David Anson Miller, 60

David Anson Miller, 60, of Greencastle, PA, and formerly of Boonsboro, MD passed away the morning of  January 5, 2018, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

 

Born Wednesday, April 10, 1957 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Roger W. Miller and the late Hanorah L. (Smith) Miller.

 

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janene K. Miller; children Nicholas, Matthew, and Megan(Curtis Barthlow); grandchildren, Dylan, Abigail and Emma; and many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Jennie Samuels.

 

David always thought of others and will be remembered as a caring, gentle soul to all whose lives he touched. David graduated from Washington College, where he met his wife, Janene. David worked at Fort Detrick, MD as a microbiologist, retiring in 2004. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic church, where he was part of the High Places Choir family. In his retirement he spent his time with many projects utilizing his creative talent. He had a passion for pottery and made many soup bowls for the St. Ann's Soup Supper every year. 


He was also a member of the New Horizon Band and the Gad Abouts Square Dance Club. He enjoyed playing the clarinet in the band and with the choir. David loved going on vacations to the beach with his "Beyer" family and especially loved traveling with his wife and sister-in-law, Joni and her husband, Ron.

 

A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 10:00 am, at the St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Msgr. J. Bruce Jarboe officiating.

 

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Myesthenia Gravis Foundation of America, http://www.myasthenia.org or to St. Ann Catholic Church.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

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Donna MacBain Johnson, 86

Donna MacBain Johnson, of 1118 Cottage Court, Hagerstown, MD, beloved and devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother passed away on 11 December 2015 of natural causes. The daughter of Donald and Elsie MacBain, Donna was born on September 7, 1929 in Scarboro in Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Victoria College of the University of Toronto in 1952 with a degree in home economics. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1965. 
Donna met the great love of her life, James L. Johnson, in Los Angeles at a "Tip Toppers" party, a social group of tall folks. They married in 1954 and spent the following years raising four children, traveling widely, socializing with a broad circle of friends, and pursuing interests in genealogy, gardening, playing percussion with the Hagerstown New Horizons Band, and various charitable activities. 
To the end, she maintained her quirky sense of humor, fondness of all games and puzzles, and most generous spirit. She sought only joy in this world and no acquaintance can remember an unkind word from her or about her. 
Donna is remembered fondly and missed greatly by her four children, Karen J. Johnson of Sacramento, CA, Sandra J. Fountain of Fairfax, VA, Laura J. Whiting of Northport, AL, and J. Andrew Johnson of Apalachin, NY, and a sister, K. Patricia MacBain of Vancouver, CAN. She was also devoted to playing a central role in the lives of nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years and a brother, Ron MacBain, of Santa Monica, CA. Memorial service
First Christian Church at 1345 Potomac Ave. Hagerstown. It will be at 11:00 on Saturday January January 16.
arrangements are still pending. 
Donna was a devoted congregant of the First Christian Church of Hagerstown, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family invites those who are interested to make donations to Disciples in Action, c/o First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742, or donations in Donna's name to the charity of their choice. Donna's children are deeply grateful for all the solicitations of condolence they have received from Donna's extended family and many friends.
Arrangements made by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD.
Donna MacBain Johnson, shown here focused on playing the "bells" in the New Horizons Band Percussion Section

Rev. James E. Henneberger,  83

Rev. James E. Henneberger, age 83, of Chambersburg, PA, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 13, 2015, while holding his wife’s hand at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born November 4, 1931, in Waynesboro, PA, he was the son of the late H. Ellsworth Henneberger and Kathryn Miller Henneberger.
A graduate of Gettysburg College in 1953, with a BA in English, Master of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1957, and a Masters of Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary, 1969, Pasadena, CA. Rev. Henneberger followed his calling and passion, serving full time as a Lutheran Minister for over 40 years. He was the mission developer and first Pastor of Antioch Evangelical Lutheran Church, Farmington, MI. Fluent in Spanish, he served as a missionary in Argentina from 1962 – 1973; he started the Hispanic ministry at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Miami, FL. Rev. Henneberger served as a Chaplain in the Civil Air Patrol. 
 He was involved in three local bands, the Wayne Band, Shippensburg Town Band, and The New Horizon Band. A history buff, Jim enjoyed reading about history, especially Gettysburg, where he gave both aerial and bus tours of the battlefield; he also enjoyed playing the trumpet, and building large scale model airplanes, which could be flown. His passions included his family, church missions, photography, and telling good jokes.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Sarah N. Henneberger, whom he married on August 12, 1989, five children, Linda Maria Serrano and husband Guillermo of Debary, FL; Susy K. Fox and companion Jason Wright of Riverton, WY; David John Henneberger of Toms River, NJ; Lynn M. Sacks of Irvine, CA; and Mike Mortimer and wife Donna of Mt. Airy, MD; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one nephew, Chris Henneberger and wife Joy of Almont, MI. In addition, he is survived by his first wife, Janet Keagy Coringrato of Allentown, PA. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Henneberger and a daughter in law, Eileen Henneberger.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 11 AM at Solomon’s Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Rd., Chambersburg, PA 17202, where Rev. William B. Nienstedt will officiate. Interment will be private in Greenhill Cemetery, Waynesboro, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. Online condolences may be offered on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Division of Global Missions, ELCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009.

