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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 13, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Obituaries november Bedford 3 events of the week Lucy l Croft Lucy of 542 Frederick died november at her Home after a illness of several she was bom in Bedford a daughter of the late Russell and Blanche she was married to Gerald Croft who they observed their 46th wedding anniversary in in addition to her husband she is survived by two Sisters and three Brothers Aida of Everett Ruth of Lancaster Hughie of Everett Elmer of and Ralph of Croft worked for Keppel Candy for 27 retiring in she had resided in Lancaster for 32 and prior to that in memorial service november at 6 at the Fred Groff funeral Home 234 West Orange with William Willard private burial at Conestoga memorial memorials May be sent to hospice of Lancaster 717 Fountain Robert Wakefoose Robert of 4th died november in memorial Hospital of Bedford he was born april 1909 in a son of the late Robert and Mae Blume Wakefoose of in addition to his Mother he is sur Vived by his the former Violet Clabaugh whom he married in on june his death ending a marriage Union of 57 and by a Donald of mar ried to the former Maxine also surviving Are a Winifred of a half Zelma of and three half Troy of Oswald of and Wendell of Wakefoose was a member of the Zion lutheran Church of had been employed by the former celanese in for 22 and retired from the Everett area school system where he was head maintenance supervisor from the opening of the school in 1955 until his retirement in funeral services november at 11 in Dalla Valle funeral main with Shaal of burial in Bedford county memorial Boris Moriarity Doris Dibert of 121 friends died november at her she was born March 1931 in a daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Crist she is survived by these children Ronald of Beaverdale wife of Bruce of Johnstown and wife of Richard of three grandchildren also survive along with these Brothers and Sisters Ken of Beaverdale Janet of Beaverdale Fred of Osterburg Bruce of Imler Joe of Claysburg Barry of Osterburg and Robert of Moriarity was an employee of the Ebensburg and was a women Marine corps funeral services november at 12 noon at the Zion United Church of Christ at with Kerry gathers burial in the Church James pick James of water died november at the veterans administration Center in he was born in november a son of the late James h pick and Violet Miller he is survived by his Kathleen Lapp and his death ends a marriage Union of 34 he is also survived by one James of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and two daughters Sharon of Hyndman and Donna of Buffalo four grandchildren also survive along with one brother Harold Pat of Buffalo r p i and two mrs Eileen of and Elizabeth pick retired after 96 years As a locomotive Engineer for and was also a he served with the army in Europe during world War was a member of the brotherhood of locomotive past com Mander of Hyndman vow Oscar Jordan Post member of Hyitt Man Lodge 1589 and the first United Church of Christ of funeral services november at 11 at the Harvey Zeigler funeral Home in with Ruth Ker Shner and James Myers of burial in Hyndman cemetery with graveside military honors conducted by Hyndman vow Oscar Jordan Post 17375 and the fort Bedford Honor memorials May take the form of contributions to the Hyndman Rescue squad or the first United Church of Christ of Ora Jane Rose Ora Jane of 102 Blanche died november in memorial Hospital of Bedford she was born april 1910 in Cumberland a daughter of Alvin and Minnie Oneal she was married to Ralph May and he survives along with these children wife of Dean of 2 married to the former Lois of Cin new Jersey at Home married to the former Donna of Texas married to the former Barbara of wife of Paul of a and married to the former Christine of fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive along with these Brothers and Sisters Roy of Manns Choice Bessie of Greensburg Pearl of Hazel of Cora of Bedford and John of she was preceded in death by one son Harold and one Rose was a member of Trinity lutheran Church in funeral services november at 11 at Louis Geisel funeral with Richard Tome of burial in Centerville Rose Craig Rose of Siemon Lakeview Manor formerly of died wednes Day november she was born in Black Valley september a daughter of Anthony and Moria Karns she was preceded in death by her her first Norman second Robert two two two half and two half surviving Are two Chester of Bedford Donald of Meyersdale a Olive of Ohio and a number of nieces and Craig was a retired school funeral services november at 2 at Louis Geisel funeral Home