ALBANA, Sister Mary Hoye

"MT. SAVAGE, May 15 - Sister Mary Albana, 70, Order of Sisters of Notre Dame, died early yesterday morning at Notre Dame College of Maryland, Baltimore, according to  word received by relatives.  She had been ill several weeks and underwent a major operation about two months ago.  Sister Mary Albana entered the religious order 47 years ago and had been stationed at the college almost that length of time.  She was a daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Conroy) Hoye, Frostburg. Three of her sisters, Sister Mary Perpetua and Sister Mary Leo, Mercy Order of Sisters, and Sister Mary Eliza, Notre Dame Order of Nuns, died in recent years.  Sister Mary Albana was the guest of the Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Patrick's Convent, in July 1943, when she was here on account of illness of a relative.  Survivors include a brother, Joseph Hoye, Baltimore, and the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. James H. Weimer, Mrs. Stanley Welmer and Mrs. Elizabeth Robison, Mt. Savage; Bernard Winner, Lonaconing, and Joseph Winner, Frostburg.  Mrs. James Weimer and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Robison, were at her bedside shortly before her death.  The funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a. m. in Baltimore.  Burial will be in the Sisters of Notre Dame Cemetery."
Cumberland Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 16 May 1948
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 16, 2012

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"Requiem high mass for Larry Albanese, Sr., 76, 150 West Fairview street, Piedmont, who died Thursday in Potomac Valley hospital, Keyser, was celebrated Monday morning in St. Peter's Catholic church, Westernport, by Rev. Charles Quinn, assistant pastor, Rev. Monsignor A. Scarpati was in the sanctuary. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Active pallbearers were Larry Dimasi, Joseph Patterson, James Dastoli, Dominic Roccella, Dominic Nesci, Nick Gentile, James LaRosa and Joseph Femia. Honorary pallbearers included Patsy Dubuono, Larry Pezzanite, Dick Demichele, James Sessari, Louis Decesari, Frank Antonette, Frank Patterson and Frank Cowatch. Mr. Albanese had resided here 55 years but was a native of Caulonia, Italy. He was employed as a B. and O. trackman for 32 years. His wife, Mrs. Rose Albanese, died in 1935. Mr. Albanese was a member of St. Peter's church and the Star of Italy Lodge, Order of the Sons of Italy in America. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary Mayolo, Miss Catherine Albanese, Miss Nell D. Albanese, Piedmont; Mrs. Rose Ashford, Washington; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Dimasi, Morgantown; three sons, D. T. Albanese, Piedmont; James F. Albanese, Bridgeport, O.; Larry Albanese, Jr., at home; one sister, Miss Theresa Albanese, Italy; one brother, Dominic Albanese, Youngstown, O.; 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one nephew."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 11 Jan 1951
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 29, 2011


ALBAUGH, Mrs. Anna C.

ALBAUGH 20 Jul 1887 Anna C Albaugh, 70 years of age, died yesterday. A son and 2 daughters survive: Joseph A Albaugh; Miss Laura Albaugh; and Mrs Morriarity(sic) of Washington DC. The funeral is from the residence of the son Joseph at the head of Baltimore Street and the burial in St Patrick's Cemetery.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often
20 July 1887
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 19, 2013


ALBERTS, Mrs. Susan O'tilla Teets

Mrs. Susan O'tilla Alberts, 83, of Aurora, W. Va., died Thursday morning, April 18, 1940, at the home of her daughter, at Fort Defiance, Va. She was born June 2nd, 1863 at Lost I River, Hardy County, W. Va. She came to Aurora with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Teets, as a very young girl and had since made that place her home. She was married to A. Charles Alberts, who preceded her in death, on June 10, 1929. She was one of a family of five sisters and six brothers, all deceased. Since her husband's death she has made her home with her only daughter, Hilda, wife of Capt. H. B. McCrum, of Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Va.A Guard of Honor composed of Cadet Lieutenant Van Metre and Cadet Buckmaster from the Academy accompanied the deceased to her home at Aurora, where funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P. M., Saturday. Burial was in Mt. Carmel cemetery, Aurora.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. H. B. McCrum and two grandsons, Charles B. McCrum and Page. N. McCrum who are both with the army of occupation in the European theatre.
Unidentified Newspaper; about April 18, 1940
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 12, 2010



ALBRIGHT, Mrs. Agnes Scollick

Barton - Mrs. Agnes (Scollick) Albright, 66, a native of Lonaconing, died February 14 at the Charleroi-Monesson Hospital in Pennsylvania. The widow of Harmon Albright, she is survived by two daughters, three sons, a brother, John Scollick of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Schaaf, Atlantic City, N. J., and Mrs. Alice Russell, Barton, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Cumberland Times News, February 22, 1955
[parents were James Scollick and Barbara Swan]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2010


