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May 19, 2006
JEFFREY S. CONOVER, 53, died April 29, 2006 after a long battle with liver disease. He was born March 28, 1953 in New Jersey. He attended Roanoke College and graduated from Monmouth University. He married Barbara Barry in 1988. They lived in New Jersey, Cape Cod and Towson, MD. He is survived by his wife Barbara, their two daughters, Caroline and Kristi, his mother Jane Plangere, his stepfather Jules Plangere, his brother Jack Conover, his sister Wendy Bickart and many nieces and nephews.
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By Garrison Keillor | April 23, 2009
I am a poor, wayfaring stranger traveling through this world of woe, but it's OK, I am well paid for the woe and I enjoy watching my fellow wayfarers, the road guys, the men who fly from town to town, talking on their cell phones, hustling software and industrial carpeting, advising companies on branding issues, guys with pagers, laptops, BlackBerries and voices like drill bits. Road guys tend to be a little grim, which you would be too if you were trying to peddle your widgets these days.
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SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1996
This was more than just about the thrill of victory and, as often is the case with marathoning, the agony of da feet. This was about life -- Mark Conover's life.Conover, the surprise winner of the 1988 United States Olympic marathon trials, had just finished 10th in the 1992 trials. He might have felt bad about it if he hadn't been feeling so bad."I noticed that my health wasn't quite right, but at the time I didn't realize how sick I was," Conover, now 35, said recently.His condition misdiagnosed as asthma and other respiratory illnesses as far back as January of that year, Conover was found to have Hodgkin's disease in October 1993.
NEWS
May 19, 2006
JEFFREY S. CONOVER, 53, died April 29, 2006 after a long battle with liver disease. He was born March 28, 1953 in New Jersey. He attended Roanoke College and graduated from Monmouth University. He married Barbara Barry in 1988. They lived in New Jersey, Cape Cod and Towson, MD. He is survived by his wife Barbara, their two daughters, Caroline and Kristi, his mother Jane Plangere, his stepfather Jules Plangere, his brother Jack Conover, his sister Wendy Bickart and many nieces and nephews.
NEWS
By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2003
It wasn't long into Chris Conover's trip to the Inner Harbor - his first ever, although he had seen pictures of the waterfront during his 18 years living in a prison cell - that his mother spotted the whispering. Someone had recognized them: the adoring, sweet-looking mother and her broad-shouldered son, whose image walking away from the Baltimore County Courts Building had run through the media days earlier. Diana Conover said the quick glances did not seem nasty, but she couldn't say they were sympathetic.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff writer | January 13, 1991
Music, whether singing it, playing it or listening to it, has alwaysbeen a part of her life."As a kid in school, I always sang," said Elaine F. Conover. "I sang in the church choir. In high school I played the clarinet and was in the band, but I wasn't that good."I tried to take piano lessons, but it's so hard, I never did learn that."She enjoyed listening to a variety of music -- tunes of the 1940s, and later, light rock "that had a melody and words you could understand."The 40-year-old physical therapy assistant at Fairhaven, a continuing-care retirement community in Sykesville, started getting into classical music only when she began singing with the Baltimore Symphony Chorus in 1974 (which she sang with again in 1988)
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 2003
A Towson man was freed from a sentence of life in prison yesterday when prosecutors acknowledged that new DNA evidence undermined their original 1985 murder case against him. Chris Conover, 48, is the second person in seven months to have his Baltimore County conviction overturned on the strength of DNA evidence. In his case, genetic testing proved the strands of hair that prosecutors had used to link Conover to the double murder did not, in fact, come from Conover. "It proves the existence of two, separate white individuals at the crime scene, and we've proven scientifically that Chris was neither one of these people," said Nina Morrison, the director of the New York-based Innocence Project that represented Conover, who spent 18 years in prison.
NEWS
June 9, 1999
FireHarney: Firefighters from Harney and Taneytown responded at 10: 27 p.m. Monday to a shed fire at Harney and Conover roads. Units were out 30 minutes.
NEWS
May 28, 2005
On Thursday, May 26, 2005, WILLIAM ROBERTMc MAHON, Sr. 81, of Conover, NC, died at home after a period of declining health. Born August 21, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a son of the late William and Mamie Mc Mahon. He served as part of the 101st Airborne Division in World War II and was a lifetime member of the Ironworkers Union Local #16. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Henry, and brother, Homer Mc Mahon. Survivors include: wife of 63 Years: Thelma Mc Mahon; daughters: Pauline Cooke of Conover, NC, Pamela Snyder of Westminister, Maryland, Elaine Pitz of Stevensville, Maryland, Helen Flors of Federalsburg, Maryland, Debra Vaughan of Martinsville, Virginia; sons: William Mc Mahon, Jr. of Palmer, Alaska, Duane Mc Mahon of Stevensville, Maryland, Paul Mc Mahon of Conover, NC; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
NEWS
May 16, 2005
On May 15, 2005 RUTH E., of Westminster; aunt of Mary Jane Conover and Edward Darr; great aunt of Richard H. Conover, Dale E. and Michael O. Darr, Martin A. Conover and Jeff Kirkwood; sister of the late Gertrude Darr. Funeral service from the Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main Street, Westminster on Wednesday 11 AM. Interment in Westminster Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 4224, Gettysburg, PA. 17325 or to Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster, MD. 21157 or to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.
