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May 30, 2012
The Counseling Center Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, is offering the following support groups. Registration required, call 410-252-4500, extension 7291. • Loss of a Loved One, Wednesday, June 6, 7-8:30 p.m. This is a consecutive six-week program for $120. • Loss of Spouse or Significant Other, Tuesday, June 5, 7-8:30 p.m. This is a consecutive six-week program for $120. • Loss of a Child. Please call 410-252-4500, Ext. 7291, to inquire.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73. The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and Kathryn Ahern Ford Whiting, a registered nurse, Lewis Butler Whiting Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised at Ellerslie Farm, his family's Catonsville farm. He attended McDonogh School and graduated in 1958 from Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, Va. He was a graduate of Baltimore City Community College, where he earned a degree in X-ray technology, and later attended Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach, Fla. He also was a graduate of the Law Enforcement Academy in Palm Beach County, Fla. During the 1960s, Mr. Whiting was the owner and operator of the Whiting Cattle Co. in Stewartstown, Pa. He had been president of the Young Cattlemen's Association of York County, Pa. He had been an administrator in the department of radiology and nuclear medicine at what is now University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and a manufacturers representative for G.B. Stump Associates in Baltimore.
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By Katie V. Jones | May 13, 2012
Stella Maris retirement and care center in Timonium has been undergoing a "green initiative" for the last year and a half. While the green movement has involved traditional steps — such as replacing light bulbs and recycling cans and paper — the biggest changes are in the food department, where utensils made from cornstarch and bowls made from sugar cane are now the norm. Available right now only in the center's retail cafe, the new utensils and plates are one of many steps the food department is taking to cut down its waste, according to Cheryl Mohn, director of dietary services for Stella Maris.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91. Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y., she attended Mercy High School and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned a diploma in 1943. "She was in her second year of nursing school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. After seeing a movie sponsored by the Red Cross, 'So Proudly We Hail,' she was inspired to volunteer for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps," said her daughter, Virginia Rafalko Canter of Bethesda.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | January 6, 1995
Sister Miriam Marzak, R.S.M., who worked comforting the dying at Stella Maris Hospice after she retired as a music teacher, died at the hospice Tuesday after a long illness. She was 89.After teaching music for more than 30 years at Mount St. Agnes High School, Mount St. Agnes College and Mercy High School, she retired in 1971.She began working at Stella Maris in 1972, teaching elderly residents crocheting, knitting, weaving and music.As part of her work with the terminally ill, Sister Miriam organized the Shalom Team, a group that sits and prays with those approaching death.
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By Edward Gunts | July 14, 1991
* The Cardinal Shehan Center last month began construction of a 92-bed addition to the Stella Maris long-term care facility at 2300 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. Called the Marion Burke Knott Wing, the building is the first phase of a $12.2 million construction and renovation project.* Union Memorial Hospital has purchased a four-story seven-unit apartment building at 301 E. University Parkway in Baltimore for $450,000 to house members of its nursing staff. Todd Morrill of Kayne Levin Neilson Bavar Realtors represented the buyer and seller.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1995
John Francis Wall, retired associate administrator of Stella Maris, died Saturday of complications from circulatory disease at his home in Abingdon. He was 70."He started here as a business manager in 1968 and was greatly involved during the transitional period that changed Stella Maris from a home for the aged to a sophisticated health care facility," said Sister Louis Mary Battle, president of the Cardinal Sheehan Center and Stella Maris."He was always willing to work with people during those changing times and had a wonderful lovable and gentle personality.
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January 29, 1991
CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:Stella Maris Hospice Care Program needs volunteers for home care of the terminally ill and/or family bereavement services which include respite care, sitting with patients, personal care // and working with families after the loss of a loved one. Thirty hours of training will be provided for those age 18 and over and will be held 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning March 5. Call Cinta Porter, 252-4500, by Feb. 20.Save-A-Heart's 15th...
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By David Anderson and David Anderson,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2003
Stella Maris, one of the area's best-known Roman Catholic long-term-care facilities, will celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow with a liturgy service featuring one of Baltimore's top Catholic officials. Bishop William C. Newman will celebrate the Mass at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville. Organizers expect about 400 people to attend. Stella Maris, which is Latin for Mary, Star of the Sea, was founded in 1953 by Archbishop Francis Keough. It was originally designed to house elderly members of the archdiocese, said Sister Karen McNally, the facility's chief administrative officer.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1997
Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore plans to buy Cardinal Shehan Center/Stella Maris in Timonium, in a deal the institutions' officials described yesterday as a "new beginning for Catholic health care in Maryland.""Stella Maris actively sought a partner with a Maryland and Catholic tradition," Sister Louis Mary Battle, president of Cardinal Shehan Center/Stella Maris, said at a news conference at Stella Maris. "We found that partner in Mercy."Both organizations will remain intact, continuing to offer care to residents and patients, said Sister Louis Mary.
