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Funeral services set for Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris

Funeral services set for Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris

Funeral services for Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, the wife of Rep. Andy Harris, have been set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. William E. Lori, the archbishop of...

 
Dr. Michael Beer, environmentalist

Dr. Michael Beer, environmentalist

Dr. Michael Beer, former chairman of the department of biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University who was an environmentalist who worked diligently to clean up and protect Stony Run and the Jones...

 
Karen A. Stuart, archivist

Karen A. Stuart, archivist

Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, where she was also associate editor of Maryland Historical Magazine, died of cancer...

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Val Jean Slowinski, professor

Val Jean Slowinski, professor

Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who had been active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Wednesday at Atlantic General Hospital in...

J. Bruce Innes, health care executive

J. Bruce Innes, health care executive

John Bruce Innes Jr., a former marketing executive for Genesis Health Ventures who was later a senior housing consultant, died July 22 of brain injuries suffered in a fall while he was vacationing...

Edith H. Cooper

Edith H. Cooper

Edith Henrietta Cooper, a retired Baltimore city public school crossing guard who was once voted the city's most popular safety officer in a newspaper contest, died of a respiratory ailment Aug 20...

Albert T. 'Tom' Rochfort Jr., teacher

Albert T. 'Tom' Rochfort Jr., teacher

Albert T. "Tom" Rochfort Jr., a retired Baltimore County public school educator, died Monday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of an aortic aneurysm. He was 65.

Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly

Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly 

Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, the wife of Rep. Andy Harris and a prominent anti-abortion advocate in Annapolis, died suddenly on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the congressman said.

Dennis J. Healy, salesman

Dennis J. Healy, salesman

Dennis J. Healy, a retired bindery and graphics salesman, died Aug. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after open-heart surgery. The Perry Hall resident was 73.

R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, civil engineer

R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, civil engineer

R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, a civil engineer whose career with the Baltimore County Department of Public Works spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from...

Liberty Tsakalos, H&S Bakery treasurer, dies

Liberty Tsakalos, H&S Bakery treasurer, dies

Liberty Tsakalos, a former corporate treasurer who managed the retail shop of the H&S Bakery, the Southeast Baltimore family-owned business that was co-founded by her husband, brother and father,...

Donald C. Allen, lawyer

Donald C. Allen, lawyer

Donald C. Allen, a retired corporate lawyer who was a founder of the Baltimore law firm of Allen, Thiebolt and Alexander, died Thursday at his home in Jackson, Wyo., of pancreatic cancer. He was 82.

Bernard I.H. "Bernie" Kramer, city educator

Bernard I.H. "Bernie" Kramer, city educator

Bernard I.H. "Bernie" Kramer, a retired Baltimore public school vice principal who earlier had been an English department head and reading teacher, died Aug. 14 at Autumn Ridge Nursing Center in...

Ingeborg F. Harrington, homemaker

Ingeborg F. Harrington, homemaker

Ingeborg F. Harrington, a homemaker and gourmet cook who was known for her memorable dinner parties, died of heart failure Friday at Manor Care Ruxton. She was 91.

Cordelia D. Oliver, educator

Cordelia D. Oliver, educator

Cordelia D. Oliver, a retired Baltimore public schools educator who was one of the first African-American docents at the Baltimore Museum of Art, died Aug. 4 at Gilchrist Hospice care in Towson of...

Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died of lung cancer Sunday at University of...

In passing, a life devoted to conservation

Michael Beer, advocate for Baltimore's streams -- and a green roof

For some people, environmentalism is a lifelong passion. That would be true of Michael Beer, retired biophysics professor at Johns Hopkins University, who died Friday at age 88. 

David R. Millard, businessman

David R. Millard, businessman

David R. Millard, an oil company executive who was a co-founder of the Chesapeake Oil Co., died Aug. 15 at Stella Maris Hospice of cancer. He was 88.

Tana Hicken, actress and teacher

Tana Hicken, actress and teacher

Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her home in...

Gordon L. Smith Jr., investment adviser

Gordon L. Smith Jr., investment adviser

Gordon L. Smith Jr., chairman of the board and a co-founder of Baltimore Capital Management and a former longtime resident of Phoenix, Baltimore County, died Aug. 17 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes,...

Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator

Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator

Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of bone...

J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst

J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst

J. Paul Gahagan, a retired Social Security Administration disability analyst and an accomplished woodworker, died Sunday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville of complications from an...

Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

Dunbar Brooks, a longtime Turners Station civic activist who was the first African-American to serve as president of the Baltimore County school board and later became president of the Maryland...

Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders

Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders

Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., an internationally known expert on lipid disorders who was the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic and was an early advocate for routine cholesterol...

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, educator

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, educator

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, a retired parochial school educator who was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 65 years, died Aug. 14 of peripheral artery disease at her order's Villa Maria...

Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

Edgar H. German Jr., an electrical engineer who founded GT-Tech Inc., died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug.1 automobile accident in Reisterstown. He was 82.

Dawson Stump, insurance executive

Dawson Stump, insurance executive

Dawson Stump, a retired Baltimore insurance executive and Korean War veteran, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at his Owings Mills home. He was 86.

Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died...

Howard Marion Gamse

Howard Marion Gamse

Howard Marion Gamse, a former vice president of Gamse Lithographing Co., died Aug. 11 of cancer in his North Baltimore home. He was 89.

Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief

Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief

Dr. Robert R. Hahn, former emergency room chief at what is now the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, died Aug. 7 of coronary artery disease at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was...

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