FINKSBURG — Hannah M. Cropp, 79, died Monday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Cropp. She had worked as a supervisor for Aristo Cleaners. She also was a member of the Church of the Open Door and the Westminster Moose Ladies Auxiliary. Survivorsinclude sisters Virgie Mathews of Hampstead, and Catherine Strawsburg and Della Ebaugh, both of Westminster; brothers Carson Crigger and Randolph Crigger of Westminster, and Robert Crigger of Baltimore, anda devoted friend, Maude Higgins of here.
Evelyn G. Curry, 81, died Sunday at her home. She was the wife ofthe late David Curry. She formerly worked for the Woodsboro Sewing Factory and the Zora Sod Farm in Taneytown. Survivors include daughters Edith Cecil of Baltimore and Freda Fisher of Fairfield, Pa.; brothers Chester L. Fogle Sr. and Glenn N. Fogle, both of Frederick County.
DATELINE: Mount Airy
Joseph A. Weishaar, 71, died Wednesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Dixie Lee Meyer Weishaar. A veteran of World War II, he had served as a communication specialist in the Air Force and was a member of the VFW. Survivors include a son, Joseph C. Weishaar of Catonsville; daughter, Kimberly Hillery of here; sisters Eva Price and Mary Randt, both of Pennsylvania, and Lorraine Hays of Cascade, and two granddaughters. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Mabel F. Byers, 93, died Tuesday at Golden Age Guest Home in Winfield. She was the wife of the late G. Keith Byers. She was the oldest member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poplar Springs and was active in itsSodality. A brother, Elmer F. Gosnell of Baltimore, survives.
DATELINE: Silver Run
Mary Helen Petry, 77, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Chester A. Petry. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry A. and Marlene Petry of Westminster; sisters Elizabeth Sprinkle of Westminster and Joanna Koontz of Littlestown, Pa.; brother, John Sterner of Hanover, Pa.,and three grandsons. The family requests memorial contributions to St. Mary's Lutheran Church, 3978 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, where she was a member.
David S. Hoff Sr., 82, diedWednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ann Hoff. A retired truck driver, he had worked for Shipley's Transfer in Reisterstown and was a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics Lodge. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, David S.Hoff Jr. of here; daughter, Mary Louise Clark of here; brothers Wilmer of here and Herman of Gamber; sisters Martha Ward of Ellicott Cityand Elsie Raver of Gamber; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Joseph Blaine Ohler, 60, died Tuesday at his home. He was previously married to Catherine Staub Ohler. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legionand the VFW. He was employed at Taney Stairs. Survivors include sonsJoseph B. Jr. and Steven E., both of Thurmont; sister, Barbara Lee Hull of Littlestown, Pa., and two grandchildren.
Emma Baumgardner Shorb, 83, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late John E. Shorb and the mother of the late ShirleyMae McKinney. She had worked for Cambridge Rubber Co. here and was amember of Taneytown Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Norma Lee and George W. Brown Jr. of Wyoming; sisters Jane Baumgardner of here, Dorothy Knox and Polly Shank, both of Emmitsburg; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.