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Donald "Donnie" F. Anthony 
55, New Windsor
Donald ``Donnie'' Francis Anthony of New Windsor was killed Wednesday when his truck hit a tree on Sams Creek Road. He was 55.
Affectionately known as the mayor of Sams Creek, Anthony was born August 22, 1943, in Adams County, Pa., a son of the late Melvin and Anna Burns Anthony. He was the husband of Barbara Long Anthony, his wife of 35 years.
Anthony graduated from Frederick High School in 1961 and was a self-employed carpenter with B&D Contractors. He was also the owner/operator of a trash removal business in Frederick County, known as B&D Disposal. He, his wife and daughter drove for ARC of Carroll County for the past 11 years. He was also a member of Linganore United Methodist Church and Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1381 in Westminster.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Dana S. Kingan of New Windsor; son and daughter-in-law Donald F. and Sandy Anthony of New Windsor; son Michael A. Anthony and fiancee Karen of Union Bridge; seven grandchildren; and brothers Bernard A. Anthony of Union Bridge, James Anthony of Woodsboro and Robert Anthony of Berryville, Va. He was predeceased by son Mark Allen Anthony and brother Melvin Anthony Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral home in New Windsor with the Rev. Fred Eckhardt, Pastor Emeritus of Grace Luthern in Westminster, officiating. Interment will be in Linganore Cemetery, Unionville. The family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Frederick J. Hilker Jr.
70, of Sykesville
Frederick John Hilker Jr, 70, of Sykesville died Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at the Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown.
Born April 28, 1928, in Baltimore, he was the son of Frederick J. Sr. and Evelyn Craigh Hilker of Essex. He was the husband of Virginia Schisler Hilker of Sykesville.
A retired painting contractor, he also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving, in addition to his parents and his wife, are daughters Valerie Ann Hilker of Sykesville and Cynthia H. Fagen of Maryville, Tenn.; brother Alton Hilker of Pylesville; sisters June Franz of Parkville, Gloria Wade of Essex and Beverly Nirenberg of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Kenneth L. Myerly
78, of Hagerstown
Kenneth Leroy Myerly, 78, of Hagerstown died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.
Born may 10, 1920, in Union Bridge, he was the son of the late Charles Edgar and Maude Leamore Stultz Myerly.
He worked 20 years for Hagerstown Spring Works.
Myerly is survived by his wife, Loretta Kane Myerly, his wife for 52 years; sister, Annabelle Louise Myerly of Hagerstown; brothers Robert S. Myerly of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Joseph Fred Myerly of Greencastle, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one sister and five brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.
The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sterling P. Owings
76, of Hanover, Pa.
Sterling Pierce Owings, 76, of Hanover, Pa., died Tuesday at Hanover Hall Nursing Home in Hanover.
Born April 24, 1922, in Bloom, Md., he was the son of the late Earl Byron and Florence Frizell Owings.
He was the husband of Betty J. Coppersmith Owings.
He was a member of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Littlestown and was employed as a caretaker of the Long Arm Dam from 1954 until his retirement in 1987.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a sister, Belle O. Stickles of Gamber; a brother, E. Norman Owings of Hanover, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother Francis E. Owings.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wetzel Funeral Home, 549 Carlisle St., Hanover, Pa., with pastor William C. Karns officiating. Burial will be in the St. David's Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Hanover Branch, Greater York Area Chapter, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 106, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Dorothy V. Silsbee
80, of Sykesville
Dorothy Vandermade Silsbee, 80, of Sykesville, died Thursday, November 26, 1998, at Copper Ridge.
Arrangements by Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, on Md.32 in Sykesville, were incomplete Thursday evening.

