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George Beall, U.S. attorney for Maryland who prosecuted Agnew, dies

George Beall, the U.S. attorney who led the investigation and prosecution that ended with the resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew in 1973, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 79. "George Beall was a legendary federal prosecutor, an exemplary public servant and a lawyer...

  • Jared Rodgers, veterinarian

    Jared Rodgers, veterinarian

    Jared Kennedy Rodgers, a Baltimore-born veterinarian and songwriter, died of kidney cancer Jan. 9 at his home in Carmel, Calif. The former Owings Mills resident was 48. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Joann Ellison Rodgers, a retired Johns Hopkins Medicine public information officer and journalist,...

  • David R. Watson, caterer who ran lunch counters, dies

    David R. Watson, caterer who ran lunch counters, dies

    David R. Watson, a caterer who had lunch counters at Harborplace and Lexington Market, died of complications from dementia Dec. 16 at Symphony Manor. The Timonium resident was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington, he was the son of Raymond Watson, a machine firm owner, and Irene...

  • Carolyn Jean Scott, social studies teacher, dies

    Carolyn Jean Scott, social studies teacher, dies

    Carolyn Jean McPherson Scott, a retired social studies teacher who studied African-American history and was a Fulbright scholar, died of cardiac arrest complications Dec. 30 at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 65. Born in Washington, she was the daughter of William Theodore...

  • Mary J. Rinehimer, a retired Baltimore County schools librarian, dies

    Mary J. Rinehimer, a retired Baltimore County schools librarian, dies

    Mary J. Rinehimer, a retired Baltimore County public schools librarian who had a penchant for mysteries and travel, died of dementia Thursday at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury. The former Parkton resident was 97. The daughter of Henry Letcher Honemann, an accountant, and Maude Elizabeth Honemann,...

  • Ruth E. Williams, gardener and homemaker, dies

    Ruth E. Williams, gardener and homemaker, dies

    Ruth Edna "Billie" Williams, a homemaker and gardener, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 2 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community. She was 98 and had lived in Cedarcroft for many years. Born and raised in Frederick, she was the daughter of Dr. William Meredith Smith, a general practioner, and...

  • Charlotte Crenson, female trailblazer in Social Security Administration, dies

    Charlotte Crenson, female trailblazer in Social Security Administration, dies

    Charlotte Crenson, one of the highest-ranking women in the Social Security Administration in her day, died of pneumonia Dec. 19 at home in Towson. The 98-year-old spent her career challenging social constraints that hindered women in the workplace. As the administration's chief press officer in...

  • Bruce C. Leopold, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist, dies

    Bruce C. Leopold, Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist, dies

    Dr. Bruce Carl Leopold, a retired Sheppard Pratt psychiatrist, died of cancer Dec. 29 at his Ruxton home. He was 72. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Bethesda, he was the son of Luna Bergere Leopold, a geomorphologist and hydrologist who studied streams for the federal government. His mother was...

  • William L. Howser, lumber business president, dies

    William L. Howser, lumber business president, dies

    William Lovell Howser, former president of Ridge Lumber Co. in Fullerton, died of an aneurysm Monday at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Timonium and Ruxton resident was 88. Born in East Orange, N.J., he was the son of G. Sellman Howser, a Red Cross official and a sales manager...

  • Mary Jo Pons, thoroughbred racing farm co-owner, dies

    Mary Jo Pons, thoroughbred racing farm co-owner, dies

    Mary Jo Pons, a revered figure in Maryland thoroughbred racing who co-owned Country Life Farm, died of respiratory failure Monday at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air. She was 87 and lived on the family horse-breeding compound near Bel Air. Born Mary Jo Ryan in Baltimore and raised on Preston...

  • James Talley, pastor, supporter of Methodist shrine, dies at 76

    James Talley, pastor, supporter of Methodist shrine, dies at 76

    The Rev. James Talley, a pastor and businessman recalled as a tireless supporter of the Strawbridge Shrine in New Windsor, Carroll County, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack outside his New Windsor home. He was 76. Born in Cincinnati, he was the son of the Rev. James H. Talley and Marie...

  • Robert G. Proutt, home builder and former lacrosse star, dies

    Robert G. Proutt, home builder and former lacrosse star, dies

    Robert George Proutt, a retired home builder and lacrosse player who was inducted in the University of Virginia Athletic Hall of Fame, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Dec. 21 at his Monkton home. He was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in Anne Arundel County and in Guilford, he was...

  • Robert J. Belanger, 47, dies from prostate cancer

    Robert J. Belanger, 47, dies from prostate cancer

    Robert J. Belanger, a musician, softball coach, church volunteer, sales assistant in an investment management firm and co-founder of a charity that helps pediatric oncology patients, died Friday of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 47. "The morning of the day Rob died,...

  • David Lee Bollinger, carpenter and advertising executive, dies

    David Lee Bollinger, carpenter and advertising executive, dies

    David Lee Bollinger, an advertising executive and carpenter known as a "Renaissance man" for his range of artistic and musical talents, died of lung cancer Dec. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 62. "He was a true artist in every sense," said M. Robert Coyne, a longtime friend and advertising...

  • Sunya L. Smith, longtime state government employee, dies

    Sunya L. Smith, longtime state government employee, dies

    Sunya L. Smith, who recently retired from a 36-year career with state government and devoted time to volunteer work at her Randallstown church, died Monday from injuries suffered in a car accident on her way to a family Christmas celebration. Mrs. Smith, of Lochearn, was 58. Family members said she...

  • Charles Edward 'Ted' Peck, Ryland Home president

    Charles Edward 'Ted' Peck, Ryland Home president

    Charles Edward "Ted" Peck, a retired president of Ryland Homes, recalled for his support of the Columbia Festival of the Arts and numerous educational and medical philanthropies, died of pneumonia Monday at his Easton home. He was 91. "He was a towering figure in Columbia," said Padraic "Pat" Kennedy,...

  • Eileen Mary Messina, former C&P telephone operator, dies

    Eileen Mary Messina, former C&P telephone operator, dies

    Eileen Mary Messina, a former Chesapeake & Potomac Co. telephone operator and a homemaker, died of liver failure Dec. 19 at Easton Memorial Hospital. The former Millersville resident was 71. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Edward Crehan and Jennie Crehan. She moved to Baltimore, grew...

  • Keion Carpenter, former Woodlawn High, NFL player, dies at 39

    Keion Carpenter, former Woodlawn High, NFL player, dies at 39

    I owe it to the people who helped me in my life to reach back and give these kids an opportunity. It's been in my heart since I can remember. —Keion Carpenter, 2010   Charity begins at home, Keion Carpenter believed. So when he retired from pro football in 2005, the Woodlawn alumnus returned to...

  • Peter Kozlek, federal economist, dies

    Peter Kozlek, federal economist, dies

    Peter Stephen Kozlek, a retired federal economist, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Dec. 25 at Northwest Hospital. The Finksburg resident, who formerly lived in Pasadena, was 73. Born in Kingston, Pa., and raised in Swoyersville, Pa., he was the son of Thomas A. Kozlek, who owned...

  • J. Lyman Anderson Jr., telephone executive, dies

    J. Lyman Anderson Jr., telephone executive, dies

    J. Lyman Anderson Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone executive, died Wednesday at the Broadmead Retirement Community of vascular disease. The former Ruxton resident was 96. Born in the home of his maternal grandparents in Ruxton, he was the son of Joseph Lyman Anderson Sr., a World War...

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