November 21, 2008
Jean E. Houser, 85 1922-NOV. 19, 2008 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jean E. Haugh Houser, 85, of Waynesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born in 1922 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Bruce Ellis and Anna Koons Haugh. She was a 1940 graduate of Waynesboro High School, where she played the violin in the orchestra. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Barr Houser, in 2004. They were married in 1944.
February 18, 2011
MARCH 22, 1945-FEB. 15, 2011 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gerald Wayne Bayer passed away at his home in Annapolis on Feb. 15, 2011. He was born March 22, 1945, in Boonsboro, Md., and grew up in Waynesboro, Pa. A graduate of Waynesboro High School in 1963, he received an associate degree in drafting and design from Penn State University in 1965, and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Rochester in 1969. He had a long and distinguished career as an engineer, manager and vice president at Eastman Kodak Co., and was vice president of operations at Sterling Pharmaceutical.
May 27, 2013
Memorial Day isn't about picnics and ball games, Waynesboro's Mayor Richard Starliper said Monday. “For decades, Memorial Day was a day in our nation when stores closed communities gathered together for a day of parades and other celebrations with a patriotic theme,” he said to hundreds gathered for the town's annual Memorial Day service at Memorial Park. “Your presence at this event is remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day. “You understand that on Memorial Day we honor the ideals and values those soldiers stood for and died defending,” Starliper said.
March 4, 2013
For more than 30 years, Robert Stum paced the sidelines at Waynesboro High School and left an indelible imprint on the community as he pioneered the school's first boys soccer team in the 1960s and paved the way for the formation of its first girls soccer team in the late 1990s. Now, the torch has been passed on to his son. Brian Stum was named Waynesboro's new boys soccer coach on Feb. 13. Stum, who replaces Doug Beckner, will be just the Indians' fourth head coach, as they prepare for their 50th season.
July 11, 2013
Barbara A. (Newcomer) Stouffer, 81, a resident of the Village at Robinwood, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of 13729 Frank's Run Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in the nursing home. Born Aug. 7, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harold F. Newcomer Sr. and Clara V. (Keyser) Newcomer. Stouffer was a graduate of Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1949. She and her husband, the late John W. Stouffer, were married Sept. 11, 1951 in Smithsburg.
March 14, 2009
Paul D. Taylor, 69 MAY 4, 1939-MARCH 12, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mr. Paul D. Taylor, 69, of 710 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa., died at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his home. He had been in failing health for nine months and critically ill for two weeks. Born May 4, 1939, in East Berlin, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry C. and Mabel J. (Hawbaker) Taylor. Mr. Taylor graduated with the 1957 class of Waynesboro High School. He and his wife, Mary (Willison)
August 20, 2013
Mr. Joseph Stevenson Middour, 73, of 10168 Tomstown Road in Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his home. Born June 17, 1940, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Lena S. (Stevenson) Middour. He was a 1958 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He also attended Penn State University. He was a lifelong dairy farmer who also served as a Quincy Township supervisor from 2000-06. As a leader in the farming community, he was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award from the Franklin County Farm Bureau, and in 2006, along with his son, received the Franklin County Conservation Farmer of the Year.
August 30, 2013
John Wesley Koons, 69, of Stanley, Va., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 28, 2013, at Life Care Center in New Market, Va., where he had been a patient for the last two months. John was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Waynesboro, Pa., son of the late Watson Eugene Koons and Helen Marie Kauffman Koons Shockey. He was a 1961 graduate of Waynesboro High School. John spent many years in the printing industry in various roles, including salesperson to well-known clients such as NOW and Ralph Nader.
November 11, 2012
Mr. Nickson W. “Nick” Oyer, 87, of 9383 Oyer Drive, Waynesboro, died at 2:11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Waynesboro Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past few months. Born May 22, 1925, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Ruth L. (Layman) Oyer. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area. Mr. Oyer graduated from Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1943. Following graduation, he served with the United States Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 and was honorably discharged as a navigator.
December 11, 2008
SEPT. 15, 1923-DEC. 9, 2008 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" (Brezler) Cason, 85, of Waynesboro, died at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in the Hershey Medical Center. She had been in failing health for the past two years and critically ill for the past week. Born Sept. 15, 1923, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late C. Robert Brezler Sr., and Teresa (Murphy) Brezler. She was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area. Mrs. Cason graduated from Waynesboro High School with the class of 1941.