September 9, 2013
A Rockville, Md., man is being held on $750,000 bond after being charged with the attempted murder of his estranged wife Saturday morning in Hagerstown, according to Washington County District Court records. Samir Lababidi, 49, of Hungerford Drive was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, first- and fourth-degree burglary, confinement of an unattended child, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, the court records said.
August 15, 2013
Thomas "Tom" Leo VanMiddlesworth passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, after bravely fighting neck cancer for 2 1/2 years. He was formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., where he graduated from high school in 1970. Tom worked at Plummer's Appliance & Boat Motors in Martinsburg, where Mr. Plummer was Tom's mentor. Next, he worked at Schmidt Bakery, where he was a mechanic. Tom went to Shepherd College, and earned his bachelor's degree in business management at Marshall University.
July 15, 2013
Walter L. Mumma Jr., 59, of Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday July 13, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown. Born Oct. 17, 1953, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Betty J. (Suffecool) Mumma of Hagerstown and the late Walter L. Mumma Sr. He was a graduate of Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Beaver Creek. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Debra Raines of Rockville; one sister, Robin Mumma of Baltimore; three nieces; and one nephew.
May 25, 2013
Roena H. Larsen, 89, of Smithsburg, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her home. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hagerstown. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, Md. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
May 11, 2013
Eight goals in the first 4:10 of Saturday's Maryland Class 3A/2A West girls lacrosse quarterfinal against Rockville put smiles on all the North Hagerstown players' faces. A few short minutes later, those smiles were erased. No, it wasn't caused by a Rockville comeback - that wasn't in the cards as the Hubs advanced with a 20-4 victory at Mike Callas Stadium. But with 16:54 left in the first half, Leah Peterson crumpled to the turf with a right knee injury as she scored her fourth goal of the game to give the Hubs an 11-1 lead.
April 23, 2013
William Frank "Bo" Gates, 52, of Keedysville, Md., passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md., after a brief illness. "Bo" was the loving, devoted husband and friend of Charlotte L. Gates of Keedysville, Md. Born Nov. 6, 1960, in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of Frank M. Gates and the late Ruby Ilene Gates of Frederick, Md. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1067 and Frederick Redmen 19. In addition to his wife and father, Bo is survived by a son, Jason F. Gates and fiancée, Erin, of Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Mike "Butch" Gates, and sister Michelle "Missey" Gates, both of Frederick; stepsons, Dean H. McMillion and wife, Kim, of Keedysville, and Oscar "Peanut" McMillion and fiancée, Charlene Sentelle, of Hagerstown; nephew, Michael "M.J.
April 14, 2013
A wanted man from Rockville, Md., was arrested early Saturday on Interstate 70 after leading police on a chase from Frederick to Hagerstown and back toward Frederick, according to police. George Kelly Ketterman III, 30, was found to be driving on a suspended license and had three active warrants out of Montgomery County, Md., for failing to appear in court, Frederick Police Sgt. Wayne Trapp said in a news release. As a result of Saturday's incident, Ketterman is charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and negligent driving, Trapp said.
April 11, 2013
Ozella G. Jerome, 91, of Clarksburg, Md., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late John Wilson Jerome; loving mother of Janet Gessler, Glenn Jerome, Laura Jerome and Carol Garcia; grandmother of Kevin Gessler, Andrew, Scott and Brain Jerome, and Anthony, Elizabeth and Andrea Garcia; and great-grandmother of Madalynn Jerome. She is survived by extended family, J.B. Gessler, Stella Jerome, Fernando Garcia, Jordan Jerome, Jennifer Jerome, Mary Ellen Gessler, Derek, Dustin, Dylan, Dominick and Hannah LaTorre, and Drew Scott.
April 9, 2013
Patricia Bennett, 86, of Hagerstown, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her home on Nottingham Road. She was born March 13, 1927, in Ireland. She is survived by her son, Sean Bennett and his wife, Debbie Lyons, of Rockville, Md.; and grandchildren, Chase and Sarah Bennett of Monrovia, Md. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. A graveside service will be Friday, April 12, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. J. Collin Poston officiating. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harman, Kenworthy & Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.
April 3, 2013
Virginia Rosalie Shilling, 95, of Aberdeen House in Rockville, Md., died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at her home. Born July 26, 1917, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late John and Laura Pearl Stouffer Leiter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Good Shilling, on Sept. 14, 1993. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Izabell Shilling of Bethesda, Md.; one granddaughter, Monique Shilling of Rockville; one grandson, Richard Good Shilling III of Rockville; and five great-grandchildren.