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FICHTNER, Arden D.

Arden D. Fichtner, 71, of Townville, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1925 in Hyndman, a son of the late Dalton and Florence (Campbell) Fichtner. On April 5, 1946, he married Charlotte Riser. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Arden Fichtner Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., and David Fichtner of Townville; three daughters, Susette (wife of Roy Berdine) of Warren; Susan Mackworth of Meadville, and Greta (wife of Thomas Wice) of Dempseytown; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Cook of Lititz, and Eileen (wife of Robert Brode) of Barnstable, Mass.; several nieces and nephews and seven grandchildren. Mr. Fichtner was retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission where he had been a land manager from 1969 to 1973 and a land management supervisor from 1973 to 1983. He also served as a game protector from 1957 to 1964 in Mercer County and from 1964 to 1969 in Craw County. He was a member of the Air Force 455 Bomb Group of World War II, the VFW in Greenville, the Masonic Lodge #498 in Linesville, the American Legion #994 in Townville, and the French Creek Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Mr. Fichtner was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Linesville. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Townville, with the Rev. Dwain Patrick officiating. Burial in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Crawford County, 448 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.
The Bedford Gazette, December 9, 1996
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 15, 2010

 


FICHTNER, Dalton A.

HYNDMAN - Dalton A. Fichtner, 79, RD 1, died late last night at the Lions Manor Nursing Home. Born October 11, 1892 at Palo Alto, RD 1, Hyndman, he was a son of the late John L. and Elsie (Hosselrode) Fichtner. He was a member of Palo Alto Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Florence (Campbell) Fichtner, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Cook, here and Mrs. Robert Brode, Bedford, Mass.; one son, Arden Fichtner, Grand Valley, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Russell Emerick, here, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. J. Howard Smith, pastor of Palo Alto United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 10, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

FICHTNER, Harry William

HYNDMAN - Harry William Fichtner, 68, of RD 1, Hyndman, was dead on arrival at Sacred Heart Hospital yesterday. Born in Hyndman RD 1, he was a son of Mrs. Delilah (Emerick) Fichtner, here, and the late John L. Fichtner. A retired Celanese Fibers Company employe, he was a member of Modern Woodmen and Palo Alto United Methodist Church. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mary (Wambaugh) Fichtner; five children, Ray Fichtner, here; Harry Fichtner Jr., Silver Spring, Md.; and Roy Fichtner, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Hazel Browning, here; and Mrs. Glenn Lloyd, Frostburg; a brother Dalton Fichtner, RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Russell Emerick, RD 1; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler 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. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in the Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, March 13, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

FICHTNER, Mrs. Jacob Keady

After an illness of eight months, due to cancer of the stomach, Mrs. Jacob Fichtner (nee Keady) died at her residence in Hyndman, Sunday evening, aged 59 years. For some years the deceased conducted a boarding house on Front street in Cumberland. In August, 1899, she was united in marriage to Jacob Fichtner, the well known farmer and business man of Londonderry, and soon afterward moved with her husband to Hyndman, where they have since resided. Mrs. Fichtner was an active and consistent member of the Reformed church and contributed liberally towards its support. Her departure is mourned by the entire community as her charitable acts were numerous and her disposition a kindly one. Her husband ard three children survive, viz: Mrs. Thomas E. Miller, of Hyndman; Mrs. Robert Reynolds, and Harry M. Keady, of Cumberland. Funeral services were held on Wedesday at 9:30 a m., conducted by Rev J. F. Kerlin, pastor of the Reformed church, assisted by Rev. A. R. Kramer, D. D., a former pastor. The remains were taken to Cumberland and interred in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The Bedford Gazette, September 29, 1905
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2009


FICHTNER, Mrs. Sophia Elsie Hosselrode

Died — At Cook's Mills November 25, 1900, Mrs. John Fichtner, aged 31 years, 2 months and 18 days.
The Bedford Gazette, December 7, 1900  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

FICHTNER, John L.

HYNDMAN— John L. Fichtner, 94 (or 84), of Palo Alto, died Friday at his home. He had been in ill health seven months. A native of Palo Alto, he was a son of the late Jacob and Annie E. (Cook) Fichtner. His first wife, Mrs. Elsie (Hosselrode) Fichtner, died in 1900, and he is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Delilah Mae (Emerick) Fichtner. He was a member of the Palo Alto Church of the Brethren. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Cook, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Clyde Emerick, Corriganville; three sons, Victor J. Fichtner, Somerset, Dalton Fichtner, Hyndman, and Harry Fichtner, RD 1; a sister, Mrs. C. H. Mauk, Meyersdale; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock at the Palo Alto Church of the Brethren by Rev. Charles Raley, retired minister, and Rev. Harvey Williams, pastor.  Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 13, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

FICHTNER, Mrs. Mae Delilah Emerick

HYNDMAN - Mrs. Mae Delilah Fichtner of RD 1, here, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient three weeks. Born July 2, 1883, in Kennells Mills, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Annie (Burns) Emerick. Her husband, John L. Fichtner, preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. Fichtner was a member of the Palo Alto United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Dalton A. Fichtner; a daughter, Mrs. Russell Emerick, both of Hyndman RD; and a brother, Ross Emerick of here; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. Howard Smith. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 7, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

FICHTNER, Victor J.

Victor J. Fichtner, 68, of Somerset, died in Somerset Community Hospital. He retired in 1955 after 44 years with the B & O Railroad.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 10, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FICKES, Mrs. Norma Lee Shockey
 
FINZEL - Norma Lee Fickes, 56, of 57 Sampson Rock Road, Finzel, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born April 21, 1941, in Finzel, she was the daughter of Effie (Werner) Shockey, Finzel, and the late Roy Shockey. Mrs. Fickes was a homemaker. She was a member of the Faith Independent Baptist Church, Frostburg. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 32 years, Herman Fickes; two sons, Billy J. Fickes, Grantsville, and Barry E. Fickes and wife Kimberly, LaVale; one brother, Rudy Shockey and wife Sandy; one sister, Bonnie Shockey, all of Finzel; two grandchildren, Jennifer Fickes and Christopher Fickes, both of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the Faith Independent Baptist Church, 301 Shaw St., Frostburg, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Childs officiating. Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery. 
abt. Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997; MD Death Notices and Obituaries
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2013

 

FIDLER, Earl G.

