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.
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.
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 .
May 18, 2004
Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will host the annual Memorial Day program and wreath laying in front of the Washington County Courthouse in Hagerstown on Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m.Hagerstown Mayor William Breichner will be the guest speaker. Breichner is a 13-year member of Morris Frock Post 42 and a veteran of the Korean War. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 19, 1952 and was honorably discharged in October 1954. He was elected to the Hagerstown City Council for four years in 1989 and re-elected for two four-year terms.
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.
August 26, 2011
Roy Aldine Magaha, 76, of 1007 Queen Anne's Court, Hagerstown, Md., died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James Roy and Orpha Zellers Magaha. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marines. He was employed for 28 years with the former Maryland Department of Correction, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Greencastle American Legion, Post 373; a life member of Hagerstown Marine Corps League; a life member of VFW Post 1936; a member of Williamsport Redmen, Conococheague Tribe No. 84; and an active volunteer with Toys for Tots.
February 15, 2011
SEPT. 13, 1936-FEB. 14, 2011 Charles Edwin "Sonny" Dick, 74, a resident of Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 13, 1936, in Downsville, Md., he was the son of the late Russel Leroy and Ruby Gertrude Renner Dick. He was a 1954 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was previously employed by Grand Union supermarket of Hagerstown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Downsville Christian Church.
May 26, 2013
Jesse Englehart was one of thousands of Marines who were pulling back from the Chosin Reservoir when he and a friend saw a clean poncho that looked peculiar lying on the frozen ground. He said the two walked toward the poncho and lifted it. “There was a Chinese soldier with a rifle,” the 81-year-old Englehart said recently from his Washington County home. “I'm not sure if I shot him or my buddy shot him. It's better if it's blocked out of your mind, I think.” He said his service during the Korean War was the first leg of a 22-year-career in the Marine Corps that led to two tours of duty in Vietnam and a post as security chief at Camp David.
January 23, 2011
JUNE 24, 1936-JAN. 22, 2011 HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Ernest W. Braithwaite, 74, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Born June 24, 1936, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul Braithwaite Sr. and Lucy Jane “Hatter” Braithwaite. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Elizabeth “Smith” Braithwaite, in December 2010. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He attended North Hagerstown High School and retired from Fort Detrick.
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.