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.
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.
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.
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.
July 13, 2013
Wilfred (Billy) Odell Saunders, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 8, 2013. He was a United States Marine and served in the Korean War. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was the husband of Charlene M. Saunders of Sarasota; and former wife, Harriet A. Saunders, of Sarasota, with whom he remained very close. He is survived by his brother, Joe Saunders of Hagerstown; brother, Mark (Merdy) Saunders of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Joyce (Sis)
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.
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.)
April 22, 2013
William H. Snyder Jr., 78, of Grand Island, Fla., passed away on April 12, 2013. He was born in Williamsport, Md., to the late William H. Snyder Sr. and the late Bessie Lee Snyder. William attended Hagerstown High School and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 211 of Funkstown, Md. William was retired from Potomac Edison Company (currently Allegheny Power). He was of Lutheran faith. William is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Delores M. Snyder; daughters, Kimberly Snyder, Diana Gift and son-in-law, Earl Gift and granddaughter, Mikaela Gift and is also survived by brothers, Gary Snyder, Danny Snyder and sister, Connie Pearman.