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NEWS
March 14, 2000
A memorial plaque for the late Hagerstown High School Principal John D. Zentmyer will be unveiled during a May 1 ceremony, a memorial organizer told Hagerstown's Mayor and City Council on Tuesday. The memorial will go at the intersection of Mealey Parkway and North Potomac Street, said Peter G. Callas, a former student of Zentmyer's who went on to become an elementary school principal and a Maryland state delegate. Zentmyer was principal of the Hagerstown High School from 1926 to 1946.
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NEWS
June 8, 2005
Week of June 5, 1955 Scant hours after Hagerstown High School had graduated its largest class, Principal William L. Donaldson broke his leg last evening. Mr. Donaldson slipped on a wet and slippery stone, fell and broke his leg while attending a faculty outing at the Simon Clopper clubhouse at Hunting Creek. The principal was admitted to the Washington County Hospital where his leg was placed in a cast. Magistrate Paul Ottinger said today that city police have received hundreds of complaints in recent weeks in connection with the driving activities of teen aged motorists in the vicinity of Hagerstown High School.
NEWS
March 2, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. - A total of 114 people, many of whom attended high school in Hagerstown from the late 1940s through the mid-1960s, attended the annual "Hagerstown in Orlando" gathering last month at Rolling Hills Golf Club. The gathering, the largest turnout since the first event in 2004, was organized by the Rev. Ed Murfin, a former Hagerstonian who lives in the Orlando area. Murfin would have graduated with the Hagerstown High School class of 1953, but he moved before his senior year.
NEWS
February 11, 2009
FEB. 23, 1925-NOV. 11, 2008 MILLSBORO, Del. - Marjetta Louise "Marge" White Sinn, 83, of Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center in Delaware, and formerly of Baltimore, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. Born Feb. 23, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Henry W. White Sr. and Harriette G. White. She attended Hagerstown High School. She was employed by the former Green Lantern Restaurant in Hagerstown. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown and later attended the Lutheran Church in Selbyville, Del. She is survived by one sister, Henrietta A. Kuhn of Hagerstown; three nieces, Pamela L. Johnston, Patricia L. Crist and Cindy L. Sullivan; and two nephews, Jeffrey L. Sullivan and Brian R. Sullivan.
NEWS
June 10, 2009
-JUNE 8, 2009 CLARKSVILLE, Md. -- Lauren Lee Pryor, 74, of Clarksville, died Monday, June 8, 2009. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Margaret "Margy," in November 2008. He is survived by daughter Laura Ley; son-in-law Richard; and grandson, Taylor. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and Frostburg State Teachers College, and received a master's degree in mathematics from Penn State University, State College, Pa. He was employed by John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Space Department, from 1962 until his 1995 retirement.
NEWS
March 13, 2003
Harry B. Warner Jr., 80, of 423 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1922, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry Backer Warner Sr. and Margaret Caroline Klipp Warner. He attended Hagerstown High School. He was employed by The Herald-Mail Company for 40 years, retiring in 1982. He was a reporter and wrote a human interest column. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He was the last surviving member of his family.
OBITUARIES
August 22, 2013
Elizabeth Cromer Keefer, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Ellis and Mary Blanche (Cole) Cromer. Keefer was a 1939 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She was a member of Zion Reformed Church, and retired as a bookkeeper with Saum's Jewelers, both of Hagerstown. She is survived by one son, Frederick F. Keefer III of Hagerstown. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick F. Keefer Jr. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Dean Pryor, hospice chaplain, officiating.
OBITUARIES
December 5, 2011
Betty Jane Earley, 80, formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. Born July 27, 1931, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Antonio Cianelli and Anna Louis Daley Cianelli. She was a 1949 graduate of Hagerstown High School, and a graduate from nursing school at Washington County Hospital. She was a nurse and homemaker. She is survived by a son, John Leslie Earley of Arlington, Texas; and a granddaughter, Tess Earley of Arlington.
NEWS
March 10, 2003
Valerie Violet "Billie" Kitzmiller Cline, 82, of National Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Washington County Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Bert Eugene and Corrine Rowland Kitzmiller. She was a 1938 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She was employed by the Washington County Health Department for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and with Girl Scouts of America.
NEWS
July 8, 2007
The Class of 1944 of Hagerstown High School held its 63rd-year anniversary reunion at the Four Points Sheraton, Hagerstown, on Thursday, June 7. This was the actual anniversary date of the commencement exercises held June 7, 1944. The class graduated 265 students. There were 50 classmates and guests in attendance, from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The welcome was extended by I. Joseph Palkovitz, class president. Following the meal, a moment of silent prayer was observed in remembrance of deceased classmates.
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