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SPALLA, Mrs. Carmella
 
FROSTBURG —. Mrs. Carmella Spalla, 87, died last night at the home of her son, Samuel Spalla, West Mechanic Street. A native of Italy, she had been in failing health for some time.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, January 10, 1949 - pg 13, col 7

(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 2, 2012

 
SPALLA, Mrs. Carmella 

FROSTBURG — A requiem mass for Mrs. Carmella Spalla, 87, who died Sunday at the home of her son, Samuel Spalla, West Mechanic Street, was celebrated yesterday at St. Michael's Catholic Church by Rev. Regis Larkin, assistant pastor. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were John Keller, Fred Spalla, Samuel LaPorta, Philip Krause, Joseph Harris and William Glorious.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 13, 1949 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 2, 2012



SPANGLER, John L.

John L. Spangler, 74, of Frostburg, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient one month. Born in Ridgeley, he was a son of the late George W. and Sarah E. (Everett) Spangler. His wife, Ray A. (McFarland) Spangler, preceded him in death. A retired general foreman for the Western Maryland Railway maintenance shop at Ridgeley with 55 years of service, he was a member of the JOUAM and of Calvary United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Bolyard, Panama City, Fla.; Mrs. George James and Mrs. Donald Pressman, Frostburg; three sisters, Mrs. Ferman Moreland, Ridgeley, Mrs. Taylor Carder, Bowling Green and Mrs. Ralph Poling, Spencer, Va.; a brother, William Oscar Spangler, city; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, May 1, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 17, 2011



SPANO, Mrs. Mary Panetta

Mary Panetta Spano was struck by a delivery truck near the Algonquin Hotel while walking with her companion Carmella Jeffries.
The November 19, 1959 issue of the Evening Times gives details of the accident, which I chose not to include here.
"...Born at Keyser, Mrs. Spano was a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Comisso) Tanetta {sic-Panetta}. Mrs. Spano was a member of the Catholic Church of the Assumption.  Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Miss Helen Spano, Keyser; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Femia, Keyser, and three brothers, Joseph, Angelo and James Tanetta, {sic-Panetta}  all of Keyser.  A requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a. m. the Church of the Assumption by Rev. Joseph Hersh, pastor. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.  The body will be at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, after 7 p. m. today."

Cumberland Evening Times 19 November 1959
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 24, 2012



SPANO, Patsy

"Patsy Spano, 27, of Piedmont, W. Va., died last night at Memorial Hospital where he was admitted September 16.  A son of Mrs. Carmela Spano, 69 Hampshire street, Piedmont, and the late Frank Spano, he was born in Caulonia, Italy, but came to the United States when six years old.  He was coach of basketball at St. Peter's High School, Westernport, for two years and served a year as life guard in Piedmont. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.  Besides his mother he is survived by four brothers and two sisters: Nick, Keyser; Dominick, Piedmont; James, still residing in Italy, and Joseph, address unknown; Mrs. Theresa Patterson and Mrs. Mary Arillo {sic-Riolo} , both of Piedmont."
Evening Times, Cumberland, 22 Sep 1941
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 24, 2012




SPANO, Mrs. Tomanio

"Keyser, W. Va.--Mrs. Tomanio Spano, 54, wife of Dominick Spano, 575 West Piedmont Street, who died Saturday night, was buried Tuesday at St. Thomas Church {sic}. A requiem mass was celebrated in Church of the Assumption..."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 18 Nov 1948
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 24, 2012



SPATARO, Albert

MORANTOWN — Albert Spataro, 88, of Morantown, died on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care. Born May 12, 1920 in Morantown, he was the son of the late Louis and Rachel (Perillo) Spataro. He was preceded in death by his wives, Elizabeth (Rowan) Spataro and Ina Lee (Skidmore) Klosterman Spataro. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by four sons, Richard Spataro and wife Angela, Finzel, Michael Spataro and wife Joyce, Clarysville, William Spataro and wife Rachel, Morantown and Steve Spataro and wife Debbie, Morantown; two daughters, Linda Ryan, Eckhart and Judy Ownby, North Carolina; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., Frostburg, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank all the caregivers at the Lions Center for their kindness and loving care.
Cumberland Times-News, February 17, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


Name: Alverda "Pete" Spataro, 85, formerly of Morantown, MD
 
Parents: Ralph S. and Lavada O. (Troutman) Sturtz
 
DOB: March 4, 1920, in Wellersburg, PA
 
DOD: Monday, July 4, 2005, at Goodwill Mennonite Nursing Home, Grantsville, MD
 
Spouse: John Spataro
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; two brothers and two sisters
 
Survived by: sons, John Spataro and wife Patty, LaVale, MD; Ronald Spataro and wife Peggy, Morantown; sister, Violet Skipper, Mt. Savage
 
Burial: July 7, 2005, Cook Cemetery, Wellersburg, PA

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 20, 2014


SPATARO. Frank
 
FROSTBURG—Frank Spataro, Sr., 59, Melcroft, Pa., a native of Klondike, died Thursday at Somerset Hospital where he was a patient two days. He had been in ill health for a year. He is survived by his wife, Bertha (Harden) Spataro; three daughters, Mrs. Leonard Broadwater, Frostburg; Mrs. Frederick Gales and Mrs. John LaRosa, Melcroft; two sons, Frank Spataro Jr., Melcroft, and Elwood Spataro, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Francis Lynch, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Genevieve Miller, Fulton, Delaware; six brothers, Patsy, Tony, John and Albert Spataro, all of Morgantown; Michael Spataro, National, Ted Spataro, Eckhart, and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Brook's Funeral Home, Indian Head, Pa., where a service will be conducted Monday at 9 a. m. followed by a requiem mass at 9:30 a. m. in St. Raymond's Roman Catholic Church, Melcroft. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland News, April 10, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2013


Name: Ina Lee Spataro, 86, of Morantown, MD
 
Parents: Elias and Ida Belle (Rephorn) Skidmore
 
DOB: March 5, 1918, in Borden Mines, MD
 
DOD: Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: first husband, Thomas Klosterman, Sr.; second husband, Albert Spataro

Predeceased by: parents; husband Thomas
 
Survived by: husband Albert; son, Thomas Klosterman, Jr., Grantsville, MD; daughters, Dixie Lee Athey and husband Ed, Cumberland, MD; Sharon Kuhlman, LaVale, MD; Vicki Kaylor and husband Floyd, LaVale; stepchildren: Judy Ownbey, N.C.; William Spataro and wife Rachel, Morantown; Steve Spataro and wife Debbie, Morantown; brother, LeRoy Skidmore and wife Esther, Frostburg
 
Burial: September 4, 2004, Frostburg Memorial Park

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 3, 2014


Name: Margaret Pauline Spataro, 80, of National, MD
 
Parents: Charles Anthony Kaefer and Mabel (Shives) Kaefer Stark
 
DOB: January 12, 1925, in National
 
DOD: Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: Michael Spataro
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; sisters, Alice Negley and husband Robert; Diane Testa and husband Ralph; Charlotte Boylard
 
Survived by: son, Michael Spataro and wife Ann, National; daughter, Patricia Frantz and husband George, National; brothers, Charles Kaefer and wife Emma Jean, Grantsville, MD; John Stark, Youngstown, OH; sisters, Eva Crump, Hubbard, OH; Annagale Miller, National
 
Burial: September 24, 2005, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 20, 2014


SPATARO, Mrs. Mary Alice Skidmore
 
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Mary Alice Spataro, 68, of 100 Honeysuckle Lane, died Sunday at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, where she had been a patient since January. Born here Feb. 16, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Jonas Skidmore and Elsie (LaRue) Skidmore. Mrs. Spataro was a retired employee of the former King's Department Store in LaVale. She was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ted Spataro; three daughters, Mrs. Donna L. Shatzer, RD 2, Ridgeley, W.Va.; Mrs. Carol Burr, of Ohio; Mrs. Mary E. Jones, Eckhart; three sons, Raymond T. Spataro, Cumberland; David L. Spataro, Vale Summit; Thomas D. Spataro, Hyndman, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Rennie, Baltimore; Mrs. Flossie Rizer, Eckhart; three half-sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Robeson, here; Mrs. Helen Drees, Finzel; Mrs. Virginia Arnone, of South Carolina; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Kenneth M. Humbert. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Times News, March 3, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 19, 2013


Name: Constance Jean Spates, 69, of Henderson, NV
 
Parents: Ralph Howard and Louise (Hott) Herring
 
DOD: Monday, June 18, 2007, in Saratoga, CA
 
Predeceased by: parents; brother, George Herring
 
Survived by: son, Mark Spates and wife Lynn, Vienna, VA; daughter, Diane Clement and husband Bert, Saratoga, CA
 
Burial: June 22, 2007, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 21, 2014

 


SPATES, Mrs. Eleanor Carroll
 
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Eleanor (Carroll) Spates, formerly of Frostburg, died Tuesday at her home in Washington, D.C., after a long illness. Her husband John Spates, died in 1925. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marcel DeBois, Silver Spring; Miss Eleanor Spates, at home; Mrs. J. Robert Sherwood, Chevy Chase; and one son, John Spates, Washington. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 a. m. tomorrow in St. Anthony's Catholic Church Washington, with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, July 13, 1967 - pg 24, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 2, 2012


 
SPATES, Frank P.
 
Funeral of Frank P Spates
Frostburg, Sept 7 - Funeral services for Frank P Spates, 72, who died Monday evening in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland after an illness of two weeks, was held this morning from St Michael's Catholic Church and was attended by hundreds of relatives and friends from this place and out of town. Rev Joseph P Nolan, rector, was celebrant of the requiem high mass and delivered the sermon and eulogy. Other priests in the sanctuary were: Rev Thomas J Lennon, Chaplain in the U S army stationed at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas; Rev John J Bradley, Midland and Rev Joseph J Weber, St Michael's church. The Junior Choir sang and interment followed in St Michael's cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Owen Porter, Bernard Hughes, Joseph McGraw, Olen Gunnett, Otto Hohing and Leo Connell, Westernport. Honorary pallbearers: Joseph Condon, Jerome Thompson, Michael J Byrnes, Irvin Pritchard, A Charles Stewart and George Kreitzburg. A delegation of the Frostburg Fire Department, of which Mr. Spates was a charter member, attended the funeral services in uniform.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 7, 1933 - pg 7, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 2, 2012


 
SPATES, Frank P.
 
