Frank J. Novotny Sr., 78, husband of Helen Roh Novotny for 42 years, died Aug. 20 at Carroll County General Hospital. He belonged to St. Luke's (Winter's) Lutheran Church, Aero Lodge 648 F&AM of Dayton, Ohio, and Boumi Temple Shrine of Baltimore. A 32nd-degree Mason of the Chesapeake Consistory, was a member of the National Tool and Die Association. With his father and two brothers, the family founded A. F. Tool and Die Co. Inc. in Arbutus in 1945. He was a vice president and served in the business until retiring in 1976. While living in Howard
County, he was a deacon and elder at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia. He and his wife moved to Carroll County in 1984. Other survivors are daughters Ann H. Novotny of Laurel and JoAnne L. Lee of Severna Park; son Frank J. Novotny Jr. of Winfield; brother George Novotny of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren.
Harry W. Naylor
Harry Woodrow Naylor, 78, a carpenter, died Wednesday at his Baltimore County home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Sutton Naylor; sons Richard W. of West Virginia, Philip E. of Sparks, David L. of Hampstead and Gerald T. of Frederick; sister Evelyn Bull of Sparks; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Louis R. Aaron Jr.
Louis R. Aaron Jr., 75, a resident of Sykesville Eldercare Center, died Aug. 22 at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was a retired printer and box maker for Lord Baltimore Co., a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rockdale and its Young at Heart Club. Predeceased in 1984 by his wife, Pauline G. Cameron Aaron, he is survived by sons Louis R. III of New York, Paul W. of Florida and Robert B. of Westminster; sister Jacqueline Woener of Rockdale; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Hazel I. Simmons
Hazel Isabelle Simmons, 89, died Aug. 21 at Berlin Nursing Home, Dorchester County. A day-care associate for many years, she also worked for RPS Automotive Co. Predeceased by her husband, Walter H. Simmons, she is survived by daughter June Remmell Himmighoefer of Ocean City; sister Laura Kingston of Miami; fivegrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Paul F. Brower
Paul Francis Brower, 75, died Wednesday at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital. A lifelong farmer and salesman for Pioneer Seed Co. for 44 years, he belonged to the Maryland Farm Bureau and Grace United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Sarah K. Shockley Brower; son Donald E. of Taneytown; sister Treva Anders of Taneytown; and two grandsons.
Hallie B. GreenHomemaker
Hallie B. Green, 68, died Wednesday at her home. She was the wife of the late William S. Green. Survivors include daughters Linda Neeley, Wanda Bloom and Debbie Shifflett, and sons Harold and William, all of Westminster; brother, James Wilder of Glenwood; sisters Bessie Magruder of Rockville, Nola Hughes of Glen Burnie, Nan Sauer of Pennsylvania, Hattie Heer of California and Eulav Cornwell of Ellicott City; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Verla Y. Woodyard
Dies in Baltimore
Verla Yvette "Tammy" Woodyard, 31, died suddenly Tuesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She is survived by children Taiwan M. Veney, Justin D. Veney and Darnae N. Ambush, all at home; brothers David A. and Edgar L. Woodyard of Frederick, Marlowe R. Woodyard of Kensington, Curtis M. Woodyard of Seattle, Kirdell J. Woodyard of Washington, D.C., and Bruce E. Woodyard of Westminster; sisters Anna G. Smith, Leona M. Jefferson and Barbara Jean Moals of Westminster, Ernestine E. Rheubottom of Frederick, Paulette Johnson of Damascus and Kristen H. Woodyard of Kensington, and a devoted friend, Daryl T. Ambush.
Known for cookies
Margaret Adele Weisgerber, 80, of Carroll Lutheran Village, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. A lifelong Baltimore resident, she lived in Westminster from 1977 to 1979, then moved to Carroll Lutheran Village in 1991. She was known for her Christmas cookies, which she delivered to shut-ins and nursing home residents. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Baltimore. She was a housewife and worked in clothing factories before she studied hairdressing. She later managed her own beauty shop in Baltimore. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law G. Ronald and Martha J. Weisgerber of Westminster; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.