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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2000
The dawning of 2000 has sent some pulses racing of late, but true music lovers know that the real essence of Y2K is the chance it offers to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's death. Indeed, the staunch German Lutheran Kapellmeister is revered as few others. "The immortal god of harmony," Beethoven called him. To Debussy, Bach was a "benevolent God, to whom musicians should offer a prayer before setting to work so that they may be preserved from mediocrity." "Bach is a Colossus of Rhodes beneath whom all musicians pass and will continue to pass," said Charles Gounod, composer of the opera "Faust."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2011
Members of a North Baltimore church congregation felt they could not hear their own voices while singing a hymn. Others complained they could not hear the choir. Aware of acoustical dead spots in the sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church, the congregation resolved to spend nearly $5 million on a dramatic refurbishment of the 1929 structure. They closed the main sanctuary for more than a year and held services in an adjoining hall while the church was filled with scaffolding. "It was time to make a bold move," said the Rev. Dr. Thomas Blair, pastor of the church.
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September 11, 2005
On August 18, 2005, ELEANOR MARY, beloved aunt of Susan Shapess of Cato, NY, and cousin of Marilyn Mc Donald of Marian, OH. Eleanor was born October 18, 1917 near Syracuse, NY. She graduated from Cornell University in 1942 and earned her Master's degree in Library Science from Syracuse University in 1949. During WWII she served in the WAVES earning the rank of Lieutenant jg. Eleanor came to Baltimore in the late 1950's to work in the Health Science Library at University of Maryland where she worked until her retirement in 1982.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | June 17, 2009
Henry Alexander "Hank" Lowry Jr., a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center of complications from a fall suffered this past winter. The Timonium resident was 83. Mr. Lowry was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1944, he served in the Army in Europe. In March 1945, Mr. Lowry participated in the historic crossing of the Remagen Bridge with American forces. His decorations included the Bronze Star.
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December 18, 2003
On December 15, 2003 DORA P. KERR (nee Preston), beloved wife of John T. Kerr; devoted mother of Lucille P. Kerr, William M. Kerr; John T. Kerr Jr. and Charles E. Kerr; dear sister of Lucille Burjorjee. Also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Balto., MD 21218 or Special Olympics of MD, 8300 Guilford Rd, Columbia, MD 21046.
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December 12, 2004
On November 18, 2004, ELEANOR RUDISILL DONOVAN; beloved sister of the late Anne Culbreth Donovan and daughter of the late John and Rudsill Donovan. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, on Thursday, December 16, at 11 A.M.
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May 17, 1996
Thursday's Live section gave the wrong time for a free classical concert at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., on Sunday. The correct time is 3: 30 p.m. For more information on the concert, call (410) 467-4210.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 5/17/96
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December 10, 2003
On December 5, 2003, MATTIECALLAWAY EAVES, beloved wife of the late Reuben E., Sr.; most loving and beloved mother of Reuben E., Jr., and his wife Eileen C. Shapiro; dearly loved by her brothers and sisters and by all that had the good fortune to know her. A private memorial service will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church of Baltimore.
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February 8, 2008
On February 4, 2008, Clarissa Stamberger A memorial service will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., on Sunday at 12:30 PM. Interment private. Arrangements made by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.
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January 3, 2009
On December 25, 2008, Marjorie Morton Sheldon A memorial service will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD on Monday at 11 A.M. All services by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.
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January 3, 2009
On December 25, 2008, Marjorie Morton Sheldon A memorial service will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD on Monday at 11 A.M. All services by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.
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April 10, 2008
On April 6, 2008, DR. SIDNEY O. BURNETT, JR. Beloved husband of Mrs. Faye Burnett, devoted father of Stephanie, Sydney, Aaron, Sharon, Angela and Cassandra. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. On Friday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty road from 4-8 P.M. On Saturday, Dr. Burnett will lie in state at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, where the family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 A.M. A KAPPA Service will be held from 10:30-11 A.M., with services to follow.
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February 8, 2008
On February 4, 2008, Clarissa Stamberger A memorial service will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., on Sunday at 12:30 PM. Interment private. Arrangements made by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.
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December 14, 2007
Virginia Morrel FitzSimons, a community volunteer active in her church, died in her sleep Dec. 5 at her North Baltimore home. She was 99. Born Virginia Baldwin in Lynchburg, Va., she earned a degree at the former Randolph Macon Woman's College and remained active in its alumnae association. She moved to Baltimore in 1948 and was a founding member of the Women's Committee for Hampton. She served on the women's boards of Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. While a Brooklandville resident, she was on the Valley Planning Council board.
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March 2, 2007
T. Conway Matthews Jr., a retired lawyer who enjoyed sailing, died Monday of colon cancer at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The former longtime Rodgers Forge resident was 84. Born and raised in Hagerstown and a 1939 graduate of Hagerstown High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1943 from what is now Frostburg State University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps. In 1946, he enrolled at the University of Maryland Law School and earned his degree in 1949.
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By Jacques Kelly | December 23, 2006
The Rev. Ernest Smart is back, regularly preaching in North Baltimore and leading his flock of about 200 members at a nondenominational group, the St. Andrew's Christian Community in Roland Park. "I felt hungry to have a church family," said the 69-year-old clergyman of his decision to remain preaching. Smart, who was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, moved to Baltimore in 1981. He retired as a Presbyterian pastor in 2002, after years at Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford; he stepped down from there in 1999 because of a heated denominational controversy.
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February 28, 1998
An obituary published Feb. 21 in The Sun for John Bruce Hale incorrectly stated the day of services. A memorial service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. in Guilford.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 2/28/98
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March 6, 2006
On March 2, 2006, DONALD T. FREY, DDS; beloved husband of the late Helen Harrison Frey and Kathleen Hart Frey; dear father of Carol F. Clark and Elaine F. Hester; dear grandfather of Jonathan and Katie Hester. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday 10:30 A.M. at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, 12 noon, at Second Presbyterian Church.
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By [TIM SMITH] | November 16, 2006
The music of Spain The lowdown -- You can count on the Post-Classical Ensemble to provide fresh perspectives, and that's what music director Angel Gil-Ordonez and artistic director Joseph Horowitz have planned for Sunday in College Park. "Beyond Flamenco: Finding Spain in Music" is a three-concert presentation that includes a rare opportunity to hear the complete keyboard work Iberia by Isaac Albeniz (with pianist Pedro Carbone); a film/music/poetry/art exploration of the "Europeanization of Spain"; and a program rich in the brilliantly colored music of Manuel de Falla.
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September 1, 2006
John T. Kerr, the retired president of two engineering businesses, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 25 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. The former Ruxton resident was 89. Born and raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Princeton University in 1939. After marrying Dora Preston in 1940, they moved to Baltimore and he joined Consolidated Engineering Co. He managed commercial construction projects, including the old Commercial Credit Building and Friendship Airport, now Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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