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LOAR, Chester Adam

Frostburg, April 12 — Chester Adam Loar, 53, died this morning at his home in Zihlman after a lingering illness. He had worked at the Big Savage Refractories Company until illness forced his retirement a year ago. A son of the late Jacob and Kathryn Loar, he was born near Bittinger, in Garrett county. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Geary Loar; two sons, Irvin, Frostburg, and Edison, at home; three daughters, Laverne, at home; Mrs. Paul Steele and Mrs. Charles Bean, both of Zihlman, and four brothers, John, of Frostburg; Melton, of Zihlman; Frank, of Largo, Fla.; and Alvin, of Linton, Ind.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 12, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 29, 2009



LOAR, Mrs. Eva Irene Porter

Mrs. Eva Irene Loar, 76, of 1067 National Highway, died yesterday at her home. She had been in ill health the past year. A native of Eckhart Mines, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Anna (Rephann) Porter. She was a member of Park Place Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years and was a member of the church choir and WSCS. Surviving are her husband, Richard J. Loar; two sons, Richard H. and G. Clifton Loar, LaVale; three brothers, Marshall R., Russell and Nathan Porter, all of Eckhart; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Bloomer, Baltimore; Mrs. Virgie Stark, Mrs. Pearl Craze, Frostburg, and Mrs. Lulu Snyder, Eckhart; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Hubert Patrick officiating. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland News, August 28, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



 

John William Loar, Sr.

LOAR, John William, Sr.

J. William Loar, Sr., 51, of Rawlings, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital after an illness of four weeks. Born in Frostburg, he was the son of the late C. Wesley and Eleanor M. (Gracie) Loar.  He was the owner of Blooming Field Farms, Rawlings. Surviving are his widow, Lois Frances (Byrd) Loar; one son, J. William Loar Jr., at home; five daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Hafer, this city, and Miss Mary A. Loar, Miss Eleanor J. Loar, Miss Deborah L. Loar, and Miss Melissa R. Loar, all at home, and one grandchild. The body is at the Hafer Baltimore Avenue Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Richard C. Chambers, pastor of the Rawlings United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1968
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 



LOAR, Mrs. Lora May Sturtz

MOUNT SAVAGE - Lora May (Sturtz) Loar, 72, formerly of Mount Savage Road, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Heartland of Brooksville, Brooksville, Fla. Born Nov. 24, 1925, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Robert D. Sturtz Sr. and Lora May (Cross) Sturtz. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Linburgh Loar, in February 1998; three brothers, Robert D. Sturtz Jr., Harvey Sturtz and James Sturtz; and one sister, Mary Katherine Sturtz. Mrs. Loar was a member of the Frostburg Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are three sons, Bernard L. "Bernie" Loar and wife Joan, Frostburg, Robert J. Loar and wife Gail, Brooksville, Fla., and William H. Loar, Mount Savage; two daughters, Lora M. Thomas and husband Mark, Vallejo, Calif., and Linda E. Case and husband Tony, Barboursville, W.Va.; one sister, Cora Jane Mercer, Mount Savage; one son-in-law, Roy W. Barnes, Midlothian; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home, 230 Baltimore Ave., Cumberland, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with John C. Richmond officiating. Private interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Home Health Care Hospice of the Western Maryland Health System, 600 Memorial Ave., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Cumberland Times obituary; about October 23, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 16, 2010

 


LOAR, Mrs. Lotta Lee Folk

CUMBERLAND — Lotta Lee Loar, 88, of Cumberland died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at the Beverly Nursing Center in Cumberland. Born Nov. 22, 1918 in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Scott D. Folk and Mary Loretta (Jackson) Folk. She was also predeceased by her husband, Richard H. Loar Sr., and a grandson, David Loar. Ms. Loar was a member of the Park Place Methodist Church of LaVale. She retired from the Sacred Heart Hospital as a unit secretary. She is survived by a son, Richard H. Loar Jr. of Fairview, Tenn.; a daughter, Mary Ann Barb and husband Charles of LaVale; four grandchildren, Jason Loar and wife Allison of Orlando, Fla., Charles Barb and wife Mimi of Bedford, Pa., Gary Barb and Julie Barb; five great-grandchildren, Ava Loar, Derek Barb, Caden Barb, Brianna Barb and Stephanie Barb; one sister, Betty Locard of Cumberland; a brother-in-law, Clifton Loar; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Hafer Funeral Service, PA, Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Hwy., LaVale, on Friday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Vicki Cubbage and Pastor Lowell Garland officiating. Interment will be in the Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Park Place Methodist Church, 80 National Hwy., LaVale, MD 21502 or LaVale Volunteer Fire Department, 421 National Hwy., LaVale, MD 21502.
The Cumberland Times News, October 19, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


