Obituaries

Sister Catherine Phelps, longtime Trinity School principal, dies

Sister Catherine Phelps, who headed the Trinity School in Howard County for more than four decades, died of leukemia June 15 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 86. Born Elizabeth Mae Phelps in Baltimore and raised in Washington, she was the daughter of William Elwood Phelps Sr., an A&P grocery...

  • Dr. John C. Price, head and neck surgeon, dies

    Dr. John C. Price, head and neck surgeon, dies

    Dr. John C. Price, a retired head and neck cancer surgeon who had practiced at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died of an aneurysm May 27 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had also been a staff member. He was 74 and had lived in Lutherville before retiring to Lago Vista, Texas. Born in...

  • George E. Landefeld, BGE government affairs representative, dies

    George E. Landefeld, BGE government affairs representative, dies

    George Edward Landefeld, a retired government affairs representative for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. who was also a musician with a local orchestra, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice from an infection. The Mays Chapel resident was 91. He was born and raised in East Baltimore, the son of Louis...

  • Dr. Kenneth W. Volk Sr., longtime Towson dentist, tennis aficionado and coach

    Dr. Kenneth W. Volk Sr., longtime Towson dentist, tennis aficionado and coach

    Dr. Kenneth W. Volk, a retired Towson dentist and World War II veteran who accumulated more than 200 titles in doubles tennis tournaments over decades of competition, died May 25 from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 93. “Kenny was the most competitive...

  • Jean S. Williams, retired educator, dies

    Jean S. Williams, retired educator, dies

    Jean S. Williams, a retired educator who had taught at the Bais Yaakov School for Girls and enjoyed traveling and bird watching, died May 26 from complications of dementia at the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm where she had lived since 1999. The former Towson resident was 92. Jean...

  • Anne S. Wilson, former Walters Art Museum educator and Goucher College volunteer

    Anne S. Wilson, former Walters Art Museum educator and Goucher College volunteer

    Anne S. Wilson, a former Walters Art Museum educator and a Goucher College volunteer who was an active member of the Hamilton Street Club, died May 24 from aortic valve disease at her Homeland residence. She was 77. Anne Stout was born and raised in Parkersburg, W.Va. She was the daughter of John...

  • Robert Rahll, Towson filling station owner, dies

    Robert Rahll, Towson filling station owner, dies

    Robert Joseph Rahll, a retired Towson filling station owner, died of heart failure May 26 at the Oak Crest Village Care Center. He was 98 and had lived in Hampton Garth and Mays Chapel. Born in Fallston and raised in Oxford, Pa., he was the son of Robert Rahll and his wife, Roberta, owners of a...

  • Samuel E. Hawkins IV, heating and cooling mechanic, dies

    Samuel E. Hawkins IV, heating and cooling mechanic, dies

    Samuel Edward “Eddie” Hawkins IV of Ellicott City, an air conditioning mechanic and restaurant server who family members said fought addiction and shared his story as a speaker with Alcoholics Anonymous, died May 24 at age 22. The cause was an apparent drug overdose, said his father, Samuel Edward...

  • Connell P. Byrne, self-taught artist who exhibited at ArtScape and Towson festival

    Connell P. Byrne, self-taught artist who exhibited at ArtScape and Towson festival

    Connell P. Byrne, a self-taught artist whose work can be found in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and in books, record albums and the murals he created for Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks Robinson, died May 14 from cancer at his Towson home. He was 61. “Connell was a unique guy [and]...

  • Leslie C. Pahl Sr., Baltimore County farmer, dies

    Leslie C. Pahl Sr., Baltimore County farmer, dies

    Leslie Charles Pahl Sr., a lifelong Baltimore County farmer, died Monday in his sleep at the Augsburg Lutheran Home & Village, where he had lived for the last five years. He was 89. Born and raised on his family’s Pikesville vegetable farm, he was the son of Clarence Harmon Pahl and Lillie Gompf...

  • Mary L. Nash, active churchwoman, dies

    Mary L. Nash, active churchwoman, dies

    Mary L. Nash, an active Episcopal churchwoman and homemaker, died April 29 from complications of dementia at Sunrise Assisted Living in Washington. The former Ruxton resident was 85. Mary Leigh Speer was born in Baltimore. She was the daughter of John Littleton Dawson Speer Jr., a Chesapeake &...

  • The Rev. E. Albert Rich Jr., former longtime rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, dies

    The Rev. E. Albert Rich Jr., former longtime rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, dies

    The Rev. Ernest Albert Rich Jr., former longtime rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, whose pastoral specialty was grief counseling, died March 20 from heart failure at Morningside House of Ellicott City. He was 96. “He was a wonderful man and a great pastor,” said the Rev. Mimi...

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