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RAGAN, Calvin

CUMBERLAND — Calvin Ragan, 54, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  Born Jan. 2, 1957, in Baltimore, Mr. Ragan was the son of Doris D. (Britton) Ragan, Cumberland, and the late Marshall C. Ragan.  Besides his mother, Calvin is survived by his sister, Delores D. Ragan, Westminster. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from 10 to 11 a.m.  A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Floyd Bender officiating. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Cumberland Times-News; Friday, June 3, 2011
(Courtesy of Marion Chappell)
Posted June 4, 2011



RAHRIG, John Valentine
 
Great Reaper Claims John V Rahrig a Good citizen of This city
Mr John Valentine Rahrig, a widely known and much respected citizen of this city, died at his home on Madison Street, 5:30 o'clock this morning, aged 72 years.  Deceased was a son of Peter Rahrig, a pioneer settler of this county and for many years following the vocation of his father,farming, but later in life was engaged in the milling and lumber business.  Five children, all grown, survive, among whom are: Joseph, living in Frostburg; Mrs Thomas Carabine, of Mt Savage; Mrs George Vogel, of Johnstown, Pa; Matthew, living in Cumberland and John, residing in Tiffin, Ohio.  Throughout his lifetime, Mr Rahrig was a consistent member of SS Peter and Paul church and Church society.  The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock with services in the German Catholic church.  Interment will be made in the cemetery connected with the church.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 30, 1907 - pg 1, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 9, 2014


RAILEY, James L. Sr.
 
James L. Railey Sr., 74, Oakland, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at his home in Destin, Fla.  Born Sept. 16, 1931, in McHenry, he was a son of the late Charles M. and Margaret E. (Merrill) Railey. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Hinebaugh, Mary R. Railey, and Marjorie Hamill; and two brothers, Clark Railey and Earle Railey.  He and his wife were the founders of Railey Realty Inc. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict, he was a 40-year member of Proctor Kildow Post #71; American Legion, Oakland; and Post #10077 VFW, Deer Park. He was a member of Oakland Lodge #2471, BPO Elks, Oakland. He attended Northwestern Louisiana University while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.  He is survived by his wife, Violet R. "Sis" (Baker) Railey; three sons, James L. "Jimmy" Railey Jr., Deep Creek Lake, Robert R. "Ruffy" Ridder, Memphis, Tenn., and Curtis Ridder, Oakland; two brothers, Charles G. Ridder, Bridgeport, W.Va., and Robert E. Railey, Deep Creek Lake; and six grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, today, Thursday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John A. Grant officiating.  Interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the various veterans' organizations in southern Garrett County.  The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Northern Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 293, Grantsville, MD 21536; or the Southern Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 378, Oakland, MD 21550.
abt. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005; Stewart Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014


RAINES, Susan

PETERSBURG ITEMS - Mrs. Susan Raines hanged herself in the kitchen of her home at Hambleton Sunday night. She is survived by a husband and five small children.
Keyser Tribune, August 18, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010



RAIRICK, Joseph

Frostburg. Md.. March 24—Joseph Rairick. aged 66, died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at his home on Spring St from complications. Surviving is his widow and the following children: Mrs John Kaplon. Miss Margaret Rairick, Harry Rairick, this city; Clarence, Walter, Joseph Rairick, Mrs Jacob Gunter, Mrs Laverne Cook and Mrs Annie Stine, Akron, O. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning from St Michael's Catholic and burial in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 24, 1930 - pg 11, col 5/6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 4, 2012




RALEY, Mrs. Barbara McKenzie

Frostburg, December 11 - Mrs. Barbara M. Raley, 56, widow of Clarence Raley, of Finzel, died this morning at Miners Hospital where she was admitted Saturday night. Death was caused by pneumonia. Surviving are four sons, George Raley, of Meyersdale, Pa.; Pfc. John Raley, with the Army in Japan; Pfc. Albert Raley, with the Army in Germany; and Pvt. Gordon Raley, of Camp Pickett, Va.; five daughters, Mrs. Verna McKenzie, Mrs.Dorothy Arnold and Mrs. Evelyn McKenzie, all of Frostburg; Mrs. Virginia Lint, of Boynton, Pa., and Miss June Raley, at home; seven step-children: Mrs. Charles Day, Mrs. Mary Minnick, and Edward, Thomas and Raymond Raley, all of Frostburg; Patrick Raley of Johnson City, N. Y.; Mrs. Ruth Fate, of Boynton, Pa.; five brothers: Alban and Patrick McKenzie, of Frostburg; Jesse and Noah McKenzie, of Meyersdale; and Sebastian, of Avilton; and two sisters, Miss Myrtle McKenzie, of Meyersdale; and Mrs. Emma Murray, of Avilton. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 11, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009

