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Obituaries

January 20, 2004

Garnet E. Spoonhour Sr.


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Garnet E. Spoonhour Sr., 74, of 4720 Old Forge Road, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1929, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Irvin E. and Margaret J. Hall Spoonhour.

He attended school in Pond Bank, Pa.

He worked for Knouse Foods, Peach Glen, for 10 years, retiring in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Delma M. Reheard Spoonhour, whom he married March 5, 1954; four daughters, Yolonda S. Gesell of Quincy, Pa., Martina M. Powell of Zullinger, Pa., Lillie M. Vinson of Rouzerville, Pa., and Sandra D. McCoy of South Mountain, Pa.; seven sons, Garnet E. Spoonhour Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., Robert Spoonhour of Orlando, Fla., Clarence L. Spoonhour, Curtis Spoonhour, Charles W. Spoonhour and Irvin K. Spoonhour, all of South Mountain, and Donald R. Spoonhour of Pleasant Hall, Pa.; one sister, Lois A. Ansell of Mont Alto, Pa.; one brother, Johnny Spoonhour of Pond Bank; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by one son, Randal D. Spoonhour; one sister, Mae E. Bumbaugh; and one brother, Charles W. Spoonhour.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. C. Roy Daywalt will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Mont Alto.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Mrs. Delma Spoonhour, 4720 Old Forge Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222.




Geraldine L. Torcasso


Geraldine L. Torcasso, 76, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of East Liverpool, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Avalon Manor, Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 6, 1927, in Hookstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard E. and Mary Mansfield Rambo.

She had been a waitress at the former Grace's Lunch and Reed's Dairy of Midland, Pa.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Paul Prodonovich of Hagerstown, Nancy and David Ulizio of Industry, Pa., and Teresa and David Johnson of Amherst, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her brother, William H. Rambo of Lakeland, Fla.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Torcasso, on Dec. 15, 1993; her son, Michael Doyle; and her brother, Robert Rambo.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the D.L. Williams Funeral Home, 848 Midland Ave., Midland, where a service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Wilmer Olszewski, pastor of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church, will officiate.

Interment will follow in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Greene Township, Pa.




John R. Largent


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John R. "Buttons" Largent, 79, of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, and formerly of 57 W. Franklin St., Greencastle, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born July 15, 1924, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Albert James and Myrtle Mae Harm Largent.

He attended Waynesboro schools.

He opened Largent's Upholstery Shop in Greencastle in 1967 and operated it until his retirement in 1994.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. His decorations included the Victory Medal and the Korean Service Medal.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans; Waynesboro Tiger Football Team from 1947 to 1950; and the Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon.

He is survived by one brother, Theodore R. Largent of Martinsburg; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie Largent, Elizabeth Dawson, Evelyn Manahan and Margaret Myers; one half sister, Frances Kendall; and one half brother, Clarence A. Largent.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. James T. Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, with military honors by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Ethel L. Dunham


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ethel L. Dunham, 84, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at her home.

Born Oct. 30, 1919, in Antietam, she was the daughter of the late Josephus and Annie Baker Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Dunham.

She was a member of Rosemont Grace Brethren Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Hendershot of Warrenton, Va., and Frances Greenfield of Martinsburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Carl A. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Rosemont Grace Brethren Church, 117 S. Illinois Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Cora I. Melback


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