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March 06, 1991

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Services took place for Millersville resident Helen Willey Thorn on Monday, March 4, in Morgantown, W.Va.

Mrs. Thorn, 81, died of respiratory arrest Feb. 28 at Knollwood Manor Nursing Home in Millersville.

Born in Sarahsville, she moved to Baltimore from Morgantown,W.Va., in 1955. Mrs. Thorn worked as a presser for a Baltimore firm until her retirement in 1978.

Other interests included needlework and beading.

Her husband, Stanley Thorn, died before her.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Shriver of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Betty Gregg of Front Royal, Va.; a stepdaughter, Nancy Meleady of Glen Burnie; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.


Services were held for former Arnold resident Richard Dennis Baker Sr. at 11 a.m. yesterday at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

Mr. Baker, 67, died of cardiac arrest March 2 at Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Del.

He was the owner and operator of a tractor-trailer for Kenosha Auto Transport in Lancaster, Pa., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

Mr. Baker was a member of the American Legion Post 175 in Manhattan Beach and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Delaware.

His other interests included fishing and water activities.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mildred C. Nelson Baker of Lewes, Del.; two sons, Robert L. Baker of Arnold and Richard D. Baker Jr. of Kent Island; two daughters, Peggy L. Murchake of Annapolis and Joan M. Brown of Arnold; four sisters, Helen Phipps of Baltimore,Ruby Hey of North Augusta, S.C., Lorraine Brusch of Baltimore and Norma D'Alesio of Lewes, Del.; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Services took place for Ferndale resident Gladys Viola Carter on Monday, March 4, at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carter, 89, died March 1 at home.

A Ferndale resident for 57 years, she was a homemaker.

Mrs. Carter was a member of Ferndale United Methodist Church and the Golden Age Club of Harundale.

Other interests included family gatherings and flowers.

Her husband, George E. Carter, died before her.

She is survived by five sons, Charles E. Carter, C. Curtis Carter, H. Eugene Carter and Vernon L. Carter, all of Ferndale, and Don R. Carter of Chestertown; two daughters, Janice Jacobs and Dorothy Leight, both of Ferndale; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Glen Burnie resident Adam Joseph Poplar on Monday, March 4, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mr. Poplar, 91, died March 1 at Harbor Hospital Center.

He worked as a mechanic for the ILA Local for 40 years until his retirement at 65.

Mr. Poplar was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

His other interests included fishing, hunting and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Agnes K. Poplar; a daughter, Dorothy Laplace of Tenafly, N.J.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Services were held for Glen Burnie resident Stewart F. Murphy Sr. yesterday at Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Murphy, 65, died March 1 at Harbor Hospital Center.

He worked as a boatswain mate in the U.S. Navy for 20 years until his retirement in 1963, then served in the reserve until 1974. He served during World War II and the Korean conflict.

Mr. Murphy wasa member of American Legion No. 297.

His other interests includedfishing, wrestling and working on cars.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ernestine J. Murphy; three sons, Stewart F. Murphy Jr., Edward L. Murphy, and George E. Finan, all of Glen Burnie; three daughters, Valerie A. Moyer and Fanie L. Finan, both of Glen Burnie, and Alice M. Webb of Chester; and 14 grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for formerGlen Burnie resident Mary H. Magrowsky on Feb. 27 at St. Philip NeriCatholic Church.

Mrs. Magrowsky, 63, died of cancer Feb. 23 at Harbor Hospital.

A former Glen Burnie resident for 27 years, she wasa homemaker who had been living in Dunbar, Pa. for the past four years.

She was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

Mrs. Magrowsky enjoyed bowling.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Magrowsky; and her children, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Magrowsky.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Funeral services will take place for former Glen Burnie resident Frederick A. Webb at 8:30 p.m. today at Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mr. Webb, 78, died of cancer March 3 at Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J.

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