Theodore N. Szymanski
Theodore Nicholas Szymanski, 70, of Frederick County, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Szymanski was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Montreal, the son of Roman and Anastasia Baren Szymanski. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was married to Merla Gockley Szymanski.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Jeff Winders of Ocala, Fla., and Mark Winders of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Marie Pfeifer of Ocala and Debbie Irwin of Ocklawa, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service is planned.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 729-A E. Market St., Harrisonburg 22801.
Cartwright Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
E. Lynn Beightol Sr.
E. Lynn Beightol Sr., 90, of Cumberland, Md. died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Edmonds Home in Winchester.
He was born July 24, 1910, the son of the late Edward and Alice Hutson Beightol. He was married to Louise Beightol.
He was retired after 46 years as owner/operator of Beightol Grocery Store in Cumberland.
He was a member of the Fort Cumberland Lodge AF and AM, DeMolay Alumni and the Emmanuel Bethel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara L. Krampf of Cumberland and Cheryl E. Baker of Winchester; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A son, E. Lynn Beightol Jr. died July 29, 2000.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland with the Rev. Mildred C. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Bethel United Methodist Church.
Ernest F. Breeden
Ernest Franklin Breeden, 76, of Ranson, W.Va., died Saturday Nov. 18, 2000, in the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
He was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Charles Town, W.Va., son of Church William and Margaret Alger Breeden.
He married Anna Lee Brookman on April 12, 1952.
He had been a lieutenant with the security department at the Charles Town Races and manager of the Swing Tea and Coffee Co. in Washington, D.C.
A graduate of Charles Town High School, he served on the Ranson City Council, was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church, Jefferson County FFA alumni, and was awarded the West Virginia State High School Athletic Volunteer of the Year in 1990.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a boatsmate first class.
Surviving with his wife are a son, Kevin M. Breeden of Winchester; a sister, Catherine Mitchell of Middletown; two brothers, Benjamin Breeden of Bardane, W.Va. and Marvin Breeden of Berryville; and a step-grandson.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town with Dr. David R. Burrough officiating. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary W. Kennedy
Mary Watszychyn Kennedy, 78, of Kansas City, Mo. died Saturday Nov. 11, 2000, in Blue Springs, Mo.
She was the daughter of Andrew Watszychyn. She was married to Albert M. Kennedy who died in 1980.
She was a homemaker.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 21 at the Arlington National Cemetery with the Arlington National Chaplain Corps officiating.
The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Arlington National Cemetery Administration Building.
Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home of Front Royal handled local arrangements.
Thelma V. Lowry
Thelma Virginia Lowry, 72, of Front Royal died Saturday Nov. 18, 2000, at the Susan B. Miller Nursing Home in Woodstock.
Arrangements with Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home are incomplete.
Dianne L. Plaisted
Dianne Lynn Cox Plaisted, 44, of Floyd, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000.
She was born in Winchester, the daughter of Chester and Dorothy Oates Cox.
She married Carleton Plaisted on Feb. 25, 1984, in Maine.
She was a 1974 graduate of James Wood High School and a 1978 graduate of Radford College School of Nursing. She graduated with honors in 1990 from Radford University with a master’s degree in nursing. She was near completion of the post-master’s family nurse practitioner program.
Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Sarah Beth Cox at home; a son, Ryan Cox, at home; step-father, Kenneth Dodson of Winchester; brother, Dale Dodson of Winchester; two sisters, Denise Swartz and Donna Sipes, both of Winchester.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. before the service.
Memorials may be made to “A Play Place to Play,” c/o Floyd County Parks and Recreation Authority, P.O. Box 403, Floyd, 24091.
Noelle E. Pribanic
Noelle E. Pribanic, 73, of 9647 Routts Hill Road, Warrenton, formerly of Gore, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the home of her daughter.
She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Helensville, New Zealand, the daughter of Norman and Olive Cowan McGougan.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union.
She married Walter Pribanic on Jan. 28, 1952, in Wellington, New Zealand. He died Feb. 24, 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Moseley of Warrenton; three sons, Carl Pribanic of Plano, Texas, Michael Pribanic of Spotsylvania, and James Pribanic of Dale City; a brother, Ian McGougan of Whakatane, New Zealand; and 10 grandchildren.
A funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Carl Pribanic, James Pribanic, Michael Pribanic, and Kent Moseley.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Bertha T. Simpkins
Bertha Tanz Simpkins, 93, of Merrimans Lane, died Saturday Nov. 18, 2000.
