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Obituaries

June 03, 2008

Adam G. LaBar, 38



FEB. 27, 1970-JUNE 1, 2008

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Adam G. LaBar, 38, of 11726 Melrose Ave., died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at York (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 27, 1970, in Lewistown, N.Y., he was the son of Judith L. Mundy LaBar Knapp of Ligonier, Pa., and the late Richard G. LaBar.

He was a 1988 graduate of Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville, Pa. He attended Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh.

He was the business owner of Jerry's Subs and Pizza, Chambersburg, Pa., which opened April 23, 2008, and was also Toyota sales manager at Fitzgerald Auto Mall, Chambersburg.

He was a recent winner on "America's Funniest Home Videos" for video-taping a spider prank on a co-worker.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 14 years, Lisa A. Hardisty LaBar; four children, Stephan G. LaBar, Kyle W. LaBar, Aubrie J. LaBar and Gavin R. LaBar, all at home; his stepfather, William B. Knapp of Ligonier; two brothers, Jeffrey R. LaBar of Valley Center, Calif., and James W. LaBar of Sugar Land, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the LaBar Family, c/o First National Bank of Mercersburg, 821 S. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225, to help provide for the care of his children.




David G. Decker, 55



OCT. 24, 1952-JUNE 2, 2008

HANCOCK - David G. Decker, 55, of Hancock, Md., went home to be with the Lord on June 2, 2008, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 24, 1952, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Lauren Decker and Cecile Elaine Happle Decker of Cascade, Md.

David proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

He graduated from Smithsburg High School and attended Hagerstown College.

He was employed as an underground utilities superintendent for WMA Hazel and Pleasant Construction.

He was a member of Valley Assembly in Hagerstown, Md.

David was an intelligent man who loved hunting, fishing, and the peacefulness of the rivers and mountains. David had knowledge of baseball and football, and was an avid sports fan with knowledge of the game. He was active in South Berkeley Little League in the 1980s and also played semi-pro 3A baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

David loved the Lord, his family and all of his wonderful friends. He was a very gentle man and will be painfully missed by all until we meet again.

He will be sadly missed by former wife, Terry Morgan-Decker of Hagerstown; three sons, Michael Morgan and wife, Lake, of Hagerstown, Charles Cantley and wife, Kim, of Marlowe, and David Morgan of Hagerstown; three daughters, Tracy Sullivan of Panama City, Fla., Hope Whitlock of Pennersville, Pa., and Rebecca DeLaughter of New Market, Md.; five brothers, Lauren Decker Jr. of Pennersville, Danny Decker of Falling Waters, Alan Decker of Cascade, Boyd Decker of Cascade and Tim Decker of Rainsville, Ala.; two sisters, C. Elaine Knott of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Cheryl Sharpe of Shady Grove, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and a host of special nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Rosedale Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Pastor Robert Jones officiating.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Martinsburg Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Purnell, Steve Priest, Richard High, Robert Morgan, Wayne Popkins and Vern Corklin.

Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Rosedale Funeral Home and Cemetery, Martinsburg.




Elizabeth M. Connolly, 63



Elizabeth Marie Connolly, 63, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagers-town, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at her daughter's home, 609 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 9, 1944, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Anna Mae Eaton Harden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Connolly Jr.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by four daughters, Tammy L. Saavedra and Teresa Connolly, both of Hagers- town, Tina Martinze of Gaithersburg, Md., and Dorothy Jimenez of Greenbelt, Md.; two sons, Thomas Connolly of Hagers- town and James Connolly of Baltimore; one sister, Diane Hall of Texas; five brothers, Roger Harden of Baltimore, and Donnie Harden, Charles Harden, Bobby Harden and Wayne Harden, all of Hagerstown; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Gary Zook will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




J. Clyde Bittner Jr., 89


AUG. 1, 1918-MAY 31, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - J. Clyde Bittner Jr., age 89, of 876 Fairview Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died unexpectedly at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, in his home.

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