Earl G. Fidler, 70, a retired B&O Railroad Company track foreman, died Friday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. He resided in Garrett and was a son of the late John and Abbie (Schrock) Fidler. His wife, Mrs. Pansy (Miller) Fidler, died in December, 1961. Survivors include a brother, Herbert Fidler, Meyersdale; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Bittner, Avosta, Pa. and Mrs. William Burkholder, Garrett. The body is at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Dean Shelter, pastor of the Garrett Church of the Brethren, officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 21, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

FIDLER, Herbert

MEYERSDALE — Herbert Fidler, 77, died yesterday at his home. A native of Garrett, RD 1, he was a son of the late John and Abbie (Schrock) Fidler. He was a retired B&O Railroad foreman with 50 years of service. Surviving are his widow, Mae (Yutzy) Garlitz Fidler; three sons, Jack Fidler, Wheeling, W. Va.; Elwood Garlitz, Cornmack, L.I., N.Y., and Edison Garlitz, Bladensburg, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Merle Werner Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Orpha Burkholder, Garrett, RD 1, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Raymond Mankamyer will officiate and interment will be in Hostetler Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home after 2 p.m today.  
The Cumberland News, May 5, 1971    (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

FIELD/FIELDS, Mrs. Emma

Death of a Colored Woman
Mrs. Green Field, wife of the one-legged cart driver, died about one o'clock this morning at her residence, corner of George's and Harrison streets. She was a well known colored woman and was about 55 years of age. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Published Monday, May 13, 1895 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 6, col. 1.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 12, 2015; 
NB: Tombstone shows "FIELDS"

FIELD/FIELDS, Mrs. Emma

Funeral of Mrs. Field
Mrs. Green Field, the colored woman whose death occurred at an early hour yesterday morning, was buried this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, corner of George and Harrison streets. The interment was made in Sumner cemetery.
Published Tuesday, May 14, 1895 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 3, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 12, 2015
 

FIELD, James W.
 
James W. Field, 88, of Reedsville died Monday at a Morgantown hospital. Born March 30, 1870, he was a life-long resident of Preston County. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia; Jan. 28, 1958; page 2
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013
 

FIELD, William Jasper
 
William Jasper Field, 82, of Kanes Creek died Friday at the Spencer Hospital. Born Oct. 2, 1876 near Reedsville, he was son of the late Daniel R. and Elizabeth Cale Field. Survivors include a son, Frank of Akron, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Phillips, Mrs. Grace Huey, and Mrs. Wilma Bilinovich, all of Akron, Ohio; a brother, John Field of Route 2, Kingwood; 15 grandchildren. Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood after 3 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; August 2, 1958; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

Posted May 31, 2013  

Name: Margaret Elizabeth Fields, 82, of Cumberland, MD 
Parents: James and Elizabeth McNulty 
DOB: August 5, 1922, in Philadelphia, PA 
DOD: March 19, 2005, at Devlin Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, MD 
Spouse: Robert L. Fields, Jr. 
Predeceased by: parents; husband 
Survived by: sons, Robert L. Fields, III, and wife Linda, Cumberland; Dennis J. Fields and wife Debra, Bedford, PA 
Burial: March 22, 2005, Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2014

Name:  Vallie Virginia (McKee) Haines Fields, 86, of Fort Ashby, WV, formerly of Springfield, WV 
Parents: Otis Lee and Lydia Alice (Racey) McKee 
DOB: April 18, 1918, in Romney, WV 
DOD: Saturday, February 19, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD 
Spouses: first husband, Wilbur Haines; second husband, Howard Jackson; third husband, James C. Fields 
Predeceased by: parents; husbands; son, Eugene Haines; sister, Nellie Blaker
Survived by: daughters, Elaine Martin and husband Frank, Cameron, NC; Nancy Ackerman and husband Buck, Wiley Ford, WV; Wilma Jordan and husband Phil, Keyser, WV; sisters, Wanda Davidson and Wilda Bloom, both of Cumberland, MD

Burial: February 22, 2005, Sunset Memorial Park 

Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2014

 

FIER, Mrs. Cora Jane Sturtz

Mrs. Cora Jane Fier, 71, formerly of 58 Marion Street, died yesterday at the Herman Wilson Health Care Center, Gaithersburg, where she had been a patient five months. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Charles Henry and Cora Jane (Martz) Sturtz. She was a former employe of Burton's and Tots to Teens and for 15 years, she and her husband, J. A. (Orville) Fier, operated Perrin's Food Store. Mrs. Fier was a member of Melvin United Methodist Church, its WSCS, and served as the church lay delegate to the Baltimore Conference for 28 years. Besides her husband, also a patient at the Herman Wilson Center, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Almond, and Mrs. Shirley Belle Norris, city; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Northcraft, Mrs. Emma Minke, Baltimore Pike, and Mrs. Anna Snyder, Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Robert D. Sturtz, Mt. Savage, and Charles H. Sturtz, city; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Siicox-Merritt Funeral Residence. A service will be conducted at Melvin United Methodist Church Friday at 1 p.m. Rev. Albert L. Clipp will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. The family suggests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Melvin Church Memorial Fund.
The Cumberland News, April 28, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 16, 2010

 

FIER, Raymond

The community was shocked as well as deeply grieved on Saturday when it was learned that Raymond Fier had met his death while at work on mine No. 3 of Piedmont and Georges Creek Coal Co. Mr. Fier while working on a slate dump, the latter gave way, precipitating him on his head on the rocks below, breaking his neck. The deceased was a son in law of Mr. Steve Manshuny. He leaves a wife and child, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. He was at one time an employee of the B&O R R in the capacity of Brakeman on the Third division.
Keyser Tribune, March 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010

 

FIGARD, Ronald Clarence

Ronald Clarence "Butch" Figard, 54, of 5th Avenue, Hyndman, died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at UPMC-Bedford Memorial hospital in Everett RD 1. He was born Aug. 13, 1943, in Sidman RD, Cambria County, the son of Elizabeth M. (Suhaney) Figard Perri, Manns Choice, and the late Carl J. Figard. In 1973, he married the former Linda L. Emerick, who survives him, along with two sons, Ronald of Lancaster and George of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Sherri, of Johnstown; three stepdaughters, Tracy Merkel and Lorie Harden of Hyndman, and Larynda Emerick of Kennells Mills. He is also survived by four brothers: the Rev. John Figard of North East, Joe Figard of Manns Choice, Hershal Boring of Sidman and Paul Figard of Cessna; seven sisters: Dorothy Miller of Everett, Betty Plummer of Sidman, Shirley Cropper of Manns Choice, Theasa Smith of Essington, Mary Ellen Scheffler of Norwood, Anna Perri of Manns Choice, and Linda Robinette of Schellsburg; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers. Mr. Figard was a member of the Bible Gospel Church, Hyndman RD. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bible Gospel Church in Hyndman RD, with the Rev. Faye Leydig officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman.
The Bedford County Inquirer, July 10, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2010

 

FIKE, Adolphus Rowland

TERRA ALTA, W. Va. - Adolphus Rowland Fike, 95, West Virginia's oldest funeral director, died Wednesday at his home here. A 1903 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Embalming, he started working in the funeral business in 1894 and was a partner in the Fike-Watson Funeral Home. Born in Eglon, a son of the late Aaron and Rebecca (Rudolph) Fike, he lived here 55 years. His wife, Mrs. Mary Ann (Wiles) Fike, preceded him in death. Mr. Fike was a member of the West Virginia Funeral Director Association, an honorary member of the Terra Alta Rotary Club, Terra Alta Volunteer Fire Company and White Dale Church of the Brethren. He had held the Town Key of the Rotary Club since 1958. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Reif F. Martin, Washington; Miss Olive R. Fike, Terra Alta; Mrs. Paul Thompson, East Bank, and Mrs. Prentiss Watson, Terra Alta; two brothers, Rev. Phineas Fike, West Plains, Mo. and Hurley H. Fike, Meyersdale, Pa., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Fike-Watson Funeral Home where services will be conducted today at 7:30 p. m. by Rev. Lester E. Fike and Rev. Donald D. Matthews. Private interment will take place tomorrow in Eglon Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 5, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

