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James I. Brown, contractor who was active in Catholic Charities and the March of Dimes, dies

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:40:00 PDT

A memorial service for James I. Brown, a salesman at the Baltimore Brick Co. who later had his own building firm, will be held Sunday at the Mercy High School.

Mr. Brown died of heart failure Jan. 9 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 92 and had lived in Cedarcroft.

Born in Baltimore and...




Antonia Keane, Loyola professor and Pratt trustee, dies

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:45:00 PDT

Mary Antonia “Toni” Keane, a retired Loyola University sociology professor, trustee of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and former chair of the Baltimore Community Relations Commission, died in her sleep Tuesday at her Canton home. She was 77.

Her son, Christopher K. Bowen, said a cause of death was...




Robert W. Black Jr., a Baltimore businessman and US Lacrosse board member, dies

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:15:00 PDT

Robert W. Black Jr., a certified public accountant and Baltimore businessman who was a former board member of US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, died April 6 at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications from a fall.

The Ruxton resident was 83.

“His name brings...




Fr. Francis G. McManamin, Jesuit priest and teacher, dies

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:25:00 PDT

The Rev. Francis G. McManamin, a Jesuit priest who taught history for more than 30 years at Loyola University Maryland and was its sports chaplain, will be remembered Sunday at a memorial Mass at the university.

Father McManamin died of cancer Feb. 24 in Merion Station, Pa. He was 93.

“He was really...




Michael E. 'Mike' Badolato Sr., bond manager, dies

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Michael E. “Mike” Badolato Sr., a retired insurance company bond manager and World War II veteran, died Thursday from complications of strokes at Palmettos of Garden City in Murrells Inlet, S.C. The former Lutherville resident was 92.

Michael Edward Badolato was the son of Michael Badolato and...




Carolyn Kornick, retired teacher and family matriarch, dies

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:15:00 PDT

Carolyn Gessler Kornick, a retired teacher and matriarch of a large family, died March 30 of dementia complications at the Maples Assisted Living in Towson. The former Lutherville resident was 90.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington, she was the daughter of Joseph Gessler, a plumber, and...




Brian A. Doyle, founder and partner of a Timonium property management firm, dies

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:15:00 PDT

Brian A. Doyle, a founder and partner in a Timonium commercial property management firm and volunteer, died Friday from pancreatic cancer at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. A resident of the Phoenix area of Baltimore County, he was 52.

“Brian was … probably the smartest guy...




Theodore A. Hannibal Jr., Lucent Technologies worker

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:40:00 PDT

Theodore A. Hannibal Jr., a longtime worker for Lucent Technologies and a Navy veteran, died April 13 from a massive coronary while working in the yard of his Jacksonville home. He was 78.

Theodore Albert Hannibal Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on his family’s 50-acre dairy farm in Jacksonville....




William Griffin Morrel Jr., banker who established Maryland National Bank's international operations, dies

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:55:00 PDT

William Griffin Morrel Jr., a banker who established the old Maryland National Bank’s international operations, a division that grew to a more than $2 billion enterprise with major business centers abroad, died of pneumonia on Wednesday surrounded by family at Blakehurst, a retirement community...




John H. Davis Jr., teacher and former News American photographer, dies

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:25:00 PDT

John H. Davis Jr., a former photographer for the News American who changed careers and became a high school history teacher, died of stroke complications Wednesday at Brightview Rolling Hills. The Catonsville resident was 71.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John H. Davis Sr., a World War II...




Dr. Richard L. Humphrey, Johns Hopkins oncologist, dies

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:25:00 PDT

Dr. Richard Lord Humphrey, a Johns Hopkins physician and pioneering cancer researcher who studied protein disorders and bone marrow cancer, died March 26 at his Lutherville home after a series of strokes. He was 83.

Born in Detroit and raised in Marshall, Mich., he was the son of Dr. Archie Edward...




Marion B. Osing, former Howard County educator, dies

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Marion B. Osing, a retired Howard County educator who was an avid walker, died March 28 from respiratory failure at Sunrise of Columbia assisted living community. The former Ellicott City resident was 92.

Marion Beck was the daughter of George Washington Beck, who owned Beck’s Bakery, and Ottilie...




Geoffrey M. Footner, a Baltimore shipping executive and author who wrote about historic Chesapeake Bay vessels

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Geoffrey M. Footner, a former Baltimore shipping executive who later became a noted maritime author, historian and lecturer, died April 5 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Fells Point resident was 94.

