William A. Kegan, insurance agent and athlete,...


William A. Kegan, insurance agent and athlete, dies

Services for William A. Kegan, a retired insurance agent who played on the 1928 Johns Hopkins lacrosse team that went to the Olympics, will be held at noon today at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford.

Mr. Kegan, who was 84 and lived in Oxford, died Monday at the Memorial Hospital at Easton after a heart attack at his home.

He retired about 10 years ago from full participation in the insurance business after starting an agency in Easton for the Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. in 1959.

The Baltimore native was a 1925 graduate of the New York Military Academy in Newburgh, N.Y., and a 1929 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University.

Named an All-American in 1929, he played the year before on the team that won a national championship and then represented the United States at the Olympics in Amsterdam.

He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, reaching the rank of captain.

A former national chairman of the American Heart Association, he was also active as a fund-raiser for the Delmarva District of the Boy Scouts of America, the Talbot County YMCA and the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Kegan is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Louise Cathel Kidd; two daughters, Susanne K. Nuttle of Chestertown and Martha K. Graham of Salisbury; two sons, J. Burgess Kegan of Easton and Billy Kegan of Princess Anne; a sister, Ethel Webster Ettinger of Northport, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Scholarship Fund of the Class of 1929 at the Johns Hopkins University, the Talbot County Unit of the American Cancer Society or Advanced Life Support, an organization of volunteer paramedics in Easton.

Doris J. Kane

Real estate manager

Services for Doris J. Kane, a real estate manager who had been active in other businesses and in the Cub Hill community, will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Hartley Miller Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road.

Mrs. Kane, who was 82 and lived in Cub Hill, died Thursday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital.

Since the 1960s, Mrs. Kane had managed rental properties, mostly apartments in South Baltimore. She had earlier been an agent for the Munsey Realty Co.

As a young woman, she taught tap and ballroom dancing in Perryville and in Wilmington. For a time, she also produced and directed plays in various cities.

Before entering the real estate business, she had worked in bake shops, and, for a time, managed the New System Bakery.

A former president of the Cub Hill Community Association, she had also worked on behalf of several conservative political candidates.

In Cub Hill in the 1950s, she worked with boys at what is now the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School, inviting them to her home or taking them on trips. She also regularly gave others help privately, arranging a mortgage or even making a loan herself.

A native of Perryville, she took back her maiden name after her marriage to the late Joseph M. Mulrooney Sr. ended in divorce.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary A. Bailey of Wilmington; two sons, Joseph M. Mulrooney of Houston and James M. Mulrooney of Silver Spring; two sisters, Estelle Beck of College Park and Janet Espy of Winter Park, Fla.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Touchette family

Fire victims

Services for three members of the Touchette family, who died in a fire set at their home in Kailua, Hawaii, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Kailua Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2nd Ward, and at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Watertown, N.Y.

Michael Touchette, who was 31, died Monday at a Honolulu Hospital. His wife, the former Wendy Clemons, is still hospitalized with burns.

Their daughter, Kalah Touchette, 2 1/2 , and son, Joshua, 10 months, died in the fire.

Mrs. Touchette lost two brothers in a 1988 fire that was set at the home of her parents in Ellicott City.

Mr. Touchette is survived by his parents, John J. and Evelyn F. Touchette of Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; five brothers, James J. and Jason D. Touchette, both of Sackets Harbor; John S. Touchette of Au Sable Forks, N.Y., Thomas M. Touchette of Albany, and David C. Touchette of Denver; and four sisters, Jacquelyn A. Plumpton of Lorton, Va., Carolyn M. Gaulin of Adams, N.Y., Catherine M. Spicer of Fabius, N.Y., and Mary E. Giles of Syracuse, N.Y.

The children are also survived by their maternal grandparents, David and Sally Clemons of Sykesville.

F. Roy Miller

Retired comptroller

Services for F. Roy Miller, retired comptroller of Brooklyn Motors, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Preston.

Mr. Miller, who was 83 and moved from Brooklyn Park to Federalsburg in 1981, died Thursday of cancer at his Eastern Shore home.

He retired in 1978 after 20 years with the automobile company. He had earlier worked as an agent for the Metropolitan Life

Insurance Co.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of City College, he attended the Johns Hopkins University.

For 30 years, he was a member of the church council of Trinity Lutheran Church in East Baltimore, where he also served for 25 years as Sunday school superintendent.

He is survived by his wife, the former Katharina E. Kralick; two sons, R. Bruce Miller of Mount Rainier and Ellsworth K. Miller of Federalsburg; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Caroline County Hospice Foundation in Denton.

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