Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of newsroom shooting that killed five


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On June 15, 2007, KATHARINE P. WASTLER of Bel Air, MD, beloved wife of the late Merhl J. Wastler, devoted mother of Melvin E. Novak and wife, Bernadette, Kathleen A. Sprole, Diane M. Jezek and husband, Bruce, Jeanne P. Noorisa and husband, Yussef and the late Jane Novak, loving sister of Frances Fullenkamp. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Bel Air, MD, on Saturday, June 16, 2007, at 8 P.M. A graveside service will be held at Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont, MD, on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 11 A.M. Friends may call at the funeral home in Bel Air on Saturday, June 16, 2007, from 2-5 and 7-8 P.M., prior to the service. Those who desire, may contribute to the Second English Lutheran Church, 5010 Briarcliff Road, Baltimore, MD, 21229. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at

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