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Nicholas P. Serdich

 1939-2018 Nicholas Paul Serdich, 79, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home. Born May 15, 1939 in Grant Town, he was the son of the late Joseph Leo and Marjorie Tarasuk Serdich. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a graduate of Fairview High School, Fairview and earned a Bachelor of Science […]

Margaret T. Franklin

 1953-2018 Margaret Teresa Franklin, age 65, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., fell asleep with Jesus at her home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Born April 29, 1953 in Leonardtown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Ellen “Elvie” Catherine Gray Morgan. She was an active member at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Teresa was […]

Jo Ennis

 1926-2018 Jo Waits Ennis, 91, of Grantsville, Md., died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa. Born November 5, 1926 in Ballenger, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Newton Ernest and Edna Muriel Gulley Waits. She was an interpreter for the deaf at and was a part-time missionary for Chosen People Ministries. She was […]

Judith B. Simonpietri

1942-2018 Judith Byrd Simonpietri, 76, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, May 12 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born December 3, 1942 in Wilmington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Lucille Ross Byrd. She was a member of Berkeley Baptist Church. She was a homemaker all her life. She liked flower gardening, taking photos […]

Loretta L. Chmielewski

1942-2018 Loretta Louise Chmielewski, 76, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born February 22, 1942 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late John George and Loretta Agnes Allenbaugh Meile. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Great Cacapon. She attended public […]

James R. Golden

 1954-2018 James Russell Golden, 64, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home. Born March 21, 1954 in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late James Floyd and Wilma J. Ambrose Golden. A 1973 graduate of Hancock High School. A 1987 Associate in Arts graduate of Hagerstown Junior College. Honorably discharged in […]

Madeline Dolores Widmyer

 1929-2018 “When Lilacs Bloom” Madeline Dolores Widmyer, 89 of Berkeley Springs, WV passed on to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle, in Kearneysville, W.Va. She was escorted from her room to the Hospice entrance with an Honor Walk, covered in a patriotic quilt. Veterans saluted their fallen […]

Ronald E. Smith

 1942-2018 Ronald Edgel “Smitty” Smith, 75, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Western Maryland Health Systems in Cumberland, Md. Born October 30, 1942 in Kirby, he was the son of the late Edgell and Pauline Miller Smith Teter. He was of the Protestant faith. He was a graduate of Paw Paw High School […]

Ellen N. Curtis

 1953-2018 Ellen Nadine Curtis, 65, of Great Cacapon, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC. Born March 21, 1953 in Los Angeles, Calif., she was the daughter of John Murray, Shasta, Calif. and the late Jean Einsel Murray. She was of the Protestant faith. She attended public schools in California. She had worked as […]

Chip Shops – Combine

by Jim Buzzerd The 2018 NBA Draft Combine was held last week in Chicago and two West Virginia University players were invited to participate. That is news in itself as the Mountaineer program has been fairly successful in recent years, but it has not been known for putting players into “The League.” As such, appearances […]