Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Eugene R. Bare

Eugene R. “Bruiser” Bare, 90, of Broadway, died July 2, 2016, at Life Care in New Market.

He was born September 6, 1925, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late John W. and Vergie Lindamood Bare.

He retired from Kawneer and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Broadway and the Broadway Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Chimney Rock VFW Post 9960. Bruiser was a part owner of Riverdale Hatchery in Broadway for a number of years and was one of two surviving members of the former Fish and Hunt Club.

On Aug. 20, 1949, he married the former Arlene Estep who survives.

Also surviving are three sons and their spouses, Gene and Debbie Bare of Columbus, Ohio, Scotty and Betty Bare of Harrisonburg, and Keith “Babe” and Shay McCue Bare of Boulder, Colo.; grandchildren and spouses, Eugene Bare Jr. and wife, Shellie, Gina Neese and husband, Reagan, Christopher Bare and wife, Sara, Abby Wampler and husband, Zack, and Autumn Barnett and husband, Hunter, six great-grandchildren; and a sister; Mildred Brown of Harrisonburg.

Pastor Debra Cline conducted a memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of Broadway near Timberville.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

The body was cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 13902 Timber Way, Timberville, Va. 22853 or to the Broadway Rescue Squad; P.O. Box 666 Broadway, Va. 22815.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Irene C. Cook

Irene Charlotte Cook, 65, of Grottoes, died June 30, 2016, at her residence.

She was born July 22, 1950, in Broadway to the late Jacob and Lena Ford Turner.

Irene was an attendant at a rest area and a member of Shenandoah Seventh-day Adventist Church.

On May 28, 1966, she married Charley Edward Cook, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Sam and Dan Cook, both of North Carolina, Jeff Cook of Quicksburg, and Wayne Cook of Grottoes; one daughter, Greta Cook of Grottoes; one sister, Liz Walker of Broadway; one niece, Michelle Cook of Quicksburg; and one brother-in-law, Marion “Silas” Turner of Florida.

The body was cremated. There will be no services at this time.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Charles H. Harbaugh, Jr.

Charles Hamilton Harbaugh, Jr., 93, of Winchester died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Winchester Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 25, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pa. the son of Charles Sr. and Minnie Hall Harbaugh. He was married to Gladys Moorhead Harbaugh for 44 years. Mrs. Harbaugh preceded him in death. Charles was a Veteran of WWII having served as an Air Force pilot for the 87th Squadron. He was a member of Freemont Lutheran Church and also attended St. John’s Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Faith Harbaugh of Middletown; grandchildren, Charles Harbaugh IV and his wife Kelsey, Darrell Thompson, all of Middletown, John Harbaugh and Kathryn Harbaugh of Washington State; a sister, Nancy Gibson and numerous nieces and nephews.

His sister, Dorothy Harbaugh is deceased.

A funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Oh.. The family received friends Friday, from 7-9 p.m. in the Phelps Funeral Chapel, 311 Hope Dr., Winchester. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Veterans Memorial c/o The Town of Middletown, 7875 Church St., Middletown, Va. 22645.

Arrangements are by Winchester .

Alton S. Hepner Jr.

Alton Snider “June, J.R.” Hepner Jr. of Harrisonburg, died July 1, 2016, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 15, 1955, in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late Alton Snider Sr. and Janet Una Stayner Hepner.

He worked as a groundsman for Richarson-Wayland Electrical Co. and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 70, in Forestville, Md.

Surviving are a daughter, Hayley Hepner of Frederick, Md.; brothers; Howard “Jiggs” Stayner of Broadway, Jack L. Stayner of New Market and John C. Hepner of Broadway, a sister; Carol L. Turner of Fulks Run, best ex-wife ever; Tina Woodell, numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Phillip Hunt will conduct a memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway.

His body was cremated.

The family asks that anyone who rides motorcycles to please ride them to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family

Ada J. Lewis

Ada Jean Lewis, 93, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Front Royal, Va.

Mrs. Lewis was born December 3, 1922, the daughter of the late August Karl Becker and Rose Marie Young Becker.

Jean served in United States Navy where she met her husband, who also served.  

She married William Howard Lewis on February 16, 1945 in Washington D.C.

She was a loving homemaker and a member of the Woodstock United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Lewis Deskins (Ronald) of Mt. Jackson; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Along with her parents Jean was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Lewis; her son, James Carey Lewis; a brother, and one grandchild.

Services will be private at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at

Peggy L. May

Peggy Lee May, 89, of Weems, formerly of Strasburg, passed away July 3, 2016 in Weems, Va.

Funeral arrangements, which are being handled by Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, were incomplete.

Tyler A. Miller

Tyler Allen Miller, 13 of Woodstock passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 in Woodstock. Services were private.

Tyler was born December 13, 2002 in Woodstock. He was the son of Glenn Miller and Elizabeth Cobb.

Surviving along with his parents are his grandparents, Patrick and Doris Miller and Gary and Roberta Palmer; 2 sisters, Kristen Miller and Candace Cobb; 2 brothers, Brandon Miller and Theodore Cobb.

Friends and family can call the family at any time.

Myradean Pasquarella

Myradean Pasquarella of Lake Frederick, Va., passed peacefully in her sleep on July 2, 2016 at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

She was born June 14, 1926 in Georgiana, Alabama to parents Riller and Edward Crenshaw. She was the loving wife of Dominic Pasquarella for 68 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick in 2012 and her only brother, John Edward Crenshaw of Orlando, Florida.

She is survived by her son, Michael Pasquarella, Lake Frederick, Va.; daughter, Antoinette McDole and husband, Ron McDole of Middleton, Va.; granddaughters Laura McCall, Middleton, VA and Nicole Papoutsis and husband Frank, Sydney, Australia; great-granddaughter, Dominique McCall, Middleton, Va.; sister, Elizabeth Newbury, Horseheads, NY.; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family viewing was on July 6th from 7-9 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, Marlton, NJ and committal service was on July 7th at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at https//

Jamil H. Roberts

Jamil H. Roberts, 37, of Winchester, passed away July 2, 2016 in Winchester.

Funeral arrangements, which are being handled by Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, were incomplete.

Ward S. Smith

Ward S. Smith, 53, formerly of Quicksburg, passed away June 29, 2016 at his residence in Harrisonburg.

Mr. Smith was born in Harrisonburg, Oct. 13, 1962, the son of the late Ward and Shirley Mook Smith.

Surviving is a daughter, Deanne Smith; & brother, Steve Smith.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Valley Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel by Pastor Steve Wood. Family received friends one hour prior to service.

Thoughts, Concerns & Remembrances to .

Donald D. Winstanley

Donald Dean Winstanley, 83, of Woodstock and formerly of Leesburg, died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock.

Mr. Winstanley was born May 2, 1933 in Johnstown, PA, son of the late Jeremiah and Naomi Ruth Weigel Winstanley.

He was preceded in death February 19, 2014 by his wife, Nancy Shato Sterling Winstanley.

He was a member of Mt. Herman United Methodist Church west of Mt. Jackson.

Mr. Winstanley is survived by three sons, Gary Winstanley and Tom Winstanley, both of Woodstock and Bruce Winstanley of Hagerstown, MD; a daughter, Joan Neese of Pasadena TX; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Winstanley.

Services will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, c/o Karen Cook, 340 Kelly Rd., Mt. Jackson, Va. 22842.

Cremation arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

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