Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

July 9, 2014

KARL J. PORTMESS [Cresaptown]

— CRESAPTOWN — Karl Joseph Portmess, of Cresaptown, passed away June 30 at his home in Odenton, with many loved ones by his side.

Joe was born Dec. 27, 1935. He was the son of Vernon Portmess and Leah Weller Portmess.

Joe graduated from Allegany High School in 1953 and immediately enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he served for four years. He later enlisted into the U.S. Air Force where he served for 12 years.

Joe moved to Metairie, La., in the early ’80s and worked for Jefferson Parrish as a Utility Engineer until the late 1990s when he retired and moved back to Cumberland.

In 2010 he married Vicki Gover from Odenton.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a sister, Mary Portmess Smith and husband Willie of Cumberland and a sister, Sandra Jean Portmess Smith of Cumberland, and a host of nieces and nephews.

 A private service was held in Bowie, on July 3, 2014.

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    Julia Yvonne (Bone) Bennett, 40, Cresaptown, went to be with her Lord and Savior at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown July 26, 2014.

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  • MARY E. (SPICER) SIRNA MARY E. (SPICER) SIRNA [West Chester, Pa.]

    Mary Elise Sirna (Spicer), age 77, passed away peacefully in West Chester, on July 25, 2014, surrounded by her family.

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  • EARL D. WILSON EARL D. WILSON [LaVale]

    Earl D. Wilson, 85, of LaVale, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

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  • VIRGIL U. “PETE” HULL VIRGIL U. “PETE” HULL [Keyser, W.Va.]

    Virgil U. “Pete” Hull, 97, of Keyser, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home.

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  • DAVID L. RALEY DAVID L. RALEY [Keyser, W.Va.]

    David Lee Raley, 44, of Keyser, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

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  • R. WILLIAM BEAN R. WILLIAM BEAN [Cumberland]

    Ralph William Bean, 88, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care.

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  • JULIA Y. BENNETT JULIA Y. BENNETT [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — Julia Yvonne Bennett (Bone) went to be with her Lord and Savior at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown July 26, 2014.

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  • H. RUTH HETZ H. RUTH HETZ [Grantsville]

    GRANTSVILLE — H. Ruth Hetz, 90, of Grantsville, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.

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  • EILEEN DIFFENDERFER [Preston]

    PRESTON — Eileen Diffenderfer of Preston died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 68 years old.

    July 28, 2014

  • MARK A. FISHER MARK A. FISHER [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — Mark Alexander Fisher, 53, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

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