FIKE, Allie Daye

Allie Daye Fike, 84, of 303 Duquesne Ave., died Friday, Nov 13, 1981 at Hopemont State Hospital near Terra Alta. Born March 14, 1897 in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Jonas and Delia Hamstead Fike. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.  She was a retired school teacher, a member of the Church of the Brethren where she was a Sunday school teacher for 45 years. The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m., Sunday at the Morgantown Church of the Brethren where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Lester Boleyn officiating.  Internment will follow in Maple Spring Cemetery at Eglon.  Hinkle Funeral Home of Davis is in charge of arrangements.
(Unidentified Newspaper ~ about Nov. 13, 1981)
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 1, 2009

FIKE, Andrew Jackson  

Mr A. J. Fike [
Andrew Jackson Fike-born about 1847; husband of Jane Frances Frazee] died at his home in Selbysport Monday morning last, aged about 40 years. He was a good citizen and a christian, being class leader in the Selbysport M. E. church at the time of his death. The church loses one of her best men. The deceased was a candidate for county commissioner on the Democratic ticket in 1885. [burial site unfound/unknown]
The Republican; 16 April 1887
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted August 2, 2014

 

FIKE, Mrs. Bertha Murphy

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Bertha Fike, 90, of 118 Stone Road, Fort Richie, Fla., died yesterday in a hospital there. A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Henrietta (Crowe) Murphy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fike. Surviving are two sons, Carl Fike, with whom she resided; Leslie Fike, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Keene, Frostburg; Mrs. Arta Cook, Wilmington, Del., and one brother, Marion Murphy, Frostburg. Services and interment will be conducted Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 8, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

 

FIKE, Mrs. Bertha Agnes Bittner

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Bertha Agnes Fike, 79, widow of Joseph Fike, died Tuesday at her home here. A native of Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late Cyrus and Hanna (Bowman) Bittner. Surviving are a son, Homer Fike, of here; a sister, Mrs. William West, also of here; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. by Rev. Arthur Hunn. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 6, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

  

FIKE, Miss Betty Louise

Meyersdale, Pa., April 14 — Betty Louise Fike, 13, daughter of Paul and Cora (Wisserman) Fike, died at Hazel McGilvery Hospital Friday evening from burns she received Thursday while playing in the back yard of her home near a brush fire. Her clothing caught and she ran, fanning the the fire. Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Quinn of Meyersdale and one brother, Robert E. Fike, at home. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon by Rev. DeWitt Miller, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. Interment was in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 14, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2011

FIKE, Cecil E.
 
Cecil E. Fike, 82, of Bruce¬ton Mills, died Friday, Nov.11, 2011, at Fayette Nursing Center, Markleysburg, PA. The son of the late Milton and Flossie Cupp Fike, he was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Clifton Mills, WV. For most of his life, Cecil worked at a sawmill, and enjoyed going to flea markets. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy, Ray, Junior and Ward Fike; and six sisters, Rosa Benson, Helen Seese, Josephine Fike, Pauline Morrison, Vergie Benson, and Mary Tentler. Friends may call at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, and Monday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service with Pastor Steve Wotring officiating. Burial will follow at Webb Chapel Cemetery, Hazelton. Condolences: www.spearfuneralhome.net
The Dominion Post; Morgantontown, Monongalia Co, WV; Nov. 13, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 26, 2012

FIKE, Cecil F.

Cecil F. Fike Sr., 62, of Wakeman, was stricken Thursday at his home and was taken first to Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, and then to Elyria Memorial Hospital where he died. He was born in Avilton, Md., and had made his home for many years in Sheffield Village. Later he moved to Elyria where he lived for seven years. For the last three years he resided in Wakeman. He worked for 22 years for Fruehauf Trailer Corp. until the plant closed. He then worked for eight years for Sheffield Village as foreman of the Street and Water Department. Following that he worked for the Belu and Son Paving Co., Sheffield Village from 1978 until he retired. He served in the Army during World War II and was an avid camper. He is survived by his wife Candy (nee Temple) to whom he was married 11 years; sons, Cecil F. Fike Jr. of Pennsylvania, Thomas Fike of Sheffield Lake; daughters, Connie Stewart of Strongsville, Sandra McCourt of West Frankfort, Ill.; seven grandchildren; brothers, George and Ray of Frostburg, Md., twin brother, Harold of Lonaconing, Md.; sisters, Laura Eichorn and Olive Roberson both of Frostburg, Md., Mildred Bell of Ocala, Fla., Rose Wilhelm of Lanaconing. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward, this year. Friends may call at the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services with full military honors by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The Rev. Walter H. Niermann, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Amherst, will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Amherst. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Cecil F. Fike Sr. Memorial Fund.
The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, May 3, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 10, 2010

FIKE, Charles A.

FROSTBURG — Charles A. Fike, 84, died Thursday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Born at Asher Glade, Garrett County, he was a son of the late Ami and Caroline C. (Barnthouse) Fike. A retired street car conductor, he had resided in Braddock, Pa., for 35 years. Then he moved to Friendsville and following his retirement to Florida. Surviving are his widow, Bertha (Murphy) Fike, formerly of Frostburg, two sons, Karl F. Fike, Pittsburgh; and Leslie W. Fike of New Jersey; two brothers, S. K. Fike, Piedmont, W. Va., and George W. Fike, Markleysburg, Pa. A service was conducted Sunday at Fort Lauderdale with interment there.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 29, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

FIKE, David L.
 
FRIENDSVILLE - David L. Fike, 84, died Thursday in Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, where he had been a patient 12 days. Born at Sand Spring, he was a son of the late Samuel E. and Mary A. (Spencer) Fike. His wife, Mrs. Florence (Conway) Fike, preceded him in death. Mr. Fike was a member of Friendsville Christian Church.   Surviving are three sons, Glenn N. Fike, El Segundo, Calif.; Harry D. Fike, Rawlings, and Robert R. Fike, Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Selby, Oakland, Mrs Lillian Bates, Friendsville, and Miss Lucille Fike, Pittsburgh; a brother, Walter Fike, Friendsville; a sister, Mrs. Jemia Burgess, Friendsville, 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.   The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Walter Blough and interment will be in Steele Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Saturday, December 31, 1966; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
(Posted November 22, 2013)

FIKE, Mrs. Della Clapper,

MEYERSDALE, Feb, 19 - Mrs. Della Clapper Fike, 57, died Saturday at her home here. A daughter of the late Rev. Daniel K. and Rachel Hoover and wife of Hurley Fike, she leaves three sons, stepsons, one sister and four brothers.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 19, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FIKE, Mrs. Della Esther Fearer

FIKE, DELLA ESTHER (FEARER) - Age 81 years, of Steubenville, Ohio and formerly of Uniontown, passed away in St. John's Hospital Sunday July 20, 1975 at 9:45 p.m. She was born in Garrett County, Md., a daughter of the late William and Lucinda Schroyer Fearer. She was a member of the Third United Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of the late Lloyd Kosier Fike who passed away in 1942. Surviving are the following children: Melvin Fike of Sewickley, Pa.; Mrs. Ernest (Agnes) Fearer of Uniontown; William of Baltimore, Md.; James Fike and Mrs. Harold (Ardsley) Yanchus, both of Steubenville, Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters: Martha Myers and Flossie Ferguson, both of Friendsville, Md.; Gladys Love of Kentucky; three brothers: Thomas of Terra Alta, W. Va.; Dorsey and Harley, both of Friendsville, Md. She was also predeceased by two daughters: Macie Marie Fike and Mrs. Myrtle Arndt and two sisters Aletia Teets and Pearl Teets. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday funtil 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Karl W. Bowman Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Park Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Morning Herald-The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; July 21, 1975 page 23.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted July 26, 2013

