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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 1996
THAT IS not a golfer's optical illusion on the hill at the end of Broken Land Parkway Extension and Mall Ring Road. It's the location of the "Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout" golf tee and hole-in-one range sponsored by Hospice Services of Howard County.Thursday through Sunday, golfers (actual and wannabes) may compete for hourly and daily prizes and the opportunity to play in Sunday's event.Players pay a dollar and tee off aiming for the qualifying circle that automatically enters them in Sunday's shootout.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest provider of hospice services in the state, said Wednesday it has partnered with Joseph Richey Hospice, which operates the only free-standing residential facility in Baltimore City. Details of the arrangement were not disclosed by the two non-profits, but officials said Joseph Richey will now fall under the Gilchrist umbrella. Joseph Richey provides care to terminally ill patients in underserved communities, and Gilchrist's leadership expected the partnership to enhance care.
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By Carolyn Melago and Carolyn Melago,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 12, 1997
During his wife's battle with colon cancer seven years ago, George Kronmiller leaned on Hospice Services of Howard County. Today, the group relies on the humble 64-year-old to comfort the dying and guide their families through the toughest days.Though Kronmiller shrugs off compliments and shies away from recognition, he was honored last month as State Hospice Volunteer of the Year, chosen from among those who work out of 30 hospice organizations in Maryland."If I call him and say I'm in a bind, George will move the earth to step in and help," says Elaine Patico, volunteer coordinator for the county service.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | June 4, 2014
The 15th annual Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace. All proceeds will benefit the Senator Bob Hooper House, an assisted living community near Bel Air specializing in hospice care and a member of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. The regatta raised more than $110,000 last year for hospice services in Harford County. Such services are essential for terminally ill patients and their families, offering support and compassion in dealing with issues associated with end of life care.
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June 27, 1995
Hospice Services receives $1,600 grantHospice Services of Howard County received a $1,600 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland to cover the design and printing costs for "Myths About Hospice Care."The brochure was created to address concerns about hospice care.For a free copy, call (410) 730-5072.
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By Matthew French and Matthew French,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 1, 1997
Hospice of Baltimore and Hospice Services of Howard County recently united their organizations to broaden the Baltimore agency's service to the greater Baltimore area.The Baltimore group is licensed by the state and certified by Medicare to serve residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties.Hospice Services of Howard County has served county residents for 18 years and will continue to operate from its headquarters in Columbia, providing home-based hospice care. Hospice of Baltimore's Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care will provide inpatient hospice care.
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July 20, 2005
On July 17, 2005, GEORGE KEITH HOPE, beloved husband Anne S. Hope, devoted father of James Arthur Hope, II, Anne Victoria Grubb and Keith Hope. Also survived by six grandchildren Service and Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to V.N.A. Hospice Services, 218 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Arrangements family owned Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 410-343-3000
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1995
Hospice workers call it common. Academics call it a "death dip." Families of the dying call it a miracle, a blessing or simply serendipity.All share the same belief: People are less likely to die on important holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Why? Because they choose not to."Most people we see who die around major holidays try not to die on the actual holiday," says Elaine C. Patico, director of support services for Hospice Services of Howard County. "I've been here 13 years, and only one person has died on Christmas Day."
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | September 3, 1992
Terminally ill patients at two county nursing homes will have access to hospice services for the first time, under a new agreement reached between providers.Hospice of the Chesapeake, which provides numerous services to the county's terminally ill, signed separate contracts within the past three weeks with two Meridian nursing homes, said Lars Egede-Nissen, president of the hospice."This is new for Anne Arundel County, but it is something that's happening all over the country," said Mr. Egede-Nissen.
NEWS
October 16, 1992
Chief of 911 center reported terminatedPaul N. Hajek, chief of the county's 911 communications center who was placed on administrative leave last week, has been fired effective today, according to a county administrator.Raquel Sanudo, the county's chief administrative officer, said she could not discuss Mr. Hajek's termination."That's a personnel matter, and I can't discuss personnel matters," she said. His supervisor, Rebecca Horvath, also refused to discuss Mr. Hajek's firing, which comes one week after he was placed on administrative leave for undisclosed reasons.
