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September 25, 2004
On September 21, 2004, PORTIA MILLER. She was predeceased by her daughter Jacquelyn Shipman. She is survived by three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Wesley Home, 2211 W. Rogers Avenue on October 9, at 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wesley Home or Hospice of Baltimore, 6601 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD, 21204.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | April 16, 2009
Portia B. Pitts, a homemaker who raised her dozen children in public housing and still found time to volunteer at her East Baltimore church, died Saturday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Last month, Mrs. Pitts celebrated her 90th birthday. Portia B. Jackson was born in Baltimore and spent her early years on East Monument Street. After the death of her mother when she was 14, she moved to Edmondson Avenue. She graduated from Douglass High School in 1938, then worked for several years before marrying David Augustus Pitts, an $18-a-week dishwasher, in 1940.
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NEWS
April 15, 2009
On April 11, 2009, PORTIA PITTS. On Thursday, friends may call Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East), 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 4:30 to 8 P.M. On Friday, Mrs. Pitts will lie in state at Trinity A.M.E. Church, 2140 E. Hoffman Street, where family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M with Homegoing Celebration to follow. Inquiries to (410) 433-7500.
NEWS
April 15, 2009
On April 11, 2009, PORTIA PITTS. On Thursday, friends may call Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East), 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 4:30 to 8 P.M. On Friday, Mrs. Pitts will lie in state at Trinity A.M.E. Church, 2140 E. Hoffman Street, where family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M with Homegoing Celebration to follow. Inquiries to (410) 433-7500.
NEWS
January 26, 2006
On January 20, 2006 MS. Mc NEILVisitation at 2140 N. Fulton Ave. on Friday 3-8pm. The family will receive friends at Victory Prayer Chapel, 4848 Reisterstown Rd., on Saturday at 9:30am. Funeral at 10am.
NEWS
September 27, 2004
Portia E. Miller, a retired Westinghouse worker and longtime resident of the Wesley Home in Mount Washington, died Tuesday of acute renal failure at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 101. Born Portia Elizabeth King, she grew up in the Maryland Line area and in New Freedom, Pa. She moved to the Baltimore area to live with her daughter, Jacquelyn Shipman, who died in 2001. Mrs. Miller worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s manufacturing operations division in Baltimore from 1952 until she retired in 1968.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | April 16, 2009
Portia B. Pitts, a homemaker who raised her dozen children in public housing and still found time to volunteer at her East Baltimore church, died Saturday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Last month, Mrs. Pitts celebrated her 90th birthday. Portia B. Jackson was born in Baltimore and spent her early years on East Monument Street. After the death of her mother when she was 14, she moved to Edmondson Avenue. She graduated from Douglass High School in 1938, then worked for several years before marrying David Augustus Pitts, an $18-a-week dishwasher, in 1940.
BUSINESS
By Cindy Harper-Evans | June 3, 1991
As the news whipped among the gathering of office products retailers, fingers stopped worrying plastic foam cups filled with soda pop, and eyes looked up from note- and scribble-filled pads:The Office Stop chain of "superstores" had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy two days before, meaning that its three Baltimore-area stores would be liquidated."
NEWS
February 20, 2003
On February 18, 2003, CATHERINESAUNDERS; loving wife of Rev. Thomas Saunders; devoted mother of Gary D. Cooper and his wife Portia Cooper. For information concerning services, please call Henry Funeral Home, in Cambridge, MD, 410-228-8220.
NEWS
By John Fritze | November 9, 2007
Connie A. Brown, appointed last year to serve as director of Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks, resigned Wednesday, a spokesman for Mayor Sheila Dixon said yesterday. Brown, who had served as acting director of the department since 2005, is the latest shake-up announced since Dixon took over City Hall this year. In July, Dixon asked Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm to resign, and her chief of staff, Otis Rolley III, was expected to leave today. Brown succeeded Kimberley A. Flowers, who held the post for three years before leaving to lead Washington's parks department.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Sun reporter | September 19, 2007
At age 16, Portia Dyson is driven -- a good student who works in a research laboratory at the University of Maryland and hopes to go to college to study science and nursing. Just one thing stands in her way: She can't pass Maryland's High School Assessments. Portia, who attends the city's new medical arts high school, has failed three of the four state exams required to graduate -- apparently because of test anxiety. Not only is her diploma in jeopardy, she worries that her junior and senior years will be consumed by remedial classes that crowd out more rigorous courses as well as the electives she wants to take in the medical field.
NEWS
August 13, 2007
On August 8, 2007, PORTIA A. LEE; devoted mother of Darvius "Mannie" Lee, Joseph "J.C." Caldwell, Lakeesha Johnson, Michell Johnson, Ciera Johnson and Edward Lee; loving daughter of the late Edward and Mary Lee; step-daughter of the late John Allen Bailey; dear sister of Valarie Lee, Sharon Mayo, Jacqueline Jackson, Annie Hunter, Johnniemae Pratt and the late Edward Earl Lee and Judy, John and Charles. Also survived by nine grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue on Wednesday, at 9 a.m. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
NEWS
By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SUN REPORTER | June 2, 2006
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's Cinderella is a hit judging by the enthusiastic response of 7-year-old Kate Murphy, one of many young people in the audience at the show's opening weekend. She said she most "liked when [Cinderella] said she didn't go to the ball" referring to the "Lovely Night" number sung by Cinderella and her stepsisters recounting their experiences after the ball. Summer Garden's 40th season opener of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is an unpretentious production similar to what the legendary duo created in 1957 as a live television show for then 21-year-old Julie Andrews.
NEWS
January 26, 2006
On January 20, 2006 MS. Mc NEILVisitation at 2140 N. Fulton Ave. on Friday 3-8pm. The family will receive friends at Victory Prayer Chapel, 4848 Reisterstown Rd., on Saturday at 9:30am. Funeral at 10am.
NEWS
September 3, 2005
On September 1, 2005, SHELVIAJEAN MAE WARREN loving wife of Bill E. Warren, mother of Portia Dunst and husband Herman, Donald Warren and Tim Warren, sister of Jearlene Mc Donald and Juanita Papa, grandmother of Eric Dunst, Brad Dunst, Justin Warren and Melissa Warren. Also survived by great-grandchild Madylin Elise Dunst. Family will receive friends at the WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 mile west of beltway exit 14) on Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment Lake View Memorial Park.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | February 25, 2005
Mel Gibson should have directed the movie version of The Merchant of Venice. Unafraid of reviving and fomenting anti-Semitic stereotypes, Gibson would have given moviegoers a Shylockian event to get riled up about. Michael Radford, an ultra-responsible filmmaker (he's best known for Il Postino), takes a middle-of-the road approach with this retelling of Shakespeare. He lays out from the opening titles the background of religious hatred that helps determine why the Jewish moneylender Shylock (Al Pacino)
NEWS
September 27, 2004
Portia E. Miller, a retired Westinghouse worker and longtime resident of the Wesley Home in Mount Washington, died Tuesday of acute renal failure at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 101. Born Portia Elizabeth King, she grew up in the Maryland Line area and in New Freedom, Pa. She moved to the Baltimore area to live with her daughter, Jacquelyn Shipman, who died in 2001. Mrs. Miller worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s manufacturing operations division in Baltimore from 1952 until she retired in 1968.
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