FIKE, Mrs. Dorothy Irene Linkswiler

WESTERNPORT, Md. - Dorothy Irene Fike, 89, formerly of 202 Wood St., Westernport, Md., died Thursday, January 30, 2003, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, where she had been a resident. Born February 2, 1913, in Garrett County, Md., she was the daughter of the late James David and Maggie (Reeves) Linkswiler. Her husband, Ralph E. Fike also preceded her in death. Mrs. Fike was a homemaker, and she was a member of Westernport Church of the Brethren. Surviving is her daughter, Betty Lou Gift and husband Paul, of Westernport; one sister, Delphia Grove, of Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, Md.; a brother-in-law, Paul Fike, of Arlington, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Gift and Lois Linkswiler, both of Westernport; two grandchildren, Timothy Russell Gift and Dana Russell Gift, and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Westernport Church of the Brethren on Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ervin Huston officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
The Daily News Tribune, Keyser, WV, January 31, 2003
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 19, 2015

FIKE, Elda P. Ball

Elda P. "Sue" Fike, 90, Zanesville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord and her lifelong beloved husband Earl on March 12, 2010, at Willow Haven Care Center. Born Sept. 2, 1919, in Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Okey Johnson and Edna Mae Evans Ball. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Moses Fike, on May 13, 1976; five brothers, Sade, Pat, Gee, Dick, and Boyd; three sisters, Tuck Shaffer, Ruby Judy, and Gladys McNemar; and one son-in-law, Alden Wilt. Mrs. Fike was a member of Eastern Star and Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Eglon. Sue enjoyed sewing the girls' clothes and cooking. She will be remembered as a loving mother and will be missed forever by her family. She was most proud of her graduation from high school and spoke of it often. She is survived by two sons, Earl Eugene Fike and wife Ruth, Zanesville, and Gary Lee Fike and wife Vicki, Shawnee, Kan.; three daughters, Carolyn Sue Harsh and husband Robert, Eglon, W.Va., Bonnie Joan Currence and husband Alton, Lancaster, Ohio, and Barbara Jean Radcliff and husband Calvin, Parkersburg, W.Va.; one sister, Leona Ball, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother, Bobby Ball, Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and a special niece and nephew, Janet and Millard Judy. Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home. A funeral service was conducted at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, on Monday, March 15, with the Rev. Gary Meeks officiating. Interment followed in Eglon Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 18, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010

 

FIKE, Elias W.

SALISBURY, Pa. — Elias W. Fike, 81, of Meyersdale, RD 3, died yesterday at Johnstown Memorial Hospital. Born in Summit Township, he was a son of the late William and Clara (Saylor) Fike. His wife, Bessie (Miller) Fike, preceded him in death. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church. Surviving are a son Walter M. Fike, Meyersdale, RD 3; two daughters, Mrs. Leora Hoffman, Johnstown, and Mrs. Gladys Austin, Meyersdale, RD 3; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Courtney and Mrs. Martha Hoye, Johnstown; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home where friends will be received today. A service will be conducted there Wednesday at 10 a.m Rov. Robert Burns and Rev. James Hoffmeyer will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 29, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

FIKE, Mrs. Elizabeth Crowe
 
PARSONS — Mrs. Elizabeth Fike, 67, wife of A. W. Fike, died Monday at her home in Eglon. A native of Red Oak, Md., Mrs. Fike was a daughter of the late John and Martha (Aronhalt) Crowe. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Carl Fike, Oakland, Md., and Earl Fike, Eglon; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Crowe, Eglon; Mrs. Esther Allen, Caretta, and Mrs. Mary Ford, Hutchinson, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. Frona Fint, Aurora; Mrs. Maggie Arnold, Eglon, and Mrs. Mary Hesse, Oakland; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow at 3 p. m. in the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Eglon, of which she was a member. Rev. Ralph Bowman, pastor, and Rev. E. J. Fike will officiate, and interment will be in Eglon Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 29, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 22, 2012

 

FIKE, Elden Ray

OAKLAND - Elden Ray Fike, 68, of 604 East Oak Street, died yesterday in the West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, where he had been a patient ten days. Born in Preston County W. Va. on May 21, 1899, he was a son of the late Washington and Delila (Johnson) Fike. He was a highway supervisor for the State Roads Commission. His wife, Mae Flora (Strawser) Fike, died last April 9. Surviving are one son, Emerson H. Fike, and one foster son, John W. Moore, both of Oakland; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Kisselovich, LaVale; two brothers, Otis Fike, Morgantown, and King Fike, Dalhart, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Snyder, Aurora, W. Va.; Mrs. Esta Bowman, RD 2, Oakland; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a member of Oakland Lodge 113, Knights of Pythias and the State Roads Commission Employes Association. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Maple Springs Church of the Brethren, Eglon, W. Va., of which he was a member, with Rev. Galen Fike and Rev. Farrel Moore officiating. Interment will be in the Eglon Cemetery.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; July 26, 1967; page 25.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

 

FIKE, Mrs. Elizabeth Frazee
 
Elizabeth F Fike, 89, of Friendsville, died Sunday March 9, 2003 at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born November 29, 1913, in Markleysburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Marshall and Ada (Keefer) Frazee. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Paul Fike, on February 19, 1974, one son Russell Fike, Jr., and four sisters, Lottie Jackson, Helen Fike, Pearl Reckard, and Edma Hemmit. She was a member of Asher Glade Church of the Brethren. She was a retired nursing assistant for the former Spear Convalescent Home, Markleysburg and was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Geroge L Fike and Larry E Fike, both of Friendsville and Lowell V Fike, Farmington, Pa.; one sister, Eva Jenkins, Uniontown, Pa.; three grand-children; and four great grandchildren. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, where a service was conducted on Wednesday, March 12 with the Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Interment was in the Asher Glade Cemetery.
about Sunday March 9, 2003; Unknown Publication
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted August 23, 2014

FIKE, Mrs. Emma L. Martz

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Emma L. Fike, 83, died yesterday. Born in Glencoe, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Julie (Moser) Martz. Her husband, Irvin W. Fike, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Norman G. (Mandy) Fike, here; two sisters, Mrs. Malinda Hay, here, and Mrs. Maude Simstren, Chisholm, Minn. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. Rev. Donald Hursh will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 22, 1965, page 8
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009


FIKE, Mrs. Florence

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Florence Fike, 70, died suddenly yesterday at her home of a heart attack. She was a native of Kendall and a member of Selbysport Methodist Church and of Friendsville WSCS. She is survived by her husband, David Fike; three sons, Glenn Fike, Elsequndo, Calif.; Harry D. Fike, Rawlings, and Robert R. Fike, Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Selby, Oakland; Miss Lucille Fike, Pittsburgh and Mrs. Lillian Bates, here; two half-brothers, Clyde Fike, Oakland, and Kennethy Fike, Mt. Lake Park; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Hoy, Deer Park, 1? grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence here where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. William Carlson will officiate and interment will be in Steele Cemetery.
** Unable to make out the number of grandchildren
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; March 9, 1964; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 3, 2013

FIKE, Frank T.
 
