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May 20, 2004

Margaret Onyshczak

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Margaret Onyshczak, 92, of Shenandoah Junction, died Friday, May 7, 2004, in Bakerton, W.Va.

Born Jan. 2, 1912, in Sugar Notch, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Susan Kovale Babuscak.

Her husband, Theodore Onyshczak, preceded her in death.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by two sons, Theodore Onyshczak of Hampton, Va., and Remigius Onyshczak of Shenandoah Junction; one sister, Elizabeth Babuscak of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The Rev. Matthew Rowgh will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carverton, Pa., at a later date.

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There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va.




Richard L. Frey

HANOVER, Pa. - Richard Lance Frey, 57, of 7 Third St., and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at his home.

Born Nov. 14, 1946, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Richard and Irene Witmer Frey.

He was employed as a parts manager of Five Star International in the York, Pa., area.

He was a member of Church of the Brethren in Chambersburg.

He is survived by two sons, Jason T. Frey of Chambersburg and Trevor L. Frey, a student at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald H. Fogelsanger will officiate. Burial will follow in Marion Mennonite Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Yolanda England

MINNEAPOLIS - Yolanda "Sunny" England lost her courageous battle with multiple myeloma Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by husbands Samuel Weiner and Gerald England. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Marci Weiner of Minnetonka, Minn.; daughters, Laurie Bramley of Charlotte, N.C., and Barbara Sutton of Laurel, Md.; and four granddaughters, Melissa, Halley, Jennifer and Carly.

Sunny served her communities extensively as a volunteer. Born in Flushing, N.Y., she moved to East Granby, Conn., in 1967. There, she was the first woman appointed to the Economic Planning Commission, served on the Republican Town Committee and was a delegate to the Republican State Nomination Convention. She was past president of the Greater Hartford B'nai Brith and served as justice of the peace in East Granby.

Moving to Hagerstown in 1977, Sunny continued her volunteering. She was a founding member of Y-Me of the Cumberland Valley, serving as treasurer, vice president and president. Instrumental in Breast Cancer Awareness and Support, she often opened her home to groups needing a place to offer counseling. Sunny served many organizations including Y-Me, the Maryland Cancer Consortium, Grant Committee Susan G. Koman Foundation, Washington County Commission for Women, Washington County Fine Arts Council and Hospice of Washington County. Sunny also served in both Connecticut and Maryland as an election polling officer.

In 1993, Sunny was named one of Washington County's Top 10 Women on the Move. In 2001, she was appointed to the National Board of Y-Me and that same year received the Susan G. Koman Ellen Barnett Award for Community Service to Breast Cancer.

Sunny was laid to rest in Minneapolis this past week. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 20, at the Congregation B'nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md., at 1 p.m.

Donations may be made to the future Sunny England Infusion Solarium at the John Marsh Cancer Center, c/o Antietam Health Care Foundation, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




John J. Bowers Sr.

HAGERSTOWN - In Wednesday's Morning Herald, the obituary of John Jacob Bowers Sr., 87, of Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, contained the wrong date of death for his wife. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Maude Cook Bowers, in 1965. The corrected obituary is on this page.




Nelson L. Snyder

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Nelson L. Snyder, 82, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 7, 1921, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George C. and Minnie Walker Snyder.

He was a member of Berkeley County Farm Bureau and United Commercial Travelers.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ella Margaret Smeltzer Snyder; two sisters, Pearl Michael and Katherine Smith, both of Martinsburg; and one brother, Earl Snyder of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Markle, Virginia Welsh and Frances Blessing and three brothers, Joe Snyder, George Snyder and Martin Snyder.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Cemetery. The Rev. Walter F. Bowers will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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