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January 18, 2005
On Saturday, January 15, 2004 GEORGE WALTER CLEAVER, age 78, of Lewes, DE. Mr. Cleaver was a member of Jefferson Masonic Lodge, Lewes and the Masonic Lodge in Towson, MD. While working at Chestnut Ridge Golf Club in Baltimore County, he enjoyed serving as president of the National Golf Course Association in 1978. Mr. Cleaver loved his retirement years living in Lewes and had been an elected member of the local Lewes City Council in the mid 90's. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He leaves to cherish his beloved wife Suzanne; children Mark and Amy and daughter-in-Law Debbie.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
Fredric Julian Ptaschek Jr., a former Army musician who had worked in University of Maryland medical collections, died of a heart attack Dec. 9 at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. The Parkville resident was 63. The former pipe major of the John F. Nicoll Pipe Band, he became ill after participating in a parade in Aberdeen on Dec. 3. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., he studied music as a child and was a 1966 graduate of Pikesville Senior High...
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December 21, 2004
On Saturday, December 18, 2004, BERTEL GLASSMAN; beloved wife of the late Justin Held and the late Harry Glassman; loving mother of Evelyn Held; devoted sister of Claire Baer and the late Norbert Speier; dear friend of Phillip Snyder; loving grandmother of Jennifer Menell and Justin Smolkin. Also survived by one great grandchild. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Monday, December 20, at 12 noon. Interment Chevra Ahavas Chesed Rosedale.
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August 2, 2007
DONALD RICHARD JOHNSON, SR., age 83, of Southern Pines died on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Penick Village in Southern Pines. Born on March 20, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Emil Leonard Johnson and Lillian Reynolds Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a veteran and served his country during WWII with the United States Marine Corps. He retired from CSX Railroad after 47 years of service as an engineering officer. He was a member of the Oasis Shrine of Charlotte, NC, a member of the Evansville Consistery in Evansville, Indiana, a member of the Southern Pines Masonic Lodge # 484, Moore County Shrine Club, and was formerly a member of the Kiwanis of the Pines.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 10, 2004
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - The initiation rituals at the Masonic lodge here had been bathed in secrecy over the years. The climax of Monday night's ceremony was to be a simple prank. A new member of the Fellow Craft Club, a select group within the lodge, would sit in a chair while an older member stood 20 feet away and fired a handgun loaded with blanks. That ritual went terribly wrong inside Southside Masonic Lodge No. 493, in a basement littered with rat traps, tin cans, a 9-foot-tall guillotine and a setup designed to mimic walking a plank.
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November 24, 2004
KENNETH RICHARD COFFEY, SR., of New Bern, North Carolina died on November 22, 2004 after a brief illness. Born in Manhattan borough of New York city, New York, he was the son of Frank and Lillian Coffey. Ken attended Brooklyn Technical High School and maintained relationships with many of his classmates until his death. He graduated from the New York State Maritime Academy in May 1948 with a commission in the United States Naval Reserve as Ensign and a 3rd Engineers license. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in Sept.
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April 18, 2003
EDWARD CARMEL WILSON, JR., 79, died peacefully, Tuesday, April 15, 2003 with his family by his side at the VA Long Term Care Clinic in Baltimore. The son of the late Lula Belle (Custis) Wilson and Edward C. Wilson, Sr., he was a long-time resident of Pocomoke City, MD. Born November 30, 1923, he attended school in Pocomoke City, graduating in 1940 from Pocomoke High School. He attended Washington College and Salisbury (State) University before joining the Navy in 1943. Following training at Cornell University, he served in the Pacific until 1947 when he returned to Pocomoke City, where, following the death of his father, he married Pauline Long and took over the family grocery store on 3rd Street.
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August 2, 2007
DONALD RICHARD JOHNSON, SR., age 83, of Southern Pines died on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Penick Village in Southern Pines. Born on March 20, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Emil Leonard Johnson and Lillian Reynolds Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a veteran and served his country during WWII with the United States Marine Corps. He retired from CSX Railroad after 47 years of service as an engineering officer. He was a member of the Oasis Shrine of Charlotte, NC, a member of the Evansville Consistery in Evansville, Indiana, a member of the Southern Pines Masonic Lodge # 484, Moore County Shrine Club, and was formerly a member of the Kiwanis of the Pines.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
Fredric Julian Ptaschek Jr., a former Army musician who had worked in University of Maryland medical collections, died of a heart attack Dec. 9 at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. The Parkville resident was 63. The former pipe major of the John F. Nicoll Pipe Band, he became ill after participating in a parade in Aberdeen on Dec. 3. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., he studied music as a child and was a 1966 graduate of Pikesville Senior High...
