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January 7, 2006
On Dec. 30, 2005, BERNARD T. of Dania Beach, Fl formerly of Westminster, beloved father of Elizabeth Director and Michael Ryktarcik, brother of Dorothy Roycroft. Also survived by three grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were held Friday at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements by Fletcher Funeral Home in Westminster.
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May 7, 2009
On May 5, 2009 Dennis J. A memorial Mass will be held Friday 11:00 A.M. at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe Street, Westminster. Interment will be private. Following the Mass the family will receive friends at the Westminster Elks Club, 538 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Arrangements are by the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster. Memorial contributions to University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 South Green Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 or to the charity of you choice.
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NEWS
February 25, 1992
J. Paul Jones, retired general supervisor of industrial gas sales for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Sunday of congestive heart failure at his home in Westminster. He was 84.Services for Mr. Jones will be held at 10:30 p.m. tomorrow at Pritts Funeral Home in Westminster.He retired in 1973 after working 48 years for BG&E.Born in Glyndon, he was a graduate of Franklin High School and studied at Johns Hopkins University.A registered engineer, he was named to the Hall of Flame of the American Gas Association.
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By Tyeesha Dixon | January 14, 2008
Marvin C. Ingham, a retired Baltimore County police officer and Navy veteran, died of renal cancer Friday at his home in Westminster. He was 77. Mr. Ingham was born in Glen Rock, Pa., to Melvin and Elva Brown Ingham. After graduating from City College, he joined the Navy and served in Korea aboard the USS Crow. He then worked as a police officer with the Baltimore County Police Department for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Ingham was a member of the American Legion Carroll Post 31 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 2226, Littlestown, Pa. He enjoyed the Orioles and Ravens, NASCAR racing, tending to his yard and fish pond, cooking and family events.
NEWS
February 4, 1992
Nick Leonard Bordes, retired president of a company that designs, builds and installs heavy electrical equipment, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Westminster. He was 74.Services for Mr. Bordes will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Pritts Funeral Home in Westminster.He retired in 1984 as president of the Electronic Power and Control Co., which he helped to found in 1971. Earlier, he had been director of engineering for the Wolfe and Mann Manufacturing Co. He worked for that company for more than 35 years, starting as a draftsman.
NEWS
May 7, 2009
On May 5, 2009 Dennis J. A memorial Mass will be held Friday 11:00 A.M. at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe Street, Westminster. Interment will be private. Following the Mass the family will receive friends at the Westminster Elks Club, 538 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Arrangements are by the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster. Memorial contributions to University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 South Green Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 or to the charity of you choice.
NEWS
March 13, 2006
On March 11, 2006 VIRGINA CRUNKLETON WANTZ of Annapolis, formerly of Westminster, beloved wife of the late James Pearre Wantz Jr, who died in 1981, devoted mother of Mary Virginia Wantz Rennie, Carolyn Wantz Denton, grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster, MD at 11 A.M. on Thursday March 16, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.
NEWS
April 25, 2005
Edward B. Rush, a retired State Highway Administration worker, died of heart and lung illness Thursday at his home in Westminster. He was 74. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rush attended public schools and served in the Army during the Korean War. He held several jobs in Baltimore before starting work as an administrator with the highway agency. He was a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, the Hanover Republican Club and the American Legion Carroll Post 31. He was married to Agnes Meixner Rush for 47 years.
NEWS
By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | July 5, 1998
50 years ago:Fred Fowble, the Westminster High School teacher found unconscious early Saturday on the Old Frederick Road near Hollofield, Howard County, told police he was assaulted by a young "hitchhiker." The assailant, who fled in his victim's automobile, struck Fowble on the head shortly after being picked up near the Patapsco River bridge. Fowble, thrown from the car, was found lying in the roadway by Andrew Huppler, a passing motorist, about 2 a.m. Huppler took the unconscious man to the Ellicott City Police Station.
NEWS
March 19, 2006
Frederick William Burgess, a computer services manager and home improvement enthusiast, died March 12 at his daughter's home in Westminster. He was 77 and had renal cancer. Mr. Burgess was born in New Market and attended Frederick High School. He joined the Air Force when he was 18 and later served in the Army. He married Dolores Elizabeth Edmondson in 1952 and the couple moved to Sykesville. For 33 years, he worked at Allied Signal, retiring in 1991. During retirement, he split his time between homes in Florida and the Eastern Shore.
