Helen I. Switzer, 80, died Wednesday at...


Helen I. Switzer, 80, died Wednesday at Long View Nursing Home. She was the wife of William H. Switzer. She was a member of St. Lawrence United Church of Christ and the North Carroll Senior Citizens. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Harold D. of here; twograndchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DATELINE: Silver Run

Ruth E. Utz, 75, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital.She was the wife of Melvin C. Utz. She had been employed at Littonian Shoe Co. in Littlestown, Pa. and Auchey's Plant Farm in Hanover, Pa. She was a member of St. Mary's United Church of Christ here and theMother's Sunday School Class. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Melvin C. Jr. of here; a brother, Carroll Flickinger of Hanover; sisters Phyllis Dayhoff of New Jersey, Mary Schue of Littlestown and Emily Bortner of Hanover

DATELINE: Sykesville

James G. Harris, 87, died June 16 at Baltimore County General Hospital. He wasthe husband of the late Nona Harris. A retired Naval Department employee, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Leatrice R. Will, 69, died Tuesday at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She was the wife of the late Oscar V. Will. A retired bookkeeper, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department, the Westminster Moose and Elks lodges. Survivors include a son, John N. Laster Sr. of here, and two grandchildren.

Irvin R. Zeltman, 82, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of Mary S. Zeltman. He was the father of the late Joan M. Wagner. A retired barber and farmer, he was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church here. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Robert A. of Baltimore County; a sister, Augusta Hayden of Virginia; a brother, Francis of North Carolina; and several grandchildren.

DATELINE: Westminster

Anna G. Dittmar, 88, died June 16 at Carroll Lutheran Village HealthCare Center. She was the wife of the late Harry Dittmar. Survivors include daughters Lillian D. O'Neill and Gertrude M. Hirt, both of here, and Betty Lou Chenoweth of Baltimore County; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Helen Barnes Stack, 75, died Monday atCarroll County General Hospital. She survived her first husband, Carroll Barnes, and is survived by her second husband, Charles W. Stack.She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. In addition toher husband, survivors include sons William M., Charles C. and DavidA. Barnes, all of Sykesville, and James R. Barnes of here; daughtersCarole L. Williams of North Carolina, Paula M. Franklin of Taneytownand Gloria J. Frock of here; brothers William J. Morris of Anne Arundel County and Raymond Peregoy of Baltimore County; sister, Delma Westmoreland of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

William J. Humbert, 89, died Wednesday at Baltimore County GeneralHospital. He was the husband of Treva F. Humbert. He was the father of the late Walter Humbert. Before his retirement, he was a butcher for Hahns of Westminster and a farmer. He was a life member of the Pleasant Valley Fire Company and St. Pauls United Church of Christ. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Eleanor and a son,Robert, both of here; sister, Mary Miller of here; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Leon A. Podolak, 68, died Tuesday. Born in the Ukraine, he was the husband of Gertrude J. Podolak. Self-employed, he owned a land surveying and civil engineering company here. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Peter L. of here; a daughter, Martha M. Belcher of California; a sister, Roma Niedzwiecki of Michigan; a brother, George of Baltimore, and one granddaughter.

Willard E. Hill, 50, a former resident here, died Tuesday in Staunton, Va. He was the son of Mary Stack of here and the late Willard F. Hill.He was the husband of Barbara Hill. Additional survivors include sisters Pat Richards and Sandy Trundle, both of here; three daughters; astepdaughter; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.


Bertha S. Freter, 96, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the widow of Henry A. Freter Jr. She was a charter member of Berrett Grange and the Homemakers Club here. Survivors include a daughter, Miriam Beck of Sykesville; a son, Henry A. IIIof Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and a longtime friend, Margaret D. Beck.

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