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pirit of'EFFERSON dFA R'SADVOCATE News/Obituaries Wednesday, July 24, 2013 A9 Snyder, who in late 2011 began ailblood drive in memory of his wife Cynthia, welcomes Richard Zimmer- man as the 500t" Cynthia's Drive do- 0or last month during a blood drive at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg. Snyder ,was inspired to seek 500 blood dona- tions because his late wife, diagnosed WTith Diamond Black Fan Anemia in in- flncy, required some 500 blood trans- fusions before passing away July 6, L)011. Snyder has worked with the American Red Cross to hold Cynthia's Drive events at his place of employ- ment, Snyder Environmental in Kear- neysville; Holiday Inn, a drive spon- sored by Martinsburg's First Bap- tist Church; and at St. James Catho- lic Church, Charles Town. Family and friends also have donated blood else- where in the United States and have reported their good deeds via the Cynthia's Drive Facebook page. Ear- lier this year, the Greater Allegheniea Blood Services Region of the Ameri- can Red Cross presented Snyder with its Legacy of Caring Award. new sewer Staff report RANSON -- The Ranson City Council adopted a sew- er rate ordinance on July 16, increasing rates and charges for Ranson customers. According to Mayor David Hamill, this is the first in- crease in four years and is necessary to offset increased treatment and operational costs imposed by the Charles Town Utility Board to complete necessary treatment up- grades to comply with unfunded Chesapeake Bay regula- tions. The proposed increase in rates and charges will become effective Sept. 1. The average monthly bill based upon 4,500 gallons of water usage for residential and commercial customers will increase by approximately $9.03 or 26.09 percent. The increases are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class. Individual customers may receive in- creases that are greater or less tha9 average. The requested rates and charges are only a propos- al-that are subject to change by the West Virginia Public Service Commission in its review of the ordinance. The Commission shall review and approve or modify the in- crease rates only upon the filing of a petition within thirty days of the adoption of the ordinance changing said rates or charges. Dorothy Taylor Dorothy Mae Jones Taylor was born August 7, 1926 in Charles Town, WV to the late Mary Vic- torine Jones Hanion of Charles Town and the late Benjamin Wig- gins of St. Petersburg, Florida. She peacefully departed this life on July 18, 2013 in Charles Town, WV. She was 86 years old. Her parents separated before she was born, so she was raised by her maternal grandparents, Cora Jones Lewis and Herman Stanley Lewis in Charles Town, WV. She " was a member of St Phillips Episcopal Church, with which she had a lifelong love of our Lord God. She was also a past long- time member of the Deborah #38 Chapter of the Eastern Star, and over the years a member of various Women's and Home- maker's Clubs and Book/Reading Societies. Dorothy (Dot) Taylor was associated with the Jefferson Coun- " ty WV School System for at least 39 years. She started in 1971 " working at Shipley Elementary. She later worked a while at Blue Ridge Elementary School, but spent the majority of her ~ time in the School System at Ranson Elementary School. Work- ing with children was her passion and working in these schools was her delight. The friends she made over those years, both the children and the adults, were golden to her and brought her joy. She loved to cook and travel our country to visit friends and relatives. She enjoyed singing, dancing, reading, Western mov- ies, the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, and sitting on the porch swing watching the sunset, but most of all she loved her children. Dorothy is survived by five children: Kenneth Lewis Tay- lor and wife Cynthia, Colorado Springs, CO; Clifford Eugene (Gene) Taylor and wife Donna, Kearneysville, WV; Vicki Ann Bubb, Vancouver, WA; Tina Marie Thornton of Douglasville, GA; and Paul Emerson Taylor, Los Angeles, CA. Sha is sur- vived also by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins. She is also survived by a number of people, who as children she fostered over the years and those who suddenly needed a place to stay temporarily where they could find safety, good food, warmth, and of course a lot of hugs. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was prec~.ded in death by her daughter, Elma Jane (Janie) Jackson and her friend and ex-husband James Elmer Taylor, who preceded her in death by two weeks. Dot Taylor had no siblings or Aunts and Uncles, but she did have a large number of very close friends; they met as children in the first grade. These friends were her brothers and sisters and they, sadly, have all preceded her in death. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, ', 2013, at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Charles Town, with ' visitation one hour prior to the service. Condolences to the family may be expressed at her obituary at i MEMORIAL Since 1918 EACKLES-SPENCER & NORTON FUNERAL HOME Family Owned & Operated ..... .... Rte. 340 at Halltown Rd. :. