Showing posts with label Carroll Co Schools Westminster HS Class 1971. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carroll Co Schools Westminster HS Class 1971. Show all posts

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Linda Louise Shafer, Westminster High School class of 1971, July 24, 1953 - June 27, 2017



Sadly, our Westminster High School class of 1971 classmate, Linda Louise Shafer, passed away on June 27, 2017.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, colleagues, loved-ones and friends. She will be missed.

Linda Louise Shafer of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Westminster, MD, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017, after a long illness.

She was born on July 24, 1953, to Lindsay and Louise Shafer of Westminster, MD. After graduating from Westminster High School in 1971, Linda attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in 1975. She received a Master of Divinity in 1979 from the Union Theological Seminary in New York and, later, a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1994 from American University in Washington, DC.

She served as Deacon, Elder, Associate Pastor, and Pastor in the United Methodist Church, Baltimore-Washington Conference, from 1979 to 1989.

From 1989 to 2011, Linda was engaged in research project leadership, review, and analysis in the fields of education, health, and human services, most recently with the American Institutes for Research.

Linda had a strong calling to serve others, but her greatest joy and commitment was to her son, Arkee. She was also a very generous, loyal, and supportive friend. Linda's favorite pastimes included cake decorating, knitting, reading, and singing in her church choir.

In addition to Arkee, Linda is survived by her brother Larry and his wife Pamela Shafer of Westminster, MD, her brother Lee and his wife Donna Shafer of Big Piney, WY, and eight nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate Linda's life will be held at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Linda's name to the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912.



Sadly, our Westminster High School class of 1971 classmate, Linda Louise Shafer, passed away on June 27, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211412332677591&set=a.10203968656950350.1073741840.1040426835&type=3&theater
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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Westminster Md. Sr. High School Class of 1971 classmate Melvin Warren Heartley, Sr., 63

Westminster Md. Sr. High School Class of 1971 classmate Melvin Warren Heartley, Sr., 63

Dru Ann Boyd Click and I have been messaging back and forth, and we have bad news for our classmates at Westminster High School – especially the class of 1971. Melvin Warren Heartley, Sr., 63, of Falling Waters, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Berkeley Medical Center.

The obituary does not have a picture of Mel. Let me grab one from the yearbook….


Obituary for Melvin Heartley Sr.

Melvin Warren Heartley, Sr., 63, of Falling Waters, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Berkeley Medical Center.

Born Dec 6, 1953, in Riverdown, MD, he was the son of the late Fred Howell Heartley and Grace Elizabeth Smith Heartley.

He was a construction supervisor for Dan Ryan Builders.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene M. Heartley; his children, Melvin W. Heartley, Jr. and wife, Brandy, Eric Heartley and wife, Tiffany, Melanie Heartley, and Fred Heartley; four grandchildren, Rhiannon, Becca, Hunter, and Blake Heartley; three brothers, Martin Heartley, Gary Heartley, and Glenn Heartley; and one sister, Eve Fisher.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00PM at the funeral home with eulogy reading by Melanie Heartley. Interment at Rosedale Cemetery.

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According to Dru Ann Click, who attended the funeral, “Just got back from WV and the most unusual funeral ever - all Pink Floyd Songs. Total service was 10 min. Sang ‘Wish u were here’ at grave side. Family all had on Pink Floyd T shirts.”

You know that sounds like our class. Just saying….

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(Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff) The Westminster High School Class of 1971 extends our sympathy and condolences to the friends, family and loved-ones of our classmate Mel. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time.

Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

May memories of happy times sustain us, the support of family and friends comfort us, and may God's love embrace you and your family and bring you peace.

Praying for you and your family. So sorry for loss. You and the family are in our prayers. We are all singing:



Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skys from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heros for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.

Wish you were here.
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Guy W Sholl, 86, passed away Friday, January 6th, 2017


Westminster High School Class of 1971 classmate Rebecca Melinda Sholl Cromwell’s father Guy W Sholl, 86, passed away Friday, January 6th, 2017.

