July 17, 2004
Virginia S. Freeman, a retired office manager and financial adviser, died of lung cancer Wednesday at the Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson, where she lived for the past four years. The former Guilford resident was 88. Born Helen Virginia Smith in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, she graduated in 1935 from Western High School and attended Strayer Business College. She was a Glenn L. Martin Co. secretary in the 1950s and an office manager for a food brokerage for another 15 years.
October 13, 1994
Sue Pakulla appointed sales office managerSue Pakulla of Ellicott City has been appointed sales office manager in Eldersburg for O'Conor, Piper & Flynn.Ms. Pakulla is certified in real estate brokerage management and as a career development specialist. She is a member of the Carroll County Board of Realtors.Bob Berndt joins Saval FoodsBob Berndt has joined Saval Foods in Dorsey to coordinate its expansion from deli to full-line food service distribution.He spent more than 5 years as the vice president and owner/partner in General Foods.
September 21, 2000
Edna M. Hollins, 88, office manager Edna M. Hollins, a retired office manager, died Monday of emphysema at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 88 and had lived in Woodlawn for more than 40 years. She retired as office manager for J.G. Edelen Co. about 27 years ago, when the wholesale furniture hardware company was on Commerce Street in downtown Baltimore. The firm is now on Erdman Avenue. Born in Baltimore, Edna Muzdakis attended local public schools. She was a graduate of Strayer Bryant & Stratton College, a business school, where she studied office skills.
November 21, 2001
Dolores L. Armstrong, 83, veterinary hospital owner Dolores L. Armstrong, retired office manager and co-owner of a Baltimore County veterinary hospital, died of cancer Saturday at Mercy Medical Center. She was 83. Mrs. Armstrong and her husband of 53 years, Dr. Albert B. Armstrong, operated Baltimore Animal Hospital on East Joppa Road in Parkville from 1960 until closing the practice in 1975. The couple lived in the Towson area. Dolores Esserwein was born and raised in Hampden, the daughter of a tavern owner.
October 25, 2010
Eugene S. Watson, an antiques dealer who traded in 20th-century American modern design and was later an office manager, died of an embolism Oct. 15 at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 64 and lived in East Baltimore. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969. During his tour of duty, he was chief computer operator of the Naval Security Station in Washington and served at times aboard the USS Wright. He served when his ship was known as the "floating White House" because President Lyndon B. Johnson used the vessel as his headquarters for a Latin American summit conference.
April 12, 2002
The former office manager for a Howard County-owned golf course in Elkridge surrendered herself for arrest yesterday on charges that she stole more than $84,000 in cash while working there. Prosecutors allege that Deborah M. Kekich, 36, of the 3300 block Dulany St. in Baltimore took the money, most of which they believe was lost in online gambling. She was released on $7,500 bail. Arraignment was scheduled for May 7. Gary J. Arthur, director of Howard's Department of Recreation and Parks, said the county has been reimbursed for the loss by Kemper Sports Management, a Chicago firm that runs the golf course.
December 31, 1997
William 'Neil' Taylor, 74, office managerWilliam C. "Neil" Taylor, a longtime office manager, died of respiratory failure Dec. 24 at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility. He was 74.For 20 years, the Baltimore native was a general manager for Raymond Geddes & Co., a school-supply firm. He retired in 1985. Earlier, he was a manager for Garrett Buchanan Paper Co.Mr. Taylor, who graduated from Calvert Hall College high school in 1941 and attended Loyola College, was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces and was a pilot from 1943 to 1946.
February 21, 2012
The Social Security Administration office at 110 West Road in Towson will officially relocate to the fourth floor of 28 Allegheny Ave., next week. The final day the office will be open on West Road is Friday, March 2. The new office will be open for business Tuesday, March 6. Office hours at the new location will remain weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking is available to Social Security office visitors on the fifth floor of the parking garage on Washington Avenue.
March 11, 1993
Dale Buntin has been appointed loan originator for the National Mortgage Corp.'s Anne Arundel County office.Ms. Buntin was assistant vice president and branch manager for the Second National Federal Savings Bank in Edgewater.She began her banking career with First Virginia Bank and Maryland National before joining Second National in 1984. She was promoted to manager in 1986.Midshipman's picture in professional bookBeau Simmons' photograph of a midshipman will appear in a book titled "Professional Photography of America," published by the Professional Photographers' Association.
October 25, 2012
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named Andrew Robinson, of Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr, a general practice law firm headquartered in Columbia, one of "Howard County's Finest Under 39. " He was honored for success in business, community leadership and fundraising commitment. As a member of the firm's real estate practice division, Robinson specializes in land-use, administrative and construction law. He assists clients with subdivision and condominium development, planning, zoning and commercial leasing.