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August 11, 2009
DEC. 1, 1933-AUG. 8, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Toshimi K. Bowser, 75, of Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Fukushima-Ken, Japan, to the late Kichizo and Toyo Kisuki. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dunn Bowser, in 1981. Survivors include stepson, Frederick Bowser of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Kimiko Kisuki of Japan; sister, Hiroko Yamasaki of Japan; and brother, Tadashi Kisuki of Japan.
NEWS
January 5, 2009
APRIL 20, 1926-JAN. 3, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hisae "Dolly" DeLuca, 82, of Chambersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa. She was born April 20, 1926, in Tokyo. Her husband, Samuel DeLuca Jr., died Nov. 8, 1989. She was a graduate of University of Tokyo. She retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, where she worked as a graphic artist and illustrator. She was active with Chambersburg Art Alliance. She is survived by one daughter, Diana L. Hennessy of Shawboro, N.C.; one sister of Japan; one brother of Japan; and three grandchildren.
NEWS
September 4, 2000
Pa. mayor, wife, visiting sister city By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mayor Robert Morris and his wife, Pat, will leave for Japan today, with the "doors of Chambersburg" in hand. continued They will carry 100 copies of a poster Pat Morris and the couple's daughter, Meredith, created this summer of architecturally interesting borough doorways. Robert and Pat Morris are among 42 people from Chambersburg going to Gotemba, the borough's sister city in Japan.
NEWS
February 18, 2009
MARCH 1924-FEB. 16, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Calvert Lewis Estill, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at City Hospital. Born in March 1924, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of Calvert Lewis Estill Sr. and Robbie Lee Bennett Estill. He attended West Virginia University and was a 1945 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He served in the occupation of Japan and the Korean War. He was a real estate broker and a certified general appraiser, licensed in six states.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 19, 2006
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail will run "A Life Remembered. " The story will take a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Katryna "Kitty" Cook-Powell, who died March 8 at the age of 85. Her obituary ran in The Daily Mail and in The Morning Herald on March 9. Deep holes were common in postwar Japan. But then again, so were Australians, fried eggs and morning drives outside Tokyo, according to what Katryna "Kitty" Cook-Powell wrote in letters she sent home from Japan.
NEWS
September 19, 2009
AUG. 4, 1921-SEPT. 16, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rita Mae (Weaver) Johnston, 88, formerly of 2021 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at The Village of Laurel Run. Born Aug. 4, 1921, in New Orleans, La., she was the daughter of the late John Curtis and Mary Borgia (Keenan) Weaver. She was a 1938 graduate of the Sophie B. Wright High School in New Orleans. Mrs. Johnston was married for 61 years to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret.
NEWS
Adam Behsudi, Karen Hanna, & Heather Keels | August 14, 2005
A young husband and father, Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Dave Brown prayerfully considered the offer two civilian agents made to him in the early summer of 1945. "Would you accept an assignment to a unit whose mission could greatly shorten the war, or even end it for all time?" Brown said yes. So did a number of other officers and about 68 enlisted men who agreed to transfers to the U.S. Army Air Corps' 1st Ordnance Squadron (Special Aviation) 509th Composite Group - the unit responsible for assembling and delivering the atomic bombs that ended the war. Japan surrendered on Aug. 14, 1945.
