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May 17, 2012
Kristen (Poffenberger) Akin graduated May 12 from Lebanon Valley University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Akin graduated from Smithsburg High School in 2004. She is the daughter of Ron and Danielle Poffenberger of Smithsburg. She and her husband, Kyle Akin, live in Oceanside, Calif. Angela Higgins of Martinsburg, W.Va., has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an honors organization for first- and second-year college students.
OBITUARIES
January 10, 2011
Judge Rothwell B. Mason died Dec. 26, 2010. He was born in Hagerstown, Md., and attended public schools there, where he was an Eagle Scout and worked as a radio announcer before graduating as valedictorian of his 1945 high school class. He enlisted on his 17th birthday and became a naval aviator, flying from four carriers in two fleet squadrons, and then affiliating with various Naval Air Reserve “weekend warrior” squadrons, retiring as a commander in 1964. He never lost his love of flying, owning all or part of 10 airplanes over the years.
NEWS
November 1, 2009
MARCH 14, 1961-OCT. 28, 2009 SHARPSBURG -- Sarah Jeanne (Townsend) Thompson, 48, of Sharpsburg, Md., went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Born March 14, 1961, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Dale and Millie (Mackubin) Townsend of Linthicum, Md. Sarah was educated in the Anne Arundel County school system, having graduated from Andover High School in 1979. She was a 1982 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Western Maryland College with a degree in mathematics.
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July 21, 2009
- JULY 19, 2009 SMITHSFIELD, N.C. -- Patricia Ann Stephenson Bundy, 70, of Smithfield, N.C., died on Sunday, July 19, 2009, following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lowell Bundy, and parents, Howard and Ruth Stephenson. Mrs. Bundy is survived by a daughter, Linda Fisher and husband Ray of Westlake, Ohio; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Mary, and a son, Jonathan Lowell Bundy of Raleigh, N.C.; four sisters, Callie Jones and Janice Southerland of Smithfield, Dorothy Parker of Four Oaks and Becky Renfrow of Davis, N.C.; and one brother, Dewey Howard Stephenson Jr. of Four Oaks, N.C. She was a cherished aunt of three nieces and eight nephews.
OBITUARIES
December 18, 2010
JUNE 13, 1958-DEC. 17, 2010 MYERSVILLE, Md. — Gary Charles Papuchis, 52, a cherished cardiologist of Hagerstown, Md., and a resident of Myersville, Md., went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband for 27 years of Donna Callan Papuchis. Born June 13, 1958, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Charles J. Papuchis and the late Stella K. Papuchis. Gary graduated in 1976 from John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Md. He received his B.S. from George Washington University in 1980 with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa.
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NEWS
June 20, 2012
AURORA, N.Y. - Hannah Sterling of Mount Airy, Md., earned a bachelor's degree from Wells College. Hannah majored in biological and chemical sciences with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology, graduating magna cum laude with distinction. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the 2012 Wells Women in Science Prize. GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The following area students were named to the dean's honor list for the spring semester at Gettysburg College: Carly Anders of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.
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OBITUARIES
January 10, 2011
Judge Rothwell B. Mason died Dec. 26, 2010. He was born in Hagerstown, Md., and attended public schools there, where he was an Eagle Scout and worked as a radio announcer before graduating as valedictorian of his 1945 high school class. He enlisted on his 17th birthday and became a naval aviator, flying from four carriers in two fleet squadrons, and then affiliating with various Naval Air Reserve “weekend warrior” squadrons, retiring as a commander in 1964. He never lost his love of flying, owning all or part of 10 airplanes over the years.
OBITUARIES
December 18, 2010
JUNE 13, 1958-DEC. 17, 2010 MYERSVILLE, Md. — Gary Charles Papuchis, 52, a cherished cardiologist of Hagerstown, Md., and a resident of Myersville, Md., went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband for 27 years of Donna Callan Papuchis. Born June 13, 1958, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Charles J. Papuchis and the late Stella K. Papuchis. Gary graduated in 1976 from John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Md. He received his B.S. from George Washington University in 1980 with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa.
NEWS
November 1, 2009
MARCH 14, 1961-OCT. 28, 2009 SHARPSBURG -- Sarah Jeanne (Townsend) Thompson, 48, of Sharpsburg, Md., went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Born March 14, 1961, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Dale and Millie (Mackubin) Townsend of Linthicum, Md. Sarah was educated in the Anne Arundel County school system, having graduated from Andover High School in 1979. She was a 1982 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Western Maryland College with a degree in mathematics.
NEWS
July 21, 2009
- JULY 19, 2009 SMITHSFIELD, N.C. -- Patricia Ann Stephenson Bundy, 70, of Smithfield, N.C., died on Sunday, July 19, 2009, following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lowell Bundy, and parents, Howard and Ruth Stephenson. Mrs. Bundy is survived by a daughter, Linda Fisher and husband Ray of Westlake, Ohio; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Mary, and a son, Jonathan Lowell Bundy of Raleigh, N.C.; four sisters, Callie Jones and Janice Southerland of Smithfield, Dorothy Parker of Four Oaks and Becky Renfrow of Davis, N.C.; and one brother, Dewey Howard Stephenson Jr. of Four Oaks, N.C. She was a cherished aunt of three nieces and eight nephews.
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