“Geoffrey was a rough and tumble, argumentative, seafaring salt — and...




Edna V. Ullmann, retired secretary, dies

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Edna V. Ullmann, a retired secretary and a longtime Timonium resident, died Monday of undetermined causes at Brightview Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was 96.

Edna Virginia Kelly was the daughter of William Kelly, a newspaper reporter, and Adele Kelly, a homemaker.

She was born in Bayonne,...




Ann M. Kennedy, psychiatric nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center, dies

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:30:00 PDT

Ann M. Kennedy, a retired psychiatric nurse who had worked at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and who also taught psychiatric nursing, died March 27 from a stroke at Stella Maris Hospice.

The Perry Hall resident was 80.

Ann Marr Houlihan was born Arlington, Va., the daughter...




Anne McCloskey, victim rights advocate and coach, dies

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:25:00 PDT

Anne J. McCloskey, a retired Loyola University Maryland athletic coach and administrator who also co-founded a grassroots crime victims’ rights group, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at her Towson home. She was 87.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Victor J. Furst Sr., who headed a...




Mary H. Bready, former head of the upper school at St. Paul's School for Girls, dies

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Mary H. Bready, whose career as head of the upper school at St. Paul’s School for Girls spanned more than two decades and whose book, “Through All Our Days,” is a history of the Brooklandville school, died March 31 from complications of dementia at Roland Park Place. She was 93.

“Mary was a very...




Pearl S. Barnes, executive secretary

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:10:00 PDT

Pearl S. Barnes, a retired executive secretary and centenarian who said she never felt her age, died Saturday from respiratory failure at her daughter’s Ellicott City home. She was 104.

Pearl Phillips was born in Grundy, Va., the daughter of William Phillips and Mary Luella Phillips, tenant farmers....




Richard C. 'Mike' Lewin, former secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development, dies

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 06:35:00 PDT

Richard C. “Mike” Lewin, a Baltimore investment banker who was secretary of Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development during the administration of Gov. Parris N. Glendening, ended his life Wednesday at his Guilford home, according to family. He was 75.

In recent years, Mr. Lewin...




Thomas W. Burdette — tag maker, athlete, storyteller — dies at 82

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 15:55:00 PDT

Thomas W. Burdette, who won back-to-back lacrosse championships as a goalie at Princeton and owned the country’s oldest paper tag-making company for nearly three decades, died of pneumonia on March 28 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. He was 82.

The U.S. Army veteran, who went...




Thomas R. Hubbard, educator

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:25:00 PDT

Thomas Russell Hubbard, a retired health sciences teacher at the Community College of Baltimore City and Northwestern High School, died of heart failure March 23 at Bon Secours Hospital in Chesapeake, Va. The former Lochearn resident was 90.

Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Dr. James M....




R. Bruce Campbell, real estate management firm owner, dies

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 10:10:00 PDT

R. Bruce Campbell, who owned a real estate management business and was a volunteer firefighter, died of pancreatic cancer March 18 at his Homeland home. He was 76.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Northwood, he was the son of Wallace H. Campbell, who founded the family property management business,...




Rev. Myles Francis Muller, Johns Hopkins Hospital chaplain, dies

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:25:00 PDT

Rev. Myles Francis Muller, a Roman Catholic priest and retired Johns Hopkins Hospital chaplain, died of respiratory failure April 3 at St. Stephen’s Green at the Mercy Ridge retirement community in Timonium. He was 97.

Born Lawrence Henry Muller in Baltimore, he was the son of Lawrence Barnhart...




Harvey R. Clapp III, lawyer, businessman and raconteur, dies

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:20:00 PDT

Harvey R. Clapp III, a colorful figure who combined careers in law, restaurants, natural gas and investing — and still found time to pursue his passion as a raconteur — died March 27 from prostate cancer at his home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Baltimore County. He was 79.

“Harvey enjoyed all...




Ted Pearson, award-winning interior designer, dies

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:25:00 PDT

Ted Pearson, an interior designer who won awards for his work at the Octagon Center in Mount Washington, died of hypertension and cardiovascular disease on Feb. 23 at his Mount Vernon home. He was 66.

Ted Lawrence Pearson was born in Baltimore and raised on Lambeth Road in Catonsville. He was the...




Donna L. Harrington, professor and associate dean at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, dies

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Donna L. Harrington, associate dean and professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work who mentored students for two decades, died from cancer on March 30 at her home in the Hanover community of Anne Arundel County. She was 54.

Richard Barth, dean of the University of Maryland School...




