Curtis W. KrohOwned nurseryCurtis W. Kroh, who owned and...


February 23, 1993

Curtis W. Kroh

Owned nursery

Curtis W. Kroh, who owned and operated Kroh's Market and Nursery in Bel Air for 42 years, died Jan. 24 of congestive heart failure at Harford Memorial Hospital. He was 84.

In 1974, he sold the market to Herman's Bakery and retired to his farm in Joppa.

Though retired, he remained active at the Bel Air Farmer's Market, where he sold his specialized grapevine wreaths and bird houses until last July, when illness forced him to stop.

He was born and reared in Joppa and attended the Wilna School there.

In 1992, he was nominated for a Harford County Living Treasure award by the Harford County Council.

He was a member of Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, the American Nurserymen Association and the Harford County Farm Bureau. He was also a former member of the Bel Air Rotary Club and the Bel Air Beautification Committee.

Services for Mr. Kroh were held Jan. 27 at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Mabel Stifler; a son, the Rev. Robert L. Kroh of Renton, Wash.; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Mountain Christian Church Building Fund, 1824 Mountain Road, Joppa, Md. 21085. Nevin P. Kendrick, who had been associated with the electrical department of Riggs-Distler & Co., Inc., since 1937 and taught golf as a hobby, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Jacksonville, Baltimore County.

Mr. Kendrick, who was 75 and known as Tommy, was a consultant to the mechanical contracting firm where his posts had included estimator and job superintendent.

He was a former president and governor of the Maryland chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and was also a trustee of the Maryland Electrical Industry Health, Pension and Annuity funds.

From 1984 until 1987, he was a member of the state Advisory Council for Prevailing Wage Rates.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Towson High School, he took many courses at local colleges.

During World War II, he was wounded and received the Purple Heart while serving in the 10th Mountain Division in Italy.

For a brief period as a young man, he was a professional golfer at the Hillendale Country Club. He was a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club and also taught golf in a facility he built in his basement.

Services for Mr. Kendrick were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Pellicot; a son, Randall A. Kendrick of Fancy Gap, W.Va.; a daughter, Lynn E. Kendrick of Jacksonville; a brother, Russell M. Kendrick of North East; a sister, Esther Hooper of Sylmar, Calif.; and two granddaughters.

William C. Evans Sr.

Cherry Hill resident

William C. Evans Sr., a former construction worker and retired Baltimore sanitation worker, died Thursday of liver failure at the Harbor Hospital Center.

Mr. Evans, who was 73 and lived in Cherry Hill, retired from the city in 1975 because of ill heath after several years of service.

Earlier, he worked for many years for the Henry A. Knott Construction Co. and for a short time for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.

A native of Cameron, S.C., who was reared in Burlington, N.C., he settled in Baltimore after serving in the Army during World War II.

Services for Mr. Evans were to be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today at the William C. Brown Community Funeral Home, 1206 W. North Ave.

His wife, the former Beatrice Day, died in 1991.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary J. Evans and Linda Evans-Gross, both of Baltimore, and Laverne D. Williams of Catonsville; a son, William C. Evans Jr. of Baltimore; a twin sister, Willie Mae Sellars of Burlington; and five grandchildren. Helen Elizabeth Ramage Lazan, who worked as an industrial nurse in Baltimore for many years, died Friday at a Morgantown, W.Va., hospital after a stroke. She was 71.

In retirement over the past 10 years, Mrs. Lazan had lived part of the time in Cassville, W.Va., and part of the time in the Morrell Park area in South Baltimore.

Born in Benbush, W.Va., the former Helen Elizabeth Ramage worked as an office nurse for doctors in Morgantown after graduating from a nursing school there.

She moved to the Baltimore area about 30 years ago and worked for several companies.

Services for Mrs. Lazan were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown.

Her husband, Frank Lazan Jr., died Nov. 13.

Mrs. Lazan is survived by two daughters, H. Joyce Coyle and Frankie Lazan Colburne, both of Baltimore; three sisters, Geraldine Hall of Baltimore, Pauline Rosiak of Morgantown and Mary Candella of Camden, Tenn.; a brother, George Ramage of Tennessee; and two grandsons.

Arvid W. Johnson

Timber merchant

Arvid W. Johnson, a timber broker and exporter, was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Friday in his car near Easton.

He was 42 and lived in Westminster.

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