Marguerite MarslandProfessor of educationServices for Marguerite Marsland,...


Marguerite Marsland

Professor of education

Services for Marguerite Marsland, a former professor of education at Towson State University and a teacher at its Lida Lee Tall Elementary School, will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.

Mrs. Marsland, who was 78, lived in Easton and spent her summers in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

She died June 16 of cancer at a hospital in Boothbay Harbor.

Mrs. Marsland retired in 1970 from Towson State. She earlier taught in Baltimore schools.

The former Marguerite Louise Simmons was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School and what is now Towson State. She held a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree from the University of Chicago.

Her first husband, the Rev. Robert W. Seaman, was an assistant at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Loch Raven Boulevard at his death in 1975.

Her husband, John E. Marsland, is a retired design engineer for the Shell Oil Co.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three stepsons, Robert W. Seaman Jr. of West Southport, Maine, John E. Marsland Jr. of Baton Rouge, La., and Stanton Delano Marsland of Portsmouth, England; a brother, Robert Simmons of Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

C. Huntley Hilliard

Industrial arts teacher

Services for C. Huntley Hilliard, chairman of the industrial arts department at the Gilman School, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Episcopal Church, South Road and Kelly Avenue in Mount Washington.

Mr. Hilliard, who was 66, died Sunday of cancer at his home on the school's Roland Avenue campus.

He headed the department since 1958 and was instrumental in its expansion from the elementary grades to all 12 grades in the late 1960s. In 1971, the program moved into a new shop in a newly builtwing of the main building at Gilman.

In the 1960s, in what was then one of the few industrial arts programs for elementary grades, he established an assembly line, manned by fifth- or sixth-grade students, which makes wooden toys that are donated to a charitable group.

In 1985 and 1986, Mr. Hilliard was named to the Edward T. Russell Chair, an honorary endowed teaching post at Gilman, and last June, the student yearbook was dedicated to him and a colleague in the department, Frederick W. Brune Jr.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Hilliard was a graduate of Roosevelt High School there and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he also did additional graduate work.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

At St. John's Episcopal Church, he was a member of the vestry and a former senior warden.

His wife, the former Wilma Mason, died in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Michael H. Hilliard of Rodgers Forge, who is a lieutenant in the Baltimore police force; a daughter, Deidre A. Minton of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth H. Brunsman of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, Robert S. Hilliard of Massapequa Park, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Services for John T. Bass, a retired insurance investigator, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Reformation Lutheran Church, 6200 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mr. Bass, who was 66, died Sunday after a heart attack at his home in Carney.

He retired in 1990 from General Information Services Inc., which he joined in 1988. Before that, he had spent nearly 25 years with Hooper Holmes Inc., also an insurance company service concern.

Born in Baltimore, he attended City College before serving in the Marine Corps during World War II.

After the war, he worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta, where he was a pitcher and later a manager of a softball team. Mr. Bass was a member of the Parkville Post of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Parsons; two daughters, Betsy Bass McGlone of Anneslie and Christy Bass Valeri of Idlewylde; a sister Kathleen Blanco-Losada of Sykesville; and five grandchildren.

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad