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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2012
Barbara Ann Lawson, a homemaker, gospel musician and retired garment worker, died of cancer Sunday at Sinai Hospital. She was 68 and lived in the Pimlico section of Northwest Baltimore. Born Barbara Ann Tillie in Washington, she moved to Baltimore as a child and attended Clifton Park Junior High School. A seamstress, she formerly worked at the old Raleigh and London Fog clothing firms. She also worked at the Kmart on Wabash Avenue and was an Avon cosmetics saleswoman. "She was very devoted to her grandchildren," said her husband, Sidney Anthony Lawson, a bartender.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Verna Mae Peacock Cann, a retired social worker and church musician, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 27 at Sinai Hospital. The Parkton resident was 81. Born Verna Mae Peacock in Durham, N.C., she was the daughter of James Otis Peacock and Christine Smith Peacock. She attended Durham public schools and the Mary Potter Academy, a boarding school, before she moved to Baltimore at age 16. She completed adult evening school at City College. She also had an associate of arts degree from Baltimore City Community College.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 1, 2011
James Richard Curry, a church musician and retired state employee, died of cancer March 15 at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 74 and lived in Northeast Baltimore. Born in Kilmarnock, Va., he attended Virginia State College before moving to Baltimore in 1957. He then earned a diploma in business at the Cortez Peters Business School. Mr. Curry retired from the Maryland Department of Social Services about 15 years ago. A church musician, he played piano and organ for Saturday vigil Masses at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Walbrook.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2012
Barbara Ann Lawson, a homemaker, gospel musician and retired garment worker, died of cancer Sunday at Sinai Hospital. She was 68 and lived in the Pimlico section of Northwest Baltimore. Born Barbara Ann Tillie in Washington, she moved to Baltimore as a child and attended Clifton Park Junior High School. A seamstress, she formerly worked at the old Raleigh and London Fog clothing firms. She also worked at the Kmart on Wabash Avenue and was an Avon cosmetics saleswoman. "She was very devoted to her grandchildren," said her husband, Sidney Anthony Lawson, a bartender.
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August 29, 2002
Elaine Engle Lyons, a church musician and former vocal teacher, died of pneumonia Saturday at Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center. The Middle River resident was 84. She taught vocal music at Glenmar Elementary School in Middle River before retiring about 25 years ago. During a lengthy career as a church organist and choir director, she oversaw the music at Church of the Ascension in Middle River, Zion Lutheran Church in Golden Ring and Waverly United Methodist...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Verna Mae Peacock Cann, a retired social worker and church musician, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 27 at Sinai Hospital. The Parkton resident was 81. Born Verna Mae Peacock in Durham, N.C., she was the daughter of James Otis Peacock and Christine Smith Peacock. She attended Durham public schools and the Mary Potter Academy, a boarding school, before she moved to Baltimore at age 16. She completed adult evening school at City College. She also had an associate of arts degree from Baltimore City Community College.
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May 28, 1999
William D. Peacher Sr., 79, builder, insurance agentWilliam D. Peacher Sr., a Harford County home builder, died Tuesday of heart and kidney failure at Fallston General Hospital. He was 79 and lived in Hickory.During his 30 years as builder, beginning in 1965, he built post offices and homes in such developments as Heritage Woods, Springdale, Brook Hill Farms and Overshot.Mr. Peacher, whose father owned Peacher's Bakery in Dundalk, was born in East Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1938.
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 8, 1997
The Choral Arts Society has decided, rather waggishly, to call its concert Sunday "The Three B's."And it doesn't mean Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, the usual three B's, but Bernstein, Britten and, well, Bob.Leonard Bernstein was too busy a conductor and musical activist to compose as much as the world wished he had. "Chichester Psalms," the work Choral Arts will perform on this program, is one of his masterpieces.Benjamin Britten is the greatest English composer of this century. Though best known for operas such as "Peter Grimes" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," he holds a special place in the hearts of choral singers and choirmasters for his rich choral output.
