Obituaries for 5/19

May 19, 2004

Marvin C. Honodel

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marvin C. Honodel, 72, of 32 Eastland Circle, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at his home.

Born July 21, 1931, in Waynesboro, he was the son of Mildred O. Smith Honodel of Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa., and the late Clyde A. Honodel.

He was a 1949 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He attended Hagerstown Junior College and Centenary College in Shreveport, La.

He and Eldon L. Joiner owned and operated Joiner-Honodel Insurance Agency Inc.

He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a member of Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, and was past treasurer.

He was a board member of the local chapter of the American Red Cross and the Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, a past treasurer of Waynesboro Jaycees, a member of Always There Hook and Ladder Co. and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, among other organizations.


He is survived by his wife, Margaret Beeler "Margie" Honodel, whom he married June 8, 1957; one daughter, Susan Doub of Lancaster, Pa.; three sons, Stephen Honodel, Stuart Honodel and John Honodel, all of Waynesboro; one brother, Richard J. Honodel of Mobile, Ala.; six grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by an infant twin sister, Margaret O. Honodel and one brother, Howard E. Honodel.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Waynesboro Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate.

Burial will be private.

There will be no public viewing; the family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268 or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Richard E. Racey

FREDERICK, Md. - Richard Eugene Racey, 53, of Frederick, died Sunday, May 16, 2004.

Born in Maryland, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Viola Thomson.

He had worked at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Frederick.

He is survived by one sister, Lori Beam of Frederick; three brothers, Edward Racey of Charleston, W.Va., James Racey of Hagerstown and Jeffery Racey of Charles Town, W.Va.; and his stepmother, Sharon Racey of Frederick.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick.

Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Kenney and Basford Funeral Home in Frederick.

Ray M. Truax

FREDERICK, Md. - Ray M. Truax, 64, of Pinoak Drive, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at his home.

Born May 13, 1940, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Brady William and Lenore O'Rourke Truax.

He was a machinist for Trantec in Adamstown, Md.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Dyer Truax, whom he married Feb. 17, 1963; one daughter, Robin Panzone of Frederick; one son, Matthew Truax of Frederick; five sisters, Ruth Keefer and June Percy, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Lorraine Adams, Vallie Schetrompf and Linda Ray, all of Hancock; two brothers, Lyle Truax of Hyattsville, Md., and Gene Truax of Hancock; two grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Truax and Virgil Truax.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home in Hancock. The Rev. Duane Jensen will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Christian Cemetery in Warfordsburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association, c/o Jack Strait, 1311 Mountain Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267.

Barbara S. Fierst

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Barbara S. Fierst, 59, of Martinsburg, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at her home.

Born May 22, 1944, in Pottsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Webster H. and Betty Shimer Steidle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Fierst, M.D.

She was a registered nurse, certified as a diabetes educator.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

She was a member and Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary of Morgantown North Club, a member of Mountain State Council of the Blind, Daughters of the King and a former faculty member of West Virginia University.

She is survived by one sister, Pamela S. Monaco of Elverson, Pa., and one brother, Kurt W. Steidle of Honeybrook, Pa.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 20, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Philip Paradine will officiate.

Burial will be Thursday, June 3, in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Daughters of the King, 435 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30365 or to Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Joseph A. Myers

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