EMMITSBURG — Rose B. Cool Muench, 90, died Wednesday at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. She was the wife of the late Walter G. Muench and the mother of the late Doris G. and Walter E. Muench. A Frederick County resident, she was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church here. Survivors include children, David Muench of here, Robert Muench of Chambersburg, Pa., Mary Lou Hopkins of Westminster, Nancy Rockwell of Michigan and Bernice Cullen of New Jersey; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Vestal J. Ball Sr., a former resident here, died March 22 at the Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. He was the husbandof the late Jessie E. Ball. Survivors include daughters, Elizabeth A. Stepp of Manchester, Madelene Brooks and Mary Lee Campbell, both ofTennessee; sons, Vestal J. Ball Jr. of Michigan and Jerry L. Ball ofHanover, Pa.
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Robert E. Hicks, 58, died Tuesday at his home. He was the son of Evelyn Hicks of Baltimore and the late Howard H. Hicks. He was the husband of Janet Smetana Hicks. A specialist in microelectronics, he was an engineer and supervisor at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel. He owned several patents in his field and had written numerous technical papers. Additional survivors include a daughter, Nancy Stevens of Hanover, Pa.; a son, Robert E. Hicks Jr. of Glen Burnie; brother, WalterHicks of Ocean Pines; sister, Maralee Cameron of Baltimore; and one grandson.
Carl A. Brunner, 87, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary E. Brunner. A retired electrical engineer, he had worked for Baltimore Gasand Electric Co. The family requests memorial contributions to Fairhaven Residents Assistance Fund, 7200 Third Ave.
J. Clinton Lowman,69, died Tuesday at the Levindale Nursing Home in Baltimore. He had worked as a landscaping technician. Survivors include a daughter, Jeroline Williams of here; sisters, Martha A. Cook of Woodbine and Estelle Snowden of Winfield; brothers, Elridge Lowman of Catonsville and Earl Lowman of Woodbine; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Thomas B. Birks, 69, a former resident here, died Thursday at the Blue Ridge Haven Convalescent Center in Camp Hill, Pa. He was the husband of Frances Lescalleet Birks. A U.S. Armyveteran, he had served during World War II. In addition to his wife,survivors include a son, Thomas B. Birks Jr. of Gardners, Pa.; daughters, Lynne F. Riche of California and Diana L. Dull of Emmitsburg; sisters, Dorothy Deligado of Massachusetts, Catherine Cortese of RhodeIsland and Frances Trabucco of New Hampshire; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Adelia R. Nusbaum, 66, a former residenthere, died Monday at her son's home in West Virginia. She was the daughter of Helen Greenholtz Haines of here and the late Earl Ray Haines. She was the wife of the late Martin H. Nusbaum. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Additional survivors include a daughter, Connie J. Check of Wisconsin; sons, M. Allen Nusbaum of West Virginia and Gerald W. Nusbaum of Fairfield, Pa.; sisters, Marie Gumper of Florida and Geraldine Kinsey of California; brothers, Raymond Haines of New Windsor, Richard Haines of here, Russell Haines of Fairfield and Romanus Haines of Waynesboro, Pa.; and five grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to Hollywood Medical Center, Hospice, 3600 Washington St., Hollywood, Fla. 33021.
Helen Klemmsen Brown,49, died Friday at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Shewas the wife of Sheriff John H. Brown. Employed by the state of Maryland for 28 years, she worked in the controller's office at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Additional survivors include a daughter, Suzanne M. Woytowitz of Towson; stepsons, Michael D. Brown of Catonsville and Stephen H. Brown of Delaware; sisters, Anna M. Klemmsen,Paula J. Turyna, both of Howard County, and Ruth E. Klemmsen of New York; and an aunt, Gertrude Leamer of Howard County. Services will beat 11 a.m. Tuesday at her church, Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church,905 Frederick Road, Catonsville. The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road. The family requests memorial contributions to her church.
Earl "Ralph" Barrick, 50, died Thursday at his home. He was the son of Valerie Blizzard Barrick of here and the late Earl C. Barrick. Before his illness, he was a carpenter. Additional survivors include sisters, Judith A. Koontz of Reisterstown and DorothyE. Dayhoff of Manchester; and brothers, Scott A. Barrick of here andMatthew D. Barrick of Union Bridge. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Thomas D. Fletcher & Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.