May 13, 2013
Thomas A. Schleigh Sr., U.S. Army retired, entered the kingdom of the Lord in the early morning hours of May 9, 2013. He was born in Hagerstown, Md., on Sept. 20, 1930. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Soon Hi (Cho/Theresa); son, Thomas Jr. and his wife, Doris; grandsons, Kyle, Michael and Nicholas; daughter, Linda S. O'Connor; granddaughters, Lane and Dana; brother, Robert; and sister, Kathleen Gossard of Hagerstown; along with nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Catharine; and brothers, Charles and Richard.
August 8, 2011
Edward John “E.J.” Fanning, 66, of Wasilla, Alaska, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his home. A graveside service will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, Md., once arrangements are complete.
August 6, 2011
Phillip Andrew Martin, 79, of Goodyear, Ariz., died Friday, July 15, 2011, in hospice care after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Henry and Mabel Messersmith Martin. He was a 1949 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He served 20 years as an electrician with the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in California, New Jersey, Okinawa, Japan, and his favorite location, Alaska. He worked 14 years at Anchorage International Airport in Alaska before retiring in the Phoenix, Ariz., area in 1986.
April 7, 2011
APRIL 12, 1921-APRIL 7, 2011 Catherine Margaret "Kay" Baker, 89, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Homewood Health Care Center in Williamsport. Kay Baker was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 12, 1921, and grew up in Detroit, Mich. She married Harrison Baker on March 1, 1943. She accompanied her husband throughout his career and lived in many states, including Alaska, and in other countries, such as the Philippines and Bolivia in South America.
May 22, 2009
FEB. 22, 1922-MAY 20, 2009 WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Marjorie Evelyn Plessinger Dehart, 87, of Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Belfast Township, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lee W. and Effie Taylor Funk; and was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond J. Plessinger, in 1970; and her second husband, Calvin Dehart, in 1995. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Warfordsburg. She had been employed by Sagner Inc. of McConnellsburg, and various lodges and greenhouses while living in Alaska.
March 17, 2009
SEPT. 27, 1919-MARCH 15, 2009 Adele Mary Herold, 89, of 17030 Oakleigh Way, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Homewood at Williamsport. Born Sept. 27, 1919, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Pawlowski Zombek. Her husband, Henry Herold, died in 1996. She was employed with Pfizer Pharmaceutical in Brooklyn, N.Y., for 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is survived by two stepdaughters, Barbara Pile of Alaska and Patricia Emener of New Jersey; two stepsons, Michael Herold of Indiana and Richard Herold of California; three sisters, Helen Nikon of Williamsport, Wanda Cummings of Long Island, N.Y., and April Ann Russo of Central Islip, N.Y.; two brothers, George Zombek of Brooklyn and Edward Zombek of Coconut Creek, Fla.; and grandchildren.
January 9, 2009
Coming Saturday North to Alaska: Find out why two Washington County officials traveled to Alaska last fall.
January 9, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Two Washington County officials traveled to Anchorage, Alaska, last fall for a four-day economic development conference, said Leanne Mazer, executive director of the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland. Washington County Commissioner James F. Kercheval and Timothy R. Troxell, executive director of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, attended the conference as representatives of the Tri-County Council, which promotes development in Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties, Mazer said.
August 29, 2008
DENVER (AP) -- Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate on Friday. Democrat Barack Obama, entering a crucial stage of the campaign fresh off his historic nominating convention, began a tour of battleground states. Obama left the convention city of Denver as the first black man to be nominated for president by a major political party. The 47-year-old Illinois senator won over the party faithful -- even some die-hard backers of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- but the broader electorate awaits.