Dr. George Davis Martin, Jr., 64, of Wilmington, N.C. fondly nicknamed “Doc Wobblin” passed away suddenly, Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany to George Davis and June Anderson Martin, Dr. Martin grew up in Rumson, NJ and Towson, MD. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned a Bronze Star while serving in the Army in Vietnam, and then went on to the Pennsylvania School of Optometry. He started his practice in Huntersville and opened multiple Carolina Eye Care offices in the Charlotte area before relocating in 1995 to The Eye Care Center of Wilmington, NC. He retired in 2009 and enjoyed living his dream of traveling this country with his wife and friend Joanie D., their four legged “kids”; shelties, Harley Girl, Blu Boy and Beemer along with their feathered friends of 15 years, Ruby, Sugar, Ruby and Tonto.
George embraced life each day with zeal, had a quick wit and was always planning his next adventure. He grew up sailing and much of his life revolved around water activities. He established a love of motorcycling and became an avid long distance rider, highlighted by a ride from North Carolina to Alaska. George was an active participant in Rolling Thunder, a group dedicated to bringing home all American Prisoners of War and those Missing In Action, the Southern Cruisers who support St. Jude as well as the Carolina Coast Harley Davidson Chapter of Wilmington who support Toys For Tots and The Red Knights, (343 ride) honoring the firefighters who gave their lives in the 911 tragedy. In addition “Doc” participated in Angie’s Amazing Race” for cancer research and support held annually at Britt Motorsport who constantly advocates the causes of our community. A champion for those in need, he eagerly gave his heart and knowledge to his to patients whom became family to him. He worked in numerous events and activities to help his community and was a member of the Law Enforcement Center. As a Master shooter and a passionate proponent of gun safety, George routinely won target shooting competitions in his travels. George exhibited his love of family and a proud Patriotism for God and Country in everything he did.
He is survived by his wife, Joanie D. Martin; son, Lieutenant Commander Joshua G. Martin, USN; daughter Alyssa Martin Horne, son in law Matthew and grandchildren Caleb and Katrina; sister Lee A. Martin (Farmer); nephew Brian Farmer and wife Meredith; nephew Daniel Farmer and wife Jessica; many cousins; and countless friends.
Please come and join us in honoring his life at 6pm on September 22, 2012 at Britt Motorsports, 6341 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405. There will be an Honor ride at the conclusion of the service lead by the Patriot Honor Guard. All motorcycle riders are encouraged to participate in the precession to bring him home. “Doc Wobblins” motto was (TAG TAB ) Today is a gift and Tomorrow is a Blessing.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his honor to Rolling Thunder Chapter 3, The Christian Motorcycle Association and the Wilmington Chapter of the Red Knight in care of Britt Motorsports. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for all the love and support.
Additionally an article written by Marcy Cuevas: WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Friends say he loved motorcycles, being outdoors and traveling. And that’s how he died. Long-time Wilmington optometrist Dr. George Martin was killed in a crash yesterday in Missouri, leaving a community in mourning. “There will never be another person like Dr. Martin. It’s just truly a loss for everyone,” said Dr. Scott Sikes, a former coworker of Dr. Martin. “Larger than life” is how friends describe the Vietnam veteran. “He served his country and served his community well. Loved outdoor things, loved traveling, loved his motorcycle. He was an avid shooter, he was part of a gun club and a motorcycle club here,” Dr. Bonnie Fanelli said. “He just loved getting outside. Kind of a man’s man, you know?” Sikes and Fanelli worked with Dr. Martin at the Eye Care Center on Oleander drive. In 2009, Dr. Martin left the practice for health reasons and to enjoy retirement. To this day, his former patients would still ask how he was doing. “I think it’s a testament to him as a person, to his character,” Sikes said. “Just the fact he was so likable and liked by everyone.” Tuesday, Dr. Martin was killed, and his wife Joanie was injured when his motorhome rear-ended a semi trailer in Missouri. Used to seeing him stop by on occasion, coworkers will now have to deal with this permanent loss. “I feel like the community lost a great doctor and a profession as well,” Fanelli said. At last check, Joanie Martin was still in the hospital, but will soon return to Wilmington to make funeral arrangements.
