Mildred H. Courtad Cawunder, 85, a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, died July 24 at her home. She was also a member of the Hampstead Senior Citizens and the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include her daughters, Carol A. Benson of Gardina, Calif. and Patricia Tansey of Riverside, Calif.; sons, Michael A. of Hanover, Pa., and Richard M. of St. Michaels, Talbot County; sisters, Cecila Halbedel of King of Prussia, Pa., Pauline Courtad and Julie Turner of Nevada, Ohio; brother, Donald M. Courtad of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, 3701 Park Avenue, Manchester, Md. 21102 or the American Heart Association, 280 E. Main St., Westminster, Md. 21157.
Grover D. Lare, 70, a former machinist for Westinghouse Corp., died July 25 at Carroll County General Hospital. A member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 200 of Hampstead and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors includehis daughter, Margery Ayers of here; sons, Timothy Lare of Reisterstown, Baltimore County, and Thomas Lare of here; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Jerry V. Rhodes, 56, an elevator builder for Dover Elevator, diedJuly 28 at the University Hospital in Baltimore. A member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 200, he also belonged to the Coon Club and the International Union of the Elevator Constructors. Survivors include his daughter, Evelyn Booth of Okeechobee, Fla.; sister, Gwendolyn Grimm of New Geneva, Pa.; half-brother, Merle Rhodes of MasonTown, Pa.; and one grandchild.
William D. Wygant, 75, formerly of here, died July 20 in Tuscon, Ariz., after a brief illness. A retired 40-year employee of C & P Telephone in Washington, he had been a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Gamber, the Friendly Group, a volunteer at the Carroll County Farm Museum and a member of the Gamber Fire Co. Auxiliary. He also participated in three mission trips to Costa Rica. The husband of Barbara Wygant, he also is survived by five children and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at Calvary United Methodist Church.Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund, Calvary United Methodist Church, 3939 Gamber Road, Finksburg, Md. 21048.
Charlotte Hess Shorb, 72, a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church here, died July 26 at Carroll County General Hospital. A volunteer at the hospital, she was a retired cafeteria manager at Taneytown Elementary and a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Carroll County. The wife of Kenneth C. Shorb, she is survived by her daughter, Sandra L. Henderson of Columbia, Pa.; son, John K. of Bethel, Maine; brother, E. Everett Hess of here; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Edith I. Weigle, 80, a retired 39-year employee of the C & P Telephone Company, died July 6 in East Point, Ga. A member of the Westminster Church of the Brethren, she also was active in The Quilters and Loaves and Fishes. Survivors include her sister, Lucinda C. Weigle of Mount Airy; niece, Pat Morelock of East Point; and nephew, Wayne Weigle of Ellicott City, Howard County. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Westminster Church of the Brethren, Westminster, Md. 21157.
Edmond T. Koscianski, 57, son of Mary Siemianowski of here, died suddenly July 25 at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. The husband of Donna J. Koscianski of Baltimore, he is also survived by his daughters, Jamie L. Willingham of Woodstock, Frederick County, and Lisa M. Atwell of Perry Hall, Baltimore County; brothers, Charles Kolton of Pensacola, Fla., andFrancis Koscianski of New Cumberland, Pa.; sister, Anna Marie Shankoof Lower Burrell, Pa.; and one grandson.
Tresse A. Acree, 84, a former home economics teacher in Baltimore, died July 26 at her home on Bachman Valley Road. The wife of Samuel Acree of here, she also is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George W. and Marjorie Acreeof Severna Park, Anne Arundel County; daughter and son-in-law, Anne F. and Kenneth C. Day of here; daughter, Helen E. Pflaging of Owings Mills, Baltimore County; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Carroll County Unit, P.O. Box 824, Westminster, Md. 21157, or the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maryland, 2114 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218.
Dr. Kathryn Belle Hildebran, 87, a retired professor of Modern Languages at Western Maryland College, died July 26 at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. A 1925 graduate of Oberlin (Ohio) College, she received her master's degree in French in 1928and her Ph.D in romance languages in 1938, both from the University of Chicago in Illinois. In addition to teaching at several colleges, she served as the head of Western Maryland's modern language department from 1940 to 1960. She is survived by her devoted friend, Dr. Grace M. Sproull of West Union, Ohio. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 in Little Baker College at Western Maryland College. Dr. Ira G. Zepp Jr. and Dr. Cornelius P. Darcy will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of one's choice.
Anna M. Leister Brauning, 85, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Gamber, died Monday at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore after a brief illness. A charter member of the Friendly Group of Gamber and the Middle Run Homemakers, she was a past worthy matron ofthe Door to Virtue Chapter No. 94 in the Order of the Eastern Star. The wife of Horace S. Brauning Sr., she also is survived by her daughter, A. Fay B. Lynch of Hendersonville, N.C.; sons, Gary R., Horrace S. "Bud" Jr. and David L. "Dave," all of Finksburg; 11 grandchildren;17 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home in Westminster. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 3939 Gamber Road, Finksburg, Md. 21048.
WilliamDavid Bryant, 48, died July 26 at his home. The son of Dewey J. Bryant of Sneedville, Tenn., and Berdie Wolverton Bryant of here, he alsois survived by his daughter, Lisa Helm of Sykesville; sisters, EllenStanley of Mount Airy, Sandra Hall and Carol Hungerford of here; brothers, Clifford of Glenelg, Howard County, Richard of Hampstead and Earl of Sneedville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.