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April 5, 2006
On Monday, April 3, 2006, JAMES R. MERSON; beloved husband of the late Virginia F. Merson; father of Wayne, Kenneth and Carlton Merson; brother of Doris Shegogue. He is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be private. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Veterans Organization, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral HOme, P.A., 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707
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By Chris Korman | November 13, 2012
Laurel native Greg Merson won the World Series of Poker Main Event recently and did so wearing an Orioles jersey modified with patches advertising his sponsors. This caused exactly no consternation on the part of the Orioles, which could come as a surprise for a team playing in an image-conscious league like Major League Baseball. It has yet to relent on its life-time ban of hits leader Pete Rose (who bet on his own team, of course). But a little card game worth nearly $9 million, in which one guy happens to wear a baseball jersey (he paid for)
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NEWS
September 22, 2005
On September 21, 2005, NORMA LEE MERSON (nee Sheridan); former long term substitute teacher for 23 years at Hampden Elementary School and beloved wife of George T. Merson; loving mother of Carl Merson and Craig Merson and his wife Janet; devoted grandmother of Zachary Merson, Michael Lehr and Scott Lehr. Survived by three great grandchildren and sister of Ronald L. Sheridan and his wife Marie. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc., 3631 Falls Road, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 10 A.M. Interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
Life has accelerated quickly for Laurel native Greg Merson in the wake of his $8.5 million victory last week in the World Series of Poker Main Event. As champion, Merson got to luxuriate in a free villa provided by the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, where the tournament was held. He spent part of the day after his victory being ferried around the city in a Rolls-Royce by new sponsor IveyPoker, an online venture recently launched by the world's best player, Phil Ivey. But the former University of Maryland student nonetheless made a little time to call The Baltimore Sun and reflect on his experiences at poker's biggest event.
NEWS
February 6, 2005
On February 4, 2005, ELIZABETH V. MERSON (nee Hampshire) beloved wife of the late Carl Lee Burke and Walter Merson, loving mother of Elizabeth Sprinkle, Howard Burke, La Verne Carr, Donald Burke, Maynard Burke and the late John and Carl Burke, also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Rd., on Sunday from 3 to 5 P.M. and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment in Lorraine Park Cemetery.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
Sandra Leith Merson, a homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. She was 51 and had lived in Highlandtown before moving to Berkeley Springs, W. Va., in 1985. She was an administrative aide at Alex Karas Rolls Royce and Photography on Belair Road. Born Sandra Leith Shock in Rising Sun, she graduated in 1972 from Patapsco High School. In 1975, she married William Henry Merson, who survives her. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | April 23, 1994
K.C. Cowan and Frank Merson combined on a no-hitter as Overlea (6-2) defeated Chesapeake-BC, 9-0, in baseball action yesterday.Cowan pitched the first inning and Merson came on in the second and went the rest of the way. Merson, a andwich junior, walked two and struck out two. Joel Brown had three RBIs for Overlea.* Southern-AA 7, Broadneck 6: Corey Contee drove in two runs, one on a home run, as visiting Southern-AA (4-4) defeated No. 8 Broadneck (6-3). The Bulldogs opened up a 7-1 lead after 5 1/2 innings.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2001
A Carroll County judge yesterday ordered a former permanent substitute teach- er from Francis Scott Key High School to spend 18 months in county jail, dismissing her lawyer's argument that the young educator has suffered enough since she was arrested and charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with nine male students. Kimberly L. Merson, 25, of Union Bridge also must complete five years' probation after being released from jail, have no unsupervised contact with children during those five years, register as a sex offender and complete her therapy program.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | October 12, 1992
The sound of Elkridge fire station's siren carries into Jack Merson's home, just across the street and a couple of houses down on Old Washington Boulevard. Cherry-red trucks rumble by, lights flickering and sirens blaring, men in yellow turnout jackets swinging from the back.Volunteer firefighter Jack Merson, 70, doesn't go out on calls anymore, but at one time, he and all five of his brothers -- Don, Sam, Tom, William and Oliver -- would have sprinted out of their parent's home, ruining many a good supper.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2002
Atholton's Steve Merson looked like a hard-luck loser again as the Raiders entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing No. 6-ranked and league-leading Mount Hebron by two runs yesterday. Merson (3-2), headed to Towson on a partial baseball scholarship, had lost to Mount Hebron earlier in the season when his defense let him down, and history was ready to repeat itself. Instead, No. 12-ranked Atholton rallied for three runs to capture a 5-4 victory, and Merson struck the game-winning single.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
Even at the depths of a drug addiction that cost him a fortune and dulled his world-class poker skills, Greg Merson believed he could do something great. "He always had a lot of faith in himself," said his father, Stan. "I never saw him lose that. " Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, the North Laurel native showed the world that his faith was well-placed, winning the $8.5 million first prize in the World Series of Poker Main Event. "He's been through a lot, and a lot of people have told him he wouldn't make it at poker," said Stan Merson, still running on emotion as he watched a television replay in his hotel suite a few hours later.
