C. Leslie Golliday, 92
MARCH 4, 1915-JUNE 28, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Carmel Leslie "Les" Golliday, 92, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Outlook Pointe in Martinsburg.
Born March 4, 1915, in Strasburg, Va., he was the son of the late Carmel Leslie Golliday and Nelly S. Venable.
He graduated from high school in Stephens City, Va., attended Bridgewater College in Virginia and attended Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.
He began his radio broadcasting career in 1932, and in 1946, he started radio stations WEPM and WEPM FM in Martinsburg. He owned and managed them for 32 years until retiring in 1978.
He served as president of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, where he pursued activities and interacted with state and federal officials to improve business conditions in Berkeley County. He served as president of the Berkeley County Industrial Park. He served as mayor of Martinsburg from 1960 to 1962.
He was a member of West Virginia Broadcasters Association, Berkeley County Planning Commission, U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah Valley Travel Association and Eastern Gateway Travel Council, among others.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Catherine Elizabeth Zinn Golliday; one son, Carmel L. Golliday III of Alexandria, Va.; one brother, Marshall K. Golliday of Stephens City; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxxie O. Hurst.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
Catherine J. Tress, 78
JULY 4, 1928-JUNE 29, 2007
LILBURN, Ga. - Catherine J. Tress, 78, of 1112 Melton Drive, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at her home.
Born July 4, 1928, in Beaver Falls, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph G. Lewis and Marian C. Lewis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Tress.
She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lilburn.
She is survived by two daughters, Marianne C. Dudley of Lilburn and Margaret M. Saxman of Reston, Va.; three sons, Richard M. Tress of Batavia, N.Y., William A. Tress of Aberdeen, Md., and Eric S. Tress of Rockmart, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Bruce W. Tress.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg, Pa. The Rev. Rodrigo Arrazola will be celebrant. Burial will follow in Corpus Christi Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Priests of the Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Monastery, P.O. Box 900, Hales Corner, WI 53130-0090; or to Christian Appalachian Project, 322 Crab Orchard St., Lancaster, KY 40446-0001.
Helen P. Shetler, 87
SEPT. 10, 1919-JUNE 30, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Helen P. Wagaman Shetler, 87, of 117 Reynolds Ave., died Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.
Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Quincy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mabel Ruth Baker Wagaman.
She attended Pigeon Hill Grade School and Quincy High School.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Solomon's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg.
She was a member of National AARP and South Chapter AARP 2977, Waynesboro, Pa., where she sang in the AARP chorus. She also served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels at Mont Alto Senior Center.
She is survived by her husband of more than 67 years, W. Carl Shetler; one daughter, Betty Jane Shafer of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sons, William C. Shetler Jr. and Dennis W. Shetler, both of Waynesboro; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.