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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Walter E. Woodford Jr., a state highway engineer and executive who supervised road construction projects from Ocean City to Garrett County and headed the building of the second span of the Bay Bridge in 1973, died of congestive heart failure May 22 at the Hospice Center in Centreville. He was 88 and had lived in Timonium and Centreville. "If you are a transportation engineer, you have to say he was a key player in the greatest generation of highway engineers, those who built the national interstate system, the largest public works project in our history," said former Maryland Transportation Secretary William K. Hellmann.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Walter E. Woodford Jr., a state highway engineer and executive who supervised road construction projects from Ocean City to Garrett County and headed the building of the second span of the Bay Bridge in 1973, died of congestive heart failure May 22 at the Hospice Center in Centreville. He was 88 and had lived in Timonium and Centreville. "If you are a transportation engineer, you have to say he was a key player in the greatest generation of highway engineers, those who built the national interstate system, the largest public works project in our history," said former Maryland Transportation Secretary William K. Hellmann.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 22, 2002
Renamed and revamped, the Super 45 All-Star Classic high school football game is set to be played at 7:30 tonight at Centreville High School in Virginia. The game features 53 players headed to Division I colleges - 29 for Maryland and 24 for Virginia. Maryland players include Napoleon Sykes (Gilman), Andre Brown and Dayron Arnold (Milford Mill), Aaron Dixon-Proctor (Old Mill), Nathaniel Clayton (City), Jesse Hayes (Woodlawn), J.J. Outlaw and Dan Michalowcz (Mount St. Joseph), Justin Barnes and James Violand (Oakland Mills)
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July 20, 2004
Roxanna Lane Powell, a retired officer in a family-owned trucking business, died in her sleep Friday at her Centreville home. She was 88. Born Roxanna Palmer Lane in Stevensville, she was a 1933 graduate of Centreville High School and earned a business and secretarial degree at the former Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. She worked for Diamond Oil Co. for six years, then returned to Centreville to marry Royden N. Powell Jr. in 1941. She was secretary and treasurer of her husband's trucking business there.
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November 24, 1990
A Mass of Christian burial for Albert B. Friel, a retired departmental director of employee relations for Du Pont in Wilmington, Del., will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Queenstown.Mr. Friel, who was 77 and lived in Chestertown and in Bath, Maine, died Thursday at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown after a heart attack.He retired in 1977 from the chemical company, where he had worked in pigment and explosives manufacturing and, during World War II, served as manager of an explosives plant in Rosemount, Minn.
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April 17, 1992
Vachel A. Downes Jr., a partner in a law firm in Centreville, died Tuesday at his home in Grasonville of a urinary tract infection. He was 67.Services for Mr. Downes will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville.He was partner in Downes and Gregory for 13 years, having practiced law in Centreville for a long time before that. He had been attorney for the Queen Anne's County Board of Education.He was elected president of the Queen Anne's County Bar Association in 1957 and again in 1972.
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July 23, 2003
Noble Franklin Coppage, a retired accountant who worked nearly four decades for the state comptroller's office, died in his sleep Saturday at his Church Hill home. He was 66. Mr. Coppage was born and raised in Church Hill and was a 1956 graduate of Centreville High School. He was a 1958 graduate of what is now Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. He worked as an accountant for Kingstown Tractor Co. in Chestertown and International Harvester in Manassas, Va., before joining the comptroller's office in 1960.
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May 11, 2004
On Sunday, May 9, 2004, MARY MATILDA FRIEL of Queenstown, MD; beloved wife of the late James Reynolds Friel; devoted mother of Mrs. Edward Anton Huber of Allendale, NJ, Mrs. Pamela Friel Bernard of Queenstown, MD and James R. Friel, Jr. of Centreville, MD; also survived by seven grandchildren, Christopher Reynolds Huber of Prather, CA. Michele Mc Feely Huber of Landsdowne, PA, James Reynolds Friel, III of Stevensville, MD, Darann Whiting Friel of Chantilly,...
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September 14, 2002
Julia T. Burleigh, a philanthropist who established several scholarship funds, died of heart failure Wednesday at Meridian Nursing Center in Centreville. She was 95. Born in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, the former Julia Thomas graduated from Centreville High School in 1924 and received a bachelor's degree in language from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1929. She taught language at St. Anne's School in Charlottesville, Va., and worked as a legal secretary for law firms in Baltimore until 1938.
NEWS
November 8, 2007
Elizabeth Gannon Woodford, who sold real estate in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore, died of cancer Monday at Sinai Hospital. The Centreville resident was 78. Born Elizabeth Gannon in Easton, she was a 1946 Centreville High School graduate and earned a diploma at Beacom Business College in Wilmington, Del. She moved to Timonium in 1960 and was a longtime volunteer at Timonium Elementary School. In 1973, Mrs.
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May 12, 2004
Mary M. Friel, a Queen Anne's County civic activist and volunteer, died in her sleep Sunday at the Spa Creek Nursing Center in Annapolis. The Queenstown resident was 92. She was born Mary Matilda Parks in Chestertown, and after the death of her mother was raised in Centreville. She was a 1932 graduate of Centreville High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Washington College in 1936. After attending the old Gill Secretarial School in Baltimore and working briefly as a secretary for a law firm, she returned to Centreville and became society editor for the Queen Anne's Record-Observer.
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