Paul F. 'Pete' Spangler Jr., mortgage broker and graduate of the old Towson Catholic High, dies

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 08:40:00 PDT

Paul F. “Pete” Spangler Jr., a retired mortgage banker who had also worked in sales, died Saturday from renal and heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The Towson resident was 85.

Paul Francis Spangler Jr. was the son of Paul Francis Spangler Sr. and Mary Louise Hall Spangler. He was born in Tyrone,...




Robert R. Bair, a retired lawyer and former Venable LLP partner

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 13:55:00 PDT

Robert R. Bair, a retired attorney and former partner in what is now Venable LLP, died of heart failure on March 27 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson.

The longtime Ruxton resident was 92.

“Bob Bair was a lawyer of the old school. He was gentlemanly and polite, and viewed the law...




R. Alan 'Al' Barrett, salesman, bicyclist and outdoorsman, dies

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:35:00 PDT

R. Alan Barrett, a retired salesman and avid bicyclist, died March 27 from heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Ellicott City resident was 74.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, Ronald Alan Barrett was the son of Roger Barrett and Mildred Glanville Barrett.

Mr. Barrett never...




Carmen Deyesu, T. Rowe Price executive and philanthropist, dies

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 11:25:00 PDT

Carmen F. Deyesu, a retired T. Rowe Price executive who became a financial adviser and donor to the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, died of pneumonia on March 25 at his Fallston home. He was 76.

“He was humble and generous, the epitome of the servant-leader,” said Dr. Thomas B....




Maria M. Cumming, who taught language at Goucher and Loyola University Maryland, dies

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 09:15:00 PDT

Maria M. Cumming, a retired Loyola University Maryland professor who never lost her affection for her native Puerto Rico, died March 20 from complications of a stroke at Stella Maris Hospice.

The Timonium resident was 86.

Maria Mercedes Lloveras was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the...




Lauri J. Weinman, interior designer and wildlife photographer, dies

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:30:00 PDT

Lauri J. Weinman, a retired interior designer, world traveler and wildlife photographer, died Thursday from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Hunt Valley resident was 77.

Lauri Jenkins was the daughter of Clifford Sunday Jenkins and Anna Faye Davidson Jenkins. She was born in Baltimore...




Brian Dowdall, Baltimore-based visionary artist, dies

Sun, 1 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Brian Dowdall, a Baltimore-based visionary painter whose palette came from “the sun, moon, fire, earth, trees and water,” died of complications from the flu and a heart condition on March 21 at University of Maryland’s St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 70.

“He painted his heart and his soul out,”...




Subhanallah Brown Ali, retired Enoch Pratt librarian and storyteller, dies

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:25:00 PDT

Subhanallah Brown Ali, a retired Enoch Pratt Free Library manager, died of pulmonary ailment complications Feb. 20 at her Springdale Avenue home. She was 73.

Sylvia Simmons was the daughter of Floyd Simmons, a Koppers Co. foundry worker, and his wife Vivian, a homemaker. She was the fifth child,...




Margaret Isabelle Obert, genealogist and security worker, dies

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:25:00 PDT

Margaret Isabelle Board Obert, a retired national security worker and genealogist, died of cancer March 7 at her’s daughter’s North Baltimore home. She was 73 and lived on Riverside Avenue in Federal Hill.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Clifford Freeland Board, a landscaper, and his...




Clifford M. Kendall, businessman and past chair of University System of Maryland Board of Regents, dies

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:05:00 PDT

Clifford M. Kendall, 85, a businessman, philanthropist and former chairman of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and board member of the University of Maryland Medical System, died Wednesday evening, according to a statement from Dr. Wallace D. Loh, university president.

In 2007,...




Dr. Walter Weintraub, University of Maryland professor of psychiatry and part-time political analyst, dies

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Dr. Walter Weintraub, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical School who pioneered research and analysis of speech patterns to help reveal an individual’s state of mind, died March 12 in his sleep at his Oak Crest Village home in Parkville. He was 92.

Dr. Walter Weintraub...




Garry L. Rumbaugh, jewelry designer

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 06:30:00 PDT

Garry L. Rumbaugh, a jewelry designer, artist and antiques dealer, died March 21 at Carroll Hospice’s Dove House in Westminster from complications of a stroke. He was 80.

Born in Friendsville, Md., and raised in Hagerstown, Garry Lee Rumbaugh was the son of Henry “Jack” Rumbaugh, a Fairchild Aircraft...