Guy W Sholl, 86, passed away Friday, January 6th. Memorial services will be held at Harvest Church of God, 605 Westminster Pike, on Saturday, January 21st. Visitation from 2-4pm and 6pm with the service at 7pm. Guy was born in Hanover, MD in 1930 and resided in Owings Mills, MD. Guy is survived by his wife of 8 years, Lida, 6 daughters, 1 step-daughter, 19 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He loved to sing and praise his Lord and is with him now. We will be reunited.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Douglas Edward Menchey, 63, a member of the Westminster High School Class of 1971


Douglas Edward Menchey, 63, a member of the Westminster High School Class of 1971 https://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/12/douglas-edward-menchey-63-member-of.html

Douglas Edward Menchey, 63, resident of Hampstead, Maryland, died Thursday, November 24, 2016. He was a member of the Westminster High School Class of 1971. He was born September 13, 1953

Douglas Edward Menchey
September 13, 1953 ~ November 24, 2016 (age 63)

Douglas Edward Menchey, 63, resident of Hampstead, Maryland, died in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House from complications from cancer.

Born September 13, 1953 in Gettysburg, PA, he was the son of E. Naomi (Halter) Menchey of Taneytown and the late Charles Edward Menchey. He is survived by his significant other, Laurie J. Bostic.

Doug graduated for Westminster High School Class of 1971. He was previously employed by Menchey Construction Company, and currently was employed with the Carroll County Public School System maintenance department. He enjoyed NASCAR, NHRA, and carpentry. He especially enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren; joking around with the guys in the shop; sharing good times with friends; and spending time in his favorite chair with all his kitties. He loved his diet coke, Yuengling beer, ice cream, lifesavers, and the movie Blazing Saddles. Doug was a good dad, friend, and mentor and will be dearly missed by all.

Surviving in addition to his mother and significant other are sons, Bryan Menchey of Manchester, Dan Menchey and wife Nicole of Kennedyville, and Justin Menchey of Hampstead; grandchildren, Brady, Daniel and Debra Menchey; sisters, Deborah Bean and husband James of Westminster and Dorothy Diehl of Hanover, PA; nephews, Randy Diehl, Jimmy Bean, and Bradley Diehl; former spouse, Carol Menchey of Dundalk; and furry feline “Radar”. He was predeceased by his 1st wife, Debbie Hudgins.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 91 Willis Street, Westminster with Rev. Eric Marstellar officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Silver Run. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Doug’s family wishes to publicly Thank Dr. Lentz and Dr. Kruter and the nurses and staff of CCU West, IMC South, and Dove House for the care and attention given to him and his family in the short time he was there.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave, Westminster, MD  21157.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Carroll Hospice
2920 Stoner Avenue, Westminster MD 21157
Tel: 1-410-871-8000




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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bob Lewis. Westminster High School Class of 1971 classmate died Sept. 5, 2015

Bob Lewis. Westminster High School Class of 1971 classmate died Sept. 5, 2015
Robert Alan Lewis, age 62 of Westminster, died Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster after an extended illness.

Born February 9, 1953 in Danville, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Gladys Simonton Lewis. He was the husband of Robin J. Lewis of Westminster.

He had been a police officer. He enjoyed collecting trains and was a member of the Westminster Elks. He was a devoted family man.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters and sons-in-law Heather and Alex Webb of Lutherville, and Jenny and Zac Dancy of San Diego, CA, brother Thomas W. Lewis II and his wife Laurie of Mt. Airy, sisters-in-law Sherry Hirth and her husband Wayne of Baltimore, and Bettie Modrak and her husband John of Hampstead, cousin Barry Lewis and his wife Roberta of Sunbury, PA, grandson Paul Webb of Lutherville, devoted friends Sheri Bitzel, Jeff Cardwell, and Tim Jones, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dankmeyer Prosthetics & Orthotics, Attn: Mark Hopkins, 825D N. Hammonds Ferry Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090-1355.

Online condolences may be offered at www.haightfuneralhome.com

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shannon Michael Corey, 60, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2014. He was a member of the Westminster High School Class of 1971

I just learned the sad news from a classmate that Mike Corey passed away last year...

Shannon Michael Corey, 60, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2014.
He was a member of the Westminster High School Class of 1971

Shannon Michael Corey, 60, of Spring Township, passed away unexpectedly in The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, on March 1, 2014.

He is survived by the love of his life, Theresa (Bijold) Corey. They were married for 37 years.

Born in Yale, MI, on June 20, 1953, he was the son of the late Shannon Abraham and Hildreth Denise (Berryhill) Corey.

Shannon was a graduate of Westminster High School and earned his Project Management Sixth Sigma Black Belt.

He retired from Amtrak in December, 2012 and was employed as an information technology manager for Ace Insurance Company, Philadelphia.

