Daniel B. StonerRan plant nurseryServices for Daniel...


Daniel B. Stoner

Ran plant nursery

Services for Daniel B. Stoner, retired president of a wholesale plant nursery, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Pritts Funeral Home in Westminster.

Mr. Stoner, who was 76 and lived in Westminster, died Wednesday at the Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center after a long illness.

He retired in 1987 as president of the family-owned Westminster Nurseries Inc., which was started by his father.

He served for eight years as the nursery representative on the Maryland Agricultural Commission. The Maryland Nursery Association, which he and his father had both served as president, gave him its professional achievement award in 1977.

Mr. Stoner was a member of the board of the Union National Bank of Westminster from 1972 until 1976.

Born in Westminster, he was a 1931 graduate of Westminster High School and a 1935 graduate, with a degree in agriculture, of the University of Maryland. He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and the Alpha Zeta honorary agricultural fraternity.

A member of the Westminster Rotary Club since 1941 and a former president of the club, he was honored in 1985 as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Mr. Stoner also had been president of the Consistory of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and of the Westminster Riding Club.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Mildred Dowe; a daughter, Barbara V. Grady of Largo, Fla.; a son, Daniel B. Stoner Jr. of Westminster; a sister, Euphamie Stoner Cronmiller of Crownsville; a half-sister, Lucy Jane Stoner Nasser of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, and a great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Carroll County General Hospital or the the Carroll Lutheran Village.

Lawrence Vasold

Bethlehem foreman

Services for Lawrence G. Vasold Sr., a retired pipefitter foreman at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. mills at Sparrows Point, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk.

Mr. Vasold, who was 73, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Grace Road in Edgemere.

The Baltimore native worked at the steel plant for 40 years.

A woodworker who made toys and cradles for his grandchildren, he was fond of flower gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Edna May Robinson; two sons, Lawrence G. Vasold Jr. of Essex, and Thomas E. Vasold of Catonsville; a brother, Ambrose E. Vasold of Baltimore; two sisters, Ethel Kamberger of Essex, and Mary M. Vasold of Dundalk; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Lodge Forest United Methodist Church.

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