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Obituaries

Martha J Shelly 1935-2024

Martha worked at the Stanley Company in Chambersburg and Tuscarora School District baking for the schools. She was known by all for her delicious cooking.

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John E Holtry Sr. 1940-2024

John had worked as a hydraulic mechanic for Henkels McCoy, and retired in 2002. He loved metal fabricating and could make anything with a piece of steel.

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Guy W Cornell 1934-2024

Guy was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles.  His life was marked by a love for family.  Nearly every Sunday he hosted family dinners and visits.

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George Wend 1929-2024

George was an avid reader and even had his own personal library at his residence. He was also a collector of antique instruments.

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Mary Elizabeth Baker Butts 1934-2024

Mary was employed as an instructor for the Wash Co. Hospital School of Nursing and the practical nurse program in Chambersburg before becoming its administrator and financial aid officer.

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