November 17, 2007
On November 14,2007, WARREN GANS BLOSSER of Bel Air, MD; beloved husband of Claudia B. Zealor Blosser; devoted father of Jack G. Blosser and his wife, Michelle, Kimberly Blosser Haug and her husband, Glenn and the late Warren Gans Blosser, Jr.; loving brother of Robert Blosser and the late John Blosser, Mildred Weaver, Ruth Umble and Margaret Davis. Also survived by three grandchildren, Marlayna Haug, Jenna Blosser and Warren Blosser. Services will be held at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Joppa, MD on Monday, November 19, 2007 at 11 A.M. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
June 19, 2007
On June 16, 2007, MELVIN G. QUICK of Joppa, MD. Beloved husband of Eva L. Wood Quick. Devoted father of Sherrie M. Kellagher, step-father of Linda Sheeler, and the late Robert A. Mathews. Loving brother of Steve Quick. Also survived by four grandchildren, Lauren N. Kellagher, Brendan R. Kellagher, Daniel P. Kellagher, and Nicholas A. Kellagher. Services will be held at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Joppa, MD on Thursday, June 21, 2007, at 11 A.M. Interment will be in adjoining church cemetery.
April 24, 2007
On April 22, 2007, VERNA EPARD of Bel Air, MD. Beloved wife of the late Kyle B. Epard; devoted mother of Roger B. Epard and wife Kay; loving sister of Carl Callahan, Clyde Callahan, Glyda Galloway, Gaynell Fisher, and Marylee Hall. A Service will be held in Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Joppa, MD on Friday, April 27 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be in Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD. Friends may call at the family owned McComas Funeral Home in Abingdon on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. and Friday at the Church from 10-11 A.M. before the service.
August 6, 2006
1889: A Grand Union `Pic Nic' According to a local newspaper article in 1889, "Wednesday the 7th of August was the day fixed for the joint pic nic of Bel Air, Mt. Carmel and Union Chapel Methodist Protestant Sabbath Schools, in the grove at Union Chapel, about one mile from Wilna and five from Bel Air." The community of Wilna included the land around the Wilna Post Office at what is now the corner of Old Joppa and Hollingsworth roads. Sunday school was an important part of community life, as the newspaper article shows: "A large concourse of people from far and near were upon the ground during the day and evening, indeed it was said to be the largest gathering ever seen there and all were bent upon pleasure and having a good time generally.
April 15, 2006
On April 13, 2006, MARGARET PAULINE HILDEBRAND of Glenwood and formerly of Ocean City, beloved wife of the late Henry Hobart Hildebrand, devoted mother of Frederick Paul Hildebrand and Gail Margaret Willey; dear mother-in-law of Kimberly Hildebrand and Elwood Willey; dear sister of the late Paul Henry Loeschke, Jr.; dear grandmother of Amy Elizabeth Willey, Andrew Edward Willey, Kristen Leigh Hildebrand and Laura Kathryn Hildebrand and loving great-grandmother of...
February 7, 2006
On February 5, 2006, SPURGEON St. CLAIR HESS of Fallston, MD. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Windle Hess. Devoted father of Donald St. C. Hess and his wife Susan S. Hess and Carroll W. Hess. Loving brother of Harold B. Hess. Also survived by five grandchildren Kevin S. Hess and his wife Charmian, C. John Hess and his wife Jennifer, Christopher B. Hess, Matthew S. Hess and Amy C. Hess and two great-grandchildren Nicholas S. Hess and Alexis N. Hess. Services will be held in Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Joppa, MD on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, Fallston, MD. Friends may call at the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., Bel Air, MD on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. and at the church Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Those who desire may contribute to Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 1012 Old Joppa Road, Joppa, MD 21085.