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March 4, 2008
On March 3, 2008 RONALD MOFFITT MERGENTHALER of Fallston, MD beloved husband of Blanche Hill Mergenthaler; devoted father of Cheryl A. Gaultney, R. Scott Mergenthaler and Gregory L. Mergenthaler; step-father of Teresa Fedder and Joyce Bowen. Also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two step grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Bel Air, MD (410-838-4040), on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Highview Memorial Gardens, Fallston, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home in Bel Air on Wednesday, March 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.
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January 8, 2009
WILLIAM EDWARD VAUGHAN JR. on January 6, 2009. On Friday, friends may call Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East), 4905 York Road where the family will receive friends from 3:00-8:00 p.m. On Saturday, services will be held at Mergenthaler High School, 3500 Hillen Road where the family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1997
Robert Paul Mergenthaler, a retired newspaper technician and former Baltimorean, died Tuesday of cancer at his Gloucester Point, Va., residence. He was 72.Mr. Mergenthaler, formerly of Northwood, retired in 1988 after 20 years as technical support manager and chief computer room technician for the Press and Times Herald newspapers in Newport News, Va.It was an appropriate career for Mr. Mergenthaler -- the great nephew of German immigrant Ottmar Mergenthaler, who invented and patented the Linotype machine in Baltimore in 1884.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun Reporter | July 11, 2008
John George Edelmann, a printer and former principal of the old Mergenthaler School of Printing, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at Oak Crest Village retirement community. The former Towson resident was 92. Born and raised in Violetville, he was a 1934 graduate of City College, where he played football, lacrosse and water polo. He attended the old Mergenthaler School of Printing and graduated at the top of his class, family members said. After graduation he worked for several years at Alco Gravure and then at Schneidereith & Sons, where he printed classified government military reports during World War II. "He viewed printing as an art," said his grandson, Matthew Craig of Ruxton.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 13, 2001
Eugene Xavier "Gene" Lawrence, the charismatic principal of Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School who helped initiate a renovation of the Baltimore landmark while fighting a rare form of cancer, died Tuesday of liposarcoma at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 55. Stricken with cancer 11 years ago, Mr. Lawrence lost his leg to the disease while inspiring faculty and students with his courage. A longtime resident of Overlea, he stepped down as principal of Mergenthaler last month.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun Reporter | July 11, 2008
John George Edelmann, a printer and former principal of the old Mergenthaler School of Printing, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at Oak Crest Village retirement community. The former Towson resident was 92. Born and raised in Violetville, he was a 1934 graduate of City College, where he played football, lacrosse and water polo. He attended the old Mergenthaler School of Printing and graduated at the top of his class, family members said. After graduation he worked for several years at Alco Gravure and then at Schneidereith & Sons, where he printed classified government military reports during World War II. "He viewed printing as an art," said his grandson, Matthew Craig of Ruxton.
FEATURES
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2004
The noisy clackety-clack of the Linotype machine, once a staple of print shops and newspaper composing rooms everywhere, is an industrial sound that has practically vanished. The Linotype, whose operators created lines of type rather than individual letters, replaced the laborious job and tedium of hand-setting text. "They quickly cast characters in various typefaces and sizes, allowing publishers to print larger works in greater numbers at lower cost. Newspapers, which had consumed large amounts of lead type, could become a truly mass medium, delivering more news to more people affordably," observed a 1996 article in Editor & Publisher.
NEWS
January 8, 2009
WILLIAM EDWARD VAUGHAN JR. on January 6, 2009. On Friday, friends may call Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East), 4905 York Road where the family will receive friends from 3:00-8:00 p.m. On Saturday, services will be held at Mergenthaler High School, 3500 Hillen Road where the family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1998
When a young woman got into the marked Maryland State Police car and drove away Monday morning, neighbors at a Woodlawn apartment complex knew something was amiss.They were right. Tfc. Samuel G. Garrett was out of town, and his green-and-black 1996 Ford was being stolen. One neighbor called the Waterloo barracks, where Garrett is assigned, and two troopers staked out the complex, said Lt. R. Scott Mergenthaler, barracks commander.While they waited, state police at the Golden Ring barracks got a call from a gas station worker in Essex, Mergenthaler said.
NEWS
February 21, 1992
Elizabeth W. Weaver, a former executive secretary of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, died Feb. 10 at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke a week earlier.Private services were planned for Mrs. Weaver, who was 80 and lived on Shadyside Road in Northwood for many years.The former Elizabeth Williams was a native of Chase City, Va., and a graduate of Averett College in Danville, Va.Her husband, Willard W. Weaver, is a retired chairman of the English department at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.
