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Obituaries

August 04, 2004

Arthur L. Binkley, 80


APRIL 14, 1924-AUG. 1, 2004

DENVER - Arthur Leroy Binkley died Aug. 1, 2004. Born April 14, 1924, to Paul S. and Gertrude H. Binkley in Hagerstown, Md., he entered the U.S. Army in 1942, and earned both the Silver and Bronze Stars. He received an engineering degree in 1948 from the University of Maryland.

Arthur met his beloved wife, Nancy Washburn, while they were both working for the U.S. State Department in Germany. They were married in Frankfurt in 1950 and then raised a family in Denver.

Arthur was active in many political, youth and community organizations. He worked as an engineer for Honeywell and in 1974 earned his MBA from the University of Colorado. He continued his career as an administrator for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.

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In addition to his wife Nancy, Arthur is survived by son Mark, his wife Laura Woliver and their children, Paul and Sarah, of Columbia, S.C.; son Peter, his wife Terri and their children, Katherine and Jessica of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Anne and her partner Helene Reuther of Cologne, Germany; son Jonathan and his wife Gail of Menlo Park, Calif. Also surviving are his brother Nevin Binkley of Greencastle, Pa., brother Dale Binkley and sister Mary Alice Anderson of Washington County, Md.

Services will be Friday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "A". In lieu of flowers, contributions in Arthur's name can be made to Porter Hospice, 1391 Speer Blvd., Suite 600, Denver, CO 80204.




The Rev. Robert Samuel Passarelli, 77


DEC. 27, 1926-AUG. 3, 2004

FROSTBURG, Md. - The Rev. Monsignor Robert Samuel Passarelli, 77, of 27 First St., Frostburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at St. Vincent dePaul Nursing Center in Frostburg.

Born Dec. 27, 1926, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Susan Mary Arnone Passarelli.

He is survived by one sister, Mary Susan Dilley of Lancaster, Pa.; three brothers, Francis Passarelli of Silver Spring, Md., Paul Passarelli of Frostburg and Joseph Passarelli of Jacksonville, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. His Eminence Cardinal William H. Keeler will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Frostburg.

Assuming his duties as associate pastor upon his arrival in Hagerstown, Sept. 13, 1952, Father Passarelli began his 41 year tour of duty to the local Catholic congregation.

No other priest remained so long and not since 1837 had any assistant been named to the pastorate. His appointment to the parish began while Monsignor J. Francis Leary was pastor and ended with his retirement in June 1993 with the title of Monsignor he received in 1990.

Monsignor served the parish and its people in many capacities, from athletic director to chaplain of various church organizations, to teacher, to builder and planner, to care of the sick in hospitals, nursing homes and residences.

The city too, was always a part of his life. A charter member of the Community Rescue Service, he also was active in the Heart Fund, Cancer Fund, Junior Basketball League, ecumenical chairman of the Washington County Council of Churches, and chaplain of the Hagerstown Barracks of the Maryland State Police.

There will be a visitation on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

On Friday at 9:30 a.m., Msgr.'s body will be received with a service at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown.

Msgr. will lie in state at the church until 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a recitation of the rosary. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a Christian Wake service.

Omission of flowers is requested. Memorial donations may be made in care of St. Mary's Catholic Church for the benefit of St. Mary's School.




Mary E. Quesenberry, 86


JULY 29, 1918-AUG. 2, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary E. Quesenberry, 86, of Manorcare Health Services and formerly of Fayetteville, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born July 29, 1918, in Washington County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nanny M. Cornette Blevins.

She retired as a cook from Kustard Kitchen in Chambersburg.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by one daughter, Edith M. Kauffman of Fayetteville and two granddaughters, Rhonda M. Kauffman of Chambersburg and Sherri L. Kauffman of Santa Fe, N.M.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Thomas E. Horst will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.




Sarah D. Thompson, 29


SEPT. 14, 1974-JULY 30, 2004

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Sarah Diane Thompson, 29, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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