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Frank R. Geiselman Jr., 63, a former Harford County resident here, died March 13 in Florida. Survivors include daughters Daryl LaVey of Millers and Robin D. Sabo of Westminster; sister, NelvaGrubb of Sykesville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mary M. Sheeler, 77, died March 17. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Sheeler. Survivors, all of Baltimore, include daughters Mary Jane Lease and Linda Peregoy; sons Leroy R., John F. and J. Leo; sisters Anna Theresa Gover, Amelia E. Williams and Helen M. Kendall; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
George Michael Manner Jr., 42, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of PaulineS. Clements of here and the late George M. Manner. He was the husband of Ella W. Manner. Employed by the United Parcel Service, he was inducted into the Metro D.C. Circle of Honor and awarded the Governors'Citation for his outstanding 20 years of safe driving. A member of St. John's Catholic Church in Westminster, he also was a member of theMoose Lodge. He played drums in area bands. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include daughters Tina M. and Stacy A. and son,Mark A., all of Finksburg; brother, Charles R. of Westminster, and maternal grandmother, Miriam H. Shaffer of Westminster.
Lester H. R. Hooper, 77, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. A Baltimore County resident, he was retired from the county maintenance department. Survivors include a daughter, Lillian of Baltimore County;sons Norval R. of here, Herbert R. of Virginia and Ray of Massachusetts; sisters Catherine L. Iglehart and Mary J. Allen, both of Sykesville and E. Louise Johnson of Taneytown.
Ward I. Grabill, 74, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Willis Grabill. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S.Army. Prior to his retirement, he had worked for C&P; Telephone Co. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Susan Ellingsworth of California, Janet Orrison of Howard County and Donna Sutthin of Anne Arundel County, and sister, Pauline Lehr of New Jersey. The family requests memorial contributions to Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 518, here, where he was a member.
Danielle N. Kemp,the 17-month-old daughter of R. Tyrone and Valerie Rhoderick Kemp, died Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. In addition to her parents, survivors include maternal grandparents Robert L. and Geraldine Rhoderick of Frederick County; paternal grandparents Vernon D. and Nancy Kemp Wolfe of Frederick County; maternal great-grandmother, Mary E.Rhoderick and paternal great-grandparents, Alton and Mae Kemp, all of Frederick.
Daphna Poisel, 82, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Paul W. Poisel. She had worked at Griefs Sewing Factory and was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters Margaret A. Louey and Daphna N. Null, both of here, and sons-in-law, Donald Null and Raymond Louey. The family requests memorial donations to the church at 165 E. Main St. here.
Anthony L. Kirk Sr., 76, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Eva F. Kirk. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II as a squad leader, interpreter and staff sergeant. He received several medals including the Purple Heart and three bronze stars. Before his retirement, he had worked at Schwartz Cadillac Co. in Baltimore. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons Anthony L. Jr. and David W., both of California; daughter, Patricia A. of here; brother, Stanley of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Robert O. Bloom, 40, died Monday at St.Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. A truck driver for L&D; Trucking Finksburg, he also was a member of Reisterstown Moose Lodge in Baltimore County. Survivors include a daughter, Sherri B. Martin of Hampstead; dear friend, Edith Campbell and her children Hannah and Daniel Wolf, allof here; sisters Dixie Lee Walker and Judith A. Johns, both of Pennsylvania, Sylvia L. Harmon of Hampstead, Kay Bluford of Baltimore County and Sue Rea Becker of Florida; brothers Charles C. of Anne ArundelCounty, Edward C. of Florida, Raymond D. Jr. of Manchester and his twin brother, Ralph O. of here; stepsister, Glenda Curtis of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Robert F. Storey, 73, died Tuesday in West Virginia. He was the husband of Leona Storey. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he participated in the invasion of Normandy andwas decorated with several medals. Before his retirement, he was employed by General Motors in Baltimore County. In addition to his wife,survivors include sons Robert F. Jr. of Pennsylvania, David L. of Arizona and Joe F. of Baltimore County; sister, Mary Archer of here; and two grandchildren.
George E. Smith, 93, died Monday at FrederickMemorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Isabell Smith. Survivors include daughters Sara Neal of Baltimore and Charlotte Riggs of Howard County; son, Joseph of here; brother, James of Baltimore; sister, Grace Turnipseed of Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.