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August 19, 2014
The photos of Gen. Harry Greene's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery were stunning, especially the two of his widow placing a rose on the coffin while their son was reaching to comfort her and the one of General Greene's daughter. Thank you for publishing these photos in color, and thanks to the photographer for excellent work. They took my breath away with sadness and sorrow for them. Mary Felter, Arnold - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Brandon Finney worked at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for only a few months, but he had quickly earned a reputation as hardworking and motivated. His hospital colleagues came Tuesday — some in pink scrubs— along with other mourners to the chapel at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral home in Randallstown to pay their respects to the young father. Finney died last week after he was fatally shot on his way home from work as he waited at a Saratoga Street bus stop. Police said Finney was an innocent bystander who was used as a human shield amid a gang fight between the rival Black Guerrilla Family and the Bloods.
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NEWS
June 29, 2011
I feel that the article by The Sun's Annie Linskey on the funeral of Delegate Ruth M. Kirk was the most classless piece of journalism ever written ("Ehrlich describes friendship in address at Del. Kirk's funeral," June 25). The funeral was about Ruth Kirk not Bob Ehrlich and his campaign. Jeffrie Zellmer, Annapolis
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
On Oct. 11, the Ottobar will host a benefit event for staff member Tom Malenski, who died last Friday after being stabbed near the Remington music venue following a punk-rock concert. Details surrounding the benefit event are not currently available, but the Ottobar has set up a page for donations to the Malenski family. To make a donation or for more information, visit this MissionTix page . There is also a GoFundMe page accepting donations to help with funeral costs.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
Your reporter, Tricia Bishop, succinctly described the issues that dominated the Snyder v. Phelps argument before the Supreme Court Wednesday ("Protest Boundaries," Oct. 7). We attended the argument. The Justices' questions revealed their empathy and concern that a fringe religious group was using the First Amendment as cover for subjecting a private family to personal and hateful speech when they were mourning their son's death in Iraq. As we walked out of the Supreme Court, we saw the Westboro Baptist Church protesters waving the signs shown in the front page photograph that accompanied your news article.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | December 6, 2013
Many consumers these days are pretty savvy about comparison shopping for goods and services. But they might not know that they have certain rights when it comes to buying funeral services. The Federal Trade Commission sent out a reminder this week, after suing an Alabama funeral home for failing to provide pricing information as required. Consumers are entitled to only buy the goods or services they want when it comes to funeral planning.  According to the FTC, consumers should receive an itemized price list when they go into a funeral home to arrange a service.
NEWS
January 18, 2011
The funeral for Baltimore Officer William H. Torbit Jr. is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning with a small procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, where the drug cop patrolled for eight years and forged strong ties with the community. Services will begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in the 5200 block of N. Charles St., with an interment at Arbutus Memorial Park. Police say North Charles Street between Cold Spring Lane and Northern Parkway will be closed, and that delays should be expected in the area.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
Imagine hundreds of mourners streaming to a large, new funeral home only to find less than three dozen parking spaces. That scenario is possible under Howard zoning laws, and two County Council members say it is time for a change. Howard's zoning regulations require 10 spaces per visitation room, plus one space per employee, but like food stores, churches and retail outlets, funeral homes are getting larger. "Things have changed in the funeral home industry," said County Councilman Greg Fox, a Fulton Republican.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | August 9, 2013
Baltimore Colts Donovan's funeral to be held at 11 a.m. today A funeral Mass for Art Donovan , the former Baltimore Colts defensive tackle and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. Donovan, 89, died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. There will be no viewing, and interment is private. Go to baltimoresun.com to see WJZ's live video coverage from the funeral.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2010
While members of Westboro Baptist Church waved a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday thanking God for dead soldiers, the nine justices inside tried to define the line at which such public protests become personal attacks during arguments in an emotionally charged case prompted by the picketing of a Maryland Marine's funeral. Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder was 20 years old when he was killed in a Humvee accident in Iraq on March 3, 2006. A week later, publicity-seeking members of the fire-and-brimstone Kansas congregation — all strangers to the Snyders — appeared at his family's Catholic funeral service in Westminster with posters proclaiming sentiments like "God Hates America" and "Semper Fi Fags.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Funeral services for Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, the wife of Rep. Andy Harris, have been set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. William E. Lori, the archbishop of Baltimore, will celebrate the Mass. Visitation will occur Sunday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a vigil beginning at 7 p.m. at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Rd., Towson. The family prefers, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in the memory of Harris to the Pregnancy Center North, 6805 York Rd., Baltimore.
