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Obituaries

Marsha F. Thomas

Marsha F. Thomas, 47, of Martinsburg passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown.Born Dec. 23, 1972 in Martinsburg. She was the daughter of Robert M. Thomas, of Shepherdstown and the late Frances L. (Gray) Thomas.Marsha was employed with ARC of Washington County ...

Frank L. Staro

Frank L. Staro M.D., 79, of Shepherdstown, passed away on July 23, 2020 from complications due to cancer.Born in New York City on February 8, 1941, Frank grew up in Pittsfield, Mass. A University of Vermont graduate, he went on to study medicine in Bologna, Italy and graduated from Boston ...

Donald Lee Schubel

Donald Lee Schubel, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., passed away on June 26, 2020. He was 87 years old.He was the son of Henry and Laura Schubel and grew up outside of Reading, Penn., along with his six siblings and beloved dog, Jeff.Don was a devoted husband and father, and did everything he could for ...

Christopher A. Custer

Christopher Aaron Custer, 43, of Shepherdstown, passed away unexpectedly at home, Wednesday, April 8, 2020.He was born on a Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1976, in Winchester, Virginia, and was the son of Rebecca Vickers Custer and the late Charles William Custer of Charles Town.Chris, also known to many ...

Alexander Wilhelm Wenner

Alexander Wilhelm Wenner died on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro, MD. He was born May 30, 1939 in Basel, Switzerland, the son of the late Wilhelm Karl Wenner and Gisela Maria (Schreiner) Wenner.Alex graduated from Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ in ...

Marvin J. Bowers II

Marvin James Bowers II, (Jimmy), of Shepherdstown, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2020 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born on March 31, 1972, in Charles Town. He is survived by his parents, Marvin J. Bowers (Jim) and Betty Morrison Bowers; three aunts and ...

Jeffrey Sussholz

On February 29, 2020, Jeffrey Sussholz passed away at the age of 72 years.He was born in Washington D.C. on July 5, 1947 and grew up in Arlington, Va.He was predeceased by Leonard Sussholz, his father, and Barbara Webster Sussholz, his mother, both of Alexandria, Va.He is survived by his loving ...

Thomas S. Cushing

Thomas S. Cushing, 83 a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General died, February 5, 2020.General Cushing served 33 years in the U.S. Army, two years active duty and 31 years Reserve. After thirteen months in Korea with the First Battle Group, Seventh Cavalry, First Cavalry Division, and a short time ...

Duane Alexander

Duane Alexander, M.D., head of the maternal and child health institute at the National Institutes of Health for more than two decades, died on February 16 of Alzheimer's disease, near his home in Shepherdstown, WV. He was 79.As Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human ...

Gerald E. Zimmerman

Dr. Gerald E. Zimmerman of Shepherdstown, W.Va. passed away on Feb. 8, 2020, at the age of 74.Born in Akron, OH on Aug. 8, 1945, Jerry was raised by his loving parents John and Ann Zimmerman in the town of Stow, OH, and grew up alongside big sister Catherine Caruthers, who still resides in ...