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Obituaries

April 14, 2008

Catharine Ardella Corbett, 96



NOV. 2, 1911-APRIL 12, 2008

Catharine Ardella Corbett, 96, from Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at her home in Williamsport, Md.

Born Nov. 2, 1911, in Spickler, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Frank and Catharine Ardella (Greenwalt) Corbett.

Catharine obtained her nursing degree from Bryn Mar Hospital, Bryn Mar, Pa. She was the first industrial nurse at both Fairchild Industries and later Mack Trucks, Inc., both of Hagerstown.

She was a current life member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, and a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Catharine is survived by a niece, Barbara Corbett of Blacksburg, Va.; a nephew, Martin Bell of Silver Spring, Md.; caregivers, Doris Crabtree, Inez Jones, both of Hagerstown, and Ardella Giffin of Marlowe, W.Va.; and a close friend, Karen Kiley of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Corbett and George Corbett; three sisters, Mary C. Bell, Loretta Bell and Ethel Bell; and a nephew, Norman Bell.

The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Her pastor, the Rev. Eric A. Norgard, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring, Md.

The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy, P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences are accepted at www.gerald minnichfuneralhome.com.




James F. Wiebel Jr., 86



AUG. 13, 1921-APRIL 12, 2008

SMITHSBURG, Md. -- James F. Wiebel Jr., 86, of Douglas Court, Smithsburg, died Saturday, April 12, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Aug. 13, 1921, in Hagerstown, the son of the late James F. Wiebel and Helen VanHorn Wiebel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth D. (Dody) Wiebel, Dec. 8, 2004.

He was a veteran of World War II U.S. Army Air Forces.

He was employed for Fairchild Aircraft, U.S. Post Office, Hagerstown.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion for 60 years, Elks Lodge No. 378, Antietam Fire Co., Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus, NARFE, and Sunshine Leisure Club, Smithsburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Starzyk and husband, Mike, of Smithsburg, and Melinda McGurl of Portland, Conn.; sister, Jayne Stouffer of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; stepson, John Trantules of Bel Air, Md.; stepdaughter, Cathy Weaver of Halfway; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell W. Wiebel.

Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 N. Main St., Smithsburg, with Pastor Gerry Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 217, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.




Mildred L. Nelson, 91



JULY 12, 1916-APRIL 12, 2008

Mildred Louise Nelson, 91, formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born July 12, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Tressler Pitsnogle.

She retired from E. J. Fennel.

She was a member of International Ladies Garment Workers Union and Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra DiCato of Nevada; one son, Darrell E. Nelson of Clear Spring; two brothers, Roy Pitsnogle and Alvey Pitsnogle, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nora Hetzer and Mary Reese; and three brothers, George Pitsnogle, Donald Pitsnogle and William Pitsnogle.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Quentin J. Fleming will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Michael Bradley Newlin, 42



JUNE 6, 1965-APRIL 11, 2008

Michael Bradley Newlin, 42, of 1023 Georgia Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, April 11, 2008, in Hagerstown.

Born June 6, 1965, in Washington County, Md., he is the son of Victor L. and Linda Nichols Newlin of Hagerstown.

He attended North Hagerstown High School and Greencastle-Antrim High School.

He was employed with Scott's Speed Shop.

He liked going to auctions and restoring model trains.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Pam Creager, and her children, Brady and Eric of Hagerstown; and paternal grandmother, Marie Newlin Plante of Williamsport, Md.

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