 

RALEY, Mrs. Betty V. Cutter

FROSTBURG - Betty V. Raley, 74, of New Hope Road, Frostburg, died Saturday, November 1, 2003 at her home. Born August 8, 1929 in Midlothian, she was the daughter of the late George P. And Rhoda (McKenzie) Cutter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Raley, Sr. Mrs. Raley was a member of the Frostburg Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving are four sons: John Cutter and wife, Kathy, Frostburg; Albert Raley and wife, Darlene, Cumberland; Donald Raley and wife Michelle, Frostburg; and Mark Raley and wife, Michelle, Ft. Ashby, WV; two daughters: Betty McKenzie and husband, Raymond, Oldtown, and Ann Gomer and husband, Roger, Frostburg; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Cutter and wife, Bessie, Klondike. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a. m. with Pastor Harold Wightman officiating, assisted by Mrs. Raley's uncle, Leonard Cutter, Sr. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Saturday, November 1, 2003 Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, Maryland
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 8, 2014

RALEY, Charles T.

MEYERSDALE — Charles T. Raley, 75, of RD 3, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of Garrett County, Md., he was a son of the late Edward and Drucilla (Hutzel) Raley. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe and was a former member of Bittinger Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Alma (Peck) Raley; two sons, Harold and Ralph Raley, RD 3; a brother, Milton Raley, RD 2, Frostburg; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Trotit will officiate and burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010



RALEY, Charles Vincent

Charles Vincent Raley, 54, 216 South Allegany street, well-known Cumberland butcher, died suddenly yesterday afternoon 40 minutes after he was stricken with a heart attack while at work in Morgan Brothers' store, South Lee street, where he was employed six years. Mr. Raley, a native of Frostburg, had been a resident of Cumberland for 39 years and with the exception of a six-year period followed butchering as an occupation. Beginning about 1925 he was employed as detective by the Western Maryland Railway for six years. At one time, Mr. Raley was in business for himself and operated a meat store at Johnson and Greene streets. Mr. Raley was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pearl (Miller) Raley, a native of Williamsport, Pa; and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Bachman, Cumberland; Mrs. J. C. Pfeiffer, Mrs. Bertha Wittig, and Miss Nellie T. Raley, all of Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 17, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 10, 2010




RALEY, Clarence

Frostburg, Md., Jan. 13 - Clarence Raley, a farmer of near Finzel, Garrett county, died this morning in Miners' Hospital where he was admitted yesterday. Surviving are his widow and several children.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 13, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 10, 2010



RALEY, Mrs. Drucilla Hutzel

Frostburg, Feb. 12 - Mrs. Drucilla Raley, 83, widow of Charles Raley, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Clarence, near Finzel. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, near Bittinger. Surviving are six sons, Clarence, near Finzel; Milton, Grantsville; Thomas, Somerfield, Pa.; Charles, Pocahontas, Pa.; and Ezra and William Raley, Cresaptown, Md.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 12, 1941 [Drucilla's maiden name was Hutzel]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 




RALEY, George Allen

FROSTBURG - George Allen Raley, 53, of 954 Armistead Way, Baltimore, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Somerset County, Pa., he was a former resident of Finzel and a son of the late Clarence and Barbara (McKenzie) Raley. In Baltimore he was employed with the Eastern Stainless Steel Company and was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Edna McKenzie Raley; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Cogar, Baltimore; and Lena, Darlene and Catherine Raley, all at home; three sons, Joseph, Dale and Ronald Raley, all Baltimore; six sisters, Mrs. Susan Day, Mrs. Dorothy Arnold and Mrs. Evelyn McKenzie, all of Frostburg; Mrs. June Butler, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mary Minnich, Finzel, and Mrs. Ruth Fate, Salisbury, Pa.; seven brothers, Raymond and Thomas Raley, Frostburg; Edward, Albert and Gordon Raley, Finzel; Patrick Raley of California, and John Raley, Vale Summit, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A Christian wake will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church and interment will follow in the Finzel Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 29, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


RALEY, Harold E. 
 
MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Harold E. "Woody" Raley, of 3951 Greenville Road, Meyersdale, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at  his residence. Born in Finzel, he was the son of the late Charles and Alma (Peck) Raley. He was also preceded in death by his life-long  wife, Ruth E. (Petenbrink) Raley, in 1996.  Mr. Riley graduated from Meyersdale High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Public Relations. He retired after many years as an appliance salesman with the Sears Roebuck Company where he worked at all three local stores, and he served in  the U.S. military. Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Raley Sr. and wife Debbie, Cresaptown, Larry P. Raley, at home; one daughter, Debbie  Bittinger and husband Larry, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, Ralph Raley, Meyersdale; three grandchildren, Sandra Fields  and husband Michael, Cresaptown, Denise Hickman and husband James, Virginia Beach, Va., Robert Raley Jr. and wife Charity, Frostburg; four great-grandchildren, Olivia Fields, Kasey Fields, Brandon Raley, Cameron Hickman; and numerous  nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and  Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Harold McClay officiating. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery, Pocahontas, Pa.
abt. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000; Maryland Obituary Service
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2013


RALEY, James Albert

Hyndman, Pa., Feb. 2 - James Albert Raley, 71, a B. & O. railroad employee, died yesterday afternoon at his home here. He was a native of Hyndman and a son of the late Daniel and Louise Ann (Devore) Raley. He was a member of the Evangelical Church. Survivors are his wife, Emma Sherman Raley, and the following children, Mrs. Anna Willamitte, Brookmont, Md.; James R. Raley and Mrs. Mary E. Barns, Washington; Mrs. Nellie Emerick and Daniel Raley, Lancaster, Pa., and Emery Burton Raley, Hyndman; one brother, Frank Raley, Frostburg; and two sisters, Mrs. William Walther, New York, and B. F. Smith, Connellsville, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 2, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 12, 2012



RALEY, John E. Sr.
 
FROSTBURG - John E. (Big John) Raley Sr., 64, of Wenck's Lane, died Thursday at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland. Born here, he was a son of the late Clarence M. Raley and Barbara (McKenzie) Raley. Both of his wives, Rita (McKenzie) Raley and Lily Wenck Sevinsky Raley, preceded him in death. Mr. Raley was retired from the Celanese Corporation. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are one son, John E. Raley Jr., Eckhart; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Beechie and Mrs. Margaret Booth, both of Vale Summit; Miss Teresa Raley, Eckhart; one stepson, James Sevinsky, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Rhonda Femi and Mrs. Anna Davis, all of Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Verna McKenzie, Mrs. Dorothy Arnold, and Mrs. Evelyn McKenzie, all of here, and Mrs. Ruth Fate, Easton; two brothers, Albert Raley, Zihlman, and Gordon Raley, Finzel; seven grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday by Monsignor John L. Reinsfelder. Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery. A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Danny McKenzie, David McKenzie, Raymond Raley, John McKenzie, James Raley and Mike Raley. The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the hospice unit at Sacred Heart Hospital.
The Cumberland Times News, October 4, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012



RALEY, Mrs. Lottie Viola Mull

HYNDMAN - Mrs. Lottie Viola Raley, 62, native of Hyndman, died Wednesday in Doctors Hospital, Washington. Born on May 15, 1899, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Mull and Anna Barbara (Emerick) Mull. Her husband, Emory B. Raley, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Runion, West Hyattsville, Md.; Mrs. Mildred Willison, Buffalo Mills RD 1; six sisters, Mrs. Edith Beagle, Somerset; Mrs. Pearl Smith, Hyndman; Mrs. Marie Benning, Rockwood RD 3; Mrs. Myrtle Bittinger, Cumberland; Mrs. Mildred Deeter, Cleveland; Mrs. Mary Wakefoose, Bedford; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where a service will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. A. L. Thomas, EUB minister at Ellerslie, will be in charge, and burial will be in the Madley Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 1, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 27, 2011




RALEY, Patrick Robert

Patrick Robert Raley, 70, of Garden Grove, Calif., died yesterday at his home. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Clarence and Laura Loretta (McKenzie) Raley. Surviving are his widow, Anna Raley; two sons, Donald Raley, San Francisco, Calif, and Lawrence Raley, Bingtonham, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Arlene Fiske, Chanango Forks; six brothers, Edward and Gordon Raley, Finzel; Thomas, Raymond and Albert Raley, Frostburg, and John Raley, Vale Summit; seven sisters, Mrs. Ruth Fate, Salisbury, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Minick, Mrs. Evelyn McKenzie, Mrs. Dorothy Arnold, Finzel; Mrs. Verna McKenzie, Frostburg; Mrs. Virgie Lint, RD 4, Meyersdale, and Mrs. June Butler, Pittsburgh. The body will be taken to Chenango Forks for services and interment.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010



