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.
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.
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 .
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 22, 2013
Norman Philip Grimes, 80, of Reading, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading, Pa. Born Sept. 11, 1932, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Cecil Leroy Grimes and Sarah Jane Herr Grimes Ambrose. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Grimes. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Polymer Corporation in Reading. He is survived by one sister, Annabelle Sword of Hagerstown; and three nieces and five nephews.
April 1, 2009
APRIL 28, 1930-MARCH 30, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Donald R. Weinacht, 78, of Chambersburg and formerly of Culpeper, Va., died Monday, March 30, 2009, at his home. Born April 28, 1930, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Mathias and Mona Thiel Weinacht. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Arlene Larsen Weinacht, on April 5, 2008. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. He retired, as chief of program operations from the Social Security Administration in 1985, where he worked for 33 years.
June 13, 2009
NOV. 5, 1929-JUNE 10, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. --Â Guy M. Hess, 79, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Wednesday morning, June 10, 2009, at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 5, 1929, in Bethel Township, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Wallace L. Hess and Madeline Truax Hess Spidel. He was a 1948 graduate of Warfordsburg (Pa.) High School and a graduate of the former Chambersburg Business School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952, serving during the Korean War. He was an accountant at Shippensburg (Pa.)
November 6, 2009
APRIL 23, 1931-NOV. 3, 2009 FREDERICK, Md. --Â Mr. James Roger Young, 78, of Frederick, Md., died on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the Kline Hospice House. He was the husband of 54 years to Rochelle Troiano Young. He was born in Apollo, Pa., on April 23, 1931, a son of the late Ralph F. Young and Katherine Rodgers Young Nardulli. Mr. YoungÂ was a graduate of Vandergrift High School Â (Pennsylvania) Class of 1950. He proudly served his countryÂ during the Korean War in the United States Army.