January 27, 2008
Veteran real estate appraisers have complained bitterly for years about loan officers' demands that they fudge and inflate numbers to allow mortgage deals to close. But now a California appraiser has filed suit against the country's largest thrift institution, Washington Mutual Bank, charging that she was blacklisted for refusing to provide favorable appraised values despite declining market conditions. The suit by Jennifer Wertz comes just two months after the state of New York sued an appraisal management company, First American eAppraiseIT, for allegedly giving in to pressure from Washington Mutual to inflate property values for loan applications -- thereby contributing to continuing mortgage market losses.
March 5, 2006
EDWARD A. WERTZ, 79, of N. Ft. Myers, FL, passed away January 22, 2006. He was born November 12, 1926 in Baltimore, MD. He has resided in Pine Lakes Country Club since 1990. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard ship in the Pacific from 1944-1946. He worked as a carpenter for many years and was employed by Noxell Corp. as a building maintenance supervisor. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. Mr. Wertz is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Gloria L.; daughters, Kathy, Donna and Robin (Ken)
October 18, 2005
Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson brings his stripped-down sounds to the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, tonight at 7. Matt Wertz is also on the bill. Tickets are $12 through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. FYI Susan Reimer has the day off. Music critic Tim Smith is on assignment. Their columns do not appear today.
December 18, 2004
On December 16, 2004, KAY F. WILSON, of White Hall, MD; wife of Donald B. Wilson; mother of Donna Kim Powers-Reichard and Diane K. Manifold; daughter of the late Orville R. and the late Kathryn D. (nee Small) Wood; sister of Lucian Rebert; grandmother of Kathryn D. Powers-Carter, Kadie K. Wertz, D. Chadwick Hess and Julia Kay Powers; great-grandmother of D. Russel Carter, III and Elizabeth Madison Wertz. A Funeral service will be held at 11 A. M Monday, December 20 at J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second Street, New Freedom, PA. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, York, PA. Friends may call at the mortuary on Sunday from 4 to 6 P.M. and on Monday from 10 to 11 A.M.
December 10, 2004
On December 9, 2004, VIRGINIA A. (nee Kuszmaul) of Lutherville, beloved wife of the late Harold Wertz, Sr., devoted mother of Harold "Frosty" Wertz, Jr., and his wife - Deborah, loving grandmother of Christopher, Mallory and Cailey. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY, INC., 10 W. Padonia Rd., (at York Rd.), Timonium-Cockeysville, on Sunday from 3 to 6 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, December 13, at 11 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
October 12, 2004
On October 7, 2004, DAVID T. CISSIN "RUSTY", beloved son of the late Emily and Bob Cissin, first husband of Kathleen Carrier Cissin, loving father of Christina Cissin Wolf, father-in-law of Shawn, grandfather of Eric and Joseph, loving brother of Roberta Cissin Wertz. Memorial Services to be established.