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January 3, 2006
Alfred Aundrey Meadows Sr., a professional organ player and singer for several churches in Baltimore, died of lung cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 52. Mr. Meadows was born in Baltimore. His mother died when he was 9 years old, and he was adopted by a friend of the family, Carrie McCoy, who raised him with her children. He graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in the early 1970s before going on to study briefly at the Peabody Institute, said Greta Meadows, his wife of 18 years.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2000
Dr. Robert Howard Wiedefeld Jr., a family practitioner, died Thursday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Phoenix. He was 42. He belonged to the Hunt Manor Medical Group on Paper Mill Road in Phoenix. A physician who consistently made house calls, he was a critic of medical plans that did not permit doctors to spend enough time with their patients. "He was a man who really loved to be a doctor," said Monsignor Thomas J. Donellan, a retired Roman Catholic priest. "He was a person who was generous to his poor and needy patients, too."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2011
James Richard Curry, a church musician and retired state employee, died of cancer March 15 at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 74 and lived in Northeast Baltimore. Born in Kilmarnock, Va., he attended what is now Virginia State University before moving to Baltimore in 1957. He then earned a diploma in business at the Cortez Peters Business School. Mr. Curry retired from the Maryland Department of Social Services about 15 years ago. He played piano and organ for Saturday vigil Masses at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Walbrook.
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January 3, 2006
Alfred Aundrey Meadows Sr., a professional organ player and singer for several churches in Baltimore, died of lung cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 52. Mr. Meadows was born in Baltimore. His mother died when he was 9 years old, and he was adopted by a friend of the family, Carrie McCoy, who raised him with her children. He graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in the early 1970s before going on to study briefly at the Peabody Institute, said Greta Meadows, his wife of 18 years.
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August 29, 2002
Elaine Engle Lyons, a church musician and former vocal teacher, died of pneumonia Saturday at Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center. The Middle River resident was 84. She taught vocal music at Glenmar Elementary School in Middle River before retiring about 25 years ago. During a lengthy career as a church organist and choir director, she oversaw the music at Church of the Ascension in Middle River, Zion Lutheran Church in Golden Ring and Waverly United Methodist...
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2000
Dr. Robert Howard Wiedefeld Jr., a family practitioner, died Thursday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Phoenix. He was 42. He belonged to the Hunt Manor Medical Group on Paper Mill Road in Phoenix. A physician who consistently made house calls, he was a critic of medical plans that did not permit doctors to spend enough time with their patients. "He was a man who really loved to be a doctor," said Monsignor Thomas J. Donellan, a retired Roman Catholic priest. "He was a person who was generous to his poor and needy patients, too."
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May 28, 1999
William D. Peacher Sr., 79, builder, insurance agentWilliam D. Peacher Sr., a Harford County home builder, died Tuesday of heart and kidney failure at Fallston General Hospital. He was 79 and lived in Hickory.During his 30 years as builder, beginning in 1965, he built post offices and homes in such developments as Heritage Woods, Springdale, Brook Hill Farms and Overshot.Mr. Peacher, whose father owned Peacher's Bakery in Dundalk, was born in East Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1938.
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 8, 1997
The Choral Arts Society has decided, rather waggishly, to call its concert Sunday "The Three B's."And it doesn't mean Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, the usual three B's, but Bernstein, Britten and, well, Bob.Leonard Bernstein was too busy a conductor and musical activist to compose as much as the world wished he had. "Chichester Psalms," the work Choral Arts will perform on this program, is one of his masterpieces.Benjamin Britten is the greatest English composer of this century. Though best known for operas such as "Peter Grimes" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," he holds a special place in the hearts of choral singers and choirmasters for his rich choral output.
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April 8, 2005
Grace F. Gaffney, a retired state employee and former church musician, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at her Severna Park home. She was 71. Born Grace Stout in Baltimore and raised on Ellerslie Avenue, she was a 1951 graduate of Eastern High School. She retired about six years ago as a data processing trainer for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She had earlier been a secretary at the Department of Transportation. Mrs. Gaffney was a former organist at Grace English Lutheran Church, formerly at Broadway and Gough Street, and later was an organist and choir director for St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Severna Park and St. Margaret's Episcopal near Annapolis.
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