Obituaries

Actor John Heard of 'Home Alone' movies dies at 71

Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed Saturday by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California. TMZ reported that Mr. Heard, who lived in Southern California,...

  • Carolyn Stein, retired legal secretary

    Carolyn Stein, retired legal secretary

    Carolyn Cordray Stein, a retired legal secretary, died of cancer June 26 at her Elkridge home. She was 80. Born in Baltimore and raised on Grantley Road, she was the daughter of Carroll Cordray, a salesman, and Mina Roxbrough. She was a 1954 graduate of Western High School. She became a typist...

  • Former Colts tight end Tom Mitchell dies at age 72

    Former Colts tight end Tom Mitchell dies at age 72

    Tom Mitchell, a rugged tight end who helped the Colts win Super Bowl V in the 1970 season, died Sunday at his home in Cape Coral, Fla. Mitchell suffered from lung cancer and diabetes. He was 72.

  • Genevieve S. 'Gen' Rafferty, Loyola University administrative assistant, dies

    Genevieve S. 'Gen' Rafferty, Loyola University administrative assistant, dies

    Genevieve S. "Gen" Rafferty, a longtime Loyola University Maryland administrative assistant who became something of a campus legend during her nearly four decade career, died July 11 from vascular disease at her Towson home. She was 86. "During the eight years I was chair of the department she...

  • David Simon, founding director of the Baltimore School for the Arts

    David Simon, founding director of the Baltimore School for the Arts

    David Simon, a musician, artist and academic who came to Baltimore in 1979 as the founding director of the School for the Arts, died July 7 of heart failure at Brookdale, a Towson assisted-living facility. The Roland Park resident was 92. "David was just amazing. He came here after a very successful...

  • Raymond Bradley, farm manager

    Raymond Bradley, farm manager

    Raymond H. Bradley, who was the manager of a Harford County farms, died of cancer July 7 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Fallston resident was 78. Born in Bel Air, he was the son of William Henry Bradley and Eliza Meldenia Peaker. After graduating from Harford County public schools, he...

  • Robert Zarbin, trial attorney who handled personal injury cases

    Robert Zarbin, trial attorney who handled personal injury cases

    Robert Julian Zarbin, a trial attorney who handled personal injury cases and was a leader in his profession, died July 8 of complications from cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The Millersville resident was 56. Born in Baltimore and raised on Loch Raven Boulevard,...

  • Isabella 'Sissy' Hoblitzell, homemaker, gardener and dowser

    Isabella 'Sissy' Hoblitzell, homemaker, gardener and dowser

    Isabella "Sissy" Hoblitzell, a homemaker and a dowser who family members said could find water anywhere, died Sunday of complications from dementia at her Owings Mills home. She was 81. The daughter of James Dixon Bartlett Sr., founder and chairman of Poor, Bowen, Bartlett and Kennedy Inc., Baltimore...

  • Frank Gant, architect who led renovation of parts of Hopkins' Homewood campus

    Frank Gant, architect who led renovation of parts of Hopkins' Homewood campus

    Frank Gant, a retired architect who designed a bank in the shape of a Chesapeake Bay sailboat and later led the renovation of parts of the the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, died of congestive heart failure July 7 at Rockville General Hospital in Vernon, Conn. He was 78 and lived in...

  • Ciro Arthur Pistorio, truck supervisor

    Ciro Arthur Pistorio, truck supervisor

    Ciro Arthur "Jerry" Pistorio, a retired truck supervisor, died of complications from a stroke July 8 at his Cockeysville home. He was 81. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Salvatore Pistorio and Antonette Gelsomino. He attended St. Katharine of Siena School and was a 1955 graduate of City College,...

  • Eda G. Mahan, retired auditor, dies

    Eda G. Mahan, retired auditor, dies

    Eda G. Mahan, a retired auditor and Baltimore Colts fan whose lavish Christmas breakfasts drew family members near and far, died July 4 in her sleep at a daughter's home in Sparks. She was 97. The daughter of Salvatore Dellospedale and Maria Pecora Dellospedale, Italian immigrants, the former Eda...

  • Julia B. Anderson, advocate for health care equality

    Julia B. Anderson, advocate for health care equality

    Julia B. Anderson, former special assistant at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, died June 25 at her Pikesville home from...

  • The Rev. Francis Xavier Callahan, retired pastor of Corpus Christi and St. Margaret, dies

    The Rev. Francis Xavier Callahan, retired pastor of Corpus Christi and St. Margaret, dies

    The Rev. Francis Xavier Callahan, a retired priest who possessed a "superb" gift for bringing people together, died July 6 at Stella Marris in Timonium. He was 80, and his cause of death was not disclosed. Rev. Callahan was born in Baltimore to Frances Bernard Callahan and Virginia Frances Callahan....

  • Earle K. Shawe, tough-minded New Deal labor lawyer who later represented management of major corporations

    Earle K. Shawe, tough-minded New Deal labor lawyer who later represented management of major corporations

    Earle K. Shawe, a tough-minded labor lawyer who gained fame as a 24-year-old New Deal-era attorney after winning a case against Bethlehem Steel Corp. and later went on to establish the Baltimore law firm of Shawe & Rosenthal LLP, died June 30 in his sleep at his Pikesville home. He was 104. There...

  • Leon L. Galitzin V, salesman and promoter, dies

    Leon L. Galitzin V, salesman and promoter, dies

    Leon L. Galitzin V, a retired salesman and a promoter of the annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, died of a stroke June 11 at his Delaware home. The former Blenheim Road resident was 70. Born in Paris, he was the son of Leon Lev Galitzin IV, a member of the Russian nobility, and Raissa Mikhailovna...

  • E. Allen Robinson of Pikesville, investment consultant, dies

    E. Allen Robinson of Pikesville, investment consultant, dies

    E. Allen Robinson, a wealth management consultant and a co-founder of Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection, died Saturday from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Pikesville resident was 77. Emanuel Allen Robinson was the son of Irving Robinson and Louise Milhouser Robinson, founders...

  • Capt. Eldridge E. Meredith Sr.

    Capt. Eldridge E. Meredith Sr.

    Capt. Eldridge E. Meredith Sr., a fourth-generation Chesapeake Bay captain and waterman who sailed and fished local waters for 80 years, died June 26 of undetermined causes at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. The longtime Grasonville resident was 91. "He lived to work on the water. He...

  • Dr. Robert T. Scott, Carroll County orthodontist, dies

    Dr. Robert T. Scott, Carroll County orthodontist, dies

    Dr. Robert T. Scott, a retired Carroll County orthodontist who participated in humanitarian missions to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Morocco and Kenya, and also produced wines at his Westminster vineyard, died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications from a fall. The Westminster resident...

  • Shirley Viviano, Pratt Library reference chief, dies

    Shirley Viviano, Pratt Library reference chief, dies

    Shirley Eve Viviano, who headed the Enoch Pratt Free Library reference department — a job that had her finding phone numbers in Paris and settling disputes about points of grammar — died of pneumonia June 26 at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick County. She was 81 and had lived in Guilford....

  • Lillian E. Thomas, Catonsville resident and active church member, dies

    Lillian E. Thomas, Catonsville resident and active church member, dies

    Lillian Elizabeth Scott Thomas, a retired school teacher who was active in her church, died of heart failure June 28 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 97. Born in Middlesex County, Va. she was the daughter of Walter and Sallie Scott. She attended Middlesex County schools...

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