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Obituaries

Lewis S. Nippard Jr.

Lewis Straughn Nippard Jr., a retired attorney who worked on the early zoning of Columbia and helped guide the growth of Howard County, died of multiple organ failure June 25 at Somerford Place. He was 87 and lived in Ellicott City.

  • Wendell Holmes

    Wendell Holmes

    Wendell Holmes, a pianist, guitarist, songwriter and singer who performed as a member of the noted Holmes Brothers trio, died June 19 of pulmonary hypertension at his Rosedale home. He was 71.

  • Marie L. Lerch, homemaker

    Marie L. Lerch, homemaker

    Marie L. Lerch, a homemaker who was an active member for three decades of the Maryland Colonial Society, died Sunday of a stroke at her North Homeland residence. She was 90.

  • Charles B. Reeves Jr.

    Charles B. Reeves Jr.

    Charles B. "Sprat" Reeves Jr., a retired attorney and philanthropist recalled as a charming raconteur, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 92 and lived in Guilford.

  • Dr. John H. 'Jack' Hebb

    Dr. John H. 'Jack' Hebb

    Dr. John H. "Jack" Hebb, a retired gynecologist whose career spanned more than 40 years, died of multiple organ failure Monday at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. He was 91.

  • Barbara Ann Green

    Barbara Ann Green

    Barbara Ann Green, a founder of a Northeast Baltimore political club who later served on the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals, died of renal failure June 20 at Stella Maris Hospice. The former Ednor Gardens–Lakeside resident was 78.

  • Mary E. McCabe, homemaker

    Mary E. McCabe, homemaker

    Mary E. McCabe, a homemaker and volunteer, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday at Roland Park Place. She was 99.

  • Maravene Loeschke, former Towson U. president, dies

    Maravene Loeschke, former Towson U. president, dies

    Maravene Loeschke, the former Towson University president who was recalled for her years in theater and as a mentor to students, died Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 68 and had been diagnosed with adrenal cancer last year.

  • Helen H. Linhard, secretary

    Helen H. Linhard, secretary

    Helen H. Linhard, a retired Baltimore County Department of Social Services secretary who enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, died Monday of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 82.

  • Phyllis E. Sachs

    Phyllis E. Sachs

    Phyllis E. Sachs, who was recognized by Mayor William Donald Schaefer for reviving the Neighborhood Design Center when it was facing closure in the 1970s, died Friday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson of cancer. She was 92.

  • Charles F. Eck Jr., businessman

    Charles F. Eck Jr., businessman

    Charles F. Eck Jr., former president of American Lubrication Equipment Co. who remained chairman of the company's board until his death, died Saturday at his Butler home of kidney cancer. He was 79.

  • Barbara J. Cantori

    Barbara J. Cantori

    Barbara Joan Cantori, a retired University of Maryland medical research coordinator who was active in Baltimore's anti-highway-building movement, died of pancreatic cancer June 13 at her Hunting Ridge home. She was 81.

  • Mary Lyons 'Mimi' Small Davis, homemaker

    Mary Lyons 'Mimi' Small Davis, homemaker

    Mary Lyons "Mimi" Small Davis, a homemaker and former officer worker, died June 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of heart failure. The former longtime Sparks resident was 85.

  • Nancy L. Kramer

    Nancy L. Kramer

    Nancy L. Kramer, who was a co-founder and first director of Downtown Baltimore Child Care Inc., which was known for its progressive approach to early childhood education, died Wednesday of Alzheimer's disease at Sunrise Senior Living in Columbia. She was 83.

  • Dr. Karabelle Pizzigati, education advocate

    Dr. Karabelle Pizzigati, education advocate

    Karabelle Pizzigati, a lifelong and prominent advocate of education, died June 12 in Kensington after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 65.

  • Virginia Bradley, mortician

    Virginia Bradley, mortician

    Mary Virginia Lloyd Bradley, a retired mortician who co-owned a Dundalk funeral home and was active in environmental causes, died of a respiratory illness June 9 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community. She was 92.

  • Eileen K. Doolittle, artist

    Eileen K. Doolittle, artist

    Eileen Kavanagh Doolittle, an artist who designed children's books, died of cancer June 10 at the Mystic, Conn., Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. The former Baltimore resident was 79.

  • Raisa Zelinsky

    Raisa Zelinsky

    Raisa Zelinsky, who endured forced labor as German forces occupied her native Ukraine and who later sold linens at the Hecht Co., died June 2 at the St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville. The former Northeast Baltimore and Columbia resident was 96.

  • Barbara Pheil, teacher and singer

    Barbara Pheil, teacher and singer

    Barbara McGinnis Pheil, who sang soprano and was a retired preschool teacher, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease June 16 at Arden Courts in Ruxton. The Timonium resident was 77.

  • Donald Matthews Sr., city police officer

    Donald Matthews Sr., city police officer

    Donald Kavon "Chic" Matthews Sr., who served with the Baltimore City Police Department for more than five decades, died of cardiac arrest June 3 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 80 and lived in the Fairmount section of West Baltimore.

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