RALEY, Mrs. Rita McKenzie

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Rita Raley, 55, of Vale Summit, died Friday night at Sacred Heart Hospital after an illness of two weeks. Born here, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Mary Ellen Minnick McKenzie. Mrs. Raley was employed by the Allegany County Board of Education at Beall High School. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Local number 1633 AFCME. Surviving are her husband, John Raley, a son, John Earl Raley Jr., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Beechie, Vale Summit, and Teresa and Margaret Raley, both at home; 12 sisters, Mrs. Clara Cain, Akron Ohio; Mrs. Rhoda Cutter, Midlothian; Mrs. Della Connor and Mrs. Ruth Durkin, both of Eckhart; Mrs. Evelyn Shriver, Mrs. Wilma Femi, Mrs. Thelma Raley, and Mrs. Mildred Minick, all of here; Mrs. Margaret Mellott, Ridgeley; Mrs. Hilda Giles, Midlothian; Mrs. Helen Pfitzenmayer, Ellerslie, and Mrs. Margaret Jane Jones, Charleston, W. Va. Also, five brothers, Ervin McKenzie, Pottsville, Pa., and Anthony, William, Francis and Eugene McKenzie, all of here, and two grandsons. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be celebrated to St. Michael's Church tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, February 13, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009




RALEY, William E.

FROSTBURG - William E. Raley, 71, of RD 2, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, shortly after being admitted. He had been in ill health five years. Born in Zihlman, he was the son of the late Clarence and Laura (McKenzie) Raley. He was a former employe of Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pocahontas, Pa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Genevieve (Layman) Raley; three daughters, Mrs. Merle Warfle, Twinsburg, Ohio and Mrs. William Ultis and Mrs. William Fresh, both of here; three sons, Paul Raley, Dornad, Mich., Edward Raley, Hagerstown, and William Rice, here; seven sisters, Mrs. Arvel Minick, Mrs. Anthony McKenzie, Mrs. Charles Arnold, and Mrs. William McKenzie, all of here, Mrs. Ruth Fate, Salisbury, Pa., Mrs. Kenneth Lint, Wellersburg, Pa., Mrs. June Butler, Pittsburgh; five brothers, Thomas, Raymond, John, Albert and Gordon Raley, all of here, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Avilton. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Raley, Stanley Raley, James Raley, James Minnick, David McKenzie and Fred Arnold.
The Cumberland News, January 23, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 23, 2010

 


RALEY, Samuel
 
The remains of Mr Samuel Raley, who died Friday of the past week, were laid to rest in the family lot in the Hyndman cemetery. Funeral services were held in the United Evangelical church. Rev. D . J. Hershberger, officiating. He was about 24 years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Raley, of our city. He is survived by his parents and two brothers. The bereaved parents and brothers have the sympathy of the entire community. Sammy was a good boy and much loved by all who knew him.
(Cumberland) Evening Times; Tuesday, 4 April 1905
~Genie
Posted June 23, 2012




RALEY, William R.

William R. Raley, 67, of RD 6, Cumberland, died yesterday following a lingering illness. Born near Swanton, he was the son of the late Edward and Drucilla (Hutzell) Raley. He was formerly employed in the acetate department of the Celanese Fibers Company, having retired two years ago. He was a member of the Danville Church of the Brethren, and Woodmen of the World. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary (Beachy) Raley; one son, William R, Raley Jr., Hinckley, Ohio; Mrs. Martha Valdivia, Reisterstown; Mrs. Anna Marie Messick, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Raines, both of Flintstone, and Mrs. Donna Lee Fronck, of Glendale; two brothers, Milton Raley, Finzel; Charles Raley, Pocohontas, Pa., and 14 grandchildren. The body will be at the Kight Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 2, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010




