Berthaleen E. McCusker, 76

FEB. 1, 1935-JUNE 5, 2011

June 06, 2011

Berthaleen E. McCusker, 76, of Washington Street in Hagerstown, and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Devlin Manor in Cumberland, Md.

Born Feb. 1, 1935, in Old Fields, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Bertie Riggleman Helmick.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church in Hancock.

She is survived by children, Linda Startzman and husband, Steven, of Clear Spring, Md., Kenneth McCusker Jr. and wife, Lora, of Artemas, Pa., Barbara Hornbaker and husband, David, and Sharon A. Mason and husband, David, all of Clear Spring, and Gerald McCusker and wife, Donna, Harold McCusker, Dale McCusker and wife, Reba, and Ramona McKinley and husband Arthur, all of Hancock; one brother, John Helmick, and sister-in-law, Mary, of Keyser, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by daughters, Mary Jane and Pamela Sue McCusker; six brothers; and two sisters.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock. The Rev. Philip Unger will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

The family requests that memorial donations may be made to Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, 14523 Exline Road, Hancock, MD 21750 or to a charity of your choice.

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