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Obituaries (April 13, 2008)

April 14, 2008

Adolf C. Schirmer, 88



OCT. 3, 1919-APRIL 9, 2008

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. -- Cmdr. Adolf Carl "Al" Schirmer, 88, formerly of Falling Waters, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

Born Oct. 3, 1919, he was the son of the late Carl F. and Nellie Hewitt Schirmer.

He attended Rutgers University.

He was an aviator and commercial pilot. He worked for Air Photographics as a photo mapping pilot.

He was a veteran of World War II. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1970 as a commander.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, June Buie Schirmer; three sons, Gary S. Schirmer of Alexander, Va., Philip C. Schirmer of Blacksburg, Va., and Mark L. Schirmer of Stoughton, Mass.; one sister, Nellie Warshaw of Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, Edwin F. Schirmer of Laconia, N.H.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Eyer and Ruth Kettl; and one brother, Paul F. Schirmer.

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Burial will be Monday, June 16, at 11 a.m. in Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Attn.: Laurino Proctor, MRC 321, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012.




Juanita Pitzer, 69



APRIL 25, 1938-APRIL 11, 2008

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. -- Juanita "Sorkie" Pitzer, 69, of Bunker Hill, died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born April 25, 1938, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Norman E. Thomas and Margaret Lewis Thomas Carper.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert "Bobby" Collis.

She was a 1956 graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School.

She retired from Eastern Panhandle Community Credit Union with 22 years of service.

She is survived by her husband, Mike J. Pitzer; two daughters, Jackie Butler of Inwood, W.Va. and Wendi Pugh of Back Creek Valley, W.Va.; one son, Thomas W. Collis of Inwood; two stepdaughters, Kim Secindiver and Angela Hurlbrink, both of Martinsburg; one stepson, Michael Pitzer of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; one brother, Berkeley Thomas of Spring Mills, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Donna L. Gochenour.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel in Inwood. Pastor Tim Butler and the Rev. Sharon Bourgeois will officiate. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.




Preston C. Meyers, 84



JULY 15, 1923-APRIL 11, 2008

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Preston C. Meyers, 84, of 138 E. Franklin St., died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident earlier that evening on U.S. Route 11 in Guilford Township near Marion, Pa.

Born July 15, 1923, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul E. and Elizabeth S. Zimmerman Meyers.

He was a self-employed carpenter, having owned Meyers Construction.

He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle, where he had served on the church council and taught Sunday school.

He was a member of Rescue Hose Co. 1 of Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Hoffman Meyers, whom he married Sept. 28, 1946; one daughter, Sharon Centola of Long Island, N.Y.; two sons, Steven D. Meyers of Marion, Pa., and Shawn D. Meyers of Cape May, N.J.; one brother, Carl R. Meyers of Fayetteville, Pa.; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Mellot.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle. The Revs. Martin H. Horn and Donald M. Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 130 N. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225.




Donald G. Bailey Sr., 63



JUNE 1, 1944-APRIL 11, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Donald G. Bailey Sr., 63, of 725 S. Second St., died Friday, April 11, 2008, at his home.

Born June 1, 1944, in Baileysville, W.Va., he was the son of Dewey Earl Bailey and Dorothy Odell Stone Bailey.

He was a 1964 graduate of Baileysville High School.

He worked for the former James River Co., now Fort James Co., for 30 years.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He attended St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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