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Sydney C. Hamblock 78, died Saturday at her niece's home here. She was the wife of the late Dr. Leonard C. Hamblock, a surgeon who practiced in Philadelphia, Pa. Survivors include a sister, Peggy Alexander of Hamburg, Pa.; nieces Peggy Miller of here and Judy Barkman of Hamburg; nephews Richard Kline and J. Bruce Kline, both ofPennsylvania.

Jennie G. Rill, 90, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Melvin E. Rill. A member of Wesley United Methodist Church, she also was active in the Wesley United Methodist Women and Hampstead Senior Citizens. Born in Carrollton, she wasthe last of 12 children. Her survivors include daughters G. Loretta Harris and Ethel Ray Willet, both of Westminster; Jean R. Hale and Nona E. Utz, both of North Carolina; sons Earl L. and Vernon L. Jr., both of here, and Rev. Chester W. of Montgomery County. Services are at11 a.m. today at her church in Carrollton.

John R. "Bob" Stevens Sr., 59, died Saturday at his Frederick County home. He was the husband of Ann H. Stevens. A Korean War veteran, he was a member of the American Legion in Frederick County. He was a charter member of Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company and the Civic Association as well as St. Peter Catholic Church. He had owned and operated a grocery store and later formed his own oil company, Stevens Oil Burners. In addition tohis wife, survivors include sons Robert of Mount Airy and G. Edward of here; brothers James A. of Woodsboro, Frederick County, Edward andGeorge N. Jr., both of here; sisters Patricia Baust of Pennsylvania,Louise Mullinix, Elizabeth Keilholtz and Helen Young, all of Thurmont, Frederick County and Katherine Van Sant, Virginia Stein and Rosie Ecker, all of here; and four grandchildren.

Lisa M. Sadowski, 25, died suddenly Sunday at her home. She was the daughter of Vernon R. and Diane F. Amspacher of here and the wife of Steven M. Sadowski. A veterinary technician, she also was a member of St. David's Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir. In addition to her husband and parents, survivors include her children Stefanie M. and Alan; grandparents John W. and Cora D. Amspacher and Euna S. Forrester, all of here.Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church in Hanover, Pa. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel here.

Elsie V. Shorb, 84, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles Shorb. Employed as a seamstress,she was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Manchester Fire Company, the Rebecca Lodge and the Melrose Homemakers. In 1985, she was Mother of the Year at Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she also was a member. Of her 10 children, four daughters survive including Doris R. Wentz and Janet L. Patterson of here, Jean E. Arbaugh and Shirley A. Carbaugh, both of Westminster. Also surviving are sisters EdnaTracy, Naomi Zigler, Gladys Miller and Ruthetta Gunnett, all of York, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The family requests memorial contributions to the church, 3184 Church St., here.

Charles E. Clarkson, 76, died Saturday at his Baltimore County home. He was the husband of Eunice W. Clarkson. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons Nowell of Westminster and Verlin of North Carolina; daughter, Jill Bange of Upperco; brothers Ray of Ohio and Roy of Indiana; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arthur Miller, 71,died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Helen E. Miller. Before his retirement, he was a farmer, truck driver, and a foreman for the Carroll County Roads Department. He was a member of the Union Bible Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons Robert B., William L. and A. Eugene Sr., all of Westminster; daughter, Doris Buffington of New Windsor; brother, Horace E. of Finksburg; sister, Mae Freymen of Westminster; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandsons. Services are at 10 a.m. today at the New Windsor Funeral Home of D. D. Hartzler. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 824, Westminster.

George C. Schnabel, 66, died Saturday at his home. He was the son ofElsie Bock Intlekofer and the late George J. Schnabel. He was the husband of the late Gertrude R. Schnabel. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had been a Baltimore City policeman. In addition to his mother, survivors include a daughter, Jeanie Gisriel of Westminster; sister, Rita Biegle of Baltimore County and three grandchildren.

Ruth Hobson, 69, died at her Frederick County home. She was the daughterof Dora B. Black of here and the late Charles Black. She was the wife of the late Fritz Hobson. She had worked as an electronic assemblerfor Comstat Lab in Frederick County. She was a member of Fredericktown Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, survivors include a son, Carl of Baltimore; daughters Dora Beasley of New Windsor, Sue Prettyman of here and Judy Marting of Frederick; brothers, Clarence Black and John Black, both of Baltimore; sisters Daisy Robinson of Kentucky, Myrtle Vaughn of Ohio and Mildred Howard of Tennessee, and nine grandchildren.

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