Carroll W. Reese, 74, Taneytown grocer'Carroll Westley...

December 22, 1997

Carroll W. Reese, 74, Taneytown grocer'

Carroll Westley Reese, a steel worker who ran a grocery store in Taneytown, died of heart failure Friday at Hanover (Pa.) Hospital. He was 74 and lived in Hanover.

The Baltimore native was a riveter for Dietrich Brothers Co. in the city. When World War II broke out, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii and the South Pacific. He served in the Naval Reserve after the war.

From 1969 until he retired in 1983, Mr. Reese owned Taneytown Groceries.

Services will be held at 2: 30 p.m. today at York Road Cemetery in Hanover.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Edith Peay Reese; a daughter, Marlene Hardbaugh of Emmitsburg; six sons, Carl Reese of Lewisburg, Pa., Alan Reese of Baldwin, Larry Reese of Centreville, Gordon Reese of Hanover, Michael Reese of Keymar and Garry Reese of Westminster; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Walter J. Bowerman, 90, Baltimore printer

Walter J. Bowerman, a 47-year Baltimore printer who retired to Indiana, died Friday of complications of old age at Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ind. He was 90.

The Philadelphia native moved to Baltimore at age 23 and worked for Monumental Printing Co. for 44 years and then for Maurice Leeser Printing Co. for three years until he retired in 1976.

On his retirement, he moved to New Jersey and in 1983 to Upland, Ind., where services will be held today.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Penn Bowerman; a stepson, Allan Johnson of Fox Lake, Ill.; and two stepdaughters, Debbra Nagle of Bridgewater, N.J., and Donna Bisschop of Canada.

William M. Brinsfield, 85, Eastern Shore dairy farmer

William M. Brinsfield, a retired Eastern Shore dairy farmer, died of heart failure Thursday at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 85 and lived in Cordova.

The Cordova native graduated from the local high school in 1930 and began dairy farming. He owned Elsumar Farm near Cordova from 1950 until his retirement in 1974.

He was a director of the Talbot County Farm Bureau, the Interstate Milk Producers Corp. and the Choptank Electric Cooperative Board.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home in Easton.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Kathryn Rebecca Callahan; a son, William M. Brinsfield Jr. of Cordova; a sister, Anne B. Simmons of Morgantown, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/22/97

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