May 16, 2013
Westbound Interstate 70 near Frederick was closed for about 10 hours following a tractor-trailer rollover that occurred Wednesday night, Maryland State Police said. A tractor-trailer carrying fertilizer overturned on the ramp at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, state police said in a news release. The driver and the passenger in the tractor-trailer were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, the release said. Westbound I-70 was closed until shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, when one lane reopened.
May 1, 2013
Clarence "Tommy" F. Grams, 80, of Frederick, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Valeria Grams. Born Sept. 3, 1932 in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Thomas Franklin and Madeline Springer Grams. Mr. Grams was a graduate of Middletown High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Tommy enjoyed baseball, traveling, gospel and bluegrass music. He sang in the Parkway Church of God choir, and was active in scouting Troop 274. He worked at American Optical, Roterex, Airpax, and the Frederick board of education.
April 5, 2013
Mr. Irvin F. Stride, 97, of Frederick, Md., died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Irvin G. and Grace E. Stottlemyer Stride. He was the loving husband of Eva M. Young Stride. Mr. Stride enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Sharon Stride Poole of Boonsboro, Md., Marty Stride of Thurmont, Md., and Kenneth Stride of New York; stepdaughter, Jean Boone of Libertytown, Md.; grandchildren, Donald Dick, Jeffrey Dick and John Stride; great-grandchildren, Jacob Dick and Elizabeth Dick; and five stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Eileen Stride Vetiello; one stepgrandchild; as well as two brothers, Richard N. Stride and Robert M. Stride.
June 7, 2012
Mae T. Hebb, 95, of Frederick, Md., and formerly of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick. She was born April 14, 1917, in Antietam, Md., to the late Benjamin Franklin and Cora Lucinda Pierce Hutson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Henry "Ted" Hebb Sr. in 1999. She was a 1935 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She was employed by L'Aiglon of Hagerstown, and London Fog of Boonsboro until retiring in 1982.
November 16, 2011
Mrs. Anna Mildred Bennett, 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late John W. Bennett, who passed away on Jan. 18, 2007. Born on Aug. 8, 1920, in Little Washington, Va., she was the daughter of the late Millard Jones and Goldie Dodson. Mrs. Bennett loved her family dearly. She made an impact on everyone who knew her. She enjoyed cooking and gardening more before her illness. She especially enjoyed taking care of her dog Coco.
July 10, 2011
Mr. John Clyde “Jack” Douglas, 84, of Frederick, died Saturday, July 9, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of B. Jane Shadrock Douglas of Frederick. Born Jan. 9, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was a son of the late Harry Clyde and Mildred Routzahn. He served in the Army in World War II. Mr. Douglas graduated from Frederick High School, class of 1945. He was associated for 31 years with the automobile industry, working for dealers in Frederick and Montgomery counties.
June 19, 2011
A Taneytown, Md., woman died following a head-on car collision along Md. 194 at Legore Road Sunday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. Nellie R. Baumgardner, 86, died at Frederick Memorial Hospital following the 4:38 p.m. crash, state police said. Baumgardner died after a 2003 Ford Focus being driven by Susan Baumgardner of Taneytown crossed a yellow double line and struck a Toyota Corolla being driven by Katlyn Appler of Hanover, Pa., state police said. Susan Baumgardner was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious injuries, state police said.
April 6, 2011
JUNE 25, 1940-APRIL 5, 2011 Mr. Ronald Francis "Ronnie" Kefauver Sr., 70, of Middletown, died suddenly Tuesday, April 5, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Gloria Stockman Kefauver. Born in Waynesboro, Pa., on June 25, 1940, he was raised by his grandparents, John and Mary Kefauver. He was employed by the Model Garage in Middletown for 19 years and retired after 22 years with the Frederick County Board of Education. He was a life member of the Middletown Volunteer Fire Co., where he attained the rank of sergeant and lieutenant.
March 14, 2011
A Baltimore man died after the truck he was driving west on Interstate 70 at Md. 75 crashed Monday morning, according to Maryland State Police. Elmer Smith, 41, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, state police said. A malfunction in the front driver’s side tire caused Smith to lose control of a westbound 1996 Peterbilt, state police said. The truck rolled over, slid into a guardrail on the left shoulder and Smith was thrown from the truck, state police said.
February 15, 2011
Three people were injured Monday night in a head-on crash on U.S. 340 at Keep Tryst Road, Maryland State Police said in a news release. At about 8:48 p.m., according to police, a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Ricky Ritchie of Broadway, Va., entered U.S. 340 traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. At Keep Tryst Road, the Eclipse struck a 2004 Toyota van driven by Jose Rivas of Germantown, Md. Rivas and his wife, Maria Rivas, were trapped in their vehicle following the crash.