Thomas R. FennellCity highway workerServices for Thomas...


Thomas R. Fennell

City highway worker

Services for Thomas R. Fennell, a retired highway maintenance foreman for Baltimore, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Shiloh Christian Community Church, 2500 W. Lombard St.

Mr. Fennell, who was 69 and lived on Milford Avenue, died Tuesday at Maryland General Hospital after a short illness.

He retired about three years ago, having gone to work in the city's Public Works Department about 40 years earlier. Born in Rose Hill, N.C., he had worked in a Civilian Conservation Corps camp before coming to Baltimore.

His first wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Johnson, died in 1966, and his second wife, the former Lillian Hedgepath, died in 1987.

He is survived by three sons, Andre, Jerry and Jeffrey Fennell, all of Baltimore; three daughters, Darlene Westbrook, Bernadette Jones and Barbara Fennell, all of Baltimore; a brother, William Diamond Fennell of Rose Hill; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Joseph G. Johns

Insurance adjuster

A memorial service for Joseph G. Johns, retired owner of an insurance adjusting business, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mr. Johns, who was 77 and had lived 30 years in Severna Park, died Wednesday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis after an apparent heart attack.

Before his retirement in 1977, he owned an independent insurance adjusting company that bore his name for many years.

Born in Seaford, Del., he was reared in Baltimore and attended Forest Park High School.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Mann; three sons, Joseph G. Johns Jr. of Grasonville, Gregory L. Johns of Severna Park and Michael G. Johns of Rainbow Lake, N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth Wilbur of Northport, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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