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Obituaries

January 24, 2006
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Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Angela Lynn Hoffmaster, and her husband, Bruce Dale Sr. of Middletown; four grandchildren, Bruce Dale Jr., Bradley Scott, Chelsie Nicole and Dominic James Hoffmaster, all of Middletown; three sisters, Sylvia Ann Curry of Key West, Fla., and Cynthia K. Couch and Edna Jane Tynan, both of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers, Joseph Lee Tynan of Lakeland and Joseph Wayne Tynan of Marietta, Ga.; his mother and father-in-law, Hubert and Jean Elder of Kittanning, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Deborah Reefer of Rural Valley, Pa., and Ondrea Black of Kittanning; two brothers-in-law, Larry Ray Elder of Billings, Mont., and Tim Elder of Kittanning; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Services are private.




Linda B. Harter, 64


JUNE 20, 1941-JAN. 21, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Rev. Linda Blagg Harter, 64, of 267 Philadelphia Ave., died Saturday Jan. 21, 2006, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 20, 1941, in Englewood, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Dr. John Creighton Lee and Ruth Shaw Blagg.

She graduated from Park Ridge High School in 1959 and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in 1963 and entered Union Theological Seminary (NYC) in the fall of 1963, receiving her Master of Divinity degree in 1968. She was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church USA on Dec. 13, 1970.

She served as minister of pastoral care for the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, Chambersburg, from 1981 to the present, among other duties.

She served two six-year terms on the Committee on Ministry of the Presbytery of Carlisle and was currently completing her third. She was serving on the national PCUSA Committee on the Self-Development of People, which administers One Great Hour of Sharing offerings, as a member of both the Northeast and International Task Forces.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dr. William H. Harter, whom she married Aug. 15, 1964; children, Sonia of Washington, D.C., Tamar Franklin of Fredericksburg, Va., John of Enola, Pa., Galilee McKee of Mercersburg and Nathanael of Chambersburg; one brother, Robert K. Blagg of Chelmsford, Mass.; seven grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

A memorial service will be Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. The Rev. Dr. Meagan Boozer will officiate. Burial will be in the church graveyard.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Rev. Linda B. Harter Memorial Fund, c/o Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chambersburg.




David C. Niederkofler, 45


DEC. 20, 1960-JAN. 21, 2006

HYATTSVILLE, Md. - David Charles Niederkofler, 45, of Hyattsville, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at his home.

Born Dec. 20, 1960, in Takoma Park, Md., he was the son of Francis M. and Elizabeth Licht Niederkofler of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He was a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

He was a Catholic.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Amelia A. Gosset of Cedar Park, Texas; one sister, Mary B. Algert of Fredericksburg, Va.; one brother, Mark F. Niederkofler of Orlando, Fla.; and three nephews.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Joseph C. Mercieca will be celebrant. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Building Fund, 116 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; or to Friends of the Cacapon River, P.O. Box 321, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.

Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.




Marianne Tolerton


-JAN. 22, 2006

PHOENIX, Md. - On Jan. 22, 2006, Marianne Tolerton (nee Schafer), beloved wife of the late Howard E. Tolerton, devoted mother of Ty Tolerton, Susan Cremen, Jon Tolerton and Lisa Rider, dear sister of Raymond and Bruce Schafer; also survived by nine loving grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the family-owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road, (Beltway exit 26) on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Texas, Md., (Church Lane), on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Baltimore County, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136.




Anna F. Sheetz, 87


SEPT. 19, 1918-JAN. 23, 2006

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Anna F. Sheetz, 87, of Charles Town, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the residence of her son, Jimmy Sheetz, of Charles Town.

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