CATONSVILLE — Leona A. Reese, 68, died Saturday at her Baltimore County home. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Luther H. Reese. Survivors include children Glenn A. of Hampstead, Richard W. of here and Suzanne R.O'Brien of Severna Park; brothers Joseph E. and Robert Holbrook, both of Hampstead, Arthur Holbrook of Owings Mills and Francis Holbrook of Manchester; sister, Gloria Tedder of Hampstead, and six grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to St. Agnes Hospice,900 Caton Ave., Baltimore.
Anthony Vuono Jr., 36, died Friday of injuries received in an auto accident. A resident of Illinois, he was the son of Dolores M. McGrew of Manchester and Anthony Vuono Sr. of Baltimore. A clothing designer, he belonged to the International Association of Clothing Designers. Additional survivors include his stepfather, Paul McGrew of of Manchester; brother, Joseph and sister, Cynthia Burrier, both of Manchester and his maternal grandmother, Elise Cheek of Bel Air. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Manchester.
Earl R. Hess, 76, a former resident here, died Saturday in Florida. He was the husband of Geneva Carpenter Hess. He had retired from Bethlehem Steel Co., where he had been a mill supervisor. A sister, Evelyn Rossi of Stevensville, also survives. Services are at 1 p.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home in Sykesville.
DATELINE: Ellicott City
Charles E. Grogg III, 26, died Friday at University Hospital Shock Trauma Unit inBaltimore from injuries received in a construction accident. He was the son of Tina J. Hancock Grogg and Charles E. Grogg Jr. of Mount Airy. A carpenter and a musician, he was a member of the National Musicians of America. Additional survivors include a brother, Shane of California; sister, Autumn Sky Grogg of Mount Airy; fiancee, Cathy DeLoach of here, and grandparents Mary Grogg of Rockville and Kay and Ken Hancock of Elkton, Va. The family requests memorial contributions to Mount Airy Youth Association.
Carroll Ellis "Pete" Lowe Sr., 62, died Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. A Howard County resident, he was the husband of Millie L. Lowe. A U.S. Army veteran, he had worked for the Howard County public school system. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Carroll "Pete" Jr. of here; brother, David E. of Sykesville; sisters Pauline Teal of Glen Burnie and Dorothy M. Smith of Randallstown, and three grandchildren.
Gibbs E. Roach, 74, died Thursday at his Charles County home. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Lacey Roach. Survivors include sons Edward M. of Benedict, Charles County and Robert M. of Manchester; daughter, Sally H. Abell of LaPlata; brothers Stanley J., Luther C. and Marshall H., and a sister, Dorothy R. Harris, all of LaPlata; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
R. Harold Grabill, 77, died Thursday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lula Holtzople Grabill. Prior tohis retirement, he had worked as an auto mechanic. Survivors includea son, Ronald E. of New Market; sisters Gladys Ramsburg of Walkersville, Doris Powers of Rohrsville and Carmine Hevner of Ellicott City, and one granddaughter. The family requests memorial contributions to Johnsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 460, Union Bridge.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Mary Beatrice Myers Simms, 93, died Monday at her home. She was the wife of the late John W. Simms and the mother of the late Edward R. Sr., N. Irene, and Rose V. West. Ten children survive, including Lucille H. Dotson, N. Doris Myers, G. Rodetta Dorsey, James A., John W. Jr., all of here, Joan S. Moore of Frederick, Elizabeth Waters of Philadelphia, R. Bernice Davis of New York, Charles W. of Mississippi and Richard J. of California; 35 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren, and 28 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary United Methodist Church, where she willlie in state for one hour before the service.
DATELINE: Owings Mills
Clara Bell James, 87, formerly of Westminster, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert James. Her devoted friends, Helen Shipley and Isabel Yox, both of here, survive. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
John A. Oyan, 39, died Saturday in an automobile accident inGlyndon. He was the son of Harold R. and Doris Schaufele Oyan of NewJersey. He was the husband of Nancy E. Oyan. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he was a district manager for Friendly Corp. Additional survivors include a son, Jeffrey J. and daughter, Margaux E., both at home, and a brother, Gerald B. of Germany. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Eline Funeral Home, Reisterstown Road and Franklin Boulevard. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.