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LANCASTER, Mrs. Alice Carter

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Alice C. Lancaster, 84, formerly of 99 Frost Village, who was a patient for the past two years at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. She was born at Ocean, daughter of the late Thomas P. Carter and Catherine (Groter) Carter. Mrs. Lancaster formerly worked at the Berkowitz Pajama Factory here. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Farrady Unit 24, American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Marshall T. Lancaster, died in 1948. Surviving are four sons, Thomas G. Lancaster, here; Joseph C. Lancaster, Benson, Harford County, Marshall L. Lancaster, Frederick; Edward J . Lancaster, Shaft; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Russell, Gilmore; Mrs. Mary Hess, here; Mrs. Dorothy Kerns, Thurmont; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Rase, Eckhart; Mrs. Anna Scott and Mrs. Ellen Seifarth, both of here; 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 8, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 28, 2012


LANCASTER, Benjamin Franklin 

Benjamin Franklin Lancaster, 71, of 223 Arch Street, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Born in Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Benjamin L. and Geneva (Shuckhart) Lancaster. His wife, Esther (Hess) Lancaster, preceded him in death. A retired employe of the Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company, he had resided here five years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are four brothers, Charles E. Lancaster and Harry A. Lancaster, Akron, Ohio; George W. Lancaster, Mt. Savage, and James S. Lancaster, RD 1, Cumberland, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Coffey, Silver Spring. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Lavern Rasmussen. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery at Mt. Savage.
The Cumberland News, December 8, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

LANCASTER, Bruce E.

BRUCE E. LANCASTER - FROSTBURG -- Bruce E. Lancaster Sr. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2001. Bruce was born in Eckhart, to the late Hillary and Nellie (Lavin) Lancaster on July 31, 1939. He was also preceded in death by four brothers Charles, Ralph, George and Robert Lancaster; and one sister, Lois (Lancaster) Pope. He is survived by one brother, James Lancaster and two sisters, Erma J. (Lancaster) Wymer, Edinburg, Va. and Mary Lou (Lancaster) Minnick, Rawlings. He was a loving husband who is survived by his wife Marie (Reiderer) Lancaster, Frostburg; a loving father to four children, Susanne (Lancaster) Conklin and husband Wayne, Frostburg, Bruce Jr. and wife Julie, New Market, Jon and wife Barlinda, Frostburg and Ron and wife Michele, Warfordsburg, Pa.; a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, Brandon Wilhelm and wife Gina, Killeen, Texas, Cassie Conklin, Frostburg, Lisa Conklin, Spring Hill, Tenn., Ryan Lancaster, Frostburg, Zachary, Ian and Eli Lancaster, Warfordsburg, Pa.; a loving great-grandfather to Matthias Wilhelm, Killeen, Texas; numerous and very special nieces and nephews that were very close to him and all of his friends who were very special and dear to him. Bruce was Methodist by faith and had been a member at the Eckhart Methodist Church from childhood. He was a very hardworking man who enjoyed life, his family and friends. Bruce was an Army veteran. He was currently employed with Larkin Home Improvements, but he had previously worked for the Celanese Fibers Corp. as a pipefitter after his Army career ended. Although most of his life he was a pipefitter by trade, he was a man who could do anything and was never too busy to help anyone who needed him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him as well as all whose lives he touched in his own way. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A. on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. The Farrady Post 24 Honor Guard will accord military honors at graveside. Pallbearers will be John Dinning, Ken Roberts, Mark Wright, Randy Wright, Jack Skidmore and Wayne Skidmore.
Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 26, 2009


LANCASTER, Mrs. Carrie R.

FROSTBURG — A service for Mrs. Carrie R. Lancaster, 91, Welsh Hill, who died Thursday will be conducted at the Durst Funeral Home tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Arthur Evans will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Francis Thomas, Vernon and Burton Mulligan; Charles and Larry Fisher, Emory Lancaster, Delbert and Russell Bittner.
The Cumberland News, February 4, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010


LANCASTER, Charles A.

