Recent stories by Fred Rasmussen

Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive

3:40 PM EDT, April 20, 2014

Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive

Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., a retired steel company executive who enjoyed watersports, died April 11 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Arnold home. He was 87.

Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders

3:40 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders

Mark D. Metzger, who was director of youth initiatives for the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 30 years and was recognized for his work with juvenile delinquents and their families, died April 9 of lung cancer at his Stoney Beach home in Anne Arundel County. He was 65.

Lisa M. Wehr, homemaker

3:29 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

Lisa M. Wehr, homemaker

Lisa M. Wehr, a homemaker who enjoyed visiting beaches, died March 19 of heart failure at her East Baltimore home. She was 48.

Edythe E. Evans, dental instructor

3:25 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

Edythe E. Evans, dental instructor

Edythe E. Evans, a retired University of Maryland dental clinic instructor who was active in her church, died April 9 of Alzheimer's disease at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. She was 83.

E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

3:52 PM EDT, April 15, 2014

E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85.

David A. Wagner, port official

12:28 PM EDT, April 17, 2014

David A. Wagner, port official

David A. Wagner, former deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation who later headed the Maryland Port Administration, died April 7 of cancer at his home in Mandeville, La. The longtime Pasadena resident was 71.

Marjorie B. 'Midge' Price, homemaker

3:45 PM EDT, April 16, 2014

Marjorie B. 'Midge' Price, homemaker

Marjorie B. "Midge" Price, a homemaker and singer who had been a professional photographer, died April 8 of Alzheimer's disease at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 84.

Eugenie Anne 'Jane' Connall

3:39 PM EDT, April 11, 2014

Eugenie Anne 'Jane' Connall

Eugenie Anne "Jane" Connall, a longtime Howard County psychologist who was also an animal lover, died April 5 of breast cancer at her Columbia home. She was 58.

Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., World War II fighter pilot

5:23 PM EDT, April 14, 2014

Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., World War II fighter pilot

Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., a World War II P-51 Mustang combat fighter pilot who later commanded the Maryland National Guard's 175th Tactical Fighter Group, died Friday of cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90.

Jeffrey F. Bayliss, chemical engineer

3:34 PM EDT, April 10, 2014

Jeffrey F. Bayliss, chemical engineer

Jeffrey F. Bayliss, a chemical engineer who was the president and owner of Spray Drying Systems Inc., died April 2 of complications from cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 52.

Wendy S. Levy, procurement director

3:33 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Wendy S. Levy, procurement director

Wendy S. Levy, director of procurement and administrative services for Publishers' Circulation Fulfillment Inc. for two decades, died Tuesday of breast cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 57.

Josephine C. 'Jo' Miller, civic activist

2:22 PM EDT, April 5, 2014

Josephine C. 'Jo' Miller, civic activist

Josephine C. "Jo" Miller, a civic activist who was a member of the League of Women Voters for 50 years and a Baltimore City Zoning Board watchdog for the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, died March 22 of esophageal cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 84.

Gordon F. 'Mac' McNamara Sr.

3:31 PM EDT, April 10, 2014

Gordon F. 'Mac' McNamara Sr.

Gordon F. "Mac" McNamara Sr., the personable Budeke's paint salesman and manager who was known to legions of his Fells Point customers as "Broadway Mac," died Tuesday in his sleep at his Towson home. He was 85.

William P. 'Bill' Hidey, farmer

11:16 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

William P. 'Bill' Hidey, farmer

William P. "Bill" Hidey, a farmer who sold his vegetables and household goods from a converted school bus, died Tuesday of heart failure at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia. He was 91.

Frank J. Antonelli, printer

4:10 PM EDT, March 25, 2014

Frank J. Antonelli, printer

Frank J. Antonelli, a retired Government Printing Office printer and proofreader, died March 17 of cancer at Lorien Mays Chapel and Skilled Nursing Home. He was 84.

Richard P. Healy, environmental engineer

6:11 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

Richard P. Healy, environmental engineer

Richard P. Healy, an environmental engineer whose career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spanned more than three decades, died Saturday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

John H. Tierney, engineer

3:47 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

John H. Tierney, engineer

John H. Tierney, former head of the Travelers Insurance Co.'s Baltimore engineering department and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 24 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90.

