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Obituaries

December 10, 2004

Catherine E. Coss, 90


MAY 18, 1914-DEC. 8, 2004

Catherine E. Coss, 90, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Avalon Manor Medical Center.

Born May 18, 1914, in Broadfording, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Lottie Renner Keyser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kenneth Coss.

She taught cooking techniques during World War II.

She was a member of Washington Square Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one son, Dick Coss of Annapolis; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald L. Coss; two sisters, Bertha Lindsey and Beulah Rockwell; and two brothers, Edward Keyser and Roy Keyser.

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Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel in Hagerstown. The Rev. John D. Cozzoli will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Western Maryland Center, Third Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Elsie B. Holland, 83


FEB. 1, 1921-DEC. 8, 2004

Elsie Belle Holland, 83, formerly of 400 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Elkton, Va., she was the daughter of the late George and Henrietta Snow Knight.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Holland, in 2001.

She was employed as a hostess/waitress by McCrory's Store for 25 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda H. DeCola of Salisbury, Md.; one brother, Richard Knight of Hagerstown; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Mackereth, and one brother, Clarence Knight.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Emma J. Seligman, 84


OCT. 31, 1920-DEC. 8, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Emma Jean Seligman, 84, formerly of 333 Glen St., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1920, in Greenville, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Moselle Denley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Seligman, in 1996.

She was a member of Sons of Israel Congregation.

She was a member and past president of Letterkenny Ladies Club, a Grey Lady of the American Red Cross and a member of Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra E. Seligman of Annandale, N.J., Carol J. Akers of Greencastle, Pa., and Sharon A. Bigler of Chambersburg; two brothers, Frank Denley and Neil Denley, both of Houston; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home. The Rabbi Jaron Matlow will officiate. Burial will be in Sons of Israel Cemetery.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

For religious reasons, flowers are to be omitted.

Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Sons of Israel, 209 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Dorothy I. Werking, 72


MARCH 17, 1932-DEC. 3, 2004

WILLIAMSPORT - Mrs. Dorothy Ida Werking, 72, a resident of Homewood Retirement Community at 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, Md., died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, following open heart surgery.

She was the wife of 51 years of Albert E. Werking.

Born in Barron County, Wis., on March 17, 1932, she was the daughter of Albert Fred and Ida Alma Annette Sellent.

She retired from Sears.

She was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

In addition to being a wife and homemaker, Dotty devoted her life to serving others through her church and community service. She served her church through participation on numerous committees. She also supervised the planting and care of the flower gardens at the church.

She was an active member of Hagerstown Women's Club, serving on their Garden Club committee and cared for the memorial gardens at the club.

She served the residents of the Homewood Community in countless ways including the planting and care of several flower beds. She was a part of and often the leader of many other activities on the Homewood campus. Her principal charitable interests beyond her church and community service included animal rights and medical research.

Her principal hobbies included gardening and flower arranging. She was known in Maryland garden club circles and elsewhere as an accomplished flower arranger.

She always enjoyed her association with other members of the Red Hat Tea Society.

She was an ardent supporter of various sports teams in her adopted areas of residency. Most recently, she was a devoted fan of the Hagerstown Suns, the Frederick Keys, the Baltimore Orioles and most especially her "Terps" of the University of Maryland basketball team.

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