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Obituaries

August 11, 2006

John T. Maher, 82


FEB. 13, 1924-AUG. 8, 2006

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - John Thomas Maher, 82, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Wakefield, Mass.

He had a 29-year career as a field agent with the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie McKay Maher; four children, Joann Dehne of Gaithersburg, Md., Suzan Maher of Silver Spring, Md., John Maher of Charles Town and Kathleen Peterka of New Market, Md.; four sisters, Joann Flynn of Stoneham, Mass., Rita Stanly of Melrose, Mass., Ann Salani of Arlington, Mass., and Margaret Calmes of Gibsonburg, Ohio; four brothers, George Maher of Woburn, Mass., Richard Maher of Weymouth, Mass., Robert Maher of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and Douglas Maher of Wakefield; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Church in Rockville, Md.

Burial with military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 534 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Marlene Skadberg


-JULY 30, 2006

BOONSBORO - Marlene Skadberg died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro of Alzheimer's disease.

She was the daughter of Bertha and Victor Sundberg, and the adopted daughter of Vivian and Herbert Zielke.

She was employed by Oliver Iron Mining, a division of U.S. Steel, in Duluth, Minn., as a secretary.

She served as choir director, soloist and organist at her church.

She had been a Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard W. Skadberg of Charles Town, W.Va.; three daughters, Kristy D. Belgie of Tamarac, Fla., Lorrie M. Hawkins of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Jan M. Skadberg of Charles Town; two sisters, Nancy Palda of St. Paul, Minn., and Gloria Nylund of Duluth, Minn.; one brother, Donald Sundberg of Annandale, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Sundberg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Activities Department, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




James R. Bond, 69


JUNE 10, 1937-AUG. 9, 2006

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - James Robert Bond, 69, of Tuscawilla Hills, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at Shenandoah Health Village Center in Charles Town.

Born June 10, 1937, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., he was the son of the late Julian Maddox and Eleanor Loulie Smith Bond.

He had been employed as a machine mechanic by the U.S. Postal Service in Merrifield, Va.

He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was a member of Independent Fire Co. of Charles Town, where he was an emergency medical technician and assigned Fire Police.

He had served with the Foreign Service in Berlin.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Erika Remmer Bond; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Bernhard of Switzerland; one stepson, Eric Guest of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; one sister, Linda Jane of California; two brothers, Jerry Bond of California and Bill Bond of New York; and two stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Brian Bond.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Charles Town. Brother Jim Vollmerhausen will officiate. Burial will be in Waedenswill Cemetery in Switzerland.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.




John E. Buffa, 62


JULY 2, 1944-AUG. 9, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John E. Buffa, 62, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born July 2, 1944, in New York City, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Rappo Buffa.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Buffa; three sisters, Rose Savavese, Angelina Divito and Mary Harrison; three brothers, Joseph Buffa, William Buffa and Salvatore Buffa; and his close friend, Debbie Miller.

Military graveside services will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.




Alfred H. Tonry, 90


FEB. 14, 1916-AUG. 8, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Alfred H. "Al" Tonry, 90, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 14, 1916, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late James Charles Tonry and May E. Matthews Tonry.

He was a 1935 graduate of Martinsburg High School and a 1937 graduate of Cincinnati (Ohio) College of Embalming.

He was employed by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg for 59 years.

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

He is survived by one sister, Ruth R. Veverka of Skaneateles, N.Y.; a niece; and nephews.

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