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Obituaries

November 19, 2003

Nancy A. Dewease


WILLIAMSPORT - Nancy Arlene Hanks Dewease, 48, of 416 S. Artizan St., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Washington County Hospital in Hagers-town.

Born Aug. 12, 1955, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Wayne Watson and Delores Ruth Bradshaw Hanks.

She was a graduate of Southern Fulton High School in Warfordsburg, Pa., and attended Hagerstown Junior College.

She was employed by the State of Maryland Department of Social Services, retiring in 2001.

She attended Trinity Bible Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Herman Dewease, whom she married Feb. 14, 1999; one daughter, Kristy Zombro of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two sons, Todd Bishop of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Scott Bishop of Hagerstown; three sisters, Carol Cook of Clear Spring, Cindy Rabon of Hagerstown and Pam Hanks of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one brother, Steve Hanks of Hancock; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Hanks.

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A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Bible Church in Hagerstown. Pastor Betty Jones will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Childrens Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.




Mary S. Gallo


Mary Susan Gallo, 83, of 325 Daycotah Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 28, 1920, in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Wade and Sadie Delauder Warrenfeltz.

Her husband, Santo "Bud" Gallo, died in 1987.

She was co-owner of Gallo's for 30 years.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Jeanna F. Gallo of Hagerstown; one sister, Vada Lantz of Frederick, Md.; and two brothers, Grayson Warrenfeltz of Funkstown, and Donald Warrenfeltz of Smithsburg.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.




Robert H. Strother III


Robert H. Strother III, 49, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 26, 1954, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Mary E. Clark Strother.

He is survived by his wife, Gail E. Johnson Strother; one daughter, Gail E. Strother of Washington, D.C.; four sons, Robert H. Strother IV, Gregory J. Strother and Brian E. Strother, all of Hagerstown, and David M. Strother of Annapolis; two sisters, Dorothy L. Walltower of Fort Washington, Md., and Rosemarie V. Goode of Springfield, Va.; two brothers, Alvin E. Strother of Maryland and John J. Strother of District Heights, Md.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Julie Ann Strother.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Second Christian Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Rose Ann Duckett will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Edgar F. Burkholder


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Edgar F. Burkholder, 88, of Menno-Haven, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003.

Born April 6, 1915, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Meria Frey Burkholder.

His wife, L. Alice Burkholder, died Jan. 6, 2001.

He was employed as a painter for 40 years.

He was a member of Salem United Brethren Church, taught Sunday school, was music director and was on the board of trustees.

He is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Baldner of St. Thomas, Pa., and Wilma I. Carbaugh of Chambersburg; one son, Wayne E. Burkholder of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Salem United Brethren Church. The Rev. Ronald L. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home; and at the church Friday at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Brethren Church, 4349 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Wayne B. Morris


Wayne B. Morris, 68, of 18107 Pin Oak Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home.

Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Abraham and Neva Coffman Smith.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 25 years, retiring in 1986.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of B.P.O. Elks 378, American Legion, Clear Spring Post 22 and Beaver Creek Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Deener Morris; one daughter, Verna Beard of Williamsport; two sons, Barry Morris of Woodbine, Md., and Curt Zimmerman of Hancock; one sister, Judy Breeden of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki McCauley; and two brothers, Jack Morris and Lee Smith.

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