He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna D. Jennings Falk; two daughters, Karen Brown of Bristow, Va., and Kimberly Chenen of Leesburg, Va.; one son, Kirk Falk of Kent Island, Md.; one sister, Marilyn R. Berry of Petal, Miss.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Kandace C. Falk and Korliss L. Wagner; and one brother, Harry Falk.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. The Rev. George W. Pucciarelli will be celebrant.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church, Building Fund, 311 S. George St., Charles Town, WV 25414 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.
Evelyn H. Stang, 87
NOV. 19, 1918-MARCH 28, 2006
Evelyn H. Stang, 87, of Knoxville, and formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.
Born Nov. 19, 1918, in Darnestown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Guy W. and Mary Heflin Hough.
Her husband, Arthur W. Stang, preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Poolesville High School and attended post-graduate classes at Gaithersburg High School. She also graduated from Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C.
She retired from Laytonsville Elementary School as a secretary with 27 years of service.
She was of the Methodist faith and sang in church choirs. She also was a member of W.S.C.S. of the Methodist church.
She was a 4-H leader.
She is survived by one daughter, Lois Snyder of Laytonsville; two sisters, Muriel H. Barber and Mary Kemp, both of Laytonsville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three adopted grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home in Laytonsville. The Rev. Janet Cornelius will officiate. Burial will be in Laytonsville Cemetery.
Friends may visit the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Madeline V. Offord, 89
AUG. 4, 1916-MARCH 29, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Madeline Virginia Pugh Offord, 89, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.
Born Aug. 4, 1916, in Hampshire County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Thomas Crouse and Eva Mae Puffenberger Crouse Pease.
She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Charles Loring Pugh and Earl Virgil Offord.
She attended Broadway School in Hampshire County, W.Va.
She was a homemaker.
She was of the Evangelical United Brethren/Methodist faith.
She is survived by one daughter, Janice M. Funk of Martinsburg; six sisters, Susie Semler and Elsie Long, both of Hagerstown, Ruby Boden of Hancock, Marie Mahoney of Inwood, W.Va., Darlene Marpin of Martinsburg and Cathy Householder of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two grandsons; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Willadean Miller and Genevieve Crouse; four brothers, John Crouse, Harry Crouse, Wilson Crouse and Bud Crouse; one granddaughter; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Pastor John Price will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cherie A. Fitz, 37
SEPT. 1, 1968-MARCH 29, 2006
LEESBURG, Va. - Cherie Alisse Fitz, 37, of Leesburg, Va., died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg.
Cherie was a devoted homemaker who influenced everyone she met with her gentle spirit and angelic ways. She touched many souls during her courageous fight against breast cancer.
Cherie was born on Sept. 1, 1968, in Lake City, S.C.
Cherie was a member of La Plata United Methodist Church in Maryland, but recently attended Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg.
She was a 1986 graduate of McDonough High School in Pomfret, Md., and a 1992 graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in computer science.