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Death Notices

Feb. 16, 2017

Paul R. Smith, 91, Accident, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland.
Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, McHenry (Accident), on Thursday, Feb. 16,  from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the Zion Lutheran Church, 209 N. Main St., Accident, this Friday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m., with the Rev. James A. Oester officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by Grantsville Post 214, American Legion. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church Roof Fund, the Accident Vol. Fire Dept., or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Elmira E. Boyce, 80, Oakland, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at her home. A memorial service will be held at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be left for the family at  www.csfredlockfh.com. 
Bernard E. Wilt, 91, Eglon, W.Va., died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Pine Ridge in Kingwood, W.Va. Friends were received on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Aurora Memorial Building. Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Aurora United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mike Lantz officiating. Interment followed in the Eglon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aurora United Methodist Church, 24084 George Washington Highway, Aurora, WV 26705.  Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for teh family at www.hinklefuneralhome.com.
Patricia A. Adams died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017,  at her home in Grantsville. A memorial mass will be held at Devine Mercy Parish, St. Ann Church, 12814 New Germany Road, Grantsville, this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ed Hendricks officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends honor Pat's love for animals with memorial gifts to Garrett County HART for Animals, 1265 Bumble Bee Road, Accident, MD, 21520; or the Garrett County Humane Society, P.O. Box 224, McHenry, MD 21541.
Alice J. Strobel, 83, Oakland, died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, this Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be conducted at Pine Grove Church of the Brethren, 9752 Oakland Sang Run Road, Oakland, this Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Garry Clem and Pastor Dennis Leatherman officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Brethren Cemetery, McHenry. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com. 
Connie M. Kinsinger, 72, Grantsville, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, this Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at Springs Mennonite Church this Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Eric Haglund officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Terry R. Sweitzer, 78, Oakland, died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, this Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel this Friday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Donald Matthews officiating. Interment will be in the Deer Park Cemetery, Deer Park. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Jarvin G. Bickel Jr., Oakland, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to his family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Swanhild C. Rasmussen, 93, Friendsville, died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland. Friends will be received at the Blooming Rose United Methodist Church this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. A service will follow in the church at 4 p.m., with Pastor Tim Bittinger officiating. Cremation will follow after the service, with burial taking place in Wisconsin. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.worldorphans.org. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.


See full obituaries in the Feb. 23 issue.