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Obituaries

March 17, 2004
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ZULLINGER, Pa. - Mary Ruth Seilhamer Oberholzer, 74, of 12086 Scott Road, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 28, 1929, near Leitersburg, she was the daughter of the late William Neil and Carrie Grace Poper Seilhamer.

Her husband, Samuel Clinton Oberholzer, died Oct. 15, 1967. They were married Aug. 23, 1948.

She attended school in Leitersburg.

She retired from Regency in Waynesboro, Pa., in 1983.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Leitersburg.

She was a member of Waynesboro Motorcycle Club Inc., and American Motorcycle Association.

She is survived by her companion, Robert L. Helman of Zullinger; one son, Samuel E. Oberholzer Sr., of Waynesboro; one sister, Delores J. Barnhart of Waynesboro; three brothers, Joseph W. Seilhamer of Zullinger, Marlin N. Seilhamer of Waynesboro and Harold L. Seilhamer of Leitersburg; four grandsons; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Robertson, in 1999.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Rev. Patricia D. Hendricks will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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




Stanley H. Souders


Stanley Herbert Souders, 76, of Hagerstown, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro.

Born Aug. 31, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Edwin Stanley and Lillian Barbara Meussner Souders.

He retired from the federal government.

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

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He was a member of American Legion Funkstown Post 211; BPO Elks 378; and Columbia Typographical Union.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Kathryn Souders; one daughter, Deborah Campbell of Sykesville, Md.; one son, Richard Souders of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Ruth Dunleavy of Hagerstown and Doris J. Souders of Rockville, Md.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends Thursday at noon at the funeral home.




Charles E. Rohrer


Charles Edward Rohrer, 67, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Apt. 101 N., Hagerstown, who died Saturday, March 13, 2004, also was the owner of Atlas Overhead Door Co. for 27 years; a veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy; and a member of the American Legion of Waynesboro, Pa.




James F. Bush Jr.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James F. Bush Jr., 84, of 875 B Menno Village, died Tuesday March 16, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 8, 1919, in Westfield, N.J., he was the son of the late James F. Bush and Harriet Louise Beck Bush.

He retired in 1976 as purchasing manager of Rohm and Haas Co. in Philadelphia.

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

He was a member of Collenbrook United Church in Drexel Hill, Pa.; and Central Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg. He served as an elder, board of trustees president, and chairman of endowment funds, among other positions.

He was a member of Atlas Lodge F&AM of Westfield, N.J.; National Association of Purchasing Managers, of which he was director of the Philadelphia Association and director of the Chemical Buyers Group; and a member of the Chemical Marketing Research Association.

He played semi-professional baseball and managed youth baseball teams; and was a Boy Scout leader.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Muir, whom he married July 18, 1943; one daughter, Cheryl A. Wauls of Chambersburg; one son, Robert F. Bush of Media, Pa.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. Chaplain Vernon Isner will officiate. Burial will be in Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills, Pa.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to the Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Esther Y. Carbaugh


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Esther Yeager Carbaugh, 75, of 1070 Stouffer Ave., died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Manor Care Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born April 5, 1928, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late J.C. and Mary Etter Yeager.

She was a 1949 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She had been employed as a hand presser by Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, for 33 years. She retired in 1991.

She is survived by three daughters, Karen Shaw of Greencastle, Pa., Cindy Mouse and Mary Ann Carbaugh, both of Chambersburg; two sons, Robert Carbaugh of Greencastle and Randy Carbaugh of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

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