BARBARA CAROL COUCH, 78

BARBARA CAROL COUCH, 78, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at her home.

Born January 24, 1937 in Norwich, NY, she was the daughter of the late Grace and Wilbert Samson, Sr.

Barbara is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, Paul Couch. 

She was a member of Evangel Baptist Church where she served as the pianist and a member of the church choir. She loved sharing her talents with the church youth.

Barbara was employed with the IRS as a Revenue Agent for 22 years. After retirement, she served as an instructor for 3 years. Barbara was a Life Master Bridge Player, and played the bass clarinet with the New Horizons and Wayne Band.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Cheryl L. Rose and husband, Randy E., of Mercersburg, PA; two sons, Bruce P. Couch and wife, Tammy, of Corinth, NY, and Mark A. Couch and wife, Marie, of Fayetteville, GA; one brother, Reeve Samson and wife, Carmela, of Durham, NC; seven grandchildren, Bradley Rose, Rebecca Hall and husband, Thomas, Paul J. Couch II and wife, Jennifer, Mathew Couch, Sarah Couch, Mark Couch, Jr., and Michelle Couch; and four great-grandchildren.Barbara's family was her pride and joy.


She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nancy Samson; and one brother, Wilbert (Bill) Samson, Jr.


Services will be held 11am, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, MD. Rev. Ron K. Faith will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, Monday, from 6-8pm, at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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William A. (Bill) Richardson, Jr

William A. Richardson, Sr. Passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Keedysville, Maryland


Loving father of Carl (Catherine), Karen (Timothy), John, Kathleen, Mark (Celeste),Alice and the late William A., Jr.

Beloved grandfather of Matthew and Michael Dugan, Kyra Richardson, Isabella and Harry Richardson, Madison and Courtney Boyle.


Bill was an active member of the flute section of the Hagerstown New Horizons Band.


Services and Interment are private for the family.


Donations in Bill's memory may be made to:  New Horizons Band of Hagerstown, P.O.Box 58, State Line, Pennsylvania  17263

Harry D Wagner, 80  

Harry Donald Wagner, 80, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Sept. 6, 2014 peacefully in his sleep at Menno Haven. 


He was born in Minersville, PA on Sept. 16, 1933, the son of the late Harry E. Wagner and Pearl M. Wagner. As a boy, he lived in the small village of Buck Run, PA, graduating from Cass Township High School and continuing on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the Susquehanna University of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. While attending Susquehanna University, he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity and he met his future wife, Dorothy M. Sites of Chambersburg, PA.


He and Dorothy were married in the King Street United Brethren Church on Saturday, August 27, 1955 by Dr. Clyde Meadows. They spent their honeymoon in Niagara Falls, Toronto and Montreal, Canada and recently celebrated their 59th anniversary. 


Harry was drafted into the US Army on November 19, 1955. He went through basic training at Ft. Stewart, Georgia as a member of the 101st "Screaming Eagle" Division. Upon completion of his training, he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Harry was a member of the division band and served as the division's bugler. His military service continued in the US Army Reserve with the XXI Corps at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Because of the Cuban Missile Crisis, 

his enlistment was extended. He was honorably discharged in late 1962. 


Employed as an instrumental music teacher in Elementary and Secondary Schools in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, he retired after 31 years. Over the years he taught hundreds of students at Antietam Jr. High School and its predecessor, West Jr. High School, along with several elementary schools in the Waynesboro School District, the Quincy Orphanage, and assisting with the Waynesboro High School Band. In addition to his lifelong passion for music, he enjoyed reading, history and travel. Together with his wife, he was also actively involved in the Wayne Band of Waynesboro, PA and New Horizons Band for many years.


Harry is survived by his wife, Dorothy; their two children, Chris A. Wagner ( Claudia) of Spring, TX; Douglas L. Wagner (Greta) of Lebanon, PA; his 6 grandchildren, Katherine E. Wagner, Jessica H. Wagner, and Vanessa M. Wagner, all of Spring, TX, and Matthew D. Wagner, Alan S. Wagner, and Joy M. Wagner, all of Lebanon, PA; his brother, Frederick Wagner (Marsha) of Orwigsburg, PA; his nieces, Barbara and Susan, and the rest of his family and friends. 

The family of Harry Wagner wishes to thank Menno Haven and their staff as well as the doctors and nurses who attended to him.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 on Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 in the chapel at Menno Haven with the Reverend Adam Leeper officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Burial will be at Lincoln Cemetery following the service. 


On line condolences may be expressed at www.sellersfuneralhome.com

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David Patrick Turpin went to be with God Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

 

Dave was born in Socorro, N.M., Oct. 19, 1939. His parents, Audelita(Adella) Ramirez, mother, and William Schmittou, father, brought him into this world to love and be happy and bring happiness to others. Later, Adella married Charles A. Turpin, stepfather/grandfather/great-grandfather to many.

