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  • Eleanor M. Barnhart, hospital volunteer services director

    Eleanor M. Barnhart, hospital volunteer services director
    Eleanor M. Barnhart, former director of volunteer services at Sheppard Pratt Health System, died April 19 at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson of complications from dementia. She was 87. "She was for years considered to be one of the few...
  • Blues legend B.B. King, inspiration to generations of musicians, dies at 89

    Blues legend B.B. King, inspiration to generations of musicians, dies at 89
    B.B. King, the singer and guitarist who put the blues in a three-piece suit and took the musical genre from the barrooms and back porches of the Mississippi Delta to Carnegie Hall and the world's toniest concert stages with a signature style emulated by...
  • Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas

    Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas
    Errol Brown, the lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, has died in the Bahamas, his manager said Wednesday. He was 71. Manager Phil Dale said the singer, best known for hits "You Sexy Thing" and "It Started With A Kiss," died earlier Wednesday of liver...
  • Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94; actress often played women of authority

    Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94; actress often played women of authority
    When Elizabeth Wilson was growing up desperately unhappy in her grandfather's baronial, six-story home, she would sit alone on a sun porch and read fiction out loud, losing herself in the Ladies' Home Journal. "Mother was so savvy," she told Connecticut...
  • Oscar Carl Holderer, member of Von Braun's rocket team, dies at 95

     Oscar Carl Holderer, member of Von Braun's rocket team, dies at 95
    The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States after World War II and designed the rocket that blasted astronauts to the moon has died. Oscar Carl Holderer died Tuesday in Huntsville, Ala., his son, Michael...
  • Bob Rolder, Berwyn tavern owner, dies at 90

    Bob Rolder, Berwyn tavern owner, dies at 90
    Bob Rolder ran a neighborhood tavern in Berwyn for more than three decades, greeting customers by name as they walked through the door of the Friendly Tap along a stretch of Roosevelt Road now known as "The Veltway." He opened at 6 a.m. to accommodate...
  • Mystery writer Edward Wright, former Timesman, dies at 75

    Mystery writer Edward Wright, former Timesman, dies at 75
    Edward Wright, a journalist turned novelist who wrote an award-winning series of mysteries set in post-World War II Los Angeles, has died. He was 75. A former editor at the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, Wright died Friday at the Kaiser...
  • Morton J. 'Morty' Macks

    Morton J. 'Morty' Macks
    Morton J. "Morty" Macks, an influential and innovative developer who founded Chesapeake Realty Partners, which grew into the Baltimore metropolitan area's largest family-owned homebuilder, died April 30 at his Delray Beach, Fla., home of complications...
  • Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas

    Errol Brown, the lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, has died in the Bahamas, his manager said Wednesday. He was 71. Manager Phil Dale said the singer, best known for hits "You Sexy Thing" and "It Started With A Kiss," died earlier Wednesday of...
  • Ellen Albertini Dow, 'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny, dies at 101

    Ellen Albertini Dow, 'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny, dies at 101
    Ellen Albertini Dow could bust a rhyme with the best of them, but her life and Hollywood career were far richer than a single rap song. Dubbed the rapping granny, the longtime actress delighted audiences in the 1998 Adam Sandler film “The Wedding...
  • Ruth Rendell dies at 85; prolific English mystery writer

    Ruth Rendell dies at 85; prolific English mystery writer
    When the after-dinner speaker at a tennis club banquet clutched his chest and keeled over dead, one door slammed shut and another flew open for a young writer named Ruth Rendell. Reporting for a local newspaper, Rendell wrote an account of the gala...