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Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A.
Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A.
202 Greene Street Cumberland, MD 21502
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All Memorials and Obituaries (16)
formerly New Port Richey
Iva Mae Morgan
Otto Edward Artifitch, Sr.
Otto Edward Artfitch, Sr., 79, of Oldtown, died July 8, 2023, at UPMC- Western Maryland. Born May 14, 1944, in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Otto Andrew and Irene (Ruddy_ Artfitch. Mr. Artfitch was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He then worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C in the Fingerprint Division. He joined the Maryland State Police and retired in 2004 after 38 years of dedicated service. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Marianne T. (Zdanoski) Artfitch; children, Otto E. Artfitch, Jr. and wife Kinsey, South Carolina, and Deirdre Dickson and husband David C. Dickson, III, Florida; a very...
Betty I. Steigerwald Watson
Betty Watson, formerly of Dundalk, died June 18th. Wife of the late Arthur Watson. Surviving children are Linda Linz and Albert Everhart. Services were held June 23rd. at Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, WV. Memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association, 108 Byte Street, Suite 108, Frederick, MD 21702. For full obituary: www.upchurchfh.com
Donald Irven Martin
Donald Irven "D I" Martin, 84, of Cumberland, died May 10, 2022 at home. Born December 14, 1937 in Connellsville, PA, he was the son of the late Irving and Molly (Howard) Martin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wyola Jean Martin and a brother, James R. Martin. Mr. Martin had served in the U.S. Army. His railroad career started with the Western Maryland Railroad and he retired from CSX, having been a conductor and brakeman. In previous years, he attended St. Mark's United Church of Christ. Mr. Martin also belonged to Ft. Cumberland Post #13, American Legion and AARP-Chapter #2400. Survivors include his two sons, Donnie Martin and life companion Brooke and Danny Martin and...
Roy Calvin Duff
Roy Calvin Duff , 87 Aug 13, 1934 - Mar 11, 2022 Roy Calvin Duff, 87, of Cumberland, died March 11,2022 at UPMC Western Maryland. Born August 13, 1934 in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the late Billy Sam Duff and Helen Elizabeth (Grove) Duff. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joy. Roy was a 1953 graduate of Fort Hill High School. He had served in the U.S. Navy. Roy retired from United Insurance Company of America, where he was an insurance agent. He had attended Christ United Methodist Church and belonged to Potomac Lodge #100, A.F. & A.M. He loved WVU Football and enjoyed his season tickets for 25 years. Survivors include his son, Scot Duff and wife Jane;...
Andrew Jay Summers
Andrew Jay Summers, 63, of Knoxville, TN, died January 11, 2022. Visitation at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, MD, on February 10, 2022 from 5-7 PM. A memorial service will follow at 7 PM. For complete obituary: www.upchurchfh.com
Fred M. Novak
Fred M. Novak, formerly of Adelphi, died Monday at Gilchrist Center. Husband of late Fern; father of Peggy Maple and Wendy Upchurch. Visitation at Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, MD, Thursday 2-4 PM; service at 4 PM. (www.upchurchfh.com)
William Howard Dreibelbis, 82, of Cumberland, died May 20, 2021 at the Cumberland Healthcare Center. Born September 25, 1938 in South Bend, IN, he was the son of the late William and Irma (Hegyi) Dreibelbis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette (Lynch) Dreibelbis; a brother, Nick Carlo; and two sisters, Roseanne Singleton and Kathleen Lesher. Mr. Dreibelbis had served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the U.S. Post Office, having been a branch manager. He was an avid Civil War and Revolutionary War buff. He loved Notre Dame football and basketball. His other love of sports was of the Indianapolis 500, having attended the race for more than 50 years. In addition, he...
Sara Lee Allen
Sara Lee Allen, 91, formerly of Cumberland, died March 20, 2021 at Forestville Healthcare Center. Sara Lee Allen was born in Moorefield, West Virginia on May 31, 1929. She was one of eight children born to Homer and Mary Turner. At an early age she boarded a train to Chicago where she found employment as a nanny. When the family she worked for moved to New York City, she accepted their invitation to accompany them. During a visit with her sisters in Cumberland, Maryland, she met and fell in love with Richard Allen. Sara and Richard were married in Cumberland on April 13, 1947 and one year later were blessed with their first daughter, Linda. Five years later they relocated to California,...
