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Obituaries

December 17, 2003

John Tyrrell Jr.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John Tyrrell Jr., 89, of 25 Birchway Drive, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 25, 1914, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Harriett McKittrick Tyrrell.

He retired in 1973 from Greyhound Buslines in Philadelphia, for whom he drove a bus for 37 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He attended services at Masonic Homes of R.W. Grand Lodge AF&AM of Pennsylvania in Elizabethtown, Pa.

He was a member of Concordia Lodge 67 in Jenkinstown, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth McGhee Tyrrell, whom he married June 27, 1945; two nieces; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Maitland; and one nephew.

Services and viewing will be private. Graveside services will be announced at a later date.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Masonic Homes of R.W. Grand Lodge AF&AM of Pennsylvania, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2199; or to a church of one's choice.

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Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Stephen C. Swartz


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Stephen C. Swartz, 54, of 1579 Bradburg Court, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 7, 1949, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Delores Kline Swartz-Zimmering of Melbourne, Fla., and the late John H. Swartz.

He was a technical applications manager for Sprint P C S in Bethesda, Md.

He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He attended Falling Spring Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of AOPA; and the Crossroads AA Group of Fayetteville, Pa.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Linda M. Mahood Swartz, whom he married Jan. 10, 1970; one daughter, Ilir Jani of Chambersburg; one son, Christopher S. Swartz of Baltimore; one sister, Shawn Quinn of State College, Pa.; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. The Revs. Linda and William Harter will officiate.

Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg; and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, Outreach Ministry, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Bernard C. LaBelle


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bernard C. LaBelle, 88, of 1011 Park Circle West, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 25, 1915, in Coventry, Vt., he was the son of the late Jerome Louis and Jessie May Besaw LaBelle.

He attended Auburn (Ga.) Technical College, majoring in fluid engineering.

He retired in the mid-1980s from Hess Manufacturing in Quincy, Pa.

He was a member of Open Door Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie E. Bagley LaBelle, of Beverly HealthCare in Fayetteville, Pa., whom he married April 28, 1936; two sons, Alan L. LaBelle of Lancaster, Pa., and Neil B. LaBelle of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Open Door Church. The Rev. Keith Skelton will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg; and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Dorothy L. Cook


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Dorothy L. Cook, 79, of 3060 Cook Road, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 10, 1924, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Bessie M. Lehman Thompson.

Her husband, Preston L. Cook, died in 1986.

She was a 1942 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She last worked at W.T. Grant Co. in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Coldspring United Brethren Church in Fayetteville, and taught Sunday school.

She was a teacher and listener with the Bible Release Program. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

She is survived by two daughters, Voneda Mansberger of Chambersburg and Susan L. Truett of Fayetteville; two sons, Preston L. Cook Jr. of Fayetteville and Roger L. Cook of Mont Alto, Pa.; one sister, Joyce Avra of Hodgenville, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Fisher and Ethel Poper.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Camp Joy-El Release Time Program, 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle, PA 17225.




Arline S. Boyes


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