CATHERINE L. MITCHELL
On Oct. 5, 2005, Catherine Nicklow Mitchell, beloved wife of the late James W. Mitchell, daughter of the late Clarence and Matilda (Haenftling) Nicklow, passed away peacefully at the Gilcrest Center for Hospice Care.
Reared in Friendsville, she resided for many years in Dundalk. She worked for 25 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the accounting department. After retiring to Florida for 22 years, she returned to Maryland in 1996. The Abingdon resident was 93.
She was the loving mother of Marion Mullaney (John), Edgar Mitchell (Lorraine), and the late James C. Mitchell; grandmother of Brenda Zulauf (Mark), Christine Sandage (Kevin), John Mullaney Jr. (Sharon), Timothy Mullaney (Janna), Daniel Mullaney (Trish), Lorena Mullaney, James Mitchell (Michele), and Pamela Mc-Williams (Scott); great-grandmother of Matthew, Jennifer, Morgan, Brandon, Brienne, Holly, Sean, Sara, Tiffany, and Caitlyn; and great-great-grandmother of Cameron. She is also survived by one sister, Eleanor (Nicklow) Fearer and husband Jim; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Leona Hart Wise, Louise Seggie, and Alta Schlosnagle; and brothers Clark, Walter, and Coit Nicklow.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Friendsville, where she was a lifelong member.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gilcrest Center for Hospice Care, 6601 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21204; or Grace Lutheran Church, Friendsville, MD 21531.
The Schimunek Funeral Home, Perry Hall, and Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, are in charge of arrangements.
Interment will be in Steele Cemetery, Friendsville.
P. CLARK BITTINGER
P. Clark Bittinger, 87, Oakland, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born Oct. 21, 1917, in Jennings, he was the son of the late Floyd and Mary M. (Gilpin) Bittinger. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn (Glotfelty) Bittinger, in 1963; four brothers, Alfred Bittinger, Vernon Bittinger, McKinley Bittinger, and Marshall Bittinger Sr.; one half-brother, T. Gilpin; one sister, Beulah Cutter; and one son-in-law, Robert D. Wagner.
He was a member and life-time honorary deacon of the Lakeside Assembly of God Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had a career as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local 37, Operating Engineers Union, Cumberland. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren camping, doing carpentry work around his house, and participating in church services.
He is survived by his wife, Zelma L. (Harvey) Bittinger; one son, Paul A. Bittinger and wife Donna, Oakland; three daughters, Bonnie C. Wagner, McHenry, Carol A. Haynes, Detroit, Mich., and Donna L. Durst and husband Larry, Oakland; one sister, Olive Glotfelty, Meyersdale, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland.
A service was held at the Lakeside Assembly of God Church on Monday, Oct. 10, with the Rev. Robert Collette officiating.
Interment was in the Rhodes Cemetery, Swanton.
The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Lakeside Assembly of God Church, 18012 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD 21550.
Pallbearers were grandsons Rick Wagner, Jay Bolyard, Jerry Durst, and Gregg Wagner; great-grandson Ben Wagner; and grandson-in-law Harold Norman.
KAY F. HELMICK
Kay F. Helmick, 57, Gormania, W.Va., died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland.
Born July 3, 1948, in Keyser, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Frances (Carr) Duck-worth.
She is survived by her husband, William J. Helmick; two sons, Ronald Helmick, Grantsville, and William Helmick, Warren, Ohio; six sisters, Patti Holloway, Melva Duckworth, Mellisa Morton, and Judy Morton, all of Keyser, Ruth Duckworth, Terra Alta, W.Va., and Hope Bowman, Oakland; one brother, Kenny Duckworth, Keyser; and one grandson.
Friends were received at the Bayard Church of God, where a service was held on Monday, Oct. 10, with the Rev. William McCallister officiating.
Interment was in the Bayard Cemetery.
The Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, was in charge of arrangements.
ARTHUR C. KREIGER
Arthur Charles Kreiger, 87, Cumberland, formerly of Lovettsville, Va., and Garrett County, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at his residence.
Born Oct. 11, 1917, in Cumberland, he was a son of the late John A. and Marie (Whitacre) Kreiger. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Wilson Taylor; two sisters, Anna Chaney and Dorothy Long Hanifin; and one brother, George Kreiger.
