On February 6, 2004, ROBERT JAMES LAIRD; beloved husband of Lillian Laird (nee Liberti); devoted father of Brian Robert Laird; nephew of Kathryn Laird and Rebecca Cavender; brother-in-law of Evelyn and Joseph Raphel; uncle of Stephanie, Pat and Patrick Brown. Also survived by many cousins, the Germans, the Lairds, the Blades and the Cavenders. A Memorial Mass will be offered, Wednesday 10:30 A.M. at the Immaculate Conception Church (Towson). Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, PO Box 161150, Austin, TX 78716-1150 (www.laf.org) or the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, PO Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236. Arrangements by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.