November 8, 2011
Charles Lee Crider, 76, of Strasburg, Va., and formerly of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the VA Medical Center of Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Aug. 14, 1935, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Kathryn L. (Kelser) Crider. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae (Brewer) Crider, who passed away in July 2002; and a son, Michael D. Crider. He was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, Class of 1953. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
October 21, 2011
Harry Ridgney Leasure, 92, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at his home. Born Feb. 15, 1919, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Harry and Virginia Belle (Whorton) Leasure. Mr. Leasure was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a founding member of Boonsboro Bible Church, where he had been very active. He also was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast, Md. Harry retired from Mack Trucks in 1981 after 20 years of service.
October 20, 2011
Richard "Jim" McCarney, 82, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the home of his daughter at 49 S. Colonial Drive in Hagerstown. Born Feb. 4, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert Kenneth McCarney and Mary Gertrude Everley McCarney Stevens. He attended local schools. He was employed by Mack Trucks for 15 years, retiring in 1989. Before Mack Trucks, he worked for 12 years as a driver/salesman for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 694 and Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa. He is survived by three daughters, Louise Rainey and Sharon Corbett, both of Hagerstown, and Rebecca L. Kungis of Las Cruces, N.M.; one sister, Helen Jeanette Price of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
October 7, 2011
Amos Gesford, 75, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at his home. Born Nov. 18, 1935, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Otho Clinton Gesford Sr. and Cecilia May Stratiff Gesford. He retired from Mack Trucks, and was a member of Teamsters Local 992. Mr. Gesford was a member of the Martinsburg Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 120. He was a Volkswagen enthusiast and had entered many car shows, and was known in the area for his knowledge of repairing and restoring Volkswagens.
September 17, 2011
The annual celebration of local truck-building prowess is no longer the Bulldog Roundup. On Saturday, Volvo Powertrain called it Power Day. But the bulldog remained the star. Proud Mack owners parked their vehicles, with bulldog logos, around the plant north of Hagerstown. Some preferred the live version of the short, squat dog. Jason Ingream of Greencastle, Pa., a worker on the engine assembly line, walked with his 4 1/2-year-old English bulldog, Macksy - who quickly became a magnet for children.
August 26, 2011
James Finley Forrest, 70, passed away Aug. 24, 2011, at DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk, Va. A native of Summit Hill, Pa., he retired as a quality-control director with Mack Trucks Inc. in Hagerstown, Md., after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Bayside Presbyterian Church and the Bayside Men's Group. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Forrest; two daughters, Sharon Forrest and Linda Horst, both of Baltimore, Md.; a son, Mark J. Forrest of Hagerstown; a brother, Robert Forrest and wife, Jane, of Rehoboth, Del.; nine grandchildren; a stepson, Terry K. Sword of Hagerstown; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Sword of Barboursville, Va.; and his beloved Scottish terrier, Molly.
August 26, 2011
Thomas Edison Henry Sr., 79, of Williamsport, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Born Oct. 18, 1931, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late John T. and Edna Light Henry. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War. He retired from Mack Trucks with 29 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanitta Lee Henry, one sister, Betty Hessong; one brother, Richard Henry; and one grandson, Christopher Wilson.
August 25, 2011
DEC. 16, 1925-AUG. 2, 2011 Margie Louise Johnson, 85, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Colestock Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Quincy Village. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Okolona, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Dicie Harrington. For many years, Margie was a resident of Hagerstown, and attended Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport, Md. In more recent years, she attended Rouzerville United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.
August 18, 2011
DEC. 22, 1923-AUG. 17, 2011 Anthony "Tony" Amoddio, 87, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at Meritus Medical Center. Born Dec. 22, 1923, in Plainfield, N.J., he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Wood) Amoddio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a seaman first class during World War II. Tony retired after 36 years of service as a tool cutter grinder at Mack Trucks, in 1990. He was Catholic by faith. He is survived by four daughters, Mary Amoddio of Woodstock, Md., Margaret Vansant of Mesa, Ariz., Marion Moats of Hagerstown, and Jo-Ann A. Hellmer of Gilbert, Ariz.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
July 30, 2011
Edward C. Bracken, 79, formerly of Maugansville, Md., entered into eternal rest Friday, July 29, 2011, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born Nov. 26, 1931, in Vandergrift, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Florence Bracken. He spent most of his younger years in Johnstown, Pa., where he was an active member of The Salvation Army for many years. He was employed by Mack Trucks of Hagerstown, Md., and retired from Fairchild (Rohr Industries) in 1993. Ed also owned and operated State Line Sales and Services in State Line, Pa., where he sold and serviced lawn mowers and tractors.