Obituaries

  • Paul H. Voreacos, retired Westinghouse manager, dies

    Paul H. Voreacos, retired Westinghouse manager, dies

    Paul Howard Voreacos, a former business manager at Westinghouse Electric Corp. who had a passion for education, died of congestive heart failure June 5 at Blakehurst Senior Living Community in Towson. He was 89. Mr. Voreacos helped lead Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Renaissance Institute,...

  • Veteran Anne Arundel lawmaker Ted Sophocleus dies

    Veteran Anne Arundel lawmaker Ted Sophocleus dies

    Del. Ted Sophocleus, one of the longest-serving public officials in Anne Arundel County history, died Friday while hospitalized in Baltimore. He was 79. The Democratic delegate from Linthicum was running for another term in a crowded District 32 primary election. He went through surgery earlier...

  • Donald E. Smith, an engineer who worked in the field of rockets and missiles, dies

    Donald E. Smith, an engineer who worked in the field of rockets and missiles, dies

    Donald E. Smith, a retired U.S. Defense Department engineer who worked in the field of rockets and missiles and was also a rose fancier, died May 16 from prostate cancer at the Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. He was 99. The son of Earl Smith, a canning company executive, and Naomi...

  • Charles C. Neal Jr., transit administrator and bus enthusiast, dies

    Charles C. Neal Jr., transit administrator and bus enthusiast, dies

    Charles Clifton “Charlie” Neal Jr., a retired Maryland Transit Administration manager who owned vintage buses that were used in movies, died of a brain tumor May 29 at his Essex home. He was 70. “Charlie knew everything there was to know about buses in Baltimore,” said Kevin Quinn, the transit...

  • Yetty L. Goodin, a retired city school principal, dies

    Yetty L. Goodin, a retired city school principal, dies

    Yetty L. Goodin, a former longtime principal of Garrett Heights Elementary and Middle School who was known for mentoring both staff and students, died of cancer May 27 at her Northwood home. She was 66. “She was someone who was respected and admired,” said Charlene Cooper Boston, former interim...

  • Margaret D. 'Peggy' Armstrong, communications executive, dies

    Margaret D. 'Peggy' Armstrong, communications executive, dies

    Margaret D. “Peggy” Armstrong, former vice president of communications for the International Dairy Foods Association and a past press secretary to Washington Mayor Anthony A. Williams, died May 21 from cancer at Sibley Hospital in Washington. The former Towson resident was 63. Margaret Dolores...

  • Robert Rahll, Towson filling station owner, dies

    Robert Rahll, Towson filling station owner, dies

    Robert Joseph Rahll, a retired Towson filling station owner, died of heart failure May 26 at the Oak Crest Village Care Center. He was 98 and had lived in Hampton Garth and Mays Chapel. Born in Fallston and raised in Oxford, Pa., he was the son of Robert Rahll and his wife, Roberta, owners of a...

  • Samuel E. Hawkins IV, heating and cooling mechanic, dies

    Samuel E. Hawkins IV, heating and cooling mechanic, dies

    Samuel Edward “Eddie” Hawkins IV of Ellicott City, an air conditioning mechanic and restaurant server who family members said fought addiction and shared his story as a speaker with Alcoholics Anonymous, died May 24 at age 22. The cause was an apparent drug overdose, said his father, Samuel Edward...

  • Connell P. Byrne, self-taught artist who exhibited at ArtScape and Towson festival

    Connell P. Byrne, self-taught artist who exhibited at ArtScape and Towson festival

    Connell P. Byrne, a self-taught artist whose work can be found in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and in books, record albums and the murals he created for Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks Robinson, died May 14 from cancer at his Towson home. He was 61. “Connell was a unique guy [and]...

  • Leslie C. Pahl Sr., Baltimore County farmer, dies

    Leslie C. Pahl Sr., Baltimore County farmer, dies

    Leslie Charles Pahl Sr., a lifelong Baltimore County farmer, died Monday in his sleep at the Augsburg Lutheran Home & Village, where he had lived for the last five years. He was 89. Born and raised on his family’s Pikesville vegetable farm, he was the son of Clarence Harmon Pahl and Lillie Gompf...

  • Mary L. Nash, active churchwoman, dies

    Mary L. Nash, active churchwoman, dies

    Mary L. Nash, an active Episcopal churchwoman and homemaker, died April 29 from complications of dementia at Sunrise Assisted Living in Washington. The former Ruxton resident was 85. Mary Leigh Speer was born in Baltimore. She was the daughter of John Littleton Dawson Speer Jr., a Chesapeake &...

  • The Rev. E. Albert Rich Jr., former longtime rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, dies

    The Rev. E. Albert Rich Jr., former longtime rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, dies

    The Rev. Ernest Albert Rich Jr., former longtime rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, whose pastoral specialty was grief counseling, died March 20 from heart failure at Morningside House of Ellicott City. He was 96. “He was a wonderful man and a great pastor,” said the Rev. Mimi...

  • Richard Angerer, chemistry professor, dies at 89

    Richard Angerer, chemistry professor, dies at 89

    Richard Leo Angerer, a retired college chemistry professor, died May 22 of respiratory and heart failure. He was 89. Mr. Angerer was born just before the start of the Great Depression to a Midwestern farmer named Leo Edward Angerer and his wife, Emma Goetzman Angerer. Their farmhouse in Muscatine,...

  • Dr. Lawrence Bell, longtime Baltimore dentist recalled as mentor to others, dies

    Dr. Lawrence Bell, longtime Baltimore dentist recalled as mentor to others, dies

    Dr. Lawrence Bell Jr., a retired dentist who practiced from a residence facing Druid Hill Park, died May 18 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from a stroke. He was 77. “Dr. Bell’s long and esteemed life was distinguished by his care and concern for so many,” said Mayor Catherine Pugh....

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