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March 30, 2005
On March 24, 2005 DAVID S. SHARPLESS of Keyser, WV, formerly of Dundalk, beloved son of the late Woodrow and Mary K. (Sheetz) Sharpless, devoted husband of the late Nola (nee Reel) Sharpless. He is survived by two daughters, Gwen Snyder of Laurel, MD and Jill Sharpless of Catonsville, MD and one son David Sharpless III and wife Debbie of Joppa, MD. He is also survived by his two brothers Richard Sharpless of Finzel, MD and Daniel Sharpless of Bloomington, Ind and three grandsons Michael, David and Cameron.
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By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA and ROCCO PARASCANDOLA,NEWSDAY | May 3, 2006
NEW YORK -- The 2004 champagne-colored Nissan Maxima had several parking tickets on the windshield when it was towed from a street in Harlem, and a body in the truck - apparently the remains of a man reported missing in Baltimore County more than five months ago, authorities said yesterday. Police in New York and Baltimore County were awaiting autopsy results, including an examination of dental records, to determine whether the body is that of 35-year-old Melvin Sharpless. The last times anyone saw Sharpless were Nov. 9 as he was getting ready to leave for New York City and Nov. 10 on Harlem's 144th Street, authorities said.
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By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes | March 19, 1991
Services took place for Severna Park resident Louise Sharpless on March 15 at Singleton Funeral Home.Mrs. Sharpless, 80, died of cancer March 13 at home.A graduate of Potomac State College and West Virginia University,she was employed as a speech therapist and teacher by the education department in Allegany and Anne Arundel counties for 27 years until retiring in 1973.Mrs. Sharpless was a member of Severna Park United Methodist Church and Anne Arundel Retired Teachers, Business and Professional Women's Club.
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January 28, 2006
Joel Sharpless Davenport, a retired business manager who was active in Masonic affairs, died of a brain hemorrhage Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former Towson resident was 87. Mr. Davenport was born in Baltimore and raised on Jayne Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue in the city's Forest Park neighborhood. He was a 1937 graduate of Forest Park High School and studied accounting and business administration at the Johns Hopkins University's McCoy College. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1941, served as an aerial photographer and was promoted to sergeant while serving in China, Burma and India.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2003
The coach at the center of the recruiting scandal at the University of Maryland is a straight- talking football man from the rural South who was under pressure to stem the flow of talented youngsters out of state. Rod Sharpless had coached the team's inside linebackers and recruited high school players in the Baltimore area since 2001. He was on the verge of helping deliver one of the best area recruiting classes in school history, successfully competing against football powerhouses for top-ranked local players.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | February 8, 2003
Former Georgia Tech offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is expected to join the Maryland football staff early next week, replacing Rod Sharpless, who resigned, sources said yesterday. Yesterday, O'Brien, 32, would only confirm that he had tendered his resignation to Georgia Tech, where he began working as graduate assistant coach in 1995. He became the Yellow Jackets' running backs coach in 1998 and rose to their top offensive post after the 2000 season, when Ralph Friedgen left to become Maryland's head coach.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2001
MIAMI - How does this bowl trip rank among Maryland's 17 all-time appearances? Who better to put this into context than Maryland's coach for inside linebackers, Rod Sharpless. This is the third stint as a Maryland assistant for Sharpless, 52, who also played linebacker at Maryland during the early 1970s. His past tours in College Park brought him to the Peach, Liberty, Hall of Fame, Sun, Tangerine and Independence bowls. "There's no comparison," said Sharpless, who returned to campus after a 10-year absence, marked by jobs at Cornell, Virginia Tech and Rutgers.
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By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA and ROCCO PARASCANDOLA,NEWSDAY | May 3, 2006
NEW YORK -- The 2004 champagne-colored Nissan Maxima had several parking tickets on the windshield when it was towed from a street in Harlem, and a body in the truck - apparently the remains of a man reported missing in Baltimore County more than five months ago, authorities said yesterday. Police in New York and Baltimore County were awaiting autopsy results, including an examination of dental records, to determine whether the body is that of 35-year-old Melvin Sharpless. The last times anyone saw Sharpless were Nov. 9 as he was getting ready to leave for New York City and Nov. 10 on Harlem's 144th Street, authorities said.
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By Jon Morgan and Lem Satterfield and Jon Morgan and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - The University of Maryland football recruiter who lost his job for allegedly giving cash to a Baltimore prospect did so when the youth said he wanted a $200 "Xbox" video game system for Christmas, according to sources familiar with the incident. Neither the recruiter, Rod Sharpless, nor the youth, Victor Abiamiri of the Gilman School, has spoken publicly about the matter - which Terrapins coach Ralph Friedgen yesterday termed a "terrible mistake." "I have known this person for 25 years and he is a very good person and a very good man. And he is going through a tough time right now. My heart and prayers go out to him," said Friedgen, in his first public comment on the incident.
