Obituaries

George Justice, meteorologist and IRS agent, dies at 91

George Warren Justice Jr., who changed careers from a weather predictor to the Internal Revenue Service, died of heart failure Nov. 10 at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Parkville resident was 91. Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., he was the son of George Warren Justice Sr.,...

  • Sylvia Dodd, music teacher and Pratt Library volunteer, dies

    Sylvia Dodd, music teacher and Pratt Library volunteer, dies

    Sylvia Betts Dodd, a retired Baltimore County public schools music teacher and advocate for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, died of heart disease Oct. 15 at the Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Reservoir Hill resident was 91. Born in Frederica, Del., in a 1740 family home and raised in New Jersey,...

  • William M. Kirlin Jr., insurance professional who enjoyed sports, fishing and golf, dies

    William M. Kirlin Jr., insurance professional who enjoyed sports, fishing and golf, dies

    William Michael Kirlin Jr., a retired insurance professional and lifelong sports fan, died from cancer on Oct. 20 at his home in Towson’s Campus Hills neighborhood. He was 89. Born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton, he was the son of William M. Kirlin Sr., a civilian Army worker, and Mary Ann...

  • Phyllis J. Scharp, retired nurse from Lutherville, dies

    Phyllis J. Scharp, retired nurse from Lutherville, dies

    Phyllis J. Scharp, a retired registered nurse who was active in her church, died from Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Lutherville resident was 91. Phyllis Jeanne Zimmerman was born in Washington and raised in Chevy Chase, the daughter of Spencer George...

  • George W. Towle, retired accountant and school activist, dies

    George W. Towle, retired accountant and school activist, dies

    George W. Towle, a certified public accountant and Baltimore County Republican campaign volunteer, died Monday at his Timonium home of complications from metastatic prostate cancer. He was 76. Born in the Park Chester section of the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of George Albert Towle, a beverage...

  • Anthony L. Brennan Sr., longtime Baltimore lawyer, dies

    Anthony L. Brennan Sr., longtime Baltimore lawyer, dies

    Anthony Ladd Brennan Sr., a Baltimore attorney who had a reputation for helping those in need — and for accepting creative payments from clients without money — died Oct. 24 from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Center in Towson. The resident of Armagh Village was 80. “I knew Tony from the...

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