He is survived by his wife, Marie G. Iden Fink; one daughter, Ashley R. Fink of Clear Spring; two sons, Wilbur R. Fink Jr. of Hagerstown and Clarence Myers of Hancock; four stepsons, Michael Hovermale of Hancock, Victor Hovermale of Tacoma, Wash., Richard Hovermale of Fort Ashby, W.Va., and Clarence F. Myers Jr. of Cumberland, Md.; three brothers, Ernest W. Fink, Herbert H. Fink and James F. Fink, all of Hancock; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Meloney Bohrer and infant Ashley R. Fink; two sisters, Evelyn D. Faith and Shelva J. Starliper; and two brothers, Ezra E. Divelbliss Sr. and Dennis E. Fink.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Community Church in Warfordsburg. The Rev. Gary Quackenbos will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with a military graveside service by the Tri-State Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home in Hancock and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. The funeral home will open Monday at 2 p.m.
To help defray funeral expenses, memorial donations may be made to Grove Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Hancock, MD 21750-0368.
The Rev. James W. Herman, 76
FEB. 1, 1932-JUNE 6, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Rev. James Walter "Pastor Jim" Herman, 76, of 2462 McCleary Drive, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born Feb. 1, 1932, in New Oxford, Pa., he was the son of the late John Winfield-Scott Herman and Bessie Mae Mummert Herman.
Retired since 1996, he served as a United Methodist minister at the following Franklin County (Pa.) United Methodist churches: Fannettsburg, Metal, St. Thomas, Fort Loudon, Edenville, Scotland and Salem. He also ministered at the Christ Community United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove.
He served in the U.S. Army, as a chaplain's assistant, during the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Association of Retired Pastors for the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church; he had served as a Chaplain's Assistant at Chambersburg Hospital.
He conducted the Family Life Ministry, was a member of the North American Association of Ventriloquists and the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Virginia Daum Herman, whom he married Oct. 8, 1955; two children, Ann L. Culbertson of Chambersburg and Mark W. Herman of Greencastle, Pa.; two sisters, Evelyn Spies of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Ethel Shorb of New Oxford; two brothers, C. Raymond Herman and J. Richard Herman, both of New Oxford; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. The Rev. Timothy Baer and the Rev. Rick Noll will officiate. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in New Oxford Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or the American Heart Association, Franklin Fulton Division, 417 Phoenix Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.