with John Sammel burial in Everett Allison Errington Allison of suburban Winter died november in West Orange memorial Hospital in Winter he was born september in a son of the late Isaac and Anna Mae Jones err he is survived by his the former Mabel one Joceyln of Winter Garden two Susan Kirk and Beth and one Jennifer Errington was a 1926 graduate of Ohio state University College of he was an internist at Ohio City and for 37 years was an Anaesthesiologist in the Akron retiring in he was a lumber of the Summit county medical american medical and the american society of Ane the he was a Captain in the Navy during world War hav ing served in the medical funeral services november at 2 in Mickle Geisel funeral Home in with Edgar pates an burial to follow in Olivet Manns Choice with full military graveside honors conducted at the grave by the fort Bedford Honor memorial donations Are requested for the Florida elks crippled childrens Hospital in Florida Lydo Belle Mills Belle of East 1st died november m memorial Hospital of Bedford she was born december in Monroe a daughter of the november 1987 voters say the damnedest one candidate campaigning a stones throw from the Maryland line along route 96 was informed by a youre in the candidate said he sure hoped the resident explained that it had been a Long time since hed seen anyone but a Maryland candidate who strayed across the near sax another candidate said he encountered a Man who was going to cast his vote for whichever treasurer candidate would require the licensing of seems the Man has a dog he licenses and keeps but his neighbors cats wander at sit on his car and Are a general but the treasurer can Only sell not decide if cats or parakeets need its the state legislators who set licensing Laws and they probably Are reluctant to get into a hissing contest with cat candidates in halloween parades May be As Welcome As soaped win these tales from the dark Side came to us a bit after the seems in the Bedford an announcer mixed up the democrats and republicans and told the audience there was a particular Democrat Riding with the Republican the candidate who was misidentified said he was going to go right out and have plastic surgery in the Everett a bystander greeted each and every candidate with a now theres an endangered that was the Parade and it provided some obvious wisecracks to toss at Politi at least the heckler was in a county this the controller is in a Story about county auditors in tuesdays reference was made to counties being allowed to replace three auditors with one con is an not an Hyndman firemen handled two Brush fires firemen were called out at to an area along the old Penn Sylvania Railroad near the sewer the fire burned about an acre before it was the second fire burned approximately an acre along Grange hollow about 3v2 Miles South of off route firemen were called at and were on the scene less than a half Bedford firemen were called Day afternoon when the alarm at the Mann Home went As it has there was no november 1987 a new Paris Man was in serious condition after an Oscar was treated for broken ribs at Bedford then transferred to Conemaugh Valley the second Evelyn of was admitted to Bedford Hospital for treat ment of a broken wrist and the Accident happened one mile from state police said Miller failed to Stop at the 4026 intersection with the Valley his pickup hit the front of Criswell Miller was thrown from the truck upon the Accident occurred tuesday police did not provide in formation about the crash to the Gazette tuesday or Bedford police arrested a teenager stealing the 17yearold juvenile was interrupted after siphoning 5 to 10 Gallons of Gas into his car from a school bus belonging to Joyce the bus was parked along Mann the incident happened at a fuel trucks leak closed route 30 for a the leak occurred in the West bound lanes at the Narrows wednes Day making the Road dangerously state police blocked the Road into Mak ing traffic Detour onto the bypass until firemen could Wash Down the one Lane was then reopened until Penn Dot could put some Sand on the the spill just at the curve where the bypass swings off was enough to splatter across both but the trucker apparently want aware of a smaller Trail of the fuel led into Bedford and onto Penn a thin line of the fuel was visible As far As late Harry and Mattie Mearkle she was married to Marshall socks february and he preceded her in death on May surviving Are the following children Barbara wife of Bobby of Clearville Ethelyn of first Everett Nancy wife of Max of John of married to the former and con Nie wife of Charles of six six great two step and four Ste great grandchildren also survive along with two Brothers and a sister Paul of