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Roger Lee Childers Jr., 24, died Friday at the R. Adams Cowley Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was the son of Roger Lee Sr. and Linda W. Childers of here, and the grandson of Doris Wheat of Baltimore County and Walter and Kathleen Childers of South Carolina. He was a carpenter. Additional survivors include a son, Christopher L. Childers, and a girlfriend, Jeri L. Demas, both of Baltimore County; and brothers Brian and Daniel Childers, both of here.


Lewis L. Buckley, 76, died Saturday at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. He was the husband of the late Katherine C. Buckley. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member ofthe American Legion in Biglersville, Pa. He had retired from Davis Buick in Westminster. Survivors include brothers, John and Paul Buckley, both of Pennsylvania, and Stephen Buckley of Michigan, and sister,Ethel Adkins of Oklahoma. Services are at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary's United Church of Christ, Silver Run. The family requests memorial contributions to the church at 1441 Mayberry Road.


Albert R. "Bud" Smith, 73, died Friday at his Frederick County home. He was the husband of the late Carrie H. Smith. A lifelong dairy farmer, he also had been employed by the Frederick County School Board. Survivors include a daughter, Krissie Lee Smith of here; sister, Delta I. Sampsell of Frederick; and brother, Paul E. Smith of Hampstead.


Gary N. Frederick, 43, died Friday at his home. He was the son of Walter and Bertha P. Frederick of Baltimore County. He was the fiance of Virginia Harrell of Westminster. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he had served in Vietnam. In addition to his parents and fiance, survivors include daughters, Dawn Essich of Westminster and Carrie Frederick of here; brother, Ronald M. Frederick of Westminster; and a sister, Patricia M. Brooks of Baltimore County.


Karl T. Austin, 63, died Saturday at Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Betty F. Austin. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of the American Legion here.In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Craig D. Austin ofhere; daughter, Kim D. Jenkin of here; brothers, J. Melvin Austin ofWestminster and William F. Austin of Frederick County; sisters, Carmen Topper and Charlotte Crum, both of Frederick County; two grandchildren and one step-grandchild.


Victor J. DiPietro Sr., 31, died Monday at his home. The son of Joseph J. and Eleanore W. DiPietro of Baltimore County, he was the husband of Deborah D. DiPietro. He belonged to the Steamfitters Local Union. In addition to his parents and wife, survivors include children, Kristie, Kimberly, Stephanie and Victor DiPietro Jr.; and brothers, John, Joseph, Christopher and Mark DiPietro, all of Baltimore County. Services are at11:30 a.m. Thursday at Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road,Randallstown. Friends may call at the Baltimore County funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

George R. Martin, 77, died Monday at Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was the husband of Mary K. Martin. A retired real estate salesman, he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, here.

LaRueH. Fleming, 79, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. Before her retirement, she was a seamstress at L. Grief Clothing Co. She was a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens. Survivors include a son, Dorsey B. Fleming Jr. of Baltimore County; daughter, Betty L. Young of here; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., here.

Elizabeth M. Russell, 79, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Russell. A member of the Carroll County Retired Teachers, she had taught at Sandymount Elementary for 32years. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Anne R. and JohnB. Norris IV of here; brother, John H. Murphy of California; brother-in-law, Walter M. Russell of Reese; and two grandchildren.

Elizabeth V. Rickell, 86, died Saturday at Sykesville Eldercare Center. Shewas the wife of the late Lawrence Rickell. Formerly employed at Carroll Pastry Shop and Kessler Shoe Co., she was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Lowe of here; dear friend, Patricia Z. Will of here; and a brother, William Bondurant of Virginia.

James T. Doukas, 85, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Marjorie H. Doukas. Beforehis retirement, he was the president of Edward Boker Foods in Washington. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, James T. Doukas Jr. of Charles County; brother, George T. Doukas of Wicomico County; sister, Viola D. Briston of here; and one grandson.

George P. Mech, 73, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Frances I. Mech. Before his retirement, he had worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, George P. Mech of Howard County and John R. Mech of Ohio; daughters, Joan I. Ritter of Indiana and Doris E. Workman of New Windsor; sisters, Estelle Miller, Helen Manning and Emma Staub, all of Baltimore; 13grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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