Sister DeniseElementary teacherA Mass of Christian burial...


Sister Denise

Elementary teacher

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Denise Blocker, O.S.P., who retired as an elementary school teacher in 1971, will be offered at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent at 701 Gun Road in Halethorpe.

Sister Denise, who had lived at the convent -- the motherhouse of the Oblate Sisters of Providence -- since her retirement, died Saturday of cancer in the convent's infirmary. She was 75.

Her last teaching assignment was at Our Lady of Consolation School in Charlotte, N.C. Her first assignment upon entering the order of sisters in 1941 was at St. Augustine's School in Washington. She taught at St. Ann's School and St. Vincent's School in Washington before moving to St. Pius V School in Baltimore, where she was on the faculty in 1956 and 1957. She also taught there from 1964 to 1969 and at St. Francis Xavier School in Baltimore from 1962 to 1964.

Born Florence Blocker in Charleston, S.C., she was educated at the Immaculate Conception elementary and high schools there staffed by the Oblate Sisters of Providence.

Sister Denise received her college education at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and at Webster University.

She is survived by six sisters, Ann Ladson, Dorothy Williams, Mamie Price and Celia Roland, all of New York City, and Alfreda Horry and Ella Robinson, both of Charleston, and two brothers, Harold and Benjamin Blocker, both of New York.

Leonard T. Pool

Chemical engineer

Graveside services for Leonard T. Pool, a chemical engineer who had worked in several parts of the country in addition to his native Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road.

Mr. Pool, 71, died Thursday of cancer at a hospital in Petersburg, N.H. He had lived for 13 years in Francestown, N.H.

Since leaving Maryland about 30 years ago, he had been a chemical engineer for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service and had worked for firms in Boston, New York and Murray Hill, N.J.

The graduate of City College attended Michigan State University before his graduation from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Pool served in the Army Chemical Corps in Europe during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Romaine Young; two sons, LeRoy Pool of Pylesville and Timothy Pool of Francestown; three daughters, Pamela Taylor of Shalimar, Fla., Gail Gondolfi of Newbury, Mass., and Anna Chupa of Wilmington, Del.; and eight grandchildren.

Nick L. Bordes

Helped found company

Services for Nick Leonard Bordes, retired president of a company that designs, builds and installs heavy electrical equipment, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Pritts Funeral Home in Westminster.

Mr. Bordes, 74, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Westminster.

He retired in 1984 as president of the Electronic Power and Control Co., which he helped to found in 1971. Earlier, he had been director of engineering for the Wolfe and Mann Manufacturing Co. He worked for that company for more than 35 years, starting as a draftsman.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute.

He is survived by his wife, the former Agnes Donohue; a son, Paul L. Bordes of Towson; a daughter, Joanne Bohli of

Westminster; and six grandchildren.

Lawrence Parrish

Retired truck driver

Services for Lawrence C. Parrish, a Baltimore native who was a merchant seaman during World War II and had lived in Hanover, Pa., for many years, will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Wetzel Funeral Home in Hanover.

Mr. Parrish died yesterday of cancer at a hospital in Hanover. He was 65.

He retired about three years ago as a truck driver for lumber companies, including the Hanover Dry Kiln Co., and a charter bus driver for Lincoln Bus Lines.

He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Kretz; a son, Robert Parrish of Arlington, Texas; eight daughters, Darlene Mathis of East Berlin, Pa., and Stephanie Reed, Debbie Mummert, Carol Nelson, Phyllis Malaun, Kathy Bunty, Susan Yealy and Jane McMaster, all of Hanover; two sisters, Edith M. Behegan of Reisterstown and Ruth Verbus, of Cocoa, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren.

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