Last Rites Are Held For Frank P. Spates
Frostburg. Sept. 8.-Among the out-of-town persons to attend the funeral services of the late Frank P. Spates yesterday morning, at the St. Michael's Catholic church, were: Mr. and Mrs. A. Burnes, and Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Burnes, Uniontown, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Winner, Smock, Pa.: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mansfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Connell, Westernport, Md.; James Flynn, Lyons Creek, Md.; James and William' Carney, Miss Katie Carney and Miss Margaret Carney, and John Rowan, Detroit, Mich.; Gus Schnore, Loraln, Ohio; Mrs. Hugh O Donnell, Mrs. Elizabeth Begley, Regis and John O'Donnell, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. John Laing, Edward and James Schnore; Mr and Mrs. John Stewart and Mrs. Jerome Burke, McKeesport, Pa.; Mrs. Edward Maloy, Aliquippa, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Wolfe, Mrs. John Spates and E. P. Kern, Washington, D. C.; Mr and Mrs. John McKee. Miss Annie McKee, and Miss Margaret Dewart, Baltimore; Miss Anna Richardson, Mrs J. Ammond. Wilkinsburg, Pa., and Robert Flynn, Mt. Savage, Md.  
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, September 8, 1933 - pg 5, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 2, 2012


 
SPATES, Frank P.(tribute)
 
The death of Mr. Spates takes from Frostburg one of its most highly esteemed citizens. The following memorial has been adopted as a tribute to the deceased by the Mayor and City Commissioners of Frostburg:
"FRANK P. SPATES, FORMER CHIEF OF POLICE OF FROSTBURG DIED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 1933."
"During the many years of his residence in the city, he was actively interest in municipal affairs, enjoying the confidence of his fellow townspeople and for many years represented the city as the Chief of Police. His ability as an officer and his desire to render public service and his keen interest in all matters pertaining to municipal affairs made him a valued and trusted servant of the city, and it is therefore fitting and proper, that as a mark of appreciation, a public record be made of his demise upon the minutes of the books of the city. "Therefore, be it resolved that this resolution be entered upon the minutes of the Mayor and City Commissioners of Frostburg and a copy signed by the Mayor and attested to by the City Clerk be furnished the family of Mr Spates and that as a further mark of esteem and respect to his memory, the Mayor and Council do adjourn."
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 2, 2012


 

SPAUGY, Mrs. Edith Pearl Engle

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Services for Mrs. Edith Pearl Spaugy, 66, who died Friday in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, were held today from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilson Hay, with the Rev. F. WItmer officiating. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery. Born October 8, 1881, in Elk Lick township, she was a daughter of Mrs. Julia Engle and the late Chauncey Engle. Her husband, Jacob D. Spaugy, died last year. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are two sons, Edgar A. and Paul E. Spaugy, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Hay; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wilson Marker, Garrett; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Sechler, Mrs. Salome Maust and Mrs. Nora Bittner, Meyersdale, and a brother, Lloyd Engle, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 24, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

SPAUGY, Walter

Walter Spaugy, 67, of Fairhope, R. D , died at his home last Thursday night. He was born in Fairhope township, October 27, 1885, a son of the late Adam and Sara Flickinger Spaugy. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clara Hartge Spaugy, and a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Miller of Fairhope, R. D. 1.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 9, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


 

SPEARMAN, Mrs. Mary A. Cosgrove
 
Mrs. Mary Ann Spearman, 89, widow of John Spearman, died at 4 p.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hanson Rice, 723 Maryland avenue. Mrs. Spearman was a native of Virginia and had resided in Allegany County about fifty six years. Her husband died fifty two years ago. Besides her daughter, she leaves one son; James Spearman, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ziler, of this city. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Saturday morning at St. Patrick's Church, with burial in Hill Crest.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, June 26, 1926 - pg 7, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 10, 2012


 

SPECHT, Jacob

Jacob Specht, a highly respected young man, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Snyder, of near Loysburg, on April 8, of typhoid pneumonia. He was aged 16 years, one month and fifteen days. The deceased was a son of Samuel Specht and was born at McHenry, Md. The family moved to West Virginia, where Mr. Specht died. Jacob then came to Morrison's Cove and made his home with Mr. Snyder where he died. He is survived by several step-brothers and sisters, all of whom reside in West Virginia. The funeral services were held Friday morning and were conducted by Elder David  T. Detwiler and others. Interment was made in the cemetery at Roaring Spring.
The Bedford Gazette, April 17, 1903
Bedford, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Patty Friend-Thompson)
Posted June 13, 2009


SPEELMAN, Mrs. Levina Kennell, nee Burkett

Hyndman, Pa., Jan. 10 — Mrs. Levina Speelman, 94, died Saturday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Blanche Fatzer. The daughter of the late John and Sarah Burkett, Mrs. Speelman was a native of Cook's Mills. She was first married to Benjamin Kennell and after his death became the wife of James Speelman, who died several years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church. Although Mrs. Speelman has no surviving children, she leaves five grandchildren, whom she reared. They are Mrs. Fatzer, Reginald Mason and Clark Mason, all of Hyndman; Clark Mason and Mrs. Minnie Campbell, of Ohio. Fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist chapel at Cook's Mills, by the Rev. E. A. Owens. Interment will be in Cook's Mill cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 10, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012



 

SPEICHER, Frank

Mrs. Lewis Kamp has received word that her brother, Frank Speicher, of Uray, Colorado, died on May 2. He was a native of Cove, Garrett County, Md., and has many relatives here. He was a son of Austin Speicher, one of the earliest representatives of Garrett County in the Maryland General Assembly, and a brother of Dr. Asa F. Speicher, formerly of Grantsville, Md., who died in Los Angeles, Calif., several years ago.
Meyersdale Republican, May 11, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010




SPEICHER, Robert "Craig"
 
Robert "Craig" Speicher, 49, of Grantsville died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at his residence after a long illness.  Born on June 20, 1957, in Cumberland, he was the son of Robert H. and Karolyn Kay (Beachy) Speicher, Grantsville. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Hobert and Grace (Hershberger) Speicher and maternal grandparents Galen and Vena (Yost) Beachy.  Mr. Speicher was a freelance photographer and reporter for The Republican newspaper, and he graduated from Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C., and attended Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va.  Surviving him, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Deanna “Dee” Speicher of Grantsville and Kristina “Kristi” Brown and husband Douglas of Hidden Valley, Pa.; two nieces, Katherine “Katie” Brown of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Lauren Brown of Hidden Valley; and a nephew, MacEwen Brown of Hidden Valley.  A private graveside service will be held in Grantsville Cemetery, with Rev. Jerry Rogers officiating.  Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Ruth Enlow Library, Grantsville Branch, or a charity of choice.
abt. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007; Newman Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014


Name:  Samuel O. Speicher, 84, of Somerset

Parents: Samuel and Virginia (Durst) Speicher

DOB: November 1, 1925, in Cumberland, MD

DOD:  July 30, 2010 at The Patriot

Spouse: first wife, Betty M. (Hutchinson) Speicher; second wife, Linda (Watson) Speicher

Predeceased by: parents; first wife, Betty; sisters, Mabel Foy and Rachel Will; and brothers, James U. and Charles H. Speicher.

Survived by: wife, Linda; seven nieces, two nephews, and his little angel Trixie

Burial:  Somerset County Memorial Park

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 1, 2014


SPEIR, Alexander

Lonaconing, Md, Nov. 27 - The body of Alexander Speir, 65, who died Thursday at 1720 Bird street, Baltimore, where he was boarding, was brought to his home here on Railroad street today. Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Jean, Alice and Hugh, all of Lonaconing; sister, Mrs. Frank Winn, St. Louis, Missouri; and brother J. W. Speir, Lonaconing.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 27, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPEIR, Allen

Allen Speir, 74, of 120 Winton Place, was dead on arrival yesterday morning at Sacred Heart Hospital after he became ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry F. Kelso, Ridgeley. Born at Carlos, he was a son of the late Allen and Louise (Broadbeck) Speir. His wife, Eva C. (Smith) Speir, preceded him in death. He was a member of F. 0. Eagles 245. He retired in 1956 as a clerk for the Western Maryland Railroad after 34 years of service. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Kelso, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Buford McDonald, Ridgeley; three sons, Allen J. Speir, Roberts Place, and William J. and John J. Speir, both of Cumberland; two brothers, Hugh Speir, Roberts Place, and William, Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Morgan, Carlos, and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Eagles will conduct a servce tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 9 a.m. by Rev. Ernest Horning, OFM, Cap., pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 19, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPEIR, Allen

Allen Speir, 42, of 455 Goethe Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Speir, Carlos, died last night in Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. Other survivors include his wife, Blanche (Middleton) Speir, Carlos; three brothers, James Speir, Carlos; Hugh Speir Jr., and George Speir, both at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Skidrnore, Midlothian, and Mrs. Melvin Albright, Loartown. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Speir was employed at the Kelly Springfield Tire Company and was a member of the Methodist Church and the United Rubber Workers Union. The body will remain at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. B. F. Hartman, pastor of Melvin Methodist Church, this city, will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 28, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


SPEIR, Allen Joseph

CUMBERLAND - Allen Joseph Speir, 70, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, Jan. 5,1993, at the Veterans Medical Center in Martinsburg. Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Allan and Eva (Smith) Speir. Mr. Speir had been employed by the Queen City Brewery and Allegany Ballistics. Before retiring, he worked in the Bobbin Stores and Spinning Department at the Celanese Corporation. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Speir attended SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, was a member of Aerie No. 2883, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Cresaptown, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 2, Cumberland. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Robertson) Speir; one son, Larry J. Speir, Glen Rock, Pa.; one daughter, Lana K. Valentine, Cumberland; and three grandchildren, Brian Speir and Michael Speir, both of Glen Rock, Pa., and Kay Speir, Cumberland. Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday, Jan. 8,1993, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Eric Gauchat officiating. Interment will be in the Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the combined local veterans organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapter No. 2, Disabled American Veterans, P. 0. Box 1302, Cumberland, Md. 21502 or to the charity of one's choice.
The Cumberland Times-News, January 7, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012
 



SPEIR, Andrew

Frostburg, April 30 — Andrew Speir, 45, of Cleveland, Ohio, former resident of Frostburg and Midlothian, died last night in a Cleveland hospital following an operation. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Speir. Besides his widow, he is survived by two children, Robert and Helen Speir, at home, and a brother, Russell Speir of Cleveland. He was a nephew of the late Hugh Speir, of Frostburg. Services will be conducted Thursday in the Llndhurst Funeral Home, 1610 Clark avenue, Cleveland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 30, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPEIR, Andrew H.

