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Obituaries

January 17, 2004

John H. Moore


FUNKSTOWN - John Harrison Moore, Esq., 92, of 40 W. Baltimore St., Funkstown, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Clearview Nursing Home, where he was a resident.

Born July 13, 1911, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Gotleib and Caroline Brown Scherpf; his adoptive parents were Robert and Blanche Moore.

He was a graduate of Danville State Nursing School and was employed with the Danville State Hospital. From 1937 to 1940, he was the owner and operator of Moore's Frederick Street Sunoco. During World War II, he was employed by Fairchild Aircraft. After World War II, he was employed as sales manager with Sharrett Motors and then with Massey Ford Used Car dealership.

He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown.

He joined the Hagerstown Lions Club in 1956, most recently serving as the official greeter, and due to his outstanding pancake ticket sales, the Hagerstown Lions Club named the event "John H. Moore Pancake Day" in honor of him. He was a member of BPO Elks 378, the Potomac Fish and Game Club, the Odd Fellows and the Moose in Danville, Pa. He was a former council member for the City of Funkstown and was a current member of the Funkstown Planning and Zoning Commission.

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He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Henrietta E. "Hon" Gearhart Moore.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Cemetery in Danville. The Rev. Jeffery Bohan will officiate.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown.

Family requests the omission of flowers and memorial donations to Hagerstown Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 167, Hagerstown, MD 21741.




Clinton V. Rhodes Sr.


THURMONT, Md. - Clinton V. Rhodes Sr., 79, of 138 Emmitsburg Road, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare Nursing Home in Gettysburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 26, 1924, in Thurmont, he was the son of the late Charles G. and Mary Lacroix Rhodes.

He attended Thurmont schools.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Purple Heart.

He had been a bus driver for Wolfe's Bus Lines for 20 years, retiring in 1990.

He was of the Christian faith.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Edwin G. Creager American Legion Post 168 of Thurmont and the national AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda A. Brown Rhodes, whom he married Sept. 8, 1945; a daughter, Patricia L. Harrison of Rocky Ridge, Md.; a son, Clinton V. Rhodes Jr. of Thurmont; a sister, Winifred Gernand of Thurmont; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda K. Rhodes, and two brothers, Charles Rhodes and Earl Rhodes.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Pastor Linda R. Lambert will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery in Cascade, with military graveside services by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, Pa.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the National World War II Memorial, American Battle Monuments Commission, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C. 20090-6766.




Leone R. Fitz


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Leone R. Martin Fitz, 88, of 14324 Harbaugh Church Road, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Manorcare Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born April 26, 1915, near Zora, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob A. and Ruth A. Harbaugh Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Fitz Jr., in 1997. They were married Oct. 24, 1943.

She attended school in Smithsburg.

She worked for Norman Dayholf Packing House in Edgemont, Md., as a packer.

She was a former member of Harbaugh Reformed Church in Rouzerville, Pa., and a member of Incarnation Church of Christ in Emmitsburg, Md., and the Women's Guild of the church.

She is survived by a son, Richard W. Fitz of Chambersburg; two sisters, Beulah Mentzer and Cleo Martin, both of Waynesboro; two brothers, Earl Martin of Greencastle, Pa., and Clyde H. Martin of Carroll Valley, Pa.; four grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth L. Fitz; a sister, Letha Martin; and two brothers, Gilbert Martin and her twin, Leroy Martin.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Harbaugh Reformed Church, Harbaugh Church Road, Rouzerville. The Rev. Theodore E. Haas will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery in Rouzerville.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Incarnation Church of Christ, P.O. Box 255, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.




James T. Williams


James T. Williams, 91, of 1305 Cedarwood Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 8, 1912, he was the son of the late James Russell and Katie Olivia Williams.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie Harmon Williams, in 1961.

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