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Obituaries

June 07, 2008

William O. Spangler, 91



APRIL 9, 1917-JUNE 6, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - William O. Spangler, 91, of 920 Eastland Road, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 9, 1917, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late William O. and Maude Beckner Spangler.

He was a 1936 graduate of Waynesboro High School, where he played football under the late "Rip" Engle. He received a bachelor of science degree in printing management from Carnegie Mellon University in 1941.

He entered into partnership with his father in the Caslon Press from 1945 until 1966, when he took over as sole owner until his retirement in 1982. The business had been in his family for 73 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, where he served on the church council and as an usher.

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He was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731 and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, both of Waynesboro; served on the board of the Waynesboro YMCA; and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Carnegie Mellon University and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Doris S. Sterner Spangler, whom he married April 29, 1944; one sister, Hilda S. Etter of Chambersburg, Pa.; and two nephews.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas Eifert will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library, 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268 or Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.




A. Jean Baker, 90



JAN. 9, 1918-JUNE 6, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A. Jean Bittinger Baker, 90, of The Village of Laurel Run, and formerly of 106 Maple St. in Mont Alto, Pa., died Friday, June 6, 2008, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 9, 1918, in Mont Alto, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Emma Miner Bittinger.

She was a 1935 graduate of Quincy (Pa.) High School.

Prior to retiring, she was a machine operator at Yvonne Kay Dress Factory in Waynesboro, Pa.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Mont Alto, where she sang in the choir.

She sang with the Sweet Adeline Choir of Hagerstown, was a member of Mont Alto Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer with the Senior Olympics.

She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Spicer of Mont Alto; one son, Gerald Baker of Mont Alto; five granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Monn and Helen Gehr; one brother, Edgar Bittinger; and one grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, Mont Alto. Pastor Ruth A. Hollister will officiate. Burial will be in Mont Alto Cemetery, formerly Rose Hill Cemetery, Mont Alto.

It was her request to have no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 339, Mont Alto, PA 17237 or Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Co., 517 S. Main St., Mont Alto, PA 17237.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




John C. Cramer, 79



FEB. 28, 1929-JUNE 4, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John C. Cramer, 79, of 462 E. Washington St., died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at his home.

Born Feb. 28, 1929, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Elmer G. and Izzetta Straley Cramer.

He was a 1948 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, retiring in 1970 at the rank of master sergeant. During his military career, he served in Turkey, the Philippines and two tours in Korea.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 and Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, all of Chambersburg, Air Force Sergeants Association and National Association Uniform Services, among other organizations.

He is survived by one sister, Janet Love of Dale City, Va.; one brother, Gilbert G. Cramer of Edenville, Pa.; two nieces; four nephews; and grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Services will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Rick Noll will officiate. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, with military honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 Honor Guard, c/o VFW Post 1599, 747 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Betty H. Mull, 87



DEC. 11, 1920-JUNE 5, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Betty H. Mull, 87, of The Shook Home, and formerly of 456 Ohio Ave., died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 11, 1920, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late John I. and Eleanor Hoover.

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