“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 2015-2016
James H. Berry
James "Haywood" Berry, former Korean War P.O.W., passed peacefully at the age of 87 in his sleep on December 24, 2016. Born in Madison, Virginia, he grew up the youngest child of Benjamin Haywood and Betty Garr Berry.
James W. Jenkins
James “Warden” Jenkins, Jr., 83, of Frederick County, VA passed away at his home on Friday, July 29, 2016.
He was born in Frederick County, VA. on April 28, 1933.
Owen R. Grogan
GROGAN, Owen R., (Col. Ret.), age 96, passed quietly February 25, 2016, in Williamsburg, Va. He was preceded in death by Mary B. Grogan. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Sarah Holmes-Grogan; son, Rev. Bill Grogan (Fran); granddaughter, Elizabeth Grogan; daughter, Mary Lee Grogan (Ray Conner, Esquire). He was a U.S. Army veteran of 35 years.
Arthur N. Jolliffe
Arthur Neill Jolliffe, 84, lifelong resident of Winchester-Frederick County died at Winchester Medical Center February 1st, 2016. Arthur was born in Winchester September 23rd, 1931, the youngest son of Laurence Van Horne Jolliffe and Ethel Baldwin Jolliffe.
William L. Ditto
William was born on July 20, 1929 and passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015. William was a resident of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia at the time of his passing. He was graduating from Berkeley Springs High School. He was enlisted in the US Marine Corps.
Herman Elwood Jacobs Sr.
Herman Elwood Jacobs Sr., 80, of Romney, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. <more>
Douglas Clayton Fargo
Mr. Douglas Clayton Fargo (Doug) lost his battle with cancer on November 18, 2015. He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He was a resident of the Veteran’s Administration Medical CenterMartinsburg since this past spring, but resided in Jefferson County (Charles Town), WV for over 25 years.
Lewis H. 'Louie' Ebert
Lewis Holler Ebert, 84, died September 19, 2015. He was born April 7, 1931 in the Ebert home place on Welltown Pike to the late Isaac W. Ebert and Mary Holler Ebert. They moved to Winchester in 1932. He graduated from Handley High School in 1949. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Thomas A. Benedett
Thomas A. Benedett passed away peacefully on September 11, 2015 in Bethesda, MD. Tom, as he was known to family and friends, was 86 years old. A 25 year resident of Winchester VA, he moved to the Byron House in Potomac, MD one year ago. Thomas was the beloved husband of his late wife of 59 years, Mary Ann Benedett. <more>
Charles (Chuck) Bachman, Jr., 83, of Winchester, VA died on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at his home.Mr Bachman was born April 6, 1932, in Lancaster, PA, son of the late Ethel Zittle Bachman and Charles Bachman.
Charles graduated from West Lampeter HighSchool in Lancaster County PA in 1950. He was a salesman for Raub Supply Company of York, PA and Fertig Cabinet Company of Moorefield, WV. <more>
Charles L. Quinnelly
The. Rev. Charles L. Quinnelly, 84, of Winchester, Va. died on Aug. 15, 2015 at Blue Ridge Hospice. The Rev. Quinnelly was born on June 1, 1931 in Meridian. He was the son of Lillian Stennis Beddingfield and Charles Edward Quinnelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 49 years, Barbara, his son, Brian and his grandson, James. <more>
Ulysses 'Casey' Carriker
Ulysses "Casey" Carriker, 82, of Stephens City, VA passed away at his home early Wednesday morning, July 8, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; their daughter, Kathleen Carriker and her husband Dean See of Liberty, MO; and grandson, David See of Macon, MO.
Manuel G. Sempeles
Manuel G. Sempeles, 83, of Winchester, Virginia, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his residence.
Mr. Sempeles was born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1931, the son of the late George Pondele and Constantina Sempeles. He was a restauranteur with his first restaurant being the Open Hearth. He was the owner of Manuel’s and Wife Restaurant in Winchester for 43 years, retiring in 2003.