Obituaries

  • J. Henry 'Hank' Butta, retired C&P Telephone president, dies

    J. Henry 'Hank' Butta, retired C&P Telephone president, dies

    J. Henry “Hank” Butta, who rose from the mail room to become president of the old Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. and was a close adviser to former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, died of heart disease Tuesday at his Davidsonville home. He was 90. Associates called Mr. Butta a tireless promoter...

  • James W. 'Bill' Middelton, former bank president and investment banker, dies

    James W. 'Bill' Middelton, former bank president and investment banker, dies

    James W. “Bill” Middelton, former president of the old Equitable Trust Co. who had a second career as an investment banker, died July 4 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson from complications of a stroke. The Mount Washington resident was 87. The son of farmers, James William Middelton was born...

  • Marianne J. Schoeffield, homemaker

    Marianne J. Schoeffield, homemaker

    Marianne J. Schoeffield, an Ellicott City homemaker who was active in her church, died June 30 from a cardiac arrest at Howard County General Hospital. She was 82. Mary Ann Josephine Puppa, who later changed her name to Marianne, was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown and Dundalk. She...

  • Charles B. Chilcoat Jr., insurance executive, dies

    Charles B. Chilcoat Jr., insurance executive, dies

    Charles Brooks Chilcoat Jr., a retired insurance executive, golfer and world traveler, died Wednesday in his sleep at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 96. He was born and raised on his family’s Sparks farm. He was the son of Charles B. Chilcoat and Dora Miles Chilcoat. After graduating...

  • Memorial set for Capital Gazette shooting victim John McNamara

    Memorial set for Capital Gazette shooting victim John McNamara

    A memorial service for John McNamara, a Capital Gazette sports reporter for more than two decades, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 10 at the University of Maryland College Park Chapel. McNamara died Thursday when he and four others — editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, assistant editor...

  • Glenn McNatt, Baltimore Sun editorial writer and arts columnist, dies

    Glenn McNatt, Baltimore Sun editorial writer and arts columnist, dies

    Glenn Martin McNatt, a longtime Baltimore Sun editorial writer and arts columnist who adored James Brown and Bach, died Friday of lung cancer. He was 69. “He liked to ponder great issues and figure out, ‘What can we do about this?’” said his wife, Marian Holmes of Washington. Mr. McNatt was born...

  • Capital Gazette victim Rob Hiaasen remembered as a writer with a deft and gentle touch

    Capital Gazette victim Rob Hiaasen remembered as a writer with a deft and gentle touch

    Rob Hiaasen, a feature writer and editor recalled for the deft and understanding touch he applied to his off-center stories, will be remembered Monday at a private memorial service. He was one of the five staff members killed Thursday at the Annapolis Capital Gazette. The Timonium man was 59. “Rob...

  • Dr. Basri Sila, noted child psychiatrist, dies

    Dr. Basri Sila, noted child psychiatrist, dies

    Dr. Basri Aras Sila, a retired child and adolescent psychiatrist who practiced in Mount Vernon and Lutherville, died June 2 of acute leukemia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Ruxton resident was 87. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, he was the son of Zuhtu Sila, a banker, and his wife, Adile Sila....

  • Raquel Sanudo, longtime Howard County official, dies

    Raquel Sanudo, longtime Howard County official, dies

    Raquel Sanudo, a retired Howard County chief administrative officer recalled for her firm but friendly management style, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at Encore of Turf Valley. The Ellicott City resident was 75. “Raquel contributed to the quality of life in Howard County,” said Howard County...

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