OBITUARIES

Tana Hicken, actress and teacher

Tana Hicken, actress and teacher

Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her home in...

 
Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died of lung cancer Sunday at University of...

 
Gordon L. Smith Jr., investment adviser

Gordon L. Smith Jr., investment adviser

Gordon L. Smith Jr., chairman of the board and a co-founder of Baltimore Capital Management and a former longtime resident of Phoenix, Baltimore County, died Aug. 17 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes,...

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Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St....

David R. Millard, businessman

David R. Millard, businessman

David R. Millard, an oil company executive who was a co-founder of the Chesapeake Oil Co., died Aug. 15 at Stella Maris Hospice of cancer. He was 88.

Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator

Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator

Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of bone...

J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst

J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst

J. Paul Gahagan, a retired Social Security Administration disability analyst and an accomplished woodworker, died Sunday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville of complications from an...

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, educator

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, educator

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, a retired parochial school educator who was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 65 years, died Aug. 14 of peripheral artery disease at her order's Villa Maria...

Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

Dunbar Brooks, a longtime Turners Station civic activist who was the first African-American to serve as president of the Baltimore County school board and later became president of the Maryland...

Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders

Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders

Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., an internationally known expert on lipid disorders who was the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic and was an early advocate for routine cholesterol...

Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

Edgar H. German Jr., an electrical engineer who founded GT-Tech Inc., died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug.1 automobile accident in Reisterstown. He was 82.

Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died...

Dawson Stump, insurance executive

Dawson Stump, insurance executive

Dawson Stump, a retired Baltimore insurance executive and Korean War veteran, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at his Owings Mills home. He was 86.

Howard Marion Gamse

Howard Marion Gamse

Howard Marion Gamse, a former vice president of Gamse Lithographing Co., died Aug. 11 of cancer in his North Baltimore home. He was 89.

William S. Jeffries, Alex. Brown partner

William S. Jeffries, Alex. Brown partner

William S. Jeffries, who rose from a clerk at Alex. Brown & Sons to managing director and partner in the venerable Baltimore financial firm, died Aug. 8 of complications from dementia at Arden...

Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief

Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief

Dr. Robert R. Hahn, former emergency room chief at what is now the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, died Aug. 7 of coronary artery disease at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was...

George N. Manis, lawyer

George N. Manis, lawyer

George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85.

Henry B. Mann Jr., marketing manager

Henry B. Mann Jr., marketing manager

Henry B. Mann Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. marketing manager and World War II veteran, died Aug. 4 of complications from dementia at Envoy of Denton, a nursing home. He was...

Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, City Council clerk

Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, City Council clerk

Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, the longtime Baltimore City Council clerk who had been a Democratic stalwart throughout his life, died Sunday of complications from kidney failure at Baltimore Washington...

John L. Ruth Sr., flower salesman

John L. Ruth Sr., flower salesman

John L. Ruth Sr., a retired wholesale flower salesman who earlier had been a Maryland state trooper, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Thomasville, Pa. He was 73.

Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician

Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician

Dr. Garfield D. Kington, a physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91.

Frances G. 'Gerry' Mayes, dog trainer

Frances G. 'Gerry' Mayes, dog trainer

Frances G. "Gerry" Mayes, a dog trainer who also showed dogs, died Aug. 4 of cancer at her Essex home. She was 71.

Lester J. Bartholomew, tax accountant

Lester J. Bartholomew, tax accountant

Lester J. Bartholomew, a retired tax accountant, died Saturday at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson of complications from a fall. He was 100.

The Rev. Harry L. Hoffman III, Episcopal rector

The Rev. Harry L. Hoffman III, Episcopal rector

The Rev. Harry L. Hoffman III, a retired Episcopal rector who had been associated with churches in Maryland, Virginia and Wyoming, and was an ardent conservationist and outdoorsman, died Aug. 1 of...

George W. Hilton, college professor

George W. Hilton, college professor

George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of...

Dorothy L. Abrams, registered nurse

Dorothy L. Abrams, registered nurse

Dorothy L. Abrams, a registered nurse and World War II veteran, died July 7 at Northwest Hospital of complications from a stroke. She was 93.

Carolyn Ruth Smith Leighton, 92

Carolyn Ruth Smith Leighton, volunteer and teacher

Carolyn Ruth Smith Leighton, whose deep faith led her to care for the sick, teach religion and join her husband, the former Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, in visiting churches throughout...

Matthew T. Kellermann, systems analyst

Matthew T. Kellermann, systems analyst

Matthew T. Kellermann, a computer systems analyst and lifelong baseball fan, died Aug. 1 of a heart attack at his Ellicott City home. He was 53.

Donald H. Seitz, civil engineer

Donald H. Seitz, civil engineer

Donald H. Seitz, a retired civil engineer who spent most of his career with McLean Contracting Co. of Baltimore and Norfolk, Va., died Aug. 3 of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in...

Howard M. 'Smitty' Smith, transporter

Howard M. 'Smitty' Smith, transporter

Howard M. "Smitty" Smith, who had owned and operated a Baltimore County horse transportation business, died July 31 of heart failure at Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 83.

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