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Obituaries

September 02, 2008

Owen M. Stoops, 86



MARCH 28, 1922-AUG. 30, 2008

LINCROFT, N.J. - Owen M. Stoops, 86, of Sunrise Assisted Living, 734 Newman Springs Road, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Care One King James Nursing Home, Atlantic Highland, N.J.

Born March 28, 1922, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late William M. and Anna M. Cauffman Stoops.

His wife, Clara R. Reecher Stoops, died in 2005. They were married Sept. 14, 1951.

He graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1940. He attended Hagerstown Junior College in Hagerstown, studying engineering.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theater.

Prior to retiring in 1985, he was the engineering manager at Grove Manufacturing Co. in Shady Grove, Pa.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church.

His memberships included William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post 695; Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; Eagles Club Inc.; B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731; and South Chapter 2977 AARP.

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He is survived by a son, Gerald O. Stoops of Fair Haven, N.J.; a grandson, Timothy G. Stoops; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas Eifert will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home.




Richard O. Weibel, 82



MARCH 6, 1926-AUG. 30, 2008

Richard O. Weibel, 82, of 920 Concord St., Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at the Washington County Hospital.

Born March 6, 1926, in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of the late Ethelburt Charles Weibel and Dorothy Frances Miller Weibel.

He had been employed in construction in Key Largo, Fla., Washington County Health Department and Sears.

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

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, where he served as a chalaust and lay Eucharistic minister.

He was active in the Cursillo, Sunshine Via de Cristo, Kairos Prison Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.

He was a nature photographer, scuba diver and mountain climber.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Delores M. Diskanet Weibel; two daughters, Sheryl Hockmiller of Allentown, Pa., and Simoni G. Heurich of Smithsburg, Md.; two sisters, Marilyn Mann and Janice Czor, both of Allentown; two brothers, Jack Weibel and Robert Weibel, both of Allentown; two grandchildren, Shiloh Heurich of Washington, D.C., and Colter Heurich of Santa Cruz, Calif.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Charas H. Heurich; a sister, Sandi Williams; and a brother, Paul Weibel.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Burial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Allentown.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Congregation B'Nai Abraham Chi Fund, 53 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Brian A. Penwell, 65



AUG. 27, 1943-AUG. 31, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Brian A. Penwell, 65, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Ranson, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2008, at City Hospital.

Born Aug. 27, 1943, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of the late George T. Penwell Sr. and Mabel M. O'Brien Penwell.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Frith Penwell; one sister, Sharon L. Bagent of Ranson; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George T. Penwell Jr.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Allen Hartlove will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Barbara Penwell, 274 Joshua Drive, Apt. 645, Martinsburg, WV 25404.

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Wayne W. Morgan, 79



JAN. 20, 1929-AUG. 31, 2008

BOONSBORO, Md. - Wayne W. Morgan, 79, of Boonsboro, passed away Sunday evening at Julia Manor Nursing Center in Hagerstown.

Born on Jan. 20, 1929, in Boonsboro to the late John and Myrtle Poffenberger Morgan.

He was in the National Guard and was a member of American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro.

Wayne was self-employed as a contractor until retiring in 1984.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia M. Reid Morgan; his son, Steven W. Morgan and wife, Stephanie, of Boonsboro; daughter Sherry L. Martin and husband, Roscoe, of Rohrersville, Md.; son, Russell W. Morgan and companion, Tammy, of Keedysville, Md.; sisters JoAnne Barron and Shirley Hessong of Hagerstown and sister Phyllis Armstrong of Boonsboro; granddaughter, Jesse L. Osborne and husband, Scott, of Halfway, Md.; grandsons, Derek R. Morgan of Boonsboro, Kevin D. Martin of Palmyra, Va.; granddaughter, Chandra L. Morgan of Keedysville; grandsons, Brian K. Stine of Sharpsburg and J. Mark Stine and wife, Michelle, of Boonsboro; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by two sisters, Isabelle Showe and Nancy Grimes.

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