August 05, 2003

Henrietta H. Burger

Henrietta Helen Burger, 68, of Hagerstown, died of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at her home.

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Wednesday, July 24, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Mary E. (Bush) Downs.

Her husband, Floyd E. Burger, died in 1997.

She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church.

She was employed as a supervisor at Victor Hosiery for 12 years. She retired from Washington County Hospital after 11 years, then owned and operated Pete's Transfer and Storage.

She was a member of Early Bird Bowling League, and a member and past director of Mason Dixon Bowling Association. She was a life member of Pennsylvania National 600 Bowling Association, AARP and Ladies Auxiliary of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.


She is survived by four daughters, Catherine M. Fiala of Frederick, Md., Frances E. Snyder of Hagerstown, Cheryl A. Fultz of Webster, Texas, and Stephanie A. Burger of Baycliff, Texas; one son, Thomas W. Burger of Smithsburg; two brothers, Henry A. Downs of Oxford, Mich., and Thomas W. Downs of Metamora, Mich.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Elsie Whitmore.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna M. Lounds.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Dale Carver officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Mary C. Gain

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Charlotte Gain, 86, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born Oct. 7, 1916, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Mary Susan Matthews Gain.

She was a graduate of Union Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Baltimore.

A registered nurse, she retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

She is survived by great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Millie R. Collette; and two nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Cemetery. The Rev. Curtis Wheeler will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Donna L. Newsome

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Donna L. Newsome, 46, of 25 Oregon St., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at her home.

Born Nov. 4, 1956, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Donald E. Walker and Hazel Weaver Walker Rohrer.

She was employed at McCoy Electronics of Mercersburg for eight years.

She is survived by her husband, Michael E. Newsome, whom she married April 14, 1995; two sons, Donald S. Cordell of Waynesboro, Pa., and Jamie Lynn Cordell of Mercersburg; one sister, Winnie W. Buterbaugh of Mercersburg; two grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. The Rev. Floyd E. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

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

James A. Bradley

Tragically on Aug. 1, 2003, James A. Bradley died and was welcomed into God's arms and is at peace. He was 33 years old.

Jim, originally from Montgomery, Ind., attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory High School Seminary in Parkersburg, W.Va. After attending Vincennes University and the University of Charleston, he moved to Washington, D.C., a city that he loved since participating in the Presidential Classroom in 1987.

Jim held numerous patronage positions on Capitol Hill and then excelled in business. He founded a commercial cleaning company, J.A. Bradley Timesavers International. He left this venture for a career in the hospital industry. Jim worked as the international accounting manager for Marriott International, comptroller for the sales and marketing division of Marriott Senior Living Services, division auditor for B.F. Saul and Co. and most recently as business manager for Saint Joseph's on Carrolton Manor.

Jim lived in Hagerstown, Md., with his partner and cat (Thor). Jim loved! He loved the theater, the arts, fine food, drink, and bringing joy to others. Jim blessed so many and believed deeply in family and friends.

He is survived by his partner of 13 years, John Nathan Lestitian. Additionally, he is survived by his parents, Donald and Virginia Bradley, William and Nancy Lestitian; brothers, Mark Bradley, Allan Mattingly, William Lestitian and Kevin White; sisters, Becky Bradley, Bonita (Bradley) Mattingly, Tina Bradley, Theresa White and Debbie Lestitian; goddaughter, Madeline White; nieces and nephews, Matthew, Andrew, Kenna, Victoria, Patrick, Abigail and Chloe. There are too many aunts and uncles, cousins, and special friends to list here, but know that he loved everyone.

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