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Obituaries

August 08, 2005

Harry L. Harsh, 66


NOV. 10, 1938-AUG. 5, 2005

Harry Luther Harsh, 66, of 11826 Peacock Trail, Hagers-town, Md., passed away, Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Thursday, Nov. 10, 1938, in Williamsport, Md., he was the son of the late Frank Harsh and the late Mary May Harsh.

He was a retired detective lieutenant with the Hagerstown City Police and currently the finance officer of the Dixon Troxell Post 211 Funkstown American Legion, where he also was a life member and served as past president. Harry was a two-term retired Judge of the Orphan's Court, a home instructor for the Washington County Board of Education and a therapeutic foster care provider for Pressley Ridge.

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He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the Military Police.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, National Rifle Association, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378, Local AFSCME. He was past president of Pangborn Elementary PTA, Valley Little League and past member of F.O.P. He was also currently a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Andrea L. "Angie" Harsh; two daughters, Donna Maria Walker and husband Michael of Paducah, Ky., and Amanda Marie Harsh of Hagers- town; two sons, Douglas A. Harsh and wife Wendy of Hagerstown, and Joseph M. Harsh and wife Susan of Boonsboro, Md.; brother, Frank Eugene Harsh of Paris, France; and six grandchildren, Andrew, Luke, Nick, Matthew, Everly and Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., from the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagers-town, with Father George Limmer as celebrant.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown, from 7 to 9 p.m., today, Aug. 8. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dixon Troxell Post 211 Funkstown American Legion for a benefit fund to be established in memory of Harry to benefit foster children.




Pauline E. Pryor, 85


MAY 12, 1920-AUG. 6, 2005

BOONSBORO - Pauline E. Pryor, 85, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro and formerly of 109 Cedarwood Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 12, 1920, in Welsh Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Minerva I. Householder Cosgrove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Calvin Pryor, in 1978.

She was employed at L'Aiglon Dress Factory.

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

She had been a member of VFW Post 1936 Auxiliary and Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by one stepdaughter, Earlene L. Harris of Laurel, Md.; four sisters, Bessie Smith of Sabillasville, Md., Dottie Fishack of Smithsburg, and Mary Powell and Pearl Heffner, both of Hagerstown; three brothers, Harry L. Cosgrove and Harold J. Cosgrove, both of Hagerstown, and James R. Cosgrove of Prince George, Va.; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Cosgrove, Paul Cosgrove and John Cosgrove.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Carrie M. Nelson, 94


NOV. 28, 1910-AUG. 6, 2005

Carrie Mae Nelson, 94, a resident of 240 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, and formerly of Funkstown, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Holly Place North.

Born Nov. 28, 1910, in Allentown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ina A. Fritz Lehr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Nelson, in 1944.

She was employed at Potomac Diner from 1952 until her retirement in 1975.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church.

She is survived by one sister, Alma Coyle of Allentown.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Pearl Bergenstock, and one brother, Ralph Lehr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, The Rev. Dean Pryor will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorial donations may be sent to Holly Place, 268 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Dean E. Betts, 77


JULY 7, 1928-AUG. 5, 2005

JESSUP, Md. - Dean Edward Betts, 77, of Jessup, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at his home.

Born July 7, 1928, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Jonas and Nellie Miller Betts.

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