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November 22, 1991
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January 25, 2006
On January 23, 2006, JOEL SHARPLESS DAVENPORT beloved husband of Thelma H. Davenport (nee Hummel), devoted father of Elizabeth Davenport Hansen, dear grandfather of Steven Joel Hansen and Grace Anne Hansen, dear father-in-law of Steven D. Hansen. A funeral service will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A) on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Wednesday 6 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital Transportation Fund, c/o Boumi Temple, 5050 King Avenue, White Marsh, MD, 21236.
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March 30, 2005
On March 24, 2005 DAVID S. SHARPLESS of Keyser, WV, formerly of Dundalk, beloved son of the late Woodrow and Mary K. (Sheetz) Sharpless, devoted husband of the late Nola (nee Reel) Sharpless. He is survived by two daughters, Gwen Snyder of Laurel, MD and Jill Sharpless of Catonsville, MD and one son David Sharpless III and wife Debbie of Joppa, MD. He is also survived by his two brothers Richard Sharpless of Finzel, MD and Daniel Sharpless of Bloomington, Ind and three grandsons Michael, David and Cameron.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 25, 2005
Superb singing and acting created high musical drama in the Annapolis Opera's production last weekend of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The performances marked the return of 28-year-old soprano Yali-Marie Williams, a product of Juilliard School and Curtis Institute who debuted at the Annapolis Opera two years ago as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. Last weekend, she assumed the more demanding Butterfly role. Williams' lovely voice took on the coloration of an innocent 15-year-old bride in her entrance "Ancora un passa via" (one more step)
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May 6, 2003
MICHAEL HOLLIS TRAMMELL, age 57, of Baltimore, MD; formerly of Newark DE and Martinsburg, WV died on Friday, May 2, 2003 at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore. Survived by his mother and step-father Patricia Wilson Kris and Edward H. Kris of Newark, DE; and four siblings Morgan Hollis of California and David Sharpless, Martin Kris, and Lynn Pyle, all of Newark, DE. Funeral Service and Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
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By Jon Morgan and Lem Satterfield and Jon Morgan and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2003
Lucky timing and a prompt response by the University of Maryland to allegations that one of its coaches paid money to a prospective football player might have spared the school and the player serious consequences, experts say. NCAA rules forbid anyone connected with an athletic program from luring a prospect with cash. A Maryland assistant football coach, Rod Sharpless, allegedly gave Gilman School star Victor Abiamiri payments totaling about $335. The mother of the Baltimore high school player gave the money back to Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen and athletic director Deborah Yow 10 days before the day on which athletes are first permitted to declare their collegiate intentions, according to sources familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | February 8, 2003
Former Georgia Tech offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is expected to join the Maryland football staff early next week, replacing Rod Sharpless, who resigned, sources said yesterday. Yesterday, O'Brien, 32, would only confirm that he had tendered his resignation to Georgia Tech, where he began working as graduate assistant coach in 1995. He became the Yellow Jackets' running backs coach in 1998 and rose to their top offensive post after the 2000 season, when Ralph Friedgen left to become Maryland's head coach.
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January 21, 1996
BaseballBrewers: Agreed to terms with P Ben McDonald, who had been with the Orioles, on a two-year contract.White Sox: Agreed to terms with IF-OF Tony Phillips on a two-year contract.Basketball76ers: Signed G Greg Sutton to a second 10-day contract.CollegeRutgers: Named Rod Sharpless defensive coordinator.HockeyThunder (IHL): Signed G Jim Hrivnak.
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By Doug Brown | January 1, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- The assistants on Maryland's football staff are waiting eagerly for an audience with the new boss, Mark Duffner.Cast into limbo when Joe Krivak resigned Dec. 7, some of the assistants attended Duffner's news conference yesterday and introduced themselves. Duffner said he will bring "some" of his Holy Cross assistants with him. It is believed that they include Peter McCarty (defensive ends, academic coordinator), Dan Dorazio (offensive coordinator) and Syracuse's Kevin Coyle (defensive coordinator)
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 6, 2003
The Naval Academy's Distinguished Artists Series continued its gem of a season Monday evening with the fourth event on its schedule, the annual London City Opera performance at Alumni Hall. London City Opera is a touring company that traveled to Annapolis and 70 other U.S. cities last season with its Merry Widow. This season marks the opera's fifth North American tour of Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Having always enjoyed the annual visits, and having heard Puccini's masterpiece at least a dozen times, I found the latest production to have an intimate charm.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 6, 2003
The Naval Academy's Distinguished Artists Series continued its gem of a season Monday evening with the fourth event on its schedule, the annual London City Opera performance at Alumni Hall. London City Opera is a touring company that last season traveled to Annapolis and 70 other U.S. cities with its Merry Widow. This season marks the opera's fifth North American tour of Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Having always enjoyed the annual visits, and having heard Puccini's masterpiece at least a dozen times, I found the latest production to have an intimate charm.
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