On March 30, 2015, Stephen Marshall Ensor, Sr., of Baltimore, cherished husband of Jeanne S. Ensor (nee Gresko); beloved father of Bonnie C. Ensor, Stephen Ensor, Jr., and Aimee Chrest; devoted Pop Pop of Amanda and Zachary Ensor, and Joshua and Cassidy Chrest; loving father-in-law of Jeff Chrest, Dawn Ensor, and James Bangert; also survived by many relatives and friends. Stephen retired in 1992 from the Baltimore County Police Department K-9 Unit after 25 years of service. After retiring from Baltimore County, he went to work for Procter and Gamble, and Becton Dickinson. It was his nature to make lifelong friends from coworkers and acquaintances, because he was so caring. He loved yard work, growing tomatoes, and hydrangeas. He loved talking to and helping neighbors. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He was loved by everyone who knew him. Family and friends will honor Stephen's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, 8800 Harford Rd. Parkville, MD 21234 on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 7-9 PM and Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9PM. A funeral liturgy will be held 10AM on Monday, April 6, 2015 at St. Ursula Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road - Parkville. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens - Timonium. Memorial contributions may be made to The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Memory tributes may be sent to www.evansfuneralchapel.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?n=stephen-m-ensor&pid=174539860&fhid=18478#sthash.h0KqmIil.dpuf
William E. Gunther Jr., a grocery store produce manager and an Army veteran, died March 29,2015 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of a heart attack. He was 68.The son of William E. Gunther Sr., an insurance salesman, and Constance Collins Gunther, a homemaker, William Ennis Gunther Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Salisbury and Towson, where he graduated in 1965 from Towson High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Army, serving as a Green Beret stateside. He was an active member of Special Forces Chapter 26 in Baltimore.After being discharged, he worked in the early 1970s as a bartender at the Crease on York Road in Towson. He later worked in sales at the old Albert Gunther Hardware Co., a family business, on West Biddle Street and Maryland Avenue. At his death, Mr. Gunther was produce manager at the Whole Foods Market in Mount Washington. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for children in his East Towson neighborhood and working on home improvement projects.Mr. Gunther was a fan of the Orioles and Ravens. At his request, there will be no services. Mr. Gunther is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Charlyn "Sunny" Locke; two brothers, Christopher Gunther of Sykesville and Jeffrey Gunther of Midlothian, Va.; a sister, C. Patricia Scott of Palm Coast, Fla.; a stepsister, Christina Ruth of Houma, La.; and many nieces and nephews. 2 2015
On February 9, 2015, Emil Laird Kordish of Edgewood, MD; father of Emily J. and Melissa J. Kordish; dear brother of John Kordish of Skull Valley, AZ and Karen Lord of Sebastian, FL; step-son of Myra Kordish of Parkton, MD and son of the late Emil and Lucille Cromley Kordish. Services and interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baltimore County Police Department Survivor's Benevolence Fund.www.mwfuneralhome.com
Published in Baltimore Sun on Feb. 11, 2015
Harrison M. Naumann, Jr., 67, of Millsboro, DE passed away on June 23, 2014. He was a retired clerical worker in the banking industry. Services and burial will be private. Letters of condolence may be emailed via www.watsonfh.com.
Elizabeth M. Baylis (Tina Mack) On Tuesday, May 29th, Elizabeth M. Baylis, known to all as Tina, passed away after a brief and brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Her life will be celebrated with a service on Thursday, June 7th, at 3:00 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo. Tina was born on November 22, 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland. An identical twin and one of seven children born to Elaine and Joseph Mack, she grew up in the nearby town of Ruxton. On a family vacation in her teens, Tina visited San Francisco for the first time, and in 1969, she and her younger sister Millicent moved across the country to fulfill a dream of living there. They shared an apartment on Jones Street until Tina met her future husband, Butler (Buzz) W. Baylis. Tina and Buzz were married in 1971, and together, they moved to Corte Madera in 1976. Their daughter Sarah was born later that year, and a second daughter Katherine (Katie), was born in 1979. Tina and Buzz were married for 25 years. Tina was a lifelong community volunteer, aiding causes near to her heart and causes that touched her loved ones. After the death of her older brother Jerry to AIDS in 1988, she sought out the services of the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito and went on to became a volunteer at the Center, facilitating support groups for the grieving, in particular for children grieving the loss of a parent and people living with AIDS. She also provided one-on-one support for people with terminal illnesses, helping to usher them peacefully through the process of dying. In 1994, she was named Marin Volunteer of the Year, and in 1995, she was named California Volunteer of the Year, both honors given in recognition of her work at the Center. Tina had a natural curiosity: wherever her life intersected with an organization or a cause, she worked to learn