Tragedy struck twice last week at the home of 78-year-old Charles A. Lancaster, Eckhart, who was followed in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary A. Lancaster, 76, yesterday. Mrs. Lancaster died at 10:25 a. m. at her home after a lingering illness. Her husband, a former coal miner, died Wednesday in Miners Hospital in Frostburg. Services scheduled for yesterday afternoon for Mr. Lancaster were postponed until today at 2 p. m. when joint rites will be held at the Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg. Rev. George Mead, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church, will officiate. The couple is survived by two sons, Hillary and Earl Lancaster Eckhart; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Biser, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hemphill, both of Hagerstown; Mrs. Ethel Lloyd, Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. Hazel Valentine, Cumberland; and Mrs. Maletta Yates, Frostburg; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lancaster also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Rizer, Zihlman; Mrs. Jane Wright and Mrs. Trena Wright, both of Eckhart, and Mrs. Margaret Vogel, Baltimore. Wolford Lancaster, Frostburg, and Mrs. Rose Mae Snyder, Eckhart, are surviving brother and sister of Mr. Lancaster.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 22, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


LANCASTER, Edgar F.

MT. SAVAGE — Edgar F. Lancaster, 65, of Calla Hill, who was an employe of the Mt.-Savage Refractories, died yesterday morning in Western Maryland Hospital, Hagerstown, where he had been admitted on September 21. He had been in failing health for about four months. A native of Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late George and Susan (McKenzie) Lancaster. Besides his widow, Mrs. Edith (Moran) Lancaster, he is survived by a son, Thomas Lancaster, Cumberland, and two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Folk and Mrs. Rosemary Mathews, both of Cumberland; six brothers, James, Gilbert, Raymond and William Lancaster, all of Mt. Savage, John and Gerald Lancaster, both of LaVale; four sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Dickey, Meyersdaie, Pa., Miss Hilda Lancaster, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Mary Crites, LaVale; Mrs. Margaret Wagner, Bowling Green, and seven grandchildren. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mt. Savage and the Holy Name Society of the parish. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p. m. today and from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church by Rev. Michael Smyth, pastor. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 1, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011
 



LANCASTER, Mrs. Elizabeth Loretta Stakem

MT. SAVAGE — Mrs. Elizabeth Loretta Lancaster, 85, died Monday at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland. Born November 5, 1889 in Midland, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget (Byrnes) Stakem. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mt. Savage. A graduate of Frostburg Normal School, Mrs. Lancaster had been a teacher in the Allegany County school system. Surviving are her husband, Gilbert B. Lancaster; two sons, Gilbert B: Lancaster "Jr.", Rawlings; Daniel M. Lancaster, at home; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Donahue, Cumberland; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, here. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home today at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, February 19, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011

LANCASTER, Elmer C.

Elmer C. Lancaster, 68, of McHenry Street, LaVale, died yesterday at his home after a long illness. An electrician, he had operated his own motor repair business for nearly ten years. Prior to that he was employed as an electrician at Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company. A native of Eckhart, he was the son of the late Henry E. and Margaret (Rephann) Lancaster. He served in the Navy prior to World War I and participated in the action at Vera Cruz, Mexico. He was a life member of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Lancaster is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lelia (Engle) Lancaster; two sons, Harold M. Lancaster, Frostburg, and Roger I. Lancaster, LaVale; and four grandchildren. He also leaves one brother, Arthur C. Lancaster, LaVale; one half-brother, Oliver Porter, Barton; a sister, Mrs. Leroy Sparks, Hagerstown, and a half-sister, Mrs. Hattie Porter, Sykesville. His only other sister, Mrs. William F. Brown, Bridgeville, Pa., died in December. The body is at the John J. Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, U. S. Route 40 and Braddock Road, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Melvin D. Hughson, pastor of Park Place Methodist Church. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery. Members of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Company will meet at the fire hall tomorrow at 7 p. m. to attend the funeral in a body.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 22, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012


LANCASTER, Mrs. Esther Hess

Mrs. Esther H. Lancaster, 67, Cresaptown, died Wednesday at her residence. A native of Deer Park, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Anna (Marley) Hess. Mrs. Lancaster was a former housekeeper at St. Patrick's Rectory. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, and Algonquin Chapter 54 Degree of Pocahontas. Surviving are a son, Orlan Campbell, Detroit; a daughter, Sister Frances Rose at Mary Margaret Hospital, Batesville, Ind.; two brothers, Ernest Hess, Cumberland; Roland Hess, Davis, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Clifford Crowe, College Park; Mrs. George Winters, Baltimore; Mrs. Mae Capel, Friendsville; and Mrs. Harold Bartlett, Cumberland; and three grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home. Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Deer Park Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, April 23, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

LANCASTER, Frederick A.