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April 30, 2006
On April 29, 2006 VIRGINIA ANNHOSTETTER of Columbia, MD, beloved mother of Evan Holman, devoted daughter of Glenn L., and the late Elsie (Thomas) Hostetter, loving sister of Ellen Thompson, Glenn L. Hostetter, Jr., and David O. Hostetter. Ms. Hostetter is also survived by her spouse Mark Holman, father of Evan. Friends may call at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD, 21043 on Sunday from 7 to 9 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229.
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April 30, 2006
On April 27, 2006, JAMES ROBERT WISSINGER of Ellicott City, beloved husband of Erma (nee Allison) Wissinger, loving father of Jo Ann Lucas of Paola, KS, Robert J. Wissinger of Westminster, MD, Bruce E. Wissinger of Mockville, NC and Melissa Anne Ingram of Mt. Airy, MD. Brother of Eugene Wissinger of Sidman, PA. Mr. Wissinger is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A. 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043 on Saturday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service Sunday 4:00 p.m. at Rockland United Methodist Church, 8971 Chapel Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
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July 20, 2005
On July 17, 2005, GEORGE KEITH HOPE, beloved husband Anne S. Hope, devoted father of James Arthur Hope, II, Anne Victoria Grubb and Keith Hope. Also survived by six grandchildren Service and Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to V.N.A. Hospice Services, 218 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Arrangements family owned Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 410-343-3000
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September 26, 2004
On September 21, 2004, GEORGE F., of Columbia, MD, beloved husband of Myrtle J. (Spicer) Mc Lelland. Loving father of Catherine J. Graham of Jessup, MD and Michael F. Mc Lelland of Salisbury, MD. Brother of Catherine Jane Scheller, Janet Kruger, William Arthur Mc Lelland and the late Leo and Paul Mc Lelland. Services private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Mr. Mc Lelland's name be directed to Hospice Services of Howard County, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, MD 21045 or to Alzheimer's Association of Central MD, 1950 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.
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March 12, 2004
On March 8, 2004, ROBERT WILLIAM NESBIT of Ellicott City, beloved husband of Annalee (Urich) Nesbit; devoted father of Helen M. Bell of Great Falls, VA and Robert W. Nesbit, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA; loving brother of Pat Meckley of York, PA. Mr. Nesbit is also survived by three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday at 11 A.M. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.
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February 26, 2004
On February 23, 2004, RICHARD H. STEWART, SR., age 103, of Columbia, MD; beloved husband of the late Mary Mildred (nee Schultz); loving father of Richard H. Stewart, Jr., and the late Elizabeth Comer and Barbara Grimes; grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 20. Mr. Stewart was also predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. Friends may call at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services from the above funeral home Saturday 10 A.M. Interment Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Bladensburg.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | February 13, 1994
Joining Hospice Services of Howard County was a relatively simple decision for Priscilla Kocourek and her family.The 86-year-old Columbia resident has an incurable form of cancer and didn't want to go to a nursing home and be separated from her son, Albert, a Columbia mortgage banker, and her two teen-age granddaughters."
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By Kathleen B. Hennelly and Kathleen B. Hennelly,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 6, 1996
Nobody won the advertised $1 million at the Hospice Services of Howard County's hole-in-one contest last weekend, but $13,000 was raised for the nonprofit group based in East Columbia.John Maybee of Ellicott City was among those who paid $1 a ball for a chance at the $1 million. One of his shots dropped straight into the hole in Saturday's semifinals, but he couldn't repeat the feat during Sunday's million-dollar final round."I wish I could reverse the days," said Maybee, a senior engineer at RWD Technologies Inc. and a frequent golfer.
NEWS
June 9, 2003
On June 7, 2003, CARRIE LOUISE (nee Bruce) of Columbia, MD; beloved wife of the late Neil MacMillan; devoted mother of Marjorie Hever of Columbia. Mrs. MacMillan was predeceased by her siblings Charles, William and Bessie Bruce, Anna MacKeen and Zoe Schulze. She is survived by her grandchildren, Roberta Lipe, John and D. Neil Hever and six great grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, which will be held at the Ist Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, (Rts.
NEWS
May 21, 2003
On May 19, 2003, RUTH G. (Grinath) of Ellicott City, beloved wife of the late Charles J. Tubman, Jr., beloved mother of Linda R. Skinner of Ellicott City and the late Phyllis Ann Beaty. Sister of Karl Grinath and Freida Martin. Ms. Tubman is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services at the above funeral home Friday at 10 A.M. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park.
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