Robert A.'Bob' Farmer, industrial engineer, dies

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Robert A. “Bob” Farmer, a retired Lucent Technology industrial engineer who was interested in land-use planning, died March 21 from pancreatic cancer at his Bel Air home. He was 81.

Robert Arthur Farmer was the son of Fred Farmer, a building engineer, and Elizabeth Watson Howard Farmer, a registered...




Dr. Stewart M. Wolff, an ophthalmologist and expert on abnormal alignment of the eyes, dies

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:20:00 PDT

Dr. Stewart M. Wolff, a Baltimore ophthalmologist who was an expert on abnormal alignment of the eyes, died Saturday from respiratory failure at his home in the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 92.

“Stewart was an outstanding ophthalmologist who was highly regarded by his medical...




L. Edward 'Lefty' Elliott Jr., longtime teacher and coach of basketball, cross country and track, dies

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:10:00 PDT

L. Edward “Lefty” Elliott, a retired college and high school basketball and track coach, died of vascular dementia March 20 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Towson resident was 98.

Born in Baltimore and raised on South Charles Street, he was the son of L. Edward Elliott Sr., an electrical contractor,...




Gwenyth H. Dunbar, executive for Hunt Valley-based armored car company, dies

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:10:00 PDT

Gwenyth H. Dunbar, first corporate secretary of what is now Dunbar Armored Car Inc. and a golfing enthusiast, died Saturday from influenza at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Towson resident was 87.

Gwenyth Hall was the daughter of Alan V. Hall, a hospital administrator, and Hildegarde...




Nancy L. Earp, Sparks resident and retired clerk, dies

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:30:00 PDT

Nancy L. Earp, a retired clerk who had worked at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville, died March 15 from sepsis at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The Sparks resident was 76.

Nancy Leer Weidner was the daughter of Frank Weidner, a plumber, and Bernice Weidner, a homemaker.

She...




Patricia L. Shea, Baltimore County guidance counselor and mother of gubernatorial candidate, dies

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:45:00 PDT

Patricia Lindsay Shea, a retired guidance counselor in the Baltimore County school system and the mother of Democratic gubernatorial candidate James L. Shea, died of heart failure Friday at her home in Brightwood Retirement Community.

The former Murray Hill Road resident was 92.

“My mother lived...




Richard K. Dayton, manager for former C&P Telephone Co., dies

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:45:00 PDT

Richard K. Dayton, a retired manager at the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. who was also a pilot, died March 20 from heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 93.

Richard Keith Dayton was the son of William R. Dayton and Victoria J.Troy Dayton.

He was born in Westernport...




The Rev. Kennard S. Muller, retired Roman Catholic priest and veteran, dies

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

The Rev. Kennard S. Muller, former pastor of Our Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore and an Air Force veteran, died March 20 from a heart attack at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Forest Hill.

He was 84.

“He was a splendid man and a priest who drew people to him....




Dr. Murray Sachs, longtime Johns Hopkins professor who laid groundwork for cochlear implants, dies

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 15:35:00 PDT

Dr. Murray B. Sachs, a longtime Johns Hopkins University professor whose research laid the groundwork for the creation of cochlear implants, died March 3 in his Massachusetts home after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 77.

Born in St. Louis in 1940, his mother was a secretary and...




Roy L. Pope, longtime city school principal who advocated discipline and school uniforms, dies

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:10:00 PDT

Roy L. Pope, a retired Baltimore City schools principal who stressed academics and advocated for school uniforms, died of congestive heart failure March 17 at his Columbia home. He was 89.

Born in Nansemond County, Va., he was the son of James Pope, a farmer, and his wife, California, a homemaker...




Richard D. Kummer, a retired Baltimore Fire Department paramedic and volunteer firefighter

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:35:00 PDT

Richard D. Kummer, a retired Baltimore Fire Department paramedic who was also a volunteer firefighter, died March 11 from renal failure at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The Joppa resident was 64.

“Rick devoted his entire life to public service,” said Karin Remesch,...




Leon J. Sadowski, former Social Security Administration analyst, dies

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:00:00 PDT

Leon J. Sadowski, a former Social Security Administration analyst and benefactor of Mount St. Joseph High School, died Monday at Franklin Square Hospital from complications of colon surgery. The Parkville resident was 88.

Leon Julian Sadowski was the son of Alexander Aloysius Sadowski, a longshoreman,...




