Detour - These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If information about someone in your family who has passed away hasn't been published, please call Amy Miller or Mary Gail Hare at 876-8771, 857-0550 or 1-800-829-8000, Ext. 6595; you also may FAX your information to us at 876-0233.
DATELINE: Detour Theodore R. Long, 83, died Sept. 15 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Lydia K. Long. A lifelong farmer, he also worked with livestock sales in Frederick and Westminster. He was a member of New Midway Volunteer Fire Company. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Minnie Rhodes of Frederick.
DATELINE: Hanover Grayson L. Lippy, 65, died Tuesday at Hanover Hall in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Mary E. Lippy Miller of Hampstead and the late George D.
Lippy. He was the husband of Nadine N. Lippy. He had retired after owning Lippy's Store in Manchester. He was a member of St. Abraham's Lutheran Church, and the American Legion, both in Hampstead. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include daughters, Beverly A. Carter of Baltimore County, and M. Kaye Rineer of New Windsor; son, Michael T. Lippy of New York; stepdaughter, Sandra D. Chronister of here; sisters, Betty Essich of Finksburg, Norma L. Boone of Westminster, and Dorothy Lippy of Manchester; brother, Donald Lippy of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.
DATELINE: Libertytown James O. Ecker, 73, of Frederick County, died Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Frances J. Ecker. The owner and operator of Johnson's Garage here, he also had been a contract owner for the Frederick County School Transportation Department. In 1989, he was nominated for Maryland's Most Beautiful People Award and was instrumental in the town's recent roof-raising project. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Jacqueline E. Kopec of Virginia, Barbara E.
Zimmerman of Pennsylvania; son, James C. Ecker of New York; sisters, Catherine Fitze, Sarah Biddinger and Mary Smith, all of Westminster; brothers, William B. Ecker of California and Donald F. Ecker of Frederick; and five grandchildren.
DATELINE: Lykens Valley Roy F. Steger, 77, a Pennsylvania resident, died Monday at Susquehanna Lutheran Village, Millersburg, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a devoted friend, Arlene Kessler of here; brothers, Edward Steger of Pennsylvania, Walter, James and Harry Steger of Westminster, and Russell Steger of Baltimore; and sisters, Mary Miller, Sadie Redding and Rae Shoestrain, all of Manchester.
DATELINE: Middleburg Elsie I. Pittinger, 82, died Wednesday at her home. She was the wife of John J. Pittinger. A homemaker, she had been active with the family farm. She was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth E. Lloyd of Keymar; sons, J. Sterling Pittinger of Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Melvin Pittinger and Ronald Pittinger, both of Keymar, and Larry Pittinger of Union Bridge; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
DATELINE: Sykesville Mabel M. Geiss, 90, a resident of Fairhaven, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the widow of John I. Geiss. Before her retirement from federal service, she had worked for the Bureau of Printing and the Internal Revenue Service. Surviving are a niece, Marion B. Snyder of Anne Arundel County, and a nephew, Charles M. Martin of Georgia.
Margaret Lutostanski, 70, died Tuesday at Deaton Hospital, Baltimore. She was the wife of Milton Lutostanski. A member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, she had worked for the emergency physicians at Baltimore County General Hospital. In addition to her husband, survivors include brothers, Michael Fekete of Florida, Andrew Fekete of Montana, and George Fekete and Frederick Fekete, both of Connecticut; and sisters, Mary Madden, Betty Paglario and Kaye Sheehan, all of Connecticut.
Earl W. MacDonald, 81, died Tuesday at Golden Age Guest Home here. He was the husband of the late Virginia F. MacDonald. A retired inspector for General Motors Corp., he was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are daughters, Joan M. Shrader of Montana, Marsha Gischel-Booth of Baltimore and Patricia M. Serio of here; sister, Eleanor Henze of Delaware; brother, Raymond MacDonald of Baltimore; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
DATELINE: Westminster Joann L. Bond, 45, a former resident here, died Sept. 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Josephine Bond. After her mother's death, she was raised by her aunt, Emma B.
Kluckholl of Iowa, who survives. Other survivors include her stepmother, Elva V. Bond of here.