December 23, 2004
On December 20, 2004 OSCAR F. GAVER, JR., beloved husband of Dorothy Gaver (nee Daveler); devoted father of Craig F. Gaver; loving grandfather of Jason C. Gaver. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Crest Village Scholarship Fund, Attn: Eleanor Mc Kenna, 882 Walther Blvd., Parkville, MD 21234 or The American Heart Assoc. Stroke Connection, 7272 Green Valley Ave., Dallas, TX 75231-4596.
May 31, 2004
One day last July, Mary Stanton was waiting for a Mass to begin at Baltimore's Cathedral of Mary Our Queen when a little boy ran up and hugged her. His name was John Gaver, then 8 years old, the youngest of five Ukrainian orphans adopted by Barbara Gaver, a Mount Washington child and family counselor. Stanton, a religion teacher, became fast friends with the Gaver family. So when it came time for Stanton's sophomore classes at Mount de Sales Academy, a girls school in Catonsville, to do a Lenten service project, she suggested raising money for the orphanage where John and his sister, Lana, had lived in squalid conditions.
March 27, 2004
YESTERDAY Baltimore state Sen. Joan Carter Conway killed SB 409, her bill that would have, in its plain and simple legalese, "[prohibited], in Baltimore City, a member of the Baltimore City Police Department or a member of the Sheriff's office from conducting investigations of the type normally conducted by liquor board inspectors, except under specified circumstances." Cynthia Gaver, the co-founder of Dundalk Avenue Area Residents Together (DAART), gave her reaction. "It should be dead," Gaver said, "with a hole in its heart."
March 6, 2003
On March 5, 2003, BARBARA (nee Ackerman) DEMIDENKO, beloved wife of the late Ivan Demidenko, loving mother of Walter Demidenko and his wife Irena, and Henry Demidenko, former mother-in-law of Barbara Gaver, dear grandmother of Sasha, Igor and Michael. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, loving relatives and friends. Panahyda Services will be held at the family owned LILLY & ZEILER INC., FUNERAL HOME, 1901 Eastern Avenue, on Friday at 6 P.M. The Devine Liturgy will be held at St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment in St. Andrew's Orthodox Cemetery.
January 9, 2003
Roger Hampton Cissel, a retired real estate salesman and antiques collector, died Sunday of complications from Parkinson's disease at the Vantage House Retirement Community in Columbia. He was 93, and formerly resided in Edmondson Village and Catonsville. Born in Glenelg, he attended the old Clarksville public school before his 1932 graduation from what was then Western Maryland College. He worked for the old William S. Cole & Sons wholesale hardware company on South Charles Street before becoming business manager for a Frostie Root Beer bottling plant in Hampden.
December 31, 2002
Anna Bernadette Gaver, a former display artist who painted the face of Babe Ruth for an Orioles parade, died of cancer complications Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 84. Born Anna Meli in Baltimore and raised on South Paca Street, she was one of nine children born to Sicilian immigrant parents. She attended St. Jerome's Parochial School and was a 1936 graduate of Southern High School. While working as a seamstress at the old Adalman Coat Co., she attended the Maryland Institute College of Art's night school -- often walking to her classes from her home in South Baltimore.