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Obituaries

August 10, 2004

Mary-Jane L. Lowman, 71


JUNE 8, 1933-AUG. 9, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary-Jane Lorraine (Otzelberger) Lowman, 71, of Hagerstown, died on Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at the home of her son.

Born on June 8, 1933, in Dargan, Md., she is the daughter of the late Stanley V. and Mary Madaline (Myers) Otzelberger.

She was Pentecostal by faith and a member of Trinity Bible Church.

She was currently employed by the AC&T on Sharpsburg Pike, where she worked as a cook for the last 12 years. She formerly was employed by Hagerstown Leather and the Holiday Inn in Hagerstown.

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She is survived by her loving family, a son, Victor Leon Anderson I and his wife, Susan Faye of Martinsburg; a brother, Benny Otzelberger of Hagerstown; a grandson, Victor L. Anderson II and his fiance, Sherry Kelly, both of Martinsburg, granddaughters, Mary Jo Anderson and her husband, Greg Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., and Cherry Linton and her husband, Christopher of Falling Waters; a great-grandson, Camden Linton, also of Falling Waters, and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Lowman in February 2002; a son, James Edward Lowman II in 1967, and brothers, Stanley V. and Dixie C. Otzelberger.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Pastor Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle Inc., 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Catherine G. Habicht, 79


FEB. 21, 1925-AUG. 8, 2004

QUINCY, Pa. - Mrs. Catherine G. (Miller) Habicht, 79, of 203 C. Quincy Court, Quincy, Pa., died at 10:37 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

Born Feb. 21, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Paul V. and Alice L. (French) Miller.

Mrs. Habicht graduated from Williamsport High School, Williamsport, Md., with the class of 1943.

She and her husband, the late George C. Habicht, were married on June 13, 1947, in Towson, Md. Mr. Habicht died on Nov. 13, 1996. Mrs. Habicht moved to her Quincy Court residence in December 1997.

Mrs. Habicht worked for Hartford Mutual Insurance Company, Bel Air, Md., as a secretary.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quincy, and The Needlers at Quincy United Methodist Home. She also was a volunteer at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Mrs. Habicht enjoyed handwork, sewing and reading.

She is survived by one son, Jeffrey F. Habicht Sr. of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Vivian Voorhees and Janice Baker, both of Hagerstown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Patsy R. Miller; and three brothers, William H. Miller, E. Marion Miller and Paul D. Miller.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa., with the Rev. James M. Russell officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade, Md.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 8469 Anthony Highway, Quincy, PA 17247; or to the charity of the donor's choice.




Ruth G. Forsyth, 88


MAY 13, 1916-AUG. 8, 2004

WILLIAMSPORT - Ruth Gaynel Forsyth, 88, formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at the home of her caregiver at 13814 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, Pa.

Born May 13, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Martin Morris and Margaret Whorton Morris Houser.

Her husband, Paul Forsyth, died in 2001.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Petry of Jacksonville, Fla., one grandchild, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard P. Forsyth.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben G. Aarsand will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Charles R. Bennett, 75


APRIL 6, 1929-AUG. 8, 2004

Charles Raymond Bennett, 75, formerly of 449 McDowell Ave., Hagerstown, and of Ravenwood Nursing Home, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 6, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James L. Bennett Sr. and Annie E. Grubbs Bennett.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. for 29 years, retiring in 1987.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Local Union 171 U.A.W. and American Legion, Funkstown Post 211.

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