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By Tony Glaros | June 22, 2011
Warren Litchfield's kettle overflows with words that lift the heart and replenish the soul. And he casts his net wide, as one of the best-known and longest-serving unpaid chaplains in our midst. He tends to the flock at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, the Prince George's County Fire and Rescue Association, the Laurel Police Department, and the city of Laurel, clocking thousands of miles a year on the car the county provides him to accomplish his missionary-like assignment. His is a unique calling.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
The Rev. John T. Carter, a retired Roman Catholic Navy chaplain who later pastored several churches in Western Maryland, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of respiratory failure. He was 71. "Our Uncle Martin Hyland was a priest, and I think he was somewhat of an influence on my brother as well as the priest at St. Ambrose," his sister, Sally Louise Protokowicz of Bel Air, said. "Since he was 14, he always wanted to be a priest. It was the only thing he ever wanted to do. " The son of Blight G. Carter, a Baltimore Sun photoengraver, and Agnes L. Hyland, a homemaker, John Thomas Carter, one of seven children, was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Pimlico neighborhood.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2011
Monsignor Martin Raymond Strempeck, a former Johns Hopkins Hospital chaplain and former pastor of Hydes and Charles Village congregations, died of complications from congestive heart failure Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He was 82 and lived in Bel Air. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Martin Maximillian Strempeck, a baker at Stone's Bakery on East Lombard Street. His mother was the former Rose Sobcszak, a homemaker. He attended St. Brigid's School and a high school seminary, St. Charles College in Catonsville.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
"Aunt Millie" - as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey - doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take on more. "Whatever number of troops we have over there is too many," says the Running Brook resident, who has lived in Columbia since 1970. "Any time you have to send them toilet paper, and then any president says [the country] is meeting our troops' needs… well, that just makes me want to stand up and fuss and cuss," Bailey said.
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October 13, 2008
On October 11, 2008, EMELIA ELSIE CHAPLAIN, age 74; beloved daughter of the late Emelia Elsie and George Edwin Chaplain, Sr. and dear sister and sister-in-law of the late George Edwin, Jr. and Janice Chaplain, left this world to be with her Lord and those who have gone before her. She is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Bob Freburger, Doris and Dave McCartin, Linda and Harry Joyave and sister Lois Henderson, in addition to many nieces,...
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1994
Once a week, Scott Andrew, a graying, bespectacled minister, makes his rounds at Thulman Eastern Corp.'s operations in Ellicott City and Elkridge."Hi, how are you?" he asks employees, circulating among their gray cubicle workstations. "Hi, have I met you?"As industrial chaplain for Thulman Eastern, a 35-year-old distributor of factory-built fireplaces, Mr. Andrew is paid to chat three hours a week with the 60 employees and provide on-the-job spiritual and emotional counseling to those who want it.If necessary, he'll even make referrals for employees who are substance abusers.
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June 23, 2005
The Rev. Mervin Snyder Eyler, a retired Army chaplain and Lutheran pastor, died of heart disease Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Windsor Hills resident was 87. Born on a Frederick County farm, he was a 1933 graduate of Emmitsburg High School. He worked for a York, Pa., dairy before serving in the Army's Chemical Corps in England, France and Germany during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star. "He wanted to become a military chaplain because of the scarcity of chaplains when he was a soldier during World War II," said his wife of 63 years, the former Sarah Alberta Conti.
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By Doug Birch | November 26, 1990
His "church" is a motel security office, with a view of some diesel pumps in East Baltimore. His pulpit is a desk piled with electronic equipment, including police scanners, a couple of microphones and a 40-channel citizens band radio. And his congregation includes "The Rubber Duck," "Low Rider," "The Destroyer" and "Bandit."Meet the Rev. S. Anthony Battaglia, better known to his flock as "The Chaplain Man."Mr. Battaglia, 60, was hired three years ago by the Baltimore Port Truck Plaza, a truck stop off O'Donnell Street, to use a CB radio to give truckers directions around the city.
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April 19, 1991
A memorial service for the Rev. Jesse Woodrow Myers, a professor emeritus at Montgomery Community College who also had served as chaplain at the University of Maryland, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.Dr. Myers, who was 74, died Monday at his home in Arnold after a lengthy illness.He retired in 1987 after serving as director of humanities, director of educational resources and professor of psychology at the college.
