Theresa Litchfield Died in plane crash


Theresa Marie Wolfe Litchfield, a Cumberland native, died last Saturday when USAir Flight 1016 crashed near Charlotte, N.C. She was 25.

She had boarded the DC-9 flight in Columbia, S.C., to attend her grandmother's funeral.

She grew up in Ridgeley, W.Va., and was a 1987 graduate of that town's Frankford High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and played tenor saxophone for the school's marching band.

She graduated in 1992 from Frostburg State University, where she met John E. Litchfield of Sykesville. They were married in 1992.

He is studying for his doctorate in biochemistry at the University of South Carolina.

She was a master's degree candidate in biochemistry at the university, and planned a career in medical research.

The couple enjoyed power boating and freshwater fishing, and were members of the U.S. Power Squadron of Lake Murray and the American Chemical Society.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Columbia, S.C.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Main Street in Ridgeley, with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cumberland.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her parents, William Franklin and Mary Wolfe of Ridgeley; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 553, Fort Ashby, W.Va. 26719.

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