Garnet A. Radcliffe, a former Baltimore substitute school teacher and resident of Ellicott City, died Sept. 17 at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Rosedale, Md. She was 81.
Mrs. Radcliffe was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Roy and Violet Metzler.
She is survived by her sons, Charles R., Thomas R., Robert R. and William M. Radcliffe; a sister, Evelyn Metzler; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Radcliffe was preceded in death by her husband, G. Leroy Radcliffe.
Services were held at Slack Funeral Home on Sept. 20 by the Rev. Mark Teasdale of Rockland United Methodist Church. Mrs. Radcliffe is buried at St. John's Cemetery in Ellicott City.
Florence F. Boyce
Florence F. Boyce, a housewife from Columbia, died on Sept. 16 at Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center in Baltimore. She was 86.
Mrs. Boyce was born Feb. 24, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She is survived by a son, William Boyce; a daughter, Joan Perry; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Boyce was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lynch, and her husband, William Boyce.
Services were held at Slack Funeral Home on Sept. 19. Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins University _ Wilmer Development Office, Room 112, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287.
Marty Klein, a grocery store owner, died Sept. 11 in his Rocky Gorge home of congestive heart failure. He was 94.
Mr. Klein was born Aug. 6, 1907, in Jersey City, N.J. He owned several grocery stores in Washington over the years, including a gourmet grocery on Capitol Hill, where his customers included regular city dwellers as well as the political elite.
While living in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Mr. Klein was active in several clubs, including the Maryland Club and the Shuffleboard Club. He loved driving, and in his later years it was his dream to drive from Florida to Maryland as he and his wife, Anne, had done in the past.
According to his daughter, Mr. Klein was the oldest member of the Callah Congregation in Columbia and a member of the Ohev Shalom Talmud Torah Congregation in Washington for 50 years.
Mr. Klein is survived by his son, Lawrence Klein; daughter, Lynn Green; and three grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Anne Klein.
Funeral services were held Sept. 13 at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, where Mr. Klein is buried beside his wife.
Memorial donations may be made to Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, 1801 Willamette St., Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401.
David Friedenberg, an employee of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, died on Sept. 22 at his Columbia home.
Mr. Friedenberg was born Oct. 19, 1938.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Friedenberg; sons, Jeffrey of Los Angeles and Andrew Friedenberg of Columbia; daughter-in-law, Gloria Friedenberg; brother and sister-in-law, Ivan and Sheila Friedenberg of Columbia; and one granddaughter.
Services and interment were held at the Arlington-Chizuk Amuno Congregation Cemetery on Sept. 25.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Arrangements were made by Sol Levinson & Brothers.
George L. Hanft Sr.
George Louis Hanft Sr., a heating and air conditioning technician from Ellicott City, died on Sept. 23 at Howard County General Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Hanft was born Dec. 14, 1926, in Maryland.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Hanft; son, George L. Hanft Jr.; daughter, JoAnn P. Charlton; sisters Lula Taylor, Ruth Vogt and Sue Gilde; and one grandson.
Mr. Hanft is predeceased by his parents, Edward A. and Nettie A. Hanft, and sister Mary Ensor.
Services were held Sept. 26 at Slack Funeral Home in Ellicott City by the Rev. Sid Venable. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Ellicott City.
Nathan Colohan, the son of Michael and Shauna Colohan of Savage, died on Sept. 18 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 5 days old.
Nathan was born Sept. 13 in Baltimore.
He is survived by his parents; a brother, Austin Colohan; and grandparents, Michael and Suzanne Colohan and Roger and Sandra Shaffer.
Services were held at Fleck Funeral Home on Sept. 24 by the Rev. John T. Wielebski. Burial was at Maryland National Memorial Park in Laurel.
Kenneth W. Parker
Kenneth Weaver Parker, the founder, president and chief executive officer of a Laurel-based computer consulting company, died on Sept. 15 at University of Maryland Hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Sept. 10. He was 44.
Mr. Parker was born in 1957 in Indiannapolis, according to The Sun newspaper. As a resident of Ellicott City, he founded Parker Management Consultants in 1991 with his wife, Jennifer.
