December 6, 2012
Crena Anderson wasn't at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. But the 88-year-old Halfway resident will be linked to that day for the rest of her life. She said her first and second husbands were stationed at Army bases in Hawaii during the attack, although the two young soldiers didn't know each other at the time. “I'm proud of what they did - very proud,” Crena said at her home earlier this week. “They must have been scared to death.” Crena said she married her first husband, Marvin Spencer, shortly after they met while he was home on leave in 1944.
November 3, 2012
Carl Edward Davis, 86, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Roy and Zola Davis, he had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1996. Serving from 1944 to 1946 during World War II, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, 5th Marines, 24th Infantry, Casual Company on Iwo Jima. He retired in 1992 from Lockheed, where he worked for more than 30 years as an aircraft engineer.
May 16, 2012
Arnold F. Gozora, 88, of Williamsport, Md., passed away peacefully from this life on May 15, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Jan. 23, 1924 in Hope Lawn, N.J., he was the son of the late Paul Gozora and Catherine (Ference) Gozora of Perth Amboy, N.J. Arnold graduated from Middlesex vocational school, Perth Amboy, N.J., as an electrician. He retired from Mack Trucks, Inc. in 1987 after 37 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 202, Knights of Columbus, Golden Bulldogs, and United Auto Workers Local 171. Arnold was an avid golfer, fisherman and Baltimore Orioles fan. He was a devoted family man and was always there to support and "cheer on" all family members in their activities.
January 6, 2012
George Robert Lott, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Long Island, N.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. He was the loving husband of Lois; loving father of Stephanie Prianti (Richard), Amanda Shenstone (Mark), and predeceased by son, James; loving grandfather of Jaime, Leah, Esperanza, and predeceased by granddaughter, Laurel; loving great-grandfather of Chloe; uncle to many nieces and nephews; and predeceased by sister, Alice, and brothers, James and Charles. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on D-Day, first wave at Normandy, Omaha Beach, on June 6, 1944, and D-Day, Iwo Jima, in February 1945.
April 23, 2011
Vernard "Vern" Brintzenhofe joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942, fresh out of high school in Ohio. His military career took him all over the world and most notably to Iwo Jima with the 4th Division. Vern survived the World War II battle for Iwo Jima in February 1945, but was evacuated to a hospital on Pearl Harbor after being wounded on the third day of the invasion, said son-in-law Wade Moore. He was awarded a Purple Heart. After a three-month recovery, Vern rejoined the 4th Division in Maui, Hawaii.
April 12, 2011
It was a privilege to serve with Medal of Honor recipient To the editor: I read with a lot of interest a letter to the editor written by Paul H. Inskeep published in the Feb. 27 edition of The Herald-Mail. The letter dealt with the Battle of Iwo Jima fought during World War II. This letter brought back some memories I had of an ex-Marine I had served with in the U.S. Air Force after the war. I was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver where I met a Pvt. Watson, whom I worked with and befriended.
April 1, 2011
Mr. Marvin Stanley Levy, 84, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Monday, March 14, 2011, due to complications of pneumonia. Marvin was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Baltimore, the son of the late Harry and Sarah Levy. He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife of 47 years, Sherry Levy, in 1989, and his parents. He graduated from high school in Baltimore, where he won a scholarship to the Maryland Institute Of Arts. Marvin was a veteran of World War II, serving in both Iwo Jima and Guam.
November 19, 2009
FEB. 12, 1924-NOV. 13, 2009 MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Howard H. Bucy Jr., 85, of 7316 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, Pa., died at 3:27 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, in the Chambersburg Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Williamsport, Pa., on Feb. 12, 1924. He later was a resident of Hagerstown, Md. Howard was the son of the late Howard H. Sr. and Aldean L. Dubler Bucy. He is survived by his wife, Ada E. (Betty) Alleman Bucy, whom he married on May 10, 1963.