FINKSBURG — John Wesley Hooks III, 37, died Tuesday at his home from a brain tumor. Born in London, he was the son of John Wesley and Martha Griffin Hooks of Towson. He was the husband of Beth Ann Westbrook Hooks. A surveyor, he had served in the U.S. Army and had worked for Rosenfelt &Woolfolk in Ownings Mills. He was a member of the Baltimore chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society. In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include a daughter, Rebecca L. Hooks of home; stepson, Paul J. Nagle of Columbia; brother, Thomas J. Hooks of Owings Mills; and grandmother, Margaret Damaschke of New York. The family requests contributions to Carroll Hospice or the Sandymount United Methodist Church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike, where he had been a member.
Bertha D. Schroeder, 84, died Tuesday at her home. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Schroeder Sr. Surviving are a daughter, Berta D. Jones of here; son, Edward W. Schroeder Jr. of Delta, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Kenneth C. Vassar, 68, died Monday. He was the husband of Emily Schaeffer Vassar. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired clerk for the state. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Lois Smith of York, Pa., and stepchildren, Bruce Gaver of Oklahoma, Joyce Richards of Hanover, Pa., and Wayne Gaver of Severna Park.
Ernest A. Mellott, 73, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth L. Miller Mellott. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lucy Taylor Mellott. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Westminster Moose Lodge and the Dug Hill Riding & Gun Club. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Marvin L. Mellott of Hagerstown; stepson, Marlin R. Miller of Minnesota; brother, WalterR. Mellott of Baltimore; sisters, Lorretta M. Blair of Mount Airy, Arabelle Engle of Parkton and Edna Tracy of Ohio; two grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests contributions to Falls Road United Methodist Church, 15335 Falls Road, Sparks.
Marvin M. Peregoy, 66, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was the husband of Deloris Singer Peregoy. He was a farmer. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Richard Peregoy of here; daughter, Ellen Sparks of here; and five grandchildren. The family requests contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, 4700 Black Rock Road.
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Prentiss W. Van Sant, 92, died Saturday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Clara V. Brashears Van Sant. A farmer, he also owned Van Sant Construction Co. until hisretirement. In addition to his wife, survivors include children, Annabelle Bidinger of Frederick, Hanford and Donald Van Sant, both of here, Ruth Bennett of Woodbine, and Allen Van Sant of West Friendship; sisters, Ruby Bohn of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Brandenburg of here;brother, Wallace Van Sant of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Carvilla V. Molloy, 63, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Richard J. Molloy. Before her retirement, she had worked as a loan manager for the Bank of Baltimore. A son, Richard J. Molloy Jr. of here, also survives. The family requests memorial contributions to the Lupus Foundation.
Floyd Delevan Frost, 88, died Wednesday at Fairhaven Health Care Center. He was the husband of Henrietta Brockenbrough Frost. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Henrietta E. McLeran; sons, Floyd D. Frost Jr., John S. and Archie Q. Frost; and nine grandchildren. The family requests contributions to the Fairhaven Residents Association, 7200 Third Ave.
Margaret I. Stonesifer, 68, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was predeceased by her first husband, Tolbert F. Stonesifer. Her husband, Galen K. Stonesifer, survives. Additional survivors include daughters, Mary Louise Atwell of here and Patricia A. Callen of Hanover, Pa.; son, George F. Stonesifer of Westminster; sisters, Mildred Bowling of New Jersey and Mary Horman of Sykesville; brother, John D. Black of Littlestown, Pa.; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Stephen L. Colhouer,40, died Wednesday at his home. He was a construction worker. Surviving are a brother, Vernon O. Colhouer of Baltimore; half-brother, Joseph S. Cramblitt Jr. and stepfather, Joseph S. Cramblitt Sr., both ofReisterstown.