Vincent G. and Bernard G. Alexander
Vincent George Alexander and his twin brother, Bernard George Alexander, entered and departed this life on June 2, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
The twins are survived by their parents George and Victoria Alexander, of Baltimore, Maryland; grandparents Charles and Margaret Alexander, of Arbovale, and Margaret Witt, of Baltimore, Maryland; Services and interment were held privately on June 6 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Baltimore.
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James R. Walker
James Roy Walker, age 84, of Marlinton, was born December 17, 1917, in Brownsburg, to Susie and William Walker.
He died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at the Care Center at White Sulphur Springs.
He was a member of the First Macedonia Baptist Church of Brownsburg.
Mr. Walker spent most of his earlier years employed by Mower Lumber Company on Cheat Mountain.
Preceding him in death were his parents, eight brothers, four sisters, and one daughter.
He is survived by a sister, Virginia Walker, of Marlinton; a daughter, Linda Daugherty, of Lexington, Virginia; a son, James R. Walker, Jr., of Richmond, Virginia; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Gregory Scott, with burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday before services.
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Olevia Lucille Hannah Lahti
Olevia Lucille Hannah Lahti, age 88, died June 6, 2002, at Anne Arundel Medical center in Annapolis, Maryland. She had resided in Herndon, Virginia, for more than 45 years with her husband, Col. Edward H. Lahti, who preceded her in death on September 2, 2001.
Mrs. Lahti was born at Edray on June 2, 1914, the daughter of Hugh Amos and Levie Sabina Hannah. She graduated from Marlinton High School as an honor student and from Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C.
In her early career, Mrs. Lahti was employed at Wooddell Jewelry Store in Marlinton, and in later years she worked at the Department of the Interior (Bureau of Mines) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense?Pentagon, both in Washington, D.C.
From a family of eight, Mrs. Lahti is survived by one sister, Hazel Hannah Corbett, of Mustoe, Virginia; Goddaughter and niece, Mary Ann Avery, of Stevensville, Maryland; two stepsons, Edward Scott Lahti and John Burke Lahti, of North Carolina.
Services will be held at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, Arlington, Virginia, Wednesday, July 10, with interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Retired Army Lt. Col. Russell A. Cogar, age 82, died June 6, 2002, at the home of his daughter in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, due to chronic lung disease.
Lt. Col. Cogar was born in Lost Creek on May 31, 1920, the son of Joseph and Mary Skidmore Cogar. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Thornwood, in Pocahontas County, where he met his wife. He entered the Army in 1942 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and served in various U.S. installations in Germany, Austria and Korea.
His class of service was military intelligence and he retired with 25 years of active duty in 1968, including 11 years of foreign service.
He received the Bronze Star, Good Conduct, World War II Victory, National Defense, European, African, Mid-East and American Campaign medals as well as the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
While serving, he attended the University of Maryland, obtaining a bachelor of science degree in language and military science in 1962.
After retiring from active duty, he was employed as a civilian personnel officer at Fort George G. Meade from 1968 to 1985.
The Cogars lived in Severna Park, Maryland, from 1958 to 1999, before moving to Chesapeake Beach to live with their daughter.
He was a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge 819 in Germany, American Legion Post 175 in Severna Park, and Broadneck Elks Lodge 2608 in Arnold, Maryland. He was a charter member of the Bay Hills Golf Club in Arnold.
Surviving him are his wife of 60 years, Bonnie Hoover Cogar; daughter, Beverly L. Butler, of Chesapeake Beach; brother, Arden D. Cogar, of Dallas, Texas; sister, Velma B. Frey, of Galena, Illinois; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, at Huntingtown United Methodist Church in Huntingtown Maryland.
Burial will be July 16 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678, or to Huntingtown United Methodist Church Women, P.O. Box 550, Huntingtown, MD 20639