Obituaries for Dec. 8
BARNARD, Rose M., 74, Salisbury, Pa.
BARNES, Wanda M., 86, Cross Timbers, Mo.
BERNARD, Gene, 79, Casper, Wyo.
BROADWATER, Robert M., 58, Westernport.
BROADWATER, Thelma R., 83, Grantsville
COMFORT, James L. Sr., 72, Alexandria, Va.
DURST, Lewis C., 57, Aurora, W.Va.
KITZMILLER, Pat D., 56, North August, S.C.
KOCH, Daniel, 78, Whitehall, Pa., formerly of Oakland.
NOLAN, Helen D., 80, Oakland.
SCHAIBLE, Todd, 70, Springfield, Mo.
SMITH, Robert D., 79, Brunswick, Ohio.
TASKER, Cecil D. Tasker Sr., 68, Oakland.
Cecil D. Tasker Sr., 68, died on Wednesday, Nov, 30, 2016. Friends were received at the Old Loch Lynn Church of God, Loch Lynn. A funeral service was held in the church on Sunday, Dec. 4, with Pastor Barbara Rexroad and Pastor Donald Matthews officiating. Interment followed in the Tasker Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 43, Oakland, MD 21550; or the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 378, Oakland, MD 21550. The C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.csfredlockfh.com.
Rose M. Barnard, 74, Salisbury, Pa., died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at WMHS Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. A private funeral service and burial will be held.
Robert M. Broadwater, 58, Westernport, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland. Friends were received at Boal’s Funeral Home, Westernport, where funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec.7. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.boalfh.com. In keeping with his compassionate and philanthropic nature, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Allegany County Habitat for Humanity, www.alleganycountyhfh.org; Lisa Wade 5K/Corey's Course, c/o Lisa Wade Memorial Scholarship, Steve Amann, 483 Walnut St., Westernport, MD 21562; or American Red Cross, www.redcross.org.
Pat D. Kitzmiller, 56, North Augusta, S.C., died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at WMHS Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home today, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Paul Goldizen officiating. Interment will be in the Sharpless Cemetery at Mt. Zion, Swanton. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to in care of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
James L. Comfort Sr., 1SG – (Ret), U.S. Army, age 72, died on Nov. 30, 2016, at his home in Alexandria, Va., after a prolonged illness. The family received friends at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, Va.. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Dec.7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alexandria, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations made in Jim’s honor to The Walter Reed Society Warrior/Family Support Fund (www.walterreedsociety.org).
Dr. Daniel Koch, 78, Whitehall, Pa., formerly of Oakland, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, Arrangements were made by John F. Slater Funeral Home Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa. If desired, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Heart Assoc., 4 Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnfslater.com.
Robert D. Smith, 79, Brunswick, Ohio, died on Sunday, Dec.4, 2016, at his residence. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 6 p.m. by Mountain Lodge #99 A.F. & A.M. Funeral services will be conducted in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, ELCA on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Peter Suwak officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the St. John’s Cemetery (ELCA), Accident.
Dr. Todd Schaible, Springfield, Mo., died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, from injuries sustained in a fall at his home. He was 70. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at King’s Way United Methodist Church, Springfield, with Pastor Laura Murphy officiating, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burrell Behavioral Health for the Todd Schaible Memorial Fund, 1300 E. Bradford Parkway, Springfield, MO 65804.
Lewis C. Durst, 57, Aurora, W.Va. (Amboy community), died on Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016, at home with family by his side. Donations may be made in his memory to the Amboy U.M.C. Sunday School Fund c/o Patty Myers, 1135 Aurora Pike, Aurora, WV 26705. Family and friends will be received at the Amboy U.M.C. Fellowship Hall on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the Amboy United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, until the 11 a.m. time of service, with Pastor Cheryl George officiating. Burial will follow in the Aurora Cemetery, Aurora. Condolences to www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com.
Gene Bernard died the morning of Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Casper, Wyol, at Central Wyoming Hospice surrounded by his family – he was a few days short of 80 years old. A memorial service will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper on Monday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m.. with a reception following at the VFW of Casper. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW and Central Wyoming Hospice.
Helen D. Nolan, 80, Oakland, formerly of Baltimore, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at the Garrett Regional Medical Center. In accordance with Helen’s wishes, her body will be cremated, and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland.
Wanda M. Barnes, 86, Cross Timbers, Mo., died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at her home. Friends will be received at the Walnut Bottom Assembly of God Church this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 to 10 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held. Interment will follow in the Turner Cemetery. The C&S Fredlock Funeral Home., Oakland, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Thelma R. Broadwater, 83, Grantsville, died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, this Thursday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Mert Maust officiating. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
See full obituaries in the Dec. 8 issue.