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October 16, 2005
On October 14, 2005, ROBERT W. GANZ, SR., of Stevensville, MD; beloved husband of the late Ida Lucille Ganz; loving father of Diana Ziegler, Roberta Staley and Robert W. Ganz, Jr.; beloved grandfather of eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild and five great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to BARRANCO & SONS, P.A. SEVERNA PARK FUNERAL HOME, Ritchie Highway, at Robinson Road, on Monday, 6 to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, 10 to 11 A.M. with a service at 11 A.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Conservation of Maryland, Kent Narrows Chapter, C/O CCA of Maryland, 101 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 12A, Annapolis, MD 21401 or to the Kent Island Fire Department, P/O Box 27, Stevensville, MD 21666.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Happenstance brought Suzy Ganz from Wall Street to a Baltimore County manufacturer. A deep interest in the work kept her there. Before she was CEO and chairman of Lion Brothers Co., an Owings Mills maker of brand logos, uniform insignia, Girl Scout badges and similar products, Ganz was an international equities trader and bond specialist. Her only connection to Lion was that her father had acquired it with a group of investors. Then he died unexpectedly. Her mother asked her to take a look at the business so they could figure out what to do. What started as a 90-day commitment at age 28 grew into a career that's already lasted more than a quarter-century.
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BUSINESS
By BILL ATKINSON | August 19, 2005
IF IT ISN'T blood running through Susan Ganz's veins, it must be thread - blue thread. Ganz's life for nearly two decades has been woven tightly to a century-old textile business that by all rights should have died long ago. The business is an anachronism, a manufacturer in Owings Mills that operates in a squat, gray 1950-ish building next to a Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. "I fell in love with it," said Ganz, the chief executive of Lion Brothers Co. Oddly, this dowdy, 106-year-old company with 640 employees is responsible for keeping alive the images of some of the world's coolest, hippest and best-known brands.
NEWS
By Mike Giuliano | October 25, 2013
When Brian Ganz performs a solo recital for the Sundays at Three series on Sunday, Oct. 27, he won't have any trouble finding Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. The classical pianist knows the local roads like he knows his way around a keyboard. Ganz, 53, qualifies as a hometown favorite. He grew up in Columbia and likes to return for concerts. He has played for the Sundays at Three series before, and he also has appeared with the Columbia Orchestra. Born in Takoma Park, Ganz moved to Columbia when he was 9 years old. Although he attended Wilde Lake High School, Ganz arguably qualifies as its most celebrated dropout.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 28, 2002
In music, as in fashion and a host of other endeavors, exoticism sells. It is this capitalistic imperative, coupled with our natural feeling that the cachet-laden foreign model must somehow be superior to the domestic one, that whispers to us that pianists from, say, Vienna, Seoul or Tashkent are better than the home-grown variety. That stereotype was exposed for the nonsense it is Saturday at Maryland Hall when Brian Ganz, a concert pianist from exotic, far-off Crownsville, made his long overdue debut with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
NEWS
By Dolly Merritt | May 31, 1992
When Brian Ganz quit high school at age 16, he did so with the blessing of his parents, both teachers.The Columbia teen's passion for playing the piano had developed into a burning pursuit of perfection. Four years earlier, a piano teacher had recognized his musical talent and encouraged his family to support it."My parents told me, 'If you really want to go for this, we encourage you to put all of your eggs into one basket.' If you have a gift, you have to put everything you've got into it," Ganz said.
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | January 2, 2009
Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz was sprawled out on the ground, trainers huddled around him, teammates, coaches and fans wondering whether he would be able to continue playing yesterday. Ganz eventually made his way to the sideline, cleared his head, got back in the game and ended up hoisting the Gator Bowl's Most Valuable Player trophy. His comeback provided an appropriate ending for Nebraska's season. After all, the Cornhuskers enjoyed one of college football's best turnarounds. Ganz shook off a horrible first half and a slight concussion, threw for two touchdowns and led Nebraska to a 26-21 win over Clemson in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., giving the storied program plenty of optimism after coach Bo Pelini's first season.
NEWS
By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 16, 1997
Thelma and Carl Ganz of Annapolis have reached a milestone: They are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary today.Her sense of humor intact, Mrs. Ganz says: "I'm surprised [the marriage] lasted this long. I didn't think it would last a year."They were married in 1925 in the Roaring '20s."I guess you could say that I was a flapper," says Mrs. Ganz, who at 92 is a slender woman with red nails and styled hair. "But we didn't call ourselves that at the time."Mr. Ganz, now 96, uses a wheelchair because of hip problems.
NEWS
By MARIE GULLARD and MARIE GULLARD,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 2, 2006
The entrance to the budding development where Bill Ganz bought his new home is directly off Key Highway on Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Driving along a makeshift dirt road, on what seems like a typical construction site, a startling discovery awaits. The five-story brick townhouses here do not sit on terra firma. Two long rows of houses face each other, ending at a horizon line. They, and the narrow road between them, have been built on a pier, the water below making audible lapping sounds.