Nancy P. Cooke, real estate agent

5:34 PM EDT, March 26, 2014

Nancy P. Cooke, real estate agent

Nancy P. Cooke, who worked for many years in real estate sales for Chase, Fitzgerald and Co. Inc. and was an active outdoorswoman, died March 7 of cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 87.

Albert W. Coates, maintenance worker

5:52 PM EDT, March 24, 2014

Albert W. Coates, maintenance worker

Albert W. Coates, a retired maintenance worker and World War II veteran, died March 17 of heart failure at Rock Glen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Baltimore. He was 89.

Gayle Hafner, lawyer and disabilities advocate

5:30 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Gayle Hafner, lawyer and disabilities advocate

Gayle Hafner, a senior staff attorney of the Maryland Disability Law Center and a co-founder of Medicaid Matters Maryland who was an outspoken advocate for those with disabilities, died March 22 of a heart attack during an operation at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

Donald O. King, city educator

5:29 PM EDT, March 26, 2014

Donald O. King, city educator

Donald O. King, a former educator and founder of what is now the Valleybrook Country Club, died Saturday of pneumonia at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. He was 88.

Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, Bullets owner, NBA referee, dies

6:35 PM EDT, March 21, 2014

Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, Bullets owner, NBA referee, dies

Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, a minor league Orioles pitcher during the 1930s who later was an NBA referee, co-owner of the Baltimore Bullets, noted horse owner and real estate entrepreneur, died in his sleep of unknown causes March 12 at Sunrise at Fox Hill Senior Living Facility in Bethesda.

Shirley W. Johnson, MADD founding mother

4:18 PM EDT, March 20, 2014

Shirley W. Johnson, MADD founding mother

Shirley W. Johnson, whose personal tragedy of losing her son to a drunken driver resulted in her becoming a major voice in the Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, died March 9 of complications from a stroke at Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm. She was 91.

Jean Amos, swimming instructor

3:33 PM EDT, March 20, 2014

Jean Amos, swimming instructor

Jean Amos, who had been the swimming instructor at what is now Notre Dame University of Maryland and a Red Cross water safety teacher, died March 1 of complications from dementia at her Loch Raven Village home. She was 90.

George L. "Len" Novotny, telecommunications manager

3:16 PM EDT, March 19, 2014

George L. "Len" Novotny, telecommunications manager

George L. "Len" Novotny, a retired telecommunications company manager who was active in youth lacrosse for three decades, died Sunday of cancer at Lorien Mays Chapel and Skilled Nursing. He was 73.

Helen E. Bryant, department store manager

3:58 PM EDT, March 18, 2014

Helen E. Bryant, department store manager

Helen E. Bryant, a former Hochschild-Kohn department store manager who later worked in commercial real estate sales, died March 10 of bile duct cancer at Beach Haven II, her Rocky Point home. She was 91.

John D. "Jack" Gourlay, NSA intelligence analyst

4:15 PM EDT, March 17, 2014

John D. "Jack" Gourlay, NSA intelligence analyst

John D. "Jack" Gourlay, a retired National Security Agency analyst, died Friday of complications from heart disease at Lorien Mays Chapel in Timonium. He was 82.

Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

6:58 PM EDT, March 12, 2014

Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

Zachary M. "Zach" Lederer's personal struggle and determination to survive brain cancer gave hope and inspiration to people across the world. The University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team became known for "Zaching" — a muscle pose he made when he was recuperating after surgery.

Ronald L. Bray, printing executive

3:50 PM EDT, March 18, 2014

Ronald L. Bray, printing executive

Ronald L. Bray, a retired printing company executive and former longtime Riderwood resident, died Feb. 21 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Wright's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole, Fla. He was 81.

Janet M. Hamlett, NSA intelligence analyst

5:33 PM EDT, March 16, 2014

Janet M. Hamlett, NSA intelligence analyst

Janet M. Hamlett, a retired National Security Agency analyst and active church member, died Tuesday of cancer at Northwest Hospital. She was 63.

Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies

6:15 PM EDT, March 10, 2014

Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies

Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep of unknown causes at his Pikesville home. He was 93.

Dr. Robert W. Gibson, head of Sheppard Pratt

2:32 PM EDT, March 15, 2014

Dr. Robert W. Gibson, head of Sheppard Pratt

Dr. Robert W. Gibson, a seminal figure for more than three decades at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital where he oversaw the desegregation of its facilities, ended its bankruptcy and extended it into the community, died March 8 of heart failure at his Parkton home. He was 89.

