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September 15, 2005
On September 13, 2005, CHARLESVERNON PIERPONT, JR., beloved husband of Margarita Pierpont. He is also survived by children Charles V. Pierpont, III (Bill), Mary H. Cutaiar (Bob), Rick Pierpont (Barb), Michelle L. Reed (Jeremy), Robert N. Pierpont (Melanie) and Mark J. Pierpont, two brothers, George Pierpont and Phil Pierpont (Lucille), six grandchildren, Shawn, Jason, Dillon, Griffin, Jacob and Justin, sister-in-law Elaine Pierpont and a host of relatives and friends. Family will receive friends at the WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 mi. W. of Beltway Exit 14)
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | May 24, 2009
Grace Schmidt Pierpont, a community volunteer active in hospital work, died in her sleep Monday at her daughter's home in Haemelschenburg, Germany. She was 90 and had lived in Homeland. Born Grace Schmidt in Owings Mills, she was a 1936 Franklin High School graduate and earned a nursing degree in 1941. A year later, she married Ross Z. Pierpont, a surgeon who was active in Republican politics. Mrs. Pierpont worked as a nurse for a decade until her daughter was born in 1951. She then did volunteer work for Roland Park Country School, Grace United Methodist Church, the Women's Auxiliary of Maryland General Hospital, the Baltimore Opera Guild, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Golfer's Charitable Association, where she was chairwoman for many years.
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December 16, 2004
On Tuesday, December 14, 2004, MARGARET M.; beloved wife of George C. Pierpont; loving mother of George G. Pierpont, Michael F. Pierpont, Mary G. Workman, Carol A. Pierpont, Mary K. King and Thomas P. Pierpont; beloved sister of Robert T., John H. and Elizabeth A. Grauer. Also survived by six granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe Street, Westminster, on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
On December 3, 2005 MARGARET E. (nee Klink); devoted wife of the late Eugene W. Pierpont; loving mother of Doris and James Royer, Betty and Phil Schaefer and the late Eugene S. Pierpont; grandmother of Philip J. Schaefer. Funeral from the Lassahn Funeral Home (Overlea), 7401 Belair Road, on Wednesday at 11 A.M. Visiting Monday 7 to 9 P.M. and Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
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October 4, 2005
On September 30, 2005, DR. ROSS ZIMMERMAN PIERPONT, M.D.; beloved husband of Grace (nee Schmidt) Pierpont; devoted father of Christine Pierpont von Klencke and her husband Lippold of Germany; dear grandfather of Ludolf, Anna, Celeste and Henry von Klencke. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Monday 2 to 4 P.M. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 2:30 P.M. at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2001
Ross Z. Pierpont, a hardy perennial of Maryland Republican politics, said yesterday that he has filed candidacy papers with the state election board to run for governor next year. The 84-year-old Pierpont - the first candidate of any party to make his candidacy official - is a familiar name to longtime Maryland voters. He said he has run for office - governor, U.S. senator, U.S. representative and mayor of Baltimore - about 15 times since 1964. The Timonium resident has never won a general election, though he has won the Republican nomination on several occasions.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 4, 2005
Ross Pierpont was the loyal opposition. Every time he saw a political vacuum, he opposed it. He ran for every office he could find, 16 times in all, and every time finished out of the money. But winning wasn't exactly the point. He liked the fight, and he wanted to make voters think about things. He wanted the political process to look like democracy, even if it was only Pierpont doing a shadow dance. He was the guy who showed up whenever the Republican Party of Maryland needed to fill out a ticket.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Sun Staff Writer | July 18, 1995
Ross Z. Pierpont, who lost a dozen races for elective office since 1966, has filed suit against The Sun and the Washington Post, claiming that the newspapers' lack of coverage derailed his campaign for the U.S. Senate last year.In a lawsuit filed Friday in state and federal court in Baltimore, Dr. Pierpont charges that the newspapers "distorted" stories about polls taken during the race and "conspired" to limit coverage of his effort."They just left me out of their stories," Dr. Pierpont, 77, said yesterday.
