February 7, 1992
Maryland will once again have the highest cancer death rate among the 50 states in 1992, according to the American Cancer Society.Only the District of Columbia is likely to fare worse, according to estimates in the society's publication, "Cancer Facts & Figures" for 1992, which analyzes trends in the District and Puerto Rico as well as the 50 states.Nearby Delaware ranks right behind Maryland in the places where the highest death rates are expected.Led by malignancies of the lungs, colon and rectum, breast, prostate and pancreas, cancer is expected to kill 9,900 people inMaryland in 1992, according to the society.
May 16, 2006
On May 14, 2006, ROSINA PECORA; dear sister of Michael, Frank, Pat and Albert Pecora. Also survived by 14 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and nephews and two great great-nieces and nephews. A Vigil Service will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26), on Tuesday at 3:30 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. Issac Jogues Church, on Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Maryland Cancer Research Center.
May 5, 1992
Breast cancer survivor Patricia Schmoke and Ellie Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, will be among the speakers at a rally Sunday at Hopkins Plaza to stop the growing numbers of deaths caused by breast cancer."
April 13, 2004
On April 10, 2004 GEORGE EARL GREEN, of Randallstown, beloved husband of Lois Virginia Green, devoted father of David Earl Green and Virginia Ann Hoffmann and her husband Charles; dear brother of Yewdell and Eugene Green and the late Evelyn Barnes; also survived by five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 P.M. from Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, Rt. 32 near Eldersburg. Interment in Lake View Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, MD 21157 or to any Maryland Cancer Society.
May 18, 2006
On May 16, 2006, ELWOOD A. DALY, SR., beloved husband of Elizabeth Daly (nee English), loving father of Kevin and his wife Lori, Colin, Sean and his fiancee Nicole, Warren, Sheila and her late husband Elwood A. Daly, Jr. Cherished "Pop" of Rodney, Kristen, Bobby, Kevin, Jr., Jennifer, Brandon, Nicole and Alanna and great-grandfather of Austin and Alyssa. Dear brother of Robert Daly. Loving companion Toby Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME OF LANSDOWNE, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Rd. on Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where funeral services on Friday at 11:30 A.M. Interment to immediately in Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Crownsville.
March 3, 2006
On March 1, 2006, ROBERT J. "Ozzie" beloved husband of Nancy J. Calka (nee Bredenburg) devoted father of Robert J. Jr., and his wife Tonya Calka and Matthew J. Calka, loving son of the late Jeanette Johnson, dear brother of Sharon Blair and Bonnie Beaver and her husband Terry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and two loving black Schnauzers Roxy and Oscar. Family request friends call at the Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Benedict's Church on Saturday at 11 A.M. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park.
September 20, 1996
In an article in yesterday's editions of The Sun on Spiro Agnew's death, a statement on the many forms of leukemia -- saying that leukemia is "sort of like a last name. It has many first names" -- should have been attributed to Dr. Charles Schiffer, a hematologist and oncologist at the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 9/20/96
July 11, 2006
On July 4, 2006, GEORGIANNA H. PRICE of Columbia, MD. Mrs. Price is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna De Costa Hunter, her husband of 51 years, Brigadier General (Ret) George B. Price, four children and their spouses and families, Katherine and Benny Dukes, James and Donna Price, William and Soney Price, Robert and Barbara Price and her brother George W. Hunter, Jr. along with 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Wake will be held at the Witzke Funeral Home, 5555 Twin Knolls Rd. in Columbia, MD on Thursday, July 13, 2006 from 3 to 5 P.M. and 7 to 9 P.M. Her funeral service will be held at the Post Chapel at Ft. Meyer, VA on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 10 A.M. with interment to be held immediately afterwards in Arlington National Cemetery.
August 29, 1992
Gov. William Donald Schaefer's recent announcement that he intends to ban smoking in executive-branch offices is an overdue recognition of the health hazards posed by tobacco smoke in the work place. Maryland's high cancer death rate inevitably is linked to such known cancer-causers as cigarette smoking.The governor's move is, indeed, a healthy step toward persuading smokers to limit or cease their consumption of tobacco while also providing a less polluted working environment for tens of thousands of non-smoking state employees.
August 5, 2008
A state auditor's finding that a private contractor tampered with the numbers in the Family Health Administration's cancer registry has cast a new spotlight on the disease registries used to identify and address emerging threats to public health. Experts in the field say the patient data in the nation's various cancer registries are vital to their efforts to track trends and focus research and public education. But they also complain that there are no comparable national registries for a long list of public health problems of growing concern in the United States.