December 06, 2003

Daniel L. Forsythe

TRIANGLE, Va. - Daniel L. Forsythe, Ret. Master Gunnery Sgt. USMC, 61, of Triangle, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Doris Forsythe.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Yukiko Forsythe of the home; five daughters, Carolin St. George of Montclair, Va., Diana Foss of Maine, Mary Forsythe of Springfield, Va., Lisa Forsythe-Robinson and Linda Forsythe, both of Montclair; two brothers, Joe and Donald Forsythe, both of Maryland; three sisters, Bonnie Ridenour and Connie Forsythe, both of Illinois, and Mary Reiff of Maryland; and 11 grandchildren.

Daniel entered the U.S. Marine Corps in August of 1960 and retired at the rank of Master Gunnery Sgt. in March of 1989. His decorations include, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Mast, National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with one star), Vietnam Service Medal (with two stars), Certificates of Commendation, Rifle Expert Badge (8th Award), Letter of Appreciation (4th Award), Pistol Expert Badge (6th Award), Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation, Cross of Gallantry, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. At his retirement, he was presented with the Navy Commendation Medal.


In 1991, Daniel won the Silver Medal in the Police Fire World Championship Games.

The family will receive friends at the Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, Va., 1-703-878-2273 on Monday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the Quantico Marine Corps Base Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Loesch presiding. Interment with full military honors will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 699, Vienna, VA 22183-0699, in memory of Daniel L. Forsythe.

Sue E. Gruber

The family of Sue E. "Betty" Gruber, 86, of Rolling Road, Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Leroy H. Smith

Leroy Harry Smith, 93, of 1175 Professional Court, Hagerstown, and formerly of Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at his home.

Born May 27, 1910, in Mapleville, Md., he was the son of the late Harry M. Smith and Sadie E. Cline Smith Stine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Mae Martz Smith, on Jan. 13, 2003.

He had been a self-employed truck driver.

He was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.

He was a former member of Mason-Dixon Antique Automobile Club; and a senior judge for the Hershey Antique Auto Club Car Show in Pennsylvania.

He is survived by five daughters, Catherine Smith, Betty Printz, Mabel Reynolds, and Doris Boward, all of Hagerstown, and Marie Edwards of LaVale, Md.; one son, George Smith of Jacksonville, N.C.; one sister, Kathleen Newcomer of Boonsboro; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; three sisters, Irene Mozingo, Dorothy Bachtell and Frances Gearhart; one brother, George Smith; and one stepbrother, Preston Stine.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro. The Rev. Rachel Black will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Ruth A. Zullinger

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - Ruth A. Zullinger, 90, of 11250 Sandy Mountain Road, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 15, 1913, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Harvey and Annie Bricker Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Zullinger.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Old Order River Brethren Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Lillian M. Gayman of Orrstown and Esther V. Hoffeditz of Mercersburg, Pa.; one son, Nelson H. Zullinger of Chambersburg; four sisters, Barbara Burkholder of Chambersburg, Elizabeth Meyers and Cora Heckman, both of St. Thomas, Pa., and Miriam Byers of Mercersburg, Pa.; three brothers, Samuel E. Miller and Alva B. Miller, both of Chambersburg, and Seth J. Miller of St. Thomas; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Miller; and an infant brother, John Miller.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Strasburg Mennonite Church. Bishop Joe Conley, Bishop Kenneth Meyers and Minister David Heckman will officiate. Burial will be in Brechbill Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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