PIEDMONT, W.Va. - Frank T. Fike, 70, of 2 Woodlawn Avenue, Piedmont, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.  Born Nov. 30, 1926, in Piedmont, he was the son of the late Samuel K. and Rhoda (Merrill) Fike. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Helen DeWitt; and a brother, Ralph Fike. Mr. Fike retired from Westvaco Corporation as a Calendar Room operator with 41 years of service. He was a member of the Westernport Church of the Brethren. He was a veteran of World War II, enlisting voluntarily and serving with the U.S. Marines, 3rd Marine Division in Artillery. When the Korean conflict broke out, he was a member of the Active Reserves, Company D, Cumberland. He and his entire company were called up and he was one of the first eight that left with Company D, 1st Battalion, from San Diego, Calif., for Korea. He served in Korea and was one of the survivors of the Chosin Reservoir, being designated the "Chosin Few." Mr. Fike was a life member of Kelly Mansfield Post No. 52 American Legion. He served as first vice commander of the Kelly Mansfied Post for many years, and was responsible for the flags that are placed on the streets of Piedmont. This had been his project because Frank was a patriotic man who loved his country. He was a life member of Queens Point VFW No. 6775, McCoole; a life member of the Disabled American Veterans; and a member of Luke Local U.P.I.U. No. 676. He also was the former mayor serving two terms in 1967 and 1969, prior to being mayor he served as a councilman for the town of Piedmont. Surviving are his wife, Jessie (Channell) Fike; one son, Bob Fike and wife Leslie, Piedmont; one daughter, Beverly Kitzmiller and husband Lewis, Barton; one brother, Paul Fike and wife Betty, Arlington, Va.; one sister, Ruth Gift and husband Jim, Westernport; three grandchildren, Brant Kitzmiller and wife Ellen, Cresaptown, Lewis Kitzmiller II, and Ashley Kitzmiller, both of Barton; and one great-grandchild, Abby Lynn. Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Queens Point VFW will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held at the Westernport Church of the Brethren on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ervin Huston and the Rev. Jack Pease officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, where full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by various veterans organizations. Pallbearers will be Brant Kitzmiller, Lewis Kitzmiller II, Jarold Wilson, James Gift, Kenny Ross, and Bernard Fazenbaker. Honorary pallbearer will be William Hood. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Frank's memory to services which he supported, Rescue Squad, Fire Company, etc., may pick up a memorial card at the funeral home.
abt. Saturday, June 14, 1997; MD Death Notices and Obituaries
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2013
 

FIKE, Gary Lee

Gary Lee Fike, 65, of Shawnee, KS, died June 16, 2010, at his home. He was born October 20, 1944, in Davis, a son of the late Earl and Elda "Sue" Ball Fike. He was retired from the Meat Cutter's Union. He served 14 months in Vietnam with 173rd Airborne as a paratrooper. He attended Elkins High School for three years, then graduated from Weston High School in 1962. He is survived by his wife, Vickie, of Shawnee, KS; two sons and spouse, David and Adam and Emily; one granddaughter; one brother, Eugene and Ruth Fike, of Zanesville, OH; three sisters and spouses, Carolyn and Robert Harsh, of Eglon, Bonnie Currence and Alton Lee, of Lancaster, OH and Barbara Radcliff, of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Alden Wilt and Calvin Radcliff.  Services were held Saturday, June 19, at Amos Funeral Home, in Shawnee, KS.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; June 26, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 7, 2010

 

FIKE, Irwin W.

Irwin W. Fike died Tuesday evening at 7:15, in the Hazel McGilvery Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks. He was born November 13, 1877, near Meyersdale, and was a retired farmer. He was the son of William and Cara (Saylor) Fike. He is survived by his wife, Emma (Martz) Fike and a son, Norman G. Fike; also by five brothers, Dennis, Peter, Elias, Bruce and William, all of the Meyersdale community, two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Courtney of Johnstown and Mrs. Martha Hoey, Detroit, Mich., and by one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Mr. Fike was a member of the Church of the Brethren. He was a hospital patient about four weeks and underwent two amputations. Friends were received at the Price Funeral Home Wednesday evening. His body was removed to his home today, (Thursday). Funeral services will be held in the Church of the Brethren Friday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. I. C. Paul officiating. Interment in the Union Cemetery under the direction of W. C. Price and Son.
Meyersdale Republican, June 30, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

FIKE, Jacob A.

FIKE, JACOB A., age 81 (61?) years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Frazee of 84 Beeson street Tuesday morning, February 19, 1946 at 3:40 o'clock. . He is survived by three sons, Orie Fike, James. Fike and Ira Fike, all of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs William Frazee, Uniontown, and Mrs. Oscar Frantz of Houston, Pa.; three brothers, George and C. A. Fike of Friendsvllle. Md., and S. K. Fike of Piedmont, W. Va.; one sister Mrs. Elsa Van Sickle of Markleysburg; sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was a memberof Wyneberian church of Sandspring, Md. and a charter member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Friendsvllle. Md. Friends are being received at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Frazee, where brief services will be held Thursday, February 21, at 12:30 p. m., and followed by additional services in the Lower Church, Sandspring, Md., at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl Thomas officiating. Interment in Sandspring cemetery, under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home. Uniontown.
The Morning Herald (Uniontown, PA), Wednesday, February 20, 1946
Posted June 18, 2009

 

FIKE, James H.

James H. Fike, constable, died at his home in Friendsville on Saturday morning, January 17, at 6 o'clock, aged 63 years. He was the son of the late (Andrew) Jackson and (Jane) Frances (Frazee) Fike. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn (Liston) Fike, two sisters and one brother. Mr. Fike had lived on a farm near Shelbysport until a few years ago. He was a member of the Shelbysport Methodist Church, a member of the Friendsville Fire Company, and served as Constable for several years. Funeral services were conducted at his late home on Monday, January 19, at 2 p.m., Rev. W. E. Wade officiating. Interment was in the Addison Cemetery. Pallbearers were Troopers Milton Hart, Glenn Folk and Blair Buckel, Deputy Sheriff Paul Fisher, Charley B. Miller and Cecil Schroyer.
Meyersdale Republican, January 29, 1948
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted August 9, 2014

FIKE, Joshua Lee
 
Joshua Lee Fike, 18, of 12517 Friendsville Road, Friendsville, Maryland, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003 due to an motor vehicle accident near Friendsville. Born October 5, 1984 in Oakland, Maryland, he is the son of Paul and Sharon (Sisler) Fike. Joshua was a student at Garrett College majoring in Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology. Joshua was a member of Asher Glade Church of the Brethren, W.O.W. Lodge 45, Friendsville and a 2002 Graduate of Northern Garrett High School. Along with his parents, he is survived by one brother, Scott Andrew Fike, at home; paternal grandparents, George and Janet (VanSickle) Fike and maternal grandparents, Marlin and Elaine (Frantz) Sisler. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 943 Second Avenue, Friendsville, Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Services will be conducted on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Donald Matthews, Rev. Philip Matthews and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Interment will be held in the Asher Glade Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to National Resources and Wildlife Technology Scholarship at Garrett College, McHenry, Maryland.
Wednesday, July 23, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

