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Kitty D Hann 1938-2024

At 18 years of age, Kitty was recruited to work for the Dept. of the Navy in Washington, D.C., where she resided in an all-girl’s boarding house. She created lifelong friendships there.

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John Eugene Walck 1933-2024

Mr. Walck worked proudly for Hagerstown Canteen Vending Service for 50 years, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed the outdoors, trap shooting, and collecting trains.

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Nina Fegan 1947-2024

Nina graduated from St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Lancaster, PA as a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed puzzles, reading and vacationing in Cape May, NJ.

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William T. Orr 1969-2024

William loved helping people out as much as he could, enjoyed nature and wildlife animals, was a believer in the Lord and enjoyed talking about the Bible.

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Thomas H. Hunt, Sr. 1947-2024

Mr. Hunt served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, spending time stationed in Thailand. He was a member of the American Legion in Mercersburg, PA.

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Sandra Rodriguez 1950-2024

Retiring from work with Tyco Electronics, Sandra went on to becoming active in her church and spread encouragement and love to all who whom she encountered.

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Nancy M. Defeo 1937-2024

Mrs. Defeo was a sales assistant to her husband at WTYM radio in Kittanning, PA, for a number of years before retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

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Linda L. Bordner 1939-2024

Born March 14, 1939, a daughter of Walter and Margaret Smyers Shauf, Linda had worked as a seamstress, house cleaner, and and a greeting card supplier.

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The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.