March 10, 2003
Stanley B. Hornstein, a retired insurance broker, died Wednesday of a stroke at Northwest Hospital Center. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 82. Born in Baltimore and raised on Anoka Avenue, he was a 1938 City College graduate, where, as president of the Debate Club, he was known as the "Silver-Tongued Orator." As a teen-ager, he played the bugle for the Sons of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Club. He remained active in City College alumni affairs. Mr. Hornstein, who earned a Certified Life Underwriter certificate through the Johns Hopkins University, was an agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and later started his own firm, Insurance Originators, on Park Heights Avenue.
November 1, 2002
Leon Hornstein Sr., whose repair skills kept vintage phonographs spinning 45-rpm and 33-rpm records while earning him the sobriquet "The Record Changer Doctor," died of cancer Saturday at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 90. A longtime Pikesville resident. Mr. Hornstein was born in Baltimore and raised on Whitelock Street. He left Forest Park High School at 16, believing that the school had nothing more to teach him, family members said. Largely self-educated, Mr. Hornstein attended night classes at the Johns Hopkins University while continuing to read widely in electronics, history, music, photography, lapidary and jewelry making.
May 31, 2000
Etta K. Hornstein, 92 homemaker, volunteer Etta K. Hornstein, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Monday in her sleep at Catered Living of Pikesville. She was 92. The former resident of Ashburton and Wynnewood Towers had returned to Baltimore in 1998 from Longboat Key, Fla., where she had lived for 25 years. Locally, she had been president of the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital Auxiliary and division chairman of the Women's Division of the Associated Jewish Charities.
June 22, 1997
"An iris was just another flower to me, before I met Bruce Hornstein: a purple flower at the end of a long, green stick."The speaker is Anne Haley, whose pets were patients of Dr. Hornstein, a retired veterinarian, for five years. She adds: "I was surprised that a vet would also be such an avid gardener, but he came out to our garden club [Mount Washington] and gave a program on irises for us. It just made it come alive for me. He was wonderful."Some Sundays, Hornstein can be found at the Farmers' Market behind the Bob Evans Restaurant on Belair South Parkway at Route 24, about three miles south of Bel Air. There his mission is not simply to sell some of the many flowers he grows, but to share their beauty with passers-by and educate all who care to hear about the hardy, colorful perennials.
August 8, 1996
Betty S. Hornstein, 64, volunteer in several groupsBetty S. Hornstein, a longtime volunteer, died of cancer yesterday at her home in Stevenson. She was 64.Born Betty Spiegelberg in New York, she moved to Maryland in 1949 to attend Goucher College and graduated in 1953. While at Goucher, she married Jacob Hornstein in 1951.After graduation, she became a volunteer, including stints with the National Council of Jewish Women, the Central Scholarship Bureau and the Maryland Department of Human Resources advisory council, to which she was appointed by then Gov. Harry Hughes.
October 27, 1994
A suspected interstate drug dealer was to appear at a bail hearing in U.S. District Court today following his arrest yesterday on a Pimlico street on a warrant charging him with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, said a spokesman for a federal drug agency.Arrested by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and city police around 6:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Park Heights Ave. was Frederick Douglas Brooks 3rd, 27, whose last known address was the 2900 block of Huntingdon Ave. in north Baltimore.