FIKE, Mrs. Julia Moser

Meyersdale - Mrs. Julia (Moser) Fike, 87, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Summit Township after an extended illness. She was a daughter of Nathaniel and Katherine (Fair) Moser. Her husband, William Fike, passed away a number of years ago. Surviving children are Mrs. James Hawn, Mrs. Edward Hay, Mrs. Edward Lenhart, Mrs. Irvin Fike, Mrs. Sadie Miller, and William Martz. Her first husband, Levi Martz, died many years ago.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009
 


FIKE, Mrs. Lillian May VanSickle

Lillian May Fike, aged 57 years, three months and 13 days, died at 7:45 o’clock Monday morning, November 16, 1934, in her home near Collier. Her husband, Francis Fike, preceded her in death 12 years ago last April. Surviving are three children: Mrs. Asa Shaffer, McClellandtown; Mrs. Goldie Simes, Collier; Wilbur Fike, at home; and the following brothers and sister; Mrs. Mary Gibbs, Friendsville, Md.; Charles VanSickle, Selbysport, Md.; and Alexander VanSickle, Brandonville, W. Va. Following brief services in the family residence Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral cortege will go to Ashers Glade Brethren church in Maryland where additional rites will be solemnized. Burial in Branthouse cemetery, Maryland.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, November 27, 1934; page 11.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted July 12, 2014

FIKE, Louella Snyder

Louella S. Fike, 90, Aurora, W.Va., died on Friday, April 24, 2009, at Windy Hill, Kingwood, W.Va. Born April 2, 1919, in Sunnyside, she was a daughter of the late Solomon and Bertha Snyder. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Knoth; and one brother, Cecil Snyder. She is survived by one daughter, Judith L. Highberger,  Charleston, SC; two sons, Norman Fike, Aurora, and Gary Fike, Terra Alta, WV.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends were received at David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted on Monday, April 27, with the Rev. Scott Rush and the Rev. David Moon officiating. Interment followed in Wolf Cemetery on Rt. 50.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; April 2009.
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 1, 2009
  

 

FIKE, Mrs. Martha Marie Neimiller

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Martha Marie Fike, 64, of Johnstown, Pa., died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital there. She was a former resident of Meyersdale, RD 3. Born in Berlin RD, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Carrie (Landis) Neimiller and was a member of Meyersdale Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband, Elmer L. Fike; a son; Dale L. Fike, Johnstown; a brother, Norman Neimiller, here; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Bender, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Albert Barmoy, RD 3, Meyersdale, and one grandchild. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 1 p.m. today. A service will be conducted Saturday; burial in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 16, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009

 

FIKE, Orpha Kirk

Orpha Kirk Fike, 91, of Eglon died May 9, 1996 at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland. She was born March 4, 1905 in Colfax, a daughter of the late David W. and Clara Annon Kirk .. She was preceded in death by her first husband, J. Ray Martin, in 1963. Survivors include her husband, Homer Fike of Eglon; two step-sons she reared, Arian Martin and his wife of Lady Lake, FL and Earl Martin of Napa, CA; one stepson, Everett Fike of Aurora, CO; four stepdaughters, Viola Gordon of Ocode, FL, Creola Jones of Boonsboro, MD, Eloise Harsh of Amboy, Josephine Ashby of Oakland; one brother, Silas Kirk of Rivesville; two sisters, Mary Clayton of Kasson and Ester Clayton of Fairmont; 33 stepgrandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Fike was a homemaker and a member of the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Daniel Hammel from the Maple spring Church on Sunday, May 12. Burial was in the Harmony Grove Cemetery near Pruntytown.
The Republican, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; May 25, 1996
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 12, 2009
 

FIKE, Mrs. Retha E. Fike

Retha E (Fike) Fike, 75 New Freedom Pa., died Sunday, June 27, 1999 at her home. Born Dec 29, 1923, in Hazelton, W.Va.; she was a daughter of the late G. Dewey and Iva (Frazee) Fike. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Oma Fike and an infant brother, Charles Fike. She was a member of the Shrewsbury (Pa.) Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert G. Fike; three sons, G. Samuel Fike, Timonium, Edwin L. Fike, Markleysburg, Pa., and Robert A. Fike, Shrewsbury; four brothers, Bill Fike of St Petersburg, Fla, Ross Fike, Valparaiso, Ind., and Arthur Fike and James Fike, both of Chesterton, Ind.: two sisters, Armeda Hague, Pittsburgh, and Connie Eisentrout, Oakland, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Rodney S. Turner Funeral Home, 254 Main Street, Markleysburg, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday and at the Markleysburg Union Church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 2, the time of the service with the Rev. Nevin Umbel officiating. Interment willl be in the Asher Glade Cemetery.
about Sunday, June 27, 1999; Publication Unknown
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted August 9, 2014

FIKE, Mrs. Rhoda Merrill
 
PIEDMONT - Mrs. Rhoda Fike, 68, wife of S. K. Fike, 74 East Hampshire Street, died yesterday at her home following an extended illness. Born in Avilton, a daughter of the late Rev. David and Mary E. (Beeghley) Merrill, she had resided here 37 years. Mrs. Fike was a member of the Church of the Brethren and had served 19 years as president of the Friendship Bible Class of the Church. Mrs. Fike had a 23-year perfect attendance record at the Sunday School of the church. She was a past (member) of Miriam Rebekah Lodge 16. Surviving, besides her husband, are three sons, Paul Fike, Arlington, Va.; Ralph Fike, Westernport; and Frank Fike, Piedmont; two daughters, Mrs. Helen DeWitt, Westernport, and Mrs. Ruth Walker, Piedmont; a brother, Jesse Merrill, Avilton, Md.; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Johnson, Geneva, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Sample, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; Mrs. Anna Kelly, Masontown, Pa.; Mrs. Edith Railey, Deep Creek Lake, Md., and four grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Byron Flory, pastor of the Westernport Church of the Brethren, and Rev. Arthur Serogum, pastor of the Living Stone Church of the Brethren, Cumberland. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 17, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2013

Name: Ruth Iretha Fike, 80, of Garrett Highway, Accident, MD
Parents: Jefferson and Emma (Teats) Deal
DOB: September 10, 1923, at Accident, MD
DOD: Sunday, April 11, 2004, at her home
Spouse: Darius R. "Buzz" Fike
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died on June 21, 2000; infant daughter, Lavonne Sharlene; brothers, Leslie, Earl and Clarence "Bud" Deal
Survived by: sister, Mabel Haenftling, Accident; brother and sister-in-law, James and Helen Fike, Accident
Burial: April 14, 2004, St. Paul's Cemetery

