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.
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.
February 18, 2009
MARCH 19, 1933-FEB. 16, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John A. Kendall, 75, of Browns Mill Road, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at his home. Born March 19, 1933, in Jacksonburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Glenn and Blanche Jackson Kendall. He worked as a carpenter for 25 years for Brechbill and Helman Construction Co. in Chambersburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Heidelberg Church in Marion, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Dolly V. Dorty Kendall, whom he married Feb. 28, 1953; three daughters, Michele M. Alvarez of Marion, Pa., Tammy L. Myers of Carlisle, Pa., and Jill K. Oberholzer of Waynesboro, Pa.; one son, John J. Kendall of Egg Harbor, N.J.; three sisters, Wilma Sipes and Naomi Androchek, both of Chambersburg, and Dixie Hoover of McConnellsburg, Pa.; one brother, Jackie Kendall of St. Thomas, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
January 21, 2002
'Forgotten forest' is memorial to war vets By DAN KULIN email@example.com The World War II Memorial Forest is only marked by the smattering of hemlock trees in the woods around the Edgemont reservoir near Smithsburg. CONTINUED The trees most likely grew from seeds thrown from an airplane that buzzed the watershed during a dedication ceremony there as Allied armies converged on Berlin on April 21, 1945. That day, Washington County and Hagerstown officials designated the area the Memorial Forest, in honor of the fighting men and women in the ongoing war. Fred Wishard, still on crutches from wounds he received in the Battle of the Bulge, accepted the designation on behalf of the servicemen.
March 7, 2003
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - James D. Spofford, 73, of Sun City and formerly of Lancaster, Pa., died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1929, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jean Dimmick and Franklin Spofford. He was a 1947 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., in 1951. He retired from Exxon in 1986, after 33 years. He held executive marketing positions in Cumberland, Md., Harrisburg, Pa., Richmond, Va., Roanoke, Va., Washington, D.C., and Lancaster.
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.