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Obituaries

August 20, 2008

Elizabeth G. McKenzie, 51



APRIL 11, 1957-AUG. 19, 2008

PORTLAND, Conn. - Elizabeth Gossard "Sue" McKenzie, 51, of Freestone Avenue, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Born April 11, 1957, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Richard Gossard Sr. of Maugansville and the late Mary May Gossard.

She had been taking classes at Middlesex Community College.

She had been a legal secretary for a law firm in Maryland.

She was a parishioner of the Church of Saint Mary.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Mark J. McKenzie; two daughters, Christina Dignan of Hagerstown and Amy Dignan of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Ruth Ann Shawer and Barbara Chaney, both of Smithsburg, and Nancy Barnhard of Maugansville; one brother, Richard Gossard Jr. of Maugansville; eight grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Dignan Jr.; and one sister, Carol Gossard.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Saint Mary, Portland. The Rev. John F. Ashe will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Yale-New Haven Hospital Cancer Center, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510-3202; or to Church of Saint Mary, 51 Freestone Ave., Portland, CT 06480.

www.portlandmemorialfh.net




Victor J. Colletta, 89



JULY 11, 1919-AUG. 18, 2008

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Victor J. Colletta, 89, of Guitner Road, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Applewood Estates Healthcare Center in Freehold, N.J.

He was born July 11, 1919, in Union Hill, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Fiscus Colletta, in 2003.

He was a chemical engineer for the U.S. government.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by one sister, Amelia Benna; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg, Pa. The Rev. Tony Lorenz will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

There will be no viewing. However, the family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.




John L. Moorehead, 54



-JULY 20, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John L. Moorehead, 54, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Chambersburg.

He was the son of the late Henry and Diana E. Sirra Moorehead.

He was employed by Dyna Corp. in Maryland.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Chambersburg. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Chambersburg, with military honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.




J. Louis Orth, 67



-AUG. 12, 2008

WORTHINGTON, Md. - On Aug. 12, 2008, J. Louis Orth, 67, of Worthington, beloved son of the late Louis James Orth and Sophia Zakrzewski Orth, died.

He is survived by his sisters, Eileen Orth and Susan Miller of Warfordsburg, Pa.; his brother-in-law, Lewis Miller; his niece, Amanda Miller of Wheeling, W.Va.; nephew, Kenneth Miller; and his companion of 34 years, Albert Kuper.

No funeral service is planned.

His remains were left to the Anatomy Board of Maryland. Louis was an organ donor.

Other arrangements to follow.




William T. Bates Jr., 60



NOV. 2, 1947-AUG. 18, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William "Bill" Thomas Bates Jr., 60, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, from complications received in a June automobile accident.

Born Nov. 2, 1947, he was the son of the late William Thomas Bates Sr. and Charlotte L. Watts, and the late Roy T. Watts.

Bill was a 1966 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School, and served in the Air National Guard. Bill was a professional truck driver for more than 30 years and was known for his wonderful sense of humor, and was an avid lover of cars and horses.

Bill is survived by his sister, Carol (Watts) Hesse-Rodgers (wife of Brad Rodgers and the late Drew Hesse); his stepmother, Thelma Watts; two nieces, Kerri Fugate and Korri Sanchez; six great-nieces and great-nephews; his dear friends, Richard Allman, and Eugene and Linda Clark; and a large network of friends in the Martinsburg area.

A memorial service is planned for Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at 3 p.m. at Harmony Methodist Church, 9455 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, WV 25419.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.




John Kulcsar, 72



MAY 22, 1936-AUG. 17, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John Kulcsar, 72, of 157 Durham Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at his home.

Born May 22, 1936, in Hungary, he was the son of the late Sandor and Katarina Kulcsar.

He retired from Simpkin's Industries in Connecticut.

He became a U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Unity in Christ Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Linda McClusky Kulcsar; three children, Robert Burris of Lincoln, Maine, Susan MacKenzie of East Haddam, Conn. and Christine Cheung of Ellicott City, Md.; one sister, Zsuzsa Roman of Budapest, Hungary; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers.

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