Fort Ashby, West Virginia
Barry Leland Mysers
Barry Leland Mysers , 72 Dec 19, 1948 - Feb 18, 2021 Barry L Myers of Fort Ashby, WV died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Born December 19, 1948 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Leland George Myers and Margaret Ellen (Nield) Myers. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lisbeth W."Beth" Myers, son Colin H. Myers, son Drew Myers and wife Amber and beautiful granddaughters. Vera Lisbeth Myers and Ilaria Breille Myers. Barry is also survived by a sister, Marjorie E. Tressler and husband Roy of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, mother-in-law, Hazel V. Waggoner, sister- in- law, V. Christine Waggoner and husband Thomas Kudo of Charlotte, NC. A graduate of...
Janet Marilyn Stutzman
Janet Marilyn (Coulter) Stutzman, of Cumberland, died peacefully at home on November 18, 2020. Born February 21, 1932 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Gladys (Fleshour) Coulter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marlin M. "Bud" Stutzman; two sons, Scott Stutzman and Mark Stutzman; and, a sister, Beverly A. Berkebile and husband Glenn. Janet had graduated from the American Institute of Banking and had taken courses at Allegany Community College. Mrs. Stutzman had worked at Johnstown Bank & Trust and First National Bank as a mortgage bookkeeper. She retired from the Allegany County Board of Education, having been a secretary at Oldtown School,...
Ellen Feather Starkey
Ellen Feather Starkey, of Morgantown, died October 26, 2020. The Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, is handling the private arrangements.
Cynthia "Cindy" Senn
Cynthia "Cindy" Senn , 57 Oct 25, 1962 - Aug 18, 2020 Cynthia (Cindy) Senn, 57, of Hagerstown, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Monday August 24th from 11 AM-1 PM. Services will follow in the funeral home at 1 PM, with Pastor Harry Copen, officiating. Full obituary can be found at www.upchurchfh.com.
Short Gap, WV
Thomas Tom A. Sharpless
Thomas "Tom" A. Sharpless, 85, of Short Gap, joined his Heavenly Father on May 24, 2020. Born December 4, 1934 in Luke, MD, he was the son of the late Raleigh N. Sharpless and Nellie F. (Herrell) Sharpless. He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Danny, Paul Edward, and Gary Wayne Sharpless. Tom was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School, Class of 1953. He also attended the University of Maryland-Bayview Community College, graduating 1977. From 1953-1957, Tom served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an aircraft electrician, having served in Japan, Korea, and Moses Lake Air Force Base, WA. Tom worked for the State of Maryland, where he was a forestry supervisor. He then became...
Eleanor Leslie Hutson Kemp Knotts, 101, of Rawlings, died on January 11, 2020 at the Goodwill Retirement Community, Grantsville, MD. Born November 19, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Frank M. Hutson and Ora (Heckert) Hutson. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Elizabeth Armstrong, Marion May, Dorothy Grimes, and Bill Hutson. Eleanor was preceded in death by her two husbands: Paul Horace Kemp, Sr in 1949 and Leon "Buck" Knotts in 1993. Among the survivors are her son, Paul Kemp and wife Lorraine, Monrovia, MD; grandchildren, Andrea (Kemp) Bostic (husband Matt), AL; Sarah (Kemp) Wehling (husband Ben), GA; Paul T. Kemp, MD; and Ryan M. Kemp, PA. Eleanor will be...
Shirley Ruth Heft
Shirley Ruth (Buntz) Heft, 84, of Frostburg, MD, died August 23, 2019 at the Goodwill Mennonite Home. Born December 10, 1934 in Logan, OH, she was the daughter of the late John Gottlieb Buntz and Ruth Edith (McCarty) Buntz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John F. Heft, and Siblings, Jack Buntz, Bertice Crawford, Richard Buntz, and Judy Lanning. Shirley was a graduate of Logan High School and Ohio University. While living in McKeesport, PA, she was a longtime member of Central Presbyterian Church and had many years of service to volunteer organizations there, particularly the PTA and swim team. Shirley was elected to the McKeesport area school board, serving as president...
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