Lois Houk Reichard, 86, Spouse of Evan 

Lois Houk Reichard, age 86, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville, WV.

 

Born June 26, 1933 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late George Edward and Bernice Laura Trimper Houk.

 

She was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was active in the United Methodist Woman of the church. Lois graduated from Catonsville High School and earned her Master’s degree in teaching from Towson Education. She was a member of the Master Gardner’s of Morgan County, Maryland Retired Teachers Association and Harford County Retired Teachers Association. Lois enjoyed embroidery, flower gardening and arranging, and oil paintings.

 

Lois is survived by her husband of 64 years, Evan Lawrence Reichard at home, two children, Karl Martin Reichard of State College, PA, Laura Jean Reichard Goodman of Emmaus, PA, one brother, George Edward Houk, III of Berkeley Springs, three grandchildren, Ronald Walter Odachowski, Jr. of Tacoma, WA, Jesse Taylor Reichard of Naples, FL, Eric Taylor Reichard of State College, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Celebration of Life services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 12031 Winchester Grade Road, Berkeley Springs, WV, with Pastor Lloyd McCanna officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Grove Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.helsleyjohnsonfh.com.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV.

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Gerald Andrew "Gerry" Draina, 71, Spouse of Nancy


Gerald Andrew “Gerry” Draina, 71, of Hagerstown, MD went to be with the Lord peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown, MD.


He was born on May 12, 1947 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Andrew Bernard and Alexandria Joan Slivinski Draina.

Gerry was a graduate of Scotia-Glenvile High School in New York. He also attended Siena College in New York, Adirondack College in New York, and the University of Phoenix in Mesa, AZ studying Engineering.

He retired from General Engineering in Frederick, MD.

He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during Vietnam and later stationed in Korea

He was a devoted member of the Gideons and his mission in life was to spread the gospel to all he encountered. He left a lasting impression on all who knew him!

He was a dedicated member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Myersville, MD.

Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 18 years Nancy Jane Hose Draina; daughter Tanya Detwiler and her husband Andrew of Brunswick, MD; daughter Carrie Mesher-Bottino and her husband Jon of Forest Hill, MD; son Timothy Draina and his wife Kim of Boonsboro, MD; stepdaughter Shawn Reasner and her husband Shoney of Hagerstown, MD; stepson Marc Knapp and his wife Angie of Hagerstown, MD; brother Denis Draina of Ballston Spa, NY; brother Andrew Draina of Northville, NY; loving grandchildren Lyndsey, Hannah, Corey, Ethan, Madeline, Camryn, Owen, Jonathan, Taylor, Ashley, Avery, and Carter; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and his beloved German Shepherd Theadora.

He was predeceased by a brother Mitchell Draina.

There will be no viewing.

The family would like to thank special friends Milton and Barbara Moats, Community Rescue Service, Hagerstown Fire Department, Meritus Medical Center Emergency Room Staff, and Pastor Michael Beiber.

A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 603 Main St. Myersville, MD on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor Michael Beiber officiating. Burial will be private.

The family request the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Gideons International www.giedons.org

Online condolences may be made to the family at:www.osbornefuneralhome.net

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Martha, "Marty" Delphey, 81 Spouse of Gary

Mrs. Martha Anne "Marty" Jackson Delphey, 80, of New Market, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was the loving wife of Ray Gary Delphey, Jr., they were married in 1956. Born in Washington, DC, on June 4, 1934, she was the daughter of the late T. Floyd and Grace Rutter Jackson.


Marty was a graduate of Washington Lee High School Class of 1952, and a graduate of the University of Maryland College in 1956. She and her husband lived in Wheaton for 37 years and she was involved with Girl Scouts, Wheaton Boys Club and the Resurrection Lutheran Church. She taught preschool at the Olney Day Nursery for 22 years. In 1996 they moved to Frederick, where she became an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Senior Recreation Council and the New Market "Young At Heart."


Surviving in addition to her husband are her two children, Ray G. Delphey, III and wife Blanca, of Tampa, FL and Laura D. Acuna and husband Patrick, of Damascus, five grandchildren, Patrick F. Acuna, Jr., J. Grant Acuna, Matthew J. Acuna, Ray G. Delphey IV and wife Courtney and Stefanie D. Goggins and husband, Kyle three great grandchildren, Addison and Dylan Goggins and Easton Delphey.


Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 East Church Street, Frederick. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Robert Driver Bishop, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Arrangements are with the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. Online condolences may be shared at keeneybasford.com.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 East Church Street, Frederick,MD 21701.

Jan Wetterer, 81, Spouse of Ernie

Jan (Jacobson) Wetterer, 81, of Sharpsburg, Md., loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014, at her home.

Born July 15, 1932, in Charleston, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Myrta J. (Dobbs) Jacobson.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Jan attended Flushing High School in Flushing, N.Y. After graduation, she attended Hunter College in New York City.


She was a homemaker for many years. After her children were raised, Jan became a teacher's aide for the deaf at schools in the Washington, D.C., area and, in the latter part of her career, was an administrative assistant at Trinity College in the district. She also became a certified graphologist.


Jan was an avid animal lover and spent her time helping all animals in need.


Jan and her husband, Ernie, moved to the Sharpsburg area in 1987. From that time on, Jan became very active in many clubs and organizations such as being the editor of the Sharpsburg Town Crier for 20 years, a member and past president of the Boonsboro (Md.) Historical Society, a member of the Sharpsburg Historical Society and part of the Antietam National Battlefield Advisory Committee. She was also a past member of the Washington County Zoning and Appeals Board.


Jan is survived by her husband, Ernest Wetterer, whom she married Aug. 30, 1951; her daughter, Lynn DiCarlo and her husband, John Jr., of Keedysville, Md.; and her son, Thomas Wetterer of Washington, D.C. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Daniel Wetterer Jr., Erin Dixon, Laura Oates and Sarah Baker; and six great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Isabella, Adam, Ryan, Evan and Levi.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Wetterer Sr.; and her brother, Walter Jacobson.


A memorial service in Jan's memory will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Richard G. Hembrock will officiate.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations at the memorial service for a local cat rescue.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.