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Harry E. Strausser Sr., 75, of Baltimore...


Harry E. Strausser Sr., 75, of Baltimore County, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie and KirbyBarger of Westminster, and sons-in-law.

DATELINE: Manchester

Ruth S. Alban, 68, wife of Raymond G. Alban, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. A retired seamstress for Joseph A. Bank Clothing, she is survived by sons, Steven R. Alban of here and Donald L. Alban of Baltimore County; daughters, Linda L. Pennington of West Virginia and Betty Lou Koerner of here; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services are at 11 at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead, with the Rev. Harvey Schlichter officiating. Interment will be in Grave Run Cemetery, Hampstead. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.


GeorgeR. Turner Jr., 69, a federal highway engineer and administrator, died Friday at home of cancer. He began working for the Federal Highway Administration in the 1940s, joining the Baltimore office in 1978 andretiring in 1988. He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works until last spring. He is survived by his wife, Helen R. Turner; sons, George R. Turner III and Christopher M. Turner of Virginia,Robert B. Turner of Hampstead and Benjamin R. Turner of Westminster;two sisters; and three granddaughters.

DATELINE: Mount Airy

Ida Louise Horton, 83, died Monday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, a son and three daughters, she is survived by sons, George R. Horton, David L. Horton, Floyd R. Horton and Donald D. Horton, all of here; daughter, Janet M. Horton of here; sister, Edna Poole of Monrovia, Frederick County; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today, and funeral services are at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, with the Rev. L. Ross Kirk officiating. Burial willbe in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Monrovia.

DATELINE: New Oxford

Harry T. Brown Jr., 72, a retired painter, formerly of New Windsor, died Thursday at Hanover (Pa.) Hospital. He belonged to the Westminster American Legion. Survivors include a brother, Phelitus Brown of New Windsor.

DATELINE: New Windsor

Donald F. Wood, 61, a musician who entertained many countians over the years, died Friday at Carroll CountyGeneral Hospital. A member of St. John Catholic Church, he is survived by his wife, Eleanor Wood; daughters, Mary E. VanderVeer and Carolynne L. Wood of here, and Donna W. Robbins of Eldersburg; brothers, J. Lawrence Wood Jr. of Talbot County, Robert L. Wood and David R. Wood of Denton, Caroline County; sisters, Delores Connolly of Denton andAlice A. Uhler of Baltimore; and three grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Farm, Westminster, Md. 21157.

DATELINE: Owings Mills

William Leppert, 73, a retired building superintendent for Walter Crismer and Son Co., died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital, Randallstown. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Lucinda Littlejohn of Mount Airy.


Allan D. Musser, 39, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned C. Musser of Taneytown, died Feb. 5at his California home. The 1970 Francis Scott Key High School graduate had a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Telenova Inc. Other survivors include his wife, Nelda Carag Musser; twosisters and a brother.

DATELINE: Reisterstown

Tyrus "Bill" FisherSr., 81, who retired from Black and Decker Corp. in 1973 after 45 years, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital after an extendedillness. The Baltimore County man is survived by his wife, Helen Bowen Fisher; one daughter; one son; one sister; and four grandchildren.

DATELINE: Sykesville

Alverta D. Green, 80, a retired nurse at Springfield Hospital Center, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital. Formerly of here, she was predeceased by her husband, a son and a daughter. She is survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liberty Road, Eldersburg. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park.

DATELINE: Taneytown

Ethel May Koch, 66, died Saturday at York (Pa.) Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward W. Koch; son, Edward William Koch II of here; sister, Pearl Sharp of Baltimore; and niecesand nephews.

Vesta E. Wettling, 91, formerly of here, died Feb. 7at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, George Wettling; a son; sister, Gladys Null of here; and nieces and nephews.

DATELINE: Union Bridge

Raymond Elwood Davis, 60, a self-employed cabinet maker in the Washington area, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Ruth M. Carbaugh Davis; children, Rhonda Jones, Rocky Davis,Randy Davis and Scott Davis of Texas, Maria Perkins of Frederick, Wanda Davis, Bridget Davis and Raymond E. Davis IV at home, Ronald Davis of West Virginia; two sisters, Pauline Akers and Marie Heiring of Virginia; brother, Clyde Davis of North Carolina; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Bridge Fire Co. or the family.

DATELINE: Westminster

Cory Stephen Dell, infant son of Katherine Dell, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. Survivors include sisters, Tammy E. Dofflemyer of Frostburg, Allegany County, and Lisa A. Dofflemyer of here; andmaternal great-grandparents Bob R. and Elva W. Hughes of here. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Open Door, 550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, Md. 21157.

John Paul Jones, 84, a general supervisor for 48 years with Industrial Gas Sales at Baltimore Gas& Electric Co., died Sunday at home after a brief illness. A state-registered engineer, he belonged to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers and the American Gas Association, which elected him to the AGA Hall of Fame for his services in the industry. A commissioned lieutenant in the Naval Reserve duringWorld War II, he was an engineering officer and served in the construction and repair of naval vessels. He served in the same capacity inKorea, retiring as a captain in 1968. He was a member of the ReserveOfficers Association and U.S. Naval Institute. His first wife, Mildred Wosch Jones, died in 1958. Survivors include his wife, Bernice K. Jones; sons, Alan D. Jones of Dunkirk, Calvert County, and Brian D. Jones of Cockeysville, Baltimore County; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home, 412 Washington Road, with the Rev. Robert Zimmerliofficiating. Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

Charles R. Rickell, 88, a farmer and Carroll County Farm Bureau member, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. A member of St. John Catholic Church, he is survived by his wife, Helen LaRue Dell Rickell; daughters, Donna Caple and Barbara Rickell of here; brother, Arthur Rickell of Frederick; sisters, E. Virginia Burke of Taneytown, Frances Eastonof here; and three grandchildren. Prayer services are at 1 p.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home, 412 Washington Road, here, with the Rev. David Pietrapoli officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Building Fund,43 Monroe St., Westminster, Md. 21157.

Louis Lee Ward, 73, a truck driver and World War II veteran, died Saturday at home. He belongedto IONIC Lodge 145 A.F. and A.M., and was a life member of the Westminster VFW and Calvary United Methodist Church. He is survived by hiswife, P. June Dodd Ward; sons, William L. Ward of Eldersburg and Dale M. Ward of here; brother, Joseph L. Ward of Louisville; sisters, May Mann of Finksburg and Annabelle Rexroth of here; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, John David Ward, in 1975. Memorialcontributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.

Evelyn M. Williams, 70, a secretary for MarylandCup Corp., died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Victor Williams, and daughter, Jean Tevis, she is survived by a son, Larry Hessie of here; daughters, Linda Gephardt ofFlorida, Agnes Eisenhardt of Edgewood, Baltimore County, and Mary E.Cutsail of here; brothers, Thomas White of Cub Hill and Howard White, both of Reisterstown, Baltimore County; sisters, Alice Slaysman of Arizona and Beverly Herman of Florida; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Carroll W. Wimert, 87, formerly of here, died Saturday in Colorado at his daughter's home. A retired cabinetmaker, he is survived by two daughters; two sisters; a brother; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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