NEWS
December 19, 1997
December 19, 1997 Edition Robinson-Shatzer Judith and Donald Pine of Greencastle, Pa., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Mae Robinson, to Charles Eric Shatzer, son of Elizabeth Shatzer of Greencastle and the late Clyde Shatzer. Ms. Robinson is a 1992 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. She is employed at Manor Care Health Services as a nurse. Mr. Shatzer is employed by Grove Worldwide. A July 18, 1998, wedding is planned. Smith-Gambino Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smith of Hancock wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Betsy Jane, to Matthew Grant Gambino, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gambino of Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
January 29, 2004
Population not a problem To the editor: Contrary to the fear of population growth expressed by Ruth Davis in her letter in the Jan. 23 issue, it is really the time to worry about the lack of population growth. The figures from the United Nations show that we are in for a population implosion starting in the next 50 or so years. The so-called major first world nations, except for the U.S., are already going their merry way to extinction. Some may end up as new Muslim nations if they do not restrict immigration.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 15, 2008
There's something Ruthian about Federal Little League's run to the Little League World Series. A little like Babe Ruth pointing to the outfield seats before hitting a home run, Federal outfielder Mark Grunberg predicted his team's success - five years ago, according to his father, Pete Grunberg. When Mark was 7 years old, he told Chookie Karlen, the mother of all-star teammate Nick Karlen, that Federal would be in the Little League World Series when the boys were 12 years old. "It's been his dream," Pete Grunberg said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 17, 2013
Ayako Shiga, the Japanese language teacher at Boonsboro High School, was named Washington County Public Schools' 2013-14 Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night. “I truly feel honored to accept this award on behalf of all the teachers - hard-working, wonderful teachers of Washington County Public Schools. Thank you very much,” Shiga told the crowd of about 170 people at the Fountain Head Country Club. Shiga, 35, of Chambersburg, Pa., was one of five finalists for the award, which is sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2012
Pat Hunt and Michael “Mike” Robinson have been doing martial arts for about 40 years and a recent trip to Japan provided the opportunity to present each of them with a plaque commemorating their lifetime dedication. They were two of four people to receive the award, out of the 300-member international team, Robinson said. Hunt and Robinson were in Kyoto, Japan, from April 25 to May 1 as part of a 15-member U.S. team that competed in Iaido, or Japanese swordsmanship, with other teams competing in a variety of forms of martial arts.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richard@herald-mail.com | February 9, 2012
A lucky spin of the wheel last April 8 turned Allison Speaker of Shepherdstown into the queen of the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival - a title she gives up April 13 when a new spin picks her successor. Speaker, 23, daughter of Homer Speaker of Shepherdstown and Leota Trainer of Hagerstown, graduated from Jefferson High School and Shepherd University. She is a graduate student at American University in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit social and civic National Conference of State Societies has as its members residents of states and the five U.S. territories who work in the Washington, D.C., area.
EDUCATION
May 25, 2011
Boonsboro High School raised the most money of any school in Maryland in the Maryland Kids Care: Collecting Pennies (and More) campaign to assist relief efforts in Japan. Boonsboro's student-led effort raised $6,233.68, and the school recently was honored at a ceremony at the Maryland State Department of Education. Students from 263 schools in Maryland raised almost $171,000 for earthquake victims in Japan in a partnership with the American Red Cross' Central Maryland Chapter.
EDUCATION
April 4, 2011
Instrumental and vocal music groups at Smithsburg Middle School will present a concert to benefit earthquake- and tsunami-relief efforts in Japan on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Smithsburg High School.   The concert will feature performances by the eighth-grade band, seventh and eighth-grade orchestra, and eighth-grade chorus. Donations will be accepted at the door. Organizers are also accepting contributions by mail to Disaster Relief Benefit Concert, Smithsburg Middle School, 68 N. Main St., Smithsburg, MD 21783.
NEWS
June 2, 2010
TOKYO (AP) -- Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned Wednesday to improve his party's chances in an election next month, after his popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base. Finance Minister Naoto Kan, who has a clean and defiant image, emerged as a likely successor. He signaled he intends to run for leadership of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan at a party meeting to be held Friday. Sweeping into office just eight months ago by defeating the long-ruling conservatives, Hatoyama captured the imagination of many Japanese voters with his promises to bring change and transparency to government, as the country grappled with economic stagnation and an aging, shrinking population.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 18, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 17-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., girl is one of 40 "doodle" finalists in a nationwide art contest sponsored by Google, an Internet technology company best known for its online search engine. Hedgesville High School junior Alexandra "Alex" Engelman's watercolor painting of the "Google" logo titled "Let's Go To Japan" is no simple sketch scrawled in the margin of a notebook. Alex's entry was selected as the regional finalist for Grade 10-12 in Region 3, which includes Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
NEWS
September 19, 2009
AUG. 4, 1921-SEPT. 16, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rita Mae (Weaver) Johnston, 88, formerly of 2021 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at The Village of Laurel Run. Born Aug. 4, 1921, in New Orleans, La., she was the daughter of the late John Curtis and Mary Borgia (Keenan) Weaver. She was a 1938 graduate of the Sophie B. Wright High School in New Orleans. Mrs. Johnston was married for 61 years to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret.
NEWS
August 11, 2009
DEC. 1, 1933-AUG. 8, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Toshimi K. Bowser, 75, of Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Fukushima-Ken, Japan, to the late Kichizo and Toyo Kisuki. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dunn Bowser, in 1981. Survivors include stepson, Frederick Bowser of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Kimiko Kisuki of Japan; sister, Hiroko Yamasaki of Japan; and brother, Tadashi Kisuki of Japan.
NEWS
February 18, 2009
MARCH 1924-FEB. 16, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Calvert Lewis Estill, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at City Hospital. Born in March 1924, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of Calvert Lewis Estill Sr. and Robbie Lee Bennett Estill. He attended West Virginia University and was a 1945 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He served in the occupation of Japan and the Korean War. He was a real estate broker and a certified general appraiser, licensed in six states.
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