MANCHESTER — Sheldon H. Gouker, 70, died Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Laura Stewart Gouker. A retired U.S. Army master sergeant and a veteran of World War II, he was a life member of the VFW and American Legion posts. He also was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, the Boumi Temple of Baltimore and the Order of Elks and the Moose Lodge, both in Pennsylvania. In addition tohis wife, survivors include a son, Larry "Cork" Gouker of here; sister, Gladys Becker of here, and one grandchild.
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Hilda E. Rippeon, 91, died Monday at her home. She was the wife of the late Harvey F. Rippeon and the mother of the late Earl T. and Harvey F. Rippeon Jr. She was a life member of Locust Grove Church of the Brethren. Survivors include children Mary L. Waddell of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth I. Fogle of Union Bridge, Anna M. Emerson of Baltimore, Charles M. Rippeon and Ruth M. Hoffman , both of here, Betty R. Duvall of Montgomery County, Rae V. Carter of Baltimore County and Daniel R. Rippeon of Frederick County; brother, Theodore Martin of Frederick County; sisters Anna Klein and Amy Etzler, both of here; 34 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Thefamily requests memorials to her church.
Frederick W. Martin, 66, died Monday at his home. A U.S. Army veteran ofWorld War II, he was a retired postal worker. Survivors include brothers, Joseph, George, and John, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and friends Michael and Gienie Jordan of here.
Airman William E. Haines, 18, died Aug. 24 as a result of a motorcycle accident at the Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina. He was the son of Kenneth D. and Linda Snyder Haines Jr. of here. A 1990 graduate of Liberty High School, hewas active in Future Farmers of America. Before being stationed in Charleston, he had graduated from the Jet Mechanic School in Illinois.In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Kenneth D. Jr. of here; paternal grandfather, Claude E. of here; maternal grandfather, Eugene W. Snyder Sr. of here, and maternal grandmother, Lorraine Snyder of Baltimore. A funeral with full military honors was Friday.
Roy E. Angell, 73, a former resident here, died Wednesday at the Hanover Hall Nursing Home, Hanover, Pa. His first wife, Esther Z. Angell predeceased him. His second wife, Eva Bair Angell survives. Retired from the City of Taneytown Maintenance Department, he also was a farmer. He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club and the Mount Union Lutheran Church in Middleburg. In addition to hiswife, survivors include sons John L. of Westminster and Verl L. of Pennsylvania; stepchildren Robert Royer of Virginia and Mary Kroft of Pennsylvania; sisters Lena Snyer of Frederick County, Grace Bair of Hanover and Lillie Angell; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Stella Pileci Cykosky, 71, died Aug. 23 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph W. Cykosky. She was the mother of the late Michael J. and Robert J. Cykosky. A member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church here, she also was a member of the Secular Franciscan Oblates, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Blue Army. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters Joanne M. Brammer and Janice M. Newman, both of here, Susan D. Lisi of Howard County and Patricia Cykosky of Baltimore; sister, Yolanda Grap of Baltimore County, and 11 grandchildren.
Mary E. Nicademus Leese, 98, died Friday at her home. She was the wife of the late Roy C. Leese. She was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church here. She is survived by her son, Robert of here. Services will be 2 p.m. today at thePritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road.
Thomas A. Perkins Sr., 78, died Wednesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret Stout Perkins. A member of theAmerican Legion, he had worked for Western Auto. Survivors include adaughter, Patricia Orlove of here; sons Robert T. of Howard County and Thomas A. Jr. of Baltimore; brother, Leo of Baltimore County; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be8:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery, 2130 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore County. The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 824, here.
Edna M. Crawford, 76, died Aug. 24 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas P. Crawford Sr. and the mother of the late Thomas P. Jr. Survivors include daughters Janet C. Crawford and Susan G. Cronin both of here, and M. Lynne McDonald of New Jersey; sister, Joanne Farmer of New Jersey;eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family requests memorials to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St.