NEWS
July 26, 2006
On July 23, 2006, MARY K. WATKINS (nee Kauffman); beloved wife of the late Howard E. Watkins; devoted mother Louise E. Roberts and her husband Donald R. Roberts, Sr.; devoted grandmother of Donald R. Roberts II and his wife Denise Roberts, Sharon Lackey and the late Angela Ganz and her surviving husband Bill Ganz. She is also survived by a great-grandson Ryan Lackey and his father Sherrill Lackey. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26a)
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Those shopping for a home on a large lot may be drawn to a Toll Brothers-built, six-bedroom estate on a full acre in Ellicott City. "Compared to other luxury properties in the area, it's stunning in every possible detail," said William J. Ganz III of Exit Results Realty, which is listing the property at $1.35 million. "You walk into the home, it's in excellent condition, and it feels like it was just built yesterday. "Furthermore," Ganz said, "if you're buying this style of home now from Toll Brothers at $1.2 million base price, to get it to look like this one, it would probably cost in excess of another $400,000 for the upgrades, and you'd probably have to wait almost a year to get in. " The 5,641-square-foot house, which is advertised as move in-ready and in excellent condition, features $160,000 in exterior landscaping.
EXPLORE
November 1, 2011
Concerts Pianist Brian Ganz will return to his hometown of Columbia to once again perform at the Sundays at Three chamber music concert series this Sunday, Nov. 6, p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 6800 Oakland Mills Road. Ganz is now based in Annapolis and regularly performs all over the world and earlier this year performed works by Chopin in that composer's homeland, Poland. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied under Leon Fleisher.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2011
The boy was 11, already well along in his process of discovering music, when he found himself alone at home one day, listening to a piece by one of history's great romantics. He couldn't explain it, but something in the sounds of Frederic Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Opus 23 — as played by Polish musician Witold Malcuzynsky — struck Brian Ganz like a bolt from stormy skies. "It was mysterious, sort of soulful, and I actually, literally, doubled over in pain," says Ganz, an internationally celebrated concert pianist who lives in Annapolis.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2010
Brian Ganz is preparing to climb a musical Mt. Everest. He wants to perform all 250 keyboard-based works of Frederic Chopin. He's in no hurry, though. "This will probably take the better part of a decade," he said. Ganz will give a preview of the venture Saturday in Annapolis. The Chopin project will then be launched with a recital next month at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, where Ganz will eventually perform Chopin's piano/orchestra works with the National Philharmonic.
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | January 2, 2009
Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz was sprawled out on the ground, trainers huddled around him, teammates, coaches and fans wondering whether he would be able to continue playing yesterday. Ganz eventually made his way to the sideline, cleared his head, got back in the game and ended up hoisting the Gator Bowl's Most Valuable Player trophy. His comeback provided an appropriate ending for Nebraska's season. After all, the Cornhuskers enjoyed one of college football's best turnarounds. Ganz shook off a horrible first half and a slight concussion, threw for two touchdowns and led Nebraska to a 26-21 win over Clemson in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., giving the storied program plenty of optimism after coach Bo Pelini's first season.
NEWS
By Sarah Hoover and Sarah Hoover,Special to the Sun | September 21, 2007
Fall may mean back to school and football games for county residents, but it also heralds kickoff time for the many groups that constitute Columbia's vibrant cultural life. One of the finest of these organizations, Sundays at Three, celebrates the opening of its 2007- 2008 performance season with a 3 p.m. recital Sunday by acclaimed pianist Brian Ganz. Since 1996, Sundays at Three has offered some of the area's best chamber music in Christ Episcopal Church's superb acoustics. High-caliber performances of both familiar masterpieces as well as new works are always followed by the opportunity to meet the artists.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Those shopping for a home on a large lot may be drawn to a Toll Brothers-built, six-bedroom estate on a full acre in Ellicott City. "Compared to other luxury properties in the area, it's stunning in every possible detail," said William J. Ganz III of Exit Results Realty, which is listing the property at $1.35 million. "You walk into the home, it's in excellent condition, and it feels like it was just built yesterday. "Furthermore," Ganz said, "if you're buying this style of home now from Toll Brothers at $1.2 million base price, to get it to look like this one, it would probably cost in excess of another $400,000 for the upgrades, and you'd probably have to wait almost a year to get in. " The 5,641-square-foot house, which is advertised as move in-ready and in excellent condition, features $160,000 in exterior landscaping.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | June 3, 1991
Brussels' Queen Elisabeth Competition, one of the world's most prestigious musical contests and one of the most accurate predictors of future success, awarded second- and third-prize medals yesterday to Peabody Conservatory piano student Stephen Prutsman and to former Peabody student Bryan Ganz. They were the only two Americans in a field of 81 players to reach the finals in the monthlong contest that Belgians regard with the enthusiasm that Americans reserve for the World Series or the Super Bowl.
NEWS
July 26, 2006
On July 23, 2006, MARY K. WATKINS (nee Kauffman); beloved wife of the late Howard E. Watkins; devoted mother Louise E. Roberts and her husband Donald R. Roberts, Sr.; devoted grandmother of Donald R. Roberts II and his wife Denise Roberts, Sharon Lackey and the late Angela Ganz and her surviving husband Bill Ganz. She is also survived by a great-grandson Ryan Lackey and his father Sherrill Lackey. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26a)
NEWS
By MARIE GULLARD and MARIE GULLARD,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 2, 2006
The entrance to the budding development where Bill Ganz bought his new home is directly off Key Highway on Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Driving along a makeshift dirt road, on what seems like a typical construction site, a startling discovery awaits. The five-story brick townhouses here do not sit on terra firma. Two long rows of houses face each other, ending at a horizon line. They, and the narrow road between them, have been built on a pier, the water below making audible lapping sounds.
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