YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsWva


April 04, 2004

Mildred M. Gardner

THURMONT, Md. - Mildred Madeline Utz Gardner, 88, formerly of Thurmont, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at Homewood at Crumland Farms.

Born Dec. 18, 1915, in Emmitsburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late George Norman and Myrtle M. Ferguson Holtz.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Bernard Utz, and her second husband, Thomas Gardner.

She was a 1932 graduate of Thurmont High School.

She is survived by one son, Larry B. Utz of Emmitsburg; two sisters, Blanche P. Keeney of Thurmont, and Betty J. Burgess of Hagerstown; one brother, Paul W. Holtz of Cascade; one stepgrandson; two stepgreat-grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles F. Holtz and Wilbur G. Holtz.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, Thurmont. The Rev. Ruth Ann Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, Md.


The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

William A. Kneisly Jr.

INWOOD, W.Va. - William Adrian "Buck" Kneisly Jr., 73, of Inwood, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at his home.

Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William A. Kneisly Sr. and Lottie Welty Kneisly.

He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He retired from DuPont.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Martinsburg Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 120 and Knights of Columbus Council 1169.

He was a Boy Scout leader of Troop 66 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Phyllis I. Kneisly; one daughter, Debra J. Kneisly of Gastonia, N.C.; one son, Daniel L. Kneisly Sr. of Arden, W.Va.; three sisters, Helen Keppler of Lanham, Md., Jean Farmer of Concord, Mass., and Ilene Knickerbocker of San Diego; one brother, Vincent Kneisly of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Arden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sharon Bourgeois will officiate. Burial will be in Arden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601; or Arden United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Ron Nagley, 5028 Arden-Nollville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Richard Schott

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Lt. Col. Richard Schott was killed in action April 7, 1972, in Vietnam. His remains were found and identified and will be returned to his family on Tuesday.

Born in 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Muriel and Charles Schott.

He was a graduate of Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y.; New York State School of Forestry at Syracuse (N.Y.) University; and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He also attended American University in Washington, D.C.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, among other awards. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

He is survived by his widow, Joan Schott Kartley of Shepherdstown; three daughters, Susan Schott, Cindy S. Cook and Heather Schott, all of Shepherdstown; two sons, Richard Schott of Kingman, Kan., and Christopher Schott of Fort Benning, Ga.; and one brother, Stephen Schott of Washington, D.C.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Shepherdstown. The Rev. Matthew Rowgh will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery following the services. A reception will follow the burial at the Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Anne S. Horsfall

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Anne Steffie Horsfall, 88, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Connecticut, died Thursday, April 1, 2004.

Born Nov. 4, 1915, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Edna C. Gerling Steffie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Horsfall.

She shared her needlepoint and knitting talents through her work at Yarncrafts in Old Greenwich, Conn.

She volunteered as a Pink Lady at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia H. Wilson of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; one sister, Betty Steffie of Martinsburg; six grandchildren, Jay Crichton, Kathy Halliwell, Melissa Ostrom, Jennifer Wolf, Matt Crichton and Keith Wilson; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ellen Crichton; one son, Richard S. Horsfall; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be Friday, April 16, at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or C-CAP Loaves and Fishes, 336 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

John R. Berg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John R. Berg, 84, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at his home.

The Herald-Mail Articles