BERRETT — Guy Ridgley Garheart, 72, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Louella Groves Garheart. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he served as a pharmacist mate, he had retired as a captain from the Department of Natural Resources. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Guy R. Garheart II and William H. Garheart, both of Westminster; daughters, Patricia Ann Cohen of here and Grace V. Mariner of Sykesville; and six grandchildren.
Earl R. Fox, 78, died Friday at University Hospital in Baltimore.He was the husband of Anne Lamar Fox. Formerly a designer for MartinMarietta Corp., he was the first administrator of the Carroll CountySanitation Commission. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Richard E. Fox of Baltimore County; daughter, Barbara A. Smith of Baltimore; and three grandchildren. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m., will precede the services. The family requests memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 280 E. Main St., Westminster.
Merle R. Gilbert, 62, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. A Pennsylvania native, he was the son of Alverta Carr Gilbert of Florida and the late L. S. Gilbert. He was the husband of Mary Berwager Gilbert. A member of Grace Bible Church in Manchester, he was an elder of the church board and a teacher in its adult Sunday School. He also was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was employed as a painter and paper hanger. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include daughters, Jacquelyn Stremmel of here and Pamela Young of Berwyn, Pa.;sons, Rodger Gilbert of Bath, Pa., and Gordon Gilbert of here; brother, James F. Gilbert of Florida, and twin brother, Earl Gilbert of here; and one granddaughter. Services will be 10 a.m. today at the church at 3250 Charmil Drive. The family will receive friends there 9 a.m. until the time of services.
Russell E. Waterman, 76, died Saturday at his Pennsylvania home here. He was the husband of Dorothy Wagner Waterman. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters, Jean W. Smith of New Hampshire, Claire W. Barnes ofSykesville and Elaine W. White of Finksburg; sisters, Martha Gibson of Alamo, Texas; and six grandchildren. The family requests memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 280 E. Main St., Westminster.
Carl T. Grosswendt, 75, died Sept. 4 atGreater Baltimore Medical Center. He was the husband of Alice Nelms Grosswendt. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a fire control officer. He owned and operated several businesses, including the Clothes Corner and a gourmet gift store. An ardent conservationist, he served as Soil and Conservation commissioner in Massachusetts and continued his commitment to the environment after moving here. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Carl N. Grosswendt of Massachusetts and Martin C. Grosswendt of Rhode Island; and a daughter, Christina G. Dodd of Arizona. The family requests contributions in his name to the Sykesville Rotary Club, where he was a member, at P.O. Box 188 here.
Mildred G. Wenschhof, 80, diedThursday at Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was the wife ofthe late LeRoy E. Wenschhof. Survivors include daughters, Janet L. Snyder and Nancy L. Chronister of Pennsylvania, Joan L. LaFave of New York and Karen N. Wantz of here; son, L. Edward Wenschhof Jr. of Pennsylvania; brothers, Marvin F. Wenschhof and Levere A. Breigner, both of Pennsylvania; sisters, Kathryn Crouse and Anna Messinger, both of Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. The family requests memorial donations to Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department.
Ethel M. Howard, 74, died Thursday at the home of her daughter. She was the wife of the late John Joseph Howard. A member of the Union Bridge Church of God, she served on its Usher Board, decorating committee and Willing Workers. Survivors include daughters, Thelma M. Howard of Westminster and Shirley H. Tucker of here; brothers, James A. Smith of here and Frank L. Smith of Westminster; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ethel M. Devilbiss, 92, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was thewife of the late Lloyd C. Devilbiss Sr. and the mother of the late Lloyd C. Devilbiss Jr. Survivors include a son, Marvin J. Devilbiss ofhere; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Union Bridge Funeral Home of D. D. Hartzler. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where she was a member, at 3330 Uniontown Road, Westminster.