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Eldersburg - Helen M. Farver, 90, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the widow of Roland A. Farver. Retired from Westminster Shoe Co., she was a member of Leister's Church, Westminster. Survivors include a son, Robert A. Farver Sr. of here; daughter, Anna J. Erline of Baltimore; sister, Lula Burroughs of Florida, and three grandchildren.


Vincent L. Ritter Jr., 75, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of Catherine A. Ritter. A clerk supervisor, he had retired from the Baltimore mayor's office. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Charles V. Ritter of Prince George's County and John R. Ritter of Howard County; and eight grandchildren.

DATELINE: Ellicott City


Joseph N. Selby Sr., 91, a Howard County resident, died Tuesday at Howard County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Viola E.

Selby and the father of the late Mildred Cavey and Joseph N. Selby Jr. He had retired from the State Highway Administration. Survivors include his second wife, Helen C. Selby; daughters, Alice V. Scheufele of Ellicott City, Daisy Lord of Tennessee and Evelyn Lesher of West Virginia; sons, Marshall E. Selby, Bradley W. Selby, John E. Selby Sr. of Howard County and Frank D. Selby of Marriottsville; stepdaughters, Doris Hawk and June Pickett of Sykesville and Betty Selby of Marriottsville; stepsons, Robert Carpenter and Dorsey Carpenter Sr., both of Sykesville; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Mount Airy

A. Louise Murray, 90, died Tuesday at her home. She was the widow of J.

Edwin Murray. Survivors include a daughter, Arlene Helm of Howard County; three sisters, Hazel Penn and Elizabeth Wagner, both of Pennsylvania, and Ruth Mullinix of Montgomery County; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Stanley C. Kohl, 90, died Monday in Baltimore. He was the husband of the late Myrtle Kohl. A son, Ronald Kohl of Ellicott City, Howard County, survives.

DATELINE: Pleasant Valley

Sterling M. Frock, 79, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital.


He was the husband of Bessie E. Frock. Before his retirement, he worked for Koppers Co. in Baltimore. A charter member of the fire department here, he had served as chief for nine years and was a past president of the Carroll County Firefighters Association. in addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Shirley Sherman of New Windsor, Arlene Rippeon of Westminster and Patricia Shuffler of Pennsylvania; sons, Kenneth T. Frock of Taneytown, Donald E. Frock of Texas and A. David Frock of Westminster; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Reisterstown

James H. Flater, 76, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

A Baltimore County resident, he was the husband of Madeleine S. Flater. He had retired after 40 years of service with Congoleum Corp., Finksburg. He also was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Finksburg. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, James D. Flater of Hampstead; daughters, Kathleen Heald of New Mexico and Cora Frantum of Baltimore County; brother, John A. Flater of Westminster; sisters, Lida Walsh and Adele Gray, both of Finksburg, and Marian Gassman of Westminster; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Sykesville

Frank W. Adams, 74, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of Aleta T. Adams. Retired from the Maryland Bolt and Nut Co., he was a certified public accountant. He also had served in World War II. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Arla Ely of here and Karen Gerstmyer of Baltimore County; and three grandchildren.


DATELINE: Westminster

Jeanne F. Finley, 51, died Monday at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore County. She was the wife of Douglas A. Finley. A member of Baust Church here, she also belonged to the Frizzellburg Homemakers. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Paige A. Finley of here, and a sister, Patricia A. Brauer of Baltimore.

Hattie M. Logue, 92, died Sept. 30 at Homewood Retirement Center, Hanover, Pa. She was the widow of Charles L. Logue. Formerly employed by Windsor Shoe Co., Littlestown, Pa., she was a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ, Pleasant Valley. Survivors include brothers, J. Norman Brown and Paul A. Brown, both of here; sister, Bertha Brown of here, and several nieces and nephews.