Clayton C. Lenhart (08/16/1960 – 02/11/2008)

Clayton C. Lenhart, 47, of Keymar, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1960 in Frederick, he was the son of Harold E. Lenhart Sr. and Dorothy E. Lenhart of Keymar.

Clayton was employed by Frederick County Highway Department.

He was a 1978 Walkersville High School graduate.

Clayton was a dedicated member of both the Woodsboro and New Midway Volunteer Fire Departments. He was the past president of the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a member of the Central Maryland Antique Tractors Club, the Heart of Maryland Tractor Pullers, the Frederick County Farm Museum and a Walkersville FFA Alumni. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

In addition to his loving parents, Harold and Dorothy, he is survived by his grandfather, Marion Stull of Frederick; a brother, Harold E. Lenhart Jr. and wife, Cathy, of Frederick; a sister, Doris Snouffer and husband, Timothy, of Smithsburg; a niece, Sarah Snouffer of Smithsburg; two god-daughters, Stacey Chronister and Mandi Ramsburg; and his special friends, Ervin and Mary Albaugh and Greg Stull.

He will also be remembered by his numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry C. and Edna May Lenhart and his maternal grandmother, Viola Stull.

The Woodsboro Volunteer Fire/Rescue Company will never forget. God Bless.

Rob W. Compton (11/24/1955 – 11/21/2008)

Robert Warren Compton, 52, of Woodsboro, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2008 at Frederick Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 24, 1955 in Washington DC, he was the son of Barbara Casady McKnight and step-father, Gerald, of Frederick and the late Robert E.L. Compton.

He was the husband of Donna Gladhill Compton, his wife of 23 years. Mr. Compton attended Parkdale High School, Greenbelt. He was employed as an auto technician for over 30 years.

He was an active member of Woodsboro Volunteer Fire/Rescue Company for more than 18 years, where he served in multiple administrative/active positions. He served as an EMT, Fire Fighter, and was currently the Deputy Chief. He was also a member of Grace Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, Woodsboro and the Woodsboro American Legion. He enjoyed working with electronics, working on cars, movies, reading, collecting guns and target shooting. He loved flying and was an avid Washington Redskins fan.

Rob was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are son and daughter-in-law, John Warren and Amanda Compton of Gettysburg, PA; daughters, Holly Nicole and Sarah Elizabeth Compton, both of Woodsboro; grandsons, Cohen Michael and Brensin Warren Compton; twin sisters, Teresa L. Inghram and husband Robert and Deborah A. Schroeder and husband Mark, all of Overland Park, KA; two nieces; two nephews; one great-niece; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gloria and Donald Gladhill of Woodsboro; brother-in-law, Michael Gladhill and wife, Barbara of Louisa, VA; sister-in-law, Mary Balog and husband, James of Yorktown, VA; and grandmother-in-law, Elizabeth Weidner of Walkersville. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Elizabeth Compton

It is honorable to mention that Rob was one of the finest volunteers who responded to the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon.  The Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company expresses their deepest condolences to all of the family and friends of Robert Compton.  He was a dedicated volunteer with the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire/Rescue Company, and he will be dearly missed. God Bless.

Roger Smith (05/26/1963 – 12/28/08)

Roger C. Smith, 45, of Cascade, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 26, 1963, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Bessie Cosgrove Smith of Sabillasville, and the late Roger H. Smith.

He is survived by his wife of six years, Angela Marie (Everett) Smith, whom he married Sept. 22, 2002.

He was a 1981 graduate of Catoctin High School, Thurmont.

Roger worked in his early years with McDonald’s of Thurmont and Rice Tire of Frederick. He worked for RR Donnelly, formerly known as Moore Business Forms, for 23 years, before being stricken with cancer.

He was a member of Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company, New Midway Volunteer Fire Company, Blue Ridge Summit Volunteer Fire Company and was a well-known member of American Legion Post 282.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by sons, Brandon MJ Smith and wife, Toni, of Smithsburg, and Patrick D. Woodby of Emmitsburg; stepdaughters, Jacklyn Eastep Smith and Stephanie Eastep both of Cascade, and Jennifer L. Cool and fianc?, Gary Glass, of Emmitsburg; stepson Steven W. Horman and wife, Sarah, of Keymar; sisters Brenda Smith of Sabillasville and Janet Yount of Walkersville; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five nieces; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margo and Donald Everett of Keymar; and brother-in-law, Donald Everett and wife, Allison, of Bremerton, Wash.

He was preceded in death by brother-in-law Peter Yount.

Roger will be dearly missed by many, and he will never be forgotten by the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Company. God Bless.

Jimmy Shankle (11/21/1925 – 06/24/2009)

The Community and This Department mourns the lost of a dear member, Jimmy Shankle.

Jim was a long time member of Woodsboro VFD and New Midway VFD.  Jim was much more than this. He was a silent Hero. A silent hero  not only to our Department and community , but too our Country. Jim was a true example of the “Heart of a Volunteer”. Jim served his Country during WW11. He was present at D-Day. He was in the Navy and his Squadron operated the boats that  transported the troops that hit the beaches. He told me that his Squadron started that day with 180 men. He was 1 of only 60 that survived that day . He also was badly injured at the Iwo Jima landing. Jim spent many months recuperating in Hospital before returning home.

