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Obituaries

October 12, 2003

Katharine C. Orwig


BEREA, Ky. - Katharine Cook Orwig, 83, of Van Winkle Grove, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Berea Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Minneapolis, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Gertrude Evans Cook.

She was a graduate of Minnesota University.

She taught high school science at St. Mary's Hall Episcopal School in Faribault, Minn.

She was an Episcopalian and a member of Union Church in Berea.

She taught English as a second language to children in Hong Kong and Thailand.

She is survived by her husband, James Orwig; three daughters, Margaret Craig and Elizabeth Orwig, both of Springfield, Ohio, and the Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt of Hancock; a sister, Carolyn Skinner of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, the Rev. Samuel Cook, and a sister, Helen Jones.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish, Organ Fund, 2 E. High St., Hancock, MD 21750, or St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Memorial Fund, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Edna C. Westenhaver


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edna C. Westenhaver, 92, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Blue Ridge Health Care in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born April 13, 1911, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ebenezer and Angie Elizabeth Shroades Butler.

She is survived by two nieces, Elsie Keesecker and Eleanor Waters, and a nephew, Harry L. Baker.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Baker, Naomi Barney and Orpha Widmeyer, and two brothers, Edward Butler and Gorman Butler.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Rosedale Cemetery. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.




Mary Jane Munson


HANCOCK - Mary Jane Trail Munson, 74, of U.S. 40, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Hagers-town.

Born Dec. 11, 1928, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Hughey and Thelma Barnhart Trail.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold F. Munson, in 1983.

She was a 1948 graduate of Southern Fulton High School in Warfordsburg, Pa.

She had been employed by the Tri-Angle Restaurant as a waitress.

She was a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church in Hancock.

She was a member of Warfordsburg Grange and a former member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 Auxiliary of Hancock.

She is survived by six daughters, Andrea Stottler and Janet Mellott, both of Hancock, Carolyn Thomas of Fort Loudon, Pa., Alice Boyer of Indian Springs, Md., Sandra M. Munson of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Linda Munson at home; five sons, Edward Munson and Gary Munson, both at home, Glen Munson and Ronald Munson, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Joseph Munson in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Florida; two brothers, William Trail of Whispering Pines, Pa., and James Trail of Warfordsburg, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary E. Munson, and an infant brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church in Hancock. The Rev. Philip Unger will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home in Hancock and Wednesday at noon at the church. The funeral home will open Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244-2883, or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.




Hilda E. Bondarenko


ROSEMONT, Md. - Hilda Edith Bondarenko, 79, of Rosemont and formerly of Burkittsville, Md., died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, of a heart attack before reaching Frederick Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nikolai Bondarenko, in 1969.

Born in Breslau, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Auguste Nawe.

She was a member of Brunswick First Church of God on Brunswick Street.

She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in June 1997 at age 73.

She is survived by four daughters, Anna Bondarenko, Maria Bondarenko, Nadia Bondarenko and Katherina Quijada-Cusack, all of Knoxville, Md.; two sons, Andre Bondarenko of Knoxville and Alex Bondarenko of Brunswick, Md.; two sisters, Traudle Schultz and Gerda Grimm, both of Germany; a brother, Helmut Nawe of Germany; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Nawe.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brunswick First Church of God. Pastor Ernest Witmer will officiate. Burial will be in Jefferson Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, which will open at 9 a.m.

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