February 19, 2013
Robert Joseph Roche, 81, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at War Memorial Extended Care Facility. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery.
September 18, 2012
John T. "Jack" Geary, 89, of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Baltimore. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Chapel, Shepherdstown. A rosary will be prayed at 5:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at the chapel. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
July 24, 2012
Fern Katherine Neely, 94, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at her home. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery.
April 10, 2012
Robert T. Smith, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 9, 2012. Born July 6, 1933, in St. Mary's County, Md., he was the son of the late Richard L. Smith Sr. and Mary E. Taylor Smith. He was a 1951 graduate of St. Michael's High School, Ridge, Md. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy; seven children, Robert A. and wife, Dianne, Katherine A. and husband, Steven Quick, David H. and wife, Yvonne, John T. and wife, Michelle, Sylvia M. and husband, Robert Deck, Martin C. and wife, Rachel, Jeffrey A. and wife, Toni; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
March 9, 2012
Rose Marie Beitz, 80, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Care Haven. The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, where the rosary will be said at 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial prayers will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
November 14, 2011
Edward Thomas Sullivan, 73, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va., with the Legion of Mary rosary said at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church with the Rev. Brian Shoda as celebrant.
October 15, 2011
It was a simple plea, repeated in familiar, traditional words: "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. " But Saturday, a group of more than 30 local Catholics took their prayers out of church and into the public spotlight during a Rosary Rally in Hagerstown's Public Square. The rally was one of more than 7,500 such rallies scheduled to take place across the country Saturday as part of the Public Square Rosary Crusade, a movement by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, according to the campaign website, www.americaneedsfatima.org . At the Hagerstown rally, participants gathered at noon at the corner of Washington and Potomac streets behind a "Praying the Rosary for America" banner.
June 21, 2011
David Carleton Anderson, 66, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, June 20, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. A vigil will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary being recited at 7 p.m., at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Berkeley Springs. The funeral liturgy will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
September 13, 2010
The St. Mary Catholic School Prayer Group recently received a letter of thank you from Pope Benedict XVI. In April, the group made a card and sent it to the pope for his fifth anniversary and birthday week. In his response, Pope Benedict said he would "pray for the students and their teachers," and he sent them his blessings. The prayer group, which has 55 members, has been meeting at St. Mary once a week for 10 years. Children read the Bible, participate in Marian processions, learn about the lives of the saints and pray the rosary.
September 5, 2010
Aldrich E. Lipka, 73, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. A vigil will be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with the rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral liturgy will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery.