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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Barbara L. Simmons, volunteer

    Barbara L. Simmons, volunteer
    Barbara L. Simmons, a former longtime Ruxton resident who was a volunteer and gardener, died Nov. 8 of respiratory failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 89. The daughter of an investment banker and a homemaker, the former...
  • In memory of John Johansen, architect of the Mechanic

    John Johansen died on October 25. His name is virtually unknown in Baltimore, but his legacy is not. He was the architect of our Morris Mechanic Theater. Johansen was one of the Harvard Five, a group of young post World War II architects that included...
  • Letter: A little respect is in order for the president

    Editor: The coverage by The Aegis of the recent deaths of the brave Sheriff deputies has been moving and inspirational to our entire community. Sheriff Jesse Bane's remarks in today's Aegis certainly were thoughtful, encouraging, respectful, and worthy...
  • Francis Xavier 'Boots' Hannon Sr.

    Francis Xavier "Boots" Hannon Sr., who fought in Normandy, France, during World War II and drove a streetcar for many years, died of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital on Wednesday. The Catonsville resident was 91. Mr. Hannon, who grew up with his 12...
  • New Windsor teen is ambassador for Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees

    Bob Nobles III plans to be a Santa's helper this year. He will distribute toys and other gifts to young people who come to the Kennedy Krieger Institute's upcoming Festival of Trees. But it won't be the first time that the New Windsor teenager has put...
  • Two artists see the world differently at Bernice Kish Gallery

    Two artists see the world differently at Bernice Kish Gallery
    The current two-artist exhibit at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House is a study in contrasts. Maxine Taylor's vigorously abstract paintings only incorporate the occasional representational reference, whereas Richard Paul Weiblinger's color...
  • A colossus crumbles

    A tweet this morning from @WoodenHorse Pub caught my eye: "Reader's Digest Association reportedly is almost out of cash & trying not to default. Downgraded by S & P this month." To anyone growing up on the 1950s and 1960s, seeing that tweet is like...
  • Gary A. Mullen, telephone operator

    Gary A. Mullen, telephone operator
    Gary A. Mullen, a retired Bell Atlantic-Maryland Inc. telephone operator who had been a longtime active member of the Civil Air Patrol, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 70. The son of a court clerk and a...
  • Singapore educators visit Lindale Middle School

    Though 99 percent of Singapore's students pass national exams, a delegation of the city-state's educators recently traveled the globe to Anne Arundel County schools to learn innovative ways to help the other 1 percent succeed. Five educators from the...
  • Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, homemaker

    Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, homemaker
    Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, a homemaker who had been a singer during the 1930s, died Sept. 17 at Sinai Hospital from complications resulting from a fall in her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 91. The daughter of a haberdasher and a Boy Scouts...
  • After 10 years, White Hall book club stronger than ever

    After 10 years, White Hall book club stronger than ever
    After Anne Bishop's husband, Bob, died in April 2002, she told a friend that she was thinking of joining a book club so she'd have something to occupy her time. That friend and neighbor, Pam Dudek, suggested they form their own book group instead. She...
  • Frances F. Trader, billing head

    Frances F. Trader, who worked in billing at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Sept. 28 of pneumonia at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Rodgers Forge resident was 89. A daughter of Italian immigrants, Frances Fina was born in Baltimore and raised in Little...