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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | December 10, 1995
Rebecca J. Britt, a retired biology teacher who wrote poetry and essays in her leisure time and was involved in the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, died of breast cancer Tuesday at her Ellicott City residence. She was 69.Mrs. Britt, who moved to Baltimore in 1955 from South Carolina, taught at Seton Institute and the Samuel Ready School until her retirement in 1975.She enjoyed writing poetry, children's stories and reflective essays. Three of her books -- "On Eagles Wings," "Web of Lace" and "Dishpan Theology" -- were published during the 1990s.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Officials and members of the congregation at Perry Hall Presbyterian Church are working to repair the church Fellowship Hall after it was damaged by burglars in late-December. Pastor Joseph Condro said members of the church, in the 8800 block of Belair Road, had noticed for months that people were entering the building, which is primarily used as a community meeting space, without authorization. He said cigarette ashes, damaged property and trash were found inside on multiple occasions.
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September 15, 2004
Leanore K. Kelley, a homemaker and active church member, died of heart failure Friday at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 83. Born and raised in Baltimore, Leanore Kathryn Marx graduated in 1938 from the old Girls Vocational School on North Washington Street and worked several years for Jarman Motors. After her marriage in 1941 to William L. Kelley, the couple moved to Skinners Neck near Rock Hall, where she lived until her death. Her husband, an operator for Tenneco Chemicals Inc., died in 1985.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Ellen R. Brown, a retired church secretary and volunteer, who with her husband cared for a historic Northeast Baltimore chapel, died June 29 of complications from dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 84. The daughter of an accountant and a homemaker, Ellen Rothgeb was born and raised in Luray, Va., where she graduated in 1945 from Luray High School. When she moved to Baltimore to attend Strayer's Business College in 1945, she met Edwin "Bud" Brown, a Marine who later served in Japan.
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March 31, 1992
Helen P. Hance, who was active in volunteer and church work, died Sunday after a heart attack at her home in Prince Frederick. She was 94.Services for Mrs. Hance will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick.She had been a volunteer worker in the gift shop at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Altar Guild at St. Paul's Church.The former Helen Parran, a native of Lusby, was educated there before attending what is now Towson State University.
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December 7, 1990
Services for Mabel Victoria Moulton, who was active in church work, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2130 E. Hoffman St.Mrs. Moulton, who was 99 and lived on Whittier Avenue, died of pneumonia Tuesday at the Liberty Medical Center.She had been a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church since childhood.Mrs. Moulton also volunteered for summer youth programs sponsored by the Harlem Park Community Association.The former Mabel Victoria DeCoursey was born in Ellicott City and graduated from what is now Frederick Douglass High School.
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May 18, 1993
Forrest S. MabryWestinghouse retireeForrest Sommers Mabry, a retired engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Thursday at his home in Largo, Fla., of complications from a head injury.He was 90 and had retired about 25 years ago as a consulting engineer at the Westinghouse plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.A native of Laurel Fork, Va., he worked for Westinghouse for about 45 years, starting in Pittsburgh, where he attended a company night school. Later, he completed an advanced management program at Harvard University.
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January 16, 1991
Services for Harry C. Bechtel Jr., a retired welder who was active in church work, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.Mr. Bechtel, who was 72 and lived on Annapolis Road in Westport, died Saturday at the HarborHospital Center after an illness of several months.He retired 11 years ago from Steelcrafts Inc., having worked there and for other steel fabricators starting with the John McKenzie Steel Co. more than 40 years earlier.The Millville, N.J., native came to Baltimore as a child with his family.
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October 12, 1990
Services for Odessa L. Jennings, a retired school custodian who was active in church work, will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church, 417 Aisquith St.Mrs. Jennings, who was 55, died of cancer Monday at her home on Morley Street.She retired last spring from the Leith Walk Elementary School after working 24 years there and at the Rock Glen Elementary School.At Waters A.M.E. Church, she was a member of the Altar Guild.The former Odessa L. Jenkins was born in Camden, S.C., and came to Baltimore in 1953 after graduating from high school there.
