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Obituaries

August 22, 2003

Marvin P. Stambaugh


THURMONT, Md. - Marvin Paul Stambaugh, 57, of 411 E. Main St., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Feb. 6, 1946, in Rocky Ridge, Md., he was the son of the late Marvin Lee and Mary Catherine Owen Stambaugh.

He was employed at Moore Business Forms in Thurmont for 32 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Thurmont.

He was a past commander of Edwin Creeger Post 168 American Legion and a member of AMVETS post 7, both of Thurmont.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patty Pittinger Stambaugh; one daughter, Paula Boyer of Rocky Ridge; two sons, Jeff Stambaugh of Bunker Hill, W.Va. and Paul Stambaugh of Dawsonville, Ga.; two sisters, Catherine A. Hahn of Rocky Ridge and Alice Stambaugh of Thurmont; one brother, Lee Stambaugh of Thurmont; and five grandchildren.

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Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home in Thurmont. The Rev. Michael Watson will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery in Rocky Ridge.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.




Edward B. Barnes


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Edward Bernard Barnes Ph.D., 80, of Harpers Ferry, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003.

Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Covington, Ky., he was the son of the late Mary Huber and Edward Barnes.

A nuclear physicist, he retired from the Department of Energy as a classifier.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Mader Barnes; nine children, Mary Carol Mellen of Yorktown, Ind., Mary Ann Barnes of Cold Spring, Ky., Edward J. Barnes and Mary Helen Barnes, both of Southgate, Ky., Mary Teresa Estes of Stephens Point, Wis., Lawrence J. Barnes of Kettering, Ohio, Mary Kathleen Wheeler of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Anthony G. Barnes of Frankfort, Ky., and Daniel B. Barnes of Bridgetown, Ohio; one sister, Helen Gausepohl of Elsmere, Ky.; 21 grandchildren; four nephews; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by an aunt and an uncle.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, W.Va.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in the greater Cincinnati area.

Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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




Martin R. Gordon Sr.


Martin Raymond Gordon Sr., 85, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 22, 1917, in Wilson, Md., he was the son of the late Elmer Raymond and Edna Ohlen (Strausberg) Gordon.

He retired after 30 years with the Washington County Roads Department.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 212, and a past governor, American Legion Post 202 in Williamsport, VFW Post 1936 in Hagerstown, Eagles Club of Hagerstown and Brothers of the Brush in Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ella M. Reynolds Gordon; four daughters, Sylva Kessler of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Beth Ann Sirbaugh of Boonsboro, Dianna Turner and Karen Wigfield, both of Hagerstown; one son, Martin R. Gordon Jr. of Hagerstown; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Gordon and Janice Gordon; two sisters and one brother.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Brethren in Christ Church in Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. Lester Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military honors by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Ella M. Gordon, 810 Mulberry Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Edward E. Stout Jr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edward Everett Stout Jr., 73, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at his home.

Born April 4, 1930, in Morgantown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Everett and Lorraine Stout.

He was a graduate of Fairmont West High School.

He and his wife owned and operated Jason's Restaurant.

He served in the military during the Korean War.

He was a member of Cress Creek Country Club; and Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn "Kay" Stout; one son, Donald Bryant; five grandchildren, Sarah Bryant, Kelly Bryant, Todd Bishop, Travis Bishop and Trent Bishop; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; one half brother; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Burial will be private.

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

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Home in Martinsburg.




Kenneth C. Hamrick


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