November 16, 2003
Lillian H. Vansant, who owned and operated a Baltimore County dairy farm with her husband, died in her sleep Tuesday at Mays Chapel Ridge retirement community in Timonium. She was 97. Lillian Heiser was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Irvington neighborhood. She was a graduate of the State Normal School in Towson, now Towson University, and did graduate work at New York University. Mrs. Vansant began teaching in city elementary schools in the 1920s and later taught business education at Western High School.
November 14, 2003
On November 11, 2003, LILLIAN "Nana"; beloved wife of the late W. Kenneth Vansant; loving mother of Sally Souris Snell and the late Kenny Vansant. Also survived by his wife Darlene; cherished grandmother of Kelly Mays, Stacey Vansant, Maggi Souris, Molli Souris Lapinski and Millicent Souris. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY, INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium-Cockeysville, on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., and in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sweet Air, on Friday, November 14, 12 noon to 1 P.M., at which time funeral services will be celebrated.
January 27, 2003
Thelma Moffett Vansant, who began a more than 40-year teaching career in Kent County in a one-room schoolhouse at Cliffs City and was active in professional, community and church organizations, died Thursday at the Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. The longtime Chestertown resident, who was named the county's Most Beautiful Person in 1987, was 93. Born Thelma Moffett, she graduated in 1926 from Rock Hall High School and in 1928 from the State Normal School, now Towson University.
June 4, 1999
J. Stanley Paulus, noted advertising executive who helped create the "Charm City" and "Trash Ball" advertising campaigns in the 1970s, died Monday of colon cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 64 and lived in Phoenix.Mr. Paulus was senior vice president and creative director of VanSant Dugdale advertising agency, where his conceptual ideas resulted in many award-winning regional, national and international advertising campaigns for such clients as Black & Decker US Inc., US Airways, Roy Rogers restaurants and Nestle.
May 14, 1997
Phyllis B. Brotman, who started a public relations agency 31 years ago at her kitchen table, announced yesterday that she is merging the company with Gray, Kirk/VanSant, one of Baltimore's largest advertising agencies.Image Dynamics Inc.'s merger is intended to build Gray, Kirk/VanSant's public relations department while giving the smaller firm in-house access to technology and services that are becoming an increasingly important element of the industry.zTC Roger Gray, president of Gray, Kirk/VanSant, said he had heard that Image Dynamics was having preliminary discussions about a merger with another agency in Baltimore, and he approached Brotman.
November 20, 1996
The Baltimore advertising firm Gray, Kirk/VanSant has won a contract to represent Value Rent-A-Car, an account worth about $8 million in annual billings.Value will be the company's second largest client, behind Choice Hotels International. That account has annual billings of about $20 million.A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors, Value Rent-A-Car has offices in 49 resort locations around the country, with 35 sites in Florida alone."This is a big win for us," Roger Gray, president and chief executive officer of the advertising company, said in a prepared statement.