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014 

FIKE, Samuel Kimmell
 
PIEDMONT, W.Va. - Samuel Kimmell (S. K.) Fike, 103, died Sunday at Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood. After working for the Prudential Insurance Company in Irwin, Pa., he was transferred to the company's Piedmont office in 1917 as an assistant supervisor. Later he formed a partnership known as Fike and Ludwig Fire and Auto Insurance, which operated in Keyser for 25 years. Following his retirement from the partnership, Mr. Fike opened his own independent agency here, the S. K. Fike Insurance Agency. He was a charter member of what is now the Westernport, Md., Church of the Brethren, which started in his home here with a prayer meeting in 1927. Mr. Fike was the church's first Sunday School superintendent, a long-time trustee and a life deacon. He formed the Volunteer Bible Class, which he taught for 25 years. The church held a birthday celebration when Mr. Fike turned 100 in 1983. He was awarded a citation as the oldest living member in the Maryland Jurisdiction of the Odd Fellows, and was a member of the Westernport Odd Fellows lodge. Born in Asher Glade, Md., April 30, 1883, Mr. Fike was the son of the late Ammi Fike and Caroline (Barnthouse) Fike. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. After attending Frostburg Normal School, he taught for several years in Garrett County, Md., and then worked in Pittsburgh, Pa., as a streetcar conductor before joining Prudential. Mr. Fike was preceded in death by two wives, Mrs. Rhoda (Merrill) Fike and Mrs. Lavina Bailey Fike. He is survived by three sons, Frank Fike, here; Paul Fike, Arlington, Va.; Ralph Fike, Westernport; three stepsons, Clyde Bailey, Berkeley Springs; Wayne Bailey, Winchester, Va.; John Bailey, Paw Paw; two daughters, Mrs. Helen DeWitt and Mrs. Ruth Gift, both of Westernport; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Nancy Whitacre and Mrs. Mary Arnold, both of Paw Paw; Mrs. Tiny DeLawder and Mrs. Laura Mae Noland, both of Oldtown, Md.; Mrs. Annabell Twigg, Hagerstown, Md.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Westernport Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Galen Fike, assisted by the Rev. John Groth, pastor, and the Rev. William Shimer. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral. The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the window fund of the Westernport Church of the Brethren.
Cumberland Evening Times, June 2, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2013



FIKE, Mrs. Sue Miller
 
MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Services for Mrs. Sue M. Fike, 92, who, died Wednesday at her home on RD 1, will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. at the Price Funeral Home. Rev. D. C. White will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery. Born at Cove, Md., she was a daughter of the late John A. and Mary (Meyers) Miller and widow of Irvin Fike. Surviving are a son, Frank J. Fike, at home; a sister, Mrs. Ada Werner, RD 1, and a granddaughter, Miss Rita Beck, at home.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 1, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted November 1, 2013 

Name: Twila Mae Elizabeth (Wilhelm) Fike
Date of death: Friday, August 29, 2014, at her residence
Date of birth: July 21,1924, in Avilton, MD

Parents: Leonard, Sr. & Mary (Crowe) Wilhelm.
Spouse: Harold E. Fike
Predeceased by: parents; sister, Hazel (Wilhelm) Layman, and four brothers: Leonard, Jr., Harry, Dale and Okey.
Survived by: husband, Harold E. Fike, Sr. of 69 ½ years; four daughters: Carol Frazee & husband, Ward, Friendsville, MD; Linda Conner & husband, James, Cumberland, MD; Barbara Johnson & husband, Robert, Greenville, FL; Joan Kyle & husband, Larry, Cumberland; son, Harold Fike, Jr. & wife, Kathleen, LaVale, MD; 7 sisters: Mildred Husselbaugh; Jean Miller & husband, Eugene; Helen Michael & husband, Wayne; Susie Kamp & husband, Gale; Lois Rowe & husband, John; Connie Burdock & husband, Harry; Sheila Baker; 6 brothers: Ray & wife, Matilda; Olin & wife, Donna; Ronald; Gilbert; Dallas & wife, Donna; and Robert; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Burial: Monday, September 1, 2014, Fike Family Cemetery

Source: Newman Funeral Homes Grantsville, MD.
(Courtesy of Marion Steiding Chappell)
Posted August 30, 2014 

FIKE, Willard Wilson

SOMERSET, May 19.—Willard Wilson Flke, 23, son of Hurley and Della Clapper Fike of Meyersdale, died Sunday at his home. He leaves his parents, three brothers. Quinter H., Galen A. and Car! all of Meyersdale, and three halfbrothers.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 19, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
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FIKE, William W.

MEYERSDALE — William W. Fike, 74, of RD 3, Meyersdale, died Thursday at his home. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of the late William and Clara (Saylor) Fike. Surviving are his widow, Martha (Klingaman) Fike; three children, Robert Fike, Meyersdale, and Eugene and Mrs. Clay Gnegey, both of RD 2, Meyersdale; a brother, Elias Fike, RD 3, Meyersdale; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Courtney, Johnstown, and Mrs. Martha Hoye, Detroit, Mich., and six grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. William Phennicie. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 19, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted October 29, 2011 

FIKES, Willie Ella

Ballinger - Willie Ella Fikes West died Saturday, May 27, 2006, in Big Lake. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lange Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Lange Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Old Runnels Cemetery.
[d.o.d. Saturday, May 27, 2006; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2017

Name: Benjamin C. Filer, 95, of Carlos, MD 
Parents: George Filer and Marion (Bennett) Filer 
DOB: August 30, 1908, in Midlothian, MD 
DOD: Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at his residence 
Spouse: Hannah (Davies) Filer 
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by: wife; sons: George Filer and wife Jane, Covington, VA; Charles Filer and wife Jean, Edgewater, MD; Melvin Filer, Eckhart; daughters, Lois Lewis and husband Marvin, Alden, NY; Rosalie Doty, Seiria Vista, AZ; Betty Knott, Carlos, MD; sister, Fannie Bond, Frostburg, MD 
Burial: July 25, 2004, Frostburg Memorial Park 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 22, 2014



FILER, Mrs. Frances Prichard

Frostburg, Feb. 24 — Mrs. Frances Filer, aged 78 years, widow of William A. Filer, died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Densmore, Bowery street. Mrs. Filer has been ill for the past three months. She was a native of Gloucestershire, England, and had been a resident of this place for 60 years. Mrs. Filer was a devout member of the First English Baptist Church and was well known and held in high esteem in this community. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. James Hughes, Mrs. Elizabeth Densmore, Mrs. John Densmore, Mrs. Alonzo Middleton, John and Ishmael Filer, Frostburg; Mrs. James Bowen, Cumberland; Charles and Henry Filer, Mather, Pa., and Samuel Filer, Carlos. She also leaves a brother, Ernest Prichard and a sister, Mrs. Clara Sterry, Gloucestershire, England.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 24, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2011

Name: Hannah Margaret Filer, age 92 
Parents: Benjamin Davies and Lourdine (Michaels) Davies 
DOB: April 26, 1914, in Frostburg, MD 
DOD: Monday, September 18, 2006, at her residence in Carlos, MD 
Spouse: Benjamin Filer 
Predeceased by: parents; husband 
Survived by: sons, George Filer and wife Jane, Covington, VA; Charles Filer and wife Jean, Edgewater, MD; and Melvin Filer, Eckhart, MD; daughters, Lois Lewis and husband Marvin, Alden, NY; Rosalie Doty, Sierra Vista, AZ; Betty Knott, Carlos, MD 
Burial: September 23, 2006, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 23, 2014


