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Obituaries

January 06, 2004

Hannah E. Bouch


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Hannah E. Bouch, 81, of 9795 Hades Church Road, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Aug. 13, 1922, in Clearfield County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Zebail and Ida Smith Waite.

She was a homemaker and served as a pastor's wife for 40 years of ministry in the Brethren in Christ Church.

She was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, near Chambersburg, Pa., and the Berean Sunday school class.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, the Rev. Thomas A. Bouch Jr.; three daughters, Phoebe Wingert of Greencastle, Grace Bert of Charlottesville, Va., and Pamela Bert of Plano, Texas; one sister, Sibbie Rickard of Patton, Pa.; two brothers, Zebail Waite Jr. and William Waite, both of Cleveland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Phoebe Waite; two sisters and five brothers.

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Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church near Chambersburg. The Rev. Ky R. Searcy will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Church Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle; and at the church Friday at 1 p.m.




Florence D. Hornaday


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Florence D. Hornaday, 86, of Penn Hall Nursing Center, and formerly of 2735 Luther Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at the nursing center.

Born Jan. 27, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Florence Klumpp McDermet.

She and her first husband, Val E. Dayton, owned and operated Power Laundry in Amityville, N.Y.

She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her second husband, Donald E. Hornaday; two daughters, Jean Linington of California, and Judy Abrams of New York; two stepsons, Thomas Dayton of Nebraska, and Richard Dayton of Texas; one sister, Lillian Brown of South Carolina; one brother, Arthur McDermet of New Jersey; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, three brothers and one granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chambersburg. Bishop Randy Myers will officiate.

Visitation will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

A second service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home, Amityville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y.

Memorial donations may be made to Lori D. Abrams Scholarship Fund, c/o Judy Abrams, 21 Cleveland Ave., Sayville, NY 11782.

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




Albert O. Wahler


WILLIAMSPORT - Albert Oliver Wahler, 90, of 4 Oak Tree Lane, Apt. G, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1913, in Younkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late James Eugene and Anna Lieburg Wahler.

His wife, Dorothy P. Wahler, died in 1999.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 34 years, retiring in 1975.

He attended Paramount Brethren In Christ Church.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 378 and the Eagles Club Inc., of Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by two sons, John R. Wahler of Hagerstown, and Raymond F. Wahler of Swartz Creek, Mich.; one sister, Marjorie Kovrine of Boynton Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Albert H. Wahler; two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. James R. Stauffer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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




Norma L. Sutherland


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Norma Lee Fierro Sutherland, of Martinsburg, widow of D.A. "Jack" Sutherland, died at her home Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004.

She was born in Martinsburg, July 17, 1924, daughter of the late U. Robert Fierro Sr. and Alverta Virginia Beard Fierro.

Valedictorian of Martinsburg High School Class of 1942, she was named Outstanding Alumna in 1992. She attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati and graduated from Randolph Macon Women's College with a degree in social economics and psychology. She served as president of the College Alumnae in 1950-1952.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she served as Christian Education director and taught Sunday school for more than 30 years.

She credited Randolph Macon's motto, "A Full Life," with instilling in her a dedication to volunteer service that brought her the Governor's Service Award in 1997. In addition to working full time as secretary/treasurer of the Robert Fierro Company, she had a long record of volunteer activities spanning a lifetime in Martinsburg. She was named Martinsburg's First Lady in 1983 by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

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