Mary Jane Voll

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Dr. Mary Jane Voll, 81, of Sykesville, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Fairhaven Retirement Community. Born June 29, 1933 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Marguerite Sir Voll. Until her retirement she had been a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in 1964. She loved bird watching and was a member of the Audubon Society. Surviving is brother-in-law Edward R. Ripper of Bendersville, PA; nephews Mark E. Ripper of Westminster and Gary J. Ripper of Sykesville. She was predeceased by her sister Marguerite Ann Ripper. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 pm, with a Christian Wake service at 7 pm, at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 am at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with Monsignor James Farmer, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park in Eldersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Online condolences may be made at

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 7, 2014
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