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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


Name: Forrest Wilbert "Wib" Railey, 80, of Avilton, MD
 
Parents: John Milton Railey and Effie Florence (Warnick) Railey
 
DOB: October 20, 1926, in Bittinger, MD
 
DOD: Monday, November 13, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Center, Frostburg, MD
 
Military: U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, serving in the 82nd Airborne; recipient of Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Service, and the Parachutist Badge
 
Spouse: Genevieve "Jenny" Railey, who died January 2, 2006
 
Predeceased by: parents; wife; brother, Darrell Railey; sisters, Alice Durst, Genevieve Miller, and Blanche Hardy; daughter, Donna Rosenberger
 
Survived by: sons, Richard Railey and wife Linda, Garner, NC; Joseph Railey and wife Tammy, Frostburg, MD; daughters: Joyce Race and husband Bob, Frostburg; Janice Cage and husband Paul, Jacksonville, FL; Theresa Eichhorn and husband Edward, Frostburg; Susan E. Cecil, Cumberland, MD; brother, Wayne Railey, Baltimore, MD
 
Burial: November 17, 2006, Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD

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



Name: Genevieve J. “Jenny” Railey
 
Parents: Joseph and Idella (Gordon) Dickel
 
DOB: June 14, 1930, in Frostburg, MD
 
DOD: January 2, 2006
 
Spouse: Forrest "Wib" Railey
 
Predeceased by: parents; brother, Charles Dickel; sister, Olive Dickel, and daughter, Donna Rosenberger
 
Survived by: husband; sons, Richard Railey and wife Linda, Garner, NC; Joseph Railey and wife Tammy, Frostburg; daughters, Joyce Race and husband Bob, Frostburg; Janice Cage and husband Paul, Jacksonville, FL; Theresa Eichhorn and husband Edward, Frostburg; Susan E. Cecil, Cumberland, MD; brothers, Leo Dickel and wife Betty, Streetsboro, OH; William Dickel and wife Jean, Ravenna, OH; Donald Dickel and wife LaDonna, Frostburg; sisters, Betty Hutzell, Streetsboro, OH; Barbara Ash and husband Eugene, Frostburg
 
Burial: Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 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, Clara Edna McKenzie

BEL AIR — Clara Edna (McKenzie) Raley, 92, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Bel Air. Born July 5, 1918, she is preceded in death by her husband, George A. Raley. She was the loving mother of Joseph L. Raley and his wife Ann, Dale Patrick Raley and his wife Leigh, Ronald F. Raley and his wife Marilyn, Shirley A. Cogar and her husband Randy, Catherine L. Raley and her husband Norman, Lena M. Evans and her partner Henry, and Darlene A. Kane and her husband John; devoted grandmother of Christine, Debbie, Mark, Rhonda, Tracy, Timothy, Todd, James, Ryan, Jessica and Jillion. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michaels Catholic Church on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at 10 a.m. with Msgr. James Hannon as celebrant. Interment will be in the Finzel Cemetery.
Cumberland Times-News, February 25, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 8, 2015



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, Pfc. John E

Bodies Of Two Local Soldiers Arrive Friday Pfc. John E. Raley, Pvt. John "Jack" DeRosa, Both 28, To Be Buried Here
The bodies of two local soldiers Pfc. John E. Raley and Pvt. John "Jack" DeRosa, both 28, who lost their lives during World War II, will arrive here Friday night for reburial services with full military honors. The Hafer Funeral Home will receive the body of Pfc. Raley, son of Frank W. Raley, 110 Bellevue Street, and the late Clara (Miller) Raley, who died in June, 1944. He was killed in action August 2, 1944, on Guam. Pfc. Raley entered service in April, 1942, and received basic training at Camp Pickett, Va., before going overseas in February, 1943. He served as a machine gunner in Company A, 307th Infantry, 77th Division. In addition to his father, he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ravenscroft, Lonaconing; Mrs. Mildred McAteer, Mary, Ida Belle and Shilrey Raley, all at home, and four brothers, Robert, Herman E., James A. and Benjamin Raley, also at home. Services will be held Saturday at 1:45 p.m. at the Hafer Funeral Home with the Rev. William J. Elliott, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the grave in Hillcrest Burial Park by Fort Cumberland Post No. 13, American Legion.

(Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, MD, Wednesday, April 7, 1948, p. 13, Col. 2)
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015


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, Miss Nellie T.
 
Miss Nellie T. Raley, 21 Frost Avenue, retired Beall Elementary School teacher, died yesterday in Miners Hospital about three hours after being admitted. A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of Vincent and Mary Ann (Bonner) Raley, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Women's Republican Club of this community. Miss Raley is survived by a niece, Mrs. Evelyn Reed, with whom she resided; a grand niece, Mrs. Laura R. Kraus, of Cumberland; two nephews, Dr. James L. Reed, Washington, D.C., and Frank R. Blough, Cumberland. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Harold B. Wright, pastor of First Methodist Church, in charge. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, April 21, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

RALEY, Mrs. Nettie
 
Mrs. Nettie Raley, 56 years of age, wife of Simeon Raley, Hyndman, died Wednesday morning at the Allegheny Hospital. The body was taken to the Butler Funeral Home where it was removed to Hyndman Thursday for interment.
The Bedford Gazette, March 4, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

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, Ralph J.

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Ralph J. Raley, 86, of Meyersdale, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Woodsedge Trailer Park, Winchester Road, Cumberland. Born Sept. 30, 1922 in Pocahontas, he was the son of the late Charles T. Raley and Alma (Peck) Raley. Ralph was also preceded in death by his wife, Verna L. (Sturtz) Raley in 1988; and one brother, Harold Raley. Mr. Raley was a retired electrician with Pittsburgh Plate and Glass and he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Ralph was a member of Mountain Lodge 99 A.F. & A.M. He is survived by two sons, Harold Eugene Raley and wife Gerri, Shippensburg, Pa. and Richard E. Raley and wife Janet, Winchester Road, Cumberland; four grandchildren, Brian Raley and wife Pam, Mt. Savage, Christine Bunnner, Corrigansville, Jason Raley and wife Ashley, Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Kimberly Kimes and husband Kent, Myrtle Beach; seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Fern Sturtz. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Mountain Lodge 99 will hold a Masonic service at the funeral home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Everett Spence officiating. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by the Farrady Post 24 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions my be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
April 29, 2009, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 8, 2015


RALEY, Mrs. Rebecca Howser

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Raley, 65 years old, wife of Harry Raley, of near Bedford Springs, who died last Wednesday at the Memorial Hospital, were held Saturday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bedford, with the Rev. George Melborn officiating. Interment was in the Bedford cemetery. Mrs. Raley was the daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Howser. Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Harold Raley of Bedford, and Mrs. Jessie Mowry, R.F.D. #3. She is also survived by two brothers, William Howser, of Altoona; Jacob, of Bedford Valley, and by a sister, Mrs. Anna Heming, Chappell, Nebraska.
The Bedford Gazette, December 19, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015


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, Robert L.

Robert L. Raley Lt. Col. (Ret.) US Army, 90 of Sipesville, went home to be with the Lord on March 12, 2014.  Born March 12, 1924 in Rockwood, he is a son of the late Charles and Sarah (Baughman) Raley.  He is also preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.  Bob is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy (Moroski) Raley; sons Robert L Raley Jr. of Somerset and Jerry Raley and wife Cindy of Royers Ford; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister Shirley Shaffer and husband Jim of Hyndman.  Bob was a veteran of the US Army in WWII and continued on as an officer for 23 years, serving tours in Germany and Korea.  He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Military Police.  He was awarded numerous citations and commendations for his service.  Upon retirement, he and Dorothy relocated to Sipesville in 1973.  He was an active member of the Sipesville Church of the Brethren where he sang in the choir, was a song leader, sang many solos, and taught Sunday School.  Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams.  He also enjoyed traveling and gardening.  There will be no visitation at Bob’s request.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Somerset, Rev. Chuck Statler officiating.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Somerset County Honor Guard.  Interment at Sipesville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sipesville Church of the Brethren at PO Box 207 Sipesville, PA 15561 or In Touch Hospice at PO Box 1173 Somerset, PA 15501.
Miller Funeral Home obituary, posted March 13, 2014
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

