BALTIMORE — Josiah E. Skiles, 70, died Saturday at Seton Hill Manor. Survivors include brothers, John H. Skiles of Taneytown, Norman L. Skiles of Georgia and Granville R. Skiles of Baltimore.
Jacob Casey Jones, infant son of Kevin E. and Lisa Krom Jones, died Sunday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. Additional survivors include a sister, Stephanie N. Jones of home; paternal grandparents, Harry and Nancy Jones of Westminster; maternal grandparents, Roy and Janet Krom of Hampstead; paternal great-grandmothers, Evelyn Brehm and Frances Jones, both of Westminster; maternal great-grandparents John and Hallie Carpenter of Littlestown, Pa., and maternal great-grandfather, Franklin Krom. A graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's (Leister's) Lutheran Church in Westminster.
Garland E. Zepp, 69, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Purdie Zepp. Retired from the Westminster post office, where he was a rural mail carrier, he also worked as a painter and wallpaper hanger. A longtime member of Pleasant Valley United Church of Christ, he served as a deacon and elder. He also was a lifetime member of the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Co., serving in many capacities. In addition to his wife, survivors include his stepmother, Catherine D. Zepp of McSherrystown, Pa.; daughters, Beverly Z. Josephs of Westminster, Kathy Z. Wantz and Susan Z. Jones, both of Pleasant Valley; sons, Jerry W. Zepp of Virginia, Gene and Michael C. Zepp, both of Pleasant Valley; sisters, Leona Schmick, Mary Helwig, Helen Zepp and Margaret Watson, all of Pennsylvania, and Evelyn Eyler of Westminster; brothers, C. Levine Zepp of Westminster, Berlyn Zepp of Pennsylvania, and Edward Zepp of Baltimore; and 11 grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the fire company.
Robert W. Muldoon Sr., 89, died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Virginia Stewart Bonnie. A resident of Fairhaven, he was a retired general manager of the Hartford Insurance Co. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Ibrahim of Fallston; son, Robert W. Muldoon Jr.; and a granddaughter.
Stephen T. Walters, 40, died Friday in an auto accident. He was the husband of Janet Weiss Walters. A graduate of Catawba College in North Carolina, he was an education specialist with the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence. A lecturer on the American Revolution and the Civil War, he was a member of the 1st Maryland Regiment, a re-enactment organization. He also wrote a book, "Maryland, The Beginning." Additional survivors include sons, Andrew Stephen Walters and Colin James Walters, and daughter, Rebecca Jane, all of home; and a brother, John A. Walters Jr. of Boyds. The family requests memorial contributions to the center, where he had worked at 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, D.C. 20005.
Sherman L. Myers Sr., 66, a former resident here, died Friday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Virginia. He was the husband of Beverly Young Myers. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, the DAV and the VFW. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a supervisor for area clothing manufacturers. He volunteered at Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick, where he provided a monthly music program. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Sharon L. Thompson of Smithsburg; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Fox of Fairfield, Pa.; sons, Sherman L. Myers Jr. and David W. Myers, both of Florida; stepsons, John Kidwiler of Laurel and C. Michael Fox of Taneytown; and four grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions to the Union Bridge
Church of the Brethren, where he was a member.
Matthew Bret Plunkert, 20, died Sunday of injuries received in an auto accident. He was the son of Thomas L. and Janet Stephens Plunkert of Union Bridge. A 1990 graduate of Linganore High School, he was a student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Thomas L. Plunkert Jr. of Union Bridge; paternal grandmother, Agnes Rozell of Eldersburg, and maternal grandparents, Allen and Marna Stephens of Finksburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Louisville Bible Church in Finksburg. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home in Sykesville.