FINKSBURG — Patricia Rose Wilson Butz, 53, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. A homemaker, she was the wife of Walter D. Butz Sr. Additional survivors include her children Walter D. Butz Jr. of Perry Hall, Robert G. Butz of Littlestown, Pa., Theresa and Barbara Butz, both of here; and two grandchildren. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, Owings Mills. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Howard Preston Hale, 96, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Bertha M. Wilhelm Hale. Before his retirement, he was a machine operator for the Baltimore County Roads. A U.S. Army veteran of World War I, he was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Additional survivors include a daughter, Darlene Dee Engle of Millers; stepson, David E. Hale of Finksburg; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the American School for the Blind, 3501 Taylor Ave., Baltimore.
Myrtle F. Trite, 86, a former resident here, died Thursday at Village Green Nursing Center in Pennsylvania. She was the wife of the late Earl Trite. She had worked at Shriver's Canning and Westminster Shoe factories. Survivors include daughters, Elizabeth Yingling of Westminster, Anna May Fisher of Silver Run and Louise Reifsnider of Pennsylvania; sons, Lavere Fisher of Silver Run, Sterling Fisher of Florida and William Fisher of Westminster; sisters, Geraldine Bowers, Marie Staub, Betty Ecker and Viola Fisher, all of Westminster; brothers, Roger Fisher of Finksburg, Melvin Fisher of Uniontown and Harvey Fisher of North Carolina; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Judith Michael Helm, 48, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital. She was the daughter of Dolores Kinsey of Glen Burnie and Milton Michael of Baltimore. She was the wife of James R. Helm. The couple had been married for 25 years. For 30 years, she had been employed as an illustrator at Westinghouse Corp. In addition to her husband and parents, survivors include a brother, Paul Michael of Pasadena; sister, Brenda Hargett of Glen Burnie; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Singleton Funeral Home, Glen Burnie. Friends may call there from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Oscar M. Wolfe, 85, died Saturday at Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Alice Bowers Wolfe. Retired from the Windsor Shoe Co., in Littlestown, Pa., he was a member of Piney Creek Church of the Brethren. Additional survivors include a daughter, Betty A. Tyler of here; half-brother, Norman Kriser of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Piney Creek Church of the Brethren, Ruggles and Teeter roads.
Marie E. Bankard, 68, died April 29 at her home. Employed by Cambridge Rubber Co. here, she was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include a brother, Paul O. Bankard Jr. of Gettysburg, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
Phyllis Zepp Ciceri, 42, a former resident here, died Sunday at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania. A secretary, she had been employed with International Windows and formerly with the Carroll County Vo-Tech Center. She started the P. J. Strutters Majorettes and worked with the Carrolletts Group. Survivors include a daughter, Christina Ciceri of here; son, Nicholas Ciceri of Taneytown; and a sister, Nancy Myers of Littlestown, Pa. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St. followed by interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Finksburg. The family requests memorial contributions to Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg.
Esther Oliva Green, 81, died Sunday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of Wilbur B. Green. A teacher in Carroll and Baltimore counties, she was a member of the national and state Retired Teachers Associations. Additional survivors include daughters, Joyce E. Day of Catonsville and Shirley E. Gavlin of Columbia; son, Malcolm W. Green of Ellicott City; sister, Mamie J. Shank of Connecticut; brother, Marion L. Mullinix of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial services are at 11 a.m. today at the New Windsor funeral home of D. D. Hartzler. The family requests memorial contributions to the Ostomy Association of Baltimore or to her church, Salem Evangelical Lutheran, 905 Frederick Road, Catonsville, Md. 21228.