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January 27, 2005
On January 23, 2005, ELIZABETH "BETTY" BACKUS, beloved wife of Donald G. Backus, Sr., loving mother of Donald G. Backus, Jr. and David A. Backus; cherished "Mom-Mom" of Devin Wolf. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a service will be held on Friday at the funeral hour of 10 a.m. Interment at Lorraine Park Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, Baltimore, MD 21227.
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April 28, 2008
On April 23, 2008, MAE BACKUS ROSS. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Tuesday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, 3911 Garrison Boulevard at 11:30 A.M., followed by Funeral Service at 12 noon.
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July 21, 2004
On July 3, 2004 CHARLES G. "Chuckie" of Holiday, FL., formerly of Lansdowne, MD., beloved husband of Florence Ruth Backus, dear father of Cynthia M. Backus, Matthew D. Backus, and two stepsons, Michael X. Harant and Timothy B. Harant. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Clement Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne, MD. Donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,SUN REPORTER | September 3, 2007
A fire swept through a Baltimore rowhouse early yesterday morning, killing one man and injuring a woman, according to Fire Department officials. Witnesses said that a mattress caught fire on the second floor of the building in the 2100 block of N. Calvert St. and that flames quickly spread to other rooms and floors. When fire crews arrived about 3 a.m., they found the second and third floors of the building engulfed in flames, said Kevin Cartwright, chief public information officer for the Baltimore City Fire Department.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
On December 3, 2005 GERTRUDE ROSE BACKUS (nee Wolf); beloved wife of the late Thomas C. Backus Sr.; loving mother of Thomas C. Backus Jr., Donald G. Backus, Joan A. Bolling and the late Betty Leader. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc, 3631 Falls Road, on Wednesday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Thursday, at 11 A.M. Interment at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
NEWS
April 28, 2008
On April 23, 2008, MAE BACKUS ROSS. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Tuesday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, 3911 Garrison Boulevard at 11:30 A.M., followed by Funeral Service at 12 noon.
NEWS
July 11, 1994
Calvin Arthur Backus, a retired stationary engineer and volunteer in veterans' affairs, died Thursday of kidney failure at Knollwood Manor in Millersville. He was 70.A longtime resident of Odenton, Mr. Backus retired in 1988 as a power engineer for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. He worked at all the county's public schools during his 23 years of service, said his daughter, Margaret Bovat of Severn.He was a former president of the Maryland Chapter No. 14 of the National Association of Power Engineers.
NEWS
July 13, 2004
Charles Gregory Backus Jr., a retired pressman and Korean War veteran, died of cancer July 3 at his home in Holiday, Fla. He was 75. Mr. Backus was born in Baltimore, where he was raised on Warren Street in Federal Hill, and was a graduate of Southern High School. He served in combat with the Marine Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1954. He worked for The Baltimore Sunpapers -- beginning in 1945 at the old Sun Square building -- and for the old Baltimore News-Post before taking a job in 1970 with Alco Gravure in Glen Burnie.
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By Baltimoresun.com and Sun staff | September 13, 2005
Baltimore County police today arrested a 23-year-old Owings Mills resident sought in the fatal shooting of a Baltimore man after an argument Labor Day weekend in Reisterstown. Police said Lance Aaron Backus of the first block of Alexander Court faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 25-year-old Melvin Dashiel Greene, who lived in the 800 block of Cooks Lane. Three schools -- Deer Park Elementary, Deer Park Middle and Randallstown Elementary -- were briefly locked down today after police spotted Backus on Carriage Hill Circle, in the vicinity of his last known address.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,SUN REPORTER | September 3, 2007
A fire swept through a Baltimore rowhouse early yesterday morning, killing one man and injuring a woman, according to Fire Department officials. Witnesses said that a mattress caught fire on the second floor of the building in the 2100 block of N. Calvert St. and that flames quickly spread to other rooms and floors. When fire crews arrived about 3 a.m., they found the second and third floors of the building engulfed in flames, said Kevin Cartwright, chief public information officer for the Baltimore City Fire Department.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
