September 27, 2006
On September 22, 2006, WILLIAM F. HOOKINGS; beloved father of Sonja and Santiago Rodriguez; beloved grandfather of Fleming and Aranza and Sonja Rodriguez. A Memorial Service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care of Baltimore, 6501 N. Charles Street., Baltimore, MD. 21204 in honor of William Hookings.
September 15, 2006
On September 14, 2006 Ebert Lauron Heffner, Sr. Beloved husband of the late Cleo B. Heffner and Devoted Father of Sonja Heffner Dean and her husband Frank and also Beloved Father of Ebert Lauron Heffner, Jr. Loving Grandfather of Sharon Dean Boxall, F. Steven Dean, Julie Heffner, Kevin Heffner, Mark Heffner,and Scott Heffner. Great Grandfather of Sonja, Thomas, Holly, Emily, Cory, Brent, Caroline, Katelyn and Abby. Mr. Heffner was an active member of Ionic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Boumi Temple Shrine.
August 11, 2005
On August 7, 2005 SONJA Y. BROWN. Family and friends may call at the family owned Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave. on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Family will receive friends on Friday at the Park Lane Baptist Church, 3606 Mohawk Avenue (at Liberty Heights Ave.). Family Hour 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services to follow.
July 24, 2005
On July 21, 2005, after a lengthy battle with ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease), SELITHA EVANS MEACHAM MENEFEE entered into eternal rest. She was 61 years old. She worked in the Baltimore City Public School System for 33 years as a foreign language teacher, and retired in 1996. A native of Aiken, SC, she had resided in Maryland since 1963, after receiving her baccalaureate degree in French from Hampton Institute, magna cum laude. It was at Hampton that she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and one of the first Black Americans to participate in the Experiment in International Living in Europe.
February 18, 2005
On February 2, 2005 SONJA GROB BUCKLEY, M.D.; beloved wife of the late Dr. John J. Buckley; beloved mother of the late Sonja Mary Buckley; beloved sister of Annemarie Grob Kohler and her husband Alfred, of Zurich, Switzerland; beloved sister-in-law of Dr. Mary Imelda Buckley of Cincinnati, OH. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 19 at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore, MD 21211, with reception for residents, staff...
February 4, 2005
Dr. Sonja Buckley, a retired scientific investigator whose pivotal research in tissue culture helped identify the deadly Lasso virus, died of a stroke Wednesday at Roland Park Place. She was 86. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, the former Sonja Grob earned her medical degree at the University of Zurich and worked in microbiology. While a student, she met her future husband, Dr. John J. Buckley, a pathologist. They married in 1941. The couple came to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1947, and she worked in the department of microbiology with the late Dr. Thomas B. Turner, with whom she maintained a lifelong professional friendship and to whom she dedicated her two books.
September 21, 2004
On September 16, 2004, CORA SONJA JEROW, devoted wife of Lawrence W. Jerow, loving mother of Lamar W. and Sonja L. Jerow and the late Lawrence W. Jerow II. Also survived by two stepchildren, Mary and Gregory Jerow, eight grandchildren, one brother, Allan Mc Kay, one sister, Allean, Bell, four sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue on Wednesday 2 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends in the chapel on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. Funeral at 11 A.M.
December 14, 2003
On December 11, 2003 SONJA H. DEAN (nee Heffner); beloved wife of Frank G. Dean; loving daughter of Ebert L. and Cleo K. Heffner; devoted mother of Sharon K. Boxall and F. Steven Dean; loving sister of Laron Heffner. Mrs. Dean was a founding member of the Baltimore Chapter of Choristers Guild. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:30 A.M. At Timonium United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Baltimore Chapter of Choristers Guild, C/O Barbara Perkins, 7907 Crisford Pl., #L, Baltimore, MD 21208.
August 10, 2003
Orchard, by Larry Watson. Random House. 256 pages. $24.95. If there exists a literary equivalent to the artist's play of light on a canvas, then Larry Watson has mastered it. Author of the best-selling Montana, 1948, Watson deftly uses light to inform his subjects in this story of grief, betrayal and jealousy. Set against the backdrop of the rugged, rural towns of Door County, Wis., in the 1950s, every scene of Orchard is painted with deliberate, vivid strokes of radiance: the soft glow of the moon, the intense whites of a horse's eyes, sun so hot it burns the blue out of a cloudless sky. The story centers on Ned Weaver, an artist made famous for his paintings of resplendent landscapes.