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Obituaries

March 12, 2005

Dennis L. Ray, 57


MARCH 11, 1947-MARCH 3, 2005

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Dennis L. Ray, 57, of 251 Broad Lane died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at his home.

Born March 11, 1947, in Havre de Grace, Md., he was the son of the late Stanley Lee Ray Jr. and Myrtle Estelle Gaunt Ray.

He was employed by Maryland Redi-Mix Inc.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael L. Ray.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




George G. Patrick, 81


SEPT. 19, 1923-MARCH 10, 2005

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - George Guthrie Patrick, 81, of Martinsburg and formerly of Newark, Del., died Thursday, March 10, 2005.

Born Sept. 19, 1923, in State College, Pa., he was the son of the late Austin Lathrop and Marguerite Payson Patrick.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Scott Patrick; three children, Nancy P. Quinn of Leesburg, Va., Wesley Patrick of Woodbury, Conn., and Janet P. Mayberry of Fredericksburg, Va.; one sister, Mary V. Gill of Wayne, Pa.; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol A. Patrick.

A memorial service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Westview Baptist Church in Martinsburg.

Burial will be Monday at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Newark, Del.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Research Center, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




June B. Gantz, 86


JUNE 2, 1918-MARCH 10, 2005

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - June Belle Knepper Gantz, 86, of Village of Laurel Run and formerly of 32-D W. King St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the nursing home.

Born June 2, 1918, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Sharon and Daisy Belle Barnes Knepper. She was raised by Charles N. and Beulah Knepper Bakner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy A. "Petie" Gantz, in 1971. They were married May 11, 1940.

She attended Blue Rock School.

She was employed as a finishing worker by Caslon Press in Waynesboro for 23 years.

She was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of South Chapter AARP 2977 of Waynesboro and National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Faye D. Haugh of Waynesboro; two half sisters, Jeanne Dinsmore of Linglestown, Pa., and Mary Lou Walker of Winter Haven, Fla.; one half brother, Edgar Knepper of Wilmington, Del.; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, George F. Knepper.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Revs. Donald L. Bender and John W. Shubert will officiate. Burial will follow in Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




J. Lindsey Reasner, 86


SEPT. 2, 1918-MARCH 11, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - J. Lindsey Reasner, 86, of 406 Apple Blossom Way and formerly of Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa., died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his home.

Born Sept. 2, 1918, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Ralph and Bertha McClure Reasner.

He retired from Knouse Foods in 1981.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of Chambersburg First Church of God and Ever Faithful Sunday School Class.

He was a member of Marine Corps League Landis-McLeaf Detachment of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Hummer Reasner; seven daughters, Linda Reasner, Nancy Remson, Retha Carozza and Donna Burns, all of Chambersburg, H. Jane Gebhart of New Oxford, Pa., Phyllis Helman of Fayetteville and Robbin Sipe of Fairfield, Pa.; five sisters, Dorothy Reasner and Geraldine Horne, both of Fayetteville, Faye Staley of Gettysburg, Pa., Sarah Reese of Oakville, Pa., and Helen Gerhold of Chambersburg; four brothers, Ralph Reasner of California, Dick Reasner and Henry Reasner, both of Fayetteville, and Glen Reasner of Chambersburg; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, John Reasner and David Reasner; two sisters; four brothers; and one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Chambersburg First Church of God. The Rev. Earl Mills will officiate. Burial will follow in Covenantier Cemetery in Fayetteville, with military graveside honors by Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing Tuesday at the church.




Jack L. Kennedy, 59


MAY 5, 1945-MARCH 11, 2005

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