Category Archives: Obituaries

R.I.P., Marian McKew (1995)


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By Jackie Nickel (The Essex Times, January 4th, 1996) As many of you know, my mom, Marian McKew, died of lung cancer two days before Christmas, 1995. First, I want to thank everyone who visited the funeral home, sent flowers, … Continue reading

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


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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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Marian S. McKew, 81, owner of Gayety Theater on The Block


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By Joe Nawrozki (Baltimore Sun, 12/27/1995) Marian S. McKew, who owned the Gayety Theater on Baltimore’s Block as strip tease and burlesque shows faded into the twilight, died Saturday (12/23/1995) of cancer at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 81. … Continue reading

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