Rev. Harold W. Thiedt
70, of Wapakoneta, Ohio
The Rev. Harold William Thiedt, 74, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Carroll County General Hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1924 in New York, he was the son of the late William and Hermina Wiese Thiedt. He was the husband of the late Martha Thomas Thiedt.
A semi-retired clergy with the United Church of Christ, he is survived by a daughter, Susan T. Ondercin of Sykesville; sons James Andrew Thiedt of Elida, Ohio, Donald Alan Thiedt of Savannah, Ga., and Larry Richard Thiedt of Wapakoneta, Ohio; sisters Carolyn Dunne of Great Barrington, Mass., and Catherine Thiedt of Tiffin, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Wapakoneta, Ohio, at a later date.
Local arrangements are being handled by Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

Carroll L. Walsh
72, of Hampstead
Carroll Leroy Walsh, 72, of Hampstead died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Carroll County General Hospital.
Born April 26, 1926, in Hampstead, he was the son of the late Charles and Bessie Rill Walsh. He was the husband of Virginia Myers Walsh, his wife for 52 years.
He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Hampstead, the Maryland Steam Historical Society, the National AACA and the Gettysburg AACA.
He is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws Wayne and Debbie Walsh, Ronald and Sandra Walsh, and daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Tom Corbin, all of Millers; brothers Sterling Walsh of Hampstead and Charles Walsh of Berlin; sisters Julia Gouge of Hampstead and Marie Treadway of Dunwoody, Ga.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, 10 a.m., at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main Street in Hampstead with the Rev. Richard Brown-Whale officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh United Methodist Church cemetery in Hampstead.
Friends may call Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3100 Shiloh Road, Hampstead, MD 21074.

Margaret A. `Peggy' Brown
50, of Owings Mills
Margaret Ann ``Peggy'' Brown, 50, of Owings Mills, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 27, 1948, in Gettysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Emily Smith Bangs of Westminster. She was the wife of Robert L. ``Bob'' Brown III.
She graduated from Westminster High School in 1966, and was a member of Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a certified emergency medical technician and IV tech. She attended Sacred Heart and St. Charles Catholic Churches.
Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are children Tina Marie Perna of Toms River, N.J., and Randy H. Brown of Owings Mills; sister Penny Bangs of Westminster; and stepbrother Thomas E. Bangs Sr. of Post Falls, Idaho.
She was predeceased by stepfather Wilbur T. Bangs.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. James D. Proffitt, associate pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glyndon, officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park.

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 Westminster Maryland College. He had previously worked at Tulley'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 will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster with the Rev. John V. DoBranski, as celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no public visitation.
Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster is in charge of arrangements.

James H. Dulany IV
57, of Westminster
James Heath Dulany IV, 57, of Westminster, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at home, after an extended illness.
Born June 19, 1941, in Baltimore, he was the son of James H. Dulany III of Tennessee and the late Dorothy Smith Dulany. He was the husband of Laura Ellen Brown Dulany of Westminster.
He attended William R. Boone High School in Orlando, Fla., class of 1960.
He was a veteran of the Marine Corps and served from 1960 to 1963. He was a real estate appraiser.
He was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church and Westminster Rotary Club since 1973, Maryland Association of Real Estate Appraisers, Maryland Board of Real Estate Appraisers and former board member of Board of Bowling Brook Home for Boys, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Westminster Development Corp., and he was on the founding board of the YMCA. He was the recipient of the Paul Harris Award in 1997.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters Rebecca Elaine Dulany of Reisterstown and Jocelyn Heather Dulany of Westminster; brothers Albert S. Dulany of Oregon and Howell L. Dulany of Tennessee.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. David Highfield officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gamber.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Rotary Foundation Inc., 405 Pleasanton Road, No. 31, Westminster, MD 21157 or to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, MD 21157.
The Carroll County Association of Realtors has also established a trust fund for his daughter Jocelyn Heather Dulany. Contributions may be sent to Carroll County Association of Realtors, Hunter Professional Center, Suite B, 908 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157.

Donald L. Brooks 
64, of Manchester
Donald Lee Brooks, 64, of Manchester, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1997, at his home. 
Born Feb. 8, 1997, in Alesia, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jessie Harris Brooks. He was the husband of Carolyn A. Pierschek Brooks. 
He retired from Harry M. Will, Inc., where he worked as a plumber. 
He was a member of the Westminster Moose. 
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Jeffrey D. Brooks of Glen Rock, Pa.; a daughter, Donna C. Seets of Columbia; a brother, Thomas Brooks of Manchester; sisters Mable Walker of Alesia and Gladys Hull of Manchester; and six grandchildren. 
He was predeceased by siblings Lawrence, Robert, Richard, and Arthur Brooks, Dorothy Weaver and Monza Green. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead, with the Rev. Robert Rock officiating. Interment will be in New Lutheran Cemetery, Manchester. 
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157. 

