January 20, 1991|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes.


Earle R. Gelwicks, 77, a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church here, died Jan. 13 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. A member of the VFW Post No. 6658, he is survived by his wife, Donaldine Hann Gelwicks; children, Robert C. of Elma, N.Y., Mary Anne Bollinger of Finksburg, Donaldine Singley of Coca, Fla., and Margaret M. Ridenour, John M., Joseph E., Mark A., Joan F. and James A. of here; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box M, Emmitsburg, Md. 21727 or the American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

DATELINE: Hampstead

Earl M. Martin, 86, a retired farmer, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. Born in Baltimore County, he was the son of the late Charles and Maggie Cullison Martin. He is survived by his wife, Alice Rill Martin. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church and Hampstead Senior Citizens.

Frances V. Adams, 54, formerly of here, died Wednesday at the Brevin Nursing Home in Havre de Grace, Harford County, after an extended illness. A native of Libertytown, Frederick County, she was the daughter of Commodore Green of Hagerstown, Washington County. Survivors, in addition to her father, include her brother, Thomas Green of Boring, Baltimore County; aunts Mildred Barnes of Westminster and Florence Peterson of Stevensville, Queen Anne's County, and uncles Edward Jones of East Point, Baltimore County and Thomas Eyler of Westminster.

DATELINE: Johnsville

William Thomas Lynch, 83, a member of Johnsville United Methodist Church, died Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born in MontgomeryCounty, he retired in 1970 as a manager at Garfinkel's Department Store in Washington. The last of his immediate family, he was survived by his wife, Dorothy Bell Walker Lynch; daughter, June L. Cole of Baltimore; son, William Hartley of Walkersville, Frederick County; eightgrandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributionscan be made to Johnsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 460, Union Bridge, Md. 21791.

DATELINE: Ocean Pines

Wilmer G. Schlipper,73, formerly of Rockdale, Baltimore County, died Jan. 11 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. A former vice president and comptroller for Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, he was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Rockdale. He was an World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Delores Crandell Schlipper; sons,Louis W. of San Francisco and John D. of Westminster; sister, Ruth S. Morris of Reisterstown, Baltimore County and four grandchildren.

DATELINE: Sykesville

Katharine M. Laumann, 88, a retired food industry worker, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was born in Germany in 1902 and was the wife of the late Ludwig Laumann. She is survived by her son, Gerald W. Laumann Sr. of Westminster, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requestscontributions may be made to Zion Church of Baltimore, City Hall Plaza, Baltimore, Md.

DATELINE: Taneytown

Robert S. Poole Sr., 60, died Monday at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, following a lengthy illness. The son of the late Leonard Stanley and Edith Rebecca Shifflet Poole, he was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Constance Ann White Poole; daughters Patricia A. DeWitt of Frederick, Susanne C. Broomfield of here, Barbara C. Yinger of Keadysville, Washington County, Carole L. Poole of here, Cynthia D. Reifsnider of Keymar, Nancy J. Huyser of Thurmont, Frederick County; son Robert S. Poole Jr. of here; and 12 grandchildren. He belonged to the Jeffersonian Democratic Club, Buck and Bass Sportsman's Club and the Elks Lodge No. 684, all of Frederick. The family requests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice.

DATELINE: Union Bridge

William E. Stambaugh, 92, a member of Mount Union Lutheran Church, died Monday at his home after an extended illness. A life-long dairy farmer, he retired in 1981 and continued to be an avid gardener. A native of Thurmont, Frederick County, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Annie Wilhide Stambaugh. His wife was the late Ethel Mae Jones Stambaugh, and he was the father of the late Kenneth E. Stambaugh. Survivors include his daughters, Virginia L. Smith, Thelma J. Rowe and Mary A. Keyser of here, and Shirley A. Tregoning of Westminster; sisters, Mazie M. Creager of Upperco, Orilla Baker of Keymar and Anna Spurrier of here; brothers, Theodore R. of here and Glenn M. of Westminster; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Union Lutheran Church, 5000 Middleburg Road, Taneytown, Md. 21787.

DATELINE: Westminster

Margaret E. Morrison, 74, of Boston, died Jan. 11 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center after a brief illness. She had been a resident of here with her daughter, Arlene Colodonato, for the past year. A graduate of the Boston Public Schools, she had worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Boston after the death of her husband, Eugene L. Morrison. Survivors, in addition to her daughter, include her sons Eugene L. of Randolph, Mass. and John K. of Feeding Hills, Mass; daughter, Ellen C. Morrison of Revere, Mass; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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