NEWS
March 19, 2006
Frederick William Burgess, a computer services manager and home improvement enthusiast, died March 12 at his daughter's home in Westminster. He was 77 and had renal cancer. Mr. Burgess was born in New Market and attended Frederick High School. He joined the Air Force when he was 18 and later served in the Army. He married Dolores Elizabeth Edmondson in 1952 and the couple moved to Sykesville. For 33 years, he worked at Allied Signal, retiring in 1991. During retirement, he split his time between homes in Florida and the Eastern Shore.
NEWS
March 13, 2006
On March 11, 2006 VIRGINA CRUNKLETON WANTZ of Annapolis, formerly of Westminster, beloved wife of the late James Pearre Wantz Jr, who died in 1981, devoted mother of Mary Virginia Wantz Rennie, Carolyn Wantz Denton, grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster, MD at 11 A.M. on Thursday March 16, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.
NEWS
January 7, 2006
On Dec. 30, 2005, BERNARD T. of Dania Beach, Fl formerly of Westminster, beloved father of Elizabeth Director and Michael Ryktarcik, brother of Dorothy Roycroft. Also survived by three grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were held Friday at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements by Fletcher Funeral Home in Westminster.
NEWS
April 25, 2005
Edward B. Rush, a retired State Highway Administration worker, died of heart and lung illness Thursday at his home in Westminster. He was 74. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rush attended public schools and served in the Army during the Korean War. He held several jobs in Baltimore before starting work as an administrator with the highway agency. He was a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, the Hanover Republican Club and the American Legion Carroll Post 31. He was married to Agnes Meixner Rush for 47 years.
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | December 2, 2001
When Joan Develin Coley was named president of Western Maryland College last year, the white Queen Anne-style president's house on the school's Westminster campus was dark and outdated. Coley wanted to renovate the 19th-century house, keeping its historic character and sense of formality while reflecting her taste for lots of light, simple design and contemporary style. During the past year, the 5,600- square-foot house has undergone a thorough $250,000 renovation and restoration, inside and out. In the process, the project caught the eye of the cable network House and Garden Television.
BUSINESS
By Lisa Wiseman and Lisa Wiseman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 10, 2000
The first time Jerry Trescott set eyes on his dream home in Westminster was in 1990. Unfortunately, he was showing it to someone else. At the time, Trescott was working as a consultant in architectural restoration. He began his career and interest in historical architecture at the age of 17, helping to preserve a local landmark building in Carroll County. He went on to get a master's degree in historic preservation and continues to work on historic renovation projects in addition to his full-time job with a kitchen design company.
NEWS
By Tyeesha Dixon | January 14, 2008
Marvin C. Ingham, a retired Baltimore County police officer and Navy veteran, died of renal cancer Friday at his home in Westminster. He was 77. Mr. Ingham was born in Glen Rock, Pa., to Melvin and Elva Brown Ingham. After graduating from City College, he joined the Navy and served in Korea aboard the USS Crow. He then worked as a police officer with the Baltimore County Police Department for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Ingham was a member of the American Legion Carroll Post 31 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 2226, Littlestown, Pa. He enjoyed the Orioles and Ravens, NASCAR racing, tending to his yard and fish pond, cooking and family events.
NEWS
October 15, 1997
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty yesterday to raping a 13-year-old girl at his former home in Westminster in April and May 1996.Under a plea agreement, Gary L. Haines, 23, of Glen Rock in York County will be sentenced in January to serve no more than 12 months in the Carroll County Detention Center and will be eligible for work release.Haines also was placed on five years' probation and was ordered not to have any contact with the girl, who prosecutors said told them that she consented to sex with Haines after smoking marijuana and watching television at his apartment.
NEWS
By Claire Adams and Claire Adams,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 2000
Sandy Ferguson's 1929 Dutch Colonial in Westminster is decked out for the holidays in its usual manner. The decor features three Christmas trees - one decorated in white lights and birdhouses on the screened porch, one in the family room strewn with fishing Santa Clauses and a third on the front porch that she has dotted with crocheted, painted and other handmade ornaments. "We love Christmas," said Ferguson, who has lived in the stone house on Ridge Road since 1975. "We always do decorating."
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 3, 2000
A two-alarm fire destroyed a modest Westminster ranch house yesterday as firefighters from eight volunteer companies overcame heavy flames, thick smoke and snow-covered hydrants to control the blaze in about 40 minutes, fire officials said. The occupants of the house in the first block of S. Center St. were not home when the fire broke out at 2: 06 p.m., apparently started by a faulty kerosene heater in the basement, said Jay Wallace, assistant chief of Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1. Wallace said heavy flames and smoke were compounded by first reports from neighbors that someone might be trapped in the vinyl-sided wood and masonry house.
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