September 5, 1999
September's revelation is Chang-rae Lee's "A Gesture Life" (Riverhead, 288 pages, $23.95). "People know me here," Kurohata, a Japanese immigrant of Korean descent, begins. A retired proprietor of a surgical supply store, he remains grateful that the Westchester community of Bedley Run has welcomed him. The word "kurohata" means black flag, a clue that this is no novel of domestic accommodation. Flashbacks, reminiscent of those employed by the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami in "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle," soon transport the reader to a Japanese camp during World War II.Known in America as "Mr. Hata," Kurohata was in Japan a poor Korean belonging to the outcast group called "burakumin," tanners and grave diggers, hereditary workers at society's unspeakable jobs, and a word Chang-rae Lee never uses, as his character would not. Eagerly he renounced his parents to be adopted by the Kurohatas and raised as a Japanese.
June 17, 2009
spending time with his nephews, Cole and Jud Cummings of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Rob Des Jardins, of Buffalo, New York, either in person or through Facebook where Chip added "friends" by the minute. Chip enjoyed spending time every summer at Seneca Lake with Di's family including her nieces, Kira and Abbie, and nephews, Charlie and Matthew. Chip had a zest for life that he loved sharing with his family and friends. He had a contagious smile and sense of humor that lightened the hearts of all those who knew him. He lived life to the fullest.
September 19, 1999
Dashiell HammettBorn in St. Mary's County in 1894, Hammett moved to Baltimore when he was 7 years old.He attended Public School 72 and Polytechnic before becoming what he called "the unsatisfied employee of various railroads, stock brokers, machine manufacturers, canners and the like."Hammett's true calling was as a writer of such classic detective novels as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man."In his last 20 years of life, Hammett produced little of note, saying he believed he had exhausted the genre.
April 16, 1994
Two officers who shot and killed a 61-year-old city man late Thursday apparently fired in self-defense as the man "was blazing away at them with a shotgun," a police spokesman said yesterday.Killed in the 8:55 p.m. incident was Seward Hammett of the 2200 block of Garrison Blvd., who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck in the exchange of gunfire with the officers outside Mr. Hammett's house, said Agent Doug Price, the spokesman."The officers were diving for cover . . . and he was firing at them," Agent Price said.
August 22, 2003
On August 20, 2003; DANIEL "HAMMETT", devoted father of two daughters and four sons. Family will receive friends at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, 6631 Johnnycake Road on Saturday at 9 AM. Funeral arrangements entrusted to March Funeral Home-West, Inc, 4300 Wabash Avenue.
December 10, 2008
James "Manning The family will receive friends in St. John's Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD on Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 5 - 8 P.M. with prayers being said at 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John's Catholic Church on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Ray officiating and Msgr. Harris co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin McKay, Chris Ryan, Steven Hammett, Eric McKay, Ricky Hammett, Michael Murr and Joe Johnson.