ALBRIGHT, Clarence W. Jr.
Clarence W. "Bill" Albright Jr., 81, of Meyersdale, died Oct. 20, 2012 at Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland, Md. Born June 14, 1931 in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Clarence W. and Mildred (Bryan) Albright. Preceded in death by children, Gay Leigh Cole and Michael William Albright. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty (Miller) Albright; children: Wayne William Albright and wife Leslie, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Denise Marie Smearman, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Wade Lee Albright and wife Heather, Friedens; grandchildren: Michael, Amy, Kelly, Lacey, Trevor and Cameron; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by a sister, Carol Ann Janney, Del.; son-in-law: John Cole and daughter-in-law: Linda Albright. He was a member of Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church and a Scoutmaster for Troop #142. Former member of the Meyersdale Lions Club and Meyersdale Borough Council. Bill was a school bus driver for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, riding on his side-by-side, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, and especially enjoyed his family and coffee time with the "ol' geezers." Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church where service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Randy Haulk officiating. Interment Greenville Union Cemetery. Arrangements by William Rowe Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale.
Somerset Daily American, October 21, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2013



The second body of Donald Albright, 8 years of age, who was drowned in the Potomac River, at Piedmont, June 7, was recovered last Sat afternoon opposite the Base Ball Park near the Maryland shore, where the body of Clement Ott was found on Thurs of last week.
Keyser Tribune, June 16, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010



ALBRIGHT, Mrs. Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Albright, of Hyndman, died on Thursday of last week. She was aged eighty-seven years, eleven months and thirteen days. Her husband died about thirty years ago. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Hannah Wagus and Samuel Albright, of Ocean, Md.; Mrs. Lydia Lowery, of Hyndman; Mrs. Solomon Emerick, of Gladdens; Jacob Albright, of Vale Summit; and George Albright, of Manown.
The Bedford Gazette, March 15, 1901
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 2, 2010


The body of Harry Albright, five years old, one of three boys drowned in the Potomac River at Piedmont June 7, was found last Sun afternoon a short distance below Westernport.
Keyser Tribune, June 23, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010



Meyersdale, Pa., Oct. 16 - Homer Albright, of 629 Barclay Street, Sixth Ward, Johnstown, a mechanic for the H. E. Wagner Motor Sales Company in that city, died yesterday morning in Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, where he had been a patient since October 3. Mr. Albright underwent an operation on Monday. He submitted to two blood transfusions, the first on October 8 and the second the day following the operation. He was born 31 years ago in Meyersdale, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Albright. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, the former Helen Miller, and a son, Eugene Albright, two months old. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mortician W. C. Price, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 16, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009



John A. Albright, 43 year old local Baltimore and Ohio Railroad shopman, died yesterday at Sabillasville, Md.  He is survived by a daughter, Neda Albraight; two brothers, Albert A. Long, Md., and Edward, of Ridgeley, and by two sisters, Mrs. L. G. Bridges, Dayton, O. and Mrs. G. J. Huber, Wyandotte, Mich.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, from Stein's Chapel.  Burial will be in Hill Crest.
15 January 1931, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted November 26, 2009


ALBRIGHT, Juliana Hutzel

Death of Juliana Albright - The subject of this sketch who was one of Salisbury's oldest & most respected women, died at an early hour Mon. morning, the 11th inst., at the home of her son-in-law & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Chauncey Meese, with whom she had been making her home since April 1922. In Oct. of that same year Mrs. Albright became afflicted with gangrene from which malady the doctors could not free her, & in time other ailments developed causing her to suffer intensely most of the time during her long affliction, until death came to her relief. All that loving hands could do for the aged sufferer was done by Mr. & Mrs. Meese & their children, but the best that could be done gave only temporary relief. However, Mrs. Albright bore her affliction bravely to the end, & died with an abiding faith in God & in the hope of a glorious immortality. Mrs. Albright was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Hutzel & was the wife of the late Jonathan Albright, the latter dying 31 yrs. ago. She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom preceded her to the grave. Her four surviving children are Minerva Ellen, wife of Chauncey Meese, of this place; Ida, widow of the late Wilson Gomer, of Keystone Junction; Elda, wife of Joseph Beal, of Meyersdale; & Frank of Masontown, Pa. She is also survived by a large number of grandchildren, as well as by one brother, John Hutzel, & one sister, Mrs. Isaac Lint. She was aged 83 yrs., 5 mos. & 6 days. She was a faithful member of the Lutheran church. Her remains will be taken to the undertaking rooms of W.C. Price of Meyersdale where they were prepared for burial. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. S. D. Sigler, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church of Salisbury, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Beal, in Meyersdale, at 2 o'clock Wed. afternoon, the 13th inst. Interment was made in the Meyersdale cemetery. Mrs. Chauncey Meese, one of Mrs. Albright's daughters, was unable to attend her mother's funeral, owing to being taken seriously ill very suddenly last Sat. night. Her condition is still quite serious, & she is in the hands of a trained nurse at her home.
Meyersdale Republican - July 14, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


ALBRIGHT 29 Jul 1916 Mt Savage- Levi Albright died Tuesday (26 Jul) and was buried today at the ME Church Cemetery.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often - 1916 - July
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 10, 2014

