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Obituaries

March 16, 2005

Raymond C. Gaver, 53


JAN. 16, 1952-MARCH 11, 2005

CHAMBERSURG, Pa. - Raymond C. Gaver, 53, of 153 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his residence.

Mr. Gaver was born Jan. 16, 1952, in Waynesboro, Pa., to the late Raymond C. Gaver and Lorraine K. Smallwood Gaver of Chambersburg. Mr. Gaver was employed by Gabler Trucking as a truck driver.

He was a member of Holly Memorial Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his mother; one sister, Kerry Lowe of Delaware; and four brothers, Michael Gaver of Virginia Beach, Va., Timothy Gaver of Chambersburg, David Gaver of San Francisco, Calif., and Christopher Gaver of Chambersburg.

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Arrangements are being handled by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, where there will be a funeral service Wednesday at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, Md.




Thomas L. Magaha, 89


FEB. 11, 1916-MARCH 15, 2005

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Thomas L. "Tom" Magaha, 89, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Canterbury of Shepherdstown.

Born Feb. 11, 1916, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Nellie Marcus Magaha.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arbutus D. "Bootie" Magaha, in 1995.

He was a graduate of Charles Town High School.

He was a self-employed farmer in Jefferson County for 65 years.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town.

He was a member of Jefferson County Fair Association and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town.

He is survived by three sons, Donald L. Magaha, Larry T. Magaha and Richard W. Magaha, all of Charles Town; one sister, Virginia Braithwaite of Leetown, W.Va.; three brothers, Melvin Magaha and Roy Magaha, both of Charles Town, and Wilson Magaha of Berryville, Va.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Magaha and Archie Magaha.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Joanne Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Citizens Fire Co., P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, WV 25414 or Independent Fire Co., P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414.




Madge A. Krouse, 91


JULY 9, 1913-MARCH 14, 2005

Madge Alberta Krouse, 91, of 19814 Evelyn Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 9, 1913, in Funkstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward Latimore and Ada Missouri Osborne Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon E. Krouse, on Oct. 2, 1982.

She was formerly employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown. She was a former member of Bee Square Sunday School Class and taught Sunday school for 30 years.

She is survived by one son, Gene V. Krouse, and wife, Doreen, of Hagerstown; one sister-in-law, Ruth Thompson of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mildred A. Thompson; one sister, Alice M. Troxell; and two brothers, Wilbur O. Thompson and Edward A. Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 148, Funkstown, MD 21734.




R. Eugene Saunders, 64


JUNE 1, 1940-MARCH 11, 2005

R. Eugene "Gene" Saunders, 64, of Florida Avenue, Hagerstown, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 1, 1940, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Guy A. and Genevieve H. Kay Saunders.

He was a 1959 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He helped out at Dick's Market on Salem Avenue in Hagerstown.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He attended St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by one sister, Joyce Kendal of Smithsburg; three brothers, Joe Saunders of Hagerstown and Mark Saunders and Bill Saunders, both of Florida; nieces; and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. Pastor Casey Strunk will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.




Henry F. Gemeny, 84


-MARCH 14, 2005

SALISBURY, Md. - Henry Feige Gemeny, 84, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Genesis Center in Salisbury, Md., after a brief stay.

Born in Bozman, Md., on the family farm on the Harris River off the Chesapeake Bay, he grew up to love the water and seafood.

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