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George W. Ritchie

Executive, golfer

George W. Ritchie, a retired Commercial Credit Corp. executive and avid golfer, died Thursday after a heart attack at his Timonium home. He was 76 and had lived in Timonium for 30 years.

Mr. Ritchie retired in 1978 as a senior-level executive at Commercial Credit's Baltimore headquarters after a 38-year career with the company.

He was a past president of the Pine Ridge Golf Association in Timonium, where he won the club championship in 1989 and 1990 and was the senior club champion from 1984 to 1988.

Mr. Ritchie was born in Morrison, Ill., and received a bachelor's degree from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. He served in the Air Force during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.

L He enjoyed woodworking, furniture refinishing and gardening.

His first wife, the former Marjorie Parks, died in 1986.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road.

Mr. Ritchie is survived by his wife of five years, the former Marie Noble; two daughters, Rebecca L. Rhodes of Fallston and Mary Beth Bassford of Lutherville; two sons, Stephen M. Ritchie of San Francisco and George P. Ritchie of Towson; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggested donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Charles C. Conaway Sr., a former sheriff and clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, died of cancer Friday at his home in Taylorsville. He was 74.

Mr. Conaway was the county sheriff from 1956 to 1962, and clerk of the Circuit Court from 1962 until he retired in 1978.

Born in the Carroll community of Berrett, Mr. Conaway was a graduate of Sykesville High School. He served in the South Pacific in the Marine Corps during World War II.

He belonged to the American Legion post of Mount Airy and was a charter member of the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road in Westminster.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Frances Gearhart; a son, Charles Conaway Jr. of Mount Airy; a daughter, Carolene Will of Westminster; two brothers, Alva Conaway of New Mexico and Roland Conaway of Dispuntanta, Va.; three sisters, Nelli Thomas of Sykesville, Ruth Ann Nash of Brookeville and Madeline Sipes of Westminster; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.

Ann M. Parker

Public school employee

Ann M. Parker, who worked about 30 years as a shower attendant for the Baltimore City public schools, died Thursday of a stroke in the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 79.

A lifelong member of the Fulton Baptist Church in Baltimore, she enjoyed being an usher and took part in numerous church activities.

A native of Baltimore, Miss Parker grew up in the 2100 block of Division St. At the time of her death she was living in the Basilica Place apartments on West Franklin Street, where she had been cited for volunteer work.

Miss Parker was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and worked for the public schools until her retirement.

She loved to travel, and particularly enjoyed her trips to Hawaii and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Fulton Baptist Church, 1620 W. North Ave.

Survivors include two sisters, Naomi Thompson and Effie Bowser, and Miss Parker's close friend, Anderson Smith, all of Baltimore.

Todd McDaniels


Todd Layton McDaniels, a publishing firm accountant who was a graduate of the Gilman School and Towson State University, died of cancer May 24 at his home in Miramar, Fla. He was 33.

He was an accountant for firms in Baltimore and Washington before moving in 1987 to Florida, where he was a controller for the Florida Offset Division of Gannett Inc.

Mr. McDaniels loved music and traveling and was known for his outgoing nature and bright sense of humor. He was a member of the Theta Omicron chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Born in Baltimore, where he lived most of his life, Mr. McDaniels attended Booker T. Washington Middle School, then won a scholarship to Gilman School. He attended Towson State University, where he received his bachelor's degree with a major in accounting.

Services in Baltimore were planned for 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave. A memorial service was held Friday at the New Way Fellowship Baptist Church in Opa-Locka, Fla.

Survivors include three sisters, Jan McDaniels, Hollis McDaniels, and Marsha McDaniels; and four brothers, O'Neill McDaniels, Larry McDaniels, Mark McDaniels, and Allan McDaniels. All are of Baltimore.

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