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Obituaries
Obituaries Archive

Dorothy L. Drummond
Posted 2017-02-23

    Dorothy Lee Drummond of Strasburg died Feb. 20. She was 90.

    Mrs. Drummond was born in Strasburg Dec. 25, 1926, daughter of the late Ella Bauserman. She worked at Strasburg Textile Mill for 33 years. After retiring from Blue Bell Wrangler in 1991 she worked for Strasburg Manufacturing.

    She was a member of the Strasburg Seventh Day Adventist Church where she was a Sabbath school teacher and head deaconess for more than 40 years.

    Survivors include her husband, Frank Drummond, whom she married April 3, 1946; three sons, Robert F. Drummond of Clyde, TX, and Steven Drummond and Jonathan Drummond, both of Strasburg;  two sisters, Mary Jane Jenkins and Laura Belle Sonner, both of Strasburg; two brothers, John Drummond of Winchester and Hubert (Joe) Drummond Jr. of Strasburg, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Salvatore T. Fucci
Posted 2017-02-23

    Salvatore Theodore Fucci of Woodstock died Feb. 15. He was 89.

    Mr. Fucci was born Aug. 16, 1927 in New York. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Navy, and was a retired insurance broker.


Gene T. Polk
Posted 2017-02-23

    Gene Tunney Polk of Mt. Jackson died Feb. 14. He was 89.

    Mr. Polk was born Nov. 4, 1927 in Conicville. His parents were the late Luther F. ad Margie M. Ryman Polk. He was a veteran of both the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. Mr. Polk became a farmer at the conclusion of his military service in 1950.

    Survivors include three sisters, Betty Herald of Woodstock, Diana Lonas of Mt. Jackson and Donna Sortzi of Mt. Jackson, and two brothers, Alfred L. Polk of Verona and Donnie Polk of San Antonio, TX.


Vincent M. DeCerbo
Posted 2017-02-23

    Vincent Michael DeCerbo of Woodstock died Wednesday. He was 93.

    Mr. DeCerbo was born July 24, 1923, son of the late Michael and Jennie Landino DeCerbo in Hamden, CT. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Army, and was a retired federal government employee in Washington, D.C. He also was a member of the Arlington/Fairfax County Elks Lodge.

    Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Joyce Messer DeCerbo; a daughter, Gail Giles of Edinburg, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    A son, Douglas M. DeCerbo preceded him in death.


James M. Holler
Posted 2017-02-23

    James Milton (Grit) Holler of Mt. Jackson died Feb. 15 in Winchester. He was 69.

    Mr. Holler was born in New Market Oct. 2, 1947, son of the late Melvin Theodore and Youlanda Lillian Pence Holler. He was a United States Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Holler was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 2447, Edinburg; Mt. Jackson Moose Lodge 979, and the New Market Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 4264.

    Survivors include two sisters, Jo Ann Bishop of Winchester and Kay Judy Holler of San Antonio, TX.

    A brother, Jack Rhodes Holler, preceded her in death. 


Robert F. Dever
Posted 2017-02-23

    Robert Fenton Dever of New Market died Feb. 12. Mr. Dever was 99.


Ruth W. Shaver
Posted 2017-02-23

    Ruth Marie Wetzel Shaver, formerly of Woodstock, died Feb. 13 in Penn Laird. She was 92.

    Mrs. Shaver was born in Woodstock March 14, 1924, daughter of the late William Luther and Mary Ellen Gochenour Wetzel. She was a caterer as well as a former businesswoman, owning a gift shop, restaurant and gasoline station. She was a member of the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg.

    Survivors include a daughter, Peggy George Simmons of Harrisonburg; two brothers, Wayne Wetzel of Clearwater, FL, and Landon Wetzel of Palm Harbor, FL, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Phyllis B. Wetzel
Posted 2017-02-23

    Phyllis Bradfield Wetzel of Woodstock died Feb. 15. She was 81.

    Mrs. Wetzel was born May 18, 1935 in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late Garlan S. and Margaret M. Stultz Bradfield. A 1953 Woodstock High School graduate, she retired as a cafeteria worker from the Shenandoah County Public Schools.

    She was the wife of the late Lloyd Wetzel Sr.

    Survivors include two daughters, Doris Wetzel and Sharon Marston, both of Woodstock; a son, Lloyd Wetzel Jr., two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

    Her brothers Charles Bradfield, Alfred Bradfield and Garlan Bradfield preceded her in death.


Emma L. Bauserman
Posted 2017-02-23

    Emma Lee Orndorff Bauserman of Maurertown died Feb. 17. She was 82.

    Mrs. Bauserman was born Sept. 29. 1934 in Zepp, daughter of the late Clyde C. and Bertha Orndorff. She had been employed at Aileen, Inc., Strasburg, and at Winchester Medical Center. 

    She was the wife of the late John Gearing Bauserman Sr.

    Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Ann Hockman of Strasburg; three sons, Jerry Bauserman of Wardensville, WV, and Richard Bauserman and Gary Bauserman, both of Maurertown; a brother, Paul Orndorff of Zepp, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

    A brother, Allen Orndorff, preceded her in death.


David L. Abrell
Posted 2017-02-23

    David Lee Abrell of Lebanon Church died Feb. 19. Mr. Abrell was 57.


Kyle W. Holbert
Posted 2017-02-23

    Kyle Wayne Holbert, 60, of Strasburg died Feb. 16.

    Mr. Holbert was born in Rockbridge County Dec. 29, 1956 to Elsie Holbert and the late Ralph Holbert. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Toms Brook.

    Besides his mother, survivors include his wife, Patty Holbert; three sons, Jerry Armentrout, Christopher Armentrout and Brandon Holbert; three sisters, Vickey McDaniels, Frances Carter and Donna Deneen; two brothers, Timothy Holbert and Jeffrey Holbert, and seven grandchildren.


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