Edward C. Crowder, 52, Baltimore detectiveEdward C...

December 24, 1998

Edward C. Crowder, 52, Baltimore detective

Edward C. Crowder, a retired Baltimore police detective, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Franklin Square Hospital. The White Marsh resident was 52.

The native of Wadesboro, N.C., served in the Army from 1965 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. After he was discharged, he joined the Baltimore Police Department and retired in 1992 as a detective.

Mr. Crowder later opened a barbershop and a liquor store in Baltimore.

He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Services are scheduled for 9: 30 a.m. today at Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Stackhouse, whom married in 1980; a daughter, Melanie Crowder of White Marsh; his mother, Marian Crowder of Baltimore; two brothers, Alfred Shelton and Charles Shelton, both of Baltimore; and four sisters, Maxine Trice, Gayle McDaniel, Janet Brown and Stephanie Shelton Sparrow, all of Baltimore.

Linda M. Crowner, 51 dietary supervisor

Linda M. Crowner, a dietary supervisor at the Howard County Detention Center, died Saturday of cancer at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 51.

Ms. Crowner joined the detention center in 1993 after having worked as a kitchen supervisor for the Methodist Board of Child Care in Randallstown since 1971.

The former Linda Brown, a Baltimore native, graduated from Dunbar High School in the mid-1960s and from the then International Culinary College of Maryland in 1990.

She married Lionel Crowner in 1965; they divorced in the late 1970s.

She was a member of Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 2720 W. North Ave., where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Jeffries and Doris Crowner; five brothers, Alfred Brown, Wayne Brown, Michael Brown, Dean Brown and Bradley Brown; two sisters, Joyce Perry and Florene Jones; and five grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Robert H. Rohrer, who had owned a video news retrieval business, died Monday of a heart attack at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 52.

He started TeleNews in 1985 and retired in 1996. Before then, he was a video engineer for Media Monitors in Baltimore in the early 1980s, a member of the production planning department at Ellicott Machine Corp. from from 1969 to 1979, and a proofreader at the News American from 1964 to 1965.

The lifelong Baltimorean graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1964 and attended the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mr. Rohrer served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1969 and was stationed in Turkey.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed drawing and painting. He was a member of the Parkville American Legion Post No. 183.

Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Lewis, whom he married in 1978; two daughters, Patricia Rohrer and Kathleen Rohrer, both of California; his mother, Louise Rohrer of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/24/98

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