May 20, 2006

Herbert Calimer, 84

NOV. 10, 1921-MAY 19, 2006

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mr. Herbert "Lee" Calimer, 84, formerly of 14391 Charmian Road in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, May 19, 2006, at 5:05 a.m. at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Nov. 10, 1921, in Lantz, Md., he was the son of the late Robert and Mary (Wastler) Calimer. He lived his early life in the Lantz area.

Mr. Calimer graduated from Thurmont (Md.) High School with the class of 1939.

He served with the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 as a machinist mate, serving in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Mr. Calimer was a sports director for the Department of the Army at Fort Ritchie for 36 years. He also worked on the construction of Site R, and was a guard at the tower of Fort Ritchie.


He was the longest tenured player for the Blue Ridge Summit Summiteers baseball team, as both player and manager, playing from 1938 to 1960. He continued to be active with team sports in the area for many years. He also was a champion horseshoes player in the area, and was an avid gardener.

He is survived by four daughters, Susan Shatzer of Waynesboro, Linda Bernard of Mesquite, Texas, Dawn Markus of Waynesboro, and Kim Calimer of Chambersburg; one son, Ricky Calimer; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Gill of Hagerstown; two brothers, Robert "Bud" Calimer of Virginia Beach, Va., and Thaddeus Calimer of Lantz; a special friend, Dorothy Martin of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant son, Mark Calimer; three sisters, Nellie Stottlemyer, Alma Wagness and Rosie Holtz; and four brothers, Harvey Calimer, Calvin Calimer, infant Samuel Calimer and infant Gerald Calimer.

Services will be Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Md., with Pastor Ernest E. Pletcher officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery, adjacent to the church.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Phyllis E. Rouse, 74

-MAY 12, 2006

DARNESTOWN, Md. - Phyllis E. Rouse, 74, of Darnestown, died Friday, May 12, 2006.

Her husband, Tom Rouse, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth R. Miller of Potomac, Md.; two sons, Thomas G. Rouse of Boulder, Colo., and David C. Rouse of Germantown, Md.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Potomac.

Katherine M. Kramer, 80

JAN. 27, 1926-MAY 19, 2006

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Katherine Mae Kramer, 80, of Harpers Ferry, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at her home.

Born Jan. 27, 1926, in Jefferson, Md., she was the daughter of Leslie G. Gross and Elsie Heffner Gross.

She retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in Baltimore.

She was a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph G. Kramer; one daughter, Nina Miller of Hampstead, Md.; one son, Mark J. Kramer of Harpers Ferry; one sister, Mary Harrison of Frederick, Md.; one brother, Meredith Gross of Taneytown, Md.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Dorothy Wentzell, Mildred Virts, Doris Gross, Betty Royer, Margaret Malone, Helen Lightener and Evelyn Pickett; and seven brothers, Austin Gross, Elwood Gross, Wilbur Gross, Donald Gross, Carroll Gross, Guy Gross and Walter Gross.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. Pastor Doug Campbell will officiate.

Entombment will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Loudon Memorial Park, Baltimore.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Reuben Harvey, 89

AUG. 22, 1916-MAY 18, 2006

Reuben Harvey, 89, of Mennonite Fellowship Home in Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 22, 1916, near Marysville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Asa and Grace Snederker.

His wife, Nellie C. Shafer, died Nov. 26, 1998. They were married in 1938.

He was a 1936 graduate of Edison High School in Morrow County, Ohio.

He was owner and operator of the Johnsville Milling Co. for 36 years.

He was a member of the Woodlawn (Ohio) Wisler Mennonite Church of Richland County, Ohio.

He is survived by four daughters, Phyllis McCormick, Shirley Strouse, Janice Mast and Maureen Osborn; one son, Richard Harvey; one brother, John; one sister, Mary Ann; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Mennonite Church, north of Shenandoah, Ohio.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church, Hagerstown. Visitation will continue with the family Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Woodlawn Mennonite Church.

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