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Obituaries

February 15, 2008

John H. Garrott Sr., 82



JAN. 27, 1926-FEB. 12, 2008

John H. "Jack" Garrott Sr., 82, of 18902 Crofton Road in Hagerstown, Md., beloved husband of Ann Garrott, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at their winter home in Englewood, Fla.

Born Jan. 27, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son and only child of the late William Hilleary Garrott and the late Mary Ramacciotti Garrott Poser.

Jack attended St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1943. He went on to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

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He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, and after returning from the war, he was employed as a flight instructor in Hagerstown.

For nearly 40 years, Jack ran the family-owned business, Four States Livestock Sales of Hagerstown, and other auctions in Frederick, Md., Westminster, Md., and Carlisle, Pa. He also operated a design/construction company and dealt in real estate.

Jack was a lifelong, devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he volunteered generously with many projects.

He also served on numerous boards, including Washington County Hospital, Board of Public Works, St. Maria Goretti High School and First Federal Savings and Loan.

As president of Citizens to Save The Maryland Theatre, Jack provided important leadership in the successful effort to save and restore this historic landmark in the late 1970s. He also designed the attractive streetlights that grace downtown Hagerstown.

His favorite pastime was the building and flying of radio-controlled model airplanes.

Jack is survived by his wife, Ann Price Garrott; and his eight children, Lois Snyder and her husband, John, of Hagerstown, Barbara DeGaetano and her husband, Jim, of Carlisle, Mary Taylor and her husband, Rich, of Lorton, Va., Louisa Chambers and her husband, John, of Hagerstown, John H. Garrott Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Burke, Va., Susan Brown and her husband, Greg, of Albany, Ga., Ellen Castellano and her husband, Tony, of Montgomery Village, Md., and the Rev. William Price Garrott, O.P., of Washington, D.C., as well as 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jack will be remembered as a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His children will treasure his wisdom and clever solutions to their problems. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with his son. Dominican Father William P. Garrott, O.P., presiding.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The rosary will be prayed at 2 p.m., followed by brief vigil prayers at 2:15 p.m.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.




Constance C. Kelbaugh, 54



JAN. 20, 1954-FEB. 12, 2008

SMITHSBURG, Md. -- Constance C. Kelbaugh, 54, of Smithsburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Constance was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Hagerstown. She was the daughter of Aida Marie (Smith) Haynes of Martinsburg and the late Wilbert Lincoln Orndorff.

She served as a food service specialist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

Constance was a clerk/cashier in training for manager at Sheetz area stores.

She was a member of Greenbrier Assembly of God Church in Boonsboro, and a former member of Bethel Assembly and The Good Shepherd Ministries, both in Hagerstown. She volunteered for Hearts of Love through The Good Shepherd Ministries and enjoyed helping families in need.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Richard W. Kelbaugh; one daughter, Christina M. Bagley Pyles of Anniston, Ala.; one son, Jackie T.T. Bagley Jr. of Anniston; one sister, Peggy Welty of Kentucky; four brothers, Milton D. Orndorff of Cavetown, Md., Lloyd C. Orndorff of Tennessee, Wilbert L. Orndorff of Hagerstown, and David E. Haynes of Nebraska; and two grandchildren, Zacharias Bagley and Jackie T.T. Bagley III.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert W. Orndorff.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Chapel, Hagerstown, with Pastor David Coblentz, Pastor Steven McCullough and Pastor Richard Snyder officiating.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Smithsburg Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society, 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 100, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.




Marjorie L. Johnson, 79



MARCH 11, 1928-FEB. 13, 2008

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