all she could about it, and often, it became a new passion. She was the personal assistant to a local philanthropic family, and out of that work, she developed a deep devotion to the arts, particularly the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Ballet. Tina also had a remarkable skill for organizing and planning and a great eye for detail, which served her well in her professional life. She was passionate about financial education and financial independence for women, and she provided bookkeeping support to widows. She will be remembered as a loving mother, adoring grandmother, and ardent friend. She loved to travel and to hike on Ring Mountain, and she was a recent bicycling enthusiast, often seen cruising around the neighborhood with a grin on her face. She never missed an opportunity to wear a chic scarf. All who knew her will remember the joy she took in good food and wine, tending to her house, gathering her family, playing with her grandchildren, and getting into trouble with her twin sister. Tina is survived by her two daughters, Sarah Connolly of Reading, MA (married to James Connolly), and Katherine Caradec of Oakland, CA (married to Andre Caradec); grandchildren Millicent and Owen Connolly of Reading, MA; twin sister Toni Wizenberg of Oklahoma City, OK; brothers John Mack of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jody Mack of Snowmass, CO; nieces Molly Wizenberg of Seattle, WA (married to Brandon Pettit), Hillary Youngs of Issaquah, WA, and Meredith Mack of Oklahoma City, OK; nephew Jason Mack of Truckee, CA (married to Maura Mack); and grandnephew Declan Mack of Truckee, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents Elaine and Joseph Mack, brothers Jerome Mack and Christopher Mack, and sister Millicent Youngs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Center for Attitudinal Healing-North Bay at 19 Grande Paseo, San Rafael, CA 94903; or to Ring Mountain Preserve, care of Mr. Ron Miska, Marin County Parks, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 260, San Rafael, CA 94903 (checks should be made out to Marin County Open Space District, with "Ring Mt. Preserve-in memoryof Tina Baylis" in the memo line).
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from June 5 to June 7, 2012
John Cooper Cox , age 62, died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at his home in Selbyville. Born in Baltimore he was the son of the late John Morrow Cox and Madeline Mary Cooper Cox. Mr. Cox had been a computer specialist with the Montgomery County Board of Education. He had served in the Maryland National Guard and had been a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Baltimore. He is survived by his sisters, Morrow Ziff of Springfield, PA and Lynne Coles and her husband Neil of Houston, TX. There are several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Dept., 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 or the Maryland Coastal Bays, 9919 Stephen Decatur Hwy., #4, Ocean City, MD 21842. Published in Baltimore Sun on Sept. 29, 2010
Bruce Brooke Blottenberger, age 66, died Saturday March 30, 2013 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, MD he is the son of Doris Wicklein and the late Walter Blottenberger. He is preceded in death by a sister Arlene Clark. Bruce is survived by his life partner, John E. Meyers, Jr., and a brother, Wayne Blottenberger and his wife Erica; two nieces, Holly and Laura and a nephew Eric and a host of friends. Bruce loved to cook for Gail and Ron, the Monkey's Trunk and Father Cocucci.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday April 8, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Star of The Sea. Father Joseph Cocucci will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bruce's name to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD. 21802
BERLIN, Md. - Bette Lou Koehler passed on Jan. 6, 2012, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was the daughter of Cherry Groome and Sarah VanWinkle. She was 66. Memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 21, at noon, at Belvedere Free Baptist Church 286 Miller Road, Delta, Pa. Service of Comfort provided by Bennie Smith Funeral Home. www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com.
KANE , Catherine Ramsey On February 12, 2013 Catherine Ramsey Kane , of Bel Air, Maryland, beloved wife of John B. Kane, devoted mother of Dr. Adam R. Seipp and his wife Leslie Seipp, David O. Ramsey and his wife Dr. Stephanie Ramsey; loving grandmother of Rowen K. Seipp, Cora Catherine Seipp and Oliver K. Seipp; loving daughter of Dr. Wilbur O. Ramsey; loving sister of Martha David, Dr. Bennett Ramsey and Thomas Ramsey; daughter of the late Virginia Haile Ramsey. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Towson United Methodist Church, located at 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland. Visitation will begin at 10 AM with services at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, it is the wish of the family that donations be made to Greenebaum Cancer Center, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or Gilchrist Hospice Care, Inc., 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.com Published in Baltimore Sun on February 20, 2013 Note: Cathy's husband John Kane also graduated in 1965
I was making phone calls trying to locate classmates and I spoke to Mrs. Gill this evening, December 13, 2012. Sadly, her son, Charles "Chuck" Robert Gill passed away in 2004 of colon cancer. Mrs. Gill is in her 80's and still living in Towson.
Sadly we just heard of the death of Roland D. Ross who passed away on August 25, 2011.
