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Obituaries

July 20, 2005
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The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Charles T. Pearl, 80


AUG. 22, 1924-JULY 18, 2005

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Charles T. Pearl, 80, of Harpers Ferry, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Aug. 22, 1924, in Chestnut Hill, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles W. and Bessie Jane Wilt Pearl.

He had been employed by Martin-Marietta in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He is survived by one sister, Readow Harris of Charles Town, W.Va.; one brother, Paul Pearl of Harpers Ferry; nieces; and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Pearl and Naomi Heskett, and three brothers, Clarence Pearl, Harvey Pearl and Bryan Pearl.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Lay Minister Bobby Sylvia will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

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




Douglas M. Newcomb, 62


JULY 19, 1942-JULY 13, 2005

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Douglas MacArthur Newcomb, 62, formerly of Falling Waters, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at his home in Mesa, Ariz.

Born July 19, 1942, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Taylor McKinley Newcomb and Eva Emmaline Newcomb.

He retired from Mack Trucks.

He was a member of Little Falls Presbyterian Church in Falling Waters.

He is survived by one sister, Patricia A. Anderson of Reading, Pa.; one brother, James M. Newcomb of Sandusky, Ohio; nieces; nephews; one cousin; grandnieces; and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, E. Arretta Wageley and Ivalee E. Wood, and one brother, Wilbert G. Newcomb.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. David Risley will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.




Dorine M. Harshman, 85


SEPT. 4, 1919-JULY 19, 2005

WILLIAMSPORT - Dorine May Harshman, 85, of Grove Avenue, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late David Thomas Lesher and Emma Virginia Bennett Malott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Harshman, in 1982.

She retired as a private duty nurse's aide, after more than 20 years of service.

She was a member of Gateway Ministries in Williamsport.

She is survived by four sisters, Berdenia C. Hastings of Clear Spring and Norma R. Cian, Wilma J. Startzman and Barbara A. Baker, all of Williamsport; three brothers, Robert E. Malott of Ringgold, Franklin D. Malott of Williamsport and Philip G. Malott of Marlowe, W.Va.; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia E. Malott and Dorcas A. Delaberdino, and four brothers, Glenn A. Malott, David T.L. Malott, William A. Malott Sr. and John E. Malott.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gateway Ministries in Williamsport. The Revs. Dale Cosden, Janis Greijack and Doris Clutter will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Gateway Ministries, P.O. Box 590, Williamsport, MD 21795.




Joan L. Shrader, 83


FEB. 27, 1922-JULY 18, 2005

Joan Lorraine Shrader, 83, formerly of Hagerstown, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 27, 1922, in Hagers- town, she was the daughter of the late Hubert A. and Mildred Fredericka Lookabaugh Henneberger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Shrader, in 1971.

She was a 1940 graduate of St. Mary's Catholic High School and a 1942 graduate of Columbia Business School.

She was employed by the State of Maryland District Court, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Red Feather Council 59 Degree of Pocahontas of Williamsport and Potomac American Legion Post 202 Auxiliary of Williamsport.

She is survived by one daughter, Susanne Donaldson of Williamsport; two sons, Terry A. Shrader of Williamsport and Thomas C. Shrader of Florida; one sister, Rosemary Toston of Hagers- town; one brother, Joseph H. Henneberger of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Grubb.

Graveside services will be private at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown. The Rev. Christopher Moore will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.




Leila M. Palmer, 63


JUNE 12, 1942-JULY 18, 2005

SMITHSBURG - Leila May Palmer, 63, of Smithsburg, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at her home.

Born June 12, 1942, in Cherry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Earl C. Mann Sr. and Gladys Marie Shirley Mann.

She was employed as a clerk by Dollar General in Hagerstown.

She is survived by three daughters, Robin M. Palmer and Mary Mann, both of Smithsburg, and Brenda Young of Alliance, Ohio; four sisters, Betty Barton of Slainesville, Ohio, Mary Palmer of Smithsburg, Dorothy Davis of Beach City, Ohio and Barb Snyder; two brothers, Earl Mann Jr. of Bolivar, Ohio, and Richard Mann of North Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Loyal Vanderveer will officiate. Inurnment will follow.

At her request, there will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel in Hagerstown.

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