July 09, 2008

Leroy F. Guyer, 58

OCT. 3, 1949-JULY 5, 2008

ABERDEEN, Md. - Leroy Fred Guyer, 58, of Aberdeen, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born Oct. 3, 1949, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Jim Guyer Sr. and Clara Barnhart Guyer.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1988. He retired as a food service manager and was a sergeant first class.

He was a member of Aberdeen Legion Post 128.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Joan Nguyen Guyer; one daughter, Jennifer Cortez of York, Pa.; five sons, Alex Guyer of York, Pa., Rick Guyer of Johnstown, Pa., Will Smith of Edgewood, Md., John Smith of Fargo, N.D., and James Smith of Westover, Md.; one sister, Mary Stroth of Pennsylvania; four brothers, Jim Guyer Jr., John Guyer, Roger Gordon and Gene Barnhart, all of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.


Services will be today at 10 a.m. at Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Nhi Nguyen will officiate.

Burial will be today at 11:30 a.m. in Garrison Forest Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills, Md., with military honors by The Maryland National Guard.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lillian M. Spielman, 83

NOV. 5, 1924-JULY 7, 2008

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Lillian Marie Spielman, 83, of Falling Waters and formerly of Maugansville, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1924, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Henry C.L. and Inger Peterson Wolffsen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Jim" Spielman, in 1993.

She was a 1942 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of the Degree of Pocohontas Local Council Redfeather 59 of Williamsport and past great Pocohontas State of Maryland as Great Keeper of Records.

She is survived by two sons, Gary E. Sprankle of Martinsburg, W.Va., and William H. Spielman of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Dana Smith of Maugansville; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Sprankle; and one sister, Nancy Stevenson.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport. The Rev. Jerry L. Lowans will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 443 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Grant Vincent Cantone, 9

SEPT. 9, 1998-JULY 4, 2008

HAGERSTOWN - Born on Sept. 9, 1998, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Grant Cantone lived with his family in Hagerstown, Md. He passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones.

Grant, his name means gift, and this he truly was. Everyone who met him loved him. His smile and laughter would light up a room. Although Grant's life was shortened by illness, his spirit will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends. His courage, strength, and fighting spirit inspired all of those who met him and will continue to give inspiration and courage to his loved ones for years to come.

Grant will be remembered as a loving son, brother, and grandson. His memory will live forever in the hearts of those who loved him and looked up to him for his constant bravery in the face of adversity.

He will be received by his loving grandfather, George Senton, who will meet him for the first time in God's Kingdom. He will be survived, loved, cherished, and remembered by all of his family and friends, but most of all by his loving grandparents Regina Senton and Salvatore and Florence Cantone, by his protective and loving sister, Alexandra Cantone, and most of all by his dedicated and loving parents, Vincent and Victoria-Ann Cantone.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Chris Moore as celebrant. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Friends will be received at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown, on Wednesday, July 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m., led by the Knights of Columbus.

Memorial contributions may be made in Grant's name to: Washington County Hospital (Pediatrics department), 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Esther E. Parker, 90

JUNE 22, 1918-JULY 7, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Esther E. Snodeal Parker, 90, of Heartland Nursing Home and formerly of Lovett Avenue, died Monday, July 7, 2008.

Born June 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Charles Snodeal and Alice Richards Snodeal.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Parker, in 1955. They were married Dec. 25, 1940.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Martinsburg.

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