ALBRIGHT, Louis Emmett
VALE SUMMIT ~ Louis "Louie" Emmett Albright, 70, of Vale Summit, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital Hospice. Born July 1, 1929, in Vale Summit, at his current residence, he was the son of the late James Marshall and Myrtle (Fatkin) Albright. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Marshall, and Melvin Albright. Mr. Albright was first retired after 20 years as a machinist at Celanese Fibers Corp. He also retired as proprietor of the Frostburg Amoco where he was blessed with many special employees over the years. A U.S. Air Force veteran for the Korean Conflict. He was a lifelong member of the Vale Summit United Methodist Church, the Grand Lodge of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Maryland, Mountain Lodge 99 A.F. and A.M., and the Farrady Post 24 American Legion, Frostburg, and was a cornea donor to the Maryland Eye Bank. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, Nascar, and total devotion to his grandchildren since retiring. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Arlene (Kight) Albright; one son, Dennis Albright and wife, Kim; one daughter, Donna Skidmore and husband, Pete, all of Mt. Savage; one brother, Thomas Albright and wife, Irene, Boca Raton, Fla., two sisters-in-law, Margaret Albright, Glen Burnie, Erma Albright, Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Jason Skidmore, Becky Skidmore, Molly Albright, Amy Albright, all of Mt. Savage; many devoted nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, James Crowe, Frostburg. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mt. Lodge 99 A.F. and A.M. will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday at 7 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold, officiating. Interment will be in the Vale Summit Methodist Church Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by Farrady Post 24 American Legion Honor Guard. The family requests memorials be directed to the Vale Summit Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Harpold, 211 Delano Ave., Frostburg, the Sacred Heart Hospital Hospice Unit, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, or the John Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center, c/o Cancer Research, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21502.
Cumberland Times-News obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2013

ALBRIGHT, Mrs. Mary Margaret

Mt. Savage, Md., Feb. 21. — The funeral of Mrs. Mary Margaret Albright, 56, wife of John W. Albright, who died Tuesday at Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, will take place Saturday morning with a high mass of requiem at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery. Mrs. Albright was visiting at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs, John G, Powers, 612 North Centre street, Cumberland, when she was taken ill on Tuesday and where her body now reposes. Charles,L. Albright, who was in Key West, Fla. at the time to his mother's death is here for the funeral.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, February 21, 1936 - pg 10, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2012


ALBRIGHT, Mrs. Myrtle Fatkin

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Myrtle Albright, 76, of 79 Meshach Frost Village, died yesterday shortly after being admitted to Miners Hospital. She had been in ill health the past 10 years. A native of Vale Summit, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (McFarland) Fatkin and was a member of the Vale Summit United Methodist Church and the WSCS. Surviving are her husband, J. Marshall Albright; four sons, Thomas F. Albright, Sparks, Md.; Melvin Albright, Hagerstown; Marshall Albright, Glen Burnie, and Louis Albright, Vale Summit; three sisters, Mrs. Janet Hendley, Mrs. Pearl Filer and Miss Elizabeth Fatkin, all of here; two brothers, Joseph Fatkin, Loartown, and Lester Fatkin, here; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Cumberland News, November 19, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



Porter R. Albright, 72, of 153 Bedford Street, died last evening in Sacred Heart Hospital where he was admitted Tuesday. Born in Terra Alta, he was a son of the late Charles and Rachel (Harnet) Albright. Last employed as elevator operator in the Clarke-Keating Building he was a former B&O baggage man, retiring in 1956 after 45 years of service. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, the IOOF and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Viola (Korns) Albright; one daughter, Mrs. Clarabelle Paschal, North Beach; two sons, Frederick Albright, Eckhart, and Wilbur Albright, city; one sister, Mrs. Ira Vandegrift, city; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kight 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 Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the funeral home by Rev. Vernon I. Naugle, pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

ALBRIGHT, Mrs. Regina A. Yeagley

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Mrs. Regina A. Albright, 72, of Hyattsville, Md., formerly of here, died Friday at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Born July 17, 1914 in Confluence, she was a daughter of the late Hagan J. and Nellie E. (Shipley) Yeagley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C. Albright, on Sept. 9, 1959. She was a member of the Christian Church of Connellsville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty J. May, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Mary E. Burkett, Mount Rainier, Md.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Ken L. Korns. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 23, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 17, 2012

ALBRIGHT, Roy Walter

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Services for Roy Walter Albright, 58, well known Hyndman area truck farmer, who died Wednesday afternoon at his residence in Palo Alto after a prolonged illness, will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. from the Zeigler Funeral Home here, by Rev. W. J. Lloyd. Burial will be in Palo Alto Cemetery. A son of the late Samuel and Anna Lee (Kennell) Albright, he belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include three brothers, Allen and Harold Albright, both of Somerset, and James Albright, Pittsburgh, and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Lint and Miss Marian Albright, Somerset.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 27, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2011

MOUNT SAVAGE — William Albright, 72, of Mount Savage, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at his residence. Born Sept. 19, 1930, in Pocahontas, Pa., he was the son of the late Simon and Florence (Hostetler) Albright. Mr. Albright was also preceded in death by one sister, Della Berger; and two brothers, Walter Albright and Simon Albright. Mr. Albright was a retired mechanic with Z&M Freight Line. Surviving are his wife, Grace (Burkett) Albright; four sons, Gary Albright and wife Deborah, Ellerslie, Donald Albright and wife Karen, Frostburg, Keith Albright and wife Cheryl, Mount Savage, and Kevin Albright and wife Rebecca, Flintstone; two daughters, Linda Woods and husband George, Alabama, and Kimberly Albright, Mount Savage; four brothers, Roland Albright, Ohio, Elmer Albright, Pocahontas, Carl Albright, Frostburg, and Jerry Albright, Salisbury, Pa.; two sisters, Betty Bibb, Glen Burnie, and Margaret Ashcroft, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no visitations. His body will be cremated, and a Memorial Service will be conducted at the Frostburg Church of the Brethren, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Riley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 111 S. George St., Cumberland, MD 21502. The Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, is in charge of the arrangements.
Cumberland Times-News obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2013

