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.

80th Birthday Celebration In Honor of the Hagerstown High Class of 1956
                                        September 14-16, 2018

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Benny Lew Otzelberger, 79

DEC. 17, 1938 - APRIL 19, 2018


Benny Lew Otzelberger, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Doey's House, Hagerstown.
He was born on Dec. 17, 1938, in Dargan, Md., to the late Stanley Victor and Mary Madeline Myers Otzelberger.
Benny was married to Loretta Virginia Otzelberger for 44 years until she passed away in 2003.
He was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School.
He was employed by Leeds Mensware, Hagerstown, for 35 years until his retirement. He also drove for Krumpe's, Kerfoot Livery Service, Direct Sales Marketing, and Schwann's.
He was a life member of The Little Club and Conococheague Tribe 84 IORM of Williamsport, Md.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Otzelberger of Hagerstown; son, Michael Otzelberger of Hagerstown; son, Charles Otzelberger of Alabama; son, Gary Otzelberger of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Michael Jr., Charles Jr., Quinn, Sara, Lea, and Layla; and one great-granddaughter.
Benny was predeceased by a son, Lou Aaron Otzelberger; a sister, Mary Jane Lowman, and two brothers, Stanley Otzelberger Jr. and Dixie Otzelberger.
The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St,. Williamsport, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mike Simane officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

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