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March 13, 1992
For three days in October, 1968, Roszel Thomsen was the best-known trial judge in the world. He presided over the trial of "the Catonsville Nine," anti-Vietnam War activists who had attracted international attention when they burned draft records in Catonsville. Judge Thomsen earned the respect of many in the peace movement by his fair and sympathetic management of the trial.That moment was but the mid-point in a near half-century career of respected public service. It began with his appointment to the Baltimore City school board in 1944 and ended only shortly before his death Wednesday at the age of 91.In 1952 as school board president, he led the city to end school segregation; later as a judge, he enforced elsewhere in Maryland the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling that school segregation was unconstitutional.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
John Stearns Thomsen, a retired Johns Hopkins University physicist who was a founder of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at his North Roland Park home. He was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised on Mount Royal Terrace in Reservoir Hill, he was a 1939 Boys' Latin School graduate. A year later, he joined the National Railway Historical Society and remained a train and streetcar aficionado throughout his life. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Hopkins.
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February 23, 2006
On Sunday, February 19, at his residence in Falls Church. Former Headmaster of the Episcopal High School, in Alexandria. Beloved husband of the late Betsy Wright Thomsen. He is survived by his daughter Evelyn Thomsen Ruffin, son Richard Porter Thomsen, Jr., five grandchildren, a brother, Samuel Locke Thomsen, of Baltimore, and a sister, Anne Thomsen Abbott, of Texas. The son of Samuel Locke Thomsen and Adelade Porter, he grew up in Baltimore and at Gibson Island. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, on the grounds of the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, at 11am.
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October 1, 2009
Samuel L Thomsen, Jr.(November 25, 1920 - September 28, 2009), the husband of the late Mary Miller Thomsen, died peacefully in his Roland Park home. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WW II and retired from Black and Decker, Mfg. Inc. Survived by sons S. Locke Thomsen, III; Francis Jordan Thomsen, III and Laurence Thomsen, VI; eight grand children and a great grandson. Donations can be made to The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville, Md. 21093
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October 1, 2009
Samuel L Thomsen, Jr.(November 25, 1920 - September 28, 2009), the husband of the late Mary Miller Thomsen, died peacefully in his Roland Park home. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WW II and retired from Black and Decker, Mfg. Inc. Survived by sons S. Locke Thomsen, III; Francis Jordan Thomsen, III and Laurence Thomsen, VI; eight grand children and a great grandson. Donations can be made to The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville, Md. 21093
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
Judge Roszel C. Thomsen's obituary yesterday described him as the longest-serving U.S. District Court judge ever. He served longer than any other federal judge in Maryland.The Sun regrets the errors.Judge Roszel Cathcart Thomsen, described in a published history as the longest-serving U.S. District Court judge ever, died yesterday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 91.Judge Thomsen had been sick with pneumonia for two weeks but had apparently recovered from that illness and was about to be released from the hospital, a family member said.
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By DeWitt Bliss and DeWitt Bliss,Sun Staff Writer | July 3, 1994
Ferris Thomsen, a member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame who coached at McDonogh and Gilman schools in the 1930s and had been the latter's athletic director, died June 21 at a nursing home in Essex, Conn., of complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 86.The Baltimore native, known to students and friends as "Coach" or "Buck," owned Camp Deerwood in Holderness, N.H., which he founded with his first wife in 1946. He maintained homes in Holderness and Essex.He was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1963 and was named Coach of the Year by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 1967.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
Judge Roszel Cathcart Thomsen, described in a published history as the longest-serving U.S. District Court judge ever, died yesterday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 91.Judge Thomsen had been sick with pneumonia for two weeks but had apparently recovered and was about to be released from the hospital, a family member said. The cause of his death was not known.A memorial service for Judge Thomsen will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, North Charles Street and Northern Parkway.
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November 16, 2003
On November 14, 2003, MARTHA LEE (nee Ahern); beloved wife of the late George Elvin Evans, Sr; devoted mother of Fraces Marlene Thomsen and George Elvin Evans, Jr.; dear sister of Marguerite Likin, Gladys Simmons, Carl, Robert and the late James Ahern; loving grandmother of Robert Thomsen, Jr. and Jennifer Thomsen; great-grandfather of two and one on the way; cherished son of the late Joseph R. and Eva M. Ahern. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Tuesday at 12 noon.
