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September 08, 2004
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She is survived by one son, Christopher L. Kuhn of Hagerstown; two nieces; and grand-nieces.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Ernst Kuhn; three sisters, Hilda M. Ernst, Celia M. Dawson and Helen C. Lesher; and one brother, John W. Ernst Jr.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Micki B. Bond will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday at 10 a.m.

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Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes, Programming for Washington County, 111 S. George St., Cumberland, MD 21502.




Gary F. Koons, 63


AUG. 2, 1941-SEPT. 6, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gary F. "Chief" Koons, 63, of 317 Wayne Ave., died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 2, 1941, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Louis M. Sr. and Cora E. Houser Koons.

He had been employed by Pet-Ritz in Chambersburg for 28 years, retiring in 1998.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842 of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Carole A. Thomas Koons, whom he married Jan. 25, 1969; one son, Brett W. Koons of Chambersburg; one sister, Diana R. Shatzer of St. Thomas, Pa.; one brother, Louis M. Koons of St. Thomas; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one son, Keith L. Koons.

Services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jeffrey Thoms will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112-1208.




Theresa P. Wilt, 77


FEB. 25, 1927-SEPT. 5, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Theresa P. Wilt, 77, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at her son's home.

Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Blair Forr, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Paul J. and Annie Bittorie Yurish.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth B. Wilt Sr.

She was an employee of National Fruit.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth B. Wilt Jr. and Marvin J. Wilt, both of Martinsburg; two sisters, Frances Smallwood of Martinsburg and Christine Yurish of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Catherine Yurish, Helen Vincent, Anna Price and Dora Markle, and five brothers, Charles Yurish, Stephen Yurish, Paul Yurish, Joseph Yurish and Marvin Yurish.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will be celebrant. Burial prayers will be said in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Alva W. Kuhn Jr., 73


JULY 12, 1931-SEPT. 6, 2004

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Alva W. Kuhn Jr., 73, of 3366 Buchanan Trail West, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at his home.

Born July 12, 1931, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Alva W. and Emma Bowman Kuhn.

He was a 1950 graduate of Washington Township High School.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring in 1998.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during the Korean War.

He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waynesboro, Pa., was a Sunday school teacher, past board member, drove the church bus and was a Royal Ranger leader.

He was a member of National AARP and volunteered as a cook at Camp Joy-El in Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dorothy M. Bricker Kuhn; one daughter, April D. Noll of Waynesboro; one son, Anthony A. Kuhn of Greencastle; four sisters, K. Lucille Kuhn and Mary E. Wagaman, both of Waynesboro, Evea M. Westmoreland of Newville, Pa., and Millicent Smith of Carlisle, Pa.; three grandchildren; one aunt; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Helfin and Thelma Mullenix.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Waynesboro. Pastor Dwan N. Newsome and Pastor Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery with military honors by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Assembly of God Church, 116 Snider Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Louis E. Carfora, 75


NOV. 15, 1928-SEPT. 6, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Louis Edwin Carfora, 75, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Nov. 15, 1928, in Mercedes, Texas, he was the son of the late Louis Anthony and Emma Rose Luscher Carfora.

He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967, after 21 years of service.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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