RALSTON, Mrs. Marion

Lonaconing - Mrs. Marion Ralston, aged 80 years, mother of Henry Ralston, local police chief, died this morning at Wellsburg, W. Va., where she had been a resident for over 18 years. Mrs. Ralston was well known by the older residents. Mrs. Ralston was the wife of the late John Ralston who died about 15 years ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was an active worker for its welfare during her entire life. Mrs. Ralston is survived by the following children: Mrs. Edward Robertson, Wellsburg, W.Va.; John Ralston, Monessen, Pa.; Lawrence Ralston, Wellsburg, W. Va.; William Ralston, Thomas, W. Va.; Mrs Margaret Schuyler, Wellsburg, W. Va., and Henry Ralston, this city. The body will arrive here this evening and will be taken to the home of Henry Ralston, Douglas avenue. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Edward J. Travers, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 16, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010


RALSTON, Mrs. Mary Trezise
 
"Lonaconing, Md.--Mrs. Mary Ralston, age 80 years, wife of John Ralston, Douglas avenue, died at 1:45 o'clock this morning at Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, following an operation performed a week ago.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, George, Margaret and Marion; on brother, Thomas Trezise and one sister, Miss Emma Trezise.  Mrs. Ralston was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Daughters of America.  The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 27 Aug 1924.
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted February 23, 2013


RALSTON, Mrs. Nora Marguerite Wilhelm

The funeral of Mrs. William Ralston, aged 20 years, was held Wednesday afternoon from the home of her father-in-law, Henry Ralston. Rev. Edw. J. Travers of the Presbyterian church officiated. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ralston was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Wilhelm, Avilton.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 26, 1925
[Maiden name was Nora Marguerite Wilhelm]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
PostedMay 31, 2011




 
RALSTON, William

Lonaconing, Sept. 18 - Funeral services for William Ralston, aged 45, who died Thursday at his home, 66 Douglas avenue, were conducted Sunday at the residence. Rev. C. H. Goshorn, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Lonaconing, officiated. Pallbearers were Robert Barclay, Garlitz Barclay, Wilson Barclay, Alvin Rowan, James Pinto and Thomas Barnes. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing. Mr. Ralston, retired coal miner, was ill a week previous to his death. His wife, Mrs. Nora Wilhelm Ralston, died 20 years ago. One daughter, Elizabeth, at home, survives. There are also three sisters and four brothers surviving.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 18, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
PostedMay 31, 2011

 

RAMHOFF, Charles A.

Charles A. Ramhoff, 62, of 12503 SW Wright Street, Bowling Green, died Friday in the VA Center in Washington, D.C., where he was admitted March 3. Born in Sand Patch, Pa., he was a son of the late Roland J. and Mary (Knepp) Ramhoff. He was a member of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ and was a retired employe of Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Kathleen E. (Sherman) Ramhoff. Friends will be received at the George Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Harold W. Crabtree and the Rev. Oscar Ohler will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Carmel Lutheran Cemetery, White Oaks.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 21, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 10, 2010



RAMHOFF, Harry C.

FROSTBURG — Harry C. (Penner) Ramhoff, 76, of 182 Ormond Street, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late William S. and Florabelle (Crowe) Ramhoff. He was a member of the First English Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Viola (Walbert) Ramhoff; two sons, Roy J. Ramhoff, Pittsburgh, and William R. Ramhoff, Youngstown, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Gene Sipple, Salisbury, and Mrs. Eileen M. Ohler, Short Gap, and 13 grandchildren. Hafer Funeral Home; services Monday in German-Lutheran cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 22, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


 RAMHOFF, Mrs. Irene Arlena Caton

FINZEL — Irene Arlena Ramhoff, 85, of Finzel, passed awaypeacefully Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born June 1st, 1926 in Finzel, she was the daughter of the lateSimon Caton and Minnie McKenzie. She is also preceded in death by herhusband of 50 years, Roy "Duke" Ramhoff; two sisters, Mary McKenzieand husband Arthur, and Leona Kitis and husband Fritz; and three brothers, Clarence "Bud" Caton, Carl Caton, and Herbert Caton. Irenewas a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and loved going to churchwith her sister Mary. She worked at Kroger’s Market in Pittsburgh, Pa.,before returning to Finzel to raise Richard in a better environment. On returning to Finzel she worked at the Hen House Restaurant on Long Stretch and also the Silver Leaf in Frostburg. Irene above all else was a very special mother to Richard. She cherished every day that she had with him. Teaching him and comforting him through his whole life. She loved being a homemaker and lived a long and happy life. Irene will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Surviving are a son, Richard J. Ramhoff and wife Melissa, Finzel; one grandson, Cooper Corley, Finzel; sisters, Mae McKenzie and husband Dick, Finzel and Isabelle Minnick, Frostburg; brothers, Lawrence Caton, Ohio, Anthony Caton, Ohio and Stanley Caton and wife Jenny, Oldtown; a sister-in-law, Helen Caton, Frostburg; sisters-in-laws, Donna Sipple and husband George, Salisbury, Eileen Ohler and husband Reverend Oscar Ohler, Ridgeley, W.Va., Ruth Anne Pugh, Frostburg and Anna Mae Ramhoff, Ohio; along with many nieces and nephews and special friends. Family and friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Durst Funeral Home P.A. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Oscar Ohler officiating. Interment will be in the Greenville Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pocahontas. Pallbearers will be grandson, Cooper Corley; nephews, Davis Kitis, John Kitis and Fred Caton; great nephews, Dave Siegmyer and Timmy Siegmyer. The family would like to thank all her Special Caregivers at Frostburg Village where she lived for the past four years. Condolences may be sent to the family at durstfuneralhome.com.
Cumberland Times-News, November 18, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 23, 2011



