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Obituaries

June 12, 2008

Dustin A. Taylor



Due to a source's error, the obituary for Dustin Anthony "Bubby" Taylor, 6, of Hagerstown, in Wednesday's Herald-Mail omitted information. He is also survived by his maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary C. Bartles of Hagerstown.




Pamela J. Murtaza



-JUNE 9, 2008

On Monday, June 9, 2008, Pamela Jean Murtaza (nee Riley) of Chicago, Ill., and Springfield, Va., at Virginia Hospital Center.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 12 years, Murtaza Solangi. She also leaves behind her dear mother, Kay J. Riley of Chicago and Martinsburg, W.Va.; her sisters, Debra Riley-Moore of Martinsburg and Patricia Riley-Lumpp (David Sr.) of Chicago and Hagerstown, Md.; and her brother, John M. Riley of Chicago. Pam was a most wonderful Auntie to Sarah Riley and David Lumpp Jr. of Chicago and Hagerstown.

Mrs. Murtaza was an active human rights and democracy campaigner.

She was a beautiful, generous and loving person who blessed the lives of all who knew her.

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A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at the Pakistan Embassy, 3517 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008. 1-202-243-6500.

Interment is private.

Funeral services are being handled by the Lakeview Funeral Home of Chicago.




Alice V. Cunningham, 85



SEPT. 22, 1922-JUNE 11, 2008

BOONSBORO - Alice Virginia Cunningham, 85, of Boonsboro and formerly of Otho Holland Drive, Williamsport, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Downsville, she was the daughter of the late George Franklin and Mabel Elretta Howell Nalley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Sylvester Cunningham Sr., in 1976.

She was employed as a nursing assistant by Washington County Hospital for 34 years, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret R. Mills of Williamsport; two sons, Edmund S. Cunningham Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Richard F. Cunningham of Hagerstown; four sisters, Catherine Shank and Rosalyn Suffecool, both of Boonsboro, and Gladys Short and Mabel Hornbaker, both of Williamsport; two brothers, George Nalley of Cove Gap, Pa., and Ray Nalley of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margorie Zimmerman; and two brothers, Walter Nalley and Clarence Nalley.

Services will be today at 7 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport. The Rev. Ernest Witmer will officiate.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown. The Rev. Ernest Witmer will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Gary L. Clopper, 65



APRIL 2, 1943-JUNE 10, 2008

CLEAR SPRING - Gary Lynn Clopper, 65, of 14842 National Pike, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at his home.

Born April 2, 1943, in Clear Spring, he was the son of Harriet Elizabeth Rowland Clopper of Hagerstown and the late Donald Edward Clopper.

He was a 1961 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

He was employed by Mack Trucks, retiring in 2000.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association, Medairy Masonic Lodge 140 of Williamsport, the National Rifle Association, American Legion Post 202 of Williamsport and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, among other organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Carol Sword Clopper; two sons, Eric L. Clopper of Williamsport and Richard R. Clopper of Clear Spring; one sister, Marianne E. Rines of Delaware; two brothers, Donald R. Clopper of Hagerstown and F. Edward Clopper of Greencastle, Pa.; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be private.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home in Clear Spring.




Norman R. LaRochelle, 85



JUNE 15, 1922-JUNE 10, 2008

Norman R. "Larry" LaRochelle, also known by his stage name, Laurence R. Dane, 85, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Autumn Assisted Living, Hagerstown, Md.

Born June 15, 1922, in New Bedford, Mass., he was the son of the late Stephen and Dorothea (Frame) LaRochelle. He was the husband of 62 years to Mildred Audrey (Sjoholm) LaRochelle of Hagerstown.

Larry attended Clark University, Worcester, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an actor and worked in advertising, marketing and writing for the stage, screen, dinner theater and films. He attended functions at Morris Frock Post 42 of the American Legion. He was a member of the Actors Equity, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.

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