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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,sun reporter | November 20, 2006
George S. Garrity, a retired administrator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at his home in the Overlea area of Baltimore County. He was 69. Mr. Garrity was director of contracts and grants at the university until his retirement in 2003. He died a month after his cancer was diagnosed. His former boss, Marjorie Forster, an assistant vice president in the university's office of research and development, said Mr. Garrity "was universally loved by the people with whom he worked."
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April 20, 2008
Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades are invited to participate in an archaeology dig at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3. Participants can learn how archaeologists reconstruct the past through artifacts. Bring a bag lunch; snacks and drinks will be provided. The cost is $30 for parent and child. Information: 410-465-8500. To register: 410-313-7275 or visit www.howardcounty md.gov/RAP. Military Graduates -- Army Reserve Pvt. Michael B. Sprague, son of Ken Sprague of Ellicott City and Susan Sprague of Gaithersburg, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2006 graduate of Wilde Lake High School.
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August 13, 2003
On August 4, 2003, MARY IMMACULATE GRAHE (nee Petrecca), beloved wife of the late Charles H. Grahe Sr.; devoted mother of Charles H. Grahe Jr. and his wife Tina; grandmother-in-law of Tony Freda; loving sister of Rose Olszewski, Madeline Citroni and John Petrecca; dear grandmother of Beverly and Kristina and great-grandmother of Jilian; special friend of Miss Joann, Clyte, Steve, Paul and Helena, Denny and Louise, Dennis and Jan, Duke and Liz, Mike and...
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | August 5, 2007
They were a formidable group -- Jimmy Cline, Anita Healy, Margaret Metzger, Joan von Gunten, and Louise Haifley -- as they sat around a large round table in the North Carroll Senior Center. They listened to the vocal renderings of the Country and Variety Band and they played cards -- pinochle, to be exact. Although card playing has been popular for years at the center, which has 800 members, this group has been playing together during recent months, said Cline, 83, of Arcadia. "When new people come in, we let them join us," Cline said.
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May 20, 2005
Rosie K. Smith, 92, seller of baked goods at Hutzler's Rosie K. Smith, who sold baked goods in a downtown department store for more than two decades, died of heart failure and pneumonia May 13 at Sinai Hospital. The Howard Park resident was 92. Rosie Katherine Nichols was born and raised in Cambridge, where she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1930. She moved to Philadelphia in the 1930s, where she took a position as a housekeeper in city public schools and later for several families.
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October 30, 2005
Lions Club International, New Spirit Community Church and BW Eye Care will sponsor a "Sight Night Trunk or Treat" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Homewood School, 10914 Route 108, in Ellicott City. A cake walk and decorated car trunks filled with Halloween treats are planned for the children, who will go from trunk to trunk to collect the goodies. Those who attend are asked to bring old eyeglasses to donate to the Gift of Sight Foundation. Admission is free. Information: 410-290-7901.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
Roberta M. Daiger, who was known at the state Mass Transit Administration for her skills as an administrator and pinochle player, died of cancer March 20 at her home in Carney. She was 72.Known as Bobby, she had been with the MTA since 1977. At the time of her death, she was a capital program administrator whose responsibilities included collecting, processing and reporting information used by other administrators to assess the status of MTA capital improvements."She kept track of projects and schedule adherence, and had been involved with the Metro, light rail, bus, MARC and freight service," said Matthew Citron, MTA manager of capital project programming.
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March 15, 2003
Lula M. Woodland, 75, cleaning-service worker Lula M. Woodland, a retired cleaning service worker who enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, died of cancer Tuesday at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 75. She was born Lula Watson in Newport News, Va., where she graduated from high school. A resident of Baltimore since the 1940s, she was married in 1951 to John R. Woodland, a warehouseman, who died in 1972. Mrs. Woodland worked for 20 years as a clothes presser at Ingleside Dry Cleaners in Catonsville before retiring in 1975.