ALBRIGHT, Mrs. Zella Mae Merrill

Mrs. Zella Mae Albright, 35, wife of Charles L. Albright, of Mt. Savage, died, this morning in Allegany Hospital where she had been a patient since Sunday. A native of Ocean, Mrs. Albright was a daughter of Mrs. Myrtle J. Merrill, of Mt. Savage, and the late Jesse R. Merrill. She belonged to Mt. Savage Methodist church. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by three brothers, James F. Merrill, of Springfield, Va.; Jesse E. Merrill, of Hagerstown, and Charles A. Merrill, of Cresaptown, and a sister Mrs. Ray E. Frankenberry of Cresaptown. The body is at the home where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Lee H. Richcreek, pastor of Mt. Savage Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Methodist cemetery at Mt. Savage.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 18, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 30, 2009

ALBURY, Mrs. Margaret Herwig

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Margaret Albury, 77, Pittsburgh, died yesterday at Pittsburgh Hospital. A native of Meyersdale she was a daughter of the late Conrad and Delilah (Bockes) Herwig. Her husband, George Albury, died in 1962. Surviving are a son, Wilton Borland, Grapesville; two brothers, Robert Herwig, Friedens, and John Herwig, Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Gauntz, Garrett, and Mrs. Ethel Williamson, Pittsburgh; a grandson and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. Joseph Chukla will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, June 23, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012

ALDRIDGE, Charles Randall
CORRIGANVILLE ~ Charles Randall Aldridge, 59, of Corriganville, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Washington, D.C. Born on Oct. 3, 1949 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Marcella (Logsdon) Aldridge. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anna Mae (Bridges) Logsdon and Marshall Logsdon, who helped to raise him. Surviving are his loving wife, Susan (Burkett) Aldridge; one son, Randy Aldridge and wife Leslie, Cash Valley; and two daughters, Regina Aldridge, Australia and and Kim Aldridge and fiancé John Albright, Mt. Savage. "Charlie" adored his five grandchildren, Ryan Aldridge, Ella Sue and Zach Straker, Bailey Ann and Tallon Albright. Also, surviving are his two sisters, Marsha (Aldridge) Phillips and husband Barry and Pam Aldridge. He had one brother, John Aldridge plus numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him. Charlie graduated from Mount Savage High School in 1967. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart medal. He retired from the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory where he worked as an x-range operator and later as a millwright. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Barrelville Outdoor Club, Vietnam Veterans and Piney Mountain Sportsman’s Club. Charlie enjoyed hunting, shooting, playing cards and especially attending his grandson Ryan’s baseball games. His love for his wife, children and grandchildren was an inspiration to all who knew him. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., Frostburg, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Bernadette Ross at the funeral home on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Denny Martin Jr., Bill Burkett Jr., Jason Burkett, John Boor, Teddy Abuceivcz and Greg Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Boor, Timmy Burkett, Bruce Burkett and Mike Phillips. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens followed by a late lunch at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Corriganville. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans and the Mount Savage VFW. Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left at his home in Corriganville.
January 27, 2009, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2013

ALDERSON, Major J. Coleman

Charleston, Nov 30 - After an illness of but a few days, which was not regarded as serious at all, Major J. Coleman Alderson, one of the oldest and most highly-respected residents of Southern W. Va., passed away at an early hour yesterday morning at his home, 1212 Kanawha street.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 9, 2010

ALDRIDGE, Mrs. Jane Cameron
Mt Savage - Mrs John Aldridge, 84, died early this morning at her home on Railroad St following a brief illness.  Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Arch and Jane (McLuckie) Cameron.  Mrs Aldridge was a member of St George's Methodist(sic) Church.  Surviving are a son, William Aldridge, Akron; six daughters: Agnes and Florence, both at home; Mrs Joseph Welling and Mrs Herman Stewart, both of Mt Savage; Mrs Peter Telford, Akron and Mrs Arthur Elgin, Poolesville, Montgomery County: a brother, William, Lonaconing; a sister, Mrs Hugh Stafford, Lonaconing; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 9, 1953 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 24, 2014

ALDRIDGE, Mrs. Jane Cameron

Aldridge Services
MT. SAVAGE—Services for Mrs. John Aldridge, 84, who died Thursday at her home on Railroad Street, were held Saturday in St. George's Episcopal Church with Rev G Stanley Schwind, rector, officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were J. E. Crump, Raymond Neder, Robert Graham, Raymond Himmelwright, George Koontz and John Poland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 14, 1953 - pg 11, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 24, 2014

ALDRIDGE, Mrs. Marcella Flo Logsdon (also LOGSDON, Mrs. Anna Mae Bridges)

