Leroy L. HubbardConstruction workerServices for Leroy L....


Leroy L. Hubbard

Construction worker

Services for Leroy L. Hubbard, a retired construction worker, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Zion United Methodist Church in East New Market, Dorchester County.

Mr. Hubbard, who was 78 and lived in East New Market, died Monday at the Memorial Hospital in Easton.

He had worked for construction companies for many years, especially James Julian Inc. in Delmar, Del.

He was a member of the United Methodist Men at the Zion church.

His wife, the former Virginia Thompson, died in 1985.

He is survived by a brother, Ellsworth Hubbard of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Cassie Diggs of Hurlock and Ella Johnson of Cambridge; and four grandchildren.


Ellen E. Ossman

Nursing director

A memorial service for Ellen Elizabeth Ossman, retired director of nursing at Franklin Square Hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 6500 York Road.

Mrs. Ossman, who was 67 and lived in Rodgers Forge, died Wednesday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a long illness.

Known as Bette, she retired about a year ago after working at Franklin Square for about 15 years and earlier at Union Memorial Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Women's Hospital.

She also taught at the Union Memorial Hospital nursing school.

A native of Altoona, Pa., the former Ellen Elizabeth Brophy was a graduate of the nursing school at Women's Hospital and later earned a bachelor's degree at Towson State University and a master's degree at the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club, and had been named to several health organization boards in Baltimore County after her retirement.

She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Cox of Fitchburg, Mass., and Claudia Thomas of Baltimore; three sisters, Jane Shover of Oxon Hill, Sister Mary Michele Brophy, R.S.M., of Loretto, Pa., and Frances Chranek of Ocean Pines; and six granddaughters.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Ellen Elizabeth Ossman Memorial Fund for Children

at the Department of Nursing at Franklin Square Hospital.

Eleanor Rasin

Baltimore native

Services for Eleanor Rasin, who worked in Baltimore as a young woman, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Willis Wells Funeral Home in Chestertown.

Mrs. Rasin, who was 73 and maintained homes in Chestertown " and at Edenwald in Towson, died Wednesday after an apparent heart attack at her Chestertown home.

The former Eleanor Brown was a native of Baltimore. She graduated from Eastern High School and, in 1938, from Goucher College.

She did secretarial work in the Baltimore office of a shipping line; then, during World War II, worked for the Travelers Aid Society helping servicemen at the USO in downtown Baltimore.

Her husband, Judge George B. Rasin Jr., was chief judge of Maryland's 2nd Judicial Circuit Court before his retirement.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, George B. Rasin III of Riderwood; a daughter, Gale Rasin Caplan of Baltimore; a brother, H. Robert Brown of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy O'Donnell

Electronics assembler

Services for Dorothy May O'Donnell, a former assembler in the Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Sanctuary Funeral Home in Seminole, Fla.

Mrs. O'Donnell, who was 61, died Wednesday at her home in Largo, Fla., after a long illness.

After moving from Baltimore to Florida in 1973, she began working for the General Electric Co. in St. Petersburg, retiring in April as a computer operator.

She had worked for Westinghouse for 13 years.

Born in Baltimore, the former Dorothy May Marley was a graduate of Western High School.

She is survived by her husband, John B. O'Donnell Jr.; a daughter, Donna Lee Kroll of Essex; three sons, Michael and John B. O'Donnell III, both of Essex, and Martin A. O'Donnell of New Port Richey, Fla.; her mother, Jeanette Marley of Largo; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Concetta M. Avara

Baltimore native

A Mass of Christian burial for Concetta M. Avara, who lived for many years in the Hollins Market area, will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Hollins and Poppleton streets.

Mrs. Avara, who was 86 and was known as Minnie, died Wednesday at the Jenkins Memorial Home after a long illness.

The former Concetta M. Serio, whose family was in the produce business at the Hollins Market, was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of St. Peter the Apostle School.

Carmelo Avara, her husband, was a barber. He died in 1950.

She is survived by three sons, S. Joseph Avara, a retired Baltimore police colonel, of Catonsville, Vincent R. Avara, a retired Baltimore firefighter, of Riviera Beach, and R. Charles Avara, a state delegate from Baltimore; a sister, Mary Avara, a longtime member of the now-defunct state movie censor board, of Baltimore; two brothers, Vincent Serio, a retired Baltimore police lieutenant, of Arbutus, and Joseph Serio of Florida; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

G. Van Velsor Wolf

Retired attorney

A memorial service for G. Van Velsor Wolf, a retired partner in the law firm of Piper and Marbury, will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of Fairhaven, the Sykesville retirement home.

Mr. Wolf, who was 82 and had lived at Fairhaven since 1988, died there Thursday of leukemia.

He had been with Piper and Marbury and predecessor firms since he was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1933, becoming a partner in 1940. He retired in 1981.

Mr. Wolf wrote and lectured on estate planning and headed the (( American Bar Association real property, probate and trust law section and the Maryland State Bar Association estate and trust law section.

A fellow of the American and Maryland bar foundations, he was a former regent of the American College of Probate Counsel.

L He served as an assistant attorney general in the mid-1940s.

He served as a trustee and vice president of Children's Hospital in Baltimore for many years. He was a trustee of Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown from 1971 until 1980, serving as its president for the last two years. From 1980 until 1983, he was a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners.

For 20 years before moving to Fairhaven, he lived on a farm in the Chestertown area.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1924 graduate of the Friends School, a 1925 graduate of the Ecole Alsacienne in Paris and a 1926 graduate of the Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.

Before his graduation in 1930 from Yale University, he won four letters as a high jumper on the track team. In 1933, he received his law degree from Harvard University.

He was a member of the Hamilton Street and Merchants clubs.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Alice Roberts Kimberly; two sons, both lawyers, G. Van Velsor Wolf Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Timothy G. Wolf of Columbia; a daughter, Constance Kimberly Wolf of Washington; a brother, Dr. Stewart G. Wolf of Bangor, Pa.; a sister, Carol Griffing Thomsen of Baltimore; and six grandsons.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Fairhaven Residents Assistance Fund.

Anna J. Johnston

Eastern Star member

A memorial service for Anna J. Johnston, who lived in Dundalk for many years, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Dundalk Presbyterian Church, Stansbury Road and Merritt Boulevard.

Mrs. Johnston, who was 84, died June 27 at the Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park after a long illness.

The former Anna J. Fulk was born in Martinsburg, W. Va. She was reared there and in Baltimore, where she graduated from Eastern High School and Strayer Business College. Afterward, she did secretarial work.

She had been a member of the Dundalk Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Order of Jobs Daughters.

Her husband, Benjamin F. Johnston, who was a welder at Sparrows Point for the Bethlehem Steel Corp., died in 1963.

.' Surviving are several cousins,

nieces and nephews.

Charles D. Allen Sr.

Brooklyn mechanic

A memorial service was held Monday for Charles David Allen Sr., a 65-year-old retired mechanic, at McCully Funeral Home in South Baltimore.

Mr. Allen died July 5 at Harbor Hospital Center.

Born in Owings Mills to Ruben and Emma Buckingham Allen, Mr. Allen learned the mechanic's trade from his father. He worked at that trade from the time he was a young man until he retired from Kane Transfer of Locust Point in 1981.

Mr. Allen lived on the 4100 block of Mariban Court in Brooklyn with his wife, the former Nancy M. Myers.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Judy Melton, Barbara Sollers, Joyce Duckworth, and four sons, Charles Allen Jr., Michael Allen, John Allen and Donald Allen, all of the Baltimore area; a brother, Louis Allen of Virginia; 29 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two sons, Richard and Lewis, are deceased.

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