Services for Elmer J. Snyder, 77, and his wife, Melba B., 75, took place Saturday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel in Westminster. Mrs. Snyder died Dec. 17 in Florida. Mr. Snyder died March 3, also in Florida. The couple are survived by sons, Richard L. Snyder of Taneytown and Robert L. Snyder of Catonsville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Snyder also is survived by brothers, Louis B. Scharon of Westminster and Leroy Scharon of Houston. Mr. Snyder is survived by a brother, Alvin Snyder of Reisterstown.
James C. Conaway Sr., 44, died Monday at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Carolyn Carr Conaway. He had worked at the Arundel Corp. in Pikesville. A life-member of Brandenburg United Methodist Church, he also was a leader in Kountry Kids 4-H Club. Additional survivors include a son, James C. Conaway Jr. and daughter, Jennifer C. Conaway, both of home; sisters, Joan Griffith of South Carolina and Debbie Dailey of Oregon; and a brother, Gordon "Bill" Conaway of here.
Forrest A. Berwager Jr., 59, died Tuesday at Howard County General Hospital. He was the son of Bernice B. Berwager of Gaithersburg and the late Forrest A. Berwager Sr. He was the husband of Diane Frizzell Berwager. A retired vice principal from Baltimore County schools, he was a former captain in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include a daughter, Barbara A. O'Donnell of Mount Airy; sister, Beryl Clarke of Westminster; and one grandson. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Thomas W. Alban, 79, died April 26 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Mildred Helwig Alban. Before his retirement, he was a crane operator for W. R. Grace Co. Additional survivors include a son, Thomas W. Alban of Severna Park, and a sister, Hazel Raver of Upperco.
Noah E. "Gus" Danner, 70, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of Ruth E. Lawrence Danner. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he saw action in Europe and was a member of the VFW Post in Union Bridge. Before his retirement, he worked as a truck driver for the Taney Corp. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Carol L. Ecker of Federalsburg, Judy L. Fowler of Easton and Bonnie S. Laughman of Hanover, Pa.; sisters, B. Caroline Green of Virginia and Doris E. Shank of Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Carrie Belle Crabb, 83, died Tuesday at her home. She was the wife of the late Ecker W. Crabb and the mother of the late Charles W. Crabb. Until her retirement, she had owned Crabb's Store. She was a member of the American Legion Gold Star Post's Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, John E. Crabb; daughter, Virginia E. Wilburn of here; sisters, Anne Gue of here and Louise Ramey of West Virginia; brother, John Lettire of here; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Louise Summers Muller, 80, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank Muller and the mother of the late Carrie R. Poole. Before her retirement, she worked for Magin Insurance Co. She was a lifelong member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Survivors include sons, Emerson F. "Buck" Muller of Littlestown, Pa., David W. Muller of Westminster and Glenn E. Muller of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The family requests memorial contributions to the church.
Susan L. Bloom, 74, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late William L. Bloom. Before her retirement, she was a seamstress at the Mount Airy Pants Factory. A pianist and member of the Winfield Bible Chapel, she also volunteered at several county nursing homes. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Theodore F. Iser Sr. of here; a foster daughter, Katherine Hartlove of Pasadena; brother, Lewis Gilpin of Essex; and three grandsons.
Dorothy M. Minnick, 82, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Charles E. Minnick. Employed as a cafeteria worker at Francis Scott Key High School, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Additional survivors include a daughter, Shirley M. Reynolds of North Carolina; sisters, Louise Durboraw of Cross Keys, Margaret Norcott of California and Eleanor Fry of Baltimore; brother, Carroll M. Wilhide of Detour; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7775 Forest Stream Club Road, Detour, where she was a member.
Charles R. Lynch, 86, died Monday at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was the husband of Mary Katherine Kerr Lynch. A retired farm equipment dealer, he had owned and operated C. R. Lynch in Reisterstown. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, C. Robert Lynch Jr. and Michael J. Lynch, both of Reisterstown, and Edward D. Lynch of here; daughters, Anne M. Collins and Elizabeth R. Lynch, both of here, and Mary C. Whitcraft of Reisterstown; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Martha E. Murray, 77, died Saturday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was the wife of the late James W. Murray Sr. She had worked for the Baltimore County Board of Education. Survivors include children, James W. Murray Jr. of Manchester, William M. Murray of North Carolina, and Richard L. Murray and Patricia D. Isennock, both of here; sisters, Isabell Gamber of Reisterstown and Pauline Ridgely of Florida; brother, Woodrow Crunkilton of Reisterstown; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.