October 7, 2009
On October 5, 2009 Bessie Ada Gassaway, Friends may call on Thursday from 7 to 9 P.M. at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road in Sykesville where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 A.M. Interment White Rock United Methodist.
September 17, 2009
On September 16, 2009, BESSIE MAY, 95, beloved wife of William K. Palmer of Edgemere, MD. Also survived by two sisters, two sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Browns Funeral Home in West Virginia on Sunday at 1 P.M.
August 4, 2009
Bessie Y. Fishman, a retired Baltimore businesswoman who was a longtime active member of Beth Tfiloh Congregation, died in her sleep July 28 at her Stevenson Village home. She had celebrated her 100th birthday last month. Bessie Yaniger, the daughter of Russian immigrant parents, was born and raised in East Baltimore near Patterson Park, above her family's grocery store. After graduating from Eastern High School in 1926, she worked as a bookkeeper at Gelfand Mayonnaise Co. In 1932, she married Albert H. Fishman, owner of L. Fishman and Son. The business, which had been established in 1919, supplied buttons and thread - including the thread used on McCormick & Co. tea bags - to Baltimore's then-burgeoning garment industry.
March 2, 2009
Bessie W. Kaufman, a longtime volunteer with the Baltimore-based Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center that helps families locate and learn the status of relatives who were last seen in Europe during World War II, died Feb. 23 at Sinai Hospital of complications from a hip fracture. She was 89. For the past 19 years, Mrs. Kaufman, a part-time volunteer with the center located in the Red Cross of Central Maryland headquarters in Seton Business Park in Northwest Baltimore, worked to bring closure for families whose relatives were victims of the Nazis.
January 29, 2009
On January 23, 2009, BESSIE M. SCOTT (nee Quackenbush); beloved wife of the late Benjamin R. Scott; devoted mother of James R. Scott and the late Richard J. Scott; loving grandmother of Michele R. Pasch, Michael D., Jason R., Justin R., Jeffrey R., Richard J. Scott, II, and Jessica J. Perrsson; also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Essex United Methodist Church, 524 Maryland Avenue on Saturday at 11 A.M. Visiting hours will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Friday 3 to 7 P.M. Interment private.