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry West Virginia Alan H. Norton Robert L. Spencer (Licensee) . (Licensee-In-Charge) 304.724.6500 St. Ranson, WV 25438 Robert C. Fields, LIC R. Vernon 'Roach' Rodrick R. Vernon "Roach" Rodrick, 59, of Charles Town, died Monday, July 22,2013, at Willow Tree Manor, Charles Town. Born Dec. 22, 1953, in Charles Town, he was the son of Randolph H. Rodrick Jr. and Isabelle M. Vernon Rodrick. He worked for 46 years at theTurf Mo- tel, Charles Town. He was of the Baptist faith. He graduated from Jefferson High School, Class of 1972. He was a member of VFW Memori- al Post No. 3522, Jackson-Perks Ameri- can Legion Post No. 71, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 948, all of Charles Town, and the Eagles of Brunswick, Md., and Purcellville, Va. He is survived by a daughter, Cassie R. Chauncey of Berryville, Va.; a son, Ran- dolph Scott Rodrick of Petersville, Md.; and three grandchildren. A sister, Randa Mac Rodrick Wasson, is deceased. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Fri- day at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funer- al Home, Ranson, with Dr. Henry Christie officiating. Burial will be at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. Friends will be received startin~ at 10 a.m. the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Amer- ican Heart Association, 1336 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington 25701. Charles H. Via Charles Hugh Via, 75, of Ranson, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Blue Ridge Hos- pice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, Va. Born Jan. 25, 1938, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Hugh Allen Via and Esther Neil Barfield Via. He worked as registrar and admissions director at Potomac State College, Keyser, and Piedmont Virginia Community Col- lege, Charlottesville, Va. He graduated from Charles Town High School, Class of 1955. He earned a bach- elor's degree from Shepherd College in 1960 and his master's degree from Atlanta University in 1964. He was a member of Charles Town Bap- tist Church. In addition to his mother, of Ranson, he is survived by a sister, Sarah F. Via of Martinsburg; and two brothers, George W. Via of Charles Town and Clyde A. Via of Winchester. A brother, Robert L. "Bobby" Via, is de- ceased. A funeral will be held at 11 this morning at Charles Town Baptist Church, 203 E. Congress St., with the Rev. BrianHotaling officiating. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. Memorials may be made to Charles Town Baptist Church Building Fund, 211 E. Congress St., Charles Town 25414. Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Ranson, handled arrangements. Ronald G. Sikerica Ronald George Sikerica, 70, of Harpers Ferry, died Thursday, July 11,2013, at his home. Born on April 11, 1943, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of George and Emma Yuhas Sikerica. He is survived by a daughter, Briana Sikerica of Frederick, Colo.; a sister, Ju- dith Lindsey of Wickliffe, Ohio; and three grandchildren. A son, Terrence George Sikerica, is de- ceased. Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, is handling arrange- ments, which are private. Nancy A. Tumolo Nancy Ann Tumolo, 95,of Harpers Ferry, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at her daughter's home. Born Nov. 7, 1917, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of Noe Paolicelli and Rosario Gaudiosi Paolicelli. She is survived by a son, Arthur Tumolo of Falls Church, Va.; a daughter, Joanne Bar- io of Harpers Ferry; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jerry Germano Tumolo, died in 1999. A graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery will be held later. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg 25403. Eacldes-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, handled arrangements. Chad 'Burr' Frye Chad "Burr" Bagent Frye, 34, of Ranson, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Martins- burg Crisis Center. Born May 29, 1979, in Ranson, he was the son of L'mda Lee Bagent and Albert Frye and the late Elizabeth Frye. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his mother, of Ranson, and father, of Winchester, Va. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Fri- day at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ran- son, with the Rev. John Faircloth officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Spirit offers 2 types of death notices One is the obituary, which is published at no charge. A photo may be included. The informa- tion provided by funeral homes is edited to conform to the paper's guidelines. A second option is a memorial, which may include a larger photo or photos, additional biographi- cal details of the person who has passed away, the names of grand- children and other survivors as well as any other information that is desired. How to submit: Funeral homes should submit free obit- uaries to Christine Miller Ford in the newsroom. Her email is Christine@Spiritof'jefferson.coml Memorials should be sent to Mary Burns, at mary@spiritofj- Granites -Bronze -Marble Plaques .Vases eCemetery Engraving Service Serving the Tri-State Area since 1971 524 Fillmore Street. P.O. Box 216, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (304) 535-2278 email: Q - I am a wainss at a nisy restamanL Is ihere a device that muffles loud music but lets you hear ounversaUom? A- It sounds like you are talking about musician's plugs. These are custom f~ to your ears. Ask your audiologist. Hearing Testing Balance/Dizziness Test Babies to Seniors Tinnitus Testing What are our patients saying about us? 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