Obituaries

Obituary: Viola ‘Vi’ Frances Schafer

PERRY HALL, MD—An iconic member of the Perry Hall community has passed.  Viola “Vi” Schafer died on November 2, 2022. “‘Vi’ was a beloved member of our Perry Hall community, and the Schafer family was key to its development after the Second World War,” said Councilman David Marks on Friday. “The original library was located on land owned by the family, …


Obituaries

Longtime Perry Hall resident who gave guided tours of Baltimore dies

PERRY HALL, MD—A retired Baltimore teacher who gave guided tours of the city has died. Wayne R. Schaumburg, a longtime Perry Hall resident, enjoyed giving walking tours of Green Mount Cemetery and tracing the path of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 by bus and foot.  He died of pancreatic cancer this week at his home in Ocean View, Delaware. …


James Uhrin, Perry Hall resident known as ‘Traffic Jam Jimmy,’ dies at 65

PERRY HALL, MD—A local icon has passed. James Uhrin, known by many as “Traffic Jam Jimmy,” has died at 65 years of age. The Perry Hall resident died of a heart attack, his family says. Uhrin was also the voice of Mondy the Seamonster on the “Captain Chesapeake” show on WBFF-TV in the ‘70 & ‘80s. Uhrin frequently guided commuters …

Obituary: Charles ‘Chuck’ Leroy Marks

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Charles “Chuck” Marks reached the end of his life’s journey on April 22, 2022. He leaves behind his loving and caring wife, of 51 magnificent years, Gloria; and son, David, 5th District Councilman, Baltimore County. Also, two fantastic grandchildren, Nicholas Wyatt Marks, age 18, and Madeline Elise Mae Marks, age 13, whom he cherished dearly. He was predeceased by …

Dorothy Hinnant, unofficial ‘Mayor of White Marsh,’ dies at 87

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A local icon has passed. Dorothy Hinnant died early Sunday morning with her family by her side. She was 87 years old. Hinnant was known by many as the unofficial “Mayor of White Marsh.” Known for her love of God, love of White Marsh, and advocacy of both, she served as President of the Lorelely Beach Community Association for …

Baltimore County Police Department mourns passing of former police chief

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has announced the passing of former Police Chief Cornelius J. “Neil” Behan. For 17 years, Chief Behan oversaw the Baltimore County Police Department. Behan once said, “My management style is to direct people toward an idea and let them develop the how-to. One, they can do it better than I can do it, and …

Funeral for community leader Gladys Friedel to be held this Saturday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Gladys Friedel , Girl Scout Volunteer Service Unit Manager for the Perry Hall, White Marsh, and Kingsville areas will be laid to rest this Saturday, October 16 at 12 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Fullerton (8420 Belair Road). Scouts, former scouts, and leaders are invited before Mass to participate in an honor guard for Friedel bringing her into …

Navy Helicopter Crash: Maryland woman among 5 sailors killed

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A Maryland woman was among five sailors who were killed in a U.S. Navy helicopter crash on August 31st. The Navy has released the names of the five Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 crewmembers who died when their helicopter crashed into the sea: The names of the deceased are: Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, …