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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, Sun photographer

    Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, Sun photographer
    Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, a photography director whose career at The Baltimore Sun spanned nearly two decades, died Friday of complications from dementia at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 80. "Lew was skilled at his trade and knew cameras and film back...
  • Dorothy I. Levin, 86, gave support to Maryland's growing theater scene

    Dorothy I. Levin, 86, gave support to Maryland's growing theater scene
    Dorothy I. Levin, a longtime Columbia resident who was known for her colorful personality and lively parties for members of the burgeoning dinner theater scene in Maryland, died Monday in her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was...
  • Elvira 'Bette' Kennedy, businesswoman

    Elvira 'Bette' Kennedy, businesswoman
    Elvira Elizabeth "Bette" Kennedy, a World War II veteran who with her husband co-founded Dawn's Office Supply, died Friday of a heart attack at Emeritus of Towson on North Charles Street. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 89. The daughter of...
  • Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW

    Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW
    Ralph K. "Ken" Barnes, a retired Koppers Co. manager who was a prisoner of war during the twilight months of World War II, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 89. The...
  • Buildings and people of the past remembered

    How often, when we pass the fine municipal building in Aberdeen, do we think of what once stood there? If we can remember before 2000, there was a structure that held so much history within its walls. It was at the turn of the century that the City of...
  • Sparrows Point auction brings hundreds to buy mill's pieces

    Sparrows Point auction brings hundreds to buy mill's pieces
    Hundreds of people gathered on site and online Wednesday for the first public opportunity to buy the silenced remains of the Sparrows Point steel mill — from forklifts and slab haulers to cabinets and snowblowers. Among the hopeful bidders:...
  • Virginia B. Machovec, cashier

    Virginia B. Machovec, a retired city public school cafeteria cashier and longtime hospital volunteer, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 92. The daughter of a Cross Street Market worker and a homemaker, Virginia...
  • Marie McG. Leaf, combat nurse

    Marie McG. Leaf, combat nurse
    Marie McG. Leaf, a World War II combat nurse who cared for the wounded and dying on the battlefields of Europe, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 95. The daughter of...
  • Standing up to the NRA? Now that would be courageous

    Standing up to the NRA? Now that would be courageous
    Richard Vatz takes us on a meandering journey in his op-ed "Who will be our next profiles in courage?" (Jan. 15). He wonders "Where do our current leaders land on the courage criterion? ... Will they recognize, as one of my colleagues puts it, that...
  • Who bears the burden in America?

    Before WWII, a large number of people were against America's involvement in the wars in Europe and Asia. After Pearl Harbor, however, that argument disappeared, and virtually everyone got involved. Sons of rich families enlisted. The Kennedys, for...
  • Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., BGE executive

    Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., BGE executive
    Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive who was a decorated World War II Marine, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 92. Born and raised in Collingswood, N.J., Mr. Sinclair was...
  • Christmas tree lights were an extravagance in early 1900s

    One of the first references to a decorated and electrically lit Christmas tree on display in Carroll County may be found in a history of the Westminster Woman's Club, which documents a Westminster Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 20, 1928, at the...