October 7, 2006
Capt. John L. Davis, a retired Chesapeake Bay pilot and model builder, died of pneumonia Sunday at his home in Murrells Inlet, S.C. The former Bel Air resident was 89. Captain Davis was born and raised in Elgin, Ill., and after leaving high school joined the Coast Guard during the 1930s and later was in the merchant marine. He served as third mate on the maiden voyage of the Patrick Henry, the first Liberty ship to be constructed in the nation and launched in 1941 at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyard in Baltimore.
August 7, 2005
HOLLYWOOD - When the Walt Disney Co. released The Return of Jafar in 1994, the lowly direct-to-video category was associated with erotic thrillers, cheap comedies and material that had been targeted for theaters but wasn't good enough. That movie, based on characters from the studio's animated hit Aladdin, sold 15 million units, taking in nearly $300 million worldwide. Along with Universal's The Land Before Time II, another straight-to-video success that year, it became a social climber, distancing the category from its lackluster past.
November 14, 2004
On November 12, 2004, HELEN APPEL (nee Davis); beloved wife of the late John F. Appel; devoted mother of Jeri Adams, Judy Wallace and Nancy Rennie; dear sister of Bertha Budacz, Dolores Reuter, Albert and John Davis and the late Margaret Bauer, Agnes Haile and the late Marie Glaeser; loving grandmother of Vernon and Steven; great-grandmother of Patrick and Andrew. Visitation Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Cvach/Rosedale Funeral Home, 1211 Chesaco Avenue. Prayer Service 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 A.M. Church of the Annunciation.
July 3, 2004
On July 1, 2004, WARD DENTON; loving father of Amber Davis; loving son of John E. and Martha Davis, Sr.; dear brother of John Davis, Jr., Barry Davis, Cynthia Parsram and her husband Khusial and Myra Molica. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and a dear friend Margaret Addair. Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, at Route 702 (Beltway exit 36), on Saturday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services on Monday, 11 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
October 14, 2003
On October 10, 2003 DORIS GILLILAND (nee Davis), beloved wife of the late Elmer "Bud" Gilliland, loving mother of Wanda Rhode, Brenda "BJ" Biscoe and the late Jim Gilliland, dear sister of John Davis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall), on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Entombment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
December 12, 2001
The 61-year-old owner of a Northwest Baltimore auto repair business was shot and killed at his establishment late Monday in an apparent robbery, police said. John Davis Jr. was shot in the head about 7 p.m. in the 4200 block of Reisterstown Road while two men tried to rob several people at Davis Auto Repair, which is located inside the Finkelstein Used Cars Inc. building, police and witnesses said. Davis - recalled by family and friends yesterday as a giving man who would always help a friend - was killed shortly after two robbers entered the mechanics' bay at the repair shop, said Sgt. Kevin Daniels, a police spokesman.