1956 HeiskeliteYear Book
Our Deceased Classmates
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35th Reunion
40th Reunion
45th Reunion
50th Reunion
55th  Reunion
60th Birthday celebration
70th Birthday Celebration
75th Birthday Celebration
1953 Heiskelite Yearbook
1954 Heiskelite Yearbook

 

Welcome to the Hagerstown High School Class of 1956 Web site! (Please visit links on left side of page)

 

                                                                           In memory of Richard A. Wade 1938 - 2001     (click)  

 The Class of '56 welcomes all, but especially our classmates to share events, news, and information of the graduating class of June, 1956.

This is a very active high school class that has reunions every 5 years and "special" events, such as class "Zero & 5th" Birthday Celebrations, Luncheons and picnics held in the Hagerstown, Maryland area, and participation in the Annual HHS Florida Gathering.
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80th Birthday Celebration - Hagerstown High Class of 1956
                                                            September 14-16, 2018

                                                   Photos  (click) ...

 

George Barkdoll, 83
 

   

 
George Alfred Barkdoll, 83, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020, at his home.
 
 
Born Friday, January 1, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Alfred G. Barkdoll and the late Alice (Stallings) Douglas.
 
George graduated from the last class of Hagerstown High School in 1956.
 
He was employed in the flooring industry for more than 60 years, working for Turner’s Decorating, being self employed and last with Burkholder’s Flooring for 25 years, retiring in 2010.
 
George was a member of Christ’s Reformed UCC, where he served as a deacon, as head usher, was on the Property Committee and drove the church van. He also worked with the youth over the years, attending mission trips and retreats.
 
 
George enjoyed traveling, going to dinner theatres, working with wood crafts and spending time with many dear friends and family.
 
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Lorraine Barkdoll; son, Daryl D. Barkdoll and wife, Sarah, of Williamsport, MD; two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Palmer of Williamsport, and Joyce Sperry and husband, Russell, of Hancock, MD; two brothers, Robert Barkdoll and wife, Connie, of Clear Spring, MD, and Sam Barkdoll and wife, Tammy, of Palmetta, FL; grandchildren, Brandon, Brett, Carrie, Justin, Austin, Brianna and Kimberly; and great-grandchildren, Brandon Jr., Breannah, Khylee, Dustin and Braxton.
 
Services will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Don Stevenson officiating.
 
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral home will be open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday for those who cannot make the scheduled visitation hours.
 
Interment will be in Ringgold Cemetery, Hagerstown.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ’s Reformed UCC, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagers-town, MD 21740 or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
 
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

 

Anita Louise (Hatfield) Snyder, 82

 

     

 

Anita Louise (Hatfield) Snyder, 82, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, on her birthday at Brookdale Senior Living.

Born Saturday, June 18, 1938, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth N. Hatfield and the late Catherine (Semler) Hatfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Lee Snyder Sr.

She was employed at the Creasey Company, Godloves Liquors and later as a licensed realtor with Coldwell Banker for 14 years, retiring in 2009.

She was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church, and was involved with the Maryland Board of Realtors and the North Hagerstown High School athletic and band boosters.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathi Jo Johnson of Hagerstown; two sons, Ronald “Rusty” Lee Snyder Jr. and wife, Doreen, of Shallotte, NC, and James Michael Snyder and wife, Pam, of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Allie Catherine Dattilio and husband, Mark, of Hagerstown, Alexis Ciara Lockley of Philadelphia, PA, Addison Lee Snyder of Hagerstown and Marlie Grace Snyder; and three great-grandchildren, Edward Avery Dattilio, Juniper Helen Dattilio and James Patrick Dattilio.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth “Buck” Hartman; and her grandson, Avery James Snyder.

Services will be held Monday, June 22, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Kibreab Gudeta officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, June 21, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Avery Snyder Memorial Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Washington County Inc., 37 S. Potomac St., Hagers-town, MD 21740.

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

 

 

                   
 

Ragan Horace Lee Shaw Jr., “Oonie,” 81, of Hagerstown, went to be with his Lord and Savior, June 9, 2020, at Brookdale Assisted Living, after a short illness of Pancreatic Cancer.

Born July 18, 1938 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ragan Horace Lee Shaw, Sr., and Viola (Wolfe) Shearer (Floyd F. Shearer, Sr.).

He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1956 and entered the U.S. Navy that year. He then worked with the US Postal Service for 35 years where he retired in 1998. He was a 50 year member of Grace United Methodist Church, being active in Christian Couples Class, Grace Ambassadors Quartet, Church Choir, and Food Pantry. He was also a member of AMVETS and Funkstown Legion Dixon-Troxell Post 211. Other activities include; Hagerstown Parkinsons Support Group, West End Senior Citizens, Senior Softball League, Senior Olympics, South Side Seniors Bowling League, 50 year member of NALC, a multiple gallon Blood donor, and Habitat for Humanity. Ragan was a longtime umpire in the Washington County area, receiving the John Lightner Official of the Year Award in 2010. He enjoyed biking, running, golfing, bowling and was an avid Redskins, Terrapins and Orioles fan. Ragan’s joy in life was spending time with his family during the holidays, and on family trips to Myrtle Beach where he loved golfing and boogie boarding. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and chorus concerts. Also, for years after his grandchildren had grown he was known to show up at his friends’ children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Extended family get togethers meant a lot to him. He enjoyed bowling until he started being beat by the older ladies.

Ragan was proceeded in death by his wife Ecile (Carbaugh) Shaw on March 17, 2020. They started dating when they were 15 and 16 and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 13. While in the Navy, they wrote letters to each other daily and their love was so strong they couldn’t live without each other. In later life, they became one person, he the body, and she the brain.

He is survived by one son; Brian Shaw and wife, Erica, of Hagers-town, two daughters; Kimbra Williams of Williamsport and Son in Law Tim Williams of Williamsport, Angela England and husband Christopher of Nottingham, MD. Grandson; Austin Williams and wife, Stephanie, granddaughters; Devin Jones and husband Matt, and their son Brantley Jones, Delaney England, and Ragan Shaw, one brother; Floyd Shearer, Jr. and wife Sonja of Hagerstown, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by three sisters; Kathleen Stitzel, Eileen Rider and Josephine Weaver.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ragan’s name, to Parkinson’s Foundation, www.apdaparkinson.org; Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St. Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave Hagers-town, MD 21742.

Online condolences can be made at www.rsthvn.com.


 



 

Rosalie Ann (Daley) Curran, 81

      

Rosalie Ann Daley Curran, 81, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Thursday, November 10, 1938 in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry R. Daley Sr. and the late Marvian Hepperle Daley.

She was employed as a realtor with Coldwell Banker for many years, retiring in 2010.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

She is survived by her three sons, J. Mark Curran and wife, Sandy, of Hagerstown, Philip Neal Curran and wife, Stephanie, of Elkridge, MD, and Christopher Todd Curran and wife, Jeannine, of Martinsburg, WV; brother, Harry R. Daley Jr. of Greensburg, PA; and two grandsons, John Philip Curran and James Todd “JT” Curran.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; to Beaver Creek Christian Church, 9711 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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

 


 

 

PHOTOS-HHS Class of 1956 60th Reunion !!!
September 16-18, 2016

Here are some links to click on for photos from our 60th Class Reunion, September 16-18, 2016.
(recommend to choose "Slideshow" option toward top of page after photos come up- then you can go right or left if you choose )

Friday Evening at the Bowmans (click)

Saturday Afternoon at Redmen “Crabfest” (click)

Sunday Breakfast @ Redmen (click)

 

South Potomac JR High Classmates of HHS Class of 1956