 

Dave joined the Marine Corps in 1957 and later married Karen Miller. They had four children together: Maria Turpin Payne, David C. Turpin, Teresa Lee Turpin Stagg Norman and Andrew C. Turpin

 

Dave spent 24 years and 9 months in the Marine Corps, retiring in 1981. He was a dedicated master sergeant and his MOS was crash/fire/and rescue plus drill sergeant. After his retirement, he worked in trucking and fuel distribution.

 

Adding to his family, Maria had three children: Joanna, Melody and Sara; David C. had three children; Teresa Lee had three children and Andrew had one child, Ryan Turpin. Sean Turpin, Sara Hall-Turpin, Caitlin Hall-Turpin; Daniel/Sumer Stagg, Samantha Simms. Each of his grandchildren have had additions to the family: Daniel and Alana Stagg’s children are Kai and Mason; Sumer Malia’s son is Greg; Samantha’s children are Jackson and Carson. So, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Then from the Axline side, Alison Axline Haley and Kurt Axline were Dave’s stepchildren, and both have provided GrandDave with three step grandchildren: Erin Haley, Travis Haley and Chase Axline. All love him very much.

Dave loved dancing and playing drums. He was a member of the percussion section of the New Horizons Band in Hagerstown.  He met Barbara C. Axline at a singles dance in January 1990 and they have been like Oreo cookies ever since. He married Barbara C. Axline-Turpin Sept. 25, 1995.

 

He was a very handsome guy with a great sense of humor, and will be missed greatly by all.

Memorial services will be today at noon at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md., with Pastor Paul Wareham officiating.

 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950; or the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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Genevieve A. Wagner, 85 - Band Member


Genevieve A. Wagner,
 NOV. 26, 1927-APRIL 12, 2013

Genevieve A. Wagner, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ruth Strait.

Genevieve was a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George A. Wagner Sr.

She was previously employed as a cafeteria worker at St. Mary School, St. Maria Goretti High School and with the Washington County School System. She began her career as a sales clerk at Hays Stationary Store.

She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church and choir. She also attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a former member of their choir. 

Genevieve was a former member of the Morgan County Band, Waynesboro Band, Williamsport Blue Band and the Bell Choir at St. Ann Catholic Church.

She volunteered at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church and The Maryland Theatre.

She was a member of the New Horizon Band, New Horizon Ensemble Band, Hagerstown YMCA and North Gate Swimming Pool.

She loved spending time at the pool with her friends, doing water aerobics and playing Scrabble.

She is survived by three sons, George A. Wagner Jr. of Kinnelon, N.J., Randall E. Wagner of Hagerstown and Gerard J. Wagner of Clear Spring, Md.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Martin S. Nocchi and the Rev. Collin Poston will be concelebrants. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. A Christian Wake service will be held at 8:45 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.
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Jim Johnson, 82  Band Member

James L. Johnson, 82

James L. Johnson, 82, a longtime system engineer with IBM Federal Systems and community volunteer, died Wednesday, Sept., 19, 2012, at Somerford Assisted Living in Hagerstown, Md., of liver cancer.

Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1953 with master's degrees in math and engineering, and worked on missile guidance systems for IBM in Owego, N.Y., and Gaithersburg, Md., for 24 years before retiring in 1987. He previously held positions with the Northrup and Lockheed companies in California, where he met his wife.

 Jim was born in Hopkins, Minn., to Swedish and Norwegian parents (a mixed marriage, as he liked to quip). After retiring, seeing how much fun his wife was having with her genealogy, he decided to research his family history, traveling to Scandinavia on several occasions to meet relatives. His passion resulted in two books that are being enjoyed on both sides of the Atlantic.

In Owego, Jim was active in Toastmasters, American Cancer Society, Sons of Norway, Owego Camera Club and square dancing. He also was a Boy Scout leader, and dressed as a convincing Lurch from "The Addams Family" TV show at Halloween. He was an active church member wherever he lived.

After his retirement, Jim eventually settled in the Hagerstown area, where he was active in numerous charitable and community activities. He worked with homeless shelters in both Frederick and Hagerstown, and enjoyed being an active Kiwanian in Hagerstown. 

He was a founding member of the New Horizons Band, learning to play music for the first time at age 69.

He was known as a wicked punster who had a flair for word play, and for his Sunday morning pancakes. His sense of humor stayed with him to the end.

He is greatly missed by his survivors, including his wife of 57 years, Donna; four children, Karen Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Sandy Fountain of Fairfax, Va., Laura Whiting of Northport, Ala., and Andy Johnson of Owego; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements for a memorial service are pending.

Donations in Jim's memory may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD, 21742 or First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Condolences may be sent to Donna Johnson, 10116 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740

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Nars Roberts, Jr., 90  Band Member

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Larry Sharpe, 88   Band Member