March 16, 2007
On March 12, 2007, ALEXANDER KIRKLAND, beloved husband of Cary Lee (nee Keen) Barton, devoted father of Michael C. Barton of Redwood, CA, Margaret B. West of Crozet, VA, Ford C. Barton of Charlotte, NC, Carville B. Collins of Baltimore and the late Alexander Kirkland Barton, grandfather of Andrew B. West, Benjamin B. West, Stacey C. Collins, Matthew K. Collins, Michael B. Collins, Blaire E. Barton and Katie A. Barton and brother of Robert C. Love of...
November 12, 2006
Tree-planting project honors military There were no flags. No military bands. No speeches by politicians. Instead, there were 500 pitch pine saplings, dozens of shovels and a single uniformed Boy Scout hollering out orders. Over the whine of a chain saw, dozens of muddy children, parents and grandparents splashed through a swampy forest near Annapolis yesterday to commemorate Veterans Day by planting a living shrine to the men and women who have served in the nation's wars. At 11 seconds past 11:11 a.m. -- the time commemorating the official end of fighting in World War I on Nov. 11, 1918 -- the planting ceased and the group of about 80 gathered by the stream for a moment of silence.
March 16, 2006
Dorothy C. Johnson, a homemaker and volunteer, died of respiratory failure March 8 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. The former Sherwood Forest resident was 97. She was born Dorothy Marie Chambers and raised in Baltimore. She was a 1924 graduate of Western High School and studied medical laboratory technology at what is now Mercy Medical Center. She was working as a laboratory technician at St. Agnes Hospital when she met Dr. Eliot W. Johnson. The couple were married in 1931.
February 17, 2006
Elizabeth D. Hook, a homemaker and club member, died of cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Homeland resident was 85. She was born Elizabeth Doris Whitaker in Perryville. In 1924, her family moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where she lived until returning to Baltimore and graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1938. She earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1942. In 1943, she married Richard Edwin Hook III, now a retired real estate broker.
February 15, 2006
On February 12, 2006, ELIZABETH DORIS (nee Whitaker) HOOK; loving wife of Richard E. Hook; devoted mother of Judy Smith and her husband Pete, Rick Hook and his wife Taber, Bruce Hook and his wife Jonell and Neville Gardner and her husband Russ, Bill Hook and his wife Wendy; dear sister of Pat Waters and John Whitaker. Also survived by seventeen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A Vigil service will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd, Beltway exit 26A, on Wednesday at 7:30 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery.
November 23, 2005
Joseph Brendan Herron, a retired insurance executive who enjoyed working with youths, died of an autoimmune disorder Friday at Charlestown Retirement Community. The former Timonium resident was 74. Mr. Herron was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and his family moved to Irvington in 1939. He was a 1948 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from Loyola College in 1952. He served in the Marine Corps before taking sales positions with Johnson & Johnson and Sunbeam Corp.