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Obituaries

February 10, 2007

Diane M. Valcourt, 58



MAY 7, 1948-FEB. 9, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Diane M. "Dee" McGuiggan Valcourt, 58, of 613 Spring Hill Drive, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at her home.

Born May 7, 1948, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Marie A. Remerowski McGuiggan of Turtle Creek, Pa., and the late Thomas F. McGuiggan.

She was a 1966 graduate of Turtle Creek High School.

She worked as an administrator for Gaudenzia Center in Harrisburg, Pa., for five years.

She was a Catholic.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Guy Raymond Valcourt, whom she married March 28, 1991; 10 children, Jeff Valcourt of Virginia, Mike Valcourt, Greg Valcourt and Julie Valcourt, all Germantown, Md., Lynne Arbutina of Gaithersburg, Md., Earl Valcourt of Binghamton, N.Y., Karen Valcourt-Hannas and Todd Kelley, both of Waynesboro, Thomas Kelley of Hagerstown, and David Valcourt of Middletown, Md.; one sister, Dolores A. McGuiggan of Turtle Creek; 19 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, Waynesboro. The Rev. David S. Keller will be celebrant. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Suella R. Keefer, 86



SEPT. 6, 1920-FEB. 9, 2007

HANCOCK - Suella Rebecca Keefer, 86, formerly of Hancock, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Beverly Healthcare in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 6, 1920, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert Edward and Audrey Post Munday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Harvey Keefer, in 1987.

She retired from The Bridge Restaurant in Hancock.

She is survived by one daughter, C. Faye Godlove of Smithsburg; one son, James H. Keefer of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one sister, Virginia L. Potter of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one brother, John Munday of Cumberland; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. James Wilkinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rehobeth Cemetery, Hancock.




Caterina DiMercurio, 69



NOV. 8, 1937-FEB. 9, 2007

Caterina DiMercurio, 69, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at her home.

Born Nov. 8, 1937, in Partinico Palermo, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Domenico and Rosa Lobianco Greco.

Mrs. DiMercurio was a homemaker and had worked as a seamstress.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378 of Hagerstown, and the Sons of Italy of Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Biagio DiMercurio; two sons, Sal DiMercurio, M.D. and Dom DiMercurio, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Peter Greco of San Bernardino, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Melissa DiMercurio, Erica Dimercurio, Dominick DiMercurio II, Kristen DiMercurio, Michael DiMercurio, Phillip DiMercurio and Nicholas DiMercurio.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Doug Kenney as celebrant.

Entombment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown.

A Christian Wake service will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.




Charlotte V. Spillan, 92



JUNE 10, 1914-FEB. 1, 2007

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Charlotte V. Spillan, 92, of Ellicott City, and formerly of Hagerstown and Smithsburg, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 10, 1914, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Joseph C. and Lilly Bloyer Snyder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Spillan, in 1969.

She was a 1932 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She retired from Doubleday Publishers in 1979, where she was a proofreader.

She is survived by two daughters, Roberta C. Poffenberger of Columbia, Md., and Terry L. Perkins of Basin, Wyo.; two sons, J. Michael Spillan of Powell, Wyo., and Patrick Spillan of Naperville, Ill.; three sisters, Martha Caskey of Hagerstown, Dorothy Snyder of Beaver Creek, and Shirley Garver of Chatham, Mass.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy J. Spillan; two sisters, Gladys Davis and Ruth Gardner; three brothers, Theodore Snyder, Robert G. Snyder and Joseph R. Snyder; and two grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Ellicott City.




H. James Mumma, 61



JUNE 17, 1945-FEB. 8, 2007

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. - H. James Mumma, 61, of New Cumberland, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at his home.

Born June 17, 1945, in Columbia, Pa., he was the son of the late Harold S. and Jane Tschudy Mumma.

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