LOAR, Richard Harold

Richard Harold Loar Sr., 57, of 230 National Highway, LaVale, died suddenly Tuesday at his residence. Born in Loartown, he was a son of the late Richard John and Eva Irene (Porter) Loar. Mr. Loar was a components inspector at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, a veteran of World War II, and a member of Park Place United Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Lotta (Folk) Loar: one son, Richard H. Loar Jr., Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Barb, LaVale; one brother, G. Clifton Loar, LaVale, and three grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary in LaVale from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. by Rev. Clifford H. Kelbaugh. Interment will follow in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland News, June 19, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012




LOAR, Richard John

Richard John Loar, 80, formerly of 1067 National Highway, LaVale, died yesterday at the Goodwill Mennonite Home in Grantsville where he had been a patient four years. He had been in ill health the past 10 years. A native of Loartown, he was a son of the late John Henry and Luella M. Loar. His wife, Eva Irene Loar, preceded him in death. A retired carpenter, Mr. Loar was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church and an honorary trustee of the church. Surviving are two sons, Richard H. and G. Clifton Loar, LaVale; a brother, D. Chester Loar, Loartown; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Eversole, city, and Mrs. Cecil Metz, Rawlings; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at Park Place Church Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Hubert Patrick, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 8, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012
 


 

Name: Rose Cecelia Lockard, 89, formerly of Ridgeley, WV
 
Parents: Christopher and Alice Jane (McConnell) Lockard
 
DOB: June 13, 1914, in Blair Co., PA
 
DOD: Sunday, October 5, 2003, at Dawnview Center, Fort Ashby, WV
 
Predeceased by: parents
 
Survived by: son, Raymond Lockard and wife Libby, Elkridge, MD
 
Burial: October 9, 2003, Sunset Memorial Park
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014

LOCKE, Patrick

DIES OF STROKE ~ Mine Superintendent's Funeral Services Set For Monday
Patrick Locke, one of the pioneers of the Fayette County Coke Region and regarded as a father of Leith Works where for many years he was superintendent, died at 3:25 a. m. Friday, February 22, 1929, in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, of a final stroke of paralysis. Three other strokes had been suffered by Mr. Locke, the first in 1922 which caused his retirement from his duties with the corporation. Mr. Locke was born In Barton, Md., a son of John and Ann Nevin Locke. He came to Fayette county as a 'young man and was first located in the Connellsville district. Leith first heard of Mr. Locke in 1882 when as transportation boss he made an initial record for himself there. In 1896 he had gone through the successive steps and was the company's mine foreman. In 1902 he became superintendent and remained in that capacity until his retirement. Mr. Locke was a charter member of the Youghiogheny Council Knights of Columbus and one of its early Grand Knights. Later he transferred his membership to Uniontown Council. For many years he participated in the sessions of The Coal Mining Institute of America and often was on its programs. He was one of the early members of the Frick Veterans Association. Mr. Locke was complimented many times by company officials because of his interest in the humanitarian policies of the corporation. Ho was one of the first, to organize first aid teams for his mines and succeeded in reducing accidents to a normal figure long before serious attention had been paid to conservation of life and limb by national interests. The Frick garden contests also occupied his attention and the miner with the neatest lawn and flower patch or the best arranged garden was certain to be on the superintendent's favored list when it came to employment or promotion. Mr. Locke married Elizabeth Jane Doonan of Dunbar on June 23, 1887. His wife preceded him in death. He Is survived by one son. John D. Locke, and one daughter, Miss Patricia Locke of the Uniontown High school faculty. A brother. John of Fairmont, also survives. Three grandsons. William. James Hever and Thomas Locke, also survive. The body was brought to the Lock family home. 65 Jefferson street, last evening. Funeral services will be conducted Monday with solemn requiem high mass In St. John's R C. church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
Morning Herald; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Saturday, February 23, 1929 - pg 1, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

LOCKE, William

William Locke, elder brother of P. J. Locke, superintendent of Lelth mines, died Sunday evening in the Uniontown hospital after a brief illness.  Another brother, John Locke, is located in Fairmont, W. Va. Funeral arrangements are not completed
Morning Herald; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa ., Monday, November 22, 1920 - pg 7, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 18, 2015

LOCKE, William

William Locke Funeral
Funeral services for the late William Locke will be held from the home of P J Locke, Jefferson St, tomorrow morning, with requiem high mass to be observed in St John's church.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Morning Herald; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Tuesday,November 23, 1920 - pg 6, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 18, 2015

 

LOECHEL, L. Casper

GRANTSVILLE - L. Casper Loechel, 59, of R. D. 1, Meyersdale, died suddenly Wednesday, in Baltimore. Born in Grantsville, he was a son of Mrs. Ollie (Gnagey) Loechel and the late Clarence Loechel. Mr. Loechel was a member of Christ Lutheran Church; Meyersdale Lodge 554, AF and AM, and Camp 41, Woodmen of the World. Surviving are his widow, Margaret Schrock Loechel, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Keim, Salisbury. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. David Fetter and burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery. Meyersdale Lodge 554 will conduct a memorial service today at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 5, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 29, 2009

 

LOFTON, Chester

Chester Lofton, 10 year old son of Homer and Sadie Lofton, of Moorefield, W. Va., died last night in Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted December 9.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 16, 2009

 









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