On December 3, 2005 GERTRUDE ROSE BACKUS (nee Wolf); beloved wife of the late Thomas C. Backus Sr.; loving mother of Thomas C. Backus Jr., Donald G. Backus, Joan A. Bolling and the late Betty Leader. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc, 3631 Falls Road, on Wednesday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Thursday, at 11 A.M. Interment at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 28, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the House, is taking issue with a political appeal sent out by Sen. John Kerry, saying the senator falsely accused him of labeling Rep. John P. Murtha a coward. "Senator Kerry's comments used for campaign fundraising purposes are simply over the top, extremely inappropriate and factually incorrect," said Ron Bonjean, a spokesman for Hastert, referring to a Nov. 18 e-mail message Kerry's political committee sent to supporters. But an adviser to the Massachusetts Democrat said he was comfortable with his characterization of the speaker's reaction to a call by Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
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By Baltimoresun.com and Sun staff | September 13, 2005
Baltimore County police today arrested a 23-year-old Owings Mills resident sought in the fatal shooting of a Baltimore man after an argument Labor Day weekend in Reisterstown. Police said Lance Aaron Backus of the first block of Alexander Court faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 25-year-old Melvin Dashiel Greene, who lived in the 800 block of Cooks Lane. Three schools -- Deer Park Elementary, Deer Park Middle and Randallstown Elementary -- were briefly locked down today after police spotted Backus on Carriage Hill Circle, in the vicinity of his last known address.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2005
Sara W. Ostrom, retired coordinator of speech, language, hearing and vision services for Anne Arundel County public schools, died of Alzheimer's disease Monday at Heritage Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Annapolis. The former Severna Park and Crownsville resident was 75. Sara Willingham was born and raised in Parrish, Ala. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1951 and a master's in 1957, both in speech therapy, from the University of Alabama. She completed additional graduate courses at other universities, including the University of Maryland.
NEWS
January 27, 2005
On January 23, 2005, ELIZABETH "BETTY" BACKUS, beloved wife of Donald G. Backus, Sr., loving mother of Donald G. Backus, Jr. and David A. Backus; cherished "Mom-Mom" of Devin Wolf. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a service will be held on Friday at the funeral hour of 10 a.m. Interment at Lorraine Park Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, Baltimore, MD 21227.
NEWS
December 19, 2004
Agnes Martin, 92, a highly regarded abstract artist whose spare paintings reflected the simple life she sought, died Thursday at the Plaza de Retiro, a retirement community in Taos, N.M. She had lived a simple life in the artists' haven in northern New Mexico since 1991, even as her art grew in popularity around the world. She was one of America's most distinguished artists, with an "amazing ability to reduce to essence all that we feel about space and light," said Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum in Washington.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1996
When the Nation of Islam Security Agency lost its city contract last year to guard some of Baltimore's high-rise public housing projects, Kimberly Albright lost her paycheck.For a year, she had patrolled West Baltimore's Lexington Terrace apartments, a job with perils but a wage that fed her two children. That ended in November when a new guard assumed her post after a federal order gave the lucrative contract to a competitor.But that legal tangle has benefited a Baltimore high school looking for help.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 28, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the House, is taking issue with a political appeal sent out by Sen. John Kerry, saying the senator falsely accused him of labeling Rep. John P. Murtha a coward. "Senator Kerry's comments used for campaign fundraising purposes are simply over the top, extremely inappropriate and factually incorrect," said Ron Bonjean, a spokesman for Hastert, referring to a Nov. 18 e-mail message Kerry's political committee sent to supporters. But an adviser to the Massachusetts Democrat said he was comfortable with his characterization of the speaker's reaction to a call by Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
NEWS
July 21, 2004
On July 3, 2004 CHARLES G. "Chuckie" of Holiday, FL., formerly of Lansdowne, MD., beloved husband of Florence Ruth Backus, dear father of Cynthia M. Backus, Matthew D. Backus, and two stepsons, Michael X. Harant and Timothy B. Harant. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Clement Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne, MD. Donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd.
NEWS
July 13, 2004
Charles Gregory Backus Jr., a retired pressman and Korean War veteran, died of cancer July 3 at his home in Holiday, Fla. He was 75. Mr. Backus was born in Baltimore, where he was raised on Warren Street in Federal Hill, and was a graduate of Southern High School. He served in combat with the Marine Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1954. He worked for The Baltimore Sunpapers -- beginning in 1945 at the old Sun Square building -- and for the old Baltimore News-Post before taking a job in 1970 with Alco Gravure in Glen Burnie.
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