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Pauline E. Wachtel, 69

December 15, 2008

OCT. 22, 1939-DEC. 12, 2008

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Pauline E. Wachtel, 69, of Middletown, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 22, 1939, in Harmony, Md., she was the daughter of the late Emory M. and Dorothy V. Gladhill Gilbert.

She was a member of Harmony Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her husband, John F. "Pete" Wachtel; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Smith and Shirley Poplo, both of Myersville, Md.; one son, Ronald E. Wachtel of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; six sisters, Violet Brandenburg, Virginia Carpenter, Molly Souders and Judy Nusbaum, all of Frederick, Md., Louise Stottlemyer of Hagerstown and Rosalee Geisbert of Middletown; one brother, David Gilbert of Thurmont, Md.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

To honor her wishes, her service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Harmony Church of the Brethren, 3924 Brethren Church Road, Myersville, MD 21773; or to the American Cancer Society.

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Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.

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