BALTIMORE — Wanda A. Trawinski, 69, died June 19 at Deaton Hospital here. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Trawinski. Survivors include a son, Raymond Trawinski of Hampstead; daughters, Alice Trawinski of HarfordCounty, Bernadine Ekle of Florida; sister, Bernadine Foltyn of Eldersburg; brothers, Bennie Trawinski, Raymond Trawinski, Ted Foltyn Sr.,all of here; and five grandchildren.
Charles W. "Bud" Groft Jr., 51, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore from an ulcer infection. He worked as a yard manager for Condon's Auto Parts in Westminster. Despite the success of recent double-lung transplant surgery, he developed ulcers from medication to prevent rejection of the organs. Survivors include his wife, Anna Sullivan Groft; sons, Charles W. Groft III of Westminster, DennisGroft of Taneytown and Michael Groft of here; daughter, Brenda Groftof here; brothers, Joseph Groft and Carl Groft, both of Westminster,and Ernest Groft of North Carolina; sisters, Jean Groft and Peggy Corns, both of Westminster, Ruby Benedict and Linda Slate, both of Hampstead; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Ruth V. Larkins, 87, died Monday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harry J. Larkins Sr. and the mother of the late Harry J. Larkins Jr. A retired bookkeeper, she was a member of the Freedom Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Margaret R. Larkins of here; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will take place at11 a.m. Saturday at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout HillRoad, here, where she was a member.
Gail G. Ostwald, 44, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was the daughter ofMarion A. Garrison of Howard County and the late Lynn W. Garrison. She was the wife of Erich Ostwald. She was employed at Londontown Corp. In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include daughters,Marion L. Ostwald and Karen L. Ostwald, both of here, and a brother,Craig L. Garrison of here. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home here. The family requests memorial contributions to Johns Hopkins Oncology Department.
William W. Palmer, 76, died Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. Survivors include brothers, Rudolph Palmer of Baltimore, Charles W. Palmer of Howard County; a sister, Mary Virginia Miller of Baltimore County.
Calvin C. Berkemeier, 83, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was predeceased by his first wife, Clara Thompson Berkemeier. He is survived by his wife, Sophia Deberry Berkemeier. He is survived by a son, Charles C. Berkemeier of here; daughter, Shirley Crouse of here; stepsons, John Reed of Union Bridge, Kenneth Reed of Frederick County and Richard Reed of Washington; and three grandchildren. The family requests memorial donations to the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Co., E. Baltimore Street, here.
Ivan P. "Dick"Schultz, 69, died Friday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of Hollis Wisner Schultz. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post in Hampstead and a repairman for Black and Decker. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Linda Duvall of here; and two grandchildren.
JamesM. Bennett, 69, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. Hewas the son of Julia A. Bennett of Wicomico County and the late Ollie E. Bennett. A retired carpenter, he was the husband of Edna Mae L. Bennett. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include children Charlotte B. Litchfond of Delaware, Donald J. Bennett, Beverly B. French and Sherri B. Shore of Wicomico County, Brenda B. Raleigh of Kent County and Bonnie B. Miller of California; stepchildren Wesley Mitchell and Joy M. Shirey of Wicomico County; sister, Martha B. Owens of Wicomico County; eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
Marvin E. Leister, 64, died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Margaret Crouse Leister. He was a salesman for Reichlin's Farm Equipment here and a member of St. John's (Leister's) Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, M. Sue Leister of here; brothers, Raymond G. Leister of here and Kenneth Leister of Manchester; and sisters, Hazel Bixler of here and Loretta Basler of Hampstead. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. A Masonic service is planned for 8 this evening.