Charlotte W.ByersElkton teacherServices for Charlotte Winchester Byers,...


Charlotte W.Byers

Elkton teacher

Services for Charlotte Winchester Byers, a retired teacher at Elkton High School, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Elkton Presbyterian Church.

The Elkton resident died Sunday of heart failure at the Union Hospital there. She was 80.

She taught Latin, civics, psychology, world history and problems of democracy at the high school from 1957 to 1978.

Earlier, she taught in the Baltimore school system.

Born in Baltimore, the former Charlotte Winchester was a graduate of Goucher College and received a master's degree from Columbia University.

She was an elder of the Elkton Presbyterian Church and a member of the boards of the Cecil County Library and the local United Way.

She also belonged to the Women's Club of Elkton, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Cecil County Historical Society.

Her husband, Dr. John Maxwell Byers, died in 1983.

She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Byers Farwell of Elkton; two sons, Dr. Robert Maxwell Byers of Houston and Dr. John Winchester Byers of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; a brother, A. G. Winchester of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Wilmer J. Brown

Train engineer

A Mass of Christian burial for Wilmer J. Brown, a retired train engineer, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

Mr. Brown died Monday at the age of 80 of emphysema at his home on Eugene Avenue in the Gardenville area.

He retired from Conrail 16 years ago as an engineer, working primarily in the Bay View Yard. Mr. Brown began his railroad career 35 years earlier as a fireman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He was born in Baltimore and educated at St. Gregory's School. He was an air raid warden during World War II.

He was a member of the Railroad Enginemen's Association and had been a member of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the old Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Margaret E. Fester; a son, Milton W. Brown of Baltimore; a sister, Thelma Bowen of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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