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.)
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.
April 12, 2009
George "Pert" Long, 76 MAY 13, 1932-APRIL 10, 2009 George "Pert" Long, 76, formerly of 9711 Fernwood Lane, Hagerstown, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Golden Living Center. Born May 13, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George C. and Francis Turner Long Sr. He retired in 1983 from M.C.T.C after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marines. He was a member the Improved Order Red Men of Williamsport.
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.
February 23, 2012
Melvin B. Stenger Jr., of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away at 7:35 p.m. Feb. 22, 2012, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport, Md. Born in Hagerstown, Md., he was a son of the late Melvin B. Sr. and Helen R. Wiebel Stenger. Mr. Stenger was a graduate of Shippensburg University. He taught at Forbes Roads School for one year. He then began his career at James Buchanan High School, where he taught in the English and business education departments for 38 years. He also coached basketball during his teaching career.
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.
December 4, 2000
Students earn news writing contest mention By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer They didn't exactly rewrite history, but a group of Washington County Technical High School students traveled back in time to dig up news that happened nearly 50 years ago. Their efforts earned them an honorable mention in a nationwide USA Today/Edgate.com News of the Century contest. Nine students in the visual communications class entered the contest as juniors last year and recently learned as seniors that they received an award.
December 11, 2008
SEPT. 21, 1933-DEC. 10, 2008 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kenneth Eugene Knipe, 75, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles Edward Knipe Sr. and Jennie Eversole Knipe. He was employed by the Berkeley County School Board for 10 years. He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, class of 1952, and graduated in 1960 from Shepherd College with a bachelor of science in chemistry.