May 23, 2009
Margaret M. "Marge" Cannington, a retired secretary and avid boater and dancer, died of Alzheimer's disease May 15 at an assisted-living facility in Jennersville, Pa. The former longtime Gardenville resident was 88. Margaret Mary Tenley was born in Baltimore and raised on Washington Street. After graduating from Eastern High School in 1939, she went to work as a secretary at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, she was married to Gordon Eugene "Ken" Cannington, a Marine.
August 13, 2008
Helen M. Phillips, a homemaker and longtime Gardenville resident, died Wednesdayof a brain hemorrhage at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 95. Born Helen Mary Brocki at home on South Dallas Street, Mrs. Phillips was the eldest of eight children and raised in East Baltimore. She attended St. Patrick's parochial school until the eighth grade and then went to work picking produce at farms in Anne Arundel and Harford counties. "She recalled when labor inspectors arrived at the farm, the foreman would blow a whistle, and all the young children would hide in the canneries," said a daughter, Elaine Lutche of Bel Air. During the 1920s, she worked in Baltimore's garment district at Thanhouser & Weiller - a manufacturer of shirts, overalls and children's playsuits - packing clothes for shipment.
April 6, 2007
Sister Margaret Crucifixa McDonald, a retired parochial school teacher, died of cardiovascular disease March 29 at her order's motherhouse in Aston, Pa. She was 93. Born in Philadelphia, she received the name Sister Margaret Crucifixa after joining the Sisters of St. Francis in 1933. She earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., and a master's degree in business education from Catholic University of America. After teaching in Wilmington, Del., she moved to Towson in 1943 and joined the faculty of the Immaculate Conception parochial school.
November 13, 2006
On November 9, 2006, CHARLES A. (Chuck) BETKEY, husband of Theodora Oechsler Betkey, departed this life. He was the loving father of Donna Valenta and grandfather of Katie and Stephanie Valenta. He is also survived by his blended family for whom he cared deeply; Donald M. Schell and daughter Hayley, Deborah A. Tipton, and daughters Jaime Gettings and Raven Radel and her daughters Michelle and Valerie. Friends may call at CAFA (Cremations and Funeral Alternatives) 8717 Green Pastures Drive (off Joppa Road)
May 19, 2005
Bay Blues Festival A long list of musicians play this weekend at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. Highlights include Isaac Hayes on Saturday night and Booker T and the MG's with Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn on Sunday night. There will also be food and an arts and crafts village. Take beach chairs, towels and a tube of sunblock. The festival is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $50 for one day or $75 for both days in advance, and $60 for one day or $85 for both days if purchased at the gate.
May 3, 2005
IF YOU hold it, they will come. From blocks away and states away, they came to salute Bill Grace, who for the past 50 years has been coaching the youths of Northeast Baltimore. The domain of "Mr. Bill" isn't a field of dreams, however. It's a court of dreams. Though admittedly never a basketball "player," Grace could always coach the sport with the best and nearly 150 of his former players, friends and family members gathered Sunday to salute the man who made quality basketball and Gardenville Recreation Center synonymous.