Dr. Glen Gordon, UM professor of chemistry,...

Dr. Glen Gordon, UM professor of chemistry, dies

Services for Dr. Glen E. Gordon, a prize-winning chemist and professor at the University of Maryland, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Northwood Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring and at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel on the university's College Park campus.


Dr. Gordon died Monday of pneumonia at a hospital in Washington. He was 56.

He joined the College Park faculty in 1969 and became known first for studies in nuclear fission and then for his use of nuclear techniques of chemical analysis to identify air pollutants.


The American Chemical Society gave him an award in 1977 for nuclear applications in chemistry and had chosen him for an award this year for creative advances in environmental science and technology.

He was co-author of a college textbook on environmental chemistry and also a program for high school use.

The Washington Academy of Sciences gave him an award for science teaching in colleges, and he also received awards for faculty excellence in teaching and advising in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

He had served as acting associate dean of the Graduate School for Research, acting director of the Maryland Water Resources Research Center and as a member of the executive committee of the Campus Senate.

He had also received several fellowships and had served on study groups of the state, the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. He participated in radio and television discussions of the greenhouse effect and stratospheric ozone.

Born in Keokuk, Iowa, but reared in West Point, Ill., he was a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned his doctorate in nuclear chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley under Nobel Prize winner Glenn T. Seaborg.

He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the Maryland faculty.

In addition to the American Chemical Society, he belonged to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.


Dr. Gordon was also an elder at the Northwood Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Constance Herreshoff; a daughter, Christine Gordon of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Karl Gordon of Annapolis; his mother, Sara Gordon of Gaithersburg; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Glen Gordon Memorial Scholarship that has been established at the UM College of Life Sciences.

Leonard S. Frank

Box company president

Services for Leonard S. Frank, president of a family-owned corrugated box manufacturing company, were held yesterday at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home.


Mr. Frank, who was 70 and lived on Copperfield Road in Pikesville, died Monday at Sinai Hospital of respiratory illness.

He was president of Sig. G. Frank and Bros., which had been started by his father in 1915. He had joined the company after doing an apprenticeship at a box company in New York City.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1939 graduate of Forest Park High School, where in addition to his studies, he played football. He had a lifelong interest in sports. and was a founder of the Summit Country Club.

He served in the Navy during World War II, first attending Miami University in Ohio and then serving as a sonarman on amphibian planes based in the Azores.

Mr. Frank is survived by his wife, the former Annette Scherr; two daughters, Nancy Carp and Ellen Frank, both of Pikesville; two brothers, Dr. Frederick Frank of Woodside, Calif., and Donald Frank of Baltimore; three sisters, Ethel Spiegel and Johanna Safer, both of Coral Gables, Fla., and Adele Cohen of Baltimore; and one grandson.

Lucy M. Horne-Driver


Medical technologist

A memorial service for Lucy M. Horne-Driver, a medical technologist, will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia.

Ms. Driver, who had lived in Columbia for 22 years, died of cancer Jan. 9 at the Joseph Richy Hospice in Baltimore. She was 53.

Born in Ansonville, N.C. she moved to Baltimore as a child. She graduated as valedictorian from Dunbar High School in 1956 and received a degree in pre-medicine from Howard University in 1960. She later attended Manhattan Medical School in New York City and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she earned certification as a medical technologist.

From 1962 to 1964, she was a supervisor of lab procedures at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. For the next 16 years, Ms. Driver was a medical technologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Baltimore. The last three years, she worked with Roche Biomedical in Baltimore.

Ms. Driver was a charter member of Columbia United Church of Christ, an ecumenical congregation involving the Church of the Brethren, United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ.


For several years, she coached a male soccer team in Columbia. She was a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of the Columbia chapter of the National Council of Negro Women and a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

She volunteered with Citizens Against Spousal Assault and raised money in the fight against sickle cell anemia.

She is survived by a son, Norman Tyson Driver of Columbia; her mother, Lucile M. Tyson of Baltimore; a sister, Ophelia Horne of Baltimore; a brother, Samuel Horne Jr. of Baltimore; and her former husband, Norman Cephus Driver of Owings Mills. Services for Benjamin J. Talley, a retired pipefitter at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the New Christian Memorial Church, 3525 W. Caton Ave.

Mr. Talley, who was 71 and lived on North Denison Street in West Baltimore, died of pancreatitis Saturday at the Veterans Affairs Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard.

He retired in 1981 after working more than 20 years at the shipyard and, earlier, for the Armco Steel Corp.

A native of South Hills, Va., he came to Baltimore as a young man and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Swann; four daughters, Sheila Bond, Helen Evans, Genevieve McClure and Alicia Wyatt, all of Baltimore; a stepson, William Proctor of Indian Head; four brothers, Granderson Talley of South Hill, and Alexander, Langston and Otis Talley, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Suzie Crawley, Bernice Young and Marinda Blackwell, all of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Marie E. Barbarino

Baltimore native

A memorial Mass was offered Jan. 8 in Gainesville, Fla., for Marie E. Barbarino, a Baltimore native and former city government employee.

Mrs. Barbarino, who was 73, died of respiratory and circulatory illnesses on Dec. 29 at a hospital in Gainesville, where she and her husband had moved 11 years ago.

She had worked as a clerk for Baltimore City in the 1960s and had been a member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church.


The former Marie E. Faulkner was a native of Baltimore and attended Eastern High School.

She is survived by her husband, Philip J. Barbarino; a daughter, Sheila M. Wilson of Slidell, La.; a son, Gerald T. Williams of Mercer Island, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Irving O'Neil

Electronics technician

Services for Irving O'Neil, a retired electronics technician who lived in Baltimore in his youth, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Wilmington, Del.