WILLIAMS , Claire A. on December 21, 2011, CLAIRE ANN WILLIAMS (nee Conaway) beloved wife of Charles Robert Williams; dear mother of Elizabeth Ann Cook and Christine Ann Wieczorek; dear mother-in-law of Stephen D. Cook and Thomas F Wieczorek,III; dear grandmother of Nikolas, Leah, Emily and Jack Wieczorek; devoted sister of Carole Lee Hardesty; dear niece of Anne McKenney. Friends may call at the family-owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL HOME INC., 6500 York Rd. (at Overbrook) on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Published in Baltimore Sun on December 23, 2011
Sadly, on January 3, 2012, Peggy (Rigger) McClure Buckley passed away at the age of 64.
She was born on March 15, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland to Ira and the late Elizabeth Rigger. Peggy graduated from Towson High in 1965 and completed a degree in business from Strayer Business College. She also owned and operated Bon Voyage Travel; a Baltimore based travel agency since 1978. As a resident of Pasadena MD for 27 years, she loved her gardening, boating on the Bay, and spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by her husband of 6 ½ years , Ken Buckley, son Bryan Collier (Liz Chilton), her father, Ira Rigger (Yong), sisters, Betsy Lynch (Dick Campbell) and Kathy Angstadt, brother, Fred Rigger (Pam), step children Tricia McGrath (Michael) and Chris Buckley (Monica), her loving grandchildren, Benjamin and Rebecca Collier, Reagan and Corinne McGrath, and Madison, Brayden, and Carson Buckley. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 21 at 11:00 AM at Severn Covenant Church 20 Gambrills Rd., Severn, MD 21144. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Baltimore Washington Medical Center via www.bwmcfoundation.org with donation designation to Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department in memory of Margaret (Peggy) Buckley. Or, checks can be sent to BWMC Foundation, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 231, Glen Burnie MD 21061. For online condolences please visit www.stallingsfh.com
STEVENS ,Lillian Blanche On Thursday, October 6, 2011, LILLIAN BLANCHE STEVENS, age 96, at Edenwald, daughter of the late George Stevens and Carrie Storey Stevens of Nebraska; dear sister of the late Tunnard Stevens, Harriet Beahl and Kathleen Gordon. Survived by niece Sue Tews and her husband Wayne, nephew Steven Brashears and his wife Karla, both of Washington State. Also survived by nine great and great-great nieces and nephews. Miss Stevens was a teacher and supervisor of business education in Baltimore County Schools for 38 years. A memorial service will be held at Edenwald, 800 Southerly Road, Towson, MD on October 27 at 1 PM. Burial will be in Edison, NE and will be private. Contributions can be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association, David Peters, Treasurer, 1708 Goodview Road, Baltimore, MD 21234. Arrangements by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc. A side note from Cindy Gagliano Hutson: Ms. Steven's was my typing and shorthand teacher, and office practice teacher at Towson High School. She was the "one" teacher that made the difference in my life at Towson.
Mary Lou Griffiths (Nee Page), 63 died August 23, 2011 at the Gilchrist Hospice Center with her loving family surrending her. She was the devoted wife of the late Thomas Griffiths and devoted mother of Christina Brooks and Scot Griffiths and his wife Brenda. Loving grandmother of Lauren and Caleb. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 27, in Towne Baptist Church, 536 Trimble Raod at 11 A.M. Inurnment was private. Donations may be made in her memory to the Towne Baptist Church, 536 Trimble Road, joppa, MD 21085.
ADAM , James Edward On April 13, 2010, JAMES EDWARD ADAM, beloved son of the late John M. and Virginia B. Adam, loving brother of Joseph Adam, Virginia Morris, Sally Fritsch and her husband Marty, dear uncle of John Morris, Tracy Morris and Bethany Shipp. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home Inc., 9705 Belair Road (at Forge Rd) on Saturday, from 2-4 PM. Interment Private. Published in Baltimore Sun on April 15, 2010
GRUNDMAN, SR. , Robert "Bob" R. On July 18, 2011, ROBERT "BOB" R. GRUNDMAN, SR., of Parkville, previously of Glen Burnie and Grasonville. Beloved husband of Gail M. Grundman (nee Fennelly); loving father of Dolores A. Smith, John P. Kehs , James W. Kehs, Mark Jason Grundman and Robert Grundman Jr.; caring step-father of Bryce G. Riebel and Tena M. Mannion; loving brother of Phillip Grundman and Mary Lee Lake; cherished grandfather of nine and step-grandfather of one; adoring great-grandfather of one. He was predeceased by his late wife Dominica V. Grundman and his son John E. Grundman. There will be a gathering at the family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Hwy SE in Glen Burnie on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday at 10 AM at the Arundel Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Arundel Christian Church, Project 142: Stop Hunger Now, 710 Aquahart Rd., Glen Burnie 21061 or to the B&O Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 21223 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park.