Obituaries

  • Donald H. Hoffman, retired Baltimore Sun commercial artist, dies

    Donald H. Hoffman, retired Baltimore Sun commercial artist, dies

    Donald H. Hoffman, a retired Baltimore Sun commercial artist whose career in the newspaper’s marketing department spanned more than three decades, died May 4 from complications of pneumonia following surgery at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The longtime Parkville...

  • J. Thomas Nissel, retired Howard County judge

    J. Thomas Nissel, retired Howard County judge

    Retired Howard Circuit Court Judge J. Thomas Nissel, who once assigned written essays as punishment to young, first-offense speeders, died of dementia complications May 1 at Copper Ridge in Sykesville. The former Ellicott City resident was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised on Bentalou Street, he...

  • John C. Porter Sr., retired property manager, dies

    John C. Porter Sr., retired property manager, dies

    John C. Porter Sr., retired owner of a property management company who enjoyed horseback riding, died Thursday from undetermined causes at his Parkton home. He was 68. He had been in declining health in recent years, according to a brother, Andrew A. Porter of Columbia. The son of Raughley L. Porter,...

  • Vance S. Goode, retired insurance executive and Baltimore native, dies

    Vance S. Goode, retired insurance executive and Baltimore native, dies

    Vance S. Goode, retired president of Tidewater Insurance Associates, who later worked as an Eastern Shore bookseller, died April 29 from heart failure at Compass Regional Hospice Inc. in Chestertown. He was 86. The son of Russell Zahn Goode, a B&O Railroad accountant, and Gladys Stewart Gilbert,...

  • Doris K. Stadler, bank employee and church activist, dies

    Doris K. Stadler, bank employee and church activist, dies

    Doris K. Stadler, a retired Union Trust Co. bank employee who was an active church member, died at Stella Maris Hospice on Saturday from cerebral vascular disease. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 95. The daughter of Frederick Krause, a tailor, and Agnes Bertha Krause, a homemaker, Doris...

  • Elizabeth Ramsey, nursing administrator who helped migrant workers, dies at 89

    Elizabeth Ramsey, nursing administrator who helped migrant workers, dies at 89

    Elizabeth M. Ramsey, a retired nursing administrator who once worked on a team that assisted Maryland’s migrant workers, died of heart disease April 20 at her Woodstock home. She was 89. Born in Macon, Ga., she was the daughter of Otis McMullen and Alice Nelson. She lived as a child in Knoxville,...

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