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December 30, 2004
On December 27, 2004, The Honorable THOMAS EDWARD BRACKEN, beloved husband of Adeline Ogier Bracken, devoted father of Mary B. Neale, Jane B. Mace, Cornelia Shockley, Teresa B. Fromme, Clare B. Strange, Elizabeth Elliott, Patricia Forman, Joseph M. Bracken, and Matthew J. Bracken, and the late Barbara Mc Donnell, dear brother of Eileen Caslow, Kathleen Bedard, William Jerome Bracken, and Eugene E. Bracken and the late Gerald and Robert Emmett Bracken, John...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
About eight years ago, a local business executive asked Colt Bracken, a Baltimore County police detective, if he'd be interested in working a second job as a personal driver. Bracken jumped at the opportunity and since then has turned the venture - mainly through word of mouth - into a growing business, he said. His company, Security Dawgs, now employs more than a dozen off-duty and retired law enforcement officers from around the region as part-time drivers and to provide security.
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July 5, 2006
On June 29, 2006 in Lewes, Delaware, MILLARD SCOTT BRACKEN passed away at the young age of 47, surrounded by his loving family. Scott traveled the world, lived life to the fullest and fought valiantly against cancer. Scott was born and raised in Lutherville, MD and was a 1977 graduate of Dulaney High School. In 1980, Scott moved to West Palm Beach where he became Director of Public Relations for the Winter Equestrian Festival with Stadium Jumping, Inc. His responsibilities included being Hospitality Director for the Jockey Club VIP area where he supervised a staff of more than 50 people.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2012
Adeline Ogier Bracken, a multi-talented athlete who earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics when few women attended college and went on to raise 10 children, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community in Timonium. She was 96. Mrs. Bracken, born Adeline Ogier and raised in Baltimore's Roland Park, was inducted into the athletic Hall of Fame of both her high school and college, her family said. She excelled at many sports. As a child she sailed and swam during summers at Gibson Island.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2004
Thomas Edward Bracken, a retired National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge, died of stroke complications Monday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The North Baltimore resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in Charles Village, Mr. Bracken was a 1932 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, where he played football and was named to the Maryland Scholastic Association high school team. He earned a bachelor's degree at Loyola College, where he played baseball and was selected as catcher on the 1935 All-Maryland college baseball team.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2004
Sister Agnes Eileen Bracken, a Franciscan sister who taught in Baltimore for 57 years, died April 26 of stroke complications at her order's motherhouse in Aston, Pa. She was 91. Born Mary Elizabeth Bracken in Baltimore and raised on Maryland Avenue in Charles Village, she won the gold and silver academic medals at the old Mount St. Agnes High School in 1930. Her father, court stenographer William Jerome Bracken, did not want her to enter the religious life. She waited a year, then she joined the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in 1931 and took her name Agnes Eileen.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2002
John Owen Bracken Sr., a retired Exxon official and World War II naval officer, died Saturday of stroke complications at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 87 and lived in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. A sales and marketing specialist for the Standard Oil Co., later Esso and Exxon Mobil, he was the company's liaison with many area construction projects from the 1940s to the 1960s. He sold oil products needed in the construction of the former Friendship Airport, Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, Maryland's portion of Interstate 95, and Washington Dulles International Airport.
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December 28, 2005
On December 24, 2005, JOSEPH ALBERT SIMMONS, of Joppa, MD. Beloved husband of Mildred Ann Mc Dougall Simmons. Loving father of Kimberly Bracken and her husband Martin Bracken. Loving brother of Edward Simmons, and Ann Herfel. Brother-in-law of Patricia Stepp and her husband John Stepp, Kathleen Siejack, and Karen Mullins and her husband Anthony Mullins. Those who desire may contribute to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 572, Bel Air, MD 21014. Send the family a memory tribute at mccomasfuneral.
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November 18, 2002
Eddie Bracken, 87, a stage and film comedian who spent more than 70 years in show business, died Thursday in Montclair, N.J., of complications after surgery. Born and raised in New York, Mr. Bracken was best known for his roles in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek and Hail the Conquering Hero, both released in 1944 and directed by Preston Sturges. His start in show business came at age 9, when he appeared in "Kiddie Troupers," a New York rival of the "Our Gang" comedies. After moving to Hollywood in 1940, Mr. Bracken signed with Paramount.
