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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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OBITUARIES
April 30, 2013
Richard Joseph McEvoy, 87, died peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his Hagerstown home surrounded by family. Born Aug. 19, 1925, in Plainfield, N.J., he was the son of Joseph A. McEvoy and Ann M. McEvoy. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy Hallad McEvoy; daughter, Patricia and husband, Charles Bossler, of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Jeanette and husband, Steven MacNamara, of Sicklerville, N.J.; son, Miles McEvoy and wife, Ami Greenberg, of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Jean Mercready of Ashburn, Va., and Nancy Wroten of North Olmstead, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
NEWS
November 10, 2006
Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the post's auxiliary will sponsor its annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans today at 11 a.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse. This year, veterans of World War II will be specially honored. Speakers will be members of Morris Frock who served in that war. A special musical tribute entitled "Before You Go" will be presented. Military, service and civic groups will be laying wreaths at the courthouse ceremony.
NEWS
November 11, 2006
Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the post's auxiliary will sponsor its annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans today at 11 a.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse. This year, veterans of World War II will be specially honored. Speakers will be members of Morris Frock who served in that war. A special musical tribute entitled "Before You Go" will be presented. Military, service and civic groups will be laying wreaths at the courthouse ceremony.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | May 30, 2009
HALFWAY -- Tony Pruchniewski knows the greatest tribute to fallen troops isn't found in speeches or monuments. Instead, that tribute exists every day across the United States, he said, in something called freedom. That's why Pruchniewski is disappointed when Memorial Day ceremonies are sparsely attended by the public. "If people really thought about it, they would be there," he said. "Some countries have partial freedom, others have no freedom at all. We are blessed with the greatest freedom on earth, thanks to the courage and sacrifices of our veterans.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 27, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Sunday's service at the Preserving Our Heritage Archives & Museum dually memorialized the past and celebrated the future, as the community recognized a World War II veteran and broke ground for an expansion of the museum. The new portion of the museum will be a reconstructed country store less than a mile down the road. The store will be dismantled and rebuilt "piece by piece" to accommodate displays that are overflowing from the original room designated for them, the Rev. Lee Daywalt said.
OBITUARIES
August 25, 2011
Robert Harrison Price, 83, of Little Orleans, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at NMS Health Care in Hagerstown, Md. Born Feb. 29, 1928, in Belle Grove, Md., he was the son of the late William Henry Harrison and Viola Evelyn Barnes Price, and the husband of the late Patricia Nadine McCusker, who died Sept. 10, 1990. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army with the 7th Division, 17th Regiment, Co. C, during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart and the U.N. Service Medal.
NEWS
March 28, 2009
AMVETS to honor Fales April 4 To the editor: AMVETS Department of Maryland will present its annual, highly prestigious "PNC A. Leo Anderson Free State Award of Excellence" to John Fales Jr., president of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation and Washington Times news columnist known as "Sgt. Shaft," at a ceremony on April 4, at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. The award honors Fales' 20-plus years of advocating for veterans' benefits and for those of their family members.
NEWS
September 14, 2009
APRIL 15, 1925-SEPT. 13, 2009 Wayne E. Alter Sr., 84, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born April 1, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Ira Doran and Eva May (Bower) Alter. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Glesner) Alter, who died Jan. 23, 1994. Wayne served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was a corpsman in the Battle of the Bulge. He was later honorably discharged and returned to Hagerstown.
NEWS
January 2, 2009
FEB. 22, 1921-DEC. 30, 2008 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph E. "Joe" Spangler, 87, of 119 N. Grant St., formerly of 10298 Amsterdam Road in Waynesboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at his home. Born on Feb. 22, 1921, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Harry D. Sr. and Lottie E. Ward Spangler. His first wife, Mildred A. "Millie" Royer Spangler, died in 2000. They were married Dec. 20, 1941. He was a 1939 graduate of Waynesboro Senior High School. Prior to retiring in 1981, he was a letter carrier for the Waynesboro Post Office for 22 years.
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