February 17, 2005
On February 14, 2005, JOHN FRANCIS WICKHAM SR.; beloved husband of Ruth Vollmer Wickham; devoted father of Patricia Warrington, Nancy Kelbaugh, Elizabeth Jane Coakley, Donald J. Wickham, Dorothy A. Wickham, Mary Frances Dolbashian, Michael O. Wickham and the late John F. Wickham Jr. Also survived by 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be offered Friday 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Church (Govans)
September 26, 2005
On September 22, 2005 EMMANIOLKALATHAS, born in New Kensington, PA and raised in Greece, succumbed to cancer. Beloved husband of the late Estella Jean (nee Clark); dear father of Ed Warrington, Merle Vickers, Nicholas Kalathas, Christopher Kalathas and Trina Madani; dear brother of Andrew Kalathas. Also survived by numerous loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Trisaghion Service will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (Beltway Exit 26A) on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Kalathas will lie in state in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation (Maryland Ave. and Preston St.)
January 26, 2006
On January 24, 2006, JOSEPH CARL WHITAKER, Jr., of Churchville, MD, beloved husband of Cindy Whitaker (nee Kohoskie). Devoted father of Joseph Whitaker III, and his wife Danielle. Loving son of Joseph Carl and Jane Arlene wilfong Whitaker, Sr. Brother of Carolyn V. Du Vall and Camellia W. Warrington. Also survived by his grandmother Lillian Dahmer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Harve de Grace, MD, on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. Interment will be in Bel Air, Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD. Friends may call at the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, Abingdon, MD, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Those who desire may contribute to the American Heart Association, POB 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058.
November 8, 2007
JAMES GIBBONS LONG, of Fredericksburg Va, formerly of Baltimore, Md, West Haven, Ct and Southampton, Pa, at home surrounded by his family on November 3, 2007, after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. Son of James G. Long (Barbara) and the late Kathleen M. Long; father of Mary E. Kwenda(Maxwell N.) and Kathleen Long; brother of Kathleen L. Messing (Robert J.), Mary Elizabeth L. Ganucheau (Edmond F.), William P Long (Paula) and the late Teresa; grandfather of Madiro K. and Maita S. Kwenda.
October 4, 1994
Edwin White Obrecht, a retired tobacco company executive and philanthropist, died Sunday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 79.He retired in 1968 from J. F. Obrecht Tobacco Co., a wholesale tobacco distributor and cigar-maker founded by his grandfather in 1886. He began as a salesman during the Depression.From 1920 to 1940, the top-selling cigar of the Light Street company was the Pride of Catonsville, later called the Caton. The cigar had a pierced end, and Mr. Obrecht created the cigar's slogan: "Don't Bite Me, Just Lite Me, I've a Hole in My Head."
July 28, 2001
In the Region Wyman Park plans to repurchase up to 20,000 more shares Wyman Park Bancorp. Inc. said yesterday that it plans to repurchase up to an additional 20,000 of its 822,490 outstanding shares in the open market. Ernest A. Moretti, company president, said the board of the Lutherville-based banking company approved the repurchase program in view of the stock's current price level and the strong capital position of the its subsidiary, Wyman Park Federal Savings & Loan Association.
August 12, 1997
Annie Turner: The day of the funeral service for Annie Turner was incorrectly stated in yesterday's editions. The service will be held at 11 a.m. today at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.The Sun regrets the error.Annie Turner, a custodian in the Baltimore public school system for more than 30 years, died of cancer Friday at Maryland General Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 71.Mrs. Turner joined the school system in 1961 and worked at several schools, most recently at Edmondson Westside High School, from which she retired in 1994.
January 7, 2002
John David Schapiro, the former owner of Laurel Race Course who was credited with bringing a global touch to thoroughbred racing in the United States, died Saturday from heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 87. In 1952, Mr. Schapiro introduced at Laurel the Washington D.C. International, a turf race crafted to bring together the world's best horses. England's Wilwyn won the inaugural event, and the International became an important fixture on U.S. and foreign racing calendars before it ended in 1995.
March 29, 1992
SOMETHING MANY ENJOYEDEditor: You provided tremendous enjoyment to many when you published the Feb. 16 Way Back When ["Totally Teen"].I say "many" because I am 63 years old, still married, mother of seven, grandmother of 18, and great-grandmother of one. We have all enjoyed the Feb. 16 issue. I am one of the girls in the picture on the bottom, right side. I don't know who sent the picture in, but I'm glad you chose it.Some responses from grandchildren: "Grandmom, is that Grandpop you're dancing with?"
October 20, 1996
FORT WASHINGTON -- Rosecroft Raceway celebrated its richest night of the season last night, playing host to the $500,000 Maryland Sire Stakes Night of Champions for Maryland-sired horses.As expected, the star of the show was 2-year-old pacing filly Sanabelle Island, who ran her record to 15-for-15 lifetime with the victory over archrival Perfected.Steve Warrington drove the winner, who covered the mile distance in 1: 57 1/5.In the 3-year-old filly pace, Stretchmark completed a two-year sweep of her divisional sires finals, winning for driver Eddie Davis in 1: 56 1/5.Favorites dominated the Showcase of Champions, with only one winner longer than 2-1 in the wagering.