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By GREG GARLAND | December 18, 2005
Martin P. Welch Occupation Judge in charge of the Baltimore City Circuit Court's family/juvenile division. In the news Welch summoned state juvenile service administrators to a closed-door meeting last week to discuss why classroom activities at the city's juvenile detention center were disrupted this month. He also has been trying to resolve problems related to the closure of long-term residential treatment programs at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County. Career highlights Welch, 52, grew up in Catonsville.
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June 27, 1995
Eleanor Wilson Morris, a retired clerk in the Harford County treasurer's office who often told entertaining stories about her rural childhood, died of complications from a stroke Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 85.Mrs. Morris retired in 1980, after working for the county for more than 25 years.The former Eleanor Irvine Wilson lived her entire life in the rural community of Pylesville, where her family had farmed for more than two centuries.She was the family genealogist, enjoyed vegetable gardening, volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and had a reputation for being adventuresome.
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September 15, 2002
Pauline Owens, a retired elementary schoolteacher, died Thursday of complications of diabetes at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 76 and lived in North Baltimore. Before her retirement 26 years ago, she taught at Alexander Hamilton and Elmer A. Henderson elementary schools and the former J.H. Lockerman Elementary School in Baltimore. Born in Philadelphia and raised in East Baltimore, Pauline Kendrick McDonald was a 1942 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. In 1946, she earned a degree from what is now Coppin State College.
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May 15, 2006
Harford County: Joppa Man killed riding up quarry wall on ATV A Harford County man was fatally crushed under his all-terrain vehicle while four-wheeling at a Joppa quarry Saturday night, the county sheriff's office said yesterday. Thomas G. Johnson, 41, of the 400 block of Berkshire Court in Joppa was found dead at the bottom of the Fort Hoyle Road quarry just before 11 p.m., said Bob Thomas, spokesman for the sheriff's office. Johnson's ATV flipped on top of him as he attempted to scale the quarry's 200-foot incline, Thomas said.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2000
Baltimore police have identified a man who was shot and killed early Sunday as Ryan L. Parke, 18, of the 5500 block of Whitby Ave. in East Baltimore. Parke was in his Acura Legend in the 2300 block of Homewood Ave. when he was shot about 1 a.m., police said yesterday. Police released few other details about the crime. Robin Parke, the victim's mother, said her son had begun to "hang out with the wrong crowd." "I don't know what he could have been doing," she said. "He was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
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October 5, 2007
Elizabeth G. Smith, a retired Baltimore City schoolteacher, died of lymphoma Wednesday at her son's Bel Air home. She was 82. Born Elizabeth Gerhart O'Connor in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, she attended schools in Sparrows Point, Carney and Baltimore. Known as Betty, she left Eastern High School in her senior year to join the Marines' women's division during World War II. Because she had asthma, she was never able to serve in the military and worked at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant during the war. During the late 1960s, she passed her General Education Development test and earned a bachelor's degree at Towson State University.
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March 28, 1994
HOLLY WOERNER, 16, daughter of Paula and Preston Woerner of Forest Hill Road in Eldersburg.School: Junior at the Seton-Keough High School, an archdiocesan Catholic girls' school in Baltimore.Honored for: Placing among the top six at the state finals for the Baltimore Catholic Forensics League recently at Loyola High School in Towson. The league, which includes public as well as Catholic schools, encourages the art of public speaking.Holly, with classmate Corinne Chellis of Baltimore County, will go to the National Catholic Forensics League competition in Oshkosh, Wis., May 26-30.
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January 15, 2004
Angeleke D. Siganos, former owner of several Baltimore County beauty salons, died of heart failure Jan. 8 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 64. She was born Angeleke Demos in Anderson, S.C., and moved with her family to Clinton Street in Baltimore. She was an Eastern High School graduate and studied cosmetology at the Dor-Rick School in Baltimore. She was married in 1956 to John K. Siganos, a painter for the Klicos Painting Co. Since 1968, they had made their home in Timonium.
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February 12, 2006
DONA JOINES DANZ, 86, of State College, formerly of the Baltimore area, died Mon., Feb. 6, 2006, at Greenhills Village in State College, PA. She was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Long Bottom, NC, a daughter of the late Hilary and Hallie Johnson Joines. She was a graduate of Watson Secretarial School in Baltimore, MD, and retired as Secretary to the Headmaster at Gilman Private School for Boys in Baltimore. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry H. Danz. She is survived by a daughter Carol R. Danz and her daughter Cathleen A. Danz, a son David H. Danz and his sons Lee C. and Benjamin C. Danz.
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September 7, 2003
Katherine "Cooki" Pitt, a retired advertising account executive who was active in community volunteer work, died Aug. 31 of pulmonary disease at her Catonsville home. She was 80. She was born at her parents' home on Cooks Lane in West Baltimore - a road that was named for Ms. Pitt's grandfather. The Cook family raised and cultivated roses, palms and other plants for distribution to Baltimore area greenhouses and floral wholesalers. The family also had a retail floral shop on North Charles Street.
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