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.
June 20, 2011
April 14, 1921-JUNE 19, 2011 Nathan Jesse “Buck” Souders Jr. of Keedysville, Md., died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Nathan was fondly known as “Buck” to family and friends. Born April 14, 1921, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Nathan Jesse and Catherine B. (Zimmerman) Souders Sr. He was employed as a supervisor at M.P. Moller Inc. for 38 years and retired in 2009 from the University of Maryland, Western Maryland Research Center in Keedysville.
October 21, 2011
Kenneth Gerald Crippen, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Born Dec. 5, 1926, in Rockford, Ill., he was the son of the late James and Ruby (Tyler) Crippen. Kenneth attended Fort Hill High School and Potomac State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Enterprise during World War II and the USS Wedderburn during the Korean War. Kenneth had worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., and the Washington County Bus Co. Kenneth, at one point, owned and operated Crippen's Driving School.
May 18, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Sixty years evaporated Wednesday in Hagerstown's North End. World War II veterans Wayne Kiser, 81, and Asher Edelman, 82, stood at the intersection of Forest Drive and Park Lane and recalled their war exploits. They remembered fellow Hagerstown native Bill Altenderfer Jr., a friend killed in action. Above them was a small black sign, newly affixed atop the green Park Lane road sign, across the street from where Altenderfer grew up. The Washington County Joint Veterans Council put up the sign Wednesday as part of an ongoing project that started about 20 years ago, council member Pete Callas said.
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.
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.
January 16, 2009
FEB. 19, 1926-DEC. 20, 2008 HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Andrew G. "Andy" Nelson, 82, of Harpers Ferry, died of bone cancer Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. He was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Hamden, Conn. He retired as a faculty member and dean of mathematics and applied technologies at Montgomery College in Montgomery County, Md. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army and Navy reserves.
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.
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.