May 4, 2013
James Albert Turvin, 77, of 12012 Waltz Road in Smithsburg, Md., died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1935, in Alabama, he was the son of the late James Alto and Connie Elizabeth Ellis Turvin. He was a loving father and grandfather. He loved to fish. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Turvin; two daughters, Dawn Ortiz and husband, Butch, of Hagerstown, Md., and Connie Turvin and husband, Frank, of Smithsburg; three sons, James Turvin and wife, Rene, of West Virginia, Jimmy Turvin and wife, Becky, of Smithsburg, and Earl "Lynn" Turvin and companion, Celsta, of South Carolina; two brothers; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
April 30, 2013
Gene Alden O'Dell, 76, of Hagerstown, Md., died April 26, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 25, 1936, in Quinwood, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lundy B. and Edith M. (Jones) O'Dell. Gene served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1954 to 1957, during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal. Gene worked as a truck driver for Pony Express and Halls Motor Transit. He received driving awards for 15 years with no accident and million-mile safe driving.
April 2, 2013
Walter Dean Logsdon Jr., 62 of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the V.A. Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Sept. 17, 1950, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Walter Dean Logsdon Sr. and Lillian Starkey Logsdon. He served in Vietnam during his service in the U.S. Marines. He was previously employed with Grove Manufacturing, Flameless Heating and Supply, Pettit and Griffin, and Pangborn Corp. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was a member of AMVETS and Antietam Fire Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and the Washington Redskins.
March 29, 2013
Paul Andrew Kline, 87, of 17811 Timberlane in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born July 2, 1925, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Edwin Kline and Mary (Renner) Kline. Paul graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Army to join the 101st Airborne Division. He served in the European Theater as a corporal in the 101st Division in Battery C of the 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion.
February 4, 2013
Fred Burton Williar Sr., 82, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his home. Born Jan. 21, 1931 in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Franklin and Martha Helen Davis Williar. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was employed with Pangborn Corporation for 43 years, retiring in January 1994. He was also a member of Boonsboro American Legion Post 10 and Washington County AMVETS Post 10. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports, and played baseball for Hagerstown Athletics and Clear Spring, in the Washington County independent leagues.
January 26, 2013
Michael Donovan Rohrer, 63, of Sharpsburg, Md., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born June 18, 1949, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Mildred M. Eichelberger Rohrer of Sharpsburg and the late Richard N. Rohrer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the Williamsport Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84. He was also a member of William D. Byron Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1936 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 694. He was formerly employed by Boat America and the Downsville General Store.
December 26, 2012
Nelson D. Woods, 62, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his home in Hagerstown. Born April 25, 1950, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of Cora I. (Levi) Farquharson and the late Nelson S. Russ. Upon high school graduation, Nelson obtained an Associate's Degree of Fine Arts from Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown. He entered the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972. Nelson was a past employee of Arnold Graphics where he was a clerk for more than 20 years and Sherwin Williams, Hagerstown.
November 28, 2012
It wasn't so long ago that Toys for Tots volunteer Trenton Funk's Christmas would have been pretty bleak without the help of Toys for Tots. As he cleared a table at Wednesday's spaghetti dinner fundraiser, he reflected on giving back to the organization that came through for his family one Christmas not so long ago. The father of three boys was laid off at his job three years ago, and his wife was attending school full-time to earn a nursing degree....
November 22, 2012
Clark Mayer was presented the 2012 Marine of the Year Award by the Antietam Chapter of the Marine Corps League on Nov. 10 at Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion in Hagerstown. Jim Mills, commandant of Antietam Chapter, said Mayer went beyond the call of duty to keep the league informed, raising more than $10,000 for charity, and always being available when asked. The group celebrated the U.S. Marines' 237th birthday.
November 13, 2012
Families wishing to apply to receive gifts for their children this holiday season can register with Chambersburg's Marine Toys for Tots Foundation from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Registration will be held at the Marine Corps League at 450 Grant St., according to a news release. Several events have been planned to help generate support for the mission. An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held at the Marine Corps League from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Special activities are also scheduled at M&S Harley-Davidson, 160 Falling Spring Rd, and Your Barber Shop, 512 Lincoln Way East.