Julia G. PfisterGlen Burnie residentA Mass of...


Julia G. Pfister

Glen Burnie resident

A Mass of Christian burial for Julia G. Pfister, who had lived in the Glen Burnie area for many years before moving to Queenstown in the last year, will be offered at noon today at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave., Riviera Beach.

Mrs. Pfister, who was 57, died Monday of cancer at her home in Queenstown.

The former Julia Guldan was a native of Baltimore who was reared in Highlandtown and was a 1951 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame.

She did data processing work for the Commercial Credit Co. as a young woman.

A former member of the Gerard Plaza Women's Association, Mrs. Pfister also was a duckpin bowler in leagues in Glen Burnie and Severna Park.

She was fond of flower arranging and other crafts.

Her survivors include her husband of 33 years, James J. Pfister; two sons, Jeffrey Thomas Pfister and John Michael Pfister, both of Queenstown, and three sisters, Elizabeth Mundy of Free Union, Va., Helen Macek of Dundalk, and Dorothy Sobul of Baltimore.

Stephen M. Eicher

Actor, songwriter

A memorial service for Stephen Mark Eicher, a native of Baltimore, will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

Mr. Eicher, who was 31 and lived in Los Angeles for the past 11 years, died May 1 at a hospital there of complications from AIDS.

He did office work and managed an apartment house while pursuing a career as an actor and songwriter in his own jazz style. A graduate of Towson High School who attended Towson State University, Mr. Eicher studied the piano and cello.

He is survived by his parents, both organists in the Baltimore area, Bruce R. Eicher of Timonium and Doris H. Eicher of Towson; a brother, David B. Eicher of Ocean Pines; and a sister, Juliana E. Cook of Olney.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the AIDS Task Force at either Grace United Methodist Church or the Towson Presbyterian Church.

Paul P. Haynie

Advertising executive

Paul P. Haynie, an advertising executive, died April 28 at a hospital in Bethel, Conn., where he had gone for cancer treatment.

Mr. Haynie, who was 70 and lived in Lakehurst, N.J., retired about five years ago after working as an advertising agency executive in New York and Los Angeles.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, where he played on the lacrosse team. He helped start the Maplewood, N.J., Lacrosse Club.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in Italy during World War II.

Mr. Haynie is survived by his wife, the former Frances Witkowski; two sons, Paul P. Haynie Jr. of Mantoloking, N.J., and Theodore S. Haynie of North Wales, Pa.; a daughter, Frances Caso of Bethel, Conn.; a brother, O. James Haynie of Pikesville; a sister, Mary K. Pechulis of Lutherville; and eight grandchildren.

Private services were held in Connecticut.

Lila H. Thomson

Sun reporter

Lila H. Thomson, who was the first woman to work as a reporter in the Washington Bureau of The Baltimore Sun, died April 3 at a nursing home in Sequim, Wash., after a heart attack.

Mrs. Thomson, who was 84, worked for The Evening Sun at the bureau during World War II.

The former Lila Hannah was a native of Jefferson, Ind., and began her journalism career in the 1930s working in Washington for Newsweek while a student at George Washington University.

After the war, she worked for the Washington Times-Herald, edited the Montgomery County Sentinel and started the Rockville Shopper, before moving to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she wrote a history of a savings and loan association and a biography of its head as well as a romantic novel. She moved to Woodinville, Wash., in 1983.

Her husband, Robert H. Thomson, died in 1960.

She is survived by a daughter, Bobra "Bobbie" Thomson of Sequim and two grandsons.

A memorial service was held April 16 in Port Angeles, Wash.

Robert Whitehead

Sat on Arundel board

A Mass of Christian burial for Robert B. Whitehead, a retired hardware store owner who was a former member of the board of the Anne Arundel County Housing Authority, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave., Riviera Beach.

Mr. Whitehead, who was 88 and moved to Glen Burnie 18 years ago, died Tuesday in his sleep at the Chesapeake Manor Extended Care Center in Arnold.

He moved to Glen Burnie after his retirement in 1973 as owner of a hardware store in Baldwin, N.Y. The New York City native had also been active in several other businesses in Baldwin.

He served on the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners from 1981 until 1988.

His wife, the former Alice M. Tonry, died in 1984.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy A. Hebb of Pasadena; two sons, Robert T. Whitehead of St. Louis and Richard D. Whitehead of Ringe, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

George A. Jones

Equipment operator

Services for George A. Jones, a retired equipment operator for a paving contractor, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Brown's Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Ave.

Mr. Jones, who was 71 and lived on Mosher Street, died Sunday at Maryland General Hospital after a long illness.

He retired in 1981 after working for Potts and Callahan Inc. for 30 years. Earlier, he worked at the Edgewood Arsenal. A native of Hinton, W.Va., who was reared in Beaver Dam, Va., he came to Baltimore as a young man and served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by three daughters, Barbara West, Debra Campbell, Sandra Joynes, all of Baltimore; a stepson, Earl Ross of Baltimore; two brothers, Isaac M. and Stafford L. Jones, both of Washington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Msgr. F. J. Childress

East Baltimore pastor

A Mass of Christian burial for Monsignor Francis J. Childress, retired pastor of St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church in East Baltimore, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road.

Monsignor Childress, who was 87 and lived at Stella Maris, died Monday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

He retired in 1975 after serving as pastor of St. Elizabeth's Church since 1968. He had also been an assistant pastor there from his ordination in 1935 until 1955.

In between, he served as pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Elkridge.

A native of Newport News, Va., who was reared in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Loyola High School, Loyola College and St. Mary's Seminary.

Before entering the seminary, he pitched for semiprofessional and minor league baseball teams. In later years, he was an Orioles fan and a member of the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland.

A charter member of St. Katharine's Assembly, an organization for former members of St. Katharine of Siena parish, he also served as a chaplain for the Catholic Daughters of America.

His survivors include a nephew, J. Edward Davis of Towson; and two nieces, Delores Kelly of Baltimore and Olivia Lee Maher of Red Lion, Pa.

Catherine Broderick

Real estate agent

Services for Catherine O. Broderick, a Baltimore native who was a real estate agent in Howard County, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.

The former Catherine Owens, who was 61 and lived on Mount Albert Road in Ellicott City, died Monday at Howard County General Hospital of heart disease.

She had worked for the Best Realty Group in Columbia for a year and earlier had worked for 15 years in the Ellicott City office of Merrill Lynch Realty Inc.

Before entering the real estate business, she worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

She was active as a fund-raiser in Howard County for the American Heart Association.

She is survived by four sons, Steven and Edmund Broderick, both of Ellicott City, Leigh Broderick of Cockeysville and Lowell Broderick of Annapolis; her mother, Elsie Owens of Elkridge; a sister, Eileen Lankford of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Owens of Elkridge; and two grandsons.

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