Margaret J. Wimbrow, educator

3:52 PM EDT, March 14, 2014

Margaret J. Wimbrow, educator

Margaret J. Wimbrow, a retired Eastern Shore educator who was a co-founder of the Worcester County Republican Women's Club, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at her Berlin home. She was 100.

Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

4:53 PM EST, March 7, 2014

Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident was 91.

Edward D. Hewitt, Sun editor

6:03 PM EDT, March 11, 2014

Edward D. Hewitt, Sun editor

Edward D. Hewitt, a longtime Evening Sun and Baltimore Sun editor who was an inveterate runner and hiker, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack as he was about to ascend Mount Rogers in Independence, Va. The longtime Parkville resident was 70.

Peter R. Godbout, businessman

3:57 PM EST, March 4, 2014

Peter R. Godbout, businessman

Peter R. Godbout, owner of Dad's Delivery LLC in Baltimore, died Friday of heart failure at his Caton Avenue home. He was 62.

Pnina Wilkins, interior designer

7:11 PM EDT, March 9, 2014

Pnina Wilkins, interior designer

Pnina Wilkins, an interior designer and past president of Hadassah, died Feb. 22 of heart failure at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown. She was 90.

William D. Townsend, public works official

4:09 PM EST, March 6, 2014

William D. Townsend, public works official

William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92.

Patrick H. Vogel, executive for wine, spirits distributor

3:42 PM EST, February 27, 2014

Patrick H. Vogel, executive for wine, spirits distributor

Patrick H. Vogel, former president of Republic National Distributing Co.'s Maryland division, died Feb. 21 of cancer at his home in Louisville, Tenn. He was 62.

Bruce S. McCurnin, phys ed teacher and coach

4:23 PM EST, March 7, 2014

Bruce S. McCurnin, phys ed teacher and coach

Bruce S. McCurnin, a retired physical education teacher and coach, died Tuesday of complications from kidney and liver disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 66.

Dr. A. H. 'Harry' Oleynick, neurologist

3:34 PM EST, February 27, 2014

Dr. A. H. 'Harry' Oleynick, neurologist

Dr. Anatol H. "Harry" Oleynick, a retired neurologist who taught for half a century at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Feb. 19 of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore. The former longtime Timonium resident was 83.

Barbara L. Daue, Towson jewelry designer, dies at 59

February 26, 2014

Barbara L. Daue, Towson jewelry designer, dies at 59

Barbara L. Daue, a homemaker and jewelry designer, died Feb. 19 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 59.

Anna B. George, secretary

2:37 PM EST, March 5, 2014

Anna B. George, secretary

Anna B. George, a church secretary who enjoyed celebrating her German heritage, died Friday of melanoma at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 79.

Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean

2:49 PM EST, March 1, 2014

Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean

Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. He was 90.

Robert L. Taylor, banker

5:53 PM EST, February 26, 2014

Robert L. Taylor, banker

Robert L. Taylor, a retired Peninsula Bank executive who earlier had worked for Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co., died Feb. 19 of congestive heart failure at his North Ocean City home. He was 87.

Mitchell K. Alexander, McDaniel director

5:48 PM EST, February 26, 2014

Mitchell K. Alexander, McDaniel director

Mitchell K. "Mitch" Alexander, director of events services at McDaniel College who earlier had been student activities director, died Feb. 19 at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 56.

George B. Brosan, state police superintendent

3:55 PM EST, March 4, 2014

George B. Brosan, state police superintendent

George B. Brosan, a career law enforcement officer who had served as Maryland State Police superintendent, died Thursday of cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 78.

Emeline S. Kroiz, book editor

5:41 PM EST, February 25, 2014

Emeline S. Kroiz, book editor

Emeline S. Kroiz, a retired book editor whose career spanned nearly four decades, died Feb. 7 of heart failure at her home in Harper House in Cross Keys. She was 78.

Hans C. Kliemisch, karate teacher

4:18 PM EST, March 3, 2014

Hans C. Kliemisch, karate teacher

Hans C. Kliemisch, a 10th-degree black belt who established three karate studios, died Feb. 25 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Essex resident was 84.

Jane V.P. Benesch, homemaker

5:44 PM EST, February 23, 2014

Jane V.P. Benesch, homemaker

Jane V.P. Benesch, a homemaker who was active with several museums, died Feb. 12 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. She was 95.

Charles M. Cahn Jr.

February 25, 2014

Charles M. Cahn Jr.

