Josiah E. Skiles, 70, died Saturday at Seton Hill Manor. Survivors include brothers, John H. Skiles of Taneytown, Norman L. Skiles of Georgia and Granville R. Skiles of Baltimore.
Jacob Casey Jones, infant son of Kevin E. and Lisa Krom Jones, died Sunday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. Additional survivors include a sister, Stephanie N. Jones of home; paternal grandparents, Harry and Nancy Jones of Westminster; maternal grandparents, Roy and Janet Krom of Hampstead; paternal great-grandmothers, Evelyn Brehm and Frances Jones, both of Westminster; maternal great-grandparents John and Hallie Carpenter of Littlestown, Pa., and maternal great-grandfather, Franklin Krom. A graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's (Leister's) Lutheran Church in Westminster.
Garland E. Zepp, 69, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Purdie Zepp. Retired from the Westminster post office, where he was a rural mail carrier, he also worked as a painter and wallpaper hanger. A longtime member of Pleasant Valley United Church of Christ, he served as a deacon and elder. He also was a lifetime member of the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Co., serving in many capacities. In addition to his wife, survivors include his stepmother, Catherine D. Zepp of McSherrystown, Pa.; daughters, Beverly Z. Josephs of Westminster, Kathy Z. Wantz and Susan Z. Jones, both of Pleasant Valley; sons, Jerry W. Zepp of Virginia, Gene and Michael C. Zepp, both of Pleasant Valley; sisters, Leona Schmick, Mary Helwig, Helen Zepp and Margaret Watson, all of Pennsylvania, and Evelyn Eyler of Westminster; brothers, C. Levine Zepp of Westminster, Berlyn Zepp of Pennsylvania, and Edward Zepp of Baltimore; and 11 grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the fire company.
Robert W. Muldoon Sr., 89, died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Virginia Stewart Bonnie. A resident of Fairhaven, he was a retired general manager of the Hartford Insurance Co. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Ibrahim of Fallston; son, Robert W. Muldoon Jr.; and a granddaughter.
Stephen T. Walters, 40, died Friday in an auto accident. He was the husband of Janet Weiss Walters. A graduate of Catawba College in North Carolina, he was an education specialist with the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence. A lecturer on the American Revolution and the Civil War, he was a member of the 1st Maryland Regiment, a re-enactment organization. He also wrote a book, "Maryland, The Beginning." Additional survivors include sons, Andrew Stephen Walters and Colin James Walters, and daughter, Rebecca Jane, all of home; and a brother, John A. Walters Jr. of Boyds. The family requests memorial contributions to the center, where he had worked at 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, D.C. 20005.
Sherman L. Myers Sr., 66, a former resident here, died Friday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Virginia. He was the husband of Beverly Young Myers. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, the DAV and the VFW. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a supervisor for area clothing manufacturers. He volunteered at Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick, where he provided a monthly music program. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Sharon L. Thompson of Smithsburg; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Fox of Fairfield, Pa.; sons, Sherman L. Myers Jr. and David W. Myers, both of Florida; stepsons, John Kidwiler of Laurel and C. Michael Fox of Taneytown; and four grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the Union Bridge
Church of the Brethren, where he was a member.
Matthew Bret Plunkert, 20, died Sunday of injuries received in an auto accident. He was the son of Thomas L. and Janet Stephens Plunkert of Union Bridge. A 1990 graduate of Linganore High School, he was a student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Thomas L. Plunkert Jr. of Union Bridge; paternal grandmother, Agnes Rozell of Eldersburg, and maternal grandparents, Allen and Marna Stephens of Finksburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Louisville Bible Church in Finksburg. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home in Sykesville.
Ronald W. Watson, 46, died Friday at his home. He was the husband of Margaret DeCampo Watson. A tractor-trailer driver, he was employed by Giant Food and a member of the Teamsters Union. Additional survivors include daughters, Denise Young, Martha DeCampo and Mary DeCampo, all of Westminster; sons, Ronald Watson of Waldorf, Richard Watson of Oklahoma, Frank DeCampo of Port Tobacco, Michael DeCampo of Columbia, George DeCampo of Westminster, and Matthew DeCampo of Littlestown, Pa.; brother, Donald R. Watson of Waldorf; sister, Joyce E. Ladik of Forestville; and 10 grandchildren.
Charles H. Jenkins, 77, died June 24 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Helen Lawrence Jenkins. He had retired from the Baltimore City Police Department. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, John P. Jenkins of Hampstead and Alan F. Jenkins of Winfield; daughter, Kathryn Ann Hall of Reisterstown; brothers, Frank Jenkins of Florida and Edward Jenkins of Bel Air; and nine grandchildren.
Pauline Nace Slorp, 83, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Vernon A. Slorp. A seamstress, she had worked at the Hampstead and Hanover sewing factories. Additional survivors include daughters, Martha S. Parks and Faye P. Decker, both of Westminster; three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. The family requests memorial contributions to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St.
Lawrence E. Ireland Sr., 91, died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of the late Evelyn Baker Ireland and the father of the late Benson T. Ireland. Retired from the C. Hoffberger Co., he was an industrial engineer. Survivors include sons, retired Col. Thornton E. Ireland of Carlisle, Pa., and Lawrence E. Ireland Jr. of Woodbine; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Mount Airy. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday at his home, 6111 Davis Road.