Frostburg - Andrew H. (Son) Speir, a former resident, died Tuesday at his home in Baltimore. He was the son of the late Hugh and Marie Hohing Speir. He was a graduate of Beall High School and also attended Frostburg Normal and Dickinson College where he was an outstanding high jumper. He was graduated from Maryland Institute of Art and The Johns Hopkins University. He had taught Fine and Industrial Arts at Frostburg State Teachers College and in Baltimore for many years. He was a World War I veteran, and a charter member of Farrady Post, American Legion. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Agnes Jeffries, Baltimore; Mrs. Lou Spates, Mrs. Mabel Stevens, and Mrs. Lillian Stewart, all of here; three nephews, Hugh and James Jeffries, and former State Senator Noel Speir Cook. The body will be returned here for a graveside service tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Frostburg Memorial Park. Rev. Steven Washburn will officiate. Pallbearers will be Noel S. Cook, Rudolph Mendelsohn, William Lemmert, William Spates, Joseph LaPorta and John Dillon.
The Cumberland News, January 21, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPEIR, Mrs. Eva Cecelia Smith

Mrs. Eva Cecelia Speir, 61, of 120 Winton Place, died last night at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been admitted July 13. Mrs. Speir, wife of Allen Speir, had been ill about a year. Born in Carlos, Mrs. Speir was a daughter of the late John F. and Margaret Whitfield Smith. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Elizabeth Delores Speir, at home; Mrs. Harry Kelso, Ridgeley; three sons, Allen J. Speir, Roberts Place; John J. Speir, city; William J. Speir, Baltimore; two brothers, George Smith, Martinsburg; John Smith, city; a sister, Mrs. John Mitchell, also of here; and eight grandchildren. The body will remain at the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 1, 1955.
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 24, 2010



 

SPEIR, George

CARLOS - George "Pappy" Speir, 81, of 12420 Carlos Road, SW, Frostburg, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born on Oct. 31, 1918, in Carlos, he was the son of the late Hugh and Bella (Stevenson) Speir Sr. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Allen Speir, James "Butch" Speir and Hugh Speir Jr.; and one sister, Beth Speir. Mr. Speir was a retired route salesman for the former Old German Brewery. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the South Pacific. He was a Golden Eagle of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie #1273, Frostburg; a member of Farrady Post #24 American Legion, Frostburg, for 33 years, member of Old Rail Post #6025 VFW, Mt. Savage, and the Lonaconing Republican Club. He loved his flower garden. Surviving are two sisters, Esabella Skidmore, Midlothian, Erma Albright, Hagerstown; numerous nieces, nephews; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmie Blair officiating. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by the Farrady Post 24 American Legion Honor Guard. 
Cumberland Times-News, Wednesday, March 31, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPEIR, Hugh, Sr.

FROSTBURG - Hugh Speir, Sr., 85, of Carlos, died yesterday at Pulliam Nursing Home in Keyser where he had been a patient seven months. He had been in failing health the past several years. Born in Midlothian, he was a son of the late Allen and Louise (Brodbeck) Speir. His wife, Isabell (Stephenson) Speir, died in July 1968. Mr. Speir was a retired Celanese Fibers Company employee. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Isabell Skidmore, Midlothian; Mrs. Erma Jane Albright, Hagerstown; three sons, James Speir, Midlothian; George and Hugh Speir Jr., Carlos; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Morgan, Carlos; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, October 27, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



 

SPEIR, Mrs. Isabell Stevenson

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Isabell (Bella) Speir, 78, of Carlos, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been admitted June 18. Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (McFarland) Stevenson. Mrs. Speir is survived by her husband, Hugh Speir Sr., two daughters, Mrs. Isabel Skidmore, Midlothian, and Mrs. Irma Jean Albright, Hagerstown; three sons, James Speir, Midlothian; Hugh and George Speir, both of Carlos; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Adams, Wilkinsburg, Pa.; three brothers, Thomas Stevenson, Turtle Creek, Pa.; George Stevenson, Carlos; and James Stevenson, Cumberland; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. R. W. Richendorfer will officiate and burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, July 22, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010



SPEIR, James W.

LONACONING — James W. Speir, 83, a native of Lonaconing, died yesterday in the Newton D. Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W. Va. He was a member of James P. Love Post American Legion, Alvin C. Neat Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Lonaconing Republican Club. Surviving are a sister-in-law Mrs. Grace Bell, with whom he resided here, and a number of nephews and nieces. The body is at the Eichhorn funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p. m. with Rev. John O. Price officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by both the American Legion and VFW.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 13, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010

 

SPEIR, Mrs. Jane Caldwell

OLD RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Jane Speir Dead at her Home in Lonaconing
Another old resident of Lonaconing has passed beyond the veil. Grandma Spier died yesterday at one o'clock a.m. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Connor, on Douglas Avenue. Mrs. Jane Spier was the widow of Hugh Spier, and was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, seventy-four years ago. She is survived by seven children: Andrew and Alexander, of Lonaconing; Mrs. Minnie Connors, of Lonaconing: Hugh, of Frostburg, and Mrs. Thomas Winn, of Cumberland. Mrs. Spier came to this country in 1856, and lived the greater part of her life in Lonaconing. She was ill about four months.
Bureau of The Evening Times, Lonaconing, Md., April 8, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

SPEIR, Mrs. Laura K. Shaw

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Laura K. Speir, 91, a former resident, died Monday at the Hill Top Nursing Home, Lynn Brook, N.J. She was a daughter of the late George H. and Agnes (Somerville) Shaw, and was the widow of Thomas Speir. Surviving are two sons, Robert Speir, Hanover, N. J., and Andrew Speir, Pompano Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted in Hanover, N.J.
The Cumberland News, June 25, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010




SPEIR, Mrs. Marie C.

Frostburg, Md., July 17 - Mrs. Marie C. Speir, aged 62, wife of Hugh Speir, died this morning at one o'clock at Miner's Hospital, following an illness since May 8, 1922. Shortly after being stricken, Mrs. Speir was taken to Women's Hospital, Baltimore, for treatment. She returned six weeks later, apparently much improved, but suffered a relapse in the last five weeks, and three weeks ago was removed to the Miner's Hospital, here. Mrs. Speir was a patient sufferer throughout her entire illness, seldom complaining, but often concerned about the welfare of others. She was a generous, big-hearted woman whose every act was filled with love and kindness toward others. The extent of her charitable work and personal work among the poor of Frostburg will never be known. She will be missed in this community. Mrs. Speir took great pride in her family. She was the mother of eight children. Mrs. Robert H. Cook, who died January 8, was a daughter, and under the guardian eye of a fond and loving grandmother, Noel and Marie Cook, a son and daughter of the deceased, were cared for by Mrs. Speir and her family until the time of her death. Besides the husband, Hugh Speir, three sons, Andrew, Engle, and Nelson Speir, and four daughters, Mrs. William Spates, Mrs. James Jeffries, Mrs. William Stevens, and Mrs. John Stewart, survive. Three grandchildren, Noel and Marie Cook, and Hugh Speir Jeffries, also survive. Mrs. Speir was a life-long member of the Broadway Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Speir were married in Lonaconing in 1882, coming to Frostburg shortly after where they established a home. Funeral services will be conducted at the family home, Water and Ormond streets, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Raymond E. Mathard, pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Paul Welfley, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will conduct the services. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 17, 1923
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009



SPEIR, Nelson

Frostburg, July 26 - Details of the drowning of Nelson H. Speir, 44, of Frostburg, in a flash flood Wednesday night in Nevada while he and two other Frostburg men were returning from (unreadable) were received here yesterday. Edward Finzel, physical education instructor at Beall High School, and Orville Jackson, both veterans of World War II, were with Speir but escaped unhurt. First word of the drowning was received here yesterday afternoon by Finzel's mother, Mrs. Ira Finzel, 19 West Main Street, in a telephone call from her son. (Unreadable) when a flash flood caused by heavy rains trapped the trio in their automobile. Although details are incomplete, it is believed that Speir attempted to get out of the car and was swept away by an eight-foot wall of water. His body was recovered yesterday morning 15 miles south of the scene of the accident. Mrs. Finzel telephoned John "Peg" Stewart, Speir's brother-in-law, in Cumberland, and Stewart put in a long distance call to a Las Vegas undertaker for further details. The three men left Frostburg June 16 for a motor trip to California. They were enroute home when the accident occurred. A native of Frostburg, Speir was a son of the late Hugh and Maria Speir and resided at 39 Water street. He was graduated from Beall High School in the class of 1920 and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College at Buckhannon and George Washington University in Washington. He was last employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation in San Francisco, Calif., for two years during the war. A sports enthusiast, Speir was a member of the Touchdown Club of Washington for a number of years. He was unmarried. Speir was one of the best athletes to ever attend Beall High School. He still holds the county record for the 70-yard dash set in 1912 and the 115-pound class running broad jump set in 1913. He was also a star football, baseball and basketball player. The body will arrive in Frostburg either Sunday or Monday, and services will be held at the home. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. William Spates, Mrs. James Jeffries, Mrs. John Stewart, and Mrs. Mabel Stevens, all of Frostburg; and two brothers, Andrew "Son" Speir, art instructor in Baltimore City College, and Engle Speir, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 26, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



