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Obituaries

January 21, 2004

Jay L. Seylar


GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Jay L. Seylar, 80, of 11187 Williamsport Pike, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at his home.

Born March 24, 1923, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late H. Stanley and Ruth Ommert Seylar.

He retired from Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle.

He was a member of Senior Mens Group of Greencastle; Grove Gray Group; and Mason Dixon Travelers Camping Club.

He is survived by his wife, Janet R. Barnes Seylar, whom he married June 10, 1950; two sons, Gregory L. Seylar of Waynesboro, Pa. and Kenneth R. Seylar of Greencastle; two sisters, Mildred Sweigert of St. Thomas, Pa. and Grace Gearhart of Shady Grove; one brother, Ralph Seylar of Chambersburg, Pa.; three grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; and one stepgreat-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rosaline Byers; and two brothers, Robert Seylar and John Seylar.

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Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle. The Rev. Glen A. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle, and at the church Saturday at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA 17225; or Lutheran Home Care Services, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Robert S. White


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Robert Shirley White, 69, of 144 Higgs Blvd., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Sept. 2, 1934, in Middleway, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Edna Zumbro White.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Viands White.

He was a retired cement finisher in the construction industry.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by four daughters, Tammy White and Debra L. Stottlemyer, both of Ranson, Libby White of Charles Town, and Donna S. Martin of Inwood, W.Va.; one son, Bobby White of Charles Town; three sisters, Margaret Baker of Chambersburg, Pa., Betty Poston of Middleway, and Mary Castleman of Wadesville, Va.; two brothers, J. W. White of Pasadena, Texas and James White of Middleway; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas F. White, Richard White, William W. White, and Charles L. White.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Douglas Fraim will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Winchester Medical Center, Coronary Unit, 1840 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601.




Hattie M. Ardinger


Hattie Mae Ardinger, 83, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md.

She was born July 29, 1920, in Hagerstown, to the late George and Edith Stull Price.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Ardinger, on April 5, 2001.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft and was the first female promoted to the position of foreman.

She was the founding partner of Ardinger Oil Company, Williamsport, Md., and a past officer with AC&T, Hagerstown.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was a homemaker and an avid antique collector.

She was a graduate of West Virginia Beauty School of Culture.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport.

She is survived by two sons, Don P. Ardinger and his wife, Sue of Hagerstown, and Ned A. Ardinger and his wife, Sarah of Williamsport; four granddaughters, Kristen Ardinger and Sandra Cousins, both of Jackson, Wyo., Jennifer Kane of Hagerstown, and Kathryn Flynn of Fairfax, Va.; one grandson, James Ardinger of Aberdeen, N.C.; three great-granddaughters, Elyse Kane and Abby Kane, both of Hagerstown, and Natalie Flynn of Fairfax; and three great-grandsons, Jasper Ardinger and Theodore Ardinger, both of Aberdeen, and Miles Kane of Hagerstown.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Tilghman Price, Owen Price, Charles Price and Glenn Price.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. Gregory Martin officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to: Reeder's Memorial Home Resident Bus Fund in memory of Hattie Mae Ardinger, Attn: Sonia Collins, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Joy A. Gouker


Mrs. Joy Ann Gouker, 72, of Frederick, peacefully departed this life on Monday, Jan. 19, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

She was the wife of John Thomas Gouker, her husband of 20 years.

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