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Obituaries

December 16, 2003

Jack M. Sunderland


Jack M. Sunderland, 69, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born April 5, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Hugh Milburn Sr. and Winifred Maxine Hunt Sunderland.

He was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Germany.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

He was a member of W.D. Byron VFW Post 1936.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Mary Ellen Sunderland; one daughter, Donna Kay Sunderland of Hagerstown; one brother, William J. Sunderland of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Maxine Sunderland; and two brothers, Hugh M. Sunderland Jr., and James L. Sunderland.

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Services will be Thursday at noon at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Dale R. Carver will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery with military services by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.




Lester Snider


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lester "Pinky" Snider, 86, of Menno Haven, and formerly of St. Thomas, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 21, 1917, in Upton, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel and Nina Dentler Snider.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.

He was a member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church.

He was a member of George Washington Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. of Chambersburg, and Harrisburg Zembo Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Woods Snider, whom he married June 1941; one daughter, Darlene B. Hamlin of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one son, the Rev. Dr. Martin L. Snider of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; two sisters, Jane Fetterhoff of Greencastle, Pa., and Alice Hartman of Hagerstown; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Paul Crawford Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Montgomery Brethren In Christ Church Cemetery, near Upton.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 248, St. Thomas, PA 17252.




Cecil V. Steed


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Cecil V. "Sam" Steed, 82, of Shannondale, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at his home.

Born July 4, 1921, in Clinton, Utah, he was the son of the late Ezra and Eva Steed.

He was employed by Sperry Univac Industries in Washington, D.C.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years.

He was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

He had been a member of Shannondale Club LTD.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eunice E. "Stormy" Wynn Steed; two daughters, Cheryl V. Joines of Greensboro, N.C., and Eva S. Taintor of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Keith Steed of Sunset, Utah; two grandchildren; and one nephew.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Building, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032; or the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.




Malcoma Stanton


Malcoma Stanton, 89, of Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1914, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Brown.

Her husband, Henry Stanton I, died in 1954.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty L. Reese; three granddaughters, Ruby Barnett, Regina Mason and Tracey Brown, all of Hagerstown; four grandsons, Larry Stanton, Christopher Scott, Toy Trent and Reginald Scott Jr., all of Hagerstown; 14 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Gertrude Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no visitation.




Carl S. Eby


CLEAR SPRING - Carl S. Eby, 83, of 11932 Ashton Road, died at his home Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, following an extended illness.

Born June 15, 1920, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Emma Showalter Eby.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of Clear Spring Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rhoda H. Martin Eby; two daughters, Betty J. Martin of Clear Spring, and Erla Hostetter of Greencastle, Pa.; four sons, Kenneth E. Eby of Hagerstown, Clifford R. Eby of Williamsport, C. Lester Eby of Clear Spring, now serving in Ethiopia, and C. Leonard Eby of Mercersburg, Pa.; one sister, Dorothy M. Horst of Broadway, Va.; 40 grandchildren and 102 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister; three brothers; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Clear Spring Mennonite Church. The local ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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