 

SPEIR, Mrs. Pearl Price

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Pearl (Price) Speir, 3109 Wisteria Avenue, Hamilton, Baltimore, died early today. She is survived by her husband, Andrew H. Speir, and a sister, Estelle Price, Dundalk, Md. Mrs. Speir was a retired art teacher, and was a graduate of Towson State Teacher's College, and the Maryland Institute of Art. She taught art at Clifton Park High School and Hamilton High School. Services will be held at Rucks Funeral Home, Harford Road, Baltimore, on Saturday morning. Burial and graveside services will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park Saturday afternoon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 12, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 4, 2010



SPEIR, William Engle

Frostburg - William Engle "Butch" Speir, 64, died Saturday in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bay Pines, Fla. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Hugh and Marie Speir. An outstanding athlete at Beall High School from where he was graduated, he served in World War I with the Army of Occupation in Germany. Formerly associated with his father in the meat business in Frostburg, he had resided in Florida for the past 10 years. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. M. Louise Bates, Mrs. Mabel S. Stevens, Mrs. Agnes Jeffries, and Mrs. John Stewart, all of Frostburg; and a brother, Andrew H. Speir, Baltimore. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of the body from Florida. The body will be taken to the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 6, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010

 

SPEIR, William J.

William J. (Hickie) Speir, 50, formerly of 112 Winton Place, Cumber!and, 1109 Conquistador Drive, Rockledge, Fla., became ill Friday while working at Disney World where he was a machinist for the railroad there. He died after being admitted to Orange Memorial Hospital, Orlando, Fla. Mr. Speir was a son of the late Allen and Eva (Mitchell) Speir. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Shirley (Herboldsheimer) Speir, a daughter, Mrs. Constance Brayboy, Rockledge, Fla.; two sons, Ronald V. Speir, Waldorf, Md. and William J. Speir Jr., Cocoa, Fla.; two brothers, Allen J. Speir and John J. Speir, both of Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Kelso, Ridgeley, and Mrs. Dolores McDonald, Cumberland, and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Brevard Funeral Home, Rockledge, and interment will be in Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 6, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 1, 2011


 SPENCE, Mrs. Sadie Swearman

MEYERSDALE - Mrs. Sadie Spence, 78, wife of David R. Spence, died yesterday at home after a long illness. A native of Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late John and Ellen (Bittner) Swearman. Also surviving are four children, Ralph R. Spence, Philadelphia; Mrs. Kathleen Kerrigan, Friedens; Mrs. Bernice Weimer, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Marguerite Austin, Kingwood, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Wagner and Mrs. James Martz, both of Meyersdale; three brothers, Lewis, John and Herbert Swearman, all of Meyersdale; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Price Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today. Services will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Charles E. Staub. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 26, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010




Name: Elva Pearl Spencer, 80, of Gilpin Road, Flintstone, MD
 
Parents: Edgar Imes and Alice (Walters) Imes
 
DOB:  July 29, 1922, in Chaneysville, PA
 
DOD: November 12, 2002, at the WMHS - Memorial Campus, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: William R. Spencer
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died in 1993
 
Survived by: sons, Roger D. Spencer and his wife, Linda, Pittsford, NY; Larry R. Spencer, Taunton, MA; daughters, Wilda J. Spencer, Flintstone, MD; Sue Bois, Flintstone, MD
 
Burial: Maryland State Veterans' Cemetery, Rocky Gap

 
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted August 23, 2014


 

SPERRY, Benjamin Franklin

MEYERSDALE — Benjamin Franklin Sperry, 79, died yeserday. Born in Eckhart, Md., he was son of the late Joshua and Dora (Altmiller) Sperry. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth (Saylor) Sperry; a son, Rev. Gordon H. Sperry, Hickory, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Beal, Sewickley, and Mrs. Irvin Feld, Oakland, Md.; two brothers, George W. Sperry, Dunbar, and Clarence M. Sperry, Clairton; a sister, Mrs. Bert Kigner, here, and six grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Lloyd Sechriest officiating.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 30, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010

 


SPERRY, Mrs. Dora E. Altmiller
 
Frostburg, Md, Feb. 16—Mrs. Dora E Sperry, 82, widow of Joshua Sperry, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs Hugh Monahan, 53 McCulloh St. A lifelong resident, she had been ill five years, Mrs Sperry was a member of the Salem Reformed Church. She leaves three other daughters: Mrs Harmon Dietal, Greenville, Pa; Mrs Frank Niner, Morgantown, W Va and Mrs Bert Kidner, Meyersdale, Pa. and six sons: Benjamin F, Meyersdale; George, Connellsville, Pa; Melvin, Clairton, Pa; Henry, Palmer and Harry, Frostburg. She was a sister of John Altmiller, McKeesport, Pa and Mrs John Wilhelm and Mrs Harry Bonhammer, Meyersdale, Pa. Burial will be in Greenville, Pa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 17, 1937 - pg 11, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 9, 2012

 
SPERRY, Mrs. Dora E. Altmiller
 
Frostburg, Feb. 18—Funeral services for Mrs. Joshua Sperry, 62, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Monahan, 63, McCulloh street, will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m., from the Monahan residence. Rev. Karl Beck, pastor of Salem Reform Church will officiate. Interment will be in Greenville, Pa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, February 18, 1937 - pg 13, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 9, 2012


 

SPERRY, Mrs. Eva Quindora Eisler

FROSTBURG—Services for Mrs. Eva Quindora Sperry, 52, wife of Harry Sperry, 132 Hill Street, who died yesterday, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. from the residence with Rev. George Wehler, pastor of Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Frostburg Memorial Park. She was born in Acme, Pa., April 22, 1898, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Howard) Eisler. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Wanda June Sperry, Mrs. Edward Carder, Mrs. James Brinkman and Mrs. John Livengood; a son, Glenn Niles Sperry, and four grandchildren. Surviving also are two sisters, Mrs. Scott Smith, Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. William Stiltenpole, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. The body will be at the home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 22, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


SPERRY, George J.

SALISBURY, Pa. - George J. Sperry, 56, died yesterday at his residence here. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Clay and Josephine (Bolinger) Sperry. He is survived by his wife, Augusta (Livingood) Sperry; three brothers, Charles J. Sperry, here; James B. Sperry, Meyersdale, and Robert R. Sperry, Bowling Green, Cumberland: two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, Cumberland, and Mrs. Mary Abare, Silver Spring. Mr. Sperry was a member of the Lutheran Church, Meyersdale. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. Daniel J. Whitacre will officiate and interment will be in Salisbury IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, August 4, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPERRY, Harry

Harry Sperry, 59, died at his home in 132 Hill street, Frostburg, Md., February 16. He was a retired miner and a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and Young Men's Republican Club. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Edward Carder and Mrs. Helen Livengood, of Frostburg, and Wanda and Kathryn, at home; a son, Glenn Niles Sperry, of Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Monahan of Frostburg and Mrs. Bert Kidner of Meyersdale, and three brothers, George Sperry of Connellsville, Melvin Sperry of Clairton, and Benjamin Sperry of Meyersdale. The funeral was held at Frostburg with interment in Memorial Park there.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 25, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPERRY, G. W.

G. W. Sperry of East Peach street was called to Frostburg, Md., by the death of his father, Joshua Sperry, 87 years old, on Wednesday afternoon. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 8, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


SPERRY, Glenn Nile
 
FROSTBURG - Glenn Nile Sperry Sr., 58, of 132 Hill Street, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Harry Sperry and Eva (Howard) Sperry. Mr. Sperry was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ; Frostburg Lodge 348, Loyal Order of Moose; Frostburg Lodge 470, BPO Elks; Farrady Post 24, American Legion, and Nancy Hanks Post 3518 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Keyser, W.Va. He is survived by his widow, the former Pauline Condron; one son, Glenn Nile Sperry Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Robertson and Mrs. Glenda Crowe, all of Frostburg; three sisters, Mrs. Llewella Carder and Mrs. Helen Beeman, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Wanda Jones, Aliquippa, Pa., and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. George L. Wehler and the Rev. William E. Price. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mike Miller, John Martin, John Howsare, Albert Miller, Leo Roik and Jim Myers.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 2, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

 


SPERRY, Henry Clay
 
Henry Clay Sperry, formerly of Meyersdale, but for several years a resident of Frostburg, Md., passed away at Miners' Hospital, February 10, 1949, at the age of 70 years. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mr. Sperry, known here as Clay Sperry, was born September 22, 1879, the son of Joshua and Dora (Altmiller) Sperry. He is survived by the following children: Charles and George of Salisbury, Pa.; Russell, James and Mary of Meyersdale, and Mrs. Elizabeth Porter of Cumberland, Md.; also by these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Herman Deitle, Salisbury RD; Mrs. Hugh Morrison, Ridgely, W.Va.; Mrs. Bert Kidner, Meyersdale; Palmer of Zihlman, Md.; Harry of Frostburg; Melvin of Clairton, Pa., George of Connellsville, and Benjamin of Meyersdale. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Hafer Funeral Home. Services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Fairfield of the Nazarene Church. Interment was made in Eckhart, Md., cemetery. 
Meyersdale Republican, March 3, 1949
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 9, 2012


