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.
September 27, 2011
Donald Atlee Grimm, 81, of 143 S. Main St., Apt. 16, Boonsboro, Md., went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at his home. Born Monday, Oct. 14, 1929, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Nelson Grimm and Mary Elizabeth Leatherman Grimm. He was first employed as a truck driver with his father's milk company, delivering milk in cans, and later was employed and retired from M.J. Grove. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
February 23, 2012
Melvin B. Stenger Jr., of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away at 7:35 p.m. Feb. 22, 2012, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport, Md. Born in Hagerstown, Md., he was a son of the late Melvin B. Sr. and Helen R. Wiebel Stenger. Mr. Stenger was a graduate of Shippensburg University. He taught at Forbes Roads School for one year. He then began his career at James Buchanan High School, where he taught in the English and business education departments for 38 years. He also coached basketball during his teaching career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 18, 2004
Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will host the annual Memorial Day program and wreath laying in front of the Washington County Courthouse in Hagerstown on Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m.Hagerstown Mayor William Breichner will be the guest speaker. Breichner is a 13-year member of Morris Frock Post 42 and a veteran of the Korean War. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 19, 1952 and was honorably discharged in October 1954. He was elected to the Hagerstown City Council for four years in 1989 and re-elected for two four-year terms.