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Obituaries

January 10, 2004

Dr. Jean A. Williams


Dr. Jean A. Williams, 83, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Towson, Md., Leesburg, Fla., and Erie, Pa., died on January 8, 2004. She was born in Whitestown, Pa., on February 4, 1920. She was preceded in death by Dr. Robert E. Williams Sr., her husband, and Elizabeth "Betty" Dolan, Beryl Brown and Patricia Godwin, her sisters.

She attended Bethany College and graduated with an undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University, held a master's of science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and earned a doctor of education from Sarasota University.

Dr. Williams was formerly a professor of education at Villa Maria College in Erie, Pa., and past matron of Delta 516 Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Towson Presbyterian Church and active in the Boy Scouts as a leader and a counselor.

She is survived by her sons, Dr. Robert E. Williams of Towson and Dr. David A. Williams of Smithsburg, Md., and their wives Karen and Joyce Williams. She is the grandmother of Gareth T. Williams, Erin E. Williams and Jacob H. Williams. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas R. Allen of Sweekley, Pa.; and stepsister, Trudi Robinson of Lakeland, Fla.

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The family will be receiving guests on Sunday, January 11, 2004, from 11 a.m., and a memorial service will follow commencing at noon at the Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave., Smithsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, MD 21204; or the Boy Scouts of America.




Max R. Baltozer


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Max R. Baltozer, 80, of 77 Field Circle, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born March 20, 1923, in Blain, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph G. and Lea Anderson Baltozer.

His wife, Ruth Zeager Baltozer, whom he married June 5, 1947, died June 24, 2000.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg after 35 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and also was active in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Chambersburg.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 and Loyal Order of the Moose 842, both of Chambersburg; Deitrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 of St. Thomas, Pa.; and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He is survived by two sons, Barry L. Baltozer and Jeffrey L. Baltozer, both of Chambersburg; one sister, Mable Keiser of Florin, Pa.; two brothers, William Baltozer of Lancaster County, Pa., and Jim Grub of Mount Joy, Pa.; two stepsisters, Jean Myers of Mount Joy and Arlene Souder of Highspire, Pa.; one stepbrother, Clyde Grub of Highspire; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Clyde H. DeShong III will officiate. Burial will be in West Green Tree Cemetery in Elizabethtown, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201




Denton R. Forney


MARION, Pa. - Denton R. Forney, 57, of 5181 Main St., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 27, 1946, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Donald F. and Gladys L. Walck Forney.

He last worked at Staple's on Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW in Chambersburg.

He is survived by one sister, Judith A. Jones of Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, James N. Forney of Chambersburg; one niece and four nephews.

Memorial services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Marion First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Renner will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Sunday at the church one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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




Polly M. Shimer


MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Polly Morton Shimer, 80, of 301 S. First St., died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

She was the daughter of the late George P. and Laura Smith Morton.

She was co-owner of Shimer's Body Shop in McConnellsburg.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in McConnellsburg and Lutheran Church Women.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, John R. Shimer; and one sister, Jean Mellott of McConnellsburg.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Allison, Nella Martz and Doris Hawbaker; and one brother, George P. Morton Jr.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in McConnellsburg. Pastor Alan Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg.

Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

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