November 1, 2009
E ight years ago, Jim and Barbara Hutson moved from Chesapeake, Va., back home to Maryland to be closer to family. "We couldn't afford the house we sold in Arnold [Maryland] in 1999," Jim Hutson said. "So we marched east until we found Queenstown." And there, just over the Kent Narrows Bridge in Queen Anne's County, they found the development of Wye Knot Farm. A Colonial-style house struck their fancy in October 2001. With finishing touches still incomplete, the Hutsons were able to choose kitchen cabinets and to request a cubby over the fireplace for a flat-screen TV. The couple paid $271,900 for the four-bedroom, 2 1/2 -bath, two-story home and moved in December of that year.
December 30, 2008
Thelma G. Reagan, who christened a Baltimore-built tank landing ship during World War II, died of kidney failure Saturday at her daughter's Riderwood home. The longtime Rosedale resident was 96. Born Thelma Conner in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, she completed the eighth grade at Hampstead Hill Elementary School. As a young woman, she worked at the Crosse & Blackwell fancy foods plant. She worked in the production of mayonnaise. She met her husband, John E. Reagan, a master machinist, at a dance in Patterson Park.
January 15, 2005
Aletris R. Roland, a retired secretary and former Arnold resident, died of heart failure Sunday at Genesis ElderCare in Severna Park. She was 93. Born in Baltimore and raised on a farm in White Hall in northern Baltimore County, the former Aletris Roberts was a graduate of county public schools. She began her career as a secretary in the 1940s after graduating from Strayer Business College. She retired in 1975 from Westinghouse Electric Corp. after 25 years as a secretary there. Mrs. Roland was married for 23 years to Walter Hodges Roland, a construction worker, who died in 1976.
February 24, 2004
Alice Joy McCormick, a homemaker and antiques collector, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 84. She was born and raised Alice Joy James in Newton, Miss., and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and speech from Baylor University in 1941. During the 1940s, she was a social worker for the Works Progress Administration and later sold yellow-pages advertising for Southern Bell Telephone Co. She met her future husband, Hugh P. McCormick Jr., while he was in college and attending a Baptist student retreat in North Carolina.
January 6, 2004
Bettye Fishbein, a homemaker and longtime active member of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, died in her sleep Thursday at Ruxton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville. She was 94. She was born Bettye Berman in Baltimore and raised on East Fayette Street. She attended Eastern High School and worked as a seamstress in Baltimore's old Garment District before her 1930 marriage to Sidney W. Fishbein, a city high school teacher who died in 1993. The longtime Pikesville resident was a member for more than 45 years of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, where she was a member of the sisterhood and headed the temple's Braille book bindery.