Category Archives: Obituaries

Baltimore’s Batman Impersonator Dies After Batmobile Breaks Down

Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Maryland highway By Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox (Washington Post, 8/17/2015) The Route 29 Batman, whose roadside encounter with Montgomery County police three years ago made … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray’s Funeral Service (4-27-2015)

Our friends Todd Stachowski and Paul Brown at DoNotWatch, Inc. (follow them on YouTube) produced the following video documenting the Freddie Gray Funeral Service held Monday, April 27 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest Baltimore. Stachowski, who filmed … Continue reading

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RIP Gayety Theatre’s John H. “Bud” Nickel, Jr. (1971)

Rites Set For J. H. Nickel, Former Operator Of Gayety (The Baltimore Sun, 4/8/1971) Funeral services for John H. Nickel, Jr., who with his sister owned and operated one of the city’s landmarks, the Gayety Theater and Nightclub on The Block, … Continue reading

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