Elizabeth CrewsCity employeeA Mass of Christian burial...


Elizabeth Crews

City employee

A Mass of Christian burial for Elizabeth Crews, an employee of the Baltimore mayor's office, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, Dunmanway and Dunglow Road in Dundalk.

Mrs. Crews, who was 65 and lived on Dunmanway, died Friday of cancer at Franklin Square Hospital.

A city employee for more than 30 years, she had worked for the Health Department before moving to the mayor's office.

She was a former president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Dundalk.

The former Elizabeth Mannion was a graduate of Seton High School.

Her survivors include two sisters, Mary Mannion of Arnold and Carol Urban of Kalamazoo, Mich.; her stepmother, Margaret Mannion of Baltimore; a niece; and two nephews.

John B. Swift

Teacher, tutor

Mass of Christian burial for John B. Swift, a retired history teacher and adult education program leader, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 5800 Smith Ave., Mount Washington.

Mr. Swift, who was 64, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home on Stevenson Lane.

He retired in 1985 as a history teacher at the Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, where he had been a faculty member since 1960 and served as principal of the adult education program. In his 30 years with the Baltimore school system, he also taught at the Polytechnic Institute.

Since his retirement, he had worked part time as a tutor in the Baltimore County Home and Hospital Program.

Born in Scranton, Pa., he came to Baltimore to attend Loyola College, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees.

Mr. Swift was a collector of Civil War weapons and memorabilia.

He is survived by his wife, the former Teresa Kilduff; two daughters, Kathleen Harmon of Westminster and Judith Cash of Newport News, Va.; two sons, John B. Swift Jr. of Boston and George Lawrence Swift of Savannah, Ga.; a brother, Louis Swift of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Jean Martin of Boston and Ann Swift of Dover, Del.; and four grandsons.

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