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Henry W. Brandes, 86, shoe store managerServices...


Henry W. Brandes, 86, shoe store manager

Services for Henry W. Brandes, 86, retired manager of an Ellicott City shoe store, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the mausoleum at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mr. Brandes died Aug. 14 of cancer at his home in Orlando, Fla., where he had moved from Salisbury in 1985.

His first wife, the former Yvonne DeBushe, died in 1967. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Ebelien; a son, Dene W. Brandes of Baltimore; a daughter, Charlene Warner of Parkville; a stepdaughter, Lynne Warner of Lineboro; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Anne Sullivan Byrnes, 88, widow, mother of judges

Anne Sullivan Byrnes, the widow of a judge and the mother of two others, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications of a stroke. She was 88.

Mrs. Byrnes suffered the stroke about three years ago and had lived at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green for the past two years.

Her husband, Judge Joseph R. Byrnes of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore, predecessor of the city Circuit Court, died in 1971. They were married in 1935.

A son, Judge John Carroll Byrnes of Baltimore, sits on the city Circuit Court. Another son, Judge J. Norris Byrnes of Towson, sits on the Baltimore County Circuit Court.

She was born Anne Sullivan in Baltimore and was educated at the Institute of Notre Dame.

A resident of North Baltimore for many years, she had been a volunteer in the library of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, the Mother Seton House and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Catholic Evidence League and the Sodality.

Judge John Byrnes said of his mother and her love for her family, "She was the best friend of us all, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She taught us all that most important of personal values -- family caring -- and embodied every aspect of our religious tradition and faith."

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the cathedral, 5200 N. Charles St.

Other survivors include three daughters, Nancy Byrnes Martel and Mary Byrnes Bollinger, both of Baltimore, and M. Patricia Byrnes of Gaithersburg; a sister, Abbie M. Sullivan of Catonsville; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Julia Ann Forsythe, 77, longtime church leader

Julia Ann Forsythe, who was active in church work, died Oct. 10 of a circulatory disease at Charlestown Care Center, where she had moved from Towson about six years ago. She was 77.

She had been active in the Boundary United Methodist Church and, after a merger, in the Boundary-Govans United Methodist Church. She had been a lay leader, Sunday school teacher and youth group leader and received an award for 25 years of service. She also belonged to the United Methodist Women.

She was born Julia Ann Foard in Havre de Grace.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane.

She is survived by her husband, Frank R. Forsythe; a daughter, Trudy A. Cox of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Mary E. Craig of Havre de Grace; and three grandchildren.

Ethel Evans Johnson, 83, real estate manager

Ethel Evans Johnson, a retired real estate manager and day care provider, died of heart failure Tuesday at Sinai Hospital while being treated for cancer. She was 83 and lived in West Baltimore.

She was born Ethel Evans in Morrisville, N.C., and moved to Baltimore in the late 1930s. She earned a diploma at night at Douglass High School.

She was active in her Edmondson Village area community and was a member of St. Bernardine's Roman Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Poplar Grove and Prospect streets.

Survivors include two sons, Michael G. Johnson and Arthur E. Pierce, both of Randallstown; three daughters, Bettie Coles of Signal Hill, Calif., Willie Foster of Baltimore and Barbara Wheeler of Bel Air; five sisters, Nonnie Jenkins and Barbara Wiggins, both of Washington, Elnedia Guess of Morrisville, Annie Crews of Pittsburgh and Louise Green of Cleveland; three brothers, Robert Evans of Morrisville, Henry Evans of Baltimore and Hudie Evans of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Carl J. Kogelschatz, a second-degree black belt who founded U.S. Martial Arts in Timonium, died Tuesday from complications of hemophilia at his Phoenix home. He was 30.

He established the business in 1992 at the Timonium Crossing Shopping Center and continued to teach Chinese martial arts after having gone blind a year ago. He also taught motivational courses in self-esteem, inner courage and problem solving.

He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1992 and had been a member in 1986 and 1989 of the U.S. Kung Fu team.

Born and raised in Phoenix, he was a graduate of Dulaney High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1986 and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 12:30 p.m. today at St. John's Long Green Roman Catholic Church in Hydes, where he was a communicant.

He is survived by his wife of three years, the former Diane Seibert; and his parents, Harry and Victoria Kogelschatz of Phoenix.

Gertrude Rutley Torbet, a retired department store sales clerk who was active in church and community affairs, died Oct. 12 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at the Augsburg Lutheran Home, where she had lived for about two years. She was 86.

She was active in the affairs of the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County and Montebello Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. She had been president of the Howard County General Hospital Auxiliary in 1975 and 1976 and was a volunteer for the Red Cross bloodmobile and blood donor center in the county.

The former Gertrude Rutley was a native of Baltimore and a 1928 graduate of Eastern High School. She had formerly lived in Northeast Baltimore and Columbia.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County on Presbyterian Circle near the intersection of Route 108 and U.S. 29.

Her husband, Herbert A. Torbet, died in 1963. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Kathryn Torbet, Margaret L. Trautman and Nancy L. Kramer, all of Columbia; a brother, Thomas E. Rutley of Timonium; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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