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Roland M. Bogert


Roland M. Bogert, 63, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at the home of his son, Charles L. Bogert in Lenexa, Kan.

He was born Aug. 3, 1948, and was the son of the late Raymond K. Bogert and Pauline S. Bogert.

In addition to his two parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Sue Abbott; infant, Carolyn Ann Bogert; and twin brother, Raymond K. Bogert III.

He is survived by one son, Charles Lovell Bogert and his wife, Jodi, and his two granddaughters, Bryce Ann and Paige Elizabeth of Lenexa, Kan.; six nieces, Amy Shealy and husband, Jim, of Lexington, S.C., Kim Trittenwein and husband, Oliver, of Chesnee, S.C., Merribeth Butler and husband, Trey, of Charlotte, N.C., Mary Ellen Calhoon and husband, Kelly, Stacy Lynn Bogert and Jeremy Egglefield of Sarasota, Fla, and Martha Ann Bogert and Dan Harvey of Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also survived by his great-nieces Kaitlin and Betsy Shealy, Isabella and Grace Trittenwein; and great-nephew, Clay Butler.

Mr. Bogert was a coal miner, member of the Fraternal Order of the Elks and Moose Lodge and Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Roland was also involved with the Punta Gorda's PGI Civic Association as well as the Elkins Pilots Club. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and served in the Army Reserves. Roland enjoyed golfing and fishing, spending time in Florida with his companion and friend, Vera Bennett. He lived life to the fullest with his friends and family.

Friends will be received Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with an Elks service following. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Shreve officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery at Philippi.

Online condolences may be made to the family at In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1700 MacCorkle SE, Third Floor, Charleston, WV 25314 or call 304-347-5850 code SCA for Melanoma. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles S. Plumb II '46


Charles S. Plumb, II, 83, of Venice, FL, formerly of Columbus, OH, died November5, 2011. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elaine; son, Charles III of Tulsa, OK.; daughter Amy Sharpe of Columbus, OH.; and three grandchildren, Joseph and Nora Plumb and Claire Sharpe. After Graduating from Greenbrier Military School and Washington & Lee University, he served in the 484th Engineers during the Korean War. Thereafter his career included managing investments and personnel of various institutional investors in Columbus, OH, Toledo, Oh and Washington, DC.

Printed in the Columbus Dispatch on November 9, 2011

Harold H. "Hank" Marsh '55


On November 4, 2011, at Renaissance Gardens, Silver Spring, MDD, Hank died of congestive heart failure and related illnesses. Survivors include his wife of 32 yeas, Ellen Denney Marsh; sons, Jim (Lisa). Seattle, WV, and Duncan, (Mindy), Everett, WA; Eileen's daughter, Megan Gardner, Phoenix, MD, and Carol Love (Patrick), St. Petersburg, FL; and 11 grandchildren.

Following graduation from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV, Hank served in the U.S.Army, where his love of military history was deepened during an 18-month posting to Germany. Graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Civil Engineering, Hank went to work at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Retiring from WSSC in 1984, he worked a the Prince George County, MD Department of Public Works until his second retirement in 1996.

Hank and Eileen lived in THE HOUSE HANK BUILT in Beltsville, MD for many years , before moving to Riderwood Village, Silver Spring, MD in 2004, where they made many new friends and enjoyed classes, activities, and dinning with neighbors. Hank will be remembered fondly for his smile, his stories, and his repertoire of corny jokes,

Born in 1935, the year that Alcholics Anonymous was founded, Hank is also survived by many friends of Bill W., with whom he shared 37 years of sobriety in fellowhip. The Big Meeting has welcomed him home.

Private services will be held at a future date.

Published in The Washington Post on November 20, 2011.

Ross Vedder Hersey


Ross V. Hersey

HERSEY, Ross V., 94, of Waynesboro, VA, passed away November 1, 2011 at his residence at Stuarts Draft Retirement Community.

He was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on June 27, 1917 and is a graduate of Greenbrier Military School (1936) and Washington & Lee University (1940). After graduating from W&L he came to Waynesboro as Circulation Manager of the News-Virginian. During his brief stay in Waynesboro before World War II, he met and married the former Betty Lou Bush.

During World War II he served in the European Theater of Operations with the Army’s First Infantry Division. He was wounded in North Africa and received the Silver Star for heroism in combat, the Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre with star. He was mustered out as a major.

After the war Mr. Hersey returned to Waynesboro and the News-Virginian and in 1947 was named its Managing Editor. In 1949 he joined the E. I. duPont Company facility in Waynesboro in public relations and personnel work. He retired from duPont in 1974 to pursue a career in public speaking where he made over 1,700 talks in all 50 states to banquets and conventions. He received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association.

He was a member of the Waynesboro Kiwanis Club for 46 years, serving as president of his club and as lieutenant governor of the Capital District’s Fifth Division. As a Kiwanian, he chaired the committee that brought Little League baseball to Waynesboro. He served as vice-chairman of both the local Red Cross and the United Way organizations and was president of the Waynesboro Concert Association.

He served as alumni class agent for Washington & Lee for nine years and served two years as president of the Augusta-Rockingham W&L Alumni Chapter. He was a founding member of both the Oak Grove Theater and the Waynesboro Players and performed or directed in over 60 plays. He also served over 20 years on the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.

