Martin Roland Biser, 85, of Brunswick, passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. He was married to Lorraine Stup Biser, his wife of 61 years. Born Aug. 25, 1923 near Adamstown to Erie Calvin and Lizzie Adlyn Coblentz Biser.
Roland was the eighth of 11 children born into a farming family. He owned and operated Galyn farm near Brunswick from 1947 through 2002. In addition to being a lifelong farmer, Roland was also a businessman who was well-liked and respected in the community.
He was past president of the Brunswick Co-op, Farmers Club and Ruritan Club in Petersville. He also served 22 years as a director for the Bank of Brunswick. He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Brunswick. He also served as chairman of the trustees for New York Hill United Methodist Church. Roland was also a director of the Manor Reformed Church Cemetery, Frederick.
|2/9/2009 Passing of a former
I am sure you all remember Oscar Flook. He passes away on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. He did not graduated from High School would have in 1953
His service was Friday at the Williams Funeral Home with Rev. Vicky Starnes officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-1799
Alumni site is used to obtain information
Going out to cemetery to work again this morning. We have finished and are starting again at Lot 1 because we have learned so much by doing it we feel we need to do Section A again to be sure we have all the information correct and listed in our books.
Just logged on site looking up info on Jacqueline Coffman, class of 1943 and found what I needed. Her foot stone has her name. period same as her mother no dates just their name and I wanted her birth and death for the books.
Looked at our class, 1954 and you missed Gerald Taylor. He died Dec. 11, 2005. it was in Frederick Post but did not say BHS in obit.
Letter from an alumni with a complaint concerning the site in October 2004
I see that you donated the space to be used for the BHS Alumni website, so I decided to send this to you rather than the man who updates it, since technically you own the space. I understand that Mr. Webber is an older gentleman, and Iím sure heís very nice. Iím also very grateful that he takes the time to update and run the website. I do have a small complaint, though. I am offended by the link on the main page about the ACLU and no crosses being allowed on Federal property. The ACLU may be seen as evil to some, especially some more conservative and older folks, but it does a very important job of keeping a separation between church and state and guaranteeing that civil liberties of Americans are upheld. I think a link to anything either praising or degrading the ACLU has no place on our alumni website. The alumni website should be strictly about things relating to BHS or the alumni and thatís it. No political statements, no links supporting or degrading any groups, individuals, or organizations, just things pertaining to BHS and the alumni. Mr. Webber shouldnít assume that all alumni feel the same as he about the ACLU, nor should the website cater more to older alumni than it does to younger. Iíd just like to see more of a balance, and no bias, and the thing about the ACLU taken off the website. If Mr. Webber wants to make a statement about the ACLU he should put it on his own homepage and not a page thatís for all BHS alumni. Not sure if youíre the one I need to be complaining to or not, but just thought Iíd tell you. I guess if I donít hear back from you Iíll send my complaint to Mr. Webber.
I received your complaint you sent to Brian. I am sorry you don't like some things on the site but everyone can not be satisfied with everything. You of course have the option of not accessing any link on the site as well as not accessing the site at all. Perhaps you did not care for the photo with the statement of ONE NATION UNDER GOD either. For your information I served twenty seven months during WW2 in the Pacific for freedom of press and freedom of speech. Even yours
Further from the above alumni
Dear Mr. Webber,
I will not respond
But as information I started this site in 1998. There was no alumni site up until that time. At this writing 10/5/2004, there are 11,719 files and 507 folders on the site that I created and put there not anyone else. A number of the subjects were requested by alumni as things they felt might be of interest. All the information concerning the alumni was volunteered by the individual alumni, submitted to me to put on the site that I created and have run from the beginning. I personally paid for the website when we were told we could no longer use the BHS server that some student hacked. Later a few alumni and only a few, from the 40's and 50's helped to sponsor the site with their donations.
When I am ready to relinquish the site there is already someone ready to carry the torch.
One of the Brunswick High School and Military comrades has deceased, John "Keeneye" Cuningham would have been in the class of early 50's....Quit and joined the Navy and later transferred to the Air Force.....I would like to have his Obits posted.
Are you able to
access the Frederick Post for Obits? If they are not in Frederick he
last resided in Goose Creek, SC 29445
Elaine (Lainey) Cummings
So sad to tell you about the passing of our classmate Elaine (Lainey) Cummings Shoemaker on November 6, 2003. It was her wish to not have an obituary published and Donna has honored that wish.
She has been incapacitated for many years with MS.
She died in Morgantown, W. Va.
She has lived there for some time. Her one child lives there and the other five are scattered around. Lainey went to school in Brunswick for 10 or 11 years and then her parents built a home on the road from here to Lovettsville so she finished at Loudon County High. When she first married she lived on the same road really close to her parents.
Please advise any other classmates that is not reached by my emails.
Mr. Franklin Wenner
"Frank" Thomas Wenner, 86, of 512 Brunswick St., Brunswick, died
Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Mrs. Mary Watson
Mrs. Mary Jane Hooper Watson, 89, of 3517
Petersville Road, Knoxville, died Thursday, July 3, at Vindobona Nursing
Home, Braddock Heights.
Mr. John Norris Non Alumni
Mr. John L. "Johnny" Norris, 77,
of 502 Brunswick St., Brunswick, died Monday, March 18, at his home.
My last name is Baker
My First name is James
Grad Class: 1982
Nick Name or Maiden Name: Bake
Address Street: 515 East D Street
City: Brunswick, Md 21716
Marriage Status: Married
Spouse Name - Kristy
Children - 0
High School Residence: Same as now
Good morning Curtis, Just thought that I would let you know (should have done it before now) that an old BHS student Robert Franklin "Bob" Davis born Tuesday May 21, 1935 passed away Tuesday April 24, 2001 in Spring Lake, North Carolina, (Bob never graduated, if I remember correctly he quit in the 11th grade) he and I were very good friends in school and joined the United States Air Force together where he spent a full career and retired, he then worked for the town of Spring Lake where he retired a second time His Father was Leo "khaki" Davis and they lived in the town of Petersville, Maryland. Thought that you would like this info,
See ya, Howard Murray Cooper
is Howard Holland
Mr. Leonard Wilhelm
Mr. Leonard Paul Wilhelm, 75, of 203 E. F St., Brunswick, died Friday,
Sept. 21, at his home following an extended illness.
If you have news of students that did not graduate, that you feel would be of interest to other alumni e-mail me at CurWebber@AOL.com