February 16, 2003
On February 11, 2003, JOSEPH E.; dear brother of Leroy L. Cannon and his wife Dolores Helen, Patricia Ann Winterling and the late James I. Cannon; dear uncle of Kathleen Cannon Saini, Stephen L. Cannon, Daniel and Timothy Winterling. Also survived by many friends at the Christ Church Harbor Apartments. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 3331 Brehms Lane (at Erdman and Mannosota Avenues), on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Shrine of the Little Flower Church, on Thursday, at 11 A.M. Interment Garrison Forest Maryland Veteran's Cemetery.
March 26, 2004
On March 22, 2004, BRO. GABRIEL T. CANNON, F.S.C., 78 years as a Christian Brother, of which 12 were spent as Principal of Calvert Hall College High School. Beloved son of the late Dorothy Burns Cannon and Patrick J. Cannon, uncle of Sheila Bryant and Peter Mellett of Maywood, NJ. Friends may call at the Calvert Hall College High School Fine Arts Theatre on Friday from 6:30 to 8 P.M., at which time a Funeral Mass will be celebrated and at La Salle Hall, Ammendale, Beltsville, MD, on Saturday from 11 to 12 noon, at which time a Funeral Mass will be celebrated.
November 8, 1990
You would think that a 27mm cannon might help a man protect his property from a siege, but modern-day suburban invaders apparently aren't the least bit daunted by heavy artillery.Since Benfield Road resident Jack Colleran placed a World War II vintage Japanese cannon in his side yard in 1970, he and housemate Caroline Cox have stood by in despair besieged by a half a dozen different enemies.In the last 20 years:* Their home has been broken into four times.* The county condemned a wide strip of their land to expand Benfield Road.
June 3, 2003
The mystery of how a 200-year-old French cannon came to rest in the murky waters off of Fells Point has been solved -- and it has nothing to do with pirates or the War of 1812. It was just a prank, carried out by a couple of young wharf denizens 50 years ago. The 500-pound cannon, thought to date from the age of the Napoleonic Wars, was discovered in April by workers doing bulkhead restoration for the Fells Point Landing project near Bond and Caroline streets. It was turned over to the Maryland Historical Trust, and experts said its fleur-de-lis indicated a French pedigree, probably dating to the early 1800s.