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Rosa Bauer
91, of Westminster
Rosa Bauer, 91, of Westminster, died Tuesday morning, April 28, 1998, at her daughter's home in Westminster. 
Born May 28, 1906, in Thalberg, Germany, she was the daughter of Franz and Mary Husteiner Neumueller. She was the wife of the late Karl Alois Bauer. 
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Westminster and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was the last surviving member of a family of 16 children. 
Surviving are daughter Antonia ``Betty'' Conklin of Westminster; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. 
Prayer services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis Street, Westminster, with the Rev. Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Conn., with the Rev. Christopher Ford officiating. 
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll Street, Westminster 21157. 

Virginia E. Burke
88, of Taneytown
Virginia E. Burke, 88, of Taneytown, died Tuesday, April 28, at Mariner Health of Forest Hill. 
Born Aug. 14, 1909 in Warfieldsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Anne Richter Rickell. She was the wife of James F. Burke, who died in 1959. 
For many years, she worked as a sales clerk at Buamgardner's Bakery in Taneytown. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Taneytown, a charter member of the Taneytown fire company ladies' auxiliary and a member of the Taneytown Senior Citizens. 
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Dale Sloop of Belair; sister Frances Easton of Westminster; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Frederick Street, Taneytown, with the Rev. Martin Feild officiating. Interment will be in Grace UCC Cemetery, Taneytown. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown. A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. 

Kimberly A. Combs
34, of Woodbine
Kimberly Ann Trotten Combs, 34, of Woodbine, died Monday, April 27, 1998, at her sisters home in Buckeystown. 
Born Jan. 4, 1964, in Bethesda, she was the daughter of Joseph and Carol Brigham Cantler. She was the wife of Lynn N. Combs. 
She was a member of Cornerstone Alliance Church, Winfield. She was a 1982 graduate of Frederick High School. 
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are parents Joseph and Carol Brigham Cantler of Keedysville; son Eric A. Combs of Woodbine; daughter Lindsey M. Combs of Woodbine; sisters Wendy Lewis of Buckeystown and Lisa Tritipoe of Frederick; grandparents; father- and mother-in-law; brothers; sisters; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and devoted friend Ann Johnson of Woodbine. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown with the Rev. Thomas George officiating. Interment will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Contributions may be made to the Combs family c/o Thompson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 18, Middletown 21769. 

Fred A. Day
73, of Woodbine
Fred A. Day, 73, of Woodbine, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at his home. 
Born June 3, 1924, in Frederick County, he was the son of the late William Earl Day and Pearlie M. Wright Day. He was the husband of Louise Mullinix Day. 
He was a builder for his own company, Fred Day Builders and a member of Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church in Woodbine. 
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are brothers Roy Day Sr. of Westminster, and Leo Day of Libertytown. 
He was predeceased by brothers William Ray Day and Francis Day. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, with the Rev. Leander Anske Jr., of Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church in Woodbine, officiating. Interment will be in Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Woodbine. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at the funeral home. 
Contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster 21157, or Morgan Chapel Carillons Bells c/o Evelyn Dayhoff, 6824 Woodbine Road, Woodbine. 

Shirley L. Holcomb
49, of Westminster
Shirley L. Holcomb, 49, of Westminster, formerly of Wainville, W.Va., died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Carroll County General Hospital, after a brief illness. 
Born May 16, 1948, in Wainville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Elsie Marie Snider Holcomb. 
She was of the United Methodist faith, a homemaker, and nurse's aide for Curry Home Care in Westminster. 
Surviving, are son Jason Curry of Westminster; daughter Sabrina Curry of Westminster; brothers David and Hurshel Holcomb, both of Gowen, W.Va.; sisters Opal Stem and Norma Holcomb, both of Cowen, W.Va., Ada Short of Central, S.C., Marie Ross of Gainesville, Fla., Verma Holcomb and Erma Holcomb, both of Camden on Gauley, W.Va., and Beatrice Mollohan of Upper Grade, W.Va.; one grandchild, eight nieces and nephews, and devoted friends Arthur Curry, Mary Asher, June Wagner, and Audrey Dailey, all of Westminster. 
She was predeceased by brothers Erney, Ernest, and Buster Holcomb; and sister Barbara Holcomb. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Halo United Methodist Church near Cowen, W.Va. with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating Interment will be in the Holcomb Cemetery, Lost Run, Cowen, W.Va. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Adams Funeral Home, Va. 20, Cowen, Va. 

