John Russell Aikin, 18, of Shady Side, died Nov. 19, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Aikin was born Sept. 4, 1983, in Annapolis and attended Shady Side Elementary School, Southern Middle School, Chesapeake Christian Academy and Southern High School.
He was an all-star player with Heroes Lacrosse.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in West River and the United Youth Council and a former member of Cub Scout Den 853 in Shady Side.
His interests included skateboarding, animals, lacrosse and football.
Surviving are his parents, Susan and Charles Eisel of Edgewater and Charles "Rusty" Wellman and Darlene Wellman of Huntingtown in Calvert County; two brothers, Charles Bruce Eisel III of Edgewater and Christopher M. Finlay of Huntingtown; two sisters, Tiffany M. Wellman and Crystal Sue Finlay, both of Huntingtown; and his grandparents, Elizabeth and Barry Aikin of Shady Side.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hardesty Funeral Home, 905 Galesville Road, Galesville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 Owensville Road, West River. Burial will be in Woodfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, Annapolis Area Intergroup, 169 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Constance Edith Calkins, 78, of Annapolis and previously a resident of Westfield, N.J., for 44 years, died of natural causes Nov. 16, 2001 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Calkins, also known as "Connie," was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Mineola, N.Y., and attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in the early 1940s.
She worked at Curtis Publishing Co. in New York before her marriage in 1955 to Dr. Donald M. Calkins. Dr. Calkins died in 1995.
She was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield and enjoyed playing bridge. An active volunteer, she was a member of the Senior Auxiliary of the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, N.J., the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library and the Westfield Day Care Center Auxiliary.
She is survived by one son, Bruce A. Calkins of Elkridge.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Chapel of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Arrangements are by Hardesty Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 North, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Joyce Mae Griswold, 61, of Berlin in Worcester County and formerly of Cape St. Claire, died Nov. 17, 2001 at her home after a brief illness.
Mrs. Griswold was born in Blooming Grove, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Enos and Rose Anna Wahl Gregory.
She worked in food service for many years. While in this area she was active in civic affairs, including with the Broadneck Jaycees. She also enjoyed travel.
She moved to Berlin about a year ago.
Surviving are her husband, Grafton Harry Griswold; two sons, Robert Griswold of Round Hill, Va., and Richard Griswold of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Rosemary Walter of Inwood, W.Va., and Rachel Miller of Hanover; two grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Gregory of Valatie, N.Y., and Clarence Gregory of Nassau, N.Y.; and two sisters, Joan Pajak of Nassau and Doris Gregory of Waccabuc, N.Y.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Burbage Funeral Home, 108 William St., Berlin, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Gerri Harrison, 337 Winters Quarters Drive, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.
Grace Marie Hunter, 85, a resident of Annapolis for 70 years before living at Mariner Health of North Arundel for the past 2 years, died Nov. 18, 2001 at the nursing home in Glen Burnie after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Hunter was the owner and operator of the former Naval Academy Flower Shop in Annapolis.
She was born May 23, 1916, in Baltimore, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Eastport. Her interests included reading and crocheting.
She was the widow of Victor Hunter and the mother of the late Clifton B. Wayson.
Surviving is a nephew, Edward Owen Wayson Sr. of LaQuinta, Calif., whom she raised; two great-nephews; four great-great-nephews; and one great-great-niece.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Sr., where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lothian.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 North, Gambrills, MD 21054.
Elizabeth Dewald Knowles of Tracys Landing died of natural causes Nov. 17, 2001 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. She was 102 years old.
Born on Aug. 19, 1899, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Knowles graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1922, becoming one of the first women lawyers in the country. She began her career in her husband's law firm in Detroit, and moved to Washington, D.C., during World War II, where she served as an attorney in the War Department.
After World War II, Mrs. Knowles practiced law with her husband and son at the firm they opened in the Bowen Building on 15th Street in Washington.
The Knowleses returned to Michigan in 1955 when her husband became the chief counsel of the Exello Corp.
An accomplished artist, she attended classes at the Corcoran Museum School and continued to paint both landscapes and still lifes into her 90s. She remained a lifelong supporter of the arts.