 
SPERRY, Joshua
 
Mr. and Mrs George Sperry and children, James and William, of East Apple street. Mr and Mrs E J. Horner and Mrs Rose Horner of Bellview, Mr. and Mrs J P Horner of the Narrows. Mrs. M A Taylor and Mr and Mrs Roy 0 Donnell of this city attended the funeral service for Mr Sperry's father, Joshua Sperry, held Sunday afternoon at the home at Frostburg, Md.
Connellsville Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Monday, November 11, 1935 - pg 5, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 9, 2012


SPERRY, Palmer

FROSTBURG — Palmer Sperry, 69, of Zihlman, husband of Mrs. Melinda (Carder) Sperry, died this morning in Miners Hospital. A son of the late Joshua and Dora (Aultmiller) Sperry, he was a member of the Nazarene Church and the Zihlman Local of the United Mine Workers. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Melinda Domer, Zihlman, and Mrs. Ethel Snyder, Morgantown; three sons, Robert and William Sperry, both of Zihlman, and Irvin Sperry, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Monahan, Frostburg, and Mrs. Flossie Kidner, Meyersdale, Pa.; and four brothers, Melvin Sperry, Elizabeth, Pa.; George Sperry, Connellsville, Pa.; Benjamin Sperry, Meyersdale; and Harry Sperry, Frostburg. The body will be at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 26, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPICER, Mrs. Leah Leydig

Mrs. Leah Spicer, 70, widow of Dr. J. H. Spicer, died January 15 at her home in Clewiston, Fla. Both were former residents of Cumberland. Services and interment were in Clewiston. Mrs. Spicer was born at Glencoe, Pa., the daughter of the late I. D. and Anna B. Leydig. Her daughters, Mrs. I. S. Bell, Clewiston, and Mrs. Roberta S. Keller, Lantana, Fla., were both born in Cumberland. Besides her daughters, she is survived by two sisters, Miss Marion F. Leydig and Mrs. F. W. Delozier, both of Clewiston, and two grandchildren, and a niece and a nephew.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 9, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009
 



SPIER, Allen

May 25, 1904 - Allen Spier, a miner in Carlos slope, of the Barton and Georges Creek Valley Coal Company, aged 48, married, with family of six children, resided at Midlothian; was internally injured by a fall of roof coal, from which he died about 12 hours later. This was an accident none could foresee; his place was well timbered, and he was a prudent, careful miner.
Bureau of Mines Annual Report, 1904-1905, Maryland Coal Mine Mapping Project
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPIER, Allen B.

Allen B. Spier, 67, trust officer and assistant cashier of the Second National Bank, died suddenly last night at his home, 303 Schley street, where he had been confined for the past three months due to illness. A son of the late Andrew and Marian Stewart Spier, both of Scotland, he was a native of Cumberland and lived here his entire life. Mr. Spier was educated in the public schools of Allegany County, and graduated from the Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass. Spier had been connected with the Second National Bank since his youth, except for a short time when he was a secretary for the late Gov. Lloyd Lowndes. He was a member of Ohr Lodge No. 131, AF & A Masons; Salem Chapter 18 Royal Arch Masons; Antioch Commandary, No. 6 Knights Templar, of which he was secretary; Ali Ghan Shrine Temple; Salem Council No. 11, Royal and Select Masters; and of the First Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder. Mr. Spier is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Footer Spier; a son, Dr. A. Allen Spier, Presbyterian Medical Center, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Miss Anna D. Spier and Mrs. Margaret Upham, both of this city. He was a brother-in-law of the late John J. Bell, native of Lonaconing, retired deputy appraiser of the Port of Baltimore, who died recently in that city. Mr. Bell's body was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 10, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPIER, Andrew A.

Andrew A. Spier, 64 years of age, furniture dealer and undertaker, of Lonaconing, died at Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, last midnight following an illness of several months. He had been at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Mr. Spier is survived by his widow who was Miss Rhoda Barnard, Lonaconing, and one son, Barnard, assistant athletic coach at Western Maryland College, Westminister, Md. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Connor, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Frank Winn, Cumberland, and three brothers, Alexander, of Lonaconing; Hugh, Frostburg, and Thomas Spier, Newark, N. J. The funeral will likely be on Sunday. Mr. Spier was for several years connected with the Hardegan brothers in the coal business at Lonaconing and at Barton and also had conducted coal operations at those places himself at one time. He had been in the furniture and undertaking business on Main street for many years. Mr. Spier was a candidate for mayor of Lonaconing at the April election. About ten years ago, Mr. Spier was county tax collector for the George's Creek district. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 17, 1925
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPIER, Miss Anna Dickey

Miss Anna Dickey Spier, of 211 Washington Street, died yesterday afternoon at her home. A native and lifelong resident of this city, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Marion (Stewart) Spier. Miss Spier was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Women's Association of the church. Survivors include a nephew, Dr. Allen Spier, Baltimore; Mrs. Howell C. Gwaltney, Baltimore; Mrs. Gene Howes, Providence, and Miss Betty Bell, San Diego, and a great niece, Mrs. Kennedy Waller, Baltimore. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 20, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPIER, Miss Hannah

Miss Hannah Spier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Spier, 1100 Virginia avenue, died Saturday. The deceased was about 24 years old. The deceased had been in ill health for some months and only recently returned from a hospital. The funeral will be private.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, June 17, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



SPIER, Miss Jessie S.

Miss Jessie S. Spier, one of the older of Cumberland's registered nurses, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at her home, 211 Washington Street. She had been in ill health for about two years. A native of Cumberland, Miss Spier was a daughter of the late Andrew and Marion Steward Spier. She had lived in Cumberland all her life and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and its Women's Association. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Anna Spier, with whom she lived, and a brother, Allan B. Spier of 303 Schley Street. She was a sister of the late Mrs. John J. Bell, Baltimore, and Mr. Bell was a visitor at the Spier home when Miss Spier died.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 26, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010



 

SPIER, Miss Marion C.

That' "death leaves a shining mark" was fully exemplified Saturday evening at six o'clock when the spirit of Miss Marion C. Spier passed into the great beyond. Miss Spier was the third daughter of Mrs. Marion Spier and the late Colonel Andrew Spier, and while her death was not unexpected, the entire community was grieved by the announcement that her sweet life was ended. The deceased was a trained nurse, having graduated at the Garfield Memorial Hospital, Washington, D. C. Some ten days ago, while administering to a patient at the Allegany Hospital, diphtheria developed, quickly followed by a mastoid abscess, and blood poisoning, later communicating to the brain. With the hope of combating the trouble, Dr. H. O. Relk, of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, was summoned and who, assisted by local surgeons, performed an operation, which, while being successful, afforded little relief. In fact it was seen by the surgeons that there was no hope of saving her life. Yet Miss Spier struggled so heroically against the malady that her friends were led to hope against hope, and refused to believe that she would not get well until the very last spark died out. As a trained nurse, Miss Spier performed her duty in a faithful and conscientious manner, and there was many a tear found its way down the cheeks of those whom she had helped nurse back to health. She was not robust when called upon to take the last case which she nursed, having been debilitated by overwork, but she yielded, and the result is too well known. Miss Spier, aside from being a graduate of one of the best training schools in the country, was a natural-born nurse, and was interested in the patients with whom she labored. When one of the patients over whom she labored happened to die, it seemed to grieve her just as much as it did those to whom such an one was near and dear. Not only was she a most excellent nurse, but her life was perfect in every way, and her untimely end has caused more heartfelt sorrow than that of any other in recent years at least. Miss Spier was a consistent member of the First Presbyterian Church. Besides her mother, she is survived by one brother, Allen B. Spier, of the Second National Bank, and five sisters, Mrs. Bell (wife of John J. Bell, deputy appraiser of the port of Baltimore); and Mrs. A. R. Upham, of Baltimore, and Misses Anna, Mollie and Jessie Spier, of Cumberland, the latter being a trained nurse, having also graduated from Garfiefd Memorial Hospital. The funeral services of Miss Spier were held this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence at 66 Washington Street, and were private, and were conducted by Rev.James E. Moffatt, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. The body was placed in a hermetically sealed casket last night, and removed to the parlor. The floral pieces sent by those who knew and loved Miss Spier were so numerous that it required an extra conveyance to carry them to the grave in Rose Hill Cemetery, where the interment was made. The pallbearers were Dr. James T. Johnson, Dr. Thomas W. Koon, Dr. E. L. Jones, Dr. W. R. Ford, Dr. R. Y. Fechtig, Dr. T. B. MacDonald, Dr. H. S. Walles, and Dr. S. B. Claybrook.
The Evening Times, Monday, March 29, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


 

SPIER, Mrs. Rhoda Barnett

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Spier, widow of Andrew Spier, Lonaconing, who died at the Allegany Hospital last night, will be held Saturday afternoon from the home of her sister, Mrs. William P. Rizer, 441 North Centre street. The Rev. L. B. Browne, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, Frostburg, who also fills the pulpit of St. Peter's, Lonaconing, will officiate. Burial will be at Lonaconing. Mrs. Spier was the daughter of Thomas Barnett who is 83 years old and lives in Cumberland. Three sisters, Mrs. Evan Evans, Braddock, Pa., Mrs. Robert Ridley, Millwood, Pa., Mrs. Rizer; a brother, Harry Hadley Barnett of Lonaconing; a son, Barnett Spier, of the faculty of the Western Maryland College, and one grandson, Hugh Barnett Spier, survive.   
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 1, 1926   
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 

SPIER, Robert

LONACONING — Robert Spier, 64, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Jones, High Street. Mr. Spier was a native of Scotland and a son of the late James and Ann (Smith) Speir. Besides Mrs. Jones he is survived by two other sisters, Mrs. Jean Gilmour, and Mrs. Agnes Paton, and a brother, David Spier, all living in Scotland. Mr. Spier was a retired employe of Copper Chemicals, Monaca, Pa., and a member of Masonic Lodge. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m.
The Cumberland News, November 7, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 



 

SPIGGLE, John David 

DAVlS - John David Spiggle, 59, of Point Pleasant and a former resident of Aurora, died Wednesday evening following a sudden heart attack and immediately after being admitted to a hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was born June 13, 1903, at Aurora, a son of Mrs. Marietta Stemple Spiggle of Aurora and the late Walter C. Spiggle.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Mullett Spiggle; two brothers, Wade C, Spiggle of Davis, and Floyd Spiggle of Aurora; five sisters, Miss Kathleen Spiggle of Aurora, Mrs. Marjorie Shackleford of Elkins, Miss Nina Spiggle of Bridgeton. NJ; Mrs. Lorena B. Owles of Laurel, Md., and Mrs. Bess Bailey of ..... (rest of article missing)
Cumberland Evening Times; Friday 16 November 1962
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010



 

SPIGGLE, Wayne Campbell  Sr.

