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Obituaries for 5/16

May 16, 2004

George P. Stains Jr.


George Perry Stains Jr., 71, of 15 Manor Drive in Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 4, 1933, in Washington County, he was the son of the late George and Virginia Stains.

He was employed by the Western Maryland Center.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of AMVETS Post 10 and AMVETS Sad Sacks.

He is survived by his wife, Ileen Stains; two stepdaughters, Regina Stoner and Lisa Turner, both of Hagerstown; one stepson, Larry Maupin Jr. of Hagerstown; one brother, Harry Stains of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Arvel J. Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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




Leah T. Sanchez


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Leah T. Sanchez, 75, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Long Island, N.Y., died Friday, May 14, 2004, at City Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Gussie Starr Gold.

She was a graduate of Brooklyn High School.

She retired as a licensed practical nurse.

She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Sam H. Sanchez; two daughters, Elizabeth Sheehan of Martinsburg, and Cathy Olsen of New York; one son, Steven Sanchez of Derry, N.H.; one sister, Mildred Plotkin of North Carolina; one brother, Alvin Gold of New York; and five grandchildren.

Burial will be at a later date in New York.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Patricia L. Foust


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Patricia Louise O'Hara Foust, 68, of Menno Haven Nursing Home and 10614 Burkett Road in Greencastle, Pa., died Friday, May 14, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born May 20, 1935, in Windber, Pa., she was the daughter of Faye L. Hechler O'Hara of Davidsville, Pa., and the late Olin O'Hara.

She was a graduate of Windber High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Brandts Church of the Brethren in St. Thomas, Pa., where she was a member of Woman's Work.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Richard C. Foust, whom she married June 27, 1954; three daughters, Pamela S. Kuhn of Williamson, Pa., Sally Burkholder of Chambersburg, and Sharon Malone of Carlisle, Pa.; one son, Richard E. Foust of Carmen, Idaho; three sisters, Debra F. Parker of Dale City, Va., Ginger M. Barnes of Windber, and Tammy R. Pearson of Chambersburg; two brothers, James M. O'Hara and Terry L. O'Hara, both of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Samuel O'Hara; and one daughter, Robin J. Foust.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brandts Church of the Brethren, St. Thomas. Pastor Rick Hostetter and Minister Charles R. Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Brandts Church of the Brethren, Good Samaritan, P.O. Box 251, St. Thomas, PA 17252.




Philip F. Gabler


GREENSBORO, N.C. - Philip Frederick Gabler, 88, of Greensboro, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Greensboro.

Born May 27, 1915, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Philip F. and Mabelle Smith Gabler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Miller Gabler, in 1978.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy Seabees.

He served for several years as the executive director of Chambers of Commerce in Georgia, Virginia and Winter Park, Fla., where he raised his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Patricia G. Marks and husband, George, of Jamestown, N.C., Linda Gabler of Greensboro, and Lisa G. Daeke and husband, Alan, of Wake Forest, N.C.; and four grandchildren.




Margaret C. Farris


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Margaret Catherine "Kate" Farris, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Oct. 9, 1923, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Roy A. and Mary Elizabeth Lutman Everett.

She attended Morgan County (W.Va.) schools.

She was employed as a clerk by Berkeley Springs Pharmacy for 25 years, retiring in 1985.

She attended Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd L. Farris Sr., whom she married Jan. 8, 1944; one daughter, Barbara D. Fager of Berkeley Springs; three sons, Robert A. Everett of Sterling, Va., Lloyd L. Farris Jr. of Columbia, Mo., and Edward E. Farris of Goldsboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Michael W. Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles R. Michael, Johnson's Mill Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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