Beth BrysonLibrarianBeth Bryson, 78, a 1935 graduate of...


August 30, 1992

BALTIMORE — Beth Bryson


Beth Bryson, 78, a 1935 graduate of Western Maryland College, died Aug. 19. She had a master's degree in library science from the University of Pittsburgh and spent much of her career in the Enoch Pratt Library system in Baltimore. She also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II and was a member of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. William J. and Charlotte H. Bryson of Sykesville, and Brady O. and Mary B. Bryson of Westminster.


Dorothy Weidenhan

Former resident

Dorothy W. Weidenhan, 82, died Aug. 20 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Baltimore County. She is survived by her husband, J. Louis Weidenhan; daughter Clare W. Sutton of Delaware; and two granddaughters.


Virginia Yontz Engle

Newspaper worker

Virginia Yontz Engle, 85, died Aug. 23 at her West Virginia home. She had worked for the Martinsburg Journal and The Washington Post. She is survived her husband, George D. Engle; daughters Janet Ober of Westminster, Anne Matthews of Rockville and Charlotte Gironda of Clarksburg; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Norris C. Hall

Army veteran

Norris C. Hall, 63, who retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service, died Aug. 20 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was a member of Flohrville United Methodist Church and the VFW. He is survived by sisters Agnes A. Tabler of Sykesville, Janet H. Beall of

Eldersburg and Imogene V. Hillis of Delaware, and a half-sister, Hazel Ryan of Frederick.


Carl W. Smith

Korean War veteran

Carl William Smith, 57, an assembler for Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens, died Wednesday at home. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean conflict and belonged to Reisterstown Moose Lodge and American Legion Post. He is survived by his wife Donna L. Smith; daughters Donna B. Feher of Hampstead and Caralynn M. Farmer of Baltimore; brother Robert H. Smith of New York; and twin grandchildren.

Brandon Whitcomb


Brandon Tyler Whitcomb, infant son of Lewis Schaffer Whitcomb and Deborah Ann Lyons Whitcomb, died Aug. 23 at Carroll County General Hospital. Besides his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents John and Cathy Whitcomb of Eldersburg; paternal great-grandmother Martha Schaffer of Eldersburg; maternal grandfather William Lyons of Westminster; brothers Russell Joseph, Christopher William and Craig Lewis, at home.


Janis L. Smith

Nursing aide

Janis Lynn Smith, 39, a nurse's aide at Hanover Hall Nursing Home in Hanover, Pa., died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Lewis N. Smith Jr., she is survived by her parents Caroline Collins of Arbutus and Richard Collins of Chambersburg, Pa.; daughter Tara Smith of Westminster; son Craig Smith of Westminster; stepchildren Marie Anahory and Frances Smith of Florida, Sharon Walthal of Manchester, Helen Warner of Lineboro and Lewis N. Smith III of Hampstead; sisters Peggy Merkwan of Arizona, Peggy O'Connor Arbutus and Carol Scaggs of Greenmount; brothers Mike Collins of Chambersburg and Richard Collins of Pennsylvania.

Annie S. Bankert

Club member

Annie Spence Bankert, 86, a member of the Hampstead Women's Club, died Aug. 21 at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson. She belonged to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert N. Bankert, and daughter, Shirley B. Murray, and is survived by daughter Doris M. Anderson of New Carrollton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Opal G. Williams

Restaurant owner

Opal G. Williams, 98, died Wednesday at Loudon Memorial Long Term Care Home in Leesburg, Va. Formerly of Manchester, she owned and operated a restaurant in Martin's Ferry, Ohio. She is survived by daughters Doris L. Minnich of Manchester and Betty J. Staples of Florida; son David B. Williams of Virginia; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mount Airy

Rose E. T. Grimm

Longtime resident

Rose E. Talbert Grimm, 66, died Wednesday. She was the daughter of Rose E. Stroh of Sparks and the late John Talbert. She was the wife of the late William L. Grimm. For 35 years, she was employed by Rombro Brothers. In addition to her mother, survivors include children Carol Rapisarda of Bel Air, Gail Murray of Westminster, Vickey Wilson of Millersville, James Grimm of

Mount Airy and Missy Grimm; sister, Shirley T. Smith of St. Mary's County; brothers Donald Talbert of Florida, Edward and Emory Stroh, both of Sparks, and 13 grandchildren.

New Windsor

Frank J. Novotny Sr.

Founded tool firm

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