Louise M. Sanner
70, of Baltimore
Louise Mamie Sanner, 70, of Baltimore, formerly of Annapolis, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at St. Agnes Hospital, after a brief illness. 
Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Martinsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Cora Stone Clark. She was the wife of John E. Sanner, who died in 1973. 
Surviving are sons Charles Sanner of Jessup, David Sanner of Glen Burnie, Denver Sanner of Gibson Island, the Rev. Sherman Davis of King George, Va.; nine brothers and sisters; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by daughter Wanda Lee. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, with the Rev. Sherman Davis, the Rev. Bill Wilson and the Rev. Virgil Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville. 
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Brandon E. Tignor
14, of Granite
Brandon Edward Tignor, 14, of Granite, died suddenly, Monday, April 27, 1998, near his home in Woodstock. 
Born Sept. 12, 1983, in Woodlawn, he was the son of David R. Sr. and Mary Ann Pickett Tignor of Granite. 
He was a ninth grade honor roll student at Randallstown Senior High School. He was a motor cross racer, a musician, an artist, and a mechanic. 
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers David R. Tignor Jr. of Finksburg, Gregory A. Tignor of Glen Rock, Pa., Brian K. Tignor of Sykesville, and Steven B. Tignor of Granite; sister Connie M. Bettendorf of Charlotte, N.C.; grandmother Freda H. Tignor of Sykesville; great-grandmother Julia Yohn Pickett of Randallstown; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, with Mr. Richard Taylor of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Berrett officiating. Interment will be in Springfield Cemetery, Sykesville. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Robert D. Adams Jr.
57, of Eldersburg
Robert David Adams Jr., 57, of Eldersburg, died Monday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Carroll County General Hospital. 
Born Aug. 14, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Snell Adams. He was the husband of Marion J. Adams of Eldersburg. 
He had been a general manager for Wendy's Restaurants for several years, most recently at the Eldersburg location. He was a member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church, Sykesville, where he had been a lay speaker and church cook. 
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Mark E. Adams of Jessup, David Adams of Lanham, and Steve Wise of Baltimore; daughters Sheila D. Prophet, Saundra L. Williams and Paultee E. Williams, all of Baltimore; brother Thomas Adams and Carl Adams, both of California; sister Carol Adams of California; 20 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by son Anthony Adams. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, River Road, Sykesville, with the Rev. Brian Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville. 
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church. 
Arrangements are by Haight Funeral Home, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. 