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September 15, 2008
On September 11, 2008 RITA JOAN BONCUTTER, (nee McLaughlin) wife of the late G. William Boncutter, mother of Jennifer Busse, grandmother of Garrett John and Katherine Burke, loving sister of J. Michael McLaughlin, Katy Thomsen, Maureen McLaughlin, Ann Nastarowicz, Bill McLaughlin and Thomas McLaughlin. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, September 15 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Texas, Maryland.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun reporter | September 2, 2007
The Baltimore YWCA is moving to shut its downtown women's shelter because of a reduction in funding from the United Way of Central Maryland and other sources, including money distributed by the city. Even though the shelter, which houses about 90 women and children, will close Oct. 1 - resulting in a significant loss in Baltimore's overall shelter capacity - YWCA officials are trying to stay positive. The organization's other two shelters - one in Baltimore County - will remain open, and the closure of the shelter at 128 W. Franklin St. next month will allow the YWCA to return to its roots: fostering economic success among women through education and job training, said Dawn Fisk Thomsen, former chief executive officer of the YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area Inc., which was established in 1883.
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February 23, 2006
On Sunday, February 19, at his residence in Falls Church. Former Headmaster of the Episcopal High School, in Alexandria. Beloved husband of the late Betsy Wright Thomsen. He is survived by his daughter Evelyn Thomsen Ruffin, son Richard Porter Thomsen, Jr., five grandchildren, a brother, Samuel Locke Thomsen, of Baltimore, and a sister, Anne Thomsen Abbott, of Texas. The son of Samuel Locke Thomsen and Adelade Porter, he grew up in Baltimore and at Gibson Island. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, on the grounds of the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, at 11am.
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November 30, 2005
On November 25, 2005, RICHARD M. BABCOCK, beloved husband of Grace Thomsen Babcock; devoted father of Richard M. Babcock, Jr., David G. Babcock, Ellen B. Bragg and husband Jeffrey, Sr., John F. Babcock and wife Lori; brother of Dorrice Baker, the late Malva Eccleston and the late Roslyn Sandler; grandfather of Jeffrey, Jr., Grace, Greg, Max, Nathaniel and Tessa. Burial will be private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date due to members of the family in the Military Services who are deployed.
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November 4, 2005
On November 2, 2005, RICHARD HEAPHY LERCH; beloved husband of Marie Logan Lerch; dear father of Marie Louise Lerch and her husband Jeff Kolb, Elizabeth Lerch Visconage and her husband Chuck and Ellen Lerch Thomsen and her husband Chris and the late Richard Heaphy Lerch, Jr.; dear grandfather of Andrew, Matthew and Marie Visconage, William, Ellen Marie, Caroline and Sarah Thomsen; devoted brother of the late Charles S. Lerch, Jr. and Rev. Joseph R. Lerch,...
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October 18, 2004
On October 16, 2004, LOUIS ANDREW WHEELER; beloved husband of the late Mary Regina (nee Donnelly); devoted father of Joseph Louis Wheeler and his wife Ruth and the late Joan Elizabeth Thomsen; dear grandfather of Abbie R. Ellsworth, Louis Andrew Wheeler, II, Karen Thomsen, Carolee Huffman and the late William L. Thomsen; brother of the late Hazel W. Williamson, Ruth A. Wheeler and Virginia Cox. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral...
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November 24, 2003
Dawn F. Thomsen of Columbia is new president of ACS Dawn Fisk Thomsen of Columbia is the new president of the Association of Community Services of Howard County. She is president and founder of DFT & Associates Inc., a management consulting firm that specializes in executive transition, planning and restructuring services for nonprofit organizations. A member of the association's board since 2000, she recently served as chairwoman of its communications and strategic planning committees.
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November 17, 2003
On November 14, 2003, MARTHA LEE (nee Ahern); beloved wife of the late George Elvin Evans, Sr; devoted mother of Frances Marlene Thomsen and George Elvin Evans, Jr.; dear sister of Marguerite Likin, Gladis Simmons, Carl, Robert and the late James Ahern; loving grandmother of Robert Thomsen, Jr. and Jennifer Thomsen; great-grandfather of two and one on the way; cherished daughter of the late Joseph R. and Eva M. Ahern. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Tuesday at 12 noon.
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