April 8, 2013
Harold “Hendy” Sharpe Hendershott, 78, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his home in Charlotte, N.C. The family will receive friends at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Geencastle, Pa., one hour before the service Saturday. The service will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial with military honors provided by Chambersburg V.F.W. Post 1599 Honor Guard will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens of Chambersburg, Pa. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.
March 13, 2013
Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Roland E. Ost Jr., 81, of 3885 Alfalfa Lane in Fayetteville, Pa., died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Washington Township, Pa. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, where full military honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, Pa.
January 13, 2013
Ralph M. Walck, 86, of Edward Drive, Greencastle, Pa., and a resident of ManorCare Health Services of Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and one hour before the service Thursday at Greencastle Presbyterian Church. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Taylor Camerer officiating. Burial will follow with military honors provided by Chambersburg VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.
December 12, 2012
Gerald Eugene Sheffler, 84, of Hughesville, Md., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Greencastle V.F.W. will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors provided by Chambersburg V.F.W. Post 1599 Honor Guard will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery Greencastle.
November 4, 2012
Jon C. Minnich, 82, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of 13125 Ashton Drive and East Seventh Street, both of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.
October 31, 2012
Carl L. Gudgeon, 78, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital. A graveside service will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman's Station, Antrim Township, Pa., with Pastor Alan Smith officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg.
September 9, 2012
Gerald Owen Morganthall Sr., 92, of Greenfield, Ind., and formerly of 130 Fairview Ave. Waynesboro, Pa., for many years, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. Born Oct. 8, 1919, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Owen L. and Jeanette (Ryder) Morganthall. He and his wife, Janet E. (Devor) Morganthall, were married Dec. 5, 1946. She died March 9, 2006. He retired in 1982 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown. Gerald was a 1938 graduate of Waynesboro High School.
September 6, 2012
Local law enforcement officials will be honored during this year's “Remembrance in the Park” ceremony at Hagerstown's City Park on Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a city news release. Hagerstown, Washington County and state law enforcement, emergency services personnel, military members, elected officials and the public are invited to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, at the ceremony that begins at 7 p.m. Trees will be planted in memory of four Maryland State Police personnel who were killed in the line of duty, including Officer Clinton Rhodes (Jan.
July 7, 2012
Jo Ann Rankin is a woman who heeds that tug on her heart. A couple years ago, when her husband, William Rankin, closed his golf cart shop on National Pike, Jo Ann felt inspired to convert the building into a flea market. William Rankin was apprehensive, he said, but Jo Ann made a go of it. Right off the bat, having the market wasn't enough. Jo Ann, who William said has “a heart for community service,” began hosting fundraisers at the shop to benefit various organizations.
June 14, 2012
While the stars and stripes of the American flag fly high on a daily basis, one day a year, the red, white and blue banner is the object of particular reverence. About 40 people gathered to recognize Flag Day Wednesday afternoon at Hagerstown's annual celebration of the holiday at University Plaza. An AMVETS Post 10 color/honor guard, the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown and Boy Scout Troop 2 all attended the ceremony. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and Robert Stouffer Jr., commander of the Sons of AMVETS Department of Maryland, spoke about what the holiday means to them.