January 30, 1991


Hans F. Steffen, 84, a native of Heikendorf, Germany, died Saturday at his home. Married for 56 years to Pauline Lieb Steffen, he is also survived by his son, Herman of here, daughter Maria Eicker of here and four grandchildren.

DATELINE: Finksburg

John Svitlik, 98, a native of Czechoslovakia, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital after a brief illness. A coal miner for 30 years, he was the owner of a truck farm until retirement. The husband of Teresa Chromoho Svitlik, he is also survived by his son, Charles of Rossiter, Pa.; daughters, Irene Ferensicof Barnsborough, Pa., Helen Klevek of Revloc, Pa. and Mary Bagwell of here; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


G. Wilbur Boller Jr., 71, a life member of the Freedom District Lions Club, died Friday at his home after an extended illness. Aformer Lions district governor, he served as the Freedom Club's president from 1964-1965. Retired from the B & O Railroad in 1979 as a telegraph operator and control agent, his service work included volunteering at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville and Carroll CountyGeneral Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Glenna Louise Fisher Boller; brother, Clyde R. of Mount Airy; sons, Ronald W. of Westminster and Robert L. of Hampton, S.C.; daughter, Janet L. Boyd of Westminster; seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Vison Research Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1714, Baltimore, Md. 21203-1714 or the American Cancer Society -- Carroll County Unit, P.O. Box 824, Westminster, Md. 21157.

DATELINE: Hampstead

George Edgar Brilhart, 80, of Deltona, Fla., died Saturday at home. A native of here, he was the husband of Mary Widomski Brilhart. A retired electrician for Bendix, he was an Armyveteran of World War II. Survivors in addition to his wife include his step-brother, John Coker of Hanover, Pa.; stepsister, Mirl Chew ofWestminster; sisters, Emma of Baltimore, Elsie B. Arbaugh and BerthaSchaffer of here, and Edna Barber and Alice Pickett of Westminster; daughters, Bonita Deen of Orlando, Fla. and Diane Fuchs of Deltona, Fla.; stepdaughter, Joan DiFatta of Longwood, Fla., and five grandchildren.


Norval Leroy "Sonny" Roop, 58, a dairy farmer and employee of Bowers Lumber Co., died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital after an extended illness. The husband of Helen M. Wantz Roop, he is also survived by his sons, Dennis E. and David E.of here; brother, Paul of here; sisters, Audrey Rohrbaugh of here, Thelma Raab of Taneytown and Mary Chew of Houston, and five grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. today at Skiles Funeral Home in Taneytown.

DATELINE: Manchester

Earl A. J. Warehime, 79, a retired plumber and construction superintendent, died Saturday at Hanover (Pa.) General Hospital after a brief illness. The husband of the late Valley Brilhart Warehime, he is survived by his son, Earl "Tim" Warehime Jr., mayor of here; friend, Arlene Craft, and four grandchildren.

H. Carroll Martin, 84, a retired farmer and lumber mill worker, died Sunday atHanover Hall Nursing Center after a brief illness. A member of MountZion United Methodist Church, he was the husband of Elsie May TraceyMartin. Other survivors include his sons, Eldridge, Robert and Ivan,all of here; daughter, Betty Groff of Westminster; 16 grandchildren;19 great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. today at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel here.

DATELINE: Middleburg

Heidi Rebecca Lassiter, 31, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital after a brief illness. The daughter of Joseph E. Lassiter of Costa Rica and Patricia Kerns Mezaros of Alpine, Texas, she was the 1976 class valedictorian at Wilmington (Vt.) High School. Surviving in addition to her parents areher stepmother, Mary Pierson of Westminster; brother, Imre Mezaros Jr. of Calif.; sisters, Maureen McGowan of Vienna, Va. and Kimberly Lassiter of Germany; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kerns of Cumberland; paternal grandmother, Zilpah Lassiter of Finksburg; uncle, David Kerns of Ellicott City; aunts, Christine Shipley of Finksburgand Angela Rebert of Belle Meade, N.J.

DATELINE: New Windsor

Mae Edna Gaddis, 93, formerly of here, died Sunday at Hershey Height Hillside House in Hanover, Pa. after an extended illness. A member of St. Mary's United Church of Christ, she was the wife of the late Robert F. Gaddis. Survivors include her son-in-law Joseph Richard Baker ofLinthicum, Anne Arundel County; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Services are 11 a.m. today at the D. D. Hartzler Funeral Home here.

DATELINE: Westminster

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