DAVIS. W. Va. - Wayne Campbell Spiggle Sr., 64, retired local funeral director, died Tuesday at the U. S. Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Aurora, February 22, 1906, he was a son of the late Walter C. and Mary Etta (Stemple) Spiggle. His first wife Lenora (Gnegy) Spiggle, preceded him in death. A graduate of Aurora High School and Cincinnati College of Embalming, he owned and operated the Spiggle Funeral Home here until his retirement in 1966. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora; IOOF Lodge 983, Davis; Fairfax Lodge 96, AF & AM, Royal Arch Masons and Walters Chapter 43, Order of Eastern Star. Mr. Spiggle also was a member of the Blackwater Civic Association and the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce. Surviving are his widow, Isabelle (Eshelman) Spiggle; two sons, Dr. Wayne C. Spiggle Jr., Cumberland, and George A. Spiggle, Hopkinsville, Ky.; five sisters, Miss Kathleen Spiggle, Morgantown; Mrs. G. Edward Shackelford, Elkins; Mrs. Roy Bowles, Carlisle, Pa.; Miss Nina Spiggle, Winchester, Va., and Mrs. J. B. Bailey, Ships Bottom, N. J.; a brother, Floyd Spiggle, Huntington, and seven grandchildren. The body is at the residence in Davis where friends will be received until 10:30 a. m. tomorrow. The body will be taken to St. Paul's Church in Aurora at noon tomorrow for a service at 2 p.m. Rev. Glenn A. Shackelford, Norfolk, Va., a nephew, and Rev. William J. Cox of Cumberland, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Aurora Cemetery.
Cumberland News; Thursday, 2 February 1971
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010



 

SPIKER, Chambers Abraham

Oakland - Chambers Abraham Spiker, 50, died yesterday at his farm near here. Born at Sang Run, a son of the late Archibald and Etta (DeWitt) Spiker, he was formerly employed by the Stale Roads Commission. Mr. Spiker was a member of Pine Grove Brethren Church and the Woodmen of the World. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace E. (Lantz) Spiker; a son, Harold Spiker, Canton, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hendricks and Mrs. Beatrice Gnagey, both of Canton; Miss Laura Jane Spiker, at home; a half-brother, Walter Spiker, Swallow Falls; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Sines, Berlin, Pa.; Mrs. Maude Swearman, Baltimore (sic - only two girls named); and seven grandchildren. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, Aurora, W. Va., by Rev. George Weirich, pastor, Rev. Jonas Sines and Rev. Theodore Sines. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 17, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010


Name: Charles Edgar Spiker, Sr., 85, of Frostburg, MD
 
Parents: William Henry Spiker and Charlotte Winifred (Poland) Spiker
 
DOB: December 5, 1920, in Frostburg, MD
 
DOD: Thursday, February 23, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Center, Frostburg, MD
 
Spouse: Wilma Louise (Kamauff) Spiker
 
Predeceased by: parents; daughter, Leona M. White; brothers, Henry, Harry, Everett, and Raymond Spiker; sister, Nancy Ritchey
 
Survived by: wife; children, Charlotte L. Spiker, Lowman, NY; Wilda J. Llewellyn and husband Gary, Union Bridge, MD; JoAnn Spiker and husband Leonard, Frederick, MD; Linda I. Leasure and husband Dale, Sterling Heights, MI; Bonnie S. Jackson and husband Arnett, Frostburg; Charles E. Spiker, Jr., and wife Margaret, Frostburg; Shirley Michaels, Frostburg; and two step-sons, James Wattenschaidt and wife Bev, New York; Leroy Atkinson, Mt. Savage
 
Burial: February 26, 2006, Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2014


 

SPIKER, Mrs. Clara Juanita Brode

LONACONING - Mrs. Clara Juanita Spiker, 52, of here, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Clara (Michaels) Brode. Surviving are her husband, Harold Spiker; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Bennett and Mrs. Christina Wilson, both of Westernport; four sisters, Mrs. Olga Bush, Cumberland; Mrs. Janet Phillips, Mrs. Phyllis Lancaster and Mrs. Margaret Rafferty, all of Frostburg; a brother, Edgar Brode, Frostburg, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a. m. by Rev. Leslie Miles. Burial will be in Hansel Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 4, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 

SPIKER, David C.
 
FROSTBURG — David C. (Spike) Spiker, 64, of 174 Spring Street, was dead on arrival yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. He had been in ill health the past year. A native of Gilmore, he was a son of the late David and Cora (Thomas) Spiker. Mr. Spiker was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe. Surviving are his widow Matilda (Monahan) Spiker; a son. David Lee Spiker, Cheyenne, Wyo.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary V. Hitchins, here, and Mrs. Clarence Hengst Jr., Hyndman; three sisters, Mrs Wheeler Andrews, National, and Mrs. Margaret Sharlosky and Mrs. Herman Crawford, Baltimore, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, August 14, 1972 - pg 13, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 9, 2012

 


 

SPIKER, Mrs. Dessie E. Pearce 

Grantsville, MD - Mrs. Dessie E. Spiker, 70 died at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Mount Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Spiker) Pearce.  She was a member of Casselman Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband Gurney Spiker; three sons, James Riley, Connellsville; Hubert Spiker, Grantsville, and Lawrence Spiker, Salisbury, Pa.;  two daughters, Mrs. Rosella Hendrickson, Cumberland; and Mrs. Shirley Brown, Cleveland; and 30 grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA., 2 November 1968
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009



SPIKER, Mrs. Edna E. Teets
 
Edna E. Spiker, 82, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Oakland, MD, died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at the Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, FL. Born February 17,1914, in Morgantown, she was the daughter of the late Enos C. and Charity M. (Wiles) Teets. She was a former member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Oakland, MD. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid, Ft. Lauderdale. She served as a den mother for Cub Scouts in Oakland, MD. She is survived by her husband, William H. Spiker; two sons, John C. Spiker of Glen Burnie, MD and William D. Spiker of Ft. Lauderdale; one sister, Maxine Shahan, Clarksburg; one brother, Rev. Charles Teets of Oakland, MD; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Services were held Tuesday, June 11 at Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. James F. Remley officiating. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
The Preston County Journal; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; June 12, 1996
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 19, 2009



 


Mrs. Elizabeth Cutter Spiker

SPIKER, Mrs. Elizabeth Cutter

G. H. Spiker, 152 Tomas street, was called to Buckhannon, W. Va., by the death of his mohter, Mrs. Elizabeth Spiker, who was a Miss Cutter, of Lonaconing.  She is survived by three sons and two daughters, G. H. Spiker, Cumberland; Fred and Jacob Spiker, both of Buckhannon, and Mrs. A. B. Earle and Mrs. T. G. Sharps, both of Akron, Ohio.  She is also survived by several sisters and brothers of Lonaconing, Md. - Mrs. Caroline Inskeep, Mrs. Julia Fisher, Mrs. Barbara Johns, Jacob, Henry and Charles Cutter, 24 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Wednesday, April 20, 1927, Cumberland Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed by Genie)
Posted June 2, 2010



SPIKER, Harold C.

Harold C. Spiker, 76, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, who moved to Nokomis, Fla., six years ago, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his residence.
Born May 15, 1934, in Oakland, he was a son of the late C.A. and Evelyn (Lantz) Spiker. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Hendricks. Harold came to Mansfield in 1952 and worked at General Motors for 34 years before he retired in 1991. He was a master woodcarver and tinkerer and enjoyed traveling. Harold was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Sarasota, Fla. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Arnold) Spiker; two daughters, Linda S. Sabo and husband Douglas, Nokomis, and Sharon L. Sabo and husband Gregory, Mansfield; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beatrice Gnegy, Canton, Ohio, and Laura Cummings, Oakland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private family service will be held. Burial will take place in Mansfield Memorial Park. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Harold C. Spiker.
Online condolences may be made at www.wappner.com.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; May 12, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 22, 2011
 



SPIKER, Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Spiker, 80, a retired maintenance man at the Maxwell Mine of U.S. Steel, died this morning in his home at Lemont Furnace, R.D. 1 at the age of 80. Friends will be received at the Shell Funeral Home from 7  to 9 tonight , and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 tomorrow, and from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the hour of service.  Rev. Alvis K. Smith will officiate followed by burial in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Leland Bible Class, Mr. Spiker is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, a son, Sanford W., in Washington, Pa.; a daughter Mrs. Robert Weaver, in Lemont Furnace; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Evening Standard, Uniontown PA, 29 March 1974
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009



 

SPIKER, Israel

Oakland, Jan. 18 — Israel Thompson Spiker, 9l, who died Tuesday at his home in Swallow Falls, was buried yesterday afternoon in Bray cemetery. Funeral services were conducted in Pine Grove Church at Swallow Falls. Mr. Spiker was born May 7, 1855, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Spiker. Besides his widow, Mrs. Etta (DeWitt) Spiker, he is survived by a son, Walter Spiker, of Oakland; four daughters, Mrs. Flora Skipper of Tunnelton, W. Va.; Mrs. Grace Lewis and Mrs. Mary F. Sines, both of Oakland, and Mrs. Maude Swearman, of Mt. Savage; 27 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 18, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010



