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Miscellaneous Garrett County Obituraries


The small initials you see after each obit are for inventory purposes, only. The dates shown on the obits are either the actual dates of death, which will appear as part of the obituary, or the date the obit was published in the newspaper, noted at end of obit as "handwritten date."


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Compiled by Connie Beachy - - August 2001
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ROBERT CARROLL LAPP, 44, a driver and first responder with the Northern Rescue Squad, died while running a call after an auto accident. He had also served with the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Company. Prior to the rescue service he had worked for Stanton Industries furniture manufactures at Salisbury, PA and the Keyser's Ridge Trading Post. He married Dolores HOLLIDAY LAPP 22 years prior to his death and they had three children; Terri, 21, a nurse at Sacred heart Hospital; Randy, 18, employed at a neighbor's farm, and eight year old Sallie, a student at Grantsville Elementary School. Cause of death is undetermined, but believe to be a heart problem.
(Obit hand dated may 22, 1995) - pt

William Playford LEE, 83, Accident, died Thursday in the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born in Oakland, he was a son of the late Ezra and Savannah (FIKE) LEE. He was preceded in death by two sons, William P. LEE, Jr., in 1981, and Elmer E. LEE, in 1959. Mr. LEE was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie F. (BROADWATER) LEE; two sons, Herbert LEE, Dundalk; George LEE, Randallstown; two sisters, Mrs. Mae WHITE, OAKLAND; Mrs. Anna GROER, Eckhart; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services were conducted in St. paul's Lutheran Church, Accident, with Rev. William Carlson officiating.
(Sept. 15, 1983)

Mrs. W. P. Lee
ACCIDENT - Mrs. Marie F. Lee, 79, died Sunday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born Feb. 24, 1907, in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Lucinda (Ross) Broadwater. Her husband, W. Playford Lee, died Sept. 15, 1983.
Surviving are two sons, Herbert C. Lee, Baltimore, and George W. Lee, Randallstown; one sister, Mrs. Grace Long, Frostburg, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Route 219, Accident, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 10 a.m. by Rev. William Carlson. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Accident

S. ANNIE E. LICHTY, 88, who died at the home of Mrs. George YOMMER were held from the house with Rev. S. D. Sliger, officiating. Mrs. Lichty was the daughter of the late John and Catherine WEGMAN. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Interment was in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated October 15, 1942) - pt

NANCY LEOSHA LICHTY, died Oct. 31, just passed her 27th birthday, August 15th. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BUTLER and was born on Negro Mountain. She attended Negro Mountain School. On February 10, 1929 she married Earl LITCHY.
Surviving; Her husband, her parents, three small children, Betty, 5 yrs.; James, 3 yrs.; and Shirley Ann, born last August 9; five sisters, Mrs. J. E. WALLS, Mrs. Clarence RINGER, Grantsville, Mrs. Jonas DURST, Springs, Mrs. James WARNICK, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Francis RENNECKER, Ellets, Ohio and two brothers, Melvin and Edward BUTLER, Grantsville.
(Obit hand dated 1938) - pt

ALBERT LIPSCOMB, aged 25, of Lewistown, PA, died there from shock received in an automobile accident. He was struck by a hit and run driver on Mar. 3.
The remains were brought to Oakland, with interment in the Rhodeheaver cemetery, Rev. Johnson officiated.
(Obit hand dated Mar. 5, 1936) pt

SARA ETTA LIPSCOMB, 83, died unexpectedly at the home of her son, George LIPSCOMB in Aurora.
Born October 30, 1868 at Tunnelton, WV, she was the daughter of Alex and Jeremia (FUNK) BOLYARD. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Surviving: Five sons, (only fours listed in obit) Homer D. LIPSCOMB, Oakland; Robert P. LIPSCOMB, Morgantown; J. Roy LIPSCOMB, George R. LIPSCOMB, of Eglon; two daughters, Mrs. Delia SIMS, Mrs. Daisy SHILLINGBERG of Aurora; two brothers, Perry BOLYARD, Oakland; Doliver BOLYARD of Coulee, Washington; 28 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church with Rev. F. I. Peters, former pastor of the Aurora Methodist Church assisted by the Rev. Donald Gallion, pastor of the Red House Lutheran Church. Interment was in Aurora Cemetery.
(obit hand dated Feb. 26, 1952) - pt