She was born June 30, 1907, in New York, N.Y., the daughter of Isidor and Fannie Schwamenfield Tanz.
She was married to Fred Bickart who died in 1969 and to Arthur Simpkins who died in 1994.
She was a retired secretary for Beatrice Foods in Albany, N.Y.
and a member of the Beth El Congregation and the Sisterhood of the Beth El Congregation.
She is the last member of her immediate family.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, N.Y. with the Rabbi Clifford Kulwin officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Beth El Building Fund, 520 Fairmont Ave., Winchester, 22601.
Helen J. Whitacre
Helen Jean Pingley Whitacre, 71, of 1333 Opequon Ave., Winchester, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Whitacre was born May 12, 1929, in Winchester, the daughter of Clayton Ellis and Eleanor Daugherty Pingley. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Stephens City High School.
She was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church and the Winchester Medical Center Auxiliary.
She married Ray Daniel Whitacre on July 20, 1948, in Winchester.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Linda S. Whitacre of Arlington, Texas, and Beverly Jean Whitacre of Azle, Texas; a son, Dennis Ray Whitacre of Stephens City; two brothers, Albert B. Pingley and Harry B. Pingley, both of Winchester; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Round Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Doug Sterrett officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Clem, Bob Clem, Don Clem, Phil Pingley, David Pingley, and Johnny Neff.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2371, Winchester 22604.
Dianne L. Plaisted
Dianne Lynn Cox Plaisted, 44, of Alum Ridge Floyd, formerly of Winchester, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Michael L. Cooper
Michael Lynn “Mike” Cooper, 47, of Capon Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at his home due to a house fire.
Mr. Cooper was born Sept. 20, 1953, in Winchester, the son of Madge Cooper. He was a glue press operator for Henkel-Harris Co. in Winchester.
He was a volunteer firefighter for the Capon Springs Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the National Rifle Association, the Capon Springs Hunt Club. He was active in the Big Brother/Big Sister Association.
He was awarded the Book of Golden Deeds Award from the Exchange Club of Winchester.
He was a graduate of Wardensville High School and the James Rumsey Vocational Technology School in Hedgesville, W.Va.
Surviving with his mother, of Capon Springs, are a sister, Joyce Tharp of Baker, W.Va.; and his “little brother,” Kevin Meyers of Strasburg.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, Wardensville, W.Va., with the Rev. Sherwin Tharp officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Church Cemetery, Yellow Spring, W.Va.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Brill, Gary Brill, Franklin Brill, Roger DeHaven Jr., Linwood Rudolph, and George Rudolph.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Capon Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 366, Capon Springs, W.Va. 26823.
Bessie M. McDonald
Bessie Mae Robinson McDonald, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in Heritage Hall Health Care Center, Front Royal.
Mrs. McDonald was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Virginia, the daughter of Mary Esteppe and Fenton Joseph Robinson. She was retired from Avtex Fibers in Front Royal.
She was married to George Wesley McDonald.
Surviving are a daughter, Cassie Williams Johnson of Surfside Beach, S.C.; two brothers, Edward Robinson of Fruitland Park, Fla., and Donald Robinson of Prince George; a sister, Catherine Rhoades of Hopewell; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal, with the Rev. William Withers officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A memorial service for George Schottroffe, whose obituary was published Nov. 7, 2000, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Winchester Medical Center Chapel, with Pastor Donald Miller and Chaplain Loretta Dunn officiating.
Stanley H. Trapp
Stanley Herman “Stan” Trapp, 79, of Winchester, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Trapp was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Phoenix, Md., the son of Herman and Caroline Isennock Trapp. He was a cartographer with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston and retired after 30 years. He earned a degree in architecture from the Columbia Technical Institute.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
He married Elizabeth Faison on Oct. 5, 1943, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, William Stanley Trapp of Manassas and Thomas Gary Trapp of Chantilly; a daughter, Elizabeth Wickham Fitzhugh of Fairhorn, Ohio; two sisters, Madeline Klapp of Marriottsville, Md., and Faye Miller of Shrewsbury, Pa; two brothers, Jerome Heacock of Jarrettsville, Md., and Joseph W. Heacock of Jacksonville, Md.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Omps Funeral Home, with the Rev. Canon David Wastie officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Shelter for Abused Women, P.O. Box 14, Winchester 22604.