July 5, 2004
On Saturday, July 3, 2004, MITCHELL R. KOSH, of Baltimore, MD; beloved father of Tammy Kosh; son of Hilda and Howard Sollers; brother of Howard Sollers, Jr., Deanna Fields, Margaret Johnson and Cassandra Sollers; grandfather of three. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Witzke Funeral Home, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls road, Columbia, MD 21045 on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 from 11 to 12 noon, where a funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park.
June 11, 2004
Set in Baltimore County (but filmed in Vancouver), Saved! is the audacious feel-good satire of 2004. It's an uproarious mixture of teen romantic comedy and clique flick, played out in fundamentalist American Eagle Christian High School. First-time director Brian Dannelly savages an extremist milieu but displays affection even for its zealots. His sweet-and-sour sense of humor ranks with Michael Ritchie's in the classic teen beauty- pageant parody Smile (1975). Saved! has no sympathy for any sect that reduces morality to small-minded behavior.
May 22, 2004
As the centerpieces of its summer-long Tennessee Williams festival, Washington's Kennedy Center is producing the playwright's three greatest hits. Across town, however, Arena Stage has boldly mounted one of Williams' more troubled and rarely seen plays, Orpheus Descending. Williams spent 17 years writing and rewriting this script, which had been his first professionally produced play - and his first commercial failure - under the title Battle of Angels in 1940. In 1957, when Williams re-christened it Orpheus Descending and declared it "finally finished," it not only contained versions of many of his classic characters - the sensual stranger, the dying patriarch, the woman lost in a fantasy world - but enough religious and mythological imagery to choke several plays.
May 18, 2004
On May 15, 2004 ROBERT P. SR., beloved husband of Josephine Bernoski, dear father of Jo Ann Bernoski, Barbara Clifton, Teresa Kuhn and the late Robert P. Bernoski Jr., brother of Thomas and Gilbert Bernoski, Martha Stoll and the late Henry Bernoski, grandfather of Carissa, Angela, Joshua and Cassandra Bernoski. Friends may call at the family owned Gonce Funeral Service P.A., 4001 Ritchie Hwy., on Monday from 7 to 9 P.M. and Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rose of Lima Church, on Wednesday at 10 A.M. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
October 19, 2003
On October 13, 2003, CASSANDRA "BUTCHIE" beloved wife of Ralph E. Jones. She is also survived by one son, Howard McCray; two daughters, Tanya & Erin Jenkins; 13 grandchildren; four brothers, Stanly Higgins, Eugene, Michael, and David Ball; four sisters, Wanda Commander, Cathy Toomer, Shelley Jones and Valerie Ball, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Friends may call at Nutter Funeral Homes, Inc., 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway, on Sunday 12 noon to 5 P.M. Family will receive friends at Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Layfayette Avenue, on Monday, 10:30 to 11 A.M. with funeral services immediately following.
October 9, 2003
A piece of the sun glitters in her throat. When Cassandra Wilson opens her mouth to sing, the words flow, drenched in honey warmth and light. She brightens melodies, brings lyrical tales to life. Call her music jazz if you want. But categorization is pointless. For years, she has been a puzzlement -- a master of melodic nuance and improvisational phrasing who interprets songs from the blues, folk, pop, soul and country canons over eclectic all-acoustic arrangements. Don't ask the Mississippi woman to explain what she does so effortlessly.
August 19, 2003
On August 15, 2003; DARVIN ROSS, JR.; beloved husband of Douglas Cassandra Ross. On Tuesday, friends may call at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Service, 5151 Baltimore National Pike (Rt. 40) from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. On Wednesday, Mr. Ross will lie instate at Rising Sun 1st Baptist Church, 2211 St. Lukes Lane, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 AM with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
August 8, 2003
After this summer's slew of feeble female-empowerment movies, at last we get a girl's coming-of-age picture with some flesh and imagination. (Hence, I suppose, the R rating.) I Capture the Castle, set mostly in a leased, decrepit Suffolk castle in 1934, is screwball farce, romance, domestic tragicomedy and literary frolic rolled into one. The blend befits the exploding consciousness of the 17-year-old narrator, Cassandra (Romola Garai). This resourceful, blooming young woman sparks a courtship between her beautiful sister (Rose Byrne)
April 1, 2003
On March 29, 2003 GLORIA SILVERMAN (nee Dachslager) beloved wife of Chester Silverman, loving mother of Alan Silverman of NY, Ny, Bruce Silverman of Costa Rica and Shelley Poulos of Rockville, MD., devoted sister of Ruth Caplan of Baltimore, Md., adored grandmother of Andrew Poulos, Stefanie Poulos, Cassandra Silverman and Christina Silverman, loving great-grandmother of Kaelah Poulos Hopkins. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd., at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Tuesday April 1, 2003 at 9 A.M. Interment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery-Garrison Forest Rd. Please omit flowers.
March 27, 2003
On March 25, 2003, CARMELO J. SERIO, beloved father of Jack and Joseph Serio, loving brother of Rose Bopp, dear grandfather of Cassandra, Amanda, Jack Jr., Stacy and Nicholas. Adored great-grandfather of Jenny, loving father-in-law of Penny and Patti Serio. Friends may call at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Friends may meet at Hubbard Funeral Home, Friday at 9 A.M. for a procession to Lakeview Cemetery, where Graveside Services will be held.