Augustus E. Joy, 71, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital.He was the husband of the late Catherine L. Joy. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 100 and St. John's Catholic Church in Westminster. Survivors include daughters, Elaine H. Beares of Baltimore County, Marcia F. Gorsuch and Anna L. Joy, both of here; son, Thomas E. Joy of here; sisters, Naomi Ford and Arlene Unglesbee, both of Baltimore, and Jeannie Tomlinson of Baltimore County; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Merle L. Bowman, 60, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Jean Brenneman Bowman. After owning an appliance business for several years, he was a mechanic with the Rohrbaugh Bus Co. He served on the church council at Bethlehem-Steltz United Church of Christ in Pennsylvania and was a member of the Westminster Moose Order. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Wayne L. Bowman of North Carolina; daughter, Cynthia Roop of Westminster;and three grandchildren. The family requests memorials to the churchat Route 3, Glen Rock, Pa. 17349.
Leo Thomas, 64, diedSunday at University Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Rosa E. Thomas. A plumber's helper, he also delivered the Sunday edition of The Baltimore Sun. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Thomas of here; sister, Lillian D. Sier of here; and a granddaughter. Services are at 1 p.m. today at Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. The family requests memorial donations to Mount Olive United Methodist, where he was a member, in care of 7111 Watersville Road here.
Randall G. Spoerlein, 91, died Friday at Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center. Twice married, his first wife was the late Anna Snader Spoerlein, and his second wife was the late Gretchen Pittinger Spoerlein. A graduateof Blue Ridge College, he was a life-long farmer here. He served on the Town Council and, for 22 years, as mayor here. Survivors include sisters, Bertha S. Groden of West Virginia and Nellie S. Schlossnagleof Virginia; brother, Harley H. Spoerlein of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews; and devoted friends, Raymond and Dorothy Fritz.
Oscar W. Buckingham, 42, died April 24 in an auto accident here. He was the son of Ruth Buckingham Franklin of here and the late Jesse O.Buckingham. In addition to his mother, survivors include sisters, Connie M. Anders, Vivian I. Overholtzer and Peggy J. Mester, all of here, Linda E. Eicholtz of Westminster, Judy A. Arnold of Talbot County and Thelma C. Buckingham of Michigan; and a brother, Gary L. Buckingham of here.
Ollie M. Owings, 91, died April 24 at Forest Haven Nursing Home in Baltimore. A Baltimore County resident, shewas the wife of the late Clayton N. Owings. She had worked for the Baltimore County Humane Society. Survivors include daughters, Blanche Owings of here and Barbara Beal of Westminster; sons, Charles W. Owings and James C. Owings, both of Baltimore County; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
E. James Kenyon, 70, diedSaturday at Fort Howard Veterans Administration Medical Center in Baltimore County. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Disabled American Veteran's Association. He had worked for Telemecanique as a painter. Survivors include brothers, Charles Kenyon of New Windsor, Joseph Kenyon of Arizona and Franklin Kenyon of Florida; sisters, Grace Sykes of here and Joan Martin of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. Services are at noon today at Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster.
Joan E. Burrier, 55, died Sunday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Kathryn K. Eury of here and the late Stanley B. Eury. She was the wifeof Frederick J. Burrier. A graduate of Towson State College, she wasa teacher with the Frederick County schools. In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include a son, Randall A. Burrier of Virginia; daughter, Lynn R. Schenkelberg of here; and three grandchildren. The family requests memorials to Linganore United Methodist Church, 8921 Clemsonville Road, here.
William F. Lange, 72, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy M. Lange. Before his retirement, he made scientific instrumentsfor the National Bureau of Standards in Montgomery County. He had served in the U.S. Army in World War II. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Charles A. Lange of South Carolina and Peter W. Lange of New York; daughters, Winifred E. Lange of here, Yvonne A. Lange and Ann L. Barber, both of New York; brothers, Robert Lange of Washington and John Lange of St. Mary's County; and one granddaughter. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1131 S. Pleasant Valley Road, here.