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.
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.)
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.
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.
June 21, 2011
JULY 7, 1929-JUNE 17, 2011 Cody William McClain, 82, of Mont Alto, Pa., passed away Friday, June 17, 2011, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown. Born July 7, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Pearl and Viola (Carper) McClain. He was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, class of 1947. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army. He retired from the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Lantz, Md., and Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown.
January 10, 2011
Gerald Leonard Reeder Sr., 77, of Hagerstown, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Born April 5, 1933, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Stanley and Lillian (Wise) Reeder. Gerald was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Eastalco Aluminum Co. after 29 years. He also worked part time at Hoffman Chevrolet. He was an avid NASCAR, football and baseball fan. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patsy (Abbott) Reeder; three sons, Jeffery Reeder of Hagerstown, Timothy Reeder of Naples, Fla., and Gerald Reeder and wife, Lori, of Ridgewood, S.C.; and one sister, Charlotte Leggett of Boonsboro.
January 23, 2011
JUNE 24, 1936-JAN. 22, 2011 HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Ernest W. Braithwaite, 74, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Born June 24, 1936, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul Braithwaite Sr. and Lucy Jane “Hatter” Braithwaite. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Elizabeth “Smith” Braithwaite, in December 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He attended North Hagerstown High School and retired from Fort Detrick.
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.
April 9, 2009
FEB. 16, 1931-APRIL 7, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Lloyd T. "Toby" McDonald Jr., 78, of 37 W. Madison St., died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Waynesboro Hospital. Born Feb. 16, 1931, in Greencastle, he was the son of the late Lloyd Tobias "Tuck" and Frances Helen Roll McDonald. He was a 1948 graduate of Greencastle High School. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, working at the Greencastle Post Office for 33 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle, where he served as an usher and on church council.
September 21, 2008
Long shot: Man finds rifle his dad used in Korea DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - As gifts go, Jim Richardson's choice for his father's 79th birthday was a long shot. Virgil Richardson fondly remembered the .30-caliber M1 Garand rifle he carried during his time as a soldier during the Korean War. He even still had the weapon's serial number. Using that number, Jim Richardson went online and found the firearm at a Kentucky gun broker. "I couldn't even talk when he gave it to me," Virgil Richardson told The Flint Journal.