Shannon served in the U.S. Air Force and is a Vietnam Era Veteran.

He was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, Whitfield for 28 years.

Shannon’s family and friends were very important to him.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are his two sons: LCDR Shannon Andrew Corey, US Navy, husband of Shannon L. Corey of Stuttgart, Germany and Justin Michael Corey, husband of April L. Corey of Chesapeake Beach, MD.

Also surviving are his seven grandchildren: Grace, Patrick, Ian, Liam, Gavin, Sommer and Xander.

In addition, he was survived by his loving extended family of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, a niece, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many loving friends and neighbors.

Other survivors include his two canine buddies, rescued greyhounds, Chris and Oscar.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, 2810 St. Albans Dr., Whitfield. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. in Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Ave. West Reading. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, www.rmhc.org. and/or Berks County Food Bank, www.berksfoodbank.org.

For online condolences, visit www.kuhnfuneralhome.com.

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Labels for the Westminster High School Class of 1971, Westminster, Carroll County Maryland

Labels for the Westminster High School Class of 1971, Westminster, Carroll County Maryland


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Veteran radio personality Leonard Roberts shares old broadcasting stories with Glenn Bair


Veteran radio personality Leonard Roberts, left, shares old broadcasting stories with Glenn Bair. Roberts actually first started in newspapers  with the Carroll County Times in 1969; but quickly moved-on to work in radio. After working for a number of stations over the years, he retired in 2009.

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The sister, Sidney Ann Sweet, of our Westminster High School class of 1971 classmate Leonard Roberts, has died.


The sister, Sidney Ann Sweet, of our Westminster High School class of 1971 classmate Leonard Roberts, has died.

Sidney Ann Sweet, 58, of Westminster, died June 22, 2015 at Golden Living Center.

She was the brother of our dear friend and Westminster High School class of 1971 classmate, Leonard Roberts.

On behalf of the Westminster High School Class of 1971, our thoughts and prayers are with the Leonard Roberts family at this difficult time.

Scarlet and Leonard May God keep you close at this time. Our class understands the emptiness that overshadows siblings when death comes and grief lingers. Yet, death cannot separate you from a lifetime of love and shared memories. These gifts remain as God's loving touches of His grace. Though we cannot be with you physically, we will continually lift you in prayer as often as we think about you and your beloved sister.

May God keep open the "eyes of your heart" to remind you of his constant presence to comfort and guide you, to love and keep you, and grant you overcoming peace. In Loving memory.

For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Romans 13 v4

Born July 16, 1956 in Baltimore, Sidney Ann Sweet was the daughter of the late Hattie Rutherford Roberts and Leonard R. Roberts, Sr.

Sidney was a 1978 graduate of Western Maryland College where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She worked as an Eligibility Counselor for the Welfare Department in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

She was a member of the Union Street United Methodist Church.

Visitation at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel P.A., 412 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157, United States; is from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday June 28, 2015.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ruth Ellen Emmert Rammes of Westminster May 19, 1953 to May 11, 2013


Ruth Ellen Emmert Rammes

May 19, 1953 to May 11, 2013

Westminster High School Class of 1971

I was sad to recently find out that our Westminster High School Class of 1971 classmate Ruth Emmert had passed away…


Ruth was really neat people.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

P. A. MARTIN & SONS, LLC General Contractor



“P. A. Martin & Sons, LLC was started in 1974 by carpenter/craftsman Patrick A. Martin in historic Westminster, Maryland. Today the craftsmanship continues with his son, Dan, and a team of dedicated full time local employees. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. Our reputation for quality, professional work has been well established. Our tradition of first-class work at competitive rates continues today. All of our work is fully guaranteed.” www.pamartinsons.com
P. A. MARTIN & SONS, LLC
General Contractor
197 East Main Street,
Westminster MD 21157
     410.848.2693 phone     410.848.2935 fax
     pamartinsons@yahoo.com


 Established 1974                 Licensed & Insured
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Terry Lee Jenkins, 59, of Westminster


Terry Lee Jenkins, 59, of Westminster, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born Oct. 23, 1952, in Frederick, he was the son of Jean Grimm Jenkins, of Westminster and the late Nathan Franklin Jenkins. He was the husband of Ethel Black Jenkins, his wife of 39 years.

He was a 1971 graduate of Westminster High School. He was the owner of Nathan F. Jenkins & Son Builders.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Pleasant Valley Lions Club, a past member of the Mayberry Archery Club, and the Carroll County Gun Club. He was one of the original members of Boy Scout Troop 381.