HAGERSTOWN — Frederick A. Lancaster, 60, of 875 Pine Street, died yesterday in Washington County Hospital. Born in Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Jennie (Shuckhart) Lancaster. He was an employe of the Vogel-Ritt Exterminator Company and was a member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics, Mount Savage. Surviving are his widow, Emma Black Lancaster, three daughters, Mrs. Gloria Witt, Frederick; Mrs. Shirley Andrews, Hagerstown; and Mrs. Bernice Huff, Buckeystown; 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and 11 grandchildren. Interment, Cedar Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


LANCASTER, Mrs. Geneva Bessie Shuckhart

Mrs. Geneva Bessie Lancaster, 67, widow of Benjamin Lancaster, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Zollner, 430 South street, yesterday afternoon. Surviving are eight sons — William, Charles, Benjamin, John, James, Joseph, Frederick and Harry, and another daughter, Miss Catherine Lancaster. Frank and George Shuckhart, this city, and John Shuckhart, Frostburg, are surviving brothers. There are 12 grandchildren. Services will be held at the home, at a time to be set, and burial will be in Mt. Savage.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 10, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2010

LANCASTER, George Washington
 
George Washington Lancaster, 74, retired real estate and lumber dealer, died this morning at his home, LaVale.  He was a son of the late James and Mary (Logsdon) Lancaster, Somerset County, Pa.  Mr. Lancaster, a widower, is survived by seven sons, James, Raymond, William and Gilbert, Edgar, Gerald and John Lancaster; five daughters, Mrs. J.W. Dickey, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mrs. William Crites, Mrs. Harold Wagner, this city; Miss Hilda Lancaster, at home; Mrs. Alice Lancaster, Baltimore and one sister, Mrs. J. J. Brennan, Fayette, City, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Mt. Savage. 
Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, October 2, 1937
(Courtesy of Mike McKenzie)
Posted June 7, 2014


LANCASTER, George Washington

Funeral services for George W. Lancaster, 74, LaVale, who died yesterday morning at his house, will be conducted at 9 a. m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mt. Savage. His wife, who was Miss Susan Dorothy McKenzie, died four years ago.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 3, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011

LANCASTER, George Washington

Funeral services for George Washington Lancaster, 74, retired real estate and lumber dealer, who died Saturday at his home, LaVale, were held this morning at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church with requiem mass celebrated by Rev. Father Luke, O.M. Cap. Interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 5, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011


LANCASTER, George William

George William Lancaster, 78, of Mt. Savage, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Benjamin L. and Genevieve (Shuckhart) Lancaster. A retired Western Maryland Railway employe, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, JOUAM, and Mt. Savage United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War I and a charter member of Mt. Savage VFW Post. Surviving are his widow, Alice (Crowe) Lancaster; two sons, John William and Ronald L. Lancaster, Mt. Savage; three daughters, Miss Virginia Lancaster, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. Louise Stallings, Cumberland, and Mrs. Nancy Komfala, Gamerco, N.M.; three brothers, Charles W. Lancaster, Akron, Ohio; James S. Lancaster, RD 1, city; Harry E. Lancaster, Furnace Acres; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Coffee, Takoma Park, and eight grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, March 21, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009



LANCASTER, Mrs. Gertrude B. O'Toole

MT, SAVAGE — Mrs. Gertrude B. Lancaster, 76, of here, died Thursday in Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. Born in Midland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Rooney) O'Toole. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was a school teacher for many years in Allegany County, retiring in 1940. Surviving are her husband, Raymond T. Lancaster, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, July 13, 1968 - pg 6, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 28, 2010
        



LANCASTER, Gilbert Bernard

Gilbert Bernard Lancaster, 81, of RD 1, Mt. Savage, died Friday at Sacred Heart Hospital. A native of Somerset County, Pa., he was a son of the late George W. and Susan (McKenzie) Lancaster. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth L. (Stakem) Lancaster, preceded him in death. Mr. Lancaster was a retired employe of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Mt. Savage. Surviving are two sons, Gilbert Bernard Lancaster Jr., Rawlings; and Daniel M. Lancaster, at home; three brothers, James Lancaster and Raymond Lancaster, both of Mt. Savage, and Gerald Lancaster, LaVale; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wagner, Fairgo; Mrs. Mary Crites, LaVale, and Miss Hilda Lancaster, Mt. Savage, and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mt. Savage. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The rosary will be recited today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be John Devlin, William Devlin, Raymond Lancaster, Thomas Lancaster, William Crites and William Urbas.
The Cumberland News, January 10, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011



LANCASTER, Mrs. Hazel Evelyn Riley

Mt. Savage - Mrs. Hazel Evelyn Lancaster, 56, wife of James E. Lancaster, died Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mary F. (Allen) Riley and the late Charles Riley. Mrs. Lancaster was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The body is at the residence where the rosary will be recited today at 7:30 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church by Rev. Michael Smyth, pastor.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 17, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011


LANCASTER, James E.

