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Obituaries

January 18, 2004

Richard A. Miller


MONTVERDE, Fla. - Richard Alvin Miller, 89, of Woodlands Lutheran Camp Montverde, Fla., and formerly of Putter Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Ocoee Healthcare Center in Ocoee, Fla.

He was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Perry County, Pa., to the late Theodore and Ethel Clara Shumaker Miller.

He was raised by Tressler Orphan's Home in Loysville, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Catherine Mitchell Miller in 1960, and his second wife, Margaret Kathryn Tasker Miller in 1995.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a high school graduate of Dunncannon, Pa., and he attended classes at the University of Maryland.

He was a self-employed plumber. He was the first plumbing inspector for Washington County from 1958 to 1973. He also was the first plumbing instructor at Career Studies Center from 1973 to 1979.

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He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport.

He was past president of Western District Lutheran Church Men.

He was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion of Williamsport, Md.; AARP; and a charter member of the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway, Md.

He volunteered for more than 50 years with the Boy Scouts of America and was a life member of the Washington County PTA.

He is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Jean Doerr of Ramrod Key, Fla.; one son, Fred E. Miller of Panama City Beach, Fla.; one sister, Leah Granger of Perry County, Pa.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

He was predeceased by one sister, Helen Johner; and two brothers, Earl L. Miller and Lester M. Miller.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport, Md., at 1 p.m. with Rev. W. Gregory Martin officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Paige E. Andrews


Paige Elizabeth Andrews, 24, of 1121 Lindsay Lane, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in Frederick, Md.

Born in Hagerstown, on Wednesday, April 11, 1979, she was the daughter of Darren R. Andrews of Hagerstown and Deborah D. Bartles Stevenson of Hagerstown.

She was a 1997 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and was currently attending Hagerstown Community College. She was employed as the Early Child Care Educator at the Hagerstown Y.M.C.A. She was a member of Christ's United Church of Christ in Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by brother, Aaron R. Andrews of Martinsburg, W.Va.; stepmother, Patrea Andrews of Hagerstown; stepfather, Don R. Stevenson of Hagerstown; maternal grandparents, Dean and Virginia Bartles of Hagerstown; paternal grandmother, Mildred Harple of Hagerstown; half sister, Heather M. Andrews of Hagerstown; stepsister, S. Dawn Stevenson of Mount Pleasant, S.C..; stepsister, Robin Randall of Hagerstown; stepbrother, Benjamin Stevenson of Gaithersburg, Md.; great-aunt, Helen White of Hagerstown.

Services will be held at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. C. Richard Masters officiating.

Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hagerstown Y.M.C.A. Daycare Center, 1100 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Washington County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Harry L. Smeltzer


RANSON, W.Va. - Harry L. Smeltzer, 76, of Ranson, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Blue Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Sept. 15, 1927, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Archie Smeltzer and Goldie Covett Smeltzer-Oden.

He was formerly employed by Halltown Paperboard Co. in Halltown, W.Va.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his close friends, his caregiver, Peggy Jenkins of Ranson, Turtle McDonald, Alexander Green and Lanie Jenkins.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery in Martinsburg, W.Va. Pastor Bill Custer will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

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