December 23, 2012
World War II veteran John Dicks, 86, has already given his country so much. And yet he finds that he wants to give more. The Baltimore resident volunteers two days a week at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center, a facility within the VA Maryland Health Care System, providing rehabilitation to Maryland veterans. "I generally work five hours a day," Dicks said. "I work in the therapy department. We give them exercise. We give them therapy to get them ready to go home.
November 18, 2012
Lynly Safran McCoog, a homemaker who was a Lutherville school volunteer, died of breast cancer Nov. 13 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 43 and lived in Lutherville. Born Lynly Safran in Toms River, N.J., she was the daughter of Robert Safran Sr. and Kathryn Nicholl Safran. She was raised in York, Pa., and was a 1987 graduate of York Suburban High School. She earned a bachelor of arts in English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She met her future husband, Kevin J. McCoog, a graduate of Loyola University Maryland who works in software sales.
August 28, 2012
Maryterese Streett, Bel Air's unofficial matriarch and historian and among its best known residents, died Saturday night at a hospice near Bel Air. She would have been 82 on Sept. 4. Owners of Boyd & Fulford Drugs on Main Street, Mrs. Streett and her husband, M. Eugene Streett, became known to generations of Bel Air resident's as the town's First Couple. Under their ownership, Boyd and Fulford, which opened in 1892 and is the town's oldest business, became a place to go for everything from romantic and medical advice to news about all the comings and goings in the Harford County seat, not to mention who was doing what in local politics.
June 6, 2012
There won't be a big news story about Gregory Seagle's death. And that's a shame, because if there was ever anyone on this planet who deserved to be publicly remembered for how he lived, it was Greg, who died last week from cancer at 61. Greg was a writer and a teacher. It's hard to say which undertaking he liked better; it's easy to say how talented he was at both. But actually, the two careers were intertwined because Greg taught writing. He was an adjunct and then a lecturer at Towson University, with few benefits and little job security.
May 31, 2012
Dudley Clendinen relished nothing more than telling a great story — even the story of his impending death. A journalist and author who wrote for The New York Times and had once served as an editor for The Baltimore Sun, Mr. Clendinen died Wednesday at Baltimore's Joseph Richey House hospice of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 67. He chronicled his 18-month struggle with the condition commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease on Baltimore public radio station WYPR in a series titled "Living with Lou: Dudley Clendinen on a Good, Short Life.
May 10, 2012
By coincidence, Dan Rodricks ' column on the ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals labeling pit bulls as "inherently dangerous" coincided with the untimely death of Alan Jay Eidelberg, a longtime Baltimore veterinarian in the Govans community. Mr. Eidelberg was the one-man operation also known as the York Road Animal Hospital. He died in hospice care April 30 at the age of 59 after a short battle with brain cancer. In a beautiful tribute prepared by his family and friends that appeared in The Sun, Mr. Eidelberg was praised for the compassionate, first-rate care he gave his patients, for his expert skills as a diagnostician and for his generosity in treating pets whose owners had difficulty paying their bills.