RAMHOFF, Ralph Edward

A former resident of Frostburg died yesterday in a Pittsburgh hospital of injuries suffered when a car he was repairing slipped off jacks and blocks and crushed him. Victim of the accident was Ralph Edward Ramhoff, 30, whom hospital attaches said suffered a crushed skull and internal injuries. Pittsburgh authorities said the young man was replacing a spring on his automobile at his home, 422 Franklin Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa., and was practically finished with the job when the car slipped and fell onto the upper portion of his body. The accident occurred at 9:30 p. m. Tuesday, and Ramhoff died yesterday at 8 a. m. Born in Frostburg, a son of Harry C. and Viola (Walbert) Ramhoff, he had been employed in the Pittsburgh area by the National Biscuit Company. He was a graduate of Beall High School and served two years in the Marine Corps. Married to the former Miss Ruth A. Adams of Eckhart, they had two children, Ralph E. Ramhoff Jr., 4, and Roxanne L. Ramhoff, both at home. Surviving, besides his widow, parents and children, are two brothers, Roy Ramhoff, Pittsburgh, and William Ramhoff, Youngstown, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Donna Sipple, Salisbury, Pa., and Mrs. Eileen Ohler, Frostburg. The body is at the Griffin Funeral Home, 426 Franklin Avenue, Wilkinsburg, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. The body will be returned to Frostburg Memorial Park for viewing prior to interment at 2:30 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 22, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010




RAMHOFF, Roland Jonathan

Roland Jonathan Ramhoff, 82, of 4 Wright's Avenue, Bowling Green, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been admitted May 6. He had been in failing health the past several months. Born in Bittinger, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Ramhoff. His wife, Mary E. Knepp Ramhoff, preceded him in death. He was a self-employed carpenter and was a 50-year member of JOUAM, Mt. City Council 11, Frostburg. He also was a member of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Charles A. Ramhoff, Bowling Green; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hubbard, Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Helen Marten, Youngstown. The body is at the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, June 1, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


 

RAMSEY, Cecil Zeddy

OAKLAND - Cecil Zeddy Ramsey, 84, Star Route, died yesterday at his home. He was a son of the late James and Jane (Friend) Ramsey.
Mr. Ramsey had been a Maryland state forester for 41 years and was a member of Garrett Lodge 119, Knights of Pythias. Surviving are his widow, Ethel F. (Friend) Ramsey; seven daughters, Mrs. Hazel Welch and Mrs. Gay Shultz, both of Bay City, Mich.; Mrs. Lola Martin, Swallow Falls; Mrs. Beryle Benda and Mrs. Fay Powell, both of Baltimore; Mrs. Mayvell Bennett and Mrs. Wanda Leighton, both of Orlando, Fla.; five sons, Playford Ramsey, Potomac Park; Sherwood Ramsey and Veldin Ramsey, both of Baltimore; Lee (Shirley) Ramsey, Columbia, S. C., and Lambert Ramsey, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Long, Morgantown; Mrs. Eula Jackson, Buckhannon, W. Va.; one bothers, Otis Ramsey, Buckhannon, 42 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich-Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, 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 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Rocky Drean Church, by Rev. Gail Hixon and Rev. Robert Collette. Interment will be in Friend Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; July 22, 1971; page 14.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2010



 

