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.
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.
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.
November 10, 2009
FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown veterans from the Korean War and Vietnam War whose names were left off a plaque at the town monument will have their names on a new monument. Bill Osborne, who grew up in Funkstown, has spearheaded an effort to rectify the absences of some veterans' names from the monument at Baltimore Street and Alt. U.S. 40. The Town Council voted 5-0 Monday night to allow a new monument to be installed at the town monument and for Osborne to collect money for it. Osborne said it will cost $850 and he already has $500 in pledges from the Funkstown American Legion, the legion's Last Man Standing Club and another donor.
December 2, 2009
MARCH 15, 1932-NOV. 30, 2009 ARTEMAS, Pa. - James Elmer Rice, 77, of 507 Creek Road, Artemas, Pa., and formerly of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Western Maryland HS-RMC, Cumberland, Md. Born Tuesday, March 15, 1932, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond C. Rice and the late Katherine E. Sigler Rice. He was employed at the B&O Railroad and later at Mack Truck Inc., retiring after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
February 18, 2009
MARCH 19, 1933-FEB. 16, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John A. Kendall, 75, of Browns Mill Road, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at his home. Born March 19, 1933, in Jacksonburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Glenn and Blanche Jackson Kendall. He worked as a carpenter for 25 years for Brechbill and Helman Construction Co. in Chambersburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Heidelberg Church in Marion, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Dolly V. Dorty Kendall, whom he married Feb. 28, 1953; three daughters, Michele M. Alvarez of Marion, Pa., Tammy L. Myers of Carlisle, Pa., and Jill K. Oberholzer of Waynesboro, Pa.; one son, John J. Kendall of Egg Harbor, N.J.; three sisters, Wilma Sipes and Naomi Androchek, both of Chambersburg, and Dixie Hoover of McConnellsburg, Pa.; one brother, Jackie Kendall of St. Thomas, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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.
April 24, 2010
Our beloved husband, father, pappy and brother, Charles William (Duck) Mummert, 77, passed away earlier this year at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Williamsport, Md., to Raymond M. Mummert and Carrie Mae Silvers Mummert. He attended Williamsport schools. He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church. Charles was a Korean War veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Army and achieving the rank of corporal. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, DAV and VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents.
January 29, 2011
SEPT. 9, 1930-JAN. 28, 2011 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — John E. Keener, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., passed away Jan. 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Mr. Keener was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Shippensburg, Pa. He was the son of Paul and Anna Keener. He was a retired masonry contractor in Mechanicsburg. He served as a sergeant in the Korean War. He was a member of West Shore Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, West Shore Investment Club, Mechanicsburg Club, Elks, American Legion, West Shore Country Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Antique Automobile Club of America and the Williams Grove Steam Engine Association.
March 23, 2009
JUNE 10, 1930-MARCH 21, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - William Paul McFadden, 78, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home. Born June 10, 1930, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Kelly McFadden. He was a 1948 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia. He was an international representative for the Graphic Communications International Union, retiring in 1992. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Orrtanna, Pa., and a former member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.