He enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and planting trees and flowers. His preferred indoor pastimes were working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, reading the comics (a "Snuffy Smith" strip autographed by artist Fred Laswell was a prized possession; he even framed it), listening to big band music and watching movies.
In addition to his wife, Dolores, Dick is survived by three sons and three daughters, Carol Babylon and Vlad Ivashchenko of Fayetteville, Ark., Richard M. Babylon of Knoxville, Md., Elaine Babylon and Terry Whitaker of Boonsboro, John Babylon and Nadene Babylon of Charlton, N.Y., Ruth Babylon and Ralph Berrier of Radford, Va., and Michael Babylon and Mechell Babylon of Smithsburg. He also is survived by five grandchildren and one stepgrandchild.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, where the family will hold a private service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements are by the J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
Heather D. Cisney, 27
JULY 29, 1980-AUG. 2, 2007
BLAIRS MILLS, Pa. - Heather D. Cisney, 27, of 13380 Sawmill Road, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at her home.
Born July 29, 1980 in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Sharon K. Eckenrode Goshorn and the late Clement Cisney.
She was a 1998 graduate of Fannett Metal High School.
She was employed as a supervisor at Ingram Books, since its opening in Chambersburg.
She was a member of Amberson (Pa.) United Methodist Church.
She was a member of McCartney American Legion Post 232 Ladies Auxiliary of Dry Run, Pa.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by maternal grandfather, Earl Eckenrode of Amberson; two sisters, Jaime L. Cisney of Dry Run and Wendi M. Cisney of Blairs Mills; her stepfather, Ronald E. Goshorn; one half brother, Eric Cisney of Sacramento, Calif.; two stepbrothers, Rick Goshorn and Andy Goshorn, both of Blairs Mills; one niece; and six nephews.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Amberson United Methodist Church. The Rev. Edward Sharpe will officiate. Burial will follow in Amberson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Agett-Geisel Funeral Home in Dry Run and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Linda S. Vance, 59
NOV. 18, 1947-JULY 31, 2007
Linda Sue "Lyn" Vance, 59, of 202 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at her home.
Born Nov. 18, 1947 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Delmore Raines Sr. and Calledith Mae Reeder Raines.
She was a 1965 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.
She was formerly employed by Lauren's Tavern.
She is survived by her former husband, Eldridge B. Vance; two sons, Michael E. Clever and Eddie L. Raines, both of Fairfield, Iowa; six sisters, Josephine M. Socks of Clear Spring, Kaye R. Clever and June S. Raines, both of Sharpsburg, Cynthia M. A. Raines of Williamsport, and Joy L. Guessford and Judy E. Raines, both of Hagerstown; four brothers, the Rev. William E. Raines of Fort Wayne, Ind., Robert E. Raines of The Villages, Fla., and Arthur D. Raines Jr. and Larry G. Raines, both of Hagerstown; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; one aunt; two uncles; and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Laura J. Raines; one brother, Charles H. Raines; and one half sister, Ellen E. Raines.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to help defray funeral expenses to Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
William L. Keller Sr., 77
MAY 11, 1930-AUG. 2, 2007