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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
The question had been nagging for almost the entire half-hour spent seated at the kitchen table of Mary Veiga and Jeff Lipkin's home in Baltimore. Just as the urge to know the cost of a thick, pure slab of marble on the kitchen counter is about to trump politeness, the answer is freely given. "The counter is painted to look like white marble," explained Veiga, 44, a decorative painter and muralist who also dabbles in trompe l'oeil , the painting style designed to trick the eye. "I like to keep with the style of a house; otherwise it doesn't make sense.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
The question had been nagging for almost the entire half-hour spent seated at the kitchen table of Mary Veiga and Jeff Lipkin's home in Baltimore. Just as the urge to know the cost of a thick, pure slab of marble on the kitchen counter is about to trump politeness, the answer is freely given. "The counter is painted to look like white marble," explained Veiga, 44, a decorative painter and muralist who also dabbles in trompe l'oeil , the painting style designed to trick the eye. "I like to keep with the style of a house; otherwise it doesn't make sense.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,Sun Staff Writer | August 11, 1995
Homer B. Shaffer, a retired executive who wrote a reminiscence of his beloved Cedarcroft community, died Aug. 4 of lung cancer at his home in Northeast Baltimore. He was 83.Mr. Shaffer was born in Cedarcroft, where he lived all of his life in the house his parents had owned. His love for the community between York Road and Bellona Avenue inspired him in 1992 to write a brief history of Cedarcroft that included early photographs."He was always proud of the fact that he grew up there," said Harold A. Williams, a neighbor and friend who wrote the foreword for the history.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 19, 2011
Helen H. Fingles, former assistant manager of a University Parkway apartment building, died Aug. 14 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her Ocean City home. The Mercy Ridge Retirement Community resident was 81. The daughter of a construction company owner and a homemaker, the former Helen Hoffmeister was born in Baltimore and raised in Stoneleigh. She was a 1946 graduate of Girls Latin School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
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By Mary Medland and Mary Medland,Special to The Sun | December 16, 1990
A tour through Cedarcroft on an autumn day provides glimpses of natural beauty that is unusual in urban areas.The magnificent sycamore trees, which line several of the neighborhood streets, form arches that are reminiscent of medieval churches. And the houses, as well as the trees, are stately and impressive.The neighborhood in the 1880s was part of the Cedarcroft estate of Philip E. Lamb, a prominent Baltimore land developer.There is debate about what area constitutes Cedarcroft. Many residents and Realtors in adjacent neighborhoods refer to them as South Cedarcroft, East Cedarcroft or simply Cedarcroft.
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July 22, 2007
Hopscotch tiles through a vegetable garden are one clue that Bethany Ziman's garden isn't just for grown-ups, but for kids, too. Tomorrow, see how she combines food, flowers and fun in her backyard by going to baltimoresun.com/gardener.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1997
Edith Gentry insists she changes nothing for the sake of change.That's for sure.Freshly graduated from college in 1947, she started the Cedarcroft School in North Baltimore with money borrowed from her accountant father. A half-century later at 72, she's still the headmistress, and little has changed at the preschool for children 3 to 6.The 70 youngsters and their nine teachers still gather at 9: 15 a.m. for opening exercises heavily flavored with patriotism. Gentry sits at the piano, accompanying the children in "America" and "Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue" as a color guard of tots circles the room bearing American, Maryland and school flags.
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June 20, 2004
On June 17, 2004 ALBERT J. ZIMNITZKIY; loving husband of Doris Elberson Zimnitzky; beloved father of Mary Martin, Sharon Jandorf, and the late Maxine Coty; dear brother of Ann High, and William, Jack and Charles Zimnitzky. He is also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the family owned Evans Chapel of Memories-Parkville. A funeral service will be held at Church of the Nativity-Cedarcroft, 419 Cedarcroft Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
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March 15, 2007
On March 12, 2007, FREDERICK JAMES LADD, PhD; dear brother of Cecely Smith and Mary Marshall; uncle of Caroline Wiggins, John Marshall and Timothy Smith; dear friend of Margaret Ann Adams and Richard Adams plus a host of friends and former students. Dr. Ladd was a member of the Church of the Nativity, Cedarcroft. He also was a retired art history professor at Towson University. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Church of the Nativity, Cedarcroft. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Nativity, Cedarcroft, 419 Cedarcroft Road, Baltimore, MD 21212 or Towson University Foundation, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.