SPIKER, James "Oak"

FROSTBURG - James "Oak" Spiker, 79, of 254 Lower Consol Road, died Sunday in Frostburg Community Hospital. He had been in failing health for several years. Born in Garrett County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Alice (Moore) Spiker. Mr. Spiker was a retired miner, and a retired bartender for the Farrady Post 24, American Legion, and the old Frostburg VFW. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Frostburg Church of the Brethren, Farrady Post, Frostburg VFW, and senior citizens of Frostburg. Surviving are his widow, Freda (Warnick) Spiker; three sons, James 0. Spiker Jr., Baltimore; Edward Leo Spiker, National; and Leonard Spiker, Frostburg; four daughters, Evelyn Lorrain Spiker, at home; Mrs. Dora E. Steinly, Frostburg; Mrs. Edna Pearl Hutcheson, Carlos; Mrs. Carolyn I. Garlitz, Beall School Road; one brother, Ellis Spiker, Arlington, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Emma Lewis, Frostburg; 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer Frost Mansion Funeral Home today. The family requets that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Frostburg Church of Brethren Building Fund. Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. at the funeral home by Rev. J. Richard Green. Interment will be in the Johnson Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at the grave site by Farrady Post American Legion. Pallbearers, all grandsons, will be James Spiker, John Spiker, David Spiker, Ray Steinly, James Steinly, Harold Steinly, Lawrence Kasecamp, and Alvey Pate.
The Cumberland News, November 25, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010



SPIKER, Joseph Paul

MIDLAND - Joseph Paul Spiker, 70, of McVeigh's Alley, S.W., Midland, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born Nov. 2, 1934, at Midland, he was the son of the late Henry Lorenzo Spiker and Blanche Gertrude (McKenzie) Spiker. Mr. Spiker was retired from PPG #7, as a boiler house operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Beall High School. Mr. Spiker was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland; the Midland Sportsmen's Club; Cresaptown Eagles and Sports Club; National Rifle Association; and the American Legion Post 169. Surviving are his wife, Doris Lee (Gray) Spiker; children, Joseph W. Spiker, Midland; Jan Lee (Spiker) Lowery, Cumberland; Joan Kae (Spiker) Duckworth, Oldtown; June Rae (Spiker) Thomas, Cumberland; James P. Spiker, Lonaconing; Jody Brooks Spiker, Midland; and Gerald C. Gray, Midland; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosemarie (Spiker) McAlpine, Knapps Meadow, and Eileen Cecilia (Spiker) Oester, Salisbury, Pa.; and one brother, Henry Sylvester Spiker, Midland. At his request, he will be cremated. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland, with Father Paul Breczinski as celebrant. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap, Flintstone. Arrangements are under the direction of the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A.
Cumberland Times-News, December 3, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010


SPIKER, Mrs. Martha E. Lewis
 
OAKLAND - Mrs. Martha E. Spiker, 86, of RD 5, died today in  Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born December 5, 1890 in Red Run, she was the daughter of the  late Sidney A. Lewis and Amanda M. (Wolfe) Lewis. Her husband, the  Rev. Walter S. Spiker, died in 1954. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. Surviving are a daughters, Mrs. Mary A. Friend, and a son, Bliss  W. Spiker, both of here; 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home today from 7  to 9 p.m. and tomorrow 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be in the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with the  Rev. Leroy Harvey officiating. Interment will be in Bray Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; May 5,  1977; page 11.
(Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 13, 2013


SPIKER, Mrs. Nellie Feather
 
Nellie F. Spiker, 66, of Rt. 3, Bruceton Mills, died Thursday evening at University Hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1904, at Cuzzart, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary DeBerry Feather. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church at Cuzzart. Survivors include her husband, Loran Spiker; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Mary Lou) Ringer and Mrs. Jesse (Ruth) Bishoff, both of Bruceton Mills, and Mrs. Roy D. (Betty) Smith of Albright; one brother, Earl Feather of Terra Alta; two sisters, Edna Goughenour of Albright and Martha Kelly of Bruceton Mills; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home in Brandonville until noon Sunday, when the body will be moved to the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church at Cuzzart for viewing from 2-3 p.m., the time of services with the Rev. Wilmer Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Centenary Cemetery at Bruceton.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; March 27, 1971; page 8A.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
 Posted November 23, 2013


SPIKER, Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Liston
 
Rachel Elizabeth Spiker, 88, of Bruceton Mills, died early Monday morning at the home of her son, Claude Spiker, of Fairmont. Born Sept. 22, 1871, at Valley Point, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abner Liston. Surviving are four sons, John and Ray both of Bruceton Mills, Loran of Cuzzard, and Claude of Fairmont; one brother, Eben Liston of Bruceton Mills; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was a widow of the late Charles W. Spiker who died in 1933. She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; August 4, 1959; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 14, 2013
 


Name: Shirley Marie Spiker, 73, of Railroad Street, Midland

Parents: William Harrison Spiker and Ruth Eleanor (Gallagher) Spiker

DOB: December 31, 1936 in Lonaconing

DOD: Sunday, May 9, 2010 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland

Predeceased by: sister, Diane Lee Shurg

Survived by: sister, Ruth Lee Crawford of National; brother, Thomas David Spiker of Moran Manor

Burial:  May 13, 2010, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg

Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 1, 2014



SPIKER, Walter

FROSTBURG - Walter Spiker, 65, native of Woodland, died Friday in Detroit, Mich. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Spiker. His wife, Ellen (McGregor) Spiker, preceded him in death. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Annie Gray, Frostburg; Mrs. Lula Poland and Mrs. Marie Aldridge, both of Woodland, and Mrs. Martha Lewis, Baltimore; two brothers, Stewart Spiker, Baltimore, and Clifford Spiker, Detroit. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a. m. at the funeral home by Rev. Louis Emerick, pastor of Shaft Methodist Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, July 22, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010




SPITZER, Catherine (BARRY)

"Mrs. John Spitzer BARTON-- Mrs. Catherine Spitzer, 92, widow of John Spitzer, died recently at the home of her son, Vincent Spitzer, Baltimore.  She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Connolly) Barry of Lonaconing, and had resided in Baltimore the past 55 years.  Surviving, besides her son, are another son, Joseph, Philadelphia, Pa; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Sands and Miss Elizabeth Spitzer, both of Baltimore, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Services were conducted recently in Baltimore."
Unknown Newspaper Jan 1962
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 10, 2009



SPITZNAS, Miss Anna Bell

FROSTBURG — Miss Anna Bell Spitznas, 84, of 226 West Mechanic Street, here, died Tuesday in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Julia (Brode) Spitznas. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Frostburg Senior Citizens Club and the Ladies Aid Society. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mildred Edmunds, Frostburg. Services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home by Rev. George L. Wehler. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Harry Folk, Daniel Derezinski, George Jenkins, and William Eichhorn.
The Cumberland News, December 13, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)




SPITZNAS, Carl W.

FROSTBURG — Carl W. Spitznas, 77, of 226 West Mechanic Street, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where he had been a patient six days. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Charles and Julia (Brode) Spitznas and was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Anna Belle Spitznas and Mrs. Mildred Edmunds, here; a brother, Roy Spitznas, Barberton, Ohio; two nieces and a nephew. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, March 5, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010
 




SPITZNAS, Miss Edna J.

FROSTBURG — Miss Edna J. Spitznas, 76, of 160 Ormond Street, died at her residence here today. Born in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Spitznas and Martha (Lemmert) Spitznas. A retired bookkeeper for Fidelity Bank, she was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frostburg Homemakers, Frostburg Community Hospital Auxiliary and Senior Citizens. Surviving is a sister, Miss Martha Spitznas, Akron, Ohio. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 27, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010
 




SPITZNAS, Henry

Frostburg, Md., March 4 — Word has been received of the death of Henry Spitznas, former resident, at Kingwood, W. Va., on February 7. Cause of death was not learned. Surviving are three sons, Paul, Alvin and Frank Spitznas, three daughters, Misses Eleanor, Edna and Martha Spitznas, and one brother, William Spitznas, Akron, Ohio. Albert A. Spitznas, deceased, this city, was a brother; Mrs. Jennie Phillips, and Misses Kate and Vine Spitznas, Pittsburgh, are sisters.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 4, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010



 

SPITZNAS, Miss Ina K.

FROSTBURG - Miss Ina K. Spitznas, 226 Mechanic Street, died Saturday in Miners Hospital. A daughter of the late Charles A. and Julia (Brode) Spitznas, she was born in Frostburg. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and was a retired English instructor at Beall High School. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Annabelle Spitznas, at home, and Mrs. Mildred Edmunds, Frostburg, and two brothers, Carl Spitznas, at home and Roy Spitznas, Barberton, Ohio. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home and will be taken to St. John's Episcopal Church Tuesday for services at 2 p. m. Rev. Martin P. Davidson will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, June 8, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 

SPITZNAS, James William

FROSTBURG — James William Spitznas, 80, of Frostburg, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at his residence. Born Sept. 25, 1928, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Earl and Pearl (Tharp) Spitznas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delores (Chapman) Spitznas, on Jan. 25, 2009; four sisters, Hilda Mulligan, Edith Mosey, Emma Donnelly, and Betty Woods; two brothers, Ralph Spitznas and Bob Spitznas, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Spitznas was retired after 37 years from the Allegany County Board of Education where he served as teacher, principal and supervisor. He was a U.S. Army Corporal in the Korean War, and a member of the First English Baptist Church and the Farrady Post 24 American Legion, both of Frostburg. His hobbies included oil painting, playing poker with his card club buddies, and bird watching at his many bird feeders located through out his yard. Surviving are one daughter Laura Spitznas and fiancé John Smith; one granddaughter, Bobbie Lindeman, all of Frostburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home P.A. 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Sandvick officiating. Interment will be in the Maryland State Veteran’s Cemetery, Flintstone. Military honors will be accorded by members of Farrady Post 24 American Legion Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Ted Kight, Lionel Baker, Wayne Nicol, Bob Nelson, Rick Layman, and Al Ganyu. Honorary pallbearer is Jim Stakem. The family requests memorials be directed to the Western Maryland Home Hospice Care, P.O. Box 539, Cumberland, MD 21502; and thank all of the home care providers for their help with Jim, with special thanks to Pam McKenzie.
Cumberland Times-News, June 28, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010