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December 7, 1990
Mabel Victoria Moulton, 99, who was active in church work, died of pneumonia Tuesday at the Liberty Medical Center.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2130 E. Hoffman St.Mrs. Moulton, who lived on Whittier Avenue, had been a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church since childhood.She was president of the Pioneer Women and a member of other church groups, including the Willing Workers, Bishop Coppin and the Missionary Society.Mrs. Moulton volunteered for summer youth programs sponsored by the Harlem Park Community Association.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
Mildred E. "Millie" Banwell, an artist who was a longtime supporter of the Light House shelter and an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, died Sunday of pulmonary fibrosis at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena. The longtime Annapolis resident was 75. "I have a very high regard for her and we will miss her terribly. She was a great Christian lady and a leader at Calvary," said the Rev. Byron P. Brought, who pastored Calvary in Annapolis from 1992 until 2010, when he retired.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2011
Despite the rain, snow and blustery wind Saturday, a crowd of more than 100 robed clergy and their congregants surrounded the 18-foot-tall bronze statue of Martin Luther that overlooks Lake Montebello and recreated the original unveiling service from 75 years ago. "Where he lived, there was lots of snow all the time," joked Bishop Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane, leader of the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. "This would not have deterred him. " The crowd, which tried to stay dry underneath two tents and umbrellas, followed the program of the statue's dedication on Oct. 31, 1936, offering the same prayers and intoning the same hymns.
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January 12, 2006
Arthur Woodford Sr., a retired Teamsters official and active church member, died of cancer Friday at Sinai Hospital. The Ashburton resident was 76. Mr. Woodford was born in Baltimore and raised on Brunt Street. He was a 1948 graduate of Douglass High School. During the 1950s, he worked as a freight handler for Mason-Dixon Trucking Co. at its Baltimore terminal, where he was also a steward for Teamsters Union Local 557. In 1965, Mr. Woodford left the trucking company and went to work for his union local full time as its business agent.
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July 1, 2005
Gordon "Pat" Alexander, a retired can company manager and longtime Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer, died of bone cancer Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 92. Mr. Alexander was born in Beith, Scotland, and when he was age 9 immigrated with his family to Penn Yan, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. He worked for Eastman Kodak Co. and Esso Standard Oil Co. before going to work in 1938 for Continental Can Co. in Rochester, N.Y. In 1960, he was transferred to Baltimore and at the time of his 1974 retirement was service manager for the company's Eastern District.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 30, 2005
Kelly Keiser grew up in a Baptist household, attended a Methodist university and while she was in college joined a Southern Baptist church. "I believe in Christianity, but I'm not a specific denomination," said Keiser, 25. So it seems fitting that the house she will own is being built by members of nine churches in Harford County. "This house is like me," said Keiser, who applied for the house in February and found out in April she had been selected. The house, in Edgewood, is a Harford Habitat for Humanity project called Faithworks.
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September 15, 2004
Leanore K. Kelley, a homemaker and active church member, died of heart failure Friday at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 83. Born and raised in Baltimore, Leanore Kathryn Marx graduated in 1938 from the old Girls Vocational School on North Washington Street and worked several years for Jarman Motors. After her marriage in 1941 to William L. Kelley, the couple moved to Skinners Neck near Rock Hall, where she lived until her death. Her husband, an operator for Tenneco Chemicals Inc., died in 1985.
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November 8, 1990
A memorial service for Carol Virginia Easter, a retired hair stylist who was active in church work, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1609 Kurtz Ave., Lutherville.Mrs. Easter, who was 69 and lived on Myamby Road in Baynesville, died Saturday at a hospital in Mount Pleasant, Pa., while visiting relatives.She retired about 20 years ago after working for about 10 years at the beauty shop in the Hecht Co. store in Northwood.In 1942, she joined the Women's Army Corps, and in 1945 received a medical discharge after becoming ill.Born in Baltimore and reared in the Govans area, the former Carol Virginia Pettingill was a 1939 graduate of Eastern High School.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1996
The Rev. William L. Barnett, minister emeritus of Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, died Nov. 19 of heart failure at his Severna Park residence. He was 84.Mr. Barnett was a journalist for the Herald Tribune in Paris and HAVAS News Agency in New York, and later was an advertising executive for Packard automobiles and an antiquarian bookseller. He abandoned his successful business career to become a minister."He really had a great skill and calling, and a deep desire to help people," said his wife of 38 years, the former Ethel Gandy.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2003
There was a time a few years back in Chicago when the Rev. Iris Tucker dreamed of missionary work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She studied Swahili and tried to channel her experiences as a county social worker and special-ed teacher into a life ministering in African forests. But she landed in Baltimore instead - in a small, desolate neighborhood just northwest of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Though raised in poverty on Detroit's east side, nothing in her theological studies had prepared Tucker to help the neighbors of her East Baltimore parish overcome the trials of inner-city living.
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May 5, 2003
Frances A. Kulbicki, an active church volunteer and former grocery store owner, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The former East Baltimore and Rosedale resident was 86. Born Frances Stefanowicz in Canton, she attended St. Casimir School. She worked for several canning plants in Baltimore to support her family when she was a teen-ager during the Depression. In 1941, she married Alex Kulbicki, who died in 2001. Mr. Kulbicki co-owned a grocery store with his wife, and then managed retail stores.
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