Obituaries for 7/7

July 07, 2003
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She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 and Brunswick Senior Citizens, both in Brunswick; Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann W. Griffis of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; one son, Thomas B. Watson of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Stephanie Goss, Wade H. Watson, Bonnie Young, Kelly W. Brown, Laura Hammett and Eric Griffis; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick. The Rev. Frank E. Fortkamp will officiate. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 112 East "A" St., Brunswick, MD 21716; or a charity of one's choice.


Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.

Karl T. Bowen

Karl Thomas "Tommy" Bowen, 55, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1947, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Gideon Thomas and Doris Mildred Nones Bowen.

He was a senior service technician for Hughes Electronic Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Welch Bowen; one daughter, Kristin A. Bowen of Hagerstown; and two brothers, Wayne S. Bowen of Columbia, Md., and Michael N. Bowen of Lexington, N.C.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon L. Maruco.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Arrangements are by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown.

Mervin E. Peckman

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Mervin E. Peckman, 77, of 4787 Lincoln Way West, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his home.

Born Sept. 25, 1925, near Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late John S. and Ruie C. Hoover Peckman.

He attended school in Edenville, Pa.

He and his wife owned and operated the Pleasant View Farm Dairy in St. Thomas from 1957 to 1997, where they produced, processed and sold milk.

He attended West Side Brethren in Christ Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of local farming organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Kipe Peckman, whom he married June 3, 1951; one daughter, Colleen Stayman of Seeley Lake, Mont.; one son, Dennis W. Peckman of St. Thomas; three sisters, Grace Wingert of State Line, Pa., Miriam C. Peckman of Chambersburg, and Wilma Young of St. Thomas; one brother, Lester H. Peckman of Chambersburg; one foster brother, John Slick of St. Thomas; and five grandchildren.

Private family services will be at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. H. Frank Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Public visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., Akron, PA 17501-0500.

Rodney E. LaMaster

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Rodney E. "Rod" LaMaster, 55, of 113 N. Main St., died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born March 7, 1948, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Cleneth B. LaMaster Sr. and Mabel I. Tritle LaMaster.

He was a 1966 graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg.

He was employed by Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., from March 1970 until his death.

He served in the Army Reserves in Chambersburg from 1966 to 1972.

He was a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 and Mercersburg Moose Lodge 1790, both in Mercersburg; Wesley Yeager American Legion Post 606, Fort Loudon, Pa.; and Order of the Sons of Italy Lodge 149, Western Clinton Sportsman Association and FOE 1860, all of Renova, Pa.

He is survived by one sister, Vicki L. Rife of Mercersburg; two brothers, Boyd V. LaMaster Sr. of Mercersburg, and Cleneth B. LaMaster Jr. of Winchester, Va.; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jean D. Metcalf; and two brothers, Vaughn LaMaster and Wayne LaMaster.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery, Lemasters, Pa. The chaplain of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 will officiate.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Gervis M. Miley Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gervis M. Miley Sr., 76, of 606 Kittatinny Drive, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his home.

He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Chambersburg.

He retired as a machinist from T.B. Woods after 31 years of service.

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

He was a member of Chambersburg Bible Church and attended Chambersburg First Church of God, where he was a member of the Bible Basic Sunday School class.

He was a member of United Auto Workers, serving as local president; and was a member of the Train Collectors Association.

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