“The great spirit of all war veterans, including UN soldiers and patriots, who devoted and sacrificed everything for the freedom and peace of this country, will be remembered in our hearts forever.” - Park Geun-hye, former President, South Korea
IN MEMORIAM 2019-2020
Ralph Marthin Jr. U. S. Army
Ralph Martin Jr. 03/04/1931 12/29/2020
Ralph Martin, Jr. of Winchester, VA passed away on December 29, 2020 at Winchester Medical Center.
Millard F. Pippin Jr. U. S. Army
Millard Franklin Pippin, Jr., 93 of Winchester, VA, formerly of Vienna, VA, died peacefully on November 20, 2020 at home in Winchester, VA. with family by his side.
John F, "Jack" McGuire U. S. Air Force
John F. McGuire 90, of Winchester, VA died June 26, 2020 at The Willows at Meadow Branch in Winchester, VA.
James S. Kniceley Jr. U. S. Marine Corps
James S. “Jim” Kniceley, Jr., 89, of Frederick County, VA passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center.
Ollie T. “Buck” Thompson. U. S. Army Veteran.
Ollie T. “Buck” Thompson, 89, of Stephens City, Virginia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at his home.
Muriel G. Simanek U. S. Army Veteran.
Muriel Grace Behringer Simanek, 93, of Winchester, Virginia, formerly of Denver, Colorado and Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away March 23, 2020 at Lynn Care rehab center in Front Royal, VA. on what would have been her 68th wedding anniversary.<more>
Charles R. Hoak U. S. Army Veteran
Charles Rhodes Hoak, 87, of Frederick County, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home.
He was born on March 20, 1932; the son of Roy R. and Agnes R. Anderson Hoak. He grew up in Gore with his twin brother and older sister and graduated from Gore High School. <more>
Norman L. Baker U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Norman L. Baker, KWVA Chapter 313 member, war hero, scientist, publisher and historian passed away at the age of 93 on Sunday, August 25, 2019. He embodied the true American spirit with an unfaltering dedication to his country, his family and the preservation of our nation’s history. <more>
Kenneth E. Watts, CMSGT, USAF (Retired)
Chief Watts was born in Claremore, OK October 18, 1931 to Amanda Mae and Lewis Jackson Watts. As a youth he attended the Church of Christ in Okemah. He attended Okemah, Okfuskee & Okmulgee County, OK schools before enlisting in the Air Force in 1947 at age 16.
Col. Julius E. Jones U.S. ARMY (Ret.)
Julius ‘J’ Jones, of Atlantic City, NJ, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at WVU Berkeley Medical Center Martinsburg, WV. Devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, officer and friend.
Dale L. Thompson
Dale L. Thompson, Sr. 81, of White Post, Virginia, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born in 1937 in Mt. Morris, New York, the son of the late Glen and Neva Thompson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean conflict. <more>
Alfred D. Robertson
Alfred Dawson “Bud” Robertson, a Winchester architectural draftsman who designed many homes and businesses in the area, died at Blue Ridge Hospice on February 14. He was 87. The cause was from complications from COPD including emphysema.
William J. Britt
KWVA Chapter #313 member William J. Britt, 85, of Sparta, IL. passed away at 2:47 AM, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at the Sparta Community Hospital.