August 25, 2013
Dee Marie McDonald, 57, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at her residence while under the care of Hospice. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens with the Rev. David Palmer officiating.
August 24, 2013
Twelve years ago, fewer than 10 employees of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office formed Blue Knights WV V, a local chapter of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. K.C. Bohrer, president of the local group, said members “decided we wanted to try to do some kind of a community event.” That effort, Martinsburg Bike Night, quickly picked up steam and has continued each year since. On Saturday, the 11th annual event began with registration and a “Baddest Bike” contest at the Berkeley Plaza shopping center parking lot along U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg.
August 24, 2013
Juanita Belle Shirk, 94, of Clear Spring went to be with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Born July 12, 1919, in Slanesville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Melvin Earl Powers and Minnie Myrtle Alkire Powers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, the Rev. Jay Max Shirk, in 1994. Juanita was a member of St. Clements Episcopal Church in Indian Springs and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Clear Spring for 42 years, where she served as president of the altar guild In previous years, she was employed by Celanese in Cumberland, Md., Dorbees in Hagerstown, Md., and London Fog Manufacturing in Hancock, Md. She retired from the Washington County tax credit application department in 1973.
August 22, 2013
Fort Ritchie Community Center and Moonshadow Harp and Sound Therapy are partnering to offer a free monthly program to help area residents unwind and get their groove back. Lynda Kuckenbrod leads a therapeutic experience that invites attendees to relax or meditate to the sounds of singing bowls and other relaxation-inducing instruments. Fort Ritchie's campus is ideal for the program as it offers a resort-like setting nestled in the mountains and overlooking twin lakes less than 10 minutes from Fairfield, Pa., Smithsburg, Waynesboro, Pa., and Emmitsburg, Md., according to a news release.
August 21, 2013
Wilma Kay Gregory, 59, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, and Saturday one hour before the service at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. The service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be private.
August 15, 2013
Richard C. Jentsch, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in East Stroudsburg, Pa., after a six-month struggle with leukemia, and following a joyful family reunion. Born July 24, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the spouse of Donald; son of Dorothea and Werner; brother of Theodore and David; beloved uncle of Deborah Jentsch, Karen Hurtado, Lisa and Steve O'Brien, Lynda and Bart Grooms, and Nancy and Phil Enzweiler; and beloved brother-in-law of Elizabeth and Hilda. Richard enjoyed two careers, first in clinical psychology, in which he received his doctorate, and second as co-owner of the Sanguine Gryphon, a popular contemporary gift shop in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
August 7, 2013
The Yellow House hosted Guest Bartender Night and all tips were donated to the charity of choice of the guest bartender who raised the most funds. Guest bartender Wink Suder won the challenge and chose Hospice of Washington County to receive the funds. Yellow House owners Lou and Debbie Thomas also chose Hospice earlier this year as the beneficiary of the Food and Beverage Foundation's golf tournament. “We are so grateful for their generosity and support,” said Cheryl Brown, development director for Hospice.
August 4, 2013
Ernest Dale Havermale, 51, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Berkeley Springs, which will be open Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. The service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor B.J. Worley officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.
July 22, 2013
Judith Cecelia Himpler, 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, July 19, 2013, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Schimunek Funeral Home Inc., Nottingham, Md. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Local arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs.
July 22, 2013
Hospice of Washington County Inc. has scheduled a Summer Volunteer Training Program. Hospice is a Medicare certified, JCAHO accredited, licensed program of nursing, certified nursing aide, social work, chaplain and volunteer support services for patients and families who need end-of-life care, The course will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Friday, Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 28. For more information or to apply, call...