M. Fred Cooper 
91, of Reisterstown
M. Fred Cooper, 91, of Reisterstown, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at the Catonsville Commons Center from natural causes. 
Born Oct. 16, 1905, in Hampstead, he was the son of the late Samuel and Kate Resh Cooper. He was the husband of Virginia Griffin Cooper, and formerly Ruth Keir, who died in 1979. 
He was a 1925 graduate of Franklin High School, Reisterstown. He served with the 559th Anti-aircraft Battalion in Europe during World War II, where he saw action in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. 
He was a philanthropist and had worked for the Rand Corporation and the National Cash Register Corporation. 
He was a member of the Reisterstown Lions Club, where he provided scholarship funds for exceptional and needy students and was awarded the Melvin B. Jones Award; the Fourth District Democratic Club; the Reisterstown Businessmen's Association; the Reisterstown, Glyndon and Owings Mills chambers of commerce; American Legion Post No. 200, Hampstead; and Stone Chapel United Methodist Church. 
He was recognized as Citizen of the Year in 1990 by the Baltimore County Executives. 
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Henry Keir Cooper of Sykesville; stepchildren Ragan Griffin of Reisterstown, Steve Griffin of Catonsville, and Veronica Ann Eichelberger of White Hall; two grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. 
He was predeceased by brothers Melvin Cooper and Paul Cooper, and a sister, Kathryn Miller. 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Glyndon United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Finksburg. 
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Russell S. Enos 
82, of Randallstown
Russell S. Enos, 82, of Randallstown, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at his home. 
Born June 23, 1915, in Marriotsville, he was the son of the late Charles Thomas and Genevieve Orem Enos. He was the husband of Bertha M. Howell Enos. 
He was a retired auto and truck mechanic for Gulf Oil. 
He enjoyed gardening and sports. 
He is survived by daughters Shirley Palmer and Beverly Hall, both of Sykesville; a brother, Everett Enos of Randallstown; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
He was predeceased by brothers Guy, Wade and Roger Enos, and a grandson. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Randallstown Road, Randallstown, with the Rev. Kenneth Humbert, pastor of Mt. Olive 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. today and Sunday at the funeral home.

Murray E. Valentine 
23, of Westminster
Murray Edward Valentine, 23, of Westminster, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at his home. 
Born Sept. 4, 1974, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of Dale Alan and Wanda Louise Meadows Valentine of Keymar. 
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Taneytown. He was a 1992 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, where he was active in baseball, basketball and soccer. He pursued his love of soccer and baseball by playing on teams in the Westminster area. 
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are sisters Terri Louise Beard of Taneytown, Tonya Lee Moody of Westminster; maternal grandmother Margaret Meadows of Keymar; paternal grandmother Lucille Valentine of Rocky Ridge; devoted friend Angie Barnes of Taneytown; one nephew; one niece and many aunts and uncles. 
He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Murray Valentine and Edward Meadows. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Keysville Lutheran Church, Keymar, with the Rev. James M. Russell officiating. Interment will be in Keysville Union Cemetery, Keymar. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown. 
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Francis Scott Key High School Soccer Scholarship, Murray Valentine Memorial Fund, c/o F&M Bank, P.O. Box 489, Union Bridge, Md. 21791.