Granville 'Sonny' Wehland, Howard County highways official, dies

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:25:00 PDT

Granville Warren “Sonny” Wehland, a retired Howard County highways chief and longtime active member of the Maryland Democratic Party, died of a stroke March 18 at Lighthouse Senior Living in Ellicott City. He was 83.

“Sonny Wehland served the citizens of Howard County with distinction. His work...




Dr. Claude J. Migeon, longtime director of pediatric endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, dies

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Dr. Claude J. Migeon, a longtime director of pediatric endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who helped establish the first gender identity clinic at Hopkins, died March 4 from heart failure. The Guilford resident was 94.

“Claude is probably one of the most distinguished...




Richard O'Brien, longtime Baltimore area brokerage manager, dies

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:35:00 PDT

Richard O’Brien, former branch manager of the Hunt Valley investment firm of Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Inc. and also a farmer, died Feb. 18 from pulmonary fibrosis at his home in Stewartstown, Pa. He was 81.

He was the son of Walter O’Brien, a salesman for the Eckels Ice Cream & Dairy Co., manufacturers...




John H. Michener, Social Security Administration official and activist, dies

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:05:00 PDT

John H. Michener, a retired Social Security Administration official who was a civic activist and served on the city’s zoning appeals board, died Feb. 17 from pneumonia at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 92.

John Harold Michener was the son of John Morrison Michener, a...




Ann Hughes Menton, nurse and Howard County golfer and gardener, dies

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:15:00 PDT

Ann Hughes Menton, a former nurse at Mercy Medical Center who was active in Howard County golfing and gardening circles, died of lung disease March 18 at Howard County General Hospital.

The Ellicott City resident was 78.

Born in Washington and raised on Loch Raven Boulevard in Baltimore, she was...




Stephen A. Mandell, Grammy award-winning guitarist for "Dueling Banjos," dies

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:20:00 PDT

Stephen A. Mandell, who shared a Grammy award with Eric Weissberg for their "Dueling Banjos" performance used in the 1972 movie "Deliverance," died March 14 from prostate cancer at his Owings Mills home. He was 76.

“Steve was the consummate professional and always fun to play music with,” said...




Joseph P. Oates, decorated World War II veteran and state tax official, dies

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:25:00 PDT

Joseph Patrick Oates, a former director of the state Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division who was also a decorated World War II veteran, died of stroke complications March 11 at Oak Crest Village Retirement Community.

He was 98 and lived in Carney.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Bouldin Street in...




Edward W. Taylor, architect and Tuskegee Airman, dies

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:50:00 PDT

Edward W. Taylor, a World War II Tuskegee Airman who later became an architect, died from heart failure on March 10 at Seasons Hospice at Sinai Hospital.

The Gwynn Oak resident was 91.

Edward Walter Taylor was the son of Elbert Taylor and Rebecca Mariano Taylor. He was born in Baltimore and raised...




Alfred J. Zang, who managed construction projects across Baltimore, dies

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:00:00 PDT

Alfred J. Zang, who oversaw more than 80 construction projects across the region from the former Baltimore Arena to Morgan State University, died Thursday at Glen Meadows Retirement Community. He was 90.

Known to family and friends as “Al,” Mr. Zang was one of three sons born to Alfred Joseph Zang...




David T. Shidle, a career NSA crypto-mathematician, dies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:15:00 PDT

David T. Shidle, a retired National Security Agency crypto-mathematician who was also a pig fancier, died Monday from cancer at Howard County General Hospital.

The Ellicott City resident was 75.

“Every encounter with Dave was a learning experience,” said Lew Shipp, of Columbia, who was NSA branch...




Alice R. Gadzinski, artist-in-residence at the Creative Alliance, dies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Alice R. Gadzinski, a Creative Alliance artist-in-residence whose whimsical papier-mache sculptures she once described as being “like Lawrence Welk and ‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’ were in a car accident,” died March 10 after a yearlong struggle from breast cancer at the University of Maryland Medical...




Daniel C. Brewington, veteran Baltimore public schools educator, dies

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:25:00 PDT

Daniel C. Brewington, a veteran Baltimore public schools educator who protested discrimination while serving in the Army during World War II, died Feb. 24 from congestive heart failure at Arbor Terrace Senior Living in Lanham.

The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 95.

Daniel Cornelius Brewington...




Jean L. Dignazio, office manager and Columbia resident, dies

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:10:00 PDT

Jean L. Dignazio, a retired office manager who was active in several Howard County social organizations, died March 8 from cancer at her Columbia home. She was 78.

Jean Norma Lowes was the daughter of Norman K. Lowes, an accountant, and Dorothy M. Lowes, a New York City public schools educator....