Virginia L. `Ginny' Carver
88, of Finksburg
Virginia Lee ``Ginny'' Carver, 88, of Finksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Countryside Protective Care, Hampstead. 
Born Sept. 14, 1910, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Harry Daniel and Lelah Johnson Heubeck. 
Surviving are son John Roland Carver of North Carolina; daughter Margaret Mae Law of Prescott, Ariz.; adopted son John McKinney Carver of Manchester; sister Margaret Wheeler of Finksburg; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester, with the Rev. Philip Tocknell of Greenmount United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville. 
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Ralph E. Coarts
76, of Upperco
Ralph E. Coarts, 76, of Upperco, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Carroll County General Hospital, after a brief illness. 
Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William C. and Florence Baker Coarts. He was the husband of Charlotte A. Brillhart Coarts. 
He retired from the position of vice president of Alexander and Alexander Insurance Brokers in 1977. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was involved in several invasions. An active Christian all of his life, he was the past president of the Glyndon Community Bible Class and owned and operated the Christian Book and Gift Mart in Reisterstown for nine years. He was a member of Reisterstown Baptist Church. 
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Charlene Lee Hughes and son David E. Coarts, both of Upperco; sister Ida Hoggard of Newport News, Va.; and six grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, with the Rev. Joe Traynham of Reisterstown Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Beatrice I. Hamilton
91, formerly of Sykesville
Beatrice Irene Hamilton, 91, formerly of Sykesville, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Beaver Medical Center, Brighton Township, Pa. 
Born April 24, 1907, in Abbott, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Holly G. and Margie R. Hefner Cutright. She was the wife of Charles W. Hamilton, who died in 1987. 
She had been a psychiatric aide for the state of Maryland, and was a member of the Monacoest Free Methodist Church, Manaca, Pa. 
Surviving are son Lester Hamilton of Monaca, Pa.; daughters Mary Ellen Wandell of Westminster, Patricia Adams of Akron, Ohio, and Mildred M. Kidd of Los Angeles; sisters Gay Crites and Evelyn Simons, both of Buchanon, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
She was predeceased by son Charles D. Hamilton and sister Ruby Shoulders. 
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, with the Rev. Charles Bennett officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Bernice E. Ohler
82, of Baltimore
Bernice Elizabeth Ohler, 82, of Baltimore, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. 
Born March 22, 1916, in Middle River, she was the daughter of the late Orlando Wythe and Jenny L. Smith Pond. She was the wife of the late Joseph Baumgardner Ohler. 
Prior to her retirement, she was a hostess at Haussner's restaurant, Baltimore. 
Surviving are brother Clarence E. Pond of Finksburg; and sister Clemmia V. Doolin. 
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road, Baltimore, with the Rev. Gerry F. Rickel officiating. Interment will be in Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore. 
Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Joseph B. Ohler
81, of Baltimore
Joseph Baumgardner Ohler, 81, of Baltimore, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. 
Born March 19, 1917, in Emmitsburg, he was the son of the late Russell and Edith Baumgardner Ohler. He was the husband of the late Bernice E. Ohler. 
He was a retired electrician from Wilson Electric Co. 
Surviving are brothers Paul, J. David, and Russell Ohler; and one cousin. 
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road, Baltimore, with the Rev. Gerry F. Rickel officiating. Interment will be in Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore. 
Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Edith M. Shipley
85, of Marriottsville
Edith Mae Shipley, 85, of Marriottsville, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at St. Agnes Nursing Center in Ellicott City. 
Born Dec. 11, 1913, in Howard County, she was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Nettie Mullinix Sullivan. She was the wife of Russell Milton Shipley. 
She was a homemaker for most of her life, and was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Marriottsville. 
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters Loretta Mae Shipley of Marriottsville and Ruth Annette Fisher of Sykesville; sister Blanche Slagle of Baltimore; brother Herbert Sullivan of Glenelg; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by sister Rosalie Oland and brother Stanley Sullivan. 
A funeral service was Nov. 25 at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. The Rev. Edward Voorhaar officiated. Interment was in Mt. View Cemetery, Howard County. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, Md. 99, Marriottsville, MD 21104. 

John J. Spenner Sr.
63, of Hanover, Md.
John Joseph Spenner Sr., 63, of Hanover, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at North Arundel Hospital, after an extended illness. 
Born Oct. 19, 1935, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Robert Joseph and Catherine Elizabeth Engels Spenner. He was the husband of Leila Robinette Spenner. 
He was employed in the field of aluminum fabrication, working for Liskey Aluminum from 1958 to 1987, and Bettinger West/Nello Wall Systems from 1987 to 1998, where he served as a shop leader. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union, and had served as financial secretary of District 8, Local 7070, for more than 20 years. He was a past ambulance driver with the 104th Medical Battalion of the Maryland National Guard and a scout master for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed spending time at his second residence in Shellsburg, Pa. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and leather crafts, and worked with computers. 
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughters-in-law John and Pam Spenner of Hampstead, Steven and Lynn Spenner of Baltimore; daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Howard Neugebauer of Pasadena, Sharon and Michael Waters of Edgewood, and Barbara and Henry Jones of Baltimore; sister Dorothy Kowalski of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 169 Riviera Drive, Riviera Beach, with the Rev. Charles Klein officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Baltimore.

