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.
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.)
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.
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 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.
April 24, 2009
AUG. 20, 1930-APRIL 22, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Edward R. Stouffer, 78, of 115 N. Broad St. in Waynesboro, Pa., and formerly of Smithsburg, Md., died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1930, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Max Richard and Catherine Leona (Murray) Stouffer. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Hagerstown as a mail carrier for 33 years.
January 19, 2009
DEC. 5, 1932-JAN. 14, 2009 FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Donald T. "Bud" McAllen, 76, of 9945 Wineman Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1932, in Willow Hill, Pa., he was the son of the late Donald M. and Sadie LaRue McAllen. He was employed as an electrician by Letterkenny Army Depot for 37 1/2 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church in Fannettsburg, where he served as a trustee and on the Board of Session.
September 8, 2010
OCT. 7, 1928- Preston Carson Shellenberger, born Oct. 7, 1928, the son of Spurgeon and Helen Secrist Shellenberger of York, Pa. Preston married Barbara Remsburg, formerly of Sharpsburg, Md., in 1957. They spent most of their life in Hagerstown, Md., with the last 15 winters in central Florida. Most of Preston's working years were spent in the business department of Hagerstown Junior College. He retired as the head of this department in 1990. His skills in teaching ranged from shorthand, typing and accounting, and later evolved into teaching computer skills.
November 16, 2008
Dale L. Brindle, 80 NOV. 21, 1927-NOV. 13, 2008 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dale L. Brindle, 80, of 44 Glen St., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center. Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Belvidere, Neb., he was the son of the late Earl S. and Nellie G. Sanford Brindle. He was a 1949 graduate of the former Shippensburg (Pa.) State Teacher's College. He taught science in Hagerstown. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was appointed chief clerk to the Franklin County (Pa.)