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September 28, 2004

William E. Salmon, 83


NOV. 2, 1920-SEPT. 26, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William E. Salmon, 83, of 4883 Letterkenny Road West, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at the Shook Home.

Born Nov. 2, 1920, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Clifford and Alice Leedy Salmon.

He was a 1939 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot for 29 years, retiring in 1979.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was affiliated with Central Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of the Letterkenny Rod and Gun Club. He served as a volunteer firefighter with Junior Hose and Truck Co. 2.

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He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Pryor Salmon, whom he married Oct. 2, 1954; daughter Joni K. Damm of Westminster, Md.; sons, Bill A. Salmon of Chambersburg, and Britt L. Salmon of Greencastle, Pa.; sisters, June Frank and Patricia Stevens, both of Chambersburg; brothers, Paul Salmon, Ray Salmon, Jess Salmon, Ronald Salmon, and Robert Salmon, all of Chambersburg; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

It was Mr. Salmon's request that his body be donated to the Humanity Gifts Registry of Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Daniel A. Darr, 75


JULY 7, 1929-SEPT. 27, 2004

KNOXVILLE - Daniel A. "Dan" Darr, 75, of Knoxville, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born July 7, 1929, in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Kathryn Darr.

He attended Charles Town (W.Va.) High School.

He was employed by NOAA at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

He was a member of Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, Shenandoah Junction.

He was a member of Elk Branch Masonic Lodge 93, Shenandoah Junction, and volunteered at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his stepmother, Evelyn Darr of Kabletown, W.Va., one niece, three nephews, two great-nieces and three great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his close friend, Raymond J. Lemanski and one sister, Kay Coulter.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Joel T. Wharton, 29


SEPT. 22, 1975-SEPT. 23, 2004

FREDERICK, Md. - Joel T. Wharton, 29, of Frederick, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, as the result of an automobile accident.

Born Sept. 22, 1975, in Antioch, Calif., he was the son of Joel M. Wharton of Antioch, and Dawn Pool Wharton of Frederick.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at War Memorial Park, Norwalk Creek Pavilion, Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Dawn Wharton, General Delivery, Frederick, MD 21701.




Harriet A. West, 86


JULY 23, 1918-SEPT. 25, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harriet A. West, 86, of Menno Haven of Chambersburg, and formerly of Fayetteville, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 23, 1918, in Amberson Valley, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William T. and Nancy N. Culbertson Piper.

Her husband, Paul M. West, died Feb. 15, 1994.

She retired from J. Schoeneman Co. in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one son, Joel L. West of Fayetteville; one granddaughter, Monica R. West of Greencastle, Pa.; one grandson, Calab West of Fayetteville; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by six brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Chaplain Vernon D. Isner will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association - Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Kathryn M. Peters, 84


AUG. 4, 1920-SEPT. 23, 2004

MIAMI, Fla. - Kathryn Murphy Peters, 84, of Miami, and formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Miami.

Born Aug. 4, 1920, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Floyd W. Fisher and Nellie V. Wiesner.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Miami, and the Altar Society.

She is survived by her husband, William F. Peters, whom she married in 1992; six daughters, Mary A. Litterio, Patricia Geiger-Knelp, Elizabeth Greck, Kathleen Fisher, Maureen Everson and Susan Clark; four sons, James F. Murphy, John T. Murphy, Kevin Murphy and Michael Murphy; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Greenway Cemetery. The Rev. Joseph Cyprian Mercieca will officiate.

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