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By Elaina Clarke, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
For some people, poker is a game. For others, it's a career. To Greg Merson, it's the reason he's still alive. "As cheesy as it sounds, poker saved my life," he said. "I don't know where I'd be, if I'd even be alive, if I didn't have this passion. " Merson is 24 and has played poker since he started watching it on television in 2003. Now in his fifth year of playing professionally, he has already won a gold bracelet and is one of the nine players who have advanced to the World Series of Poker final table.
SPORTS
By Zach Helfand and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2012
Greg Merson is eight players away from a win at poker's biggest event and a prize of more than $8.5 million. The 24-year-old originally from Maryland reached the World Series of Poker main event's nine-player final table. He's in third place with 28,725,000 chips, trailing leader Jesse Sylvia by 15,150,000. The players will break until Oct. 28, when they will play the remainder of the tournament. Merson took home more than $1 million dollars after winning Event 57 of the World Series two weeks ago and is the only bracelet-winner at the final table.
SPORTS
By Zach Helfand, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Greg Merson said it wasn't about the money. Really. But one million dollars isn't bad . Especially for a guy from Maryland who dropped out of college twice, a guy who threw all of his chips into professional poker only to reach the top of the sport after only a few years. Merson's win in Event 57 of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, put the promising 24-year-old in elite company. During the first hand last Friday, Merson sat at a long oval table with green felt and brown suede trim.
NEWS
January 9, 2008
On January 7, 2008, DAVID LEE of Westminster; beloved husband of the late Juanita M. Merson; devoted father of Donna Yager, son-in-law, Carl Yager, step-daughter Charlene Knight, step-son Gil Reinhardt. Also survived by grandsons David Yager, Carl Yager, Jr., and Bryan Knight. Services are private. Friends may call Thursday, January 10, 2008, 5-8PM at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 South Main Street, Hampstead, MD 21074. Contributions to The Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Towson, MD 21204.
NEWS
November 18, 2007
On November 15, 2007, Samuel Family and Friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc. 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075, (exit 6 off Rt. 100), on Sunday, November 18, 2007 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be celebrated at Melville Chapel United Methodist Church on Monday, November 19, 2007 at 11:00am. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, family wished donations to be made to Melville Chapel Building Fund, 5660 Furnace Ave., Elkridge, MD 21075.
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2002
Atholton's Steve Merson looked like a hard-luck loser again as the Raiders entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing No. 6-ranked and league-leading Mount Hebron by two runs yesterday. Merson (3-2), headed to Towson on a partial baseball scholarship, had lost to Mount Hebron earlier in the season when his defense let him down, and history was ready to repeat itself. Instead, No. 12-ranked Atholton rallied for three runs to capture a 5-4 victory, and Merson struck the game-winning single.
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