Helen M. Chappell 
77, formerly of Reisterstown
Helen Margaret Chappell, 77, of Tennessee, formerly of Reisterstown, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Lynchburg Nursing Center.
Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Gladys Leland Jones.
She was a retired hospital secretary.
Surviving are daughters Kathleen Powell of Tullahoma, Tenn., and Jeanne Losco of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; sister Althea Ritter of Reisterstown; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, with the Rev. Dave Miller officiating. Interment will be private.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Baltimore First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Berrymans Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

LeRoy C. Christman 
70, of Westminster
LeRoy Charles Christman, 70, of Westminster, formerly of Taneytown, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 27, 1999, at Carroll County General Hospital, after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 28, 1928, he was the son of the late LeRoy Charles Christman Sr. and Ann Deihl Ware. He was the husband of Marie Lewless Christman.
Prior to his illness, he was employed as a food service director for Western Maryland College. He had previously worked at Tully's Restaurant in Westminster. He enjoyed cooking and woodworking. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons James S. Christman of Girdaville, Pa., Frances L. Christman of Iowa, and Justin C. Christman of Westminster; daughters Cynthia L. Piergallini and Jackie E. Donnelly, both of West Chester, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was predeceased by daughter Patricia Christman.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated Jan. 30 at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster, with the Rev. John V. DoBranski, as celebrant.
Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Gladfelter 
73, of Hanover, Pa.
Mary M. Gladfelter, 73, of Hanover, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Brethren Home Nursing Center, New Oxford, Pa.
Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Glenville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Jennie Huggens Cooper. She was the wife of Charles E. Gladfelter who died July 21, 1980.
She was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, Brodbecks, Pa., Grangeville Fire Co., Pennville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, York County Fireman's Association, Hanover Eagles Club, as well as the local and national American Association of Retired Persons.
She was a graduate of Glenville High School and Thompson Business School. She retired from Sieck Floral Products, which was formerly Cremer's of Hanover, with over 15 years of service.
Surviving are daughter Nancy C. Monath of Westminster; sons Donald L. Gladfelter of Hanover, Pa., Robert A. Gladfelter of Thomasville, Pa., Richard E. Gladfelter of Hanover, Pa., Kevin C. Gladfelter of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
She was predeceased by sister Clarice Dubs in 1985.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, Pa., with her pastor, the Rev. George O. Butz, officiating. Interment will be in St. Jacob Stone Church Cemetery, Brodbecks, Pa.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Good Samaritan Fund of the Brethren Home, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350, or the Pennville Volunteer Fire Co., 604 Frederick St., Hanover, PA 17331.

Howard H. Gosnell Sr. 
87, of Westminster
Howard Hanson Gosnell Sr., 87, of Westminster, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Carroll County General Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born March 3, 1911, in Carroll County, he was the son of the late William Edward and Olga Jane Conaway Gosnell. He was the husband of Emma Mae Smith Gosnell, his wife of 62 years.
He was a member of Westminster Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the choir and the camping group. He was a member of the Westminster Kiwanis Club, Gamber Senior Friendly Group and Coachmen Camping Group. He was formerly active in PTAs at various Carroll County schools. He was a volunteer at Carroll County General Hospital, Carroll County Farm Museum and Meals on Wheels. He was a dairy farmer for most of his working life, then was head custodian at Westminster Middle School for 12 years prior to his retirement in 1978. He was also employed part time at the Brethren Service Center, New Windsor.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Dorothy E. Gosnell of Westminster; sons and daughters-in-law Howard H. Jr. and Janice Gosnell of Randallstown, and Donald E. and Carol Gosnell of Columbia; foster son Harry J. Turner of Westminster; sister Rhoda Wine of Bridgewater, Va.; brothers Joseph B. Gosnell of Greenville, Ohio, Fred A. Gosnell of New Windsor, and Wilbur S. Gosnell of Glen Arm; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Ralph Edward Gosnell; daughter Nancy L. Friend; sisters Esther Royer, Mary Heffelfinger and Virgie Barrows; and brothers Herman, James, Walter R. and John W. Gosnell.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Church of the Brethren with his pastor, the Rev. Scott E. Duffey and the Rev. Walt Wiltschek, associate pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sams Creek Cemetery, New Windsor.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, New Windsor, and from noon until time of services Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Church of the Brethren, Bond Street and Park Place, Westminster, MD 21157.

