April 20, 2010
JULY 17, 1944-APRIL 17, 2010 JEFFERSON, Md. - Mr. Kenneth Eugene Bowers Sr., 65, of Jefferson, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dianne (Kinna) Bowers. Born July 17, 1944, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Glenn F. Bowers Jr. and Helen L. (Smith) Bowers. Mr. Bowers was a lifelong and very active member of Petersville Lutheran Chapel and served on the church council.
September 16, 2011
Woodrow Harry Hawbecker, 76, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born July 30, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Woodrow David and Frances Mae (Rupp) Hawbecker. Woodrow was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of the Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., and American University, Washington, D.C. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, where he served on the church council.
March 9, 2011
JUNE 18, 1934-MARCH 9, 2011 SMITHSBURG — John Richard Martin, 76, of Smithsburg Pike, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born June 18, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John A. and Gladys M. (Sensenbaugh) Martin. He was a 1952 graduate of Smithsburg High School. He was owner and operator of Ivy Hill Farm of Smithsburg. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Smithsburg, where he taught Sunday school for many years and was former president of the church council.
September 24, 2011
Thomas Alvin Burns Jr., 86, of 1092 Kasinof Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home. Born Friday, Dec. 26, 1924, in Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of the late Thomas A. Burns Sr. and Ethel Freeman Burns. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown since 2002, where he served on the choir and the church council, and as lector. He also held the position of chief financial officer for eight years. He was employed by IBM for 40 years, retiring in February 1987 as a financial analyst in Bethesda, Md. He was an honorary past master of Columbia Lodge 58 in Frederick, Md., and master mason of Hagerstown Lodge 217. He also was a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon and York Rite bodies in Frederick.
July 27, 2010
MAY 28, 1954-JULY 25, 2010 CLEAR SPRING - Ricky Lee Myers Sr., 56, of Clear Spring, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 25, 2010, after a three-year, courageous battle with cancer. Born May 28, 1954, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of George Washington and Shirley Ann Wishard Myers of Clear Spring. He was a 1972 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He retired from LeRoy Myers Inc. after 35 years, and was well-renowned for his masonry and carpentry craftsmanship.
September 13, 2010
JULY 21, 1919-SEPT. 9, 2010 Janice Lee (Phleeger) Lushbaugh, 91, of Funkstown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 21, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Pauline (Osborne) Phleeger. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Leonard Alvin "Pat" Lushbaugh, who passed away June 1, 2010. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown, and was also on the church council and choir.
July 29, 2010
SEPT. 13, 1914-JULY 27, 2010 Mrs. Celeste Evelyn Hildebrand, 95, Middletown, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Vindobona Nursing Home in Braddock Heights. She was the wife of Luther Harold "Jack" Hildebrand, who died Sept. 20, 1972. Born near Jefferson, Sept. 13, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Roy Eugene and Ruth Evelyn Pfeifer Everhart. She had been employed with Woolco Dept. Store in Frederick for many years. Mrs. Hildebrand was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Burkittsville; had served on the church council; was treasureer of the Sunday school; and had served as treasurer of the Gleaner's Class of the Sunday school.
March 13, 2012
For billions of Christians around the world, Lent and meatless meals go hand in hand. But if you're not exactly hooked on fish, there is an alternative. Give it up for soup. At St. Ann Catholic Church in the north end of Hagerstown, Lenten Soup Suppers have become a Friday night tradition. They not only provide people with an opportunity to observe their meat-free Fridays, they also bolster a sense of community, said Susan Seiler. A former coordinator of the weekly meals, Seiler said the tradition began more than a decade ago as an evening of fellowship, as well as an outreach project to raise money for area shelters.
August 19, 2012
Max S. Myers, 81, of Meadowview Circle, Greencastle, Pa., died at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center, near Hagerstown, from complications from a fall at his home earlier Saturday morning. Born March 15, 1931, in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late H. Nelson and Mabel (Slothour) Myers. He and his wife, Marie (Talhelm) Myers, were married Sept. 24, 1955. Max was a dairy farmer his entire working life. He was a partner in Myr-Lea Farms on Browns Mill Road, Greencastle.
May 27, 2012
Ruth Anderson Daub, 77, of Williamsport, Md., went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 8, 1934, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Samuel I. and Grace M. Warrenfeltz Anderson. She was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School, worked at Potomac Edison for 20 years, and owned and operated Daub's Garage with her husband, George, for more than 50 years. She was a Princess House consultant for 14 years. Ruth was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport, where she was very active in the Women's Fellowship Ministry and in the past, served on the church council, served as a Sunday school teacher and served on various committees.