Three persons, including a mother and daughter from Mt. Savage, were killed and 13 injured in four separate motor vehicle accidents yesterday and Friday. Dead are Mrs. Anna Mae Logsdon, 65, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Marcella Flo Aldridge, 41, Mt. Savage, daughter of Mrs. Logsdon, Kenneth Richard Hose, 19, Moorefield. Mrs. Logsdon and Mrs. Aldridge were fatally injured about 2:30 p.m. yesterday on May's Curve, Route 42, about a mile south of Maysville, W. Va., when the foreign compact car operated by Mrs. Aldridge and rounding a turn went across the center line and struck a 1971 pickup truck operated by Philo L. Mongold of Alexandria, Va., a native of Maysville. Mrs. Logsdon was dead on arrival at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg. Mrs. Aldridge died 15 minutes after being admitted, attaches said.
Two Children Hurt
Mrs. Aldridge's two children, John, 11, and Pamela, 13, were injured in the accident and taken to Memorial Hospital here where they are in the intensive care unit. Mr. Mongold was not injured. Hospital attaches said the Aldridge boy is in serious condition with injuries to both legs and the head, while his sister is in fair condition with a head injury. Mrs. Logsdon was born in Mt. Savage, a daughter of the late John L. and Janet Elliott Bridges. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen Uncapher, Bowling Green; and Mrs. Joan Clauson, Corriganville; two sons, Edward I. Logsdon and Lewis K. Logsdon, both of Mt. Savage; two brothers, Edgar Bridges, Mt. Savage; Robert Bridges, Elkins, W.Va.; a sister, Mrs. Benona Loar, Mt. Savage; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg. Mrs. Aldrige was born in Mt. Savage and was a daughter of Mrs. Logsdon and the late Marshall Logsdon.She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Aldridge; two daughters, Mrs. Marsha Phillips, Morgantown; Miss Pamela Aldridge, at home; two sons, Charles R. Aldridge, Mt. Savage; John Aldridge, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Uncapher, Bowling Green; and Mrs. Joan Clauson, Corriganville; two brothers, Edward P. Logsdon and Lewis K. Logsdon, both of Mt. Savage, and two grandchildren. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
The Cumberland News, July 25, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009




FROSTBURG - Joseph R. AIdridge (Smokey), 88, of 78 West College Avenue, was dead on arrival yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. He had been in failing health the last two years. Born at Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Leonard and Amanda (Reed) Aldridge. Mr. Aldridge was a member of the Woodland United Methodist Church. He was a member of George's Creek Valley AF&AM 161, Lonaconing, and was a retired pipe-fitter of the Celanese Fibers Company. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Pressman, of Frostburg, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Louise Poland, Woodland; a brother, Paul Aldridge, also of Woodland and a number of nieces and two nephews whom he helped rear, Leonard Speir, Frostburg, and James Speir, Loartown. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, January 1, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


ALDRIDGE, Sterling G.

Sterling G. Aldridge, 26, formerly of Mt. Savage, was killed Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Alabama. Born in Frostburg, he was a son; of Ebbert and Mary Irene (Murphy) Aldridge, Wffloughby, Ohio. Besides his parents, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Parks, East Lake, Ohio; maternal grandfather, Marion Murphy, Frostburg; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aldridge, Mt. Savage. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 9 until 11 a. m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. Kenneth Hamrick will officiate with interment in Mount Savage Methodist Cemetery with military rites by Old Rail Post VFW, Mt. Savage. Pallbearers will be Joseph Nolan, Harry Long, John Bannon, Kenneth Snyder, Francis Carder and Carl Mulligan.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 8, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011


Name: Frederick Cato "Fred" Alexander, 97, of Accident, MD.
Parents: Jack and Susan (Beeghley) Alexander
DOB: May 1, 1907, in Accident, MD
DOD: Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Cherry Hill Assisted Living, Accident, MD
Spouses: Rose (Yommer) Alexander; Delores (Pullin) Fike Alexander, whom he married October 28, 1995
Predeceased by: parents; wife Rose, who died March 7, 1990; sisters, Anna Welch and Nellie Stemmer; brothers, William, Robert, Lloyd, Earl and Walter
Survived by: wife Delores; daughter, Iva Jane Sisler and husband James, Alexandria, VA; son, Fay Alexander and wife Ann, Easley, SC; stepdaughters, Linda Swauger and husband Harold, Friendsville; Sandra Lipscomb and husband Daniel, Nokesville, VA
Burial: July 18, 2004, Bear Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Accident, MD
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 6, 2014


ALEXANDER, Mrs. Nellie Blanche Lewis

Oakland, Md., Jan. 17 - Mrs. Nellie Blanche Alexander, 58, wife of James A. Alexander, died at her home at Turner Douglas, W. Va., near Hutton, Friday night.  She was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mary Lewis and a member of the Brethren Church at Pine Grove, near Sines.  Surviving are her husband, four sons and one daughter, Wesley Alexander, in the United States Engineers, now in England; Robert H. Alexander, Turner Douglas; Luther Joseph Alexander, Turner Douglas; George A. Alexander, Oakland; Mrs. Clara Bowser, Bergoo, W. Va.; also 19 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lezzie Henry, Huttonsville, W. Va., Mrs. Maude Pike, Turner Douglas; two brothers, James Lewis, Leadmine, W. Va., and Dick Lewis, Oakland.  Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the Pine Grove Church with interment in Henry Sines Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; January 17, 1944; page 5.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammolit)i
Posted August 17, 2010



