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Obituaries

October 15, 2006

Ansis Erdmanis


-OCT. 13, 2006

CATONSVILLE, Md. - Ansis Erdmanis died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lumm Erdmanis; and siblings, Velta DiGiorgio, Uldis Erdmanis and Peter Erdmanis.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Catonsville.

Burial will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home, Catonsville.




Joan B. Capell, 71


NOV. 11, 1934-OCT. 10, 2006

Joan Bowie Capell, 71, formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at her daughter's home in Vienna, Va.

She was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Washington, D.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Blackford Capell.

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She is survived by three children, Karen Capell of Virginia, Laurie Capell of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Chris Capell of Fairfax, Va.; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational Church, Bethesda, Md.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Washington County Hospice, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Paul L. Keller, 91


JAN. 10, 1915-OCT. 12, 2006

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Paul Lester Keller, 91, of Knoxville, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1915, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Thomas Keller and Margaret Ingram Keller.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Pauline Keller, in 2004.

He was a retired engineer from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick.

He was a past master of Brunswick Lodge 191 AF&AM.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Umbaugh of Frederick, and Marian K. Weaver of Knoxville; one son, Jerry L. Keller of Lovettsville, Va.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. Frank Fortkamp will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The funeral home will open today at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 112 E. "A" St., Brunswick, MD 21716 or to a charity of one's choice.




Eva V. Moss, 86


FEB. 16, 1920-OCT. 13, 2006

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Eva Virginia Moss, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Lewistown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ruth Peters Aurand.

She attended public schools in Lewistown and Warfordsburg, Pa.

She retired from Vanguard Products in Berkeley Springs.

She was a Protestant.

She was active with the crafts program at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda J. Michael, Judy C. Schildt and Barbara E. Hewett, all of Berkeley Springs; one son, Dennis R. Moss of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Betty Mentzer of Needmore, Pa., and Grace Harbaugh of Franklin, Pa.; one brother, Clem Aurand of Amaranth, Pa.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Bessie Snook Aurand; one sister, Charlotte Mason; and infant siblings.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Jeff Dissmore will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 11 a.m.




Floyd L. Hayner, 95


JAN. 4, 1911-OCT. 13, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Floyd Leslie Hayner, 95, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at City Hospital.

Born Jan. 4, 1911, in Big Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Marshall and Elizabeth Lilly Hayner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hope Jones Hayner.

He retired from the Appalachian Power Co. in 1977.

He served in the U.S. military during World War II.

He was an elder and member of the Martinsburg Seventh-day Adventist Church and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Logan, W.Va.

He received, from The Martinsburg Journal, the "Unsung Hero Award" for his service during World War II.

He is survived by two children, Edwin P. Hayner of Fredericksburg, Va., and Elizabeth A. Blackburn of Martinsburg; four grandchildren, James L. Hayner, Heather Blackburn, Jennifer Hayner and Beth Callan; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Thelma Ferrell, Mary Peyton and Nina Hargis; and four brothers, Ray Hayner, Wallace Hayner, Willard Hayner and Basil Hayner.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Martinsburg Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Tom Boggess will officiate. Entombment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

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