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msaarbach1@gmail.com | May 10, 2013
Recently, a poem by Dulaney High School senior Minwei Cao was selected to be included in the "Building Bridges to Celebrate our Global Village" anthology. A student competition to write essays and poems about cultural diversity for the anthology was sponsored by World Artists Experiences, a nonprofit group that promotes worldwide mutual understanding and cross-cultural interaction. The title of Minwei's poem was "Please Do Not Misunderstand. " In it, she writes of the need to strive for a universal language free of hate and prejudice "that will roll off the tongue like water/ smooth and soft/ lovely and peaceful.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2012
Sister Louis Mary Battle, a medical administrator who was called the vision behind the expansion of care for the elderly, dementia patients and the dying at Stella Maris in Timonium, died Friday of complications from autoimmune disease and osteoarthritis at the institution where she worked for many years. She was 79. "Sister Louis Mary was an intelligent, good-humored, strong leader, and there was never a doubt about what she was thinking," said Sister M. Karen McNally, the chief administrative officer of Stella Maris, who is a fellow member of the Sisters of Mercy.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
Bernard J. Conroy, a retired career Army officer who served during World War II and Vietnam and later became a nursing home volunteer, died Nov. 5 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 85. Bernard Jackson "Jack" Conroy was born and raised in New Orleans, where he graduated in 1943 from Fortier High School. The next year, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946 aboard a Landing Craft Support vessel. Mr. Conroy participated in the invasion of Okinawa, did mine sweeping between Formosa and the China Coast, and served on the Yangtze River patrol.
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May 30, 2012
The Counseling Center Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, is offering the following support groups. Registration required, call 410-252-4500, extension 7291. • Loss of a Loved One, Wednesday, June 6, 7-8:30 p.m. This is a consecutive six-week program for $120. • Loss of Spouse or Significant Other, Tuesday, June 5, 7-8:30 p.m. This is a consecutive six-week program for $120. • Loss of a Child. Please call 410-252-4500, Ext. 7291, to inquire.
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By Katie V. Jones | May 13, 2012
Stella Maris retirement and care center in Timonium has been undergoing a "green initiative" for the last year and a half. While the green movement has involved traditional steps — such as replacing light bulbs and recycling cans and paper — the biggest changes are in the food department, where utensils made from cornstarch and bowls made from sugar cane are now the norm. Available right now only in the center's retail cafe, the new utensils and plates are one of many steps the food department is taking to cut down its waste, according to Cheryl Mohn, director of dietary services for Stella Maris.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
Marion Snyder Goldstein, a nurse who supervised operating rooms for decades at the now-closed Children's Hospital on Greenspring Avenue, died Tuesday at Stella Maris assisted living in Timonium. The longtime Baldwin resident was 92. The family was not provided a cause of death, though Mrs. Goldstein's physical and mental health had been in decline for several years, said daughter Deborah Drimer of Lutherville. Marion Snyder was born in Scranton, Pa., where she was raised and lived across the street from the Nay Aug Park zoo. She regularly visited Tilly the elephant there, often taking a banana as a snack for the pachyderm.
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By Walter F. Roche Jr. and Walter F. Roche Jr.,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1998
Citing a repeated pattern of serious deficiencies that threaten the health of patients, state officials have asked the federal government to impose fines of up to $1,600 a day against the Stella Maris Nursing Home, a 448-bed center in Towson.The operators of the nursing home are accused of allowing patients to become malnourished and to develop serious bed sores.Carol Benner, director of license and certification in the state health department, said yesterday that she hoped the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration would act quickly on her recommendation.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91. Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y., she attended Mercy High School and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned a diploma in 1943. "She was in her second year of nursing school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. After seeing a movie sponsored by the Red Cross, 'So Proudly We Hail,' she was inspired to volunteer for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps," said her daughter, Virginia Rafalko Canter of Bethesda.
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January 20, 2012
A 58-year-old Baltimore woman has been convicted of one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult in the second degree, stemming from a 2010 incident at a Timonium nursing center. According to a press release from the Maryland Attorney General's Office, Circuit Court Judge Robert Cahill Jr. this week accepted the guilty plea of Shirleen Diane Sheppard, 58, and issued a three-year suspended prison sentence. Sheppard was placed on three years' probation and was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service within 12 months, and is prohibited from being employed as a geriatric nursing assistant during the full term of probation, according to the release.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2011
Toothpaste and spiritual comfort share space in the double-wide storefront in Dundalk. Magazines and snacks fill crannies and shelves, racks hold donated sweatshirts and winter jackets and somehow, wedged toward the back, is a quiet corner to make a phone call or connect via Skype with family members half a world away. When you are at sea for months at a time, delivering cargo to ports around the globe, the tiny Stella Maris International Seafarers Center can seem like a palace stuffed with the good things of life.
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