational Services Inc. in Chambersburg.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Upton, Pa.

He participated in the Special Olympics, winning trophies and ribbons.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, William E. Landis and Gerald D. Landis, both of Mercersburg, Pa.; four nieces; one great-niece and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dolores J. Landis.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. The Revs. Ernest E. Pletcher and Alan R. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Lemasters.

Visitation will be Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics, 1325 G. St., Suite 770, Washington, D.C. 20005-3104; or Lutheran Social Services, 2700 Lutheran Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Evelyn M. Frame


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Evelyn Mae "Teeter" Frame, 82, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

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