Rita M. Betz
76, of Charles Town, W.Va.
Rita Marie Betz, 76, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 26, 1921, in Pineville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late William and Lula Mae Hendrickson Baker. She was the wife of Harry Charles Betz, to whom she was married for 25 years.
She was retired as an electrical inspector from the AIL Company, Long Island, N.Y. She was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Donna S. Schoepfer of Mt. Airy; a stepson, Carl Betz of Farmingville, N.Y.; a sister, Marie Bussone of Indianapolis; brothers Junior and Walter Sutton, both of Indianapolis, and Martin Sutton of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va., with the Rev. Irvin S. Martin officiating. Interment will be at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Matthew Collins
35, of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Matthew Collins, 35, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died April 21, 1998, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Born in Trinidad, West Indies, he was the son of Harry Elliott and Rosetta Morales Collins of Manchester. He was the fiance of Fern Finerty.
He worked as an audio-visual manager at Omni International in West Palm Beach, Fla. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers Marlon Collins of Hampstead and Shawn Collins of Japan; sisters Esther Mae Smith of Finksburg and Lystra Millman of Manchester; seven nieces, and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead, with the Rev. Wharton Nicholson officiating. Interment will be in Hampstead Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The Rev. Reuben S.H. Holthaus
87, of Westminster
The Rev. Reuben S.H. Holthaus, 87, of Westminster, resident of Carroll Lutheran Village, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at his home.
Born Jan. 12, 1911, in Earlville, Iowa, he was the son of the late Joseph John and Ella M. Hartbecke Holthaus. He was the husband of Lucile Miller Holthaus.
He graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1932 with a bachelor of arts degree. In 1934, he graduated from Boston University Graduate School with a master of arts degree in biblical literature. In 1935, he graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a bachelor of sacred theology. In 1946, he received his doctor of philosophy degree from Boston University Graduate School.
A lifelong scholar, he also studied at the University of New Mexico, University of Hawaii, and also in Japan. He participated in six college Asian studies programs funded by the Ford Foundation with a concentration on China.
He was director of an National Defense Education Act Summer Institute in 1966 on China and Japan for public school teachers. Ordained as an elder in the Methodist Church in 1937, he was appointed minister of the (Methodist) Parish Church in Salisbury, Mass., from 1935-1942. From 1942-1946, he served as minister of the First Methodist Church in Rochester, N.H.
He was a principal and teacher of Spalding Elementary School during 1937 in Salisbury, Mass., and substitute teacher in several schools in that area. He was a professor and department chairman of philosophy and religion at the Western Maryland College from 1946 until his retirement. He was one of the designers of the Trends in American Thought course. After his retirement, he taught a few years at Carroll Community College as an adjunct professor.
He was a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion and the American Association of University Professors.
He sang in the Western Maryland College Choir, the Seminary Singers at Boston University, the Newburyport Choral Society, Newburyport, Mass., and was a member and past president of the Carroll County Choral Arts Society.
Active in the community, he was a packer for Meals on Wheels at the New Windsor Center, and was an active member of the Westminster United Methodist Church where he taught church school, Bible studies, and served on various committees.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Gay H. McCormick and Jonathan T. Holthaus, both of Westminster; sisters Coelo Shoemaker of Longmont, Colo., Viola Rigney of Raleigh, N.C., Letha Moon of Silver Spring; brothers Ray J. Holthaus of Colesburg, Iowa, and Carl Holthaus of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren, and 17 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 E. Main St., Westminster, with his pastor, the Rev. David A. Highfield, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Samuel Miller and the Rev. Jimmie Schwartz, chaplain of Carroll Lutheran Village. A private interment will be in Bixler's Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the Dr. Reuben Holthaus Scholarship Fund, c/o Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md., 21157.
Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, Westminster is in charge of arrangements.

George M. Hudson Sr.
78, formerly of Sykesville
George M. Hudson Sr., 78, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Sykesville, died Sunday, April 19, 1998, at Einstein Northern Division Hospital, after a short illness.
Born Feb. 13, 1920, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Regina Groomes and George Eugene Hudson. He was the husband of Vivian Mitchell Hudson, whom he married Oct. 15, 1966.
Raised by his mother and grandmother Annie Groomes, he attended Carroll County schools. He returned to Philadelphia in 1937 and worked with an uncle. Later, he worked at Sun Shipyard, and worked part-time with Frederick H. Levy, which was later acquired by Borden Chemical. The part-time job turned into full time. In 1981, he retired from there after 36 years of service.
He was a member of White Rock A.M.E Church of Sykesville and of Philadelphia, and attended Jones Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, where his uncle officiated.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Tyrone N. McCray, Gregory Peter McCray, Reginald Martin McCray, and George M. Hudson Jr.; a brother, William Hudson Sr. of Sykesville; a sister, Margaret E. Brown of Frederick; eight grandchildren; three aunts and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Friday at Upper Room Baptist Church, 7236 Ogontz Ave., Philadelphia.
Arrangements are by Alfonso Cannon Funeral Chapels, 2315-19 North Broad St., Philadelphia.

