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Obituaries

Helen Brown Dance, nurse

Helen Brown Dance, a retired registered nurse who was the matriarch of a large family, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 21 at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland. She was 96 and had lived in Lutherville.

  • Mildred Atkinson
    Mildred Atkinson

    Mildred Atkinson, a housing and civil rights advocate who hosted a long-running holiday party, died Dec.13 at her granddaughter's Woodbine home. The former Bolton Hill resident was 105.

  • Frederick W. Schroeter, athlete and salesman
    Frederick W. Schroeter, athlete and salesman

    Frederick W. Schroeter, a retired wholesale liquor salesman and a lifelong baseball fan, died Saturday at his Lutherville home of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 91.

  • Dr. Esther Edery Dibos
    Dr. Esther Edery Dibos

    Dr. Esther Edery Dibos, a retired Towson pediatrician who was a founder of the Hispanic Apostolate, a Fells Point clinic, died Dec. 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, criminologist
    Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, criminologist

    Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, a criminologist whose career in teaching at various colleges and police academies spanned more than four decades, died Tuesday of cancer at his Catonsville home. He was 88.

  • Sarah 'Sally' Tarr, musician and teacher
    Sarah 'Sally' Tarr, musician and teacher

    Sarah Catharine "Sally" Tarr, a retired Baltimore County teacher who accompanied performers in numerous community theater musicals and church choirs, died Dec. 5 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was 64.

  • Beverly Mason, volunteer
    Beverly Mason, volunteer

    Beverly Mason, a founder of Greater Baltimore Medical Center and a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, died Nov. 14 of respiratory failure at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 93.

  • Simon V. 'Cy' Avara, barber
    Simon V. 'Cy' Avara, barber

    Simon V. "Cy" Avara, a longtime barber who spent decades cutting the hair of Baltimore mayors, Maryland governors and ordinary folks, all the while keeping up a steady stream of colorful stories and informative commentaries on current events, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of...

  • Richard J. Roszel III, a leader in Episcopal Diocese
    Richard J. Roszel III, a leader in Episcopal Diocese

    Richard J. Roszel III, a real estate broker and a leader in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, died of cancer Dec. 2 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 75.

  • Donald N. Brooks, active church member

    Donald N. Brooks, a longtime active member of Arlington Baptist Church, where he had served as dean of its Bible college for decades, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 87.

  • Ann H. McLain, 'first lady of Washington College'
    Ann H. McLain, 'first lady of Washington College'

    Ann H. McLain, a longtime active resident of Chestertown who was also known as the "first lady of Washington College," died Wednesday at the Heron Point retirement community of heart failure. She was 94.

  • John E. Kuhn, accountant
    John E. Kuhn, accountant

    John E. Kuhn, a certified public accountant whose career spanned more than four decades, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from dementia. He was 78.

  • Theo Lippman Jr.
    Theo Lippman Jr.

    Theo "Ted" Lippman Jr., a former Baltimore Sun editorial writer and author of several books, died Saturday morning of complications after a fall at his home in Fenwick Island, Del.

  • Marian E. Spencer, educator
    Marian E. Spencer, educator

    Marian E. Spencer, a retired educator who had worked as a policewoman and truant officer, died of multiple myeloma Nov. 27 at FutureCare Old Court. The longtime Randallstown resident was 82.

  • Carol D. Lockwood, opera singer
    Carol D. Lockwood, opera singer

    Carol D. Lockwood, an opera singer who performed for years with the Baltimore Civic Opera Company, died Nov. 28 at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Frederick from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 86.

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