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Obituaries

November 30, 2003

Wayne W. Stoudt


SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Wayne W. Stoudt, 90, of Michaux Manor Living Center and formerly of 11485 Pine Hill Drive, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Michaux Manor.

Born March 24, 1913, in Berks County, Pa., he was the son of the late George Harrison and Laura Mae Wagner Stoudt.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire Elizabeth Adams Stoudt, in 2001. They were married June 26, 1948.

He was a 1931 graduate of Muhlenburg Township High School in Laureldale, Pa., and received his bachelor of science degree in economics from Albright College in Reading, Pa., in 1935.

He was employed by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in Harrisburg, Pa., from 1936 until retiring in 1973 as a rate analyst supervisor.

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

He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, where he was a member and treasurer of the Adult Mixed Sunday School Class; and he and his wife were in charge of the Tape Ministry. Prior to moving to Waynesboro, he and his wife were active in the State Street United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, where he served as the financial secretary.

He was a member of American Legion Post 27 of Harrisburg; National AARP; and the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary E. Licht of Hagerstown and Ruth J. Strausbaugh of Waynesboro; and four grandsons.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Pastor Bill Schuit will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Dorothy J. Laird


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Dorothy Jean Laird, 79, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Haley Sr. and Bessie Wright Haley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson B. Laird.

She retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as a registered nurse.

She is survived by three daughters, Darlene Laird-Adams of Harpers Ferry, Carolyn Carnes of Tallahassee, Fla., and Sharon Harris of Greencastle, Pa.; one son, Bain Laird of Ocean City, Md.; two sisters, Fran Hollaway of Oriental, Ohio and Mildred Gary of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 12 siblings.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Robert D. Ott, 420 Forrest Ave., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry.




Altie E. Mills


KNOXVILLE, Md. - Altie Ellsworth Mills, 95, of 19849 Brownsville Road, who died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, was the daughter of the late David C. Downs and Abby Ellsworth Fowler Grimm.




Sarah C. Darlington


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sarah Catherine Darlington, 95, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003.

Born May 1, 1908, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James W. and Hannah Iliff Speelman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Parker Darlington.

She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Betty M. Darlington of Oakland, Md., Frances C. Spalding and Linda C. Sencindiver, both of Martinsburg, and M. Rosalie Ring of Middleway, W.Va.; three sons, David R. Darlington, John F. Darlington, and Harold Darlington, all of Martinsburg; two sisters, Edith Rush of Winchester, Va. and Blanche Clinedinst of Romney, W.Va.; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and close friend, Al Boyce.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Frank R. Darlington and Parker W. Darlington; seven sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Pastors Charles Henry and Steve Wymer will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Church Cemetery in Romney.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, c/o June Engle, 2661 Charlestown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430.




Vincent A. DeCicco


INWOOD, W.Va. - Vincent Arthur DeCicco, 74, of Inwood, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born April 17, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Vincent and Helen Anderson DeCicco.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ann DeCicco.

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

He is survived by one daughter, Toni Bentivegna of East Islip, N.Y.; one son, James DeCicco of Glengary, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel in Inwood. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery in Hedgesville, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

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