BLADENSBURG — Geraldine T. Hoskins, 75, died Sunday at Doctor's Hospital in Greenbelt. A Prince George's County resident, she was the wife of John Clay Hoskins. The couple had been married for 51 years. She had been an executive secretary to the county health officer. In addition to her husband, survivors include sons, John C. of Hoskins Clarksville and Samuel F. Hoskins of Bowie; daughters, Margaret H. Bingaman of Seabrook and Nancy S. Hoskins of Westminster; brother, Charles H. Thornton of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.
Arlene B. Walsh, 61, a former resident here, died Tuesday at her home in Pennsylvania. She was the wife of W. Thomas Walsh Sr. A medical secretary, she worked at Villa Teresa Nursing Home near Harrisburg, Pa. Additional survivors include sons, Michael E. and William T. Walsh Jr., both of Virginia; daughters, Marcia G. Gray of Harrisburg and Beverly J. Marshall of Florida; sister, Della M. Sammons of Landisville, Pa.; and five grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to Villa Teresa, 1051 Avila Road, Harrisburg, Pa.
John W. "Jack" Talley Jr., 62, died Wednesday at Hanover General Hospital in Hanover, Pa. He was the husband of Thelma Naylor Talley. Additional survivors include a son, John W. Talley III of South Carolina; daughters, Milly Shenberger of Westminster, DeeDee and Vickie Talley, both of Hanover, Linda Leif of Salisbury, Jackie Woodward and Debbie Harris, both of Washington; sisters, Elaine Byrd of Morgantown, Pa., and Beryl Lewis of Florida; brothers, Clarence R. Talley of Newark, Del., and William D. Talley of Aston, Pa.; and six grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Paul Wachter "Duck" Tressler, 68, died Wednesday at his home. He was the husband of Sarah Hale Faulkner Tressler. Additional survivors include daughters, Flossie B. Layton and LaRue Beckley, both of Frederick County; sisters, Florence Magaha and Lillian Pasquarette of Mount Airy and Mary Bollinger of Emmitsburg; brothers, Samuel G. Tressler of Mount Airy and James M. Tressler of Walkersville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. The family requests memorial contributions to the Hospice of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, Md.
Margaret L. Shipley, 79, died Wednesday at Carroll Lutheran Village. Born in Carroll County, she was the wife of the late H. LaMotte Shipley. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Westminster and the Woman's Club of Glyndon. Survivors include a son, Howard L. Shipley of Finksburg; daughters, Georgia S. Hoff of New Windsor and Sandra S. Jones of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Frank R. Adams, 85, died Tuesday at Cherrywood Manor Nursing Center. He was the husband of Rosella Long Adams. A veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served in the Medical Corps, he was a member of the American Legion. He was retired from an electronics company. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Frank R. Adams of California; daughter, Nancy L. Prince of Sykesville; brother, Edward Adams, and sister, Florence Ostroski, both of Shamokin, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Susie C. Nichols McDonald-Pattison, 75, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital. Twice widowed, she was the wife of John S. McDonald and Arthur C. Pattison. Survivors include daughters, Geneva Tracey of Upperco and Betty Lou Kreilis of Red Lion, Pa.; sisters, Rosalee Rogers of Gaithersburg, Rebecca Omregcik and Virginia Ring, both of Baltimore; brother, Stonewell J. Nichols of Frederick; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arlene L. Warfield, 67, died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Nelson L. Warfield. She was a member of the Union Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters, Gail M., Sherry L. and Carmen M. Warfield, Brenda Y. Dorsey and Vicki L. Johnson, all of Westminster, Sheree E. Bell of New Windsor; sons, Nelson E. Warfield of Frederick, Kevin W. Warfield of Hagerstown, Leroy D., Larry N. and Gregory G. Warfield, all of Massachusetts; sister, Elizabeth Hall Summers of Westminster; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Jerome Hyder, 64, died Monday after an extended illness. He was the son of Lilly Forbes Hyder of California and the late Dewey Hyder. A Baltimore County resident, he was the husband of Terese Andrich Hyder. A Navy veteran, he served in World War II and the Korean War. He had retired from the Social Security Administration, where he was an office manager. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include sons, David Hyder of Silver Spring and Thomas Hyder of Woodbine; daughters, Lori Hyder of Sykesville and Constance Quint of California; brother, Donald Hyder, and sister, Alma Myers, both of California; and two grandchildren.