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Laura L. Brockington

Church leader

Laura L. Brockington, a leader in the Community Baptist Church of Pumphrey who formerly worked as a school cafeteria manager and served as a foster parent for more than a decade, died of kidney failure Sept. 8 at Sinai Hospital after a stroke. She was 83.

Services for the former Laura Louise Combs were held Sept. 11 at the church on Bellegrove Road.

A Baltimore native, Mrs. Brockington moved to Pumphrey in 1935 and joined the Community Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, founded a women's outreach group, served as president of the Pastor's Aid and vice president of the Missionary Circle.

During the 1950s, Mrs. Brockington worked for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, managing the cafeterias in the Freetown and Pumphrey elementary schools. She worked for the school board for about 10 years.

In 1964, she volunteered as a nurse's aide at University of Maryland Hospital, a job she held for several years.

She was married to Arthur Brockington, who died in 1959. A daughter, Audrey, died in 1931. The mother of nine children, Mrs. Brockington also reared four foster children as a foster parent for the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services since 1974.

She is survived by four sons, Arthur, Calvin, Charles and Julius Brockington, all of Baltimore; four daughters, Lorraine Kimble of Glen Burnie, Shirley Gregory, Joyce Nowlin and Norma Brockington, all of Baltimore; a sister, Leola Haywood of Baltimore; 34 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Thomas C. Horst

Retired Amtrak worker

Services for Thomas Carroll Horst, a retired Metroliner engineer, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 5513 York Road.

Mr. Horst, who was 74, died Sept. 9 of cancer at his home on Gittings Avenue.

He retired in 1982 from Amtrak, after starting to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1939.

Born in Baltimore, he had been a member of Holy Comforter Lutheran Church since 1932 and had been active as an adult leader in the Boy Scout program there.

He was also a former vice president of the Edelweiss Club.

Twice master of the Tuscan Lodge of the Masons and a former chaplain of the Germania Lodge, he also served as deputy grand lecturer of the Grand Lodge of Maryland.

He also belonged to the Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple and the Knights of Mecca.

Mr. Horst is survived by his wife, the former Catherine M. Nesline; two daughters, Evelyn H. Doepke of Towson and Jean E. Horst of Baltimore; a son, Thomas C. Horst II of Baltimore; two sisters, Dorothy White of Catonsville and R. Jane Simmers of Lutherville; a brother, Robert Horst of Joppatowne; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


Faye L. Maguire

Owned nursing home

Faye L. Maguire, who owned the Forest Haven Nursing Home in Catonsville for 33 years, died Sept. 2 at St. Agnes Hospital.

Services for Mrs. Maguire, who was 75 and lived on Montrose Avenue in Catonsville, were held Sept. 5 at the MacNabb Funeral Home.

The former Faye Lowe was a native of Bryson, N.C., and came to Baltimore as a young woman.

She continued to use the name Maguire after the death of her first husband, Maxwell Maguire.

She and her second husband, John B. Haggerty started the nursing home and she became its full-time administrator after his death in 1968.

Before entering the nursing home business, she had owned a beauty shop in Northwest Baltimore.

Mrs. Maguire was a graduate of a University of Maryland program for training nursing home administrators.

She is survived by her third husband, William R. Monroe, retired owner of a Washington area construction company; her son, John B. Haggerty of Ellicott City; six brothers and sisters; and three grandchildren.

Thomas E. Kolodziej

Sales manager

A Mass of Christian burial for Thomas E. Kolodziej, a sales manager for a household products concern, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air.

Mr. Kolodziej, who was 44, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Bel Air.

He was Northeastern Division manager for the Household Products Division of the Block Drug Co.

With the company for 15 years, he traveled extensively, dealing with brokers who sold cleaning and other products to grocery, drug and other stores.

Earlier, he had worked for the Chaimson Brokerage Co. and other brokers in the Baltimore area.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Stanislaus School, Calvert Hall College and the University of Baltimore.

He also liked to travel for pleasure to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe and Mexico.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeannette Nason; two stepsons, Joseph D. Dibley of Baltimore and Charles N. Dibley of Bel Air; his mother, Frances Kolodziej of Baltimore; a sister, Susan Crouch of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

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