OBITUARIES

THE BALTIMORE SUN

These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes.

Finksburg

Mark J. Pearce, 23, died Monday at his home. He was the son of Christopher J. and Dorothy C. Pearce of here. In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Nancy M. Hawse of here; brothers Christopher E. Pearce and Joseph E. Pearce, both of here; and paternal grandmother, Eileen Pearce of Florida. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Hampstead

Thomas E. Stocksdale, 71, died Friday at his home. He was the husband of Jacqueline M.Stocksdale. A self-employed builder, he was a member of the AmericanLegion and the Boumi Temple. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Sharon S. Kelley of North Carolina; son, Thomas A. Stocksdale, of California; sisters, Edith Nuse and Helen Chilcoat, bothof Hanover, Pa.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family requests memorial donations be made to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster.

Littlestown

Lake G. Weant, 87, a Pennsylvania resident, died Friday at Hanover General Hospital. Twicemarried, he was the husband of the late Grace S. Weant and the late Lucy K. Weant. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. Survivors include sons, Carl E. Weant of Taneytown andMerle C. Weant of here, and three grandchildren.

Manchester

P. John Medina, 28, died Feb. 20 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Pedro and Alverna B. Medina and the husband of Debra K. Medina.He had worked in a wall-covering plant in Pennsylvania. In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include a son, Joshua Medina; sisters, Pina Kline and Susan Medina of Pennsylvania; brothers, Joseph Medina of Pennsylvania and Gerald Medina of here.

New Windsor

Emilija V. Callier, infant daughter of Randolph L. Calliflower and Vida A. Galinaitis, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. In addition to her parents, survivors include maternal grandparents,Bernard and Ruta Galinaitis of Pleasant Valley; paternal grandmotherand step-grandfather, Margaret M. and Lewis B. Gorsuch of Taneytown;paternal grandfather, Kenneth T. Calliflower of Pennsylvania; maternal great-grandparents, Kazimieras P. and Herta E. Motgabis of West Germany; and paternal great-grandmother, Arabell D. Brashears of Westminster. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Pipe Creek Cemetery here. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the New Windsor Funeral Home of D. D. Hartzler.

Cindy Lee DiRocco-Peak, 36, died Thursday of leukemia at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. She was the daughter of Nicholas and Marion DiRocco and the wife of James R. Peak. Other survivors include daughters, Marion L. DiRocco-Peak and Lisa M. DiRocco-Peak, both of here; sisters, Candy L. Iacenda, Kasey M. Cram, Nicky D. Hackley, Torry S. Lowry and Tamy L. Malico; and brothers, Tony N. DiRocco and Randy J. DiRocco.

Reisterstown

H. Jack Burden, 64, a Baltimore County resident, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret B. Burden. A certified public accountant, he was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife, survivorsinclude sons, Michael Burden of Hampstead and Raymond Burden of here, and five grandchildren.

Sykesville

William E. Trayer Jr., 57, died Feb. 19 at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the son of William E. Trayer Sr. of here and the late Kathryn A. Trayer. He was the husband of Sally F. Trayer. He was a plumber and a member of Flohrville United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife and father, survivors include sons, Kevin E. Trayer and David W. Trayer,both of here; sister, Debbie Chronister of Westminster; brother, Gary L. Trayer of here; and aunt, Ruth L. Trayer of Westminster.

William T. Whittaker, 75, died Feb. 19 in Baltimore. He was the husband of Bessie D. Whittaker. A retired farmer and truck driver, he was a member of Johnsville United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Artrell Ambush and Tina McQuay, both of here; and three grandchildren.

Taneytown

Gladys V. Shockley, 94, died Feb. 17 at her home. She was the wife of the late Peter L. Shockley. Survivors include daughters, Mary A. Reaver, Sarah K. Brower and Bertha M. Shockley, all of here; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. The family requestsmemorial donations be made to Taneytown Baptist Church, 4159 Sells Mill Road, where she was a member.

Westminster

Samuel D. Ibex, 70, died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Esther L. Ibex. A member of the Fraternal Order of Police, he served as a lieutenant investigator with the Westminster City Police. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Michele D. Schmidt of here; brother, Charles Ibex of here; sisters, Mae Hinchey of here andNancy Grubb of Virginia; and one grandson. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road.

Edith L. Petry, 84, a former resident here, died Monday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was the wife of the late Jacob Petry. Employed by Greif Sewing Company, she also was a member of St. John Leisters Lutheran Church. Survivors include a brother, Eli R. Hosfeld, and a niece, Nance L. Reese, both of here. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Kirsten Naegeli, 81, died Feb. 20 at home. She was the wife of Markus J. Naegeli. Born in Denmark, where she owned her own photography studio, she and her husband moved here about 16 years ago. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, E. Margaret Rodriguez ofMinnesota, and two grandchildren.

Nancy A. Stone, 77, died Thursday at the Meridian Nursing Home in Baltimore County. Surviving are daughters, Judith E. Kirchenbauer of Indiana and Sara J. Miller of Sykesville; son, Robert C. Stone, of Baltimore; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Frances L. Boylan, 73, died Friday at her home. She was the wife of Dennis F. Boylan. She had retired from the C & P Telephone Co. and was a member of the Telephone Pioneer Club. She alsowas a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Littlestown, Pa.

D. Washington Kephart, 81, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Charlotte Z. Kephart and the grandfather of the late Gail A. Bushey. He had worked at the General Accounting Office and General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and the Carroll County Historical Society. Survivors include a son, Denny L. Kephart of Baltimore County; daughter, Susan K. Bushey of Sykesville; brother, Vernon Kephart, and sister, Ida Fulks, both of Montgomery County; and three grandchildren.

Sterling J. Magruder, 47, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. After serving in the U.S. Army, he worked at Telemecanique in Finksburg. Survivors include his former wife, Arellia Magruder of Pennsylvania; son, Stephen Magruder of Saudi Arabia; daughters, Dominice Magruderof here and Colleen Magruder of Pennsylvania; brothers, John L. Magruder of Baltimore, Robert Magruder of Frederick, Thomas Magruder and Allen Magruder, both of here; sisters, Delores Hyson of Virginia, Peggy Cooper of Washington, Carol J. Harris of Mount Airy, Kathleen Magruder and Barbara Magruder, both of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and a dear friend, Tina Dorsch.

Lillian Leister, 90, died Friday at Hanover Hall Nursing Home in Pennsylvania. She was the wife of the late Sam Leister. Before her retirement, she was the assistant treasurer at what is now Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy E. Helwig of here, and one niece.

Elizabeth L. Wheeler, 78, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edgar M. Wheeler and themother of the late Joyce Cronhart. Survivors include sons, Gerald Wheeler and Robert Wheeler, both of Finksburg; brother, Edgar G. Rohde;sisters, Wilma Dowell and Glenna Schucker, all of Baltimore County; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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