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These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If informationabout someone in your family who has passed away hasn't been published, please call Amy Miller or Mary Gail Hare at 876-8771, 857-0550 or1-800-829-8000, Ext. 6595; you also may FAX your information to us at 876-0233.

DATELINE: Edgemere

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Amy R. Yowell, 67, died Dec. 29 at her daughter's Baltimore County home. Born in Mount Airy, she was the daughterof Della Kaplan of Harford County and the late Lester Harrison. She was the wife of the late Louis A. Yowell Sr. She had retired from theVeterans Administration Medical Center at Fort Howard, Baltimore County. In addition to her mother, survivors include son, Louis A. Jr. of Millers; daughters, Becky J. Kline and Mitzi J. Riegel, both of Edgemere and Terry L. Essel, of Perry Hall, Baltimore County; sister, Dorothy Groomes; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Eldersburg

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Marie C. Meninger, 77, died Dec. 27 at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the wife of John A. Meninger Sr. Shehad been a homemaker for most of her life. In addition to her husband, survivors include sons John A. of Baltimore County and Leo J. of here; daughter, Helen M. Kastigar of Westminster, and two granddaughters.

Joseph L. Harrison Sr., 74, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore County. He was the husband of Helen K. Harrison. He formerly was employed as the used-car manager of Archway Ford in Baltimore. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Deborah L. Schmidt of Taylorsville; sons Joseph L. Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Brian P. of Westminster; sister, Alyce L. McClung of Baltimore County;brothers Charles D. of Ohio and Eugene D. of Illinois, and three grandchildren.

DATELINE: Finksburg

Alice M. Melvin, 87, a former resident here, died Wednesday in Spring Arbor, Mich. She was the wife of the late Willis G. Melvin. A librarian, she had worked at the Peabody Library in Baltimore, the University of Maryland Medical School ofBaltimore and the Library of Congress in Washington. Active in the Girl Scouts, she had been a leader for many years and was a member of the Baltimore Girl Scout Council. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and John Rose of Clarklake, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ruth Melvin; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family plans a memorial service at a later date.

DATELINE: Gaither

Clarence B. Rosier, 72, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of M. Frances Rosier. A retired truck driver for the state, he was a member of the Sykesville-Freedom Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion and the MooseLodge. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons William C. and Michael C., both of here; daughters Linda L. Shell of Woodbine and Rita A. Lamb of here; brothers Louis and Charles, both of here; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Manchester

Everett L. Danner, 74, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Hann Danner. A retired carpenter anda veteran of World War II, he was a life member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include a stepson, Gary Farver, stationed with the U.S. Navy in California; sisters LolaLong of Westminster, Luella Rupp of Hampstead and Dorothy Rupp of here; brothers Walden, Theodore and Cecil of Hampstead, and Ralph of Westminster, and two grandchildren.

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DATELINE: Mount Airy

CatherineB. Adams, 81, died Dec. 30 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Lester E. Adams. She had been a substitute teacher in the Baltimore County System. Surviving are sons W. David of here and Gerald L. of Calvert County; sister, Margaret Stokes of Norristown, Pa. and one grandchild.

DATELINE: Sykesville

Rubye Parham, 82, died Dec. 23 at Long View Nursing Home, Manchester. She was the wife ofthe late Edgar Parham. She had worked as a secretary for many years.Survivors include a sister-in-law, Margaret Phillips of Richmond, Va.; a niece and two nephews. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at St. Mark's on the Boulevard in Richmond, Va.

Camille M. Serio, 62, died Monday. She was the wife of John F. Serio. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Eldersburg. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, John S. Serio of here; brothers Harry S. Gugliuzza of Pennsylvania and Charles Gugliuzza of Anne ArundelCounty.

Christopher W. Fredericks, 62, died Tuesday at Meridian Nursing Home in Baltimore County. He was the husband of Tomiko Fredericks. He was a dietitian at Springfield Hospital Center. In addition to his wife, survivors include a stepdaughter, Lorrie Naylor of Westminster; stepsons Wayne Yinger Jr. of Anne Arundel County, Grant Yingerof Prince George's County and Thomas Yinger of Westminster; brother Raymond of Florida; sister, Mary Notlez of Anne Arundel County, and two grandchildren.

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Frank Gerstenlauer, 89, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He had been a bookkeeper for many years. He is survived by a brother, Alfred of Long Island, N.Y., and a sister, Louise Richeson of here.

Irvin H. Walters, 86, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Helen A. Walters. A retired battalion chief of the Baltimore Fire Department, he was a retired fire marshal of the Westinghouse Corp. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Doris M. of here, and a nephew, Irvin Hoyer of Baltimore.

DATELINE: Taneytown

Bertha Rae Hoover, 74, died Dec. 29. Twice married, her first husband was the lateUpton D. Hoover. Formerly employed at the Brethren Service Center inNew Windsor, she continued there as a volunteer after her retirement. Surviving are her husband, Russell H. Hoover; sister, Helen A. Fritz and brother, William Albaugh, both of here.

