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Obituaries for 7/10

July 10, 2003

Albert R. Zimmerman


LIBERTYTOWN, Md. - Albert Richard Zimmerman, 69, of 9022 Walnut St., died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at his home.

Born April 2, 1934, in Jefferson, Md., he was the son of the late Charles and Iola Arvin Zimmerman.

He retired as a school bus driver with the Frederick County (Md.) Board of Education.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Middletown, Md.

He was a member and former district officer of Johnsville Ruritan Club; a member of Maryland State Dairy Herd Improvement Association; Sire Power Association; Maryland-Virginia Co-op.; and served on the board of directors of Southern States.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Evelyn Zecher Zimmerman, whom he married June 1, 1956; four children, Lauren Palmer of Keedysville, Sue Palmer of Wolfsville, Carl Zimmerman of Libertytown, and Charles Zimmerman of Union Bridge, Md.; two sisters, Winifred Ropp of Frederick, and Carolyn Stalnaker of Florida; two brothers, Robert Zimmerman of Frederick, and Gary Zimmerman of Florida; and 14 grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherylynne Zimmerman and Georgia C. Barnes; one sister, Eleanor Killing; and one brother, Gene Zimmerman.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown. The Rev. James Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be in Christ Reformed Cemetery, Middletown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 401 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231-2410.




Henry J. McKelvey


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Henry J. McKelvey, 84, of 34 Mount Vernon Terrace, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 24, 1919, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late D. Edgar and Catherine Bailey McKelvey.

He was a 1937 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later, in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He was employed as a carrier for the Waynesboro Post Office from 1966 until retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Rouzerville (Pa.) United Methodist Church.

He was a member and past commander of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, and was a district deputy commander and held state American Legion offices; a member and secretary of George Washington Knights of Pythias 487; member of Eagles Club; Order of the Owls Nest 1073; and Waynesboro Coin Club, all in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Helen B. Oller McKelvey, whom he married Aug. 3, 1945; one daughter, Victoria A. Ford of Waynesboro; one son, Steven A. McKelvey of Quincy, Pa.; one sister, Betty M. Flohr of Chambersburg; two grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Miller.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Carl F. Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, with military honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rouzerville United Methodist Church, Old Pa. 16, Rouzerville, PA 17250; or American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Page T. Otto


SHARPSBURG - Page T. Otto, 76, of Sharpsburg, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Big Pool, he was the son of the late J. Ronald Otto and Viola R. Otto.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty J. Otto.

He was preceded in death by his only child, Kirk T. Otto.

He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Page retired from the Maryland Department of Labor and Industry, Occupational Safety and Health in 1987.

A veteran of World War II, he served at the Naval Hospital in Bainbridge, Md. in 1945 and entered the U.S. Army in 1948.

Page was a member of Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, where he served as chairman of the board.

He was a member of Antietam Lodge 147 AF&AM in Keedysville, and Olive Branch 34 Order of the Eastern Star; a life member of American Legion Post 236 in Sharpsburg for more than 50 years, where he served as organizer of the Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade and MC for more than 20 years; organized the local group at the commissioning and Christening of the USS Antietam Navy Ship CG-54 in 1986-87. He organized the first Sharpsburg Founder's Day Program.

During the CW Centennial, he was appointed and served on the Maryland CW Centennial Commission and the Maryland Union Room Committee Inc. He was a member of the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore CW Roundtable, a member of the Washington County Historical Society and the Sharpsburg Historical Society. He assisted in organizing the "Sharpsburg Rifles" and planned activities.

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