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Arno P. Drucker, former principal pianist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, teacher and author, dies

Arno P. Drucker, former principal pianist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra who was also a teacher and author. died July 15 of melanoma. He was 85.

John H. Ditto Jr., real estate lawyer and history buff, dies

John H. Ditto Jr., a retired real estate lawyer who was the legal counsel for the United Methodist Church’s Baltimore Washington Conference, died July 15.

Edward Rutkowski, East Baltimore visionary, dies

Edward Rutkowski, an electrical engineer and former Conkling Street resident who helped stabilize and rebuild the communities around Patterson Park, has died.

Catherine R. Counselman, Baltimore homemaker who visited six continents, dies at 99

Catherine R. Counselman, a Baltimore homemaker who stitched the seat for the cardinal's chair in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen and visited six continents, has died.

Filmore W. Hart, an active member of Mount Ararat Baptist Church for more than six decades, dies

Obituary for Filmore W. Hart, an active member of Mount Ararat Baptist Church for more than six decades

Edna C. Sandler, businesswoman and beach lover, dies

Edna C. Sandler, a businesswoman and beach lover, has died at 83.

Anna P. Alexis, homemaker and beloved substitute teacher, dies

Anna Niki Alexis, a substitute teacher in Baltimore schools for nearly 50 years, has died.

Pamela S. Nixon, gardener and collector of Santa Clauses, dies

Pamela S. Nixon, a gardener and historic preservationist who also collected Santa Clauses, died July 9 of congestive heart failure and complications of diabetes at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville.

George L. Good Sr., a Baltimore businessman who was passionate about music and sailing, dies

George L. Good Sr., a former Maryland Cup Corp. executive who later owned and operated a pallet company, and was also passionate about music and sailing, died July 9. The Lutherville resident was 79.

Earlene Reed Harvey, a Baltimore jazz vocalist who performed with Natalie Cole, James Brown and others, dies

Earlene Reed Harvey, a noted Baltimore jazz vocalist, died June 27 of congestive heart failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Overlea resident was 77.

William Benjamin Ray Sr., opera star, civil rights activist, former Peabody Conservatory professor, dies at 94

William Benjamin Ray Sr., a renowned opera singer and civil rights activist who left the Jim Crow South in the 1940s for Europe, where he compiled a stellar, 25-year performing career before moving to Maryland to teach young vocalists at the Peabody Conservatory and Howard University, died of congestive heart failure at the Gilchrist Center Howard County in Columbia on July 3.

Lawrence H. Goldberg, Baltimore City firefighter, dies

Lawrence H. Goldberg, a veteran Baltimore City firefighter, dies of cancer at age 50.

Dr. Theodore C. Patterson, Dundalk family physician, dies

Dr. Theodore Patterson, a longtime Dundalk physician and community activist, has died at age 86.

John Sykes, former City, Morgan State football star, dies at 70

John Sykes, a storied running back at City College and Morgan State University, died Monday. The Pikesville resident was 70.

JoAnn Murphy, educator, school board member, dies

JoAnn Murphy had a lengthy career with Baltimore County Public Schools, including a term as president of the school board.

Adam P. Janet, attorney and partner in his firm, dies of cancer at age 30

Adam P. Janet, a lawyer recalled for his integrity, maturity and ability to get things done, died of adrenocortical cancer June 29 at his Pikesville, Maryland, home.

Fred Mirmiran memorial service canceled

A planned July 19 memorial service for Baltimore-area engineer and philanthropist Fred Mirmiran has been canceled.

Visitation and service listings for July 10

Visitation and service listings for obituaries in the Carroll County Times.

Alice E. Lippincott, homemaker, businesswoman and volunteer, dies

Alice E. Lippincott, a homemaker, businesswoman and volunteer, died Sunday of cancer at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson, Maryland, where she had lived for the past decade. She was 92.

David W. Barton Jr., former Baltimore City Planning Commission chair, dies

David W. Barton Jr., who ran the Barton-Gillet financial printing firm and served on the Baltimore City Planning Commission, has died.

T. Michael McInnis, former General Elevator president, dies

Michael McInnis, the retired president of the General Elevator Co., was a man of settled habits and fixed views, his daughter says.

Valerie A. Donley, former nursery school teacher, dies

Valerie A. Donley, a former nursery school teacher, died July 2 from complications of a seizure at Manor Care Ruxton. She was 82.

Constance F. ‘Sugar’ Potthast, accountant, dies

Constance F. Potthast, a retired law firm accountant, died Wednesday from cardiac obstructive pulmonary disease at her Riderwood home. She was 87.

Arnold ‘Arno’ Fleischmann, who escaped Nazi Germany and later served as aide to Eisenhower during WWII, dies

Arnold "Arno" Fleischmann, a rtired lawyer who served as a member of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's staff during World War II, died June 19 at his home. He was 93.

Dr. Stanley Kotula, retired Canton dentist, dies

Stanley Kotula was a dentist for Southeast Baltimore neighborhoods for more than 50 years.

Funeral director Robert Myers remembered as compassionate and caring

Loved ones will wish a farewell to Robert Myers, a devoted husband, father and funeral director, on Sunday.

Karen A. Schafer, a former Baltimore County educator and advocate for disadvantaged students, dies

Karen A Schafer, a retired Baltimore County public schools educator, died Monday from heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 73.

Barbara Zirkin, a Stevenson University dean and online education pioneer, dies

Barbara Zirkin, a lifelong educator, a former associate dean of Stevenson University and an early developer of online learning programs, died June 20.