Mr. Kreiger was a watchmaker/jeweler for S.T. Little’s and later owned and operated his own jewelry business in Purcellville, Va. He was a member of the Northern Virginia Watchmakers Guild, Lovettsville Lions Club, and Lovettsville Fireman's Association. He was also a former member of the Masons in Virginia. He was Methodist by faith.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine (Teats) Kreiger; one daughter, Jerry Freeland, Wiley Ford, W.Va.; one son, Arthur C. Kreiger II, Petersburg, Va.; six grandchildren, Rebecca Freeland, Cumberland, Christine Freeland and husband, Springfield, Va., Paul Wilson and wife, Lovettsville, Va., Dean Wilson, Charles Town, W.Va., Me-lissa Hines and husband, Ridgeley, W.Va., and Kenny Freeland Jr. and wife, Morgantown, W.Va.; seven great-grandchildren, one sister, Eileen Hedrick, Wiley Ford; one brother, Charles Kreiger and wife Erma, Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Western Maryland Health System Home Hospice and Dr. Bollino for their outstanding care and his caregivers: Donna, Mary, Melody, Ronda, Tammy, Trisha, Barb, Nancy, and Nanette.
At Mr. Kreiger’s request his body has been donated to the Maryland State Anatomy Board.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Grace Ministry, 4th and Seymour streets, Cumberland, on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m., with Pastor John W. Thomas Jr. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Allegany County League for Crippled Children, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, is in charge of the arrangements.
Leo Malloy, 67, Grantsville, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 27, 1938, in Mount Savage, he was a son of the late Joseph Malloy and Margaret (Murray) Malloy. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy L. (Arnold) Malloy, on April 30, 2005.
He was a retired auto mechanic with Billy Bender Chevrolet, Grantsville. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Grantsville.
Surviving are one sister, Rita Malloy, Cumberland; and two brothers, William Malloy, Little Rock, Ark., and James Malloy, Mount Savage.
Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where a Christian Wake service was held, with the Rev. Father Doug Kenney officiating.
A mass was celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church today, Thursday, Oct. 13, with the Rev. Father Kenney as celebrant, assisted by Pastor Daniel Fetters.
Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery.
DOROTHY M. HOWE
Dorothy M. "Millie" Howe, 88, Bridgeport, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at her home.
Born Sept. 10, 1917, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Sylvia G. (Liller) Combs. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Gibson Combs; and two sisters, Virginia Rawlings and Alma Jackson.
Millie loved life and brought joy to those about her. She retired from South Mountain Restoration Center near Waynesboro, Pa. Millie and her husband were evangelists and pastors with the Assemblies of God movement for 62 years, residing in Bridgeport for the past eight years. She was a loving and caring minister's wife with a deep concern for other people's needs. She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Rev. David L. Howe; one daughter, Janet Marie Tipton, As-pen, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, today, Thursday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m.
A service will be at the Lakeside Assembly of God Church, Oakland, on Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Collette and Rev. Kenny Howe officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Klabaugh Cemetery, Elk Garden, W.Va.
The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302.
MATHA O. TEETS
Matha Opal Uphold Teets, 94, Friendsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, in Oakland Nursing & Rehab Center (formerly Cuppett & Weeks), Oakland.
Born Jan. 3, 1911, in Friendsville, she was the daughter of the late Lafayette and Margaret (Riley) Uphold. She was also preceded by her first husband, Oscar Uphold and her second husband, Lester Teets; six sons, Willard, Carlos, Donald, John, Carroll, and Vernon Uphold; two daughters, Frances and Carolyn Uphold; and three sisters, two brothers, and one grandson. She was the last surviving member of her family.
She was a member of the Laurel Run Church of God and was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Danny Uphold, Accident, and Arthur 'Ike' Uphold, Oakland; one daughter, Ruth Wilson, Oakland; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and her extended family at the Oakland Nursing and Rehab Center.
Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, today, Thursday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Donald Matthews officiating.
Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
MATTHEW S. HOUSER
Matthew Scott Houser, 24, Independence, Mo., and formerly of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.
Born Dec. 18, 1980, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was a son of Scotti Blackmon, Frostburg, and Jon F. Houser, Drums, Pa.
Matthew was a graduate of Northern Garrett High School, where he was involved in football, basketball, and baseball. He received a degree in graphics design from Frostburg State University, where he was also involved in the J.V. football program. He was employed as a computer programmer for ATK Lake City Army Ammunitions Plant, Independence.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Jon J. Houser and wife Audra, and nephew and niece Colton and McKenna Houser, Grantsville; and his maternal grandparents, Ben and Mary Catherine Blackmon, LaPlata.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service of remembrance will be held in the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow the service.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Matthew Houser Scholarship Fund at Northern Garrett High School.