BALTIMORE — Dorothy Estelle Eyler, 64, formerly of Westminster, died Monday at home after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Lawrence Rudolph and Mary Edna Kraft Yingling, she worked at the Union Bridge Sewing Factory and on the assembly line at Black and Decker Corp. until she retired in 1976. She is survived by daughters, Joyce A. Dasher of Atlanta, Ga., Susanne E. Stockman of Frederick and Judith C. Meridan of Memphis, Tenn.; son, James E. Eyler of Fairfield, Pa.; sisters, Edna M. Glass and Katherine L. Jenkins of Westminster; brother, Carroll R. Yingling of Westminster; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a close friend, William J. Alexander of here. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and services will be at 11 a.m.tomorrow at Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, with theRev. Frederick P. Eckhardt officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 30 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 824, Westminster.
Mary Doris McLaughlin, 69, wife of Brendan J. McLaughlin, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital after a brief illness. She worked for the American Oil Co. for many years. She belonged to theHoly Family Catholic Church, Randallstown, Baltimore County. She is survived by a brother, Samuel A. Young of here; a sister, Mercededs Heck of Catonsville, Baltimore County; and nieces and nephews.
J. Randle Biden Sr., 63, vice president of finance for Beacon Industries and Penn Mar Casting in Hanover, Pa., died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. A member of South Hills Golf Club in Hanover and Mount Zion United Methodist Church, here, he was apast Exalted Ruler of Westminster Elks Lodge 227. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Harris Biden; a son, J. Randle Biden Jr. of here; a sister, Claire B. Wilder of Baltimore; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion UMC, 3006 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, Md. 21048.
William C. McAvoy, 73, a World War II Army veteran, died Saturday at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital. He was retired from A.G. Parrot Co., Elkridge, Howard County. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cline McAvoy; numerous children and grandchildren; four brothers, including Willie E. McAvoy of Eldersburg; and three sisters. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at LittlesFuneral Home, Littlestown, Pa., with the Rev. Clifton Suehr officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, Pa.
Rachel Claire Makowski, 64, a homemaker for most of her life, died Sunday at her Howard County home. The wife of the late Walter M. Makowski, she is survived by sons, Walter M. Makowski Jr. of Millersville, Anne Arundel County, Joseph D. Makowski of here and Benjamin M. Makowski of Reisterstown, Baltimore County; a daughter, Catherine B. Lawson of Sykesville; a sister, Bertha Jackson of Atlanta,Ga.; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, HowardMoore.
Sarah T. Morriss, 101, a native of Chester, S.C., died Friday in Virginia. She is survived by daughters, Sarah M. Weant of Westminster and Anita M. Kennedy of Charlottesville,Va.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, P.O.Box 574, Petersburg, Va. 23804 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, Va. 23803.
Lillian E. Schroeder, 88, died Saturday at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester. A 25-year employee of Fettings Jewelers, Baltimore, she was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Baltimore. She issurvived by a sister, Viola H. Cooper of here, and a number of grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Charles Luther "Bud" Frank, 70, a member of the Church of the Open Door and Awana BibleStudy Class, died Sunday at Baltimore County General Hospital, Randallstown. His wife, Mary V. Frank, died Feb. 3, 1992. He bowled in theWoodchoppers Monday Night league. He is survived by a daughter, Yvonne F. "Sue" Hawkins of Westminster; sisters, Lillie Mae Ecker of New Windsor and Evelyn Moore of Westminster; three grandchildren and fourgreat-grandchildren. The Rev. John A. Campbell, associate pastor at Church of the Open Door, will officiate at services at 11 a.m. today at Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park, Eldersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 280 E. Main St., Westminster, Md. 21157.
Edith D. "Kitty" McCartney, 81, died Fridayat Sykesville Eldercare Center. The wife of the late John E. McCartney and sister of the late Hillary Murphy, she is survived by a brother, John Dukehart of Owings Mills, Baltimore County.