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By Tom Bowman | December 3, 1991
Ross Z. Pierpont, a retired surgeon and perennial candidate, yesterday set his sights on the 1992 Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.The 74-year-old Baltimore resident, who last year lost the Republican gubernatorial nomination to William S. Shepard, kicked off his Senate campaign with appearances in three locations.At a vacant lot in Bethesda, Mr. Pierpont highlighted Maryland's depressed economy. At Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, where he was chief of surgery for 26 years until 1986, he advocated affordable health care.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 18, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Maryland's Republicans decided this year not to send a political novice to face Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the widely popular Democrat expected to glide to a third term.No, in Tuesday's primaries, the state's GOP voters chose someone with years of experience in losing big at the polls: Ross Z. Pierpont, 81, a retired surgeon who has been on the ballot more than a dozen times since 1966, with each campaign ending in defeat.His losses have never dampened his ambitions. Pierpont always aims high, seeking the most prestigious offices in the state: mayor of Baltimore, congressman, governor and senator.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 4, 2005
Ross Pierpont was the loyal opposition. Every time he saw a political vacuum, he opposed it. He ran for every office he could find, 16 times in all, and every time finished out of the money. But winning wasn't exactly the point. He liked the fight, and he wanted to make voters think about things. He wanted the political process to look like democracy, even if it was only Pierpont doing a shadow dance. He was the guy who showed up whenever the Republican Party of Maryland needed to fill out a ticket.
NEWS
October 4, 2005
On September 30, 2005, DR. ROSS ZIMMERMAN PIERPONT, M.D.; beloved husband of Grace (nee Schmidt) Pierpont; devoted father of Christine Pierpont von Klencke and her husband Lippold of Germany; dear grandfather of Ludolf, Anna, Celeste and Henry von Klencke. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Monday 2 to 4 P.M. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 2:30 P.M. at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212.
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By JONATHAN BOR and JONATHAN BOR,SUN REPORTER | October 2, 2005
Dr. Ross Z. Pierpont, a general surgeon and a perennial candidate who ran and lost 16 times for offices including Baltimore mayor and U.S. senator, died Friday at his home in Homeland. He was 88. The cause of death was not immediately known, said his daughter, Christine Von Klencke. Her father died shortly after waking up in the morning, she said. Dr. Pierpont was former chief of surgery at Maryland General Hospital and also operated at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. Holding office would have cost him a fortune in lost income from his medical practice and real estate and consulting businesses, he said.
NEWS
September 15, 2005
On September 13, 2005, CHARLESVERNON PIERPONT, JR., beloved husband of Margarita Pierpont. He is also survived by children Charles V. Pierpont, III (Bill), Mary H. Cutaiar (Bob), Rick Pierpont (Barb), Michelle L. Reed (Jeremy), Robert N. Pierpont (Melanie) and Mark J. Pierpont, two brothers, George Pierpont and Phil Pierpont (Lucille), six grandchildren, Shawn, Jason, Dillon, Griffin, Jacob and Justin, sister-in-law Elaine Pierpont and a host of relatives and friends. Family will receive friends at the WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 mi. W. of Beltway Exit 14)
NEWS
August 12, 2004
On August 10, 2004, FELIX PIERPONT HEALD, at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, beloved husband of Mary Sutton Heald; devoted father of Anne, Deborah, Chris, Jennifer and Wendy and stepfather to Parker and Jay. Dr. Heald is also survived by grandchildren Chris, Juliet, Drew, Bo, Haley, Samantha, Emory and Connor. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years Jean Truslow Heald. Dr. Heald was a pioneer of the field of adolescent medicine. Heald was Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University, Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children's National Medical Center, and President of the Society of Adolescent Medicine.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2002
In the home of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ross Pierpont, a visitor tries not to spill anything on the white linen tablecloth. But then the candidate himself spills a glass of cold water, which manages to miss the tuna and roast beef sandwiches bought from nearby Graul's Market. The misstep by the 84-year-old Pierpont might easily be the only regret the candidate will have in this his 16th campaign. When he assesses the 2002 gubernatorial race, the Woodlawn native and former surgeon will say he had no regrets about running.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | September 29, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- As a Republican candidate for governor last year, Dr. Ross Z. Pierpont needled Democratic Gov. William Donald Schaefer as a "big spender" who is too free with taxpayers' money and too eager to dole out jobs to political insiders.But Dr. Pierpont says those labels do not apply to his case, even though the Schaefer administration managed in these desperate economic times to set aside as much as $77,480 to hire the 74-year-old surgeon to help out at the state health department.Dr.
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By David Nitkin and Howard Libit and David Nitkin and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2002
ROSS Z. PIERPONT has run for office unsuccessfully about 15 times in the past four decades, but a pamphlet he is distributing as part of his latest campaign shows that the 84-year-old retired surgeon has lost none of his edge. While Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend stays above the fray and Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. ponders whether to enter the ring, Pierpont, a Republican and the only announced major-party candidate for governor, has laced his gloves and is swinging wildly. "Save our State from the costs and consequences of more Kennedy incompetence" is the title of the 18-page booklet that Pierpont distributed to news organizations last week.
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