Mr. Parker earned degrees from Miami University of Ohio and the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to founding his own company, he worked as an engineer for several electronic equipment manufacturers.
Mr. Parker was a licensed private pilot and flew his own plane across the country to meet personally with clients. He was also a great fan of NASCAR and the actor John Wayne.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lynn Parker; his parents, R. Hugh and Ann Parker; and his sister, Claire LiAnn Parker.
Services were held on Sept. 20 at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home in Elkridge. Interment was at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
William T. Biebusch
William Thomas Biebusch, a car salesman from Columbia, died on Sept. 12 at his home. He was 44.
Mr. Biebusch was born Dec. 18, 1956, in Maryland.
He is survived by his companion, Linda Kedzierski, and her four children and two grandchildren, whom he raised as his own.
Services were held at Witzke Funeral Home in Columbia on Sept. 22 by the Rev. David Clause.
Judith T. Siegel
Judith Tobias Siegel, an active member of the Columbia Jewish Congregation and Howard County volunteer, died June 9 at Howard County General Hospital after complications of a stroke. She was 64.
Mrs. Siegel was born in Charleston, S.C., in 1937.
Mrs. Siegel received a certificate in accounting from Palmer College in Charleston, S.C. She served as treasurer of the Howard County League of Women Voters during the early 1970s. She was also a member of the Howard County Mental Health Commission, Daughters of American Revolution and the National Council of Jewish Women.
Mrs. Siegel is survived by her husband, Martin Siegel of Columbia; daughters, Sally S. Klosteridis of Timonium and Toby S. Siegel of Columbia; and a grandson.
Burial was held Sept. 13 at Coming Street Cemetery in Charleston, S.C.
Leiba B. Parmeter
Leiba Brennan Parmeter, a newspaper editor and former Columbia resident, died Sept. 11 at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie. She was 55 and a resident of Jessup.
Mrs. Parmeter was a 1966 anthropology graduate of City College of New York in Brooklyn and performed graduate work in forensic anthropology at Catholic University.
She was a member of the Oakland Mills Village Board and worked as an editor and reporter for the Columbia Times newspaper. She enjoyed creating crafts and gourmet cooking.
Mrs. Parmeter is survived by her husband, Ron Parmeter of Hanover, and a son, William J. La Cholter of Washington, D.C.
Services will be held at noon on Sept. 29 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.
Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia Foundation, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21044.
Joan M. Devlin
Joan M. Devlin, an employee of the Remembering You card shop at the Columbia mall and a registered nurse, died of cancer on Sept. 22 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 63.
Mrs. Devlin was born March 31, 1938, in Worcester, Mass., and was a resident of Columbia.
She was a graduate of Worcester Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing and was a Wilde Lake High School band booster. She volunteered for Swansfield Elementary School, Harper's Choice Middle School and the Cub Scouts, and she enjoyed needlework and gardening.
Mrs. Devlin is survived by her husband, John R. Devlin Sr. of Columbia; daughter, Rebecca Badman of Annapolis; sons, John R. Devlin Jr. of Las Vegas and Michael Devlin of Columbia; sister, Nancy Tsombakos of Shrewsbury, Mass.; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Grace McDonald of Worcester, Mass.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Historic Oakland on Vantage Point Road in Columbia.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Howard County, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, MD 21044; or to Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care, 6601 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21204.
Harry Shaw Jr.
Harry Shaw Jr., a mathematician with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, died Sept. 23 at Howard County General Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Shaw was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Miami and was a Columbia resident at the time of his death. He served as a radio repairman in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946.
Mr. Shaw earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Emory University in 1949 and a master's degree from the University of Miami in 1951. He did graduate work at the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland and was an instructor at Marion Institute in Alabama.
Mr. Shaw was a member of Sigma Xi, the Association for Computing Machinery, and had his work published in several computing journals.
Mr. Shaw is survived by his wife, Virginia R. Shaw; son, Edward R. Shaw; daughter, Elisa M. Hopkins; and brother, Terry D. Shaw.
He is predeceased by his parents, Harry Sr. and Doris M. Shaw.
Services and burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery in Columbia by the Rev. Richard Ginnever.