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Obituaries

June 06, 2006

Roy D. Harbaugh, 51


JULY 9, 1954-JUNE 4, 2006

Roy Dale Harbaugh, 51, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 4, 2006, at his home.

Born Friday, July 9, 1954, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Roy Kenneth Harbaugh and Freda Blanche Snyder Harbaugh of Hagerstown.

He was formerly employed with Relizon Printing Co. in Hagerstown, for 27 years. He was also president of Local 754S AFL-CIO.

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He was a member of Calvary Temple Church, where he played the piano for the church. Roy also enjoyed playing music at nursing homes around the area.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Rachel Ann Harbaugh; two sons, Roy Dale Harbaugh Jr. and wife Sherry of Hagerstown and Kenneth Glenn Harbaugh of Hagerstown; two sisters, Shirley L. Walton of Hagerstown and Belinda K. Sandy of Hagerstown; four brothers, Richard K. Harbaugh Sr. of Hagerstown, Michael E. Harbaugh of Hagerstown, Curtis D. Harbaugh of Hagerstown and Raymond D. Harbaugh of Hagerstown; mother-in-law, Virginia M. Hykes of Hagerstown and father-in-law, Glenn A. Hykes of Greencastle, Pa.; one grandson, Noah Dale Harbaugh of Hagerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at the Calvary Temple Church, with the Pastor Bobby Robinson officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 7.

Interment will be in the Manor Church Cemetery, Boonsboro, Md.




Helen L. Bowders, 62


JAN. 31, 1944-JUNE 3, 2006

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Helen L. Rowe Bowders, 62, of 14386 Ridge Road, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Jan. 31, 1944, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth A. Sr. and Hazel V. Deardorff Rowe. She lived her early life in Kemps Mill, Md.

She was a graduate of Greencastle (Pa.) High School, with the class of 1962.

She was employed as a cook for Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, Waynesboro, for 10 years, retiring in March 2006.

She was a member of Family Life Worship Center, Zullinger, Pa., where she taught Primary Sunday School class in her early years and volunteered in the nursery department for many years.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Merle L. Bowders, whom she married April 3, 1975; one daughter, Tammy S. Duty of Overland Park, Kan.; one son, Merle L. Bowders Jr. of St. Thomas, Pa.; four sisters, Elizabeth J. Shatzer of State Line, Pa., Barbara B. Mowen and Janet M. Straley, both of Greencastle, and Shirley E. McLucas of Mercersburg, Pa.; one brother, Kenneth D. Rowe Sr. of Greencastle; four grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Caroline Rowe.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Family Life Worship Center, Zullinger. The Rev. Roger D. Cales and Pastor Debra Strait will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




John L. Downs, 90


MAY 29, 1916-JUNE 4, 2006

CLEAR SPRING - John Loose Downs, age 90, of 148 Cumberland St., Clear Spring, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2006.

Born May 29, 1916, to the late John Cauffman Downs and Mary Loose Downs at his current address, 148 Cumberland St., in Clear Spring, he passed at his home of 90 years.

He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Clear Spring, where he served on numerous committees.

He was an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a member of the Last Man's Club. He was a life member of the Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring, where he was the second post commander. He was the last surviving charter member of the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. and a life member of the Clear Spring Ambulance Club. He was a lifetime and charter member of the Clear Spring Lion's Club and was a Kentucky Colonel. John was a member of the VFW Post 1936 of Hagerstown, the Elks Club of Hagerstown, the Mediary Lodge 140 of Williamsport, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Hagerstown, and the Ali Ghan Shriners Club of Cumberland, Md.

In 2002, John was recognized as the last surviving charter member of the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co., where he received state, county and local awards.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S. Army, where he earned the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, the American Theatre Ribbon and the WWII Victory Ribbon.

He was the postmaster of Clear Spring and later was a rural carrier until his retirement on Nov. 12, 1971. After retirement, he worked part time at Corderman's Hardware in Hagerstown.

In 1999, he received a certificate of appreciation for 50 years of community service from the Mayor and Council of Clear Spring.

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