Kenneth F. Wittelsberger Sr., partner in office equipment company, dies

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:30:00 PDT

Kenneth F. Wittelsberger Sr., a former partner in Ken & Ray Inc., a Baltimore office equipment supply company, died from heart failure Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center at age 90.

He was a resident of the Phoenix area of Baltimore County.

Kenneth Frederick Wittelsberger Sr. was the son...




Rev. Gary L. Scarborough, pastor of Ashton Baptist Church, dies

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:50:00 PDT

The Rev. Gary L. Scarborough, senior pastor of Ashton Baptist Church who also worked in medical sales, died Saturday at his Stevensville home from cancer . He was 65.

Gary Lewis Scarborough was the son of Robert D. Scarborough, a salesman, and Evelyn C. Scarborough, a Social Security Credit Union...




Norma M. Allman, reired music teacher and trombonist

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:15:00 PDT

Norma M. Allman, a retired Baltimore County public schools music teacher and trombonist, died March 5 from congestive heart failure at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster.

The longtime Reisterstown resident was 90.

Norma MacDonald was the daughter of Arthur Case MacDonald, owner of the A.C....




Robert J. Bedard, political consultant and gardener, dies

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:55:00 PDT

Robert J. Bedard, a semi-retired political consultant and gardener who won a Baltimore Sun garden award for his efforts to revive the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly population and beautify his Southwest Baltimore neighborhood, died March 7 from heart failure at his Pigtown residence. He was 67.

...



George P. Korb, B-17 navigator in WWII and POW who later owned a roofing company, dies at 95

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:55:00 PDT

George P. Korb, a World War II B-17 navigator who survived being a prisoner of war and later established a roofing company, died March 5 from liver failure at the University of Maryland’s St. Joseph Medical Center. The Kingsville resident was 95.

On Nov. 2, 1944, he was a 21-year-old lieutenant...




Martha M. Kitchen-Nolan, businesswoman and musician, dies

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:30:00 PDT

Martha M. Kitchen-Nolan, a retired businesswoman and musician, died Saturday from multiple organ failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. She was 88.

Martha Margaret Sass was the daughter of Joseph Sass, a tannery worker, and Hilda Karnisky Sass, a homemaker. She was born in Irvona, Pa.,...




Sarah Shane, Baltimore Jewish organizer who led national volunteer groups, dies at 98

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:10:00 PDT

Sarah Poliakoff Shane, a former teacher, longtime Baltimore Jewish organizer and past president of the largest religious Zionist organization in the U.S., died of heart failure at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Feb. 27, one day after the birth of her 35th great-grandchild.

From...




Sr. Mary Madonna Gies, who taught in area schools and in the Appalachian Mountains, dies

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:25:00 PST

Sister Mary Madonna Gies, a retired parochial school teacher and principal, died of congestive heart failure March 7 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 89.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Elsinore Avenue, she was the daughter of William F. Gies, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad clerk, and his wife,...




Andre De Bels, missionary and Cardinal Gibbons teacher, dies

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:25:00 PST

Andre L. De Bels, a former missionary in Mozambique who later taught at Cardinal Gibbons High School, died of a dementia-related disease Feb. 27 at the Charlestown Retirement Community. The Catonsville resident was 92.

Born in Bruges, Belgium, he was the son of Fernand De Bels, who worked with...




William Melbourne Smith, the spirit behind the original Pride of Baltimore who led a wave of historical shipbuilding, dies

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 04:55:00 PST

William Melbourne Smith was a driving force behind the design and construction of the original Pride of Baltimore, and as it took shape at a makeshift Inner Harbor shipyard, the vessel captured the imagination of a city.

“The Baltimore clipper type of sailing craft is a delicate creation, not unlike...




Margaret H. Dougherty, retired Harford County teacher, dies

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 07:55:00 PST

Margaret H. Dougherty, a retired Harford County public schools educator, died Wednesday at her Pylesville dairy farm from congestive heart failure. She was 97.

Margaret Hale was the daughter of George B. Hale, a railroad man, and Alice Kidd Hale, a homemaker. She was born and raised in Annapolis,...




Margaret A. Reigle, who founded property-rights group Fairness to Land Owners Committee, dies

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 04:55:00 PST

Margaret A. Reigle, a certified public accountant who was founder and chairwoman of the property-rights group Fairness to Land Owners Committee, died March 2 from dementia at Symphony Manor, a Roland Park assisted-living facility.

