ESSEX — Harry E. Strausser Sr., 75, of Baltimore County, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie and KirbyBarger of Westminster, and sons-in-law.
Ruth S. Alban, 68, wife of Raymond G. Alban, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. A retired seamstress for Joseph A. Bank Clothing, she is survived by sons, Steven R. Alban of here and Donald L. Alban of Baltimore County; daughters, Linda L. Pennington of West Virginia and Betty Lou Koerner of here; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services are at 11 a.m.today at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead, with the Rev. Harvey Schlichter officiating. Interment will be in Grave Run Cemetery, Hampstead. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
GeorgeR. Turner Jr., 69, a federal highway engineer and administrator, died Friday at home of cancer. He began working for the Federal Highway Administration in the 1940s, joining the Baltimore office in 1978 andretiring in 1988. He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works until last spring. He is survived by his wife, Helen R. Turner; sons, George R. Turner III and Christopher M. Turner of Virginia,Robert B. Turner of Hampstead and Benjamin R. Turner of Westminster;two sisters; and three granddaughters.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Ida Louise Horton, 83, died Monday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, a son and three daughters, she is survived by sons, George R. Horton, David L. Horton, Floyd R. Horton and Donald D. Horton, all of here; daughter, Janet M. Horton of here; sister, Edna Poole of Monrovia, Frederick County; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today, and funeral services are at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, with the Rev. L. Ross Kirk officiating. Burial willbe in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Monrovia.
DATELINE: New Oxford
Harry T. Brown Jr., 72, a retired painter, formerly of New Windsor, died Thursday at Hanover (Pa.) Hospital. He belonged to the Westminster American Legion. Survivors include a brother, Phelitus Brown of New Windsor.
DATELINE: New Windsor
Donald F. Wood, 61, a musician who entertained many countians over the years, died Friday at Carroll CountyGeneral Hospital. A member of St. John Catholic Church, he is survived by his wife, Eleanor Wood; daughters, Mary E. VanderVeer and Carolynne L. Wood of here, and Donna W. Robbins of Eldersburg; brothers, J. Lawrence Wood Jr. of Talbot County, Robert L. Wood and David R. Wood of Denton, Caroline County; sisters, Delores Connolly of Denton andAlice A. Uhler of Baltimore; and three grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Farm, Westminster, Md. 21157.
DATELINE: Owings Mills
William Leppert, 73, a retired building superintendent for Walter Crismer and Son Co., died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital, Randallstown. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Lucinda Littlejohn of Mount Airy.
Allan D. Musser, 39, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned C. Musser of Taneytown, died Feb. 5at his California home. The 1970 Francis Scott Key High School graduate had a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Telenova Inc. Other survivors include his wife, Nelda Carag Musser; twosisters and a brother.
Tyrus "Bill" FisherSr., 81, who retired from Black and Decker Corp. in 1973 after 45 years, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital after an extendedillness. The Baltimore County man is survived by his wife, Helen Bowen Fisher; one daughter; one son; one sister; and four grandchildren.
Alverta D. Green, 80, a retired nurse at Springfield Hospital Center, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital. Formerly of here, she was predeceased by her husband, a son and a daughter. She is survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liberty Road, Eldersburg. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park.
Ethel May Koch, 66, died Saturday at York (Pa.) Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward W. Koch; son, Edward William Koch II of here; sister, Pearl Sharp of Baltimore; and niecesand nephews.
Vesta E. Wettling, 91, formerly of here, died Feb. 7at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, George Wettling; a son; sister, Gladys Null of here; and nieces and nephews.
DATELINE: Union Bridge