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March 7, 2008
On March 4, 2008 NANNETTE (nee Trott) BERBERICH, beloved wife of the late George K. Berberich, loving mother of Susan N. Sparenberg and husband Richard, Alice E.B. Smith and husband Lee, Katherine B. Siemek and husband Bryan and son George K. Berberich, Jr., loving grandmother of Jennifer Sparenberg and Catherine Chase, Victoria Berta, Sarah Carter and husband Patrick and loving great-grandmother of Kealy Evan Carter. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8th 11 A.M. at the Church of the Nativity Cedarcroft.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 22, 2010
Jerome L. Feeley Jr., a decorated World War II Navy pilot who later owned and operated a kitchen design firm, died Wednesday in his sleep at a daughter's Parkville home. He was 89. Mr. Feeley was born in Baltimore and lived in West Baltimore until 1934, when his family moved to a Guilford Avenue rowhouse. He was a graduate of the Cathedral School on Mulberry Street, and Calvert Hall College High School in 1940, where he was an outstanding basketball and football player.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | June 5, 2009
Joseph F. Welsh Jr., a retired official of the Baltimore office of investment bankers Merrill Lynch and a World War II veteran, died of pneumonia Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 84 and had lived in the Pinehurst/Cedarcroft neighborhood for many years. The Northeast Baltimore native attended Shrine of the Little Flower Parochial School and won a scholarship to Mount St. Joseph High School. At 16, he left school to support his three younger brothers after the death of their mother.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | May 20, 2009
Mary F. Zorzi, a co-founder of a North Baltimore financial management services firm, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in the Melrose Apartments. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident was 79. Mary Elizabeth Fannon, a daughter of a sanitary engineer and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Cloverhill Road in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. After graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1947, she attended what is now Towson University. She left college and entered the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore business and secretarial school, from which she graduated in 1949.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 25, 2008
George T. W. Reinhardt, a retired Sunpapers printer whose career spanned 50 years, died in his sleep Tuesday at Genesis Perring Parkway Center. The longtime Cedarcroft resident was 92. Mr. Reinhardt, who was born and raised in East Baltimore, attended Polytechnic Institute. In 1930, he went to work in the Sunpapers' composing room, then located in the newspaper's old Sun Square building at Baltimore and Charles streets. He retired in 1980. He was a member for 70 years of Columbia Typographical Union 101-12.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | April 18, 2008
Fourteen years ago, Meredith Bower read in her northern Baltimore community's newsletter a for-sale-by-owner house ad. Her life, and that of her family, was about to change forever. "I wrote the guy [saying], `We always loved your house'," said Bower, 46, who is director of communications at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville. In the winter of 1994, she and her husband, Craig Bower, 50, vice president of Asian operations at Pall Corp., purchased the 1905 Victorian in the city's Cedarcroft neighborhood.
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March 7, 2008
On March 4, 2008 NANNETTE (nee Trott) BERBERICH, beloved wife of the late George K. Berberich, loving mother of Susan N. Sparenberg and husband Richard, Alice E.B. Smith and husband Lee, Katherine B. Siemek and husband Bryan and son George K. Berberich, Jr., loving grandmother of Jennifer Sparenberg and Catherine Chase, Victoria Berta, Sarah Carter and husband Patrick and loving great-grandmother of Kealy Evan Carter. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8th 11 A.M. at the Church of the Nativity Cedarcroft.
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August 24, 2005
On August 20, 2005, GEORGE KARL BERBERICH, SR., passed away at home after an extended illness. Beloved husband of Nannette Berberich (nee Trott); loving father of Susan Sparenberg and her husband Richard, George K. Berberich, Jr., A. Elizabeth Smith and her husband Lee, Katherine Siemek and her husband Bryan; loving grandfather of Jennifer and Victoria Sparenberg and Sarah Carter and her husband Patrick. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 11 A.M. at The Church of the Nativity Cedarcroft.
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April 16, 2006
On April 15, 2006, Jane Sparks Behrens, beloved wife of the late James Edward Behrens, dear mother of J. Douglas Behrens, Emily Behrens Hammond and the late Mark Hutchins Behrens, dear mother-in-law of Linda Behrens and Chuck Hammond, dear grandmother of Lucy and Susie Hammond. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, due notice will be given. Please omit flowers. Contributions, in her name, may be made to Nativity Episcopal Church, Cedarcroft, 419 Cedarcroft Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.
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July 22, 2007
Hopscotch tiles through a vegetable garden are one clue that Bethany Ziman's garden isn't just for grown-ups, but for kids, too. Tomorrow, see how she combines food, flowers and fun in her backyard by going to baltimoresun.com/gardener.
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