July 21, 2009
MARCH 20, 1946-JULY 18, 2009 Anne Elaine Garrett, 63, of 13040 Little Hayden Circle, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009, at her home. Born Wednesday, March 20, 1946, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Howard Jeffries Garrett and the late Annie Virginia Claggett. Anne received her BA in 1968 and her MA in 1970 from American University in Washington, D.C., and later her AA in nursing from Montgomery College. She was employed as a consulting psychologist to the Baltimore Archdiocese until 1971.
July 6, 2009
Red Cross collecting for wounded soldiers CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County (Pa.) Chapter of the American Red Cross is collecting items for wounded soldiers during the month of July. Items will be delivered to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Needed are international phone cards, Visa or American Express gift cards, retail and grocery store gift cards, T-shirts, non-disposable razors and replacement blades, and full-size toiletries like deodorant, body wash, shampoo and mouthwash.
July 2, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- As Ed Kisslak prepared Thursday to give his 232nd pint of blood to the American Red Cross what troubled the 74-year-old veteran was not how he would feel when the bag was full. Nah, he's done this for 47 years. What troubled him was the number of multi-gallon donors who might not be able to donate next time. "What happens when we cannot give any more?" he said. "The Red Cross does not get that many first-time donors. " The Red Cross is losing its faithful, long-term donors to age and health problems, said Joe Stringent, a donor resources representative in Johnstown, Pa. Donors like Kisslak, who has given 29 gallons of his blood, are few and far between, Stringent said.
June 24, 2009
Anyone who donates blood to the local Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Warped Tour 2009 concert. The blood drive will be held Wednesday, July 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Hagerstown Donor Center at 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown. The Warped Tour concert will be Tuesday, July 14, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. For more information, call 301-739-0717 or go to www.redcrosswcmd.org.
May 3, 2009
Hagerstown Trust Co. donated $377.90 to the American Red Cross through proceeds collected in March from the bank's self-serve coin-counting machines. Pictured are Mike Mowen of American Red Cross; Barbara Gaver, branch manager of Hagerstown Trust Co.; and Tony Pirrone of American Red Cross.
April 25, 2009
Betty Frantz Boyer, 85 AUG. 19, 1923-APRIL 22, 2009 WILLIAMSPORT -- Mrs. Betty Frantz Boyer, 85, of Homewood Retirement Community, 16505 Virginia Ave. in Williamsport, Md., died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 7:20 a.m. Born Aug. 19, 1923, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mark F. Frantz Sr. and Margaret K. (Martin) Frantz. Mrs. Boyer was a graduate of Fairfax Hall High School in Waynesboro, Va., and later attended Penn State University.
April 1, 2009
NOV. 24, 1939-MARCH 31, 2009 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gilbert Albert Mehling, 69, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at City Hospital. Born Nov. 24, 1939, in Waukesha, Wis., he was the son of the late Gilbert M. Mehling and Caroline Nelson Mehling. He was semi-retired, and self-employed as a systems analyst and Web site designer. He volunteered with the local American Red Cross, C&O Canal bike patrol and Jefferson County CERT. He served in the U.S. Army.
March 24, 2009
The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross held four blood drives Monday. Officials were hoping to collect 115 pints of blood.
February 22, 2009
Fonnie R. Crawford Jr., 76 AUG. 24, 1932-FEB. 20, 2009 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fonnie R. Crawford Jr., 76, of Charles Town, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Aug. 24, 1932, in Wardensville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Fonnie Crawford and Pearl Mae Cassel Crawford. He retired from the Bank of Charles Town as senior vice president with 33 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army.
January 26, 2009
AUG. 3, 1917-JAN. 24, 2009 SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. - Julia Shirley Creamer, 91, of Locust Grove Farm, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. Born Aug. 3, 1917, at Locust Grove Farm, Summit Point, she was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Julia Grantham Shirley. Her husband, John Philip Creamer Jr., died Nov. 7, 1986. She was a graduate of Stuart Hall, Staunton, Va., and St. Hilda's Hall of Ranson. She served as a Red Cross representative at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center during World War II and until 1958.