Albert E. DaisleyFormer police officerA memorial Mass for...


September 16, 1991

Albert E. Daisley

Former police officer

A memorial Mass for Albert E. Daisley, a former Baltimore County police officer and state insurance investigator, will be celebrated at 1 p.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in the 8500 block of Loch Raven Boulevard.

Mr. Daisley, 64, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.

He was a sergeant in the county traffic division from 1951 to 1971. Later, he worked as a state insurance investigator for the Maryland Auto Insurance Fund from 1975 to 1988.

Mr. Daisley served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.

He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Parkville post, and to the Baltimore County Retired Police Association.

Mr. Daisley was born and raised in Hamilton, graduating graduated from Hamilton High School.

He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Yob; a daughter, Kristine Daisley of Baltimore; a son, Joseph Daisley of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Daisley of Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Marion Powell of Ocean View, Del.; and his aunt, Elsie Dene Lieder of Baltimore.

The family suggested that donations be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial for William B. Argy Jr., owner and operator of an appliance repair shop in Burke, Va., will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, 5700 St. Bernards Drive in Riverdale.

Mr. Argy, 40, a resident of Burke for the past year, was killed Thursday in a motorcycle accident there.

Born in Berkley, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, Mr. Argy and his family also lived in Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., before settling in Lanham in Prince George's County when he was 12. He was a 1969 graduate of Duval High School in Glendale and attended Prince George's Community College.

Before moving to Virginia and opening his repair shop, where he fixed lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners and other appliances, Mr. Argy was a private contractor in the Washington metropolitan area doing home improvement work.

He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. He was also a member of the New Carrollton Men's Club bowling league.

Mr. Argy was very interested in nutrition and had been a vegetarian for the past 20 years.

He is survived by his parents, William B. Argy Sr. and Phyllis R. Argy of Lanham; a sister, Karen Hosler, White House correspondent of The Sun, of Annapolis; and three brothers, Richard R. Argy of Severna Park, Douglas P. Argy of Olathe, Kan., and Brian E. Argy of Lanham.

Dennis D. Knoch Sr.

Painting contractor

Services for Dennis D. Knoch Sr., a Baltimore painting contractor, will be at 12:30 p.m. today at the Loring Byers funeral home, 8728 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

Mr. Knoch, who was 62 and resided in Westminster, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital after a six-month battle with mesothelioma cancer.

Born in Baltimore but raised in the county, Mr. Knoch attended Randallstown High School before going to work for his father's painting contracting business. He took over the firm, the Valley Painting Co., in 1975.

Mr. Knoch handled numerous painting jobs during the past 20 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the state fairgrounds in Timonium, the B&O railroad and Shell gasoline stations throughout Maryland.

He served in the Maryland Army National Guard from 1945 to 1954 and was a member of the State Fair's board of directors from 1975 until his death.

Mr. Knoch was formerly involved in thoroughbred racing with his late brother, Garth L. Knoch, entering horses at several mid-Atlantic tracks as the owners of Gar-Den Stables.

He was devoted to his family and enjoyed duck hunting on the Eastern Shore with his son.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, the former Dorothy M. Phillips; a daughter, Melody Enos of Baltimore; a son, Dennis D. Knoch Jr. of Westminster; a sister, Dawn Starkey of Baldwin; and two granddaughters.

The family suggested that memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association.

Margaret Tilghman

Private duty nurse

Memorial services for Margaret A. Tilghman, a former private duty nurse and department store employee, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Henry W. Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home, 4905 York Road.

Mrs. Tilghman, 87, died of leukemia Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital. She had lived in Baltimore for 53 years, and in the 1970s lived with her husband on Gross Coate Farm in Easton.

She worked as a private duty nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital for about 15 years, before World War II.

A native of Ohio, the former Margaret Ackerman married W. DeCourcy Tilghman in 1938. She then worked for the Hutzler's department store, running the French Shop.

She belonged to the Johns Hopkins Nurses Association and to the Talbot County Historical Society.

Her husband died in 1982.

She is survived by a sister, Helen A. Fuller of Baltimore.

The family suggested that donations be made to the school of nursing at the Johns Hopkins University.

Mary H. Smith

Roland Park resident

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