Richard IsphordingRetired CSX executiveA Mass of Christian...


Richard Isphording

Retired CSX executive

A Mass of Christian burial for Richard B. Isphording, a retired railroad executive, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 200 Ware Ave., Towson.

Mr. Isphording, who was 69, died Saturday of cancer at his home on Ridervale Road in Towson.

He retired in 1983 as manager of fuel purchasing for CSX Transportation after nearly 40 years, first in Cleveland with a predecessor, the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad. He was transferred to Baltimore in 1965 after the merger of the C&O; with the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.

He was born in Covington, Ky., and reared there and in Cleveland.

Mr. Isphording served in the Army in North Africa and Italy during World War II, and was a member of the Parkville Post of the American Legion.

His wife, the former Dorothy Stuehm, died in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Richard B. Isphording Jr. of Lutherville; two daughters, Diane M. Isphording of Towson and Patricia A. Baxter of Parkville; two brothers, Joseph Isphording of Naples, Fla., and William Isphording of Cleveland; three sisters, Martha Walter of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Ruth Burk of Brook Park, Ohio, and Carmen Christy of Richmond Heights, Ohio; and four grandchildren.


Sister Hubertha

Teacher, principal

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Hubertha Leindecker, S.S.N.D., a retired teacher, principal and religious superior, will be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles St.

Sister Hubertha, who was 82 and lived in retirement at Villa Assumpta since 1986, died there Monday of heart failure.

She taught mathematics to students in the upper grades at St. Margaret Mary Elementary School in Harrisburg, Pa., for 26 years before her retirement.

From 1955 until 1960 she taught eighth grade at Holy Ghost school in Coldwater, N.Y, where she also was principal and superior of the religious community.

She had teaching assignments in New York City, Rochester, N.Y., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Roxbury, Mass.

The former Rosalia Leindecker was a native of Pittsburgh, who entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1924.

She attended Fordham University and the Nazareth Normal School in Rochester before earning her bachelor's degree at the College of Notre Dame.

She is survived by a sister, Jean Hervoyavich of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Edward J. and Anthony Leindecker, both of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews.

Calvin H. Price Sr.

Howard Co. farmer

Services for Calvin H. Price Sr., who had raised turkeys and done other work on a Howard County farm since 1943, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Slack Funeral Home, 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.

Mr. Price, who was 65 and lived on Cherry Tree Drive in Fulton, died of cancer Saturday at the Harbor Hospital Center.

The Tennessee native had worked at Maple Lawn Farms, which raises dairy cattle, poultry and feed crops, since he came to Maryland as a youth.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Isom; 10 sonsAugustus of Rockville, Calvin Jr. of Woodlawn, Michael of Laurel, Nathaniel of Reisterstown, Gregory, Jonathan and Tracy, all of Fulton, and Loren, Kenneth and Vincent, all of Columbia; a daughter, Kemberlei Richardson of Randallstown; a brother, James Charles Price of Baltimore; five sisters, Wyomia Williams of Middletown, Ohio, Inez Fowler of Highland and Goldener Isom, Louise McCoullough and Mary Smith, all of Fresno, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Esther G. Kirk

Real estate agent

Esther Gouverneur Kirk, who was a real estate agent in Baltimore as a young woman, died Sunday at a nursing home in Raleigh, N.C., after a long illness.

Services for Mrs. Kirk, who was 86 and lived in Raleigh about three years, were held yesterday at Christ Episcopal Church there.

She was born Esther Gouverneur in Wilmington, N.C., and reared in the Roland Park area.

She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1923.

Mrs. Kirk was a real estate agent for the firm of Piper & Hill and a member of the Junior League in Baltimore.

During World War II, she served with the Red Cross at an Army hospital in North Africa. In 1944, she and fellow Red Cross worker Harris E. Kirk Jr. married on Corsica.

They lived in Baltimore before moving to Springfield, Va., nearly 40 years ago. They also lived in Morehead City, N.C. Mr. Kirk, a retired Central Intelligence Agency worker, died in 1988.

Mrs. Kirk is survived by a daughter, Fair Kirk Wright of Raleigh; and a granddaughter.

Arthur S. Fitch Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial for Arthur S. Fitch Jr., a retired truck mechanic, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Ridge Manor, Fla.

Mr. Fitch, who was 65, died Saturday at his home in Ridge Manor after a long illness.

He moved from Dundalk to Florida three years ago after he retired from Baltimore Trucks Inc., where he had worked about 20 years.

The Baltimore native served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bernadette M. Blickley; a son, Arthur S. Fitch III of Berwick, Pa.; four daughters, Dorothy Ann Stewart of Kissimmee, Fla., Muryl Marie Horan of Ridge Manor, Barbara Jean Kanter of Bradenton, Fla., and Theresa Laura Mantle of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a brother, James J. Fitch of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Gertrude Taylor of Baltimore; and 11 grandchildren.

Deaths elsewhere

Peter H. Ohm, 59, founder and publisher of the Korea Times, the largest Korean-American newspaper in the New York City area, and owner of a television station, died Friday at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida after a stroke. Mr. Ohm came to the United States as a student in 1955. He worked several years for a chemical company before deciding to go into journalism, rightly predicting that the Korean community in the New York area would grow. He founded the Korea Times in 1967 in Manhattan, then moved the publication to Long Island City.

Timothy Leedy, 56, publisher and senior vice president of Financial World magazine, died of cancer Saturday at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He went to work for Financial World in early 1989 after serving as associate publisher of Manhattan Inc. magazine. He previously held senior advertising sales posts with Time Inc. magazines for 25 years.

Tsung Chen Tsao, 74, the former chief of the Chinese language translation service at the United Nations, died of cardiogenic shock Friday at St. John's Hospital in Elmhurst, N.Y. He lived in Flushing, N.Y. Mr. Tsung went to work for the United Nations in the mid-1940s as a translator and was with the international organization until he retired around 1981.

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