| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Mary Alma O'Connor Lears, a former Walters Art Museum volunteer guide whose keen eyes alerted officials to a $1 million theft later linked to a gallery security guard, died of lung disease Jan. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson and former Roland...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia is no easy task, but neurologist Anne Lipton believes there are plenty of ways to make life a little easier for both patients and caregivers.
"Dementia might not be curable, but it is, generally speaking,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Rose Moss, who was the creative force behind her husband's radio show, "The Sam Moss Hour of Jewish Comedy and Pride," which aired for more than 30 years over WAYE and later WCBM radio, died Sunday of heart failure at Indian River Medical Center in Vero...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:53 AM
Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer's, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long.
So we grasp...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Sam Osheroff admits there's some pressure when it comes to defending his title as the Howard County Library Spelling Bee champion. But once he's on stage, the pressure, he said, will be off.
"I spell for myself," Sam said. "When you're on stage, it's...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Joseph Klein Jr., a Baltimore insurance executive and philanthropist who believed in leading by example, died Sunday of pulmonary fibrosis at his Pikesville home.
He was 80.
The son of a co-founder of Levinson & Klein Inc., an East Baltimore furniture...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Dr. John Leake Pitts, a retired pediatrician who during a long career in public health had been the acting Anne Arundel County health officer, died of cancer Wednesday at his Annapolis Roads home. He was 85.
Born in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of John...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Bruce R. Kane, a retired mechanical engineer whose career in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry spanned more than six decades, died March 15 of complications from melanoma at his daughter's Brandywine home.
The one-time Timonium...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Jack A. Lawrence, whose career as a cryptographer spanned nearly four decades, died Dec. 19 of pulmonary fibrosis at Riderwood Village, a Silver Spring retirement community.
The longtime Columbia resident was 85.
He was born and raised in Chicago, where...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Joan B. Walters, a former Baltimore Sun editorial assistant who earlier had worked in the newspaper's library, died New Year's Day of heart failure at her Rosedale home.
She was 62.
Joan Barnes was born in Baltimore and raised in Turners Station. She...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Muriel Frances Gerdom was born on Sept. 9, 1912 in Highlands, N.J. She moved to Havre de Grace in 1919. Her family was one of the first families to make the move from Sandy Hook Proving Ground in New Jersey to Aberdeen Proving Ground, where her father...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Doris W. Wagner, a former registered nurse who helped plan and design Carroll County's first adult day care center, died Sept. 11 of meningioma at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The longtime Mount Airy resident was 86.
The daughter of a wallpaper...