In Memoriam

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This page recognizes PRGC golfers who are no longer with us.  Contact crossney@verizon.net if you know of a golfer whose biography we can add.  Any pictures you have would also be appreciated.

Larry Moore passed away on January 11, 2016 at the age of 69. Originally from Leavenworth, KS, Larry lived in Baltimore and joined PRGC in 2010.  Larry was married to wife Elsie and had two children, Rhonda and Ronald.  Larry enjoyed Pine Ridge and frequently played with his brother-in-law, PRGC member John Dixon.

Jerry Harris of Cockeysville, a long time member of PRGC, passed way in June, 2015 at the age of 93.  Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.   He worked at Sweetheart Cup and the Sandler Agency in Advertising.    Jerry was very creative and had an artistic flair.   He lent his artistic skills to our clubís bulletin board in the pro shop.  Jerry was not long off the tee, but leveraged his large, mitt Ė like hands with a lethal short game and putting prowess.  He would even putt one-handed with great skill.  In the 1990s, Jerry frequently played with PRGC members Steve Stoler and Joe Crossney all across the Maryland/Pennsylvania/Virginia area.  

Jim Koliha   of Towson passed away on April 14, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.  A longtime member of PRGC, Jim was involved in the operations of the club for many years.  Jim and his family owned and operated the Souris Saloon on York Road in Towson.  Jim liked to play golf all over the area, and was no stranger to the two-man nassau.  He was a good friend to the club and will be sorely missed.

Steve Caplan of Phoenix passed away in October, 2011 after a long battle with esophageal cancer.  He was a member of PRGC from 2006 to 2011, and played frequently with his friend Phil White. Steve was married to his wife Carol for 26 years and has two daughters Maggie and Stephanie. He had recently retired from Maryland Telephone Company as senior partner in charge of all service operations. Steve was an avid poker player who placed in the money in several Atlantic City tournaments. He participated in many charitable golf outings and made an annual golf/gambling pilgrimage to Las Vegas for many years. He loved cars and recently took a practice lap in the pace car at the Baltimore Grand Prix. He loved stand up comedy and had a great sense of humor. An instant friend to all he met.

Adam Philip Moore Sr., of Jarrettsville passed away on August 21, 2006 at the age of 72.  Mr. Moore was born and raised in Baltimore and was a longtime member of Pine Ridge Golf Club.  Adamís childhood included football games and swimming at the local recreation centers in Clifton Park.  He dropped out of school at age 14 to help support his mother.  Adam later earned his high school equivalency degree at City College.  Though he never attended college, he later taught a tools and measurements course at Dundalk Community College.  At age 17, he joined the Navy, training as a machinist in San Diego. He was honorably discharged three years later.  He met Paula Vondersmith in Baltimore in 1959, and the pair married a year later.   The game of golf - which he first played in his late 20s - remained Mr. Moore's great passion and a vehicle for his charitable impulses.  He started crafting his own golf clubs in the 1980s, donating them to fundraisers and building first sets for his friends' children.  In addition to his wife, survivors include five sons, Adam Moore Jr. and Shane Moore, both of Jarrettsville, David Moore of Cockeysville, Bradley Moore of Parkville and Ryan Moore of Forest Hill; and 12 grandchildren.  Some of Adamís sons are also members of Pine Ridge Golf Club.

Chuck Thompson of Timonium passed away in March, 2005 at the age of 83.  The Hall of Fame Orioles and Colts broadcaster was a friend of Pine Ridge Golf Club.  In his later years, Chuck participated in our clubís Annual Outing and was a fixture at the Pine Ridge grill room with his wife Betty.  Chuck was always willing to share a kind word, or tell an old story from his broadcasting career.

Jerry Dobbyn of Baltimore, a Johns Hopkins alumnus (SPSBE '67), a retired insurance executive, passed away in December, 2004 at the age of 62. He also was a co-owner of Greenfield's Nursery at Falls Road and Northern Parkway. Jerry belonged to the Pine Ridge and Mount Pleasant menís golf clubs and the Emerald Isle Club of Baltimore.  He was a fixture at Pine Ridge with his Ben Hogan white cap and Ford Mustang.  Jerry served on our PRGC Board of Directors. 

John Straub of Cockeysville passed away in October, 2004 at the age of 72.  John graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 1958.

John White of Towson passed away in August, 2004 at the age of 72

Chas. (Barney) Nusz of Baltimore passed away in August, 2003 at the age of 82.  Mrs. Nusz told the PRGC Board that Barney loved Pine Ridge and playing golf with the guys.

Garland Young of Baltimore passed away in July, 2000.  Born in North Carolina, Garland served his country in World War II as a gunner in the Army Air Corps.  He served on 35 missions in Europe, leaving the Army as a staff sergeant.  After the service, Garland worked in the railroad industry, serving as an accountant for CSX.  He was a longtime member of Pine Ridge Golf Club.  Garland was competitive to the last Ė winning the March, 2000 Scramble with frequent playing partners Russ Webb and Lee Barefoot less than four months before his passing.  Garland was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.