Donna Marie TynanHospital ClerkDonna Marie Tynan, who...


Donna Marie Tynan

Hospital Clerk

Donna Marie Tynan, who had worked as a clerk for an engineering company and later at St. Agnes Hospital, died Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cystic fibrosis.

Miss Tynan, who was 28 and lived in Arbutus, worked at St. Agnes Hospital from 1989 until last December and was the winner of the hospital's Vincentian Spirit Award in March 1990.

She had earlier worked for about 10 years, starting while she was still in high school, for the Jantzen Engineering Co. in Elkridge.

The Baltimore native attended Ascension School in Halethorpe and was a member of the folk group at Ascension Roman Catholic Church. She was a 1980 graduate of Archbishop Keough High School where she won an award for her work in art, especially ceramics and weaving. She also attended the Catonsville Community College.

A supporter of animal rights groups, she also continued her interest in her art work.

She is survived by her mother, Eileen M. Tynan of Arbutus; her father, Alfred J. Tynan of Arbutus; two sisters, Patricia A. Yakel of Woodlawn and Janet L. Tynan of Arbutus; her grandmothers, Eileen E. Schroeder of Baltimore and Eileen A. Tynan of Arbutus; and two nieces.

A Mass of Christian burial for Miss Tynan was offered yesterday at St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church.

Richard V. Gumpper

Retired accountant

Services for Richard V. Gumpper, a retired accountant in the state Comptroller's office, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Aisquith Presbyterian Church, 7515 Harford Road.

Mr. Gumpper, who was 66 and lived on Brook Meadow Drive in the Towson area, died Sunday of cancer at the Veterans Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard.

He retired about four years ago after working for the state agency for about 20 years.

Earlier, he had lived in the Washington area, doing similar work for the Department of Defense.

Born in Butler, Pa., he graduated from high school there and attended the University of Maryland. He served in the Army during World War II.

His survivors include a brother, John W. Gumpper of Butler; four sisters, Betty Hocker of Towson, Kay L. Myers of Fort Worth, Texas, Ada McDonnell of Tucson, Ariz., and Evelynita Welsh of Santa Rosa, Calif.

The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Aisquith Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.

Leslie J. Taylor Sr.

Retired yard supervisor

Services for Leslie J. Taylor Sr., a retired yard supervisor for the Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad Co., will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Amherst, Va.

Mr. Taylor, who was known as "Scott" and moved to Amherst from Dundalk after his retirement in 1980, died Sunday at a hospital in Lynchburg, Va., after a heart attack. He was 72.

He had worked for the railroad, which serves the Sparrows Point plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., for about 40 years.

Mr. Taylor was a native of Gladstone, Va..

He is survived by his wife, the former Annie Leebrick; a son, Leslie James Taylor Jr. of Ellicott City; a daughter, Elsie Fletcher of Dundalk; a sister, Glenn Gordon of Amherst; and three grandchildren.

Anna Saarlas

Needlework teacher

Services for Anna Saarlas, a former needlework teacher who escaped from Estonia during World War II, will be at 7 p.m. today at the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park.

Mrs. Saarlas, who lived at the Annapolis Convalescent Center, died June 30 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 89.

Born in Estonia, the former Anna Tiisler escaped with her family during World War II to southern Germany, where she lived in a displaced persons camp until 1956. She lived in Suffern, N.Y., and Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to Arnold in 1979.

She received a master's degree in crafts and home economics while in Estonia, and she was a teacher of crafts and needlework in Estonia, Germany and New York.

Her husband, Nikolai Saarlas, died in 1961.

She is survived by a son, Maido Saarlas of Arnold, and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Woodwise, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park 21146.

Gregory F. McKissic


Services for Gregory F. McKissic, a free-lance photographer, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave., and Thursday in Elizabeth, N.J.

Mr. McKissic, who was 31, died Sunday of kidney failure at his home on Thunder Hill Road in Columbia.

A native of Elizabeth, who was reared there and in Columbia, he was a graduate of the Hammond High School and attended the Howard Community College.

He is survived by two sisters, Leslie McKissic of Elizabeth and Lynne Fortune of Columbia; and a friend, Lennwood Green of Columbia.

Thursday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Nesbitt Funeral Home.

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