Thursday, May 2, 2013
The volunteer firefighter who was was critically injured during the April 24 fire in Reisterstown died Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma. His funeral is set for Sunday.
It was a horrific fire April 24 that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was called to control. Volunteer firefighter Gene Kirchner, 25, and several others were searching the home at 19 Hanover Rd., trying to find a resident because "very, very agitated residents were screaming that someone was trapped," Baltimore County Fire Chief John Hohman said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. "Gene and others, they attempted to rescue the individual," Hohman said, calling the fire "horrific." Kirchner, a nine-year veteran of the company, died on Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma after spending eight days in critical condition. "Gene himself ended up being rescued from the second floor by his co-volunteers here at Reisterstown and two …
The 25-year-old is the second fatality from a house fire April 24 at 19 Hanover Road in Reisterstown.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.)--Volunteer Firefighter Gene Kirchner died Thursday afternoon at Maryland Shock Trauma, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. The member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire company was critically injured April 24 while doing a search during a house fire at 19 Hanover Rd in Reisterstown. "It is with deep sorrow and regret that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company announces the line of duty passing of Firefighter Gene Kirchner," according to a statement from the fire company. "Gene succumbed to his injures after an 8-day fight." Gene was a 9-year member of the fire company, and was a junior firefighter for 2 years, it states. "A full fire department funeral will be scheduled." A 58-year-old resident died …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Below are links to obituaries as listed by several funeral homes in Baltimore County.
Click on the name of the deceased to read the full obituary and/or to submit online condolences. Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Incorporated (Catonsville) Location: 1630 Edmondson Ave, Catonsville Phone: 410-744-8600 Thomas Shea Flynn died April 23. He was 81. Eleanor Lentz died April 22. Michael Anthony Trieber died April 21. He was 20. Selma E. Niemann died April 19. She was 88. John S. “Steve” Brown died April 19. He was 61. Frances E. Malat of Catonsville died April 19. She was 91. Craig Witzke Funeral Care (Catonsville) Location: 9 Newburg Ave, Catonsville Phone: 443-830-0310 No new obituaries listed at this time. Sol Levinson & Bros. Funeral Home (Pikesville) Location: 8900 Reisterstown Road …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Dundalk native and Perry Hall resident owned a commercial window-washing company in Dundalk.
Monday, March 18, 2013
David A. Mack, 77, of Edgemere was killed March 14, after he was struck by two vehicles on North Point Road in Edgemere.
A memorial service is set for David A. Mack, the Edgemere man who was killed in a pedestrian hit-and run crash in Edgemere March 14. Mack, who was declared dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel, was in the northbound lane of North Point Road near Delmar Avenue when he was struck by one vehicle and run over by a second, according to a preliminary investigation by Baltimore County police. Both cars fled the scene of the crash. A memorial service for Mack will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., according to a notice on the funeral home's website. The family requests that those desiring make memorial contributions in Mack's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The General Motors retiree died Feb. 1 at the age of 71.
Wednesday, February 20
Suddenly on Friday, Feb. 1, Richard Ivey Sasser Sr., 71, died. He was born April 18, 1941. He was the beloved son of the late Jesse E. Sasser Sr. and Nannie L. Vernon. He is survived by brother Ralph O. Sasser and sister Elouise L. Vaught and his Aunt Louise Bailey He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert E., Donald and Jesse E. Sasser, and sister Margaret L. Browning. Survived by former wife, Carole Richardson (nee Ruckle) and five children, Richard Sasser Jr., Betty Correll (Bill); Babara J. Fisher (Robert); James M. Sasser Sr. (Stephanie); and Tina M. Dennison (Jeff). Also survived by 17 grandchildren, Richard Sasser III, Jacob Sasser, James Sasser Jr., Amanda Sasser, Jesse Sasser, Ernest Fowler III, Alicia Craig, Lindsey Miller, …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Share your reaction to Earl Weaver's legacy in the comments.
Earl Weaver's sudden death at 82 years old has rocked the Baltimore area and baseball aficionados nationwide. Weaver died around 2 a.m. Saturday while on board an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. His wife, Marianna, was at his side when he succumbed to a heart attack, the New York Daily News reported. The news broke while many fans were headed to the Orioles' annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center, across the street from Camden Yards. Weaver's career and what he meant to Baltimore was on the lips of many fans and players. Weaver's No. 4 hung above the discussion panel stage, and his jersey was posted on the left side of the stage. Weaver's Baltimore Sun obituary described the Hall of Famer as a "cantankerous baseball …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The World War II veteran had also worked for Owens Yacht Co. in Dundalk.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Arbutus native John Coolahan served as the chair of the Baltimore County Delegation in 1973, 1975, and 1983 to 1986.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Friends said the Baltimore County Circuit Court judge handled some of the toughest cases in the state but was also known for her sense of humor and office pranks.
A lover of the law. A tough prosecutor. An office prankster. Friends said Judge S. Ann Brobst, a Towson resident who died Monday after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 59, was a combination of those characteristics. Over the course of 30-years, Brobst earned a reputation as a tough, whip-smart prosecutor that was belied by her diminutive stature and long blond hair. "She looked like she went to college on a cheerleader scholarship," said District Court Judge Leo Ryan, who worked with Brobst in the county state's attorney's office. "There was this dichotomy because despite the way she looked, she was a tough prosecutor." State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger worked with Brobst from 1982 until Shellenberger left the …