James E. Lancaster, 90, of Mount Savage, Maryland, died March 31, 1984 at the Cumberland Nursing Home, Maryland. He was a model train enthusiast for over 36 years and displayed his handmade model trains in this area. In 1972 he sold his collection of over 40 trains to a group of other enthusiasts, and the collection is now on display in Springs. Born in Mount Savage, he was the son of the late George W. Lancaster and Susan D. (McKenzie) Lancaster. His wife was the late Hazel (Riley) Lancaster. A retired machinist for the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, he was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mount Savage; the Third Order of St. Francis; Knights of Columbus 1058, Mount Savage; the Middle Eastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association, and the Middle Eastern Region NMRA, Inc. He is survived by two brothers, Raymond T. Lancaster, Mount Savage; Gerald H. Lancaster, LaVale, Maryland; three sisters, Miss Hilda F. Lancaster, with whom he resided; Mrs. Mary E. Crites, LaVale; Mrs. Margaret A. Wagner, Potomac Park, Maryland; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Kight Funeral Home.
The Republic, Meyersdale, April 5, 1984
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011

LANCASTER, James Robert
 
James Robert (Stretch)  Lancaster, 32, of 13816 Florida  Avenue, Cresaptown, died  suddenly April 1 at his home.  He was employed by the  Kelly-Springfield Tire Company  as manager of systems applications.  Born June 16, 1953 in Frostburg, he was the son of James  Russell Lancaster and S. Bernadine (Rooney) Lancaster. His  parents reside in Frostburg.  Mr. Lancaster was a member  of St. Ambrose Catholic Church,  Cresaptown, and the Cumberland Jaycees. He attended St.  Michael's Elementary School in  Frostburg and was graduated  from Bishop Walsh High School  in 1971.  He was named to the All-City  Basketball Team in 1971 and  also played basketball at the  University of Connecticut,  where he earned a bachelor's  degree in the School of Business. Later he received a  master's degree in business  administration from the university, located in Storrs, Conn.  He joined Kelly-Springfield in  July, 1978 as a programmer,  and was named a programming  supervisor in 1981.  Mr. Lancaster played in the  Over 30 group in the Rec  League; in the volleyball group  of the Rec Club sponsored by  Kelly-Springfield, and in the Volleyball League of the Rec  Club, sponsored by the Jaycees.  Besides his parents, he is  survived by his widow, Mrs.  Carol L. (VanTilburg) Lancaster; a son and a daughter,  Robert M. Lancaster and Lynn  Marie Lancaster, both at home;  one sister, Mrs. F. Linda  Barkman, Knoxville, Tenn. Friends will be received at  the Scarpelli Funeral Home  Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9  p.m.  A Christian wake service will  be held at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will  be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m.  at St. Ambrose Catholic  Church.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to  the Bishop Walsh High School  Endowment Fund or to the  American Heart Association-Western Maryland Division.
Cumberland Evening Times, April 3, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 13, 2013
LANCASTER, James S.

James S. Lancaster, 67, Mt. Savage Road, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, where he had been a patient eight weeks. Born in Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Geneva (Shuckhart) Lancaster. A retired Celanese Fibers Company employe, he was a life member of TWUA Local 1874 and of First Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his widow, Mary Agnes (Boone) Lancaster; a son, Harry R. Lancaster, Mt. Savage Road; two brothers, Charles Lancaster, Akron, Ohio, and Harry Lancaster, Furnace Acres; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Coffey, Takoma Park; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, October 30, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009



LANCASTER, John E.

