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.
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 2, 2009
MARCH 15, 1932-NOV. 30, 2009 ARTEMAS, Pa. - James Elmer Rice, 77, of 507 Creek Road, Artemas, Pa., and formerly of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Western Maryland HS-RMC, Cumberland, Md. Born Tuesday, March 15, 1932, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond C. Rice and the late Katherine E. Sigler Rice. He was employed at the B&O Railroad and later at Mack Truck Inc., retiring after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
January 22, 2012
The room was charged with energy through much of the game as Baltimore Ravens fans jumped to their feet and pumped their fists in the air during the nail-biting AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. Then it came to an end when Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a field goal, ending the team's chances of keeping the game alive with a tie. The Hub City Ravens Roost room in Always Ron's Restaurant & Catering on Burhans Boulevard fell suddenly quiet as fans walked out the doors in disbelief.
March 23, 2009
JUNE 10, 1930-MARCH 21, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - William Paul McFadden, 78, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home. Born June 10, 1930, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Kelly McFadden. He was a 1948 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia. He was an international representative for the Graphic Communications International Union, retiring in 1992. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Orrtanna, Pa., and a former member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.
April 24, 2010
Our beloved husband, father, pappy and brother, Charles William (Duck) Mummert, 77, passed away earlier this year at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Williamsport, Md., to Raymond M. Mummert and Carrie Mae Silvers Mummert. He attended Williamsport schools. He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church. Charles was a Korean War veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Army and achieving the rank of corporal. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, DAV and VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents.
January 29, 2011
SEPT. 9, 1930-JAN. 28, 2011 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — John E. Keener, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., passed away Jan. 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Mr. Keener was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Shippensburg, Pa. He was the son of Paul and Anna Keener. He was a retired masonry contractor in Mechanicsburg. He served as a sergeant in the Korean War. He was a member of West Shore Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, West Shore Investment Club, Mechanicsburg Club, Elks, American Legion, West Shore Country Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Antique Automobile Club of America and the Williams Grove Steam Engine Association.
August 4, 2009
APRIL 30, 1930-AUG. 2, 2009 SHARPSBURG - George E. Kline, 79, of Sharpsburg, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born April 18, 1930, in Wolfsville, Md., he was the son of the late Merle R. and Mary E. (Delauter) Kline. Mr. Kline was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War and the Korean War. George retired in 1990 after 22 years as a stationary engineer with the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown.