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Obituaries

William H. Oster, businessman and stress management advocate, dies

William H. Oster, co-founder of a Baltimore industrial carpeting firm and an advocate of stress reduction techniques, died of cancer June 7 at his Elkridge Estates home. He was 71. "Bill was a very good friend in all ways," said Lance Bendann, a Gilman School classmate of Mr. Oster's. "He was loyal...

  • Theodore B. Reichhart, mortgage banker, dies

    Theodore B. Reichhart, mortgage banker, dies

    Theodore B. Reichhart, a mortgage banker and recreation council coach, died of brain cancer June 17 at his parents' farm in Sparks. He was 37. The son of Theodore E. "Chip" Reichhart, a mortgage banker, and Susan Hessler Reichhart, an interior designer, Theodore Brett Reichhart was born in Baltimore...

  • Charles E. Rappold, retired WMAR engineer and television pioneer, dies

    Charles E. Rappold, retired WMAR engineer and television pioneer, dies

    Charles Edward Rappold, a WMAR-TV engineer and local broadcasting pioneer, died of Alzheimer's disease June 19 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Towson. The Glen Arm resident was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised near Clifton Park, he was the son of Charles Christian Rappold, who owned a jitney service...

  • Susan S. 'Susie' Smithers, boutique manager, dies

    Susan S. 'Susie' Smithers, boutique manager, dies

    Susan S. "Susie" Smithers, a boutique manager and former Glyndon resident who was known for hosting stylish parties, died June 16 of multiple organ failure at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was 65. "Susie was very special to us and one of the most talented people I've ever...

  • Francis Xavier McGeady, marine contractor and engineer, dies

    Francis Xavier McGeady, marine contractor and engineer, dies

    Francis Xavier McGeady, a marine contractor and engineer who worked in the redevelopment of Baltimore's harbor, died of pancreatic cancer June 14 at his home. The Severna Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Manus E. McGeady, a marine contractor and plant engineer at the Maryland...

  • Katharine 'Kitty' Hoffman, riding instructor at Garrison Forest School

    Katharine 'Kitty' Hoffman, riding instructor at Garrison Forest School

    Katharine McL. "Kitty" Hoffman, a former Garrison Forest School riding instructor who served with the Red Cross in the Pacific during World War II, died of a heart attack June 14 at the Brightwood retirement community in Brooklandville. She was 96. "Kitty was upbeat and interested in all sorts...

  • Richard Wyman, philanthropist and executive at Hochschild Kohn, dies

    Richard Wyman, philanthropist and executive at Hochschild Kohn, dies

    Maurice Richard Wyman, who helped run the iconic Hochschild Kohn department store in downtown Baltimore and donated millions to various local charities, died at home in Baltimore Tuesday of lung cancer. He was 87. Mr. Wyman, who went by the nickname Dick, was born in Baltimore to Henry E. Wyman,...

  • John H. Hargrave, Baltimore restaurateur, dies

    John H. Hargrave, Baltimore restaurateur, dies

    John H. Hargrave, a former Baltimore restaurateur and world traveler, was killed Tuesday in an auto accident in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 50. Family members said Mr. Hargrave was turning onto a highway when his car was hit by a truck. "He was killed instantly," said his brother, Robert Lindsay...

  • Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert, physician who advocated assisted suicide, dies

    Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert, physician who advocated assisted suicide, dies

    Dr. Lawrence Deems Egbert Jr., a physician and anesthesiologist whose medical license was revoked after he championed assisted suicide through the Final Exit Network, died of a heart attack June 9 at his Hampden home. He was 88. National newspaper articles referred to him as the "New Doctor Death"...

  • Mary S. Feik, retired aviation engineer, dies

    Mary S. Feik, retired aviation engineer, dies

    Mary S. Feik, an aviation engineer who restored historic aircraft and taught aviation restoration at the National Air and Space Museum's Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility in Suitland, died June 10 of complications from cancer at her Annapolis home. She was 92. "Mary...

