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Obituaries

February 23, 2006
(Page 3 of 4)

Born April 10, 1923, in Wirtz, Va., he was the son of the late James Oat and Claudia A. McNeil Wray.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Marie Purdham Wray, in 1969.

He graduated from Rocky Mount (Va.) High School in 1941.

He was employed as a construction superintendent with Marriott Hotels for 23 years.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Nov. 4, 1942, and was discharged on Nov. 13, 1945. He received the Purple Heart.

He was a member of First Christian Church.

He was a member of Landis-McCleaf Marine Corps League, Chambersburg; 2nd Marine Division Association and 2nd Marine Division Invasion of Saipan (Purple Heart), American Legion Post 42; and Local 340 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

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He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy M. Wray of Chambersburg; two daughters, Nancy E. Myers of Hagerstown and Patsy M. Langenstein of Sharpsburg; two sons, James L. Wray of Waynesboro, Pa., and Terry L. Wray of Maugansville; one brother, Paul C. Wray of Angola, Ind.; two stepsons, Glenn Meyer of Pennsylvania, and Russell Meyer of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Queenell Campbell, Mattie Johnson, Virgie Jones and Hilda Hall.

Services will be at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Ronald K. Faith will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by American Legion, Post 42.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m.




Nelson L. Martin, 82


JULY 29, 1923-FEB. 22, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Rev. Nelson L. Martin, 82, of 90A Menno Village, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health the past several months and critically ill the last two weeks.

Born July 29, 1923, in Smithsburg, Md., he was the son of the late David L. and Rhoda (Diller) Martin.

He served as pastor for 35 years at Cedar Grove Mennonite Church near Greencastle. He also was a farmer in his younger years and drove a school bus for the Greencastle-Antrim School District. He served as a part-time chaplain while at Menno Haven.

Following his retirement, he was honored as pastor emeritus at Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, where he continued his pastoral visitation of church and community members. He assisted his wife in operating the former Martin's Flower Shop of Greencastle for almost 20 years.

He was a member of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church and served as the overseer of the Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference. He was a former member of Greencastle-Antrim Ministerium. The Rev. Martin served on the Menno Haven Beautification Committee and on the Menno Haven Auxiliary.

He continued his pastoral studies through Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va.

He and his first wife, Naomi P. (Kuhns) Martin, were married Nov. 28, 1942, in Chambersburg. She died on Sept. 20, 2000.

Surviving family are his wife, Janet C. (Kipe) Hostetter Martin, whom he married Aug. 20, 2001, in Chambersburg; three daughters, Yvonne E. Martin of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Twila M. Martin of Asheville, N.C., and Freda F. Witmer of Allentown, Pa.; one son, Arvid L. Martin of Imlay City, Mich.; two stepchildren, Joyce D. Cooper of Chambersburg and Warren R. Hostetter of Hagerstown; four sisters, Isabel Bumbaugh of Maugansville and Lovina Baer, Wilma Martin and Elva Stauffer, all of Greencastle; two brothers, Elwood Martin of State Line, Pa., and Warren Martin of Mercersburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, Don Nelson Martin and Marjorie Ann Martin; and one sister, Vera Kuhns.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. from the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, with the Revs. Stephen Fretz, Frank Kipe and Chaplain Vernon Isner officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the church one hour before the service on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Building Fund of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, PA 17225 or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Donald E. Rinaldi, 70


MAY 15, 1935-FEB. 22, 2006

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Donald Eugene Rinaldi, 70, of Harpers Ferry, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at the home of his former wife.

Born May 15, 1935, in Millville, W.Va., he was the son of Enrico Rinaldi and Irene Longerbeam Rinaldi.

He was a retired car foreman of B&O and Chessie Systems in Brunswick, Md.

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