May 25, 2008
On May 23, 2008, CATHERINE M.; beloved wife of the late Edward Cumberland. The family will receive friends Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. at the W. Dabrowski-Chojnacki Funeral Homes, P.A., 1005 Dundalk Avenue. Cremation private. Please omit flowers.
April 28, 2008
Patapsco Senior High School alumni from the late 1960s or early 1970s may share sweet memories of "Miss Margaret" Johnston, who as primary baker for the school for more than a decade, produced all the cakes and desserts students ate in their cafeteria. "She was always putting on an extra layer of icing for the kids, or giving them a big piece ... They always liked it when Miss Margaret was on duty," said her daughter, Carol Gay of Edgemere. Margaret Catherine Johnston died Tuesday of complications of Alzheimer's disease, at Quail Run, an assisted living center in Perry Hall.
April 9, 2008
On April 5, 2008, MAUDIE EDWARDS. Survived by three children and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the William C. Brown Community Funeral Home, P.A., 1206 W. North Avenue, Thursday 3 to 7 P.M. Family will receive friends at the Simmons Memorial Baptist Church, 601 Cumberland Street, Friday 11 A.M, Funeral to follow at 11:30.
February 15, 2008
A widening swath of the country - including the Baltimore metro area - saw home prices decline during the final three months of last year. The 1 percent decline in the median price for a single-family home in the Baltimore area was the first in 11 years, according to a quarterly report released yesterday by the National Association of Realtors. Nationwide, median prices declined in just over half the 150 metropolitan areas surveyed by the trade group. Last spring, two-thirds of the country's metro areas were still reporting price gains.
November 15, 2007
Arthur H. Bremer, who shot and paralyzed former Alabama Gov. George Wallace in 1972, is living in an apartment in Cumberland as he begins the transition to life in the outside world after 35 years behind prison walls, an Allegany County official said yesterday. "He is in Cumberland. ... It's really not a big deal," said Allegany County Administrator Vance Ishler. In an effort to avoid media attention, Bremer, 57, was released from a state prison in Hagerstown on Friday before dawn. Prison system officials declined to say where he would be living but had previously said they would try to find a place for him in a rural part of Maryland.
November 10, 2007
A former correctional officer pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Baltimore to accepting bribes to smuggle cigarettes and other contraband into the federal prison in Cumberland, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Robb Phillips, 33, who lives in Cumberland, had worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons since July 2000 and worked as a teacher at the Cumberland institution since November 2001, prosecutors said. After smoking and cigarettes were banned in federal prisons in April 2006, Phillips was approached by an inmate to smuggle cigarettes into the prison, in exchange for $50 per pack or $1,000 per carton, prosecutors said.
October 29, 2007
Katherine S. Oster, 88, of Cumberland went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 27, 2007 at her residence. Katherine was a nursing assistant at Shepherd and Pratt Hospital, Towson, MD for 23 years. Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland is handling the arrangements.
October 12, 2007
Mitchell Phillip Myers, a retired maintenance electrician and former Cumberland resident, died Sunday of a heart attack at a hospital in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 81. Mr. Myers was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden. He was a vocational school graduate and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. "He was an electrician aboard a ship that was sunk during the Battle of Okinawa. He earned a Purple Heart but never talked about the war very much," said his wife of 60 years, the former Margilee Fletcher.
September 23, 2007
There are wonderful things to see and learn about everywhere you turn in Maryland. From Antietam National Battlefield to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. From the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to the Appalachian Trail. Even the Patterson Park Pagoda is pretty wonderful. At least that's what Sun readers said last month when we asked them to name the seven man-made wonders of Maryland. The responses were so diverse and deserving that narrowing down the list became a not-so-wonderful task.
August 30, 2007
On Sunday, August 26, 2007, MARY D. TYSON peacefully slipped away. Devoted mother of Carla Tyson; dear grandmother of Milini Hamlett; loving daughter of Charles and Mary Tyson; beloved sister of Ernestine Boyd, Diane James, Charlene Danielsand Geraldine Ezigbo. A memorial service will be celebrated at Simmons Memorial Church, 601 Cumberland Street at 10 A.M. on Saturday September 1. In lieu of flowers contributions will be accepted by the family for a donation to the American Kidney Foundation.