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Obituaries

June 28, 2008

David E. Reed, 75



-JUNE 21, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - David E. Reed, 75, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Ashton Reed; one daughter, Kathy I. Doty; and two sons, Gregory Reed and Charles Reed.

Private burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Home and Cemetery in Martinsburg.




Oscar W. Gladhill Jr., 83



DEC. 20, 1924-JUNE 26, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Oscar W. "June" Gladhill Jr., 83, of 9126 Gap Road, died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at his home.

Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Fairfield, Pa., he was the son of the late Oscar W. Gladhill Sr. and Esther A. Kipe Gladhill.

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He attended Harbaugh Valley School and Washington Township High School.

Prior to his retirement in 1986, he was employed by Waynesboro Pipe and Nipple Co.

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

He was a member of Jacob's United Church of Christ in Fairfield.

He was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 of Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Flora I. Masters Gladhill, whom he married June 22, 1946; one daughter, Linda L. Gearhart of Waynesboro; one son, Kenneth G. Gladhill of Waynesboro; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Geeseman; and two brothers, Claude E. Gladhill and Earl L. Gladhill.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Pastor Ky Searcy will officiate. Burial will follow in Jacob's Church Cemetery, with military graveside honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard of Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.




Raymond C. Wilson, 85



APRIL 28, 1923-JUNE 26, 2008

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Raymond C. Wilson, 85, a resident of Michaux Manor Assisted Living Center and formerly of Chevy Chase, Md., died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at the nursing home.

Born April 28, 1923, in California, Ky., he was the son of the late Clarence L. and Carrie N. Corbin Wilson.

He graduated from Morgan Township High School, Palmyra, Ind., in 1941. He later attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. While in the military he attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in 1968. He also attended the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security School, Fort Holabird, Md., and LaSalle University in Chicago, Ill. In 1978, he received a master of science degree from Corpus Christi University, Corpus Christi, Texas, and in 1980 a master of arts degree from Corpus Christi University.

He served with the United States Army during World War II, in both the European and Pacific Theaters, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He enlisted in 1941 and retired as a colonel on Aug. 31, 1975. His military awards included the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, and the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service with two Oak Leaf Clusters, along with numerous other medals and presidential citations during his 34 years of service. He was currently attending services at the South Mountain Bible Church.

While living in Corpus Christi, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Parkdale Baptist Church Choir, the United Methodist Church Choir and was active on the board of directors of The Salvation Army.

He is survived by one daughter, Cathryn R. Reader of Magnolia, Texas; two sons, R. Corbin Wilson of Waynesboro, Pa., and Christopher M. Wilson of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon B. Nimnicht; and one brother, Clarence L. Wilson Jr.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at South Mountain Bible Church. Pastor David L. Keener will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Mountain Bible Church, 11275 South Mountain Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

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