NEWS
March 21, 2006
THELMA MARTHA Mc MAHON, 80, of Conover, NC died Monday, March 20, 2006 at home after a period of declining health. Born August 9, 1925 in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of the late Baron and Marie Burch of Baltimore. She was a homemaker and a beautiful and generous mother of eight children. She attended St. Benedict's Catholic Church and School in Baltimore, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Mc Mahon; sisters Eileen Burch, Elaine Fremd, and Marie Osborne; and brothers Baron Thomas Burch, and Marvin Burch.
NEWS
June 1, 2005
William Robert McMahon Jr., a retired ironworker and World War II paratrooper, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Conover, N.C. He was 81 and a former resident of Anne Arundel County's Poplar Ridge neighborhood. Born and raised in South Baltimore, Mr. McMahon left school in the ninth grade to help support his family. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned as a paratrooper to the 101st Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles. On June 5, 1944, the eve of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, Mr. McMahon's 501st Parachute Infantry unit was flown to France, where it jumped and landed behind Utah Beach to prevent German reinforcements from reaching the area.
NEWS
May 28, 2005
On Thursday, May 26, 2005, WILLIAM ROBERTMc MAHON, Sr. 81, of Conover, NC, died at home after a period of declining health. Born August 21, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a son of the late William and Mamie Mc Mahon. He served as part of the 101st Airborne Division in World War II and was a lifetime member of the Ironworkers Union Local #16. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Henry, and brother, Homer Mc Mahon. Survivors include: wife of 63 Years: Thelma Mc Mahon; daughters: Pauline Cooke of Conover, NC, Pamela Snyder of Westminister, Maryland, Elaine Pitz of Stevensville, Maryland, Helen Flors of Federalsburg, Maryland, Debra Vaughan of Martinsville, Virginia; sons: William Mc Mahon, Jr. of Palmer, Alaska, Duane Mc Mahon of Stevensville, Maryland, Paul Mc Mahon of Conover, NC; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
NEWS
May 16, 2005
On May 15, 2005 RUTH E., of Westminster; aunt of Mary Jane Conover and Edward Darr; great aunt of Richard H. Conover, Dale E. and Michael O. Darr, Martin A. Conover and Jeff Kirkwood; sister of the late Gertrude Darr. Funeral service from the Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main Street, Westminster on Wednesday 11 AM. Interment in Westminster Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 4224, Gettysburg, PA. 17325 or to Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster, MD. 21157 or to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Weinman and Sarah Weinman,Special to the Sun | April 24, 2005
The Devil of Nanking By Mo Hayder. Grove / Atlantic. 360 pages. $24. There are some novels that infect the brain and never let go, no matter how disturbing the subject matter. Hayder, previously known for her gory serial killer novels, manages this feat by combining the story of one of history's worst atrocities with one young Englishwoman's quest to find solace for her demons and answers to questions eating at her soul. The waifish Grey Hutchins is a university dropout long obsessed by the 1937 Nanking massacre with a burning need to discover film footage of a specific incident that no one else believes exists.
NEWS
September 21, 2004
On Sunday, September 19, 2004, ELMA L., beloved wife of the late Joseph Irving Donovan Jr., devoted mother and mother-in-law of Elaine and George Conover and Joseph Donovan III and Linda Donovan, beloved grandmother of Kelly and Holda Zavandro, Cheryl Conover, Michael Donovan and Colin Donovan. She was predeceased by brothers Carl F. and George Knabe. Funeral Services will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
NEWS
March 21, 2006
THELMA MARTHA Mc MAHON, 80, of Conover, NC died Monday, March 20, 2006 at home after a period of declining health. Born August 9, 1925 in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of the late Baron and Marie Burch of Baltimore. She was a homemaker and a beautiful and generous mother of eight children. She attended St. Benedict's Catholic Church and School in Baltimore, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Mc Mahon; sisters Eileen Burch, Elaine Fremd, and Marie Osborne; and brothers Baron Thomas Burch, and Marvin Burch.
NEWS
November 14, 2003
On November 13, 2003, RUTH A. SLACHTER-BURNS (nee Conover), beloved wife of the late Charles F. Burns and Jack R. Slachter, devoted mother of Howard R. Slachter and Jacqueline Ann Beyer, dear step-mother of William S. Burns, sister of Jean Dowdy and the late Beulah Saunders, Ethel Shortridge and Alton Conover. Also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildrenFuneral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave., on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
NEWS
By Dana Klosner-Wehner and Dana Klosner-Wehner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 1, 2004
DAN LOTTES, Dasher Green pool manager, feverishly applied CPR to a "patient" who had a seizure and fell unconscious. Kayleigh Brosi, head lifeguard at the Hawthorne pool, and Alex Wertz, lifeguard at the Clemens Crossing pool, pulled two "swimmers" from a pool after lawn chairs landed on top of them during a tornado. The challenges, reported by a Columbia Association lifeguard team, were part of an international lifeguard competition, sponsored by Jeff Ellis and Associates, held Aug. 5 and 6 at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Jackson, N.J. The association's team, which included Clary's Forest manager Lindsay Hall and Dickinson pool manager Kelly Baugh, who went along to act as a patient, took 10th place against 22 teams - 20 of them from the United States and two from other countries, said Darby van Conover, assistant aquatics director for the Columbia Association.
NEWS
June 21, 2004
On Sunday June 20, 2004 JOHN R. NICKLOW JR., beloved husband for 18 years of Shanna Nicklow, loving father of Maria, Chrystle, John III, and Ambrea Nicklow, son of Lillian Conover and John and Treva Nicklow Sr., brother of Suezann Ritter and Michael Nicklow, loving grandfather of Serina Smith. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory P.A., 1411 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD., where services will be held on Wednesday 11 A.M. Interment private.
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