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.

Nancy Huggins Corbett, 80


Nancy Huggins Corbett, 80, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at her home.
Born Thursday, March 24, 1938 in Morgantown, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charles Huggins and the late Merle (Trickett) Ebersole.
Nancy graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1956 and owned and operated Nancy’s Beauty Salon beginning in 1968. Nancy was a member at Emmanuel Baptist Temple, where she was a Sunday School Teacher for the 2 & 3 year olds for many years, sang in the choir, and provided countless meals and banquets to many. Nancy took great pride in the flowers around her home and was an avid quilter.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Larry Thomas Corbett; children, Michelle Waugh and husband, Jason; Laura Ann Corbett; Michael Corbett and wife, Rhonda; and, Eric Corbett and wife, Amy; sister, Judy Bailey; brother, Paul Huggins; six grandchildren, Jordan Corbett and wife, Annie; Lauren Burkett and husband, Kyle; Morgan McIntire; Taylor McIntire; Bryce Corbett; and, Shelby Corbett; and, great-granddaughters, Bailee and Mackendrick Corbett.
Besides her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Carole Corbett; sister, Sara Korzun; brother-in-law, John Corbett; and, great-grandson, Jonathan Rhett Corbett.
Services will be held Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11:00am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Ed Hampton officiating.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 7-9:00pm.
Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Maryland, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD, 21702.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

Robert (Bob) Biddle Bishop Jr., 79
Robert Biddle Bishop Jr., 79, of Van Alstyne, Texas, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Sherman, Texas. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel in Van Alstyne. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Texas.


Here is a lengthy obituary from Texas newspaper:

Van Alstyne, Texas -- Robert Biddle Bishop Jr. entered this world on July 24, 1938 at West Chester, Pennsylvania as the son of Robert Biddle Bishop Sr. and Charlsie Louise Eddins Bishop.  He departed this earth for the streets of glory on June 16, 2018 in Sherman, Texas.

Bob developed a love of trains early on.  Biddle was a train signal specialist.  Young Bob went with dad on some trips and was allowed to ride in the cabs of these glorious steam locomotives.  His other passion, antique British cars, developed later in life, and led to many great car club trips, the acquaintance of many mechanics (and bankers) and grease under his fingernails.  It also provided the opportunity to meet many wonderful folks.

Bob was the consummate educator, and an avid prayer warrior.  He invested a great deal of himself in his students at various local colleges.  When someone mentioned a need in conversation, he immediately asked for details so he could pray about the situation later.  He had a big heart for everyone he met.

Bob married Carol Ann Calvin while a student at the University of Maryland.  The birth of David Alan Bishop and achieving a degree in electrical engineering were both notable events.  The family moved to New Jersey while Bob worked at Western Electric in NYC and also achieved a masters’ degree in engineering.  Then, on to the Washington DC area where Bob enjoyed many years with the Department of Defense (mostly Navy) as an engineer, Carol and Bob were blessed with the birth of a beautiful daughter Kathleen Marie.

This marriage ended in divorce.  Bob subsequently married Dorothy Jean Mills, a native Texan.  Naturally, after retirement, they moved to Van Alstyne, Texas and have enjoyed the community and the country.  Bob earned a second masters’ degree – this time Math and Computers, and taught at local colleges for many years.

Bob is survived by wife Dorothy, daughter Kathleen Bishop Murray and husband Bill, Cousin Ann Bishop Ferreria, sisters-in law Lola Mills, Lillie Dudley and husband Bill, Alice Gore and by Carol Bove, the mother of his children.



Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his son David Alan Bishop, his brother Charlie, and brother-in-law Norman Gore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 78851, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8851 or to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, Van Alstyne, PO Box 447, 75495 or to a charity of your choice.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Texas 75495.

 The online register can be signed at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com


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

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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