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Christian M. Kahl, Baltimore County Circuit Court judge, dies

Judge Christian M. Kahl, a retired Baltimore County Circuit Court judge who had also served on the District Court, died Monday of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Timonium resident was 80. "Chris Kahl was a dear friend, a great attorney, and a wonderful judge," said retired Baltimore...

  • Local radio legend Johnny Dark has died

    Local radio legend Johnny Dark has died

    Legendary local radio broadcaster Johnny Dark has died. Family members said Thursday morning that Dark had passed away due to cancer, ABC2 News reported. He was 82 years old. Dark had been on the air in Maryland for more than 50 years, including 30 years at Baltimore's WCAO AM station. In 1964, Dark...

  • Donald H. Ready, Baltimore area real estate professional, dies

    Donald H. Ready, Baltimore area real estate professional, dies

    Donald H. Ready, founder of a commercial real estate and development firm, died Sept. 5 of heart failure at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital in Baltimore. He was 83. The son of Hartnett Ready, an insurance salesman, and Ruth Ready, a CBS Radio engineer, Donald Hartnett Ready was born...

  • Dr. Joyce J. Kaufman

    Dr. Joyce J. Kaufman

    Dr. Joyce J. Kaufman, a Johns Hopkins University research scientist who conducted ground-breaking work in the field of physical chemistry, died Aug. 26 from congestive heart failure at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. She was 87. The daughter of Robert Jacobson, a shoe salesman,...

  • Shirley Klein, Harford philanthropist and businesswoman, dies at 86

    Shirley Klein, Harford philanthropist and businesswoman, dies at 86

    Shirley S. Klein, a Harford County philanthropist and retired businesswoman, died Monday. A longtime resident of Forest Hill, Mrs. Klein was the matriarch of the family that established and owns the Klein's ShopRite supermarkets throughout Harford County and elsewhere in the Baltimore region. She...

  • Joseph E. Pipkin, former Glenn L. Martin engineer, dies

    Joseph E. Pipkin, former Glenn L. Martin engineer, dies

    Joseph E. Pipkin, a retired electrical and standards engineer who worked for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for nearly three decades, died Monday from cancer at Lorien Mays Chapel in Timonium. The Towson resident was 91. The son of Joseph William Pipkin, a pattern layout designer...

  • Charles M. Easter Jr., civil engineer, dies

    Charles M. Easter Jr., civil engineer, dies

    Charles M. Easter Jr., a retired civil engineer whose career at Rummel, Klepper & Kahl consulting engineers spanned more than four decades, died Friday of a spinal infection at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 70. The son of Charles M. Easter, who worked in advertising with The Baltimore...

  • Dr. Philip D. Zieve, former head of Bayview Medical Center, dies

    Dr. Philip D. Zieve, former head of Bayview Medical Center, dies

    Dr. Philip D. Zieve, the former chair of the department of medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body disease, a form of dementia, at his Village of Cross Keys home. He was 84. During his decades of service at Bayview,...

  • William H. Scarborough, Navy veteran and driver's education teacher, dies

    William H. Scarborough, Navy veteran and driver's education teacher, dies

    William H. Scarborough, a Navy veteran severely injured in the 1954 USS Bennington explosion who later ran his own driver's education business for 30 years, died of pneumonia on Aug. 25 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Parkville resident was 84. "He had a very jubilant personality...

  • Charles D. Flagle, Hopkins professor emeritus, dies

    Charles D. Flagle, Hopkins professor emeritus, dies

    Charles D. Flagle, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professor emeritus, died of pneumonia Sunday at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. The former Ruxton resident was 97. "Dr. Flagle was among the founders of the field of health services research," said Karen Kruse Thomas,...

  • Harvadene Gustus, retired social worker, dies

    Harvadene Gustus, retired social worker, dies

    Harvadene Marion Gustus, a retired Department of Housing and Community Development social worker, died of Sept. 3 at Green House at Stadium Place of complications from a stroke. The Federal Hill resident was 72. Born in Baltimore and known as "Deanie," she was the daughter of Howard Williams and...

  • Sherman J. Polley, longtime affordable-housing advocate, dies

    Sherman J. Polley, longtime affordable-housing advocate, dies

    Sherman Polley, a retired affordable-housing official who was also active in the National Negro Golf Association, died of complications from dementia Aug. 18 at the Lorien Columbia nursing home. The longtime Columbia resident was 97. Born in Huntington, W.Va., and raised in Indianapolis, Ind.,...

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