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.

Here is a link to a nice article about our 1956 classmate, Don Bowman:
Bowman named Person of the Year



Shirley Jean (Breth) Brown, 80
NOV. 8, 1937-DEC. 20, 2017

Shirley Jean "Breth" Brown, 80, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Clary Grove.
Born Nov. 8, 1937, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Clara May Baker.
She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and attended King Daughters Nursing School.
She was employed as an OR tech at King Daughters Hospital.
She began working at Western Electric, then with AT&T, and retired from Acatel-Lucent.
She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Wilkinson and husband, Jim, Robin Weaver and Carol Brown; four grandchildren, Aaron Butcher and wife, Cheryl, Geoffrey Weaver, Rachel Weaver and Danielle Wilkinson; three great-grandchildren, Jaxon Fleming, Isabelle Butcher and Brady Butcher; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Brown.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
The funeral service will be Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.
Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeswv.com.



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.