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OBITUARIES
March 6, 2011
MAY 15, 1925-MARCH 5, 2011 Theodore John "Ted" Siecker Sr. 85, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, March 5, 2011, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 15, 1925, in McGrann, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Anna Marie Koch Siecker. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He served on the USS Langley and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired in 1985 from Mack Trucks Inc. Ted was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for more than 49 years.
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NEWS
May 27, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Military Order of the Purple Heart, in partnership with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg and WorkForce West Virginia, will host a Job Fair & Business Opportunity Summit on June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the medical center. The event is geared toward veterans seeking assistance in finding employment and in identifying new business opportunities. Representatives from businesses and government agencies in the greater Martinsburg area will be on hand to help qualified individuals meet their employment needs.
NEWS
January 8, 2009
JULY 20, 1925-JAN. 2, 2009 CALABASH, N.C. - Marvin Lewis Lowrey, 83, of Calabash, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born July 20, 1925, in Cogan Station, Pa., he was the son of the late Donald Lowrey and Mattie Kramm Lowrey. He was a Christian. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mildred Aileen Noske Lowrey; three daughters, Patricia Beall of Woodsboro, Md., Cindy Cissel of Greenbelt, Md., and Jan Broom of Calabash; two sons, Steve Lowrey of Shepherdstown, W.Va.
NEWS
July 28, 2009
NOV. 13, 1938-JULY 25, 2009 George Donovan Kretzer, 70, of 15132 National Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday July 25, 2009, at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. He was born near Clear Spring on Nov. 13, 1938. He was the son of the late Millard E. Kretzer Jr. and Olive C. Rhodes Kretzer. He graduated from Clear Spring High School in 1957. After graduating, he served three years in the U. S. Marine Corps, during which time he escorted and was a guard for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
NEWS
September 12, 2009
FEB. 15, 1949-SEPT. 10, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Richard Edgar Hutzell, 60, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the home of his companion. Born Feb. 15, 1949, in Maryland, he was the son of the late Leroy and Mamie Hutzell. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. He received the Purple Heart. He is survived by his companion, Janet Weidner; five stepchildren, Lisa and James Houser, Dina and Mike Anderson, and Erona Cissel; six stepgrandchildren, Renee, Katie, Robbie, Vanessa, Edward and Joel; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Chloe and Hudson; and numerous other family members.
NEWS
April 12, 2009
Hayward L. Jenkins, 89 JAN. 28, 1920-APRIL 10, 2009 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Hayward Lester Jenkins, 89, of Charles Town, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Rileyville, Va., he was the son of the late Sterlie Jenkins and Anna Kibler Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lenhart Jenkins. He retired from the Montgomery County (Md.) Government, as a mechanic.
NEWS
April 18, 2009
Lloyd I. Divelbliss, 80 JULY 4, 1928-APRIL 16, 2009 HANCOCK -- Lloyd I. Divelbliss, 80, of Hancock, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at his home. Born July 4, 1928, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Oliver M. and Ivy Grace Deshong Divelbliss. He attended Price Wesleyan Church in Little Orleans, Md. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart and numerous other medals. He was a music enthusiast, playing the guitar and harmonica.
OBITUARIES
December 31, 2010
NOV. 10, 1944-DEC. 30, 2010  Carl Edward Moats, 66, of 532 Summit Ave., died Dec. 30, 2010, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born Nov. 10, 1944, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Dorothy Moats Stottlemyer and stepson of Kenneth Stottlemyer. He was a member of the First Brethren Church, Hagerstown, and a graduate of South Hagerstown High School. He served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart in Vietnam. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a close personal friend, Karen Hart of Hagerstown.
NEWS
March 14, 2009
Ronald E. Speer, 65 OCT. 8, 1943-MARCH 13, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ronald E. Speer, 65, of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the hospital. Born Oct. 8, 1943, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Clifford and Leatha Wilhide Speer. He was a 1963 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
OBITUARIES
November 17, 2012
Kent Pine Hedges, 68, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Born May 27, 1944, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Cecil "Snooks" Hedges and Dorothy Viola "Vi" Pine Hedges. Mr. Hedges was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He had retired from the Washington Health Department in Hagerstown as a sanitarian. He had a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shepherd College and his master's degree from Shippensburg, Pa. He is survived by his daughter, Jennell R. Hedges of Carroll County, Md.; and one brother, Scott M. Hedges and wife, Mary, of Martinsburg.
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