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  • William A. Hoffman Jr., hospital human resources executive, dies

    William A. Hoffman Jr., hospital human resources executive, dies

    William A. Hoffman Jr., a retired vice president of human resources at MedStar Harbor Hospital who enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay, died Monday of heart failure at Future Care of the Chesapeake in Arnold. The longtime Severna Park resident was 88. The son of William Arthur Hoffman Sr., a wallpaper...

  • H. Grant Hathaway, former chairman and CEO of Equitable, dies

    H. Grant Hathaway, former chairman and CEO of Equitable, dies

    H. Grant Hathaway, former chairman and chief executive officer of the old Equitable Trust Co., who helped build Equitable Bancorporation into one of the state's most successful banks, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his longtime Ruxton home. He was 89. "One of Grant's passions...

  • George Beall, U.S. attorney for Maryland who prosecuted Agnew, dies

    George Beall, U.S. attorney for Maryland who prosecuted Agnew, dies

    George Beall, the U.S. attorney who led the investigation and prosecution that ended with the resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew in 1973, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 79. "George Beall was a legendary federal prosecutor, an exemplary public servant and a lawyer...

  • Anna M. Williams, former accountant and bookkeeper, dies

    Anna M. Williams, former accountant and bookkeeper, dies

    Anna M. Williams, a former accountant and bookkeeper, died of sepsis Jan. 6 at Blue Bell Place, an assisted-living facility in Blue Bell, Pa. The former Woodlawn resident was 98. The daughter of farmers Eldridge Marcellus Coddington and Addie Friend Coddington, Anna Marie Coddington was born and...

  • Rita A. Timmons, retired Baltimore County instructional assistant, dies

    Rita A. Timmons, retired Baltimore County instructional assistant, dies

    Rita A. Timmons, a retired Baltimore County public schools instructional assistant and a hiker, died Tuesday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 79. The daughter of Antonio Giammari, a tailor, and Frances Grace Giammari, a Hutzler's department store sales associate, Rita Antoinette...

  • Michael J. Ballard, retired clothing salesman, dies

    Michael J. Ballard, retired clothing salesman, dies

    Michael J. Ballard, a retired men's clothing salesman who had an eye for fine clothes and cars, died Dec. 30 of prostate cancer at his Towson home. He was 70. The son of Julius Ballard, a merchant seaman and roofing contractor, and Mildred Ribanic Ballard, a homemaker, Michael James Ballard was...

  • Jeff W. Pitts, founder of Baltimore Westsiders marching band, dies

    Jeff W. Pitts, founder of Baltimore Westsiders marching band, dies

    Jeff W. Pitts, a retired salesman and Korean War veteran who was the founder of the Baltimore Westsiders marching band, died Jan. 6 of complications from dementia at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 86. The son of Henry Pitts and Mamie Pitts, Jeff Willard Pitts was born and raised in Halifax,...

  • Stella Thornton-Fullwood, a receptionist to three Baltimore mayors, dies

    Stella Thornton-Fullwood, a receptionist to three Baltimore mayors, dies

    Stella Thornton-Fullwood, a travel agent who had been the receptionist for three Baltimore mayors, died of a stroke Jan. 8 at her home in the Cylburn area of Northwest Baltimore. She was 70. Born in Lynchburg, Va., he was the daughter of Junius A. Logan and Margaret Mae Brice. She moved to Baltimore...

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  • Jared Rodgers, veterinarian

    Jared Rodgers, veterinarian

    Jared Kennedy Rodgers, a Baltimore-born veterinarian and songwriter, died of kidney cancer Jan. 9 at his home in Carmel, Calif. The former Owings Mills resident was 48. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Joann Ellison Rodgers, a retired Johns Hopkins Medicine public information officer and journalist,...

  • David R. Watson, caterer who ran lunch counters, dies

    David R. Watson, caterer who ran lunch counters, dies

    David R. Watson, a caterer who had lunch counters at Harborplace and Lexington Market, died of complications from dementia Dec. 16 at Symphony Manor. The Timonium resident was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington, he was the son of Raymond Watson, a machine firm owner, and Irene...

  • Carolyn Jean Scott, social studies teacher, dies

    Carolyn Jean Scott, social studies teacher, dies

    Carolyn Jean McPherson Scott, a retired social studies teacher who studied African-American history and was a Fulbright scholar, died of cardiac arrest complications Dec. 30 at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 65. Born in Washington, she was the daughter of William Theodore...

  • Dorothy FitzGerald, Baltimore County Fire Department worker

    Dorothy FitzGerald, Baltimore County Fire Department worker

    Dorothy FitzGerald, a civilian employee of the Baltimore County Fire Department, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 3 at her Towson home. She was 94. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Juan Jose Ariosa and Dorothy Schofield. She moved with her family to Baltimore in 1936. She attended...

  • Jerome B. Trout Jr., real estate broker, dies

    Jerome B. Trout Jr., real estate broker, dies

    Jerome B. "Jerry" Trout Jr., who founded a real estate brokerage business and leased stores throughout Baltimore's shopping malls, died of respiratory failure Jan. 4 at his Ruxton home. He was 88. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Jerome B. Trout, a Hutzler's department store supervisor, and...

  • Edna Gan, state health scientist, dies

    Edna Gan, state health scientist, dies

    Edna Dimaano Gan, a retired state public health scientist, died of complications from heart disease Jan. 2 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Timonium resident was 79. Born Edna Dimaano in Zambales, Philippines, she was the daughter of Gregorio Dimaano and Concepcion Dolandolan. She earned a pharmacy...

  • John H. Plunkett, 90, a veteran newspaperman and former assistant managing editor of The Baltimore Sun, has died

    John H. Plunkett, 90, a veteran newspaperman and former assistant managing editor of The Baltimore Sun, has died

    John H. Plunkett, a former chief of The Baltimore Sun's copy desk who went on to become an assistant managing editor during a career at the newspaper that spanned more than four decades, died Sunday of complications from dementia at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90. "He was a mentor...

  • Dr. Carol Hosfeld, nursing professor who was Keswick's patient care coordinator

    Dr. Carol Hosfeld, nursing professor who was Keswick's patient care coordinator

    Carol Maredith Hosfeld, the retired patient care coordinator at Keswick Multi-Care Center, died Dec. 4 at Sinai Hospital of complications from a fall at her home the previous month. The longtime Towson resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in Stoneleigh, she was the daughter of Chester Hosfeld,...

  • Mary J. Rinehimer, a retired Baltimore County schools librarian, dies

    Mary J. Rinehimer, a retired Baltimore County schools librarian, dies

    Mary J. Rinehimer, a retired Baltimore County public schools librarian who had a penchant for mysteries and travel, died of dementia Thursday at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury. The former Parkton resident was 97. The daughter of Henry Letcher Honemann, an accountant, and Maude Elizabeth Honemann,...

  • Ruth E. Williams, gardener and homemaker, dies

    Ruth E. Williams, gardener and homemaker, dies

    Ruth Edna "Billie" Williams, a homemaker and gardener, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 2 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community. She was 98 and had lived in Cedarcroft for many years. Born and raised in Frederick, she was the daughter of Dr. William Meredith Smith, a general practioner, and...

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