The former Towson resident was 73.

Margaret Ann Reigle was the daughter...




Shirley W. Lentz, homemaker who was active at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Timonium, dies

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 04:55:00 PST

Shirley W. Lentz, a homemaker and active member of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Timonium, died Monday from respiratory failure at the Augsburg Lutheran Home in Lochearn. She was 90.

Shirley Elizabeth Webster was the daughter of Maynard S. Webster, a Baltimore Transit Co. streetcar motorman,...




Marjorie L. Huff, tire company executive, Kiwanian and bridge player, dies

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 06:40:00 PST

Marjorie L. Huff, a tire company executive and former travel agency owner, died Monday from complications following surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The Sparks resident was 75.

Marjorie Lisa Gerken was the daughter of Lester Gerken, a sports broadcaster, and Marjorie Gerken, a bridge...




Marianne Githens, retired Goucher professor, dies

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:25:00 PST

Marianne Githens, a retired Goucher College professor of political science who was a co-founder of its women’s studies program, died of an apparent heart attack Feb. 27 at her downtown Baltimore home. She was 83.

Born in New York City and raised in Cedarhurst on Long Island, she was the daughter...




Hamilton C. Davis Jr., investment firm partner, dies

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 04:55:00 PST

Hamilton C. “Chace” Davis Jr., a partner in the Baltimore investment firm of Chapin Davis Inc., died March 1 at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 90.

He was born in Baltimore and raised on 40th Street in Roland Park, the son of...




Mary J.F. Baron, former City College educator, dies

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 09:55:00 PST

Mary J.F. Baron, former science department chairwoman at City College, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 17 at a daughter’s home in Relay. She was 90.

Mary Jane Froehlich was the daughter of Anton Froehlich, a stationary engineer, and Sophia Froehlich, a registered nurse. She...




Emilita L.H. Poling, ESOL teacher at Patterson High, dies

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 06:40:00 PST

Emilita L.H. Poling, who taught English for Speakers of Other Languages at Patterson High School and helped children from Syria, Mexico and other lands adjust to American life, died Feb. 25 at the University of Maryland Medical Center from a streptococcus infection.

The Hampden resident was 43.

...



Charles A. Harper, a chemical engineer who worked on NASA programs, dies

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 17:15:00 PST

Charles A. Harper, a chemical engineer who worked on projects for NASA, died from complications of pneumonia Feb. 26 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge retirement community.

He was 91.

Mr. Harper was born the first of four children in Ridgeley, W.Va., just over the Maryland border. The family moved...




Robert J. Neubauer, retired attorney and longtime Howard County resident, dies

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 14:40:00 PST

Robert Joseph Neubauer, a retired attorney, died Feb. 26 at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville of coronary artery disease. The former Ellicott City and Ocean Pines resident was 97.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Clarence G. Neubauer Sr., a pharmacist who later owned a hardware...




Harford state Sen. Wayne Norman, described as a 'good man,' dies Sunday

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 12:05:00 PST

Wayne Norman, a Bel Air attorney, former state delegate and current state senator, died Sunday, the county executive's office announces.



May Edwin Burke, a retired home economics teacher, dies

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 14:35:00 PST

Dr. May Edwin Burke, who taught at several schools and became head of the home economics department at Lake Clifton High School, died of a stroke Sunday at her Owings Mills home. She was 92.

Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., she was the daughter of James Mann and his wife, Lillie.

Known as Edwin, she...




Vera E. Flint, longtime teacher and principal in Baltimore schools, dies

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 13:05:00 PST

Vera Edythe Flint, a retired Baltimore City school principal, died of stroke complications Feb. 16 at Sinai Hospital. She was 93 and lived in Ashburton.

Born in Baltimore and raised on North Carey Street, she was the daughter of Robert Avon Bennett and his wife, Irene Julia Harris.

She was a 1941...




Alice J.W. 'Ajax' Eastman, outspoken environmental activist who influenced Maryland resource preservation, dies

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 08:10:00 PST

Alice J.W. “Ajax” Eastman, an outspoken advocate for Maryland environmental issues who was dubbed “everybody’s environmental conscience,” died Friday from complications of pneumonia at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Cockeysville resident was 84.

“Ajax was a dynamo and...




Marion V. Purviance, who worked for Federal Reserve Bank in 1960s, dies

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 05:55:00 PST

Marion V. Purviance, a retired office manager who enjoyed cooking, died Feb. 21 from cancer at her Northwood home. She was 77.

