BALTIMORE — Ruth Mae Zallar, 74, died July 31 at her home. She was the widow of Frank R. Zallar. Survivors include daughters, Shirley McAllister of here and Jacqueline R. Truckenmiller of Hampstead, and three granddaughters.
Irving B. "Bud" Lassiter Jr., 53, died Monday at the Blizzard Care Center in Westminster. He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Kauffman-Lassiter. A heavy equipment operator, he was a member of the Westminster Moose Lodge. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Larry, David, Randy and Jeffrey Lassiter, all of Tennessee; sisters, Judith Blizzard and Sharon Ford, both of Westminster, Edith Brooks of Baltimore County and Nancy Lassiter of South Carolina; brother, DavidLassiter of North Carolina; and two grandchildren. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 WashingtonRoad, Westminster. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Virgie Armacost Hare, 93, died Friday at Longview Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Hare. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Helen W. Miller of Millers; sons, Sterling R. Hare of Upperco and Pierre L. Hare of Manchester; brother, Earl Trump of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Charles H. England Jr., 53, died Friday at his home. He was the son of Laura Awalt England ofhere and the late Charles H. England Sr. He was the husband of Joan Stansbury England. A self-employed insurance agent, he had worked previously for Prudential Insurance. In addition to his wife and mother,survivors include a daughter, Karen E. Fridinger of Westminster; sons, T. Michael England of Manchester and Charles H. England III of NewWindsor; and three grandchildren.
Gordon D. Clark, 37, died Saturday at his home. He was the son of Frances Chetelat Clark of Baltimore County and the late Gordon W. Clark. He was the husband of Rosemary Travers Clark. He was a 17-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include a daughter, Carrie Clark of Baltimore County; sisters, Joyce Sackett, Janice Kelly, both of Baltimore County, and Jeanette Evans of Kent County.
James W. Hastings, 50, died Saturday in Baltimore. He was the son of Louise Brashear Hastings of Baltimore and the late Wilbur J. Hastings. A receiving manager and controller for Dub Centre, he was active in bowling, skiing and softball. In addition to his mother, survivors include sons, MikeHastings of here and John Hastings of Texas; sisters, Lola Feldmann of Baltimore and Ann Hastings of Pennsylvania; and brothers, Carl, Harry and Joe Hastings. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Loring Byers Chapel, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, Baltimore County.
William B. Schwarting, 62, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. Hewas the husband of Anna R. Schwarting. A retired draftsman, he became a private consultant for Malco Plastic Co. in Baltimore County. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Judith A. Dash andWanda Deel, both of here and Christy A. Schwarting of Westminster; son, William H. Schwarting of Delaware; sister, Edwina Thrift of here;and seven grandchildren.
Dennis G. Seal, 34, died Saturday. He was the son of Claude and Mae Minor Seal. He owned Seal Trucking Co. Inaddition to his parents, survivors include brothers, Robert and Roger Seal, both of here, Douglas, Kenneth and Ronnie Seal, all of Woodbine; and sisters, Peggy Grant of Howard County and Dale Seal of Woodbine.
Charles D. Whitman, 66, died Friday at home. He was the husband of Doris M. Whitman. He was the father of the late Randy Whitman. Aretired special police officer, he had worked with Maryland JuvenileServices. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Cathie L. Blevins of Mount Airy and Vicki Lee Bland of Tennessee; and sixgrandchildren.
Kenneth E. Clem, 68, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the son of Alice H. Clem of Westminster and the late Jessie E. Clem. He was the husband ofShirley Welk Clem. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of theAmerican Legion Post and a life member and past president of the Taneytown Fire Co. He also was a member and financial secretary of Messiah United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include daughters, Linda L. Warehime of Westminster, Brenda A. Clapsaddle and Jacqueline K. Bediang, both of here; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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Anna May Wetzel, 76, died Friday at her home. She was the wife of the late Glenard E. Wetzel. Survivors include daughters, Helen L. Wetzel and Christine J. Watson, both of here; son, Johnny Lee Fowler of Taneytown; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lillie G. Bucher, 94, died Friday at Carroll Lutheran Village. Shewas the wife of the late A. Vernon Bucher. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Upperco. Survivors include daughters, Mary A. Clagett of Hampstead, Esther B. Murray and Frances M. Yeatman, both of Baltimore County, and Catherine B. Isbister of Harford County; son,Albert V. Bucher of Baltimore County; sisters, Marguerite Sterner, Pauline Garrett and Virginia Spangler, all of Hanover, Pa.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.