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Hagerstown High School classes of 1940, 1941 and 1942 gather for reunion

October 23, 2012
  • Row one, from left, Hope Showe Shrader and Jayne Fernsner Sterling. Second row, Harold Schleigh, Jean Scheller Holyday, Doris Harp Miller, Marcia Hart Baumgardner, Hilda Stoner and Ann Rogers Miller. Row three, Paul Wolfensberger, John Elias, Bob Hyssong, Wilda Reed Merckle, Juanita Trovinger Moats, Mary Black Stains and Gilbert Everline.
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The Hagerstown High School Classes of 1940, 1941 and 1942 gathered for lunch Sept. 15 at Next Dimensions near Funkstown.

From the Class of 1941, Ed Zeigler gave the invocation before the meal.

Buddy Everline from the Class of 1940 entertained the group with tunes on his harmonica.

Bob Hyssong, chairman of the Class of 1940, thanked each one for their attendance, despite the fact his wife, Bettie, died two weeks previously.

A memorial was given by Mary Black Stains of the Class of 1940 for the following classmates who passed away this year: Beatrice Hull Broadway, Josephine Reichard Shaw, William Virts, Dorothy Martin Buchanan, Richard Wantz, Mary Elizabeth Dunn, Richard Holmes, M. Kathryn Robertson, Gail Mongan, Lucile Biser Davis, Bettie Shadrach Hyssong and Maude Eccard Kent.

Bob Hyssong, from the Class of 1940, presented the names of those classmates who were on hand, including Mary Black Stains, John Elias, Gilbert Everline, Jayne Fernsner Sterling, Doris Harp Miller, Marcia Hart Baumgardner, Bob Hyssong, Wilda Reed Merckle, Ann Rogers Miller, Jean Scheller Holyday, Harold Schleigh, Hope Showe Shrader, Hilda Stoner, Juanita Trovinger Moats and Paul Wolfensberger.

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Sam Hankey from the Class of 1941 presented the names of those who were on hand, including Bob Bohman, Mary Helen Stonebraker Wantz, Leroy Myers, Edward Zeigler, Bob Keedy, Charles Koontz, Sam Hankey, Arlene Bair Messersmith, Howard Yeager, Vi Sweeney, John Lehman, Albert Powell, Betty Leiter Kershner, Louise Horn Varner, Jean Stocksdale Marsh, Leonard Lowry and Bob Smith.

Bill Lightner from the Class of 1942 presented the names of the classmates who were on hand, including Dorothy Stoner Eads, Gloria French, Doris Jane Stoner Wood, Nellie Trumpower Bowman, Stanley Robertson, Margaret Smith Crawford, Bill Lightner, Edward Ditto, Carroll E. Kline, Una Lee Alger McCarty, Doris Madden Haines, Wetona Rind Carbaugh, Regis Allen, Alice Bell Lowry, Mildred Bishop Wheeler, Gloria Eaton McKee, Matilda Over Raynolds, Flora Rebucci Richard and Dorothy Wolfe Mong.

Sam Hankey passed out a trivia quiz of things which occurred in 1941 and most questions went unanswered.

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