Services took place for Cumberland resident Lester S. Dever June 15 at Scarpelli Funeral Home in Cumberland.

Mr. Dever, 76, died June 12 at Meridian Nursing Home.

A Severn resident for 42 years, he was employed by the Electric Motor Division of General Motors Corp. for 30 years, until his retirement in 1981. He also served in the military during World War II.

Mr. Dever's interests included gardening, and building things.

His wife, Sallie I. Huff Dever, preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Rohn of Hawaii and Mary McGee of Glen Burnie; two sons, Larry Dever of Glen Burnie and Danny Dever of Sacramento, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.



Services took place for Laurel resident Sylvia Marie Gary June 15 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Miss Gary, 88, died of heart failure June 12 at North Arundel Hospital.

A resident for 15 years, she worked as a teacher in Anne Arundel County, Washington, D.C., and Florida for 30 years, until her retirement in 1965.

She enjoyed reading.

Miss Gary is survived by many nieces and nephews.



Graveside services took place for Baltimore resident Chester John Larwa June 13 at Glen Haven Memorial Park.

Mr. Larwa, 76, diedJune 10 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He worked as an auto salesman until his retirement in 1977. He also worked on Polish-American RadioHour for WBMD-Radio for eight years and served in the U.S. Army and Polish army.

Mr. Larwa enjoyed being with and talking to people.

His wife, Mary Larwa, preceded him in death.

He is survived by adaughter, Rosemary N. Chalk of Deland, Fla.; a son, Chester John Larwa Jr.; and four grandchildren.



Services took place for Baltimore resident Harry F. Kinder Jr. June 14at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Kinder, 56, died of natural causesJune 11 at Harbor Hospital.

He was employed as a pile driver for Anderson Aquatics for the past four years.

Surviving him are his wife, Carolyn Clough Kinder; his mother, Mary O. Kinder of Pasadena; three sons, Harry F. Nightingale of Pasadena, James Kinder of Pennsylvania and Darryl Kinder of Baltimore; five daughters, Catherine Kinderof Baltimore, Mary Ann Kinder of Florida, Gloria J. Kinder of Baltimore, Rebecca Nightingale of Pasadena and Patricia Nightingale of Baltimore; three brothers, Walter E. Kinder of Pasadena, Frederick H. Kinder of Glen Burnie and Douglas E. Kinder of Odenton; two sisters, Mary Etta Nightingale of Pasadena and Darlene Dotton of Essex; and 10 grandchildren.



Services took place for Odenton resident Paul S. Knight June 14 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Knight, 65, died June 11 at his home.

He was employed as a driver for the country for 15 years until his retirement in 1981.

His other interests included gardening and working on and building race cars.

He is survived by a daughter, Denise Hendershot of Gambrills; two sons, Paul Knight of Gambrills and Terry Knight of Odenton; a brother, Franklin Knight of Florida; a sister, Louise Hood of Laurel; and six grandchildren.



Services tookplace for former Crownsville and Davidsonville resident Virginia King Townshend Harris June 15 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harris,81, died June 11 at Franklin Hospital in Franklin, N.C.

She was employed as a switchboard operator for the Department of Social Services in Annapolis for over 20 years until her retirement in 1972.

Mrs. Harris was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Franklin, N.C., and was a former member of the Annapolis Assembly of God Church.

She enjoyed gardening.

Her husbands, George Reese King Sr. andSamuel Harris, preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Brendle of Franklin, N.C.; a son, Robert J. King of Crownsville; three sisters, Frances Beottcher and Rosalie Taber, both of Pasadena, and Loretta O'Neil of Arbutus; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.



Services took place for Glen Burnie resident Harry Robert Smith June 14 at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith, 56, died June 12 at his home.

A former resident of Brooklyn, he was employed as a Conrail conductor for 38 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ritz A. Smith; a daughter, Terry Ann Hill of Pasadena; a son, Harry Robert Smith Jr. of Shadyside;three brothers, Skippy Collett of Daytona Beach, Fla., Tommy Smith of Dundalk, and Preston Smith of Baltimore; three sisters, Louise Smith of Daytona Beach, Fla., Kathy Collett of Jappatowne, and Caroline Collett of Pasadena; two grandchildren; and his mother, Wilda C. Lewis.

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