lost West wife of Milton of pen Knoll Village and Glen of lost West she was preceded in death by two a twin sister Bernice mor Ris in two sons and a daughter and by one Mills was a member of the Zion lutheran Church of funeral services november at 2 in the Zion lutheran with John Sammel burial in Rock Hill Charles Potter Charles Duggie of died unexpectedly at november at mercy he was born july 1919 in new the son of Charles and Fannie Brant and was adopted by Sarah Potter on june 1940 in he married Rhoda Mae Diehl who survives with these four children Charles of East 1 Rosalie of Brockway Linda of and of nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive along with two Maude of and Mary of Potter was a bus Driver for the Spring Cove school District and played the Organ at Chilcoate East prior to that he was a school bus Driver for the Claysburg Kimme school District for a number an in dependent truck Driver for Many and formerly hosted the country Jubilee on funeral services november at at the Emmanuel Baptist with Elwood Faun Unuer burial in upper Claar Richard where the truck appeared to have made a right turn a Telephone solicitation is legitimate but the Bedford merchants association contracted to present a childrens Christmas play and Telephone solicitors Are attempting to sell the Mer chants association is now a part of the Bedford area chamber of com and some of those who receive the Calls have questioned the according to the it is an association project and the association is now part of the chamber of one person was slightly Hurt in a wednesday the crash on route 326 in Snake Spring township occurred at state police said Norman of Point pulled from the berm of the Road in the path of a southbound car driven by Ida of Bedford re Leptic refused treatment of minor John James John of 1840 Ken Park san died october at his he was born july 1914 in bed the son of the late judge Harry James and Anna Diehl his is survived by his wife of 47 Kathryn Blymyer one a granddaughter and two James was a graduate of bed Ford High class of 1932 and Dickinson he attended Dickinson Law school and the whar ton graduate school of he retired after 39 years in the airline having spent five of those years with his family living in Southern Ireland and ing world War ii he served with the Navy As a Petty officer first assigned to the airline transport working in Brazil and British he was an Active member of the Pilgrim congregational Church of san Jose where memorial services were Blanche Albright Blanche of 441 Jefferson formerly of died november in Miami Valley Hospital in she was born january 1924 in Allegheny a daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn Boyle she was preceded in death by her first Coleman and her second Edward who died september surviving Are these two sons John married to the former Mary of Ohio Fred married to the former Royal of Ohio and two six Ben Charlotte and John also survive along with two step a John of Pittsburgh and three Sisters Betty of South Heights Charlotte of Schellsburg re and Kathryn of Albright was the manager for 30 years at the gift shop of Howard Johnsons commissary in and a member of the United Church of funeral services november at 11 in Mickle Geisel funeral Home in with William Fenstermaker burial to follow in Schellsburg november 1987 a Tanker loaded with fuel Oil upset on Peg Westover the Accident happened at but traffic on route 56 was tied up intermittently while the Tanker was righted and a Small spill cleaned up thursday the tractor trailer was carrying Gallons of 2 fuel according to state the trailer remained in but after the Load had been transferred and the Tanker was be ing set Back on its about 10 Gallons of the Oil spilled through a vent the truck belonged to away of and was driven by Merl of Garrett re he refused treatment of minor Dively was westbound when the Rig upset on the curve West of pleasant Alum Bank firemen a vandalized Homeowner is offer ing a the Joseph Hinson Bedford re was sprayed with Black paint Between Friday and 3 Hinson said the damage has been assessed at a Large Streak was painted along the front and one end of the new defacing the beige Vinyl the paint cant be cleaned from Vinyl and cant be painted the Hin sons Are offering a Reward up to for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the anyone with information is asked to Contact state the House is located near Camp Sunshine in Bedford another Section of route 220 opens a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Friday morning to open the new Highway Between Newry and East the ceremony being held just South of the Freedom inter change is being sponsored by the Altoona Blair county chamber of