March 15, 2006
On March 7, 2006, RUBY B. (nee Baker). Beloved wife of the late Clair H. Dowling; devoted mother of Sherwood Dowling of Frederick, MD; devoted grandmother of Charles Dowling of Chicago, IL, Talmadge Dowling of Arlington, VA. Friends may call at the Oak Crest Village Chapel on Friday, March 17, 2006 from 10 until 11am at which time Funeral Services will be held. Interment St. Michael Lutheran Church Cemetery. At her request, family and friends at a distance may make donations to their church or favorite charity in her name in lieu of flowers and travel expenses.
December 27, 1992
Ellis Arnall died the other day in a retirement home near Atlanta. Noting his obituary in The Sun, a friend asked me if I had known him. Many Marylanders believe that once a Georgian always a Georgian, and that all Georgians know each other, as if Georgia were not a state but a clan.IIn fact, I was just an adolescent attending Atlanta Boys High School when I (and much of the rest of the nation) became really aware of Ellis Arnall. This was in 1946. He was the outgoing governor of Georgia.
February 3, 2006
April 28, 1917 to January 7, 2006KARL TALMADGE WILSON; was a former College Professor at Coppin State College in Baltimore, Md. He died on January 7, 2006 at the VA Hospital, after a short-term illness. He was 88 years old. He was a member of the United States Army. He attended Tuskegee A & M University and earned a Master's Degree from Loyola College. He was an active member of his community and was a member of the Madison Park Association. He was survived by a son, James Wilson; daughter, Patricia Cutchember and a granddaughter Tatiana Cutchember.
March 3, 1996
CobrasHow about this ideal name for our new football team -- Baltimore Cobras.Our stadium would be nicknamed "The House of Venom." Just as Cleveland had its "Dawg Pound," our end zone would be the "Snake Pit." The uniform colors would be purple and gold, and a snake emblem could run up the side of each leg with a cobra head joined at the hip. The helmet would have a snake head with venomous fangs.Baltimore needs something different.%Kelly and Keith McLaughlinArbutusColtsWant to get Jimmy Irsay's attention?
April 14, 2002
A headline in The Sun on Tuesday -- "The right to say whatever the @%#&! you want" -- recalled for me two encounters with vulgarity back in the decade that the dirty speech movement began. In the summer of 1963, I was the Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Constitution. Washington was girding itself for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." That event was meant to pressure the federal government to pass civil rights legislation. It was where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech.
October 24, 1996
Wars begin with large differences between large groups of people. But peace can begin with an understanding between just two men."The Gate of Heaven" at Ford's Theatre in Washington is about two such men. Victor Talmadge plays Jewish concentration camp survivor Leon Ehrlich, who is saved by Sgt. Kiyoshi Yamamoto (Lane Nishikawa, who co-wrote the play with Talmadge) when the Japanese-American 442nd Regiment liberates Dachau at the end of World War II.The U.S. Army's 442nd Regiment was the most highly decorated in American history, but its existence has become a little-known fact a half century later.
June 4, 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. raised $600,000 for a likely re-election bid during a reception last night at a Baltimore hotel that attracted a healthy contingent of Democrats. The event at the Hyatt Regency drew a crowd of 500 and brought Ehrlich's fund-raising tally for the past week to $1.4 million. A breakfast reception May 27 featuring former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took in $800,000. "This was to give us money to put in the bank," said Ehrlich finance chairman John C. Reith, explaining the appeal of the big-ticket fund-raisers compared with the smaller parties Ehrlich relied on during his campaign.
November 15, 2009
Roland Talmadge Talton Jr., former owner of a Baltimore engineering firm, died Nov. 6 of cardiac and respiratory failure at Upper Chesapeake Bay Medical Center. The longtime Bel Air resident was 89. Born and raised in Pocomoke City, the son of a B&O railroader and a homemaker, Mr. Talton was a 1937 graduate of Pocomoke High School. During World War II, he joined the Army Air Forces and served as an instructor with the 88th Bomb Group. Mr. Talton attended the University of Virginia and Georgetown University.
March 14, 2004
On March 12, 2004, CHARLENE O'DELLA; loving mother of Norita Talmadge and David Strong. Also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, at route 702 (beltway exit 36), on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Service on Monday 11 A.M. Interment Ebenezer Church Cemetery.
January 9, 2007
On January 6, 2007 REGINALD T. REED; beloved husband of Hazel R. Reed; devoted father of Thomas A., R. Eugene and David L. Reed. Also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; dear brother of Betty, Randy and Talmadge. Family will receive friends Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, where a funeral service will be held, Wednesday, 10 A.M. Interment to follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society .