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January 9, 2009
Coming Saturday North to Alaska: Find out why two Washington County officials traveled to Alaska last fall.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | October 15, 2007
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Newton J. Funkhouser, who died Oct. 1 at the age of 81. His obituary was published in the Oct. 6 edition of The Herald-Mail. A strong sense of history prompted Newton J. Funkhouser to tape interviews with family members throughout his lifetime.
NEWS
October 16, 2007
Nick and Pam Palm, and Charlie and Joanne Snyder traveled 1,200 miles through Alaska on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and had their picture taken in Fairbanks with The Herald-Mail on July 3. Nick and Pam Palm attended Orange County Choppers' Open House on Aug. 25-26 in Montgomery, N.Y., and had the chance to meet reality show host Paul Teutul Sr. They went on a group ride with the Teutuls through the hills of Orange County, N.Y.
NEWS
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | March 3, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Urtha Lenharr stepped outside on a blustery day last week and commented that the only state with cold weather should be Alaska. Things are about to get colder for the Waynesboro Area Middle School reading teacher as he leaves Saturday to serve as a race official with Iditarod XXXVI. His relationship with "The Last Great Race" spans several decades, from his experiences photographing the Iditarod in the late 1970s to mushing in 1991. "Doing Iditarod is probably the most exciting endurance thing I've done in my life," said Lenharr, who said he finished 51st out of 89 starters.
NEWS
March 20, 2008
"If the sheriff's department has a bullet shortage, maybe they can send someone up to the former shooting range near Hancock and dig some of the bullets out of the trees and recycle them. " - Hancock "So a House subcommittee announced cuts that may cause the closing of the (University System of Maryland) in Hagerstown. Maybe the County Commissioners should consider taking that over, instead of the Franklin Street boondoggles. At least the university property should not need extensive repairs or changes.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
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.
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OBITUARIES
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.
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OBITUARIES
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 9, 2009
Coming Saturday North to Alaska: Find out why two Washington County officials traveled to Alaska last fall.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM and HEATHER KEELS | 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.
NEWS
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.
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