Charles M. Cahn Jr., a retired Baltimore attorney who was the managing partner of Blades & Rosenfeld, died Feb. 10 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. He was 92.

Marion C. Cohen, arts patron

5:12 PM EST, March 2, 2014

Marion C. Cohen, arts patron

Marion C. Cohen, a former Roland Park resident and patron of the arts who was a granddaughter of President Grover Cleveland, died Feb. 21 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., of complications from a fall. She was 87.

Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary

3:30 PM EST, February 20, 2014

Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary

Jane W. Dickinson, a retired executive secretary and community activist, died Feb. 13 of complications from a stroke at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 94.

Dr. William A. Edelstein, MRI pioneer

5:20 PM EST, February 21, 2014

Dr. William A. Edelstein, MRI pioneer

William A. Edelstein, a pioneer in the field of MRI who was also a professor in the radiology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Feb. 10 of lung cancer at his home in Original Northwood. He was 69.

Arthur V. D'Orazio, steelworker

3:14 PM EST, February 19, 2014

Arthur V. D'Orazio, steelworker

Arthur V. D'Orazio, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and musician, died Sunday of a heart attack at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 93.

Richard R. Jackson Jr.

February 19, 2014

Richard R. Jackson Jr.

Richard R. Jackson Jr., a former partner in the Baltimore law firm that is now Ober/Kaler, where he practiced admiralty law for nearly 25 years, died Thursday of a heart attack at his Owings Mills home. He was 77.

Franklin S. Dail Sr., GM executive

3:50 PM EST, February 17, 2014

Franklin S. Dail Sr., GM executive

Franklin S. Dail Sr., a retired General Motors executive who enjoyed tennis and running, died Thursday of pneumonia at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 82.

Mary Jane Trolinger, nurse

February 19, 2014

Mary Jane Trolinger, nurse

Mary Jane Trolinger, a retired registered nurse who was one of the original staffers of Johns Hopkins Hospital's Columbia Medical Plan, died Friday of pneumonia at her Ellicott City home. She was 89.

Elizabeth P. 'Betsy' Johnson, educator and homemaker

5:51 PM EST, February 16, 2014

Elizabeth P. 'Betsy' Johnson, educator and homemaker

Elizabeth P. "Betsy" Johnson, a homemaker and former educator who had lived in Stoneleigh for many years, died Feb. 5 of influenza at the William Breman Jewish Home in Atlanta. She was 92.

Mercedes C. Samborsky, lawyer

4:15 PM EST, February 14, 2014

Mercedes C. Samborsky, lawyer

Mercedes C. Samborsky, a musician who changed careers later in life and became an attorney whose specialty was family law, died Jan. 31 of heart failure at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She was 84.

Dr. Harry P. Porter, otolaryngologist

5:58 PM EST, February 11, 2014

Dr. Harry P. Porter, otolaryngologist

Dr. Harry P. Porter, a retired Baltimore otolaryngologist who was known as a clinician who had a warm bedside manner, died Thursday of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 96.

Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor

3:51 PM EST, February 14, 2014

Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor

Juliette M. Carpenter, a former U.S. State Department supervisor who later worked for the state of Maryland, died Feb. 4 of respiratory failure at Glynn Taff Assisted Living Inc. in Catonsville. The Baltimore resident was 93.

Patricia Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters, dies at 89

3:47 PM EST, February 10, 2014

Patricia Waters, mother of filmmaker John Waters, dies at 89

Patricia W. Waters, a homemaker, Anglophile and mother of filmmaker John Waters, died Saturday of complications from a fall and recent surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 89.

Joseph L. McCarthy, social worker

6:40 PM EST, February 5, 2014

Joseph L. McCarthy, social worker

Joseph L. McCarthy, a former social worker who established, sponsored and coached baseball and soccer teams to keep East Baltimore youths away from drugs and crime, died Tuesday of congestive heart and kidney failure at Genesis Loch Raven Center. The longtime Parkville resident was 78.

Jacob D. Hornstein, lawyer

2:22 PM EST, February 15, 2014

Jacob D. Hornstein, lawyer

Jacob D. "Jake" Hornstein, who practiced law in Baltimore for 67 years, died Feb. 8 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of severe brain trauma after a fall. He was 92.

George J. Voith, CSX executive

2:29 PM EST, February 13, 2014

George J. Voith, CSX executive

George J. Voith, a retired CSX executive and rail and streetcar photographer who was a founding member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died Monday of dementia at his Northwood home. He was 87.

