Obituaries

  • Richard Shipley, stepfather of Freddie Gray, dies at 60

    Richard Shipley, stepfather of Freddie Gray, dies at 60

    Richard “Rick” Shipley, the stepfather of Freddie Gray, has died, according to the family’s attorney. He was 60. Shipley was a voice for calm in Baltimore in April and May of 2015 when Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody sparked widespread protests and the city erupted in rioting.

  • Blanche G. Wahl, retired District Court judge, dies at 100

    Blanche G. Wahl, retired District Court judge, dies at 100

    Blanche G. Wahl, a retired Baltimore City District Court judge recalled for her common-sense approach to justice, died of Alzheimer’s disease complications Feb. 2 at her Mount Washington home. She was 100. Born on Staten Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of Joseph Genauer, who operated a grocery...

  • Dr. James H. Kelly, former chairman of GBMC Department of Otolaryngology, dies

    Dr. James H. Kelly, former chairman of GBMC Department of Otolaryngology, dies

    Dr. James H. Kelly, former chairman of Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology, who specialized in helping people with swallowing disorders, died Feb. 8 from complications cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Ruxton resident was 74. “He was beloved by students,...

  • Emery T. Cleaves, former director of the Maryland Geological Survey, dies

    Emery T. Cleaves, former director of the Maryland Geological Survey, dies

    Emery T. Cleaves, a geologist who spent his entire career with the Maryland Geological Survey, including a long period as its director, died Feb. 4 from complications of dementia at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 81. “Emery was very well liked and respected among a lot...

  • Marjorie F. Scott, Quaker and community activist, dies

    Marjorie F. Scott, Quaker and community activist, dies

    Marjorie F. Scott, a community activist who had been executive secretary of the Baltimore office of the American Friends Service Committee, died of heart failure Feb. 8 at her home in the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 94. Marjorie Forbush was born in Baltimore, the daughter...

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