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June 16, 2004
Gladys Morton Cotton, a retired insurance agent and homemaker, died of cardiac arrest Sunday at her daughter's Hebron home. She was 96. Born Gladys Bryant and raised in Ontario, Va., she taught in rural Virginia public elementary schools before her marriage to James T. Morton Sr. They lived in White Plains, N.Y., until moving to Turners Station in the 1940s. Her husband worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp., and she helped run a confectionery and ice cream parlor at Federal and Bond streets in East Baltimore.
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October 9, 2005
Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute will hold its fall cleanup at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the institute, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City. Volunteers should take work gloves, a shovel, a rake and garden tools if available. They should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. The group will meet at Mount Ida, the visitor center. Information: 410-465-8500. Business group plans arts festival The Ellicott City Business Association will present its fourth annual Ellicott City Fall Arts Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,sun reporter | November 20, 2006
George S. Garrity, a retired administrator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at his home in the Overlea area of Baltimore County. He was 69. Mr. Garrity was director of contracts and grants at the university until his retirement in 2003. He died a month after his cancer was diagnosed. His former boss, Marjorie Forster, an assistant vice president in the university's office of research and development, said Mr. Garrity "was universally loved by the people with whom he worked."
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November 20, 2005
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its Christmas Holiday Food Drive to benefit needy families in the Elkridge area. Donations can be made through Dec. 23 at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, or given to Santa and Mrs. Claus when they visit neighborhoods Dec. 8-12. Santa and Mrs. Claus will travel through Elkridge neighborhoods on a firetruck to collect canned food and wrapped gifts from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10; noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 11; and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 12, weather permitting.
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October 30, 2005
Lions Club International, New Spirit Community Church and BW Eye Care will sponsor a "Sight Night Trunk or Treat" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Homewood School, 10914 Route 108, in Ellicott City. A cake walk and decorated car trunks filled with Halloween treats are planned for the children, who will go from trunk to trunk to collect the goodies. Those who attend are asked to bring old eyeglasses to donate to the Gift of Sight Foundation. Admission is free. Information: 410-290-7901.
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October 9, 2005
Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute will hold its fall cleanup at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the institute, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City. Volunteers should take work gloves, a shovel, a rake and garden tools if available. They should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. The group will meet at Mount Ida, the visitor center. Information: 410-465-8500. Business group plans arts festival The Ellicott City Business Association will present its fourth annual Ellicott City Fall Arts Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.
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May 20, 2005
Rosie K. Smith, 92, seller of baked goods at Hutzler's Rosie K. Smith, who sold baked goods in a downtown department store for more than two decades, died of heart failure and pneumonia May 13 at Sinai Hospital. The Howard Park resident was 92. Rosie Katherine Nichols was born and raised in Cambridge, where she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1930. She moved to Philadelphia in the 1930s, where she took a position as a housekeeper in city public schools and later for several families.
NEWS
June 16, 2004
Gladys Morton Cotton, a retired insurance agent and homemaker, died of cardiac arrest Sunday at her daughter's Hebron home. She was 96. Born Gladys Bryant and raised in Ontario, Va., she taught in rural Virginia public elementary schools before her marriage to James T. Morton Sr. They lived in White Plains, N.Y., until moving to Turners Station in the 1940s. Her husband worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp., and she helped run a confectionery and ice cream parlor at Federal and Bond streets in East Baltimore.
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August 13, 2003
On August 4, 2003, MARY IMMACULATE GRAHE (nee Petrecca), beloved wife of the late Charles H. Grahe Sr.; devoted mother of Charles H. Grahe Jr. and his wife Tina; grandmother-in-law of Tony Freda; loving sister of Rose Olszewski, Madeline Citroni and John Petrecca; dear grandmother of Beverly and Kristina and great-grandmother of Jilian; special friend of Miss Joann, Clyte, Steve, Paul and Helena, Denny and Louise, Dennis and Jan, Duke and Liz, Mike and...
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