She was a member of the Bloomfield Hills Women's Club in Michigan.
With the death of her husband, Miles, a decade ago, Mrs. Knowles returned to the Washington area to live with her daughter, Helen E. Moore of Tracys Landing. She was an active member of the South County Senior Center in Edgewater.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son, Myles H. Knowles of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service and visitation will be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road in Bowie.
Peter H. Pincoffs, 74, a retired Westinghouse radar engineer, died of cancer Oct. 24, 2001 at the Heritage Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Annapolis.
His wife, the former Julia Bell Chalfant, 73, died of a brain tumor at their Severna Park home on March 23 of this year.
Born in Baltimore and the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Maurice Pincoffs, Mr. Pincoffs attended the Gilman School and graduated from the "A" course at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in June 1946. He then served two years in the Army Medical Corps in Fairbanks, Alaska.
After returning to Baltimore in 1948, he entered Cornell University, graduating in 1954 with an electrical engineering degree.
He worked briefly for the Bendix Corp. in Baltimore and then for Westinghouse until retiring in 1993.
A homemaker and volunteer, Mrs. Pincoffs was born in Korea, the daughter of Dr. Archibald Chalfant, a medical missionary, and Julia Merriken Chalfant. She received a bachelor's degree from Goucher College.
The Pincoffs were married in February 1951 and moved to West Severna Park in 1956. They were active in their church, the Unitarian Univeralist Church of Annapolis, devoting many volunteer hours to projects vital to the growth of the organization. He was also an avid sailor and enjoyed racing their sailboat on the Severn River and taking weekend cruises on the Chesapeake Bay.
The couple took several trips to Europe with the Elderhostel program, most recently in June 2000.
Surviving are their daughter, Katharine Pincoffs of San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Pincoffs was the brother of Susan Tippett of Baltimore and Mrs. Pincoffs was the sister of Daniel S. Chalfant of Harrisonburg, Va.
A memorial service for the couple will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road.
Funeral services for Mary Joann Smith, 71, of Fairfax, Va., were held Nov. 14, 2001 at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home in Dunkirk.
Mrs. Smith, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Nov. 10 at Inova Nursing Center in Fairfax after a lengthy illness.
Born in Washington to the late John C. and Martha H. Lichel Shinholser, she was a 1947 graduate of McKinley Technical High School. After moving to Fairfax, she became involved in her children's activities include Cub Scouts, softball and bowling. She was a member of the Rosary League of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and a lifetime member of the auxiliary and a Pink Lady at Fairfax Hospital.
An avid bowler, she won many bowling trophies.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard M. Smith, and a daughter, Nancy Smith.
Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Carlin of Ashburn, Va.; two sons, John "Jack" Smith of Fairfax and Joel A. Smith of Conway, S.C.; two sisters, Kathryn Tauber of Annapolis and Marti Milone of Easton; one brother, John Shinholser of Richmond, Va.; and her companion, Eric Endress of Woodstock, Va.
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Nola Van Meter
Nola Louisa Van Meter, 85, a Glen Burnie resident for 66 years and formerly of West Baltimore, died of natural causes Nov. 19, 2001 at her Millersville home.
Born Nov. 20, 1915, in Baltimore, Mrs. Van Meter worked at the former Hausner's restaurant in Baltimore and the Read's Pharmacy in Glen Burnie. She also worked for many years on the family farm.
A homemaker, she enjoyed making dresses, canning, baking, sewing, gardening and animals.
In 1936 she married William H. Van Meter, who died Sept. 23, 1994. She was the mother of the late Willam L. Jones.
Surviving are one son, Lee Van Meter of Glen Burnie; three daughters, Elizabeth A. Drury of Millersville, Mary V. Lowman of Glen Burnie and Norma A. Long of Florida; one brother, Vernon Herd of Trappe; 21 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 tonight, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapois Road, Gambrills. Burial will be in Glen Haven Cemetery in Glen Burnie.
Dorothy Marion de Graffenreid "Dot" Aldridge, 83, of Gambrills and formerly of Riverdale, died of natural causes Nov. 18, 2002 at her home.
