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.
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.
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.
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.
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 31, 2008
AUG. 6, 1931-DEC. 28, 2008 KNOXVILLE, Md. - Forrest Glenn Moler Jr., 77, of Knoxville, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Ocala, Fla. Born Aug. 6, 1931, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Forrest Glenn Moler Sr. and Helen Loy Moler. He was a 1948 graduate of Brunswick High School. He owned and operated Moler's Market for 35 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of New York Hill United Methodist Church in Brunswick.
February 28, 2011
Celia Mae “Mickey” Klick, 79, of 531 Antietam Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at her home. Born Thursday, Nov. 26, 1931, in Gentry, Ark., she was the daughter of the late R.F. McKee and the late Kittie Hinkle McKee. Celia was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald R. Klick; a son, Steve L. Klick of Hershey, Pa.; grandchild, Brian Klick and wife, Caroline, of Potomac, Md.; and great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Klick of Potomac.
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.
March 25, 2009
APRIL 7, 1924-MARCH 21, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Eli S. "Gig" Fowler Jr., 84, of 4 Dorset Court, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home. Born April 7, 1924, in Jackson, Miss., he was the son of the late Eli S. and Hazel B. McDowell Fowler. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as a B-17 pilot during World War II, and also served in the Korean War during his 20 years of military service. He was employed as an engineer working on Department of Defense contracts for the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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.