ALEXANDER, Mrs. Sharon J. Speir

SHAFT - Sharon J. Alexander, 62, of Shaft, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 30, 2008, at home with her family by her side. Born March 16, 1946 in Frostburg, she was the daughter of Margaret Speir, Midlothian, and the late James "Butch" Speir. Sharon worked in the Human Resource Department of the Western Maryland Health System. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian, where she was active in the choir. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband of 40 years, Thomas F. Alexander; daughter, Stacey Fortino and husband Larry, Willards; three grandchildren, Hailey Turk, Olivia Turk and Austin Fortino; one sister, Gail Lough and husband James, Flintstone; two brothers, Leonard "Sonny" Speir and wife Silda, Frostburg and James Speir and wife Pat, Loartown. Mrs. Alexander was also survived by nieces, Shelli Knippenberg and son Shevin, Diane Clayton and Amy Calvert; and nephews, Brett Gordon and Michael Beavers. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Trinity Assembly of God Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jimmie Blair officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be James Lough, Larry Fortino, Leonard Howsare, Brett Gordon, Sonny Speir and Shevin Knippenberg. The family would like to give special thanks to the Western MD Cancer Center, W.M.H.S. Home Hospice Care, Oncology Dept. and High Level Care and the many friends whom she worked with. Family requests memorials be directed to WMHS Home Hospice Care, 900 Seton Dr., Cumberland, MD 21502. 
Cumberland Times-News, July 01, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010

Name: Betty G. Alkire, 85, of Potomac Park, MD
Parents: C. Glenn Watson, Sr. and Ethel May (Swanger) Watson
DOB: December 18, 1919, in Cumberland, MD
DOD:  Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Spouse: Charles A. Alkire, who died in 1995
Predeceased by: parents; husband; brother, David M. Watson
Survived by: sons, Charles G. Alkire and wife Vicki, Osprey, FL; Jeffrey Lee

Alkire and wife Penny, Cumberland
Burial: February 12, 2005, Hillcrest Burial Park
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 12, 2014



BODY BROUGHT FROM PHILIPINES -  The body of Roy J. Allamong, of the Twenty-First Infantry, U S A, who was drowned in the Philippines Nov. 16, 1911, while bathing with companions, having been seized with cramps, was brought here yesterday and taken to Romney, W. Va., where the funeral will be held this afternoon.  Young Allamong at one time lived in Cumberland, where he has a number of relatives who will attend the funeral today.  -Cumb News
Keyser Tribune, June 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010


ALLEN, Caleb Hampton

HYNDMAN — Caleb Hampton (Charley) Allen, 77, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Born April 1, 1891 in Hinton, W. Va., he was the son of the late Caleb W. and Dinitia (Foster) Allen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Ellen (Shaffer) Allen; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Wareham, Martinsburg, Pa.; one son, Caleb H. Allen, Jr., Pittsburgh; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Yezorsky, Altoona; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was retired from the B&O Railroad after having served 51 years as an engineer. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ, the Consistory of the church, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Veterans of the B&O Railroad and the Hyndman Grange. The body is at the Zeigler 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 there Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. John Klindt. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 7, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

ALLEN, Edward

Edward Allen, 11 year old son of J A Graeme Allen, president of the Tygart's River Lumber Co, one of the largest lumber concerns in the State, was drowned at 6 o'clock last night by falling from a boat into Mill Creek, near the Allen home at Mill Creek.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010

Name: Harbert Elwood "Harb" Allen, 82, of Shaft, MD
Parents: James Allen and Christine (Patterson) Allen
DOB: May 20, 1922, in Klondike, MD
DOD: Monday, May 24, 2004, at his home
Military: U. S. Army Veteran of World War II, stationed in Okinawa
Spouse: Nellie (Drew) Allen
Predeceased by: parents; wife; five brothers and two sisters
Survived by: son, Dale E. Allen, Vale Summit, MD; daughter, Eileen Joy, Cumberland, MD; sister, Franciene Yates, Carlos, MD
Burial: cremation; inurnment in Frostburg Memorial Park
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 22, 2014


ALLEN, Mrs. Jane Tidball

Jan 12 -  Mrs. Jane Allen, widow of the late Arthur Allen, died at her home in Ripon on Wednesday last, aged 82 years. Mrs. Allen was a Miss Tidball before her marriage, being a daughter of the late Alexander Tidball, a prominent citizen of Winchester. Her remains were interred in Greenhill cemetery in Berryville, on Friday.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010

ALLEN, John T.

Eckhart, March 17—John T. Allen, 67, retired coal miner, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his nephew, George Allen, Eckhart. after being in failing health for some time. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen, Eckhart, he was unmarried and was better known as "Rabbit" Allen. He is survived by five brothers and two sisters, George Allen, Midland; William Allen, Eckhart; James, Peter and Frank Allen and Mrs. Fred Tighe, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Mrs. Thomas Cunningham, Zihlman. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, March 17, 1943 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 16, 2010

ALLEN, John T.

