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 - Hagerstown High Class of 1956
 September 14-16, 2018

Photos  (click) ...


Barbara Ann (Moore) Ensminger, 80

     Barbara Ensminger, 80

Barbara Ann (Moore) Ensminger, 80, of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at Sterling Care At South Mountain, in Boonsboro.
Born March 13, 1938 in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John H. “Chuck” and Jane (Andrews) Moore.
She was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School.
Barbara retired from Coffman Nursing Home, after many years as a CNA.
She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport.
Barbara was a member of the Maryland Retreads motorcycle group, where she invented the club hug.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Joseph Calvin Ensminger; a son, Jeffrey Ensminger and wife, Patsy, of Boonsboro; a brother, John R. Moore and wife, Joyce; two grandchildren, Katie Ann Wilkinson and Megan Renee Ensminger; and a great-grandson, Rylan McLean.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dixie Smith.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral and again following the burial.
Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, MD 21795.


Barbara (Barnhart) Grimm, 80

        Barbara Grimm, 80

Barbara Ann (Barnhart) Grimm, 80, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away September 25, 2018.
Born July 8, 1938, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd E. Barnhart and stepdaughter of Edith “Bill” Barnhart.
She was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School and was previously employed by Halfway and Old Orchard Liquors.
She enjoyed playing bingo and frequented the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town.
Barbara is survived by two daughters, Krista A. O’Brien and husband, David, of Hedgesville, WV, and Kendra D. Nichols of Mercersburg, PA; three sons, Kenneth L. Grimm Jr. and wife, Ginger, Keith L. Grimm and wife, Juanita, and Kevin L. Grimm, all of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
Per her wishes, her body was donated to the anatomical board.
There will be a private memorial service at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to Keith Grimm, 16403 Leon Grimm Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.

Beverly (Manious) Canby, 79


On July 6, 2018, Bev Canby, beloved wife of James R. (Bob) Canby, Jr. died peacefully at Gilchrist. Hospice. Born Beverly Dean Manious on September 16, 1938, in Hagerstown, daughter of Charles & Helen Gerhardt Manious, After Bev graduated from Hagerstown High, she earned an RN at Lutheran Hospital, BSN at Notre Dame Univ. and MBA at Johns Hopkins University.

During a distinguished career, while coping valiantly with chronic illnesses, Bev held leadership positions at Lutheran, Baltimore County General, GBMC Hospitals, and Keswick Multi Care Ctr. and taught Nursing at CCBC, Catonsville.

Bev is survived by her husband, Bob, sons James 3rd, & wife Kathy, Todd, & wife Tracie, grandchildren Ben, Logan, Dalton, & Olivia, and sisters, Marlene Russell and Carole Billmeyer and son, Mickey of Hagerstown

Donations in her honor may be sent to Gilchrist Care Center, 555 Towsontown Blvd., Towson, MD 21204

A Celebration of Bev's life will be held at 2 p.m.,Sept 16. The Gallery at Charlestown Retirement Community, Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.




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