| Apr 12, 2012
Horace Warren Davis Sr., a retired longshoreman and neighborhood and civil rights activist, died April 3 of a heart attack at Bon Secours Hospital.
The Edmondson Village resident was 80.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Mount Street, Mr. Davis was a...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:10 PM
A notable Bethlehem man donated $1,000 to Rick Santorum's presidential campaign in July. A few weeks later he gave the same amount to a Santorum foe, Jon Huntsman.
Fickle? No. Former CEO of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Curtis "Hank" Barnette just has a few...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Nancy Lee Murphy, a veteran Baltimore County Democratic legislator who served in Maryland's House of Delegates and Senate, died Dec. 30 of a heart attack at St. Agnes Hospital the day before her 82nd birthday.
"It was certainly sad news to end the year...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Stuart Halstead Dobson, a retired Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. executive and civil engineer, died Nov. 20 of a massive stroke at Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville.
The Stevensville resident was 76.
The son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. mechanical...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Dr. Edwin H. T. Besson, a retired pediatrician who was the former chairman of the St. Agnes Hospital pediatric department, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, Dec. 4 at his Ellicott City home. He was 85.
In a memoir, he...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Carey Howell Taylor, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager, died Jan. 27 of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 84.
The son of the superintendent of secondary education for city public schools and a homemaker, Mr. Taylor was born in...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:58 PM
In a ruling that's left Dundalk-area residents shaking their heads, a federal court has declared that recent owners of the century-old steel-making complex at Sparrows Point can't be made to clean up past contamination of surrounding waters.
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, a retired ironworker who during his nearly 50-year career worked on some of the nation's most notable bridges, died July 13 of pneumonia at his Loch Raven Village home.
He was 93.
The son of a construction superintendent and...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Cecil George Mateer, a retired machinist and Royal Navy veteran, died July 28 of pneumonia at Lorien of Bel Air. He was 90.
Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Mr. Mateer ran away to the sea when he was 13, and served onboard windjammers as a cabin boy....
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:36 PM
Mildred A. Wiest, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. operator, died Aug. 24 of heart failure at her Essex home.
She was 101.
The daughter of a fertilizer company worker and a homemaker, Mildred Hesse was born in Baltimore and moved with her...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Edwin F. "Eddie" Hauser, a decorated World War II veteran who landed at Normandy on D-Day, died Sept. 24 of kidney failure at his Ellicott City home.
He was 94.
Mr. Hauser was born and raised in Baltimore. His mother was a baker, and his father died...