ECKHART — John E. (Sam) Lancaster, 58, of Eckhart, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where he had been a patient five days. He had been in ill health for a year. Mr. Lancaster's grandson, Huey L. Hamrick, seven, was fatally injured when struck by a car Friday night and was buried Monday. A native of Eckhart, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Pape) Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Viva (Ryan) Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Shelia Hamrick, Eckhart; four sisters, Mrs. Harry Bizer and Mrs. Davis Hampill, both of Hagerstown; Mrs. Fred Valentine, LaVale, and Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, and a brother, Hillary Lancaster, Eckhart. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Richard W. Simpson. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 27, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009



LANCASTER, John Robert

John Robert Lancaster, 63, of 398 McHenry Street, LaVale, died at his home yesterday following a brief illness. Born in Mt. Savage, August 20, 1905, he was a son of the late George W. and Susan (McKenzie) Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was stationary engineer at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Georgiana (Brockey) Lancaster; two sons, Robert G. Lancaster, Pittsburgh, and Raymond F. Lancaster, LaVale; one daughter, Miss Sharon Ann Lancaster, at home; four brothers, James, Gilbert and Raymond Lancaster, all of Mt. Savage, and Gerald Lancaster, LaVale; four sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Dickey, Meyersdale, Pa.; Miss Hilda Lancaster, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Mary Crites, LaVale, and Mrs. Margaret Wagner, Fairgo, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home today at 8 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.D. Robinson, Thomas Lancaster, Daniel Lancaster, Gilbert Lancaster, John Cullen and Paul Brockey.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 25, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011


LANCASTER, John W.

Gorman, Sep. 6 — John W. Lancaster, 44, service station operator here since 1943, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland. A native of Mt. Savage, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Genevieve B. (Shuckhart) Lancaster. A veteran of World War I, he belonged to the American Legion and VFW Posts in Akron, Ohio, where he made his home for a numoer of years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.Merle G. Rhodes Lancaster; seven brothers, James, Joseph, Harry and Benjamin Lancaster, all of Cumberland; Charles Lancaster, of Akon; William and Frederick Lancaster, of Mt. Savage; and two sisters; Mrs. Catherine Hebb, of Cumberland; and Miss Margaret Lancaster, Washington. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Stein funeral home in Cumberland by the Rev. George E. Baughman, pastor of First Methodist church. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


LANCASTER, Joseph Nelson

MT. SAVAGE — Joseph Nelson Lancaster, 62, a native of here, died yesterday at Soldiers Home, Washington. Born February 5, 1905, he was the son of the late Benjamin L. and Geneva B. (Shuckhart) Lancaster. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lilabel (Wingert) Lancaster; six brothers, Charles E. Lancaster and Harry E. Lancaster, both of Akron, Ohio; Frederick Lancaster, Hagerstown; James Lancaster and Benjamin F. Lancaster, Cumberland; William Lancaster, here; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Hebb, Cumberland, and Mrs. Margaret Coffey, Silver Spring. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 10:15 at Soldiers Home Cemetery, Washington.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 29, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


LANCASTER, J. Wilfred

FROSTBURG - J. Wilfred Lancaster, 87, of 154 Spring Street, died, yesterday at Miners Hospital where he had been a patient four weeks. He was born in Eckhart, the son of the late Robert and Mary Ann (Cross) Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster, a musician and music instructor, played nearly a half century with the Arion Band. Many years ago he played with the orchestra at Bedford Springs Hotel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Emma (Robinson) Lancaster. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are two sons, Roy W. Lancaster, Cleveland, and Wilbur J. Lancaster, Lonaconing; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Shanholtz, Cumberland, and Mrs. George Plummer and Mrs. Guy Mallow, both of here; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m., with burial in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

 

LANCASTER, Mrs. Leila Estella Engle

Mrs. Leila Estella (Engle) Lancaster, 81, of 356 McHenry Street, LaVale, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Her husband, Elmer C. Lancaster, died in 1961. She is a native of Eckhart, the daughter of the late Vincent and Hattie (Porter) Engle. Mrs. Lancaster is survived by two sons, Harold M. Lancaster, Frostburg, and Roger M. Lancaster, LaVale; two brothers, William and Vincent Engle, Eckhart; two sisters, Mrs. Percy Skidmore, Eckhart, and Mrs. Russell Seifarth, Hoffman; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church and its Friendship Bible Class. Mrs. Lancaster was also a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Department. Friends will be received at the John J. Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary from 2 to 4 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow by Rev. Hubert Patrick, pastor of Park Place Church, and Rev. Steven H. Washburn, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Frostburg. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery, Eckhart.
The Cumberland News, May 3, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011  

