BEACHY, Amy L., 39, Meyersdale, Pa., died on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Zion, Ill. Born Oct. 5, 1976, at Meyersdale, she was a daughter of Paul and Linda (Schartiger) Bittinger, Salisbury, Pa. Friends were received at the Oak Dale Church, Salisbury, where funeral services were conducted on Monday, May 23, with Pastor Kenneth Sigler officiating. Interment was in the St. Paul Wilhelm Cemetery. Newman Funeral Home, Salisbury, was in charge of arrangements.
FERGUSON, John W., 54, Martinsburg, W.Va., formerly of McHenry, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Nov. 9, 1961, in Baltimore, he was a son of, and is survived by, Raymond Arthur Ferguson Sr. and wife Bernadette, and Dorothy Elizabeth Louise (Sorrell) Simms and husband Floyd. A memorial gathering will be planned by the family and held at a later date.
GONDER, Sara F., 100, Deep Creek Lake, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland. Born Aug. 8, 1915, in Waynesburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Lewis W. and Sallie (Cooke) Sayers. Her family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice. The Newman Funeral Home, Oakland is in charge of her arrangements.
HERSHBERGER, Margaret E., 73, Fairview, Mich., died on May 20, 2016, following a nearly five-year battle with ovarian cancer. She died in the loving presence of her husband at the Home at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Fairview. Born on Oct. 11, 1942, in Meyersdale, Pa., she was a daughter of Joel and Annie (Hershberger) Beachy. Funeral services were held on May 24, at the Fairview Mennonite Church, with Pastor Dave Price officiating. In accordance with Margaret's wishes, cremation followed. Memorial gifts will be channeled to local charities His Love Family Resources, Love Inc.., and Habitat for Humanity of Oscoda County.
KUHN, Paul E. "Frank" Jr., 76, Oakland, died Friday, May 20, 2016, at Oakland Nursing and Rehab Center. Born June 4, 1939, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late Paul Ernest Kuhn Sr. and Wilda (Rotruck) Kuhn. A service will be held on Friday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Garrett County Memorial Gardens Chapel, Oakland, with Rev. Larry Idleman Sr. officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser.
MCBEE, Patricia G., 77, Oakland, died on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. Born on Jan. 14, 1939, in Crellin, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Willard and Esther (Hollis) DeWitt. A funeral service was held at the Crellin United Brethren in Christ Church on May 23, with Pastor Ed Calhoun officiating. Interment followed in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Southern Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 378, Oakland, MD 21550; or Crellin United Brethren in Christ, 65 Otterbein St., Oakland, MD 21550. The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, was in charge of arrangements.
REGAN, Dianah L., 58, Friendsville, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. Born Oct. 23, 1957, in Euclid, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel (Humberson) Frantz. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, with cremation following. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society or HART for animals.
RODERICK, Paul Richard Sr., 82, Westernport, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Center, Oakland. Born Nov. 11, 1933, in Westernport, he was the son of the late Leonard Carl and Edna Mae (Sollars) Roderick. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, today, May 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Friday, May 27, at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Moon Cemetery, Deer Park.
WHORTON, Bryan L., 60, Accident, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va. Born Sept. 5, 1955, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Carl Edward and Retha May (Groer) Whorton. A service was held at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on May 21, with the Rev. Roland E. Nairn III officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation in name of Bryan Whorton, 124 South St. #3, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Set For May 29
A memorial service for H. Blake Paugh, Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Garrett County, who died on April 26, will be held on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at the Deer Park Community Center. Rev. Bob Lee will officiate.
Set For May 28
A memorial service for Esther E. Yoder, Goshen, Ind., formerly of Grantsville, who died on Tuesday, March 1, will be held at Springs Mennonite Church on Saturday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m.
For full obituaries, see the May 26, 2016, issue of The Republican newspaper.