Catherine Marie Spicher, 102

OCT. 29, 1909-AUG. 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

Catherine Marie Spicher, 102, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Md.

Born Oct. 29, 1909, in Millersburg, Pa., she was a longtime resident of Hagerstown, where she and her husband, Charles E. Spicher, lived since 1943.

Catherine was a former employee of Hagerstown Shoe Co., opened and ran a tourist home on Pennsylvania Avenue for several years and worked at the family-owned Spicher's Appliances.

Catherine was a member of Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown, Lady Elks Lodge 378, Order of the Eastern Star and Hagerstown Lioness Club.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles E. Spicher.

She is survived by her son, Carl E. Spicher and wife, Mary, of Hagerstown; brothers, Walter Wert of Boulder City, Nev., and William Wert of Marianna, Fla.; three grandchildren, Cindy Douglass and husband, Dr. Paul Douglass, of York, Pa., Barbara Spicher and husband, Martin Burke, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Curt Spicher and wife, Sabina, of Hagerstown; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Elwood Wert of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Kenneth Wert of Millersburg, Pa., and Warren Wert of Elizabethville, Pa.; and sister, Pauline Hollenbock of Herndon, Pa.

Services will be Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Gregg Meserole officiating. Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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