April 12, 1994
After 38 years in uniform, Baltimore County Fire Chief Elwood H. Banister announced his retirement yesterday.The announcement was made in a letter distributed by the chief, who refused to discuss his decision with reporters.The letter noted his retirement and recounted his professional history as a paid and volunteer firefighter. He has been chief for 3 1/2 years.His action came two weeks after a presentation at a Cincinnati fire conference in which he reportedly criticized politicians and the effects of budget cuts on the fire service.
October 16, 1991
Although Baltimore County workers received no across-the-board pay increases this year, Police Chief Cornelius J. Behan got a raise.Executive Roger B. Hayden yesterday said Behan received a $13,000 increase Sept. 11, retroactive to July 1.Hayden said he approved the raise so that Behan's salarywould match that of Fire Chief Elwood H. Banister, who is paid $83,129 a year.Behan, the longest-tenured department head in the county, was making $70,304 before the raise.Behan has been the county's police chief since 1977.
April 14, 2003
Clarence W. Blount: A memorial service for Clarence W. Blount, an influential former state senator who died Saturday, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Morgan State University's fine arts center. A funeral for Mr. Blount, the Senate's first African-American majority leader, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road. Mr. Blount will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family said donations may be sent to Grace Outreach Corp., a community outreach center at 2605 Banister Road, Baltimore 21215.
April 10, 2007
On April 5, 2007, RUTH Walker; devoted wife of Lawrence Robinson and beloved mother of Hildreth N. and Dr. Shawn W. Robinson. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. Funeral service wil follow at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to Grace Outreach Center, 2604 Banister Road...
June 23, 2009
On June 14, 2009, EDNA LOUISE RYAN. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road at 11:00 A.M. followed by funeral services at 11:30 A.M.
February 22, 2004
On February 18, 2004; ETTA M. DAVIS. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Sunday after 9 AM. Family will receive friends on Monday Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road at 10:30 AM, followed by Funeral Services at 11:00. See www.marchfh.com.