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Funeral services took place for Davidsonville resident Elsie Wendy Pickle Saturday, Feb. 23 at Grace Independent Baptist Church in Crownsville.

Miss Pickle, 24, died at University Hospital Shock Trauma Unit asa result of injuries she received in a car accident on Feb. 20.

She is survived by her parents, Ellis Early and Hazel Roberts Pickle of Davidsonville; her grandparents, William and Mary Shorter of Crownsville, and Rosie Pickle of Retreat, Va.; two sisters, Linda Cambell of Annapolis and Sandy Lester of Davidsonville; there brothers, RickeyPickle of Annapolis, Tommy Pickle and Paris Roberts, both of Davidsonville.


Funeral services took place for Ferndale resident Frederick W. Birsner Sr. Friday, Feb. 22 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Birsner, 70, died on Feb. 18 at Harbor Hospital.

He retired as a foreman at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company in 1982 after 34 years of service. He also served in the Army during World War II, where he participated in the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Mr. Birsner was a member of American Legion Post No. 22.

Other interests included his family, leather work,and model building.

His wife, Delmar E. Birsner died before him.

He is survived by a son, Frederick W. Birsner Jr. of Lansdowne; two daughters, Mona J. Milewski of Linthicum and Cynthia B. Chenoweth of Pasadena; a brother, Leroy Birsner of Baltimore; four grandchildrenand one great-grandchild.


Funeral services took place for Linthicum resident Ethel M. Dupski on Feb. 23at St. Albans Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Dupski, 76, died on Feb. 20 at her home.

Her husband, John N. Dupski died before her.

She is survived by a brother, James Smith of Glen Burnie.


Funeral services took place for Jessup resident Mary Amelia Grimm on Feb. 23 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Grimm, 75,died of complications from cancer on Feb. 20 at North Arundel Hospital.

A former Glen Burnie resident, she was a homemaker who enjoyedwatching motor-cross.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances Wilder of Manassas, Va.; a son, Walter Woodrow Grimm of Pasadena; a sister, Lillian Ronden of Pikesville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will takeplace for Forestville resident James Maniel Castro at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Cheltham, Md.

Mr. Castro, 75, died on Feb. 21 at Regency Nursing Center in Forestville.

He worked as a newspaper vendor at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Castro also served with the Coast Guard for seven and a half years, including during World War II.

He was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church in Washington and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Other interests included sports.

Mr. Castro is survived by two sisters, Felicia Bundoc of Rochester, N.Y. and Inez Villaneueva of Newark, N.J.; and a brother, Jack Castro of Shady Side.

Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Arrangements were made by Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville.

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