Name: Paul Carroll Lancaster, Jr., 57, of Cumberland, MD 
Parents: Paul C. Lancaster, Sr. and Evelyn (Beegle) Lancaster 
DOB: March 2, 1949, in Keyser, WV 
DOD: November 27, 2006, in Baltimore, MD 
Military: U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1970-1972 
Survived by: parents; sister, Carol Herrmann and husband H. Robert, Baltimore Co., MD; brother, Ed Lancaster, Baltimore Co. 
Burial:  December 1, 2006, Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014



LANCASTER, R. Hillary

R. Hillary Lancaster, 80, of Eckhart, died Sunday (Feb. 20, 1983) at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. He had been in ill health several years. Born June 23, 1902 in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Charles Lancaster and Mary (Wright) Lancaster. He was a retired employee of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. Surviving are his widow, Nellie (Lavin) Lancaster; four sons, George Lancaster and Bruce Lancaster, both of here; Ralph Lancaster, Follansbee, W. Va.; James Lancaster, Smithfield, Pa.; two daughters, Mary Minnick, Barton, and Erma Wymer, Edinburg, Va.; three sisters, Elizabeth Hemphill, Hagerstown; Hazel Valentine, LaVale; Maletta Yates, here; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home by Pastor Teddy R. Herron. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
(obit from the AllCo Genealogical Society)
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 26, 2009


LANCASTER, Raymond T.
 
MOUNT SAVAGE - Raymond T. Lancaster, 99, formerly of New Row, Mount Savage, and of the Frostburg Village Nursing Home, died Friday, May 21, 1993, at Frostburg Hospital. Born June 8, 1893, in Somerset County, Pa., he was the son of the late George W. Lancaster and Susan D. (McKenzie) Lancaster. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Gertrude B. (O'Toole) Lancaster, on July 12, 1968. Mr. Lancaster was a machinist with the C&P Railroad Company and the Celanese Corporation, Cumberland. He retired in 1957 as a machinist at the Mount Savage Brickyard. He was also a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mount Savage. Mr. Lancaster was one of 12 children and twin of William F. Lancaster, who died in 1966. Surviving are one sister, Mary E. Crites, Shortest Day Road, La Vale; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Kight Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mount Savage, by Father Edward S. Hendricks. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg. A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 3 p.m. Pallbearers will be Thomas Lancaster, Carl (Brownie) Mulligan, Robert (Dick) Walsh, Hubert Conway, Ralph Bridges and Raymond Lancaster.
Cumberland Times News, May 23, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 19, 2013

LANCASTER, Robert Cecil

Relatives of Robert Cecil Lancaster, 51, Eckhart, identified him yesterday as the man fished out of the Potomac River at Millstone, four miles east of Hancock, Tuesday. The body is at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Ryan, Eckhart, where services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Wilbur E. Grose, pastor of Eckhart Church. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. His parents were the late John T. and Mary Lancaster. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Alma Roberts and Robert L. Lancaster, Baltimore, and Mrs. Caroline Griffitly, Barton; four stepchildren, Michael Delaney, Baltimore; Mrs. Loretta Riffey, Bridgewater, Va.; William Delaney, Detroit, and Eugene Delaney, Frostburg, and four grandchildren. He also leaves three other sisters, Mrs. Lulu Boettner, Miss Pearl Lancaster, and Mrs. Leona Whitfield, all of Eckhart, and two brothers, Wolford Lancaster, Akron, and Brooke Lancaster, Eckhart.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 28, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012


LANCASTER, Robert H.

FROSTBURG - Robert H. Lancaster, 27, of National, died in Miners hospital yesterday where he had been a patient for one day. He was the son of Hilliary and Nellie (Lavin) Lancaster and was born in Eckhart, where his parents reside. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mabel (Cutter) Lancaster; three children, Ruthie, Kathy and John Robert, all at home; five brothers, Charles Lancaster, Zihlman; George Lancaster, Border Mines; Ralph Lancaster, Wheeling; Bruce Lancaster, Fort Knox, Ky.; James Lancaster, Eckhart; three sisters, Mrs. Scott Pope, Route 40, Garrett Co.; Mrs. Ira Garlitz and Miss Erma Jean Lancaster, Eckhart. He was employed as a salesman for the Queen City Dairy and was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian, and Teamsters Local 453, Cumberland. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Midlothian with Rev. Andrew Phillips, former pastor, and Rev. James L. Tate, pastor. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 28, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