When he returned home he continued to protect and serve his Country by joining the Fire Department as a Volunteer Fireman. He used his knowledge from his Navy years and was instrumental in starting the water Rescue Service(Boat 16) at our Station and is still functioning today and has expanded into a underwater Dive Team. During the flood of Hurricane Agnes he operated BT-16 and I can remember pictures of him in the Frederick News Post floating inside Citizens Truck Company, Fire Station #4 and retrieving equipment and items from the water floods. Again I repeat, that Jimmy was instrumental in starting Boat 16. In more recent times. Boat 16 also was used to help rescue Citizens during other storms and floods and even provided mutual aid help as far as Baltimore City and surrounding areas that were trapped.  

Jimmy was always ready, willing  and able to help when needed. The quality that stood out the most in my mind about Jim was that he always knew his limitation. He never claimed to be a expert. He would find a way to help you.

Even in his later years where his health wouldn’t allow him to Fight Fires, he helped with fund raisers. Just prior and days to his death. Jim helped make Pot Pie at the Carnival in June 2009. I know he was not feeling well and also knowing he was about  to face a major operation didn’t stop him. That is why I call him a silent Hero.  I will tell you this. If my family’s life, or my life depended on someone tying a knot. I would pick and trust Jim above anyone else I have ever known. He taught and helped many a member learn to knots. Yes like so many that has already gone before him. He too will be greatly missed. We thank him for all he did for our Country and our Community.

Mickey Fyock (Chief 16)

Charles “Biddy Boy” Crum (08/12/1928 – 06/29/11)

Charles Henry “Biddy Boy” Crum, 82, of Woodsboro, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Walkersville, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 12, 1928 in Woodsboro, he was the son of the late Roger William and Neva Pauline Redmond Crum.

He was the husband of Betty Warner Crum, his wife of 56 years.

Mr. Crum was a 1945 graduate of Walkersville High School. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Washington in the Pacific Fleet. He was formerly employed with Maryland State Highway for over 30 years.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Woodsboro, where he served on the consistory and sang in the choir, and a member of the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Dept. He volunteered for Hospice of Frederick County and served on the board of Mount Hope Cemetery.

He was the former commissioner and burgess for the town of Woodsboro. In his earlier years he played baseball for Creagerstown in the Tri-County League as a catcher and center fielder. He also played for the Woodsboro Fire Company softball league. He was known for never wearing his catchers vest while playing.

Mr. Crum enjoyed watching sports, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughters-in-law, Donald W. and Marsha Crum of Hagerstown, Gary A. and Teresa Crum of Monrovia; grandchildren, Kiona Black and husband, Christopher of Thurmont, Matthew and Mark Hershman of Hagerstown, Josh M. Crum and wife, Betsy of New Market, and Jessica Crum of Monrovia; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Nathan and Eaves Black, and Kyleigh Crum; sister, Helen Hubbard of Hagerstown; brother, Wayne Crum and wife, Charlotte of Frederick; two aunts, Mary Catherine Smith and Dorothy Crum; brother-in-law, John Warner and wife, Lorraine of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, John and Roger “Toots” Crum; sisters, Nancy Kristings and Sue Patricia Mantell; and brother-in-law, Lewis Warner and wife, Nina.

He will be deeply missed by the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company.

Hartwood Jr. Cornell (06/22/1928 – 11/01/12)

Hartwood Cornell Jr

Hartwood Cornell Jr., 84, of Woodsboro, died suddenly Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born June 22, 1928 in Piscataway, MD, he was the son of the late Hartwood Sr. and Elsie May Kinsey Cornell.

He was the husband of Nancy McKnight Cornell, his wife of 39 years.

Mr. Cornell was a graduate of Frederick High School and served in the Maryland National Guard of Gaithersburg. He was formerly employed with Montgomery County Roads Department then advanced to the management level. He was owner/operator of Cornell Texaco Station, Woodsboro, with his wife for 25 years, retiring in 1998. He was active with the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company, serving in many capacities from a rescue captain to the current president. He was a former Burgess of Woodsboro and had served as Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue president, and was inducted into both the Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Hall of Fame and Maryland State Fireman’s Association Hall of Fame. He was a fan of the Washington Redskins and New York Yankees. He enjoyed traveling and doing things with his family.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter, Terri Eason of Hagerstown; son, Steven K. Cornell of Hedgesville, WV; six grandchildren, Kelly, Kristy and husband Bobby, Shawn, Kari, Nicole and husband Matt, and Michael; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Bowers of Richboro, FL and Ruth C. Fry of Frederick; and two sisters-in-law, Barbara and husband Vaughn, and Linda and husband Ed. He was predeceased by a sister, Nancy M. Zern.

Jr. will be deeply missed by us all at the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company.