Commerce in conjunction with pen with speakers to include Bud Robert transportation Secretary Howard Yerusalim and a number of other regional the Section being dedicated involves Miles of limited Access Highway and includes the interchange with old route 220 As Well As the connection with route 36 at East it was constructed at a Cost of million by new enter prise Stone and Lime Shuster secured 100 percent Federal funding for the Highway As a demonstration work started in May the Highway to the Bedfor Blair line will be completed next november 1987 someones joke want Alum Bank firemen were summoned Friday evening when a Pleasantville resident saw what looked like a person who had fallen into the old Mill Pond in firemen raced to the and one went straight to the he found someone had tossed a hallo Ween scarecrow into the firemen didst know whether to laugh or the water problem at pen Knoll Village want a problem after when mandatory tests of the Nurs ing Homes water showed the presence of As a turned off its water sup ply and imported water to the facility for two further testing determined that the original test was and full water ser vice was restored to the which has 135 is subject to state depart ment of environmental resources testing schedules and water Quality a flue fire took Bedford firemen to the Rainsburg the fire Friday afternoon was at the Karl Gardner bed Ford re there was no but firemen spent hours cleaning the Cumberland Valley firemen answered a 6 Call to the Dwight Kagarise farm and Cut off a grass fire before it got to the two men were arrested for burglar izing radio Tower the breaking at a Tower site at round Broad top occurred state police said four batteries and a Charger Worth had been taken from a Bedford Rural electric building and one Bat Tery valued at from a pen elec two other structures at the site showed signs of attempted in the third victim was new Enterprise Stone and state police charged Homer of Robertsdale and Ronald of Wood with the police said the breaking set off silent Smith was apprehended fleeing the scene in his Wright was arrested at his Home later this a purse was stolen in an Everett the crime occurred state police said the victim was Cathryn Quinn of mechanics the purse was taken from her stranger things have Ralph Berkey of re found a balloon in his backyard Fri Day morning that contained a message from a pizza business in be keys reported the note attached to the balloon read dominoes pizza invites anyone who finds this card to two Small pizzas with one item from Jim the message also contained a phone number and stated that we the balloons apparently were launched in Celebration of the grand opening of a Dominos pizza location in the who said they con stantly find message balloons in the area around their said they found this particular balloon to be quite unique considering the distance it apparently november 1987 vandals knocked most of tyls channels off the the Cable system outage occurred about 5 sunday and lasted two Dave Sci of Bedford said someone threw rocks at an air conditioner at the com pants Kin tons Knob Tower a Rock went through the air conditioner and an overload in an electrical panel interrupting the incident vandalism pro Bably occurred Between and 5 state police were called to in California weather was the talk of the that what one person dubbed the weekend in Bedford and for that in much of Western pen the temperatures we rent warm but the smoke that drifted Northeast from Forest fires to the South prompted comparisons to the Haze and odor of the huge Brush and Forest fires that frequently occur in the Western it might also be what downtown los Angeles is like on smog another person was reminded of what Pittsburgh and the steel valleys were like once upon a a third said it makes you a believer about How far air pollution and acid rain can fridays scarecrow scare is under state police Are investigating the incident in which a Dummy was thrown into the old Mill Pond in Pleasantville about 7 Alum Bank firemen and Chestnut Ridge ambulance were called for a possible police asked that they be contacted by anyone with in formation about the false the perpetrators will be police vandals caused 1400 damage at Everett High the incident occurred according to a weekend report from state someone soaped numerous windows and sprayed Black and red paint on the front staircase and a pillar of the local fire companies Over he weekend with Brush Southern Cove firefighters War summoned for a Brush tire at saturday morning in Northern Hopewell just before noon both Bedford and Hyndman volunteers were called for a fire in Madley hollow which Burn on Page 8

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