NEWS
August 19, 2014
The photos of Gen. Harry Greene's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery were stunning, especially the two of his widow placing a rose on the coffin while their son was reaching to comfort her and the one of General Greene's daughter. Thank you for publishing these photos in color, and thanks to the photographer for excellent work. They took my breath away with sadness and sorrow for them. Mary Felter, Arnold - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Republican Larry Hogan entered the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake to the sound of his name being chanted. Because his opponent in the governor's race had a funeral to attend, Hogan was largely uncontested as he worked the crowd of about 4,200 of the most politically active people in Maryland. As a dozen or so supporters cheered him on, Hogan addressed reporters and accused Democrat Anthony G. Brown of not wanting to schedule enough debates. "I think the people of Maryland deserve to a have a real clear choice for a change," Hogan said.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
At the funeral Tuesday for Justin Nicholas Diggs, family and friends remembered a child who loved the outdoors, God and helping others. Justin, a 12-year-old Pikesville Middle School honor student, was killed July 8 when a tree fell on him during a violent thunderstorm at River Valley Ranch, a Christian summer camp in the Millers community in Carroll County. Eight other children in the camp were treated for minor injuries. During the service at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, camp program director John Zeigenfuse recounted how Justin once told his mother he wasn't calling home often while at River Valley because he was busy helping other campers.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | March 29, 2014
The funeral for Navy football player Will McKamey will be held Monday in Knoxville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at the Grace Baptist Church beginning at 9 a.m., with a private burial scheduled for 1 p.m. Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo , captains Noah Copeland and Parrish Gaines , athletic director Chet Gladchuk and Naval Academy Commandant Bill Byrne will be among a large contingent flying from Annapolis. McKamey, 19, died Tuesday night after collapsing during a practice last Saturday.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
The Naval Academy will hold a funeral Friday for Midshipman Max Allen, who was found dead in College Creek on Feb. 16 after his SUV crashed into the water. Allen's funeral will be held at noon in the Main Chapel, followed by an on-foot procession to his burial at the Naval Academy Cemetery. A passerby noticed a missing part of the pillar-and-chain fence along the creek by Nimitz Library on Feb. 16. Investigators found Allen's SUV in the water and divers recovered his body from the water.
NEWS
January 12, 2007
The funeral for Baltimore Police Detective Troy Lamont Chesley, who was fatally shot during an apparent robbery this week, will be held Tuesday at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St. Interment will be at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 Padonia Road in Timonium. Viewings will be held Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave. Chesley, 34, graduated from City College in 1990 and joined the police force in 1993. He served in various patrol districts, in the tactical squad and in the housing unit.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
As a longtime member of Colonial Baptist Church who attended the June 23 funeral services for Christopher Brown, I found it hard to believe the Sun reporter was present and awake during the funeral based on the paper's account of the occasion ("Hundreds gather to mourn teen who died after fight with off-duty officer," June 23). The article focuses on the approximately five minutes that Rev. Jamal Bryant spoke. He was on the program only to make comments. Three paragraphs were use to report his message.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Troy Douglas no longer sits at his desk at William Paca Elementary. The third-grader's classmates and teachers have decorated it with cards and balloons to preserve his memory. The 8-year-old no longer walks past the house on Lakewood Avenue that burst into flames last week as he made his way home from school, leaving Troy buried under bricks and debris. A wreath of blue flowers - his favorite color - hangs from the chain-link fence surrounding the ruined structure. At Troy's funeral Wednesday, mourners said that though the bright-eyed boy is gone, Southeast Baltimore will not forget the smile and sense of humor that brought his community together in both life and death.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
A funeral procession for retired Anne Arundel County police chief George Wellham is expected to cause traffic congestion Saturday morning between Linthicum Heights and Southwest Baltimore. The procession will last from around 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. County police say motorists will probably see delays on I-695 West from Linthicum Heights to I-95 North, and on I-95 to Caton Avenue. The procession will end at Loudon Park Cemetery on Wilkens Ave. in Baltimore. Anne Arundel police will provide traffic control along the route and help drivers with alternate routes.
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