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By Jessica Anderson and Jessica Anderson,Sun Reporter | June 4, 2008
Jeremiah Conway has his senior year to look forward to - prom, graduation and eventually college. Also, Conway will have an added bonus as a senior football player at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School: a new, state-of-the-art field, thanks to a $1 million donation from a Baltimore Ravens foundation. "I'm happy, it's a good way to go out - on the [artificial] turf, not playing at other schools," the 18-year-old team captain said. Mervo athletes, including soccer, lacrosse and football players, will have new field turf, extra bleachers to double the seating and a ticket booth.
NEWS
June 3, 2008
The Baltimore school system will host three forums this week on school safety. The forums will be held from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. tonight at Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington St.; from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, 3500 Hillen Road; and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway. The forums are to follow an invitation-only summit on school safety to be hosted today by state Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.
NEWS
March 4, 2008
On March 3, 2008 RONALD MOFFITT MERGENTHALER of Fallston, MD beloved husband of Blanche Hill Mergenthaler; devoted father of Cheryl A. Gaultney, R. Scott Mergenthaler and Gregory L. Mergenthaler; step-father of Teresa Fedder and Joyce Bowen. Also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two step grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Bel Air, MD (410-838-4040), on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Highview Memorial Gardens, Fallston, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home in Bel Air on Wednesday, March 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.
NEWS
By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun reporter | January 24, 2008
They don't call it bribery. They call it encouragement. Students at two Baltimore high schools were largely supportive yesterday of a plan to pay them as much as $110 for improving their scores on state graduation exams. "Students are going to bust their tails to pass a test if they get money," said Renieka Arnold, a 17-year-old senior at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Northeast Baltimore. "For the people who couldn't pass the test, they'd pass it" with the money incentive.
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By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | December 3, 2005
A 14-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a street robbery two blocks from her school in Northeast Baltimore yesterday, police said. The girl, whose name was not released, was walking in an alley near the 3500 block of Hillen Road about 12:40 p.m. when she came upon two men about to rob another man, police said. The two suspects and the victim "were tussling in the alley," said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. "The victim of the robbery breaks free. He starts running." One or both of the suspects pulled out a handgun and fired at the robbery victim, who was not injured.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2004
To get a high school education, James A. Grove had to walk alone through the racist name-calling and intimidating stares that became as routine each morning as affixing his pocket protector to his neatly pressed shirt. It was the fall of 1954, a few months after the Supreme Court ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional. Grove was the first black student at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Northeast Baltimore. Many of Grove's schoolmates weren't happy to see him. "You just couldn't walk to school in peace," Grove, 66, recalled.
NEWS
June 3, 2008
The Baltimore school system will host three forums this week on school safety. The forums will be held from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. tonight at Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington St.; from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, 3500 Hillen Road; and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway. The forums are to follow an invitation-only summit on school safety to be hosted today by state Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.
NEWS
April 5, 1991
Melvin L. Gobrecht, a retired mailer at the Baltimore Sun, died Wednesday of cancer at his home on Caswell Avenue in Ferndale. He was 61.Services for Mr. Gobrecht were being held today at the Kirkley funeral establishment, 421 Crain Highway South, Glen Burnie.He served in the Marine Corps in the Korean War.The Baltimore native attended the Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School and was a member of the Howard Lodge of the Masons.He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Doris Fern Wehnert; two sons, James William Gobrecht of Severn and Thomas Marion Gobrecht of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.
FEATURES
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2004
The noisy clackety-clack of the Linotype machine, once a staple of print shops and newspaper composing rooms everywhere, is an industrial sound that has practically vanished. The Linotype, whose operators created lines of type rather than individual letters, replaced the laborious job and tedium of hand-setting text. "They quickly cast characters in various typefaces and sizes, allowing publishers to print larger works in greater numbers at lower cost. Newspapers, which had consumed large amounts of lead type, could become a truly mass medium, delivering more news to more people affordably," observed a 1996 article in Editor & Publisher.
NEWS
March 3, 2001
A. Pat McGinn Sr., 58, founded pool servicing firm A. Pat McGinn Sr., founder of a swimming pool servicing company, died Wednesday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Fullerton resident was 58. He founded A and S Swimming Pool Service Inc., a family-run business in Phoenix, in 1975. He had earlier been a service mechanic and manager for the Gross and Wailes Fuel Oil Co. in the Remington neighborhood of North Baltimore. Born in the city and raised in Hamilton, he was a 1961 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.
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