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.

Philip Lee Hebb, 79

FEB. 19, 1938-DEC. 5, 2017


Philip Lee Hebb, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Ravenwood Nursing Care Center.
Born Feb. 19, 1938, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Chester I. Hebb and Margaret (Sweeney) Hebb, who preceded him in death.
He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Hebb and Stephen Hebb.
Philip graduated from Hagerstown High School in the class of 1956.
Upon graduation, he was employed by Cushwa Brick Yard as a mason. He later went to work for the Department of Corrections at RCI and MCTC and retired after 30 years as a lieutenant.
Philip was active in Washington County Civil Defense Rescue Co. 28.
He was always planning vacations. He and Judy traveled to Africa, Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii and too many more places to mention, as well as cruises.
He enjoyed flying, acquired his private pilot's license and owned a small plane for about eight years.
He was a lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judy (Heil) Hebb; daughter, Robin Sutton of Hagerstown; granddaughter, Tiffany Gillmore (Frank) of Hagerstown; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Jackson, Camden Gillmore and Marleigh Gillmore; sister-in-law, Bonnie Turner (William); aunt and uncle, Joan (Sweeney) and Keith Stemen of Hagerstown; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Online condolences may be made at www.minnichfh.com.


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