Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

March 25, 2013

PATRICIA A. WITMER [LaVale]

LAVALE — Patricia Ann (Spessard) Witmer, of LaVale, died at home on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Born Aug. 3, 1930 in Chambersburg, Pa. and raised in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late V. Roy Spessard and Ruth V. (Coldsmith) Spessard.

Mrs. Witmer had been employed in the Personnel Office of Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, and in Ali Ghan Shrine Club office.

She was a member of LaVale United Methodist Church, where she served twice as President of the United Methodist Women and had been awarded a Special Mission Recognition. She also served on various church committees. Mrs. Witmer was a 30 year Western Maryland Health System Volunteer, having started her volunteer work in 1976. She served as Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader and was an alumnus of Girl Scouts of America.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Witmer was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Kenneth D. Witmer, Sr.; one sister, two brothers, and three nephews.

She is survived by her two daughters, Diane M. Witmer, LaVale, and Laurie J. Hartung, and husband Brian, Cumberland; a son, Jerri L. Witmer, and wife Taune, LaVale; five grandchildren, Morgan Witmer-Bosley, and husband Adam, R. Claire Witmer, Rachel M. Witmer, Kayla D. Hartung, and Brian K. Hartung, Jr.; and, two great-grandchildren, Ariadine Rose Witmer-Bosley and Addigan Lee Witmer-Bosley. Mrs. Witmer is also survived by three stepchildren, Sondra Giniewski, Oviedo, Fla., Donna Gervason, and husband Craig, Oviedo, Fla., and Kenneth D. Witmer, Jr., and wife Nancy, West Chester, Pa., and 14 step-grandchildren. Mrs. Witmer had a cherished Greek friend, with whom she carried on a pen pal relationship for 60 years.

Friends will be received at the Hafer Funeral Service, P.A. Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted at LaVale United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Bernadette Ross, officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LaVale United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 565 National Highway, LaVale 21502.

Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Witmer’s obituary at www.haferfuneralservice.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • JOHN E. BUCKHOLTZ JR. JOHN E. BUCKHOLTZ JR. [Lonaconing]

    John Edward Buckholtz Jr., 89, of Lower Georges Creek Road, Lonaconing, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • BERTIE M. STOTLER BERTIE M. STOTLER [Cumberland]

    Bertie M. Stotler, 84, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at her home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • MARY J. “JEANI” MCDONALD MARY J. “JEANI” MCDONALD [LaVale]

    Mary Jean “Jeani” McDonald, 57, of LaVale, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at her home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • FRIEDA M. (BIBLE) SMITH FRIEDA M. (BIBLE) SMITH [Little Orleans]

    Frieda Myrth (Bible) Smith, 89, of Little Orleans, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her home. She was the widow of Paul N. Smith Sr. whom she married May 1, 1946 and he passed away Oct. 13, 2013.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • ARZELLA (BISHOP) SMITH ARZELLA (BISHOP) SMITH [Keyser, W.Va.]

    Arzella (Bishop) Smith, 90, of Keyser, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • HARRY E. KIGHT HARRY E. KIGHT [Deep Creek Lake]

    Harry Edward Kight, 89, of Deep Creek Lake and Severna Park, passed away on April 15, 2014 in Severna Park, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIRGINIA LEE WARNICK [Lonaconing]

    Virginia Lee Warnick, 84, of Old Coney Cemetery Road, Lonaconing, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland.

    April 17, 2014

  • CONSTANCE S.  “CONNIE” MERSON CONSTANCE S. “CONNIE” MERSON [Moorefield, W.Va.]

    MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Constance (Connie) Sue Merson, 71, of Moorefield, passed away on April 16, 2014, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOROTHY BENDER [Frostburg]

    FROSTBURG — Dorothy E. Bender, 94, of Frostburg, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family.

    April 16, 2014

  • JOY MALLOY JOY MALLOY [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — Joy Malloy, 86, of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

Facebook