Obituaries for 6/12

June 12, 2004

Donald R. Rennie, 76

DEC. 16, 1927-JUNE 11, 2004

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Donald R. Rennie, 76, of 7189 Fairway Drive South, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at his home.

Born Dec. 16, 1927, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late John W. and Ivy Rogers Rennie.

He was a graduate of Duquesne University and George Washington University.

He retired as an officer in the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 600 of Chambersburg, Pa., and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 of Waynesboro, Pa.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Norma Karcher Rennie of Fayetteville; two daughters, Suzanne Cappello of Concord, N.C., and Dawn L. Beale of Great Falls, Va.; one sister, Anna Mae Gump of Finleyville, Pa.; and three grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Williams; and one brother, Arnold M. Rennie.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Memorial services and burial will be private.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations be made to PanCAN 2221, Rosecrans Avenue 131, El Segundo, CA 90245; or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Richard D. Hattersley, 67

DIED JUNE 9, 2004

Richard David Hattersley, 67, of 10616 Roberts Lane, died unexpectedly at his home in Hagerstown, Md., Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

Born in Takoma Park, Md., he was the son of the late Frederick John and Lillian Potter Hattersley.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth, and a son, Charles Frederick.

He is survived by his second wife of 20 years, Gwendolyn Jean Hattersley; a son and his fiance, Richard David Hattersley Jr. and Nancy Hu of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Dr. Elise Noma Hattersley of Chicago; sister, Joan Hartley of Vienna, Va.; brother, Frederick John Hattersley of Lottsburg, Va.; in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Wolber of Hagerstown; and 11 nieces and nephews.

After attending Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., and having graduated from Fairfax High School in Virginia, Mr. Hattersley received his bachelor's degree in economics from George Washington University and an MBA from Syracuse University.

He served in the Army from 1959 to 1962 and he continued with the army as a civilian, serving in Worms, Germany, as chief of Appropriated Funds. He continued his career in the Civil Service with the Department of the Army as a Comptroller, serving as the senior financial adviser to the Commanding Generals at Fort Ritchie. During his time at Fort Ritchie, he received outstanding performance awards from his seven commanding officers and the Commander's Award for Civilian Service from the Department of the Army. While at Fort Ritchie, he served as the chief negotiator for labor contracts and also worked on the development of a $750 million telephone modernization program for the 7th Signal Command. He also had oversight of the consolidation and transfer of Data Centers for the Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines to the Department of Defense.

Later in his career, he worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, serving as a financial adviser to the Program Support Center. His career continued after his recent retirement, when he established an independent consulting service. At one time, he was an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Hagerstown Community College.

David was an avid golfer and member of Waynesboro Country Club. He played the piano and studied music with his daughter Elise. He enjoyed gardening, gourmet cooking and sailing with his brother Fred. He also had a love for fine automobiles. He was a member of the American Legion of Funkstown, Md., and a supporter of the Maryland Symphony.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent in the form of contributions to the Wegener's Granulomatosis Association, Research Funds, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188.

Friends and family will be received at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Sunday, June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m., and a memorial service will be at the funeral home on Monday, June 14 at 11 a.m.

Brenda K. Owens, 45

NOV. 10, 1958-JUNE 10, 2004

FREDERICK, Md. - Brenda Kay Owens, 45, of 119 S. Jefferson St., died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at College View Center in Frederick.

Born Nov. 10, 1958, in Ranson, W.Va., she was the daughter of Doris L. Kroushour Frye of Frederick, and the late Roy Junior Frye.

She was a member of Locust Valley Bible Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 22 years, Charles H. Owens Sr.; two sons, Charles H. Owens Jr. of Winchester, Va., and Charles D. Owens of Frederick; one sister, Lisa L. Dixon of Frederick; three brothers, George N. Frye of Martinsburg, R. Kevin Frye of Ijamsville, Md., and Michael C. Frye of Frederick; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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