Mrs. Aldridge was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Washington, D.C., where she attended Eastern High School. She worked for the Government Printing Office.
She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Crownsville. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and was a guardian with Jobs Daughters Bethel No. 1 in Washington. Her interests included sewing and crocheting.
In 1941 she married Frank E. Aldridge Sr., who died in 1998.
Surviving are one son, Frank E. Aldridge Jr. of Annapolis; two daughters, Patricia L. McGrath and Cheryl A. Benton of Gambrills; three sisters, Elizabeth Webb of Front Royal, Va., Ramona Gasper of Potomac and Patricia Briel of New Carrollton; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was the mother of the late Dorothy M. Lonaberger and sister of the late William and Duncan deGraffenreid.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1110 St. Stephens Church Road, Crownsville. Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 750 Twelve Oaks Center, 15500 Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, MN 55391.
Betty Margaret Hairston Quick, 65, of Brandywine and formerly of Annapolis, died Nov. 17, 2002 at her home after a six-month illness.
Mrs. Quick was born Aug. 6, 1937, in North Carolina. At one time she worked as a registered nurse at a medical facility in New York.
Her husband, Eugene Martin Quick, died Nov. 30, 1998.
Surviving are four sons, Steve Hairston of Virginia and Martin, Denny and Michael Quick of Bowie; three daughters, Lynette Washington of the Kettering area of Prince George's County, Valerie Phillips of Prince Frederick and Nicole Barnes of Bowie.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. Arrangements are by Reese and Sons Mortuary.
Barbara A. Atkinson, 64, of Arnold, died of pneumonia Nov. 16, 2002 at the Annapolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born March 13, 1938 in Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Atkinson was a longtime resident of Millersville before her move to Arnold.
She was retired from the National Security Agency.
Her husband, John E. Atkinson, died in 1996.
Mrs. Atkinson enjoyed sewing and crafts.
She is survived by two brothers, Richard A. Witcher of Arnold and Wayne Witcher of Biglerville, Pa.; and two nephews.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.
Edna Sue Wirtz, 73, of Herald Harbor in Crownsville, died of complications from cancer Nov 19, 2002 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Wirtz was born Oct 6, 1929, and raised in Chase City, Va., the daughter of the late Edward C. and Ada D. Kibler Davis.
After she married Harold E. Wirtz Jr. in 1952, they moved to Herald Harbor. Mr. Wirtz is now deceased.
She drove a school bus for 10 years for Anne Arundel County public schools. She was very active in community activities, was very family-oriented, and enjoyed cooking for others, her family said.
Surviving is a daughter, Sandra Wirtz of Laramie, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Trudy Nicholson and David Wirtz; the sister of the late Harold L. Davis; and the grandmother of the late Brian Nicholson.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery in Glen Burnie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hope House, P.O. Box 546, Crownsville, MD 21032.
A'Niayah Nicole Devonshire, 6-year-old daughter of Ty'Kitra R. Jacobs of Annapolis and Anthony D. Devonshire of Buffalo, N.Y., died Nov. 11, 2001 at the home of her grand-parents, Beverly A. and Robert B. Jacobs, in Annapolis after a lengthy illness. The cause of death was sickle cell disease.
"Niayah" was born in Baltimore on Oct. 14, 1995, and was a first-grader at Walter Mills-Parole Elementary School. She had a graduation certificate from the Head Start Program, a kindergarten diploma and a certificate of bravery given by North Arundel Hospital.
Formerly of Glen Burnie, she was a member of Mount Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnold. She liked modeling in her mirror, riding a small motorcycle, drawing and dancing.
In addition to her parents and grandparents, she is survived by one sister, Ty'Niajah B. Devonshire of Annapolis; her other grandparents, Debra and Reginald Smith of Baltimore; and her great-grandmothers, Laura E. Herold of Arnold and Ruth Haggins of Buffalo.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow with a Christian wake at 6:30 p.m. and funeral service at 7 p.m. at Mount Calvery United Methodist Church, 1236 Jones Station Road, Arnold. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Reese and Sons Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sickle Cell Association of Maryland, 1111 Park Ave., Suite 108, Baltimore, MD 21201.