Helen O. Hinman
84, of New Windsor
Helen Onieda Hinman, 84, of New Windsor, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements by Hartzler Funeral Home, New Windsor, are incomplete at this time.

Charles R. Hubatka III
70, of Finksburg
Charles Robert Hubatka III, 70, of Finksburg, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 1, 1999, at Carroll County General Hospital after an extended illness.
Born March 16, 1928, in Elizabeth, N.J., he was the son of the late Charles Robert Jr. and Doris Althea Paley Hubatka. He was the husband of Dorothy Samuels Hubatka, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on Jan. 29, 1999.
Prior to his retirement in July 1987, he had been employed for 34 years as a senior engineer for Westinghouse in Linthicum, being licensed in both mechanical and electrical engineering. From March 1946 to September 1947, he was a corporal in the Army Air Corps, serving as a radio man in World War II. He was a member of Westminster VFW Post No. 467 and a supporting member of the Pride of Baltimore. He and his wife were foster parents to 20 pre-adoptive infants through the Maryland Children's Aid Society.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Charles Robert Hubatka IV of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Richard Thomas Hubatka of Baltimore; daughter Linda Marie Boggs of Millers; brother Allan Lee Hubatka of Carey, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a great-grandson.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, with the Rev. Earl E. Gray Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 550, Westminster, MD 21158.

Thelma I. Kelly
91, of Reisterstown
Thelma Iola Kelly, 91, of Reisterstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at the Baptist Home of Maryland/Delaware.
Born May 21, 1907, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsie Momberger. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Kelly Jr.
She was a salesperson with Singer Sewing Machine.
Surviving are son Jerry D. Kelly of Reisterstown, one niece and one granddaughter.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, with the Rev. Rick Gordon Cash officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Baltimore.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Baptist Church, 1401 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093.

Myron T. `Joe' Upperco
78, of Westminster
Myron T. ``Joe'' Upperco, 78, of Westminster, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Look About Manor, Westminster.
Born Aug. 15, 1920, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Jesse and Mary Ruth Taylor Upperco. He was the husband of Emma Crumbacker Upperco, who died in 1992.
He graduated from Hampstead High School and was retired from the Chessie Railroad System. He also worked at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel for many years as an attendant.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the LST 660 plane carrier.
He was a member of Westminster Church of the Brethren. He was a member of the former Civitan Club, was on the Board of the Meadow Branch Cemetery, was a member of Carroll Post 31 American Legion, Molesville Farm Post 467 VFW, Door to Virtue Lodge 46 A.F. and A.M., and Westminster fire department for 41 years.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Lina and Steve Ferguson of Uniontown; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and devoted friend Barbara Lindsay of Westminster.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, with his pastor, the Rev. Scott Duffey, officiating. Interment will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery, Linwood.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A memorial service by the Westminster fire department will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Fire Department, P.O. Box. 357, Westminster, MD 21157.

Mercedes J. Volkert
75, of Marriottsville
Mercedes June Volkert, 75, of Marriottsville, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Northwest Hospital Center.
Born Feb. 2, 1923, in Catonsville, she was the daughter of the late Eston and Ruth Healey Mercier. She was the wife of Howard M. Volkert Sr. of Marriottsville.
She had been a homemaker for most of her life. She was a past president of the Sykesville-Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Carroll County Ladies Fire Department Auxiliary. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Sykesville Post No. 223. She was also a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Community, Eldersburg.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons Howard M. Volkert Jr. and Robert B. Volkert, both of Sykesville; daughters Veronica J. Waters of Catonsville, Linda Lee Ray of Richmond, Mo., R. Elsa Morrison of Westminster and Pamela J. Spampinato of Marriottsville; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Eldersburg, with the Rev. Patrick Tonry, S.M., as celebrant. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sykesville-Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department, Sykesville, MD 21784.


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