JOHN L. LISH, died at his home in Friendsville. He was born April 6, 1865 and died September 18, 1938.
He married Mary E. Friend and is survived by the following children; Bertha Lish ANDERSON, Akron, Ohio; Herbert LISH and Ronal LISH at home. He is survived by one brother, Smith LISH of Loch Lynn, Md., one sister, Lilly REED, of Confluence, Pa.; and by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Christian Church of Friendsville for 45 years.
Rev. J. F. Hockenberry, pastor of the M. E. Church in Friendsville officiated at the service conducted at the Blooming Rose Church. Pt

MARY CATHERINE LIVENGOOD, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice LIVENGOOD, died December 30, of influenza. The infant was 3 ½ months old. The family has been residing on the farm belonging to the baby's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson LIVENGOOD.
(Obit hand dated Jan. 7, 1937) pt

Mrs. Ruth V. LIVENGOOD, 67, of Route 2, Swanton, died Thursday, June 28, at her home.
Born in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Viola (STEPHEN) JENKINS.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and the North Glade Homemakers Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles J. LIVENGOOD, in 1973,
Surviving are five sons, John R. LIVENGOOD, Walter L. LIVENGOOD, and David L. LIVENGOOD, all of Swanton; Ralph W. LIVENGOOD, Deer Park; and William R. LIVENGOOD, Mt. Lake Park; two daughters, Mrs. Arlene TICHNELL, and Mrs. Wilma PRATT, Spencer, Indiana; three brothers, Roy JENKINS, Frostburg; Ray JENKINS and Robert JENKINS, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Mrs. Alcy HOUSEL, Cumberland; and Mrs. Lula SMITH, Winchester, Va.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body was taken to the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity United church of Christ by the Revs. Ernest Rumbaugh and Donald Matthews. Interment was in the Trinity United Church of Christ cemetery.
(June 28, 1979)

ORPHA ORENDORFF LIVENGOOD, died January 15, at her home on the "Clyde Ash" farm, about two miles North of Grantsville. She was born October 23, 1892 and was 45 years, 2 months, and 23 days of age. She was a daughter of Christian C. and Anna ORENDORFF, of Grantsville. On October 27, 1933 she married Wilbert E. LIVENGOOD. She was affiliated with the Glades Mennonite Church at an early age. For several years prior to her marriage she lived in Canton, Ohio.
Surviving: Her husband, her parents, and seven sisters. Her brother, Clarence ORENDORFF, passed away on November 18, 1937.
Funeral services were held January 17, at the Springs Mennonite Church, Rev. William G. Detwelder, of Canton, Ohio, and Rev. Roy Otto, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in the Glades Cemetery at Bittinger, with William WINTERBERG, local undertaker, in charge of arrangements.
(Obit hand dated 1938) - pt

REGINALD F. LIVENGOOD, 31, of Keyser's Ridge, Garrett County. Died at the Franz hospital, Confluence, Pa., cause was pneumonia. He was born in Meyersdale, Pa., the son of Mrs. and the late Clarence E. LIVENGOOD.
Survived by: his wife and one son, about two years of age, living at Keyser's Ridge. Also, his mother, one sister, and one brother living in Geistown, Pa., survive him.
Services were held at the Addison Methodist Church. Interment was in the Addison cemetery.
(Obit hand dated Feb. 20, 1936) - pt

LAWSON L. LOAR, 81, former summer resident of Mt. Lake Park, died at this home in Clarksburg, WV, following an extended illness. Services were held at his residence and burial was in Grafton, WV.
He was the son of David H. and Mary WHEELER LOHR, natives of Oakland. He was one of West Virginia's leading businessmen, connected with various mercantile and banking enterprises. He was a member of the Methodist denomination for many years and at one time was the superintendent of the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Sunday School at Grafton.
Survived by: His widow, three brothers, George W., Harry and Judson, and two sisters, Miss Lottie M. and Miss Grace LOHR, all of Oakland.
(Obit hand dated March 16, 1939) pt

LOTTIE M. LOAR, died at her home after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David H. LOAR. For many years she took an active interest in civic affairs and for a number of years served as president of the Oakland Civic Club.
Survived by: Three brothers, George W., Harry and Judson, and a sister, Miss Grace LOHR, all of Oakland.
Services were held from her home, with Rev. Minor Sprague, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the Oakland cemetery.
(Obit is not dated) - pt

ROBERT F. LOAR, 72, died June 14, 1996, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born September 14, 1923, in Midland, he was a son of the late Robert F. and Lucy (HAMMOND) LOAR.
He was a life member of the Alvin C. Neat Post 5280 V.F.W., Lonaconing; a former member of the disbanded Midland American Legion; and a former member of the Roland Terrace Democratic Club, Brooklyn Park. He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are three sons, Robert F. LOAR Jr., Finzel, John W. LOAR, Cumberland, and Richard A. LOAR, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Mary Jane BAUBLITZ, Frostburg, Debra E. LOWERY, Oriental, NC and Erma J. PUGH, Channelview, Texas; four brothers, James B. LOAR and John LOAR, both of Glen Burnie, Don LOAR, Pasadena, and Gene LOAR, Baltimore; four sisters, Iona FOOR, Rockville, Norma BURKE, Baltimore, Madeline KALANVICH, Indiana, PA, and Elaine MIRES, Clymer, PA; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, with the Rev. William G. Boyer officiating. Interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park. - pt

