Nancy S. Klingelhofer, 76, produce stand proprietor...

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August 31, 2001

Nancy S. Klingelhofer, 76, produce stand proprietor

Nancy S. Klingelhofer, well-known proprietor of the Liberty Farms and Produce roadside stand in Randallstown, died Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center of complications from an infection. She was 76.

For years, Mrs. Klingelhofer, who was known as Nan, sold sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables that she and her husband grew on their 30-acre Liberty Farms property in Randallstown.

In autumn, she sold pumpkins, gourds and cornstalks before closing the stand for the season.

Mrs. Klingelhofer, who regularly entered her vegetables for judging at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, was awarded a ribbon this year for "champion vegetable display," family members said.

Nancy Sanner was raised in Phoenix, Baltimore County, and the city's Forest Park area, and graduated from Forest Park High School. She worked as a clerk for the B&O Railroad before her 1947 marriage to Neil Klingelhofer Sr., who survives her.

Mrs. Klingelhofer was a communicant of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 9533 Liberty Road, Randallstown, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. today.

She is survived by three sons, Neil Klingelhofer Jr. of Manchester, Larry Klingelhofer of Marriottsville and Edward Klingelhofer of Hampstead; two daughters, Diane Koppel of Timonium and Joanne Cole of Lutherville; two sisters, Ruth Trager of Reisterstown and Patricia Rumbaugh of Westminster; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

William A. Robinson, 78, Frederick County teacher

William Alexander Robinson, who taught science in Frederick County public schools for 30 years, died Aug. 23 of lung cancer at his Woodlawn home. He was 78.

Mr. Robinson, who taught earth science, retired from Thurmont Middle School in 1980. He began teaching at Lincoln High School in 1950 and had also been on the faculty of Linganore High School.

Mr. Robinson was born and raised in Elizabeth City, N.C., and graduated from high school there. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Agricultural & Technical College in Greensboro, N.C., and a master's degree in science from then-Morgan State College in 1971.

He began his teaching career in the late 1940s in Somerset County's public schools.

A World War II veteran, he served with the 4086 Quartermaster Corps in Europe and attained the rank of staff sergeant.

Mr. Robinson was an avid reader and traveler, and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

He also was a member of Christian Life Church in Woodlawn, where services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Ann Christine Williams; two sons, Ronald D. Robinson of Randallstown and Calvin L. Robinson of Woodlawn; a daughter, Toni K. Hines of Naperville, Ill.; a sister, Bettie Avent of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

Geraldine K. Kane, 56, DAV office manager

Geraldine K. Kane, a retired office manager, died Monday of undetermined causes at her Dundalk home. She was 56.

Until retiring in 1997 on a medical disability after being severely injured in an automobile accident, Mrs. Kane had worked for many years as office manager for Disabled American Veterans.

Born Geraldine Buddemeyer in Baltimore, she was raised in Fells Point and Dundalk and graduated from Dundalk Senior High School in 1963.

She was married in 1966 to Robert F. Kane, who died in 1996.

Mrs. Kane enjoyed watching classic Hollywood films and collecting hand-knitted blankets.

Services are private.

Mrs. Kane is survived by two daughters, Rebecca L. Kane of Canton and Holly B. Kane of Cockeysville; a brother, Albert "Butch" Buddemeyer of Baltimore; and two sisters, Clara Perkins of Pennsylvania and Mary Jane Sirekowski of Dundalk.


John A. Hostetler, 82, a Pennsylvania-born scholar whose work helped explain the Amish way of life to the outside world, died Tuesday in Goshen, Ind.

Govan Mbeki, 91, father of South African President Thabo Mbeki and a longtime anti-apartheid activist, died in Johannesburg yesterday after a long illness. Mr. Mbeki became national chairman of the African National Congress in 1956, and his other political activities eventually led to his dismissal. In 1963, he was arrested during a police raid on the military group's Rivonia headquarters and sentenced to life in prison alongside Nelson Mandela. He served 24 years in prison before his release in 1987.

Lawrence B. Marcus, 84, a screenwriter whose 18 feature film credits included the Oscar-nominated movie The Stunt Man, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from Parkinson's disease. Although Mr. Marcus failed to capture the Oscar, he won a number of other honors.

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