RAMSEY, Mrs. Eleanor Baker

Mrs. Eleanor (Baker) Ramsey, 34, wife of Playford Ramsey, 302 Magruder street, died this morning at Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are five children, Playford Jr., Phillip Larry, Ella Lou, Ethel and Elda, all at home; her father, John Baker, Oakland; four brothers, Leslie, Woodrow and Verl Baker, Baltimore, and John Baker, U. S. Army, Amarillo, Tex.; five sisters, Mrs. Violet Wasson, this city, Mrs. Elmer Shaffer, Bergoo, W. Va., Mrs. Ruth Stup, Poolesville, Md.; Mrs. Jane Geist, Reistertown, Md., and Mrs. Hazel Johnston, Oakland.
The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home until tomorrow afternoon whence it will be removed to the Bolden Funeral Home in Oakland.

Source: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland; Jan. 15, 1944; page 5.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 19, 2010
 


RAMSEY, Mrs. Ethel Felicia Friend

OAKLAND - Mrs. Ethel Felicia Ramsey, 86, of Star Route, died Monday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born at Oakland, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Mary Martha (Lewis) Friend, and was preceded in death in 1971 by her husband, Cecil Ramsey.   She was a member of the Rocky Drean Assembly of God Church. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Hazel Welch, Atlanta, Mich.; Mrs. Lola Martin, Swallow Falls; Mrs. Beryle Benda and Mrs. Faye Powell, both of Baltimore; Mrs. Gay Schultz, Bay City, Mich.; Mrs. Wanda Leighton, Orland, Fla.; four sons, Playford Ramsey, Bay City; Lambert Ramsey, Cumberland; Lee Ramsey, Columbia S. C.; Sherwood Ramsey, Baltimore; one sister, Mrs. Nora Skipper, Oakland; one brother, Arlie Friend, Swallow Falls; 42 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Stewart Funeral Home. Services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at Rocky Drean Assembly of God Church by Rev. Gail Hixon, assisted by Rev. Robert Mayfield. Interment will be in the Friend Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, April 21, 1976; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 1, 2014


 

RAMSEY, Dr. Robert

CLARKSBURG W VA, JULY 31
Dr Robert Ramsey, son of Dr John W Ramsey, accidentally fell out of a second story window of his office in the Lattster building at the corner of Third and Pike Streets, Sun morning about 4 o'clock, and sustained injuries which resulted in his death before assistance could be given him. Dr Ramsey was 34 years of age and the son of the only pioneer physician now here. He served several years with the W Va National Guard.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, AUGUST 4, 1905
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



RAMSEY, Winfield Scott

W. Scott Ramsey, a respected resident of Coalmont, died yesterday evening, September 27, 1946, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on September 20, 1876, in Springfield Township, the son of Austin and Malissa (Brown) Ramsey. He married Lucy A. Brode on September 21, 1905, in Huntingdon. His wife and these children survive: Ira Blaine Ramsey, New York City; Mrs. Clare Highberger, Wilkinsburg; Mrs. J. M. Donaldson, James Creek; and Mrs. R. L. Dail, Huntingdon. There are also two sisters and a brother: Mrs. B. K. Senft, Saltillo; Mrs. J. L. Dean, Philadelphia; and Grant Ramsey, Saxton. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. EST in the Robert E. Huff funeral chapel, Saxton, conducted by Mr. D. B. Allison. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F Cemetery, Saxton. Friends may call at the late residence until 10:30 a.m. Monday and after that time at the funeral chapel.
Source: Huntingdon County and Surrounding Areas Obituaries, September 28. 1946
[the initial W stands for Winfield]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010



RAMUS, Mrs. Clara E. Patterson, nee Bittner

Mrs. Clara E. Ramus, 74, of 106 Decatur Street, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Peter W. and Anna (Garlitz) Bittner. She was married twice. Both husbands, Adam G. Patterson and John Ramus, preceded her in death. A retired bobbin-stores employe of Celanese Fibers Company, she was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Surviving are four stepdaughters, Miss Tiny E. Patterson, Carlos; Mrs. Viola Gall, Mrs. Melva Chaney, Frostburg; Mrs. Dorothy Rodenhauser, Stroudsburg, Pa.; a stepson, William W. Patterson, Midlothian; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Green, city; a brother, John Bittner, Sandusky, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 3 p.m. Rev. James Shockey will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be George Patterson, William Patterson, James Clise, Adam Rodenhouser, Wilbur Rodenhouser and Roy Diehl.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 6, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012


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