John T. Allen Rites
Frostburg, March 22—Funeral services for John T. Allen. 67, known as "Rabbit" Allen, who died at the home of his nephew, George Allen. Eckhart, were held Friday morning from St. Michael's Catholic Church. The Rev. Dominic A.
Bonomo, assistant pastor, celebrant of the Requiem High Mass, delivered the funeral sermon. Burial was in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were John Groter, Edward Miller, Jacob Hess, Peter Conroy, James Jack and Bernard Byrnes.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 22, 1943 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 16, 2010

ALLEN, Mrs. Laura E. Shaffer

Laura E. Allen, 87, formerly of Hyndman, died in the Homewood Retirement Center in Martinsburg, Pa., Tuesday, August 23, 1983. She was born in Hyndman, April 27,1896, the daughter of the late Levi and Amanda (DeVore) Shaffer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Caleb H. Allen, who died May 5, 1968. They were married in May 1916. Surviving is one son, Caleb H. Allen, Jr. of Verona, Pa., and a daughter, Wilma A. Wareham, wife of Rev. Roscoe Wareham of Martinsburg; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Allen had lived in Hyndman until 1974, and was a member of the First United Church of Christ of Hyndman. Funeral services at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David W. Long officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
The Bedford Gazette, August 27, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

ALLEN, Mrs. Mary E. Copper

On February 3, 1922, Mary E. ALLEN (nee COPPER), beloved wife of John Allen.  Funeral from her late home 1431 Woodell stree on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Baltimore Sun, 6 February, 1922

ALLEN, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Klosterman

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Allen, 66, wife of William T. Allen, Sr., Eckhart Mines, died Iast night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John E. Wolz, 215 Valley Street, with whom she had been residing 10 months. Born at Red Hill, Allegany County, Mrs. Allen was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Myers) Klosterman. In Frostburg, she belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Loyal Order of Moose Auxiliary. Surviving besides her husband and daughter are three sons, William T. Jr., George B. and Francis J. Allen, all of Eckhart; another daughter, Miss Regina Allen, Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Annie Yost, Bellaire, Ohio; her step-mother, Mrs. William Snyder, this city; a half-sister, Mrs. John McDowell, this city; five half-brothers, Henry and Bernard Klosterman, Eckhart; John Klosterman, Frostburg; Joseph and Charles Klosterman, both of Cumberland; 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. The body was taken to the residence in Eckhart Mines.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 7, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009

ALLEN, William T.

FROSTBURG, Jan. 15 — Final rites for William Tildon Allen, 72, retired coal miner, who died Friday night, will be held Monday, 9:30 a, m. from St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Frostburg Aerie No. 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles. His wife died October 6, 1948. Mr Allen is survived by three sons, William Allen, Jr., and George and Francis Allen, all of Eckhart, and two daughters, Miss Reglna Allen, a registered nurse in Baltimore, and Mrs. John Wolz, Cumberland. He was a brother of Mrs. Thomas Cunningham, Zlhlman; Mrs. Fred Tighe, and James, Allan and Peter Allen, Akron. The body is at the home in Eckhart.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, January 16, 1949 - pg 18, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 16, 2010

ALLEN, Thomas S.

Thomas S. Allen, pioneer resident of this section, and one of the wealthiest men of Lord, Md., where he resided, died on Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, from the infirmities of age and a generally broken down constitution. He was born in Scotland in 1830 and came to this country when twenty years of age. In 1852 he married Miss Jean Walker, who survives him. Four sons and two daughters also survive, namely Messrs. Alexander, George and John, all of Lord, and Mrs. William Betts and Mrs. Isaac Morgan of Carlos.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010

ALT, Miss Cassie

GRANT COUNTY - Miss Cassie Alt died at the home of her uncle, James McUlty, at Landes, on Tuesday night. Her death was caused by cancer. Within the past year she had been to a Baltimore hospital twice for treatment, but the deadly cancer had gotten its hold. After a funeral service at the house, conducted by Rev. J. W. Stearn, the remains were buried in an old family burying ground not far from Brushy Run. She was a daughter of the late Wash Alt, and is survived by three sisters, Miss Susie Alt of Brushy Run; Mrs. George Sites of Rough Run, and Mrs. Ankis Cook, of Moorefield, and one brother, H. A. Alt, of this place, and a large number of other relatives.
Keyser Tribune, April 25, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010

ALT, Henry A.

Petersburg, W. VA. - Services for Henry A. Alt, 95, who died Monday, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Petersburg EUB Church by Rev. Wilton B. Thomas, assisted by Rev. W. B. Obaugh.  Burial will be in Lehmansville Cemetery.  Mason Lodge 145, AF & AM will conduct graveside services.  The body is at the Schaeffer Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Cumberland Times - News, Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.; 23 October 1963
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed ~ Genie)
Posted January 7, 2011

ALT, John

GRANT COUNTY NEWS - John Alt, aged about 70 years, died suddenly at his home near Pansy on the night of July 11th, of heart disease.  He is survived by four children, S A and George Alt, and Mrs Isaac Alt and Mrs Johnie Alt.  Press (Petersburg) of 18th.
Keyser Tribune, July 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