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May 17, 2005
JAMES MELVIN CONLEY, 59 of Westminister, MD, died Friday, May 13, 2005 at home after an extended illness. He was born August 21, 1945 in Fairfield, Maryland, he was the son of Kemper Conley and Helen Conley- Bracken and step-son of Edward Bracken. He was predeceased by brothers; Charles Conley and Tommy Conley. He was the beloved father of Kimberly A. Conley, James K. Conley, Sandra K. Conley and Amanda L. Conley. He was the grandfather of Tyler Conley, Gage Frech, Garret Hundley, and Gavin Hundley.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Andrea K. Walker | March 21, 2010
L ynda Siggers of Glen Burnie had fallen behind on her credit-card bill when the Mann Bracken law firm threatened to garnish roughly one-sixth of her monthly wages as a day-care worker. She panicked and said she called the firm to plead her case, agreeing to scrape together $100 as a good-faith payment after a firm representative indicated that might be enough to have the garnishment lifted. But soon after that December call, Mann Bracken had $154 docked from her paycheck anyway. She was forced to turn to her church for help paying rent.
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By By Jamie Smith Hopkins | The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2010
Debt-collection law firm Mann Bracken, which threw the courts and the collections industry into disarray after abruptly shutting its doors last month, has been placed into receivership and will have its assets liquidated. Receivership, an unusual step in Maryland, is an alternative to filing for bankruptcy protection. The firm's attorney, James M. Hoffman, said a receiver was appointed Thursday by the Montgomery County Circuit Court at Mann Bracken's request. "Mann Bracken believed that the Circuit Court receivership was the best way to benefit clients, creditors and third parties," said Cheryl E. Rose, the receiver.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins | jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | February 26, 2010
Debt collection law firm Mann Bracken, which threw the courts and collections industry into disarray after abruptly shutting its doors last month, has been placed into receivership by the Montgomery County Circuit Court. The firm's attorney, James M. Hoffman, said a receiver was appointed Thursday at Mann Bracken's request. Receivership is an alternative to filing for bankruptcy protection. Mann Bracken said in January that it could not continue handling the cases it had filed against consumers on behalf of creditors.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Andrea K. Walker and Baltimore Sun reporters | January 22, 2010
Maryland regulators, after receiving a slew of consumer questions in the wake of a major debt collector's collapse, have sent letters to every collection agency operating in the state to try to connect anxious debtors with the companies they owe. Rockville-based Mann Bracken, which abruptly shut its doors after the recent bankruptcy of a spinoff company that handled its nonlegal work, used to collect payments from consumers on behalf of firms that...
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2009
Salary: $79,000 Age: 45 Years on the job: 8 How he got started: From high school, Colt Bracken went into his family's plumbing and heating business. After his father died, he decided to make a change and took entrance exams to become a Baltimore County police officer. He was accepted into the police academy and graduated in 1993. He's always worked out of the Towson Precinct, first as a patrolman and since a promotion in 2001 as a detective.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2009
Salary: $79,000 Age: 45 Years on the job: 8 How he got started: From high school, Colt Bracken went into his family's plumbing and heating business. After his father died, he decided to make a change and took entrance exams to become a Baltimore County police officer. He was accepted into the police academy and graduated in 1993. He's always worked out of the Towson Precinct, first as a patrolman and since a promotion in 2001 as a detective. "I was always fascinated with law enforcement.
NEWS
August 5, 2003
On August 3, 2003, MILTON J. ROWLES; beloved husband of Myrtle C. (nee Kelly); devoted father of Milton Louis Rowles; father-in-law of Mary C. Rowles; dear grandfather of Scottie Rowles; devoted son of the late Milton R. and Catherine Rowles; brother of the late Harry Rowles; brother-in-law of Nancy Reed and husband Pete, Amelia Rowles and the late Alma Walker; uncle of Heidi Wallace and husband Mike, Kelly Walker and wife Robin (TX), Randy Walker (FL), Gregory Bracken (GA) and Gary Rowles; great-uncle Kristy and Allison Wallace, Jessica, Jennifer and Kaylie Bracken and Alexandra and Jessie Rowles.
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By a Baltimore Sun staff writer | May 7, 2009
Lacrosse runs in Drew Bracken's family. Not only was his father, Michael Bracken, an All-American at Salisbury, but his grandfather is Bob Scott, who coached Johns Hopkins to seven national titles and wrote the bible of the men's game, Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition. Bracken, 18, leads the No. 11 Generals in ground balls and clears and has also scored 17 goals and 15 assists, including two goals in Saturday's 10-7 loss to Hereford in the Baltimore County championship. He played soccer for the Generals, but he will play lacrosse next year at Roanoke.
NEWS
January 20, 2008
CHARLES THOMAS PERTSCH died suddenly at his home in Roland Park on December 29, 2007 of cardiac arrest at the age of 84. A faithful employee of St. Charles College (where he was a 1945 alumnus) and St. Mary's Seminary and University for 57 years, he was truly an institution at Roland Park since 1972. After retiring in 1990, he returned to the Seminary four years later to work part-time in the school's bookstore and then, until his death, in the Center for Continuing Formation. Charlie always greeted the Seminary's alumni by name whenever they returned to visit.
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