Baltimore Sun : 2019-02-11

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OBITUARIES

6 OBITUARIES THE BALTIMORE SUN | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Index DEATH / LODGE NOTICES DEILY, SR, Kenneth Cope BAXTER Thomas (Tom) BECK Frances Mary DEILY, SR. Kenneth Cope LEUBA Lois MERSON Dorothy SCHAFER John THOMAS Joyce On February 7, 2019, Kenneth Cope Deily, Sr.; beloved husband of Marjorie Malloy Deily; devoted father of Kenneth Cope Deily, Jr and fiance Jeanene Lynn Stone and Janet Rene Marszalek and husband Joseph Robert; loving grandfather of Jessica Lynn Deily, Katherine Grace Marszalek and Ethan Daniel Marszalek. Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Rd., Rosedale MD 21237, with a visitation at Church from 10-11 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The B&O Railroad Museum, Development Office, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore MD 21223. On-line condolences may be left @ www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com TO VIEW DEATH NOTICES ONLINE VISIT BALTIMORESUN.COM MARYLAND’S ONLINE COMMUNITY http://www.baltimoresun.com OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE mobile.baltimoresun.com IN MEMORIAM LEUBA, Lois On January 29, 2019, Lois Reed Leuba passed away at Stella Maris hospice. She was the beloved mother of Timothy Leuba and his wife, Julie; cherished grandmother of Zoe and Alexander Leuba. She is also survived by loving cousins and dear friends. She was born in Monroeville, PA, in 1935 to Guilford and Margaret Decker Reed. She earned a BA at Westminster College of PA and MA degrees at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University. She dedicated her career to education, first, as a teacher, then, as a guidance counselor in the Baltimore County Public School system from 1963 to 1989. A marriage to Dr. Harald Leuba ended in divorce. Her body was donated to medical research. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at 11:00 am at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, MD 21204. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Towson Presbyterian Church, earmarked Adult Education. SNYDER, Mary Ann L. 02/11/1933 - 05/19/2012 Happy 86th Birthday. I miss your smile, laugh, hugs and love. I miss you. Angels and birds were my mom’s favorite things. May her spirit soar on a wing of a bird. By Mia. Love, your husband, kids, grand kids, great grand kid and pets! DEATH / LODGE NOTICES BAXTER, Thomas (Tom) On February 9, 2019, Thomas (Tom) K. Baxter, Esq. passed away peacefully. Born in Baltimore, MD on May 31, 1944, Tom was a graduate of Mt. St. Joe High School. He then graduated from The University of Maryland at College Park. After service to our country as a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard, Tom eventually went on to obtain his law degree from The University of Baltimore. Tom worked beginning at a young age and his places of employment included Hochschild’s, Sealtest, and Sentry Insurance. Eventually Tom worked for and retired from Nationwide Insurance. Nationwide was near and dear to Tom’s heart as his brother David and father J.E.J. both spent their work careers at Nationwide as very successful insurance agents. In addition, Tom had a private law practice on Leeds Avenue in Arbutus for many years. Tom was a beloved family man and spent every second he possibly could with them. Tom’s second love and passion was amateur ham radio. Tom received his ham radio license at a young age and went by the callsign K3MOV. He made contacts all over the world for the majority of his life. He is survived by his beloved wife, Angela M. Baxter (nee Daum), beloved son, Erick A. Baxter, Esq., beloved daughter, Mariangela T. Baxter and her husband J. Michael (Mike) Harris and beloved granddaughter Mickella Baxter Harris. He is also survived by his sister Diane Dingle and her husband William (Bill) Dingle. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Baxter (nee Eriksen), and father, J.E.J. (Jerry) Baxter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Baxter. Viewings will be held at Ambrose Funeral Home on 1328 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM. He will be laid to rest during a private ceremony at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will take place on July 13, 2019. TKB, TOMMY B, BAXTER T, POP POP, K3MOV, always wore Hawaiian shirts. If you have one please wear it in honor of him! In lieu of flowers, please take a moment to check out a book from your local library on Ham Radio or online at http://www. arrl.org/home. This is what he would have wanted. To the Ham Radio Community K3MOV, K3 Michael Oscar Victor, K3 Michigan Ontario Venezuela has signed off for the last time. Over and out. 73s. MERSON, Dorothy On February 9, 2019, Dorothy E. Merson, loving companion of 44 years to the late Carl Hoppe; beloved mother of Kenneth W. Merson, Sr. and his wife Lindsey, James Gordon Haskell, the late Sandra Lee Merson (Sauer) and the late Gilbert Ellwood Merson, loving grandmother of Kenneth W. Merson, Jr., Sandra Nicole Merson, Bobbi JoAnna Merson, Steven Merson, Riley Nicole Johnson, Daniel Joseph Gardner, Kimberly Haskell, Ricky Haskell, and Anthony Haskell. