Brian Canby


Carpenter, 24

April 16, 1992

Services for Brian Canby, a carpenter from Severna Park, will take place at 1 p.m. today, at St. John's Church in Severna Park.

Mr. Canby, 24, was slain April 11 in Philadelphia, Pa.

He was born in Baltimore and raised in Severna Park, where he attended Severna Park High School. Mr. Canby later graduated from Andover High School in 1984.

He worked as a carpenter on construction sites throughout Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore. An avid crabber and fisherman, Mr. Canby was developing plans to open a seafood business in Florida.

Other interests included playing pool.

Survivors include his parents, Charles Walter and Mary Ann Canby of Severna Park; a sister, Denise Davidson of Honolulu, Hawaii; a brother, Gregory Steven Canby, a grandfather, Charles B. Canby, and a grandmother, Gertrude Polak, all of Severna Park; and a great-grandmother, Lottie Kaszubinski of Millersville.

Arrangements were made by the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.



Services for grocery store owner Adam "Buddy" Wengert of Pasadena and Sarasota, Fla., will take place at 11 a.m. today, at the Kirkley Funeral Home.

Mr. Wengert, 72, died April 12 of a heart attack at his home in Sarasota.

Originally from Baltimore, he owned a grocery store on Stewart Avenue in Glen Burnie. He retired in 1972.

Mr. Wengert served in North Africa during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Force, where he attained the rank of sergeant.

He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie. Other interests included walking, wood-working, home repairs and family activities.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eva K. Warner; two daughters, Jean C. Williams of Pasadena and Sally L. Wengert of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Pauline Utz of Annapolis; a brother, Richard Wengert of Glen Burnie; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were made bythe Kirkley Funeral Home.



Servicesfor homemaker Catherine Taylor took place at the Singleton Funeral Home last Tuesday.

Mrs. Taylor, 84, died April 4 at the Alice ManorNursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was originally from Baltimore.

Mrs. Taylor belonged to the Green Haven Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Magothy Golden Age Club and the Jenkins Memorial Church. Other interests included bingo and card-playing.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Thomas J. Taylor Sr.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Taylor of Glen Burnie; two daughters,Diane Chaplone of Atco, N.J., and Kathy Wilmoth of Glen Burnie; a sister, Edith Manning of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Arrangements were made by the Singleton Funeral Home.



Services for retired Baltimore policeman Edward "Phil" Sprucebank of Linthicum took place April 13 at the Singleton's Funeral Home in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Sprucebank. 67, died suddenly April 9, at Francis Scott Key Medical Center.

He was born and raised in Hampden, and joined the U.S. Marines during World War II. He served as a motorcycle policeman in Baltimore for 20 years, retiring in 1968.

Mr. Sprucebank was a member of the Par Buster Golf Club,. He also owned and operated the S & C Charter Service, a transportation service for hospitals in Baltimore and Maryland, for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, the former Shirley Higgs; four sons, Dennis L. Schaffner and David M. Schaffner, both of Linthicum, Darrell Schaffner of Gettysburg, Pa., and Dana Schaffner of Pasadena; three daughters, Debbie Anglin of Annapolis, Donna Schoene of Glen Burnie, and Diana Carlson of Severn; a brother, Fran Sprucebank of Hampden; and 14 grandchildren.



Services for Alice Irene Dix of Glen Burnie, a former ward secretary at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, took place April 13 at the Singleton's Funeral Home Chapel in Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Dix, 90, died April 9 of cancer at her home.

Mrs. Dix belonged to the Victory Baptist Church in Dunnsville, Va. She was a past president of the Rappahannock Ladies Auxiliary, and did volunteer work with South Baltimore Hospital's Well Baby Clinic, the Red Cross and several area churches.

Other interests included crocheting, crafts, gardening, cooking, flowers, painting and music. She played the piano and organ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, the late George H. Dix.

Survivors include a son, John L. Dix of Baltimore; three daughters, Mary Reynolds of Baltimore, Alice Wills of Philadelphia, Pa., and Betty Shoemaker of Glen Burnie; a sister, Helen Perkins of Leonardtown; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 403 Headquarters Drive, Suite 1, Millersville, Md. 21108.



Services for retired A&P grocery clerk George Leslie Donoho ofGlen Burnie, formerly of Seaford, Del., took place April 14 at the Singleton's Funeral Home.

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