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May 31, 2006

Dorothy L. Gardner, 82


MAY 7, 1924-MAY 29, 2006

KEEDYSVILLE - Dorothy Louise Gardner, 82, of 4033 Chestnut Grove Road died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born May 7, 1924, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Marshall Augustus and Agnes Crumbine Weigand.

She was previously employed by Interwoven Mills.

She is survived by her husband, Monaford Leo Gardner; two sons, Douglas G. Gardner of Hagerstown and Erle S. Gardner of Keedysville; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Weigand.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Pastor James R. Hoffer will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Jeromy C. Sprague, 21


AUG. 15, 1984-MAY 29, 2006

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Jeromy Charles Sprague, 21, of 501 Lynnehaven Drive, Hagerstown Md., passed away Monday, May 29, 2006, at his home.

Born Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1984, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of Anthony J. Sprague of Syracuse, N.Y., and Shari E. Talley Sprague of Hagerstown.

He was a 2003 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and was currently employed by First Data Merchant Services. He also was the former lead guitarist of the band Black Plague.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Marie E. Griffiths of Syracuse; two nieces, Kalie E. Marquis and Jade Marie Griffiths, both of Syracuse; and his girlfriend, Krista J. Walck of Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 1.

Services and interment will be held privately with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, 13001 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Swaneda K. Yost, 83


FEB. 20, 1923-MAY 26, 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Swaneda K. Yost, 83, of Charlotte, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at her home.

Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Rock Forge, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nora Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Yost, in 2001.

She retired as a librarian for Southern Fulton, Pa., schools.

She served in the Navy Waves in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Conroy and Karen Yost, both of Mount Dora, Fla.; two sons, David Yost of Orlando, Fla., and Dan Yost of Charlotte; one sister, Lasca Hamrick of St. Albans, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers.

Graveside memorial services will be in Greenway Cemetery later in June.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204; or St. Peters Episcopal Church, Boys Choir, 115 W. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28202.




Edwin N. Weinberger, 61


DEC. 2, 1944-MAY 30, 2006

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Edwin Neal Weinberger, 61, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Dec. 2, 1944, in Cincinnati, he was the son of the late William and Minnie Crider Weinberger.

He attended public schools in Baltimore.

He worked as a welder at Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019 of Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Kay "Tootie" McBee Weinberger; three daughters, Patricia K. Busch and Dora M. Rauch, both of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and Dani L. Smith of Baltimore; three brothers, Richard Sopel and Frank Sopel, both of Baltimore, and Chris Sopel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Rodney C. Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, with graveside military honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard.

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




Guy E. Snyder, 74


MAY 26, 1932-MAY 30, 2006

CLEAR SPRING - Guy Edward Snyder, 74, of 13122 Gruber Road, Clear Spring, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 26, 1932, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Francis Snyder and Myrtle Trumpower Snyder.

He was previously employed by Cushwa Brick Yard of Williamsport and retired in 1991 from Mack Trucks after 26 years.

He was a member of the Hagerstown and Mercersburg (Pa.) Moose Lodges for more than 30 years, and was an avid hunter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Anna Mae Thomas Snyder, in 2004.

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