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Obituaries

July 19, 2004
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Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Clarence McDowell will officiate. Burial will be in Duckwall Church Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Public Library, 105 Congress St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.




Luther W. Sinner, 92


JUNE 24, 1912-JULY 17, 2004

YORK, Pa. - Luther William Sinner, 92, of 1612 Druck Valley Road, and formerly of 412 Fairview Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Dallestown, Pa.

Born June 24, 1912, in Jackson Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Daisey Eyster Sinner.

Prior to retirement he was a machine operator with York Corrugated Co.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

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He is survived by his wife, Lenna A. Staub Sinner; one daughter, Mariane Rock of Waynesboro; one son, Wayne Sinner of York; and one sister, Edna Wagner of York.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring Grove, Pa.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.




Walter H. Oberholzer, 85


APRIL 22, 1919-JULY 17, 2004

MAUGANSVILLE - Walter H. Oberholzer, 85, of 13907 Blue Mountain Drive, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 22, 1919, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel W. and Fannie Haldeman Oberholzer.

His first wife, Mary E. Keener Oberholzer, died Nov. 29, 1988.

He retired from the former Maugansville Elevator and Lumber Co. after nearly 50 years of employment.

He was a member of Salem Ridge Mennonite Church near Greencastle, where he had served as Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher.

He was a member of Goodwill Fire Co. in Maugansville.

He is survived by his second wife, Miriam Martin Oberholzer, whom he married April 22, 1995; one son, Nelson W. Oberholzer of Greencastle; two brothers, Clifford C. Oberholzer of Menno-Haven, Chambersburg, Pa., and Richard E. Oberholzer of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Eleanor Oberholzer; three sisters, Martha Petre, Esther Martin and infant, Elizabeth Oberholzer; and one brother, Daniel Oberholzer.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, Greencastle. The Rev. Joseph Martin will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Ira E. Waltz, 89


MARCH 10, 1915-JULY 17, 2004

SMITHSBURG - Ira Edward Waltz, 89, of Smithsburg, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at his home.

Born March 10, 1915, in Cavetown, he was the son of the late Ira H. Waltz and Margie E. Lewis Waltz.

He attended Smithsburg High School.

He was a member of Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 340.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Audrey S. Waltz; one son, Edward A. Waltz of Smithsburg; one stepson, R. Brian Stoops of Keedysville; one brother, Daniel R. Waltz of Cavetown; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gaither L. Waltz.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. R. Brian Stoops will officiate. Burial will follow in Smithsburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Mary V. Bitner, 75


AUG. 23, 1928-JULY 17, 2004

Mary Virginia "Ginny" Bitner, 75, of 21315 Leiter St., Hagerstown, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the Western Maryland Hospital Center, Hagerstown.

Born, Aug. 23, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Chester E. and Pearl E. Wilson Harley.

In addition to being a loving wife, mother and loyal friend, she was the previous owner-operator of the Harvest Table Restaurant and the B & P Restaurant. She also was a sales representative for Bitner-Poff and Company and Tupperware Home Parties.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1758 in Waynesboro, Pa., where she enjoyed playing bingo with her friends.

She is survived by two sons, David I. Bitner and Donald E. Bitner, both of Tallahassee, Fla.; three daughters, Deborah K. Poff of Sarasota, Fla., Darlene G. Muse of Welaka, Fla., and Dawn V. Lewis of Hagerstown; two sisters, Dorothy Cramer and Ada Jackson of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard I. Bitner.

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