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“Jim was our neighbor that lived behind us and very much a "Grandpa" to our boys for many, many years! He would stand outside at the fence line and...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Janell Ressler - Littlestown, PA

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our shipmate, James Hess. We are grateful for his service to the Hospital Corps, Navy, and his...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Gordon Gamble - Frederick, MD

“My deepest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Hess.  He was such a great person and friend to my family (Fogle) when he lived in Mt. Airy.  His...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Cindy Stone - Woodsboro, MD


Mr. James Phillip Hess, 86 of Littlestown, died Monday, September 1, 2008 at Gettysburg Hospital. Born November 17, 1921 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Jacob and Mabel Hess. He was the husband of Marie Morgan Hess who died in 1981. He was raised in Indian Head, MD. Mr. Hess served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1972. He saw action in the Pacific theater during World War II and was assigned to the Marines as chief hospital corpsman on Iwo Jima where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. He was the officer in charge of the quarantine station with the U.S. Public Health Service. He was a life member of the Glen W. Eyler American Legion Post of Woodsboro.   Surviving are a son, Justin Hess and wife Gwainevere of Bethesda, MD; a granddaughter, Kathryn Morris; sister, Elaine Whitley of North Carolina; great niece Courtney and great nephew Brian, both of North Carolina and his companion of 24 years, Joan Athey of Germantown, MD. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Rocky Hill Cemetery, Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, with Rev. Russell Mills, officiating. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD.  

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