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Obituaries

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Regina Vitale, co-founder of Aldo’s Restaurant in Little Italy, dies

Regina Vitale, the co-founder of Aldo’s restaurant in Little Italy, has died of cancer.

Ruth E. Tropea, a Baltimore striptease artist who was known professionally as the ‘Queen of Quiver,’ dies

Ruth E. Tropea, a Baltimore ecdysiast who thrilled audiences as the "Queen of Quiver," died Sept. 9 in Columbia, Maryland.

John J. Kleiderlein Sr., Genstar Stone plant manager and Marine veteran, dies

John J. Kleiderlein Sr., a retired Genstar plant manager and Marine veteran, has died at age 88.

Adelaide Lloyd, retired dietitian, dies

Adelaide Lloyd, a retired state Department of Health dietitian, has died at age 100.

Stephanie ‘Steffi’ Graham, photographer who saw hope in the city, dies

Stephanie “Steffi” Graham, a photographer who worked with nonprofits and once co-owned a Harborplace shop in Baltimore, has died.

Sister Paula Marie Phelan, founder of Mercy Medical School of Medical Technology, dies

Sister Paula Marie Phelan, who founded the Medical School of Technology at Mercy Medical Center, has died at age 105.

Anne P. Deford, chairwoman of the board of Boordy Vineyards, philanthropist and conservationist, dies

Anne C. Deford, chairwoman of Boordy Vineyards, a philanthropist and patron of the arts, has died at age 102.

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A.W. ‘Bill’ Hacke, Perry Hall recreation council coach and Angel Park volunteer, dies

William Hacke, a Perry Hall sports enthusiast and volunteer, has died at age 68.

Dorothea A. Stubbs, retired special education teacher, dies

Dorothea A. Stubbs, a retired special education teacher, has died at age 100.

Felix J. Guinto Sr., retired Baltimore Sun transportation department worker, dies

Felix Guinto, a former Baltimore Sun transportation department worker and Teamsters member, has died at age 77.

Sara E. Gray, a career city public school educator who became coordinator of guidance services, dies

Sara E. Gray, who rose from teaching science to become coordinator of guidance services for Baltimore public schools, has died at age 84.

Dr. Samuel I. Benesh, Pikesville physician known for his medical curiosity and calming manner, dies

Dr. Samuel I. Benesh, a Pikesville physician who was on the staffs of Sinai and Northwest hospitals and trained interns, has died.

Mary C. McHale, retired registered nurse, dies

Mary C. "Cass" McHale, a retired registered nurse and a world traveler, died Aug. 31 in her sleep in Sykesville, Maryland. She was 86.

Richard M. ‘Dick’ Sammis, the auto dealer who was the man behind the ‘Mr. Nobody’ ads, dies

Richard M. "Dick" Sammis, the jocular Baltimore auto dealer who was known for his "Mr. Nobody" slogan, died Sept. 4.

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Edith R. ‘Roddy’ Esslinger, Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, dies

Edith R. Esslinger, an Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, has died at age 99.

Richard L. Hall, a career McCormick & Co. chemist and expert in flavorings, extracts and food safety, dies

Richard L. Hall, a career McCormick & Co. chemist and executive vice president, has died at age 96.

Gordon M.F. Stick Jr., former Washington Post photographer, ex-Vermont town mayor, dies

Gordon M/F. Stick Jr., a former Washington Post photographer who later served as mayor of Pittsfield, Vermont, has died at age 88.

Rose M. Flinn, hospital administrator, dies

Rose M. Flinn, a former hospital administrator who later worked in retail sales, has died at age 91.

Howard P. Nicholson, a retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawyer, dies

Howard P. Nicholson, a retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawyer, has died at age 65.

Jerome P. Mead, World War II veteran and retired Bendix controller, dies

Jerome "Jerry" Mead, a pilot who served in World War II and later worked for Bendix, has died at age 96.

Kinloch N. Yellott III, conservationist, president of philanthropic foundation and sailing captain, dies

Kinloch Nelson Yellott III, former owner of the Haven Corp. who competed in sailing events and headed a charitable foundation that assists Baltimore’s children, has died.

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Mary H. Conover, businesswoman who founded MHC Appraisals LLC, dies

Mary H. Conover, a Carroll County businesswoman who founded MHC Appraisals LLC, died Monday of congestive heart failure in Westminster.

Dr. Francis D. ‘Frank’ Milligan, pioneering Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist who practiced for 49 years, dies

Dr. Francis D. “Frank” Milligan, a retired Baltimore gastroenterologist who worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Aug. 20 at his Roland Park Place home.

John Standish McCleary, retired investment adviser and former lacrosse player, dies

John Standish McCleary, a retired investment adviser and former lacrosse player, died of cancer Sunday at his Ruxton, Maryland, home. He was 81.

Edward L. ‘Ned’ Clapp, a former longtime Gilman teacher known for puns and ‘Dreaded Bag’ assignments, dies

Edward L. "Ned" Clapp, a former longtime Gilman School teacher, died Aug. 24 in his sleep at his Broadmead retirement community home in Cockeysville. The former Riderwood resident was 78.

Katrina J. Dennis, trial attorney, university system regent and mentor to young lawyers and women, dies

Katrina J. Dennis was a well respected lawyer who served on governmental boards and was recalled for her sense of style and willingness to mentor young lawyers and students.

Priscilla M. Tainter-Scherr, former public relations official at Sheppard Pratt, dies

Priscilla M. Tainter-Scherr, a former public relations professional and later a business owner, forged ties between Shepard Pratt and the wider Baltimore community.

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