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August 17, 1998
Robert Lee Smith Sr., 66, computer systems analystRobert Lee Smith Sr., a Middle River resident and retired computer systems analyst for the Social Security Administration, died Thursday of liver and lung cancer at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 66.Mr. Smith was born in Severn and graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1948. From 1948 to 1953, as an Air Force radio operator, he was stationed in Topeka, Kan., where he met Ruth LaDuke on a blind date in 1952.The couple married in 1953 after his discharge and lived in Severn before moving to Brooklyn in 1955 and Essex the next year.
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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | March 21, 2007
Two of Annapolis' oldest organizations in the fight for civil rights are looking to team up in an effort to help revitalize the Clay Street neighborhood. Wayne Jearld, president of the Anne Arundel County chapter of the NAACP, said yesterday he is in talks to move the organization's headquarters into the historic Universal Lodge No. 14 building by early fall. "The NAACP can be a stabilizing force in the community, and the longer we are there, the more we can make a difference," Jearld said.
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January 18, 2005
On Saturday, January 15, 2004 GEORGE WALTER CLEAVER, age 78, of Lewes, DE. Mr. Cleaver was a member of Jefferson Masonic Lodge, Lewes and the Masonic Lodge in Towson, MD. While working at Chestnut Ridge Golf Club in Baltimore County, he enjoyed serving as president of the National Golf Course Association in 1978. Mr. Cleaver loved his retirement years living in Lewes and had been an elected member of the local Lewes City Council in the mid 90's. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He leaves to cherish his beloved wife Suzanne; children Mark and Amy and daughter-in-Law Debbie.
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December 21, 2004
On Saturday, December 18, 2004, BERTEL GLASSMAN; beloved wife of the late Justin Held and the late Harry Glassman; loving mother of Evelyn Held; devoted sister of Claire Baer and the late Norbert Speier; dear friend of Phillip Snyder; loving grandmother of Jennifer Menell and Justin Smolkin. Also survived by one great grandchild. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Monday, December 20, at 12 noon. Interment Chevra Ahavas Chesed Rosedale.
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November 24, 2004
KENNETH RICHARD COFFEY, SR., of New Bern, North Carolina died on November 22, 2004 after a brief illness. Born in Manhattan borough of New York city, New York, he was the son of Frank and Lillian Coffey. Ken attended Brooklyn Technical High School and maintained relationships with many of his classmates until his death. He graduated from the New York State Maritime Academy in May 1948 with a commission in the United States Naval Reserve as Ensign and a 3rd Engineers license. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in Sept.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 10, 2004
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - The initiation rituals at the Masonic lodge here had been bathed in secrecy over the years. The climax of Monday night's ceremony was to be a simple prank. A new member of the Fellow Craft Club, a select group within the lodge, would sit in a chair while an older member stood 20 feet away and fired a handgun loaded with blanks. That ritual went terribly wrong inside Southside Masonic Lodge No. 493, in a basement littered with rat traps, tin cans, a 9-foot-tall guillotine and a setup designed to mimic walking a plank.
NEWS
April 18, 2003
EDWARD CARMEL WILSON, JR., 79, died peacefully, Tuesday, April 15, 2003 with his family by his side at the VA Long Term Care Clinic in Baltimore. The son of the late Lula Belle (Custis) Wilson and Edward C. Wilson, Sr., he was a long-time resident of Pocomoke City, MD. Born November 30, 1923, he attended school in Pocomoke City, graduating in 1940 from Pocomoke High School. He attended Washington College and Salisbury (State) University before joining the Navy in 1943. Following training at Cornell University, he served in the Pacific until 1947 when he returned to Pocomoke City, where, following the death of his father, he married Pauline Long and took over the family grocery store on 3rd Street.
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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | March 21, 2007
Two of Annapolis' oldest organizations in the fight for civil rights are looking to team up in an effort to help revitalize the Clay Street neighborhood. Wayne Jearld, president of the Anne Arundel County chapter of the NAACP, said yesterday he is in talks to move the organization's headquarters into the historic Universal Lodge No. 14 building by early fall. "The NAACP can be a stabilizing force in the community, and the longer we are there, the more we can make a difference," Jearld said.
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November 25, 2003
On Friday, November 21, 2003, FRED D., age 68, of Lutherville, member of Masonic Lodge #182; beloved husband of the late Helen Marie Newman. Friends may call at the family owned Peaceful Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Center, 2325 York Road, Timonium, on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 26, at 10 A.M. Interment Mays Chapel Cemetery.
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August 17, 1998
Robert Lee Smith Sr., 66, computer systems analystRobert Lee Smith Sr., a Middle River resident and retired computer systems analyst for the Social Security Administration, died Thursday of liver and lung cancer at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 66.Mr. Smith was born in Severn and graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1948. From 1948 to 1953, as an Air Force radio operator, he was stationed in Topeka, Kan., where he met Ruth LaDuke on a blind date in 1952.The couple married in 1953 after his discharge and lived in Severn before moving to Brooklyn in 1955 and Essex the next year.
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