Mr. Hersey was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He sang in the choir for many years, and served as president of the church men’s group, as a Sunday School teacher, and a Vestryman. He also served many years as a lay reader, being the first layman in the diocese to administer Holy Communion. He served the Diocese of Southwest Virginia as president of the Laymen of the Diocese and as editor of the Southwestern Episcopalian.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ross V. Hersey, Sr. and Ida C. Hersey and by his daughter-in-law, Patricia E. Hersey. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lou Hersey, by his four children, Robin Hersey of Waynesboro, Barbara Overstreet and her husband Ray of Bedford, Missie Hersey of Richmond, and Andrew Hersey of Charlottesville, and by two grandchildren, Brian and Holland Hersey, both of Waynesboro.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 473 S. Wayne Ave., at 4:00PM on Friday, November 4, 2011. The family will receive guests in the library at St. John’s prior to the service, beginning at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Ross’ name to the Agape fund at St. John’s or to the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community Memorial Fund (144 Patton Farm Rd., Stuarts Draft, VA).

The family expresses its heartfelt thanks to Rodney Martin and the staff of the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community and to the Hospice of the Shenandoah for their kindness and compassionate care.


It should be noted, Ross graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1935 and returned for a post graduate year in 1936 as Cadet Major, the highest rank in the school. He was a life member of the Alumni Association and returned in the 90's and entertained & motivated his fellow classmates and their families at their dinner/dance at The Greebrier. Ross was a member of "the greatest generation".

Gregory Aaron Shaffer


SALEM - Greg Shaffer, 60, of Salem, died October 30, 2011 at 4:50 a.m. at Salem Community Hospital.

Greg handled this final challenge (prostate cancer) with dignity and maintained his sense of humor throughout, never giving up hope of better days. We'll miss his presence and Christmas will never be the same without him.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1950 in Massillon, OH. He was the son of B. Jean (Christopher) Shaffer and the late C.G. "Bud" Shaffer.

He is survived by his mother of Salem; brother Larry (Kathy) Shaffer of Salem; and sister Rhonda Shaffer of Fairport, NY. He also left behind two nephews, Scott (Darla) Shaffer of Dubois, PA and Mike (Tara) Shaffer of Mt. Juliet, TN plus five grandnieces and nephews and one great-grandniece.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by grandparents, Aaron and Jenny Shaffer; grandmother Clela Beckler; a nephew, Daniel Shaffer; plus two aunts and three uncles.

Greg attended Greenbrier Military Academy in White Sulpher Springs, WV for two years and graduated from Salem High School in 1968. He earned his mechanical engineering degree from Kent State. Greg was the owner of G. Toner Cartridge in Salem and actively involved with the Tea Party. He also attended Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church.

A Celebration of Life Service will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Salem Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church with the Rev Connie Sassanella of the church officiating.

Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Beloit, Ohio. A time of visitation will be observed one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church 1089 East State St., Salem, Ohio 44460.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio.


Arch Francis Knighton '47

Arch Francis Knighton ,82, Of Mamick Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV passed away late Saturday night , October 29, 2011 at the White Sulphur Springs Family care Center after an extended illness.

Born on January 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Arch Francis Sr. and Georgia Wylie Knighton.

Mr. Knighton, a member of First Presbyterian Church in White Sulphur springs, graduated from White Sulphur Springs high School where he excelled in basketball and football.He was an avid golfer all his life. He also attended Greenbrier Military School , Marshall University and the University of Georgia. Mr Knighton was a U.S.Army Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. A certified member of the International Managers Association, Knighton was employed for 18 years at The Greenbrier , Manager of the Pipestem Resort and country clubs in both Virginia and West Virginia.

Preceding him in death other than his parents was his first wife , Ann Cooke Knighton, in 1987 Survivors include his wife at home, Helen Thacker Beall Knighton; Son, Ted Hinerman of Pipestem and daughter, Elizabeth Beall of St. Albans, WV.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 11AM at Hillcrest Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Center. Shanklin Funeral Home in WSS is serving the family

George Stanley Staten '66


George Stanley Staten of Troutville, VA, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 from injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident.

Stanley grew p in Lewisburg, WV. He spent his childhood summers as a camper at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca and later as a teenager, as a camp counselor, teaching horseback riding. He made many friends during those summers and continued the friendship throughout his life. He attended Greenbrier Military School and West Virginia University. Stanley worked at the Lawson Transportation Company in Roanoke, VA.

An avid motorcyclist, Stanley belonged to the Gold Wing Riders Association and Southern Cruisers Association, as well as belonging to the Star City Motor Club in Roanoke. In this endeavor, he made many friends and traveled countless miles with them. He also enjoyed golf, attending horse shows, and building beautiful handmade furniture , like his father.

Stanley was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He had an incredibly kind heart and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Carol and Dick Staten of White Sulphur Springs, WV. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann; son Phillip and wife Jennifer; sister, Stuart Ann Hanna; brothers, Richard Staten of White Sulphur Springs and Michael Staten and wife, Barbara, of Mobile, AL; and several nieces and nephews

James R. Clowser


James R. Clowser, 79, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
Born in Hillsboro on May 17, 1932, Jim attended Hillsboro High School, Greenbrier Military School and the University of Maryland. He returned to West Virginia to accept a position with the West Virginia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. He was later appointed head of all vocational rehab centers in the state. He then went to the West Virginia Department of Mental Health where he supervised the agency's Community Program Development division.
In 1970, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health by Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr., where he administered the state's seven mental health hospitals, 13 community health centers and eight retardation centers.
In 1977, he founded Potomac House, Inc., which grew to five nursing homes and assisted care facilities in West Virginia and Virginia. It was ranked in 1981 in Inc. Magazine's

Edgar Eugene Winters


Gene's wife has notified the Association of his passing on September 27, 2011 from cancer.

Richard Douglas Edwards


Richard's wife has informed the Association of Richard's death last year.

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