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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2011
When Robert G. Leatherman Sr. was a medic during the Korean War, his wife was busy working at Fairchild Aircraft, updating war plane blueprints as revisions were made, she recalled Sunday. “You make the best of it when you’re alone, working,” recalled Patricia Leatherman, 81, as she stood over her husband’s grave at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park west of Hagerstown. Leatherman, whose husband died in 2006, was among the more than 100 people at the cemetery’s Memorial Day service on Sunday.
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March 22, 2009
Don B. Turner, 74 AUG. 2, 1934-MARCH 21, 2009 Don B. Turner, 74, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Mamie Viola Cook Turner. He was employed as a painter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Benner Turner; two daughters, Kathy S. McCann and Linda K. Nicklas, both of Hagerstown; one son, Gary W. Turner of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
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July 24, 2007
JULY 21, 1927-JULY 23, 2007 ZULLINGER, Pa. - Albert W. Bishop II, 80, of Zullinger, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born July 21, 1927, in New Britain, Conn., he was the son of the late Albert W. Sr. and Sophia Juchniewicz Bishupiak. He was the owner of A. Bishop Co. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joanne Dunn Bishop; four daughters, Teal Hite, Tracy Mayobre, Tammy Groh and Tricia Blair; one son, Albert Bishop III; three sisters, all of Connecticut; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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April 12, 2009
George "Pert" Long, 76 MAY 13, 1932-APRIL 10, 2009 George "Pert" Long, 76, formerly of 9711 Fernwood Lane, Hagerstown, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Golden Living Center. Born May 13, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George C. and Francis Turner Long Sr. He retired in 1983 from M.C.T.C after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marines. He was a member the Improved Order Red Men of Williamsport.
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January 7, 2009
MAY 1, 1945-JAN. 5, 2009 LEESBURG, Va. - Richard T. Ketron, 63, of Leesburg, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Willow Tree Manor in Charles Town, W.Va. Born May 1, 1945, in Leesburg, he was the son of Mary Jewell Ketron of Leesburg and the late L.B. Ketron. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Susan L. Sharp of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and five brothers, Robert Ketron of Leesburg, Ronnie Ketron of Rapedan, Va., David Ketron of Abbotstown, Pa., Donnie Ketron of Eagle Rock, Va., and Larry Ketron of Union Bridge, Md. Military graveside services will be held at a later date in Arlington (Va.)
OBITUARIES
April 12, 2012
Warren Spencer Goding, 84, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Tuesday, April 3, 1928, in Canton, Maine, he was the son of the late Edward L. Goding and Ethel DeMerritt Goding. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. He is survived by his niece, Sylvia Crafts; and nephew, Robert Goding Jr. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph Goding and Robert Goding; and longtime partner, Don Gillett.
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October 12, 2011
Robert Rufus Wren, most recently of Stuarts Draft, Va., beloved husband and father, passed peacefully from this life Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and retired from the U.S. Army in 1968. After leaving active-duty military, he worked as a clothing quality-control engineer in both the civilian community and the Department of Defense. He is survived by three children, Rhonda Wren Pruitt of Prince George, Va., Janet A. Wren of Charlottesville, Va., and Robert C. Wren of Hagerstown, Md.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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November 29, 2012
Ellis A. "Woody" Woodcock Sr., 83, of Washington Square in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Oct. 5, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Rufford M. and Anna (Townson) Woodcock. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Washington County Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Joan M. Grove; children, Ellis Woodcock Jr., Mary Riggin, Roy "Sonny" Kerns, Robert Grove and Heather Grove; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
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December 18, 2010
AUG. 16, 1930-DEC. 17, 2010 Raymond Donald McAfee Sr., of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village. Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Raymond M. and Ruth M. Athey McAfee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katherine McAfee, on Nov. 24, 2007. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Hager Optical Inc. after 47 years of service.        He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42. He is survived by one son, Raymond D. McAfee Jr. and wife, Sharon Kay, of Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
March 9, 2012
Jeptha Cecil Triplett Jr., 75, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home. Born May 18, 1936, in Albuquerque, N.M. A veteran of the U. S. Army, first lieutenant, he served in the Korean War and during the Cold War. He received his master's degree and was a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Bryant and husband, Jim, of Stephens City; and one grandson. Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.   Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com .
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