Alonzo P. Hairston, lawyer

3:04 PM EST, February 7, 2014

Alonzo P. Hairston, lawyer

Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore lawyer who was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland, Kan. The former Original Northwood resident was 94.

Mary D. Eddinger, educator

2:25 PM EST, February 8, 2014

Mary D. Eddinger, educator

Mary D. Eddinger, a retired educator who had been a learning specialist and resource teacher at Roland Park Country School for nearly three decades, died Tuesday of dementia at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 76.

Virginia B. 'Ginnie' Bryant, homemaker

4:07 PM EST, February 10, 2014

Virginia B. 'Ginnie' Bryant, homemaker

Virginia B. "Ginnie" Bryant, a homemaker and former Roland Park activist, died Feb. 4 of heart failure at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. She was 90.

Harold D. Petty Sr., state trooper

2:58 PM EST, February 3, 2014

Harold D. Petty Sr., state trooper

Harold D. Petty Sr., a retired Maryland state trooper whose career spanned 25 years, died Friday of cancer at his farm in Darlington, Harford County. He was 76.

Clayton 'Pete' McNeill, Coppin administrator

2:56 PM EST, February 6, 2014

Clayton 'Pete' McNeill, Coppin administrator

Clayton "Pete" McNeill, a former executive at Coppin State University who during his more than three-decade career oversaw a $325 million campus expansion at the Baltimore school, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Sinai Hospital.

Teresa P. deKowzan, nurse

6:26 PM EST, February 4, 2014

Teresa P. deKowzan, nurse

Teresa P. deKowzan, a registered nurse who during her 35-year career at Mercy Medical Center was supervisor of the delivery room and served as a mentor to young nurses, died Saturday of breast cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 90.

Mary Spencer-Smith, special-ed assistant

4:51 PM EST, February 5, 2014

Mary Spencer-Smith, special-ed assistant

Mary Spencer-Smith, a former sales associate who later worked with autistic children, died Jan. 24 of undetermined causes at her Hampstead home. She was 56.

4:10 PM EST, February 4, 2014

Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager

Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88.

Suspect steals shotgun from outdoor store in Arundel Mills mall

12:02 PM EST, February 2, 2014

Suspect steals shotgun from outdoor store in Arundel Mills mall

A male suspect stole a shotgun early Saturday from the Outdoor World Bass Pro Shop in Arundel Mills Mall in a burglary filmed by security cameras, police said.

Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager

2:49 PM EST, February 4, 2014

Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, retired manager

Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88.

Donald E. McBrien, school pupil services director

2:54 PM EST, February 3, 2014

Donald E. McBrien, school pupil services director

Donald E. McBrien, former director of pupil services for Howard County public schools who earlier held the same position in Baltimore County public schools, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital.

Winning $1 million lottery ticket sold in Aberdeen

12:05 PM EST, February 2, 2014

Winning $1 million lottery ticket sold in Aberdeen

A winning second-tier $1 million ticket for Saturday night's Powerball drawing was sold at the Maryland House on I-95 in Aberdeen, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

Sharon L. Friedlander

9:01 PM EST, February 2, 2014

Sharon L. Friedlander

Sharon L. Friedlander, a much beloved Baltimore County public schools special education teacher, died Jan. 24 of giant cell myocarditis, a rare disease that attacks the heart, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Elizabeth T. Clark, legislative reference deputy

5:10 PM EST, January 31, 2014

Elizabeth T. Clark, legislative reference deputy

Elizabeth T. Clark, who was deputy head of Baltimore City's Department of Legislative Reference for more than two decades, died Jan. 18 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at St. Agnes Hospital.

Three men shot outside Randallstown hookah lounge

9:32 AM EST, February 2, 2014

Three men shot outside Randallstown hookah lounge

Three men were shot early Sunday standing outside of a Randallstown hookah lounge, Baltimore County police said.

William E. 'Bill' Edrington, maintenance worker

5:42 PM EST, February 2, 2014

William E. 'Bill' Edrington, maintenance worker

William E. "Bill" Edrington, a retired hospital maintenance worker and plasterer, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at Country Companions, a Taneytown assisted-living facility. He was 83.

Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate

2:53 PM EST, February 1, 2014

Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate

Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88.