FILER, Mrs. Rachael Folk

Frostburg:  Mrs. Rachael Catherine FILER, age 73 , and wife of Benjamin Filer, died yesterday at her home in Midlothian.   She was a daughter of the late Webster and Elizabeth FOLK. Besides her husband, she is survived by eight children:   Mrs. Walter HUNTER, Mrs. Wilbert COSGROVE, Mrs. Albert LEWIS, Mrs. Jessie SNYDER and  Edward and Harold FILER , all of Frostburg; Mrs. Robert CUTTER of Midlothian and Mrs. William WALBERT of Cresap Park; a sister Mrs. Thomas RICHARDSON, and two brothers George and Edward FOLK, all of Frostburg. The body is at the home of Mrs. Snyder, 55 Linden St. where services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ;  Rev. Albert Ark, minister of the Assembly of God Church, will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jack, Earl and Charles RICHARDSON, Benjamin and William FILER, and Clifton SWEITZER.
Friday, 3 September 1954, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted May 23, 2010

 

FILER, Samuel

Frostburg - Samuel Filer, 72, Carlos, died last night in Miner's Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been in failing health two years. A native of Carlos and a former coal miner, he had engaged in the butchering business in recent years. He was a member of Carlos Methodist Church, and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Midland. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Nannie Fatkin; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Wade, Carlos, and Mrs. Edward Kroll and Mrs. Earl Kroll, both of Midland; a son, Samuel, Jr. at home, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Charles, John and Ernest Filer, all of Frostburg; Ishmael Filer, Eckhart, and Henry Filer, Mather, Pa.; and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Densmore, Mrs. Grace Densmore and Mrs. Frances Mlddleton, all of Frostburg, and Mrs. James Bowen, Cumberland, also survive. A funeral service will be conducted at the residence at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday by Rev. Charles Meade, pastor of Carlos Methodist Church. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 7, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

FILER, Samuel

FROSTBURG—Samuel Filer, 41, of Carlos, died this morning in Miners Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Carlos, he was a son of the late Samuel and Nannie (Fatkin) Filer. Mr. Filer was a member of Carlos Methodist Church and had been employed on the maintenance staff at Frostburg State Teachers College. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna (McKenzie) Filer; a daughter, Carol Ann Filer, at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Wade, Carlos; Mrs. Earl Kroll and Mrs. Edward Kroll, both of Midland. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 16, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
  

FILES, Olive A.

Lavale- Olive A. Files, 84, of 1138 Braddock Road, LaVale, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Angie (Rowlands) Thomas.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Williams; her second husband, Leslie Files; and four brothers, Fred, Robert, Calvin and David Thomas. Mrs. Files was employed by the Celanese Corp.  She was a member of the Eckhart Baptist Church. Surviving are her sister, Dona LaRue and husband Roy, LaVale; two stepchildren, James Files and wife Sherry, and Linda Miltenberger, Short Gap, W. Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, PA., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gerald Evens officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
Cumberland Times-News Newspaper:-March 6, 2002
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010

 

FILLER, Mrs. Artie G. Diehl

Mrs. Artie G. Filler, 79, of Trenton, N. J., formerly of 336 City View Terrace, city, died yesterday there. A native of Green Ridge, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Luwinsy (Barnes) Diehl. Her husband, Carl Filler Sr. preceded her in death.  Mrs. Filler was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons, Paul Filler, with whom she resided; Howard Miller, Middlebury, and three step-sons, G. Herschell Filler, Clarence H. Filler and Carl Filler Jr., all of this city; one half-brother, Gilbert Diehl, McMullen Highway; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary tomorrow from 2 to and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the mortuary at 11 a.m. Saturday by Rev. Jeffrey Rickards. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times; Thursday, 16 August 1973
(Genie)
Posted June 6, 2011

FILSINGER, Adolph

Adolph Filsinger, aged 56 years, died at his home near Deer Park, April 14, after a prolonged illness. He was born in Thaieaback, Germany, March 24, 1870, and came to Garrett County in 1886 with his parents. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters, Mrs. John Oremusy, of Philadelphia, PA; Adolph Filsinger, West Newton, PA; Mrs. Alfred Marheim, Philadelphia; Carl, Gilbert, Harry, Pauline and Emma, at home, and two sisters and one brother. The funeral services were conducted at the home of Saturday afternoon by Rev. Dr. Archibald Moore, Oakland, with interment in Deer Park Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times April 24, 1926
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009
 

FILSINGER, Herman

Eckhart, MD Dec. 28
Herman Filsinger, Sr., aged 57 years, died at his home here yesterday following an illness of two months. His condition became critical Thursday when he was stricken by paralysis. Mr. Filsinger had been in the grocery business here the past three years; previous to that he worked about the mines. A native of Germany he came to this country at the age of 19 years. Surviving are his wife, daughters, Mrs. Owen Campbell, Detroit, MI; Mrs. T. B. Jennings, Fairchance, PA; Mrs. Cora Tippen, Dillinger, PA; Esther, Nellie and Pearl, Eckhart; sons, Conrad, Hagerstown; George Herman, Albert and William, Eckhart; brother, Adolph, Oakland, MD and sister Mrs. Enoch Logsdon, Ridgeley, WV. The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Karl Buff, of the German Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Eckart Cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times Dec 28, 1925
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009

 

FILSINGER, Paul Otto

Westernport, Md. July 15 - Paul Otto Filsinger, 32, husband of Virginia (Harvey) Filsinger, Hutton, Md., died early yesterday morning at Reeves clinic here, from gunshot wounds below the stomach, alleged to have been inflicted by his stepfather, William Durst, about 65, in the yard at the latter's yard at Swanton, Saturday morning. The shooting is alleged to have occurred during an argument between the two men. Filsinger was a native of Deer Park, Md., and was recently employed in the ship yards at Baltimore. Besides his wife he is survived by two children, Paul Edward and Robert Martin Filsinger, both at home; his mother. Mrs. Pearl Durst and his stepfather at Swanton. His father was the late Otto Fllsinger. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn McCracken, Cumberland, and Mrs. Marie Nicklow, Terra Alta, W. Va. He was a brother of Edward Filsinger, Cumberland, and a half-brother of William C. Durst, Swanton, Md. The body was removed to William Winterberg's funeral home at Grantsville, Md. Durst was held in the Garrett County Jail at Oakland today and State's Attorney Neil C. Fraley said he "probably" would be charged with the shotgun slaying of his stepson. Durst was taken in custody by State Police Corporal H. P. Schultheis.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 15, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

FILSINGER, Robert Martin

SWANTON - Robert Martin Filsinger, 34, of RD 2 Swanton, died yesterday in the Universtiy of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, where he had been a patient eight weeks.  He was born October 17, 1939, in Baltimore, a son of Mrs. Virginia M. (Harvey) Filsinger Thomas and the late Paul O. Filsinger.  Mr. Filsinger was a disabled heavy equipment operator.  Survivors include his widow, Betty G. (Friend) Filsinger; three daughters, Judy A., Kathy L., and Irene M. Filsinger, and three sons, Donald R., Eugene P., and Robert M. Filsinger, Jr., all at home; one borther Paul E. Filsinger, Swanton; three half-sisters and four half-brothers. The body is at the Minnich-Steward Funeral Home, Oakland, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today adn from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.  A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Rev. John A. Grant and Rev. Gail Hixon will officate and interment will be in Glendale Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Saturday, January 19, 1974; page 7.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 30, 2014


 


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