  • Walter S. Calwell Jr., title examiner, dies

    Walter S. Calwell Jr., title examiner, dies

    Walter Scott Calwell Jr., a retired real estate title examiner who coached youth sports, died of an apparent stroke Monday at his Towson home. He was 86. Born in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, he was the son of Walter S. Calwell Sr., an attorney, and his wife, Helen C. Wernsing. He was a 1949...

  • John C. Whitaker, who served as aide to President Nixon, dies

    John C. Whitaker, who served as aide to President Nixon, dies

    John C. Whitaker, an aide to former President Richard M. Nixon who participated in the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency, died of heart failure June 12 at Kensington Park Senior Living in Kensington. The former Guilford resident was 89. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he was the...

  • Mary Anne Duncan, Verizon engineer, dies

    Mary Anne Duncan, Verizon engineer, dies

    Mary Anne Duncan, a retired Verizon senior engineer who also worked for Catholic Charities, died of an infection June 9 at Dove House Hospice at Carroll Hospital Center. She was 70 and lived in Westminster. Born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, Mary Anne Pilo was the daughter of Frank Pilo,...

  • Sister Georgine M. Smith, principal at St. Joseph's School in Fullerton, dies

    Sister Georgine M. Smith, principal at St. Joseph's School in Fullerton, dies

    Sister Georgine Marie Smith, a member of the Franciscan Sisters who had been principal of St. Joseph's School in Fullerton, died of heart disease June 9 at her order's Assisi House in Aston, Pa. The former Northeast Baltimore resident was 88. Born Phyllis Jeanne Smith in Baltimore and raised on...

  • Timothy M. Rodgers, fixture of the Baltimore real estate scene, dies

    Timothy M. Rodgers, fixture of the Baltimore real estate scene, dies

    Timothy M. Rodgers, president and owner of Hill & Co. Realtors and a fixture on the Baltimore real estate scene for decades, died June 8 from melanoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. A resident of the Charlesbrooke neighborhood of Baltimore County, Mr. Rodgers was 70. "Tim was a terrific mentor to me,...

  • Americo E. 'Rick' Gambo, video production company owner

    Americo E. 'Rick' Gambo, video production company owner

    Americo E. "Rick" Gambo a former automobile salesman who later founded a television production company, died Friday of a stroke at WellSpan York Hospital in York, Pa. He was 73. The son of Americo J. Gambo, a construction company owner, and Barbara J. Gambo, a homemaker, Americo Ernest Gambo was...

  • Helen M. Passano, philanthropist and community volunteer, dies

    Helen M. Passano, philanthropist and community volunteer, dies

    Helen M. Passano, a retired chemist and philanthropist who led the restoration of the chapel at Notre Dame of Maryland University and served on the board of Roland Park Country School, died Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of acute myeloid leukemia. The longtime Tuscany-Canterbury resident...

  • Martha M. Ferrara, Howard County real estate agent, dies

    Martha M. Ferrara, Howard County real estate agent, dies

    Martha M. Ferrara, a retired Howard County real estate agent and world traveler, died Monday of renal cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80. "She was unique in every way. She was a very strong-minded and hardworking person who was fiercely loyal to her friends," said Gisela Woelper...

  • Judge John P. Rellas, former Baltimore County district judge, dies

    Judge John P. Rellas, former Baltimore County district judge, dies

    John P. Rellas, a retired Maryland District Court judge for Baltimore County admired for his courtroom demeanor, died of pneumonia June 6 at Stella Maris Hospice. The resident of the Phoenix section of Baltimore County was 89. Born in Nashua, N.H., he was the son of Pericles Rellas, who owned a...

  • Meredith Plant Millspaugh, who led tours of Baltimore and served on civic boards, dies

    Meredith Plant Millspaugh, who led tours of Baltimore and served on civic boards, dies

    Meredith Plant Millspaugh, who served on many civic boards in Baltimore and owned a company that offered tours of the city, died of Alzheimer's disease on June 8 at Roland Park Place. She was 87. Mrs. Millspaugh had an insatiable interest in Baltimore, its architecture, its history and its neighborhoods,...

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