Maxie M. Berry Jr.Coast Guard officerA Mass...

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Maxie M. Berry Jr.

Coast Guard officer

A Mass of Christian burial for Maxie M. Berry Jr., who waretired both as a civilian employee and as an officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 4103 Old York Road.

Mr. Berry, who was 63, died Monday at his home on Kimberleigh Road after a long illness.

He retired in 1976 as a lieutenant commander after 30 years in the Coast Guard. He subsequently went to work as a civilian at its Washington headquarters, first in the civil rights office, then in the marine safety and environmental protection office.

Born in Manteo, N.C., he was reared there and completed his high school education in Elizabeth City, N.C., before enlisting in the Coast Guard. His father and grandfather had served in the Coast Guard's Life Saving Service at Pea Island in the Outer Banks.

He continued his education by attending service schools and taking college courses.

He was a member of the Cardinal Shehan Council and the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, chairman of the finance committee at Blessed Sacrament Church and a volunteer office worker for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Hannah Kerr; a son, R. Anthony Berry of Sparks; two daughters, Helen B. Cole of Reston, Va., and Patricia A. Berry of Stamford, Conn.; his mother, Arounia Berry of Manteo; four brothers, Lindberg and Oscar Berry, both of Manteo, Zion Berry of Barco, N.C., and Donald Berry of Neptune, N.J.; two sisters, Angenora White of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Cora Thompson of Somerville, N.J.; and three granddaughters.

Israel Kroop

Retired manufacturer

Israel Kroop, a manufacturer of boots and goggles fojockeys, died Tuesday at University Hospital of complications after surgery.

Mr. Kroop, who was 76 and a resident of Laurel, retired in 1980 as a partner in A. M. Kroop and Sons, the boot-making company started by his father. He continued to operate his own business, Kroop's Goggles, until he turned it over to his son and retired about four years ago.

He had joined his father's firm after World War II. At the request of several jockeys, he eventually began making goggles to keep dirt from the tracks out of their eyes. The goggles now are also used by sky divers.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Ellicott City and Laurel, he was a graduate of Laurel High School.

He once played first flute with the Washington Civic Orchestra, where he met Jeanne B. Davidson, who also played in the flute section. They were married July 3, 1941.

During World War II, he was a machinist at the former Glenn L. Martin plant in Middle River.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his son, David Kroop of Columbia; a brother, Morris Kroop of Pikesville; a sister, Mary Kleinman of Pikesville; and two grandchildren.

Private services were planned.

Anne K. Lyburn

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Social Security analyst

Anne K. Lyburn, a retired management analyst for the Social Security Administration, died of cancer Feb. 16 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Mrs. Lyburn, who was 65 and lived on Southmont Road in Catonsville, retired in 1986 after working 26 years at Social Security headquarters.

She received several performance awards while working at Social Security. After retiring, she served as secretary and editor of the newsletter of the Social Security Alumni Association.

Earlier, she worked 15 years for the Arnold M. Lohrfink Realty Co.

The former Anne K. Corbett was born in Catonsville and graduated from Mount de Sales Academy.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Lyburn; a sister, Rita M. Furst of Catonsville; two brothers, Stephen Van Corbett Sr. of Parkville and Joseph King Corbett Jr. of Catonsville; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Feb. 19 at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville.

Marshall R. Rich II

Severna Park student

Services for Marshall R. Rich II, a sophomore at the Severna Park High School, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Charles Traditional Episcopal Church, Crownsville Road and Generals Highway.

The 16-year-old Arnold resident was killed Monday in an accident while target shooting near his home.

A native of Annapolis, he attended the Jones Elementary School in Arnold and the Severna Park Middle School.

He played soccer with the Severna Park Green Hornets youth teams and was interested in photography and science, especially meteorology.

He is survived by his parents, Marcy R. and Edward L. Rich III; a brother, Edward Rich of Arnold, a sister, Charlotte Rich of Arnold; a grandmother, Alexandra Rich of Baltimore; and his stepgrandparents, Carle and Margaret Jackson of Baltimore.

Hilda B. Ellis

Taught in Baltimore

Services for Hilda B. Ellis, a retired Baltimore teacher, will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Rising Sun First Baptist Church, 2211 St. Lukes Lane, Woodlawn.

Mrs. Ellis, who was 71 and lived on Keston Road in Woodmoor, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital after a stroke.

She retired in 1980 after teaching 20 years at the Gilmor Elementary School.

Born in Baltimore, the former Hilda B. Commodore was reared here and in New York City, where she completed her high school studies. She was a graduate of Coppin State College.

She was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church on West Fayette Street.

Her husband, Frederic W. Ellis Sr., who was a Bethlehem Steel Corp. foreman, died in 1969.

She is survived by two daughters, Marita Ham of Baltimore and Janice A. Ellis of Woodmoor; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Evangelo Agelopas

Steel mill foreman

Services for Evangelo Agelopas, who retired as general open-hearth foreman at the Sparrows Point plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St.

Mr. Agelopas, who was 68 and lived on Portship Road in Dundalk, died Sunday at North Arundel Hospital, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack while returning from the Eastern Shore.

He retired in 1983, with the title of general foreman-steelmaking, after working for more than 32 years at the steel mill. During that time, he developed an improvement to the open-hearth steel-making process and received an award for a professional paper from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

A native of Sabraton, W.Va., who was reared in Monessen, Pa., and in Baltimore, he attended Ohio State University and completed his education at a technical school in Washington.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Italy and as a demolitions specialist with Office of Strategic Services units in Greece and Yugoslavia.

A member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he also belonged to the Dundalk Lodge of the Moose and was an adult Boy Scouts leader.

Since his retirement, he had been a daily volunteer worker in the office of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sophia Hartoularis; two daughters, Valerie Sitaras of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Stephanie Agelopas of Bel Air; a son, Michael Agelopas of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Deaths elsewhere

Lord William Penney, known as the father of Britain's atom bomb, died Sunday in London at age 81. He was on a team of British experts who in 1944 worked with the United States on the first nuclear weapon. Mr. Penney was put in charge of Britain's nuclear test program in the 1950s and spent much of the decade working at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston, in southern England. Prime Minister Winston Churchill chose Mr. Penney to organize Britain's first atomic weapons test in the Monte Bello Islands off Western Australia in 1952, for which he received a knighthood.

Lem Tucker, a former CBS News correspondent, died at 52 Saturday of liver failure at the Washington Home and Hospice in Washington.

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