July 14, 2011
OCT. 17, 1924-JULY 13, 2011 Hazel M. Bender, 86, of Crawford Avenue in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Hillhaven Healthcare in Adelphi, Md. Born Oct. 17, 1924, in Tripoli, Wis., she was the daughter of the late John and Fern (Carpenter) Larson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Uriah Schmidt. She was a graduate of Bethel Academy. She was employed as an executive assistant by the federal government. She attended Ringgold Church of Christ.
April 21, 2009
JULY 21, 1953-APRIL 17, 2009 CASCADE, Md. - Donna K. Wolfe, 55, of Water Company Road, Cascade, Md., passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md. Born July 21, 1953, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Calvin G. and Helen V. (Gladhill) Pryor Jr. of Sabillasville, Md. She was a 1971 graduate of Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Md. She was employed by Church of the Transfiguration in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro.
February 20, 2012
David Pierre Joseph Broussard, 46, of Fairfield, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at his home. Born May 14, 1965, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph D. and Anne McCarty Broussard. He was head cook at Hill Country Farm in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and formerly was co-owner/operator of A Lily Pad Flowers and Gifts shop in Smithsburg, Md., and Blue Ridge Summit. David enjoyed his dogs, cooking and spending time with friends. Surviving are sisters, Marie T. Broussard and her husband, Thomas Jacobson, of Silver Spring, Md., and Clare J.M. Broussard and her husband, J.T. Devine, of Forestville, Calif.; and brothers, Joseph C. Broussard and wife, Amy, of Newark, Del., and Paul J. Broussard of Cascade, Md. A memorial reception will be held at Hill Country Farm, 519 Gladhill Road, Fairfield, PA 17320, Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Emmitsburg, Md. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com .
July 20, 2012
1. Ice cream and books The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will celebrate 90 years of service with a book sale, music, magic and free ice cream 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The library is at 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Sabillasville Road will be closed for the event. Call 717-794-2240. 2. Step back in time Hands-on activities, games and a craft showing how children lived during the mid-19th century. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22. Pry House Field Hospital, near Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg.
October 4, 2012
Mrs. Eva Maria (Ludwig) Chase, 81, of Cascade, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in the Waynesboro Hospital after a three-year battle with cancer. Born April 24, 1931, in Breslau, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Ernst and Marta (Hauke) Ludwig. She spent her early life in Germany. She was the wife of 60 years to her husband, William L. Chase. They were married at the Lakenheath Chapel on the Air Force base in England in 1952. She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church, Blue Ridge Summit, since 1988.
May 10, 2012
Planning is under way by the One Mountain Foundation for the seventh annual Mountaintop Heritage Days scheduled for Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, in the Cascade and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., areas. Events are open to the public and will include the following (unless otherwise noted, events are on the former Fort Ritchie Army base in Cascade): • Annual parade in Blue Ridge Summit and Cascade on Saturday, June 30, at 9 a.m. • Food, craft and business vendors both days.
February 24, 2013
James D. “Jim” Coyle III, 65, of Pennersville Road, Cascade, Md., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1947, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late James D. “Bob” Coyle Jr. and Dora Jane (Cooper) Coyle. He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Class of 1965. He was a self-employed auto mechanic for Coyle's 66 Filling Station and Coyle's Garage. He was a member of ACACIA Lodge 155 AF & AM of Thurmont, Md., SAL American Legion Post 239 of Cascade and Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association.
May 17, 2011
Dorothy Mae Gochenour, 83, of Raven Rock Road, Lantz, Md., died Monday, May 16, 2011, at her home. Born Jan. 11, 1928, in Pondsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late George F. and Edith M. (Roof) Kuhn. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Albert C. “Chetty” “Buck” Gochenour, on March 5, 2009. They were married April 14, 1947. She was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Class of 1946. She was formerly employed by Rexall Drug Store of Blue Ridge Summit and was a very active volunteer at the Fort Ritchie Thrift Shop until its closing.
April 21, 2011
The looks of disbelief and comments like “Really?” were to be expected. The sign at Sheetz on Pa. 16 indicated regular-grade gasoline was $3.85 a gallon, but the people in red shirts with homemade signs were offering up the fuel free of charge Thursday afternoon. “What’s the catch?” a woman in a sport-utility vehicle asked. “No catch,” Eric Beck said, removing her vehicle’s fuel cap. “We just love you.” Experience Life Church of Waynesboro, Pa., started its outreach effort shortly after 4:30 p.m. People from the church offered $10 worth of gas to the first 200 customers who stopped by pumps Nos. 1 through 4 at Sheetz.
April 16, 2012
Ronald Eugene Oberholzer, 75, of 8652 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, MD 21795, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, in his home after battling an illness for the past year. He was born Sept. 24, 1936, to Preston and Esther (Hoover) Oberholzer in Waynesboro, Pa. He married Clara Mae (Noll) on April 29, 1978, in Leitersburg. He worked his early years at the shoe factory and cold storage before going to Frick Co., where he worked from June 1961 to June 2002. He is survived by his children, Babbette Oberholzer Canales of Livingston, Texas, Corey Bingaman of Waynesboro, Scott Noll of Dallas, Pa., Kelly (Noll)