Mr. O'Neil, who was 66 and lived in Claymont, Del., died Tuesday of cancer at a Wilmington hospital.


He retired last month, closing Justice Service, which he started in 1978 after the closing of Justice Brothers, a Wilmington appliance company for which he had worked for 35 years.

He was a native of East Aurora, N.Y., but moved to Baltimore as a boy. He graduated from Friends School. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, attended the University of Delaware and studied at the Radio Electronics Institute in Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Byrd; two sons, John E. O'Neil of Savannah, Ga., and Mark D. O'Neil of Claymont; two daughters, Charlotte Ann Mulrooney of Newark, Del., and Margaret B. O'Neil of New Castle, Del.; a brother, Dana O'Neil of Glenelg; a sister, Ann G. O'Neil of Snyder, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.

J. Clayton Griffin

Worked for Calif. mayor

A memorial Mass for J. Clayton Griffin, who worked in the mayor's office in West Hollywood, Calif., and did volunteer work with AIDS programs, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road.


Mr. Griffin, who was 31, died Jan. 8 of complications of AIDS at his parents' home in Round Bay, where he had come for the holidays.

He had helped to start the Partners Adult Day Health Care Center, which serves AIDS patients and the elderly in West Hollywood, and he had received a commendation from the City Council there for his work in AIDS education programs.

Born in Santa Monica, Calif., he moved to Severna Park with his family as a child and was a graduate of the Severna Park High School.

After his graduation from Georgetown University, he studied at Columbia University and then received his master's degree in Slavic linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

He translated Russian television programs for the Rand Corp. before starting to work in the West Hollywood mayor's office about two years ago.

He is survived by his parents, Don and Sue Griffin of Round Bay; two sisters, Lenore Willis of Roanoke, Va., and Melissa Griffin of Round Bay; and his companion, Rick Sullivant of West Hollywood.


Anne S. Brandt

Guilford resident

A memorial Mass for Anne Sherman Brandt, a Guilford resident who studied art and pottery, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Brandt died Saturday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 61.

Born in Baltimore on March 7, 1930, the former Anne S. Molloy graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame.

After high school, Mrs. Brandt studied sculpture and pottery at Antioch College in Columbia. She later studied for four years at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


In addition to her husband, Charles F. Brandt Sr., Mrs. Brandt is survived by three sisters, M. Patricia Maguire, Barbara M. Hessey and Linda M. Tanton, all of Baltimore; four nieces; and a nephew.

The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Gladys E. Gabell

Owned taxi company

Services for Gladys E. Gabell, a former taxicab company owner and newspaper distributor, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mrs. Gabell, who was 78 and lived in Arnold, died Tuesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.


In the 1960s, she was the owner and operator of the Bay Cab Co. in Severna Park. In the 1950s, she and her former husband, George T. Gabell Jr., who died in 1983, delivered both the News American and The Baltimore Sun in part of Anne Arundel County.

The former Gladys E. Meier was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School.

Family members noted the extra effort she gave for many years in closely caring for a son, Glenn Gabell, who has cerebral palsy.

She is survived by two other sons, Roy L. Gabell of Palmer, Mich., and Neil Gabell of Arnold; two daughters, Dorothy L. Listman of Newton, W.Va., and Gail Malle of Queenstown; and six grandchildren.

Aaron Noel

BG&E; foreman


Services for Aaron Noel, a retired foreman for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Unity United Methodist Church, Edmondson Avenue and Stricker Street.

Mr. Noel, who was 66 and lived on Belleville Avenue, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital of hepatitis.

He retired in 1983 after working for BG&E; for 37 years.

A native of Edwardsville, Va., who came to Baltimore as a young man, he served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

A member of the Shiloh Benefit Club, he was also a tenor who sang with the Sutton Gospel Singers, a family group in Heathsville, Va., where he had a summer home.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel L. Sutton; two daughters, Evelyn Christian and Valencia Keeve, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Adolphus Noel of Baltimore and Norwood Noel of Queenstown; three sisters, Flora Carter of Grasonville, Myrtle Wormley of Reedville, Va., and Reverdist Jones of Heathsville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Franz X. Benkert

Tool and die maker

A Mass of the Resurrection for Franz X. Benkert, a retired tool and die maker for the Martin Marietta Corp., will be offered at 7 p.m. today at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Willow Avenue and Belair Road, Overlea.

Mr. Benkert, who was 84, died Monday of heart failure at his home on Leslie Avenue in Overlea.

He retired 23 years ago after working 40 years for Martin Marietta and its predecessor, the Glenn L. Martin Co.

A native of Nuremberg, Germany, he came to the United States at age 21 and worked as a chauffeur before starting to work at Martin.


He was a charter member of the Gardenville Lodge of the Moose.

His wife, the former Dorothy E. Hines, died in 1983.

He is survived by two sons, Dennis J. Benkert of Montesano, Wash., and Eric O. Benkert of Overlea; and two grandsons.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the church or to St. Joseph Hospital.

Christopher Gibney

Harley-Davidson dealer


Services for Christopher S. Gibney, retired owner of a motorcycle dealership, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

Mr. Gibney, who was 66 and lived in Pasadena, died Monday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

He retired in 1987 as owner of Harley-Davidson of Baltimore, which he bought 25 years earlier after working there for many years.

As a young man, he also rode motorcycles professionally in races at tracks along the East Coast. The Baltimore native was also fond of motor boating and was a member of the Maryland Yacht Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy P. Probst; a daughter, Dorothy E. Gibney of Pasadena; a brother, John Hoffman of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.