RALEY, Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Bohn
 
Hyndman - Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Raley, 75, of 285 Shawnee Path, Akron, Ohio, died yesterday at St. Thomas Hospital there. Born in Ellerslie, she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Rena (Norris) Bohn and was the widow of James Raley. She was a member of Ellerslie United Methodist Church. Surviving are a brother, Clyde Bohn, Delphos, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Nina Smith, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Helen Martz, Ellerslie. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, where friends will be received tomorrow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Milton W. Benny, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland News, March 8, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

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, Samuel

Verbatim obituary copied from the Cumberland Times 
The Bedford Gazette, Bedford, Pennsylvania, Friday, April 7, 1905
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

RALEY, Mrs. Sarah H. Baughman
 
Mrs. Sarah H. Raley, 85, of Hyndman, widow of Rev. Charles Raley, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1973. Born in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Jennie (Miller) Baughman. Mrs. Raley was a member of Gravel Pit United Methodist Church and attended Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. Surviving are six sons, Charles, Jennerstown; Claude, Somerset RD 1; Victor, West Middlesex; Freeman, Erie, Robert, Spring City; and Paul Raley, Philadelphia; and five daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Rodolchick and Mrs. Corabelle Shaffer, Somerset RD 5; Mrs. Ruth Shaffer, Somerset; Mrs. Irene Davis, Rockwood RD 1; and Mrs. Shirley Thompson, Hyndman. Funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon in Grace United Methodist Church, Hyndman, by Rev. John Weaver, Rev. Leroy Logsdon, Rev. Glenn Shewbridge and Rev. Raymond Mankamyer. Interment in Hyndman Cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, January 11, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

RALEY, Victor H.

Victor H. "Vic" Raley, 89, White-Cliff Nursing Home, Greenville, formerly of Sharon, died Oct. 10, 2005, in UPMC Hospital, Greenville. Born in Hyndman, Nov. 25, 1915, to the Rev. Charles and Sarah Baughman Raley. His wife, the former Isabelle E. Paul, whom he married June 3, 1943, died on July 12, 2005. He is also preceded in death by five brothers, Chester, Midge, Claude, Paul and Freeman Raley. Survived by daughter, Cathleen McKnight, Fernandina, Fla., and a son Victor C. Raley, Erie. Also a brother, Robert Raley, Somerset, and five sisters, Evelyn Rudalchich, Ruth Schaffer, Irene Davis and Corabelle Schaffer, all of Somerset, and Shirley Witt, Hyndman; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at A.E. Pustinger Funeral Home, Ltd., 1310 Idaho St., Farrell. Funeral Mass will be held noon at Holy Trinity Church, Fruit Ave., Farrell.
Unknown Source, published October 11, 2005
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

 
RALEY, Vincent
 
Not a resident of Frostburg probably but regretted to hear last Saturday afternoon of the death of Vincent Raley. He came here from Hyndman, Pa.—then Bridgeport—immediately after the war, and industriously following his trade, that of carpenter, he reared a large and estimable family and amassed some property. He was a Councilman three terms, and in public and private life alike was universally regarded as an honest man. He served through the war in a Pennsylvania cavalry regiment. Mr. Raley was 60 years old July 30, last. His wife and eight children survive—Mrs. Annie Bachman, of Cumberland; William H., of Swamscot, Mass., Mrs. Laura B. Pfeiffer , Misses Mary J., Bertha, Nellie, and Frank and Charles Vincent, of this place. The funeral took place Monday at the English Lutheran church, of which he had been a member many years.
[Frostburg Mining Journal, 9-21-1895, p. 3]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015


RALEY, Vincent

Vincent Raley died at his home at Hyndman, on Friday, July 18, of heart failure, aged 69 years four months and one day. His wife, who was Caroline Mowry, and three sons survive: Charles of Hyndman, Norman of Layton, and Walter at home. Four brothers are also living: Joseph of Pittsburgh, Albert of Ellerslie, Simeon and Daniel of Hyndman. The funeral services were conducted at the late home on Monday, July 21, by Rev. J. C. Powell, assisted by Rev. Dittmar. Interment was made in the Hyndman Cemetery. Mr. Raley was a member of the United Evangelical Church and always lived a consistent Christian life.
The Bedford Gazette, July 25, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015


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, 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 May 8, 2015


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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