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Obituaries

December 16, 2004

Geraldine M. Glaser, 81


JUNE 26, 1923-DEC. 14, 2004

FREDERICK, Md. - Mrs. Geraldine M. "Gerry" Glaser, 81, of Frederick, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She was the wife of the late Verne M. Glaser for 48 years.

Born June 26, 1923, in Phillipi, W.Va., she was the daughter of Alston and Norene Mayle.

Mrs. Glaser was a graduate of the University of West Virginia. She was a teacher of home economics for 35 years, including at West Frederick Junior High and Thomas Johnson High in Frederick. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Gerry was a member of the Frederick Woman's Civic Club at Steiner House and was especially active in Mardi Gras activities.

She is survived by one son, John L. Glaser and wife Susan of Gaithersburg, Md.; three grandchildren, Benjamin Glaser, Hannah Glaser and Michael Glaser; a sister, Wilma Mae McKinney; and two special nieces, Jeane Moore and Ruth Ann Austin.

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The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Dunnington officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Contributions of sympathy may be expressed to Frederick Woman's Civic Club at Steiner House, 368 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701.




Benjamin C. Litton, 15


NOV. 16, 1989-DEC. 14, 2004

FAIRPLAY - Benjamin Charles Litton, 15, of 17435 Lappans Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004.

Born Nov. 16, 1989, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Charles Arthur Litton and Donna Barger Litton of Fairplay.

He was a member of Fairview Wesleyan Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Rebecca J. Litton and Elizabeth C. Litton, both of Fairplay; four brothers, Isaac J. Litton, Philip T. Litton, Aaron M. Litton and Timothy W. Litton, all of Fairplay; maternal grandparents, James and Wanda Barger of Hagerstown; and paternal grandparents, Grace and Arthur Litton of Clear Spring.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Domenick Pietro will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairview Wesleyan Methodist Church, Allegheny Missions, 14007 Kellen Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Walter J. Malkiewicz, 89


SEPT. 24, 1915-DEC. 15, 2004

Walter John Malkiewicz, 89, of Hagerstown and formerly of Mount Carmel, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Laura Karowska Malkiewicz.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. in Hagerstown for 19 years, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of AARP, Thomas Pangborn Lodge 88 Fraternal Order of Police of Hagerstown, Mount Carmel Lodge Loyal Order of Moose and Polish National Alliance of Chicago.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Griscavage Malkiewicz; one daughter, Nancy Rowland of Williamsport; three sons, Wallace J. Malkiewicz of Hagerstown, Ronald A. Malkiewicz of Boonsboro and Eugene T. Malkiewicz of Kingman, Ariz.; two sisters, Helen Swatsky of Mount Carmel and Irene Snyder of Williamsport; one brother, Clem Malkiewicz of Mount Carmel; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Kaminski, and a brother, Valentine Malkiewicz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Harold R. Funkhouser, 85


DEC. 11, 1919-DEC. 14, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Harold R. Funkhouser, 85, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at his home.

Born Dec. 11, 1919, in Jerome, Va., he was the son of the late Tobias Funkhouser and Martha Coffman Funkhouser.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorine A. Nealis Funkhouser.

He retired from Lewis Brothers Orchard.

He was a member of Martinsburg Church of Christ.

He is survived by two daughters, Shirley R. Callahan and Sharon K. Lambert, both of Martinsburg; one son, Ronald R. Funkhouser of Martinsburg; four sisters, Reba Foltz of Inwood, W.Va., Mary Moomaw and Celia Spiker, both of Martinsburg, and Patsy Nolting of Linton, Ind.; one brother, Hope Funkhouser of Mount Jackson, Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cleta Shade and Ruth George, and two brothers, Ted Funkhouser and Raymond Funkhouser.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Martinsburg Church of Christ. Pastors Robert Eckman and Chris Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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