GAMBER — Ruth A. Hoff, 71, died Friday at her home. She was the wife of Herman M. Hoff. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Deer Park andthe Ladies Aid Society. A lifetime secretary for the Middle Run Homemakers, she also was a charter member of the Gamber Fire Company Auxiliary. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Bonnie J. Fold of here; sisters Treva Hoff, Helen Green and Elsie Brauning, all of here and Gladys Richter of Westminster, and one granddaughter.
Bertha M. Sweeney, 85, died Monday. She was the wife of the late Harry L. Sweeney. She was a member of Haugh's Lutheran Church and theWomen's Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge in Frederick. Survivors includea stepson, Harry L. Jr. of Pennsylvania; sister, Hazel Renner of Frederick County; brother, Clarence Albaugh of Taneytown and friend, Frances Roser of here with whom she recently resided. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the Thurmont Funeral Home of Robert E. Dailey and Son, 615 E. Main St. in Frederick County.
Grace Heindel, 75, died May 26 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Murrel Heindel. Survivors include daughters Eileen Ricketson of Florida, Gloria Leister of here, Nora Blankenship of Virginia and Nancy of Montgomery County; sons Verl of Pennsylvania, and Larry of Florida; sisters Nova Krebs and Ruby Garvick, both of Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Kelvin A. Thompson, 25, died May 23 at University Hospital in Baltimore. He was the son of Jesse and Gertrude Shaw Thompson of here. He hadworked as a radio installer. In addition to his parents, survivors include a daughter, LaShay of here; sisters Yolanda Quimby of California, Sylvia Streeter of Baltimore County, Geraldin Daniels of Connecticut and Marcia Thompson of Massachusetts, and brothers Jesse of Massachusetts and Karl of Baltimore.
Leroy C. Wentz, 77, died May 28 atHanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was the husband of RuthCramer Wentz. He had owned and operated a milk business here, serving many area farmers. He also worked for Wheeler Chevrolet and Maryland Fresh Egg. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Rachael A. of here; sister, Miriam A. Hollinger of Westminster; brothers Norman of Pennsylvania and Maurice and Raymond, both of here. The family requests memorial donations to Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 1374Bachman's Valley Road, Westminster, where he was a lifelong member.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Carolyn E. Sartain, 55, died Monday at LoreinNursing Home in Howard County. She was the wife of the late George P. Sartain. Survivors include children Eddie S. Lewellyn and Thomas W.Sartain, both of Eldersburg, Cindy L. Bauman of Montgomery County, Terry E. Smith of Woodbine, Perry D. Sartain of Taylorsville, Penny L.Hance of Calvert County and Kenny M. Sartain of Westminster; sistersHarriett Wagner of Ohio and Rebecca Pyles of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the Mount Airy Mennonite Church, 7101 Watersville Road.
Ann E. Dorsey, 60, died Saturday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Samuel R. Dorsey. Additional survivors include sons Mark R. of Virginia and David N. of Florida; daughter, Barbara A. Domer of Frederick; brother John Herrmann of Wicomico County; sistersJeannie Murray and Evelyn Sheffield, both of Sykesville, Cecelia Fallon of New Jersey and Marguerite Mazurek of Baltimore; two grandsons and two step-grandchildren.
Mildred E. Coleman, 69, died Monday at Peninsula General Hospital in Wicomico County. She was the wife of Frank M. Coleman. A housewife and Baltimore County resident, she was a member of the Westminster Seventh Day Adventist Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters Kathleen E. Stevenson and Patricia M. Stefan, both of Baltimore County;son, Frank D. of Westminster, and nine grandchildren. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Eline Funeral Home, Reisterstown Road and Franklin Boulevard here. Services will be Thursday morning.
Helena Fisher Bollinger, 72, died Monday at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester. She was the wife of Kenneth C. Bollinger Sr. The retired owner of Hereford Esso Service and Restaurant in Baltimore County. In addition to her husband, survivorsinclude a daughter, June B. Miller of Hampstead; sons Kenneth C. Jr.of Hereford and William E. of Hampstead; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Greenmount United Methodist Church, 2001 Hanover Pike, Hampstead. The family requests memorials to the church.
Minnie L. Bitzel, 99, died May 28 at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. She was the wife of the late Clarence O. Bitzel. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society, Senior Citizens, Smallwood Homemakers Club and Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Park. Several nieces, nephews andcousins survive. The family requests memorial donations to the church at 833 Deer Park Road, here.
Curvin W. Snyder, 68, died died Friday. He was the husband of the late Nora Shipley Snyder. Survivors include brothers Fern H. of Baltimore County, John E. and J. Ross, bothof Pennsylvania, and sisters Rea R. of Philadelphia and Merle Perkins of Baltimore.