ALT, Kermit F.
JUNE 29, 1918-JUNE 3, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kermit Franklin Alt, 86, of Martinsburg, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at City Hospital. Born June 29, 1918, in Brushy Run, W.Va., he was the son of the late Andy and Edna Ketterman Alt. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gussie Carpenter Alt. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church in Martinsburg, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a former board member with the Berkeley Senior Center. He is survived by his wife, Edna Miller Shirley Alt; one son, Michael C. Alt of Cambridge, Md.; two stepdaughters, Sarah L. Detter of Martinsburg, and Judy K. Tyson of Hedgesville, W.Va.; four sisters, Edith Holloway of Upper Tract, W.Va., Ruth Helmick of Martinsburg, Minnie Stump of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Mary Ann Miller of Manassas, Va.; two brothers, Loy Harlan and Charles Alt, both of Baltimore; one granddaughter; and five stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Alan Alt, James Alt, Walter Alt, Jerlie Alt and Berlie Alt. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Westview Baptist Church, Martinsburg. The Rev. Johnny Kelley will officiate. Military graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, W.Va. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.  Memorial donations may be made to Westview Baptist Church, 301 S. Louisiana Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Source: The Daily Mail/Morning Herald; Hagerstown, Maryland; June 5, 2005.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted 12 January 2013

ALT, Mrs. Rosetta Vanmeter
PETERSBURG, W. Va. - Mrs. Rosetta Alt, 74, died today at her home. She had been in ill health for some time. Born in Grant County, July 6, 1889, she was a daughter of the late David and Sarah (Kimble) Vanmeter. She was a member of the Sipes’ Chapel Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Joseph K. Alt; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Keplinger, Petersburg; Mrs. Anny Vance, Dorcas; three sons, Charles Alt, Petersburg; Joseph K. Alt Jr., Wincehster, Va.; James Alt, Chicago; two brothers, Andy Vanmeter, Landes, W. Va.; Otis Vanmeter, Smoke Hole, W. Va.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two daughters and three sons preceded her in death. The body is at the Shaffer Funeral Home and friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sipes’ Chapel with the Rev. B. R. Skeens officiating. Interment will be in the Reel Cemetery, Dorcas. The body will be take to the church Sunday at 1 p.m.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Feb. 22, 1963; page 18.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted 12 January 2013


Berlin, March 30 - John Altfather, an old and highly respected citizen of town, died at his home in East End this morning from a lingering illness. Several months ago he was stricken with paralysis from which he never fully recovered, and for the past six weeks he passed the time in a sitting position, the only way he could rest. Until two years ago, deceased resided in Brothersvalley township, about a mile east of town, where the Niver Coal Company are operating mines. The past two years he resided at East End where he built a home and lived until the end came. He was a devout Christian and a member of Trinity Reformed Church, of town, all his life. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Meade, who resides at home.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 31, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Robert W. Altfather, 59, of (Greenville Township) Meyersdale, died Feb. 1, 2009, at his home. Born March 29, 1949, in Berlin. A son of the late Clarence William Altfather Jr., and Ganelle (Gordon) Hause. Survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Doolan) Altfather; brothers: Shawn Hause, Texas; and Lee Gordon, Somerset. Also survived by Jean and Al Lambert, Dotty and Bob Deeter, Sandy and Chet Termin; and his brothers and sisters of the Doolan family, and their parents James and Lois Doolan. At the convenience of the family a memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements by the William Rowe Price Funeral Home, Inc., Meyersdale.
Monday, February 2, 2009, Somerset Daily American
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2013

ATHEY, Mr. Upton Perrin

The funeral of Mr Upton Perrin Athey, aged 75 years, who died Sat morning at 6 o'clock at his home on Town Creek after a lingering illness from paralysis, took place Mon at 1 o'clock from his late home. Interment was made in the family burying ground. He is survived by one son, and two daughters, Mr George Athey, of Town Creek, and Mrs Emory Wilson, of Cumberland; also one brother, Aaron, of Oldtown and one sister, Mrs Layley of Cumberland. - Cumb news of 23rd.
Keyser Tribune, May 24, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

ALTOBELLO, Felice (also GERHART, Roy Daniel and JOHNSON, Dale E.)

Services have been set for Felice (Phil) Altobello, 37, of 44 Front Street, Keyser; Roy Daniel Gerhart, 18, Meyersdale, and Dale E. Johnson, 20 also of Meyersdale, who were killed in a two-car headon collision Wednesday night on Pennsylvania State Route 160 about eight miles south of Berlin, Pa. Police said Mr. Altobello and the Gerhart youth were both killed instantly and Mr. Johnson died yesterday morning in the Meyersdale Community Hospital. Police also said Mr. Altobello was riding alone at the time and Mr. Johnson was the driver of the second car with the Gerhart youth as a passenger. A service for the Gerhart youth will be conducted at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, at 11 a.m. tomorrow by Rev. William Cassidy and interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Mcyersdale. Friends are being received at the funeral home. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the United Methodist Church's Memorial Fund of Meyersdale. A native of Meyersdale, he was born February 27, 1951, a son of Roy A. and Pauline E. (Livengood) Gerhart. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Barbara Schrum, Aspinwall, Pa., and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Livengood, Meyersdale. He was a senior student at the Meyersdale Area High School.
The Cumberland News, May 2, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


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