January 15, 2013
William Edward Knepper of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa. Born on Sept. 1, 1929, he was the son of the late Eleanor and Charles Knepper. Bill grew up in Funkstown and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 23, where he achieved the Eagle Scout rank on Sept. 11, 1944. He was a member of the graduating class of 1947 at Hagerstown High School and also attended Hagerstown Junior College. During his working years he held employment with Hagerstown Canteen Service, Fairchild Aircraft Division, State of Maryland and, in 1986 he retired from Mack Trucks Inc. Bill was one of the first Hagerstown employees to be hired by Mack Trucks.
December 26, 2012
James Herbert Shives, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at NMS Nursing Home, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Born Aug. 18, 1934, in Amaranth, Pa., he was the son of the late Ernest W. and M. Louise Sowers Shives. He graduated in 1952 from Warfordsburg High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1954 to 1957. He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc., retiring in 1996. He was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church, and served as chairman of the trustees for many years.
December 21, 2012
Roy and Virginia Mitchell of State Line, Pa., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8, 2012. They were married in 1962 at the Milford EUB Church with the Rev. Lloyd Mulhollem officiating. Mrs. Mitchell is the daughter of the late Lewis and Blanche Miller. She graduated in 1961 from Rockwood Joint High School and retired after driving a school bus for 12 years for the Greencastle-Antrim School District. Mr. Mitchell is the son of the late Leroy and Goldie Mitchell. He graduated in 1957 from Somerset Area High School, served four-and-a-half years in the U.S. Navy, and worked at Mack Trucks for 30 1/2 years before retiring in 1994.
October 6, 2012
W. Dennis Guinan Sr., 78, of Allentown, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home. He was the husband of Lois J. (Mantz) Guinan. The couple celebrated 58 years of marriage on July 1. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late Walter B. Guinan and the late Regina (Crofford) Guinan. He was of the Catholic faith and had attended Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. He was employed by Mack Trucks for 39 years, retiring as vice president of human resources at the company headquarters in Allentown.
July 27, 2012
Mr. William E. "Bill" Riordan, 81, of Greencastle, died late Thursday morning, July 26, 2012, at The Shook Home, Chambersburg. He was the husband of Mrs. Mary Doris Dunegan Riordan, his wife of 57 years. Born Feb. 1, 1931, in Hastings, he was a son of the late Dennis and Helen Lann Riordan. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1949; attended Pittsburgh Technical Institute; and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. Mr. Riordan retired from Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, in 1987, with 25 years of service.
March 27, 2012
Archie Matthew Findley Jr., 84, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Vintondale, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 28, 1927, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Archie Matthew Sr. and Floyd Dora Shaffer Findley. He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. of Hagerstown for 30 years until retiring in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Church of the Holy Trinity United Church of Christ of Hagerstown.
March 9, 2012
Gary L. Zimmerman Sr., 65, of Boonsboro, Md., was birthed into heaven at his home on Thursday, March 8, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family. Born Nov. 7, 1946 in Dargan, Md., he was the son of the late John Will and Fannie Mae (Ebersole) Zimmerman. Gary was a graduate of Boonsboro High School and served in the U.S. Army for six years, from 1965 until 1971. He retired from Mack Trucks after 31 years of service, and was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 171. Gary was a member of Chestnut Grove Bible Church.
March 9, 2012
Eugene Grover Barthlow, 91, of Martinsburg, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 8, 2012 at City Hospital. Born May 16, 1920, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Cleveland Barthlow and Sallie Ann (Mongan) Barthlow. He retired in 1985 as an electrician for Mack Trucks. Mr. Barthlow was a member of the Eastern Panhandle Bluegrass Association. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Moreland Barthlow; one son, Kevin Barthlow, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two daughters, Paula Keefer, of Freeland, Md., and Deborah Barthlow, of Hedgesville; three grandchildren, Alexandra and Dylan Batten, and Bevin Keefer; one sister, Ellen Gaither, of Kearneysville, W.Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
February 2, 2012
Arthur Francis Gorman Jr., 85, of Hancock, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Plainfield, N.J., he was the son of the late Arthur Francis Gorman Sr. and Sadie May Ferguson Gorman, and the widower of Marion Alice Cordes Gorman, who died in 2005. He was retired from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge in Hagerstown, and in Conway, S.C. He was a member of the United Auto Workers in Hagerstown, Elks Club Lodge 378 in Hagerstown, and the Elks lodge in Conway.
January 12, 2012
The Volvo Powertrain North America plant that manufactures Mack Truck engines near Hagerstown will be featured in a program to air Saturday on The National Geographic Channel . Mack Trucks spokesman John Walsh said film crews recently were at the plant to shoot segments for an hourlong episode of “Ultimate Factories,” a show that goes behind the scenes to unveil how some of the world's most popular products are made. “We focused on the production of Mack engines,” Walsh said of the filming portion at the Mack facility off U.S. 11. Walsh said crews also concentrated on filming plant employees working on a drag-racing truck.