Marion Virginia Dowdy was the daughter of Henry C. Dowdy, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, and Virginia Dowdy, a homemaker. She was born in Baltimore and raised in...




Kathleen P. Ruane, nurse practitioner at GBMC known for her compassion, dies

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 05:50:00 PST

Kathleen P. Ruane, a registered nurse practitioner at Greater Baltimore Medical Center recalled as a compassionate caregiver, died Saturday from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 67.

“I loved working with her. She was always calm and reasonable and on mission,” said Dr. W. Anthony...




Edwin Chapman, insurance agent and tennis champion, dies

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:40:00 PST

Edwin "Ned" Chapman, a retired insurance agent who was a former Baltimore City singles tennis champion, died of pneumonia Feb. 19 at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Ruxton resident was 92.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Edwin Nelson Chapman, who died before he was...




Jack Gale, talent manager and radio host on Baltimore's old WITH-AM, dies

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:25:00 PST

Jack Gale, a popular morning host with the old WITH-AM radio station and a record company owner and producer, died Jan. 24 at his home in Sebring, Fla. He was 92.

His daughter, Jeanne Gale Johnson, of Northfield, Minn., attributed his death to natural causes.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Lower...




Charles E. 'Chuck' Doering, founder of popular bars John Steven Ltd. and Penny Black in Fells Point, dies

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 04:55:00 PST

Charles E. “Chuck” Doering, a popular Fells Point publican and artist who incorporated his personal art collection into the decor of John Steven Ltd., his Thames Street bar-restaurant, died Friday from pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 74.

“Chuck was a bird and extremely...




Richard E. 'Dick' Hirsch, retired electrical engineer, dies

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 07:20:00 PST

Richard E. “Dick” Hirsch, a retired Western Electric Co. electrical engineer and manager, died Friday from respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 94 and had lived in Timonium.

Richard Elmer Hirsch was born and raised in Elizabeth, N.J. He was the son of Emil Hirsch, a soft...




Charles H. Sadtler, investment broker and longtime Ruxton resident, dies

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:30:00 PST

Charles Herbert “Bert” Sadtler, a retired investment broker and former high school and college lacrosse player, died of pneumonia Feb. 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Ruxton resident was 90.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Berwick Road in Ruxton, he was the son of Herbert Sadtler...




Jerry D. Kelly, streetcar enthusiast and stalwart member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, dies

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:40:00 PST

Jerry D. Kelly, whose boyhood love of clanging, squealing streetcars grew into a lifelong interest and resulted in his becoming an active member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died Feb. 20 from sepsis at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

The Reisterstown resident was 84.

“It’ll be hard...




Glen A. Thomas, former director of undergraduate admissions at Johns Hopkins, dies

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:00:00 PST

Glen A. Thomas, a national expert on college admissions and a former director of undergraduate admissions at the Johns Hopkins University, died at his home in Phoenix in Baltimore County on Jan. 14 of pneumonia. He was 72.

Mr. Thomas was born in Newark, N.J., to Clarence W. Thomas, an electrical...




Sarah D.C. Banks, a retired career college educator and administrator, dies

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:40:00 PST

Sarah D.C. Banks, a retired college educator and administrator who was one of the students who desegregated Western High School, died Feb. 10 from cancer at her Columbia home. She was 77.

“She was my mentor when I first came into higher education at Temple University, when I took a job working...




Rev. Theodore C. Jackson, former Gillis Memorial pastor and city teacher, dies

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:00 PST

The Rev. Theodore Clifton Jackson Jr., retired pastor of the Gillis Memorial Church who taught at the old Eastern High School, died of cancer Feb. 17 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 84 and had lived on Benhurst Road in Cheswolde.

“He was a strong, stalwart, stellar pastor and educator...




Frank J. 'Hal' Burke, arborist and Korean War veteran, dies

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:00 PST

Frank J. “Hal” Burke, a decorated Korean War veteran who was the founder of Scientific Plant Service Inc., died Feb. 17 at Season’s Hospice at Sinai Hospital from complications of a fall. The Westminster resident was 88.

Frank Jude Burke was the son of Francis Nelson Burke, a horticulturist, and...




Barbara L. Warfield, educator--gardener

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:45:00 PST

Barbara L. Warfield, a former educator and avid flower gardener, died Feb. 14 from heart failure at her Limestone Valley Farm home in Clarksville. She was 93.

Barbara Louise Todd was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and raised in El Paso, Texas, where she graduated from high school. She was the daughter...