LANCASTER, Mrs. Ruth Waxler

Keyser, W VA.  May 11 --  Mrs. Ruth (Waxler) Lancaster, 72, widow of Benjamin W Lancaster, died yesterday afternoon at her home at Danville, near Keyser.  She had been ill three weeks. The daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Robinson) Waxler.  Mrs Lancaster was a native of Dawson, Allegany County and was a life long member of the Dawson Methodist Church.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norma Bardon, RFD 3 Keyser, five sons, John Andrew, Edward, Otis and Forrest Lancaster, all of RFD 3, Keyser; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Metcalf, Westernport; a half brother Enoch Thrasher, Midland; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday at 2pm at Dawson Church with the pastor, the Rev. Louis P Chastain officiating.  Interment will be in the Waxler cemetery, Keyser.
Cumberland Evening Times, Page 14;  Friday, May 11, 1945
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted September 1, 2012

 

Name: Stephen Symonds Lancaster, 83, of Flintstone, MD
Parents: William Woart Lancaster and Elizabeth Lansing (Greig) Lancaster
DOB: June 22, 1919, in New York City, NY
DOD: Friday, May 9, 2003, at his home
Spouse: Ellen Whitman
Predeceased by: parents; two sisters and a brother
Survived by: wife; son, Alan Lancaster and his wife, Constance, Saxtons River, VT; stepsons, William Whitman and his wife Paula, Athens, GA; Steven Whitman and his wife Marina, Wheaton, IL; stepdaughter, Kim Whitman, Albuquerque, NM
Memorial Service: Saturday, May 17, 2003

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 15, 2015

LANCASTER, Mrs. Viva Mae Ryan

ECKHART - Mrs. Viva Mae Lancaster, 57, of here, died Wednesday in Miners Hospital where she was admitted on Monday. A native of Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late George and Merinda (Porter) Ryan. Her husband, John E. Lancaster, preceded her in death. Mrs. Lancaster was a member of the Eckhart Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sheila Hamrick, Eckhart; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Porter, Eckhart, and two brothers, Robert J. and Russell W. Ryan, both of Eckhart. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with interment in Eckhart Cemetery.
Rev. Richard W. Simpson will officiate.

The Cumberland News, January 12, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

LANCASTER, William F.

FROSTBURG — William F. Lancaster, 71, Mt. Savage, died Saturday in the Baker VA Center at Martinsburg, W. Va., where he had been admitted December 27. A native of Wellersburg, he was a son of the late George W. and Susan (McKenzie) Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillian (McKenzie) Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. James L. Catherman Sr., Frostburg, and Mrs. Henry M. Snyder Sr., Mt. Savage; five brothers, James E., Raymond and Gilbert Lancaster, all of Mt. Savage, and John R. and Gerald Lancaster, both of LaVale; four sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Dickey, Meyersdale, Pa.; Miss Hilda Lancaster, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Mary Crites, LaVale, and Mrs. Margaret Wagner, Fairgo; and four grandchildren. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church by Rev. Michael Smyth, pastor. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at graveside by members of Old Rail Post 6025 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Farrady Post 24, American Legion. Pallbearers will be Thomas Hughes, Thomas Kilduff, Edward Carter, Carl Mulligan, Donald Rice and Joseph Reagan. The rosary will be recited today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland News, January 17, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011

LANCASTER, William Joseph

Outstanding LaSalle High School Senior Dies – William Joseph Lancaster, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Francis Lancaster, Mountain Road, Mt. Savage, and an outstanding member of the Senior Class at LaSalle High School here, died this morning at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.   Death was attributed to pneumonia.  Born March 8, 1932, young Lancaster had been an honor student during his four years at LaSalle which he entered from St, Patrick’s School at Mt. Savage.  He was president of his class his Freshman and Junior years and in his Sophomore and Junior years won the oratorical contest.  He won the general excellence award in his Junior year.  He was secretary of the senior class and a LaSalle senior officer in the Catholic Students Mission Crusade.  Outstanding as a public speaker, he represented LaSalle in the “I Speak for Democracy” contest, which was broadcast over local radio stations and was a member of the LaSalle Glee Club for four years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Mt. Savage.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Ann and Mary Helen Lancaster, both at home; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edward McKenzie, Mt. Savage. 
Cumberland Evening Times Wednesday, January 4, 1950
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted October 15, 2015

 


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