Obituaries

Msgr. James O. McGovern III retired Ellicott City pastor, dies

Monsignor James Oliver McGovern III, the former pastor of an Ellicott City parish who in retirement worked for schools, died of multiple myeloma Dec. 8 at his Eldersburg home. He was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised in Westowne, he was the son of James Oliver McGovern Jr., an executive vice president...

  • Alexander Harvey II, retired federal judge

    Alexander Harvey II, retired federal judge

    Judge Alexander Harvey II, who served on the Maryland federal bench and was a World War II veteran, died of prostate cancer Monday at his Woodbrook home. He was 94. “He was universally respected as being one of the finest judges in the history of the District Court of Maryland,” said Robert Shelton,...

  • John 'Griff' Atkinson, food show organizer,musician and church leader

    John 'Griff' Atkinson, food show organizer,musician and church leader

    John Edward Griffith “Griff” Atkinson, a food show organizer, musician and church leader, died of pulmonary fibrosis Nov. 29 at Sinai Hospital. The Phoenix resident was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised in Govans-Cedarcroft, he was the son of John Clarence Atkinson, a Baltimore city worker, and...

  • Dr. Burton C. D'Lugoff, a retired internist and addiction specialist

    Dr. Burton C. D'Lugoff, a retired internist and addiction specialist

    Dr. Burton C. D’Lugoff, a retired internist and addiction specialist who was the former director of outpatient addiction services at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a co-founder of the Village Gate nightclub in New York City, died Nov. 25 of multiple organ failure at Sinai Hospital....

  • Harold C. 'Chuck' Donofrio Jr., Baltimore advertising executive

    Harold C. 'Chuck' Donofrio Jr., Baltimore advertising executive

    Harold C. “Chuck” Donofrio Jr., an innovative advertising executive and former chief executive officer of Carton Donofrio Partners Inc. who was also an avid bird-watcher, died Sunday of Alzheimer’s disease at Arden Courts in Towson. The Glen Arm resident was 62. “Unlike a lot of leaders in business,...

  • Dr. William A. Sinton Jr., Towson pediatrician, dies

    Dr. William A. Sinton Jr., Towson pediatrician, dies

    Dr. William Allen Sinton Jr., a retired Towson pediatrician, died of Parkinson’s disease Nov. 20 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Riderwood resident was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Northwood area, he was the son of Dr. William A. Sinton Sr., a pediatrician, and his wife, Elise Baum. He...

  • Jean B. Tullai, St. Paul's School worker and homemaker, dies

    Jean B. Tullai, St. Paul's School worker and homemaker, dies

    Jean B. Tullai, a familiar figure for generations of students at St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, where she held positions that ranged from running its switchboard to managing its bookstore, died Wednesday from bone cancer at her Lutherville home. She was 87. “Jean was absolutely dedicated...

  • Jane D. Diefenbach, Baltimore County guidance counselor, dies

    Jane D. Diefenbach, Baltimore County guidance counselor, dies

    Jane D. Diefenbach, a retired Baltimore County guidance counselor who took an innovative approach to dealing with a schoolyard bully, died of complications from liver cancer Nov. 17 in Mays Chapel. The longtime Catonsville resident was 90. “I used to say she was as wise as Solomon,” said her daughter,...

  • Jeanne Day, St. Paul's School for Girls teacher and ardent Orioles fan

    Jeanne Day, St. Paul's School for Girls teacher and ardent Orioles fan

    Jeanne Rosier Day, a retired St. Paul’s School for Girls mathematics teacher and enthusiastic Orioles fan who attended the franchise’s 1954 debut at Memorial Stadium as well as its first game at Camden Yards, died Monday of complications from breast cancer at her Timonium home. She was 70. Born...

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