His wife, Lucille L. Somers, died in 1986.
He retired from Alcolac after 35 years.
He was a veteran of World War II.
He was a member of VFW and Moose Lodge.
He is survived by one son, Arthur E. Somers Sr. of Crofton, Md.; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Lennie Horner.
Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Burnie, Md.
There will be no viewing.
David A. Howell
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - David A. Howell, 91, of Harpers Ferry, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Blue Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Charles Town, W.Va.
Born Oct. 25, 1911, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ulysses Grant and Lilly Painter Howell.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by one brother, Raymond Howell of Blue Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center.
He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. Dr. Henry Christie will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.
James C. Daffara
INWOOD, W.Va. - James C. Daffara, 79, of Inwood, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.
Born Feb. 1, 1924, in New Kensington, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas Anthony and Regina Servernia Fracchia Daffara.
He was a retired electrical engineer.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II.
He was a member of Inwood Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife, E. Lucille Dopson Kidwiler Daffara; three daughters, Vickie Owens of Bear, Del., Nancy Harrup of Burke, Va., and Mary Unglesbee of Baltimore; one stepdaughter, Patricia Snyder of Inwood; two stepsons, Monte Kidwiler and George I. Kidwiler Jr., both of Bakerton, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Marion N. Daffara.
Services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Word of Life Assembly of God Church, Springfield, Va. Burial will be in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, where a memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. The Rev. James Schuelke will officiate.
Karl W. Zimmerman Sr.
FREDERICK, Md. - Karl William Zimmerman Sr., 93, of 320 E. Third St., died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Northampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick.
Born March 30, 1910, in Frederick, he was the son of the late S. Joseph and Florence M. MacDonald Zimmerman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Messner Zimmerman, in 1968.
He retired after 31 years as a master machinist at the Frederick Iron and Steel Co.
He was a member of Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church in Frederick, where he was a member of the Otterbein Men's Bible Class and was on the Board of Trustees and served as head usher.
He was a member of King David Lodge 50 of the International Order of Odd Fellows; Libertytown Coin Club; and Catoctin Coin Club.
He is survived by two sons, Karl W. Zimmerman Jr. and Kenneth E. Zimmerman Sr., both of Frederick; five grandsons; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and his companion, Charlotte A. Haines of Frederick.
He was preceded in death by seven sisters and brothers, Thomas Zimmerman, Irving Zimmerman, Arthur Zimmerman, Mabel Easterday, Caroline Winters, Mary Cox and Harriett Stewart; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, Frederick. The Rev. George G. Earle Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 8 W. Second St., Frederick, MD 21701.
Shirley E. Swartz
Shirley Elizabeth Gross Swartz, 61, of 131 Sunflower Drive in Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.
Born May 15, 1942, in Mapleville, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Anna Mae Flook Gross.