September 19, 1990

JAMES C. FIFER, Hampstead - DL Finksburg

James C. Fifer Jr., 75, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he had retired from Monumental Life Insurance. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Fifer; son, James C. Fifer of Westminster; daughter, Debra Lynn Fifer of Finksburg and one grandson. Services are at 10 a.m. today at the Eline Funeral Home, Reisterstown.

GLENN O. GIBSON, Hampstead

Glenn O. Gibson Jr., 62, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary M. Gibson. He had retired as a supervisor for Baltimore Gas and Electric. In addition to his wife, survivors include his stepmother, Lila Gibson of Illinois; a daughter, Mary K. Gibson of Baltimore; sons, Gary K. Gibson of Pennsylvania, Glenn O. Gibson III of Westminster and David M. Gibson of Virginia; brothers, Gene Gibson of New York and Gail, Dennis and Kenneth Gibson, all of Illinois; sisters, Dorcus Moore of Texas, Clara Olofson and Diane Morrasy, both of Illinois, and six grandchildren.


Williamson E. Snyder, 70, a Pennsylvania resident, died Thursday at Gettysburg Hospital, Pa. Retired after working as a self-employed contractor, he had served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was the husband of Ann B. Snyder. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Joan L. Grimsley of Hanover, Pa.; son, Williamson E. Snyder Jr. of Keymar; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

HELEN M. SEARS, Manchester

Helen M. Sears, 71, died Friday at Hanover General Hospital, Pa. She was the wife of Joseph S. Sears. Before her retirement, she was employed as a sales clerk at Benn's Clothing Store in Westminster. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Gail S. Riley of here; sister, Norma Miller of California, and two grandchildren.


Alfred W. Buhrman, 77, a Frederick County resident, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. Employed as a mechanic for International Harvester, he was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a sister, Marjorie Marcus of Baltimore County, and a dear friend, Thelma Rowe of Bark Hill.

MARTHA E. LOWMAN, Sykesville

Martha E. Lowman, 95, died Saturday at Sykesville Eldercare Center. She was the wife of the late John L. Lowman. Surviving are sons, Earl R. Lowman, Harry B. Lowman and Clinton Lowman all of Woodbine, and Eldridge Lowman of Frederick; daughters, Martha A. Cook of Woodbine and Estelle E. Snowden of Winfield; sister, Genevia Corporal of Baltimore; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services are at 1 p.m. today at White Rock Methodist Church, where she was a member. The church is on White Rock Road, here.


Margaret m. fitzgerald, 83, died here Saturday. She had retired from teaching in the New York City school system. Twice widowed, she was married to the late Alexander Mezey and the late LeRoy Fitzgerald. Surviving are daughters, Virginia M. Sorley of Potomac, Montgomery County, Beth M. Chamberlin of Arnold, Anne Arundel County and Alexandra Mezey of Chicago; son, Gregory Fitzgerald of Huntington, N.Y., and 11 grandchildren.


Lloyd C. Devilbiss Jr., 72, died Saturday at home. He was the son of Ethel B. Devilbiss of Westminster and the late Lloyd C. Devilbiss. He was the husband of Novella H. Devilbiss. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was the founder of Devilbiss Construction Co. A member of the advisory board of Farmers and Mechanics National Bank branch here, he also was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Uniontown. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include a son, L. Bruce Devilbiss of here; daughter, Carol C. Devilbiss of California; brother, Marvin J. Devilbiss of here.


Garold D. Hollenbaugh, 64, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Lou R. Hollenbaugh. Before his retirement, he was employed with C&P Telephone Co. A veteran of World War II, he had served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Barry G. Hollenbaugh and Stewart D. Hollenbaugh, both of here; daughter, Diana L. Cooper of Reisterstown, Baltimore County; brothers, Ted Hollenbaugh and Jack Hollenbaugh, both of here.

HARRY O. BOPST, Woodstock

Harry O. Bopst, 72, a Howard County resident, died Friday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of Anna L. Bopst. He had worked as a brick mason. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, William Bopst of Marriottsville and Mark Bopst of Columbia, Howard County; daughters, Faye Weibel of Finksburg, Lorraine Pack of Columbia, Mary Stull of Sykesville, Linda Shriver of Ellicott City, Howard County, and Brenda Smith of Westminster; sisters, Lilly Lilly of Ellicott City and Elizabeth Lowe of Woodbine.

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