Chieh "Jeffrey" Huang, civil engineer

3:45 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Chieh "Jeffrey" Huang, civil engineer

Chieh "Jeffrey" Huang, a retired civil engineer who was a founder of the Chinese Language School of Baltimore, died Jan. 21 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 78.

Workers at Mother's sports bar robbed at gunpoint

1:47 PM EST, February 2, 2014

Workers at Mother's sports bar robbed at gunpoint

Four gunman wearing masks robbed several employees of a popular Federal Hill sports bar early Sunday, Baltimore police said.

David L. Reid Jr., postal worker

3:27 PM EST, January 8, 2014

David L. Reid Jr., postal worker

David L. Reid Jr., a retired postal worker, died Dec. 29 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70.

Doris M. Albro, school bus driver

5:12 PM EST, January 29, 2014

Doris M. Albro, school bus driver

Doris M. Albro, a retired Harford County school bus driver, died Sunday of kidney failure at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville. She was 92.

Alvin L. Jordan, Bethlehem Steel worker

3:45 PM EST, January 9, 2014

Alvin L. Jordan, Bethlehem Steel worker

Alvin L. Jordan, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and sports fan, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. He was 76.

Judge John Hanson Briscoe, House speaker

4:52 PM EST, January 6, 2014

Judge John Hanson Briscoe, House speaker

Judge John Hanson Briscoe Sr., scion of a prominent Southern Maryland family who served as speaker of the House of Delegates and later as a judge for the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County, died Wednesday of cancer at Half Pone Farm in Hollywood, St. Mary's County. He was 79.

Norman J. Roppelt, champion duckpin bowler

3:55 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Norman J. Roppelt, champion duckpin bowler

Norman J. Roppelt Sr., a champion duckpin bowler and softball player whose mastery of the Baltimore chop earned him membership in the Maryland Oldtimers Fastpitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame, died Jan. 16 of pneumonia at Hilton Head Hospital in Hilton Head, S.C.

Rev. William W. Trumbore, Episcopal minister

3:46 PM EST, January 24, 2014

Rev. William W. Trumbore, Episcopal minister

The Rev. William W. Trumbore, a retired Episcopal minister who enjoyed working with young people, died Monday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 81.

Arthur F. Jenkins, construction executive

3:14 PM EST, January 16, 2014

Arthur F. Jenkins, construction executive

Arthur F. Jenkins, former owner of a home improvement and construction company, died Saturday of pancreatitis at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J. He was 51.

Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner

6:31 PM EST, January 26, 2014

Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner

Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73.

Angelo J. Nopulos, Double T Diner co-owner

6:07 PM EST, January 14, 2014

Angelo J. Nopulos, Double T Diner co-owner

Angelo J. Nopulos, co-owner for nearly 30 years of the popular Double T Diner in Catonsville, where people from all walks of life rubbed elbows with society swells, judges, businessmen, politicians and celebrities, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Arbutus home. He was 98.

Joseph C. Watkins, millwright

3:01 PM EST, January 20, 2014

Joseph C. Watkins, millwright

Joseph C. Watkins Sr., a retired millwright who enjoyed riding the railroad, collecting model trains and playing Santa Claus, died Jan. 6 of complications after surgery at York Hospital in York, Pa. He was 81.

Lewis C. Strudwick, law partner

4:10 PM EST, January 30, 2014

Lewis C. Strudwick, law partner

Lewis C. Strudwick, a former partner in the Baltimore law firm of Ober/Kaler who had a penchant for drawing whimsical cartoons and a taste for culinary oddities, died Jan. 22 of complications from Parkinson's disease at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. He was 82.

Joseph W. McLeary, police officer

4:19 PM EST, January 23, 2014

Joseph W. McLeary, police officer

Joseph W. McLeary, who served with the city Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency during a more than four-decade career, died Sunday of a massive stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 73.

Edgar Allan Poe's house on Amity Street

6:33 PM EST, January 16, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe's house on Amity Street

"You might call him 'The Leader of the Cult of the Unusual' " —Jules Verne

John H. Brown

6:54 PM EST, January 17, 2014

John H. Brown

John H. Brown, who headed the Baltimore Police Department's mounted patrol for more than a decade and later became Carroll County sheriff, died Jan. 11 of heart failure at his Uniontown home. He was 85.

David A. Dannenfelser III, businessman

3:38 PM EST, January 13, 2014

David A. Dannenfelser III, businessman

David A. Dannenfelser III, a World War II naval veteran who later co-founded a Baltimore truck rental business, died Thursday of dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 89.

