Obituaries

Katherine E. Anderson, former Harford County comptroller

Katherine E. "DeDe" Anderson, the retired Harford County comptroller recalled for achieving a perfect tax-collecting record, died of a stroke Sunday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. She was 93. Born in Bel Air, she was the daughter of John William Anderson, treasurer of Harford Mutual...

  • Christine E. Carswell, advocate for the treatment of alcoholism

    Christine E. Carswell, advocate for the treatment of alcoholism

    Christine Elizabeth Carswell, a retired Agriculture Department administrator who became an advocate for the treatment of alcoholism, died of complications of a fall July 2 at Estelle's House Hospice in Ocala, Fla. The former Westminster resident was 84. Christine Elizabeth Harmony, who was known...

  • Warren G. Sody, veteran of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, dies

    Warren G. Sody, veteran of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, dies

    Warren G. Sody, a World War II infantryman who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day and later fought at the Battle of the Bulge at Bastonge, Belgium, died Tuesday from respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The former Mays Chapel resident was 93. The son of John J. Sody and Anna...

  • Shirley Tillie, nursing assistant, dies

    Shirley Tillie, nursing assistant, dies

    Shirley Delois Tillie, a retired nursing assistant, died of cancer July 3 at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 71. Born in Washington, she was the daughter of Harold Tillie and Viola Blackwell, who worked in a dry cleaning establishment. She moved to Baltimore as a child was...

  • David Simon, founding director of the Baltimore School for the Arts

    David Simon, founding director of the Baltimore School for the Arts

    David Simon, a musician, artist and academic who came to Baltimore in 1979 as the founding director of the School for the Arts, died July 7 of heart failure at Brookdale, a Towson assisted-living facility. The Roland Park resident was 92. "David was just amazing. He came here after a very successful...

  • Raymond Bradley, farm manager

    Raymond Bradley, farm manager

    Raymond H. Bradley, who was the manager of a Harford County farms, died of cancer July 7 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Fallston resident was 78. Born in Bel Air, he was the son of William Henry Bradley and Eliza Meldenia Peaker. After graduating from Harford County public schools, he...

  • Robert Zarbin, trial attorney who handled personal injury cases

    Robert Zarbin, trial attorney who handled personal injury cases

    Robert Julian Zarbin, a trial attorney who handled personal injury cases and was a leader in his profession, died July 8 of complications from cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The Millersville resident was 56. Born in Baltimore and raised on Loch Raven Boulevard,...

  • Isabella 'Sissy' Hoblitzell, homemaker, gardener and dowser

    Isabella 'Sissy' Hoblitzell, homemaker, gardener and dowser

    Isabella "Sissy" Hoblitzell, a homemaker and a dowser who family members said could find water anywhere, died Sunday of complications from dementia at her Owings Mills home. She was 81. The daughter of James Dixon Bartlett Sr., founder and chairman of Poor, Bowen, Bartlett and Kennedy Inc., Baltimore...

  • Frank Gant, architect who led renovation of parts of Hopkins' Homewood campus

    Frank Gant, architect who led renovation of parts of Hopkins' Homewood campus

    Frank Gant, a retired architect who designed a bank in the shape of a Chesapeake Bay sailboat and later led the renovation of parts of the the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, died of congestive heart failure July 7 at Rockville General Hospital in Vernon, Conn. He was 78 and lived in...

  • Ciro Arthur Pistorio, truck supervisor

    Ciro Arthur Pistorio, truck supervisor

    Ciro Arthur "Jerry" Pistorio, a retired truck supervisor, died of complications from a stroke July 8 at his Cockeysville home. He was 81. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Salvatore Pistorio and Antonette Gelsomino. He attended St. Katharine of Siena School and was a 1955 graduate of City College,...

  • Eda G. Mahan, retired auditor, dies

    Eda G. Mahan, retired auditor, dies

    Eda G. Mahan, a retired auditor and Baltimore Colts fan whose lavish Christmas breakfasts drew family members near and far, died July 4 in her sleep at a daughter's home in Sparks. She was 97. The daughter of Salvatore Dellospedale and Maria Pecora Dellospedale, Italian immigrants, the former Eda...

  • Julia B. Anderson, advocate for health care equality

    Julia B. Anderson, advocate for health care equality

    Julia B. Anderson, former special assistant at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, died June 25 at her Pikesville home from...

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