September 9, 2006
ROBERT FRANK EMALA, 71, of Baltimore, MD died Wednesday, September 6, 2006. He was the loving husband of Mary Emala, beloved father of Debra Corvin, Robert Emala, David Emala, Frank Emala and Rita Mudd, loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an active member of Victory Villa Baptist Church, and served eight years in the National Guard. Viewing services to be held at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex, MD on Sunday, September 10, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service at funeral home on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 8 p.m. Burial Service held at Grantsville Cemetery, Grantsville, MD on Monday, September 11, 2006 at 11 a.m.
March 1, 2005
On February 27, 2005, REXFORD OWEN, JR., of Hanover; beloved husband of Judith E. (nee Hone); devoted father of Timothy Owen Bittinger, Kimberly Marie Wroten and Michael Thomas Bittinger; cherished brother of Mary Mildred Hengelsberg of Allison Park, PA, John Regis Bittinger of Cumberland, MD and Patrick Bittinger of Lanham, MD; loving grandfather of Ashley Katherine Bittinger, Justin E. James, Rachael Marie Grimes, Julie James, Aaron C. James, Courtney Anne...
February 26, 2002
GRANTSVILLE - The small-town librarian has to be a combination historian, genealogist, literary mentor, baby sitter, town guide, shopping aide, chief checkout clerk - even a puzzle master when a patron hands you a note asking for the book Catch Her in the Rye. Maxine Beachy Broadwater performed all those functions with admirable gusto for about 31 years at the Grantsville branch of Garrett County's Ruth Enlow Library. Now she's taking on another one: fund-raiser for a new library building.
November 18, 2001
William A. Smith, a retired Associated Press photographer whose career with the news service spanned 48 years, died Monday at his home in Daytona, Fla., of pneumonia after a long illness. He was 73 and formerly lived in Bowie. "Smitty," as he was known to co-workers and friends, was considered an ebullient and likable personality who pursued his craft aggressively, and in doing so was an eyewitness to some of the most important events and personalities of the 20th century. Mr. Smith covered Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, who later became a close personal friend.
December 31, 2000
Idyllic Columbia has fallen prey to time and change In his Dec. 3 column on Jim Rouse, "What would the Founder have done?", C. Fraser Smith starts out with the idea that something is wrong in paradise. Unfortunately things don't remain the same, especially when it comes to recessions, and remodeling and maintenance costs. Retirees, in particular, face a doubled-edged sword. They cannot afford many house and car repairs, especially with food prices being out of sight compared to incomes.
February 21, 1999
GRANTSVILLE -- Imagine a world with stone skies smooth as silk, pleated and whorled like the folds of a collapsing circus tent, soaring up into darkness, sagging within inches of the ground. Imagine chill, dank air with no hint of a breeze and darkness so absolute that no sun-loving plant, not even single-celled algae, can survive.There are 161 such worlds in Maryland, and scientist-spelunker Daniel Feller has explored most of them. He knows what the rest of us can barely imagine: that the state's limestone caves are lightless arks full of bizarre, stubborn life.