Eldersburg - Bernard T. Feezer, 57, died Oct. 12 at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the son of Marie B. Shipley of Sykesville and the late Bernard A. Feezer. He was a carpenter for most of his life. In addition to his mother, survivors include a daughter, Beatrice E. Metcalf of here; stepson, Brandt Porter of Sykesville; brother, William Feezer of Frederick; sisters, Mary Gates of Howard County, Emma L. Amoss of Mount Airy, Sharon Feezer and Bernice Redifer, both of Hampstead, Carolyn Feezer and Virginia Barth, both of Sykesville; and two grandchildren.

DATELINE: Forestville


Ernest S. Becraft, 72, a Prince George's County resident, died Tuesday at Southern Maryland Hospital. Twice married, he was the husband of the late Carrie Becraft and the late Jean K. Becraft. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Post here. He was employed as a truck driver for Super Concrete Co. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Becraft of here; brother, Harry Becraft of Sykesville; stepchildren, Collie Stogner, Michael Stogner, Diane Allgood, Brenda Calloway and Tammy Rodriquez; and 11 grandchildren.

DATELINE: Frederick


Ezra D. Gosnell, 90, died Saturday at Meridian Nursing Home, here. Born in Woodbine, he was the husband of the late Mildred H. Gosnell. He formerly had taught in Montgomery County public schools. Survivors include sons, Russell E. Gosnell and Ralph O. Gosnell, both of Reisterstown, Baltimore County; daughter, Margaret Condon of Mount Airy; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Dorothy T. Gorsuch, 80, died Oct. 13 at her daughter's home. She was the wife of the late George W. Gorsuch. Surviving are sons, George W.

Gorsuch of Baltimore County, Norris E. Gorsuch of North Carolina, Gilbert L. Gorsuch of Westminster and Francis N. Gorsuch of Finksburg; daughters, E. Jane Sinnott of Westminster and Linda L. Crawford of Silver Run; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 824, Westminster.

DATELINE: Littlestown

H. Grace Yingling, 73, died Oct. 13 at Hanover General Hospital, Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania resident, she was the mother of the late Patricia Patane. She had been married for 52 years to Joseph E. Yingling.

Retired from the Littonian Shoe Co. here, she also was a member of St.

Mary's United Church of Christ, Silver Run. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Nancy Ammons of Silver Run; brother, Paul Fiscel of Gettysburg, Pa.; sisters, Dorothy Fould and Nina Fiscel, both of Gettysburg, Helen Trostle and Viola Bream, both of Littlestown, and Alice Halter of Hanover; and two grandsons.


DATELINE: Owings Mills

Ralph L. Alfred Sr., 69, died Oct. 13 at Carroll County General Hospital. A Baltimore County resident, he was the son of Lula M. McCarthy of Baltimore and the late James Alfred. He was the husband of Hazel W.

Alfred. He was employed as a carpenter and superintendent for Kimble Construction Co. In addition to his mother and wife, survivors include sons, Ralph L. Alfred Jr. of Finksburg and Christopher G. Alfred of Pennsylvania; daughters, Barbara A. Keeney of Baltimore County, Lena M.

Bornstein of Finksburg and Carol M. Wisner of Taneytown; brothers, Carl Alfred of Baltimore County and James Alfred of the Eastern Shore; sisters, Helen Depher and Virginia Davis, both of Baltimore County, and Lula Ensley of Howard County; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Helen M. Teal, 70, died Wednesday at Cherrywood Manor Nursing Home, Baltimore County. She was the wife of Willard F. Teal Sr. Employed formerly with the City of Baltimore, she also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 223 in Sykesville. In addition to her husband, survivors include son, Willard F. Teal Jr. of Hampstead; daughter, Elizabeth A. Betskoff of here, and three grandchildren.

DATELINE: Randallstown


Philip J. Schmeizl, 77, died Tuesday at his Baltimore County home here.

He was the husband of Lillian B. Schmeizl. He had retired as a manager for A & P Supermarkets. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Phinney Ingham of here and Lennie Siff of Sykesville; sister, Mae Schaefer of Baltimore; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Union Bridge

Raymond D. Ziegler, 68, died Oct. 12 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy D. Ziegler. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he received several service medals. He was employed with the Operating Engineer Union in Baltimore. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Lana J. Strine of here and Connie Bostian of Pennsylvania; sons, Allen D. Ziegler of West Virginia and Raymond D. Ziegler Jr. of here; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Westminster

Garry L. "Gus" Walthall Jr., 17, died Monday after a brief illness. He was the son of Darrell and Marsha G. Zepp. He was serving in the U.S.


Marine Corps. In addition to his parents, survivors include grandparents, Rosalind Doolan of here, Nicholas and Matilda Gayo of Baltimore County, Lawrence and Cleo Walthall of Florida, Margaret Rill of Hampstead and Edward Zepp of Baltimore; great-grandmother, Catherine Zepp of Pennsylvania; and several aunts and uncles.

Vera C. Nave, 95, died Oct. 11 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the widow of Ranson B. Nave. Survivors include a son, Don O. Nave of here; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Catherine A. Sinnott, 89, died Oct. 12 at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. She was the wife of the late George Sinnott and a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include sons, William T.

Sinnott and Charles C. Sinnott, both of here, and George E. Sinnott of Pennsylvania; daughters, Grace A. Dutterer and Elizabeth A. Walsh of Hampstead; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Eusebia W. Kinnamon, 93, died Oct. 14 at Carroll County General Hospital.

Twice widowed, she was the wife of the late John Williamson and the late Dr. Harry A. Kinnamon. She had moved here in 1950 and recently resided at Carroll Lutheran Village. Survivors include a son, John E. Kinnamon of Anne Arundel County; daughter, Joan W. Fowler of here; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. The family requests memorial donations to Carroll Lutheran Health Care Center, 205 St. Mark Way, or to Carroll County General Hospital, Memorial Avenue, here.


Elmer W. Graves, 97, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Edna A. Graves. A U.S. Army veteran, he had served from 1917 to 1919. A cabinet-maker for most of his life, he also was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include daughters, Jane Skiff of Ohio and Ruth E. Frock of here; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.