Dr. Jesse S. Spangler, 91, a former resident here, died Dec. 30 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Kokomo, Ind. He was predeceased by two wives. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he had practiced medicine for more than 40 years. Survivors include a son, Dr. John S. of Hawaii; daughters, Elizabeth Osborn and Janet Park, both of Indiana; sister, Lettie of here; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Taylorsville

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Ruth E. Condon, 89, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles G. Condon and the mother of the lateEva Ensor. She was a member of Westminster Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Condon of Washington County; sons Everett and Albert, both of here; sisters, Myrle Maus and Marguerite Leppo, both of Westminster; and brother, John W. Wilt of New Windsor; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Union Bridge

Ralph K. Cartzendafner, 84, died Dec. 30 at Westminster Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Catherine M. Cartzendafner. A well-known clock builder and repairer, he was a member of theBark Hill Bible Church. Surviving are a brother, Chester M. of Taneytown; several nieces and nephews and a devoted friend, Gaile L. Bowen.

DATELINE: Westminster

S. Joseph Bankert, 81, died Dec. 28 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dorothy H. Bankert. A member of the International Typographical Union of North America, he had worked at the Democratic Advocate and The Baltimore Sun. Prior to World War II, he was a member of the Maryland MinuteMen. During the war, he was employed at Glen L. Martin Co. in Baltimore, as a riveter. Survivors include a son, J. Neal Bankert of Taneytown; daughter, Sandra L. Ferguson of here; six grandchildren and fivegreat-grandchildren.

L. Rowe Linker, 82, died Dec. 27 at his home. He was the husband of Cora G. Linker. Retired from the Owings MillsPost Office in Baltimore County, he was a member of the American Postal Workers Union. In addition to his wife, survivors include son, B.Frederick Linker of Upperco; daughter, Mary Catherine Linker of here; brother, L. Frederick Linker of Baltimore County; two grandchildrenand two great-grandchildren.

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Donald E. Myers, 69, died Dec. 28 atCarroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret S. Myers. Employed by the state at Springfield State Hospital, he also was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James and Rebecca Myers of here; brother, Eugene C. Myers of Pennsylvania; sister, Jane Heagy of here, and two grandchildren.

Ralph E. Hall Sr., 67, died Dec. 29 at home. He was the husband of Bernice E. Hall. Before his retirement, hewas the service manager of Westminster Motors and also had worked for the W. H. Davis Co. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughter, Lynda H. Yohn of Delaware; sons Ralph E. Jr. of Arizona and Thomas A. of here; sisters Ruth E. Mann and Bonnie J. Crabbs, both of here; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Barbara A. Saintcross, 56, died Dec. 28 at home. She was the daughter of Myrtle A. Brown of Baltimore and the late Abram Davis. She was the wife of Casimir P. Saintcross Sr. She was employed at the Carroll County Bank & TrustCo. as a personal banker. In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include daughter, Patricia Norman of here; sons Paul Messina and James Messina, both of Florida, Sonny Saintcross of here, Richard and Vincent, both of Baltimore County; sister, Edna McCart of here; and four grandchildren.

Robert L. Blizzard, 85, died Dec. 30 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth H. Blizzard.Formerly employed by Stuller Construction Co., he was also a member of the Church of the Open Door. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Ada Belt of Hampstead. The family requests memorial donations to the church, 550 Baltimore Blvd., here.

Chesley B. Griffin, 95, died Dec. 30 at Fort Howard Veteran's Administration MedicalCenter in Baltimore County. He was the husband of the late Bessie F.Griffin. The couple had moved here in 1983 and attended Westminster Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of World War I, he had been active in the American Legion. Surviving is a daughter, Lucille G. Root ofhere; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Kenneth F. Mussari, 56, died of a heart attack Dec. 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was the son of Jane P. Mussari of Pennsylvania and the late AngeloMussari. He was the husband of Shirley C. Mussari. The director of personnel for the Carroll County Board of Education, he was active in St. John's Catholic Church and the Kiwanis Club. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include daughters, Gina and Mary Mussari and Theresa French, all of here; brother, Dr. Anthony Mussari of Pennsylvania and sister, Mrs. John Doyle of New Jersey.

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James P. McDowell, 32, died Dec. 30. He was the son of Patricia McDowell of here. He was the husband of Cyndy McDowell. He was employed at Ritz Camera in Hunt Valley, Baltimore County. In addition to his mother and wife, survivors include a daughter, Kimberly A. of Hanover, Pa., and a grandmother, Thelma Berends of here.

Gladys M. Eline, 79, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Eline. Survivors include son, Charles E. Eline Jr. of Virginia;daughter, Ruth Shafer of here; sisters Helen O. See and Ruby V. Wolbert, both of Virginia, and Rebecca L. Kibler of here; brother, ThomasW. Mancha of Georgia, and five grandchildren.

Milton R. Gilmore Sr., 60, a former resident here died Tuesday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida. He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris L.Gilmore. Before his retirement, he worked as a bookkeeper. He servedin the U.S. Army and the Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association. He also was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Independent Order of Foresters. He is survived by his second wife, Elma E. Gilmore; son, Milton R. Jr. of Florida; daughters Linda S. Woodie of Pennsylvania and Julie E. of Florida; brother, Robert E. of Baltimore.

DATELINE: Woodbine

Laura J. Frey, 43, died Dec. 28 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit of University Hospital in Baltimore, after an automobile accident on Route 140 in Baltimore County. She wasthe daughter of Norman A. and Dorothy M. Becraft of here. A homemaker, she was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church here. In addition to her parents, survivors include sons Joshua N. and Adam J., both of Mount Airy; sisters Joyce Hawkins of West Virginia, Kathie Harrison of Mount Airy and Jackie Hoover and Dorothy Mullinix, both of here, and aclose friend, Scott Grimes of Baltimore County.



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