ELDERSBURG — James E. Darby, 72, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Claire L. Darby. A veteran of World War II, he was a retired machinist with Koppers Co. Additional survivors are daughter, Patricia Ruby of Taneytown; son, Paul of Westminster; brother,Thomas A. of Florida; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville. The family requests memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Society.
Frank T. Brothers, 90, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Blanche V. Brothers. Before his retirement, he worked for the Carroll County Board of Education. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and superintendent of its Sunday School. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia L. Humbert,and son, Gene L., both of Westminster; stepchildren, Lorraine B. Wicks and Joseph H. Barnes, both of Westminster; brother, John of Sykesville; and 17 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions to the church, 2929 Gamber Road, Finksburg.
Kenneth R. Utz, 59, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dolores KindigUtz. He had worked for Littlestown Hardware. Survivors include daughters, Cynthia P. Bull and Christine A. Utz, both of Westminster, Catherine A. Yingling and Robin D. Prince, both of Detour, and Cheryl M. Prince of Glen Rock, Pa.; son, Calvin E. of Littlestown, Pa.; sister,Phyllis, and brothers, Earl and Paul, all of Westminster; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, Pa.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Oliver H. Davis Sr., 83, died Monday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth H. Davis. A volunteer firefighter, he had been a member of the Mount Airy Fire Co. for 50 years and had served as its chief in 1954. Additional survivors are a son, Oliver H. Jr. of here; daughter, Ruth of Gaithersburg; brother, William of Frederick; sister, Edna Streakerof Sykesville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
James M. Dayhoff, 63, died Monday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Survivors include a son, Meredith R. Boyd, and daughter, Jennifer R. Boyd, both of here; brother, Eldon S. Dayhoff of Baltimore; and a friend, Allie J. Boyd of here. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursdayat the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.
Alma G. Horrigan,71, died Friday at her home. She was the wife of Francis C. Horrigan. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and its sodality. Additional survivors include sons, Francis of New Windsor and Michael of Woodbine; daughters, Regina Tucker, Mary Robosson and Theresa Mariner, all of here, and Katherine Brashears of Westminster; sisters, Catherine Shank of Florida and Patricia Mihm of Ellicott City; and 17 grandchildren.
William I. Amoss, 92, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth Hurt Amoss. A member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau, he also was a member of Tom's Creek United Methodist Church in Emmitsburg. Additional survivors are sons, George W. of Westminster, Melvin I. and Calvin L., both of here; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St. The family requestsmemorial contributions to his church.
Wilbur L. Reifsnider, 81, died Sunday at Hanover Hall in Pennsylvania. He was the husband of thelate Monica A. Reifsnider. A farmer, he also had operated grocery stores in the county. He was a member and former president of the Harney Fire Co. and the Lions Club. He is survived by a son, Robert L. of here. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, Pa. The family requests memorial contributions toSt. Paul's Lutheran Church, Harney, where he was a member.
Rita Olivero, 81, died Thursday at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. She was the wife of the late George J.Olivero. Survivors include sons, George J. Jr. of here and Robert ofReisterstown; sister, Lilly Ballestri of New York; two grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.