Granville M. Hyde
74, of Manchester
Granville M. ``Bud'' Hyde, 74, of Manchester, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at Longview Nursing Home, Manchester.
Born April 22, 1924, in New Windsor, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Virginia Hyde. He was the husband of Helen Howard Hyde.
In 1983, he retired from Black and Decker, U.S. Inc., after 35 years of service, and was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Phoenix, Md.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and James Howdyshell of Manchester; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Audrey Hyde of Manchester; a son, Rodney Hyde of Cockeysville; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 2325 York Road, Timonium, with the Rev. Jensen of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Poplar Hill Road, Phoenix, Md. 21030.

Catherine E. Joy
88, of Emmitsburg
Catherine Elizabeth Walter Joy, 88, of Emmitsburg, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Michael Manor Nursing Home, Gettysburg, Pa.
Born Nov. 8, 1909, in St. Anthony's, she was the daughter of the late Albert John Walter and Mary Josephine Hobbs Walter. She was the wife of Austin Lawson Joy, who died March 5, 1997.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary and she was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary.
Surviving are eight children: Patricia Ann Otto of Westminster, Barbara Jean Sanders, James Walter Joy and Thomas Eugene Joy, all of Emmitsburg, Mary Josephine Wivell of Columbia, Virginia Lee Johnson of Edgewater, Fla., Judith Elaine Smith of Gettysburg, and Vincent Wayne Joy of Del Mar, Del.; 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by brothers George Walter and James Edgar Walter, and by a sister, M. Alice Mason.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, April 20, 1998, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church with her pastor, the Rev. Michael J. Kennedy, as the celebrant. Interment was in St. Anthony's Shrine Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

Carl W. King Sr.
79, of Westminster
Carl W. King Sr., 79, of Westminster, formerly of Rosedale, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at his daughter's home in Westminster after an extended illness.
Born May 9, 1918, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Elmer and Jennie Schwarzman King. He was the husband of Theresa B. Fuchs King of Westminster.
He was employed as a foreman at Esskay in Highlandtown for 40 years until he retired in 1981.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the infantry in Germany. He enjoyed boating, crabbing, woodworking and airplanes.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Eileen M. Keenan of Westminster; a son, Carl W. King Jr. of Perry Hall; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills, with the Rev. J. Curtis King of the Church of the Open Door officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster.

Mary A. Pyle
94, of Taneytown
Mary Ann Pyle, 94, of Taneytown, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at the Carroll County General Hospital.
Born Sept. 27, 1903, in Americus, Ga., she was a daughter of the late William Cullen and Minnie Pearl Battle Jordan. She was the wife of David A. Pyle Sr., who died in 1977.
She was a member of the Messiah United Methodist Church, Taneytown.
Surviving are daughters Josephine Hunter of Taneytown and Patricia A. Recker of Plains, Ga.; a son, David A. Pyle of Finksburg; a brother, Rev. Linwood D. Jordan of S.C.; a sister, Grace Mayo of Montezuma, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, with the Rev. Laura Schultz officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Cemetery in Taneytown.
Friends may visit from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Ruthrauff
84, of Pikesville
Elizabeth Ruthrauff, 84, of Pikesville, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at the Sinai Hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are being made by the Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster. They are incomplete at this time.

Paul H. Sell Jr.
66, of Fairfield, Pa.
Paul Henry Sell Jr., 66, of Fairfield, Pa., died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at the Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa.
Born June 30, 1931, in Taneytown, he was the son of the late Paul Henry and Louise Zurgable Sell.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a lifelong amateur ham radio enthusiast.
He retired from the Carroll County Board of Education. Prior to that he worked for the Fedders Corp., Frederick. He also owned and operated Sell's TV in Taneytown for several years.
He is survived by sons Paul W. Sell of Westminster and John Paul Sell of Fairfield, Pa.; sisters Patricia Brown and Josephine Sell, both of Baltimore, and Jeanne Bialecki of Fairfield, Pa.; a brother, Thomas L. Sell of Langley Park; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, with the Rev. John Douglas officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Taneytown.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, Pa. 17603. Please include the name of the deceased.


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