August 31, 2004

Jean M. Hornbaker, 55

JUNE 30, 1949-AUG. 29, 2004

Jean Marie Hornbaker, 55, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at the home of her son.

Born June 30, 1949, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Icie Marie Straub Linder.

She was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Gary N. Hornbaker Sr.; one son, Gary N. Hornbaker Jr. of Hagerstown; one brother, Harold Karn of Texas; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat granddaughters; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at noon at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. Loyal Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.


Friends will be received Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., 3rd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Justina Serravalle, 83

SEPT. 26, 1920-AUG. 29, 2004

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Justina F. Serravalle, 83, of 6644 Congressional Terrace, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 26, 1920, at Mercy Villa Farm in Baltimore County, Md., she was the daughter of the late William J. and Annie Clark Frank.

She graduated from Towson (Md.) Catholic High School.

She retired from the State of Maryland as a supervisor with the Department of Social Services of Baltimore County.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cockeysville, Md.

She is survived by her husband, Liborio "Denny" Serravalle, whom she married July 28, 1951; two daughters, Denise M. McCarthy of Centreville, Va., and Janet L. Slack of Myersville, Md.; two sisters, Anna L. LeBrun of Chambersburg, Pa., and Dorothy G. Sammis of Timonium, Md.; three granddaughters; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie C. Wiseman, Elizabeth A. McCahan and Helen McDonald.

Services will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Timonium. Burial will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to Sjgren's Syndrome Foundation Inc., 8120 Woodmont Ave., Suite 530, Bethesda, MD 20814-1437.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Charles Bitner, 87

MAY 11, 1917-AUG. 30, 2004

BOONSBORO - Charles "Chuck" Bitner, 87, of Fahrney-Keedy Home, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the home.

Born May 11, 1917, in Mount Braddock, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Vencil Bitner.

His wife, Etta Elizabeth Moser Bitner, died June 10, 2004.

He attended school in Mount Braddock.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.

He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Boonsboro.

He was a Catholic.

He was a member of the McClellan Club in Keedysville.

He is survived by one daughter, Bonnie A. Henson of Boonsboro; one stepdaughter, Sara J. Rohrer Cline of Hagerstown; two sisters, Irene Zdura and Frances M. Fones, both of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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

Graveside services will be private. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Austin F. Foland, 92

JUNE 30, 1912-AUG. 29, 2004

FREDERICK, Md. - Austin Franklin Foland, 92, of 290 Dill Ave. and of Tranquility of Fredericktowne, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born June 30, 1912, in Frederick, he was the son of the late H. Frank and Ivy Rickerds Foland.

His wife of 58 years, P. Lillian Wachter Foland, died Jan. 10, 1995. They were married Jan. 30, 1937.

He was a 1929 graduate of Frederick High School.

With his father, he helped found and ran the concrete construction company H. Frank Foland & Son, retiring in 1982.

He was a member and past elder of Grace United Church of Christ, Frederick.

He was a director in Frederick Business Properties and a member of investment clubs. He established charitable endowments, including Austin & Lillian Foland Scholarship Fund; Frederick Community Action Agency Endowment; supported the Frederick Union Rescue Mission Endowment; and established the Austin and Lillian Foland Fund for Grace United Church of Christ.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara A. Dickerson of Smyrna, Del.; two sons, Ronald F. Foland of Frederick and Kenneth A. Foland of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet O. Sharrer; an infant sister, Ruth Foland; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick. The Rev. Joseph R. Foster will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

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

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