March 25, 2009
APRIL 7, 1924-MARCH 21, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Eli S. "Gig" Fowler Jr., 84, of 4 Dorset Court, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home. Born April 7, 1924, in Jackson, Miss., he was the son of the late Eli S. and Hazel B. McDowell Fowler. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as a B-17 pilot during World War II, and also served in the Korean War during his 20 years of military service. He was employed as an engineer working on Department of Defense contracts for the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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 19, 2009
NOV. 5, 1940-JAN. 17, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Franklin E. "Frank" Clevenger, 68, of Greencastle, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Menno Haven, Chambersburg, Pa. Born Nov. 5, 1940, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Irene Carbaugh Clevenger. He was a graduate of James Buchanan High School. He retired from the former Mack Trucks Inc. in Hagerstown, where he worked as a machinist and forklift operator. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member and past president of New Franklin Ruritan Club, and held numerous offices and positions within Potomac District Ruritan, including lieutenant governor and district governor.
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.
October 31, 2009
MAY 13, 1931-OCT. 29, 2009 George Brenton Renner III, 78, of Hagerstown, and a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born May 13, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George B. "Jake" and Beulah Ann Hamby Renner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Ann "Ellabell" Renner, on Aug. 13, 2001. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Shifler Electric. He was a member of the American Legion Post 42 for 46 years and was a lifetime member of the Western Maryland Sportsman Club.
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.
December 4, 2000
Students earn news writing contest mention By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer They didn't exactly rewrite history, but a group of Washington County Technical High School students traveled back in time to dig up news that happened nearly 50 years ago. Their efforts earned them an honorable mention in a nationwide USA Today/Edgate.com News of the Century contest. Nine students in the visual communications class entered the contest as juniors last year and recently learned as seniors that they received an award.
December 11, 2008
SEPT. 21, 1933-DEC. 10, 2008 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kenneth Eugene Knipe, 75, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles Edward Knipe Sr. and Jennie Eversole Knipe. He was employed by the Berkeley County School Board for 10 years. He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, class of 1952, and graduated in 1960 from Shepherd College with a bachelor of science in chemistry.
November 4, 2002
To the editor: Rep. Roscoe Bartlett won his last election riding on the backs of Maryland veterans. A little over two years ago, I sought the help of his staff in Hagerstown to assist me with service connected claims and subsequent appeals I had with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore. When I went to his Hagerstown office I could not have been treated nicer by one of his female staff members who said she would look into my situation. For the next several months I was ignored, rebuffed and lied to. Absolutely nothing was done on my behalf.
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.