HARRISBURG — James A. Abbey, 71, died Saturday at Poly Clinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pa. A retired insurance claims adjuster, he was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte D. Abbey; son,Donald of Brodbecks, Pa.; daughter, Joyce Hibberd of New Windsor; brothers Ira and Roland, both of New York; sister, Regina Granger of New York, and five grandchildren.
Tillie Duszynski, 81, died Thursday in Lewisburg, Pa. A BaltimoreCounty resident, she was the wife of John J. Duszynski. A homemaker for most of her life, she was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church here. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, RichardJ. of here; daughter, Patricia J. Huntoon of Howard, and two step-grandchildren.
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John Coker, 86, a Pennsylvaniaresident, died Thursday at the Brethren Home here. Born in Hampstead, he was the husband of the late Erma W. Coker. He was a member of the Black Rock Church of the Brethren in Brodbecks, Pa. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include daughters Phyllis Miller of here, Florence Crawford and Chrystelle Strausbaugh, both of Hanover, Pa.; sisters Mirl Chew and Edna Barber, both of Westminster, Elsie Arbaugh and Bertha Schaeffer, both of Hampstead, Alice Pickett of Hanover and Emma Brilhart of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
James C. Curtin, 60, died at Harbor View Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Mabel I. Curtin. Additional survivors include his stepfather, F. B. Turnbaugh; sons, James R.of here, Gary A. and Blain J.; daughters Edith M. Cost, Charlotte Marshall, and Lilly P.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
John Hamilton Singer, 88, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Bertha Marshall Singer and the father of the late Louise Sherry. A dairy farmer, he was a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. Survivors include a son, J. Roger of Littlestown, Pa.; daughters Mary Scibelli and Linda Martin, both of Pennsylvania, Annabelle Creamer of Montgomery County, Susan Graham of Charles County, Evelyn Blizzard of Westminster,Eleanor Black of Union Bridge, Donna Barnett of Uniontown, and CarolSuiter of California; brother, Henry C. of Westminster, and sister Margaret B. Singer of Montgomery County. Services are at 1 p.m. today at the Union Bridge Funeral Home of D. D. Hartzler. The family requests memorial donations to Piney Creek Church of the Brethren, 4291 Copenhaver Lane, here, where he was a member.
Arthur L. Bowman, 59, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital. Born in Patapsco, he was the son of Mildred L. Pletzer and the late Arthur Clayton Bowman. He was the husband of Phyllis Cullison Bowman. Self-employed in lawn mower repairs, he also was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include sons Randy S. of Hampstead and Gary W. of Westminster; brother, Douglas E. of Westminster, and four grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead.
Helen R. Shroyer, 84, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Dr. Montgomery J. Shroyer. After receiving advanced library training Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, she was employed here as a librarian. She also was amember of the American Library Association, serving on the state andnational boards. She was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church, Amnesty International, and the American Association of University Women. Survivors include a brother, John E. Rex and sisters Mary and Elizabeth Rex, all of Iowa. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St.
Florence Brown Plemmons, 69, died Thursday at her home. She was the wife of the late Faun L. Plemmons. Survivors include daughters Joyce L. Killett of Sykesville, Virginia R. Ensor of Florida and Kathy M. Baker of Mount Airy; sons Douglas S., Steven R. and Terry J. Brown, all of here; brother, William Tennyson of Baltimore; sisters Mildred Jones and Audrey Sloat, both of Baltimore; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ethel M. G. Blizzard, 86, died Friday at her home.She was the wife of the late James V. Blizzard. She was a member of Deer Park United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Melvin Sr. of here; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Grace V. Wine, 76, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She wasthe wife of the late Oscar H. Wine. She worked at Griefs Sewing Factory and also as a tour director for Lincoln Bus Lines in Pennsylvania. She had helped her husband operate Wine's Sport Shop here. She alsowas a member of the Choral Arts Society and St. Paul's United Churchof Christ. Survivors include daughters Evelyn L. Leister of PleasantValley and Pauline V. Rosensteel of Frederick; brothers Charles M. Koontz of New Windsor and Earl H. Koontz of here. Inurnment will be at4:30 p.m. Thursday at Bixler's United Church Cemetery. Memorial services follow at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bond and Green streets.