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Obituaries

Judith A. Ficklin

Judith A. Ficklin, 80, of Shepherdstown, passed away Nov. 14, 2020, surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 5, 1940, in Shepherdstown, she was the daughter of the late Harwood and Charlotte (Morrison) Kidwiler. Judy graduated from Shepherdstown High School in 1958. After attending Shepherd College ...

Frans George Claasen

Dr. Frans George Claasen, age 92, of Shepherdstown, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Born January 1, 1928 in Jakarta, Indonesia, he was the son of the late Johan and Georgine Maagdenberg Claasen. He was a lover of nature, history, traveling and classical music. His greatest ...

Granville Lee Mercer

Granville Lee Mercer, 81, of Shenandoah Junction, WV, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. He was born on August 3, 1939 to Elizabeth J. Mercer Watson and Silas Jackson (John) Mercer. He and his wife, Joan, were high school sweethearts, and graduates of ...

Valarie M. Jacobs

Valarie M. Jacobs, 66, of Shepherdstown passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility, Kearnysville. She was born April 8, 1954 in Washington, D.C. She was the daughter of Dewitt Jacobs, of Shepherdstown and the late Anna (Jackson) Jacobs. Valarie ...

Dara L. Englebright

Dara Lane Englebright, 37, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, following a very brave four year battle with cancer. Dara graduated from Jefferson High School in 2001 and went on to earn an Associate Degree from Hagerstown Business College in 2004. Dara will be remembered for her love ...

Rosemarie Williams

Rosemarie (Tutwiler) Williams, 84, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born April 23, 1936, in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Isa Tutwiler. Mrs. Williams earned her Bachelor of Science ...

Richard D. Buracker

Richard Douglas Buracker, "Rick" 71, of Inwood, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at his home under the care of hospice. Born Oct. 16, 1949, in Ranson, he was the son of the late Benjamin Elwood Buracker and Geraldine Elizabeth Ann Wilson Buracker. Richard was of the Methodist faith and ...

Helen Claudine Goforth

Helen Claudine Goforth, 85, of Shepherdstown passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 at her daughter’s residence under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. She was born May 4, 1935 in Keevil, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Norman C. Gunter and Maddie Lee Gunter. For 15 years-she ...

Charles Sisk Jr.

Charles Sisk, Jr., 95, of Leetown, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. He was born January 30, 1925 in Leetown,. He was the son of the late Charles C. Sisk Sr. and Muzetta Puffinberger Sisk. He retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in 1980. He served in the U.S. Army ...

Alexandra T. Handakas

Alexandra "Lexi" Thatcher Handakas, passed away Oct. 6, 2020. She was born in Martinsburg, March 31, 1965, to Nick Handakas and Rebecca Ellen (Thatcher) Handakas. Her curly red hair signaled that here now was an "old soul" with a feisty streak. She grew up mostly in Martinsburg with brief ...