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May 21, 2004
Sister Mary Ann Garvey, a volunteer pastoral care associate at Mercy Medical Center and former teacher, died in her sleep May 12 at The Villa, her order's retirement home in the Pinehurst section of Baltimore County after complaining of feeling ill. She was 73. Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, she was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and entered the Sisters of Mercy several months later. She was given the name Sister Mary Godfrey, but later reassumed her birth name.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
The Rev. Edward T. Hill, a Roman Catholic priest and former Navy chaplain, died Feb. 9 of a heart attack at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 78. The son of a Coca-Cola public relations director and a seamstress, Edward Thomas Hill was born in Baltimore and raised on Patterson Park Avenue. After graduating in 1952 from Loyola High School, he graduated in 1956 from what is now Loyola University Maryland. He earned a degree in theology from St. Mary's Seminary & University in Roland Park and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1960.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
Monsignor Damien George Nalepa, the pastor of a West Baltimore Roman Catholic parish who led campaigns to take guns out of his neighborhood, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday. He was 70. Sean Caine, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, said that when Monsignor Nalepa failed to appear for his regular Saturday evening Mass at St. Gregory the Great, church workers called the police. He said they found him slumped over in a chair in his bedroom. "Though the cause of death is unknown at this time, there was no evidence of foul play," Mr. Caine said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
The Rev. John Wesley Bowen, a Roman Catholic priest and church historian who advocated sainthood for a 19th-century Baltimore woman, died of pneumonia Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 87 and lived in Catonsville. Born in Baltimore and raised on Linden Avenue, he attended Mount St. Joseph High School before entering the old St. Charles College, a seminary. He earned degrees in philosophy and theology at St. Mary's Seminary and the Catholic University of America, where he also earned a second master's degree.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
Monsignor Richard E. Parks, pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Graceland Park for 25 years who was also a city Fire Department chaplain, died of cancer Feb. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 80. Monsignor Parks was remembered by friends for his caring personality and the lasting friendships he established wherever he went. "He never thought of himself," said the Rev. George Gannon, current pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary. "He was generous with his time and had an ability to ascertain just what people needed.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2011
Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly. So when he was asked whether he believed his life had a lasting purpose, Jean, an atheist, saw no choice but to say no. Those and other responses, Jean says, won him a trip to see the post chaplain, who berated him for his lack of faith. "He basically told me that if I don't get right with God, then I'm worthless," said Jean, now an intelligence officer at Fort Meade.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
Seth "Buzz" Phillips was about to turn 40, living with his first wife and their two sons in Naples, Fla., when a recruiting postcard from the Navy chaplain corps arrived. Recalling the results of an aptitude test he had taken as a student at Penn State more than two decades earlier, Phillips and his wife signed up. Even rabbis — both he and his wife had their own congregations — want a little adventure. "We had lived in Melbourne for eight years and the Navy looked a little like Australia — it was a small, underserved Jewish community — and we had the chance to see the world," Phillips said.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | August 8, 1995
Monsignor John E. Albert, retired pastor of St. William of York Roman Catholic Church who as an Army chaplain served with the famed Flying Tigers in China during World War II, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Woodlawn. He was 84.Monsignor Albert was a chaplain with the 175th Regiment of the Maryland National Guard during the early years of the war, then assigned to Gen. Claire L. Chennault's 408th Bomb Group, which came to be known as the Flying Tigers. He later served at a tanker aircraft base in India.
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By Tony Glaros | June 22, 2011
Warren Litchfield's kettle overflows with words that lift the heart and replenish the soul. And he casts his net wide, as one of the best-known and longest-serving unpaid chaplains in our midst. He tends to the flock at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, the Prince George's County Fire and Rescue Association, the Laurel Police Department, and the city of Laurel, clocking thousands of miles a year on the car the county provides him to accomplish his missionary-like assignment. His is a unique calling.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2011
Monsignor Martin Raymond Strempeck, a former Johns Hopkins Hospital chaplain and former pastor of Hydes and Charles Village congregations, died of complications from congestive heart failure Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He was 82 and lived in Bel Air. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Martin Maximillian Strempeck, a baker at Stone's Bakery on East Lombard Street. His mother was the former Rose Sobcszak, a homemaker. He attended St. Brigid's School and a high school seminary, St. Charles College in Catonsville.
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