May 17, 2013
Robert William Bryant, 87, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home. A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Shepherdstown. Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.
May 14, 2013
The CASA River Century Charity Bike Ride is Saturday, starting and finishing at the Butcher Center at Shepherd University. Cycling routes of 25, 50 and 100 miles are available, with the 50- and 100-mile routes touring the most scenic parts of Berkeley and Jefferson counties. All registration and route information can be found at www.casarivercentury.org; online registration will remain open until noon Wednesday. Registration for the 100-mile ride must be done in advance, but registrants for the 50- and 25-mile routes will be accepted Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Shepherd University's Wellness Center and Saturday beginning at 5:30 a.m. at the Butcher Center.
May 10, 2013
Shepherdstown police were investigating a report of a possible abduction attempt Friday morning that reportedly involved a man who was driving a white work van. A female told police she was jogging in Shepherdstown when the man drove past her a couple of times during the course of her run, according to a news release. She reported the incident about 9:10 a.m., police said. The van pulled beside her in the 200 block of West German Street and the driver, a white man believed to be 50 to 55 years old, made several verbal attempts to get her to get into the van, according to the news release.
May 6, 2013
Donna Lynn DeBerry, 58, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her residence. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. The service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
May 1, 2013
Richard Charles Marsh, 83, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his residence. Services and inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
April 30, 2013
Bill Tchakirides, age 66, retired, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died peacefully Saturday, April 27. Bill was born May 24, 1946, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of the late William Tchakirides and Doris (Barsale) Tchakirides, formerly of Bristol and Farmington, Conn., now residing in Manassas, Va. Bill is survived by his wife, Ellen Louise Smith of Shepherdstown, and by his children, Cassandra Corrigan and husband, Matthew Corrigan, of Manchester, Conn.; Penelope Cantor of Williamsport, Md.; William “Buddy” Tchakirides and wife, Rachel Neal-Tchakirides, of Milwaukee, Wis.; five grandchildren, John, Milo, Jason, Aden and Jacob; his sister Ellen Forbes Gerhard and husband, Jeff Lychwick, of Gainesville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
April 29, 2013
Louise Brooks Willard, 84, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her residence. Services and burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
April 27, 2013
Dorothy Mary Ann Kuckuda, 83, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The service and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
April 24, 2013
Edythe Bagley Myers, 96, of Molers Crossroads, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown, with the Rev. Fr. Mathew Rowgh as the celebrant. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md. Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
April 14, 2013
In the next two weeks, a contractor will begin cleaning up the site of the former town dump, marking the first physical step toward construction of a new $3.5 million Shepherdstown library. Snyder Environmental of Charles Town, W.Va., won the $718,000 contract to clear trees, remove buried garbage and do preliminary site work at the 4.5-acre brownfield, said Libby Sturm, president of the five-member Shepherdstown Public Library Board of Trustees. The members are appointed by the Shepherdstown Town Council.