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale) on Tuesday 3 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment private. www.ruckfuneralhomes.com SCHAFER, John On February 9, 2019, John Stanley Schafer peacefully passed away. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Schafer (nee Smith); devoted father of Kimberly Foble and her husband Michael, Lisa Rose and Darlene Sigwart and her husband Raymond; loving grandfather of Amanda, Michael and Courtney Foble, Ashley Rose, John and Ericka Landeck. Family and friends may gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc. (9705 Belair Road Nottingham, MD 21236) on Tuesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may direct expressions of sympathy, in John’s name, to the Alzheimer Foundation. Online condolences may be left at: www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com THOMAS, Joyce On February 9, 2019, Joyce A. Thomas; beloved wife of the late Charles Thomas; devoted mother of David Thomas, Nancy Solis (Thomas) and Jeffrey Thomas, loving grandmother of Amy Solis, Cory Thomas, Scott Solis, Jillian Keiter (Thomas), Shawn Thomas and Chelsey Thomas; dear sister of Charles Earl Whelpley and wife Carol. Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Wednesday, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., and where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Parkwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Dr., Baltimore MD 21236. On-line condolences may be left @ www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com BECK, Frances Mary On February 8, 2019, Frances Mary Beck, age 103, of Joppa, MD passed away. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Michael Beck; devoted mother of Michael J. Beck (Darlene), Ernest M. Beck (Lynn), Frances M. Smith, and the late Charles Beck, Catherine Moore and Mary Jane Jones. Also survived by 19 grandchildren; 35 greatgrandchildren, and multiple great-great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held under the caring guidance of the family owned and operated McComas Funeral Home at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Joppatowne, MD on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10-11am at which time the Mass will follow. Interment will be at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens in Middle River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 540 Joppa Farm Road, Joppatowne, MD 21085. Condolences may be left on the guestbook at mccomasfuneralhome.com. “Free Obituary Alerts” For specific names, towns & more Sign up at: baltimoresun.com/obituaries NOTABLE DEATHS ELSEWHERE WALTER MUNK, 101 Dubbed ‘Einstein of the Oceans’ Walter Munk, a high-spirited scientist-explorer whose insights on the nature of winds, waves and currents earned him the nickname the “Einstein of the Oceans,” died Friday of pneumonia. Mr. Munk died at Seiche, his seaside home near the University of California, San Diego, a campus he helped make famous through decades of work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His death was announced by his wife, Mary Munk. “His legacy will be his passion for the ocean, which was endless,” she said. Mr. Munk was always in or around water, trying to figure out how waves broke, where currents moved and why changes in the ocean's makeup affected Earth's climate. He greatly improved surf forecasting, helping American troops land more safely during the D-Day invasion in World War II. He monitored a hydrogen bomb blast from a tiny raft in the early 1950s and was showered with radioactive fallout. He was endlessly curious about marine life, especially fish, and eventually had a weird one named after him. It was a species of devil ray that has an extraordinarily ability to leap out of the water — giving the impression that it can fly. Mr. Munk was born on Oct. 19, 1917, and grew up in Austria, where he shrugged off studies during his high school years to indulge his first passion: skiing. His parents later sent him to Columbia University, hoping he'd straighten out. “My mother gave me a tidy amount of money and said, ‘Do what you want,’ ” Mr. Munk said in a 2016 interview. “I bought a DeSoto convertible, drove to Pasadena and

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