1956 HeiskeliteYear Book
Our Deceased Classmates
Photo Album Class of '56
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.

Mary Jean (Griffith) Bennett, 79

September 30, 1938 - October 21, 2017


Mary Jean (Griffith) Bennett passed away on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, after a long journey with Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born on September 30, 1938, in Gettysburg, Pa., to Paul and Mary Isabel Griffith. She spent her growing years in Taneytown, Md., and Hagerstown, Md. She was the devoted mother of four children who she raised in Richmond, Va., and Wake Forest, N.C. After her children were grown, she moved to High Point, N.C., where she lived until moving back to Wake Forest in 2007.
She is preceded in death by her son, James Alan King Jr. and husband, Richard L. Bennett.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at Franklinton Baptist Church, 102 W. Mason St., Franklinton. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Garden in Wake Forest.
She is survived by her children, Susanne (Jimmy) Harris, Joseph (Donna) King, William (Yvonne) King; sister, Margaret (Peggy) Garner; brother, James Griffith; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many loved nieces and nephews.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 919-556-5811

Robert Wayne Rinehart, 78

NOV. 10, 1938-SEPT. 29, 2017

  Robert Wayne Rinehart, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully at Meritus Medical Center from congestive heart failure and kidney failure on Sept. 29, 2017.
Born Nov. 10, 1938, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Robert Roy and Jane (Springer) Rinehart, who preceded him in death.
He was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a member of Broadfording Church of the Brethren.
He was employed by Pangborn Corp. for 37 1/2 years, retiring after the Hagerstown plant closed in 2000.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pamela M. Rinehart; one son, Richard Wayne Rinehart and wife, Roxanne Young, of Ellicott City, Md.; one daughter, Lisa Jane Rinehart of Hagerstown; one sister, Jo Ellen Daley and husband, Harry, of Greencastle, Pa.; four grandchildren; three nieces; four great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
Robert was a social member of Harry D. Ziegler VFW Post 6319 in Greencastle, Loyal Order of Moose 842, AMVETS Post 224 in Chambersburg, Pa., and AARP.
He and his wife enjoyed playing cards in various 500 Card Clubs within the Tri State area.
There will be no viewing or visitation. Pastor Herb Busick will conduct a graveside service at Manor Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Tilghmanton, Md., on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, for family and friends at 1 p.m.
Wayne will be greatly missed by all, especially by his cherished pets, Jake and Simon.
In lieu of flowers, please donate supplies or food to your favorite animal shelter in Wayne's memory. "Rest in Peace, BD"
Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.
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