Herman L. Wockenfuss

6:01 PM EST, January 31, 2014

Herman L. Wockenfuss

Herman L. "Dinky" Wockenfuss, a Northeast Baltimore candy maker whose family's much-sought-after confections have been tempting candy lovers and expanding waistlines for nearly a century, died Monday of heart failure at his Kingsville home. He was 92.

Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., city's first black police commissioner, dies at 86

3:30 PM EST, January 10, 2014

Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., city's first black police commissioner, dies at 86

Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., the city's first African-American police commissioner who began his 50-year law enforcement career with the Baltimore Park Police and went on to lead two state agencies, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Homeland resident was 86.

Ethel G. Coleman, educator

4:31 PM EST, January 22, 2014

Ethel G. Coleman, educator

Ethel G. Coleman, a retired city public school teacher, died Jan. 14 of heart failure at the Hillcrest Convalescence Center in Durham, N.C. The former Ashburton resident was 98.

Mary L. Booker, city principal

6:10 PM EST, January 16, 2014

Mary L. Booker, city principal

Mary L. Booker, who rose through the ranks from classroom teacher to principal while mentoring her peers, died Jan. 9 of multiple myeloma at her Hamilton home. She was 57.

Doris A. Singer, educator

3:33 PM EST, January 17, 2014

Doris A. Singer, educator

Doris A. Singer, who worked as a laboratory assistant, college admissions officer and educator, died Jan. 6 of a cerebral hemorrhage at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y.

Sister Lois Mueller, teacher

3:53 PM EST, January 13, 2014

Sister Lois Mueller, teacher

Sister Lois Mueller, a Sister of Mercy whose career as a teacher and administrator took her to parochial schools in Baltimore, Washington and Georgia, died Wednesday of pneumonia at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 98.

Dr. Elmer Hoffman, breast cancer surgeon

7:25 PM EST, January 22, 2014

Dr. Elmer Hoffman, breast cancer surgeon

Dr. Elmer Hoffman, a retired Baltimore surgeon who had been a pioneer in breast cancer surgery and immediate reconstruction and was also an advocate of the use of "super cold surgery" to ease the pain of the terminally ill, died Monday of complications from an infection at Sinai Hospital.

Joan B. Brady, accountant

5:11 PM EST, January 10, 2014

Joan B. Brady, accountant

Joan B. Brady, a former accountant and receptionist, died Jan. 2 of Alzheimer's disease at Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84.

John P. O'Brien, charter boat captain

5:24 PM EST, January 15, 2014

John P. O'Brien, charter boat captain

John P. O'Brien, a manufacturing supervisor who was also a licensed charter boat captain, died Sunday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Severna Park. He was 56.

Woman dies from injuries in Woodlawn hit-and-run

8:46 AM EST, January 5, 2014

Woman dies from injuries in Woodlawn hit-and-run

A 58-year-old woman who was struck by a car Thursday at Security Boulevard and Woodlawn Drive in Woodlawn, died Saturday afternoon at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she had been transported for treatment.

Frances G. Bell, Kingsville historian

3:34 PM EST, January 8, 2014

Frances G. Bell, Kingsville historian

Frances G. Bell, who was considered an expert on the history of the village of Kingsville, where she lived her entire life, died Sunday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 91.

Grace Carroll Swarm, businesswoman

5:10 PM EST, January 12, 2014

Grace Carroll Swarm, businesswoman

Grace Carroll Swarm, a former partner in a Stevenson gift shop and a talented flower arranger, died Jan. 6 of a heart attack at Howard County General Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 79.

Stanley D. Thrift Jr., technician, dies at 54

January 22, 2014

Stanley D. Thrift Jr., technician, dies at 54

Stanley D. Thrift Jr., a retired maintenance technician, died Friday of undetermined causes at Comemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa. He was 54.

Richard O. "Dick" Beall, civil engineer

5:17 PM EST, January 10, 2014

Richard O. "Dick" Beall, civil engineer

Richard O. Beall, a civil engineer who was a founder of Century Engineering Inc. in Hunt Valley, died Dec. 29 of cancer at his Stevenson home. He was 82.

Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist

10:34 AM EST, January 6, 2014

Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist

Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday of cardiovascular disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

4:46 PM EST, January 9, 2014

Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

"Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his longtime friend and former speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.

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