LONG, Clarence L.
Frostburg - Clarence L. LONG, 82, of 41 West College Avenue, died today in Miners Hospital where he had been a patient since August 28.
A native of Somerset, he was the son of the late Henry and Isabelle (BOUCHER) LONG. He had owned and operated Long's Clothing Store here for over 60 years. He is survived by his widow, Grace (JENKINS) LONG; three step-sons, Paul JENKINS, Wayne JENKINS, and Odell JENKINS, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Darius MILLER, and Mrs. Francis COSGROVE.

Rev. George Wehler, pastor of Salem United Chuch of Christ, officiated at the service and interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Ralph Race, Frank Scarpelli, Reford Aldridge, Alfred Fritz, Charles Wilhelm, and William Pressman.

GRACE P. JENKINS LONG, 92, Frostburg, and more currently a resident of the Frostburg Village Nursing Home, died June 28, 1996, at the nursing home.
Born Aug. 7, 1903, at New Germany, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Franklin and Lucinda (ROSS) BROADWATER. Two husbands, Gorman JENKINS and Clarence LONG, preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Paul JENKINS and Wayne JENKINS, both of Frostburg, and O. Dell JENKINS, Cumberland, two daughters, Phyllis MILLER, Avilton, and Mary Martha COSGROVE, Frostburg, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, with the Rev. Lawrence A. Neumark officiating. Interment was in Grantsville Cemetery. Pt

HAROLD LONG, 6 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. LONG, McHenry, died at the home of his grandfather, John LONG, last Thursday. Services were conducted by the Rev. Fraker with interment in the Skyles cemetery.
(Obit is not dated) pt

HERMAN R. LONG, 81, Morgantown, WV, died Oct. 18, 1994, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He was born June 25, 1913, in Morgantown, a son of the late Russell L. and Pauline (LIBERT) LONG. He attended Spruce Street United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Spruce Street United Methodist Men. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and was formerly employed by Pickett's Dry Cleaners. In 1932 he graduated from Morgantown High School and in 1941 graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in Panama. He was a life member of Gen. Daniel Morgan VFW Post 548, and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1614.
Survivors include his wife, Anna (HARMAN) LONG; one brother, Richard LONG, Vero Beach, FL.
Services were held at the Dering's Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Dr. Roger L. Smith officiating. Interment was in Lawnwood Cemetery.

CATHERINE WEIBLE LORADITCH, died at the home of her son near Meyersdale, PA, age 93. She was born near Carrolltown, Cambria County, PA, where she resided until her marriage and then moved to Johnstown, PA and later to Pocahontas, PA, where she resided the greater part of her life. She is survived by H. A. LORADITCH, Oakland; William H. LORADITCH, Hinton, Iowa: E. J. LORADITCH, Pocahontas, PA: Mrs. Annie M. BAER, Mt. Savage, MD. She also leaves 21 grandchildren; 66 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the St. Mary's Church, Pocahontas, PA with interment in the cemetery nearby.
(obit hand dated Oct. 27, 1938) - pt

JESSE J. LORAW, 78, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Sylvia STEWART.
Born in Crellin, he was the son of the late William and Margaret LITTLE LORAW.
Rev. Hockenberry officiated at the M. E. Church, Crellin. Interment was in the Ashby cemetery.
He was a member of Oak Lodge No. 8, I. O. O. F., of Mountain Lake Park.
(Obit hand dated March 30, 1939) pt

ELMER JOSEPH LOWER, 41, died at the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. He was a resident of Garrett County and lived near Bayard, WV. He is survived by one brother, William of Bayard WV, and two half brothers, Wilmer and Clarence PIFER.
Services were held at the Fairview Church with Rev. Cosner officiating.
(Obit hand dated Feb. 9, 1939) - pt

WALTER FORD LYTLE, SON OF MR. AND Mrs. Alvin LYTLE was born April 21, 1935, died April 19, 1936, age 11 months and 28 days. He is survived by father and mother, 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church, Rev. R. L. Maness officiated, interment in the Friendsville cemetery.
(Obit dated April 30, 1936-Selbysport) - pt

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