 

SPITZNAS, Mrs. Julia

Mrs. Julia, aged 78, widow of Charles Spitznas, 226 W. Mechanic St., Frostburg, died Friday, January 28th. The body is at the home, where friends and relatives will be received, and funeral services held Monday, 2 P. M. Rev. George L. Wehler, pastor Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, will officiate. Interment in Allegany Cemetery. Arrangements by Hafer Funeral Service.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 30, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 14, 2009



 

SPITZNAS, Miss Lavina

FROSTBURG — Miss Lavina Spitznas, formerly of 158 West Main Street, died yesterday in Allegany County Infirmary, Cumberland, where she had been a patient three years. A daughter of the late Henry and Catherine Doubt Spitznas, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Miss Spitznas leaves a number of nieces and nephews. Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg; services Thursday at First Methodist Church; interment Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 26, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010



SPITZNAS, Miss Martha

FROSTBURG — Miss Martha Spitznas, 81, of Akron. Ohio, and formerly of 160 Ormond Street, here, died yesterday in the Akron Medical Center. A native of here, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Lemmert) Spitznas. Miss Spitznas was a retired employe of the Firestone Rubber Company. Friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, here, from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Frostburg Memorial Park by Rev. Donald F. Sause.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 28, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010



SPITZNAS, Mrs. Mildred Wilhelm

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Mildred (Wilhelm) Spitznas, 51, wife of Roy Spitznas, formerly of here, died Friday at her home in Akron following an illness of two years. She was a daughter of Charles Wilhelm, of Akron. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by a son, Charles Spitznas, a brother and a sister, all of Akron. Carl Spitznas, Miss Ina K. Spitznas and Miss Anna Belle Spitznas, this city, have gone to Akron to attend the funeral.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 25, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 


SPITZNAS, Paul

FROSTBURG — Paul Spitznas, 47, former employe of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, died early last night at the Drees Farm near Finzel in Garrett County. He had been in failing health several years. A native of Frostburg, Mr. Spitznas was unmarried. His parents were the late Henry and Martha Spitznas. Surviving are two brothers, Frank and George Spitznas, Frostburg, and two sisters, Miss Edna Spitznas, Frostburg, and Miss Martha Spitznas, Akron.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 24, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010
 




SPITZNAS, Raymond R.

FROSTBURG — Raymond R. Spitznas, a former resident, died suddenly at his home, 5304 Kennilworth Avenue, Baltimore, on Saturday afternoon. He was an employe of the State Motor Vehicle Department of Maryland. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spitznas. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Dando (Dillon) Spitznas; one daughter, Mrs. John Reidy, Silver Spring; one son, Raymond J. Spitznas, a student at the University of Maryland; one brother, Dr. James E. Spitznas, a member of the State Board of Education; and four grandchildren. Services will be held at Henry W. Jenkins and Sons Company, 4005 York Road, Baltimore, tomorrow at 2 p. m. Interment will be in Baltimore National Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 16, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010
 


 


SPITZNAS, Robert E.

Frostburg - Robert E. Spitznas, 55, 331 Clyde Avenue, Baltimore, was found dead Saturday at his home. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Earl and Pearl (Thorpe) Spitznas. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Spitznas was employed by the American Can Company and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the American Legion. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Edith Mauzy, Flintstone; Mrs. Hilda Mulligan, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Emma Donnelly, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Betty Woods, of here; two brothers, Ralph, Mt. Savage, and James Spitznas, of here, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by Rev. Richard J. Brown. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. A Litany service for the departed will be held today at 8:30 p. m. in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be William Close, James Reidler, Frank Lewis, Thomas Gracie, Emery Hoover and Joseph O'Brien.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 22, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010
 


 

SPITZNAS, Roy A.

FROSTBURG — Roy A. Spitznas, 75, of 1170 Robinson Avenue, Barberton, Ohio, died there Friday. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Julia Spitznas. Mr. Spitnas is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mildred (Wilhelm) Spitznas, a son Charles Spitznas, Uniontown, Ohio; two sisters, Miss Anna Bell Spitznas and Mrs. Mildred S. Edwards, both of Frostburg, and several grandchildren. Services will be conducted in the Billows Portage Lake (Ohio) Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, May 28, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2010

 

SPOERL, John Adam

John Adam Spoerl, 71, retired machinist, Cash Valley road, died last night at his home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agatha (Martin) Coleman; two daughters, Mrs. Clifton Hafer and Mrs. George Fogtman; a grandson, George Louis Fogtman; a brother, Peter Spoerl; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Weiss and Mrs. Margaret Dew, both of Detroit; Mrs. Jessie Korns, Mrs. Elizabeth Ruth, and Miss Dean Spoerl, all of Cumberland. He was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M.. I.O.O.F., and the machinists' union.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 2, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 12, 2012


SPONAUGLE, James D.
 
ELKINS - James D. Sponaugle, 89, died Wednesday in an Elkins hospital. Born March 23,1873, in Pendleton County, W. Va., he was the son of the late Adam and Rebecca (Ketterman) Sponaugle. Survivng are his wife, Mrs. Erma (Poling) Sponaugle; one son, Verlie Sponaugle, West Palm Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Ostella Curran, Washington, and Mrs. Lona Benson, Paw Paw, several half-brothers and half-sisters; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The body is in the F. E. Runner Funeral Home where a service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ronald J. Pelton. Interment will be in Mountain State Memorial Gardens.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; November 4, 1967; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 27, 2013




SPONAUGLE, Nathaniel

Nathaniel Sponaugle, aged 61, was found unconscious on the tracks in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad yards on Saturday and died at Hoffman Hospital. Death came from a stroke. He is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Leta Hartman and Miss Esta Sponaugle. He was a member of the P.O.S.of A. of Piedmont. The funeral was held this afternoon with interment in Queen's Point cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times Dec 28, 1925
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 1, 2009



SPOOLER, William F.

William F. Spooler, 48, of 116 Decatur Street, died last night in the Allegany County Infirmary of a heart attack. He had been a patient there since November 1953. A native of Cumberland, he was the son of Fred and Catherine (Volk) Spooler. From 1935 to 1950 when he went in business with his wife in the Health Food Store on Decatur Street, he was employed by the Schmidt Baking Company as a driver-salesman on South End routes. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Cumberland Lodge 211, Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Spooler is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary (Wolf) Spooler; two sons, Charles Robert Spooler, Keyser, and William Steven Spooler, at home. He also leaves two daughters, Pamela and Constance, at home; a brother, Joseph A Spooler, Oldtown Road and two half-brothers, Gerald Fletterman and Carl Fletterman, both of this city, and a sister, Mrs H E Abe, Wiley Ford. The body will remain at the Silcox Funeral Residence. A requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church Tuesday at 10 a. m. with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family requests flowers be omitted.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, March 13, 1955 - pg 22, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 3, 2012



SPOTTS, Harry Lee
 
Keyser - Harry Lee Spotts, 86, a former fireman with the B&O Keyser died Suday in Princeton. He was a retired engineer for the Virginia Railroad. A native of Piedmong[sic], he was a son of the late Charles W. Spotts and Hettie (Keys) Spotts. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Madeline White, Princeton, a son, George Lee Spotts, Bell, a sister Mrs. Minor McClung, Keyser, two grandchildren and four g grandchildren. His maternal grandparents, John W. and Ammanda (Vickroy) Keys, former residents of Keyser, built the old Keys house at the corner of Armstrong and E. Street in 1868. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Princeton and the brotherhood of Railway Engineers. A service will be held tomorrow at 11 AM in Princeton with burial there.
Cumberland Evening Times; Tuesday, April 25 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 27, 2012


SPURGEON, Mrs. Ida Mary Frazee

Mrs. Ida M. Spurgeon, 91, formerly of Markleysburg, died August 3 in Washington, D.C. (d/o Lott W and Isabella Wass Frazee). She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell B. Spurgeon, and a brother, William W. Frazee, of Confluence. Surviving are three nieces: Mrs. Sara Hopkins, Belleville; Mrs. Julia Croft, Coatesville; and Mrs. Ruth Sauls, Washington, D.C.  Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, with Rev. Arthur Gotjen officiating. Interment was made in Addison Cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, August 10, 1967
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted July 26, 2014

SPURR, James Madison

WINCHESTER, WV - James Madison Spurr, 86, of this city, died Wednesday in Winchester Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
He was born in Hampshire County, WV, February 25, 1865, a son of the late James and Margaret Spurr. He came to Winchester when a child.
Services and interment took place here today.
Cumberland Evening Times, April 6, 1951
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 19, 2009



Name: Elsa Enrichetta (Bertola) Squillari, 80, formerly of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: Andrea and Virginia (Rosso) Bertola
 
DOB: January 26, 1924, in Belveglio, Italy
 
DOD: December 26, 2004, at Charlestown Retirement Community, Baltimore, MD
 
Spouse: Attilio Squillari, who died in 1983
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; brother, Remo Bertola
 
Survived by: son, Walter Squillari and wife Marlene, Crofton, MD; sister, Olga Brignolo, Italy
 
Burial: December 29, 2004, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Cumberland, MD
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2014


 

SQUIRES, Isabelle

HARTMONSVILLE - Mrs. Isabelle Squires, mother of Filmore Squires, died Tuesday, June 17, 1913. Obituary next week.
Keyser Tribune, June 20, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2010


 


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