Charles Joshua Stinchcomb, 89, Baltimore attorneyCharles...

October 06, 1998

Charles Joshua Stinchcomb, 89, Baltimore attorney

Charles Joshua Stinchcomb, a longtime attorney in Baltimore, died Friday at Oak Crest Village Care Center in Parkville of complications from a stroke he suffered in 1989. The former Towson resident was 89.

Mr. Stinchcomb graduated from University of Maryland School of Law in 1930 and began practicing law with his father, Emory L. Stinchcomb.

After his father's death, he joined the firm of Pearce, Keifner & Jacobs. He later became a partner in Keifner, Stinchcomb & Royster and retired in 1989.

Mr. Stinchcomb, who maintained a general law practice, was a member of the Baltimore, Maryland and American bar associations.

He had been president of the Traffic Club and a member of the Maryland Motor Club.

He was born in Bolton Hill and graduated from City College in 1926.

Services were private.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Alta McDonald; three daughters, Alta Lee O'Neill of Montgomery County, Carol Kays of Lutherville and Corinne Jones of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Frank W. Burks Jr., 73, POW in World War II

Frank W. Burks Jr., who was a prisoner of war in Germany in World War II, died Sunday of cancer at Fort Howard Veterans Hospital. He was 73.

The longtime Essex resident drove for Miller Trucking Co. from 1970 until 1974 when he retired. Earlier, he had been employed by Bendix Radio in Towson for 20 years.

Born in Clifton Forge, Va., to a farming family, Mr. Burks left school to help support his family.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and served as an infantryman. He was captured by German soldiers near Frankfurt, Germany on Sept. 17, 1944, and held at a POW camp until he was liberated by Allied forces on May 11, 1945 and discharged that year.

L He later re-enlisted in the Army, serving from 1947 to 1949.

In 1945, he married Thelma Ora Tomlin, who died in 1991.

He was a member of Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Road, where services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by four sons, Russell Burks, Donald Burks and Kenneth Burks, all of Baltimore, and Vernon Burks of Winter Haven, Fla.; two daughters, Wanda Cannon and Lillian Jenkins, both of Baltimore; a sister, Margaret Rucker of Madison Heights, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Genevieve Steele Hartlove, 83, homemaker

Genevieve Steele Hartlove, a homemaker and former West Baltimore resident, died Thursday of pneumonia in Greenville, S.C. She was 83.

The former Genevieve Steele was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Baltimore with her parents as a child. She graduated from Western High School in 1933 and married Clyde S. Hartlove in 1940. Mr. Hartlove survives.

Mrs. Hartlove moved to Greenville about 1980. A memorial service was held there Sunday.

She also is survived by a son, David T. Hartlove of Cheverly; a daughter, Brooke McQuire of Greenville; a sister, Delma S. Boyer of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Edward A. Knott, 53, ex-carpenter, bird-watcher

Edward A. Knott, a retired carpenter, died of a heart attack Sept. 29 at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Essex resident was 53.

He was a member of Cabinet Makers Local No. 974 and worked for 15 years as a carpenter. He retired in 1994 after a stroke that left him disabled.

Born in Keyser, W.Va., Mr. Knott moved to Baltimore in his youth and attended Kenwood High School. He was a radio operator in the Army from 1963 to 1966 and earned his high school equivalency diploma while in the military.

He enjoyed bird-watching and annually setting up his N-Gauge model railroad and Christmas garden.

Services were held Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Monika Posch; a son, Shane Knott of Essex; two half-brothers, Warren Wilson and Dwayne Wilson, both of Baltimore; and a half-sister, Barbara McNenamie of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 10/06/98

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