Brinley Parker, 77, died Thursday at Fallston General Hospital in Harford County. He was the husband of Mildred Carter Parker. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters Barbara Schmitz and Karyn Moore, both of Westminster, Moria Hornberger of here and Glenys Rigney of Jarrettsville; a brother, Rowland Parker; a sister, Glenys Travis; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Viola S. Brauning, 92, died Monday at the Westminster Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Brauning and the mother ofthe late Raymond W. Brauning. She had been a homemaker and was a member of the Friendly Group. Survivors include daughters Margaret L. Staton of Westminster and Ethel "Belle" Shipley of Sykesville; sons James L. Brauning and Charles O. Brauning, both of Sykesville, and Arthur T. Brauning of Finksburg; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services are at 10 a.m today at the Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.
Theodore W. Stephens, 69, died Dec. 4at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Mellissa M. Toliver Stephens. He was a teacher at Robert Moton School in Westminster during the 1940s and had been employed at Fort Detrick. Recently, he had been director of the Human Relations Department for Frederick County. A member of Asbury United Methodist Church here, he worked in several church organizations. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Gregory A. Stephens of Westminster; a half-sister, Josephine Clark of Florida; and one grandson.
Sterling "Sheriff" Fowble, 76, a former resident here, died Friday of heart failure. Recently named the state's Amateur Coach of the Year, he hadmanaged sandlot teams for 46 years. A graduate of Western Maryland College, where he played four sports, he was an accountant for Bethlehem Steel. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Karow Fowble. Serviceswill be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., Baltimore.
Mary Jane Alban, 87, died Thursday at Hanover Hall in Hanover, Pa. She was the wife of the late Lee R. Alban.Survivors include a son, Thomas L. Alban of here; sisters Hollis Schultz of Upperco, Ruth Strawderman of Oklahoma, Ermma and Sadie Bull, both of here; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St.
Louise J. Littlejohn, 73, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Allen Littlejohn. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Susan Littlejohn Jr. of here; sisters Hazel Alemong and Betty Bowman; brothers Bardley Stotler and EdgarL. Stotler; and two grandchildren.
Howard C. Roop, 92, died Saturday at the Brethren Home in Cross Keys, Pa. Twice widowed, he was the husband of Clara Hockensmith Roop and Carrie Miller Roop. A member of the Grocer's Association, he was a member of the second generation to operate his family's grocery business, the oldest in the county. His grandson, Neal C. Roop, continues to operatethe store. He was a member of Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren and a charter member of the New Windsor Lions Club and Volunteer Fire Company. For many years, he was involved in community baseball. Survivors include daughters Betty J. Guerriera of California and Ann E. Eberly of Gaithersburg; a son, H. Cassell Roop of here; four stepchildren;a sister, Anna Roop of Cross Keys; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The family requests memorialcontributions to his church, at 26 Pipe Creek Road, Linwood.
Mildred Irene Fritz, 73, a former resident here, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson. Born and raised here, she had later moved to Baltimore. Survivors include sisters-in-law Myra Fritz of Linwood and Vallie and Elizabeth Fritz, both of here; and several nieces and nephews.
N. Benjamin Cutsail, 76, died Sunday at Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Cora Marie Motter Cutsail. A longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he worked on the church council. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Vickie E. Lowe of Ortanna, Pa., and two granddaughters. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at the Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St. The family requests memorial contributions to thechurch at 38 W. Baltimore St.
Joseph C. Koontz, 49, died Saturday of cancer at a Washington hospital. He was the husband of Judith Kuhn Koontz. A civil engineer, he was vice president for engineering of Rodgers and Associates in Rockville. He previously had worked for Kidde Consultants Inc., as project engineer and division chief. A member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he was registered as a professional engineer in several states. Additionalsurvivors include a daughter, Susannah E. Koontz, and a son, Howard F. J. Koontz, both of here; his mother, Inez S. Koontz of Bedford, Pa.; a sister, Clara A. Bratton of Michigan; and a brother, Gene C. Koontz of Harrisburg, Pa. Two services are planned. Services will be --t11 a.m. today at St. John's Evangelical Church in Bedford, and a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home in Damascus.