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August 31, 2008

>William R. Suzor

Due to a source's error, the obituary in the Tuesday, July 22, edition of The Herald-Mail for William Richard Suzor, contained incorrect information.

He was a 1967 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School.




Virginia L. Kershner, 83



OCT. 19, 1924-AUG. 26, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Virginia L. Kershner, 83, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Willow Tree in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Oct. 19, 1924, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Godfrey D. Harman and Mildred I. Leehan Harman.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned H. Kershner.

She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She retired as deputy clerk from the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Clerk's office after 33 years of employment.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by cousins.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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George E. Cole Sr., 83



MARCH 27, 1925-AUG. 29, 2008

KEARNESYVILLE, W.Va. - George E. Cole Sr., 83, of Kearneysville, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at his home.

Born March 27, 1925, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Minnie F. Cole.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Security Department, and was owner and operator of Cole's Security.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He received two Purple Hearts and two Presidential Unit Citations, among other awards.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary F. Knight Cole; six daughters, Deardra Roscoe of Gainsboro, Tenn., and Susan S. Cole, Sandra Walls, Loretta Lewis, Tammy Wright and Mary Cole, all of Martinsburg; three sons, Raymond S. Cole, Larry J. Cole and D. David Cole, all of Martinsburg; one brother, Roy R. Cole of Martinsburg; 22 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, George E. Cole Jr.; and one sister, Gladys Butts.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The Rev. Chris Butler will officiate. Military graveside services will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

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Edwinna Rotz, 78



DEC. 11, 1929-AUG. 29, 2008

QUINCY, Pa. - Edwinna McGehee Rotz, 78, of Quincy Village and formerly of New Castle, Del., died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Quincy Village.

Born Dec. 11, 1929, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter, one of triplets, of the late C. Wallace McGehee Sr. and Edna Robinson McGehee.

She was a 1947 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She retired from Wilmington High School in New Castle, after 30 years of teaching. At the time of her retirement, she was the chair of the Business Education Department and coordinator of the Office of Occupational Work Experience Program for Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Del.

She was a member of Waynesboro (Pa.) Presbyterian Church and New Castle Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of Waynesboro Country Club, past president of Delta Kappa Gamma (Key Women Educators) Alpha Chapter of Wilmington, president of Delaware Business Teachers, secretary of New Castle County Retired Teachers and Delaware Retired Teachers, among other organizations.

She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Rotz, whom she married July 3, 1954; one son, Robert D. Rotz of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Jennifer and Andrew; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her infant triplet sister, Elaine McGehee; sister, Miriam M. Bitner; and two brothers, C. Wallace McGehee Jr. and Edwin R. McGehee.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Brian E. Gawf will officiate.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro.




Benjamin S. Runkles, 75



JUNE 6, 1933-AUG. 29, 2008

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Benjamin Samuel Runkles, 75, of Myersville, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 6, 1933, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Winter Sellman and Emma Catherine Walker Runkles.

He was employed as an electrician with Ridge Electric in Frederick, Md., until his retirement.

He was veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of FSK American Legion Post 10 of Frederick and Frederick AMVETS Post 2.

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