August 6, 2009
On July 31, 2009 VERONICA MARIE STAPLES, of Baltimore, MD, pass away on Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Hospice of the Chesapeake, Harwood, MD. Veronica was born on August 13, 1934 to the late David Johns Sr., and Catherine Johns. Veronica was preceded in death by her husband Maurice E. Staples Sr., son Maurice E. Staples Jr., and sister Peggy McCoy. Veronica leaves to cherish her memory; her loving children Michele V. Young and Marc X. Staples; her brother David Johns; one son-in-law Robert N. Young Jr.; one daughter-in-law, Latricia Staples; one brother-in-law Horace Staples; two sister-in-laws; Ethel Johns and Bernice Staples; two grandchildren, Ryan Young and Davina Parker and one precious great-grandson Anthony Young; nephews, nieces, a host of other relatives and friends.
July 31, 1991
Thori Staples, a senior to be at Joppatowne High, improved her stock on the national junior track and field scene by winning the AAU heptathlon for 17-18 girls at Tallahassee, Fla., Monday. Her score of 4,503 points was a personal best in the seven-event test, the women's version of the decathlon.Competing for the Baltimore City-based Ed Waters Club, Staples had personal bests of 34-10 in the shot put and 92 feet in the javelin, one of her weaker events. She covered the 100 hurdles in 15.9 seconds, and the 200 and 800 in 25.9 and 2:19, respectively.
November 10, 2004
On November 6, 2004, LAURA STAPLES; loving mother of Mary Marcus, James Gibson; step-children Ronald and Donald Staples and Karen Vaden. She is also survived by brother Henry Wilson Lee, seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Ave., on Thursday, after 9. Family will receive friends on Friday, in Pentacost Baptist Church, 1615 Poplar Grove Street at 11 A.M., followed by Funeral Services at 11:30.
April 2, 2003
A. GREY STAPLES, JR., a native of Richmond, Virginia, died Sunday, March 30, at his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, he received his MBA and Law Degree in 1966 from University of Richmond. Mr. Staples began his long career in public service in Richmond at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and in 1967 became General Counsel to the Virginia State Corporation Commission. In 1972, he moved to Washington, DC as a consultant to the Wage and Price Commission.
June 9, 1991
The way Anita Andersch tells it, you've got to put forth your very best defense -- and, if possible, your biggest and best defender -- ifyou're going to stop Thori Staples.Still, that might not even work."She's just a pure threat," said Andersch, Staples' coach on the girls under-19 Crusaders soccer squad in the Maryland Youth Soccer Association."We've had teams mark her with these big women who can just knock you on your butt. And it's always the other girls who end up laying on the ground and getting medical attention while there's Thori dribbling up the field."
March 19, 1991
Staples, The Office Superstore, is set to open its first Baltimore store April 1. But that's only the beginning for the office supply giant, which has announced an aggressive plan to penetrate the regional market.Following the opening of the first area Staples in the 1500 block of Reisterstown Road, a second Staples is set to open April 22 in the 1000 block of Russell St. in South Baltimore, the former site of the Kash & Karry wholesale food market.Officials at Staples say two more stores will be opening in the Baltimore area by fall.