BALTIMORE — James H. Pearre Sr., 74, died Dec. 27 at his home. He was the husband of Margaret Naumann Pearre. He was self-employed in the auto parts business. Additional survivors include sons, James H. Pearre Jr. of Westminster and Thomas E. Pearre Sr.; a daughter, Carolyn Allphin; sisters, Nellie L. Pearre and Mary Doetsch; brothers, G. Alford Pearre, Robert Pearre and David Pearre; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Esther Jane Shriver, 87, died Dec. 23 at College Manor in Lutherville. She was the wife of the late John Shultz Shriver. An avid gardener, she was past treasurer of the Federated Garden Clubsof Maryland. Survivors include daughters, Harriet Fauntleroy of Westminster and Jane S. Sewell of Reisterstown, and four grandchildren.
Arthur F. Meeks, 93, died Tuesday at Howard County General Hospital. A retired postal service worker, he was the husband of the late Pauline L. Meeks. Survivors include sons, Harry Meeks of Sykesville and Arthur F. Meeks Jr. of Sparks; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Dr. William A. Fischer, 81, died Dec. 29 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Evelyn L. Fischer. A retired dentist, he had worked for many years at Springfield State Hospital Center. He also was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. In addition to his wife, survivors includesons, William A. Fischer Jr. of New Jersey and Phillip C. Fischer ofBaltimore; daughter, Lynn F. Findlay of Toronto, Canada; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
William L. Whitehair, 76, died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Edyth N. Whitehair. Additional survivors include children Kenneth W. Whitehair,Michael C. Whitehair, Richard A. Whitehair, Gregory N. Whitehair, and Eric I. Whitehair, Joyce N. Goldsmith, Cassandra J. Bent, Renee Carter and Regina Morgan; brothers, Tom and Richard Whitehair; sister, Etta Bush; and 10 grandchildren.
Elizabeth S. "Betty" Matthews, 68, died Dec. 29 at Carroll County General Hospital.She was the wife of William J. Matthews. She had been a member of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company and the American Legion. Additional survivors include sons, John W. Matthews of Manchester and Richard W. Matthews of here; daughters, Martha M. Fisher of here, M. Rebecca Kroe of Westminster, Karen M. Costello of New York and Susan M. Harris of Columbia; sisters, Janet S. Wampler of Westminster, Caroline S. Dudley of Hanover, Pa., and Mary Baile Weaver of Manchester; and 10 grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to St. John's United Methodist Church here, where she was a member.
Marion E. Coshun, 88, a former resident here, died Monday at Vindobona Nursing Home in Frederick County. She was the wife of thelate James E. Coshun and the mother of the late J. Edward and Margaret E. Coshun. A member of Keysville Lutheran Church, she had been in the choir and the missionary society and had taught Sunday school. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Mae Unglesbee of Taneytown; son, R. Leroy of Keymar; brothers, Luther Clabaugh of Keymar and Charles Clabaugh of Detour; sister, Mae Baumgardner of Taneytown; nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the church in care of Carol Bowers, 6060 Keysville Road, Keymar.
Bessie A. Carver, 32, died Tuesday at her home. Shewas the daughter of Milton and Rose Marie R. Rhoten of Hampstead. She was the wife of Norman R. Carver. She had been a secretary for FordMotor Credit Co. In addition to her parents and husband, survivors include brothers, Dennis and Bruce Rhoten, both of Manchester, and Kenneth Rhoten of Hampstead. The family requests memorial contributions to Carroll Hospice, 23 Carroll St., Westminster.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Elizabeth M. Tripp, 49, died Dec. 29 at Bethesda Naval Hospital of lung cancer. An attorney in Carroll County, she was a member of St.John Catholic Church. Survivors include an aunt, Virginia Rhodes of Damascus; lifelong friend, Anne C. Russell; and her children Dawn R. and Douglas Russell, all of here. The family requests memorial contributions to Resurrection Farm, P.O. Box 1630, Westminster.
Hal J. Kenney III, 51, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the son of Violet T. Kenney of Missouri and the late Hal J. Kenney Jr. He was the husband of Carol A. Kenney and the father of the late Paul R. Kenney. A social insurance specialist with the Social Security Administration, he was a member of the Corvair Car Club and the Maryland Pick Up Truck Club. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include sons, James M. and Sean J. Kenney, both of here, and Patrick T. Kenney of Reisterstown; daughter, Kathleen S. Kenney of here;brother, Thomas W. Kenney, and sister, Suzanne K. Kenney, both of Missouri; and one grandson.
DATELINE: New Windsor