He enjoyed his second home in Ocean Pines and going to the beach.

Surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are a son, Bruce Jenkins, of Frederick; a grandson, Shawn Nathan Jenkins, of Indian Head; a mother-in-law, Melba F. Black, of Westminster; and aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a father-in-law, Alvin Black; and grandparents Roy and Helen Grimm, and Muriel and Schley Jenkins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, with the Rev. Martha Clementson officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster, MD. 21157; or to Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, MD 21784.

Online condolences may be offered at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Westminster High School in the 1920s

Westminster High School, Westminster, MD, in the 1920s

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Catching with some old friends today, coupled with some recent reader questions, reminded me of a piece I wrote in March 2007 on the Westminster High School building on Longwell Avenue in Westminster.

The image above is from 1908, is the first Westminster High School building, 1898-1936, at Center and Green Street in Westminster, MD. Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/d936f

This image is a 1977 picture of the second Westminster High School building, 1936-1971, at Longwell Avenue in Westminster, MD. Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/d92z2

Westminster High School in the 1920s

March 28th, 2007 by (c) Kevin Dayhoff

East Middle School, located on Longwell Avenues just north of Westminster City Hall, originally opened as a new “Westminster High School” on November 30, 1936. It is one of two buildings in Carroll County built in the Art Deco style. The other is the Carroll Arts Center which opened as the Carroll Theatre on November 25, 1937.

Art Deco was all the rage from 1920 to 1940 but some argue that the style had a significant presence in architecture and art from 1900 to 1950. A highly decorative and elegant style, it was considered ultra-modern in its day.

The 1936 school building was not the “first” Westminster High School. The first was located at the corner of Green and Center Streets in Westminster and was built in 1898. By all accounts it was the first “public” high school built in Carroll County. It is accepted that the first “public” high school in Maryland started in Talbot County in 1871. By 1907 there were still only 35 public high schools in the entire state.

It was not too long after the 1898 structure was built that complaints began about the inadequacy of the physical plant. As with so many infrastructure improvements in Carroll County, getting a new high school built was fraught with a great deal of acrimony and dissent. In 1921, the Westminster High School yearbook, “The Mirror,” editorialized the increase in enrollment since 1898 with alarm. It had increased from “less than fifty” to over 260 students.

In those days the school housed all 11 grades. There were 7 students in the graduating class of May 1900. Compulsory school attendance was not passed into law until 1916; however, Lisa Kronman reported in an account entitled a “History of Public Schools in Westminster,” “the attendance rate was 93.8 percent of school age children.”

The Mirror lamented “we have seen the school out-grow its surroundings. The present building and equipment are entirely inadequate to the needs of the school…” The editorial explained dire consequences would result if the school were not replaced quickly. Of course, “quickly” in Carroll County took another 15 years.

According to historian Jay Graybeal, there were 139 schools in Carroll County in 1920. 107 had only one teacher. There were approximately 7500 students and 208 teachers. 158 of the teachers were female and only 9 were married as marriage was strongly discouraged for the county’s female teachers. As a matter of fact, a resolution, passed by the school board in the 1928 – 1929 school year, barred female teachers from getting married unless a special exception was granted.

Mr. Graybeal explained that high school teachers were paid an average $903.70 and “elementary teachers in white and black schools had average salaries of $537.85 and $431.87 respectively… Teachers who had served twenty-five years, reached the age of sixty, were no longer able to continue their duties in the schoolroom, and had no other means of comfortable support received $200 per annum” from a state financed pension system.

In 1920, the Carroll County public school budget was $204,000 and the school administration was a staff of four; Superintendent Maurice S. H. Unger, Miss L. Jewell Simpson, Supervisor; G. C. Taylor, Attendance Officer and Charles Reed, Clerk. In 1916, the state board of education was run by three individuals.

The Union Bridge Pilot reported on February 18, 1921: “Teachers' pay are being withheld owing in lack of funds and it appears the county has reached the limit of its credit.”

It is in this air, atmosphere, and environment that the county unsuccessfully tried three times, May 15th, 1922, September 26, 1927, and April 3, 1934, to get the voters to approve bond bills for roads and schools – to include a new Westminster High School.


Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster Maryland USA.
E-mail him at: kevindayhoff AT gmail DOT com r visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/
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