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Obituaries

Scott G. Kelly

Scott Gregory Kelly, associate dean for graduate admissions at the Maryland Institute College of Art, died of complications from liver cancer Dec. 29 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Washington Hill resident was 52.

  • Albert J. Henn, carpenter

    Albert J. Henn, a retired union carpenter and an avid woodworker, died Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of congestive heart failure. He was 85.

  • Samuel Leon Winder Jr., Baltimore teacher
    Samuel Leon Winder Jr., Baltimore teacher

    Sam Winder, an art teacher who family members say never forgot a relative's birthday, making sure to always mail a card with a little money slipped inside, died of lung cancer Jan. 18. The Baltimore resident was 84.

  • Howard E. Schick, aeronautical engineer
    Howard E. Schick, aeronautical engineer

    Howard E. Schick, a former aeronautical engineer who later established Centurion Realty, died Jan. 19 at his home in the Hampton neighborhood of Towson of vascular disease. He was 95.

  • Jennifer Holbrook, gifted, Peabody-trained soprano, dies at 30
    Jennifer Holbrook, gifted, Peabody-trained soprano, dies at 30

    Jennifer Holbrook, one of the most talented vocal artists to emerge from the Peabody Institute over the past decade, died Tuesday in Philadelphia. The soprano was 30.

  • Ralph V. Marchetti
    Ralph V. Marchetti

    Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public schools educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards, where he served as an usher for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure.

  • Louis M. Balk, assistant executive director
    Louis M. Balk, assistant executive director

    Louis M. Balk, former assistant executive director of the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital, died Jan. 12 at St. Agnes Hospital of complications after surgery. He was 88.

  • William R. Dorsey III
    William R. Dorsey III

    William R. Dorsey III, a retired maritime attorney who had been chairman of the Semmes, Bowen & Semmes law firm, died of kidney failure Jan. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Ruxton resident was 80.

  • William DeFord 'Bill' Cosden Jr., businessman
    William DeFord 'Bill' Cosden Jr., businessman

    William DeFord "Bill" Cosden Jr., founder of a water conditioning firm who served in the Navy during World War II, died Thursday at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester of respiratory failure. He was 85.

  • Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr.
    Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr.

    Dr. Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr., a retired Johns Hopkins brain researcher called the father of modern neuroscience, died of severe flu complications Jan. 11 at his home in Charlesbrooke in Baltimore County. He was 96.

  • Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89
    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89

    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., a retired estimator and project manager for the Genstar Stone Products Co. and a World War II veteran, died on Dec. 13 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., of heart failure. He was 89.

  • Retired attorney John H. Bolgiano
    Retired attorney John H. Bolgiano

    John H. Bolgiano, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, retired attorney and avid sailor, died Jan. 15 at Oakcrest Village in Parkville following a bout of pneumonia. He was 89.

  • Valeri McNeal
    Valeri McNeal

    Valeri McNeal, a Maryland Commission on Civil Rights intake officer who helped restore a historic pulpit at her church, died Dec. 12 of complications from a stroke at Future Care of Canton. The West Baltimore resident was 64.

  • Charles Edward Brandt Jr., metals executive
    Charles Edward Brandt Jr., metals executive

    Charles Edward Brandt Jr., a retired metals executive, died of complications from cancer Dec. 30 at the Charlestown retirement community. The former Mount Vernon resident was 87

  • Catherine L. 'Cathy' McAuliffe, executive assistant

    Catherine L. "Cathy" McAuliffe, who had been an executive assistant to three St. Paul's School headmasters, died Jan. 2 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., of a brain aneurysm.

  • Carolyn V. Jacobi
    Carolyn V. Jacobi

    Carolyn V. Jacobi, whose life's work as a cemetery consumer advocate led her to establish Eternal Justice, which spurred the founding of the Maryland Office of Cemetery Oversight, died Jan. 7 of a heart attack at her home in Fort Washington, Prince George's County.

  • Charlotte W. Pine
    Charlotte W. Pine

    Charlotte W. Pine, a longtime lawyer and a founder of the Long Green Valley Association, died Jan. 6 at her Baldwin home of complications from Parkinson's disease. She was 93.

  • The Rev. William E. Polk Jr.
    The Rev. William E. Polk Jr.

    The Rev. William E. Polk Jr., a career Navy officer who became an ordained United Methodist minister, died Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from the flu. He was 89.

  • Sonia Diamond
    Sonia Diamond

    Sonia Diamond, a Holocaust survivor and matriarch who helped establish a family grocery chain, died of respiratory failure Jan. 2 at her Pikesville home. She was 92.

  • Genevieve M. DiCamillo, homemaker
    Genevieve M. DiCamillo, homemaker

    Genevieve M. DiCamillo, a homemaker and accomplished Italian cook who was known for her family dinners, died Saturday at her Hamilton home of breast cancer. She was 105.

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