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Victor Marchand (Vic or Chip), of Harpers Ferry, died at home on January 26 of lung cancer.

Born in Derby, CT, in 1941, he was the son of Evelyn and Wallace Marchand.

After graduating in 1959 from Shelton High School, Shelton, CT, Vic joined the Air Force as a plane mechanic at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. He later worked as a draftsman at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Later, as a Master Chef, Vic was top chef at The Inn, his great aunt’s restaurant in Purcellville, VA. For many years, he was part of the social staff on cruise ships, where he traveled the world as a ballroom dancer and entertainer. In addition, he was a Master Gardener who developed beautiful gardens at his home near Harpers Ferry.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Berkeley Jefferson Cotillion Club of Ranson, the Frederick Ballroom Dance Club of Walkersville, MD, and the Regency Dancing Society of Upperville, VA. For many years, he led The Panhandlers, a social group of the Eastern Panhandle. He was widely known for providing companionship, food and transportation for persons who were homebound.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Bresnock and Jeanne VanHouten, both of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his husband, Dr. John Happ of Harpers Ferry; a sister, Martha Marchand of Strasburg, VA; a sister-in-law, Mary Warshowsky of Harlingen, TX; a stepson, James Happ of Clearbrook, VA; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Crompton of Montverde, FL; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

A celebration of his life will be held at a future time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The National Lung Association (


Charles C. Fultz

Charles Clarence Fultz, 93, of Harpers Ferry, WV passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at his residence.

Born November 12, 1926 in Romney, WV, he was the son of Homer Fultz and Rose McBride Fultz.

He was of the Christian faith.

Charles was retired from William A. Hazel Construction Co. with 25 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and spending most of his time outdoors.

He is survived by two sons, Clarence Cecil Fultz, Sr. and wife Elma of Harpers Ferry, WV and Donald Wayne Fultz and wife, Tammy of Charles Town, WV; two sisters, one brother, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Mary in 2007, one son, Charles Arthur Fultz and grandson, Clarence Cecil Fultz, Jr.

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