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Obituaries

October 24, 2003
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In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Linda A. Gibson of Wheaton, Md.; grandson, Michael A. Gibson of Martinsburg, W.Va.; grandson, Kevin R. Gibson and granddaughter, Courtney, of Germantown, Md.; great-granddaughter, Amber R. Gibson of Round Lake, Ill.; great-granddaughter, Alyssa M. Gibson of Germantown; great-granddaughter, Brittany Burley of Germantown; great-granddaughter, Christine Doane of Round Lake; and great-grandson, Dustin Doane of Round Lake.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.




Carl A. Brindle


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Carl A. Brindle, 83, of 2070 Philadelphia Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at his home.

Born July 6, 1920, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late William Floyd and Beula Mae Bitner Brindle.

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He was a 1939 graduate of Shippensburg High School, and a graduate of Carlisle, Pa., Commercial College with a degree in accounting. He pursued advanced courses in accounting and related subjects at Penn State University, the University of Virginia and the University of Toledo.

He was employed by the U.S. Army Major Items Data Agency, last at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring in 1975 after 30 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of Middle Spring (Pa.) Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Cumberland Valley Lodge 315 A.F. & A.M. of Shippensburg; Harrisburg Consistory of Harrisburg, Pa.; and Scottish Rite Club of Shippensburg, among other organizations.

He was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and performance awards. He was a nominee for the 1968 Federal Personnel Council Civil Service Executive of the Year while at Letterkenny.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Rebok Brindle, whom he married Aug. 30, 1941; one daughter, Janice B. Rearick of Greencastle, Pa.; one son, William A. Brindle of Chambersburg; one sister, Helen Sterett of New Cumberland, Pa.; four grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Grace P. Franklin Brindle.

Services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Revs. James Richwine and William H. Harter will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Cumberland Valley Lodge 315 A.F. & A.M. will conduct a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, 135 Middle Spring Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257; or The Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Herbert L. Younker Sr.


Herbert L. Younker Sr., 64, of National Pike, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 27, 1939, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Herman Younker and Pansy Marie Younker Coonrod.

He was a 1957 graduate of Hancock High School.

He was employed by C. William Hetzer as a shop superintendent for almost 20 years.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Williamsport Red Men and Loyal Order of the Moose in Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Alban Younker, whom he married March 20, 1998; one daughter, Kimberly S. Keesecker of Hancock; three sons, Herbert L. Younker Jr. and Mark A. Younker, both of Hagerstown, and Brian S. Younker of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; four sisters, Ruth Walls of Hancock, Betty Stotler of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Wanda J. Morrill of Carmi, Ill., and Bonnie Weller of Warfordsburg, Pa.; four brothers, Robert Younker, Ray Younker and Lennard Younker, all of Hancock, and Melvin Younker of Berkeley Springs; nine stepsisters; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edna I. Fisher; and one brother, Herman A. Younker.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Pastor Robert D. Smith Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750, to help defray funeral expenses.




Wade M. Painter Sr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Wade Miller Painter Sr., 60, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Born March 21, 1943, he was the son of the late Clarence and Helen Buckner Painter.

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

He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly J. Painter of Martinsburg; three sons, Wade M. Painter Jr., Douglas Painter and Christopher J. Painter, all of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two sisters, Eleanor Williams and Ann Jarvis; and one brother, Robert W. Painter.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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