CATONSVILLE — Virginia Reese Burnside, 75, retired from Old Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan, died Sunday at her Charleston Retirement Center home, Baltimore County. She was the wife of the late Howard R. Burnside and is survived by daughter Bonnie V. Strack of Lutherville, Baltimore County; son Howard L. Burnside of Upperco; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. today, following visitation at 12:30 p.m., in Our Lady of the Angles Chapel, Charlestown, Dr. David Jones and the Rev. Leslie Metcalf officiating. Intermentwill be in Lorraine Park Cemetery.
Thomas Wilson Shipley Sr., 78, a World War II veteran and a boiler maker, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. A member of Moose Lodge 152 of Easton, Talbot County, and Oriental Lodge 158 of theA.F and A.M., he is survived by wife Mary Georgianna Shipley; daughters Myrel Sandra Anthony of Snora, Calif., and Leslie Louise Schroeder of here; son Thomas W. Jr. of Winfield; sister Naoma Marie Conley of Charleston, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be 3 to5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burrier Funeral Home, Winfield. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, the Revs. Richard W. Simpson and Stacey Nickerson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Baltimore. Contributions may be made to Carroll County Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.
Robbie Helen Stonesifer Sanders, 61, a cafeteria staff worker at Emmitsburg Elementary School for many years, died Friday at Gettysburg Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Joseph G. Sanders; two sons; a daughter; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Virginia Angell and Vivian Hahn of Taneytown, and Patricia Krenzer of Hanover, Pa.
Margaret P. Cooke, 93, of Blizzard Care Nursing Home, died Sunday. A housewife, she was married to the late Talbott Cooke. Survivors include daughter Ruth L. Mannof Westminster; son John F. Cooke of Escondido, Calif.; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at A. Alan Seitz Funeral Home, 3615-19 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore. The Rev. Sparkey will officiate at interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.
Larry Earl "Skip" Davidson, 49, a sales manager for Ferreligas of Taneytown, died Saturday at home. A member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Manchester, the Army veteran belonged to American Legion Post 200, here, and Westminster Moose Lodge 1381. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ruby Davidson; sons Brian E. and Craig W. of here; brother Robert Davidson of Millers; and Linda Hamilton of Manchester. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. today at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., here; the Rev.Richard H. Winters officiating. Burial will be in Manchester Cemetery.
Kenneth J. Myers, 81, the owner and operator of Valley Motors here from 1957 to 1982, died Thursday at Hanover (Pa.) Hall Nursing Center. The Carroll native was the husband of the late Anna Marie LeGore Myers. Surviving him are a son, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
DATELINE: Kennett Square
Emily J. Vogel, 9, daughter of Richard F. and Ashley Thomas Vogel, died Thursday at the Southern Chester County Medical Center in Jennersville, Pa.Other survivors include sisters, Elizabeth A. and Sarah L. Vogel, both at home; maternal grandparents Lloyd B. and Helen B. Thomas of Westminster; and paternal grandparents Joseph R. and Marcella T. Vogel of Kempton, Pa.
Raymond B. Finch, 71, a veteran of World War II, died Friday at University Hospital, Baltimore, after a long illness. He was a supervisor in cable maintenance for more than 42 years with C & P Telephone Co., retiring in 1982. He belongedto the Maryland Orchid Society, Reisterstown United Methodist Churchand C & P's Pioneer Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy William Finch; daughters, Donna Spires of Upperco, Patricia Garcia of Finksburg and Joyce Hylton of Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County; sisters Margaret Kieffer of Reisterstown and Helen Byers of White Marsh, both Baltimore County; brother Donald Finch of Reisterstown; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
DATELINE: New Windsor
James Walter Purdum III, 53, a steamfitter for more than 25 years, died Saturday at his home. Active in Blue Army Cell and friend to the Daughters of St. Paul, he also was a bluebird conservationist who founded and fueled Project Water, a Wakefield Valley community action project. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Daphine Yvonne Purdum; daughtersMaria Babrielle, Amy Kathleen and Rebecca Margaret; sons James Walter and Charles Borromeo Purdum; brother Robert Purdum; and sisters Loretta Lewis, Helen Sullivan, Elsie Easton and Mary Mayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.