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He spent the next 10 years of his life in Alaska, where he served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the 752nd Army Air Force, and later as control tower operator for the Civil Aeronautics Administration and U.S. Weather Bureau observer for the Department of Commerce. He flew a single-engine airplane as a private pilot.

He returned to Hagerstown, Md., in 1955, where he was employed in local industries before his retirement in 1990.

He was an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hagerstown and Smithsburg, and a lifelong member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

Newton was a happy, fun-loving, spontaneous spirit who loved the Lord and enjoyed his extended family and friends. He was always thankful for his many blessings from the Lord; he was a kind and thoughtful father and stepfather, and he was always giving away his favorite chocolates. He will be missed by many who knew him.


He is survived by his former first wife, Rosa-Lee Funkhouser of Jacksonville, Fla.; his sons, Michael Funkhouser of Alexandria, Va., and Allan Funkhouser and wife, Martha, of St. Augustine, Fla.; his half sister, Judy Melby-Robinson and husband, Craig, of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Brad Funkhouser and Charlie Funkhouser of Jacksonville, Fla., and Alanna Geiger and husband, Clint, and their two children, Stone and Kendal, of Jacksonville; one stepson, Robert Mohr and wife, Connie, of Mountain Lake Park, Md.; three stepdaughters, Carol Stroud and son, Chad, of Fayetteville, Ga., Nancy Baker and children, Tara, Wesley and Miranda, of Woodstown, N.J., and Linda Hessong and husband, Harold, and children, Joshua, Daniel and Jeremy, of Smithsburg; several nieces; and a nephew.

Memorial services to celebrate his life will be Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Gerard Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Disaster Relief, ELCA Disaster Response, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764.

David C. Gaver Sr., 47

MARCH 14, 1960-OCT. 24, 2007

LITTLESTOWN, Pa. - David Carroll Gaver Sr., 47, of Ulricktown Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in Littlestown.

Born March 14, 1960, in Montgomery County, Md., he was the son of John H. Gaver Jr. of Frederick, Md., and Betty J. Swope Smith Sr. of Littlestown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Sterling "Shots" Smith Sr. of Littlestown; four children, Ahetha C. Herrdon of Charlotte Hall, Md., David C. Gaver Jr. and Matthew Lookingbill, both of Frederick, Md., and Ashley Brigham of Mount Airy, Md.; four brothers, John H. Gaver III of Mount Airy, Perry D. Gaver of Frederick, Jason Powell of Thurmont, Md., and Justin Stanley of Smithsburg, Md.; eight sisters, Helen M. Seidel of Waynesboro, Pa., Annette E. Johnson of Smithsburg, Betty J. Smith Jr. of Damascus, Md., Robin Asbury of Clarksburg, Md., Patty Minnick and Connie Stouter, both of Pennsylvania, Ruby Gaver of Hagerstown, Md., and Shelly Whipp of Emmitsburg, Md.; three grandchildren, David C. Gaver III, Sabrina Myers and Zachery Myers; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Nellie C. Gaver, Westley and Marie Swope and Jethro and Esther Smith; and foster grandparents, Helen and Outherbridge Pry.

Services will be Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at 11 a.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with Pastor Tim Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Paul C. Engelmann, 78

AUG. 16, 1929-OCT. 22, 2007

Paul Charles Engelmann, 78, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his home.

Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Middletown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Paul and Magdelena Engelmann.

He graduated from Michigan State University.

He worked for IBM for 37 years, retiring in 1991.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He currently was serving as chairman of the board of The Word Among Us, a Christian magazine, as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and he was an Eagle Scout.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Engelmann; two daughters, Beth Merriman and Barbara Carlo; one son, Kurt Engelmann; one sister, Alice Hansen; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at noon at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen Robison will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, Md.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Triumph of the Cross Christian Community, 9639 Doctor Perry Road 126, Ijamsville, MD 21759.

Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A., Frederick.

Sara A. Bentley

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