November 30, 1999
HAGERSTOWN Smithsburg resident Dr. George W. Comstock, who dedicated his life to public health, died Sunday afternoon at his home after a 12-year battle with prostate cancer. Comstock, who was 92, is known internationally for his tuberculosis research, and locally as the namesake of the George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention. He was director of the facility, then known as the Johns Hopkins Training Center for Public Health Research in Hagerstown, for more than 40 years.
November 9, 1999
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Photo by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer When Kelli Roser was diagnosed with cancer in September, she was scared. Not just for her own well-being, but for her two young children she's raising by herself while working as a certified geriatric nursing assistant. Roser, 33, didn't have enough sick time to cover all the days she's had to miss because of her illness. But thanks to her coworkers at Avalon Manor Health Care Center, Roser's paychecks are still coming in. Twenty-two employees at the nursing home north of Hagerstown have donated 464 hours of their leave time to Roser.
November 19, 2009
Dr. Michael Horn, an anesthesiologist at Washington County Hospital, and his wife, Dr. Marianna Horn, had their heads shaved Nov. 8 as part of a "Be Brave and Shave" fundraiser to benefit the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia, which is part of Children's National Medical Center. Eighty firefighters and policemen also participated in the "Be Brave and Shave" event. The Horns raised more than $20,000 through their online fundraising page (www.
April 3, 2012
Lois Nofziger Gilbert, 78, of 13031 Hawkins Circle in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Brighton Gardens Hospice in Scottsdale, Ariz., due to complications from chronic cancer and a stroke two weeks ago. Born Sept. 4, 1933, in New Hope, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard Landis Histand and Alma Kulp Histand. She was a 1955 graduate of Goshen College School of Nursing in Goshen, Ind. Lois was a pediatric nurse at Washington County Hospital. She was bronze life master of American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)
June 28, 2011
Madeline C. “Maggie” Thacker, 72, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died of cancer Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the home of her best friends, Bonnie Butler and Wendy Dean. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
May 25, 2010
Cancer takes teen's life on day of benefit motorcycle ride Save yourself from allergy attacks Bear sightings prompt sign on U.S. 340 County teachers union against Race to the Top application Pangborn third-grader leads fight against cancer
August 31, 2013
Thumbs up to Schuster Concrete, which spent nearly $10,000 to custom-paint a concrete mixer pink to raise breast cancer awareness. The truck is driven by Ginger Zirkle, who was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in August 2012 that now is in remission. Zirkle, who was driving back from a delivery when she first saw the mixer, was moved to tears by the gesture. Thumbs up to Katie Marshall of Keedysville, who road a bicycle from Baltimore to Seattle - covering 4,423 miles in 70 days - to help bring awareness to cancer.
November 30, 1999
Arthur B. Richards Jr., who founded Children in Need in Hagerstown, died Thursday after a 10-year battle with cancer. Read the full story in Friday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
September 15, 2009
Cancer survivor models hit the runway Tuesday night at the Greencastle Relay for Life Fashions For Hope show at the Kauffman Ruritan Community Center.
November 19, 2012
Charles Brinham Huyett, 81, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, after a valiant fight with cancer. The service was Nov. 4 in Mission Hills, Kan.