Emily StokerInsurance executiveServices for Emily Stoker, a...


Emily Stoker

Insurance executive

Services for Emily Stoker, a retired department head at Monumental Life Insurance Co., will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, York and Cedarcroft Roads.

Mrs. Stoker, who was 93, died Sunday at her home in Rodgers Forge after a short illness.

She retired 38 years ago as head of the accounting and investment department at the insurance company, where she had earlier been secretary to the president.

Her first husband, Charles G. Linke, died more than 50 years ago, and her second husband, Halbert M. Stoker, died in 1955.

A Baltimore native whose family came from Upper Marlboro, she took part in the 1916 human flag at Fort McHenry.

She had served on the board of the Over 60 Counseling and Employment Service and as a volunteer in the chaplain's office at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

She is survived by two nieces, Margie C. Wade of San Raphael, Calif., and Sue C. Jackson of Miami; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.


Louise M. Carew

Salad manufacturer

Services for Louise M. Carew, who had been a partner with her husband in Mrs. Minnick's Salads, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mrs. Carew, who was 88 and lived at the Charlestown Retirement Community, died Sunday of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital.

Before they retired and turned the business over to a son 30 years ago, the couple operated a company that manufactured and distributed salads and other foods for about 10 years. Ithad been started by his sister.

Mrs. Carew developed a sour beef mix the company sells.

Born in Baltimore, the former Louise M. Kaiser was educated at the Millington Lane Elementary School.

She was active in the Martha Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Baltimore Chapter of the Order of the Amaranth. She had been a member of the Bou-Tem-Sci Club, an auxiliary at Boumi Temple.

Her husband, Walter J. Carew Sr., died in 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Corinne Powell of Finksburg; two sons, Walter J. Carew Jr. of Hampstead and Donald H. Carew of Ellicott City; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Raymond Brokamp

Worked for BG&E;

Services for Raymond W. Brokamp, who retired in 1979 from the public affairs department of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Mr. Brokamp, who was 74, died Sunday of cancer in Cocoa Beach, where he moved from Lusby.

He was employed at BG&E; for 40 years, working with legislators and others in connection with the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, he attended the University of Maryland and served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II.

Licensed as a private pilot, he had been active in the Civil Air Patrol in Annapolis and was a golfer and tennis player who had belonged to the Chesapeake Ranch Club.

As a young man, he was a jockey and worked at Maryland racetracks.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Cromwell; two sons, Ernest Brokamp of Cocoa Beach and Raymond Brokamp of Silver Spring; and a sister, Esther Long of RivieraBeach.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Dorothea A. Benson

Retired art teacher

Services for Dorothea A. Benson, retired chairman of the art department at Towson Junior High School, will be at 9 p.m. today at the Lemmon-Mitchell Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mrs. Benson, who was 82, died Sunday of pneumonia and cancer at her home on Valley Lane in Towson.

She retired in 1973 after teaching at the school for 20 years.

After her retirement, she continued to paint scenes of Towson and northern Baltimore County.

The former Dorothea A. Anderson was a native of Bethlehem, Pa., and a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York, where she studied commercial art. She later earned a bachelor's degree at the Maryland Institute and a master's degree at Towson State University.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Towson and served as historian of the Bou-Tem-Sci Club, an auxiliary at Boumi Temple.

Her husband, Alfred C. Benson, is a retired mechanical engineer Edgewood Arsenal.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a son, Craig Robert Benson of Glen Arm; a brother, Robert Anderson of Waitsfield, Vt.; and a granddaughter.

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