Charles B. Osborn IIIFarm company presidentCharles B...

October 16, 1994

Charles B. Osborn III

Farm company president

Charles B. Osborn III, retired president of the family farming and formerly canning company, died Wednesday at Harford Memorial Hospital of heart and respiratory ailments.

Mr. Osborn, who was 78 and lived in Aberdeen, retired about three years ago as president of C.B. Osborn Sons Inc.

He started working for the company, which was founded by his grandfather, while in his teens. It canned Golden Bantam and Shoepeg corn until 1962 when it restricted its business to growing peas, field corn and soybeans on 2,700 acres in Harford and Cecil counties.

Mr. Osborn was a former president of the Tri-State Packers Association, a charter member of the Boosters Club of the Maryland Farm Bureau and a former president of the Harford County Farm Bureau, which named him Farmer of the Year in 1985.

He also was a member of the board of the Maryland Crop Improvement Association.

He served on the Aberdeen Planning and Zoning Commission, the Aberdeen zoning appeals board and the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board.

He was a member of the Deer Creek Watershed Association and a life member of the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department.

He had been cited by several organizations for his contributions to agriculture and to the county.

Born in Aberdeen, he was a graduate of the Aberdeen High School and the Eaton and Burnett Business College in Baltimore.

He had been treasurer, of the Sunday school, deacon and elder at the grove Presbyterian and was a member of the Havre de Grace Presbyterian Church.

Services for Mr. Osborn, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Michael; a daughter, Mary Susan Osborn of Aberdeen; a son, Charles B. Osborn IV of Churchville; and two grandchildren.

E. Ann Chaplain


E. Ann Chaplain, a retired Baltimore County schoolteacher, died Oct. 6 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Reisterstown resident was 55.

She had spent 30 years teaching history and civics at Franklin Middle School before retiring in 1991.

She was a member of the Teachers Association of Baltimore County, the Franklin Senior High School Alumni Association and Country Club Estates Community Association.

Born and reared in Reisterstown, she was a 1956 graduate of Franklin Senior High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Towson State College in 1961.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1375 Main St., Hampstead.

She is survived by a brother, Richard W. Chaplain of Westminster; three sisters, Frances Hamid of Plano, Tex., and Kathleen C. Freeland and Wilma R. Hardtke, both of Hampstead; and eight nephews and nieces.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore 21203; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.


John J. Murphy

Insurance executive

John J. Murphy, a retired insurance executive, died Oct. 9 of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. The Towson resident was 72.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Kathryn Thome; a son, Michael R. Murphy of Bel Air; a daughter, Patricia M. Brennan of Mount Washington; and six grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Loyola High School, 500 Chestnut Ave., Towson 21204.

Frank N. Nichols

Retired accountant

Frank N. Nichols, a retired accountant, died Oct. 7 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his home in Linthicum. He was 84.

Services were held Friday at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Linthicum to which memorial donations may be made. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Lillian Griffner; a daughter, Diane Namuth of Linthicum; a brother, Raymond Nichols of Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Sadie Lee Ewell of Round Bay; and a grandson.

William M. Rigler

Retired business owner

William M. Rigler, a retired owner of an industrial food service ++ company, died Tuesday at Church Hospital after a heart attack. He was 76 and lived in Perry Hall.

Services were held Friday. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Gill; two daughters, Mary Jo Martin of Towson and Sue Ellen Halikman of Owings Mills; and three grandchildren.

Rose C. Linz


Rose Catherine Linz, a homemaker who was born and grew up in Baltimore's Highlandtown section, died Thursday of complications from a stroke in Camp Hill, Pa. Mrs. Linz, who was 87, and her late husband, Julius C. Linz, moved to Pennsylvania in the late 1940s.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow in St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, New Cumberland, Pa. Mrs. Linz is survived by a daughter, Marguerite A. Harding of Camp Hill, Pa.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John P. Brown, owner of Lexus of Annapolis, died Sept. 28 of complications from diabetes and heart ailments at his summer home in Chesapeake Harbor. The Bethesda resident was 56.

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