May 19, 2006

Harry Saxon, 83

JAN. 14, 1923-MAY 17, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Harry Saxon, 83, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 14, 1923, in Atlantic City, N.J., he was the son of the late William and Bess Harriett Saxon.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Walker Saxon; six daughters, Marsha Hazelton of California, Diane Hunt of Florida, and Brenda Dorris, Carolyn Chrisp, Carmen Saxon and Harriett Pernell, all of New Jersey; one son, Harry Saxon Jr. of New Jersey; one stepson, John Walker of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Herbert Saxon and Carey Saxon, both of New Jersey; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Destiny Church. Pastor Carl Que Hickerson will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.


Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

David Massey, 57

JUNE 29, 1948-MAY 17, 2006

David Massey, 57, of 64 Wayside Ave., Hagerstown died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his home.

Born June 29, 1948, in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Ward Massey.

He had been employed by Conservit in Hagerstown.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his companion of 35 years, Darlene E. Wentz; one daughter, Tammy L. Massey at home; and one brother, Jerry Massey of Troy, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by stepsisters and stepbrothers.

Graveside services will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to his family in care of Darlene E. Wentz, 64 Wayside Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.

Dorothy L. Kanode, 89

MARCH 10, 1917-MAY 17, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS - Dorothy L. Wenger Kanode, 89, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Zionsville Meadows.

Born March 10, 1917, in Letterkenny Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Abram Nissley and Barbara Sandoe Wenger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin G. Kanode, in 1997.

She was a graduate of Messiah Bible College in Brantham, Pa.

She and her husband served pastoral and missionary assignments in Kentucky and Indiana. She was a representative for World Vision and Spanish migrant evangelism.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Elkhart, Ind., where she had served in the Beginner and Primary departments as a teacher and superintendent.

She was a member of Goshen (Ind.) Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), president of Nappanee (Ind.) WCTU and legislative director of Indiana State WCTU. She was a WCTU adult speech contestant, winning the silver, gold, pearl and diamond medals.

She is survived by three children, Irvin W. Kanode of Tempe, Ariz., Emerson Kanode of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Barbara Kanode of Indianapolis; one sister, Edna Baer of Boothwyn, Pa.; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by eight sisters and five brothers.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Air Hill Cemetery.

Local arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Garnet M. Bender Jr., 74

MARCH 24, 1932-MAY 17, 2006

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Garnet M. "Ben" "Sonny" Bender Jr., 74, of 3375 Littlestown Pike and formerly of 1124 Stanley Ave., Chambersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Born March 24, 1932, he was the son of the late Garnet M. Bender Sr. and Mildred Metz Bender.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia McMorris Bender, in 1991. They were married in November 1949.

He was a graduate of the former Chambersburg High School.

He and his wife, Pat, owned and managed the former Corner Confectionary store along Second Street in Chambersburg. They also managed the concession stands at Henninger Field and at Memorial Park. He later retired from Kraft Foods.

In 1954, he played semi-pro football with the Chambersburg Cardinals.

He is survived by his companion, Betty Stonesifer; two children, Patricia A. Glasgow of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Sunny M. Ruzbarsky of Westminster; one sister, Jane Statler of Fayetteville, Pa.; two brothers, Daniel Bender of Chambersburg and Richard Bender of Fayetteville; two grandchildren; two aunts; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

The funeral service and burial will be private. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Arthur B. Richards Jr., 67

SEPT. 28, 1938-MAY 18, 2006

Arthur B. Richards Jr., 67, of 13136 Fountain Head Road in Hagerstown, Md., went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 18, 2006, after a 10-year battle with cancer.

Born Thursday, Sept. 28, 1938, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Arthur B. Richards Sr. and Evelyn Richards.

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