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.
March 9, 2012
Jeptha Cecil Triplett Jr., 75, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home. Born May 18, 1936, in Albuquerque, N.M. A veteran of the U. S. Army, first lieutenant, he served in the Korean War and during the Cold War. He received his master's degree and was a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Bryant and husband, Jim, of Stephens City; and one grandson. Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com .
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.
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.
September 21, 2009
JUNE 11, 1928-SEPT. 20, 2009 Elmer Everett Mowen, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. Born Monday, June 11, 1928, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry Clinton Mowen and the late Orpha V. Johnston Mowen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Caroline Arnold Mowen, in 2000. He was employed with M.B. Keener & Sons Construction Co. and formerly with Talheim & Kretzer Construction Co. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
August 22, 2011
DEC. 27, 1931-AUG. 17, 2011 Thomas F. Hall, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md. Born Dec. 27, 1931, in Williamsport, Pa., he served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He retired in 1987 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown. Tom was an active member of Elks Lodge 378, Alsatia Club and American Legion Post 42. He is survived by a daughter, Carol Myers and husband, Doug; a granddaughter, Amanda Myers; and a grandson, Zach Myers, all of Hagerstown; a stepson, Kevin Spessard Jr. and wife, Betty, of Hagerstown; a stepson, Brian Spessard and wife, Vickie, of Carlisle, Pa.; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
May 25, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edna Brumbaugh and Gertrude Kime walked solemnly as they carried wreaths to the marker honoring area war dead at War Memorial Park Monday morning. Brumbaugh's son, John Brumbaugh Jr., died in 1969 in Vietnam. Kime's son, Joseph Kime III, died in Kuwait City at the end of the Persian Gulf War in 1991. To them, Memorial Day is more than an excuse for family reunions, picnics and softball games. It is a day to remember their sons' sacrifices. About 150 people gathered at War Memorial Park Monday morning to pay tribute to those killed in combat.
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.